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April 8th SPEAKER
 
Steve Thao, executive director, Center for Hmong Arts and Talent.
 
CHAT offers space for community organizations and artists. Presently we house WFNU community radio and Dangerous Productions. We offer arts training and education – mostly free of charge at our office and around the Twin Cities. 
 
 
 
April 1st SPEAKER:
 
Bob Showers, author, has written three books on the history of the Twins and North Stars and their stadiums; which include the old Met Stadium, HHH Metro Dome and the Met Center.
 
Mr. Showers recanted stories from Minnesota legends like Lou Nanny, Jack Morris, Rod Carew, Kent Hrbek, and other great Twins and North Stars players.
 
The books contain historic photographs that Showers was granted access to by the teams.  Of interest, he used those same photographs as a tool to arouse stories from players when he interviewed them for their stories to include in the book.  This was an effective technique to jog the memories of experiences long past.
 
We all have heard stories about the secrets of the Dome.   Showers revealed that at the Dome, the Twins players knew that during the 7th inning of home games the stadium staff would open the some of the doors to allow air pressure to escape the building to minimize the air pushing fans out the door at the end of the game.  This created a wind tunnel of sorts that blew out to right field.  The legend is home runs were hit out over the right field fence that ordinarily would have been a long out.
 
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BOB SHOWERS, SPEAKER
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EDITOR’S NOTES
 
PEACOCK AWARD:  None
MONEY WINNER:  Sharon Legg
HORSESHACK:  None
 
Paul Harris recipients recognized.  Dave McCauley, Dan Thomson, Grant Fernelius, and Jeff Athmann.
 
Sharon Legg announced that being retired is like perpetual summer vacation!
 
Minneapolis Crisis Nursery Dinner, Thursday, May 2nd from 4pm to 6:30pm.  Our Club is sponsoring an event to serve their clients a meal.  The meal supplies are provided, and the club needs to prepare and serve the meal.  To date, Khou, Gretchen, Nick and Grant, have signed up.  Two more recruits are needed.  Erik has the sign-up sheet.  The address of the MCN is:  4544 4th Ave Sough, Minneapolis, MN  55419.
 
 
APRIL 29TH we will have a regular meeting at Kendall’s at 12:15pm.  With our New Member Orientation being held during happy hour at the Boulevard on April 18, President Grant made the decision to not hold his customary 5th Monday of the month at a local establishment.
 
TIM GADSON has officially joined our Club.  Please introduce yourself to Tim, as we are excited to have him a member of our Club. 
 
NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION will be Thursday, April 18 at 4:30pm at the BLVD Bar and Grill in Coon Rapids.  Al Hamel will host.  A mutiny nearly erupted when Al proposed a breakfast meeting.  Rotary members objected loudly and forcibly; hence Mr. Hamel quickly changed the gathering time more conducive and customary for beer and wine; instead of bacon and eggs.
 
ROAD CLEAN-UP DATE has been set for May 11th.   The crew will be fishing for new and unique ditch treasures.  Mark your calendars!
 
LOAVES & FISHES next event will be Saturday, May 18th from 9am to 3pm.  This date is tentative depending on weather.
 
WRITING CONTEST will be held on May 13th.  Which is the Monday following Road Clean-up.
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PRESIDENT GRANT PRESENTING TIM GADSON HIS NEW BADGE
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SPECIAL GUEST LOGAN SITTING NEXT TO HER MOM, LETTY
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Howard Helgen
July 18
 
Gretchen Wesche
July 30
 
Anniversaries
Alan Hamel
Therese Hamel
July 7
 
Annette Ziegler
Mark Ziegler
July 16
 
Jerry Koch
Sue Koch
July 20
 
Executives & Directors
Club President
 
Treasurer
 
Russell Hampton
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