This Week's Program:  

Get to know members Marty Poops and Steve Marti 

and Club Assembly.


You can find future speakers later in the bulletin (and on the Club website).  Please use this list to invite prospective members.


Fall Fundraiser - Plymouth on Parade.  

Once again Jim Crenna pulled off another Plymouth on Parade Fall Fundraiser.  THANK YOU JIM!!!!!

Weather was iffy at times, but money was brought in to provide grant opportunities.  Jim will have updated results in the near future.  Jim will have the prizes with him on Thursday for you members to distribute.  Thank you to everyone that assisted prior to and the day of the event.  

The Winners can be found here.

A special thank you goes out to Superior Ford in Plymouth for the use of a new F150 pickup truck for the parade.  A thank you letter from the Club to Superior for is attached here.


Fall Party - October 25, 2019:

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!  A Fall Party is being planned at the Bartling Home for Friday evening, October 25, 2019.  Party Committee Members currently are Carol, James and Peter.   For additional information please contact contact Peter. 


Membership Mentoring:

New Relationship Building Effort!
At the Sept. 5 meeting Steve Beachler presented a new idea to strengthen the club by building deeper relationships among members.  The club agreed to pilot an effort encouraging each member to connect with one other randomly assigned member every two months starting in September.  We have paired newer members with longer standing members.  The idea is to meet for coffee (or lunch, happy hour…whatever!) to get to know each other better.  There is no script or predetermined talking points, though we hope that Rotary will be a part of your conversation.  Pairings for the year can be found on the Members Only part of the Plymouth Rotary website.  Please contact your first person by phone/email or at the next Rotary meeting to find a time to get together.  A complete members list with contact information can also be found on the website.  The spreadsheet can be found in the member section of the under View Member Documents titled "One-on-One Member Meetings."  If you need assistance or more information please contact Steve Beachler.

 Thanks for your active participation in this new effort.  Our club will be stronger because of you!



Membership Drive - 40 Years as a Club:
Please consider inviting guests to visit our weekly lunch meeting.  We tried a breakfast meeting for a number of years and have decided to go back to a lunch meeting on Thursdays in hopes of attracting additional business members.   Please spread the word.
Board Activity:
Board Minutes can be found on the Club Website in the members area (upper right corner of the website).  If you can't remember your member login and password please reach out to Dwain or Steve J. 
Heart Safe Plymouth:

We have trained 6,000 people and counting!

Russ, Norm, Don and team continue to train and impact the local community. 
Linked to this is a story about Hands Only CPR performed by a daughter to her mom recently in MPLS.  Also note, dispatch assisted w telephone cpr...very cool!  
Upcoming Speakers:
Oct 3 - Dr. Jean Abraham, University of Minnesota
Oct 10 - Aaron Blackmore, Sales Manager Life Time Fitness
Oct 17 - Bethany Esse, Twin Cities Rotary EcoClub.  Climate Reality Leader
Oct 24 - Jeff Shrock, CEO and Partner, VAA Engineering (Plymouth Business)
The Board continues to seek speakers.  Please contact James and/or Peter if you have a recommendation.
From the District:
Rotary 101 - Learn what Rotary is all about and more!
Retention Russ, District Governor – would like to warmly welcome you to one four identical 2.5 hour workshops. The Rotary 101 training will be offered in four locations throughout District 5950 – Eagan, Chaska, New Ulm, St. Cloud. Rotary 101 has been designed for new members, less than 4 years, or anyone looking for a refresher to learn more about Rotary and the many aspects of Rotary!  It is a chance to increase the value of Rotary by increasing members level of knowledge!                             
Session #3: New Ulm
Wednesday, Oct 2 - (5:00 – 7:30 PM)
New Ulm Country Club, 1 Golf Drive
Session #4: St. Cloud
Saturday - October 5 - (8:00-10:30 AM)
Great River Regional Library, Bremer Room, 1300 W. St. Germain St.
Your district dues have paid for your attendance at this event. There is no cost to you or your club.
Russ and his talented team look forward to traveling District 5950 to offer this great free training. Retention of Rotarians allows for more connections and opportunities in our communities for “Service Above Self”.
If you have questions please contact Alexa Rundquist.
The Rotary Club of Minnesota Veterans / Join us for Charter Night!!!!
Dear District 5950 Rotarians:
We now have 31 members (in just over three weeks) in our District's newest club - The Rotary Club of Minnesota Veterans!  Many of them represent various other veterans organizations and the club is poised for growth.  We scheduled our Charter Night dinner and celebration and would love for you join us. 
The details of the event are as follows:
What:  The Rotary Club of Minnesota Veterans' Charter Night.
Where:  Edina Country Club - 5100 Wooddale Avenue, Edina, Minnesota  55424.
When:  Thursday, October 10, 2019; 5:00 p.m. Cocktails/Cash Bar; 6:00 p.m. Dinner.
Keynote Speaker:  Brigadier General Dennis W. Schulstad, USAF (Retired).
Price:  $40.00 per person (plus EventBrite registration fee).
Dress:  Business casual.
Dinner Menu:  Edina Country Club's "North Woods Buffet," which includes - 
  • Freshly baked breads with freshly whipped rosemary infused butter,
  • Peppercorn salad,
  • Chef's choice vegetable,
  • White and Wild Rice Pilaf,
  • Ritz Cracker Crumb Walleye with tartar sauce and lemon, and 
  • Tender Braised Beef Tip Stroganoff with egg noodles and a creamy mushroom sauce.
If you are interested in registering for the event, please click on the picture below. 
September Rotary District News Letter:
Rotary Leader:
Clicking on this will bring yo to the link - Five Ways our Fight Against Polio Fights Other Diseases
Foundation Giving:  

Please give to Rotary International (Annual Fund) and/or Polio Plus (Polio Fund)!

Our goal this year is $200 per member to Rotary International and $100 per member to the Club.  The hope is to continue to give to international projects and to also help with our Club general fund.
Please contact Bruce Behm with any questions on how to give and where to give at 763-550-9000.
Rotarians have the ability to contribute to Rotary International in a four ways - Annual Fund, Polio Fund, World Fund and Disaster Response Fund.  The fund contributed to most is the Annual Fund and the second Fund members have given to is the Polio Fund.  Below is a message from Michael K. McGovern, International PolioPlus Chair:
My fellow Rotarians:

I’m pleased to share the important news that as of today, 21 August 2019, it has been three years since a child in Nigeria was paralyzed by the wild poliovirus. This means that the entire World Health Organization (WHO) African region could be certified as wild poliovirus-free as soon as mid-2020.

Along with our Global Polio Eradication Initiative partners and the Nigerian government, we’ve strengthened immunization and disease detection systems, and we are now reaching more children than ever in some of the hardest-to-reach places in Nigeria.

We can take pride in this progress, but it is not time to celebrate quite yet. We still have work to do and we must continue making it a priority to reach every child in Nigeria—and other polio-threatened countries—with the polio vaccine, and build strong levels of immunity to fully protect the entire population against polio.

In part because of the hard work and dedication of Rotarians in Nigeria and around the world, we will soon be able to check another country off of the polio-endemic list. Rotary members in Nigeria have been hard at work raising awareness for polio eradication, advocating with the government and addressing other basic health needs to complement polio eradication efforts, like providing clean water to vulnerable communities.

After the African region is certified wild poliovirus-free later next year, 5 out of the 6 WHO regions in the world will be considered polio-free. As the first organization to dream of – and promise to deliver – a polio-free world, Rotary is committed to fulfilling our promise. Our progress in Nigeria is a big step toward that goal, but we need to maintain momentum so that Pakistan and Afghanistan see the same level of progress.

It’s crucial that Rotarians continue to support polio eradication as we overcome the final hurdles in the fight to end the disease forever. You can support PolioPlus by making a donation, or raise awareness by holding an event or fundraiser on World Polio Day on 24 October.

I look forward to joining with Rotarians as soon as mid-2020 to celebrate a wild poliovirus-free Africa.
General Information:  

Quarterly Invoices:  Please pay quarterly invoices promptly.  The Board continues to work with members that have outstanding balances.

Amazon Purchases:  Please remember to select RCOP Foundation when you make  on-line purchases at Amazon.Smile.   The Rotary Club of Plymouth Foundation is registered with Amazon and may be chosen when you make purchases through Amazon.Smile. Amazon will donate .05% of your total purchase to RCOP Foundation.  The AmazonSmile web site provides all the same products as the regular site, but in addition allows you to designate a charity which Amazon will support. Please tell your friends and associates who shop through Amazon Smile!  The contribution comes out of Amazon's pocket - not yours!  Click here to get started:  You Shop/ Amazon Gives!



Rotary Core Values:  Fellowship, Integrity, Diversity, Service, Leadership


The 4-Way Test:  Of the things we think, say or do:

  1. Is it the TRUTH?
  2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
  4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned.


Thank you to everyone that participates in the meetings. 




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Member Birthdays
David Olson
September 24
Chad Zejdlik
September 25
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James Williams
September 1, 1983
36 years
Patrick Knight
September 15, 2014
5 years
Russell Hampton
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