• September 28 – D5960 Rotary One Summit in Roseville, 5:30-8 p.m.
  • October 3 – Club meeting noon, board 11
  • October 5 - D5960 Rotary One Summit in Stillwater, 5:30-8p.m.
  • October 13-14 – Conference of Clubs at St. Olaf in Northfield
  • October 17 – Club meeting at noon
  • November 11 – TRF (Foundation) Dinner, 5:30 @ The Marriott NE in Roseville
  • January 6 -  D5960 midterm @ Hamline U
  • April 19, 2024 – Gold Plate Dinner at Mounds View Community Center
  • We welcomed new member Natalie Streich, Recruitment and Retention Coordinator of the Spring Lake Park, Blaine, Mounds View Fire department.
  • All members are encouraged to attend one of the Rotary One sessions listed above.
  • We are open to suggestions for service or social activities this Fall or Winter. [in addition to the Foundation Dinner] The Club will reimburse members who attend the Dinner. Guests are welcome but won’t be reimbursed. Watch for registration information.
  • Edeth, Vichai, Dennis and Jed are responsible for the program, invocation, raffle, and setting up and taking down the meeting site in September and October. Please let John Johnson and Jason Miller know what the programs will be.
  • Jason, Jeff, Nyle and George are responsible for November and December. Dana, Jim, Geoff and Devon have January and February; Charlie, Dave, the Jacobsen’s and John J. have March and April; and John O, Cindy, Mary, Nils and Susie have May and June.
  • We will sponsor 2 Irondale students at Camp Enterprise again.
  • Reminder - Guest meals are now only $15. Indicate on the order form if you prefer cole slaw or salad to fries, and any necessary dietary requirements.
Irondale High School Principal, Vichai Saefong, gave his Classification Talk. This is the opportunity afforded each Member to share background, interests and vocational information with the Club. [If you have not done one, let John J and/or Jason know.]
Vichai’s grandfather supported U.S. troops in Viet Nam during the war. His family escaped from the country after the war and Vichai was born in a refugee camp. They came to the U.S. in 1992 and settled in California. Vichai began working at age 11. He considered attending college at UC Santa Cruz where he could have cheered for the Banana Slugs, but chose Christian Missionary Alliance and studied psychology instead. He has created a Leadership Team at Irondale where they are working with the 1,800 students to create a positive social and educational culture.
“Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.”