Rotary Club of St. Paul #10
October 19, 2021 Hybrid Inspiration Lounge: Ruth Petermann, Club 10 Director of Membership
Join us in welcoming Ruth Petermann, Club 10's new Director of Membership!
Ruth comes to Club #10 with deep Rotary experience, including serving as President for 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.  Ruth has a diverse professional background including serving as publisher for a number of magazines, Development Director for Christian Life Ministries, and Senior Account Executive for the Builders Association of the Twin Cities. Ruth shares her free time with her twin grandsons and cares for her younger brother. She also enjoys running, biking and walking. 
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October 12, 2021 ROTARY IN REVIEW: Bao Vang
President Todd Nicholson called the meeting to order at 12:15 pm. President Todd reported that Rotary member Jon Cieslak had passed away and asked for a moment of silence.
He then thanked the day's greeters Jeff Baidoo and Susan Rostkoski, the scribe Bryan Donaldson, and the AV tech team for their work during the day.
Rita Dibble offered an inspirational minute by way of a short poem call Every Child's Place. She then lead the group in the four-way test. Rita also offered that she leads the Global Services Project and Awards Committee and is in need of more members. President Todd echoed Rita's call for people to get involved in Rotary committees.
Heidi Fisher helped welcome guests and visiting Rotarians Ellen Kennedy, Maureen McGinn, and Jim Frisco. Heidi also introduced Ruth Petermann, Rotary's new membership Director. Ruth is the former President of Hudson Daybreak Rotary and she has been involved with Rotary for 7 years. 
Ken Schaefer introduced the day's speaker Bao Vang from the Better Business Bureau. Ms. Vang welcomed BBB coworkers in person and online. She said she was proud to call St. Paul home, where she was born and raised.  She detailed how her family came to America as Hmong refugees and how Lutheran churches sponsored Hmong families when they came to Minnesota. Her father then opened the first Hmong-owned grocery store in Twin Cities, but died when she was three, she said. Bao talked about how her mother gave them hope that education making their lives better. She talked about she went on work in local television news in Wisconsin.
She then talked about how her career evolved to helping teach diverse journalism students at the University of St. Thomas, which then led her to her current career at the BBB. She is now proud to be the spokesperson for one of the most recognizable brands in the country.
Ms. Vang answered questions from the attendees including one from Ken Crabb on what she is doing to help others at this time. She said she is really focused on raising responsible children, and sharing what she has learned with others.
President Todd thanks Ms. Vang and said Rotary would make a donation in her name to Cherish All Children.
Respectfully submitted,
Bryan Donaldson
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: Ruth Petermann, Club 10 Director of Membership
University Club or Online via Zoom
Oct 19, 2021
5:01 PM - 6:01 PM
Hybrid Signature Lunch Meeting: Monica Jones, Program Manager, LifeHaven of Metro Homeless Youth Services, Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota
Zoom & InterContinental St. Paul Riverfront
Oct 26, 2021
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
Hybrid Inspiration Lounge:
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
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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
Sarah Kolar
October 7
Elisa Rasmussen
October 15
Patricia (Pat) Hartford
October 18
V. Francis Luikart II
October 20
John Guthmann
October 21
Dion Powers
October 22
David Clutter
October 23
Russell Hampton
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