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Hi Everyone... this  is what happened this  morning:
We did not have any visiting Rotarians but we welcomed Adolfo Sebastian Jara Gavilanes, our exchange student from Ecuador, and his host Dad, Bijan Shayegan
 
Jason opened the meeting with the usual  announcements--check out the calendar portion of the newsletter. 
 
The Brewers Bazaar is just around the corner now ( 32 days away to be exact)  and Jason gave us an updated  long range forecast-- 79 degrees and sunny.  The sign-up sheets are out and about, everyone is getting their purple shirts washed and pressed,and  the raffle tickets are available ( don't forget to pick yours  up).  Everyone is expected to sell or buy at least 5 tickets and more is better. Need more?  See either Greg or Troy. So far  we have $9,000 in sponsorships so the ticket and raffle sales will now primarily go towards our net revenue.  Ken has paper tickets and raffle tickets available to those of us visiting other Rotary Clubs to hype the event and make a few more sales.  Jeanne Matlock visited her former club in Roseville and sold all her raffle tickets.  Way to go Jeanne!!   Ken also encouraged us to advertise the event on social media whenever possible.  Let's make our 13th year the  best ever!
 
The Quad Club cook-off is moving along...everything SPAM!  Just $20 per person will buy you a super yummy SPAM dinner...can't wait.
 
When Jason attended the Conference of Clubs he was the happy recipient of an award --Youth Service Club of the Year for medium sized clubs.  He in turn recognized and thanked our Rotarians who have been active working with youth. They were David Waldschmidt, Brent Voight, Jeanne Matlock, Don Schuld and Wendy Heck.  Congrats all around.
 
The Rotarian in the Spotlight today was David Waldschmidt.  This is the portion  of the meeting where we find out something about our fellow Rotarian that we didn't know before.  We found out the Dave, as a boy, was a ball boy for Arthur Ashe at the National Clay Court Tournament.  He also has had two holes in one since he retired.  But, alas, he so far has not reached the quarter finals of the  United States Tennis Association 65 and over Hard Court Tennis tournament.  It's still on his bucket list.
 
April 18th--Quad Club Cook Off at the Lake Elmo Event Center.  $20 per person and the food to be highlighted is SPAM.  
May 18th--Brewers Bazaar--32 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.
June 11th--Club Service Project
June 25th--Passing of the Gavel
 
 
Also see the calendar to the right (Upcoming Events)...
 
Our speaker this morning was Adolfo, out exchange student from Ecuador.  If you were unable to attend this morning you missed a really nice presentation.  Adolfo had a power point presentation that began with  information about Ecuador, his hometown of Cuenca, his house, his friends and his family.  The remainder was a series of pictures that told the story of his stay here with his host families and highlighted the many places he has visited .  Additionally he chronicled the first time he ever felt snow and his first experience with freezing weather!  The average temperature in Ecuador is between 59 and 69 degrees.  He has been all over the Twin Cities, up to Duluth, experienced the State Fair ( Sweet Martha's cookies being his favorite Fair food) , went to a Gopher basketball game, saw the Hot Air Balloon Festival in Hudson, WI, went Nordic skiing and went to Hawaii over Spring Break with his final host family.  And for everything he did, Adolfo, with a big smile,  said it was "really nice"  He thanked everyone for the opportunities afforded him and how much he has genuinely enjoyed his stay here in Stillwater.  He will return to Ecuador in early June and get ready to go to college where he will probably study economics. 
 
Next week our speaker will be Robin Anthony, executive director of the Chamber of Commerce. Her topic will be the Community Leadership Program.  Rick Robbins will be the host.
 
At the conclusion of today's meeting, Jason sent us out, as always ---to Be The Inspiration!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Speakers
Apr 23, 2019
Leadership Program - Chamber is organizing and sponsoring this program for our community members
Apr 30, 2019
Zephyr Theatre, programming/partnership with Stillwater Schools
May 07, 2019
Annual STRIVE presentation
May 14, 2019
Club Assembly, Brewer's Bazaar preparation meeting
May 21, 2019
Super Hero Kids Foundation
May 28, 2019
Evolution of apes & humans
Jun 04, 2019
TBD
Jun 11, 2019
Club Service Project Meeting
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Upcoming Events
Quad Club Cookoff
Lake Elmo Inn Event Center
Apr 18, 2019 6:00 PM
 
Regular Meeting
Lowell Inn
Apr 23, 2019
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
 
Board Meeting
Family Means
Apr 25, 2019
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
 
Regular Meeting
Lowell Inn
Apr 30, 2019
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
 
Regular Meeting
Lowell Inn
May 07, 2019
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
 
Regular Meeting
Lowell Inn
May 14, 2019
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
 
13 Annual Brewers' Bazaar
May 18, 2019
 
13th Annual Brewers & Bourbon Bazaar
Downtown Stillwater, MN
May 18, 2019
11:30 AM – 3:30 PM
 
Regular Meeting
Lowell Inn
May 21, 2019
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
 
Board Meeting
Family Means
May 23, 2019
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM