President's Message
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We are having a great year and having fun!
Please help us complete the ($10,000) challenge for matching funds to our (Long Term) Stillwater Rotary Fund at the St. Croix Valley Foundation.  Everyone should participate and contribute.  Donors of gifts of $500 or more will also receive Paul Harris recognition points.    Annually, we are able to make grants using returns from the long term funds.
We have a good strategic plan, but it is time to do some Visioning to help further define our actionable interests.  This special event is being planned for Wednesday April 22nd from 4 to 8 pm at the Courage Center in Stillwater.  Please mark your calendar and plan on participating.  More info and sign will follow.
Upcoming Speakers
Feb 27, 2020
Middle East #1
Mar 05, 2020
Middle East #2
Mar 12, 2020
Spring Break
Mar 19, 2020
Preventing gun violence
Mar 26, 2020
Sex trafficking
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Feb 20, 2020
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President's Message #2

Last Week's Program

Eliza Chlebeck from Andersen Corporation discussed the history, present and future of a local community business of long standing.


Save the Date - Saints Game
District Conference of Clubs
Hello District 5960 Rotarians and Rotaractors. We are expecting over 300 attendees to our 2020 District 5960 Conference of Clubs, and that starts on April 30 with our CONNECT session. So how will we CONNECT
(CLICK HERE to register)
It starts with connecting culturally through the tours specifically setup for the Conference of Clubs. Take a guided tour through Native American history and culture through the eyes of the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux people. We are offering two opportunities for tours.
Hoċokata Ti guided tour
Learn about the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community’s history and culture through a guided tour of the public museum at Hoċokata Ti [ho-cho-kah-tah-tee], the tribe’s new cultural center. Led by a museum interpreter, this group tour of the “Mdewakanton: Dwellers of the Spirit Lake” exhibit will provide you with a cultural experience that enhances your knowledge and understanding of the Mdewakanton Dakota people. The 3,805-square-foot exhibit displays an assortment of Dakota Sioux artifacts and provides in-depth information about pre-settler life, the U.S. Dakota War of 1862 and modern history. The Hoċokata Ti gift shop features a variety of Native-made art, books, music, beaded and quilled items, and craft supplies that build upon the cultural center’s mission to educate visitors about the Dakota people.
(CLICK HERE to register)
The tours are strategically placed so you have time to attend the 2nd of three Grants Management Seminars. Come connect with the Grants Team and other Rotarians to get your Club qualified to do a District Grant project next year, or just to learn more. This will be held at Prior Lake City Hall.
(CLICK HERE to register and  CLICK HERE for map/directions)
Continue the connections while attending our social at the elegant Mystic Lake Center! All three keynote speakers will be present and it's an excellent opportunity to connect with them and other Rotarians and Rotaractors informally. Our Thursday evening keynote speaker, General Secretary John Hewko, will do the official welcome.
Continue connecting at Prior Lake Rotary's Home Hospitality! If you've not participated in previous Conferences, this is a favorite as you will share food, beverages, fun, and social time to really get to know 4-8 other Rotarians or Rotaractors in an intimate setting! 
And this is just Thursday! We have a host of other events Friday that will help you CONNECT, get INSPIRED, think about INNOVATION, and see Rotary's VISION
Registration is open and the early-bird ends March 15! RAFFLE EXTENDED: We extended our raffle for two tickets to Prior Lake Rotary's Lakefront Music Fest. Register for the full Conference package by February 28 February 29 (Thanks Leap Year!) to get in the raffle drawing. 
Speaking of raffle drawings, CONGRATULATIONS to 2019-2020 Faribault Rotary Club President Amy Amundson who won the FREE Conference of Clubs raffle!  
The World will be here. Will you?      
Network Group
Stillwater Sunrise  Rotary is starting a new networking group, and we are invited.
Thank you for giving me the opportunity to briefly share information about our new network group that we are starting for our Stillwater Sunrise Rotary.  It will be very casual and fun.  Our emphasis will be to gain a better understanding of what kind of business our members are involved with.  I believe it would be beneficial to include the Stillwater Noon club, to expand our network.  I have also reached out to the Lake Elmo Rotary.

Our first meeting will be March 5th from 5:30-7:00pm at The Lakes at Stillwater.  It’s a new senior community that is run by one of our members.  It has a lovely bar area and this is where our gathering will be.  There will be a cash bar open for refreshments.  Please let your members know to bring business cards. 
We will have meetings the first Thursday of the month. 

Please have anyone interested to rsvp, so we can get a head count:

Let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

Kind regards,
Laurie Cherry

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