Club News

Rosemount Rotary President Eric Becker lives in Apple Valley with his amazing wife, Melissa, and lovable daughter, Dakota (5).  Eric originally grew up in Southeastern Wisconsin, then came to the University of Minnesota over 20 years ago where he graduated from the Carlson School of Management.  As a result, Eric has resided in the Twin Cities for the last 23 years, making Apple Valley his home for the last 12 years.  

After spending many years in corporate finance and analytics with some of the most well-known brands in the world, Eric started his own wealth management practice with Raymond James in 2019, and feels extremely fortunate to be in a position of helping members of his community achieve their financial goals and provide them a sense of confidence to live the lives they desire.  

Additionally, as an adoptive father to his dear Dakota, Eric also serves on the Board of Directors of MN Adopt, an organization that provides resources and support to adoptive, foster, and kinship families.  He currently serves as the Board’s Treasurer.

As a devout family man, Eric enjoys exploring new areas of Minnesota, traveling to the Disney Theme Parks with his family, and getting involved with all of Dakota’s activities. 

Today, we heard from our May Student of the Month, Tanvi Adige.
She was described to us as "very remarkable"....."kind".....very involved and just an all around person.
Tanvi spoke to us how she lost her 4.0 GPA her senior year and that it felt good to let that go.  In addition to her many AP classes, she was active in Tennis, Speech/Debate & Quiz Bowl.  Her plans are to attend the University of MN as a Biochem major.  Tanvi was very grateful for the opportunities/experiences she had at RHS...so much, she plans to continue to be involved as a coach/mentor with the Speech/Debate teams while at the U of MN.  Tanvi impressed our group by how articulate she was.  Our club wishes you the very best in your next journey.
 
During the months of May & June, our club was privileged to hear from:
Steve Ramsey, Music Director & Conductor of the Dakota Valley Symphony and Chorus
Bryan Donaldson, Exec Director of the Boys and Girls Club of MN
Tom Neumann from Beyond The Yellow Ribbon Rosemount
Joseph Berninger, Founder, Guatemala Literacy Project
 
We learned so much from each of these organizations.
*  our very own, Peggy Sherman, is a board member for Dakota Valley Symphony, plays violin and is their legal advisor.
*  the Dakota Valley Symphony & Chorus is back and will be performing at the Ames Center....for their 21-22 schedule, visit www.dakotavalleysymphony.org
*  founded in 1860 as "The Boys Club", it has grown to 4500+ locations nationwide.  The Boys & Girls Club of MN has 12 member associations  that form the Minnesota Alliance.  Their mission is "whatever it takes to give every kid a chance".  The average cost of care at a MN Club for one child, per year is $396.  To learn more, visit www.bgcminnesota.org
*  we learned from Tom how Beyond The Yellow Ribbon supports deployed troops and the families left behind.  Tom is a major organizer of their annual Golf event at Cannon Golf Club.  Visit www.rosemountbtyr.org to learn when and where they meet and how you can help.
*  the Guatamala Literacy Project is supported by 600+ Rotary Clubs from 8 different countries.  It has benefited 225,500 students through 207 textbook projects, 53 computer centers,  & 94 reading programs.  Their mission is to bridge the gap with education.  Visit www.guatemalaliteracy.org 
 
 
 
Today we heard from our April Student of the Month, Blaine Thomas.
He was described to us a "most engaging" student and the most remarkable thing about Blaine was the variety of classes he took which included a heavy load of AP classes.  One of the classes he took was Vehicle Services so he could learn how to fix cars.
It was clear to us that Blaine wants to serve our country.  He plans to attend the University of St Thomas in the ROTC program majoring in electrical or mechanical engineering.
In accepting this award, Blaine confessed he did some research about Rotary.  Like our members, he likes to serve as evident in his activities outside the classroom
Blaine has a passion for life and we wish him the best in his life after RHS!
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Rosemount

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Wednesdays at 7:30 AM
The Meeting Point
14537 Dodd Blvd
Rosemount, MN 55068
United States of America
Our club meets every Wednesday except the 2nd Wednesday of the month.
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