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Hi Everyone... here is what happened this  morning:
 
This morning we did not have any visiting Rotarians but we did have two guests.   Eli Greiner brought her son Charlie who was selling Christmas wreathes for the Boy Scouts and Wendy Heck brought Jimena Morales our exchange student from Mexico.
 
Bob opened the meeting with a few announcements :
 
 
Sad to say Dave Newman will be transferring his longtime membership with our Club to the Arden Hills/Shoreview Club.  He and Francesca have purchased a home in Shoreview and want to stay active in that community.   We will miss him very much but hope to see him around the various Rotary events.
 
 Stillwater Noon Club's 100 Year Anniversary Celebration is on Thursday Oct.10th and will be a the JX Event Center.  We already have a full table  reserved there but if anyone else is interested in adding another table get in touch with Bob Gray.
 
Wendy Heck introduced Jimena Morales  our inbound student from Mexico.  They are still looking for a second host family.  If you are interested or know of someone who is interested please get in touch with Wendy.
 
The Halloween Parade at Boutwell's Landing will be on Wednesday October 23rd.  A sign up sheet was passed around.
 
The District 5960 One Rotary Summit will be at Family Means on Saturday October 26th
 
Ed Boeve announced that Rake a Difference will be on Saturday October 26th.
 
Mark Lambert sent around a sign up sheet for Roadside Clean Up which will be on October 19th .  Due to poor weather conditions the original date was cancelled so the clean up will be on the 19th weather permitting.
 
The Rotary Foundation Dinner will be held on Saturday November 2nd.  Lonny Stormo send around a sign up sheet for those who are planning to attend.
 
Nancy Lyner, representing the Climate Change Committee presented us with a challenge to replace our present light bulbs with LEDS.

The Rotarian in the Spotlight today was Jack Gibbons.  This is the portion of the meeting where we find out something about a Club member we previously did not know.  Today we found out that Jack has attended seven International Rotary Conventions and also accepted a personal check from a customer that he wrote from his checkbook for $4.2 million for a purchase of a golf course .  He did NOT graduate at the top of his class at the Navy School of Electronics with a perfect score...he deliberately  left one answer blank.
 
Rick Robbins, our Sergeant at Arms, added to the anniversary dollars for the month of October celebrating 38 years with his bride, Carol.  Congrats!
 
 
 
Our speaker this morning was Tom Howe who is the Ponies Head Coach for the game of Lacrosse.  Tom has a long history of involvement with Lacrosse.   He grew up in St. Catherine's in Ontario Canada which is just across from Toronto.  Every since he was  a child he has participated in the sport both indoors on hockey rinks in the summer on concrete floors and  outdoors on fields at other times of the year.  His coaching career  is extensive --he has coached in Canada, Boston, Chicago, the Irish National Team and now since 2016 is the  Head Ponies Coach.  Lacrosse is a very old sport.  It was started by Native Americans in the early 1600s and was called Stick Ball at that time.  It was meant to toughen up young warriors, but was also played for recreation and religious reasons.  The Jesuits were the ones to name the game "Lacrosse".  For many years it was Canada's national sport and it was only relatively recently that hockey was added as the co-national sport.  Changes in the sport over the years have included the addition and improvement of equipment.  The simple ball and stick have  evolved and sophisticated  gear such as helmets for the men, googles for women, pads of all description including arm pads and  kidney pads have been added for safety purposes.  The sport is gaining in popularity and there are professional leagues in both indoor and outdoor games.  There are 40 countries with outdoor teams and 24 countries with indoor teams.  Tom tells us that the Ponies program is growing and is doing better and better each year.  In addition to the Junior Varsity and Varsity teams there are now Youth Teams for kiddos under 12 and under 14 years old .  
 
Next week our speaker will be Russ Michaletz who will speak about Your Rotary Brand..."We make each Rotary valuable. Mike Holsten will host.
 
At the end of the meeting Bob Gray wished us all a good day.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Speakers
Oct 08, 2019
Ponies Coach - The History of the Game of Lacrosse
Oct 15, 2019
Your Rotary Brand, “We each make Rotary valuable.”
Oct 22, 2019
Annual Polio Plus Update Presentation
Oct 29, 2019
Peace & Conflict Resolution
Nov 05, 2019
Homelessness in Washington County
Nov 12, 2019
TBD
Nov 19, 2019
Annual Rotary Foundation Month presentation
Nov 26, 2019
TBD
Dec 03, 2019
Annual Holiday Party
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Upcoming Events
Regular Meeting
Lowell Inn
Oct 08, 2019
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
 
Regular Meeting
Lowell Inn
Oct 15, 2019
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
 
Regular Meeting
Lowell Inn
Oct 22, 2019
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
 
Halloween Parade
Boutwells Landing
Oct 23, 2019
 
Stillwater Sunrise Rotary Board Meetring
Family Means
Oct 24, 2019 7:00 AM
 
Rake a Difference
Oct 26, 2019
 
Regular Meeting
Lowell Inn
Oct 29, 2019
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
 
Bring Items for the Youth Drop In Center
At Regular Meeting
Nov 05, 2019
 
Regular Meeting
Lowell Inn
Nov 05, 2019
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
 
Regular Meeting
Lowell Inn
Nov 12, 2019
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
 
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