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Rotary Cogwheel | 01.06.2011

January 6, 2011


Rotary Cogwheel: Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011

Today’s Program: Rotary Scholar Vera Belazelkoska (Bill Carlson)

Happy Birthday: Ingrid Sampo (1/2), Fred Rogers (1/4), Ron Linde (1/5), Michael Flynn and Curtis Tiano (1/6)

Next Week:  Carleton College President Steve Poskanser (Rogers)

Last Meeting:

The Fabulous Troubadours, under the direction of our own Gerhard Meidt, performed their traditional holiday concert for us when we last met.

A male quartet opened for them and then the full chorus entered and provided a spirited performance. They sang holiday standards, some familiar carols and more. The overnight reviews described the performance as an “artistic triumph.”

Special Presentation; Treasurer Curtis Tiano and Jack Hoschouer, chair of this year’s Defeat of Jesse James Bike Tour, presented Mayor Mary Rossing and City Administrator Tim Madigan with a check for $22,000 for bike trail development in Northfield. The city is in the process of constructing a connection between Dundas and Northfield on the east side of the Cannon River. Rotary has committed $100,000 over five years to the project. This brings our contribution to $40,000 in the first two years.


Guests: Gitta Reppmann (Weber), Sam Estenson (Estenson), Cheryl Nau  (Larson)

Scholarship Enhancement: David Brown


— Mark Abbott announced that the district had given preliminary approval to a $10,000 match for our international service project in Thailand. We have committed to raising $35,000 to help build a resource center for a hill tribe there. We have already raised $5,000 locally and we will now take our proposal to the Rotary Foundation. If you want to contribute personally to this, contact Mark.

— President Weber announced that the board had given an additional $3,000 to the Rotary Foundation for Polio Plus.

— Treasurer Curtis Tiano reports that the famed Thanksgiving Turkey Trot netted $8,200, and the Rotary basketball tournament probably will net $3,200. Nice work Rotarians.

Coming Up:

Jan. 20 – Exchange student presentation

Jan. 27 – (Rodgers)

Welcome Our Newest Members:

Beth Bergmans, Barry Carlson, Tim Madigan,

Roberto Zayas