Rotary Club of St. Paul #10
October 26, 2021 Hybrid Signature Lunch Meeting: Monica Jones, Program Manager, LifeHaven of Metro Homeless Youth Services, Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota

Join us to learn how LSS supports homeless youth in the Twin Cities, and Youth Holiday Hope Gift Program opportunity.

Monica Jones is the Program Manager of LifeHaven, a home that offers transitional living and support for teen moms and their children, and is a part of LSS Metro Homeless Youth Services. Monica has significant experience working in youth service fields, serving the community and helping to break barriers in communities that are underserved. She worked as Community Engagement Manager for LSS for almost 10 years, and then served as the Youth Trainer with Cherish All Children before serving in her current role. In addition, Monica is an advocate to end racism, working with communities to help them become more aware of issues that create vulnerabilities for all youth. She is a proud parent and champion for many young people.

OCTOBER 19, 2021 ROTARY IN REVIEW:  Ruth Petermann
President Todd Nicholson convened the Hybrid Inspiration Lounge meeting with a welcome to all and led the members in reciting the Rotary 4-Way Test. 
There were no visiting Rotarians or guests to introduce but, happily, there were Happy Dollars from Dick Nicholson, Shelly Rucks and Ruth Petermann.
Shelly Rucks introduced Ruth Petermann, the speaker for the day and the new Club 10 Director of Membership.
Ruth provided some background on herself and family with pictures of her three children and their spouses and her two grandchildren. Ruth and her husband enjoy biking and outdoor activities. Ruth’s indoor hobby is knitting. Currently, she is active in taking care of her twin grandsons and her younger brother.
In addition to her varied professional career, Ruth brings significant Rotary experience to her role as Club 10 Director of Membership. She served as President of Hudson Daybreak Rotary during the 2020-2021 year where she helped the club realize a net increase in membership, even during COVID when many clubs saw decreases in membership.  In addition, on her watch, Hudson Daybreak updated its website, restructured its membership dues, and engaged with the community through its “Service Above Self Competition.  Ruth’s Rotary involvement took her to projects in Guatemala and Israel. She is now looking forward to working with Club 10.  As Ruth explained, her Rotary experiences made her passionate about Rotary.  She now wants to become passionate about Club 10 which, she says, she will do with help from all of us.
Todd welcomed Ruth to the Club, and thanked the tech team (Ken Crabb, Matt Magers and Dave Wolfgram), greeter, (Dick Nicholson) and scribe (Linda Boss)
Todd then announced the next Hybrid Signature Lunch Meeting on October 26 with speaker Monica Jones of Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota and the next Hybrid Inspiration Lounge Meeting on November 2 with speaker to be determined.
Following the announcements, the meeting was adjourned.
Respectfully submitted by Linda Boss
Winter Spark - Save the Date
The Winter Spark Gala will be at 5:30 PM on Thursday, Dec 2, 2021 at Dove Hill. Registration will open soon.
REMINDER: Rotary Flex Members
The Board recently announced that Rotary Flex Members will now be paying their $25 lunch fees onsite instead of being billed afterward. Rotary Flex Membership is the new category comprised of the former
  • Senior Active
  • Under 40
  • COVID Relief Categories.
We will have a Square credit card reader on hand at meetings for your convenience. Checks and cash are also accepted. Please see Jodi at the registration desk on your way in to make the payment. 

For more news and background:

Hybrid Inspiration Lounge: "St Paul - Street by Street - by bike" Wolfie Browender
University Club or Online via Zoom
Nov 02, 2021
5:01 PM - 6:01 PM
Hybrid Signature Lunch Meeting: "Refugee Resettlement" Steve Young, Global Executive Director, Caux Round Table for Moral Capitalism
Zoom & InterContinental St. Paul Riverfront
Nov 09, 2021
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
Board Meeting
Rondo Center of Diverse Expression
Nov 10, 2021
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Hybrid Inspiration Lounge: "Make it OK" Marna Melrose Canterbury, Senior Director, Community Health & Engagement, HealthPartners
University Club or Online via Zoom
Nov 16, 2021
5:01 PM - 6:01 PM
No Meeting - Holiday
Nov 23, 2021
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Rotary Club of St. Paul #10
Todd Nicholson
President Elect
Dave Dominick
Paul Meekin
Heidi Fisher
Laura Nichols-Endres
Immediate Past President
Jason Bradshaw
Director Emeritus
Kenneth W. Crabb, M.D.
Jeffrey Baidoo
Kathy Bjerke
Pat Brault
Rita Dibble
Jennifer Evers
Aaron Gjerde
David Kline
Kenneth Schaefer
Carolyn Will
St. Paul Rotary Foundation
Carla Hauge        
Vice President 
John Chandler      
Sarah Kolar        
Jerry Faletti    
Chuck Whitaker         
Linda Mulhern         
Michael-jon Pease        
Jason Bradshaw
Jennifer Evers        
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November 1
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November 2
Robert J. Hoyle
November 4
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November 6
Mary Knudsen
November 6
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November 6
Sue Katsiotis
November 11
Robert W. Jones, D.D.S.
November 12
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November 15
Richard H. Zehring
November 15
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November 16
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November 26
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November 29
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