Russell Hampton
National Awards Services Inc.
Apr 09, 2019
The Rotary Four-Way Test and Personal Ethics
Apr 16, 2019
Engineers Without Borders
Apr 23, 2019
Shoreview's New Loden SV Apartments (meeting is off-site at 1005 Gramsie Rd)
Apr 30, 2019
Feed My Starving Chilren project at Incarnation Lutheran @ 9 am
May 07, 2019
Reflections of a Daughter of Holocost Survivors
May 14, 2019
Midwest Special Services (MSS)
May 21, 2019
The Freshwater Society
May 28, 2019
Boundary Waters Canoe Area
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Club Information
Welcome to our Club!
Arden Hills/Shoreview
Service Above Self
We meet Tuesdays at 7:15 AM
SHORE 96 - Shoreview
1056 Highway 96
((NE corner of Lexington and Hwy 96)
Shoreview, MN  55126
United States
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President's Corner
April is Rotary Magazine Month.  I would encourage you to read your month copy of the Rotarian.  There are great and inspiring articles about what Rotary is doing abroad and in the US.  The April edition deals with climate change an important issue for all of us.
We have some interesting programs in April, including hearing about Engineers Without Borders.  Please note that for the last two meetings of the month, (April 23 and 30) we will not be meeting at Shore 96.  April 23 we will meet at the new Loden Shoreview apartment complex and on April 30 we will be doing a service project for Feed My Starving Children at Incarnation Lutheran Church.
Weekly Programs
Ken Hola has arranged three interesting speakers and an off-site meeting for March.  Marvin Sims is the equity coordinator and founder of the STRIPES program for the Mounds View School District.  On March 5 Marvin Sim's program will highlight the STRIPES Program and the equity promise of the school district.  Minnesota has the largest disparity in the U.S. on standardized tests between white students and students of color.  Mr. Sims will explain how the Mounds View District is trying to eliminate that disparity.
Retired Navy Captain Kay Bauer was a nurse who served in the Republic of Viet Nam during the war and made a career of the Navy.  She will talk about her experiences in the RVN and in the Navy after the war at the club meeting on March 12.  Thanks to her efforts and other nurses like her many soldiers, sailors and Marines made it home alive.
Club member and Shoreview City Administrator Terry Schwerm will gives us a tour of the newly remodeled Shoreview Community Center on March 19.  We will meet at the Community Center and not at Shore 96 that day so we have plenty of time to see what is new.
Davod Zarghami founded Northern Soda Company in Arden Hills to produce craft soft drinks.  He will present the March 26 program about his business and will be bringing samples of his craft soft drinks for members and guests to taste.
If any of these programs are of interest to any friends or family members, invite them to come as your guest.  Paul Bartyzal will provide a name tag for them and introduce them at the start of the meeting.
Many thanks to Frank Mabley for arranging the February programs.  We learned how to become Better Angles in order to bridge the political divide, how the new theater in White Bear lake was constructed and the role of Rotarian Mike Spellman in the process and about Rotary's activities with the American Refugee Committee in refugee camps, especially in Uganda.
Club Service
Our club website is found at Here, you can login and go to the member area where you can do things like manage your profile, track your attendance, and find out the contact information of your fellow members. Did you know that, at the Rotary International website (, you can access information about your membership by creating an account under ‘My Rotary’. Once you are in My Rotary, you can do things like view your donor history report which tracks all of your contributions to The Rotary Foundation. In addition, there is a ‘Learning & Reference’ section where you can find references and trainings on things like membership, fundraising, and public relations, to name a few topics available. Create an account, or access one that you already set up, and explore.
Weekly Greeters and Clean-Up duties

March 5 - Joe Ziskovsky (*)
March 12 - Miriam Zachary (*)
March 19 - No Greeter - meeting is Off-Site
March 26 - Sandra Bahr (*)
April 2 - Kay Baker
April 9 - Glenn Bowers
(*) Those members shown with this symbol are asked to assist in the clean-up after the meetings you attend during this month.
Reminder:  Please let me know if you are not available for the scheduled date, after contacting someone else to trade.
Monthly Celebrations of Club Members

Member Birthdays

Vern Moore (Honorary) - March 29
Spouse Birthdays
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Bob Freed and Miriam Zachary - March 6 (43 years)
Brenda and Jim Holden - March 28 (38 years)
Club Anniversaries
Ken Hola - 20 years
Joe Ziskovsky - 2 years
Colleen Lavin - 11 years
Shelly Myrlan - 2 years
International Service
UPDATE Re:   New Sewing School Established by Arden Hills Based NGO PUSHPA in
Amaravathi, India Sponsored by Rotary Grant obtained by
Arden Hills Shoreview Rotary Club
The Arden Hills Shoreview Rotary Club has obtained a Rotary Grant to sponsor the establishment of a sewing school to train poor young women in Amaravathi, Andhra Pradesh, India.  Amaravathi is a small village of about 15,000 people in the State of Andhra Pradesh, in southeastern India. This area is primarily agricultural and the majority of the people are very poor. The project is designed to provide an opportunity for underprivileged young women to improve their circumstances.
Our local Rotary club has partnered with Pushpa, an experienced, Arden Hills based non-profit organization and its India-based NGO also called PUSHPA, organized by Gummadi Franklin and his wife Shirley, long time residents of Arden Hills. Franklin, as Gummadi is called, was born in India and then worked for 30 years for Maplewood based 3M Corporation before retiring some years ago.  Since retiring, Franklin and Shirley have dedicated themselves to helping poor people in India … help themselves.
The Arden Hills Shoreview Rotary Club is lead sponsor in a $16,550 grant to establish the sewing school and support operations for the first two years while it becomes self-supporting. Funds are from the  Arden Hills Shoreview Rotary Club and nine other Rotary Clubs in the St. Paul district and matching funds from Rotary District 5960. The project is being spearheaded in Amaravathi by Pushpa’s Indian NGO with the assistance of a cooperating Rotary Service Trust Organization in India.
The goal of the school is to teach sewing skills to young women that are generally unable to obtain such vocational education and provide them with an opportunity to improve their circumstances. The literacy rate in this area of India is less than about 65% and poor children, especially girls, have very few educational opportunities. This school is modeled after another sewing school that has successfully operated by the Pushpa NGO in another village in Andhra Pradesh.
Rotary is an international service club with 1.2 million members who take action to create lasting change across the globe and in our communities. The Arden Hills Shoreview Rotary Club also sponsors community service programs, scholarships and youth development activities in our area. For more information, go to www.
February 5 - Club Meeting
After a rousing round of happy dollars and introduction of prospective member Andy Thomas, the guest speaker, Amanda Ottman, from the American Refugee Committee (ARC) was introduced. 
Amanda indicated that she has been a Rotary Youth Exchange Student, as well as a Rotary Peace Fellow.  She is now a member of the Eden Prairie Sunrise Club. She indicated that Rotary has played an important role in her life.
She now works with ARC, which is a humanitarian organization that works with more than 3 million refugees each year in countries around the world. ARC currently works in 50 different refugee camps in different countries. In many cases people have lived in refugee camps for many years. The land for these camps is often provided by the United Nations. ARC works as an implementing partner and works in many areas including health services, clean water, education/schools, and housing. Amanda presented a power point presentation that included many of the projects that she has personally been involved. 
February 12 - Club Meeting
Although he was an understudy (so to speak) for today's program, the Club's very own Mike Spellman received an award for the guest speaker in a leading role for the day. Mike, who is former President and long time Board member for Lakeshore Players Theater, provided a history of Lakeshore Players and discussed their recent move to a new home in White Bear Lake. He indicated that Lakeshore Players was founded in 1953 and that "Ah Wilderness" was their first play. They continued to do performances and in 1959 purchased an old church as their first home. In 1969, the church burned down and the Theater group then purchased an different church as their home. Lakeshore Players continued to use the church as their home for many years.
 In 2012, the organization conducted a feasibility study to consider raising money for a new theater. The feasibility study indicated that the potential range of costs for a new theater was between $3.5-$8.0 million. Based on this feasibility study, Lakeshore Players embarked on a capital campaign to raise money for a new Theater for the group.  In 2016, they purchased a former nursery property located on Highway 61 in White Bear Lake and took down the buildings. They officially broke ground on the new Theater in 2017, and in 2018 Lakeshore Players opened a new state of the art Theater with a 250 seat auditorium. The new facility has allowed tremendous expansion of their theater programming and offerings to the community.  He presented a power point presentation that outlined the entire process and also showed pictures of the beautiful new facility.