Brad made a quick trip out from CA.  Ever since filming Once Upon a Time in Hollywood he’s had an affinity for Porsches, and thought my 914 was ready to drive.  😱
Member Craig Malm swears that this photo and caption has entertainment value, perhaps even humor, and member Tim Blank agrees. 
May 13, 2020
Vern Hoium: This was said by Wilbur Wright in 1901, two years before the first airplane flight.  "If you are looking for perfect safety, you will do well to sit on a fence and watch the birds."   
Kristen Stuenkel- this weekend our son, Gustav, will graduate from Georgetown University (majored in Government and Philosophy, minor in Economics) and will start work with VR Research on Monday, May 18! The graduation will be virtual with an in-person graduation sometime in the future. (per Kristen, grad photo of Gustav to be provided after he gets a haircut)
n.b. the announcements of District 5960 video features are emailed to all members.
Steve Klaers and faculty adviser Scott Roehm are organizing a Zoom meeting for Columbia Heights High School STRIVE students, tentatively on Monday, May 18.
Community service coordinator Mark Grotewold has received a request for volunteer staffers at the SACA food shelf; watch for a proposal for volunteering as a club service project.
The district Awards Team needs Rotarians to help determine which clubs should be the winners of our annual District Club Awards. This task is completed by email. It offers a glimpse into the activities of other clubs in our area. Contact Mitch Popple, District Awards Team Leader at ( if you will help. The process has been postponed until mid-May.
Mark your calendars for 20-26 June for an exciting opportunity to gather online with the family of Rotary for our first online convention. Now More Than Ever, Rotary Connects the World: The 2020 Rotary Virtual Convention will join you with Rotary participants around the world during a time of unprecedented challenges. Together, we’ll still experience the spirit of Rotary, be inspired by innovation, celebrate our resilience, and explore how clubs are addressing COVID-19. Experience Rotary in action during our Flag Ceremony, witness the power of connection during our general sessions, learn new ways to engage with Rotary during our breakout sessions, find inspiration from our global speakers, and much more.
2020-21 District Governor Ed Marek of the St. Paul Sunrise Club will be installed on Tuesday evening, June 23 at the Wilder Foundation, 451 Lexington Pkwy, St. Paul.
Greg Schraufnagel- Due to the challenges presented to us with the COVID-19 Pandemic, we have decided to reschedule our 2020 Rotary Golf Classic event.  The new date will be Monday, August 31, 2020.  Please reach out to those you know who have supported this event in the past and let them know about the new date.  I'll get revised email flyers out in the next few days. The event website,, is up