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Jul 31, 2014
Exec. Director of the East Side Neighborhood Development Company
Aug 07, 2014
St. Paul City Council Member
Aug 14, 2014
International Village Clinic in India
Aug 21, 2014
Aug 28, 2014
Sep 04, 2014
Sep 11, 2014
MSP Station Manager
Sep 18, 2014
“Fast for Hope, Nicaragua Initiative”
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Club Officers

President

Joe Phelps

President-Elect

Cathy Quinlivan

Secretary

Paul Kotz

Treasurer

Darwin Benz

Past President

Matt Hunter

 

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Town & Country Club

300 Mississippi River Blvd N
St. Paul, MN 55104
United States

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Matt Hunter Passes President's Gavel to Joseph Phelps at Induction Ceremony

Joseph Phelps was recently inducted as the St. Paul Sunrise Rotary Club’s new president. Phelps takes over the presidency from Matt Hunter, who served the club admirably during his one-year term. Under Hunter’s leadership, the Club increased membership to an all-time high and was recognized by Rotary District 5960 for having 100% participation in the annual Rotary Foundation fundraising drive.

Phelps had been the Service Committee Chair for the Club. Among his goals for the next year are to provide opportunities for more club members to take on leadership roles; to enhance service opportunities; and to continue to grow and diversify the club membership.

Joining Phelps on the executive leadership group were Cathy Quinlivan, president-elect; Paul Kotz, secretary; and Darwin Benz, treasurer. Additional leadership chairs are Jennifer Dunn, club service; Heath Stanton, community service; Mark Devine, Rotary Club Foundation; Matt Hunter, international service;  Erika Schwichtenberg, membership; Steve Baker, programs/speakers; Ellen Luepker, public relations; and John Healy, webmaster

Additional recognition included:

  • David Dominick for his long-term service to the Sunrise club (he is transferring to the downtown St. Paul Rotary club)
  • Ellen Luepker for Service Above Self – Ellen has co-chaired the club’s popular community forum series for many years and serves as chair of public relations for the club.
  • Mike Bailey and Kevin Pollard were inducted as the newest members of the Sunrise Rotary club.

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Matt Hunter passes the President's gavel to Joe Phelps.

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Ellen Leupker was recognized for Service Above Self.

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Dave Dominick was recognized for his long-term service to the club.

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The Sunrise Rotary club welcomed new members Mike Bailey (at left) and Kevin Pollard (third from left).

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Ninth Annual Event Features Timely Topic and Exceptional Panel

Nearly 80 Rotarians and guests enjoyed an outstanding morning at the Ninth Annual Community Forum hosted by the St. Paul Sunrise Rotary Club at the Town and Country Club on April 24, 2014. The distinguished panel of experts focused on Health Care Affordability: Learning from History, Moving Forward and provided excellent insight on how the issue affects Minnesota and communities across the globe. The panel also answered questions from those in attendance, including a delegation from Sweden. This year's panel included:

  • Hon. David Durenberger, U.S. Senator (’78-’95) retired; Chairman, National Institute of Health Policy & Senior Health Policy Fellow, University of St. Thomas
  • Lucinda Jesson, Commissioner, MN Department of Human Services
  • Sanne Magnan, MD, PhD, President & CEO, Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement

Thanks go out to all St. Paul Sunrise Rotarians who participated to make this a very successful event.

 

The goal of the annual community forum is to address topics of urgent concern to the public. Forums seek peaceful solutions through understanding dissenting views and are grounded in Rotary’s 4-Way Test – seeking the truth, fairness, beneficence to all concerned, and promoting good will and better friendships. 

 

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PHOTOS (Top): More than 80 Rotarians and their guest attended the Ninth Annual Community Forum. (Middle): This year's panel brought decades of experience in working on the health care affordability issue. (Bottom, from left): Lucinda Jesson, Commissioner, MN Department of Human Services; Hon. David Durenberger, U.S. Senator (’78-’95) retired, Chairman, National Institute of Health Policy & Senior Health Policy Fellow, University of St. Thomas; Sanne Magnan, MD, PhD, President & CEO, Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement; and Ellen Luepker, St. Paul Sunrise Rotary Club member and co-chair of the Community Forum Organizing Committee.

 

Past community forum topics included:

 

2006

Navigating Ideological Minefields While Working for The Common Good

2007

News Business in Turmoil: Which Way Journalism

2008

Strategies for The New Carbon Economy

2009

Economic Outlook in These Turbulent Times

2010

Being Muslim in Minnesota: A Community Conversation

2011

Bullying/Harassment Prevention: Everyone’s Responsibility

2012

Postsecondary Education Options, Access, Value and Debt

2013         

Gun Violence Prevention: Exploring Common Ground

 

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St. Paul Sunrise Rotary Club Announces 9th Annual Community Forum


Health Care Affordability: Learning from History, Moving Forward

 

Date: Thursday, April 24, 2014, 7:15 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.

Location: Town and Country Club at Otis and Marshall avenues, St. Paul, MN.

Format: Breakfast buffet, panel presentations & audience participation.

Cost: $25.


ImageREGISTRATION: Register online or download a form.


Panel:

  • Hon. David Durenberger, U.S. Senator (’78-’95) retired; Chairman, National Institute of Health Policy & Senior Health Policy Fellow, University of St. Thomas
  • Lucinda Jesson, Commissioner, MN Department of Human Services
  • Sanne Magnan, MD, PhD, President & CEO, Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement
Topics panelists will address:
  • Where did we start?
  • How are we doing?
  • Where are we going?

Goal: To address topics of urgent concern to the public. Forums seek peaceful solutions through understanding dissenting views and are grounded in Rotary’s 4-Way Test – seeking the truth, fairness, beneficence to all concerned, and promoting good will and better friendships.


Questions: Contact Steve Baker: sabaker@minnesotachemical.com or by phone 651 288-4840.

 

 

Past Forum Presentations


 

2006

Navigating Ideological Minefields While Working for The Common Good

2007

News Business in Turmoil: Which Way Journalism

2008

Strategies for The New Carbon Economy

2009

Economic Outlook in These Turbulent Times

2010

Being Muslim in Minnesota: A Community Conversation

2011

Bullying/Harassment Prevention: Everyone’s Responsibility

2012

Postsecondary Education Options, Access, Value and Debt

2013         

Gun Violence Prevention: Exploring Common Ground



 

 

 


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St. Paul Sunrise Rotary Club Support of Foundation is Perfect

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At the recent District 5960 Rotary Foundation Dinner, the St. Paul Sunrise Rotary Club was awarded a special recognition for being a $100 per Capita Club and having 100% participation by Club members.

This prestigious award is presented by The Rotary Foundation Annual Fund and was given to only one other club in District 5960.

Thanks to all club members who made this possible and especially to Past President Heath who made it a priority for all members to offer contributions. Pictured at right are current club president Matt Hunter and club member Ellen Luepker proudly showing off the award from District 5960..

 

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Hearty Group of St. Paul Sunrisers Beautify Mendota Heights

A hearty crew of St Paul Sunrise Rotarians were on hand in early September to pick up trash along "our" section of Highway 110 in Mendota Heights. Club members helping out included Ellen Luepker, Catherine Quinlivan, Matt Hunter, Joe Phelps, David Dominick, and Don Kelly. After the work was done, the gang retired to the Baker residence for food, drink and fellowship. Member Ellen especially enjoyed the delicious cupcakes baked by David Dominick! 




  A hearty crew of St Paul Sunrise Rotarians were on hand last Sunday to pick up trash along "our" section of Hi-way 110 in Mendota Heights.

After the work was done, the gang retired to the Baker residence for food, drink and fellowship.

Member Ellen especially enjoyed the delicious cupcakes baked by David Dominick!

  A hearty crew of St Paul Sunrise Rotarians were on hand last Sunday to pick up trash along "our" section of Hi-way 110 in Mendota Heights.

After the work was done, the gang retired to the Baker residence for food, drink and fellowship.

Member Ellen especially enjoyed the delicious cupcakes baked by David Dominick!

  A hearty crew of St Paul Sunrise Rotarians were on hand last Sunday to pick up trash along "our" section of Hi-way 110 in Mendota Heights.

After the work was done, the gang retired to the Baker residence for food, drink and fellowship.

Member Ellen especially enjoyed the delicious cupcakes baked by David Dominick!

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Matt Hunter Welcomed as New Sunrise Club President

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Matt Hunter (at right in photo above) was recently installed as the new Sunrise Rotary Club president for the 2013-2014 Rotary year. Outgoing President Heath Stanton was thanked for his service as he recalled the many accomplishments of the past year. Additional officers are:

President Elect: Joseph Phelps

Treasurer: Darwin Benz

Secretary: David Dominick

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Sunrise Rotary Club Receives District Peace Award

District Governor Joe Kovarik stopped by the Sunrise Rotary Club's June 20 meeting to present the 2012-2013 District Peace Award for the club's community forum in April that focused on Preventing Gun Violence. Accepting the award on behalf of the club was president-elect Matt Hunter, pictured above with Kovarik. According to Kovarik, the peace award was presented to the Sunrise Club for exemplifying Rotary's commitment to the advancement of international understanding, goodwill and peace. Co-chairs of the forum were Hunter and fellow club member Ellen Luepker. 

The forum, titled Gun Violence Prevention: Exploring Common Ground, was the 8th annual community forum sponsored by the Sunrise club. Four distinguished panelists joined dozens of Rotarians and others interested in the topic to focus on an issue that has been dominating news headlines across the United States.

The goal of the Rotary club’s annual community forum is to address issues of urgent public concern. The club’s forums seek peaceful solutions through understanding dissenting views and are grounded in Rotary’s 4-Way Test – seeking the truth, fairness, beneficence to all concerned, and promoting good will and better friendships.

Examples of previous forum topics include “Navigating Ideological Minefields While Working for the Common Good;” “Being Muslim in Minnesota: A Community Conversation;” and “Bullying Prevention: Everyone’s Responsibility."

 The invited panelists to this year’s forum included: Charles J. Reid, Jr, J.D., Ph.D, Professor, University of St. Thomas School of Law; Ann S. Masten, Ph.D., Irving B. Harris Professor of Child Development, University of Minnesota; Steve Wickelgren, M.A., Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Sergeant, Minneapolis Police Department;.and Heather Martens, M.Ed, Executive Director, Protect Minnesota.

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University of Minnesota Athletic Director Visits Sunrise Club

The Sunrise Rotary Club welcomed Norwood Teague, the University of Minnesota's semi-new athletic director, on May 23. Teague spoke to club members about a host of issues he has faced in his first year as the AD at Minnesota. He covered everything from the recent hiring of a new men's basketball coach to football coach Jerry Kill's epilepsy. Pictured with Teague (at left) is club president Heath Stanton.

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Sunrisers Join Together to Spruce Up Highway 110

Contending with high heat, noisy traffic and plentiful ticks, members of St Paul Sunrise Rotary cleaned up a section of Highway 110 in Mendota Heights on May 21. New members Jennifer Dunn and Erika Hiller were front and center to lend a hand. Joining the club's newest members were Steve Baker, Joe Phelps, Heath Stanton and Ellen Luepker. The club volunteers found a treasure trove of interesting items during the clean up, including a $20 bill that Erika found and a drivers license from North Carolina. Erika mailed the license back to the owner and donated the $20 to the Club Happy Dollars Fund!

 
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Erika Hiller Joins Sunrise Rotary Club on May 23

Sunrise Rotary Club President Heath Stanton and the rest of the club welcomed Erika Hiller as the newest club member at a May 23 induction ceremony. Erika is Director of Development and Communications for Ally People Solutions. Welcome, Erika!

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Sunrise Club Members Help Out at Feed My Starving Children

Club members and their families convened at a District event on April 28 to help package meals to benefit Feed My Starving Children. Rotary members assisted in packaging a total of 171,072 meals during the weekend event. According to Clyde Nelson from Feed My Starving Children, the meal total will feed nearly 470 kids for an entire year.

Hair nets at the ready, this team did a great job!

 
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District Nominates Sunrise Club Community Forum for Peace Through Service Award

The 8th Annual St. Paul Sunrise Rotary Community Forum addressing gun violence prevention has been submitted by District Governor Joe Kovarik as District 5960's best peace project and as such, will be showcased at the Rotary International Convention in Lisbon, Spain, and placed in the running for the Rotary Peace through Service award.

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Club Announces Gordon Parks High School Students of the Month

The St. Paul Sunrise Rotary Club awarded Student of the Month honors to two Gordon Parks High School students at the club meeting on April 25, 2013. Pictured here with President Heath and Gordon Parks High School teacher Tim are Leon Kirk and Xavier Byrd. Ajhae Mayfield tied for the March award with Leon but was unable to attend the breakfast meeting

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Club Hits 80% of Foundation Fundraising Goal

The St. Paul Sunrise Rotary Club’s annual chapter fundraising drive for the Rotary International Foundation has raised $1,330 to date, which is 80% of the goal of $1,500. Nine members of the club have donated thus far. Let’s get our donations up to more than 100% of our goal. You can pledge and pay through June 30, 2013. For more information, contact club Foundation chair Dave Dominick.

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St. Paul SunriseRotary Club Pursues  Peace through Service in its 8th Annual  Community Forum - “Gun Violence Prevention: Exploring Common Ground”

The St. Paul Sunrise Rotary Club addressed Gun Violence Prevention: Exploring Common Ground at its 8th annual community forum on April 4, 2013, at the Town and Country Club in St. Paul, Minnesota. Four distinguished panelists joined dozens of Rotarians and others interested in the topic to focus on an issue that has been dominating news headlines across the United States.

 

The goal of the Rotary club’s annual community forum, which is open to the public, is to address issues of urgent public concern. The club’s forums seek peaceful solutions through understanding dissenting views and are grounded in Rotary’s 4-Way Test – seeking the truth, fairness, beneficence to all concerned, and promoting good will and better friendships.

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