On November 15, it will be decided if our United States-Minnesota bid to host a World’s Fair in 2023 is successful.  Our Rotarian, Jay Pfaender, is a founding member of the original World's Fair Bid Committee and will bring Rotarians up to date on the latest information on the Fair including our competitors, the site, the theme and lots more.
 
Because of the need for secrecy in acquiring the site and as to not raise the price of acquiring it, there has been a Fair news blackout for the last four months. Now we can tell all. Think of this as a “private” briefing where you can ask lots of questions.
President Jerry called the meeting to order at 12:15. Joe Kovarik and Ed Coleman led the group in song with “This Land is Your Land” with Bill Given on the piano.  Bob Cardinal shared an inspirational minute where he read 4 messages from prior Rotary International presidents, highlighting the themes and mission of Rotary. Michael-jon Pease introduced visiting Rotarians and guests.
 
President Jerry announced the recent passing of Rotarian Bob Knox.  Services will be held at 10 A.M on Friday, October 13.  Contact Doug Bruce for details. Steve Gerber promoted Thursday’s Fellowship meeting, which will involve packing dictionaries for the annual dictionary project.  He reminded the group that while we call this a dictionary project it’s really a literacy project.  Our club provides 3000 dictionaries to third graders at 36 St. Paul public schools.  Watch for volunteer opportunities when it comes time to distribute.
Join fellow Club 10 members, Jerry Faletti, Joe Kovarik, Jerry Meigs, and Ken Crabb in an informal discussion of what it is like to attend the Rotary International Convention.  They will share experiences from the recent RI Convention in Atlanta and answer any questions you may have in anticipation of the 2018 RI Convention in Toronto. Rotary members from more than 130 countries meet at the convention every year to share ideas, project successes, and best practices. It’s where the Rotary world comes together!
President Jerry Faletti opened the meeting at 12:18 pm at the InterContinental Hotel. While conducting the group with a fork, Dick Nicholson led with the song, God Bless America, Bill Given accompanied on the piano and ended with a flourish. President Jerry thanked the greeters this week, Chad Roberts from the Ramsey County Historical Society and Deb Vos, from Metropolitan State University and the scribe, Linda Mulhern from Collins Electrical.
 
Chuck Standfuss, from Protocol46 said that the Thursday morning speaker will be Trey Titcomb, a Senior Vice President and Private Client Advisor with US Trust. The meeting will be Thursday, October 5th at 7:30 am. Future Thursday meetings will include working on the Dictionary project at Summit Brewery and information will be forthcoming.
 
It was noted that Ken Crabb, Jerry Meigs, Joe Kovarik and Jerry Faletti will speak next week at the meeting about their experience at the Rotary International Convention. They will talk about the energy and inspiration that any member can take from attending the event.

A few stories about immigrants, the status of various diverse communities in Minnesota, and the impact to the socio-economic progress of our state. Come hear about the challenges our region faces with major Racial Disparities and why it is an issue we should all care about and work on reducing. Join us for a few different perspectives on what is happening in our state and ideas on what we could all be doing to improve the conditions for all in the future.

 

 

President Jerry Faletti called the meeting to order at 12:15 pm. David Laird led us in singing God Bless America, accompanied by Bob Jones, piano. Carley Stuber gave an Inspirational Minute about 4 emotional keys to generosity. Jean Vukas-Roberts introduced visiting Rotarians and guests. The greeters were John Chandler and Lit Field; the scribe was Lynne Beck.
 
Jerry announced that Thursday’s Fellowship Breakfast will be Table Topics. Some of our Thursday Fellowship Breakfasts, starting Oct. 12, will for labeling and distributing our Dictionary Project. These activities will take place at Summit Brewing, compliments of Mark Stutrud.
 

Through working with leaders in our business community, Scott Burns sees a bright future for St. Paul. The action plan developed — Full Stack Saint Paul — outlines three main strategies to help the city expand innovation jobs and businesses: (1) raising awareness of St. Paul’s vibrant culture of innovation; (2) building and supporting the places and events where innovators connect; and (3) creating an ecosystem of office spaces that help innovation companies recruit and retain talent.

Through this plan, St. Paul is poised to attract additional outside capital, build on our vibrant business districts, and support more well-paying jobs. A major goal of the plan is to see 20 percent growth in technology jobs in St. Paul by 2020. If we can accomplish this, we will strengthen the job market in the city as a whole, grow the tax base we need to continue to invest in world-class schools and city services, and have additional impact because each new innovation job creates as many as three more spin-off jobs in other sectors.

 

The meeting aboard the Jonathan Padelford Boat was called to order by Jerry Faletti. Inspirational reading from Nancy Brady. Visiting Rotarians were introduced. President Jerry’s announcements include:
 
Save the date
District Training Sessions
            Roseville, November 28
            Rochester, October 3
            Fairbault, October 7
 
District Celebration November 4
 
Thursday morning Rotary
Table topics at the Sunrise Rotary on Thursday
 
Music in the Park
Ed Coleman reported that there will be a friend/fundraiser October 10-13 at the Music in the Park event.  They are looking for volunteers from 2:30-6:15 each day.

COME ABOARD! St. Paul Rotary is taking a lunch cruise on the Mighty Mississippi River Tuesday,  aboard the authentic sternwheeler Jonathan Padelford.

Our speaker is Lee Nelson, president of Upper River Services, the barge company that handles virtually all marine work in St Paul.  He will speak about the commercial value of the Mississippi River to St Paul, MN, the US and the world. 

The Boat will stay at the dock until 12:30 p.m. to accommodate late arrivals and it will return at 1 p.m.  There is FREE PARKING at the Padelford Landing in Harriet Island Park, just across the Wabasha St. Bridge.  Capt. Jim says there will be a dozen DOOR PRIZES. And, of course, there will be a full CASH BAR to complement lunch.  This is a regular Rotary meeting so there is NO ADDED CHARGE FOR LUNCH.

Pre-registration is not required. Guests are welcome. IT IS GOING TO BE GREAT FUN.

President Jerry Faletti called the meeting to order at 12:15 pm. Jerry Faletti, guitar; Ed Coleman, drums; and Joe Kovarik, ukulele led the singing of an adaptation of Where Have All The Flowers Gone to promote the Rotary rose sale. Bob Cardinal read quotes from past Rotary International presidents. Beth Burns introduced guests. The greeters were Deb Katzmark and John Bradford; the scribe was Lynne Beck.
 
Scott Van encouraged everyone to start selling roses. Orders need to be placed by September 19 and they will be delivered on September 28. Order sheets and information are on the tables.
 

Reminder, the September 12th meeting will be held at the Securian Center's River Room (400 Robert Street North).

Location
Securian Center
400 Robert Street North
Room: River Room on the First Floor

The Securian Center is at the intersection of 6th Avenue and Robert Street. Our meeting is in the 400 Building (on the East side of Robert Street)

Parking
There are several parking ramps nearby, including the Municipal Ramp on 7th Avenue and Robert Street. There is limited street parking as well

This presentation will put a smile on your face as Dr. Robert Veninga, Professor Emeritus in the School of Public Health at the University of Minnesota, describes practical strategies for staying resilient.  What are the keys?  Focus on what is important.  Stoke the fires of creativity.  Avoid unnecessary conflict.  Remember the most important phrase in any language:  “Thank you!”  If you are looking for tips on how to build resilience into your work, career and family, don’t miss this informative presentation which has been given to audiences throughout the world.

President Jerry Faletti convened the meeting at the DoubleTree by Hilton in St. Paul. Bob Jones treated Rotarians to lovely pre-meeting music, then accompanied Darrell Butterwick for  a rousing rendition of “God Bless America.” A short, but witty and thoughtful inspirational minute was provided by Jim Miller in reflection of hurricane Harvey’s devastation in Texas. Birthday boy, John Chandler had an easy job of introducing visiting Rotarians and guests. President Jerry thanked today’s volunteers, Greeters: Jerry Meigs and Joe Kovarik and Scribe: Carla Hauge. John Chandler got more of a workout doing Happy Dollars as plenty of Rotarians were eager to share their excitement and money with the club. BTW- the Rose Sale is Thursday, September 28. smiley

Global Volunteers is a worldwide network of local people, community leaders, volunteers, staff and board members committed to waging peace and promoting justice.

Our co-founders followed their vision of international volunteer service to create, nurture and sustain the well-being of the world’s children after a decidedly unconventional “volunteer honeymoon” in 1980.  Our community partners are devoted to delivering essential services to at-risk children and families. Most of our international volunteer service programs are led by country managers who were born and raised in the host country.  Our board members are passionate professionals from diverse fields with expertise in international volunteer service.  Our dedicated staff contributes deep international and development expertise to providing exceptional volunteer management.

Together, Global Volunteers partners, board, staff and volunteers work to wage peace and catalyze life-altering international volunteer service.   

 
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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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Events
 
Upcoming Speakers
Jay Pfaender & Mark Richie
Oct 17, 2017
The United States-Minnesota World's Fair Bid is for Real
Rotation Day
Oct 31, 2017
Steve Young (at DoubleTree, 411 Minnesota St)
Nov 14, 2017
The Theory and Practice of Associative Power
No Meeting - Holiday
Nov 21, 2017
TBA
Nov 28, 2017