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Jun 26, 2019
Rotary Club Visioning Wednesday 5-9 pm at Shoreview Community Center
Jul 02, 2019
Change of Administration/Club Assembly
Jul 09, 2019
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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
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. 
 
Weekly Programs
     Members and guests will meet on June 4 at the Federal Reserve Bank in Minneapolis for a tour arranged by Colleen Lavin.  The WaPo and NYT report that anonymous sources have indicated attendees will receive free samples from the bank.  Bonanza or fake news?  Come and see.  Mark Stange has arranged for Director Mark McCabe to talk to the club about Ramsey County's parks and recreation programs on June 11.  The club's newest member, Anoop Mather, will make his classification talk and tell members about his role as chief technology officer at Terrafore Technologies on June 18.  There will be no morning meeting on June 25.  Instead members will gather at 5 pm on Wednesday, June 26, at the Shoreview Community Center to participate in the Rotary Club's Visioning Process.
     The new Rotary Year will begin July 2 with a club assembly for the peaceful change of administration.  President Bill Kiehnbaum will hand the gavel to the author and thank those who have made President Kiehnbaum's year so successful.  Members will also sign up for the various teams and avenues of service for the upcoming Rotary year.  The July 9 meeting will feature a program by Shoreview city employee Jon Yankovic who will tell members and guests how he became a snowplow rodeo champion.
     Thanks to Kay Baker and Charlie Oltman for arranging May's programs.  Members heard from Iris Tzafir about her reflections as a daughter of Holocaust survivors.  Steve Woods talked about the Freshwater Society on May 21 and Tom Landwehr about the Boundary Waters Canoe Area on May 28.
     The Arden Hills-Shoreview Rotary Club has always featured great programs.  Many thanks are due to the following members for the programs for the 2018-19 Rotary Year:  Joe Ziskovsky, Peggy Strom, Glenn Bowers, Miriam Zachary, Bob Freed, Colleen Lavin, Paul McCreight, Frank Mabley, Ken Hola, Kent Peterson, Kay Baker, Charlie Oltman and Mark Stange.
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July Weekly Programs
Programs for 2019-20
 
Date
Speaker
Topic
July 2
 
Club Assembly
July 9
Jon Yankovic
Snow Plow Rodeo
July 16
Connie Hayes
916 School Districts
July 23
Fred Treiber
Rotary Club of White Bear Lakes Computer Clubhouse project in Costa Rica
Club Service
Aloha. If a Hawaii vacation is on your bucket list. This might be the time to fulfill that dream. Rotary International’s 2020 convention will be held in Honolulu on June 6 - 10, 2020. Unfortunately, if you have not already registered, the lowest registration fee expired on June 5. As of this week, about half of the convention hotels have already sold out. Do not hesitate any longer. Register at the RI site, make your hotel reservation, and prepare to have a great time with 30,000 of your new Rotary friends.
 
There is a Club Visioning session planned for us on Wednesday, June 26. This is a critical exercise for our club and its future growth. Please make every effort to attend for the entire session. Your engagement and inputs are critical. A team of facilitators will guide us through a series of exercises where we will share our thoughts on the current state of the club and create a collective view of where we want to be in 3 years in areas like membership, our image in the community, fund raising and service areas we wish to focus on. We need everyone’s ideas and input to make this exercise meaningful and a success.
Weekly Greeters and Clean-Up duties

Rotary Fellowships Month!

 
June 4 < No greeter> Off-site tour
June 11 - Stephanie Cosgrove (*)
June 18 - Dennis Erno (*)
June 25 - Bob Freed (*)
 
July 2 - Ken Hola
July 9 - Brenda Holden
 
 
(*) 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

Paul McCeight - June 27
 
Spouse Birthdays
 
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Anniversaries
 
Stephanie and Tom Bruggers - June 6 (19 years)
Glenn and Pam Bowers - June 15 (28 years)
Dennis and Kathy Erno - June 15 (51 years)
Paul and kate McCreight - June 17 (19 years)
Peggy and Don Strom - June 29 (17 years)
 
Club Anniversaries
 
Charlie Oltman - 1 year
 
 
International Service
 
 
May/June 2019 Update For The Amaravathi Sewing School Project
 
We have made great progress and most of it can be credited to our fortunate selection of PUSHPA as out partner in establishing a sewing school in Amaravathi, India. 
In a period of two weeks following the receipt of the District 5960 Grant we sought to fund a sewing school in Amaravathi, Andhra Pradesh, India the Indian NGO which partners with the Minnesota based non-profit, PUSHPA, identified a suitable site for the school and a teacher for the school, six treadle sewing machines and other furniture and equipment were purchased and a grand opening for the new school was held.
As many of you were aware, Gummadi Franklin, The Chair and driving force behind PUSHPA, was in country when the grant was received and was due to be coming home in a couple of weeks. He and his team were of course scouting for a suitable location for the school and an experienced teacher for the school in anticipation of our receipt of the grant prior to his departure and return trip to the U.S. in mid-March, but we had to work diligently with our mentors and other members of the District Grant Subcommittee to get an expedited review.
As has been reported, in order to obtain the grant we were required to find an Indian partner that had an Indian Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA)Certification and raise $4819 from other District Clubs, which we have done. As such, we received $7819 in matching funds from the District and the work of establishing the new sewing school has not only started, but in the two weeks since we were notified that we were to receive the Grant, the PUSHPA Organization has, with Franklin Gummadi’s experienced guidance, opened the school with a flourishing Grand Opening that is a tradition in this part of India that people in the community to see who is behind the school.
The leaders of PUSHPA, both here in Arden Hills and in Andhra Pradesh, India are especially grateful for the support for the new sewing school from the Arden Hills Shoreview Rotary Club and Rotary District 5960 and have expressed their gratitude privately and acknowledge the Club’s sponsorship of the new school by erecting the sign shown in the picture.
 
A lot of hard work went into obtaining this grant and there are many people to thank for their hard work and significant contributions. PUSHPA has now taken the baton and it is especially gratifying to see it take the first turn in the establishment of the new school at such high velocity, completing all the initial steps required to establish the new school in Amaravathi in such a short period of time.
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May 7 - Club Meeting
Today we welcomed back returning snowbird and frequent visiting Rotarian Bill Nielsen.  Also in attendance today was Jim Peterson, guest and brother of Jerry Peterson.
 
Our guest speaker, Iris Tzafrir, gave a very moving perspective on the Jewish Holocaust.  Iris was born on a Kibbutz in Israel to parents who were both concentration camp survivors.  Iris and her three siblings grew up in a loving family but always felt the heavy burden of sadness that their parents carried.  The family felt alone in the world, with no surviving aunts, uncles, cousins or grandparents.  Iris did not share her history with anyone until her son volunteered her to speak at his school in 2010.  This presentation gave her a sense of healing and led her to commit to sharing her story with as many groups as possible.  She reminded us that genocide continude, including in current day Syria. She urged us to commit ourselves to speak and think in ways that counteract this continuing threat.  In 2013, she and her siblings accompanied their father to Europe to visit the places of significance from his past.  These included the Auschwitz Concentration Camp and retracing a portion of the death march her father survived in the concluding days of WWII.  10,000 prisoners began the march, but only 3,000 survived to arrive in Buchenwald, Germany where they were liberated by U.S. forces.  
 
A miraculous discovery occurred around this time, when Iris obtained documents through the U.S. Holocaust Museum in Washington D.C. that led her to find that one of her father's six siblings had actually survived the war.  His eldest sister had lived through her imprisonment and been able to move to Israel following the war.  The siblings had lived within 75 miles of each other for decades without realizing it.  Sadly, the sister had passed away before this fact was discovered.  Nonetheless, there was great happiness to discover newfound family.
 
Iris is a co-worker of Glenn Bowers and we thank him as well as Kay Baker for arranging this presentation.
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May 14 - Club Meeting
Shannon Brumbaugh and Kimberly Alexander-Susens from Midwest Special Services were our speakers today.  This organization has been providing services for physically and developmentally challenged adults in the Twin Cities for 70 years.  Shannon serves as development director and Kim is the site manager for one of their six sites, which happens to be in Shoreview, just a hop and a skip from our meeting location at Shore96.  MSS provides day programs and work opportunities for their clients.  They are well known for their arts program and, in fact, have a gallery in Lowertown St. Paul which features works by their clients.  The Shoreview location has begun an innovative program in bee keeping, thanks in part to a grant they received last year from the Shoreview Community Foundation.  This venture has been a good fit for several reasons.  It helps support the bee population in our area which has been under threat due to many environmental factors.  And it provides an opportunity for MSS clients to do something which most of us don't have the opportunity or bravery to tackle.  These individuals are normally not able to participate in activities which might be considered "dangerous" and so this is a rare thing for which they can feel justifiably proud.  
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May 21 - Club Meeting
 Today's speaker was John Linc Stine, Director of the local Freshwater Society.  This is a role he has recently taken on upon retiring from the paid work force.  His work career included 40 years in Minnesota State government - at the Pollution Control Agency, and the Department of Natural Resources.  The overriding message of John's presentation was this:  "Everything we do on the land impacts water".  Examples are endless but include paving of roads and disposing of trash.  We learned that in Ramsey County, our trash is incinerated, while in most of outstate MN, trash goes to landfills.  We were encouraged to "think before we buy" as a way to minimize the ever growing problem our trash presents.  There are success stories with some of our rivers in MN:  The Mississippi is now home to walleye and can be readily fished.  And the St. Croix River is relatively pristine.  Phosphorus is no longer the problem it once was as it is largely gone from soap and fertilizer.  The Minnesota River is a more problematic case because it runs through large stretches of farmland, where it picks up a lot of nitrogen from fertilizers.  Higher water levels have caused much river bank erosion, also, so that the Minnesota River water is brown with soil run-off.  As for lakes, 94% of MN area lakes are the same or cleaner than they were in 1980.  Only 6% are in worse shape.  In fact it was noted that the reason walleye have become so scarce in Lake Millacs is that the water is clearer than it used to be, causing the walleye's natural enemies to see them more easily!  We are fortunate to live in a state with as much good news as bad, when it comes to our precious water resources!
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May 28 - Club Meeting
We were honored today to have former MN Commissioner of the Department of Natural Resources, Tom Landwehr, as our speaker.  Tom's time in that role ended with the 2018 change from Mark Dayton to Tim Waltz as governor of MN and he is now serving as Executive Director of "Northeastern Minnesotans for Wilderness", an organization of residents in and around Ely, Minnesota, who are dedicated to creating a national movement to protect the clean water, clean air and forest landscape of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and its watershed.  The name of the current campaign is "Save The Boundary Waters" and is directed at the efforts by a Chilean Mining Company to begin mining copper, nickel and other metals from sulfide-bearing ore at a location in the BWCA.  Pollution from this mine would flow directly into the heart of the Boundary Waters.  Even conservative models show that waterways would carry contaminants into the Wilderness and that a single mine would pollute this wilderness area for at least 500 years.
 
The Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness is America's most visited wilderness area.  It contains 1.1 million acres of pristine water and unspoiled woodlands.  Along with the Superior National Forest, it contains 20 percent of all the fresh water in the entire National Forest System.  The Chilean company has filed suit and the current administration in Washington D.C.has been taking steps to support the mining proposal, including shutting down an environmental study that had not yet been completed and released.  The current Washington administration favors job creation over pollution prevention but Tom noted that the jobs created by this mine would be less than the economic losses the area would see due to the loss of tourism in the BWCA.
 

 

 

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