Cogwheel Archive

Northfield Rotary Cogwheel | Thursday | 4.02.09

April 2, 2009

Today’s Program: Steve Ryan – Classification (Cogan)

Birthdays: No Birthdays this week? Did we miss anyone’s?

Next Week: War Kids Relief and “A Soldier’s March for Peace,” Dina Fesler, Gunnar Swanson (Reese)

Last Week:

Pablo Maldonado of Ecuador, one of our four very capable inbound exchange students, treated us to a narrated picture show describing the “wonderful treasure chest” that is his home country. Pablo’s home is Macas, a city of about 30,000 and the capital of Morona Santiago province, located in southeastern Ecuador.

Pablo’s father is an engineer and his mother a teacher. Pablo has two sisters.

Pablo showed us pictures of many of the beautiful natural areas of Ecuador including the nearby Sangay volcano and the Rio Upano valley.

Thanks, Pablo, for an excellent presentation.

Guests: Howard White (Stull), our Inbound Exchange students, several of next year’s Outbound Exchange students, and Pablo’s host family.

Scholarship Enhancement: Matheus Mattos


Condolences to John Ophaug on the death of his father Merley Ophaug, a long time member of the Rotary Club of Minneapolis.

April 16 is the deadline for nominations of club members deserving of this year’s Marston Headley Service Above Self Award. Please contact John Stull, Peggy Prowe or Charlie Cogan.

The Bike Tour Committee is looking for new members to participate this year learning the ropes to eventually assume some of the sub-committee leadership positions needed for this important club fund raising activity. Please contact Gary Bollinger.

The GSE team from India will visit the Northfield area from April 13 through April 16. Club President Laurie Williams is hosting a potluck gathering at her house at 6:00 pm on Thursday, April 16. Please let Laurie know if you can participate in this GSE event.

Rick Estenson invites all Committee Chairs and Board members to an important club planning session beginning at 4:00 pm on Wednesday, April 22 at the Golf Club.

Coming Up:

April 16 – GSE team from India (Dilley)

April 23 – Northfield EDA program (Covey)

April 30 – Website and membership update (Bierman)

May 7 – Judge William Johnson – Today’s legal system (Cox)

Welcome To Our New Members:

Matthew Detert | John Fossum | Jodi FritzFrank Grazzini | Matthew Rich

Mary Rossing | Mark Thacher | Therese Whitesong | Colleen VanBlarcom