Cogwheel Archive

Rotary Cogwheel | 09.15.2016

September 13, 2016

Today’s Program | Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016

Today: ENT Gerard O’Halloran, MD, “What I Wish My Patients Knew” (Spethmann)

Birthdays: Kate Andrew (9/14), Chris Weber (9/15) and Daniel Chien (9/20)

Next Week: Patrick Donahue, James J. Hill Center (K. Hargis)

Last Week:
Bike tour chalk talk: We came, we ate, we organized.

Check Presentation:|
Judy O’Fallon, a member of the district’s grant committee, presented a check for $4,738 in support of the dormitory bed project for a girls’ school in Tanzania. She praised the club’s stellar work in both youth exchange and grants.

Guests: Ramiz Allawala (Allawala), Robert Schulte (Schulte), Judy O’Fallon (V. Dilley) and a legion of auxiliary bike tour volunteers.

Please check the online directory to see if everything is up to date.  Let President Lasswell know if there are changes to be made.

Like us on Facebook. Jean Wakely encouraged club members to use Facebook to promote club activities such as the bike tour on an ongoing basis. Like the Rotary page and share it with those in your orbit.

If you took some good pictures of the bike tour or craft fair last weekend, e-mail them to Virginia Kaczmarek. We’ll use them on our website and Facebook page to better tell our story.

Members of the intrepid Turkey Trot Committee refuse to stand still. This year they are adding a new wrinkle to boost participation and our net dollars. It’s called the “Wild Turkey Trot.” The plan is to use social media to encourage all of our friends and supporters, especially exchange student alumni, to participate long distance if they cannot physically be in town for Thanksgiving. People can sign up online ( and for $20 receive an event T-shirt in the mail prior to the event. They will be encouraged to take a photo or video which will be shared on our website. These will be viewed and voted on by the masses and a prize awarded for the wildest “Wild Turkey Trot.”

Cannon River Watershed Partnership (CRWP) will hold a river cleanup this Saturday. We are sending a party to Cannon Falls for the day. See Jake Conway if you can help.

Inbound students are:
Daniel Chien from Taiwan

Emma Nielsen from Denmark

Nico Suarez Toloza from Colombia

Eric Kwun from South Korea
Wanzita Ally from Tanzania
Matteo Lombardo, Italy

Our 2016-17 outbound students are:

Sage Brinton, Argentina

McKenna Dale, Brazil

Caroline Hummel, Norway

Noah Klein, South Korea

Jane Ludwig, Colombia

Yizel Marcial, Germany

Daiki Nishioka, Taiwan

Liliana (Lily) Noble, Italy

Madison Peterson-Bradford, Brazil

Emma Pritchard, Taiwan

Nathaniel Urke, Brazil.

Coming Up

September 29 — Joe Wakely, Clean Drinking Water in Guatemala (Halverson)

October 6 — Bruce Morlan, Classified.

October 13 — Mike Strobel, The Making of Aurora Pharmaceuticals (Reese)

October 20 — Melanie Freeze, Carleton College, “What’s Ahead in the Election” (Holden)