Posted by Bill Kiehnbaum on Jun 01, 2019
This will be my last newsletter as Club President as we close out the Rotary year at the end of June.  Special thanks to all the Club Officers and Committee Chairs who supported the work of Arden Hills Shoreview Rotary over the past 12 months.
Jerry Peterson – Treasurer
Paul Bartyzal Secretary
Bill Klumpp – President Elect and Program Chair
Glenn Bowers – Club Service
Paul McCreight – Community Service
Peggy Strom – Rotary Foundation Chair
Kent Peterson – Past President and Chief Communications Officer
Bob Freed – International Service
Miriam Zachary – Youth Services
Your club welcomed four new members during the cycle and we end the year with 32 members.  This was below target, but still a net increase during the year. 
Reflecting on the total effort over the year for service projects.  Your club completed 9 service projects during the Rotary year along with two continuing projects, plus sponsored a short term exchange student.   Those projects required between 500 and 600 hours of volunteer time during the year.  Wow - and that does not include the administrative time for all those involved in keeping your club running.  Continuing projects include the Sewing School in India and Human Trafficking education for our schools.
Your club is financially solid with sufficient resources available for current operations and future efforts to help make our local community and world a better place.
To help us grow in the future a club visioning program is set for the end of June.  This will be an opportunity for all members to have input in the long range goals and strategies of your club.
A big thank you to all, you really helped “be the inspiration” and make a difference in our local community and the world.