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Rotary Cogwheel | 12.13.2012

December 13, 2012

Today: District Governor Joe Kovarik (Esse)

Birthdays: Alan Anderson (12/5), Jim Holden (12/6), Jim Pokorney (12/7), Dean Johnson (12/14), Dale Ness (12/15), John Ophaug (12/15).

Next Week: Gary Carlson, MD, Alternative Medicine (B. Carlson)

Last Week: 

Pat O’Neill introduced our exchange student Diatou Gueye who treated us to a fine presentation about herself.  Diatou is enjoying her year here in Northfield.  Her home is in Puget Sur Argens, a town along the Mediterranean in LaCote d’Azur near Cannes in southeastern France.  Diatou loves the climate near the ocean and loves spending as much time as possible on sandy beaches.

Diatou’s father El Hadj is Senegalese and Diatou’s mother Simone is French.  Diatou has two sisters, Lucie who is 24 and Mary who is 21.  With dual citizenship Diatou also enjoys spending time at her family’s house in Ngor near Dakar, the capitol of Senegal.  There she can also enjoy being on the beach and can spend time with her 30+ cousins and other relatives.  Diatou intends to enroll in college next year, perhaps in Canada.

Paul Harris Fellowship:

Congratulations to Gitta Reppmann for becoming our club’s latest Paul Harris Fellow.   Gitta and Yogi are both long-standing loyal Rotarians who continue to exemplify “Service Above Self”.

Ethical Moment:

Last week: Queen Jane reminded us that if someone tells an offensive joke in our presence we do indeed have the responsibly to say something about it.

This week: Is it OK to sneak a peak at your children’s’ e-mails.

Guests: Nalongue Cogan, Dawn O’Neill, Gitta Reppmann, Mary and Mike Mitchell, Jamie and Kevin Herman, and exchange students Rachael Dawson, Cindy Wang, Mickey Oeda and Adnan Mansjur.

Scholarship Enhancement: Alan Anderson


Club members are requested to volunteer for our club’s Meals on Wheels time slots during the weeks of January 6 and 13, 2013.   Please contact Lynne Pederson if you can volunteer.

Clarice Grabow reported that $262 was raised at our weekly meeting on November 29 for the Northfield Food Shelf.  Your opportunity to give food and/or monetary donations continues again today.

David Brown reminded members to consider giving to the Rotary Foundation to improve our club’s participation in the “Every Member Every Year” campaign.

Coming Up:

Dec. 27 – No Meeting

Dec. 29 – Rotary Social at the High School 6:30 – 8:30 pm