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Here is what happened this very cold morning:
 
We had no visiting Rotarians and no guests.
 
Jason opened the meeting asking Brent to show us the new STRIVE promotional video,but due to technical difficulties that did not happen...however you can click the link below and see if for yourself:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWotMSWSbuw  It is also on our website.  
 
There were a few announcements this morning:
Brewers Bazaar is only 109 days away!  The price for tickets will be the same as last year--$45/regular and $75/VID.  Also we will be adding other libations...there will be bourbon tastings courtesy of Matchsticks the restaurant in the new Crosby hotel.The next planning meeting for the Brewers Bazaar and Bourbon will be February 6th at 5 pm at Lift Bridge. 
At the last Board meeting it was decided not to raise the dues this year.  We will continue to explore options to help attract new members to our club.  Laurie Cherry is working on a Rotary Flyer and is looking for input.  The Public Relations Committee is still looking for content so please go on the website and feel free to hype any upcoming events you are aware of.
Jason is still planning on doing the Winter Plunge and Jeff Nelson has committed to plunging also.
 
The Rotarian in the Spotlight this week was Andy Haak.  This is where we find out something about a member that we didn't know before.    Andy has been to Rotary International Conventions in Chicago and Orlando but NOT in New Orleans.  Andy encourage us all to try to attend one of the conventions ( this year it will be held in Hamburg, Germany) as they are very exciting and informative and connects us with Rotarians around the world.
 
Below are some dates to be aware of:
 
February 16th--Forest Lake Rotary doing a Winter Plunge!  
April 11-12--Conference of Clubs in Rochester, MN
May 18th--Brewers Bazaar--109 days away.
Also see the calendar to the right (Upcoming Events)...
 
Our speakers today were Lisa Chesko and Cara Schwartz.  They spoke to us about Rotaract--The Twin Cities and Beyond.  Lisa is the president of the Twin Cities Rotaract 2018-2019 and gave a very comprehensive presentation of what Rotaract is all about.  She was a Youth Exchange student and said that was a life changing experience for her.  Interact was formed to attract young people between the ages of 18 and 35 and to help them get involved with their community and interact with other young professionals.  Her Rotaract club is sponsored by the Roseville Rotary and they meet  every second and fourth Wednesday at  7 pm.  Each month they do one service event and one social event and they attract young people from all over the Metro.  Their focus is to connect, develop and service.  They are very active and their latest project is called Spelling BEEr and that is an event that will benefit the American Refugee Committee.  They are hoping to start a Rotaract club in one of the refugee camps in Africa.  The event will be on Wednesday March 27th from 5:30 to 8:00 pm at Summit Brewery in St. Paul.  Check out their website at TCRotaract.org.  
 
At the conclusion of today's meeting, Jason sent us out, as always ---to Be The Inspiration!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Speakers
Jan 29, 2019
Rotaract presentation
Feb 05, 2019
Improving special education  
Feb 12, 2019
Lobbyist, photographer/documentary producer
Feb 19, 2019
Energy Trends and Research
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
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Upcoming Events
Regular Meeting
Lowell Inn
Jan 29, 2019
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
 
Regular Meeting
Lowell Inn
Feb 05, 2019
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
 
Joint Meeting for St. Paul and Minneapolis Clubs
InterContinental St. Paul Riverfront
Feb 05, 2019
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
 
Regular Meeting
Lowell Inn
Feb 12, 2019
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
 
Forest Lake Club Polar Plunge
Feb 16, 2019
 
Regular Meeting
Lowell Inn
Feb 19, 2019
7:00 AM – 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