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Hi Everyone...here is what happened this morning
 
We had one visiting Rotarian this morning and that was Denise Pontrelli from the Noon Club and also our speaker for the day.  We also had one visitor and that was Greg Otsuka.   
Lonny Stormo gave us a re-cap of what happened at the Rotary District 5960 17th Annual Rotary Foundation Celebration that took place on the 10th.   Our Club rocked !! We took first place for PolioPlus Giving for Medium Clubs, first place for Per Capita Giving to the Annual Fund for Medium Clubs and first place for Total Rotary Foundation Giving for Medium Clubs. Our Club is Awesome!
Lonny also presented  a Paul Harris plus 7 pin to Mark Lambert.  Way to go Mark!
 
Nancy Lyner passed around a sign up sheet for our annual Salvation Army Bell Ringing... you have opportunities on December 4th, 6th and 12th.
 
Jeanne Matlock gave us an update on the Rotary Club Champions Training session she attended with Mary Parcheta on November 3rd.  MN is the 13th largest state for youth being prostituted/trafficked. Four important steps to ending it are to raise awareness, educate children and youth, reduce vulnerabilities and risk factors  and stop the demand.  What Rotary can do to help is to mobilize over 5,000 Rotarians to raise awareness of this issue, focus on awareness,education and prevention,partner with local organizations to support their anti-trafficking work with funds and volunteer efforts and finally engage local communities and raise awareness. Jeanne also encouraged us to continue to bring donations for the Youth Drop In Center.  They are in need of  gas cards, fast food cards, bottled water, backpacks and winter jackets for males.
 
The Rotarian in the Spotlight this week was Lynda Halpert.  This is where we learn something new about the Rotarian that we didn't know before.  Lynda is a California Girl and has met and interviewed many celebrities in her day...she met Paul Revere ( the musician, not the American Revolutionary patriot) played as a child with Mickey Dolenz of the Monkees fame, shook the hand of John Lennon, chief Beatle...but did  not meet any of the Beach Boys!
 
 
During the  Sergeant at  Arms portion of the meeting Dave Newman announced that he and Francesca, his long time main squeeze, were married in Arizona last week just 50 years after their first date.  Big congrats to the happy couple.
 
Get out your calendars to mark  down some dates for socializing :
 
 
December 11th--  Holiday Party- at Mallards in Bayport.  5:30pm -7:30 pm with food starting at 6:00pm.  101 5th Avenue South
 
 Our speaker today was Denise Pontrelli who is the Superintendent for Stillwater Public Schools.  She gave us a thorough overview on many of the programs being offered in the District.  One large area she covered was Student Engagement where the goal is to help kids focus and  incorporate more student voices in decision making.  Another area of emphasis  is elementary literacy and the need to promote more reading among our young people.  The District is also partnering with other local agencies to make schools safer in today's world. The idea is to enhance school safety in the physical space, have security and also prevention and response.  Rotary plays  a part in the District with our support for the boat building in the alternate school, in our participation in STRIVE and most recently our presence in the Media Center.  She concluded with a short video that illustrated all of the great things that are happening every day in the Stillwater School District.  
 
Next week Craig Leiser  will be the speaker and his topic will be The World of Rotary.
 
 
At the conclusion of the meeting we were all sent out, as always...to Be the Inspiration.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Speakers
Nov 13, 2018
Stillwater Public Schools
Nov 20, 2018
The World of Rotary - Global grants, Rotoract, Group study/Cultural and Friendship Exchanges, etc.
Nov 27, 2018
TBD
Dec 04, 2018
Telephone fraud/scams and crime prevention tips
Dec 11, 2018
Mallards in Bayport, 101 5th Ave S, Bayport, MN 55003
Dec 18, 2018
Meals From The Heart
Dec 25, 2018
Christmas Day holiday
Jan 01, 2019
New Years Day holiday
Jan 08, 2019
TBD
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