Cogwheel Archive

Rotary Cogwheel | 09.14.2017

September 13, 2017

Today’s Program | Thursday, September 14, 2017

Today: Supt. Matt Hillmann, The State of Our Schools (Heineman)
Next Week: Dr. Steve Soderlind, New Book: “Liberty and Laissez Faire”

Birthdays: Lisa Peterson (9/10), Kate Andrew (9/14) and Chris Weber (9/15)

Statement of Purpose: Northfield Rotary Club is dedicated to promoting peace and understanding through service and shared experience. We invite people from all corners of the community to join us as we partner with others to support youth, build sustainable infrastructure and preserve our planet.

Last Week:
We devoted the meeting to preparing for the bike tour. We came. We saw. We organized. Good work everybody.

Guests: Too many to mention.

Scholarship Enhancement: Blew by that.

A Personal Testimonial:
After hearing a July 20 presentation by Northfield Curbside Composting about the benefits of organic composting, my wife and I signed up. For just $78 a year and some sorting at the kitchen sink, we are doing the minimum to extend the life of our local landfills. It’s an easy, low tech-low maintenance, green practice that helps our environment. I would encourage you to try it. To learn more, go to
— Scott Richardson

— We are all invited to an open house for the new music and performance addition to Carleton College’s Weitz Center for Creativity Sunday, Sept. 17, 2 to 4 p.m. There will be light refreshments will be served in the Weitz Center Class of 1980 Commons. “The Weitz Center is a unique and beautiful facility,” says Joe Hargis, associate vice president for external relations. “It not only supports our educational mission, it is a community asset. Since its opening in 2011, community members have taken full advantage of the many free public events at the Weitz Center. The new music and performance space will provide even more opportunities for our friends and neighbors to enjoy the rich array of programing and performances we offer.”

— Mike Lemming announced that Rock Stars & Ruckus, featuring international storyteller Kevin Kling and and Voice TV show finalist Kat Perkins, will take place on Thursday, Sept. 28, at 7 p.m. at the Grand with limited seating. A special allotment of 20 tickets has been obtained by the club, so if you are interesting in purchasing one or more, please see Mike. Tickets ($25 adults/$17 students/$5 each for any individual with a disability and their companion) also can be purchased on line at

Our 2017-18 outbound students are:
Madison Asp — Finland
Joan Erickson — Argentina
Annika Fisher— South Africa
Bergen Hoff — Czech Republic/Slovakia
Emma Iverson — Spain
Alex Kovach — Japan
Joseph Kreis — Italy
Benjamin (Ben) Mohlke — Brazil
Piper Nelson — Germany
Jenna Olien — South Korea
Jack Overstreet — Brazil
Gregory Pelletier — Argentina
Espen Richardson — Norway
Elizabeth (Betsy) Schuerman — Denmark
Allison (Al) Weise — Thailand

Coming Up
September 28 — Geoff Seper, Data Mining and Shopping (Hoschouer)
September 29 — Keepsake Cidery, 501 Social Club (Wakely)
October 5 — Ben Martig, Classification (Heineman)
October 10 — Youth Ethics Workshop (Koenig)
October 12 — Matt Hillmann, Camp RYLA