Meeting Recap - June 29, 2021
President Edeth James’ Quote of the Day: “Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.” - Luke 6:38
 
After a rainy morning, the skies cleared and we had a beautiful afternoon for an in-person meeting to mark the end of the 2020-2021 Rotary year.  The sunny skies gave full effect to the amazing gardens and landscaping at the home of our generous hosts, Nyle and Terri Zikmund.  The final meeting of the year also marks the transition of the club presidency from Edeth James to Charlie Longbella.
 
Our guests today were:
    Debra Hollimon
    Susan Hoel
    Marla Ordway
    Edeth’s friend Finara
 
President Edeth highlighted the myriad accomplishments of our club during the past year.  Despite Covid-19, we were able to continue our support for the many important local and international projects and programs we supported prior to the pandemic.  The list is too long to include in this bulletin, but you can download it here.
 
Edeth presented Charlie with his Club President pin (below)
and Charlie presented Edeth with his Past President’s pin (below).
 
Edeth accepted the nomination to be our President-Elect just a couple of years after joining the club.  His energy and passion for Rotary served him well as he learned more about Rotary and prepared for his term as President. Even the pandemic could not diminish his positive energy.  As we emerge from the grip of Covid 19, the club is financially strong and ready for Charlie to guide the club into the coming year.  Congratulations, Edeth, for all you have done for the club!
 
The Club Directors for 2021-2022 were recognized and thanked for their willingness to serve in the coming year.
 
Both Charlie and Geoff, unbeknownst to each other, have been in conversation with the Exchange about when we might be able to resume lunch meetings there. We hope to be able to return to the Exchange soon.  Stay posted for more details.
 
Foundation Director Nils Friberg presented George Winiecki with a Paul Harris Fellowship +3, signifying over $4,000 in contributions to the Rotary Foundation.  Congratulations, George!
 
George reported that he has visited John Risdall at The Harbors Senior Living in Fridley.  He said that John is doing well and that he welcomes visitors.  The address is 5300 4th St NE, Fridley.
 
Cindy Carlson updated us on our Remember Niger sponsorships.  We continue to sponsor Maman, who is now in 6th grade.  We previously sponsored Charifa, but she has graduated and we are now sponsoring a 1st grade girl nicknamed Halli, who is doing very well by all reports.
 
Dana Rebelein received a thank you from the recipient of our at-large high school scholarship, Kathryn Skinner.  Dana created a nice display board with the thank you card, a photo and the thank you from St. Anthony High School (see photos below).  
 
 
Edeth James and Geoff Hollimon have CPY Golf Ball Drop Tickets available at $10 for one, $25 for 3 and $40 for 5.  Get your tickets now for a chance at the big prize.
 
Ed said that the plan for a neon 4-Way Test sign at his alma mater in Nigeria has been changed because the electrical power there is only on for part of the day.  A solar-powered system is being considered to allow full time neon lighting.  Rotarians interested in contributing toward the project can do so using our club’s Donorbox online portal.  Donations of any amount are appreciated.  (Indicate “4 way test sign” in the comments section)
 
Once again, we are most grateful for Nyle and Terri for hosting today’s meeting.  See below for some photos of their beautiful yard.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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