Cogwheel Archive

Rotary Cogwheel | May 3.2018

May 1, 2018

Today’s Program | Thursday, May 3, 2018

Today: Mary Hahn (Richardson)

Next Week: Sandi Gerdes, Developmental Disability Awareness (Sivanich)

Birthdays: Mary Hahn (4/30), Regi Haslett-Marroquin (4/28), Stacey Longwich (4/27)

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. 


  • Trisha Rosenfeld (Heineman)
  • NHS students Ann, Julia and Elsa (Bia)
  • Future Outbounds Trevor (Brazil), Emmett (Taiwan), Cully (Sweden) and Henry (Zimbabwe)
  • Hayes Scriven (Peterson)


Paul Harris Fellowship was presented to Patsy Ophaug by her husband John. 


Barry Carlson is celebrating retirement by reading with kids at Sibley 

Matt Hillman shared that we sent six students to RYLA

Northfield High School student Delina Haileab was presented with a Rotary Scholarship toward her college of choice, Carleton

Todd Thompson is back from Guatemala

Pau is heading back to Spain—he shared that it’s been a great year and he appreciates all of us so much

Scholarship enhancement

Barry Carlson


Last Week: Rachel Morey said that music has been a huge part of her life. She was pleased to introduce the Troubadors, now in their 40th year of vocal performances. In those four decades, they have had six directors. The average age of the group is 72 years young. They entertained us with beautiful renditions of:

God Ever Glorious

Little Innocent Lamb

Down by the Old Mill Stream

Ticket to the Kingdom

Keep America Singing

Peaceful River

Beer Barrel Polka

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:

May 17 – Susan Brower, MN State Demographics (Blaha)

May 24 – No lunch meeting, Student graduation party at Rick Estenson’s