This Week's Program:  

Speaker this week

Judge David Minge


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


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!


Managing Membership Leads:

You have a new membership lead! The following person expressed interest in Rotary, and district leaders screened the information and assigned the lead to your club:
Laurie Meyer; Minneapolis, MN, United States
First, find contact information and learn more about this candidate.
Next, talk with other club leaders to decide who will contact and update the status of this lead. That person should follow these steps:
  1. Contact the candidate. Ask about the prospect’s interests and availability. For tips, see Creating a Positive Experience for Prospective Members.
  2. Invite the candidate to a club meeting, social event, or service project and get to know them better. Answer any questions they have.
  3. Update the candidate’s status. Indicate the actions taken (follow the steps in How to Manage Membership Leads).
If the candidate is a good fit, add the new member to your club record by updating their status on the Manage Membership Leads page to “Club admitted candidate.”
All candidates have Rotary ID numbers, whether they are prospects, referrals, or relocating members. Admitting them this way ensures that these numbers are used. That makes your job easier because they carry over the candidates’ information to your club records and ensure that club and district pages and reports accurately record and track your membership development progress.
If your club decides that the person is not a good fit, talk with them and update the status to “Club sent candidate back to district for reassignment” on the Manage Membership Leads page.
Thank you for connecting with your membership leads to strengthen Rotary.
Board Activity:
At the October 10th Board meeting the Board had a discussion on cost incurred by the club for our Thursday meetings at Crown Plaza.  After a healthy discussion, the Board determined that the best plan moving forward is to increase lunches from $15 to $18 and to increase quarterly dues by $15.  The recent statement that you received earlier this month reflects this change.  This increase was also discussed at the regular meeting on the 10th and although no one likes increased costs and fee, the members at the meeting agreed that the increase was necessary to cover costs.  Please ask a board member if you have questions.
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 6,144 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:
Dec 19 - Jim Nelson, Honduras Project
Dec 26 - No Meeting (Happy Holidays)
Jan. 9 – Dr. Chris Pennel, University of Mn., Masonic Cancer Center
Jan. 16 - Dr. Terry Wu, “What Does Neuromarketing Matter To You”?
The Board continues to seek speakers.  Please contact James and/or Peter if you have a recommendation.
From the District (or other Clubs): 
November newsletter from the District Governor (Link)
Women of Song:
Dear Peter,
My name is Mary Kay Knapp, and I am the director of our area women’s choir, Women of Song.  I’d like to take this opportunity to invite the Rotary Club members to our upcoming Christmas concerts, and offer our services if you ever need a group to perform for a Rotary Club event. 
Let your hearts and ears rejoice as Women of Song performs a nostalgic blend of classic carols and sounds of the season.  "What Sweeter Music" is a concert of wonder and joy for the whole family. (Click here for additional information)
Networking Rotarian:
Announcing our first South Metro Networking event on December 17th from 4:30pm to 6:30pm at Red Lion Liquors in Burnsville. Please distribute to your club members. Designed for Rotarians and non-Rotarians alike, this will be an wonderful opportunity to meet other professionals in a festive and fun event. Space is limited so please register at
Orono Sew-A-Thon Service Project:
Orono Rotary is planning to host a sew-a-thon for Days For Girls on Sunday Afternoon, February 9, 2020.  If any clubs in the area would like to participate in that event, you are welcome to join us. Let me know and I'll connect with you on event details.  Please let Peter or James know if you are interested in this service project.
Can-Do-Canines Gala:
Over the years we have given grants to Can-Do-Canines.  They currently are planning for a gala celebration on February 8, 2020. If you are interested, please click here.
Rotary Leader:
Clicking on this will bring yo to the link - Five Ways our Fight Against Polio Fights Other Diseases
Foundation Giving:

Did you know that in November Rotarians around the world celebrate the great work of The Rotary Foundation? Foundation Month is a great time to highlight projects that your club is doing with The Rotary Foundation, or, to educate members on how the Foundation works.

I hope you use the resources below to celebrate and showcase the different ways you and your clubs are doing good in the world this November. As always, thank you for all that you do for Rotary and for your support of our Foundation.

Message from Past District Governor Jim Nelson On Rotary International Foundaton:

Please find attached the letter from Past District Governor Jim Nelson (click HERE).


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. 




Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Steve Beachler
November 1
James Crenna
November 14
James Crenna
Pam Crenna
November 3
Join Date
Donald Weber
November 1, 1994
25 years
Ricardo Ortizcazarin
November 6, 2008
11 years
Steve Juetten
November 17, 2011
8 years
Dwain Erickson
November 18, 2010
9 years
Virginia Antony
November 18, 2010
9 years
Russell Hampton
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Peter Bartling
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