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Cogwheel | Thursday | 8.21.08

August 21, 2008

Today’s Program: Sarah Hale, art specialist and advisor at ARTech, back from Rotary Group Study Exchange to Peru (Wolle)Birthdays: Craig Ellingboe (8/22)

Next Week: Scott Davis, Classification.

Last Week:

Rotary has given Roy Sjoberg, District Governor for #5960, a sense of purpose and an opportunity to make a difference in the world.

Since joining the Hudson Day Breakers in his hometown of Hudson, Wis., he said he has found a sense of fulfillment that previously eluded him when he was singularly focused on his Woodbury law practice.

Roy challenged the club to think about how we will use the opportunities Rotary presents to make a difference in the world.

He pointed to the polio eradication campaign, the district foundation and Fast for Hope as vehicles for doing good.

Roy grew up in Waseca and graduated from the University of Minnesota. He lived in Highland Park before moving to Hudson, Wis. Some of his guiding principles are:

  • 1) Everyone in the world has equal value;
  • 2) Rotarians have a commitment to community beyond our own homes.

He praised the work Northfield has done on youth exchange and encouraged us to increase our membership. The goal is 3 percent district-wide this year.

New Members: Lee Birkhold, development officer for the Girl Scouts and Frank Grazzini, a sealant contractor (Martin); John Fossum, prodigal lawyer (Wilmot); and Dan Springman, financial advisor (Covey with an assist from Judy Wescott-Brown). Welcome to the club!Guests: Sara Toledo, Paulo Toledo, Karina Cazar, Andrea Cazar and Sonia de Cogor (Stull); Zothansimi Ralte (Dilley); Lana and Roy Sjoberg, Lee Berkhold, John Fossum and Frank Grazzini (Williams); Elissa, our exchange student from Denmark and her host family.

Scholarship Enhancement: Steve Wilmot


Sign up for the bike tour. Many hands make light work.

Happy News — Mark Cashman is looking forward to a vacation with his grandchildren; Chris Richardson said Northfield students out perform Minnesota in ACT scores and that Minnesota out performs the nation; Curtis Tiano and wife, Laura, are celebrating 25 years of marriage; Hannah Puczko is New York bound; Charlie Cogan is grateful for President Laurie Williams’ organizational skills.

Coming Up:

Sept. 4 – Bike tour orientation – Neil Lutsky

Sept. 11 – Britta Bloomberg, Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer, speaking on “Historic Preservation: The Old and the New” (Wilmot).