Posted on Jul 14, 2021
President Todd Nicholson presided over his first meeting as our 112th President by welcoming everyone to the meeting.  President Todd thanked Doug Hartford for providing the four-way test; Rita Dibble and Bill Collins for being club greeters; Dave Dominick serving as scribe; and Michael-jon Pease for introduction of guests and collector of Happy Dollars.
 
Doug Hartford led a very inspirational minute and our Club was blessed to have several visiting Rotarians and guests attending our lunch meeting.
 
Past District Governor Ken Crabb introduced our newest Club member Susan RostkoskiSusan has had a long career in not for profit management and currently serves as a principal consultant.
 
Patrick Brault introduced our program speaker Patrick Mader.  Patrick has authored two books Minnesota Gold and More Minnesota Gold; former educator of history for 35 years; a product of St. Boniface; and a strong love and passion for sports and MN athletes that have played in the Olympics. 
 
Patrick featured many athletes that he has interviewed over the years.  There are more than 300 living athletes that have competed in the Olympics from Minnesota.  Athletes that he featured included former governor Wendy Anderson, Lindsay Whalen, Jessie Diggins, Regan Smith, Jerry and Jay Martin and Amy Peterson.
 
Patrick praised Rotary for our community and global work plus was very thankful to Rotary for providing his son a scholarship.
 
Patrick’s program was very interesting and informative.  I didn’t realize until today that the State of Minnesota has sent many athletes to compete in the Olympics.
 
Our 110th President Michael-jon Pease did a great job collecting happy dollars. 
 
Our Club took a moment of silence to pay tribute to Rotarian Bill Faulkner for passing away recently.
 
President Todd Nicholson ended the meeting with club announcements.  Immediate Past President Jason Bradshaw’s Roast and Toast will be August 3rd at the University Club which is our 501 meeting and Dana Bruce’s Appreciation Boat Cruise is July 15th.
 
President Todd did a fantastic job with his first club meeting.  Way to go President Todd!
 
Meeting notes provided by President Elect Dave Dominick.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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