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Hi Everyone...here is what happened this morning:
 
We had no visiting Rotarians  but welcomed Jack Matlock, guest and spouse of Jeanne Matlock  
 
Jason  welcomed our newest member, Greg Otsuka, who is sponsored by Don Schuld.  Greg is happy to be in the Club and making connections in Stillwater.  He looks forward to meeting us and getting involved.  Welcome Greg!
 
Nancy Lyner tells us that the Salvation Army Bell Ringing slots have all been filled.  She is still looking to see if more slots are available.  If you have forgotten which day or time you signed up for, you can click on the calendar section of this newsletter for "Bell Ringing" and the schedule will pop up like magic...thanks Ted Nesse!
 
Arba Della Beck reminded us that is it "that time of year" again when we give to Family Means so that the less fortunate children of Washington County can receive a holiday gift.   You can make your donations through December 11th.  Please bring them ( can be gift cards or checks made out to Family Means) to the Rotary meeting on December 11th ( the Holiday Party at Mallard's ) or drop them off at or mail them to Family Means.
 
 
Get out your calendars to mark  down some important dates :
 
 
December 11th--  Holiday Party- at Mallards in Bayport.  5:30pm -7:30 pm with food starting at 6:00pm.  101 5th Avenue South
December 18th--Meals from the Heart Meal Packing--5600 Memorial Avenue across from SAHS and down the road from Public Storage
December 25th-- Christmas...no Club meeting
2019
January 1st-- New Years...no Club meeting
January 24th--The Stillwater Rotary Club hosts the 12th Taste of the Valley at The Heights Hall and Club 6-9pm.  Tickets and info at www.tasteofthevalleymn.com  
 
 
 Our speaker today was  PingPing Yu who spoke to us about Shen Yun, a musical production that brings to life an ancient legend that tells of divine beings who came down from the heavens to bestow a glorious civilization upon humankind.  Ping Ping was born and raised in Beijing, China and has been volunteering for Shen Yun for 12 years.  She took us through the history of China which is 5000 years old to 1949 when Communism took over the country.  Under communist rule, Mao and others  ruthlessly eradicated traditional Chinese culture, removed the spiritual aspect of peoples' lives, inflicted public humiliation , heaped  physical abuse upon the populace, destroyed the intellectuals and eliminated free thinking.  The impact on Chinese culture was/is horrible.  Today in China there is a loss of faith, truthfulness, morality and reverence for nature.  But, Ping Ping told us that there is hope for the future and that lies in the past.  Shen Yun's mission is to revive ancient traditions and show the true cultural heritage of China. The troupe has performed around the world and has been given rave revues.  They will be performing at the Ordway in St. Paul this coming Feb.14th through Feb.17th.  For more information please go to ShenYun.com .  Some of us have seen a performance and it really is spectacular!
 

Our speaker next week will be Pete Orput from the County Attorney's Office.  He will be the  guest of Ned Gordon and his topic will be telephone fraud and email scams and crime prevention tips.
 
 
At the conclusion of the meeting we were all sent out, as always...to Be the Inspiration.
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Speakers
Nov 27, 2018
China's 5000-yr. history. Shen Yun, helps revive Chinese culture.
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
United Way of Washington County East
Jan 15, 2019
TBD
Jan 22, 2019
Update on The Lakes at Stillwater
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Upcoming Events
Regular Meeting
Lowell Inn
Nov 27, 2018
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
 
Regular Meeting
Lowell Inn
Dec 04, 2018
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
 
Bell Ringing at Cub Foods Stillwater
Cub Foods
Dec 04, 2018
4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
 
Bell Ringing at Cub Foods Stillwater
Cub Foods
Dec 06, 2018
4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
 
Stillwater Sunrise Holiday Party
Mallards in Bayport
Dec 11, 2018
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
 
Bell Ringing at Cub Foods Stillwater
Cub Foods
Dec 12, 2018
4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
 
Regular Meeting
Lowell Inn
Dec 18, 2018
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
 
Board Meeting
Family Means
Dec 20, 2018
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
 
Regular Meeting
Lowell Inn
Dec 25, 2018
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
 
Regular Meeting
Lowell Inn
Jan 01, 2019
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM