Cogwheel Archive

Northfield Rotary Cogwheel | 09.16.10

September 15, 2010


Rotary Cogwheel: Thursday, Sept. 16, 2010

Today’s Program: Michelle Muench, MD, Modern Opthamology (O’Neill)

Happy Birthday: Mathew Detert (9/14) and Chris Weber and Miguel Caravelho (9/15)

Next Week: Child Protection, Rotary system (Frago)

Last Meeting:

One can only describe it as creative chaos. Our fearless bike tour leader, Jack Hoschouer, gave us the old Amish pep talk and then turned us over to his lieutenants for our game-day assignments.  Whatever happened in that 20-minute cacophony produced results. The bike tour was wildly successful. While we did not best our record 1,300 riders of 2009, we did provide a wonderful recreational experience for 1,240-some. Not bad for a windy day, preceded by a day of threatening weather.


—- Roberto Zayas has been approved for membership.

— Carl Caskey is looking for three good spellers to participate in the Friends of the Library Spelling Bee Thursday, Oct. 7, at The Grand.

— A skeet-shooting, poker-playing fundraiser for Polio Plus and Feed My Starving Children will be Saturday, Oct. 2, at Estenson Fieldhouse.

— There will be a grand opening of the new Key, 109 6th St. West, Saturday, Sept. 18, 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.


Guests: A bevy of bike tour volunteers (Weber), Ayako Hoschouer (Hoschouer), Kate Taylor (Hasslette-Marroquin), Alexi Poulous (Pokorney).

Scholarship Enhancement: A four-peat for a now dumbfounded Mark Abbott

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.

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

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

Coming Up:

Saturday, Sept 25 – Band Fundraiser for Key

at Rick Estenson’s Event Center

September 30 — “What he expects young men to become during and after their journey at St. Olaf”  St. Olaf Head Football Coach

Jerry Olszewski, (Quinnell).

Welcome Our Newest Member:

Beth Bergmans, Tim Madigan and Roberto Zayas