Posted on Jun 28, 2019
Congratulations to new Past President Bill Kiehnbaum on a very successful Rotary year that he will summarize at the July 2 meeting.  To celebrate the successful end of one Rotary year and to kick off the new Rotary year I am hosting a Rotary happy hour at Nutmeg Brewhouse in Arden Hills on July 2 at 5:30 pm and will buy a beer for the first 10 Rotarians to attend.  Please come and bring a guest to enjoy some Rotary fellowship and good craft beer.
Nineteen members attend a spirited and enthusiastic club visioning session on June 26.  The District 5960 visioning team of John Channon, Lynn Megan, Shelli Erck and Bonnie Thompson was joined by Assistant Governor Sandy Campbell.  Members were asked what the club should look like and be doing in 2020.  Highlights included increasing membership to 40-45 members, partnering with other organizations on projects, adding more younger members, club happy hours, a more robust STRIVE Program, a literacy exchange program, hosting and sponsoring exchange students, more service projects, a summit with other service organizations, an international project every year, having a presidential development team, increased giving to the Rotary Foundation, hosting community forums or debates, sharing of club information on the Neighborhoods social media site, inviting the public to hear one of our speakers monthly and a well Rotary signed trademarked project.  The vision will be shared in a club assembly in September.
To support our projects and scholarships we need to have a successful craft beer tasting fund raiser.  MEMBERS NEED TO SELL TICKETS TO THE TASTE OF THE HOPS.  
At the July 2 club assembly there will be sign up sheets for members to indicate what teams & committees they would like to join under the various avenues of service.  Those sign ups will provide the directors and team leaders with the members they can call upon to work on the club's projects to carry out the Rotary motto of Service Above Self.