Margaret reported on a great article in the Sun-Focus paper about our Rotary Day Event.  Thanks to Linda and Cor for their persistence in getting the article published.
Our guests today were John LeTourneau from the Ramsey Rotary Club and his guest, Alex Carlson from Acheive Services.  You may recall that Alex spoke to the club about Achieve Services a little over a year ago.  They were here to promote Achieve's 10th Annual Fundraising Gala, to be held on Friday April 17, 5-9PM at Bunker Hills Golf Club.  More information is available here.
Gerry was pleased to present Geoff Hollimon with his Paul Harris Fellowship+2, indicating total contributions of $3,000 to the Rotary Foundation.  Geoff and Gerry are pictured below.
Upcoming events:
Don't forget to sign up with Geoff Hollimon to attend the CPY Luncheon next Tuesday, the 10th, 12:00 - 1:00PM, at the N.B. Family Service Center.  This meeting will be the Rotary meeting for the week.
Mark your calendars now for the NBMV Rotary Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday April 4th, at 10AM.
Our annual Arbor Day tree giveaway to area elementary school students will be on April 22nd.
The Gold Plate Dinner is fast approaching...get your tickets sold now and email Bev Aplikowski if you need more tickets.
John Marg-Patton was scheduled for his birthday serenade today but he wangled his way out of it by promising dessert for all on March 17th.  Alas, no photo of John in the Birthday Hat.
Our speakers today were Adrian Klim and Shawdy Kiani, Irondale seniors who attended Camp Enterprise on scholarships from our club.  Both students were very impressed with their experience at camp and thanked us for the opportunity to attend.  Adrian will pursue a marketing degree at UMD and Shawdy will be a pre-dental student at the Uof M Twin Cities Campus.  The students were accompanied today by their teacher, Diane Waite, who positively gushed with praise for Camp Enterprise.  She noted that Irondale participants have benefited greatly from the program and that some have actually returned to the camp as counselors.  With all the talk about students not being prepared for college, it's nice to see that there are students (like these two) who are more than ready.   Diane, Shawdy, Adrian and Principal Eric Nelson are pictured below.