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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 of America
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President's Corner
Rotary Bingo at the Slice of Shoreview was another success due to the 17 active and 2 honorary members who volunteered their time and bingo expertise.  Thanks to all who volunteered but especially to Ken Hola who was at every session over three days and who is clearly the maestro of bingo.  Ken went way above Service to Self again.  Bingo proceeds go to help the club fund our activities and Rotary Healthy Youth Foundation programs.
   
The 3d Annual Taste of the Hops craft beer tasting and fund raiser will be held at Snail Lake Park in Shoreview on Thursday, August 15, from 5:30 to 8:30 pm.  Rotarian will need to help do set up for the event at the large pavilion and staff the event itself.  Ken Hola is asking all of us to sell as many tickets as possible so we can Pack the Park!
     
Those attending will be able to sample beers from 6 craft brewers:  Bent, Fulton, Granite City, Insight, Lake Monster and Urban Growler.  Included in the ticket price is food catered by Creative Catering including bratwurst and a vegetarian bratwurst.  The Shoreview Lions Club will partner with our club and will serve the food at the event.  There will be music and games including a wine bottle toss for the wine drinkers.  There will be other games, a raffle and a silent auction with many attractive prizes.  Northern Soda Company will provide soft drinks for designated drivers.  The Taste Committee has been hard at work for months under Ken Hola's leadership to put on a fun evening and to increase ticket sales and attendance for our major fundraiser.
     
Be sure to patronize our brewers, vendors and sponsors.  Don't forget to mention how much you appreciate their involvement in the Rotary Taste of the Hops.  Their contributions are vital to the success of the event.
 
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Weekly Greeters and Clean-Up duties

Rotary Fellowships Month!

 
August 6 - Mathur Anoop (*)
August 13 - Frank Mabley (*)
August 20 - Paul McCreight (*)
August 27 - Shelly Mylrand (*)
 
September 3 - Charlie Opp
September 10 - Jerry Peterson
 
(*) 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

Bill Klumpp - August 14
Bill Kiehnbaum - August 28
 
Spouse Birthdays
 
Jean (Bill) Kiehnbaum - August 8
Kate (Paul) McCreight - August 15
Pam (Glenn) Bowers - August 17
Sharon (Bill) Klumpp - August 18
Douglas (Kay) Baker - August 20
Cindy (Mike) Spellman - August 25
 
Anniversaries
 
Ken and Fran Hola - August 3 (51 years)
Colleen and Don Lavin - August 3 (45 years)
Paul and Betty Bartyzal - August 5 (47 years)
Kevin and Nancy Keenan - August 17 (45 years)
 
Club Anniversaries
 
Kay Baker - 10 years
Stephanie Bruggers - 2 years
Jerry Peterson - 13 years
Kent Peterson - 8 years
International Service
 
As many of you know, our Club obtained a Rotary District 5960 grant this year to support the establishment of a Sewing School Project in Amaravathi, India, We can report that the project is going very well.
 
The Sewing School has been established in the village of Amaravathi, a rural area in the Guntur District of the new state of Andhra Pradesh. The village of Amaravathi is a poor area, which is not to be confused with a new planned city of Amaravati being created nearby by the Indian government as the capital city of the new state of Andhra Pradesh.
 
Our partner in this project is Pushpa, a U.S. based 501c3 non-profit organization located in Arden Hills, that operates in India as a not for profit Non-Governmental Organization (NGO). Pushpa has been working solely in India for fourteen years.
 
Pushpa's mission is to help marginalized community members of rural Guntur district villages transition from migrant, subsistent lifestyles, dependent on seasonal labor and temporary shelter, to sustainable livelihoods in healthy communities. Its main goal is to work together with underprivileged (tribal) members of rural Guntur district villages to motivate socio-economic change in small ways, one person, one family, one student, at a time, through projects in which the recipients themselves participate. The organization strives to boost the self-confidence of individuals while at the same time teaching collective responsibility for the community, through teaching vocational skills that develop earning capability.
 
As many of you were aware, Gummadi Franklin, the 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 able to find a suitable location for the school and an experienced teacher for the school in anticipation of our receipt of our District Grant. All of the work to equip the school has been completed and the school has been established in Amaravathi and 16 students are now working to complete the teaching protocol that has been established for completion of the sewing training program. The picture below shows some of the kids in Amaravathi that may benefit from this 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 below.
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, completing all the initial steps required to establish the new school in Amaravathi in such a short period of time.
 
We and Pushpa are thankful to the following Rotary Clubs for their generous support of our project: Belle Plaine; Brooklyn Park; Forrest Lake; Fridley Columbia Heights; New Brighton Mounds View; Prior Lake; Roseville; St. Croix Falls; St. Paul No. 10; Siren Webster; West St. Paul Mendota Heights; and White Bear Lake.
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July 2 - Club meeting
The Club welcomed visiting Rotarian Bill Nielson from the St. Paul Club and guest Nick Tamble. Nick is an Arden Hills resident and business owner. He previously served on the Arden Hills City Council and currently running for County Commissioner. 
 
Outgoing President Bill Kiehnbaum discussed that nine different service projects that the club has either completed or are ongoing in the past year.  He also noted that he is very proud that the Arden Hills/Shoreview Club is financially sound. He thanked all of the Club Officers and Avenues of Service Directors for their help. 
 
Incoming President Bill Klumpp thanked Bill Kiehnbaum for his service and presented him with a plaque recognizing his year of serving as President of the Club. At a future meeting, he will be presented a Paul Harris Fellow award which is a club tradition. He also thanked Club members for participating the in Club visioning process the week before. The Club set a goal of increasing membership to 41-45 members in the next three years.  He also encouraged club members to sell tickets to the upcoming Taste of the Hops event. 
July 9 - Club Meeting
Today's program was an interesting presentation by Jon Yankovic, who drives snow plow among other duties for Ramsey County.  He is apparently quite proficient - having been named a recent winner of the annual "Snow Plow Rodeo" held each year in St. Cloud, MN!  His winter-time duties require a 2:00 a.m. start time, with his route normally being commercial rather than residential, including Hwys.10 and 96.  Despite his non-residential route, he has developed skills to enable him to avoid obstacles like mailboxes and traffic cones, which his rodeo win proves. The County uses two types of plows which weigh 40,000 to 55,000 lbs. when fully loaded with salt.  These cost $200,000 to $250,000 each and are normally used for about 10 years before being replaced.  Jon noted the ongoing conundrum regarding the reliance on salt to melt road ice.  No other substance has been found to do the job, so we continue to rely on it despite the detrimental effect it has on area lakes and rivers.  Jon is clearly a patient man and takes in stride the obnoxious driver behaviors he sometimes encounters on his route.  He is clearly a great fit for the demanding and often thankless task of working to make our winter-time driving less dangerous!
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July 16 - Club Meeting
Connie Hayes was our presenter today.  Connie is the Superintendent of School District 916, which is an "Intermediate District".  Intermediate school districts are specialty school districts that provide defined student services to a group of regular “member” school districts. Minnesota has four Intermediate Districts (916, 917, 287 and 288) that serve more than 20,000 students annually. District 916 serves 14 school districts in the Northeast Metro area.  Programming includes career and technical education, special education services, and alternative high schools.  In addition to their unique programming, intermediate districts provide purchasing power for member districts.  Member school districts pay a membership fee, then are able to utilize services on a fee-for-service basis.  Private schools and charter schools can sometimes take advantage of services but are not allowed to become members and, increasingly, they are not able to access services because the demand from member schools is very high and continuing to rise.   
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July 23 - Club Meeting
Today's speaker was Fred Treiber from the White Bear Lake Rotary club.  His presentation was in regards to a Rotary Global Grant that he is in the process of securing.  The project he is seeking to fund is a "Computer Club House" in Costa Rica.  There are currently over 100 such organizations around the world - in 20 different countries - 5 in the Twin Cities.  The goal of a Computer Club House is to let disadvantaged young people become not only consumers of technology but creators of technology.  Each is a "village" that allows kids to connect not only to technology but to each other.  This concept was born in Boston as a collaboration between the Boston Museum of Science and MIT.  Treiber's organization will be in the Perez Zeledon Center in Costa Rica.  His grant has been approved at the District Level but is awaiting review and approval by Rotary International.  Costa Rica was chosen because of his prior associations there, which will help greatly with the legwork that will be required to get up and running once approved.
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