Cogwheel Archive

Rotary Cogwheel | 01.19.2017

January 17, 2017

Today’s Program | Thursday, January 19, 2017

Today: Janine Atchison, Classification (Heineman)

Birthdays: Rick Esse and Michael Leming (1/16), Mark Abbott (1/17), Wendy Sivanich (1/21)

Next Week: Emma Nielsen, Exchange Student (Frago)

Last Week:
Paul Krause has been documenting life in Northfield since 1999. His portfolio began with his Northfield Community Video Project and continues to focus on the unique attributes that shape our community’s rich and multi-faceted quality of life.

Northfield is fertile ground for his work. The community attracts people who value quality of life and so the culture becomes self-perpetuating. He recently finished a video on the legacy of John and Ann North, and is turning his attention to a series he calls the “magnificent seven.” He intends to profile seven residents who have had a profound influence on the tone and rhythm of Northfield. Among them are: Stephen Kelly, a retired Carleton College music professor, and Mac Gimse, a retired St. Olaf College art professor, sculpture and poet.

In the latest chapter of his professional life, Paul plans to cultivate the next generation of local documentarians. He is starting a non-profit devoted to helping youth and others learn the art of storytelling through video production. He calls it the “beginning of a new era” for him.

He shared samples of some of the videos he has produced of late. They included: Chemo Blues with Stephen Kelly, Rain On Mars, an art project produced by 13 high school students that sits on Division Street in front of Northfield Public Library; and A+ Art Club, a collaboration of Northfield Arts Guild and Northfield Public Schools, that serves students on the autistic spectrum.

John Sinning moved to Northfield 15 years ago. Several years ago, he stepped out of the corporate world and dedicated himself to helping launch Believet, a non-profit organization that trains service dogs to help military veterans. He is now back in the corporate world, working on the financial side for Code 42, a software company that provides backup and recovery services to clients. This arrangement allows him to be more present at our club’s meetings.

John and his wife, Susan, have two children. Their daughter lives in Seattle, and their son recently graduated from Bradley University and is on a five-week motorcycle tour of South America.

Guests: No guests

Scholarship Enhancement: Double A – Alan Anderson

The Turkey Trot Committee and board members will be reviewing the event over pizza tonight at 5:30 p.m. at First National Bank South training room. Let Rick Estenson know if you are a late entry.

For the 16th year running — and we mean really running, Greg Carlson was the first Rotary club member to cross the finish line at the Turkey Trot. Virginia Kaczmarek was first in the club’s women’s division.

The Paul Harris Foundation Centennial Dinner is planned for Thursday evening, Feb. 16, 6:30 p.m. at Bethel Lutheran Church. Stay tuned for more details.

The most current listing of committee assignments and leadership responsibilities is printed on Page 3 of the Cogwheel. If you have been misplaced or want to change your committee assignment, let Jean Wakely or Scott Richardson know.

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

Caroline Hummel, Norway

Noah Klein, South Korea

Jane Ludwig, Colombia

Yizel Marcial, Germany

Daiki Nishioka, Taiwan

Liliana (Lily) Noble, Italy

Emma Pritchard, Taiwan

Nathaniel Urke, Brazil.

Coming Up

February 2 — Tesgaye Nega, Improving Cooking Solutions in Ethopia (Rogers)

February 9 — Andrei Sivanich, Classification

February 16 — Paul Harris Foundation Dinner. No noon meeting.

February 23 — Mateo Lombardo (O’Neill)