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JOIN US FOR A FUN LUNCH EACH TUESDAY AT 12:15PM

New Brighton Mounds View

Our Club Motto: Service Above Self

We Meet On Tuesday at 12:15
The Exchange Food and Drink
500 5th Ave, NW
651-348-6289
New Brighton, MN  55112
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Bob Barmore opened the meeting with the Pledge and Invocation.
 
Our guests today were Trong Cu and Citaly Escobar.  Trong and Citaly were recipients of our Irondale scholarships.  Trong is headed for the University of Minnesota to study biology or biochemistry in preparation for applying to dental school.  Citaly will attend Augsburg to study international relations and hopes someday to be an ambassador.  Trong and Citaly are shown below with Gerry Tietz and Ed James.
 
Geoff Hollimon encouraged all of us to sign up for a shift (or many shifts) at the CPY Kids Korral at Stockyard Days, August 11th through 13th.  The Korral will be at 1500 Old Hwy 8.  We are looking for people who are over 16 years of age.  Please sign up online or get our contact information here.  You should be able to find a time (or times) that work for you.  We need a lot of volunteers to make this work, so your help will be greatly appreciated.  Volunteers will be helping run the Sales Tent and Gate Check as well as nine different inflatables ranging from moon walks to obstacle courses and one enormous slide!  Thank you for your help and support to make the Kids Korral a successful fundraiser for CPY.
 
Geoff also has tickets available for the CPY Stockyard Days Golf Ball Drop, which is also a great fundraiser for CPY.
 
Cindy Carlson will be purchasing $250 in groceries for Prior Crossing, an apartment complex providing housing for homeless youth, administered by Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative.  She would like help with shopping and delivering the food to the apartment complex.  Please contact Cindy if you can help.
 
Cindy also announced that the Rotary 5960 Fast for Hope Nicaragua trip has been scheduled for November 14-20, 2017. The trip will include an immersive learning experience about poverty and frameworks for community economic development.  The trip will include site visits and sightseeing in colonial Grenada and the surrounding area.  The cost for the trip is $2,500 which covers everything except airfare and personal purchases.  If you are interested, contact David Newman ASAP at dave@bancorgroup.com or 612-599-7270.
 
Dana Rebelein suggested we bring our old Rotarian magazines to Rotary for distribution to visitors and membership prospects.
 
Dana also announced that she will be facilitating our First Responder Recognition Initiative.  Several ideas were shared by members today, and Dana welcomes ideas and/or help with planning.

While she was up, Dana summarized the positive effects of our support for the Guatemala Literacy Project.
 
Garry Johnson suggested that we wear Rotary logo clothing of some sort at our events to promote Rotary awareness.  Garry will research and coordinate with Dave Hoel and Tom Pastor.
 
Mark Beisswenger announced that he has a new grandson, Carter James Beisswenger, 9.5 pounds at birth!!!
 
Gerry Tietz introduced Foundation Director Jason Miller, who reviewed his plans to promote Rotary Foundation giving in the coming year. Jason will focus on maintaining our existing efforts and increasing awareness of the Foundation within and outside the club.  He hopes to increase awareness with information from videos and the RI website and signage at Rotary and community events.  He will also focus on achieving EREY (Every Rotarian Every Year) and 100% Paul Harris status for the club.
 
Gerry then introduced Service Projects Director Jason Slama.  Jason introduced our Directors for each of Rotary’s Five Avenues of Service:
·         Bob Barmore - Club Service
·         Mark Lampman – Vocational Service
·         Dana Rebelein – Community Service
·         Cindy Carlson/Geoff Hollimon – International Service
·         Ed James – Youth Service
 
Gerry Tietz took us online to review our recently revamped website home page and the email capabilities of the ClubRunner club management software.  He also reviewed the brand new Membership development Module of the software, which enables membership prospects to indicate their interest in Rotary via a simple online tool.  This same tool can also be used by current Rotarians to initiate our new email contact system designed to get people interested in Rotary membership. The membership module is accessed by clicking the “Membership Inquiry Form” button at the top right of the home page of our club website.  You’ll find the website at http://nbmvrotary.org.
Co-President John Risdall opened the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance and Margaret Johnson provided an invocation.
 
Our Guests today were:
-Vicki Elliott – Thrivent Financial
-Tom Key – Rotarian from Minneapolis #9
-Past District 5960 Governor Tom Yuzer – currently a Menifee, California Rotarian
-Don Salverda – Roseville Rotarian
 
Geoff Hollimon reminded us of our commitment to help sponsor and participate in the CPY Kids Korral at Stockyard Days, August 11th through 13th.  The Korral will be at 1500 Old Hwy 8.  We are looking for people who are over 16 years of age.  Please sign up here for a time (or times) that work for you.  If you (or others over age 16) are able to help us one or multiple times that would be great.  Volunteers will be helping run the Sales Tent and Gate Check as well as 9 different inflatables ranging from moon walks to obstacle courses and one enormous slide!  Thank you for your help and support to make the Kids Korral a success.
 
Dana Rebelein did a great job of honoring outgoing Co-Presidents John Risdall and Paul Fournier for their service to the club during their tenure.  Both John and Paul had already served as Club President (John in ‘79-’80 and Paul in ’87-’88) and their willingness to serve again is a testament to their commitment to the Club.  John and Paul thanked the Club and especially Gerry Tietz for the support shown them during the past year.  See below for photos of Dana presenting John and Paul with their Past President Plaques.
Mary Ann Bawden memorialized the occasion by arranging for some of the most delicious cupcakes I have ever tasted.
 
Nils Friberg had the honor of presenting Dana Rebelein with her Paul Harris Fellowship +6.  This recognition level is indicated by a ruby stone on the pin, signifying contributions of over $7,000 to the Foundation!  Nils and Dana are pictured below.
 
Gerry Tietz officially took the reins of the club by accepting the Gavel and Bell from John Risdall and Paul Fournier (see photo below).
 
Gerry’s first action as President was to recognize his leadership team for the coming year.  John Marg-Patton will be the President-Elect until the takes the gavel for the 2018-19 Rotary Year.  John Ordway will serve as Treasurer, MaryAnn Bawden will be our Secretary, Bob Barmore will serve as Director of Club Administration, Bev Aplikowski will continue as Membership Development Director, Mary Stewart will serve as Communications/Public Image Director, our Foundation Director will be Jason Miller and Jason Slama will be Service Projects Director.  Gerry proposed the following New (Rotary) Year’s Resolutions, which he hopes to achieve with the help of his Leadership Team and the support of the entire club.
1.       More fun
2.       Maintain current service projects
3.       Develop one or more new projects
4.       Increase membership
5.       Love and care for each other
6.       Continue to be a vibrant club
My money’s on Gerry to lead the Club in accomplishing all these resolutions, and more!

Prior to today’s meeting Dave Hoel and John Risdall presented a check from the NBMV Rotary club to the New Brighton Area Historical Society.  Dave and John are shown below with Ron Cota and Wayne Searles, members of the NBAHS board of directors.

A reminder from our Treasurer, John Ordway, that paying your April - June dues this week will maximize the amount of matching dollars available to us in the coming Rotary year.

Today’s meeting was off-site at the New Brighton Public Safety Building.  The food was catered by The Exchange, providing a delicious pizza buffet lunch.

Geoff Hollimon opened the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance and Nils Friberg offered the invocation.

 

Our Guests today were Marv Sorvala, Assistant City Manager Devin Massopust and Ramsey County Commissioner Mary Jo McGuire.

 

Jason Slama has received a note from Feed My Starving Children thanking us for our recent food packing outing.  FMSC will be able to feed 4 children for a year because of our volunteer efforts.

 

Our program for today was a tour of the New Brighton Public Safety Building.  Our tour guide was none other than the Director of Public Safety, Tony Paetznick.  Before the tour, Director Paetznick provided a few details about the building.  Built in 2002 at a cost of 10 million dollars, the 65,000 square foot facility was, and still is, state of the art. The building houses the police and fire departments and their administrative staffs.  It also includes four holdings cells, a firing range, meeting rooms and the Emergency Operations Center.  Our own Jim O’Brien was the architect for the project. 

 

New Brighton currently has 29 full time police officers and 45 paid on call firefighters, many of whom are cross-trained for both roles, creating a genuine family atmosphere in the Public Safety Department.  Director Paetznick guided us through nearly every nook and cranny of the building and his pride in the building and those who work there was clear for all to see.  Thanks to Geoff Hollimon for arranging the tour.  Photos of Director Paetznick and the Public Safety Building are shown below.

 

 

 
 
Geoff Hollimon opened the meeting with the Pledge and MaryAnn Bawden offered an invocation.
 
Geoff’s daughter had given him a Christmas gift of tickets to the recent air show in Duluth and Geoff played a video of the Blue Angels during the mealtime.  As a retired Naval Aviation Commander, Geoff is justifiably proud of these supremely talented pilots.
 
Our guests today were:
- District 5960 Foundation Chair and Past District Governor, Gary Campbell
- Tami Moberg, Executive Director of Quincy Tree House.
- Marv Sorvala, Roseville Rotarian
- Erling Eibs, representing Christ the King Lutheran Church.
 
Geoff reminded us that we have off-site meetings on June 13th and 20th.  On the 13th, we will tour the New Brighton Public Safety Building and on the 20th, we will have a wine tasting at Total Wine in Roseville.  Both meetings will be catered by The Exchange.  Call Geoff if you were not able to sign up during the meeting today.
 
Gerry Tietz reported on our plan to have a satellite club which would likely meet a couple of times a month in the morning.  The morning meeting will hopefully open up the Rotary experience for those who can’t attend a noon meeting.  We are looking for a champion to lead the development of this exciting new opportunity to extend Rotary.  If you would like to investigate further, contact Gerry Tietz or John Marg-Patton.
 
You may recall that Quincy Treehouse’s Co- founder and Executive Director, Tami Moberg, has spoken to our club about Quincy’s mission to help homeless youth in the Mounds View School District.  Coincidentally, one of our new initiatives at NBMV Rotary, led by Garry Johnson, is to help with homeless youth.  Quincy Tree House was very much in need of transportation for its youth, so Garry, Geoff and Cindy envisioned, planned and executed a $1,000 District Matching Grant request that, when added to our clubs $1,000 contribution, would enable us to purchase a used van from Christ the King Lutheran Church and transfer ownership of the van to Quincy Treehouse.  The club also was able to present Tami with a check for $500. Tami was clearly touched by our generosity.  Tami shared a new video and an inspirational reading (adapted from Young Life) titled “What Being At Quincy Tree House Ought To Do For You”.  Tami said that 13 of her homeless youth will be traveling to Branson next week in their new van.
 
District 5960 Foundation Chair, PDG Gary Campbell presents the district’s $1,000 matching grant check to Geoff Hollimon.
 

Garry Johnson presents a check to Erling Eibs, representing Christ the King Lutheran Church.
 
 
Tami Moberg receives the keys to the van from Erling Eibs.
 
 
Garry Johnson presents $500 check to Tami.
 
 
Our program for today was Bob Barmore.  Bob combined a revised version of the classification talk he presented around the turn of the century and a brief slide show of photos from his trip to New Zealand 
 
Bob was born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska.  His parents were married for 69 years until his mom passed away at age 93.  His dad is now in memory care at the age of 95.  Bob’s first real job was “bean walking” (weeding bean fields) but he soon got a job working on trucks, which provided him with the know-how to keep his ‘66 GTO running.  While working on his business degree at Northwestern College, he interned with John Copas at Abbey Carpet, who hired him right out of school.  Bob stayed with Abbey Carpet for 17 years.  He had admired his future wife, Julie from afar for some time before he finally met her at church.  They have now been married for 30 years and have raised three children.  Elizabeth is married to Nick and works a labor and delivery nurse in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  Lauren is married to Josh, lives in White Bear Lake and works as an administrative assistant at Bethlehem Baptist Church.  Their son, Austin, has a dual major in applied mathematics and engineering and is in medical sales.
 
Bob and Julie’s trip to New Zealand began with a long 13 hour flight from Los Angeles to Auckland, followed by another 2 hour flight to the South Island.  They spent two weeks exploring Te Anau and Fjordland National Park, some of the most scenic landscape on earth.  Bob told me that he got a new camera just for the trip and the purchase was well worth it…his photos were beautiful.  Bob noted that the absence of predators on the island has resulted in large populations of rabbits, deer and surprisingly furry opossums.  I’ve just added New Zealand to my travel bucket list; I just have to figure out how to survive the long flight.
Cindy Carlson opened the meeting with the Pledge and Invocation.
 
Amy Janecek introduced Amy Umanzor and Andrew Gutierrez, Irondale students who represented NBMV Rotary at Camp RYLA recently.
 
MaryAnn Bawden introduced her guest and sister, Sandy.
 
Dana Rebelein led a brief discussion about sponsoring (and staffing) the Stockyard Days Bingo Tent again this year.  It was decided that we would look for other ways to support Stockyard Days in addition to our continuing support for the Parade Hot dog Feed.  Geoff Hollimon was quick to offer an alternative.  He noted that CPY will be running the Carnival at Stockyard Days and that they could really use our help.
 
While he was up, Geoff reminded us that we will have two offsite meetings in June.  On June 13th, we will take a tour of the New Brighton Public Safety Building and on June 20th we will have a wine tasting at Total Wine in Roseville.  Look for a signup sheet next week.
 
Ed James reported on our Feed My Starving Children volunteer outing last week.  Ed conscripted most of his family and Dave Hoel invited several friends to add to the core group of 6 Rotarians.  What a fun and rewarding way to work with friends to provide nutritious food for starving children.  Thanks to all who participated.  The NBMV Rotary delegation is shown above.
 
Happy fines were plentiful today…here are some highlights:
- The Hollimon’s are back after a great vacation in North Carolina.
- Dave Hoel offered a dollar in appreciation for a great time at Feed My Starving Children.
- Sue Ager thanked us for the donation of the Chess and Checker Board to the Innsbruck Healing Gardens.  Sue was also thankful to be able to travel away from home for two days with husband, Duane.  Duane has been unable to travel since becoming ill with a severe case of Guillain-Barre Syndrome 18 months ago.
- Beverly Aplikowski thanked MaryAnn Bawden for the visit and the delicious cake.
- Gerry Tietz was able to improvise an 11 person Memorial Day Picnic in his bedroom where his home-bound wife, Marlys, could join in the fun.  Our thoughts and prayers are with Marlys and Gerry as she recovers from a spinal compression fracture.
- Dana was thankful for The Exchange as a place to eat with friends and family when her range was not working.
- Amy Janecek was thankful for a North Shore visit with family, and for only one more week ‘til Irondale graduation.
- Cindy Carlson was positively beaming as she offered a dollar to celebrate her impending grand motherhood.
- George Winiecki offered a dollar to clarify that his “WIN” vanity license plates identify his business, WIN insurance agency, and are NOT “Whiskey’ plates (as if that needs clarification).
- John Risdall reported that he gives mirrors as gifts to babies and young children, noting the developmental advantages for kids.  I found this info online.
 
Our speakers for today were two Irondale students who received scholarships from our club to attend Camp RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Academy) in Hudson, WI.  Amy Umanzor and Andrew Gutierrez each spoke in glowing terms of team building and ethics exercises and of the strong friendships that developed over the 3 day experience.  Amy plans to study international relations and Andrew plans to study engineering at NDSU. Irondale Principal Amy Janecek is shown with Amy and Andrew below.
 
 

Jason Miller opened the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance and Cindy Carlson offered the invocation.

Our lone guest today was Janet Ampe, a Rotarian from the Rogers club. Janet was here to promote the Rogers Rotary Veteran’s Memorial Golf Tournament, Tuesday June 13th at Fox Hollow Golf Club.  Call Janet (612-760-6424) if you need more information.

 

Dana Rebelein announced the Disabled American Veterans Anoka County Chapter Golf Tournament.  It will be held at the Refuge Golf Club on July 12th, starting at 12:30PM. Call the DAV Chapter Office at 763-245-2585 to register or get more information.

 

Bob Barmore distributed the monthly program and meeting assignments for the 2017-18 Rotary year.  Click here to download the assignment list.  If you are unable to fulfill your responsibility, feel free to swap with a Rotarian in another group.  Just be sure to let Bob know that you’ve made the switch.

 

Jason Slama updated us on the Feed My Starving Children food packing event on Wednesday night from 8-9:30PM.  Those who have already signed up should be at 401 93rd Avenue NW, Coon Rapids, MN 55433 (763-951-7308) by 7:45PM Sharp!  NBMV Rotary is donating $50 for each Rotarian volunteer to cover the cost of the meals we pack.  Those who are unable to attend are encouraged to contribute whatever they can to help cover the cost of the packed meals.

 

Cindy Carlson said that the District has approved a matching grant to cover the cost of a used van for Quincy Tree House.  Many thanks to Dana Rebelein, Cindy Carlson, Garry Johnson and Geoff Hollimon, whose hard work made it possible.

 

The Board has approved the donation of a checkers/chess table and chairs to the Healing Gardens at Innsbruck Care Center.  The donation will fill a need at the Healing Gardens and a plaque will identify our club as the donor.  Sue Ager thanked the club for the generous donation.

 

George Winiecki (a.k.a. Hot Dog King) has agreed to head up the Stockyard Days Parade Hot Dog Feed again this year but he’s looking for a co-chair.  Let’s hope someone will acknowledge George’s many years of dedication to this effort by agreeing to be his right hand man for this year’s event.

 

Gerry Tietz’ inauguration as 2017-18 Club President is scheduled for July 11th.  Let’s honor his commitment by having a great turnout for the event, which will also honor John Risdall and Paul Fournier for their contributions as Co-Presidents for the past year.

 

For next week’s (May 30) meeting, members are encouraged to come prepared with ideas for club projects and membership growth in the coming Rotary Year.

 

Janet Ampe thanked those who sponsored her for the Parkinson’s Walk earlier this year.

 

Dana Rebelein couldn’t conceal her excitement about her experience at the shooting range session that she won in the live auction at the Gold Plate Dinner.  She proudly displayed the target from her first close range session…all the holes were in the bull’s-eye!

 

Cor Wilson announced a new iPhone app (Android version is in the works) which will allow the user to watch live and archived programs.  Download the free app at the Apple Store (search for CTV North Suburbs).  Cor also noted that CTV North Suburbs will provide live coverage of area high school commencement ceremonies on Channels 15 (Comcast), 8015 (CenturyLink) and webcast.  Cor further noted that CTV will also provide live coverage of all 50 Saints baseball games this season.  Go to ctvnorthsuburbs.org for more info.

 

John Risdall celebrated his 72nd birthday today and the Birthday Hat was brought out of retirement just for the occasion.  Nobody rocks the Birthday Hat like John does!  See photo above.

 

Cindy’s mom’s breast cancer biopsy revealed only pre-cancerous clusters and no lymph node involvement.

 

Jason Miller introduced our speaker, Paul Vliem, Development Manager at Tasks Unlimited, which provides housing and mental health services for people in recovery from severe and persistent mental illness.  Tasks Unlimited was organized in 1970 and currently serves over 300 individuals with mental illness.  Paul revealed that 1 in 5 adults will experience some degree of mental illness in their lifetime but 1 in 20 adults live with severe persistent mental illness (SMPI).  This means that 93,000 adults in the Twin Cities are dealing with SPMI.  This persistent mental illness is the focus of Tasks Unlimited.  There are three major categories of SMPI. Schizophrenia affects 1% of U.S. adults, Bipolar Disorder affects 2.5% and Major Depression affects nearly 7% of the adult population.  The effects of SPMI on those who have it are startling.  Fully 55% of adults with SPMI are unemployed, compared with 5% overall unemployment.  Among the homeless population, 60% of adults suffer from SPMI.  Even more startling is the fact that the life expectancy of individuals with SPMI is 25 years less than in the general population

 

Paul said that mental health treatment is transitioning from the previous medical treatment model toward a psychiatric rehabilitation model, and many Twin Cities organizations are participating in that transition.  Tasks Unlimited is doing their part by providing employment support through their commercial cleaning service business, stable housing services support with 21 group residences in the metro area, and mental health support with 40 mental health professionals.  Paul said that chemical health services are necessary for 44% of their residents and 96% of their residents have criminal records (mostly minor offences).  Paul proudly outlined the positive impacts that Tasks Unlimited is having on their residents.  Resident’s wages have increased seven-fold, 88% of resident report more stable housing and psychiatric hospitalizations have decreased by an astounding 92%, saving an estimated $1.3 million in hospital costs.

 

For more information check out:

    The National Alliance on Mental Illness at nami.org, and

    Tasks Unlimited at tasksunlimited.org

    Contact Paul at pvliem@tasksunlimited.org

John Risdall and Paul are pictured below.

 
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JOIN US FOR A FUN LUNCH EACH TUESDAY AT 12:15PM

New Brighton Mounds View

Our Club Motto: Service Above Self

We Meet On Tuesday at 12:15
The Exchange Food and Drink
500 5th Ave, NW
651-348-6289
New Brighton, MN  55112
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