Russell Hampton
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Aug 03, 2021
The Plight of Asylum Seekers
Aug 10, 2021
What is "Life Etiquette," and Why Does it Matter?
Aug 17, 2021
Rotary Club of Ciudad Sandino, Nicaragua
Aug 24, 2021
Update from the Minnesota Area Agency on Aging
Aug 31, 2021
Operation Pollination
Sep 07, 2021
The Mideast in a Nutshell
Sep 14, 2021
FIELD TRIP: Shoreview Commons Park Phase II
Sep 21, 2021
Club Visioning, Goals for 2021-22, How we get there
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Meeting Responsibilities
Keenan, Kevin
Kiehnbaum, Bill
Klumpp, Jr., Bill
Lavin, Colleen
Mabley, Frank
Member Minute
Peifer, Laurie
Peterson, Jerry
Peterson, Kent
Ramos, Al
Upcoming Events
Weekly Vegetable Garden
Shoreview YMCA
Aug 02, 2021
Park Clean-up
McCullough Park in Shoreview
Aug 07, 2021
Shoreview Farmers Market
Shoreview Community Center Parking lot
Aug 10, 2021
Little Free Library Assembly
Shoreview Library
Aug 14, 2021
Weekly Vegetable Garden
Shoreview YMCA
Sep 06, 2021
Park cleanup
McCullough Park in Shoreview
Sep 11, 2021
Paint Hockey Rink
Perry Park in Arden Hills
Sep 18, 2021
"Shoreview Live" Variety Show
Shoreview Community Center
Sep 23, 2021
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
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Executives & Directors
President Elect
President Elect - Nominee
Past President
Executive Secretary
Club Service Director
Community Service Director
International Service Director
Youth Services Director
Bulletin Editor
Club Historian
Rotary Foundation Officer
Public Relations
Program Chair
Youth Exchange Officer (YEO)
Club Information
Welcome to our Club!
Arden Hills/Shoreview
Service Above Self
We meet Tuesdays at 7:15 AM
Flaherty’s Arden Bowl
1056 W. County Road E
(just east of Snelling Ave. N. on Co. Rd. E)
Arden Hills, MN 55112
United States of America
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President's Corner
This is my final contribution to the bulletin in the role of club president. I think we had a great year. Some might say that we had a great year in spite of the pandemic. I think we had a great year without adding any footnotes.
I think this sentiment is supported by what happened at the District Awards Reception Happy Hour Zoom event on June 30. To be recognized in several areas, a club needs to submit forms, associated narratives and photographs. Thanks to those who helped me with information so I could prepare the needed documents. The first type of recognition is called the District Governor’s Citation where one is measured on being active in many areas including having fun, membership, Foundation giving, service, youth, District involvement and public image. The purpose is to motivate clubs to be well rounded and involved. I am happy to say that, out of the 64 in the District, we were one the 15 clubs receiving this citation. Congratulations to all.
Then there are awards given out within club-size categories. In 2019-20, with 32 members, we were considered to be a Medium Sized Club. If you recall, we were selected as Club of the Year in that size group. When we moved to 34 members at the start of 2020-21, we moved to the Medium-Large Sized Club which effectively moved us up a weight class. Now we were competing against clubs with as many as 55 members. This size group has 16 clubs. Awards are given in six categories plus for overall Club of the Year.
We received third place for both Vocational Service and Public Image, second place for Club Service, and first place for Community Service thus placing in four of the six categories. Finally, we were selected as second place for the overall Club of the Year in the Medium-Large group. Congratulations to every member. A special thanks from me for everyone who went the extra mile this year either by taking leadership in any effort, participating in service projects, providing additional support to the Annual Fund of The Rotary Foundation or to the PolioPlus fund.
Monthly Celebrations of Club Members

Member Birthdays

Al Ramos - July 2
Brenda Holden - July 24
Dave Newman - July 25
Colleen Lavin - July 26
Spouse Birthdays
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Frank Mabley and Jean Kummerow - July 5 (2 years)
Mike and Cindy Spellman - July 14 (31 years)
Bill and Sharon Klumpp - July 23 (44 years)
Club Anniversaries
Dick Rademacher - 7 years (Honorary)
John Suzukida - 14 years
Sandra Bahr - 10 years
Club Service
Rotary's Hidden Influence
The rotary magazine just did an article on the many programs that were initiated by Rotarians and you might not be aware of their origin yet they continue to this day
A teenager named Herman Allen was critically injured in a streetcar accident in Elyria, Ohio many years ago. Since there was no hospital in this small town, Homer died. A Rotary member of the town said he would have lived if there would have been a hospital or some type of community health. Homer's father joined the local Rotary club and dedicated his life to create such a program for children who were disabled. He founded what was then called International Society for Crippled Children. Paul Harris was the organization's first chair. That organization is now called Easter Seals.
So many ideas from Rotarians helped humanity in a variety of ways. A few come to mind-Little Free Library, water projects worldwide and the Citizen's Climate Lobby. Other ideas enhance the community. i was recently at a Rotary meeting in Duluth, home of the iconic Aerial Lift Bridge. Years ago the city provided very little lighting for the lift bridge but the Duluth Rotary chose to make it one of their projects to really light up the bridge in a more dramatic way so shipping vessels could see the bridge from a long distance. They also were behind lighting the bridge in red, white and blue lights on July Fourth. It's things like this that can draw new members to our club. The panel on Human trafficking that we did is such a program and our Rotary received many compliments for that timely program. Perhaps you know of a project we could get behind that enhances our piece of the world.
International Service
July 2021 Update on the Amaravati Sewing School Project
As previously reported, the Pandemic recently grew worse in India and it has disrupted everything except for the deeply rooted poverty that is so pervasive in the ghettos in the cities and in much of the rural areas. Amaravati has not been spared from the turmoil associated with either.
In a recent conversations with Gummadi Franklin, Pushpa’s founder and chair, and his wife, Shirley, who live in Arden Hills, they have been very positive about the school and the role they hope it will continue to have in Amaravati. The school has been in existence now for almost three years and only about one-third of the funds from the District Grant set aside to support the school have been expended.
The school was recently permitted to reopen, but only partially and only for five students. The number was subsequently increased to ten and the school was moved to a new facility in Amaravati. After the move was completed, however, the Pandemic worsen and the school was closed once again and it has remained closed. It is hoped that the school will reopen again in the near future.
The school came together very well prior to the onset of the Pandemic, but the Pandemic has affected everything. The elders in the community want the school to remain and Pushpa has been very frugal with the funds our District 5960 grant has provided, so there will be sufficient funds to reestablish the school as further steps in the reopening of the school can be taken.
As previously reported, a first graduating class received their certificates of completion prior to the Pandemic. A picture of the graduating class seated with their arms raised as they wait for their certificates is shown below. 
Two of the graduating students are picture in another picture below, one, who was chosen to speak to the gathering at the graduation ceremony and another who is receiving her certificate from Chairman Franklin. Also with the students and Chairman Franklin is the Teacher (Suzanne) and a teaching assistant.
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 mission has not changed. The organization’s main goal is to work together with underprivileged (tribal) members of rural Guntur District villages to find ways to enable socio-economic change in small ways, one person, one family, one student, at a time, through projects in which the recipients themselves participate. (See )
One of the elders in Amaravati is pictured below after he was given the honor of cutting the green ribbon in a ceremony for the opening of the school in May of 2019.
A lot of hard work went into establishing the school and there are many people to thank for their hard work and significant contributions. Pushpa is working hard to fully reopen the Sewing School out of respect for the hard work that went before and out of respect for the funds received from the District 5960 Grant. The Sewing School has graduated its first class and the Organization looks forward to fully reopening the school when it is possible. We are now awaiting further word as to further progress regarding the reopening and that of the current students.
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 acknowledged the Club’s sponsorship of the school by erecting the sign shown in the picture below.
We and Pushpa are thankful for the matching grant received from Rotary District 5960 and to the following Rotary Clubs for their generous support of our project: Belle Plain; Brooklyn Center; 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.
May 4 - Club Meeting
Bill Klumpp provided today's "Member Minute".  Bill highlighted some defining moments in his life that led to his career path as a prosecuting attorney.  The Vietnam era civil unrest led to his decision to enlist in the Army and fed his belief in the importance to our society of maintaining The Rule of Law.  A fateful turn during his time as editor of his high school newspaper also helped him realize that "life isn't always fair" and you have to go make your own way in the world.  
Today's speaker was Emy Johnson.  Johnson currently serves on the Shoreview City Council and has also worked on the City's Economic Development Committee.  Emy grew up in North Dakota as part of a law enforcement family.  She went on to become a fellowship recipient at the Humphrey Institute at the University of MN while obtaining a Masters degree there in Human Development.  Following a 30 year career in Security Services at Target Corporation , Emy made a job change to take on the role of Senior Administrator of Security for Allina Health just weeks before the global pandemic hit last year.  It's been a challenging time.  Allina's corporate headquarters is very near the site of George Floyd's death, there was a tragic shooting that killed 5 Allina employees at a clinic in Buffalo, MN, and of course, there has also been safety issues stemming from the Pandemic.