Russell Hampton
National Awards Services Inc.
Feb 06, 2018
Local Economic Development
Feb 13, 2018
with Stephanie Bruggers
Feb 20, 2018
Current & future use of their Ardern Hills property
Feb 27, 2018
Lexington Ave Development - Arden Hills
Mar 06, 2018
Shoreview Kowalski's
Mar 13, 2018
Caldwell Banker Burnet Real Estate
Mar 20, 2018
Brooklyn Park Rotary Project in Cap-Haitien, Haiti
Mar 27, 2018
Hope Dental Clinic
Apr 03, 2018
Activities and Fund Raiser Discussions
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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
While the Twin Cities have been preoccupied by Super Bowl VII this past several weeks, there are new developments in our Rotary Club and District 5960.
Coming up on Thursday, February 8, 5:30PM to 7:30PM is the Service to Youth Awards sponsored by Northeast Youth and Family Services and our Arden Hills/Shoreview Rotary Club. Awards will be presented to 5 very qualified local residents including 2018 Community Paul Harris Award winner, Judy Murakami. Be sure to get your tickets from Kevin Keenan or Sandi Bahr if you have not already.
As we explained at the Jan. 2 Club Assembly and talked about in December, we have moved our meeting to Shore 96 restaurant and quarterly dues have been adjusted. Our meal and meeting space charge had not changed in many years and we had little choice because the increase at the Best Western would have been much more. The increase was $37.50 per quarter for the breakfast plan and $10.50 per quarter  for the meeting room only plan.
The slate of proposed 2018-19 officers and board members was announced by the Nominating Committee and approved by the current board. The election will be held at the February 6 meeting. The Nominating Committee slate is: President - Bill Kiehnbaum; President-Elect – Bill Klumpp; Secretary - Paul Bartyzal; Treasurer - Jerry Peterson; International Service Director – Bob Freed; Club Service Director - Glenn Bowers; Community Service Director - Paul McCreight and Youth Service Director – Miriam Zachary.
Here are two District 5960 events that may interest you:
A one-day Summit on Ending Human Trafficking in Minnesota will be held on Friday, February 23. Working closely statewide service providers and coalitions who address this issue, Rotary will act as convener and bring together partners to address this horrible crime in our communities. Contact Meg Low at or 612-791-9123 for more information. Lake Minnetonka-Excelsior Rotary Club is lead Rotary Club.
Plan to attend Rotary District 5960’s Conference of Clubs (previously known as the District Conference) on April 19-20 at the Mystic Lake Center in Prior Lake. You can be sure that Dist. Governor Kyle Haugen and his Prior Lake Rotary Club will have great speakers, break-out sessions, food and fellowship, with an outstanding venue. Full conference details available at
Club Service
This year's Paul Harris awardee is Judy Murakami for all the volunteer work she does in the community, particularly her work with Holy Hammers. Holy Hammers works with Habitat for Humanity in building homes for people in need. Judy will receive the award on Thursday night, February 8 at NYFS in Shoreview. The event starts at 5:30 and NYFS will also give out its Service to Youth Awards. It is an inspirational evening and I encourage you to come. Talk to Sandi Bahr ot me about tickets.
Weekly Greeters

This lists shows people responsible to be the "Greeter" for the day, and also to begin the morning.  If you are unable to be the Greeter on the assigned day please trade with someone and let me know about the change.
February 6 - Miriam Zachary
February 13 - Jesse Zachay
February 20 - Joe Ziskovsky
February 27 - Michael Anuta
March 6 - Sandra Bahr
March 13 - Stephanie Brugger



Monthly Celebrations of Club Members

Member Birthdays

Kent Peterson - February 7
Kay Baker - February 15
Glenn Bowers - February 21
Stephanie Bruggers - February 23
Spouse Birthdays
Ashley (Jesse) Zachay - February 4
Don (Colleen) Lavin - February 7
Betty (Joe) Ziskovsky - February 16
Fran (Ken) Holla - February 19
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Community Service
While our Rotary Club organizes/participates in several community service activities every year, one should note our “Service Above Self” motto and be aware of the great many opportunities for service to our community.  Everyone is not always able to participate in the ones we do as a club, so consider a “service make-up” to help an organization you are connected to – or to something new to “expand your horizons.”  We’re still looking to organize more club-based activities, but please don’t let that hold you back!

January 2 - Club Meeting
We braved the frigid January cold to experience our first meeting in a new location after 30+ years at the Hampton/Best Western Inn.  Our Shore 96 hosts were there to greet us with a big welcome and good breakfast.  It worked well for this first meeting to be a club assembly so that we could get a chance to work out any kinks before resuming regular meetings with outside speakers.  Not that there were many kinks to be worked!  Kent and Jerry prepared a few slides so that we could test out the AV equipment, which works well, while reviewing some important areas of club business, such as the impact of the venue change on our club finances.  Secretary Paul kicked off the meeting in style with some of that homespun wisdom we've come to expect from him.  The one that stuck with me was "Everytime you clean something, you make something else dirty."  So true!
January 9 - Club Meeting
Today's meeting included a fun and interesting presentation on the subject of town amateur baseball parks in MN by Arden Hills resident Todd Mueller.  Todd is a retired marketing executive with a passion for small town baseball.  He has written and published a "coffee table" style book on the subject, in which he profiles 27 of the towns/ball fields in the state that have earned his "best of" rating for one reason or another.  We were surprised to learn that MN has the most town clubs of any state in the union, at just under 300!  Some of his favorites can be found in the small towns of Dassel, Miesville, Pearl Lake, Red Eye, Dundas and Jordan.  Many towns have populations of only several hundred people.  Clubs can recruit from within a 30 mile radius of the town border but, still, one wonders how teams manage to fill their rosters in order to compete!  In addition to the game itself, Mueller is also taken with the dedication of some of those who go above and beyond with the groundskeeping of these fields.  He told of one fellow who routinely wakes in the middle of the night to water the grass and others who have perfected the art of the "criss cross" mowing pattern we admire on professional fields.   Mueller's research for the book him over 2,500 miles to visit more than 130 ballparks from Detroit Lakes in the north to Winona in the south. The 230-page book features 500 photos selected from over 20,000 images.  
January 16 - Club Meeting (Off-site)
We held our meeting and tour Off-Site at "Twin Cities Kids in Need".
January 23 - Club Meeting
We were fortunate to have local author Jim Hoey return to speak at our meeting today.  Jim is a retired history teacher and long-time friend of Kevin Keenan who has written several sports-themed books and spoken about them at a meeting several years ago.  Today was different however, in that his most recent publication, entitled "Honoring Those Who Honor" covers the story of Fort Snelling National Cemetary's Memorial Rifle Squad.   This is a highly dedicated group of military veterans who offer a final tribute for veterans being buried at the Fort Snelling Cemetary.  This honor guard consists of three rifle volleys, the playing of taps, and the folding and presentation of the American flag to a surviving family member.  There are currently 125 members in the squad, divided into groups serving each day of the week.  Our own Joe Ziskovsky is a member of the Friday squad.  There are as many as nine ceremonies each day at Fort Snelling and the rifle squad has fulfilled this duty day after day, in weather ranging from stifling heat and humidity to bone-chilling cold and wind.  In general, members range in age from 72 to 92.  Their bond with each other and dedication to this responsibility is awe-inspiring.  The federal government covers the cost of flags but all other costs are born by members themselves.  Hoey noted that all proceeds from sales of his book will go to the squad to help support the work of this group.
January 30 - Club Meeting
Today's speaker was Scott Welle, a motivational speaker whose presentation was entitled "Outperform The Norm".  Scott has presented to many Rotary Clubs as well as the local Optimist Club, where Kevin Keenan first heard him.  Scott has a masters degree in Sports Psychology and began his career working with athletes to improve their performance.  He discussed the difference between motivation stemming from competition with others versus motivation that comes from within -  being internally driven to keep improving.  This internal motivation is relevant in all aspects of life and Scott now works as a consultant, bringing his message to businesses and other individuals.    He claims that the average person has 50,000 different thoughts each day; 80% of which can be categorized as "glass half empty" versus "glass half full" type of thoughts.  He maintains that our thoughts affect our behaviors, which then affect our outcomes and he preaches a philosophy of playing to win instead of playing not to lose.  He promotes the following steps as the means of achieving this:  Commit to being engaged.  Commit to being enthusiastic.  Commit to being excellent.  Specific actions which help along the way are to fuel our bodies properly, keep physically active and stay focused.