April 1st SPEAKER:
Bob Showers, author, a book about the Minnesota Twins.
Gathering Goods for Those in Need
 A huge amount of donated items were laid out on a table, after which Grant took  a photo of all 18 of us surrounding all the stuff.  We then stuffed the backpacks with a few of each kind of item ranging from socks, toiletries, water bottles, eye glasses, personal hygiene  etc.  Actually, there was so much  donated clothing that it was separately hauled away to some unknown destination.
HORSESHACK:  Scott Schulte – cell phone infraction
BOB GANDER and robins have been sighted.  A sure sign of Spring.
2019 RAPID SAMPLER committee is now forming.  We need an Event Chair or Co-chairs.  If you are interested, please contact Erik Hegg or Grant.
INTERACT CLUB is still forming at the CRHS.  Grant will be leading this effort.
A new membership class, Junior Rotarian, is being considered by the Board.  If have some thoughts about this idea that you’d like to share, contact Grant.
ERIK HEGG attended NC PETS training in Ames, IA.  Erik said it was a good experience and he met the next leaders of several neighboring clubs.
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.
PRESIDENT-ELECT ERIC HEGG is beginning to recruit his officers for 2019-20 Rotary year.  Bob Hyland has agreed to serve the Club as its secretary and Eric is searching for a treasurer.  There are other opportunities to be part of Eric’s team, including bulletin editor.  If you’re interested in becoming more active in your Club contact Eric.
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.
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Howard Helgen
July 18
Gretchen Wesche
July 30
Alan Hamel
Therese Hamel
July 7
Annette Ziegler
Mark Ziegler
July 16
Jerry Koch
Sue Koch
July 20
Executives & Directors
Club President
Russell Hampton
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