New Brighton
Mounds View
Rotary Club
Meeting Recap - February 13, 2018
Jim Kadechka opened the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance and an Invocation.
Our guests today were Roseville Rotarian, Marv Sorvala; Mounds View City Administrator and prospective member, Nyle Zikmund;  and API executives and prospective members, Kimberly Peterson and Michael Johnson.  Welcome, all!
2018/2019 Club Co-President Elects, John Marg Patton and Cindy Carlson, reported on their President Elect Training Orientation this past weekend.  John and Cindy are prepared to enhance the already amazing service efforts of our great club.
Cindy Carlson noted that the Gold Plate Dinner is just two months away.  The gala will be held at the Roseville Radisson on April 13th, so we should all be selling tickets now.  See Beverly for ticket sales brochures or extra tickets.  Cindy also reminded us that we have a GPD sponsorship goal of $10,000.  If you, or someone you know, might be interested in sponsoring the event, see Cindy for more details.
Some highlights from the Happy Dollars are:
     -Cindy Carlson just returned from a Bahamas vacation.
     -Nile Sigmund has become a grandpa for the first time.
     -John Risdall’s oldest daughter is pregnant.
     -Ed James just returned from a trip to Glasgow, Scotland.
     -John Marg-Patton has returned from Australia and Tasmania, where he visited his daughter.
MaryAnn Bawden announced that her congregation at Country Roads Church will be hosting a concert by The Alaska String Band on February 22nd at 7 PM.  The FREE concert will be held at the church, 25346 Apollo St NE, Stacy, MN. Come and join in the fun!  See MaryAnn for more details.
Cindy Carlson shared an email from the District Literacy Team, seeking additional members for the team.  The team’s mission is to determine best practices for clubs working on literacy projects.  If you would like to be a part of the team, which meets once every two months, contact the district office.
Michelle Caron has arranged a  sign making event which is scheduled for March 5th at the Exchange.  This is social event for New Brighton Mounds View Rotarians, family and friends. Pre-Registration is a must
Go to: and look for our event on March 5thYou must visit the website to choose your sign and pay.  The fee is $45 per person NOT including food and beverages.  This fee is for one large or two small signs.  Choose your sign(s) when registering.
Gerry Tietz introduced our speaker, Cindy Cook, Executive Director of The Friends of the Ramsey County Libraries.  RCLFriends “is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the libraries in making information, books, music, movies and educational programs available to the public.  Our mission is to strengthen, support and advocate for the Ramsey County Library system in order to enrich the lives of Library users, promote literacy and education and to foster community”.  Since its founding in 1979, the hundreds of “Friends” volunteers and donors have provided more than $3.5 million in donations, materials and improvements to the Ramsey County Libraries.  Funds are raised by used book sales, a 5K Fun Run/Kids Fun Run and an Annual Gala.  The Friends have a wide variety of programs to promote reading including, but not limited to:
     -K-5 Reading Friends Program
     -Summer Reading Program
     -Tech, Literacy and Adult Life Skills Program
     -Teen Programming
     -Children’s Programming
     -“Paws” to Read Program.
The previously mentioned annual Gala, titled “A Whale of a Tale”, will be held on February 24th, from 6:30-9:30PM at the Roseville Branch.  Click here to register or get more information.  Cindy and Gerry are shown below.
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