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President Dave Dominick opened the meeting by welcoming all Rotarians, on ZOOM and present Live.   Jonah Yang and Heidi Fisher greeted members to our meeting.  Dr. Ellen Kennedy greeted On-Line attendees.  David Wolfgram, Ken Crabb, Matt Magers, Al Zdrazil, handled all technology for ZOOM viewing.  Doug Hartford delivered a clear Inspirational Minute without any notes, and lead the Four-Way Test. 
 
Immediate Past President Todd Nicholson assisted by introducing visiting Rotarians, Guests / and Happy Dollars. Special visitor, Saint Paul Police Deputy Chief, Julie Maidment. Julie shared her important role for the City & Saint Paul Police.  Board member & Program Chair, Ken Schaefer introduced the program speaker Anil Scrivatsa. His Rotary – Mission: Gift of Life Adventures Foundation Inc. Serving Humanity, Saving Lives. For the past six (6) years ever since Anil Scrivatsa donated his Kidney to his neurosurgeon brother. It has become his mission to spread awareness about organ donation.  Anil is driving a van with message on the van to spread the word. Our club was stop #21 of #100 stops to Rotary clubs.   Next stop is in Michigan and continuing to South America and on to Australia later this year.  Past President Todd Nicholson fielded questions for Anil Srivatsa. 
 
President Dave Dominick welcomed Youth Exchange Outbound student, Karina Bary.  introduced her program and her parents. Karina is an exchange student this year heading to Sweden for a year. She plans to continue her studies attending Reed College in Portland, Oregon after a year in Sweden.  Ruth Petermann introduced Habitat Project for Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity. This project would be for women only. President Dave Dominick added to the program by sharing July Board Meeting Highlights: * New Club Secretary – Shelly Rucks  * Club Visionary Launch – Heidi Fisher, President Elect: Team Lead  * Retreat – committed goals and club goals setting for 2022-2023. * 2022-2023 Club Budget approved.   
 
Immediate Past President: Todd Nicholson collected Happy Dollars, including his own contribution.  Club Announcements  +  501: August 2 – Youth Exchange Program and sunrise Members joining our Club  + Signature Luncheon: August 9 / David St. Peter  + Club Board Meeting: August 17th.   Adjournment was at 1:10 PM.   Questions:  call Bob Cardinal Sergeant At-Arms  651-398-1457
 

Thank you to everyone who was able to join the fun of welcoming Dayle Quigley as our new Rotary 5960 District Governor!

Here's a quick video courtesy of club photographer Doug Hartford.

 
A great day at the park (5/24) for our annual Rotation Day meeting - hosted by the St. Paul Parks Conservancy. Although last week's storms and the high river level resulted in a move to Como Park, a great crowd was on hand to enjoy a fine lunch and an update from Conservancy director and past Club 10 President Michael-Jon Pease. At the end of the meeting, President Todd was joined by District Governor-elect Dayle Quigley to present Michael-jon with the Rotary International Service Above Self award.
 
Tuesday's 5:01 was a prospective member social - special thanks to Ruth Peterman and Ken Schaefer for organizing it and to everyone who brought guests! There was a brief program, with President Todd welcoming guests and highlighting the informational tables.
 
Current secretary and soon-to-be President-Elect, Heidi Fisher, presented a few of President-Elect David Dominick's goals and thoughts for the new Rotary year, which begins in July.
* Fun will continue to be part of our Club, we are looking to have quarterly social  opportunities
* Engagement, we want to further engage members in areas of interest, including Community Service
* Community service is why we're here and what Rotary is about; Dave wants to increase visibility in the community, develop relationships with downtown companies, and have a new signature event.
* Members, of course, is  what makes it [SR2] all happened and our goal is always to have a net gain.
* Visioning - what do we want to make happen this year and in the future as Club 10. Heidi encouraged everyone in the room to join in her excitement for the year ahead.
 
 
President Todd Nicholson called the meeting to order at 12:16 and led the meeting in the Pledge of Allegiance and reviewed the mission statement. Susan Rostkoski and Scott Van served as greeters, Ellen Kennedy was the online greeter, and Ken Crabb, Dave Wolfgram and Matt Magers served on the tech team.
 
Rita Dibble lead the Inspirational Minute with a quote on immigrants by historian Oscar Handlin, then Michael-Jon Pease welcomed visiting Rotarians and guests. Ruth Petermann introduced new member Jun Yang from New American Funding.
President Todd welcomed attendees & thanked volunteers:  Greeter Dick Nicholson, Tech Team Ken Crabb, Dave Wolfgram, Matt Magers & Noble Orji.  He led the group in the 4-way test.  Dick introduced guests.  Todd acknowledged May birthdays, which are celebrated each month with cupcakes from David Dominick (thank you!)
 
Ruth Petermann introduced our speaker:  Erin Hanafin Berg, Deputy Director of Rethos.  Rethos is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, formerly known as the Preservation Alliance of Minnesota. They work for the use of old buildings and sites and are holistic in their thought and flexible in approach. They activate space, invest in communities, and reimagine what can be. They celebrate the fundamental character and the qualities that define communities.  Erin has been with the organization since 2008 and lives in St Paul.
 
At 12:21 pm on April 26th at the Intercontinental Hotel, President Todd Nicholson opened the meeting. Jim Kosmo provided the inspirational minute and 4-way test. Jim talked about the 6 steps to overcoming adversity, the need to control the adversity, be industrious and find passion, a good attitude, finding mentors, use humor and do good for someone else daily. Sarah Guy-Levar introduced visiting guests which included many Rotary alumni. John Kupris and Sarah Guy-Levar were greeters, while Laura Nichols-Endres was the online greeter and Linda Mulhern, the scribe. Todd wanted to thank our tech team of Dave Wolfgram, Katie Dailey, Ken Crabb and Matt Majors for their tech help with the hybrid meeting format. 
After a two-year hiatus, the Club was joined by the enthusiastic high school students who were finishing our Camp RYLA leadership Camp. From team-building activities and ethical discussions to problem-solving around current issues affecting their schools such as mental health, these young people grew during their four days of camp!