Posted by Bob Cardinal on Feb 08, 2023
President Dave Dominick welcomed all at 5:25pm.  The pledge of allegiance was said by all.
Bill Collins led us in the Four-Way Test.  Bo Aylin introduced visiting Rotarians and guests.
The 3 guests of members were introduced as potential new members.  There were 30 people in attendance.
Shelly Rucks introduced the program.  Our speaker, Stephen B. Young, Saint Paul Rotary member.
Steve talked about his new book and the “50th Anniversary of Kissinger’s Paris Peace Agreement”.
It all started for Steve Young and his career when he was 21 years old, just out of college.
His dad was ambassador to Thailand from 1961 – 1963 for President Kennedy. I know Henry Kissinger once spoke in the Twin Cities, from my research.
Steve mentioned his private, one on one conversation with former President Richard Nixon.
Having read several books about Henry A. Kissinger who is still alive and 99 years old, just short of 100 years, born May 27, 1923.  Steve Young talked about Henry Kissinger and mentioned many things that would not be known unless you read Steve Young’s book “Kissinger’s Betrayal How America Lost the Vietnam War.” This was a top 10 5:01 event for Saint Paul Rotary. 
President Dave mentioned Rotary Awareness Day 2023 at the State Capitol.  Several Rotarians were in attendance.  The first club visioning session in several years took place at Boy Scout Base Camp at Fort Snelling.   Twenty-one Saint Paul Rotarians participated with the assistance of four district volunteers, leading and formalizing future club goals.
President Dave mentioned February birthdays and club anniversaries, topping the list was Jerry Meigs with 57 years.   Club Treasurer Elect Bo Aylin collected Happy Dollars.  Club Announcements by President Dave Dominick mentioned Signature Luncheon February 14, 2023 Joint meeting with Minneapolis Club #9 at Saints Stadium.  Speaker will be Michael Goar, Catholic Charities CEO.  5:01 February 21, 2023 will be “Treasure of Trash’ presented by Landmark Jewelers.  Adjournment followed at 6:20pm.  Call Bob Cardinal if you have any questions:  651-398-1457
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