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JULY 6, 2021 HYBRID Inspiration Lounge:
  Celebration of Rondo
Club 10 Member Dawn Selle will be speaking on this year's celebration of Rondo at the July 5th 5:01 PM Hybrid Inspiration Lounge.  Join us in person at the University Club or dial in via Zoom with the link below. 
Dawn L. Selle is the Director of External Affairs & Development. In this role, Dawn oversees donor cultivation, major gifts, partnerships, and community engagements. Dawn’s vast experience in leadership and customer service positions her as a key ambassador for the organization, connecting community members with needed resources and opportunities. She has been instrumental in leading the organization’s Community Archive, which will serve as the hub of cultural and historical exchange in one of the Midwest’s most important locations of African American history. She has developed deep and trusting relationships within the Summit-University neighborhood during her four years in this role and is responsible for planning and executing more than twenty annual events for the organization. Dawn is passionate about the mission of Hallie Q. Brown Community Center and is proud to help amplify the voices and stories of the community.
University Club 
We're meeting in the Terrace Room on the lobby level. Bar service is available on the lower level.
Meeting ID: 825 184 8268
Passcode: 643825
Or, join by Phone:  (312) 626-6799 or (346) 248-7799
JUNE 29, 2021 ROTARY IN REVIEW: Changing of the Guard
At 12:20 pm on June 29th at the Intercontinental Hotel, Jason Bradshaw presented his last meeting as the president of Club #10. Jonah Yang provided the inspirational minute of a quote by George Washington about teachers and leaders moving forward while teaching our youth about leadership. Ed Coleman introduced many visitors including many from the Nicholson families, Jason Bradshaw’s wife and parents, along with District Governor Ed Marek, future governor Kenny Klooster and John Crudele from the Eden Prairie Rotary club. Al Zdrazil was the greeter and Linda Mulhern, the scribe. We were also lucky to have our own Rotary band provide music prior to the meeting.
John Chandler recognized John Guthmann and Jim Kosmo for their work on the St Paul Rotary Foundation Board. He named the current board which includes Carla Hauge as president, John Chandler as vice president, Sarah Kolar as secretary, Jerry Faletti as treasurer as well as Chuck Whitaker, Todd Nicholson, Linda Mulhern, Michael-jon Pease and Jason Bradshaw.
President Jason also named past presidents that attended the meeting including Jerry Meigs, Jay Pfaender, Ken Crabb, Bob Jones, Nancy McPhillips, Tom Farnham, Joe Kovarik, Al Zdrazil, Doug Hartford, John Andrews, Doug Bruce, John Guthmann, Chuck Whitaker, Jerry Faletti, John Chandler and Michael-jon Pease. He also wanted to honor the Officers of the board this year, Dion Powers, David Dominick, Ed Coleman, Jerry Meigs and Michael-jon Pease. Directors on the board were thanked as well which included Dick Nicholson, Heidi Fisher, Brianna Vujovich, Laura Nichols-Endres, Nancy Brady and Bill Given.
As President Jason, said in one word, WOW! It was quite a year, both interesting as well as tough, but also strange and different while being a leader in a crisis. He said that he was able to focus better and the board was exceptional, especially when meetings changed to a Hybrid format due to Covid. The club was not able to work on all of the projects that it would have liked to have done, but the board was able to create new club experiences thanks to help of Heidi, as well as Paul and Ken with our Zoom meetings to work in the new format. We now have better attendance for members with the Hybrid format. Carolyn was extraordinary working on programming especially for presenters willing to speak to the club via Zoom. We have a number of new Paul Harris fellows, the Winter Spark raised money and we were able to meet virtually with the Nagasaki club. A new women in leadership award has been set up in honor of Carolyn Brusseau and two winners were named this spring. Our membership is up 10% thanks to Dana and is above our pre-Covid levels. Thanks given to the officers on the board and to Jodi Erickson who could make it happen when asked.
Bree Bradshaw presented Martha Nicholson with the pin give to the “first spouse” of the St Paul Rotary President each year and Michael-jon Pease presented Jason Bradshaw with his “Past President” pin.
President Todd talked about the calm leadership of Jason and his ability to keep the club “humming”. We were the first Rotary club to set up Hybrid meetings. President Todd presented a plaque to Jason for his service.
He presented the new board which includes Ken Crabb as director emeritus, Dave Dominick as president-elect, Heidi Fisher as secretary, Paul Meekin as treasurer, Laura Nichols-Endres as sergeant-of-arms. The directors include Kathy Bjerke, Paul Brault, Ken Schaefer, Jeff Baidoo, Rita Dibble, James Grayson, David Kline, Andrew Peterson, Jennifer Evers, Carolyn Will and Aaron Gjerde.
President Todd would like to set up teams on the board including Community-Outreach, Membership, and Programs and Club experiences. He would like to set goals in writing so the club can determine accomplishments and goals achieved, in other words, “don’t bitch without a pitch”. In September the board will meet to set the goals and how to run them efficiently for the upcoming year.  He would also like to clarify by-laws and document club activities. He has a goal to get club members engaged to become involved in at least one board. He would also like to reconnect with members, “open the bar” and have fun. The new Rotary motto for the year will be “Serve to change lives”. He would like to see that we can provide great opportunities for the community through Camp RYLA, Strive, Rotary Youth Exchange and Education Day. Most of all he would like to have a productive and enjoyable Rotary year for everyone.
Upcoming events include the 5:01 meeting at the University Club for a discussion on Rondo. There will be a meeting on 7/14 at the Rondo Center. The Dana Bruce toast will be on 7/15 from 5-7 pm on the Paddleford.
President Todd ended the meeting at 1:15 pm with the Four Way Test and the meeting was adjourned
Linda Mulhern
Dana Bruce Toast on the Padelford

Join us July 15 to toast Dana Bruce as our outgoing membership director as she "sets sail" on her new adventure in real estate. And, since she's a new member of the club, you'll need two drinks to toast her. So your $40 ticket provides a drink ticket good for 2-4-1 margaritas, taco bar, and sunset cruise on the Jonathan Padelford. 

There are only 15 spots left, so book today! Happy hour boarding starts at 5:00, cruise from 6-7:30 pm.

5:00 PM Happy Hour Boarding Starts
6:00 - 7:30 PM Cruise

The Harriet Island west parking lot is adjacent to the Padelford facility. It is a free public lot that is available to their guests as well as people enjoying the park and Harriet Island Pavilion. Additional parking is available on Water Street or Lilydale Road. During special events on Harriet Island, a portion of the lot is reserved for Padelford guests.



New Membership Category & Minimal Dues Increase Update
Our Club Membership Committee created a task force to review current membership dues categories and rates. Club Treasurer Dave Dominick chaired the taskforce with task force members consisting of PDG Ken Crabb, Heidi Fisher, President Jason Bradshaw, incoming President Todd Nicholson and Dana Bruce.  Objectives of the task force was to review current membership categories, cleanup membership pricing, simplify prices and combine categories when possible.
The pandemic has created more opportunities to keep our members connected and engaged. Your membership provides virtual options to stay connected, 5:01 begins twice a month at the University Club, Club Meetings – getting back to normal or more normal, fellowship & networking, service to Our Community & World plus supporting members impacted by COVID (COVID Relief Plan).
A new membership category has been created.  Rotary Flex Membership category offers to support Under 40, COVID Relief & Senior Active Members into this new membership category. Rotary Flex supports those not ready to come back yet to our in-person club meetings or attending in person is a challenge.  Members utilizing this category will be encouraged to become Individual Active Member after attending 6 luncheons per year (Seniors and under 40’s will be exempt from this request).
Our three categories will be Active, Rotary Flex and Corporate/Duo. Active membership will remain the same at $90 per month. Rotary Flex will be $45 per month which does not include meals. Under 40 will see an increase of $5 per month and Senior Active will see a $10 increase per month. Corporate/Duo will see an increase of $10 per month. New increases will take effect on July 1st.  Current Corporate/Duo rate of $125 remain until December 31, 2021.  Any member paying annually will not see an increase until they renew their dues if their membership category has an increase.
The Club is securing a credit card square for processing meals of guests & Rotary Flex members at our in-person meetings.
Members are asked to pay annually or by monthly auto draft from bank account or credit card. Please make sure your credit card information is up to-date.  If you need help updating your credit card information, please contact Dave Dominick. Any questions about the new membership category or rate increases can be directed to Dave Dominick.
Events & Programs
Hybrid Meeting: Stories of MN's Very Own Olympian Elite
Zoom & InterContinental St. Paul Riverfront
Jul 13, 2021
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
Dana Bruce Toast on the Padelford
Padelford Riverboats
Jul 15, 2021
5:00 PM – 7:30 PM
HYBRID Inspiration Lounge:
University Club or Online via Zoom
Jul 20, 2021
5:01 PM - 6:01 PM
Hybrid Meeting: Radical kindness spread through poetry in "Worldly Things"
Zoom & InterContinental St. Paul Riverfront
Jul 27, 2021
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
Bradshaw Roast
University Club or Online via Zoom
Aug 03, 2021
5:01 PM - 6:01 PM
Hybrid Meeting: Returning to the Workplace after COVID-19
Zoom & InterContinental St. Paul Riverfront
Aug 10, 2021
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
HYBRID Inspiration Lounge: John Keiser, Marco V Cigars
University Club or Online via Zoom
Aug 17, 2021
5:01 PM - 6:01 PM
Hybrid Meeting: Bao Vang, Better Business Bureau of MN and ND
Zoom & InterContinental St. Paul Riverfront
Aug 24, 2021
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
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Dues Relief Request
COVID-19 Member Dues Relief Request Form
Happy Birthday!
Member Birthdays
Jon C. Cieslak
June 3
B (Brenda) Kyle
June 5
Bob Cardinal
June 7
Dana Bruce
June 8
Segundo Velasquez
June 8
Grant Wiessner
June 9
Katherine Johnson
June 9
Nigel Parry
June 10
Annette Lance
June 12
Susan O'Neil
June 12
Kenneth W. Crabb, M.D.
June 17
Edward H. Cook
June 18
Clyde D. Nelson
June 19
Jason Bradshaw
June 24
Thomas Farnham
June 25
Vicki Gee-Treft
June 25
Michael Self
June 27
Donate now to the Saint Paul Rotary Foundation “Community Service Fund” to assist those affected by COVID-19.
Russell Hampton
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