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Cogwheel | Thursday | 11.6.08

November 6, 2008

Today’s Program: Wayne Abdella, Classification Talk, (Blake Abdella)

Birthdays: Steve Wilmot 11/3, Ken Bank 11/5, Sue Boxrud 11/5, David Brown 11/6

Next Week: Peruvian medical/dental mission trips with St. Olaf students (Jerry Appledoorn)

Last Week: A very informative classification talk was given by Victoria Dennis, an attorney with Grundhoefer & Ludescher, PA. A native of Richlands, Virginia, Victoria is a graduate of Elon University near Greensboro, North Carolina, and received her law degree from William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul. Victoria’s Italian-American heritage includes grandparents who were active in the efforts during the early 1920’s to unionize coal miners in Matewan, West Virginia. Following her college years during which she was involved in music and theater, Victoria was a high school history teacher. By 1990 Victoria was working for Anderson Consulting where she met her husband Greg. Unfortunately for Northfield Rotarians who are just getting to know Victoria, she and her family will soon be relocating to Bangalore, India. We wish her well and will miss her!

Guests: Exchange students Elisa “Scooter” Skytte, Ryota Kimura, Matheus Mattos and Pablo Maldonado, Mathew Detert (Reese), Colleen Von Blarcom (Tiano) and Matthew Rich (Dennis)

Scholarship Enhancement: Yogi Reppmann

New Member Induction: Please welcome our newest member, Jodi Fritz, who transferred from the Lakeville Rotary club. Jodi is Vice President, Consumer and Retail Banking, at First National Bank.


Thanks to over 90 volunteers, including Rotarians, students and others from the community, Kids Voting was a success on Election Day.

Please contact Mike Lane if you can help with our annual Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot. Proceeds will be used for the Polio Plus campaign.

Hannah Puczko encouraged members to volunteer as a mentor in the Connected Kids program. Contact Linda Oto in the Community Services office 664-3655 if you are interested.

Coming Up:

November 20 — To be announced

November 27 — Turkey Trot – no regular meeting

Welcome Our Exchange Students

Elisa “Scooter” Skytte from Denmark

Ryota Kimura from Japan

Matheus Mattos from Brazil

Pablo Maldonado from Ecuador