President's Message
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We are having a great year and having fun!
Reminder -- the Program Committee has an opportunity for a new leader, think about it.
The 2020 District Conference of Clubs will be April 30th - May 1st at the Mystic Lake Center.   Everyone is encouraged to attend.
Grand re-opening celebration of the historic Lift Bridge is being planned for May 15-16th.
Our Annual Picnic is June 25th.
Upcoming Speakers
Feb 13, 2020
Bell Ringing Contest & Membership Committee
Feb 20, 2020
Andersen Corp update
Feb 27, 2020
Middle East #1
Mar 05, 2020
Middle East #2
Mar 12, 2020
Spring Break
Past Speakers
Feb 06, 2020
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Congressional Recognition 100th Anniversary
We received a letter from Congresswoman Betty McCollum congratulating our Stillwater Rotary Club on our 100 year anniversary.

Last Week's Program

The discussion last week had Mark Vierling and Patrick Boley sharing the history and stories of Eckberg and Lammers 70 years of legal service in the Stillwater community.
We also inducted new member Derek Fisher.  Make sure to welcome him to the club.


Grants Management Seminars
As Scott Mercer discussed last week; here is the information for the Grants Management Seminars. Everyone is encouraged to attend.
I am pleased to announce the Grants Management Seminars for the 2020-21 Rotary year, and REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!
If your club has thought about sponsoring a District or Global Grant, the Grants Management Seminar (GMS) is a must attend!  For your club to be qualified to sponsor a grant, one of the main contacts of the grant is required to attend a GMS.  Even if your club doesn’t plan to sponsor a grant in 2020-21, I’d encourage you to have someone attend a GMS…you never know if a need arises, and it’s a great way to understand the process for the future.
This year, we have added a few new features:
  • A Grants Management Seminar online refresher course: if you (a member, not just someone from the club) has attended a GMS in one of the past two years, you can attend this webinar to cover the important features for this year.
  • We have added Global Grant Workshops for two reasons: 1) to gear the GMS more towards District Grants (and thus not having to cover so much information), and 2) to be able to help create a deeper understanding for Global Grant sponsors.  If you are going to sponsor a Global Grant, YOU MUST ATTEND both the GMS and Global Grant Workshop.
Here are the details for the 2020-21 Grants Management Seminars and Global Grant Workshops:
Date: Saturday, April 4
Grants Management Seminar
Global Grant Workshop
Date: Thursday, April 16
Online GMS Refresher (Attendee Lists: 2018-19, 2019-20)
Date: Thursday, April 30
Grants Management Seminar
Date: Thursday, May 7
Global Grant Workshop
Date: Thursday, May 14
Grants Management Seminar
CLICK HERE for more information about the Grants Management Seminars.  If you have any questions, please contact me at 612-382-3168 or or Grants Team Leader Margie Horning at 651-428-1740 or  
Potential Global Grant

And since we are talking about Global Grants here is a copy of an earlier article for a possible Global Grant project.


We are looking at a potential Global Grant to assist Senitizo with providing medical equipment to the Central African Republic (CAR). 

Here are some additional details about what our proposed project would entail. The medical equipment needed at the maternal and child health center would be to provide primary health care. This would include:


Senitizo’s operations are centered on the provision of high-quality health services to Central Africans in need. Our operations are based out of the Central African Republic (CAR), whose government is unable to provide social services, and which has suffered from ongoing conflict and extreme poverty. Countries suffering from chronic humanitarian crises, like CAR, require a new way of providing humanitarian health services that ensures a higher quality of health services while minimizing the cost. By employing a new “locally-based, value for money” business model, Senitizo maximizes the impact of health activities and resource efficiency.

  •           Two delivery beds
  •           10 basic hospital beds for women and children receiving outpatient and short-term inpatient care
  •           Refrigerator for vaccinations
  •           Basic lab equipment including microscope, colorimeter or other hemoglobin measurer, and centrifuge.
  •           IV stands and related medical consumables
  •           Blood pressure gauge
  •           Autoclave or other machine for disinfection and sterilization
  •           Infant scales and related tools for measuring growth and identifying malnutrition
  •           Medical waste incinerator
  •           Maternal health tools, including partograph, speculum, forceps, clamps, stethoscopes


I’m sure this is an incomplete list, but at least it gives a general idea for what types of things would be funded and what wouldn’t (i.e. medical consumables, medicines, etc.) When I get back to CAR I can get a detailed, final list put together for the application.


Re: the timeline, we’re hoping to get the clinic up and running sometime in the first quarter of 2020. As we talked about briefly before the meeting the other week, I will do some digging before I head back to CAR on options for getting the equipment into country. Project CURE (based here in Denver) could be a good option, and I’ve already connected with them in the past. I will also look into the availability of such equipment and transport options when I get back to CAR in a couple weeks. Once you have some sense of what the timing on Rotary’s end would potentially be, let me know and we can see how something could work.
A Rotary Valentine
Each year on February 14th, many people exchange cards, candy, gifts or flowers with their special “valentine.” The day of romance we call Valentine’s Day is named for a Christian martyr and dates back to the 5th century. There are many reasons to fall in Love with Rotary. Make Valentine’s Day even more special when you fall in Love with Rotary. There are many reason to Fall In Love with Rotary, we put together a list of the top 10 reasons.
1. Friendship: In an increasingly complex world, Rotary provides one of the most basic human needs: the need for friendship and fellowship. It is one of two reasons why Rotary began in 1905.
2. Business Development: The second original reason for Rotary’s beginning is business development. Everyone needs to network. Rotary consists of a cross section of every business community. Its members come from all walks of life. Rotarians help each other and collectively help others.
3.Personal Growth and Development: Membership in Rotary continues one’s growth and education in human relations and personal development.
4. Citizenship in the Community: Membership in a Rotary club makes one a better community citizen. The average Rotary club consists of the most active citizens of any community.
5. Continuing Education: Each week at Rotary there is a program designed to keep one informed about what is going on in the community, nation, and world. Each meeting provides an opportunity to listen to different speakers and a variety of timely topics.
6. Fun: Rotary is fun, a lot of fun. Each meeting is fun. The club projects are fun. Social activities are fun. The service is fun.
7. Citizenship in the World: Every Rotarian wears a pin that says “Rotary International.” There are few places on the globe that do not have a Rotary club. Every Rotarian is welcome – even encouraged – to attend any of the 29,000 clubs in 194 nations and geographical regions. This means instant friends in both one’s own community and in the world community.
8. Prestige: Rotary members are prominent people: leaders of business, the professions, art, government, sports, military, religion, and all disciplines. Rotary is the oldest and most prestigious service club in the world. Its ranks include executives, managers, and professionals – people who make decisions and influence policy.
9. Absence of an “Official Creed”:Rotary has no secret handshake, no secret policy, no official creed, no secret meeting or rituals. It is an open society of men and women who simply believe in helping others.
10. Opportunity to Serve: Rotary is a service club. Its business is mankind. Its product is service. Rotarians provide community service to both local and international communities. This is perhaps the best reason for becoming a Rotarian: the chance to do something for somebody else and to sense the self-fulfillment that comes in the process and return of that satisfaction to one’s own life. It is richly rewarding!
Fall In Love with Rotary!
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February 5
Erv Neff
February 13
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February 15
Jim Torseth
February 26
Tom Hollatz
February 28
Anne Anderson
Todd Anderson
February 20
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Jim Bradshaw
February 1, 1971
49 years
Lori Johnson
February 1, 1996
24 years
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February 3, 1988
32 years
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February 20, 1978
42 years
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