Russell Hampton
National Awards Services Inc.
Nov 13, 2018
Community & economic development by the Asst. VP of Community Development, FRB
Nov 20, 2018
Classification Talk & the Rotary Foundation
Nov 27, 2018
The Medtronic Foundation
Dec 04, 2018
Classification Talk
Dec 11, 2018
Experiences of an Exchange Student to Sri Lanka
Dec 18, 2018
Dec 19, 2018
Holiday Party on Wednesday evening
Dec 25, 2018
Jan 01, 2019
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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
Fall is here and there are some great upcoming events to note.   The Arden Hills Shoreview Rotary Club has a long history of supporting the work of the Northeast Youth and Family Services in their mission of transforming lives of youth, adults and families in our community.  You will not want to miss their premier event, the Taste of Northeast, Thursday October 11 at 5:30 PM at Vadnais Heights Common.  See Sandra Bahr for Tickets or go to to register.  This don’t miss event is great with lots of food samples from area restaurants, raffles, silent auction and door prizes.
The fun continues with the District Rotary Fall Tap Room Tours to Stillwater on October 4 and Wabasha on October 10.  A great opportunity to see some fall colors in Minnesota, plus network with fellow Rotarians from other clubs.  Check your email for details.
The student participants in our short term exchange program had a great time traveling between Shoreview and Spain.  Please circle the regular meeting on November 6 when we will get a report from Mason on his summer adventures.
Finally, our club will once again be a major sponsor for the Shoreview YMCA’s Turkey Trot on Saturday November 17.  This is a 5K/10K run / walk to support the work of the YMCA in our community.  Volunteers from our club are needed to help run the affair that day.  Please check with Ken Hola for more information.
Weekly Programs
     Thanks to Glenn Bowers for arranging our programs for September.  Glenn has been very active in Rotary including service as a district governor in another state.  Each September program featured a speaker telling us about the good work that Rotary and Rotarians do around the world and in our communities.  If any of the projects you heard about inspired you, tell Community Service Director Paul McCreight you would like our club to be involved in that project.
     Rotary Districts 5960 (our district) and 5950 (Minneapolis area) have partnered in a project that began prior to the Super Bowl to deal with the problem of sex trafficking.  The project is now stalled as the team members are trying to establish a charitable organization but the problem continues.  For October Miriam Zachary has invited two speakers to talk about the problem.  Another speaker will make a presentation on therapeutic massage and its benefits.
     October will begin with a club assembly led by President Bill Kiehnbaum.  One topic will be plans for our 2019 Taste of the Hops fund raiser and how to make it more successful.  Bring your ideas about making the Taste of the Hops more successful, service projects and membership to the meeting.  As a wise person once said, "If an organization isn't growing, it's dying." A club assembly is a good place to circulate your ideas about how our club can grow.
     One way our club can grow is for members to invite someone you know to a meeting.  Introduce your guest but please don't embarass or surprise your guest by saying your guest is a prospective member.  We have great programs that may be of interest to your friends and neighbors whether or not they have any interest in Rotary.
Weekly Greeters and Clean-Up duties

October 2 - Ken Hola (*)
October 9 - Brenda Holden (*)
October 16 - Blake Huffman (*)
October 23 - Bill Klumpp (*)
October 30 - Colleen Lavin (*)
November 6 - Frank Mabley
November 13 - Paul McCreight
(*) 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

Jerry Peterson - October 18th
Spouse Birthdays
Cyn (Mark) Stange - October 30th
John and Lori Suzukida -October 2nd (36 years)
Sandra and Alan Bahr - October 3rd (21 years)
Jesse and Ashley Zachay - October 11th (15 years)
Club Anniversaries
Bill Klumpp - 24 years
Frank Mabley - 33 years (Charter Member)
Vern Moore - 33 years (Charter Member) - Honorary member
International Service
Arden Hills-Shoreview Rotary Club Receives Initial Approval for District 5960 Grant to fund Sewing School in Andhra Pradesh, India
Our Club submitted a request for a District Grant from Rotary District 5960 to fund the development of a Sewing School in Amaravathi, Andhra Pradesh, India and received tentative approval from the District. The grant request was then sent to Rotary International (RI) for a final review and approval, which was not forthcoming because Indian Law requires NGOs that receive foreign funds in India to have an account registered in accordance with the Indian Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA). As such, the District has set aside funds for the grant as a contingency if we are able to find a way to comply with this regulation.
The requested funding is for a new school that would be developed by an Indian NGO called PUSHPA, which is the outgrowth of a Minnesota Non-Profit Corporation, also named PUSHA, organized by Arden Hills residents Gummadi Franklin and his wife Shirley. The Franklins spoke to our club in November, 2017, regarding the activities of PUSHPA’s charitable programs in India that are designed to help marginalized low caste or Muslim peoples help themselves out of impoverished circumstances. The kids that would benefit from such programs are kids like some of those pictured below.
Craig Leiser, a senior member of the District Grant Subcommittee and a former District Governor has made contact with and is engaged in discussions with an Indian Rotary colleague from Chennai who has indicated that he may be able to help us find a way to pass the grant funds through an Indian Rotary Club in his area that has a FCRA registration and we are awaiting further information regarding this possibility.
Bob Freed and Gummadi Franklin spoke to the Fridley-Columbia Heights Rotary Club on August 29 seeking support for the project.
September 4 - Club Meeting
We were pleased to have Patty Hall from the White Bear Lake Rotary Club with us today.  Patty spoke to us about the organization she founded called "H2O For Life".  Patty's mother had a life-long love of the old Tarzan movies, which led to a mother/daughter trip to Africa about 12 years ago.  They went to see the animals but became strongly inspired by some village women they met who spent long hours every day walking to get water from a muddy stream.  When Patty returned home to work as a teacher at Highview Middle School in New Brighton, she challenged her students to raise money to help fund a project to bring clean water to Africa.  They worked all year and ended up raising $13,000!  The program grew from there and is continuing to be supported by many schools in our district, as well as by White Bear Lake Rotary with help from a district Rotary grant and the Proctor and Gamble corporation.  Together with these organizations, H2O For Life has completed 15 projects in Tanzania, 15 in Malawi and 15 in Nigeria.  Yet there are still more than 800 million people in the world lacking potable water and over 2 billion lacking access to toilets.  This impacts both men and women but falls harder on women as they become the ones with daily responsibility for collecting water.  The time spent doing this often makes school impossible, even if there were not other barriers to education.   A closing quote was "Don't waste time trying to educate a girl who doesn't have access to clean water.  Water comes first."
September 11 - Club meeting
The Club welcomed visiting Rotarians Bill Nielson from the St. Paul club, Pat Bauers from the White Bear club, and Mark Miller (White Bear club) and his wife Renee.  Mark and Renee talked about their Group Study Exchange trip to Israel. He noted that the idea of going on this occurred after Israel had sent a GSE delegation to Minnesota and the White Bear Club had served as host for a few days of their trip. Mark and his wife reviewed their experience of participating in a Rotary Group Study Exchange and described what a wonderful way it is to see another country. They were able to stay with a number of host families in the different cities they visited and made many friends and acquaintances.  They visited several cities including Tel-aviv, Nazareth, and Jerusalem.  Mark and Renee talked about their many experiences and included a number of pictures from the various cities and sites they visited in Israel. They also noted that they felt very safe traveling throughout the country even when they were near the Gaza strip. Mark also mentioned that they extended their stay to visit a few other places including Georgia, which was formerly part of Russia. He praised the GSE program and indicated that it was truly a once in a lifetime experience. 
September 18 - Club Meeting
We welcomed several guests today, including past district governor Tom Yuzer.  Glen Bowers introduced prospective member Stephanie Cosgrove.  Today's speaker was Lisa Chesko who is currently president of the Twin Cities Rotaract Club.  Rotaract is designed to meet the needs of Rotarians in the 18-35 age group who may find that traditional Rotary clubs aren't a fit due to meeting time, location or cost.  There tends to be a lot of turnover in Rotaract because there are frequent life changes occurring during these years - marriages, children, moves and job changes.  The Twin Cities Rotaract club meets twice monthly in the Midway area of St. Paul.  Though the group is currently small with only 9 members, they are an active group, with both one service event and one social event every month.   One frequent source of Rotaract membership are folks who were part of Rotary's Youth Exchange program during high school.  Lisa fits this description, having spent 11 months living and studying in Turkey while in high school.  She described this as a life-changing experience.  After graduating from college, she joined a 3M Rotational program which had her living and working for 3M in 4 different cities in her first 4 years with the company before settling into their headquarters operation in the Twin Cities, where she works in their Supply Chain organization.  It was her experience adapting to a new culture in Turkey that enabled her to embrace the challenge of this rotational program at 3M.  
September 25 - Club Meeting
The Arden Hills/Shoreview Rotary Club welcomed District Governor Mike Becker from the Greater Rochester Rotary Club and Assistant District Governor Sandy Campbell from the Anoka Club.  The Club also welcomed former District Governor Tom User from Menifee, California and prospective Club Member Sandy Cosgrove.  
District Governor Becker served as the guest speaker and noted that he is working to visit all 62 clubs within the District during the year. He and his wife have served as foster home to more than 80 children through the years. He talked extensively about how he is working to have Rotary change its public image and even created a Public Image budget item within the District budget to raise the profile of Rotary and tell Rotary's story of service to the community and to the world. His goal is to make Rotary fun for its members. He also discussed the Rotary Foundation and how they need to raise additional funds. Last year they had more than $110,000 in grant requests with only a $79,000 budget and unfortunately, many good projects don't receive funding. 
He ended thanking everyone for their service to the community and to Rotary and encouraged the Club to build an image of the Rotary Club in our communities.