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Hi Everyone... this  is what happened this  morning:
 
This morning was a STRIVE morning so we had quite a few guests and mentors join us for breakfast.  Lisa Anthony and John Buettner from the Lake Elmo Club were mentors as was Scott Mercer from Stillwater Noon.  We also welcomed Gary Gerds, Sarah Rank and her son, Eric Anderson, Chinmay Sahu ( scholarship winner) Sachin Gore ( mentor), Michelle Sanchez ( scholarship winnner) and Rachel Larson.
 
Jason opened the meeting with the usual  announcements--check out the calendar portion of the newsletter. 
 
The Brewers Bazaar is just around the corner now ( 11 days away to be exact)  and Jason gave us an updated  long range forecast-- 70 degrees and cloudy.  The sign-up sheets are out and about, everyone is getting their purple shirts washed and pressed,and  the raffle tickets are available ( don't forget to pick yours  up).  Everyone is expected to sell or buy at least 5 tickets and more is better. Need more?  See either Greg or Troy.  They still have envelopes that some of you haven't picked up yet.  We will be contacting you to see how you want to get the tickets.  Jason is looking for a volunteer (s) to sit at Lift Bridge this coming Wednesday for about an hour and a half to sell tickets and raffle tickets.  Contact Jason if you would like to do this.  Barbara Tischart updated us with some logistics for the "day of" to make things run smoothly.  Next week is the Club Assembly so we will hear more about that then.
 
Jason announced that he had received a letter from Dean Tibbetts informing him that he has decided to live permanently in Arizona so he will be transferring his membership there.  He did, however, send in his raffle tickets for the Brewers Bazaar so that was very nice of him to do that.
 
 
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May 18th--Brewers Bazaar--18 days away.
June 10th--Evolve Adoption and Family Services is sponsoring the 9th Annual Golf Tournament at The Royal Club in Lake Elmo.  www.royalclubmn.com/    See Nancy Lyner for more details and how to register for this wonderful event.
June 11th--Club Service Project
June 25th--Passing of the Gavel
 
 
Also see the calendar to the right (Upcoming Events)...
 
Our program today was all about STRIVE, the scholarship winners and how important it is for our young people to have mentors in their lives.   Brent told us how very meaningful and empowering it is for these students to feel recognized and to develop relationships with adults who  are genuinely interested in them .  He began with a video that showed what a STRIVE meeting looks like and then mentors and students alike commented on how valuable the program has been to them.  If you have not seen the video you can go to our website  StillwaterSunriseRotary.org, and find the link and see it for yourself... it is excellent.  Mark Fisher spoke and encouraged us to grow the scholarships with more interaction between us and the Noon and Lake Elmo Clubs.  He specifically mentioned more participation, more mentors and getting more community connections to offer scholarships.  We heard from the two scholarship winners, Valentina and Christiana who each received $1500 towards their post secondary educations.  Valentina is planning on going to the U of M and focusing on being a teacher or a vet.  Christiana is going to Century College and then wants to focus on Occupational Therapy. Both girls were very well spoken and expressed their gratitude about how their mentors have helped shape their lives and futures...never give up and always act with kindness.
Brent indicated that there might well be 88 students in the program next year and encouraged us all to either sign up to be mentors or mention it to our friends and co-workers to think about this volunteer opportunity.   
 
Next week  Ken McGinley will host the Club Assembly which is the Brewers Bazaar preparation meeting.  Please try to attend if you can.
 
 
At the conclusion of today's meeting, Jason sent us out, as always ---to Be The Inspiration!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Speakers
May 07, 2019
Annual STRIVE presentation
May 14, 2019
Club Assembly, Brewer's Bazaar preparation meeting
May 21, 2019
Super Hero Kids Foundation
May 28, 2019
TBD
Jun 04, 2019
TBD
Jun 11, 2019
Club Service Project Meeting
Jun 18, 2019
Evolution of apes & humans
Jun 25, 2019
Passing of the gavel to Stillwater Sunrise Rotary President, Robert Gray
Jul 02, 2019
Major Holiday, Fourth of July vacation week
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Upcoming Events
Regular Meeting
Lowell Inn
May 07, 2019
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
 
2019 ALC Boat Launch
Little Carnelian Lake
May 08, 2019
2:30 PM – 4:30 PM
 
Regular Meeting
Lowell Inn
May 14, 2019
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
 
13 Annual Brewers' Bazaar
May 18, 2019
 
13th Annual Brewers & Bourbon Bazaar
Downtown Stillwater, MN
May 18, 2019
11:30 AM – 3:30 PM
 
Regular Meeting
Lowell Inn
May 21, 2019
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
 
Board Meeting
Family Means
May 23, 2019
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
 
Regular Meeting
Lowell Inn
May 28, 2019
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
 
Regular Meeting
Lowell Inn
Jun 04, 2019
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
 
Regular Meeting
Lowell Inn
Jun 11, 2019
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM