President Jerry Faletti called the meeting to order at 12:16 pm. Jerry Faletti, guitar; Ed Coleman, drums; Joe Kovarik, ukulete; and Bob Jones, piano led the singing of Frosty the Snowman, accompanied by Doug Hartford, piano. Jerry Faletti asked everyone to take a Moment of Silence for long-time distinguished Rotary member Howard Guthman. Nancy McKillips introduced visiting guests of Rotarians. The greeters were Deb Vos, Patrick Brown and Linda Mulhern; the scribe was Lynne Beck.
Jerry announced that Thursday’s Fellowship Breakfast will be Table Topics. He thanked the Holiday Party Planning Committee – Kristin Monpetit, Jason Dekeuster, Sherry Howe, Corey Edmonds and his wife Ann. About 100 people enjoyed a fun evening. The amount raised will be announced later. He reminded us to make our donations to the Rotary Foundation and Rotary International.
The role of libraries has evolved beyond the historic concept of a book repository toward a more broadly-defined community resource, and the work of The Friends is evolving with it.  As society is reshaped by technology and globalization, libraries have responded in exciting and meaningful ways with innovative programs and services that help people thrive in an ever-changing world.  Saint Paul, in particular, faces the additional opportunities and challenges created by the increasing diversity of our city’s population.
The Saint Paul Public Library and The Friends are both nationally-recognized leaders in their respective roles as they strive to create equity for all of Saint Paul’s citizens by offering programs and services that help bridge the achievement gap, support adult learners, ensure resource equity, and celebrate all of this community’s creative voices. This presentation will illuminate the many ways in which The Friends and the Saint Paul Public Library are responding to the ever-changing needs of our community, and why The Friends continues to believe that the Library is the institution best poised to offer individuals the resources and inspiration they seek.
There will be no Club meeting on December 5th. We hope to see you all at the Holiday Gala & Silent Auction on December 7th!
Paul Hofslien, Chair of the District 5960 Fund Development Committee, will speak about the ongoing initiatives and successes of the Rotary International Foundation. Come learn more about how to get involved.
Foundation History
At the 1917 convention, outgoing Rotary president Arch Klumph proposed setting up an endowment “for the purpose of doing good in the world.” That one idea, and an initial contribution of $26.50, set in motion a powerful force that has transformed millions of lives around the globe.
There will be no Club meeting on November 21. The next Club meeting will be November 28th. Happy Thanksgiving!
Past President Chuck Whitaker called the meeting to order at 12:15 pm at the Doubletree Hotel. President Jerry Faletti is out of town this week. Michael-Jon Pease was the song leader and led the group in “America the Beautiful” accompanied by Bob Jones on the piano. The inspiration minute was provided by Steve Young. John Chandler introduced visiting Rotarians and guests of Rotarians. Both Bob Cardinal and Susan O’Neil were greeters and Linda Mulhern was the scribe. Kristine Montpetit reminded everyone that the Holiday Party will be Thursday, December 7th at the Intercontinental Hotel and currently has approximately 50 Rotarians and guests registered for the event. She would like to see many more, so please register! Kristine is also looking for additional items to be included in the Silent Auction, so please think about donating items for the fundraiser.
Valdi Stefanson talked about November being Foundation month. He asked that members consider donating to Rotary International in Evanston Illinois. Valdi noted that Rotary International has the highest possible score for charitable organizations and was noted as one of the best organizations changing the world. Donations made by our members do come back to the district, namely through Global Grants. In the past, we have been able to transform a town in Bolivia by providing a water pump, which has helped the townspeople increase their incomes and thereby sending their children off to better educations. He asked that members go the RI website and look for the “Annual fund – Share” to make donations. Joe Kovarik talked about his experience as a GSE member to India in 1978 and how important it was to him. At the conclusion, Sarah Kolar was able to award Arne Bostrock with a Elmer Anderson pin and noted he was a member of the 2nd Century society within our club.
When I was asked to write a book about the best practices used in our successful counterinsurgency program during the Vietnam War and apply them to our more recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, I more and more came to the conclusion that the way we think about using power in foreign affairs doesn't help us win limited wars.  We have grown used to thinking only about using "hard" power and "soft" power, but such bifurcation is too simplistic and diverts us away from choosing successful strategies.  I suggest that a more sophisticated understanding of power looks to alliances and collaboration to take advantage of forms of power - military, police, economic, political, emotional, diplomatic - in the hands of others we can win over to working with us.
We started the meeting with a moment of silence in memory of Ron Phillippo, long time Rotarian. Dick Nicholson lead the Club in the singing of America with a fork, accompanied by Doug Hartford.  John Andrews shared a moment of inspiration in recognition of Ron, identifying the connection between Rotary and community leaders. Michael-jon Pease shared that we are part of the Rotary International family and recognized friends and family that were guests and visitors. Chad Roberts suggested that any Red Striper who had not yet presented on a Thursday morning contact him and make arrangements to share more about them and their work with club members on a Thursday morning at the Boy Scout Office.
President Jerry noted that November is Foundation month, and we ask: Every Rotarian, Every Year … and Each Foundation.  Please be a part of our effort and make at least a $25 donation to both the Rotary International Foundation and to our local St Paul Rotary Foundation.  We believe in the causes, our gifts help illustrate that as we tell the story of the good work done with support of the Foundations. Dan McKeown, president of the St Paul Rotary Foundation, identified the other Club Officers, and explained that the Club identified budget desires, and the Foundation supports specific projects in our budget.  Past President McKeown thanked our Club – as our Club as declined in size our giving has continued as we are raising as much as we did as a larger Club. He asked those that are Elmer Andersen Fellows to stand, and all those who have given to the St Paul Foundation to stand – we had most of the Rotarians on our feet.  Jason DeKuester commented that as a small business owner, it was difficult to donate $1,000 at once, but donating a small amount at a time made it possible.
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Rotary Club #10 ‒ Serving Saint Paul and the World

Welcome to Club 10

Rotary Club of Saint Paul

Service Above Self

We meet Tuesdays at 12:00 PM
InterContinental Hotel
11 Kellogg Boulevard E
Saint Paul, MN  55101
United States
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Upcoming Speakers
Tony Loyd, Host of "Social Entrepreneur"
Dec 19, 2017
Let’s Tell the Whole Story: Problems and Solutions
No Meeting - Holiday
Dec 26, 2017
No Meeting - Holiday
Jan 02, 2018
David Schultz, Political Science Professor
Jan 09, 2018
Hamline University
Terry Mattson, President Visit St. Paul
Jan 16, 2018
St. Paul Super Bowl Events
Jim Kosmo, Author
Jan 23, 2018
Monsters in the Hallway
Feb 06, 2018
Paul Douglas
Feb 16, 2018
(Friday) Joint Meeting with Club 9
Rotation Day
Feb 20, 2018