Rotary Club of St. Paul #10
November 9, 2021 Hybrid Signature Lunch Meeting: "Refugee Resettlement" Steve Young, Global Executive Director, Caux Round Table for Moral Capitalism

Club #10 Member Steve Young shares his experiences in relation to the Afghan situation we are seeing unfold in MN. "As South Vietnam was falling to an onslaught of Hanoi’s army in March of 1975, neither President Ford nor Secretary of State Kissinger gave any thought to providing refugee resettlement to any of our South Vietnamese allies and their families.  A small group of junior Foreign Service officers took it upon themselves to put a refugee resettlement program in place. They were successful. I was one of them."

November 2, 2021 ROTARY IN REVIEW:  Steve “Wolfie” Browender

Another great 501 was called to order by our illustrious president Todd Nicholson at 1720 (5:20pm) at the University Club. The late start was not his fault, the crowd was having too much fun kibbitzing. Every table on the porch was filled with Rotarians and guests this evening. 

John Bennett did a fabulous job as the greeter personally greeting each person in the room. Nice work 

A/V crew was three deep this evening with Paul Meekin, Ken Crabb and trainee Katie Dailey. 

We had two visitors tonight Steve Rucks (Shelly’s husband) and Kinumo Usada (prospective member).

Past President Doug Bruce and President Todd Nicholson demonstrate that great minds think (and dress!) alike.

Shelly Rucks introduced Steve “Wolfie” Browender as the speaker for the evening. His blog is Saint Paul by Bike, and his presentation was filled with photos of beautiful scenes, oddities (astroturf lawns) and characters (walker man) that he has taken as he continues to bike the streets of St Paul in hopes of covering all 832 miles. In addition to documenting his rides, his blog adds in pertinent historical trivia. It’s all very cool. There was a lively discussion after the slide show with snippets of personal history and ideas for expansion of the blog. Contact information for Wolfie is –  for the blog and for his email. 

The meeting was adjourned at 17:57.

Dayle Quigley
District Governor-elect
Register Now: Winter Spark 2021
Presented by Metropolitan State University

The St Paul Rotary Club 10 and Richard and Nancy Nicholson invite you this not-to-be-missed gala evening
5:30 pm, Thursday, Dec 2, 2021
Dove Hill, 260 Summit Ave, Saint Paul


Complimentary Valet Parking * Live Music * Hosted Bar * Hearty Cocktail Buffet * David Dominick’s Famous Cupcakes * Livestream Program Option

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Dress: Time to Dazzle / Black Tie Optional

EARLY BIRD PRICING: $125 per individual / $200 per pair of tickets
AFTER NOV 14: $150 per individual / $250 per pair of tickets

Only 100 spots available!

Proceeds benefit Club 10’s signature youth programs.

Proof of vaccine or negative COVID test 48 hours prior to event required

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New Address for Club #10 and the St. Paul Rotary Foundation
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:

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
Hybrid Signature Lunch Meeting: “Higher Education Past, Present, and Future: A Dynamic Landscape” The Rev. Dr. Brian Friedrich, President, Concordia University, St Paul
Zoom & InterContinental St. Paul Riverfront
Nov 30, 2021
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
Winter Spark 2021
Dec 02, 2021
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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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        
Member Birthdays
Beth Naughton
November 1
Stephen B. Young
November 2
Robert J. Hoyle
November 4
Donovan Schwichtenberg
November 6
Mary Knudsen
November 6
Todd Lefko
November 6
Sue Katsiotis
November 11
Robert W. Jones, D.D.S.
November 12
Jim Delamater
November 15
Richard H. Zehring
November 15
Cindy Shiely
November 16
Cary Felbab
November 26
Mark Stutrud
November 29
Russell Hampton
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