Club News
Olivia Kusch introduced herself to our club today.   Our club is sponsoring her as an Outbound Exchange Student.   Olivia is a senior at Rosemount High School where she has been active in Choir & Band.  She is excited about making connections around the world.  She will be heading to either the Czech Republic or Slovakia.  After her outbound experience, Olivia hopes to attend either the U of Minnesota or the U of Wisconsin at Madison and focus on Foreign Service and/or International Relations.  She is pictured here with her father, Ben Kusch.
 
Vivian Hark has been selected as the Rotary Student of the Month for January.  Vivian is the daughter of Paul and Beth of Inver Grove Heights.  Vivian is a well-rounded student at Rosemount High School and excels in many different areas.  She is currently engaged in five different Advanced Placement or Honors courses and also in Wind Symphony band.  
 
Vivian’s activities beyond the school day include Marching Band, Drum Line, Irish Nation, Taekwondo, and Model United Nations.  A passion of Vivian’s includes serving others.  She accomplishes this through her role as Vice President of National Chinese Honor Society and also tutoring English Language students.  Providing individual help and support to students has been a highlight and source of satisfaction during her time at RHS.
 
After graduation Vivian plans to take a gap year and study in China.  Upon returning home she plans to enroll at a four-year university and study International Politics.  Her top choices are University of Wisconsin-Madison, George Washington University, American University, George Mason University, and the University of Minnesota Twin Cities.
 
Congratulations to Vivian!
Our SOM for December is Jonathan Wise.  He is an impressive young man. Jonathan was nominated by RHS for the ExCEL (Excellence in Community, Education & Leadership) Award.  Some of his activities include Student Council, Math Team, Varsity Swim Team, Pep Band, DECA, Nat'l Honor Society & French Honor Society,Church SS teacher & mentor.   He helped start Best Buddies at RHS.   Best Buddies provides the opportunities for long-lasting meaningful friendships between people with and without intellectual and developmental disabilities.
 
His hope is to attend Pomona College (private liberal arts college in Claremont, CA)....founded in 1887, Pomona is the founding member of The Claremont Colleges, a unique consortium of seven colleges.
 
We wish Jonathan the best!
Kyle Haugen shared the trip he and his wife, Carrie, went on to India.  They were joined by Rotarians from around the globe to vaccinate children against Polio.  Later, Kyle (former District 5960 Governor & current District Foundation chair), presented Lisa Franxman the Paul Harris Award for her contributions to The Rotary Foundation.  

Giving to the Rotary Foundation makes you a part of the eradication of Polio, a partner in creating PEACE, a person who supports Clean Water and Sanitation where water is worth more than gold. It makes you someone who believes that all babies, children and mom's should have good medical resources and equal rights.  Congrats Lisa!

Kyle also presented our club with a District 5960 Club Award as runner up for Membership Growth for 2018-19.

 
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Speakers
Student of the Month
Feb 19, 2020
Jackson Erdmann
Feb 26, 2020
Project Justice & Courageous Love
Bruce Morlan & Ed Marek
Mar 04, 2020
Better Angels
No Meeting
Mar 11, 2020
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