Minnesota State Fair

Posted on Sep 02, 2020
Today our club heard from Jeff Hawkins.  Jeff was a prominent business man in Dakota County, now retired but not inactive.  Two of our members have worked under him.   Jeff's topic was the Great MN Get Together (MN State Fair).  Jeff serves on the Board of Managers.  He told us of the rich history of our State's Fair, the economic impact that it has made, the behind the scenes work that has to be done and how COVID has affected the Fair.  
Some of the things we learned were:
*  The Fair is governed by the MN State Agricultural Society represented by delegates from all 87 County Fairs in MN.
*  The Fair receives NO State funding.
*  The 10 member Board is responsible for all capital work and maintenance of the Fairgrounds.
*  Showtime magazine listed the MN Fair as the best State Fair 2 years in a row.
*  Newsweek listed the MN State Fair as the #2 best late summer festival in the WORLD!
*  There are 220 events that take place on the Fairgrounds during the non-fair time.
*  They have their own Full Recycling Center.
*  90% of their revenue is made during this 12 day event.
*  Jeff has 30 grandchildren.
There were so many other interesting facts/trivia to mention.
Thanks Jeff for that great presentation....we hope to see you next year when you help plan the Great MN Get Back Together Fair.
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Make It OK

Posted on Aug 26, 2020
Today our club heard from Marna Canterbury, MS, RD.  Marna is the Director of Community Health and Well-being @ Lakeview Health Foundation (HealthPartners).  Her topic was "Make It OK".   "Make It Ok" is a campaign to reduce the stigma of mental illnesses.  We learned about the symptoms and that recovery is possible.   We were given tips for supporting someone and what to say.  During our Stigma quiz (agree or disagree), I was especially reflective on the following question, "I am more comfortable helping a person who has a physical illness than I am helping a person who has a mental illness".
Thanks Marna for your presentation and challenging us to take the pledge to Make It OK.
 
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MN Adopt

Posted on Aug 19, 2020
Today, our club heard from Rachel Walstad.  Rachel is the Executive Director  (since 2014) of MN Adopt.  

MN ADOPT serves adoptive, kinship, and foster families by providing information, resources, education, public awareness, and support in an effort to find stable and permanent homes for Minnesota’s Waiting Children.

Our very own, Eric Becker, serves on their Board.

We learned that there are approximately 900 kids that need homes and that 40% are between 12 & 18 years old.  Be sure to watch Kid Connection on KSTP (ch 5) every other Tuesday on Twin Cities Live.  Kids Connection features waiting children.  Since introducing Kids Connection to TC Live, more than 30 kids have found homes.

Thank you Rachel & MN Adopt for the work you do every day.

 

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Fast For Hope - El Corozo, Nicaragua

Posted on Aug 05, 2020
Today we heard from Jim Hunt.  Jim is a member of the White Bear Lake Rotary Club, a past District Governor and is a member of the Fast For Hope (FFH) steering team.  Jim presented an update for our District's FFH initiative which began in 2007 and is focused on El Corozo, Nicaragua.  El Corozo is a rural village of about 80 families.  The goal of FFH is to create a replicable and sustainable model to address extreme poverty.  FFH is entirely supported by volunteer contributions from Rotary Clubs within our District and their members.  
Thank you Jim for your presentation and the work of you and the FFH steering committee!
The Rosemount Rotary Club is proud to support Fast For Hope.
 
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Tammy Block - Wings For Widows

Posted on Jul 29, 2020
Today we heard from Tammy Block and her work with Wings for Widows.
This is another amazing non-profit.  We found out that they do NOT charge for their services.  Their only expense is a part-time office administrator....the rest volunteer their time and energy.  They have a virtual Gala this coming October.  The following pictures show the work of this group and how you can help.
Thanks Tammy and your group for giving Widows Wings!
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John Huot - Legislative Update

Posted on Jul 22, 2020
Today, we heard from John Huot.  John represents Rosemount and the surrounding area in the State House of Representatives.  John just finished his first term.  John's  past experience has been with Life Link and Fairview Health Services as an EMT.  He currently is a business consultant as well as a Realtor.
 
One of John's biggest frustration was that the Bonding Bill did not pass.   He is optimistic that the Legislature will meet in the next 30 days to get that done.
 
One of John's joyous accomplishments was working with the Mayor and City of Rosemount on 2 projects...one involved the current downtown project (hazardous waste clean up) and the second was a surprise to some of us...Broadband funds so that all areas of Rosemount could be connected....evidently NE area of Hwy 3 & McAndrews is a dead spot.....this was a concern for distant learning with the homes in that area.
 
Thank you John for your willingness and passion to serve.
 
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Meet our new Club President 🤗

Rosemount Rotary President Josh Schoaf lives in Apple Valley with his 3 kids Hailey (12) Jonah (4) Lydia (9mo.) and beautiful wife Sara. Josh was born and raised in Rosemount where he spent most of his time playing sports. After graduating from Rosemount High School Josh went to University of Wisconsin-Whitewater where he played football (winning 2 National Championships) and studied Elementary Education. After college Josh taught for 2 years at Sky Oaks Elementary in Burnsville MN before opening his own financial practice with Thrivent Financial. Currently, Josh is the Director of Business Development at Hope Fieldhouse in Rosemount. Hope Fieldhouse is a new non-profit Community Center geared towards giving youth and adaptive athletes a place to play while also giving community members a state-of-the-art fitness and wellness center. Josh is currently a High School football coach at Rosemount High School as well and a DII and DIII football and basketball official. Josh was also on the Board of Directors for Suburban Officials Association for 5 years as the VP of Basketball Officials.  During his limited free time Josh and his family love traveling as well as going to family cabins in Park Rapids MN as well as Alexandria MN.
 
Our club is fortunate to have someone like Josh at our helm....looking forward to the new Rotary Year!  
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Beyond The Yellow Ribbon

Posted on Jul 15, 2020
Today our club heard from Tom Neumann.  Tom is a humble veteran who works tirelessly (along with the rest of the committee) to help members of the military and their families as they prepare for, serve on,  and return from overseas deployment.
Things our club learned today about BYR-Rosemount:
*  BYR was started by Annette Kuyper in 2008, who worked with Gov Tim Pawlenty, who proclaimed Farmington as the first BYR City.
*  Rosemount became the 2nd Community to adopt the BYR mission (in 2010).
*  There are currently 90 BYR community networks in 250 cities in MN.
*  Rosemount BYR receives no outside funding....their Admn expenses are less than $100/year with an annual budget of $16k.
*  they recognize RHS Seniors going into the Military every Spring and sponsor 2 DCTC scholarships.

The organizers of Rosemount's effort typically meet at 7 p.m. on the first Monday of the month at the Rosemount Community Center.

For more information, visit the website https://rosemountbtyr.org/, send an email to rosemountyellowribbon@gmail.com or call (651) 322-2079. 

Thank you Tom for your past and current service!

 
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Listen & Change

Posted on Jun 24, 2020
Today, our club heard from Karoline Buck.   Karoline is a Rosemount resident and a co-founder of the group, Listen & Change.  The Listen & Change group is a place to grow and provide forward momentum toward social and racial justice in our community and country.  The first event hosted by Listen & Change was on June 6th at Rosemount Central Park.  It was a well attended event and attendees heard from 12 different speakers.  A movie night is being planned for the Fall.  During her presentation, Karoline, also gave us recommendations for books, podcasts and movies related to racism.  Listen & Change also has a Facebook page.
Our Club applauds the work and mission of the Listen & Change group and hope that we can partner with them in a future event.
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Logan Martin & Bill Droste

Posted on Jun 03, 2020
Our very own Logan (Rosemount City Administrator) & Bill (Rosemount Mayor) spoke to our club today.  Their topic was originally going to be how COVID 19 affected Rosemount but discussion quickly turned to the George Floyd tragedy.  The pictures show some of their talking points.  Logan mentioned that this was his most trying time in his 15 year career as a city administrator.  Some other points that came up:
* Rosemount Police in April performed CPR on an active COVID patient.
* City's COVID page showed real time data and was a model for other cities.
* There were 2 COVID related deaths in Rosemount.
* There were 550 calls in one night to the Dakota County 911 after the death of George Floyd causing the cities in Dakota County to set up a coordinated command center to handle the new influx of calls and issues.
This is a trying time for all and we thank Bill & Logan for their leadership and all the work of our Police & Fire Departments!
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Joshua Hoyt - Prevention of Veteran suicide

Posted on May 27, 2020
Joshua Hoyt gave a heartfelt & passionate presentation about suicide and his work to prevent suicide among Veterans.
Joshua was 19 and serving in the Marine Corp when his father, a Navy Veteran, took his life.
He shared some alarming statistics with us:
* 1 in 5 people will experience a mental illness during their lifetime.
* suicide is the #3 cause of death among 10 - 35 year olds.
He challenged us to have a meaningful conversation with our children.
Below are some resources he shared with our club.
Joshua is a Farmington High School grad...currently serving on the Farmington City Council (he was elected in 2018 as a write-in candidate).....is running for Mayor of Farmington this Fall.
Thanks Joshua for sharing your story and for all the work you do in the prevention of suicide!
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Rosemount Rotary Scholarship Winners

Posted on May 20, 2020
The annual RHS Scholarship Tea Awards Ceremony was held today (online version).  Our club sponsored 2 scholarships this year.   The recipients of our "Service Above Self" award went to George Grunklee & Kaitlin McKenzie.  We are proud of their hard work and their dedication to service to others.  We wish them (as well as the rest of the RHS Seniors) the very best!
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Eric Becker

Posted on May 06, 2020
Today, Eric Becker, our newest member, gave us a Classification Talk.  That is when we learn more about him, his vocation, family & interests.
Eric is a financial advisor with Raymond James.   Prior to that, he was a Sr Mgr-Retail Analytics for The Walt Disney Co. (note the Mickey ears on his lovely daughter).  Eric also had stints with Honeywell and Best Buy.   He is a graduate of the Carlson School of Mgmt.  Eric and his wife, Melissa, have been married 12 years and are the proud parents of Dakota.  They only had 6 weeks to prepare when they found out they were going to be parents.
Eric is an active member of the Dakota County Regional Chamber and a Board Member of MN ADOPT as well as being The Greatest Showman for his family.  Thank you Eric for your membership and commitment to family & community!
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Pietro's send off

Posted on May 04, 2020
Today, we said goodbye to Pietro, our Rotary Exchange student this past year.
 
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MN Adult & Teen Challenge

Posted on Apr 29, 2020
Today, via Zoom, we heard from Edwin Johnson, the Donor Relations Director of Adult & Teen Challenge Minnesota.
Adult & Teen Challenge is a worldwide network of Christian faith-based corporations intended to help teenagers, adults, and families with problems such as substance abuse or self-destructive behavior.  There are 240+ centers in the US and 1400+ centers in 120 countries.  There are 5 locations in MN (see photo).  It was founded in 1960 by a rural PA pastor who left to minister to the gang members in the streets of New York.  In looking David Wilkerson up, I discovered he was the author of The Cross and the Switchblade, a book I had read in high school.
During the 2018-19 school year, MN Teen Challenge connected with 130 schools reaching out to 60,000 students.   An interesting fact brought up in Ed's presentation was that liquor sales is up 50% during COVID 19.  The people being served in their Long Term Recovery program have formed a 400 member choir and part of their recovery is visiting churches around the state to sing worship songs and share testimonies.
To read more about this wonderful organization, please visit www.mntc.org
 
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Community Dental Care

Today, via Zoom, we heard from Karen Flanagan Kleinhans, MHA.  Karen is the CEO of Community Dental Care.  CDC is a not-for-profit serving patients from all walks of life.  They normally see 8500 patients per month but during COVID 19, they are seeing 300 patients per month.  So far, none of the clinic teams have been infected.  We learned that MN ranks 49th in reimbursement rates of children needing dental care.
 

An interesting tidbit I found on their website:  Languages that are spoken by our staff include Amharic, Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bosnian, Burmese, Croatian, Dinka, English, Farsi, French, German, Hindi, Hmong, Karen, Laotian, Luganda, Mandarin, Marathi, Nepali, Oromo, Punjabi, Russian, Serbian, Somali, Spanish, Swahili, Ukrainian, Urdu, Thai, Turkish and Vietnamese. For more information, see www.cdentc.org

Our very own, Matt Schaap, serves on the Board of Directors for CDC!
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April Student of the Month

We celebrated our Student of the Month via Zoom today.
Cecilia is a Senior at Rosemount High School.  She is an accomplished student and active member of the Arts community at RHS.  In addition to her full class load of Advanced Placement and College in the Schools courses, Cece is part of the RHS Marching Band, Wind Ensemble, Concert Choir, Women’s Ensemble and Chamber Singers.  She has been part of OnStage productions, jazz bands and musical theater at RHS too.

Cece is a member of both the National Honor Society and Tri-M Honor Society.  She is also a National Merit Scholarship Finalist and is one of about 100 seniors from throughout Minnesota invited to apply for the 2020 United States Presidential Scholars Program.

We wish the best for Cece as she pursues her dreams.
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Better Angels

Our club heard from Bruce Morlan (Red) & Ed Marek (Blue) today about a national citizens' organization working to reduce political polarization.  Better Angels (soon to change name to Braver Angels) brings liberals and conservatives together....not to change their minds about key issues, but to give all Americans a chance to better understand each other, to absorb the values and experiences that inform our political philosophies, and to recognize our common humanity.
 
It was a timely presentation.   Thanks Bruce and Ed!  For more information, visit https://www.better-angels.org
 
 
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Project Justice & Courageous Love

Jackson Erdmann gave a very inspirational message today about his time in Thailand with Project Justice & Courageous Love.  Jackson is a RHS graduate & Collegiate All-American Quarterback that is passionate about social justice.
Edmund Burke said, "Example is the school of Mankind"......thanks Jackson for being such a great example.
We wish you the best as you pursue your Football dream!
 
Jackson is pictured with our President, Lisa Franxman & Josh Schoaf.   Josh is our President Elect and coached Jackson in high school.
 
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February Student of the Month

Akash Shiri is our February Student of the Month.   He was described as a "quiet leader".   Just some of his activities include DECA, Math Club (which qualified for the State Tourney) and Science Olympiad (Akash was the Captain).  Akash was a National AP Scholar with distinction along with being a National Merit Semi-Finalist!  His plans are to major in Aerospace Engineering and hopefully at Georgia Tech or MIT.   We wish Akash the best as he pursues his dreams.
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2020-21 Outbound Exchange Student

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.
 
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January Student of the Month

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!
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December Student of the Month

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!
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Kyle Haugen - 2019 Polio Trip to India

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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November Student of the Month

Today we heard from our November Student of the Month, Mariana Pliego Cuautle.
She truly exemplifies the Rotary Motto, Service Above Self.
She will be attending the U of MN Rochester for the Mayo laboratory science program.
UMR was founded in 2006 with first graduating class in 2013.  It is located downtown Rochester in the heart of Mayo.
Congrats to Mariana for this well deserved recognition.
 
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Mikael Dahlstrom

Posted on Nov 13, 2019
Our speaker today was Rosemount's newest Police Chief as of June 5th.
Mike grew up in Rosemount and was a 13 year veteran of the Rosemount Police Department before being named it's Chief.
He spoke of his values and his goals for the Department.
Mike graduated from University of St Thomas with a degree in Criminal Justice....went on to get his Master's Degree, Leadership in Criminal Justice, from Concordia University...was the recipient of the Franklin M Kremel Award at Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command (voted by his peers).
Mike played football at St. Thomas.
Rosemount is fortunate to have Mike as it's police chief!   Thanks for visit and presentation.
 
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10th Year Anniversary

Posted on Oct 30, 2019
 
Our club celebrated 10 years of service with a joint meeting with our parents, the Farmington Rotary Club.
Our District Governor, Paul Perez, attended and gave a wonderful presentation on how Rotary Connects the World.  Thanks to Lisa Franxman (Rosemount Rotary President) for her creative gift bag (see photo).
Thanks to Ryan and his staff at Black Diamond Event Center and thanks to our members for all you do. 
 
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Minnesota Zoo Foundation

Posted on Oct 23, 2019
Brenda Teats, of the MN Zoo Foundation, gave a very interesting presentation of the MN Zoo and how the Zoo changes lives - both animal and human - every day!  She explained how the Foundation works hard to ensure the animals and keepers have the resources they need to make amazing possible.
The mission of the Minnesota Zoo is to connect people, animals and the natural world to save wildlife.  Learn more about actions you can take to support the Zoo and to help animals in the wild.
Contact the Minnesota Zoo Foundation at donations@mnzoo.org  or 952.431.9237 with any questions.
 
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Oct Student of the Month & MRCI 

Posted on Oct 16, 2019
At our Oct 16th meeting, we heard from Regan Hansen, our SOM.  Her hope is to either follow her father's footsteps by being appointed to the Naval Academy or follow her sister to the Air Force Academy.  With her impressive resume, we hope her dream comes to fruition.
 
We also heard from Rhonda Kalal of MRCI.  We learned of how MRCI creates innovative and genuine opportunities for people of disabilities or disadvantages at home, at work and in the community.
 
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Pietro Conti

Pietro Conti, our Exchange Student from Italy, spoke to the club today about his hometown, family, hobbies & interests.  
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August 28th Meeting

Michelle Hoff ~ Rosemount Elementary Band Director ~ presented to us information regarding her MusicFirst program and ISD 196's "Band for All" program.   Our Club presented her with a check for $500.
 
We were also introduced to our new Exchange Student, Pietro Conti, from Italy.
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REST

Logan Martin shared with us the work of the REST (Rosemount Environment & Sustainability Task force).  The purpose of Task Force is to advise the city council on issues related to the environment and sustainability.   They are to look for creative ways to engage residents through education and opportunities to improve neighborhoods.
For more information, please see https://ci.rosemount.mn.us/640/Environment-and-Sustainability-Task-Force
 
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Matt Schaap earns Paul Harris Fellow plus 1 pin 2019-08-10 05:00:00Z 0
Food For His Children 2019-08-07 05:00:00Z 0
Hope For Tomorrow 2019-07-31 05:00:00Z 0
Rosemount Leprechaun Days Parade 2019-07-27 05:00:00Z 0
Lisa Franxman begins her term as President for the 2018-19 Rotary year. 2019-07-10 05:00:00Z 0
Rosemount Rotary presents a check to RFRC 2019-06-26 05:00:00Z 0
Rosemount Service Above Self Scholarship Recipient 2019-05-23 05:00:00Z 0
Paul Eggen Begins Term as President of Rosemount Rotary Club 2018-08-01 05:00:00Z 0
Service is What We Do: Leprechaun Days 2018-07-28 05:00:00Z 0
September 2017 Student of the Month: Michael Stefanko 2017-09-22 05:00:00Z 0
Paul Eggen and David Block named Paul Harris Fellows 2017-07-12 05:00:00Z 0

March 2017 Student of the Month: Kaitlyn Stock

The Rotary Club of Rosemount is pleased to announce that Rosemount High School senior Kaitlyn Stock is its March 2017 Student of the Month.

Kaitlyn lives in Farmington with her parents Rick and Kristen and her sister Ashley, a freshman at RHS.

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February 2017 Student of the Month: Kiera Newson 2017-02-17 06:00:00Z 0

January 2017 Student of the Month: Margaret Tulay

The Rotary Club of Rosemount is pleased to announce that Rosemount High School senior Maggie Tulay is its January 2017 Student of the Month.

At the beginning of her high school career, Maggie’s grandmother told her she would “get out of it what she put in.”  Maggie took this advice to heart, taking seven honors classes, five AP classes and one CIS class during high school.

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November 2016 Students of the Month: Alec and Luke Loehr

Rosemount Rotary Club is pleased to announce that Rosemount High School Seniors Alec and Luke Loehr are the November 2016 Students of the Month.
 
 
Twin brothers Alec and Luke Loehr are difficult to miss. At 6-8, these brothers are a powerhouse both in the classroom and on the basketball court.
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October 2016 Student of the Month: Lizzie Johnson

Rosemount Rotary Club is pleased to announce that Rosemount High School Senior Lizzie Johnson is its October 2016 Student of the Month.
 
 
Lizzie has been a top academic performer at RHS. She is currently ranked at the top of her class and has a 4.0 GPA.  She has repeatedly received the “Top 10” award and academic letters during each year of high school. During her junior year, she won the Yale Book Award.
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September 2016 Student of the Month: Anna Peterson

Rosemount Rotary Club is pleased to announce that Rosemount High School Senior Anna Johnson is its September 2016 Student of the Month.
 
 
Anna lives in Rosemount with her parents and three siblings.  She credits her parents’ support and guidance for her success, and family plays a major role in Anna’s life.
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May 2016 Student of the Month: Caden Hill

Rosemount Rotary Club is pleased to announce that Rosemount High School Senior Caden Hill is its May 2016 Student of the Month.
 
 
The Rotary Student of the Month Program is sponsored by Dakota County Technical College and Inver Hills Community College.              
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April 2016 Student of the Month: McKenzie Samson

The Rotary Club of Rosemount is pleased to announce that Rosemount High School senior McKenzie Samson is its April Student of the Month.

The Rotary Student of the Month Program is sponsored by Dakota County Technical College and Inver Hills Community College.

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March 2016 Student of the Month: Elizabeth Pascuzzi

The Rotary Club of Rosemount is pleased to announce that Rosemount High School senior Elizabeth Pascuzzi is its March Student of the Month.

The Rotary Student of the Month Program is sponsored by Dakota County Technical College and Inver Hills Community College.
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February 2016 Student of the Month: Olubusola Adams 2016-02-20 00:00:00Z 0
January 2016 Student of the Month: Natalie Stoner 2016-01-16 00:00:00Z 0
December 2015 Student of the Month: Brandon Menne 2015-12-18 00:00:00Z 0
November 2015 Student of the Month: Abby Linnett 2015-11-20 00:00:00Z 0

October 2015 Student of the Month: Michael St.Ores

The Rotary Student of the Month Program is sponsored by Dakota County Technical College and Inver Hills Community College.

The Rotary Club of Rosemount is pleased to announce that Rosemount High School senior Michael St.Ores is its October 2015 Student of the Month.

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September 2015 Student of the Month: Madison Morehouse

September 2015 Student of the Month: Madison Morehouse
 
Sponsored by Inver Hills Community College and Dakota County Technical College
The Rotary Club of Rosemount is pleased to announce that Rosemount High School senior Madison Morehouse is its September 2015 Student of the Month.
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May 2015 Rotary Student of the Month: Eric Udermann 2015-05-23 00:00:00Z 0

April 2015 Students of the Month

The Rotary Club of Rosemount is pleased to announce that Rosemount High School students Christian Alderman, Kyle Barck, Muriel Knudson, Trustee Tasiame and Deanna Wuellner are its April 2015 Students of the Month.
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March 2015 Rotary Student of the Month: CeCe-Amari Gaines 2015-03-21 00:00:00Z 0
January 2015 Student of the Month: Brandon Sawyer 2015-01-23 00:00:00Z 0

Soiree 2015: Friday, March 13

Posted by Erin Edlund on Jan 14, 2015

The Rotary Club of Rosemount is pleased to announce it will host its annual Irish for a Day Soiree fundraising event on Friday, March 13, 2015, at the Rosemount Community Center.

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December 2014 Student of the Month: Luke Dahl 2014-12-20 00:00:00Z 0
November 2014 Student of the Month: Nicole Hutchinson 2014-11-22 00:00:00Z 0
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Haunted Woods Trail

Rotarians volunteered and donated candy to partner with lots of other businesses and organizations to help make the Haunted Woods Trail a success again this year.  It's a new record: more than 3,700 parents and children attended the event this year!  Attendees also donated 2,000 pounds of food.
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September 2014 Student of the Month: Ryan Poehler 2014-09-20 00:00:00Z 0
Kody's Closet: Rosemount Rotary Club Receives Grant to Benefit Rosemount High School Students Matthew Schaap 2014-08-27 00:00:00Z 0
May 2014 Student of the Month: Ryan Condon Matthew Schaap 2014-05-31 00:00:00Z 0
April 2014 Student of the Month: Madison Holtze Matthew Schaap 2014-04-25 00:00:00Z 0
March 2014 Student of the Month: Emily Brossart Matthew Schaap 2014-03-28 00:00:00Z 0
February 2014 Student of the Month: Jacob Alex Matthew Schaap 2014-02-28 00:00:00Z 0
February 2014 Member Spotlight: Erin Edlund Erin Edlund 2014-02-01 00:00:00Z 0
January 2014 Students of the Month: Zach Eichten, Jake Koeslter and Andrew Smeed Erin Edlund 2014-01-31 00:00:00Z 0

Gearing Up for Soiree 2014

Posted by Erin Edlund on Jan 08, 2014
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The Rotary Club of Rosemount is pleased to announce it will host its annual Irish for a Day Soiree fundraising event on Saturday, March 15, 2014, at the Rosemount Community Center.


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January 2014 Member Spotlight: David Block Erin Edlund 2014-01-01 00:00:00Z 0
November 2013 Student of the Month: Sarah Bruber Matthew Schaap 2013-12-11 00:00:00Z 0
December 2013 Member Spotlight: Joelle Chouliaris Erin Edlund 2013-12-04 00:00:00Z 0
Rosemount Rotary Proud to Support RHS At Tournment of Roses Parade Erin Edlund 2013-12-02 00:00:00Z 0
October 2013 Student of the Month: Emily Severson Matthew Schaap 2013-11-18 00:00:00Z 0

November 2013 Member Spotlight: Ryan O'Gara

Posted by Erin Edlund on Oct 31, 2013
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While Ryan O’Gara is relatively new to Rosemount Rotary, he is certainly not new to being an engaged citizen through his work as divisional government affairs manager at SKB Environmental and his involvement in the Dakota Regional Chamber.

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Join Us for Our Open House!

Posted by Erin Edlund on Oct 16, 2013
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The public is invited to attend the Rosemount Rotary Open House scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 6 from 5:30-7 pm at the Fireside Restaurant in Rosemount.
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October 2013 Member Spotlight: Nickie Carrigan Erin Edlund 2013-10-01 00:00:00Z 0
April 2013 Student of the Month: Natalie Hillerson Erin Edlund 2013-05-03 00:00:00Z 0
April 2013 Member Spotlight: Denise Kniefel Erin Edlund 2013-04-01 00:00:00Z 0
March 2013 Student of the Month: Meghan Olson Erin Edlund 2013-03-29 00:00:00Z 0

March 2013 Member Spotlight: John Wollersheim

Posted by Erin Edlund on Feb 28, 2013
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While his credentials might lead you to assume that Rosemount Rotarian John Wollersheim bleeds purple and gold, a quick peek at his veins would lead you to discover that his blood courses maroon and gold.

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February 2013 Student of the Month: Allison Fischbach Erin Edlund 2013-02-15 00:00:00Z 0
February 2013 Member Spotlight: Laura Briggs Erin Edlund 2013-02-01 00:00:00Z 0

November 2012 Member Spotlight: Jim Friend

Posted by Erin Edlund on Oct 31, 2012
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Rosemount Rotarian Jim Friend is a vice president business banker at Anchor Bank in Apple Valley, Minn., who has spent his entire 30+-year career working in the banking industry.
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A Spooktacular Evening

Posted by Erin Edlund on Oct 28, 2012
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Rotary Club of Rosemount provided a booth and volunteer clean-up efforts for the 30th annual Rosemount Haunted Woods Trail on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2012.

 
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October Student of the Month: Paul Wollersheim

Posted by Erin Edlund on Oct 25, 2012
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Kicking off the 2012-2013 Student of the Month program for October is Rosemount High School senior, Paul Wollersheim. Paul is the youngest of four children belonging to John and Mary Wollersheim of Rosemount.

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Mentors and Mentees STRIVE Toward the Future

Posted by Erin Edlund on Oct 04, 2012
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Now in its third year, the Rosemount Rotary Club’s STRIVE mentorship program with Rosemount High School kicked off at the Fireside on Friday, Oct. 5. The program is designed to pair RHS students with Rosemount Rotarians to embark on a seven-month process of exploring higher education and career options, goal-setting and other skills designed to prepare them for life after high school.
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October 2012 Member Spotlight: Paul Eggen

Posted by Erin Edlund on Sep 30, 2012
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Each month, Rosemount Rotary is proud to highlight one of its valued members. This month's member spotlight features charter member and current Rosemount Rotary president Paul Eggen.
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Club Visioning

Posted by Erin Edlund on Jun 11, 2012
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Bring your ideas to our upcoming visioning meeting (tentatively set for Friday, July 13).
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School's Out for Summer!

Posted by Erin Edlund on Jun 10, 2012
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Rosemount Rotarians celebrated the end of the academic year with kids and their families at the Rosemount Family Resource Center.
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STRIVE Wraps Up for 2011-2012

Posted by Erin Edlund on May 20, 2012
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It was an afternoon filled with smiles, tears and pride as the Rotary Club of Rosemount brought the 2011-2012 STRIVE program with Rosemount High School to an end.
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May 2012 Student of the Month: Lydia Karlson Erin Edlund 2012-05-21 00:00:00Z 0
April Student of the Month: Alexandra McLaughlin Erin Edlund 2012-04-27 00:00:00Z 0
RCR Collects 2,500 Pounds of Food for Rosemount Family Resource Center Erin Edlund 2012-04-13 00:00:00Z 0
Soiree Success Erin Edlund 2012-03-30 00:00:00Z 0
March Student of the Month: Adam Jackson Erin Edlund 2012-03-23 00:00:00Z 0
February Student of the Month: Kyle Weiler Erin Edlund 2012-02-29 00:00:00Z 0
A Little Glitter, A Lot of Fun Erin Edlund 2012-02-21 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Club of Rosemount Announces Inaugural Fundraising Event Erin Edlund 2012-01-25 00:00:00Z 0
January Student of the Month: Lisa Beard Erin Edlund 2012-01-20 00:00:00Z 0
December Student of the Month: Stephen Sawyer Erin Edlund 2011-12-22 00:00:00Z 0
A Very Merry Rotary Gathering and Service Event Erin Edlund 2011-12-16 00:00:00Z 0
Members Paint the Rosemount Family Resource Center Erin Edlund 2011-12-09 00:00:00Z 0
International Service Update Erin Edlund 2011-12-09 00:00:00Z 0
November Student of the Month: Natalie Busher Erin Edlund 2011-11-30 00:00:00Z 0
October Student of the Month: Andrew Rome Erin Edlund 2011-11-11 00:00:00Z 0

Ramble Jam A Success

Posted by Erin Edlund on Nov 10, 2011
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Rotary Club of Rosemount earns more than $2,500 assisting the Rotary Club of Farmington with Ramble Jam.
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Central Park Autumn Clean-Up Lindsey Brotzler 2011-09-21 00:00:00Z 0
Ramble Jam Country Music Fundraiser 2011 Lindsey Brotzler 2011-08-26 00:00:00Z 0
Country Rockin' at Leprechaun Days Lindsey Brotzler 2011-08-03 00:00:00Z 0
New Member Induction - June 2011 Lindsey Brotzler 2011-06-13 00:00:00Z 0
May 2011 Student of the Month Lindsey Brotzler 2011-05-25 00:00:00Z 0
Rosemount Rotary Receives Volunteer Recognition Lindsey Brotzler 2011-04-29 00:00:00Z 0
April 2011 Student of the Month Lindsey Brotzler 2011-04-18 00:00:00Z 0
Rosemount Rotary's First Paul Harris Fellow Lindsey Brotzler 2011-03-28 00:00:00Z 0
State of the City Address Lindsey Brotzler 2011-03-21 00:00:00Z 0
March 2011 Student of the Month Lindsey Brotzler 2011-03-18 00:00:00Z 0
February 2011 Student of the Month Lindsey Brotzler 2011-02-23 00:00:00Z 0
Coffee For A Cause Lindsey Brotzler 2011-02-11 00:00:00Z 0
January 2011 Student of the Month Lindsey Brotzler 2011-02-01 00:00:00Z 0
December 2013 Student of the Month: Christine Crosfield Matthew Schaap 0
STRIVE Kicks Off Erin Edlund 0
December 2010 Student of the Month Lindsey Brotzler 0
November 2010 Student of the Month Lindsey Brotzler 0
New Member Induction Lindsey Brotzler 0
October 2010 Student of the Month Lindsey Brotzler 0
Visitors Day at Rosemount Rotary Lindsey Brotzler 0
New Meeting Location: September 2010 Lindsey Brotzler 0
Rosemount Rotary STRIVES for Excellence Lindsey Brotzler 0
Rosemount Rotary Win Presidential Citation Award Lindsey Brotzler 0
May Student of the Month Lindsey Brotzler 0
April Student of the Month Lindsey Brotzler 0
Rosemount Rotary Coffee "FUN"draiser Lindsey Brotzler 0
March Student of the Month Lindsey Brotzler 0
Rosemount Rotary & Social Networking Lindsey Brotzler 0
Rotary Feeds Starving Children Lindsey Brotzler 0
Plunging for Polio! Lindsey Brotzler 0
Get to Know Rosemount Rotary Night! Lindsey Brotzler 0