Cogwheel Archive

Northfield Rotary Cogwheel | 10.07.10

October 6, 2010


Rotary Cogwheel: Thursday, Oct. 7, 2010

Today’s Program: Jeff Pesta and “Sea Tales” (Puczko)

Happy Birthday: Tatiana (10/2), Kyle Nordine (10/7)

Next Week: District Governor Craig Leiser, (Weber)

Last Week::

Good Neighbor Award: Judy Swanson, a longtime Northfielder who served on the Northfield Planning Commission and the Northfield Heritage Preservation Commission and has been instrumental in the revival of Way Park, was named this year’s Good Neighbor. She was awarded a Paul Harris Fellowship for her efforts.


Olszewski. — A Scrabble player’s dream. Twenty-five points on its own, 50 if you hit a double word score. But alas, it is a proper name, so no go.

Jerry Olszewski is the coach of the St. Olaf football team. He came to the Oles with a wealth of coaching experience. A native of Wisconsin, he is an unapologetic Packer Backer. He thinks as much about leadership and mentoring as he does about offense and defense. His calling is to use the four years he has to develop some pretty good 18-year old boys into solid 22-year old men. His goal is to point them on the road to being great husbands, great fathers and great community servants.

Jerry and his wife Dina have three children, two girls and a boy. His roster of about 100 includes players from 13 different states, 61 from Minnesota. Go Oles.


Guests: Steve and Judy Swanson (Caskey), Carol Flaten (Flaten) Lee Swan (Covey), Barry Carlson (Estenson), Exchange Students (Dilley), and a nod to the Old Scout, Bill Talen.

Scholarship Enhancement: Pat O’Neill


— To complete you certification in the Rotary Youth Protection Program, go to this website:

— Jim Blaha is recruiting volunteers to work on Kids’ Voting on election day, Nov. 2. Sign up when the clipboard makes its way to you.

— President Weber commended city leadership for its work during the flooding.

— The Rotary Recognition Dinner will be Wednesday, Oct. 27, 7 p.m.. at the Archer House banquet room. Spouses and significant others are invited. It will be a Halloween theme.

Welcome exchange students

Marion Arpin — She comes from Seynod, France. Her counselors are Pat and Dawn O’Neill

Miguel Carvalho — He comes to us from Na tal, Brazil. His counselors are Blake and Beth Abdella.

Tatiana Rodriquez —She comes from Malaga Spain. Her counselors are Gary and Valerie Bollinger.

Nikolaj Svendsen — He comes from Koge, Denmark. His counselors are Brad Frago and Michelle Lasswell.

Philippa Wenzl — She comes from Uelzen, Germany. Her counselors are Mark and Susan Quinnell.

Coming Up:

Oct. 16– Cereal Bowl Fundraiser (Cogan)

Oct. 21 — Mark Henke classification (S. Richardson)

Welcome Our Newest Members:

Beth Bergmans, Tim Madigan and Roberto Zayas