President's Message
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Wear your Rotary shirt to the fair on Friday, August 30th-- MN State Fair Rotary Blitz!
Mark your calendar and plan to attend the One Rotary Summit on October 26, 2019 at Family Means in Stillwater, MN.   Sign up info coming soon.
Upcoming Speakers
Aug 22, 2019
Invasive species in St Croix River
Aug 29, 2019
Club Social
Past Speakers
Aug 15, 2019
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Last Week's Program


District Governor, Paul Perez, shared his vision for Rotary this year by connecting with our club, our community and the world. 

Club Welcomes New Member
Stillwater Rotary Club inducted new member Laura Raduenz last week.  Pictured with her sponsor, DJ Raduenz, President Kathy Elbert and District Govenor Paul Perez.
Club Thank yous
Last week we had several guests visit with thank yous for support from our Rotary Club: Operatunity, Opera on the River; Camp Odayin, and Silverbird, one of our Rotary exchange students each shared their appreciation.
Assistant Governor and Assistant Governor Team Lead

Scott Mercer is serving as Assistant Governor Team Lead


As the Assistant Governor Team Lead, my new role is to help coordinate activity across the 13 Area Assistant Governors.    This year, so far, those efforts will include:

-          Organizing support and coordinating facilitators for the One Rotary Summits in the Fall

-          Working with the District Membership Committee to drive membership initiatives across Areas and Clubs through the Assistant Governors

-          Working with and Coordinating the efforts of the Districts “Club Size Representatives” to better share best practices across Club of similar sizes and similar issues

-          Managing the monthly reporting from the Area Assistant Governors to the District Governor

-          Attending the District Board meetings, District Events, PETs, NCPETS as well as AG training.




And Bev Driscoll is serving as the Assistant Governor for Area 11


As the Assistant Governor for Area 11 , Bev’s responsibilities will include:

-          Acting as a resource and connection to District leadership across for Club leadership at 5 Area clubs,

o   Stillwater,

o   Stillwater Sunrise,

o   Lake Elmo

o   Woodbury

o   North St. Paul/Maplewood/Oakdale


-          Coordinating the District Governor (DG) visits across her Clubs

-          Communicating Club Strengths/Weaknesses to the DG

-          Coordinating and encouraging collaborations among Clubs in her area

-          Attending President Elect Trainings

-          Attending and supporting District events

-          Routine (quarterly) check ins with clubs

-          Helping incoming Presidents with goals

-          Promoting attendance at District Event, like One Rotary Summit!

It is important to point out that neither Scott nor Bev are in line to become the District Governor any time soon – so no need to ask about that! J


Thursday, August 22, 2019
One Night Only!
Featuring Art From Nakivale Refugee Settlement - Uganda
Thursday, August 22, 2019
Michael Birawer Gallery (Map/Directions)
Time: 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Light Refreshments
Free event!
Join us at the gallery in celebration of Nakivale Refugee Artists sponsored by Roseville Rotary Club at the Michael Birawer Gallery art exhibition featuring works from refugees of The Nakivale Refugee Settlement in Southwest Uganda, home to over 90,000 refugees. All of the artists in the exhibition are from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
Rotary at the State Fair - August 30th
By now you must have August 30 circled on your Rotary Calendar, right?! If not, why not? As mentioned in the Rotary year kick-off video (, the Rotary Blitz is coming to the Minnesota State Fair! Now is the time to make plans to join with Rotarians from Districts 5960, 5950, and 5580.
We need you and yours (families encouraged) to build a blitz with hundreds of our upper Midwest Rotary Family. And what better way to throw a party than at the "Great Minnesota Get-Together!" We are not the only ones that recognize how spectacular this annual must-go event is. Newsweek recently honored it as the sole North American entry [“Americana at it’s best”], in late summer worldwide festivals.
If it’s been a while since your last fair visit, now’s the time to get reacquainted with this Minnesota staple, and no better way than with a couple hundred Rotarian friends and family!
Our Public Image team is working on ways to get us noticed through the day. Maybe the Governor will declare this Rotary Day at the Fair?!
We encourage you to bring your family members to share in the FUN! Kids 10 and over are welcome to work alongside their parents/ grandparents in “act of service” in Equimania” in the Horse barn. Forty volunteers will receive FREE Fair admission tickets!
We are also looking for groups to blitz broadcast booths (television and radio stations) through the day.
2019 Gold Plate - Lake Elmo Rotary Club
2019 Gold Plate Dinner and Dance
Friday, September 20, 2019
Lake Elmo Event Center
3712 Layton Ave N, Lake Elmo
We have been invited to attend the Lake Elmo Rotary Club's Gold Plate dinner.  The event is from 6:00 - 9:30 pm for dinner and a program with dancing and social to follow until close.
Ticket prices are $195.00 per couple and includes:
Gourmet 4 course dinner for 2 and 4 drink tickets
An evening of fun and fellowship - including games with cash prizes!
Great live and silent auction items
Grand Prize: 4 - half ounce gold pieces (1 winner)
Plus: 3 additional prizes of  a 10 oz. silver bar
100 Year Celebration
Thursday, October 10, 2019
JX Event Venue
Stillwater Rotary turns 100 this year! 
Please watch the Cogwheel and listen for updates at the weekly meetings - the club will be looking to fill committee assignments soon.    We hope to have 100% involvement as we plan this milestone event! 
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Peter Polga
August 5
Jon Lindstrom
August 18
Shelley Pearson
Nathan Pearson
August 4
Peter Polga
Kathy Polga
August 8
Dave Magnuson
Mary Magnuson
August 14
Ed Jones
Ruth Jones
August 14
Keith Komro
Jessica Komro
August 14
Erv Neff
Betsy Neff
August 15
Jerry Maier
Becky Maier
August 16
Bob Eiselt
Deb Eiselt
August 23
Katie Rolf
Don Rolf
August 24
Bev Driscoll
Fletcher Driscoll
August 25
David Wettergren
Gretchen Stein
August 28
Gretchen Stein
David Wettergren
August 28
Orv Johnson
Kathy Johnson
August 29
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Keith Komro
August 2, 2007
12 years
Roger Smith
August 6, 1998
21 years
Peter Polga
August 8, 1989
30 years
Patrick Boley
August 9, 2018
1 year
Bob Eiselt
August 11, 2005
14 years
Robin Anthony
August 18, 2016
3 years
Anne Anderson
August 24, 2017
2 years
Denise Pontrelli
August 27, 2015
4 years
Shelley Pearson
August 27, 2015
4 years
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