• March 4 (MONDAY) 3:30-5 - Volunteers needed to assist Jeff Benson at CPY where he will be teaching woodworking to 4th graders. No experience necessary but bring philip’s screwdrivers if you have any.  
  • March 5 – Club Meeting at The Exchange at Noon; Board Meeting at 11.
  • March 19 – Club Meeting at The Exchange at noon
  • March 24 - (SUNDAY) Stuff eggs for the Club’s 35th Easter Egg Hunt – noon at Mounds View Community Center
  • March 26: (TUESDAY) 3:00-5 - Volunteers needed to assist Jeff Benson at CPY where he will be teaching woodworking to middle schoolers. No experience necessary but bring philip’s screwdrivers if you have any.  Contact Jeff to volunteer or ask questions (612-804-2743).
  • March 30: (SATURDAY) Our 35th Easter Egg Hunt – all hands PLUS on deck! Recruit friends and relatives to help.
  • April 19 - Gold Plate Dinner at Mounds View Community Center – get sponsors; sell tickets
  • Jason Miller was honored and presented a crystal sculpture and special pin as a Rotary Foundation Major Donor. The award is given when an individual or business has donated $10,000 to TRF. Jason is only the second member of our Club to achieve this honor. CONGRATULATIONS and THANK YOU, JASON!  Jason and President John Johnson are pictured below.
  • GPD Sponsors Please contact businesses or charitably minded individuals to sponsor the Gold Plate Dinner. Or give suggestions to Cindy, Susie or John J. Cindy has provided invitation forms online.
  • February donations to The Rotary Foundation Annual Fund are being matched by D-5960 with recognition points. $100 or more 1 to 1, $365 to a Paul Harris Fellowship. Get checks payable to TRF to John O. in February, or donate on your My Rotary Account on the RI website and notify John O for Club records.
  • Charlie, Dave, the Jacobsens and John J are responsible for March and April programs and meeting place set up and take down.  John O, Cindy, Mary, Nils and Susie have May and June. Please let John Johnson and Jason Miller know what the programs will be as soon as you can.
  • Reminder - Indicate on the lunch order form if you prefer coleslaw or salad to fries, and any necessary dietary requirements. Guest meals are $15.
          Merchant Minute
Brett Manning, Ameriprise Financial Services Advisor with offices in New Brighton, introduced us to the services he provides, including retirement planning strategies, saving for education, retirement income strategies, charitable giving and executive compensation and benefit strategies. He is a Certified Financial Planner and a Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor and holds numerous licenses pertaining to securities and annuities. Brett is familiar with Rotary, as his uncle was a Fridley Rotarian 
Give Cindy or Susie suggestions of other local business people who would like to briefly tell us about their businesses. Brett and Cindy Carlson are shown below.
Classification Talk
Susie Risher, new member, shared stories of her background and previous activities. She grew up in Bismarck, ND, and fulfilled
childhood aspirations to be a mom, teacher and writer plus so much more! In addition to being a mom, she’s very active in her grandchildren’s lives and provides day care when they are not in school. She has published four books, Pink Stars and Angel Wings, The Trust Walk, and Little Spirit Seeker for children, and Gray, a memoir of her father’s experiences, including at West Point and in WWII. She had a radio show and taught writing – journaling and dream interpretation, in Fargo. Susie is a quilter and uses her skills to benefit others, making thousands of masks for National Guard troops, nursing homes and hospitals during Covid-19, and bookmarks and fabric bags for charity fundraisers.
She shares her father’s counsel: Don’t have any regrets.  Suzie is pictured with Dana Rebelein as she receives her Paul Harris Fellowship.