IMPORTANT: Contact President Elect John Johnson now and tell him how you are a Rotarian! There are lots of fun “jobs” available – or volunteer to assist someone in a task/event/office. The new Rotary year begins July 1.
  • June 6 – Annual meeting at The Exchange at noon, Board meeting at 11 a.m.
  • June 13 – Regular meeting at The Exchange
  • July 4 – No meeting – Independence Day
  • July 18 – Noon meeting at The Exchange; Passing of the Gavel from Jason to John J; 11 a.m. Board meeting
  • If you prefer cole slaw or salad instead of fries with your sandwich, a gluten free bun, or no cheese, write that on the meals sign-in sheet.
  • We need a President-Elect Nominee for Rotary Year July 1, 2023 to June 30, 2024, to become President for 2024-25. Job sharing is an option if you have someone with whom to share. Let Jason and John Johnson know that you are willing to step up.
  • Rotarians and guests did good work and had a good time at the Club Service Project at Bridging.
  • Rotarians also helped with the CPY/CtK garage sale.
  • Dave presented the Service Above Self Scholarship at Irondale and raved about the accomplishments of Irondale students who were recognized.
  • Nils has started Cities Cop Church to minister to people involved in police work.  It meets at Bethel College two evenings a month. He is also creating a PTSD support group for the increasing numbers of responders suffering with it.
  • Cindy and Dave asked if there is interest in another outing to The Ordway in early October to see “Come From Away.”   More information will be forthcoming.
  • Keep track of your hours of volunteering as a Rotarian and record them at meetings.
Nicole Brinkman, Children’s Librarian at the Roseville branch of the Ramsey County Library, was the guest speaker. She shared stories and photos of the project which was the object of our Fund-a-Cause appeal.
Nicole described the library’s extensive programing for babies and children and identified needs for better and more versatile furniture and storage cabinets.
The Reading Room hosts numerous and varied programs. In one program, caregivers and infants sit on the floor in a big circle. Every caregiver has a copy of the same book, and they read aloud together to the infants. Other examples include instrumental performers, Learning-Tree yoga, gardening, and interactive story time. Community partners (ex., police, fire department and DNR) provide special programs. Homework Help is one of the most frequently requested programs. In November, they visit kindergarten classrooms in Ramsey County and host a kindergarten party.