Posted on May 22, 2017
Roseville Rotarians gathered for our regular Monday meeting and were greeted by a friendly handshake by Lynne Megan.
President Brad called the meeting to order.  Lynne lead the pledge; Ted Johnson was our Invocation leader.   Angela Eifert introduced visitors and guests.  
Special Announcements
  • Community Garden @ the YMCA needs volunteers.
  • No meeting nest Monday – Happy Memorial Day holiday.
  • Jan Vanderwall presented the history (briefly) of the Rotary Foundation which is 100 years’ young this year.  A guy named Arch Klump had the foresight to donate $26.50 in 1917 to the Society for Crippled Children (Easter Seals) on behalf of the Rotary Clubs.  Merely coincidence that we are fighting Polio around the world 100 years later.  The power of Rotary is the Global Grants that are matched by other clubs and by the Rotary foundation.  Our Rotary Foundation projects receive 95% of the money pledged.   These generous people who support grants are a testament to Rotary being able to help thousands around the world through the Rotary Foundation.  Click Here to donate online.
  • We met Lia Tang. Our Short-Term Exchange student going to Finland in July and hosting a Finnish student here in August. 
  • Ted Johnson reported on our new Rotoract Club being formed in Uganda at a refugee camp.  Angela Eifert is working with Ted in conjunction with American Refugee Committee (ARC).  There are 43 members and Ted and Angela will be traveling to Uganda soon. 
  • Ted also reported on the Global Grant for the Sri Lanka Teacher exchange we are preparing to raise next year to support the program for the next 2-3 years.
  • Silent Auction items are needed for the Taste of Rosefest.  Luke Ferden, Maureen Rehfuss or Terry Gilberstadt would be happy to receive your donations.  Ladies of Rotary will be meeting at Precision Forms from 10:00-noon on Saturday, June 3, 2017, to assemble baskets.  All ladies are welcome!
President Brad introduced out own Dauphine Dormans, our Rotary Youth Exchange student from Belgium.  Dauphine explained her country and the several languages spoken there.  When Dauphine arrived, she spoke very little English but seems to have mastered it very well in her year.  Dauphine has lived with 3 different families and had interesting experience with each of them.  The year program has conge by quickly and Dauphine’s only regret is that she had begun having so much fun this spring and meeting so many new wonderful friends this year that she hates to have the year over.  Dauphine has graduated from High School equivalent and will attend University when she returns in the fall.  She has a keen interest in sports and food.  She was a cheer leader this year and thought this was a really fun and unique experience for her.  How did she find American Schools?  She thought they were much easier the Belgium ones and there was not nearly the homework here compared to Europe. 
Dauphine, you have been a delight to host and thank you for a very interesting and well planned talk.  Best wishes for your future and I know you will stay in touch with many of the American and International friends you made this year.