Cogwheel Archive

Northfield Rotary Cogwheel | Thursday | 3.12.09

March 11, 2009

Today’s Program: Paul Niemisto and the Vintage Band Festival (Caskey)
Birthdays: James Herreid (3/10) and Vicki Dennis and Scott Davis (3/11)

Next Week: Richard Collman Classification

Departed: Barbara Will, longtime member of the Northfield Rotary Club and our first woman president, died March 4. She was 75. Her funeral will be Saturday, March 14, 2 p.m. at All Saints Episcopal Church, Northfield. There will be a visitation from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at Bierman’s Funeral Home.

Last Week:

Charlie Cogan introduced us to a Rotary project that is rebuilding storm-ravaged school buildings in central Togo.

Both buildings on the Central Primary School of Bassar’s campus were badly damaged by high winds and rain. One has already been rebuilt with the help of several Rotary clubs, including Northfield Rotary, which served as the fiscal agent for the project. Four thousand dollars has been raised for the second building, about half the needed funds.

Because of the limited facilities, school enrollment for the elementary aged children in the community has dropped by 15 percent. Those who do attend tolerate overcrowded classrooms.

If you want to learn more about this project, contact Charlie.

Guests: Exchange students

Scholarship Enhancement: Earl Crow

Announcements:

Nominations of club members deserving of this year’s Marston Headley Service Above Self Award may be sent to John Stull, Peggy Prowe or Charlie Cogan.

Please update your member profiles for the Rotary website. You may contact Ed Lufkin with updates at elufkin7@yahoo.com. Thanks, Ed for working on this project!

Host families and drivers are needed for the GSE team from India, which will visit the Northfield area April 13 – 16. Please contact Lee Dilley if you can be of help.

Members are invited to attend the District Conference April 17-19 in River Falls. The topic is “sustainability.” Among the speakers are Tom Henderson, founder of Shelter Boxes, and Ann Bancroft of Arctic exploration fame.

Vicki Dilley is back from her two-week trip to India. She attended meetings of two Rotary clubs and brought back a club flag from Mumbai.

Rick Estenson, president-elect, invited interested parties to a planning session on Wednesday, April 22.

Coming Up:

March 26 – Pablo Maldonado of Ecuador (Taylor)

April 2 – Steve Ryan, classification (Cogan)

April 9 – Virginia Kaczmarek, classification (Cashman)

April 16 – GSE team from India (Dilley)

Welcome To Our New Members:

Matthew Detert | John Fossum | Jodi Fritz | Frank Grazzini | Matthew Rich

Mary Rossing | Mark Thacher | Therese Whitesong | Colleen VanBlarcom