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Board Meeting
Dakota Curling Club
Dec 19, 2018
7:00 AM – 8:15 AM
501 Club Meeting
Legends Golf Club
Dec 20, 2018
5:01 PM – 7:00 PM
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Tom Hendrickson
January 7
Lowell Collman
January 9
Dan Vlasak
January 25
Gordon Erickson
December 1
Kathy Cleveland
December 9
Peg Duenow
December 9
Beth Kohlnhofer Raskovich
December 16
December 17
Colleen Ratzlaff LaBeau
December 19
Greg LaMere
December 19
Join Date
January 1, 1991
28 years
Mike Belzer
January 8, 2009
10 years
Richard Henderson
January 14, 2014
5 years
Tim Roche
January 14, 2015
4 years
Gordon Erickson
January 18, 2017
2 years
Shanen Corlett
January 18, 2017
2 years
Eric Gidlow
January 21, 1994
25 years
Colleen Ratzlaff LaBeau
December 2, 2010
8 years
Ken Titcomb
December 20, 2017
1 year
Rachel Marzahn
December 20, 2017
1 year
Russell Hampton
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Lakeville Rotary Club
Service Above Self
We meet Thursdays at 7:00 AM
Brackett's Crossing Country Club
17976 Judicial Road
Lakeville, MN  55044-7103
United States
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Dec 13
Alan/Emily Williams
Jay Young
Dec 20
Jay Young
Steve Aaker
Jan 03
Steve Aaker
Paula Albright
Jan 10
Paula Albright
Steve Allen
Jan 17
Steve Allen
Doug Anderson
Jan 31
Doug Anderson
Todd Anderson


Dec 13- Tom Hendrickson
Dec 20- Paul Marzahn
Jan 03 - Jim Christian
Jan 10 - Colleen LaBeau
Jan 17- Richard Henderson
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Dec 13 - Sheila Longie
Dec 20 - Paul Marzahn

Jan 03 - Rich Henderson
Jan 10 - Colleen LaBeau
Jan 17- Jim Christian
Jan 31 - Sheila Longie





Mark Your Calendars
Dec 20 - 501 Club Meeting @ Legends
Dec 27 - Holiday Break - No Meeting
Jan 10 - Taste of Lakeville meeting - following club meeting.

Iringa Hope Warehouse Receipt Program
Every farmer knows that the worst possible time to sell your crops is at harvest time since at this time the markets are flooded with crops for sale and the prices are low, but this is precisely when most farmers in rural Iringa, Tanzania sell their harvest.  So, if they know this is a bad time to sell why do the small farmers in Iringa do this?  They sell simply because their creditors know that at this time, they have a source of funds (crop sales) so all their bills come due and they have no choice!
The warehouse receipt program sponsored by our club helps solve this problem by allowing the small farmers to bring their crops into an approved warehouse and receive a receipt for them.  They can then take the receipt and get a loan for 60% of the value of the crops.  Alternatively, they can use the receipt as collateral for paying their bills.  In either case the receipt is backed by a fund that guarantees payment of up to 60% of the value of the crop. 
By providing this credit facility the farmers can now wait a few months to sell when the crop prices are typically 30-100% higher!  (In the US our farmers do this by making use of a variety of private and/or government programs.  In Iringa there has been no such option until now.)
The Warehouse receipt program that we are sponsoring will provide financing for farmers to store 18,000 bags of maize.  It will help 550 families increase their incomes – touching 3,500 people!  Based on a pilot program that was conducted, we are estimating that it will result in an average 40% price increase – providing almost $200,000 in additional income to these families. 
Finally, since the program has possession of the farmer’s crops, the funds guaranteeing the receipts can be replenished by crops sales if necessary.  Overall this means the funds that we send can be used year after year after year – providing an ongoing benefit to the families served!  What a Christmas gift for the poor people in Iringa! 
Sleep in Heavenly Peace
Stephanie and Nate Miller
President Peg Duenow and Nancy Savstrom, Community Service Chair, presented an $9000 grant check to Sleep in Heavenly Peace for the November 10th "Bed Build." Lakeville Rotary Club sponsored 60 beds, provided linens and sent many volunteers.
Rotary - Connect
Date: Thursday, Dec 20 - 501 Club Meeting
Location: Legends Golf Course
"Ugly Sweater Contest"
Speaker Jack Larson
Peg Duenow, Jack Larson
Cody Rodewall introduced our speaker Jack Larson, CEO or the Xcel Energy Center.
Larson has been a fixture at Twin Cities sports venues for about 45 years, and he has extensive history with the NHL and we found out that he even gave a skating lesson to Rotarian Phil Bruneau.  Larson took over at Xcel Energy Center in 2001, a year after the Wild’s arena opened.
Larson gave us a brief history of NHL hockey in Minnesota with the North Stars from 1967 to 1993 at the Met Center in Bloomington and current with the Wild at the Xcel Center in St. Paul 2000-01 to present.
Larson ended his talk by answering questions from the members.
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All make ups must be reported within two (2) weeks of the Club meeting that was missed.
Email make ups to Laurie Bolin,
Lakeville Rotary Club
PO Box 433
Lakeville, MN 55044