Upcoming Events
Mid-Term Assembly
Earle Brown Heritage Center
Jan 28, 2017
Presidents Elect Training Seminar
Mar 09, 2017 – Mar 11, 2017
Upcoming Meeting Speakers
Jan 25, 2017
Author of "I'm Alive: Courage, Hope and a Miracle" with a forward by Lou Nanne
Feb 08, 2017
Feb 15, 2017
Economic update for the Twin Cities and the Region
Feb 22, 2017
Club update, and The Rotary Foundation update by Jim Nelson, D5950 Fund Development Chair
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Brian Bessler
January 10
Steve Degenaar
January 11
Ben Van Gundy
January 12
John Hartley
January 19
Join Date
Ed Holmes
January 1, 1989
28 years
Sharon LaComb
January 1, 1993
24 years
Robert Braun
January 7, 2015
2 years
Bulletin Editor
Gwen Aaberg
Russell Hampton
National Awards Services Inc.

What's new this week? 




Speaker: Duke Pieper, Author and Speaker


Topic: I'm Alive: Courage Hope and a Miracle


An aspiring hockey star at Minnesota's elite Hill-Murrray School, 15 year old Duke Pieper faced a brain surgery with a five percent survival rate. In "I'm Alive: Courage,Hope and a Mirzcle", Duke recounts his personal and courageous war against the brain prison that threatened his life and his fearless battle to restore normalcy to his life. battling through months of paralysis, multiple surgeries, massive nerve damage, and more, Duke had to relearn how to breath, swapping, walk, talk, and live again. This inspiring young man shares how his strength and adaptation to his disabilities inspired him to build a platform to assist others who have succumbed to monumental loss. "I'm Alive" is a heartwarming, wonderful acclaim to a young man who never gave up, and who has be one an iconic inspiration to all who know him.





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January 25, 2017 Weekly Raffle Update


Congratulations to Bill Butler for drawing the ACE of Space! He will split the pot with Terry Merritt!!!


For the meeting of January 25, 2017 there are 52 cards and 2 Jokers. The pot stands at $48!

Ticket donations are: $1 for 1 ticket; $2 for 3 tickets; $5 for 10 tickets; and $10 for 25 tickets. Three lucky winners are chosen each week; the first two tickets drawn win $5, the third winner draws a card from the deck in hopes of pulling an Ace to win a share of the pot.  If a joker is pulled, it will cost the winner a $2 contribution to the pot.  If the Ace of Spades is pulled, the pot is awarded equally to all who have pulled an Ace from the current deck, and the drawing starts over again.

Upcoming Speaker Rotation

The following club members are responsible for arranging meeting speakers on the assigned days.
Please contact Lance Miller with your speaker's topic and biographical info.

1/25/17 - Mark Matijasevich

2/1/17 - Kevin Scheel

2/8/17 - AV Rotary Foundation Update

2/15/17 - Scott Ramsdale

2/22/17 - Club Assembly

3/1/17 - Rick Ernste

3/8/17 - Bill Butler

3/15/17 - Craig Fields

3/22/17 - Merv Nordstrom

4/5/17 - Kevin Lovegreen

4/12/17 - Justin Burleson

4/19/17 - Brian Bessler

4/26/17 - Clint Hooppaw

5/3/17 - Tom Lawell

5/10/17 - Terry Merritt

5/17/17 - Greg Miller

5/24/17 - Club Assembly - No speaker

5/31/17 - Joe Sterling