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   Stillwater Rotary Club
          Stillwater, Minnesota

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Stillwater

Service Above Self

We meet Thursdays at 11:45 AM
Lowell Inn Banquet Room
102 N 2nd St
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Stillwater, MN  55082
United States
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Subject: Barbeque Cook-Off and Club Mixer Thursday April 20 6-8 pm
 
Fellow Rotarians,
One last reminder about the Club Cook-off happening in two days. The details are below.
Remember Spouses and Significant Others are welcome.
Just an FYI, regarding Membership: we are encouraging our club members to reach out to possible new members and we are inviting those prospects to the Cook-Off and paying their fee.
 
Details:
  • If you want to grill something on-site bring your own grill and supplies as there is an outdoor space on the south side of the Event Center.
  • The building will be open by 4:30 pm which should give you enough time to set up.
  • There will be tables available for your club to set up.
  • There are outlets available for electricity if needed; please bring your own extension cords.
  • The ovens in the kitchen at the Event Center will be available if you need to warm things up.
  • Plan for approximately 60 people but everyone will be sampling so portions do not need to be very large.
  • Dishes and silverware will be provided.
  • The Event Center will make “sides” that will go best with the BBQ theme and there will also be those famous and delicious Lake Elmo Inn desert treats as well.  The cost will be minimal at $15 per person.
  • Recognizing our Valley resources; the Judges will be from the Lakeview and Woodwinds hospitals.
  • The judging will be “blind” tasting, i.e. they will not know which club produced what food and the Judges will be isolated in the Brides dressing room.
  • We will play a few games to help us all mingle.
  • There will be a cash bar.
Bev Driscoll is attending all three days of the Rotary District Conference.  Bev attended her first conference her second year as a Rotarian -- because she was involved with Fast For Hope and was presenting -- and hasn't missed a conference since.   The Conference and other Rotary Events are not only for those in club leadership, but is for all members.  It seems that some Rotarians don't sign up because they're concerned that they won't know anyone.  The conference is a great opportunity to find out what other clubs are doing, you'll make new friends, and you look forward to seeing them at future Rotary events. 
 
 
 
Bill Turnblad discussed the Downtown Chapter of Stillwater's updated comprehensive plan.
 
 
 
Last week's program was part of our health series.  We heard from Melissa Wiger of Washington County Public Health and John Braddock, Executive Director of Operation Grace MN on children's dental care issues.
 
 
 
 

Shannon Enright would like to invite group members to join her at a special FEED MY STARVING CHILDREN packing event this Saturday, April 15th, from 9-11 am at the Eagan packing center. Our club will cover the requested donation for Rotarians and their families who sign up by Thursday at midnight.   There are 50 spots reserved for our Rotary club (and family and friends we bring along). Shannon is willing to arrange carpooling.  To sign up,  http://volunteer.fmsc.org/Register/Group/JoinGroup.aspx?gid=1120235

 

Once you have signed up, please email Shannon (senright@eckberglammers.com).   Big Rotary "Thanks" to Shannon for arranging this Service Project!  

 

 

 

Bob Sherman is a self professed "recovering lawyer" who is currently the Executive Director at Youth Service Bureau.   Bob has had an interesting career with varied positions and locations in law, business, education and non-profits.   He enjoys his service to Rotary, recalls his involvement in a project providing artificial limbs to veterans that made him a Rotarian, and had a great opportunity to work with the Rotaract at the University of Minnesota in Duluth with many international students.    Bob hopes to continue to work with other clubs collaboratively, Rotary is truly a global organization.
 
 
 
 
 
Katie Bang is one of our newest Rotary members, but has known Rotary her whole life, thanks to her mother (Tracey Galowitz).   Initially, Katie was a member of the Woodbury Rotary Club.   (Remember last year when Woodbury won the annual cook-off competition with one of her mother's recipes?)   After Katie and her husband moved to Stillwater, she wanted to be involved in this community; so she changed clubs to be active in the community she lives in.   Katie studied Business Administration and Economics at St. Benedicts and is currently an Assistant Vice President of Trust and Estate Services at Lake Elmo Bank.  She enjoys traveling (has visited 18 countries), music, and family time at the cabin.
 
 
 
Fellow Rotarians,
The Annual Club Get-Together and Cook-Off is only a few weeks away. Here are a few things to help you with the event:
  • If you want to grill something on-site bring your own grill and supplies as there is an outdoor space on the south side of the Event Center.
  • The building will be open by 4:30 pm which should give you enough time to set up.
  • There will be tables available for your club to set up.
  • There are outlets available for electricity if needed; please bring your own extension cords.
  • The ovens in the kitchen at the Event Center will be available if you need to warm things up.
  • Plan for approximately 60 people but everyone will be sampling so portions do not need to be very large.
  • Dishes and silverware will be provided.
  • The Event Center will make some “sides” that will go best with the BBQ theme. The cost will be minimal at $10 per person.
  • Recognizing our Valley resources; the Judges will be from the Lakeview and Woodwinds hospitals.
  • The judging will be “blind” tasting, i.e. they will not know which club produced what food and the Judges will be isolated in the Brides dressing room.
  • We will play a few games to help us all mingle.
  • There will be a cash bar.
          
 
 
We enjoyed the Member Profiles presented by Katie Bang and Bob Sherman.   Check out this and next week's "Cogwheel Connections" for what the Cogwheel Editor thought they said.
 
 
 
The Stillwater Area Foundation is now taking applications for its first-ever Sparks! Social Enterprise Camp for high school students.  

Sparks! Social Enterprise Camp is open to students living within the school district 834 boundaries who will be juniors or seniors in high school during the 2017-2018 school year. Students attending Stillwater Area High School, private schools, charter schools and home schools are encouraged to apply. Up to 20 students will be accepted into this year’s inaugural camp.

 

Additional information and applications for Sparks! Social Enterprise Camp are available at local high school counselors’ offices, and at the Stillwater Area Foundation website: stillwaterareafoundation.org.  Questions about the camp can be directed to foundation board member Tom Triplett by phone 651-222-0239 or email tom@triplettconsulting.com. Applications must be received by May 1.

 

 

 

Keri Bischoff, of Keri Bischoff Coaching, a Gallup Certified Strengths Coach has applied for membership.  Keri's sponsor is Tracey Galowitz.
 
 
 
World Water Day is on March 22nd.   Rotary has demonstrated a commitment to provide clean water and sanitation.  
 

The Rotary International-USAID International H2O Collaboration is a partnership between Rotary and the U.S. Agency for International Development that supports lasting, positive change to water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) initiatives.

Our partnership combines the vast network of Rotary volunteers with the expertise of USAID to influence communities and policymakers to solve seemingly unsolvable problems and bring about lasting change through education and advocacy.

 
 
 
 
Reminder -- No Meeting This Week.  Hope you're enjoying Spring Break!
 
 
Kathy Sanville, Director RD & E Global Laundry OPL Pool & Spa of Ecolab spoke about her career at Ecolab and water usage, concerns and efficiencies.
 
 
 
Stillwater Rotary Farewell
 

How fortunate I have been to be a part of this club for 7 years!  Rotary has opened a very exciting and meaningful  door for me.  Thank you again for your friendship, support, and care for our community.

  Warmly,

 Mary

 PS: Please keep in touch: my email is plantenkrell4@gmail.com and phone is 651-336-0647.

 

 

 

Wendy Kingbay has been a member of the Stillwater Rotary since June 25, 2015, her sponsors were Billie Jo Fox and Ed Jones.  She is the Campus Administrator at Boutwells Landing.   Wendy grew up in Hibbing, MN, where her family still lives.   She received a Bachelor of Science in Recreation and Leisure Services with the "Fighting Sioux" in North Dakota.  She also has a Masters of Education and completed Public Health - Health Care Administration from the U of M.   Wendy keeps busy and loves to try new things.   Next time you see her, ask Wendy about her pride and joy -- ten year old son, Carson.   
 
 
 
Suzannah Stulberg, Community Relations Executive for the Northern Star Council Boy Scouts, has applied for membership.  Her sponsor is Shelley Pearson.
 
 
 
Our program was Fast for Hope presented by Bev Driscoll.
 
 
 
Are you still on the fence as whether to attend this year’s Rotary International Convention in Atlanta?  What are you waiting for?! 
  • It’s the 100th Anniversary of The Rotary Foundation so it’s going to be a great party!
  • It’s a great opportunity to interact with Rotarians from all over the world!
  • Atlanta is the closest and least expensive the Convention will be for several years!
AND
  • BILL GATES HAS BEEN ANNOUNCED AS ONE OF THE KEYNOTE SPEAKERS!  He’ll make comments on how close we are to finishing the job of eradicating polio.  Bill Gates doesn’t speak to groups like this often, and it’s a great opportunity to see him speak about Rotary and the good we do!  He’ll join many other great speakers, such as Jack Nicklaus and many more.
  • WE’RE HAVING A DISTRICT PARTY! We’ve alluded to it before, but now it’s official!  District Governor Jim Hunt and myself will be hosting a District Social Event on Saturday late-afternoon from 4:30-6:30 at the Marriott Marquis.  This will be a great way for you to get your feet under you and interact with other Rotarians from our District on the Convention’s opening eve. 
  • The Convention’s preregistration discount ends on March 15th.  If you register after that, you’ll pay the $490 that is the same you’ll pay if you register when you get to Atlanta.    For more details and registration visit:       http://rotary5960.org/showDoc.cfm?pObject=618&pMenuTop=602
 
 
 
 
Steve Scallon, MD, of the Stillwater Medical Group spoke to us about Children's Health.
Congratulations to Lyle Anderson, he has been a Rotarian for over 49 years.  "Rotary must be doing something right!"
 
 
Bobbie Burnham, Director of Early Learning from the Minnesota Department of Education spoke about the early childhood programs offered.
 
 
 
About a third of our members have 100% attendance.   We know it can be difficult to make it to our meeting every week; you can receive make-ups for meetings in two ways:
 

1. Attend another Rotary meeting. Whether you are on vacation or in a different part of the Cities, you can attend any club. You will pay for your meal there and receive a make-up slip. Bring that to club, and you will receive a credit on your next bill as well as an attendance make-up.

2. Participate in a Rotary service event such as bell ringing, Hockey Day Rotary tent volunteer, Lake Elmo tutoring, STRIVE program, etc. Come to club and make a note that you volunteered, and you will receive an attendance credit.

This is a great way to showcase what our members are doing and allow you to work toward a 100% attendance pin at the annual picnic in June.

 

 

 
 
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