Cogwheel Archive

Rotary Cogwheel | 08.04.2016

August 3, 2016

Today’s Program | Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016

Today: Wendy Sivanich, Classification (Estenson)

Birthdays: Caitlin Elliot (8/1) and Katy Hargis (8/4)

Next Week: Jim Barbour, Diaries of Deane and Ian Barbour about 1948 work camp experience (Reppmann)

Last Week:
Forty-five Rotarians had the opportunity to see the still new Northfield Y up close. Members were given guided tours by Y staff. We were able to see the pool area, gymnasium, cardio and weight area with the walking track (13 laps is a mile) and the group exercise room, which hosts everything from Zumba to Karate. We also saw the child care area where children are supervised while parents squeeze in their workouts.

As conceived, the Y much more than a health club. Its mission is to strengthen individuals, families and community through a wide range of programming and partnerships. It now has 5,000 plus members; 700 of those receive some measure of financial assistance.

The Wellness floor sports a full time wellness coordinator and personal trainers. Options include treadmills, ellipticals, bikes, rowers, spinning bikes and physical therapy equipment. An orientation session for adults is available. There is a punch card option for the track. It costs $3 per visit. Runners or walkers under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

The Y also offers personal nutrition training, 12 weeks to fitness sessions and worksite wellness support. Space at the Y can also be reserved for birthday parties, $85 for members, $105 for nonmembers for up to 20 kids.

Summer day camp was in full swing. They run from early June through August. Seventy-five campers are enrolled in any given week and each week has a central theme such as “Hometown Heroes” or “Mysteries and Riddles.”

Virginia Kaczmarek, Y executive director, said the Y is very appreciative of the support they have received from the Rotary club and Rotarians who donated individually. The Rotary contributions are recognized with a handsome sign in the Y entryway.

Guests: I think we were the guests.

Scholarship Enhancement: Didn’t happen.

We need 180 volunteers to pull off the Defeat of Jesse James Days Rotary Bike Tour. Jean Wakely and Ragh Singh are taking names. See them if you can help.

We will be partnering again with the Eagan Rotary Club and Northfield High School to host an Ethics Workshop for 40 to 50 high school students on Tuesday, Oct. 25, at Community Resource Bank. If you are interested in helping plan or participating in the all-day event, see David Koenig.

Our 2016-17 outbound students are:

Sage Brinton, Argentina

McKenna Dale, Brazil

Caroline Hummel, Norway

Noah Klein, South Korea

Jane Ludwig, Colombia

Yizel Marcial, Germany

Daiki Nishioka, Taiwan

Liliana (Lily) Noble, Italy

Madison Peterson-Bradford,  Brazil

Emma Pritchard, Taiwan

Nathaniel Urke, Brazil.

Incoming students are:
Daniel Chien from Taiwan

Emma Nielsen from Denmark

Nico Suarez Toloza from Colombia

Gyung Hwan Yoon from South Korea
Wanzita Masenza from Tanzania

Coming Up

August 18 — District Governor Jim Hunt (Halverson)

August 25 — Joel Wagar, Mill Towns Trails (Prowe)

September 1 — Earl Weinmann, SCOPE Program (Lawlor)

September 8 — Bike Tour Volunteers

Quote of the Week:
This world of ours… must avoid becoming a community of dreadful fear and hate, and be, instead, a proud confederation of mutual trust and respect.

— Dwight D. Eisenhower