Meeting of October 11, 2017

Frank pictured with Segundo Velasquez of Mano a Mano and
Chris with Nancy who received a Paul Harris plus 3 award

President Jacob called the meeting to order.

Invocation was by Ryan and delivered by Jacob.
The people we surround ourselves with, either raise or lower our standards. They either help us to become the best version of ourselves or encourage us to become lesser versions of ourselves. We become like our friends. No man or woman becomes great on their own. The people around them help to make them great. …. We all need people in our lives who raise our standards, remind us of our essential purpose, and challenge us to become the best version of ourselves. Look around the room and see some of those people in our lives, people that check those boxes and do all of the above – and may we all push ourselves to be that influence on others to help make them great in all respects…. Amen.

Cathys “Rotary Minute” reminded the group that Rotarians are not to discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation.

Guests included Jim Martin, Cameron Steile, Randy Feldman and our speaker Segundo Velasquez.

Raffle:
Rogers number was drawn, which gave him the opportunity to attempt to win the $94 raffle. He failed to draw the winning card, however.

Announcements:
--> The next Rotary board meeting is schedule for Oct. 20.
--> Chris C requested that all info related to our annual fundraiser – revenues and expenses – be turned into Chris ASAP.
--> The next Foundation meeting is Dec. 6 from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
--> Christine announced that Resource West is on a drive for warm winter wear for 1,200 kids.
--> Bob H said that a jar in his office collected $25 for Polio Plus, and he turned the money over to Polio Plus this morning.

Award:
Chris R noted that Nancy Davis has achieved Paul Harris Fellow + 3.

For Happy Bucks collected by Nancy totaling $156 for Building Responsible Youth
• Frank is happy to retrieve his repaired car. A tree had fallen on it.
• Bob H is happy for some car repair from Jerald.
• Ann W is happy to sit at the men’s table this morning filled with Rotarians wearing blue shirts.
• Dane is happy about a wedding in California that he attended, and noted an evacuation.
• Chris R is happy that a friend of his that lives in Santa Rosa was safely evacuated.
• LaWayne Y is happy about a great meal that she had at Kona Grill.
• Jerald is happy about recent business from Rotarians
• Tony is happy about his kids’ adventure on a racetrack.
• Regina is happy that Rotarians are more fun than the people on TV.
• Chris C is happy that his daughter is turning 9 tomorrow and will have having a “9” theme party. He’s also happy about a wedding that he attended last weekend.
• Alexa Rundquist is happy re: her upcoming baby, which she believes will be a boy.
• Cathy is happy that Jerald repaired her husband’s car and that Jerald will soon begin working on hers.
• Terry is happy that is oldest grandson is moving into a house on Prior Lake
• Christine is happy that she’s not the only one who has backed out of a garage and hit something that wasn’t supposed to be there.
• Mary is happy that her granddaughter was here to being planning her upcoming wedding. She was also happy about a trip to Duluth.
• Char is happy that the Hopkins volleyball team won.
• Therese is happy that her daughter is turning 7 on Monday
• Sam is happy that his reading mentoring program starts today. He’s also happy that sexual orientation wasn’t a topic at Marks fireside chat for new members.
• Alan is happy for his upcoming 6 month trip to Mexico before returning in April.
• Sara is happy that her husband has a new job which means a much, much shorter commute for him. She’s also happy about her husband’s birthday last week.
• Guy is happy that he and Christine were able to spend a lot of time recently with Alan and Alan’s wife. He is also happy about a trip to the sculpture garden.
• Ron is happy about his weekend in Wisconsin and the sandhill cranes that he saw. He’s also happy that his daughter and son-in-law will be coming soon.
• Pete is happy about his son’s work re: flight training
• Bill S is happy about his niece’s upcoming marriage.

Speaker: Segundo Velasquez of Mano a Mano
--> He talked about the wonderful work that the organization is doing in Bolivia.
--> Mano a Mano creates partnerships with rural Bolivian communities to improve health and increase economic well-being.
--> Bolivia is the 2nd poorest nation in the western hemisphere (behind Haiti).
--> Programs of Mano a Mano include medical supplies, medical centers, clean water, relief services mostly to rural Bolivia

Jacob closed the meeting early at 8:28am