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About St. Michael-Albertville Rotary

Rotary is a unique organization that stresses “service above self.” It focuses on helping citizens in our community as well as addressing the world-wide challenges of disease, literacy, starvation and clean water. The St. Michael-Albertville Rotary meets at 7:30 a.m. Tuesdays in the Crow River Senior Center at St. Michael City Center. For more information, visit www.stmarotary.org.

 


STMA Rotary Club Cork & Keg 5K

posted Jul 17, 2017, 1:48 PM by St. Michael-Albertville Rotary Club

Help support the STMA Rotary club by running or walking in our Beer & Wine 5k! You will receive a refreshing beverage at every mile!  Funds from this race help support our local projects including  “Beds for Kids,” which has provided over 100 beds to kids in Wright County, college scholarships and class trips, STRIVE educational mentoring, Adopt-A-Highway, and Little Libraries and more. 

Great for the entire family! Activities include:

Kids 1K Rootbeer Run, music, bounce house, food & more! 


Sign up before early bird pricing ends and to guarantee a race t-shirt!

https://runsignup.com/Race/MN/SaintMichael/STMARotaryCorkKeg5k


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posted Apr 25, 2017, 11:29 AM by St. Michael-Albertville Rotary Club

STMA Rotary Club Announces April ‘Students of the Month’
STMA Juniors Aubrey Ericksen, Ben Huser Named Rotary Students of the Month

 STMA Rotary Club is pleased to announce that STMA juniors Aubrey Ericksen and Ben Huser have been named students of the month for April.

Aubrey is the daughter of Amy and Marc Ericksen of St. Michael.  She is active in band, participating in the Wind Ensemble, jazz band, pep band and pit orchestra. She lettered in band her sophomore year, has lettered twice in the pit orchestra and received an academic letter her freshmen and sophomore years. She has received ‘Student of the Trimester’ three times and was recognized by the science department her freshman and sophomore years during the Academic Awards Ceremony.  Outside of school she volunteers at the Animal Humane Society in Buffalo, MN and has already put in a total of 493.72 hours.  She has received various recognitions by the staff at the Animal Humane Society as well. After graduation she hopes to attend North Dakota State University and major in Veterinary Technology.
Ben is the son of Paul and Ann Huser of St. Michael.  He is a part of the Cross Country team, Track and Field team and plays summer baseball. He has lettered academically every year of high school.  He also volunteers at the Special Olympics Bowling Tournament.  His plans after high school include attending a four year college and pursuing a degree in Aerospace Engineering. “Rotary is very proud to honor Aubrey and Ben as students of the month for April,” said Kristine Rogers, STMA Rotary Club President.  “Their commitment to academic excellence and community service truly represents the core values of Rotary.  We wish them happy and successful futures.”

The STMA Rotary Club honors students of the month during each month of the school year.  The awards are given during the students’ junior year so they may include them on college applications and scholarship forms.  Rotary Students of the Month are selected by STMA’s home room teachers.  Rotary Students of the Month must demonstrate an interest in their community, have personal accomplishments or achievements, show respect to themselves and others, show a passion for “Service Above Self” and must be drug/alcohol free and cannot have committed a crime.

STMA Rotary Names March Students of the Month

posted Mar 31, 2017, 6:29 AM by St. Michael-Albertville Rotary Club

STMA Rotary Club is pleased to announce that STMA juniors Riley McMahon and Marcus Krupke have been named students of the month for March.

Riley McMahon
Riley is the daughter of Dennis and Janice McMahon of Albertville.  She is an honor roll student and on the prom committee. She plans to study psychology in college.

Marcus is the son of Lance and Renee Krupke of St. Michael.  He is a member of the National Honor Society, Band, Jazz Band, Choir, FCA, Student Council, Captains Council, Football Leadership Council and is a three sport athlete. (Football, Basketball and Baseball) He has received an academic All-Conference six times, received the Courtesy and Respect Award and was named Student of the Year his freshman year. He plans to play baseball in college and study Natural Engineering.

Marcus Krupke
“Rotary is very proud to recognize Riley and Marcus as students of the month for March,” said Kristin Rogers, STMA Rotary Club President.  “They have demonstrated a commitment to academic excellence and athletics, and represent the service above self ideals of Rotary.  We wish them both successful futures.”

The STMA Rotary Club honors students of the month during each month of the school year.  The awards are given during the students’ junior year so they may include them on college applications and scholarship forms.  Rotary Students of the Month are selected by STMA’s home room teachers.  Rotary Students of the Month must demonstrate an interest in their community, have personal accomplishments or achievements, show respect to themselves and others, show a passion for “Service Above Self” and must be drug/alcohol free and cannot have committed a crime.

STMA Rotary Names Students of the Month for February

posted Mar 31, 2017, 6:21 AM by St. Michael-Albertville Rotary Club

STMA Rotary Club is pleased to announce that STMA juniors Kylie Stokes, Abigail LaDuke and Ruthie Schutz have been named STMA Rotary Students of the Month for February.

Kylie is the daughter of Katie Gerwing-Stokes and Lonnie Stokes of St. Michael.  She is the captain of the color guard, a member of the theater club and started the ASL club.  She also has received the Girl Scout Gold Award which is the highest achievement in Girl Scouting.  She is unsure of her plans for college but hopes to travel.

Abigail is the daughter of Bob and Kristin LaDuke of St. Michael.  She is a member of the STMA Concert Choir and Chambers.  She will also be participating in the Minnesota All-State Honor Choir this month. In addition to music she also enjoys writing. Her future plans for college involve attend a four year college and continuing music and writing and potentially pursuing a journalism or law degree.

Ruthie is the daughter of Charise and Brian Schutz of St. Michael. She has been successful on the tennis team earning awards for hardest worker, an academic conference award and an academic letter.  In addition to tennis she is involved in the National Honor Society, softball, Breakfast Club and is a FCA leader.  She also does volunteer teaching at her church. Her future plans are to attend St. Bens for geriatric nursing.

“Rotary proudly recognizes Kylie, Abigail and Ruthie as students of the month,” said Kristin Rogers, STMA Rotary Club president.  “Their commitment to excellence and their desire to pursue careers devoted to serving others represents Rotary’s core values.  We wish them successful futures.”

The STMA Rotary Club honors students of the month during each month of the school year.  The awards are given during the students’ junior year so they may include them on college applications and scholarship forms.  Rotary Students of the Month are selected by STMA’s home room teachers.  Rotary Students of the Month must demonstrate an interest in their community, have personal accomplishments or achievements, show respect to themselves and others, show a passion for “Service Above Self” and must be drug/alcohol free and cannot have committed a crime.

STMA Rotary Names Students of the Month for January

posted Jan 10, 2017, 9:40 AM by St. Michael-Albertville Rotary Club   [ updated Jan 10, 2017, 9:42 AM ]

STMA Rotary Club is pleased to announce that STMA juniors Nora Weigle, Abbi Brown and Coral Palmer have been named Rotary Students of the Month for January.

STMA Rotary Students of the Month January 2017
Nora is the daughter of Kirsten and Marc Weigle of St. Michael. She is active in concert choir, chambers choir, Business Professionals of America and fall musical. An accomplished choralist, she made the Minnesota Music Educators Association’s All State Choir. She plans to major in music education at Luther College or St. Olaf.

Abbi is the daughter of Robert and Susan Brown of Albertville. Her accomplishments include an academic leadership award, A honor roll and Student of the Trimester. She is involved in Freshman Connections, is a Sunday school teacher, and participates in Breakfast Club and Alleluia Teen Ministry. She plans to pursue a career in elementary education.

Coral is the daughter of Lonnie Palmer of Albertville. Her honors include the Courtesy and Respect Award and A Honor Roll. She is involved in Art Club. She plans to major in English literature with a minor in education.

“Rotary proudly recognizes Nora, Abbi and Coral as students of the month,” said Kevin Lenz, STMA Rotary Club Student of the Month chair.  “Their commitment to excellence in everything they do represents Rotary’s core values.  We wish them happy and successful futures.”

The STMA Rotary Club honors students of the month during each month of the school year.  The awards are given during the students’ junior year so they may include them on college applications and scholarship forms.  Rotary Students of the Month are selected by STMA’s home room teachers.  Rotary Students of the Month must demonstrate an interest in their community, have personal accomplishments or achievements, show respect to themselves and others, show a passion for “Service Above Self” and must be drug/alcohol free and cannot have committed a crime.

 

About St. Michael-Albertville Rotary

Rotary is a unique organization that stresses “service above self.” It focuses on helping citizens in our community as well as addressing the world-wide challenges of disease, literacy, starvation and clean water. The St. Michael-Albertville Rotary meets at 7:30 a.m. Tuesdays in the Crow River Senior Center at the St. Michael City Center. For more information, visit www.stmarotary.org or e-mail stmarotary@gmail.com.

 

STMA Juniors Lexi Wiessinger, Cammi Ailts, Ellie Hassinger December Students of the Month

posted Dec 22, 2016, 1:31 PM by St. Michael-Albertville Rotary Club

STMA Rotary Club is pleased to announce that STMA juniors Lexi Wiessinger, Cammi Ailts and Ellie Hassinger have been named STMA Rotary Students of the Month for December.

           

Lexi Wiessinger
Lexi is the daughter of Scott and Laura Wiessinger of St. Michael. She has received numerous awards including academic letters, a basketball letter and Student of the Trimester. She is active in basketball and is on the Captain’s Council. She plans to attend college to become a physical therapist.

           

Cammi Ailts
Cammi is the daughter of Brett and Cindy Ailts of St. Michael. Her many awards include letters in music, academics and track for the past two years, a Courtesy and Respect Award, all-conference academic for track, and sprinter of the year last year. She is active in soccer, track and field, winter weight lifting, National Honor Society, band and choir, Gold Jazz Band, and Sirens Choir. She would like to major in computer engineering at the University of Minnesota.

           

Ellie Hassinger
Ellie is the daughter of Dan and Kristi Hassinger of St. Michael. For the past seven years she has been a finalist for the MMTA Piano Competition. She is active in soccer, piano and the Freshmen mentor program, and works at the Wellstead of Rogers and Country Inn & Suites of Albertville. She also has volunteered at the LakeRidge Care Center in Buffalo. She plans to study either pre-law or nursing and hopes to continue playing soccer.

         




“Rotary is proud to recognize Lexi, Cammi and Ellie as students of the month,” said Kevin Lenz, STMA Rotary Club president.  “Their commitment to excellence in everything they do represents Rotary’s core values.  We wish them happy and successful futures.”

The STMA Rotary Club honors students of the month during each month of the school year.  The awards are given during the students’ junior year so they may include them on college applications and scholarship forms.  Rotary Students of the Month are selected by STMA’s home room teachers.  Rotary Students of the Month must demonstrate an interest in their community, have personal accomplishments or achievements, show respect to themselves and others, show a passion for “Service Above Self” and must be drug/alcohol free and cannot have committed a crime.

 

About St. Michael-Albertville Rotary

Rotary is a unique organization that stresses “service above self.” It focuses on helping citizens in our community as well as addressing the world-wide challenges of disease, literacy, starvation and clean water. The St. Michael-Albertville Rotary meets at 7:30 a.m. Tuesdays in the Crow River Senior Center at the St. Michael City Center. For more information, visit www.stmarotary.org or e-mail stmarotary@gmail.com.

 

Paul Ederer Cheermeister 2016! Tree Lighting Dec. 5

posted Nov 22, 2016, 2:22 PM by St. Michael-Albertville Rotary Club   [ updated Nov 23, 2016, 7:21 AM ]

Paul Ederer
The STMA Rotary Club and Shop STMA are pleased to announce that Paul Ederer has been named Cheermeister for 2016. Mr. Ederer will have the honor of lighting the tree during St. Michael’s 5th Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration, 6-8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 5 at St. Michael City Center, 11800 Town Center Drive NE, St. Michael.
Ederer can best be described as St. Michael’s real-life George Bailey. Recently retired as Executive Vice President of First American Bank, the longtime St. Michael resident has been a fixture in the STMA community for many years. He was one of the original incorporators of Great Northern Bank and served as the bank’s president, CEO and director prior to its merger with First American Bank. He is one of the founders of the St. Michael-Albertville Rotary Club, and is a past president of the St. Michael Economic Development Authority. He also has been active in the Lions Club and other organizations. Ederer is currently a licensed agent for Commercial Realty Solutions and continues to serve on the Board of Directors of First American Bank.
This year’s tree lighting celebration will include performances by STMA High School’s Chamber Choir and Gold Jazz Band, a Santa Selfie Station, Ugly Sweater Contest, a children’s craft activity sponsored by St. Michael Women of Today, and a special holiday craft sale featuring the handiworks of Crow River Senior Center members. In addition, the Great River Regional Library will host a special performance by flute and cello musicians J2J and a make and take holiday ornament. Free sandwiches, chips, cookies, and beverages will be served while supplies last. The free event will include a toy and children’s book drive for the Hanover Area Food Shelf and bedding drive for Beds for Kids.  Attendees are encouraged to bring a new unwrapped toy or children’s book or new unwrapped twin-sized children’s bedding. 
The event is sponsored by STMA Rotary and Shop STMA; additional sponsors/volunteers include Dunn Brothers Coffee, Coborn’s, the Marketplace, Dehmer’s, Hardware Hank, Friends of the Library, Albertville and St. Michael Royalty and  Family Youth Community Connections (FYCC). 

About St. Michael-Albertville Rotary
Rotary is a unique organization that stresses “service above self.” It focuses on helping citizens in our community as well as addressing the world-wide challenges of disease, literacy, starvation and clean water. The St. Michael-Albertville Rotary meets at 7:30 a.m. Tuesdays in the Crow River Senior Center at St. Michael City Center. For more information, visit www.stmarotary.org. 

About Shop STMA
Shop STMA is a local non-profit organization of St. Michael and Albertville businesses with the vision of having every resident consider buying in Saint Michael and Albertville before going to businesses in the surrounding area or big box stores. For more information, visit www.shopstma.com. 


Vote for Cheermeister!

posted Oct 25, 2016, 12:15 PM by St. Michael-Albertville Rotary Club

Voting for St. Michael's Holiday Cheermeister has begun!

This special person will have the honor of lighting St. Michael's Holiday Tree during our 5th Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration, 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 5.

Light Stringing November 1

posted Oct 25, 2016, 12:12 PM by St. Michael-Albertville Rotary Club

Rotarians and Shop STMA members,

We will be stringing the lights on St. Michael's Holiday Tree at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1, following the Rotary meeting.  We also will hold a brief kick off meeting for our 5th Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration. Please plan to attend.  The more the merrier!

Save the date:  This year's Tree Lighting is from 6-8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 5 at the St. Michael City Center. More details to follow.

Jim Nowak of United Bankers Bank Speaking Sept. 20 at STMA Rotary Meeting

posted Sep 7, 2016, 9:37 AM by St. Michael-Albertville Rotary Club

Jim Nowak STMA Rotary Speaker Sept. 20We are excited to welcome Jim Nowak of United Bankers Bank to speak at our Tuesday, Sept. 20 meeting.  We always enjoy hearing Jim's take on the economy.  Please join us at 7:30 a.m. at the Crow River Senior Center. Guests are welcome.




Jim Nowak

Vice President-Risk Management
Jim holds a B.S. degree in Finance from St. Cloud State University in MN.  Prior to joining United Bankers’ Bank (UBB) in early 2002, Jim gained eight years of experience in the fields of Asset Liability Management and economic forecasting.  During his banking career, he has worked for financial institutions as large as $5 billion in assets.  Jim developed and manages ALMEdge®, UBB’s asset/ liability modeling product.  This product is currently used by over 250 community banks in 13 states. Jim hosts an annual users group conference which regularly draws over 200 community banker’s from around the upper U.S.  Jim is a former member of the faculty at the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, where he taught courses in Asset/Liability Management.  He is also a guest commentator on Fox9 news and WCCO radio on matters of finance and economics.  Jim is a regular on the national speaking circuit for many banking and industry associations and events.  He specializes in the topics of risk management and economics.

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