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Here is what happened this  morning:

We welcomed one visiting Rotarian,Alan Anderson from Northfield,  who was also our speaker today and Jack Matlock joined us as a guest of Jeanne
 
Jason opened the meeting with a few announcements:
 
Jason shared with us his experience doing the Winter Plunge along with two other brave Rotarians, Ken McGinley and Jeff Nelson.  Nearly $2000 was raised with about $1400 going directly to our club.  He showed us some still pictures of the three amigos jumping into the frigid water and then, courtesy of Jerry O'Connell  the lone Stillwater Rotarian who cheered them on,  we saw the video of the actual JUMP...purple wigs and all!!  Looks like it was lots of fun and all for a good cause.
 
Jason was also very pleased to make Orwin Carter an Honorary Member of the Club.  Orwin has been a faithful member since 1986 and has enjoyed meeting new faces and has had lots of fun over the years.  Orwin was encouraged to come to the club as often as he is able and will always be welcome.
 
Below are some dates to be aware of:
 
 
April 11-12--Conference of Clubs in Rochester, MN
April 13th--10 am to 4 pm "Community Showcase" at the Pony Activity Center sponsored by the Chamber.  Noon Club and our Club to partner for a booth at the event. Stay tuned..
April 15th--Quad Club Cook Off at the Lake Elmo Event Center...details to follow
April 17th--Meals From the Heart/Stillwater Area Meal-Packing Event Competition
May 18th--Brewers Bazaar--88 days away.
June 10th--Evolve Adoption and Family Services is sponsoring the 9th Annual Golf Tournament at The Royal Club in Lake Elmo.  www.royalclubmn.com/    See Nancy Lyner for more details and how to register for this wonderful event
Also see the calendar to the right (Upcoming Events)...
 
 
 
Our  speaker today was Alan Anderson  from the Northfield Rotary Climate Action Team.  He  has been a Rotarian for many years and is the program chair for the Northfield Club of 130 members.  Besides being a Paul Harris Fellow he is a member of Rotary International's Environmental Sustainability Group.  Alan gave us a very information talk on how to preserve Rotary's legacy in a changing world with the challenge of Climate Change.  In essence, global warming has been largely caused by humans and the damage already done to our planet is irreversible, but it is essential for us to move forward to prevent more damage.  Hurricanes, forest fires and flooding, just to name a few disasters facing us today are results of global warming.  Additionally property values have also been impacted especially in low lying areas such as Norfolk, VA and Miami Beach, FL.  The good news is that many countries have acknowledged this predicament and are beginning to cease  using carbon fuels and instead rely on wind and solar energy.    Alan also had a great hand out outlining the ways that we as Rotarians can play a part in all of this.  One way to help is to join Rotary's new Environmental Sustainability Rotary Action Group.  Check it out at http://esrag.org.    If you wish more information feel free to email Alan at luckyduck49@gmail.com . 
 
Next time our speaker will be Dr. Chuck Bransford who will speak about the changes in health care that he has seen in 38 years of medical practice.  He will be hosted by Andy Haak.
 
 
At the conclusion of today's meeting, Jason sent us out, as always ---to Be The Inspiration!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Speakers
Feb 19, 2019
Climate Change threatens Rotary's good work in the world
Feb 26, 2019
Changes in medical practice in 38 years as a doctor
Mar 05, 2019
Annual Fast for Hope update presentation
Mar 12, 2019
Presentation - ZVAGO Cooperative Living
Mar 19, 2019
Frequent contributor to the Rotarian magazine
Mar 26, 2019
TBD
Apr 02, 2019
Brewer's Bazaar Preparation Meeting
Apr 09, 2019
Presenting Da Vinci Fest Champions
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Upcoming Events
Regular Meeting
Lowell Inn
Feb 19, 2019
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
 
Brewers and Bourbon Bazaar Sponsorship Committee
Lowell Inn
Feb 19, 2019 8:00 AM
 
Regular Meeting
Lowell Inn
Feb 26, 2019
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
 
Board Meeting
Family Means
Feb 28, 2019
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
 
Regular Meeting
Lowell Inn
Mar 05, 2019
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
 
Regular Meeting
Lowell Inn
Mar 12, 2019
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
 
Regular Meeting
Lowell Inn
Mar 19, 2019
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
 
Regular Meeting
Lowell Inn
Mar 26, 2019
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
 
Rotaract Spelling BEEr
Summit Brewery
Mar 27, 2019
5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
 
Board Meeting
Family Means
Mar 28, 2019
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM