Happy New Year Shakopee Rotary!

I hope that each of you brought in the new year with a bang!  I've noticed that the "bang" I bring in the new year with gradually gets quieter as the years pass by. 

I want to thank Connie Valliancourt, Mike Listiak, and Joe & Lorri Helkamp for their entertaining ice breakers last week!  I always enjoy learning more about my fellow Rotarians.  This week we will have a our very own Harold Armstrong providing us a program titled "Great Times on the Gridiron".  We will also be inducting 3 new members into our club! 


Rotary Club Fundraising Committee Meeting: A reminder that we wil have our 1st fundraising committee meeting of the year tomorrow, Tuesday, January 4th at 11:30AM at Dangerfields.  All are welcome to attend to share their thoughts and provide input in our effort to have a successful year fundraising.  Even if you do not wish to sit on the committee, your attendance is welcome at this first meeting to drum up ideas. 

Monthly Charitable Gambling Committee Meeting: A reminder that we wil have our regular monthly charitable gambling committee meeting next week, January 11th at 11:30AM at Dangerfields.  All are welcome to attend, and those in attendance do receive a make up.  

Rotary District 5950 Mid-Term Assembly:  FYI, our annual District Mid-Term Assembly will be held on January 15th at the University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum in Chanhassen.  Guest speaker will be Annie Young (Triathlete, Artist, Community Volunteer).  Registration and treats starts at 8AM, and all will wrap up at 1:30PM.  The address is 3675 Arboretum Blvd, Chanhassen, MN  55317.  Please contact Rob Deuth prior to January 11th if you plan to attend, and I will ensure you are signed up, and note that the club will cover the $25 registration fee.   

PARTY TIME!:  Many of you may have already received the email regarding this, but it's definitely worth repeating....many times over!  You are all invited to Jack Cole's 80th Birthday Party at Turtles Social Center on Sunday, January 9th from 1pm to 5pm.  Reminder, it's an open house, it's NOT a surprise party, and please not gifts.  Look forward to seeing everyone there!  Congratulations Jack!


Here are a some up coming dates to keep in mind.

1. January 4th:  Great Times on the Gridiron - Harold Armstrong (Dangerfields)

2.  January 11th:  Saints Health Care Foundation - Yvonne Anderson (Dangerfields)

3.  January 15th:  District Mid-Term Assembly (U of M Arboretum, Chanhassen)

4.  January 18th:  "Life is for Living" - The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization - Melinda Urzua  (Dangerfields)

5.  January 25th:  Nibakure Children's Village - Floriane Brown (Dangerfields)


I'm looking forward to seeing everyone on Tuesday!


Robert Deuth
Shakopee Rotary Club