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Rotary Cogwheel | 12.09.2010

December 8, 2010


Rotary Cogwheel: Thursday, December 9, 2010

Today’s Program: The Reppmann Report with Yogi Reppmann

Happy Birthday: Mark Cashman (12/6), Jim Pokorney (12/7) and Ed Fox (12/11).

Next Week:  The Fabulous Troubadours (Meidt)

Last Meeting:

Holman, Wis. is where it all began for Dayna Clemment. She grew up there, the only daughter in a family of four. Her father introduced her to his favorite past-times — hunting and fishing — but she was a child of the ‘80s, big dreams and big hair.

Dayna graduated from University of Wisconsin — Stout with a degree in psychology.  She had considered hotel management and school counseling for her life’s work, but a college experience building homes on a mission trip changed her mind. She spent 15 years working in youth ministry. Working in Washington D.C. at Luther’s Place and later in a church in Duluth, she has seen every overnight lock-in,-canoe trip, corny talent show skit, camping trip and beach party you can imagine. And she is still smiling. Her calling, she said, was to create the space that allowed young people to discover their potential to love, to give and to create.

Dayna is now the executive director for Rice County Habitat for Humanity. She lives in Northfield with her fiancée and his eight-year old son. She appreciates the “hand up not a handout” philosophy that guides the organization. She is extremely proud of the commitment of the group’s volunteer leadership and the others who make the organization go.


Guests: Miquel, Nikolaij and Tatiana (Dilley), David Pappas (Wakely), Gitta Reppmann (Yogi)

Scholarship Enhancement: Dave Halsor


— Missi Arens has enough volunteers for the Rotary basketball tournament upcoming, but she would like to get a standby waiting list in case things come up. Talk to her if you can help.

— There will be a Rotary social on Thursday, Dec. 30, 6:30 p.m. in the Northfield High School Auditorium. It will focus on our returning youth exchange students. Put it on your holiday calendar.

— President Weber invited club officers and those interested in youth exchange and international service to think about attending the Midterm event in Lake Elmo on Saturday, Jan. 8. See him if you are interested.

— Charlie Cogan is making a final push to raise another $300 for an orphanage in Ghana. We have already contributed $1,600, but funds are still needed to furnish a computer center for the kids.

Coming Up:

Dec. 30 – Evening for returning exchange students

(V. Dilley and Wakely)

Jan. 6 – Vera Belazelkoska Rotary Scholar, Thailand

(Bill Carlson),

Jan. 13 – Carleton President Steve Poskanser ( Rogers)

Welcome Our Newest Members:

Beth Bergmans, Barry Carlson, Tim Madigan,

Roberto Zayas