Day Meeting Minutes - 1/15/2019

Ann Lee opened the meeting at the Lake Mills EMS building at 12:20pm and led the group in the Pledge of Allegiance followed with the Four-Way Test.

Guests

Sara - Editor of the Lake Mills Leader
Russ Roedel - guest speaker

Student Rotarians

 

Happy Bucks

  • Dave R - 3 wins last week, big game tonight against Lakeside
  • Amy - National Hat Day

Fines

Nicole, Scott

Birthdays

Denny

Joker Draw

Scott T tried his luck, however, the Joker lives!

Committee Reports and Announcements

  • LM Fire Department Fundraiser at the high school this coming Saturday
  • Beer/Wine - Wine donations are still welcome.  Please respond to John B's email asking you when you can help for the event
  • Brian B - Treasurers report - we are on track for expenses and income for this rotary year
  • Karen R - Paul Harris Fellow award
  • Jenn C - Paul Harris Fellow +1 award
 
PROGRAM
Russ Roedel spoke about his business, Hatch Distillery, which he co-owns with his son in Door County.  They opened on July 13th, 2018 and are committed to locally sources materials of the highest quality.  They even make their own honey!  The craft spirits industry is expected to grow and Hatch is in a great place to ride the wave (like craft beer recently).

Meeting adjourned 1:15pm

 

Student Bios;

Seth Hackbarth:

 

My name is Seth Hackbarth, son of Todd and Donna Hackbarth. I am currently a senior at Lakeside Lutheran High School. I have four older siblings which happen to be all sisters. I enjoy participating in team sports, listening to music, singing, playing card games, and I am a huge fan of the Minnesota Vikings.

In high school, I have participated in many different activities. I have been a part of the math team and Teens for Christ. I have played soccer for three years, football for one, basketball for four, and track for four. I have been in the A Cappella Choir for two years and Swing Choir for one. I also worked at the Culver’s in Lake Mills for two and a half years. This next summer I will also go on an Operation Go mission trip to Anchorage, Alaska to help out with a soccer camp.

I enjoy giving back to my community, especially a place like Lake Mills. I am active in my home church of St. Paul, serving for Advent and Lenten suppers as well as working with the younger kids at our Vacation Bible Schools. I have also been a part of our Youth Group that gives out Christmas goodies or rakes for the elderly.

After high school, I will pursue a pre-seminary degree at Martin Luther College in New Ulm, Minnesota. I enjoy talking to people and feel like I will develop the best of my abilities there.

Being selected as a Student Rotarian would be a great honor and allow me a positive learning experience. Through the Junior Rotarian program, I would learn from community members. I would get more opportunities to help out the community. It would also allow me to interact with members of the community and keep up with news and events. Spending time with those who represent Lake Mills will teach me how I can represent Lake Mills well too.

 

Zoe Quinn

 

My name is Zoe Quinn, I am a Senior at Lake Mills High School, and my parents are Jason and Tiffany Quinn. I have have lived in Lake Mills virtually my whole life. I have three siblings and three poodles who all impact my life immensely. In my spare time I can be found drawing, painting, or reading a book with a cup of coffee. Photography is also one of my hobbies. Being able to essentially capture a moment in time and make it last indefinitely is my favorite part about taking pictures. I am currently employed at the L.D. Fargo Public Library where I enjoy being constantly surrounded by books. Music is a passion of mine, and I play a variety of instruments including viola, clarinet, ukulele, and tenor saxophone. I also love to travel, and take every opportunity to see the world and experience new things. My love of learning follows me wherever I go, and my curiosity is a big part of who I am.

 

Drama Club and school musical (9-12), Octagon Club (9-12), French Club (9-12, Secretary 9-10, Vice President 11), Capital Conference Academic Team (History Representative 9-12), Elm Club (10-12), Visual Arts Classic (11-12 Gold Medal at State), Tri-M Honor Society (11-12), Interact (11), Band/Marching Band (9-12), Jazz Band (10-12), Link Crew (11-12), Battle of the Books (10-12), Orchestra (9-12), Chamber Strings (12), Solo and Ensemble Festival (9-12), Prom Committee (11, Court), Capitol Conference Art Show (Best in School Award, 11), RYLA (10), Badger Girls State (11)

 

Through Octagon Club I have been involved in a wide variety of community activities. I really enjoy helping others and giving back to the community through volunteerism. I have volunteered at the fall festival, wrapped gifts at the Moravian Church, helped with Witches Night Out and the Easter Egg Hunt, and also helped with the Knickerbocker Festival and the Junior Fisheree. I have also spent time as a volunteer at Fort Health Care.

 

From a young age I have always had a deep interest in art and history. Because of this, my goal is to graduate from UM Twin Cities or UW Madison with degrees in Anthropology and the Fine Arts. After obtaining my Bachelor’s degrees, it is my goal to get a Master’s degree in one or both of these subjects. I hope to then pursue a career as a museum curator, or someone who creates exhibits for museums. This path allows me to pursue my passion for creating art, and also share my love of history with a multitude of different people.

 

Being selected as a Student Rotarian would be a huge honor and a great way to get involved in the community. I love helping people, and I see this as an opportunity for me to grow as a person. It is incredibly fulfilling to be a part of volunteer projects, and I aspire to help make the world a better place through such service. I strive to always be aware of the world around me. I also really resonate with Rotary’s message and purpose, which is essentially to unite people to create lasting change and work towards peace. It would be awesome to learn from Rotary members and help serve the community.

 

Noah Mock:

 

My name is Noah Mock and I am a senior at Lake Mills High School. My parents, Bryan and Kristen Mock, moved to Lake Mills after meeting at St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN, and have lived here since before I was born. The rest of my family includes my brother, Holden, who is a freshman at Lake Mills High School this year, and our two black lab rescues, Bailey and Shadow. In my freetime I enjoy playing soccer and hockey, going fishing, swimming, and water skiing at our cabin in Hayward, spending time with my friends, and playing video games. Academically, I enjoy math and science and hope to pursue a career in some sort of similar field.

One of my biggest extracurricular activities is soccer. I have played varsity high school soccer during the fall through my entire high school career, and was lucky enough to be named  captain my junior and senior years. I was also named to All Capital Conference honorable mention my sophomore year, and First Team All Conference my junior year. During my junior year, the team was also able to take home the Regional Championship prize. I also have played club soccer during the spring of my first three years of high school, and plan on continuing to do so this year.

Another significant extracurricular activity I participate in is the Lake Mills High School Orchestra, where I play the cello. I had the honor of being named section principal for my sophomore and junior years, and was featured in a duet with fellow cellist and friend Paul Hanrahan during our sophomore year. I have also been involved in music each year through the Solo and Ensemble music festival, where I have played a cello solo at the district and state events each year. I also represented LMHS at the Wisconsin Honors Orchestra festival at the University of WI-Whitewater, which involved playing a concert with other selected musicians from Wisconsin.

One more activity I take pride in participating in is Math Team. I was selected to be on the Varsity Math Team as a sophomore and have been hooked ever since! I have been steadily improving my individual finishes each year, and love the challenge this competition brings every fall and spring.  Lake Mills managed to win the spring meet my sophomore year, which was a really fun experience! I plan on continuing to compete again this year, and would love to challenge for the top overall spot.

Community involvement and volunteer work is another thing I enjoy. Most of my volunteer activities originate in the Lake Mills United Methodist Church, where I am a member. Some of the things I have done with LMUMC include highway cleanup, helping build the float for the Town & Country Days parade, setting up and taking down decorations for Christmas, serving the homeless meal, and performing different cello pieces for the congregation. My favorite part of volunteering through church is getting to know different members of the congregation that I may not have known before.

I also enjoy parlaying my love for soccer into community involvement. For example, I have helped coach the Lake Mills Rec Soccer Youth Camp each summer. I am a certified youth soccer official too, which is my weekend job during the spring and fall soccer seasons. I love getting involved this way because it helps grow the game and allows others to experience as much fun and joy as I have been able to in my youth.

Another way I have gotten involved is with the annual Optimist Big Wheel Race, which I have been helping out with for as long as I can remember. I remember racing when I was younger, so it's cool to be able to help others enjoy the experience as well. A few miscellaneous ways I have been involved over the past four years include performing at the Lake Mills Winter Market, being a volunteer summer school TA, cleaning up after Prom, filling in to keep clock/scorebook for girls soccer, and helping prepare for the State Hockey tournament in McFarland, where I used to play hockey.

My plans following graduation are far from set in stone. Currently I am looking at a few different schools, including Northwestern, the University of Chicago, and St. Olaf College, but my front runner so far is Macalester College in St. Paul, MN. I have been drawn to Macalester because of its small school atmosphere, collaborative learning environment, urban proximity, and academic selectivity. If it all possible, I would love to try and play soccer and/or cello at Macalester. As far as studying is concerned, I would like to pursue something STEM (Science Technology Engineering & Mathematics) related, with a possible minor in political science.

I want to be a student rotarian because I believe in the same principals that Rotary International was founded on in the first place: helping those in need and spreading peace and positivity. I have never been one to sit idly on the sidelines in anything I do, so if there is an opportunity for me to get involved and make a difference in somebody’s life, I’d absolutely put my best foot forward in an attempt to do so. I view Rotary Club as a great way to become involved in this way, and make new connections with new people. Put simply, I want to use my time on earth to help make this world a better place, and I view the position of student rotarian as a great way to help make that goal a reality.

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