President's Message

Naomi Fruechte
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March 2024
Spring is in the air, I think.  Plans are being made for our April 19th Neighbors Day.  Hopefully we'll have weather appropriate for raking and tidying up our neighbors' yards in Caledonia.  If you know of folks who would like help with their yards, have them contact Sherry at 507-725-5137.  And if you know of groups of volunteers that would like to help with clean-up, call Sherry about that too.  Neighbors Day will run from 3 to 6 on Friday, April 19.
One of our members has transferred her membership from our club to one in Geneva, Switzerland.  We miss you Franci but are happy you are continuing with Rotary!
We send condolences to Mary Jane Hendel's family.  Mary Jane was a charter member of our club, past president, fearless volunteer and currently an honorary member.  She passed away this month and will be missed by the many folks who knew her.
March programs are courtesy of Craig Ihrke. 
  • March 1 speaker will be Teri Larson who will update us on progress made by the Business Professionals of America club at school. 
  • March 8 speaker will be Rich Larson talking about the Career Tech Learning program at Caledonia High School. 
  • March 15 our club assembly will feature Paul Harris Awards, Rotary Foundation and a membership game.
Duties for March:
Programs - Craig
Inspiration moment - Ashley
Greeter - Arien
Duties for April:
Programs - Tom
Inspiration moment - Dan
Greeter - Ashley
Duties for May:
Programs - Joe
Inspiration moment - Beth
Greeter - Joannie
Coming Events:
Mar 1-3 Midwest PETS
Mar 1 - Club Meetiing
Mar 8 - Club Meeting
Mar 15 - Club Assembly
Mar 22 - Club Happy Hour, Sol Agave at 5:30 p.m.
April 10-20 - Tri- Con at Green Bay
April 19- Neighbors Day
May 17 - Club Rummage Sale
June 21- Quillin's Cookout fundraiser
March - Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Month
April - Environmental Month
May - Youth Service Month
June - Rotary Fellowships Month
Club Administration/Foundation
Chr. - Arien O'Heron
Mary Mell
Tom Danielson
Beth Stempinski
Membership & Public Image
Chr. - Ashley Dress
Randy Mell
Nancy Runningen
Community Service
Chr. - Sherry Sime
Joannie Schmidt
Mike Werner
Franci Palen
Joe Welch
Chr. - Julie O'Mara Dodson
Dan Small
Craig Ihrke
Activity Leads--
Chamber Liaison - Sherry
Program Online Page - Sherry & Ashley
Facebook - Ashley
Website - Naomi
Rummage Sale - Sherry & Naomi
Rose Sale - Randy, Mary & Arien
Quillin Cookout - Randy
Socials - Club Admin comm.
Gazebo Gardens - Service comm.
Neighbors' Day - Arien & Joannie
Scholarships - Craig
Rotary Lights - Beth & Sherry
Avenues of Service - Mary
Rotary Works - Nancy & Joannie
Dolly Parton Imagination Library - Ashley
Interact - Julie
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Contact Sibyl 
Since Sibyl is the only former member to contact, I have melded our lists into one so she hears from us more frequently. . . phone call or card.
Week of---
March 3 - Arien
March 10 - Naomi
March 17 - Joanna
March 24 - Ashley
March 31 - Sherry
April 7 - Craig
April 14 - Beth
April 21 - Randy
April 28 - Joe
May 5 - Arien
May 12 - Naomi
May 19 - Joannie
May 26 - Dan
June 2 - Sherry
June 9 - Tom
June 16 - Joe
June 23 - Julie
"Service Above Self"
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