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Rotary Cogwheel | 09.02.2014

September 2, 2014

Today:Bike Tour Chalk Talk

Birthdays: Judy Brown-Wescott (9/4), Bob Lampe and Chris Richardson (9/6)

Next Week: Dr. Annette Parker, President of South Central College (C. Richardson)

Last Week:

Over the last 15 years, Angel Flight’s 500 volunteer pilots have provided 20,000 free flights to people who have a medical need.

Chuck Huntley, a wing leader for the North Star Wing of the national network, said their volunteers provide both help and hope. They are typically flying people from remote areas to major healthcare facilities for specialized care. Patients must be ambulatory with no communicable diseases. They must be able to fly in a non-pressurized aircraft and capable of sitting upright. The services are free for those with a need.

The North Star Wing includes travel in Minnesota and North and South Dakota provided by some 100 pilots. Summer is the busiest time, Chuck, said. Minnesota has a number of special needs camps that require transportation for campers.

The patients are often in need of regular services over a period of time. Non-emergency transport is rarely covered by insurance. The pilots volunteer their time, their aircraft and the fuel. Chuck said they do it because they like to fly and they want to make a difference.

The group’s biggest need is to promote the service. They want people to know of this resource. They are also looking for corporate sponsors to help underwrite part of the expenses. If you want to know more, go to:


After his multiple appearances introducing guests, most of us can recite Jack Hoschouer’s mini-classification by heart.

All together now: He grew up in Illinois, learned to read at St. Olaf College, military service for 26 years, 18 of them in Germany. Now, from his Northfield home, which he shares with his wife of 47 years, he is a sales representative for Diehl Group, an aero-space manufacturer, and a Rotarian.

Last Week’s Guests:  Our Exchange Students, Class of 2014-15: Lydia Solheim (Feroe Islands), Marcelo Lecaros (Peru), Giulia Mercanti (Italy) and Philipy de Oliveria Pena Lopez (Brazil) and Shari Holman, Philipy’s host mother, (Dilley); Nick Gerhardt (Heineman) and Pascal Cogan (Cogan).

Scholarship Enhancement: Rick Estenson

Past Northfield Rotary Club meeting videos on Youtube: NorthfieldRotaryVideos

First Job:

Rich Lorang couldn’t worm his way out of his first job. At the age of 12, he counted night crawlers for 75 cents an hour.


If you have ideas for upcoming weekly programs please let Candy Taylor or Alan Anderson know.  We have many openings for future programs.

Coming Up:
Sept. 18 – Jesse Streitz and His Cross Country Bike Tour (Williams)
Sept. 25 – Matt Hillmann Transformational Technology in Northfield Schools (Lawlor)
Oct. 2 — Tom Bisell, Trials of a Bike Shop owner (TBD)