Club News
Today we heard from Tammy Block and her work with Wings for Widows.
This is another amazing non-profit.  We found out that they do NOT charge for their services.  Their only expense is a part-time office administrator....the rest volunteer their time and energy.  They have a virtual Gala this coming October.  The following pictures show the work of this group and how you can help.
Thanks Tammy and your group for giving Widows Wings!
Today, we heard from John Huot.  John represents Rosemount and the surrounding area in the State House of Representatives.  John just finished his first term.  John's  past experience has been with Life Link and Fairview Health Services as an EMT.  He currently is a business consultant as well as a Realtor.
 
One of John's biggest frustration was that the Bonding Bill did not pass.   He is optimistic that the Legislature will meet in the next 30 days to get that done.
 
One of John's joyous accomplishments was working with the Mayor and City of Rosemount on 2 projects...one involved the current downtown project (hazardous waste clean up) and the second was a surprise to some of us...Broadband funds so that all areas of Rosemount could be connected....evidently NE area of Hwy 3 & McAndrews is a dead spot.....this was a concern for distant learning with the homes in that area.
 
Thank you John for your willingness and passion to serve.
 
Today our club heard from Tom Neumann.  Tom is a humble veteran who works tirelessly (along with the rest of the committee) to help members of the military and their families as they prepare for, serve on,  and return from overseas deployment.
Things our club learned today about BYR-Rosemount:
*  BYR was started by Annette Kuyper in 2008, who worked with Gov Tim Pawlenty, who proclaimed Farmington as the first BYR City.
*  Rosemount became the 2nd Community to adopt the BYR mission (in 2010).
*  There are currently 90 BYR community networks in 250 cities in MN.
*  Rosemount BYR receives no outside funding....their Admn expenses are less than $100/year with an annual budget of $16k.
*  they recognize RHS Seniors going into the Military every Spring and sponsor 2 DCTC scholarships.

The organizers of Rosemount's effort typically meet at 7 p.m. on the first Monday of the month at the Rosemount Community Center.

For more information, visit the website https://rosemountbtyr.org/, send an email to rosemountyellowribbon@gmail.com or call (651) 322-2079. 

Thank you Tom for your past and current service!

 
Rosemount Rotary President Josh Schoaf lives in Apple Valley with his 3 kids Hailey (12) Jonah (4) Lydia (9mo.) and beautiful wife Sara. Josh was born and raised in Rosemount where he spent most of his time playing sports. After graduating from Rosemount High School Josh went to University of Wisconsin-Whitewater where he played football (winning 2 National Championships) and studied Elementary Education. After college Josh taught for 2 years at Sky Oaks Elementary in Burnsville MN before opening his own financial practice with Thrivent Financial. Currently, Josh is the Director of Business Development at Hope Fieldhouse in Rosemount. Hope Fieldhouse is a new non-profit Community Center geared towards giving youth and adaptive athletes a place to play while also giving community members a state-of-the-art fitness and wellness center. Josh is currently a High School football coach at Rosemount High School as well and a DII and DIII football and basketball official. Josh was also on the Board of Directors for Suburban Officials Association for 5 years as the VP of Basketball Officials.  During his limited free time Josh and his family love traveling as well as going to family cabins in Park Rapids MN as well as Alexandria MN.
 
Our club is fortunate to have someone like Josh at our helm....looking forward to the new Rotary Year!  
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Rachel Walstad
Aug 19, 2020
MN Adopt
Marna Canterbury
Aug 26, 2020
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Sep 02, 2020
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