President's Message
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The official motto of Rotary is "Service Above Self."  Rotary has designated May as Youth Service Month.   Our programs this month will have connections to Youth Service.   None of us are as young as we used to be, but I think we are getting more used to the technology of using Zoom for our meetings.  THANK YOU to Shelley for keeping us going!  
Please help us complete the ($10,000) challenge for matching funds to our (Long Term) Stillwater Rotary Fund at the St. Croix Valley Foundation.   We are about a third of our way to our goal!  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.
Last Week's Meeting
  Last week, Laurann Kirshner, with the help of her sister and Rotarian, Katie Bang, discussed their plans to bring Imagination Library to the area. Imagination Library provides a books delivered through the mail each month to registered children aged 0 - 5. They are looking for ways to connect with an existing non-profit, or create a new one.  Please reach out with any ideas.
Meeting Tomorrow
Join us tomorrow for our scheduled virtual meetings at our regular meeting time. It is a great opportunity to weigh in with good news, fellowship, and sergeant-at-arms. We hope you can join us!
Tomorrow, May 21st we will be joined via Zoom Meeting - Jessica Ryan, United Way - Youth Services
It will not be perfect, but it will be good to see everyone and hear from each other.  You will be muted when you come on. It works best to leave yourself muted when you are not talking to reduce background noise. To unmute, you can either click "Unmute" in the top right corner or bottom left corner of your screen or press and hold the spacebar on your computer.
To join the meeting, you only need to click on the link:
If you are joining by computer, all you need to do is click the link above.
If you are joining by smart phone or tablet, you will need to download the free Zoom app.
If you would like to join by landline, there is a phone number to call into that you will find below.
Shelley Pearson is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: Rotary
Time:  Every week on Thu, 8 occurrence(s)
        May 21, 2020 11:45 AM
        May 28, 2020 11:45 AM

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5960 Open Mic
We are excited for our first-ever District 5960 Open Mic, Thursday, May 28, 7 PM  - 9 PM, and we are just two weeks away! We have two professional hosts lined up - Owatonna Rotarian Ryan Gillespie, and  North St. Paul/Maplewood/Oakdale Rotarian Joe Stahlmann. If you missed it, both have already performed on the District 5960 "stage" during our "A Special Night of Connecting" event. See their performances below.
Maybe they will even entertain some requests, but it will cost you. We will be setting up a virtual "tip jar" for the gig, and all proceeds will go to PolioPlus. So register in advance, come listen or perform, and you too can have a drop-the-mic experience in front of Rotarians, Rotaractors, and friends of Rotary!
After you register for the Zoom by clicking HERE, sign up to get on stage to perform by clicking the link below:
This is on a first-come-first-sing basis. We are limiting it to one song to start and may add more slots based on how many sign up to sing. 
I know what you are thinking. ‘I’m not sure if I am ready for the D5960 stage. Do I have to sign up to sing in advance?’ The answer is “No.” It is possible you can decide to sing during the event, maybe when you have some liquid courage, or after you hear some performances and you think to yourself, ‘ I can do that!’ Without signing up to sing in advance, though, you risk not being able to perform.  
Come and enjoy some great singing from the comfort of your own home!
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