Posted by Chuck Lubbers on Nov 20, 2019
Our thanks to Kevin Earlywine and Megan Wiedner for their wonderful presentation on the activities of the South Dakota Playhouse.  It was great to hear about the history of the Playhouse and the how the support of its partners, including Custer State Park and the University of South Dakota, helped the Playhouse to come into existence and to thrive for nearly 75 years. It was also fascinating to learn more about the statewide education programs conducted by the playhouse. To view their presentation on the Club's YouTube page CLICK HERE or on the image below. 
South Dakota Playhouse Impacts SD Communities Chuck Lubbers 2019-11-20 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chuck Lubbers on Nov 13, 2019
Did you know that it took 60 years for South Dakota to return to the population that it had before the start of the Great Depression?  Did you know that in 1933, the lowest point of the Great Depression, that South Dakota ranked last in the nation in annual income?  The US unemployment rate before the depression was 3.2%, but by 1933 it was 25%. These interesting facts and so much more were part of Dr. Ralph Brown's presentation on the Great Depression in South Dakota.  Thank you for your presentation, Dr. Brown. To view Dr. Brown's presentation on the Club's YouTube channel, you can CLICK HERE or on the image below. 
How South Dakota Suffered During the Great Depression Chuck Lubbers 2019-11-13 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chuck Lubbers on Nov 09, 2019
Saturday's University of South Dakota football game featured wonderful tributes to current and former members of the U.S. Armed Forces. The Vermillion Rotary Club's and Rotary District 5610's contribution to the new USD Veteran's Plaza was featured during the game.
Vermillion Rotary Club Donates to the USD Patriot's Plaza Chuck Lubbers 2019-11-09 06:00:00Z 0
Posted on Nov 06, 2019
At this week’s meeting we had the opportunity to hear from Dwight & Dari Carlblom, who worked in China for approximately 30 years. To view their interesting presentation, you can view it on the Club's YouTube page by CLICKING HERE or click on the image below. 
Carlblom's Discuss Three Decades in China Chuck Lubbers 2019-11-06 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chuck Lubbers on Oct 23, 2019
Members for the Vermillion Rotary Club were honored to host the presentation of the annual historic preservation awards by the Clay County Historical Society.  Our congratulations of the well-deserving recipients of the 2019 awards. Thank you for all that you do to preserve our history.  You can watch the award presentation and the recipients' presentations on their preservation work on our Club's YouTube channel by CLICKING HERE or on the image below. 
 
 
Historic Preservation Awards Presented At Rotary Chuck Lubbers 2019-10-23 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chuck Lubbers on Oct 09, 2019
Thank you, Reyna Hernandez and USD Professor Amber Hansen, for joining the Vermillion Rotary Club at our October 9 meeting to update the club on the wonderful mural project in downtown Vermillion.  We look forward to seeing what the future holds for the project. To view their presentation on the Club's YouTube channel, click HERE or on the image below. 
 
 
Vermillion Mural Project Discussed at Rotary Chuck Lubbers 2019-10-09 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chuck Lubbers on Oct 02, 2019
Scott Pohlson, USD's VP of Enrollment, Marketing and University Relations, offered the members of the Vermillion Rotary Club an inside look into enrollment trends that are impacting USD, other regional universities and the nation's institutions of higher learning.  Thank you for joining us today and sharing your insights into these trends that have so much impact on the major employer in Vermillion. If you wish to watch Scott Pohlson's presentation, simply click on the image below to go to the presentation on the Club's YouTube page. 
 
 
Scott Pohlson Discusses University Enrollment Trends Chuck Lubbers 2019-10-02 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chuck Lubbers on Sep 18, 2019
Thank you, Dr. Shane Nordyke, Director, Chiesman Center and Government Research Bureau at USD, for your very informative presentation on the work of both of these organizations. We look forward to seeing what the future brings to the Chiesman Center after it's recent move to USD. If you would like to see her presentation, you can CLICK HERE or simply click on the image below. 
 
Nordyke explains the GRB and Chiesman Center at USD Chuck Lubbers 2019-09-18 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chuck Lubbers on Sep 11, 2019
When District Governor Ina Winter envisioned her club visits, I doubt she thought she'd be posing with rubber ducks.  The Vermillion Rotary Club took the opportunity of the DG's visit to celebrate raising $3,580 during the inaugural Vermillion Rotary Duck Race this past summer. The money was used to support Vermillion's Community Connection Center, and we look forward to supporting wonderful Vermillion organizations through this and other fundraising for many years to come.
   
Vermillion Rotary Celebrates Duck Race Success Chuck Lubbers 2019-09-11 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chuck Lubbers on Sep 11, 2019
Thank you, Rotary District 5610 Governor, Ina Winter, for joining the Vermillion Rotary Club on September 11.  Your message helped to inspire our members, and we greatly appreciate your message of service to humanity.  To view DG Winter's presentation you can CLICK HERE or on the image below to view it on the Vermillion Rotary YouTube channel.  
 
 
District Governor Visits the Vermillion Rotary Club Chuck Lubbers 2019-09-11 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chuck Lubbers on Sep 04, 2019
Our thanks to the USD Fine Arts Gallery Director, Amy Fill, for her informative presentation of all that USD Fine Arts has to offer the Vermillion Community. Click on the image below to view her presentation on the Club's YouTube channel. 
USD Fine Arts Update from Gallery Director Amy Fill Chuck Lubbers 2019-09-04 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chuck Lubbers on Aug 28, 2019
To say that the National Music Museum is growing, is a drastic understatement. The NMM new director, Matt Collinsworth, joined the Vermillion Rotary Club today to outline the wonderful expansion project underway. His presentation made us all anxious for the grand reopening of the new, expanded museum.  To learn more about what has already been done and what will be next, you can watch the presentation on the Club's Youtube channel by CLICKING HERE or on the image below. 
 
 
 
Collinsworth Outlines the National Music Museum's Future Chuck Lubbers 2019-08-28 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chuck Lubbers on Aug 14, 2019
The Vermillion Rotary Club was fortunate to hear a wonderful presentation on the blizzard of 1888 from Tim Waltner, an award-winning journalist and former publisher of the Freeman Courier.  Waltner's presentation set the larger context by describing the immigration patterns into the northern plains, especially into South Dakota. Following that he provides an intriguing step-by-step retelling of events leading up to, during, and following the January 12, 1888 blizzard that struck the upper plains. His focus during the presentation was on what happened to the students and teacher at a small country school approximately five miles east of Freeman.  If you would like to view his presentation, you can CLICK HERE or on the image below to see the video on the club's YouTube channel
 
Waltner Provides a Powerful Analysis of 1888 Blizzard Chuck Lubbers 2019-08-14 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chuck Lubbers on Aug 07, 2019
Members of the Vermillion Rotary Club were fortunate to hear more about the operations of the Southeast SD CASA organization. The staff and volunteers of this organization perform a vital service by serving as an objective advocate/voice for children in our area. Our thanks to Executive Director, Sherri Rodgers-Conti, for this wonderful update on the organization's activities. You can watch this fascinating presentation by clicking on the image below.  
 
Update on Southeast SD CASA Chuck Lubbers 2019-08-07 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chuck Lubbers on Aug 07, 2019
Our thanks to Lauren and Trevor Mandernach for joining us at our meeting today. They are pictured here with Rand Wergin, the club's past president and the president when Lauren was recruited. Lauren gave a short presentation on her experience. She thanked the club because the RYLA program forced her to step out of her comfort zone and to get a more complete understanding of what it means to be a leader.
Mandernach Shares Her Experiences in Rotary's RYLA Program Chuck Lubbers 2019-08-07 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chuck Lubbers on Jul 24, 2019
Thank you, Vermillion School District Superintendent, Damon Alvey, for your wonderful update on the District. We enjoyed hearing about initiatives, facilities upgrades and partnerships that are making Vermillion Public Schools stronger every day. You can watch the presentation by simply clicking on the image below, or watch it on the Club's Youtube channel by Clicking Here.   
 
Damon Alvey Provides a Vermillion School District Update Chuck Lubbers 2019-07-24 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chuck Lubbers on Jul 17, 2019
Nate Welch, Executive Director of the Vermillion Area Chamber & Development Company, provided a detailed discussion of the impact of the first and second "Vermillion NOW" campaign, and previewed the goals for Vermillion NOW-3. Fundraising for the third campaign is currently under way even as the community benefits from the programs established from the first and second campaign. If you would like to watch his presentation you can CLICK HERE or on the image below to see the presentation in the Club's YouTube channel.
Nate Welch Discusses Vermillion NOW Campaigns Chuck Lubbers 2019-07-17 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chuck Lubbers on Jul 10, 2019
Congratulations to Peyton Krogman, VHS student, who's short story was recently awarded a gold medal  and an American Voices award at the national Scholastic Writing Award Competition in Carnegie Hall in NY City. The Vermillion Rotary Club's YouTube channel has Peyton's reading of her short story and it can be accessed by CLICKING HERE or on the image below. 
Peyton Krogman's Award-Winning Short Story Chuck Lubbers 2019-07-10 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chuck Lubbers on Jun 27, 2019
We hope that you have a wonderful July 4th.
We will have no meeting on July 3.  See you on July 10.
Happy Independence Day! Chuck Lubbers 2019-06-27 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chuck Lubbers on Jun 26, 2019
The threats of scamming and public/school violence were discussed at today's meeting of the Vermillion Rotary Club.  Thank you Capt. Chad Passick for discussion the two issues and the proposed responses/programs of the Vermillion Police Department for both of these threats.  If you would like to watch his presentation you can CLICK HERE or on the image below to see the presentation in the Club's YouTube channel. 
Capt. Passick Discusses Two Important Issues Chuck Lubbers 2019-06-26 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chuck Lubbers on Jun 19, 2019
At one point not that long ago, Sioux Falls, SD and Sioux City, IA had the same population and the cities had the same industries when founded. However, there are distinct differences today.  In this presentation, Dr. Ralph Brown, Emeritus Professor of Economics from the University of South Dakota, outlines the economic realities of the two cities and how they have taken different paths from a pretty similar origin.  Thank you for the fascinating presentation, Dr. Brown.  The Vermillion Rotary Club's YouTube channel has Brown's presentation that can be accessed by CLICKING HERE or on the image below. 
 
Ralph Brown Discusses a Tale of two Sioux's Chuck Lubbers 2019-06-19 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chuck Lubbers on Jun 12, 2019
Thank you, Stephanie Rissler, for joining the Vermillion Rotary Club on June 12 to offer us a preview of the upcoming documentary, Vanished South Dakota. If you would like to view her presentation, CLICK HERE  or on the image below to see her presentation on the Club's YouTube channel. If you would like to learn more about this project, you can go to the SD Public Broadcasting project page
Rissler Previews SDPB Documentary "Vanished South Dakota" Chuck Lubbers 2019-06-12 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chuck Lubbers on Jun 05, 2019
Thank you Professor Victor Huber for joining the Vermillion Rotary Club on June 5 so that we could learn more about vaccinations, how they work and how important they are to public health.  
Huber's presentation can be viewed on our YouTube channel by CLICKING HERE or on the image below. 
Prof. Victor Huber Discusses Vaccinations and Public Health Chuck Lubbers 2019-06-05 05:00:00Z 0
     Please join us on June 14 in Prentis Park for free hot dogs and hamburgers and the Rotary Duck Race. The Prentis Park concession stand will also be open for the purchase of other items. The BBQ begins at 6:00 p.m. and the races begin at 7:00. The ducks will run in three heats, with the top 20 ducks from each heat moving to the final championship race. 
     Ducks can be adopted for $5.00 each, with proceeds going to support the Community Connections Center. If you wish to volunteer, please contact Steve Walters at 402-320-047. Come and enjoy this inaugural duck race. 
     Read the Vermillion Plain Talk article here
Vermillion Rotary Duck Race June 14 Chuck Lubbers 2019-06-01 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chuck Lubbers on May 29, 2019
At the May 29 meeting of the Vermillion Rotary, Club president, Rand Wergin, offered a fascinating analysis of the retail sales numbers in the state of South Dakota.  In addition to looking at the retail sales figures for the entire state, Wergin discussed the retail sales by type of sales (building materials, restaurants, etc.).  The discussion talks about how different communities have greater sales in some sectors.  Additionally, Wergin compares retail sales data for different communities based on their population to determine which communities are doing well compared to others. 
To view Rand Wergin's presentation on the Club's YouTube Channel, please CLICK HERE or on the image below. 
Wergin Discusses Retail Patterns in South Dakota Chuck Lubbers 2019-05-29 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chuck Lubbers on May 22, 2019
James Goblirsch, Director of Vermillion Parks and Recreation, provides a review of the numerous activities of the Department.  Thank you for joining us and for providing a wonderful review of the Department's activities. 
To see his presentation on the Club's YouTube page, CLICK HERE or on the image below. 
Goblirsch Reviews Parks & Recreation Activities Chuck Lubbers 2019-05-22 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chuck Lubbers on May 15, 2019
Dr. Willis Sutliff, the Energizer bunny of the Polio Plus campaign in District 5610, receives a club banner from Rand Wergin, Vermillion Rotary Club President, after Dr. Sutliff's update to the Vermillion Club on Rotary's efforts to rid the world of Polio.  To watch Dr. Sutliff's presentation to the club you can CLICK HERE or on the picture below to go to the Club's YouTube page. 
Sutliff Presents an Update on Rotary's Polio Plus Campaign Chuck Lubbers 2019-05-15 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chuck Lubbers on May 01, 2019
Vermillion will host the South Dakota Special Olympics State Summer Games on May 16-18.  Ross Dickenson spoke to the Vermillion Rotary Club about the Summer Games and the opportunities that are available for individuals in the area to volunteer.  Thank you for joining us, Ross. If you would like to view his presentation, you can visit the Vermillion Rotary YouTube channel by CLICKING HERE or by clicking on the image below. 
Vermillion to Host SD Special Olympics Chuck Lubbers 2019-05-01 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chuck Lubbers on Apr 17, 2019
Rotarian Jim Perry pulled double-duty and offered the Club some information on the Clay County Fair Board. In addition to presenting the mission and recent accomplishments, Jim offered a preview of what is happening at this year's Clay County Fair. Thank you, Jim, for outlining opportunities for the members to be involved. To view his presentation, click on the image below to be redirected the Vermillion Rotary YouTube channel or go to: https://youtu.be/BjFRZsp6mb8
 
Perry Presents on the Clay County Fair Board Chuck Lubbers 2019-04-17 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chuck Lubbers on Apr 11, 2019
     Rotary District 5610 will again partner with Rotary District 5630 (in Nebraska) and will send up to 24 students to Rotary Youth Leadership Camp. The camp will be held JULY 17 to JULY 21 at the Nebraska State 4-H Campgrounds near Halsey, NE.  Last year our district sent 8 campers to RYLA and each camper indicated it was one of the best experiences of their lives.
     The link provided will give you and interested students a better appreciation for RYLA.  https://greatplainsryla.org/ You are also welcome to contact either Dave Lorenz or Nicole Rawden for information and assistance. Their contact information is below. 
     We invite your club to nominate a student.  You may nominate more than one student in rank order of preference.  The first 24 District 5610 Rotary clubs to submit their nominee to District Governor Dave Lorenz will be rewarded with a reserved spot at RYLA camp.  Alternates will be selected to attend as availability permits. 
     Students who are currently high school sophomores or juniors are eligible to attend.  The cost of sending a camper is divided between the club and District 5610. Your club nominations must be received no later than April 15, 2019.
     We also have the following volunteer opportunities available. 
   Senior Counselors to learn more click link https://greatplainsryla.org/volunteers/volunteeropportunities/
   Club RYLA Chairs to learn more click link https://greatplainsryla.org/rotaryclubs/responsibilities/
 
Dave Lorenz                                             Nicole Rawden
Rotary District 5610 Governor              Rotary District 5610 Administrator
David.Lorenz@usd.edu                          rawdenconsulting@gmail.com
Phone 712 899 3962                              Phone 605 690 4829
 
 
Nominations Sought for Rotary Youth Leadership Camp Chuck Lubbers 2019-04-11 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chuck Lubbers on Apr 10, 2019
Julie Overgaard, Executive Director of South Dakota Public Broadcasting, provided an excellent review of the organization's strategic planning process for the future of SDPB.  Included in the presentation was information on the new studios in Rapid City and Sioux Falls.  The strategic planning activities were conducted to enable SDPB to step in and fill the gaps being created by the changing media landscape.  
 
Overgaard Outlines Future Directions for SD Public Broadcasting Chuck Lubbers 2019-04-10 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chuck Lubbers on Mar 27, 2019

At the March 27 meeting Vermillion Rotary Club, Lauren Hollenbeck provided some very informative information about 4-H.

You can see Lauren’s presentation on the Vermillion Rotary YouTube channel or by simply clicking on the image below. 

 
Hollenback Discusses Local 4-H Chuck Lubbers 2019-03-27 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chuck Lubbers on Mar 20, 2019
Thank you, Nick Oyen, for your informative presentation on the operations at SESDAC and the critical topic of disability awareness. Also, thank you for supporting the USD Womens basketball team with the red tie! 
 
 
Nick Oyen Discusses SESDAC and Disability Awareness Chuck Lubbers 2019-03-20 05:00:00Z 0
Collier-Wise Provides Community Connection Center Update Chuck Lubbers 2019-03-06 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chuck Lubbers on Feb 27, 2019
Steve Ward, Director of USD's Academic and Career Preparation Center (ACPC), come by the Vermillion Rotary noon luncheon to present some interesting information about graduation rates of USD as compared to other regional institutions, as well as to discuss the retention efforts of the University. Thank you for the informative presentation, Steve.  You can watch the presentation below, or find it on the Vermillion Rotary Club YouTube Channel. 
 
 
Steve Ward Discusses USD Graduation Rates and Retention Efforts Chuck Lubbers 2019-02-27 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chuck Lubbers on Feb 20, 2019
Thank you, Dr. Thomas Flesher, for joining the Vermillion Rotary Club today and sharing more information about Sanford Orthopedics. 
 
 
Dr. Flesher Discusses Sanford Orthopedics Chuck Lubbers 2019-02-20 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chuck Lubbers on Feb 13, 2019
Patrick Morrison, Assistant Director of International Student Services at USD, provides a wonderful report on the activities of his office and of his recent recruiting trip to Asia. Thank you, Rotarian Patrick, for sharing your experiences with the Vermillion Rotary Club. 
 
 
Patrick Morrison Discusses USD's International Student Services Chuck Lubbers 2019-02-13 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chuck Lubbers on Feb 06, 2019
Michael Kruger, Dean of the USD College of Arts & Sciences, updated the Vermillion Rotary on the activities of the College, the largest in the University of South Dakota. Thank you, Dean Kruger for the interesting and informative presentation.  You can watch Kruger's presentation using the embedded video below or by viewing it on the club's YouTube page
 
 
USD College of Arts and Sciences Update from Dean Kruger Chuck Lubbers 2019-02-06 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chuck Lubbers on Jan 23, 2019

In January, the Vermillion Rotary Club recognized all the new members joining during the 2018 calendar year.  While some were able to make it to a social in their honor earlier in the month, Kelsey Collier Wise (left) and Emily Merrigan are pictured below with Vermillion Rotary President, Rand Wergin, who presented them their membership certificates at the January 23 Rotary meeting.  Our most sincere welcome to all the new Rotarians: Adam Chandler, Kelsey Collier-Wise, Michelle Cwach, Sheila Gestring, Matt Lavin, Emily Merrigan, Nick Oyen, Wess Pravecek and Dan Sundberg.

Vermillion Rotary Welcomes New Members Chuck Lubbers 2019-01-23 06:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jan 23, 2019
Clay County State's Treasurer, Alexis Tracy, gave an update of her office's activities in the last year. Topics include the teen court, young-adult diversion program for underage alcohol offenses, digitizing files, case statistics and more. Thank you for the wonderful update. 
 
 
Tracy Discusses Clay County State's Attorney Office 2019-01-23 06:00:00Z 0
Alvey Updates Rotarians on the the Vermillion School District 2019-01-16 06:00:00Z 0
Shannon Cole Discusses Vermillion Cultural Association Chuck Lubbers 2018-11-14 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chuck Lubbers on Oct 31, 2018
Thank you, Coach Dawn Plitzuweit, for sharing your birthday with the Vermillion Rotary Club.  Your engaging story of the growth of the team on the court, in the classroom and in the future careers, offered a fascinating insight for our members. Click the image below to watch the presentation and to hear Rotarians sing "Happy Birthday" to the coach. 
 
 
Coach Plitzuweit Profiles USD's Women's Basketball Program Chuck Lubbers 2018-10-31 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chuck Lubbers on Oct 17, 2018
The Evan Project is providing diapers, wipes, feminine hygiene products and adult diapers for residents in and around Vermillion.  Thank you, Ellie Pyles, for developing this important program that has helped so many in our community. We also want to thank you for joining us at our October 17 meeting to tell us about the Evan Project. 
 
 
The Evan Project Provides Needed Items for Local Residents Chuck Lubbers 2018-10-17 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chuck Lubbers on Oct 10, 2018
Thank you, USD Head Volleyball Coach, Leanne Williamson, for joining the Vermillion Rotary at our October 10 meeting.  Your update on the USD volleyball team was interesting and informative.  We wish you and the team all the best for the remainder of the season.
 
 
Williamson Provides USD Volleyball Update Chuck Lubbers 2018-10-10 05:00:00Z 0
Major Dan Sundberg Provides an Update on USD ROTC Chuck Lubbers 2018-10-03 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chuck Lubbers on Sep 28, 2018
 
Former University of Nebraska-Lincoln football head coach Tom Osborne addresses a banquet audience at the Muenster University Center on the USD campus Friday night. He was keynote speaker at the Rotary District 5610 annual conference being held this weekend in Vermillion.  Read the article
Osborne Inspires Rotarians at District Conference Chuck Lubbers 2018-09-28 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 22, 2018
VERMILLION, S.D. – The Vermillion Rotary Club will host the Rotary District 5610 annual conference and celebration, themed “Be the Inspiration,” Sept. 28-29 at the Muenster University Center in Vermillion.
     The conference “Be the Inspiration” banquet being held on Friday evening will feature keynote speaker, Tom Osborne, former University of Nebraska-Lincoln head football coach and athletic director, sharing a message on leadership and service. Osborne excelled in every aspect of his professional career and consistently kept the focus on service. Read More in the Plain Talk Article.
Tom Osborne is Keynote For District Conference 2018-09-22 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 19, 2018
Tim Schreiner joined the Vermillion Rotary Club today and provided a fascinating look back at his journalism career that began as a reporter for USD's Volante and took him to Sioux Falls TV stations KELO and KSFY, the Argus Leader, and then to out-of-state work for the USA Today, the San Francisco Chronicle and Oakland Tribune. After 20 years in news he turned to magazines and served as the editor, publisher and editorial director of various magazines and websites. Schreiner ended his career as a  Professional in Residence teaching at the Journalism School at Louisiana State University for two years before returning to Vermillion. To see his presentation click on the image below or go to the video on the Vermillion Rotary YouTube channel. 
 
 
Schreiner Reviews His Journalism Career Chuck Lubbers 2018-09-19 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 12, 2018

At today’s meeting, we had the opportunity to hear from Dan Daily, Dean of Libraries at USD, as he shared with us the vast wealth of support and information for USD students and staff.

You can see his presentation by clicking on the image below or by going to the Vermillion Rotary Youtube channel.

 
Dan Daly Discusses USD Libraries Chuck Lubbers 2018-09-12 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chuck Lubbers on Aug 29, 2018

Thank you Jason Huska, Vermillion High School Athletic Director for a very informative update on student athletics at our meeting today!

You can see the presentation by clicking on the link https://youtu.be/nXMY7Ktgzd0 or by clicking image below. 

 
 
Huska Updates Rotary on VHS Athletics Chuck Lubbers 2018-08-29 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chuck Lubbers on Aug 22, 2018
University of South Dakota President, Sheila Gestring, joined the Vermillion Rotary Club for our August 22 meeting and provided a wonderful update on current events at the University. Learn more about student enrollment trends, building projects, student achievments and much more!
Click on the image below to watch her presentation or go to https://youtu.be/ZMhR9Cf-57g.
 
 
Sheila Gestring Provides USD Updates Chuck Lubbers 2018-08-22 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chuck Lubbers on Aug 15, 2018

Today we had the opportunity of hearing from Vermillion City Manager, John Prescott as he updated us on the many projects that are in process throughout the city. John also shared with us some of the proposed budget items for next year.

By clicking on the image below, you can also enjoy his presentation!  If you would rather go to the YouTube page click here: https://youtu.be/g3h5eO2nEYY

Thank you John!

 
John Prescott Outlines Recent City of Vermillion Activities Chuck Lubbers 2018-08-15 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chuck Lubbers on Jul 31, 2018
Doug Peterson, Vermillion School Board member, delivered an informative an entertaining presentation discussing current issues in the school district, including funding levels, school spirit, community spirit and respect for educators. Thank you for sharing your insights with us, Dr. Peterson. Please click on the preview below to see the presentation. Click the image below to watch Dr. Peterson's presentation. 
 
 
Doug Peterson Discusses Public Education in Vermillion Chuck Lubbers 2018-07-31 05:00:00Z 0
Nick Oyen Explains SESDAC's Important Role Chuck Lubbers 2018-07-24 05:00:00Z 0
District 5610 Celebration - July 28-29 Chuck Lubbers 2018-07-12 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chuck Lubbers on Jul 10, 2018
Bobbi Lower of Vance Thompson Vision, provided a very informative presentation regarding cataracts! You can watch her presentation or going to the the Vermillion Rotary Club Youtube page (link on the left side of the home page).
 
 
Cataract Awareness presentation  Chuck Lubbers 2018-07-10 05:00:00Z 0
Happy Independence Day Chuck Lubbers 2018-07-04 05:00:00Z 0
Today, Rotary Club of Vermillion president Rand Wergin, welcomed District Governor, Steve Harrington, who was present to swear in our very own, David Lorenz, as the new District Governor for the 2018-2019 Rotary year! In addition to Steve Harrington (podium), past District Governor, Steve Sikorski (left), represented the District during Dave's induction as the District Governor. 
 
 
David, in his very first message as District Governor spoke about the kindness, we as Rotarians share not only world wide, but also here in Vermillion. 
New District Governor David Lorenz Arvid Krueger 2018-07-03 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chuck Lubbers on Jul 03, 2018
At the July 3 meeting of the Vermillion Rotary Club, it was announced that Kathy Chandler was selected as Rotarian of the Year! A very deserved honor. Congratulations, Kathy!
 
 
 
Chandler is 2017-18 Rotarian of the Year Chuck Lubbers 2018-07-03 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chuck Lubbers on Jun 19, 2018
As a lead into a trip in 2019, Vermillion High School teacher, Teramie Hill, talked with the Vermillion Rotary Club about educating the next generation about WWII and the Holocaust. Thank you, Ms. Hill, for sharing your knowledge on this topic and for putting together this wonderful tour for 2019 that will allow VHS students to see first-hand some of these critical locations related to WWII and the Holocaust.
 
Hill Discusses WWII/Holocaust Trip for VHS Students Chuck Lubbers 2018-06-19 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chuck Lubbers on Jun 05, 2018
James Goblirsch of the Vermillion Parks and Recreation Department provided an update on his Department's activities. The update included the recent changes to Rotary Park, as well as the announcement of a Rotary Duck Race to be held in August. 
 
 
Rotary Updated on Parks & Recreation Department Chuck Lubbers 2018-06-05 05:00:00Z 0
Rotarians Answer Phones for SDPB Chuck Lubbers 2018-06-04 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chuck Lubbers on May 29, 2018
University of South Dakota Track & Field Head Coach, Lucky Huber, reviewed the team's success this year and highlighted the recent Women's team conference championship, as well as outstanding performances by many of the team members at the NCAA West Preliminaries last week. Six athletes finished in the top-12 in their events and will be competing next week at the NCAA Outdoor National Championships. Thank you for your humor and your insights, Lucky. You can watch his presentation below or on Youtube
 
 
Huber Reviews USD Track Season Chuck Lubbers 2018-05-29 05:00:00Z 0
Always Remember..... 2018-05-28 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chuck Lubbers on May 22, 2018
Thank you, Professor Chaya Gordon-Bland, for your presentation about the upcoming South Dakota Shakespeare Festival. We are looking forward to seeing a performance of Richard III on June 7, 8, 9 & 10. For more information about the performances or all the other events surrounding the festival, you can go to the organization's website (http://www.sdshakespearefestival.org/) their Facebook page (South Dakota Shakespeare Festival), and/or listen to her presentation below or on YouTube
 
 
Gordon-Bland Discusses the 2018 SD Shakespeare Festival Chuck Lubbers 2018-05-22 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chuck Lubbers on May 15, 2018
Professor Molly Rozum joined the Vermillion Rotary Club to discuss her research on the early settlers of Northwest South Dakota. A particular focus of her presentation was on the sod houses of those early settlers. Thank you for your incredibly interesting presentation. 
 
 
Rozum Discusses Early Pioneers of NW South Dakota Chuck Lubbers 2018-05-15 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chuck Lubbers on Apr 20, 2018
For the twenty-second year, the Vermillion Rotary Club has given free bicycle helmets to all second-grade students in Jolley Elementary School and St. Agnes School.  In partnership with the Vermillion Medical Clinic, the groups purchased the new helmets.
 
As part of the Earth Week activities in Vermillion, Rotarians, Vermillion Medical staff, members of the Barking Dogs Cycling club and Vermillion EMS, came together to provide information and demonstrations on different types of bicycles and bicycle safety, before helping the students to properly fit their new helmet. 
 
Thanks to all the volunteers who helped with the helmet distribution. 
 
22 Years of Free Bicycle Helmets Chuck Lubbers 2018-04-20 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chuck Lubbers on Apr 17, 2018
Our thanks to Meghann Jarchow for joining us today to fill in the club members and guests on the Earth Week activities in Vermillion as well as the wonderful activities of the Greening Vermillion organization.  More information about about the organization can be found at www.GreeningVermillion.org and to learn more about Earth Week activities visit www.GreeningVermillion.org/earth-days.  Please click on the image below to watch Dr. Jarchow's presentation. 
 
 
Earth Week Activities and Greening Vermillion Chuck Lubbers 2018-04-17 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chuck Lubbers on Apr 10, 2018
At the April 10 meeting of the Vermillion Rotary Club, members and guests learned more about "SK8 the State for MS" a program raising funds and awareness in states throughout the Midwest. 
 
 
SK8 the State for MS is discussed at Rotary Chuck Lubbers 2018-04-10 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chuck Lubbers on Apr 04, 2018
Coyote News, the weekly news broadcast created by students at the University of South Dakota, featured the Vermillion Rotary Club in their April 4 broadcast. Click below to watch the short story about the Club. 
 
 
 
Coyote News Story Features Vermillion Rotary Chuck Lubbers 2018-04-04 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chuck Lubbers on Mar 20, 2018
For Read Across America Day, the Vermillion Rotary Club gave books to all the Kindergarten students in Vermillion, SD. This short video shows some of the great pictures (thanks Lisa Swanson) of these wonderful students selecting and enjoying their new books. The Rotary Club hopes that this will help to encourage these students to continue reading. Be sure to turn up the volume to hear a classic story. 
 
 
Rotary Club Gives Books to Vermillion Kindergarteners Chuck Lubbers 2018-03-20 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chuck Lubbers on Mar 20, 2018
Angela Helmer of the Vermillion Rotary Club joined a group of volunteers led by Shelli Gonnerman Masek from Hope Haven on a recent trip to distribute wheelchairs in Guatemala. Angela's presentation at the Vermillion Rotary's March 20 meeting helped us to understand the wonderful work being done by Hope Haven.
 
 
Helmer Discusses Guatemala Trip Chuck Lubbers 2018-03-20 05:00:00Z 0
Supt. Alvey Updates Rotarians on Vermillion Schools Chuck Lubbers 2018-03-13 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chuck Lubbers on Feb 27, 2018
At the February 27 meeting of the Vermillion Rotary Club, United Way of Vermillion Executive Director, Kelsey Collier-Wise, provided an update of the organization's activities in the last year.  Highlights included a record setting annual campaign that just completed and information on the new Communication Connection Center that is currently in the planning stages.  Watch the video below to learn more or go directly to the presentation on Youtube
 
 
Rotarians Updated on the United Way of Vermillion Chuck Lubbers 2018-02-27 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chuck Lubbers on Feb 20, 2018
On February 20, Vermillion Rotarians and guests were fortunate to hear a wonderful presentation by USD Medical Student, Emily Endres. Emily described the F.A.R.M. program, a program that places USD medical students in smaller hospitals in more rural communities. The seven communities benefit by having extra medical staff and the students are introduced to medical practice in smaller communities. Please select the link below to hear about this great program.
 
 
USD Medical School's FARM Program Discussed Chuck Lubbers 2018-02-20 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chuck Lubbers on Feb 16, 2018
 
On Tuesday, February 13, Vermillion City Manager, John Prescott, along with Vermillion City Council Vice-President, Rich Holland and President, Kelsey Collier-Wise (left to right) accept a check for $5,000 from Vermillion Rotary Club President, Steve Walters, for renovation of Rotary Park in Vermillion.  The check represents the first half of the Rotary Club’s $10,000 commitment to the City for the park’s renovation. 
Vermillion Rotary Makes Donation for Rotary Park Chuck Lubbers 2018-02-16 06:00:00Z 0
Happy Holidays from Vermillion Rotary Chuck Lubbers 2017-12-22 06:00:00Z 0
Gov. Daugaard speaks to Vermillion Rotarians Chuck Lubbers 2017-12-19 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chuck Lubbers on Dec 13, 2017
Two years ago the Vermillion Rotary Club was fortunate enough to host Tayla Fenkart on her Rotary Youth Exchange in Rotary District 5610. Her talent was in evidence during her time at Vermillion High School and she continues to impress. The link below takes you to her performance on Good Morning Austria. Don't worry, the performance is in English.  Our thanks to Kelly Herbster for sharing this link so that we could all enjoy Tayla's talent. We also wish to thank the Herbster family, as well as Dave and Lisa Swanson and family for being such wonderful host families. Click on the image below to be linked to her performance. 
Exchange Student Continues to Impress Chuck Lubbers 2017-12-13 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chuck Lubbers on Dec 06, 2017
Ryan Nowack, Director of the Intensive English Program at USD, shared his experiences having living in Korea for 15 years and now working with international students at USD.
 
 
Nowack Discusses Challenges for International Students Chuck Lubbers 2017-12-06 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chuck Lubbers on Dec 03, 2017
On Saturday, Dec. 2, members of the Vermillion Rotary Club and Yankton Rotary Club answered phones for the South Dakota Public Broadcasting pledge drive. After some instructions the Rotarians answered phones during the breaks and enjoyed some laughs between working the breaks. Mark Yockey from Vermillion and Rich Burns from Yankton were the big fundraisers. 


Front row: Steve Walters, Mark Yockey, Rich Burns (Yankton), Chuck Lubbers
Back row: Dan Van Peursem, John Prescott
Rotarians Help SDPB During Pledge Drive Chuck Lubbers 2017-12-03 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chuck Lubbers on Nov 28, 2017
USD Womens Basketball Coach, Dawn Plitzuweit, shares the three expectations they have of the players on the team as well as the four elements of the "Elevate" program. Part of the program is to provide community service.  Coach Plitzuweit is an example of a coach who is doing everything she can to help her players to succeed on and off the court. 
 
 
Coach Plitzuweit Discusses the Elevate Program Chuck Lubbers 2017-11-28 06:00:00Z 0
Happy Thanksgiving! Chuck Lubbers 2017-11-22 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chuck Lubbers on Nov 14, 2017
Mike Piccanatto treated the Vermillion Rotary Club to a presentation on the German Culture and the efforts within Berlin to integrate Syrian refugees. Piccanatto and his family have lived for five years in Berlin and he shares his experiences during that time and answers questions from Rotarians.
 
 
Piccanatto Discusses German Culture and Refugee Efforts Chuck Lubbers 2017-11-14 06:00:00Z 0
Thanks to All our Current and Past Members of the Military Chuck Lubbers 2017-11-11 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chuck Lubbers on Nov 08, 2017
Clay County Historical Society Commission members, Evelyn Schlenker and Patrick J. Morrison, honored the Vermillion Rotary Club by having our November 8, meeting serve as the venue to present several awards for historic preservation achievement in Clay County. Congratulations to the individual preservation project award recipients, Monica Lund Iverson and James Waters for their renovation to the property at 15 West Main Street in Vermillion and also to Mart Brothers Construction for their renovation of the property at 3 Prospect St. Marty and Teresa Gilbertson were also recognized for their preservation efforts on several structures, including houses in the University Historic District. Finally, St. Patrick’s Catholic Church was recognized with a lifetime achievement award.
 
 
Historical Society Presents Awards for Renovation Projects Chuck Lubbers 2017-11-08 06:00:00Z 0
Rotary District Governor Inspires Vermillion Rotary Chuck Lubbers 2017-10-24 05:00:00Z 0
Beck Shares His Experiences on the Pulitzer Award Committee Chuck Lubbers 2017-10-10 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chuck Lubbers on Oct 03, 2017
Vermillion Rotary Club members and guests were treated to a wonderful presentation by USD Head Football Coach, Bob Nielson, at the October 3 meeting.  Nielson previewed the upcoming Dakota Days football game against Youngstown State as well as discussing a couple of major issues that are becoming more important in collegiate sports. To watch a video of his presentation, please do to the Club's Youtube page (https://youtu.be/1TX1_rRaJhI), or play the video below.  
 
Nielson Shares Dakota Days Football Preview Chuck Lubbers 2017-10-03 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chuck Lubbers on Sep 20, 2017
On October 24, members of the Vermillion Rotary Club, along with the other 1.2 million Rotarians around the world, will celebrate the nearly complete task of eliminating Polio from the Earth.
 
 
Rotary Celebrates World Polio Day on October 24 Chuck Lubbers 2017-09-20 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chuck Lubbers on Sep 19, 2017
     Dr. Amanda Duxbury, MD, gave the Rotary Club members the opportunity to learn more about her history, her medical training and what medical services she will provide at Sanford Vermillion.  If you wish to learn more about her background, click here.  Thank you for joining us, Dr. Buxbury. 
     After the meeting, Dr. Duxbury took time to answer questions from club members, including Dave Lorenz, District 5610 Governor-Elect, and Rand Wergin, Vice President of the Vermillion Rotary Club.
 
Dr. Amanda Duxbury Introduced to Vermillion Rotary Chuck Lubbers 2017-09-19 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chuck Lubbers on Sep 06, 2017
Our thanks to Dean Tom Geu for his Sept. 5 presentation to the Vermillion Rotary Club updating the members on the USD Law School. Dean Geu was kind enough to stay after and answer questions. 


 
Dean Geu Provides an Update on the USD Law School Chuck Lubbers 2017-09-06 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chuck Lubbers on Sep 06, 2017
Lenni Billberg, Vermillion High School teacher and coordinator of the School's Volunteer Day, accepts a "big check" from Vermillion Rotary Club President, Steve Walters, to help support the upcoming Volunteer Day. For the past eight years high school students have taken one day off from classes during homecoming week to provide service to individuals and organizations in the community. Thank you, Lenni, for your contributions to the community.


 
Vermillion Rotary Supports VHS Student Volunteer Day Chuck Lubbers 2017-09-06 05:00:00Z 0
Vermillion Rotary Hears about Many Library Programs and Services Chuck Lubbers 2017-08-04 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chuck Lubbers on Jul 25, 2017
Ten Vermillion Rotarians prepared and served dinner at the Welcome Table on Monday, July 24. Thank you to the volunteers who helped and who donated food. And special thanks to the regular volunteers at the Welcome Table who make this weekly meal one of the great aspects of Vermillion!


Vermillion Rotary Serves at the Welcome Table Chuck Lubbers 2017-07-25 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chuck Lubbers on Jul 18, 2017
While the unofficial welcome happens all the time, it has been a while since the Vermillion Rotary Club had an official recognition of new members. At today’s meeting, eight of those new members introduced themselves and then there was a “moment of silence” as the “new” sticker was removed from their club badge. Pictured below are eight of the new members to the club in the last 18 months, along with Club President, Steve Walters.
 
Pictured above:
Front row: Mark Winegar, Jo Kim, Kelsey Collier-Wise, Jason Thiel,
Back row: Clarence Vanderlei, Steve Walters-President, Lamont Sellers, Abby Doorn, Arvid Krueger.
Other new members who could not attend today’s meeting include: Musheera Anis, Shelly Bunkers, Tiffany Graham, Robert Hansen, Angela Helmer, Jeaneite Lorenz, Art Rusch, Jay Thaler, and Jessi Wilharm.  Those not able to attend today will be officially recognized at a meeting in the fall.
New Vermillion Rotarians Officially Welcomed Chuck Lubbers 2017-07-18 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chuck Lubbers on Jul 03, 2017
Happy Independence Day from the Vermillion Rotary Club. No club meeting this week (July 4). See you all next week!
 
Happy Independence Day!   Chuck Lubbers 2017-07-03 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chuck Lubbers on Jun 27, 2017
At a club social on Tuesday, June 27, Michelle Maloney receives a plaque recognizing her service as the President of the Vermillion Rotary Club during the 2016-17 Rotary Year. The plaque is presented by Steve Walters who takes over as the Club President starting on July 1. 


 
Maloney Honored for Her Year as President Chuck Lubbers 2017-06-27 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chuck Lubbers on Jun 25, 2017
At the recent Rotary International Convention in Atlanta, a total of $1.2 billion in pledges toward the eradication of polio was announced. To see a short video about the announcement and the importance of these pledges, click on the image below or this LINK


 
Rotary Announces $1.2 Billion in Pledges to End Polio! Chuck Lubbers 2017-06-25 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chuck Lubbers on Jun 04, 2017
 
Four Vermillion Rotarians (Michelle Maloney, Jason Thiel, Dave Lorenz, and Chuck Lubbers) participated in the Rotary Membership Matters workshop in Sioux City on June 3.
The twelve Rotarians at the workshop learned about strategies for member recruitment and retention. 
District Governor-elect, Steve Harrington, and Zone trainer, Bob Delavan of the Grand Junction, Colorado, Rotary Club, pose with the 4-way test banner after the Membership Matters workshop in Sioux City on June 3. Thanks, Bob, for such a wonderful session.

 
Vermillion Rotarians Learn Why Membership Matters Chuck Lubbers 2017-06-04 05:00:00Z 0
At the May 23 weekly meeting, Jackie Williams, Vice President, was proud to present the first Vermillion Rotarian of the Year Award to Doug Tuve. Thank you Doug for your continued service and dedication to the Vermillion Rotary Club!


 
Doug Tuve Named Rotarian of the Year 2017-05-26 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chuck Lubbers on May 16, 2017
Our thanks to Chaya Gordon-Bland, Managing Artistic Director of the SD Shakespeare Festival, for her informative presentation on all of the SDSF activities. Gordon-Bland, Scott Mollman, Director of Operations and Productions, and Rotarian Greg Huckabee were founding leaders of the Shakespeare Festival. The South Dakota Shakespeare Festival welcomes everyone to free performances of the production "The Comedy of Errors" in Prentice Park, Vermillion SD. In addition to the production, the SDSF features workshops for children, preview performances in the region and a roundtable discussion of the play with Shakespeare scholars on Saturday afternoon. More information can be found on the SD Shakespeare Festival's website. The Vermillion Rotary Club has been a financial sponsor and has provided volunteers since the beginning. Additionally, two Vermillion Rotarians (Rich Holland and Lamont Sellers) serve on the SDSF Board of Directors and over 20 Vermillion Rotarians are also individual sponsors. 

SD Shakespeare Festival Prepares 2017 Performances Chuck Lubbers 2017-05-16 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chuck Lubbers on Apr 28, 2017
On April 21, 2017 the Vermillion Rotary Club partnered with the Vermillion Medical Clinic and the Barking Dogs Cycling Club to provide information on cycling and to present all the second-graders in Vermillion with a new helmet to wear while riding. This is the 23rd year that the Vermillion Rotary has given bicycle helmets to all second graders. Special thanks go to the helmet program's coordinator from the very start, Chuck Yelverton, for all of his hard work on this project. Thanks also to all the other Rotarians who have supported the work over the years. 
 
This short video shows some photographs from the event. You can either click on this link or the image below to see the video. There is also a copy of the Vermillion Plain Talk article in the download files section. 
 
 
Vermillion Rotary Gives Helmets to Students Chuck Lubbers 2017-04-28 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chuck Lubbers on Apr 19, 2017
Our thanks to Dr. Heather Kleeman for sharing her experiences while on a medical mission trip to Zambia. Her presentation during the April 18 meeting of the Vermillion Rotary Club helped us to have a better understanding of the health care challenges faced by the people of Zambia.


 
Kleeman Discusses Her Mission Trip to Zambia Chuck Lubbers 2017-04-19 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chuck Lubbers on Apr 04, 2017
Our thanks to Michael Dendinger for sharing his experiences while he was in the Peace Corp serving in Armenia. His presentation at the April 4, lunch meeting of the Vermillion Rotary Club was informative and entertaining.  We wish Michael all the best as he pursues graduate work in International Relations.

Dendinger Shares his Peace Corp Experience in Armenia Chuck Lubbers 2017-04-04 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chuck Lubbers on Apr 03, 2017
Owen DeJong and Nick Schwebach, two members of the Public Domain Tunes Band (PDTB), share some wonderful music with the Vermillion Rotary Club on March 21, 2017.  The performance was held during the Rotary Club's weekly meeting.
 
 
Nick and Owen Provide Musical Delight Chuck Lubbers 2017-04-03 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chuck Lubbers
This presentation by Milt Haar of the U.S. National Park Service discusses the Missouri National Recreational River and the possible incorporation of "Goat Island" into the park. This presentation was given to the Vermillion, SD Rotary Club on March 28, 2017 in the Al Neuharth Media Center on the campus of the University of South Dakota.
 
 
Milt Haar Discusses Adding Goat Island to the MNRR Chuck Lubbers 2017-04-03 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chuck Lubbers on Mar 26, 2017
Congratulations to the graduates of the 2017, District 5610, Area 7 Rotary Leadership Institute held in Vermillion, SD on March 25. Pictured below (L-R) are Dave Lorenz, District Gov. Nominee and RLI facilitator; Jackie Williams, Arvid Krueger, Mark Hecox, Stephen Yarbrough; Lamont Sellers, Milton Haar, Charlie the Coyote standing in for Steve Walters; and Chuck Lubbers, Area 7 Asst. Gov and RLI facilitator. Dave Lorenz, Jackie Williams, Arvid Krueger, Stephen Yarbrough, Lamont Sellers, Steve Walters and Chuck Lubbers are all members of the Vermillion Rotary Club. 



 
Vermillion Rotarians Participate in Rotary Leadership Institute Chuck Lubbers 2017-03-26 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chuck Lubbers on Mar 02, 2017
For "Read Across America" day, the Vermillion, SD Rotary Club donated books so that all Kindergarten students in town could have a book of their own. Extra books were left with the instructors for class use. This 2-minute video includes photos from the day as well as an audio track with a famous actor reading part of "Green Eggs and Ham." The inside cover had a sticker where students were encouraged to write their name in their book! Our thanks to librarian, Lisa Swanson, for the amazing photos. https://youtu.be/KI2vso9JppU
 
Vermillion Rotary Donates Books to Kindergarteners Chuck Lubbers 2017-03-02 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chuck Lubbers on Feb 28, 2017
Doug Kronaizl of Represent South Dakota spoke at the Feb. 28, 2017 Rotary meeting in Vermillion, SD.  Kronaizl spoke about the history of Initiated Measure 22 (IM-22), an anti-corruption measure, that SD voters approved in November of 2016. He provides a timeline of what has happened since then, including the legislature repealing the measure. A major portion of the presentation details legislative efforts thus far as they relate to issues in IM-22. You can find out more about Represent SD on their Facebook page: www.facebook.com/groups/1653931281562826/    
You can watch the video of the presentation by clicking the image below or by going to: https://youtu.be/VTkRgAy4Ti8  

 
Doug Kronaizl Discusses Initiated Measure 22 Chuck Lubbers 2017-02-28 06:00:00Z 0
Meier Talks about Clay-Yankton Habitat for Humanity Chuck Lubbers 2017-02-23 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chuck Lubbers on Feb 16, 2017
News reports indicate that Bill Gates will speak at the 2017 Rotary International Convention in Atlanta.  The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has joined Rotary in the global effort to eradicate polio. Click on the photo below to read the story. 

Bill Gates to Speak at Rotary International Conference Chuck Lubbers 2017-02-16 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chuck Lubbers on Feb 15, 2017
Vermillion United Way Executive Director, Kelsey Collier-Wise, gives an update on the United Way's activities including the recent activation of the 211 program. Recorded at the Vermillion Rotary Club Meeting on February 14, 2017 in the Al Neuharth Media Center on the Campus of the University of South Dakota. Click on the image below to watch the presentation or watch it on Youtube: https://youtu.be/QccDz9y1k88
 
 
Collier-Wise Discusses Vermillion United Way Activities Chuck Lubbers 2017-02-15 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chuck Lubbers on Jan 31, 2017
Dr. Tim Schorn, a professor of political science at the University of South Dakota and a member of the Vermillion Rortary Club, presented an interesting analysis of where ISIS has been, is now and is likely to go in the future.  You can watch his presentation by clicking on the graphic below. We will check back with Tim in two years to see how he did on his predictions. smiley
 
 
Schorn Discusses the Future of ISIS Chuck Lubbers 2017-01-31 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chuck Lubbers on Jan 19, 2017
Lenni Billberg, Vermillion High School teacher and coordinator of the School's Volunteer Day, concludes her January 17 presentation to the Vermillion Rotary Club by thanking the Rotarians and others who sponsor the event. For the past eight years high school students have taken time from classes during homecoming week to provide service to individuals and organizations in the community. Thank you, Lenni, for your contributions to the community.

 
Find out more about the impact of the VHS Volunteer Day by reading this article in the Plain Talk


 
Billberg Discusses Vermillion High School Volunteer Day Chuck Lubbers 2017-01-20 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chuck Lubbers on Jan 10, 2017
The Vermillion Rotary Club is a proud supporter of this effort. Many of our members, including current club president, Michelle Maloney, who is pictured here, are serving on the cultural organization's Board of Directors and/or have provided financial support. Many Vermillion residents are working to make this wonderful project a reality. Thanks to you all!

Michelle Maloney, vice president of the Vermillion Downtown Cultural Association's board of directors, right, and Jason Thiel, association executive director, talk about remodeling progress at the Coyote Twin theater in downtown Vermillion, South Dakota. One of the theater's two auditoriums is being renovated and will reopen on Friday. 
Vermillion Theater's renovation is nearly complete Chuck Lubbers 2017-01-11 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chuck Lubbers on Jan 02, 2017
The Vermillion Rotary Club was treated to an insider's perspective on the upcoming South Dakota Legislative session from two area legislators.  District 17 Senator Art Rusch and District 17 House Representative Ray Ring gave a legislative session preview to the Vermillion Rotary Club on January 3.


 
Area Legislators Preview SD Legislative Session Chuck Lubbers 2017-01-03 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chuck Lubbers on Dec 24, 2016
Our thanks go out to the members of the Vermillion Rotary Club who volunteered to work at the recent food giveaway.  Hundreds of our neighbors will have a brighter holiday because of your work and the Club's donation to help pay for the food. 

You can read more about the food giveaway by going to this Plain Talk article, or clicking on the article image below.
 
Vermillion Rotary Helps Sponsor Food Giveaway Chuck Lubbers 2016-12-25 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chuck Lubbers on Dec 06, 2016
Our thanks to the membership of ESA-Theta Omega in Vermillion for giving us the opportunity to participate in the Giving Tree project. Their organization's members work so diligently to help guarantee a better Holiday for so many families in the area.
Vermillion Rotary Members Help the Giving Tree Chuck Lubbers 2016-12-07 00:00:00Z 0
Vermillion High School Choir Performs at Holiday Luncheon Chuck Lubbers 2016-12-07 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chuck Lubbers on Nov 15, 2016
On November 8, Vermillion Rotary Club President, Michelle Maloney (right), presented a check to Sherri Rodgers-Conti, Executive Director of the Southeast SD CASA office to support the work of her office.  The program provides Court Appointed Special Advocates who serve as an advocate for children during court proceedings.  They advocate for the child and provide the information that judges need to make decisions about the welfare of the child.  

Vermillion Rotary Donates to CASA Chuck Lubbers 2016-11-16 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chuck Lubbers on Nov 12, 2016
For years the Vermillion Rotary Club has provided volunteers to deliver Meals on Wheels in Vermillion.  The Club's efforts are organized by Ralph Brown, and we are grateful for his hard work to keep the rest of us organized.  Thanks. Ralph!  
In the photograph below, Vermillion Rotarians (L-R) Greg Redlin, Mike Chaney and John Prescott get last minute instructions from the kitchen staff before heading out for deliveries.
Rotarians Deliver Meals on Wheels Chuck Lubbers 2016-11-13 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chuck Lubbers on Nov 01, 2016
USD Political Science graduate student, Proper Zongo, spoke to the Vermillion Rotary Club on November 2.  Zongo described his efforts to alleviate the water problems that are so prevalent in his native land of Burkina Faso.  He  raised the money and led the efforts to build a well in a rural village about a six-hour drive from the nation's capitol.  Click on the photo below to watch a video of Prosper's presentation.

Vermillion Rotary Club Hears of Water Program in Burkina Faso Chuck Lubbers 2016-11-02 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chuck Lubbers on Oct 13, 2016
At the October 12 meeting of the Vermillion Rotary Club, Jerry Wilson discussed some of the history, as well as some recent proposals for changes to the Clay County CAFO regulations.  These regulations govern the operations of Confined Animal Feeding Organizations.

Wilson Discusses CAFOs at Rotary Meeting Chuck Lubbers 2016-10-14 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chuck Lubbers on Sep 15, 2016
Kellyna Warnke, RN, Janice McGuire, RN and Susan Halbritter, CNP, of Sanford Health in Sioux Falls and Vermillion, joined the Vermillion Rotary Club on Tuesday, Sept. 13, to discuss advances in telehealth.  Rotarian Susan Tuve volunteered to be the patient and her condition was "diagnosed" by medical staff in Sioux Falls through the use of state-of-the-art equipment available in Vermillion Sanford Hospital and demonstrated at the meeting.

Sanford Staff Demonstrate Telehealth Options Chuck Lubbers 2016-09-16 00:00:00Z 0
Coach Nielson Provides a Coyote Football Preview 2016-09-07 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chuck Lubbers on Sep 02, 2016
The Vermillion Rotary Club welcomed members from the Kooringal and Sunrise Rotary Clubs of Wagga Wagga in New South Wales, Australia-District 9700. National Music Museum Executive Director, Cleveland Johnson, gave a VIP tour and demonstrated several key pieces in the collection. Their SD tour began August 22 and ends September 6. Thank you for making Vermillion part of your trip!

Australian Rotarians visit Vermillion Chuck Lubbers 2016-09-03 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chuck Lubbers on Sep 01, 2016
During the 2016 Rotary District 5610 Conference in Pierre, the Vermillion Rotary Club and two of its members received special recognition. In the photo below, Dave Lorenz (L) is shown with a plaque he received from Steve Sikorski (R) for his many years of service as an Assistant Governor for Area 7.
 
The Vermillion club received a citation for their support of the Youth Exchange program.  In the photo below, Chuck Lubbers is shown with the representatives of the other clubs who supported the Rotary Youth Exchange efforts in District 5610 during 2015-16. Chuck Lubbers was also given a certificate for the public image activities for the Vermillion Club during the 2015-2016 Rotary year.  
 
Awards for Vermillion Rotary at District Conference Chuck Lubbers 2016-09-02 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chuck Lubbers on Aug 08, 2016
One of the newest Rotary Global Grant Scholars, Katia Duszenko, introduced herself and thanked the Vermillion Rotary club for sponsoring her application for the scholarship.  Katie graduated from the University of South Dakota with a majors in Media & Journalism, International Studies and French.  She will be pursing a Master's degree in international relations with the goal of working after graduation on programs that improve literacy rates in developing nations.  She will be studying at the University of Leiden in the Netherlands. 

In the photo above, Katie is pictured with some of the individuals who helped to make the scholarship a reality.  From left to right are: Chuck Lubbers, past President of the Vermillion Rotary Club and current Area 7 Assistant Gov., Steve Sikorski, Immediate past Governor; Katia Duszenko; Dave Lorenz, Scholarship Subcommittee Chair and District Governor Nominee; and Tim Schorn, Vermillion Rotary Club member and Director of the International Studies Program at the University of South Dakota.  During the meeting Steve and Katia thanked Dave Lorenz and Tim Schorn for the hours they spent helping her to prepare her application.  
District 5610 Global Grant Scholar Speaks to the Vermillion Rotary Club Chuck Lubbers 2016-08-09 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chuck Lubbers on Jul 27, 2016
 
It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to our Rotary brother, Ed Nesselhuf. Ed was a minister with incredible faith, an advocate for those who have no voice in our society, a supporter of the community, and an award-winning cowboy poet. Ed was always a strong supporter of the Vermillion Rotary Club, having recently been recognized as a Paul Harris Fellow. In this time of sorrow we can take comfort in the knowledge that we were blessed to have known Ed. 

General Information

Full Name:       Edmund Kent Nesselhuf
Date of Birth:   Monday, January 24th, 1944
Date of Death: Wednesday, July 27th, 2016

Service Information

When:      Saturday, August 6th, 2016, 11:00am
Location:  Trinity Lutheran Church
Address:   816 East Clark, Vermillion, SD  57069
 
To read Ed's obituary, see information on the services or leave a condolence message:
Saying "Goodbye" to Ed Nesselhuf Chuck Lubbers 2016-07-28 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chuck Lubbers on Jul 25, 2016
On July 26, three of the leads in the upcoming Vermillion Community Theatre production of "Wizard of Oz" treat the Vermillion Rotary Club to a few of the scenes from the production. 
Please excuse the video quality - it was shot on a cell phone from quite a distance away.  You can view the video by going here https://youtu.be/wD4ydmDdq2w or by clicking on the photo below. 
"Wizard of Oz" Preview for the Vermillion Rotary Chuck Lubbers 2016-07-26 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chuck Lubbers on Jul 11, 2016

Rotary District 5610 Governor, Ed Jacobson, spoke to the Vermillion Rotary Club at their July 12 meeting.  Ed talked about his background and also encouraged all the members of the club to be more active in Rotary.  During his program, Jacobson presented to Club President, Michelle Maloney, a banner with this year's theme of "Rotary Serving Humanity."  In this photo he presents his definition of Rotary that could be used during an "elevator pitch."  
District 5610 Gov. Ed Jacobson Speaks to Vermillion Rotary Chuck Lubbers 2016-07-12 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chuck Lubbers on Jun 29, 2016
     The "Rotary Year" runs from July 1 to June 30.  So, today marks the end of the 2015-16 year and tomorrow we begin the 2016-17 year.  As the new year begins, Chuck Lubbers moves to past president of the club, Michelle Maloney moves to President, Steve Walters is the new president elect, and Jackie Williams is the new vice president.  Kathy Chandler will remain as secretary and Doug Tuve will continue as the treasurer.  The two new members of the Club Board are Jackie Williams and Jeff Chatham.  Returning members of the Board, other than the officers noted above, are Emily Sudbeck and Craig Thompson.  
     In the photo below, Chuck Lubbers accepts a plaque denoting his year of service as the Club president.  The plaque was presented at the Club picnic on June 28.
New Rotary Year Means New Club Officers Chuck Lubbers 2016-06-30 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chuck Lubbers on Jun 21, 2016
2015-6 Vermillion Rotary Club President, Chuck Lubbers, wrapped up his term with a club assembly on June 21 that highlighted the Club's activities and challenges for the future.  The video below is based on the PowerPoint presentation used for the assembly.  You can view it by clicking on the image or going to: https://youtu.be/najXCYfU1eg.
 
 
 
2015-2016 Vermillion Rotary Year Reviewed Chuck Lubbers 2016-06-22 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chuck Lubbers on Jun 07, 2016
In the picture below you see the Vermillion Rotarians who helped South Dakota Public Broadcasting by answering phone calls during the SDPB's pledge drive during the evening of June 5, 2016.  Our thanks to these Rotarians for providing service to this important organization.
Vermillion Rotarians Help SD Public Broadcasting Chuck Lubbers 2016-06-08 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chuck Lubbers on May 30, 2016
Sioux Falls North Rotarian Shelli Gonnerman Masek made the trip to Vermillion today to tell our club more about the activities of Hope Haven International. After the meeting she had the chance to catch up with fellow Assistant Gov., Dave Lorenz.
Shelli Masek discusses Hope Haven Chuck Lubbers 2016-05-31 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chuck Lubbers on May 16, 2016
Today, Tayla, Rotary Exchange Student, treated the Vermillion Rotary club to a wonderful presentation about her time in the US. In addition to pictures of her many activities, she also read a great essay that she wrote about the Rotary Exchange program. My favorite passage said something like, "Exchange is not a year in my life, it's a new life in a year."
 
The top photo shows Tayla after her presentation posing with Rotarian Emily Sudbeck, who was an outstanding coordinator for Tayla's exchange. In the bottom photo, Tayla helps to celebrate her host-sister's graduation from Vermillion High School last Saturday.
Exchange Student Talks About Her Year in Vermillion Chuck Lubbers 2016-05-17 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chuck Lubbers on Apr 30, 2016
Tayla, (right) from Austria is wowing the audiences at Vermillion High School this weekend. Tayla plays "Babette" in Beauty and the Beast. Pictured with her is Max the Lumiere. Thank you, Jane Gullickson‎, for posting the photo on the District's Facebook page.  Tayla has been an absolute delight. She has packed so much into her Rotary Exchange experience. We look forward to hearing about her year in Vermillion at our meeting on May 17! I would like to thank Emily Sudbeck for doing a stellar job coordinating Tayla's visit. Nicely done Emily! Our thanks also go to the Dave and Kelly Herbster family and Dave and Lisa Swanson family for being amazing host families.
Rotary Exchange Student in VHS Theater Production Chuck Lubbers 2016-05-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chuck Lubbers on Apr 26, 2016
On Earth Day, April 22, 2016, the Vermillion Rotary Club partnered with the Vermillion Medical Clinic and the Barking Dogs Cycling Club to provide information on cycling and to present all the second-graders in Vermillion with a new helmet to wear while riding. This is the 22nd year that the Vermillion Rotary has given bicycle helmets to all second-graders. Special thanks go to the helmet program's coordinator from the very start, Chuck Yelverton, for all of his hard work on this project. Thanks also to all the other Rotarians who have supported the work over the years.
 
This short video shows some pictures from the event. You can either click on this link or the image below to see the video

Vermillion Rotary Presents Bicycle Helmets to all 2nd Graders Chuck Lubbers 2016-04-27 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chuck Lubbers on Apr 12, 2016

Members of the Vermillion Rotary Club's Board of Directors, including President-elect, Michelle Maloney (holding check-right), present a check to Jessi Wilharm (check-left) and Kevin Brady (seated on bicycle), the leaders of Recycle 605.  Recycle 605 will use the money to help refurbish used bicycles for distribution to individuals in the area who would not otherwise be able to afford them. 
Vermillion Rotary's Donation to help Recycle 605 Chuck Lubbers 2016-04-13 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chuck Lubbers on Mar 25, 2016
Members of the Vermillion Area Robotics Club accept a donation from Vermillion Rotary Club Board members Steve Walters and Emily Sudbeck on Thursday, March 24.  The group recently won the state competition and has qualified for national and international competitions. The donation will be used to offset some of their travel expenses.  

 
Vermillion Rotary Supports the Robotics Club Chuck Lubbers 2016-03-26 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chuck Lubbers on Mar 22, 2016

Paul Kleeman, Bobby Phillips, Josh Suing and Danielle Smith are introduced by Rennae O'Connor before their March 22 presentation to the Vermillion Rotary Club about the Supported Employment Program of Vermillion's SESDAC.  Kleeman, Phillips, Smith and O'Connor are with SESDAC and Suing is the Manager of the Vermillion HyVee, one of the 30+ businesses who have employees from the program.  
SESDAC's Supported Employment Program Discussed Chuck Lubbers 2016-03-23 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chuck Lubbers on Mar 19, 2016
Vermillion Rotarians Dave Lorenz and Chuck Lubbers served as facilitators for the Sioux City Rotary Leadership Institute on March 18 and 19.  The photo below is the at the closing of the 2-day Institute.  We congratulate the Rotarians from Le Mars, Scotland, Sioux City and South Sioux City who are the most recent graduates of the program.

Vermillion Rotarians Participate in Rotary Leadership Institute Chuck Lubbers 2016-03-20 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chuck Lubbers on Mar 07, 2016
At the March 8 meeting of the Vermillion Rotary Club, Kevin Brady and Jessi Wilharm discuss the program "Recycle 605" which they recently founded.  The group repairs donated bicycles for redistribution to individuals in need of one. Read more about the program here


 
Recycle 605 Program Discussed Chuck Lubbers 2016-03-08 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chuck Lubbers on Mar 06, 2016
Jim Wilson is one of the Rotarians who will be volunteering at the Shakespeare First Folio Exhibit at the National Music Museum in Vermillion.  The exhibit will run from March 7 to April 2.  Admission to the Folio Exhibit and the rest of the National Music Museum are Free during the time of the Shakespeare exhibit.  This is truly ‪#‎MusicFoodOfLove‬
 
Rotarians Volunteer at the Shakespeare First Folio Exhibit Chuck Lubbers 2016-03-07 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chuck Lubbers on Mar 06, 2016
On Friday, March 4, first-grade students at Austin Elementary were treated to green eggs and ham as a tribute to Dr. Suess.  According to an article in the Equalizer, "Friday's event, sponsored by the Vermillion Public Schools Foundation, culminated a week-long focus on Dr. Seuss in first-grade classrooms in Vermillion."  The Vermillion Rotary Club provided some financial support for the event and Rotarians, including Jim Peterson and Susan Tuve, helped to make it a reality.

Vermillion Rotary Donation Helps Bring Green Eggs and Ham to Students Chuck Lubbers 2016-03-07 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chuck Lubbers on Mar 06, 2016
Vermillion Rotary Club officers, Kathy Chandler, secretary, Doug Tuve, treasurer, and Chuck Lubbers, president (not pictured), recently presented a check for $1,000 to the Vermillion Downtown Cultural Association Board members and theater employees.  The money will help the VDCA’s efforts to modernize the theaters in Vermillion.
 
Vermillion Rotary Donates to VDCA Chuck Lubbers 2016-03-07 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chuck Lubbers on Jan 22, 2016

Chuck Lubbers presents a check to the Vermillion High School German Club to help cover the costs of students traveling to Germany in May. There are 16 VHS students traveling to Vermillion’s sister city, Ratingen, with two chaperones, Kamden Dibley and Shannon Fitzsimmons. The dates of travel are May 21-June 7.  The group will live with German families, attend school in Ratingen, see local sites, and take an extended weekend trip to the Eifel Mountain range. The trip is being organized through an organization called GAPP, German American Partnership Program.

 

Individuals in the Photo:

Kamden Dibley (VHS Faculty – Left front), Chuck Lubbers, (Vermillion Rotary President, Right front),

VHS students: L-R

     Avery Mollet, Noah Westergaard, Nick Svendsen, Daniel Fuller, Dawson Daniels, Madelyn Zevecke, Alex Rosdail, Leah Murphy, Ashley Schulz, Tyler Hauck, Cooper Williams, Gabe DeJong

Vermillion Rotary Donates to VHS German Club Trip Chuck Lubbers 2016-01-23 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chuck Lubbers on Dec 22, 2015
 
    Pictured above are some of the 25 Volunteers who came together on Friday, Dec. 18 to pack 80 holiday food baskets for families in need in Vermillion and the surrounding area. Then on Saturday morning volunteers delivered the baskets/boxes to the families. 
     The baskets contain a wide array of nonperishable food products – pasta, soups, vegetables, cereals, etc., as well as toiletries – soap, facial tissues and bathroom tissue.  Before they were delivered to the homes, fresh produce was added to each basket.  Each basket also contained an envelope with a certificate to buy meat and dairy products.
     The recipients are always happy to receive the gifts and have indicated that the baskets allow them to have a wonderful holiday meal that they otherwise would not be able to afford.  The recipients have also noted that the extra food in the baskets is a blessing following the holiday meal.
     Four different groups provide the money and volunteers to make this project a reality.  The two largest groups in terms of volunteers are the Vermillion Rotary Club and the Vermillion Lions Club.  Our thanks to Ted Muenster, Steve Walters and Dick Abild for coordinating Rotary's considerable contribution to this effort.  And our thanks to Steve for the photos.  
Rotarians Help Pack/Deliver Holiday Baskets Chuck Lubbers 2015-12-23 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chuck Lubbers on Dec 07, 2015
Trisha Fisher, Choral Director for the Vermillion School District, leads the high school choir as they performed a number of classic and contemporary songs for the holidays at the December 8, Vermillion Rotary Club meeting.
 
 
After the performance Vermillion Rotary Club president, Chuck Lubbers, presented a donation from the Vermillion Rotary Club to the Music Booster club.  Ms. Fisher received the check and Dan Van Peursem, Rotarian, former Rotary Club President and current member of the Music Booster Board, looks on.  
 
 
VHS Choir Brings Cheer to Holiday Luncheon Chuck Lubbers 2015-12-08 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chuck Lubbers on Dec 03, 2015
A CNBC story identified the top 10 charities helping to change the world in 2015, and the Rotary Foundation was their #5 choice.  The selection was based on the work of an organization called Charity Navigator, that, according to the CNBC article, is "...a service that provides information about a charity's functions, finances and management."
 
You can read the CNBC article at: 
Rotary Foundation #5 Charity changing the World in 2015 Chuck Lubbers 2015-12-04 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chuck Lubbers on Nov 10, 2015
Bernie Hunhoff (Founder and Editor-at-large), Heidi Marsh (Co-Publisher) and Katie Hunhoff (Co-Publisher) (L-R) of South Dakota Magazine answer questions after a two-part presentation to the Vermillion Rotary Club on Tuesday, November 10.  First Heidi and Katie talked about the history of SD Magazine and its many contributions to the State.  Then, in honor of Veteran's Day, Bernie Hunhoff spoke of the Doolittle Raid, the US's response to the bombing of Pearl Harbor where 16 planes made a direct attack on Japan and then landed in (or near) the China mainland.  Featured in the presentation was one of the 16 pilots, a SD native.  

SD Magazine's 30-Year History and the Doolittle Raid Discussed at Nov. 10 Meeting Chuck Lubbers 2015-11-11 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chuck Lubbers on Nov 04, 2015
Cecily Englehart, a graduate of USD and recipient of a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship, spoke to the Vermillion Rotary Club on November 3.  She was sponsored by the Vermillion Rotary Club and District 5610 in pursuit of the prestigious Scholarship.  In 2012 she studied abroad in New Zealand. She is now back in South Dakota permanently and is working for the Thunder Valley Community Development Corporation, a non-profit organization in the Porcupine District of the Pine Ridge Reservation, as their Associate Director of Advancement. Englehart, said, "I feel as though I owe a great deal of my success to my experience as an Ambassadorial Scholar, so getting the chance to come and thank you all would be delightful."  Thank you for coming back, Cecily.  It was great to learn more about all that you've accomplished.  

 
Cecily Englehart, Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar, Speaks to the Vermillion Rotary Chuck Lubbers 2015-11-05 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chuck Lubbers on Oct 19, 2015
On Monday, October 19, the governing body of the City of Vermillion proclaimed that October 23, 2015 would be designated as World Polio Day in Vermillion. A copy of the proclamation is located in the "Download Files" section of the website. World Polio Day is designed to recognize all the efforts that have gone into the fight to eradicate polio from the planet and to encourage everyone to do what they can to help finish the fight. Chuck Lubbers represented the Club and received a copy of the proclamation from Mayor Jack Powell. Lubbers is pictured below with the proclamation. We would like to thank John Prescott, Rotarian and former club President, for his assistance in obtaining the proclamation.

Proclamation for World Polio Day in Vermillion Chuck Lubbers 2015-10-20 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chuck Lubbers on Oct 13, 2015
On Tuesday, October 13, Rotary Exchange student, Tayla Fenkart, gave a fascinating presentation about her native land of Austria and her experiences thus far in Vermillion.  Additional photographs from her presentation and the exchange of club banners in included in an album.
Rotary Exchange Student Tayla Fenkart Presents to Vermillion Rotary Chuck Lubbers 2015-10-14 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chuck Lubbers on Oct 01, 2015
At the Sept. 29 meeting of the Vermillion Rotary Club, Dick Brown of the South Dakota Parks & Wildlife Foundation gave a fascinating presentation on the newest of the SD state parks -- Good Earth State Park.  The park, which has property on both the SD and IA sides of the Big Sioux River, is located immediately south of Sioux Falls. 
Dick Brown Talks about Good Earth State Park at Blood Run Chuck Lubbers 2015-10-02 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chuck Lubbers on Sep 04, 2015
Rotary District 5610 Governor, Steve Sikorski, looks on after presenting recruitment pins to three Vermillion Rotarians at the Sept. 1 club meeting.  Pins were presented to (L-R) Ted Muenster, Steve Walters and Chuck Lubbers. 
Vermillion Rotarians Receive Recruitment Pins from District Gov. Chuck Lubbers 2015-09-05 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chuck Lubbers on Sep 02, 2015
Steve Sikorski, Rotary District 5610 Governor, spoke to the Vermillion Rotary Club on Tuesday, Sept. 1.  We want to thank the Gov. for his great presentation and to wish him the best as he travels to visit all the clubs in the District.
District 5610 Gov. Sikorski Speaks to Vermillion Rotary Chuck Lubbers 2015-09-03 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chuck Lubbers on Sep 01, 2015
Our thanks to all the members of the Vermillion Rotary Club who helped us to serve our guests at the Welcome Table on Monday, August 24. 

A special thank you to Mary Edelen (Center) for coordinating the event for the club. 
Vermillion Rotary Hosts Welcome Table Chuck Lubbers 2015-09-02 00:00:00Z 0
End of Summer/Start of School Rotary Social - Sept. 1 Chuck Lubbers 2015-08-17 00:00:00Z 0
Nigeria Reports No New Polio Cases in a Year Chuck Lubbers 2015-07-28 00:00:00Z 0
Vermillion Rotary Sponsors "Thursdays on the Platz" 2015-07-19 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chuck Lubbers on Jul 12, 2015

Rylee Black, 2014-15 Rotary Exchange Student to Romania spoke to the Vermillion Rotary Club (her sponsoring club) at the July 7, 2015 weekly meeting.  
Rylee Black Talks about Her Year in Romania Chuck Lubbers 2015-07-13 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chuck Lubbers on Jun 22, 2015
At the Tuesday, June 23, 2015, meeting of the Vermillion Rotary Club, fourteen members were initiated into the organization.  All fourteen have joined the Vermillion Rotary since the last initiation ceremony.  Ten of the fourteen were able to attend the meeting and are pictured below.

Back/standing: Jim Moran, Rand Wergin, Brent Clark, Jackie Williams, Steve Walters
Front/sitting:  Jesús Treviño, John Davidson, Ted Muenster, Jeff Chatham, Rich Abild
  Not pictured:  Mike Keller, Jim Perry, Scott Pohlson and Nate Welch
Vermillion Rotary Welcomes Newest Members Chuck Lubbers 2015-06-23 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chuck Lubbers on Jun 14, 2015

International Clean Water Project Underway


Justin Swanson, Global Partners in Hope, wrote last week with an update on the project the Vermillion Rotary Club and other organization’s in Vermillion have been working to fund that will provide clean water for an area of Mali.    
     “I'm excited to report that construction is underway on the water well in N'gola! You can see pictures and read some comments from our Malian partners here:
http://www.globalpartnersinhope.com/well-construction-begins-in-two-malian-villages/
     The funds donated by the Vermillion Rotary Club are being used for this well. Thank you for helping to make clean water a reality for the families of N'gola!
     It shouldn't be long before the well is dug, the water tower is put up, and the well is fully functional! I'll keep you in the loop as things progress.”

Our thanks go to Steve Walters’ for bringing this opportunity to the Vermillion Rotary Board of Directors and for coordinating the fundraising efforts in Vermillion. Clean water projects are a priority of Rotary International.
  
Mali Water Project Underway Chuck Lubbers 2015-06-15 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chuck Lubbers on Jun 04, 2015
Taken from the City of Vermillion Website: 
 
"A special election will be held June 30, 2015 for City of Vermillion registered voters to determine if the initiated and referred measures as contained on the official ballot will become effective. Polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on June 30th at the National Guard Armory/Community Center at 603 Princeton Street."
 
To find out more about the items on the ballot, to see a sample ballot and to learn more about registering to vote, please click here. 
 
We encourage all Vermillion residents to vote on June 30.
 
City of Vermillion Special Election - June 30 Chuck Lubbers 2015-06-05 00:00:00Z 0
Shakespeare Festival is June 11-14! Chuck Lubbers 2015-06-05 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chuck Lubbers on May 19, 2015
From Nate:  One of the proud fun duties I have is sharing the Sgt. At Arms role for our Rotary Club in Vermillion with Michelle Maloney - I've been traveling a lot for work and have had to leave my partner in crime hanging the last few weeks... So I fined myself ... And of course made a big deal about it. Thanks Michelle for having my back. Thanks Chuck Lubbers for accepting the check. Thanks David Herbster for pic!
Nate Welch, Sgt at Arms, Fines Himself Chuck Lubbers 2015-05-20 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary 2015 Photo Contest Winners Chuck Lubbers 2015-05-18 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chuck Lubbers on Apr 20, 2015
We encourage our members who meet the criteria in the study announcement to consider participating in the research.  Your participation could earn $25 or $50 for the Rotary Club to use for important projects. 
Fundraiser for Vermillion Rotary Chuck Lubbers 2015-04-21 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chuck Lubbers on Apr 01, 2015
Greetings from Sioux Falls Rotary South
     We are hosting our second food packing event for Kids Against Hunger and we are inviting Rotary clubs from around the area to join us! Last year we were excited to have representation from all four Sioux Falls Rotary clubs at this event. This year we thought it would be fun to invite Rotarians from nearby clubs as well. 
     The packing event is the afternoon of April 25. We have three sessions available (1.5hours each - 1:00-2:30, 2:30-4:00, and 4:00-5:30at the Kids Against Hunger building in Sioux Falls, (33rd and Minnesota).
     It would be really great to have representation from the Vermillion club, if your schedule allows. Volunteers of all ages (8 years and up) and all capabilities are welcomed. Standing is required. 
     If you have any questions, or need additional information, please give me a call at 605-360-6279. --Mary DeVany
Sioux Falls Rotary South Requests Help with Food Packaging Chuck Lubbers 2015-04-02 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Presents Check for SD Shakespeare Festival - 2015 Chuck Lubbers 2015-03-30 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chuck Lubbers on Mar 16, 2015
Tom Golian, manager of the Vermillion, SD based Builders Choice, spoke to the Vermillion Rotary Club on March 17.  Golian described the work being done at the facility and the role of Builders Choice as a leader in the modular construction industry.

Tom Golian Explains Builders Choice's Role in Modular Industry Chuck Lubbers 2015-03-17 00:00:00Z 0
Vermillion Rotary Celebrates 110th Birthday of Rotary Chuck Lubbers 2015-02-24 00:00:00Z 0
Ted Muenster Receives Bronze Recruitment Pin Chuck Lubbers 2015-02-24 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chuck Lubbers on Feb 16, 2015
 

Dave Herbster, USD's Director of Athletics, spoke to the Vermillion Rotary Club on Tuesday, Feb. 17, and provided an interesting update on the construction that is going on to greatly improve the athletic facilities at USD.  
David Herbster Reports on USD Athletic Facility Updates Chuck Lubbers 2015-02-17 00:00:00Z 0
Vermillion Rotary Social - Tuesday, Feb. 17 from 5-7 p.m. Chuck Lubbers 2015-02-03 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chuck Lubbers on Jan 26, 2015
At the January 27 meeting of the Vermillion Rotary Club, Jim Peterson, Clem Powers, Doug Tuve and Chuck Lubbers were recognized as the four newest Paul Harris Fellows.  The presentation of certificates and pins was made following Craig Thompson's program on the Paul Harris Fellowship and the legacy of Harris.

Vermillion Rotary Recognizes Four New Paul Harris Fellows Chuck Lubbers 2015-01-27 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chuck Lubbers on Jan 19, 2015
Lynne Keller Forbes, Executive director of the South Eastern Council of Governments, spoke to the Vermillion Rotary Club on January 13, 2015.  To read the story from the Equalizer look under the "download files" tab.
Forbes Speaks to Vermillion Rotary Chuck Lubbers 2015-01-20 00:00:00Z 0
No new cases of Polio reported yet in 2015 Chuck Lubbers 2015-01-20 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chuck Lubbers on Jan 01, 2015

Rotary International's Rose Bowl Parade float discussed below, received a lot of attention.  It also helped millions of people to understand the work of Rotary to provide safe water to people around the globe.  A clip of the commentator coverage is on Youtube at: http://youtu.be/_doIuT-XKws
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Coverage of Rotary's Rose Bowl Parade float Chuck Lubbers 2015-01-02 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chuck Lubbers on Dec 15, 2014

At the special holiday gathering of the Vermillion Rotary Club, the members and their guests enjoyed a performance by the Vermillion High School choir. The choir even made our membership sound good as the members joined the choir in singing four traditional holiday songs. At the conclusion of the festivities, Art Mabry presents Trisha Fisher, Choir Director, with a donation for the high school's music program. Additional photos of the choir performance can be found in the "Photo Albums" page (link at the top) in the album titled "Holiday Gathering - December 16 2014" or by clicking here.
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Vermillion Rotary Club Enjoys Holiday Performance of VHS Choir Chuck Lubbers 2014-12-16 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chuck Lubbers on Dec 15, 2014

Greg Huckabee receives his New Member Sponsor pin from Art Mabry, Vermillion Rotary Club President, at the December 16 meeting.  Huckabee is the first of several members who will be receiving these pins for their sponsorship of new members to the Vermillion Rotary.


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Greg Huckabee Receives Recruiting Pin Chuck Lubbers 2014-12-16 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chuck Lubbers on Dec 11, 2014

David Owen, President of the SD State Chamber of Commerce reviewed some of the results of the 2014 election and offered a forecast about issues that were likely to emerge during the 2015 session of the SD State Legislature.  A copy of the Equalizer story on Owen's presentation is in the "Download Files" section of the website.
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SD Chamber President Forecasts 2015 Legislative Activity Chuck Lubbers 2014-12-12 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chuck Lubbers on Dec 01, 2014

Did you know that nearly all of the money raised in those kettles stays in the local area to help those in need?

The Salvation Army Kettle drive coordinators have requested help from Rotarians for bell ringers.  The UCC is coordinating the sign-up for bell ringers and they have moved it to online scheduling.  In this way you can choose a day and time that works for you.

Please go to this website to sign up for a time:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0f4ba8a722abf94-2014 

You can also link to this page from our church website  www.uccvermillion.org

Or call the UCC office and we will sign people up (624-3120)!

We need ringers on Fridays 5-9 pm; Saturdays 9 am-7pm; Sundays 11 am-5pm starting after Thanksgiving and running through Christmas!  If you want to do another day – please call Alli in our church office.  (624-3120)

Our thanks to Steve Walters for bringing this request to the club.
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Bell Ringers are Needed! Chuck Lubbers 2014-12-02 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chuck Lubbers on Nov 20, 2014

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A November 21, 2014 article in the Equalizer discusses the presentation of Justin Swanson to the Vermillion Rotary Club earlier this month. A copy of the article can be found in the "download" section of the website.

Vermillion Rotary Considers Global Partnership Chuck Lubbers 2014-11-21 00:00:00Z 0
Why is Social Media Important to Rotary? Chuck Lubbers 2014-11-19 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chuck Lubbers on Oct 27, 2014

Image      Dr. Duncan J. McGregor, Ph. D., 93, died at home in Vermillion on September 14, 2014.  On Saturday, November 8th at 10:30 am there will be a celebration to remember the lives of Duncan and Thelma McGregor.

      Later in his career, McGregor served as professor of geology and as Chairman of the USD Department of Earth Resources until his full retirement in 1986, when he was awarded the rank of professor emeritus.

     At USD, Duncan was an active member of the faculty serving on the University budget committee among others. He presented the Dean Harrington Lecture in 1985 and was an active member of the Clay County Historical Society and the Vermillion Rotary Club, he was honored with the Paul Harris Fellowship Award.

     To read his obituary, Click Here

Memorial Service for Duncan McGregor on November 8 at 10:30 at UCC Vermillion Chuck Lubbers 2014-10-28 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chuck Lubbers on Oct 27, 2014

     A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, Nov. 28 at United Church of Christ in Vermillion to celebrate the life of Jack Noble, 91, 

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who died Tuesday, Oct. 14 at Sanford Vermillion.

     Jack, who was born on Nov. 4, 1922 in Longmont, Colo., was Professor Emeritus at the University of South Dakota. He was a professor of music at USD for more than four decades and also served as Minister of Music at the Vermillion United Church of Christ for 60 years. Jack is survived by his wife Phyllis of Vermillion and two sons: David of Mead, Colo. and Paul of Tulsa, Okla. and two daughters: Jane Paxson of Beaverton, Ore. and  Ruth Lemire of Minneapolis, Minn.; and four grandchildren. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, Rotary Club, the American Guild of Organists, the Shrine of Music and th

e United Church of Christ.

     Jack graduated from Longmont High School and received his bachelor’s degree in music and his master’s degree in music from the University of Colorado and a master’s of sacred music from Union Theological Seminary in New York.     To see the obituary, click here

Memorial Service for Jack Noble - November 28 at 11:00 at UCC Chuck Lubbers 2014-10-28 00:00:00Z 0
The World is "This Close" to Eradicating Polio - Video Chuck Lubbers 2014-10-21 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chuck Lubbers on Oct 20, 2014

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Rotary clubs around the globe will help to celebrate World Polio Day on Friday, October 24, 2014.  This event helps to make people aware of the fact that Polio has been nearly eradicated - down by 99%.  What is needed now is one final push to reach the goal of completely eliminating the disease.  You can also see the proclamation of the Governor of South Dakota declaring October 24 to be World Polio Day in the "download files" section of this website.

Rotary's World Polio Day - Friday, October 24 Chuck Lubbers 2014-10-21 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chuck Lubbers on Oct 15, 2014

The Vermillion Rotary Club will host members of the Yankton Rotary Club at the November 18 weekly meeting.  

Yankton Rotary Club Visits Chuck Lubbers 2014-10-16 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chuck Lubbers on Oct 07, 2014

 Image    On October 8 it was announced that Rotarian Stefan Hell of the Rotary Club of Göttingen, Germany, was awarded the Nobel prize for Chemistry with two Americans, Eric Betzig and William Moerner. They were awarded the prize "for the development of super-resolved fluorescence microscopy."

     Stefan Hell works at the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Göttingen and German Cancer Research Center, Heidelberg, Germany.
     He’s not the first Rotarian to win a Nobel award. Other Rotary members who were awarded a Nobel include Thomas Mann (Germany), Arthur Compton (USA), and former Prime Minister of Canada Lester Pearson.
The press release on the award is at: http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/chemistry/laureates/2014/press.html

 

 

Rotarian Stefan Hell Awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry Chuck Lubbers 2014-10-08 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chuck Lubbers on Sep 29, 2014

At the September 30, 2014 meeting, Lenni Billberg gave a wonderful presentation on the Vermillion High School's "Tanager Volunteer Day."  Billberg developed the program six years ago and has guided the program since its inception. The Vermillion Rotary Club was a sponsor of this wonderful event. To learn more about Tanager Volunteer Day click here.

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Billberg Talks about Tanager Volunteer Day Chuck Lubbers 2014-09-30 00:00:00Z 0
Rotarians Fight a Decline in Volunteering Chuck Lubbers 2014-09-24 00:00:00Z 0
Rylee Black, Rotary exchange student, has updated her blog Chuck Lubbers 2014-09-16 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chuck Lubbers on Sep 14, 2014
Next monday - Sept. 22 - our club is sponsoring/working at the Welcome Table.  If you signed up at the 9/9 meeting to work or to provide food, thank you.  We look forward to seeing you on the 22nd.  If you have not signed up yet, the signup will be at our meeting on 9/16.
Vermillion Rotary at the Welcome Table Chuck Lubbers 2014-09-15 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chuck Lubbers on Sep 03, 2014

10th Annual Ribs, Rods & Rock'N Roll
   
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will be September 5th & 6th, 2014

Be sure to check out the bands playing at the 2014 event!

September 5
5:00 - Clay Creek Deaf Cowboy Band
9:00 - Mrs. Begley & the Boys

September 6
5:00 - Go Figure
9:00 - GPO (Guilty Pleasures Orchestra)

 

10th Annual Ribs, Rods & Rock'N Roll - Sept. 5 & 6 Chuck Lubbers 2014-09-04 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chuck Lubbers on Aug 25, 2014

Carole Cochran, coordinator of the South Dakota KIDS COUNT program, answers the questions of Vermillion Rotarians Dave Lorenz and Greg Huckabee after her presentation to the Club on August 26.  Cochran's presentation was an interesting, information-packed discussion of how the children in South Dakota compare on many indicators to children in other states and the nation. A pdf of her presentation slides is available in the "download files" section of this page.  

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Carole Cochran Discusses SD KIDS COUNT Annual Report Chuck Lubbers 2014-08-26 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chuck Lubbers on Aug 25, 2014

Art Mabry presents a check to Rose Weiss, Family Services Specialist for Headstart.  The donation will be used to buy books for the students in the program and to promote greater literacy rates and love for reading.  

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Vermillion Rotary Club Donates to the USD Headstart Program Chuck Lubbers 2014-08-26 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chuck Lubbers on Jul 28, 2014

District Gov. Linda Peterson visited the Vermillion Rotary Club for its July 29 meeting.  Gov. Peterson's presentation to the club highlighted District 5610 goals as well as the need for all of us to "Log on" and "Lean in".  Log on encourages all of us to make use of Rotary website materials at the local, district, zone and international level.  As Rotarians we can lean in by increasing our activity within Rotary, helping the local club and the district achieve important goals.  

Two additional photographs from the visit can be found in the photo album on this site.  

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District Gov. Linda Peterson Visits Vermillion Rotary Club Chuck Lubbers 2014-07-29 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chuck Lubbers on Jul 21, 2014

Ariadne (Ari) Albright, MFA, Program Coordinator and Artist in Residence for Sanford Arts Vermillion, tells the Vermillion Rotary members more about the program.  If you would like to know more about what she said, a pdf of her presentation is available in the "Download Files" section of this website.
  
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Vermillion Rotary Club Learns More about the Arts Program at Sanford Vermillion Chuck Lubbers 2014-07-22 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chuck Lubbers on Jun 30, 2014

Rylee Black
     2014-15 Rotary Exchange Student, Rylee Black is preparing for her year abroad.  Rylee lives in Menno, SD.  Since her hometown does not have a Rotary club, the Vermillion Rotary Club will be sponsoring her and the Vermillion Rotary Club will be hosting an exchange student in 2015-16.
     Rylee will be going to Râmnicu Vâlcea, Romania. She has been in contact with her first host family, and they’ve sent a few pictures of themselves and their house. School starts there on September 15.  Her flight flight will be leaving on August 15th and arriving in Bucharest on August 18th.  If you wish to follow her during her time in Romania, she'll have a blog at: www.ryleeinromania.wordpress.com

 

Rotary Exchange Student Prepares for Romania Chuck Lubbers 2014-07-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chuck Lubbers on Jun 23, 2014

Thanks to all the Rotarians, friends and family members who joined us in Prentis Park this evening for the annual picnic.  The picnic is a chance for all of us to enjoy some lively conversation and to thank our current president, Jim Peterson, for his nearly two years of service in that role.  It's also an opportunity for us to welcome the new club leadership, including the new club president, Art Mabry.

To see other photos from the picnic, take a look at the photo album from the event.

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Leadership Change at Annual Rotary Club Picnic Chuck Lubbers 2014-06-24 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chuck Lubbers on Jun 16, 2014

The Vermillion Rotary Club's annual club picnic will celebrate the end of the 2013-14 year and the start of the new year.

When?  Tuesday, June 26 starting at 5:30

Where? Prentis Park, southeast shelter (rain location - Neuharth Media Center)

Who?  You, your family or friends.  If you haven't already signed up to attend, please let Kathy Chandler know how many will be attending.

 

Vermillion Rotary Picnic in the Park Chuck Lubbers 2014-06-17 00:00:00Z 0
Join us for the SD Shakespeare Festival, June 13-5 Chuck Lubbers 2014-06-04 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chuck Lubbers on May 26, 2014

The Vermillion Rotary Club was fortunate to have a past District 5610 Rotary Exchange student, Jamie McKinney (Right), present about her experiences and how those experiences have impacted her time in college.  Ms. McKinney was a Rotary exchange student to Belgium in 2010-11.   She is the current, Miss SDSU, and will compete in the Miss SD scholarship pageant in June.  Her experiences in Belgium were the foundation for her pageant platform encouraging study abroad.  We were also fortunate enough to have our first chance to meet Rylee Black (Left), one of the District’s outgoing exchange students.  Ms. Black just completed her sophomore year at Menno, SD High School.  She will be traveling to Romania in Late July or early August.  Since there is no Rotary club in Menno, the Vermillion Club will be sponsoring her.  Those two young women are excellent examples of why the student exchange program is a great aspect of Rotary.  Image

Rotary Exchange Students Visit/Speak Chuck Lubbers 2014-05-27 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chuck Lubbers on Apr 21, 2014

The Vermillion Rotary Club donated money to support the efforts of the USD Sustainability Club to promote sustainable student activities. The club's donation was used to support the purchase of refillable water bottles that were distributed free of charge to USD students on April 22. While most of the bottles included the Sustainability Club's logo, 200 like the one pictured here sported the Vermillion Rotary logo and website address. Vermillion Rotary Club members also participated in the Vermillion litter cleanup on April 24Image.

Vermillion Rotary Donates to USD Sustainability Club Earth Day activities Chuck Lubbers 2014-04-22 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chuck Lubbers on Apr 14, 2014

USD Women's Basketball Coach, Amy Williams, is pictured during her presentation to the Vermillion Rotary Club on April 15.  Coach Williams, as well as the lone senior and Summit League Conference MVP, Polly Harrington, talked about the incredible year for the team.  The year started with several injuries and challenging games, but culminated in the Summit League Conference Championship and the team's first play in the NCAA tournament since the recent move to Division I.  

For more information about the team's NCAA tournament selection click here

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Coach Amy Williams Speaks on Tax Day! Chuck Lubbers 2014-04-15 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chuck Lubbers on Mar 17, 2014

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On March 27, 2014, the World Health Organization (WHO) is expected to certify India as a polio free country, marking more than three years since the last case of polio there. While visiting India for this story as a guest of Rotary International, I stumbled upon a surprising secret—more about that later. 

To read the original story in Forbes, please use the link below:

http://www.forbes.com/sites/devinthorpe/2014/03/15/the-secret-to-polio-eradication-in-india/

 

The Secret To Polio Eradication In India Chuck Lubbers 2014-03-18 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chuck Lubbers on Feb 21, 2014
The spring 2014 RLI class with 8 participants from Scotland, South Sioux City, Yankton and Vermillion pose after the training on Feb. 22 in Vermillion.RLI-Feb2014  Congratulations to Vermillion participants, Michelle Maloney, Rich Holland and Art Mabry.  The facilitators were Dave Lorenz and Chuck Lubbers.
Rotary Leadership Institute in Vermillion on Feb. 22 Chuck Lubbers 2014-02-22 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chuck Lubbers on Jan 20, 2014

In a ceremony on January 21, 2014, the Vermillion Rotary Club announced that David Herbster is the latest Paul Harris Fellow from the Vermillion Rotary Club.  Herbster will join 24 other Harris Fellows from the club.  Pictured below, President-elect Art Mabry presents the Harris Fellow certificate to Herbster, who is now (unofficially) the tallest Paul Harris Fellow in the District 5610!Image

Dave Herbster Joins the Paul Harris Fellows from the Vermillion Rotary Club Chuck Lubbers 2014-01-21 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chuck Lubbers on Jan 20, 2014

On Tuesday, January 21, seven new members were initiated into the Vermillion Rotary club.  The inductees (seated, L-R) included: 

Michelle Maloney, Sam Heikes, Talitha Johnson, Scott Schultz, Thad Vavrek, Amanda Whittecar, and Rich Holland.  Congratulations and welcome!  Additional photos from the program can be found by selecting the "Photo Album" tab at the top of the page and opening the album for the Jan 2014 ceremonies.Image

Vermillion Rotary Club Welcomes Seven New Members Chuck Lubbers 2014-01-21 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chuck Lubbers on Jan 13, 2014

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Chaya Gordon-Bland, Assistant Professor of Theatre at USD and the Artistic Director for the South Dakota Shakespeare Festival, joined the Vermillion Rotary club on January 14 to announce the 2014 production will be Taming of the Shrew, June 13, 14 & 15 in Prentis Park, Vermillion.  Club members were also treated to a scene from the upcoming production.  

 

2014 South Dakota Shakespeare Festival Production is Announced Chuck Lubbers 2014-01-14 00:00:00Z 0
VHS Choir Brings Holiday Cheer to Vermillion Rotary Chuck Lubbers 2013-12-10 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chuck Lubbers on Nov 11, 2013

ImageOn Tuesday, November 12, 2013, members of the Vermillion Rotary Club and guests celebrated the club's 70 years of service to the community, the region and the world.  Photographs from the event can be found in the "Photo Albums" section of this website.


Vermillion Rotary Club Celebrates 70th Anniversary Chuck Lubbers 2013-11-12 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chuck Lubbers on Nov 03, 2013
On November 4, officers of the Vermillion Rotary Club are presented a proclamation from Vermillion Mayor Jack Powell recognizing the Club's 70 years of service to the community. Pictured (L-R) Kathy Chandler, club secretary, Lora Lee Hensel, VP, Art Mabry, President Elect and Mayor Powell. Photo by Chuck Lubbers70th Proclamation
City of Vermillion Issues Proclamation for Club's 70th Anniversary Chuck Lubbers 2013-11-04 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Peterson on Mar 30, 2013

 GSE Team of Auora, Line, Birgitte, Helge and Ole.    The visitors were hosted by Dan VanPeursen, Art Mabry and Susan and Doug Tuve.  Saturday events included lunch, tour of Music Musuem and tour of Masaba.   Saturday night concluded with Dinner at RED Steakhouse.   Sundays events included time with hosts and campus tour of USD.  

 

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Fantastic day concluded with dinner and fellowship at RED STEAKHOUSE

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Helge enjoying his beef at RED!

Norwegian GSE 2013 Visit Vermillion Jim Peterson 2013-03-31 00:00:00Z 0
Rotarians helping at Welcome Table Jim Peterson 2013-03-10 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Social prior to USD women's Basketball game Jim Peterson 2013-02-21 00:00:00Z 0
Quote of the Week - Who Said It? Jim Peterson 2012-09-21 00:00:00Z 0
Thought for the Week - Who Said It? Jim Peterson 2012-09-21 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Peterson on Sep 20, 2012
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What:  Social 

Where:  Carey's 

When Tuesday May 20th 5:00 PM

Munchies from Cafe Brule. 

 

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The recipients of the Vermillion Rotary Club's $1000 Scholarships for next year are:

  • Ashley Sorenson, who will be attending USD
  • Melissa Chickering, who will be attending Iowa State

Criteria for scholarships include:

  • Leadership and Community Service
  • Essay
  • Scholastic Achievement

Thank you to the students who applied.  We wish you all the best in your future endeavors!

Go Tanagers

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Vermillion Rotary celebrated 20 Years of giving away Bike Helmets to 2nd graders in the community.   Thank you to Walmart and Vermillion Medical Clinic for assisting.  Over 20 years the club has educated about 2,000 students on bike safety. Special thanks to Dr. Chuck Yelverton for leading this effort for the last 20 years.Image

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Vermillion Rotary Club is donating one of these fine pieces to the District Raffle.

For a limited time they will be offered for sale to Club members.

Please contact Jim Peterson for more information.

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Frank Melvin (Bud) Marshall, 87, passed away on May 8, 2013, in Sanford Hospice Care in Vermillion, SD.
Bud was born on August 2, 1925, in Astoria OR.

After the war, he attended Washington State College in Pullman, WA. In 1948, he transferred to Whitman College in Walla Walla, WA, when he married Jean Lucas Auld on August 7, 1948. At Whitman, he was initiated into Phi Delta Theta Fraternity and graduated in 1950 with a degree in Business Administration and Economics.

In 1994 Jean and Bud retired and moved to Vermillion, where they became active in their new community. Bud served on the Dakota Hospital Board of Directors, was President of the Rotary Club and a Paul Harris Fellow, a member of the American Legion, the Clay County Republicans, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, a 32nd degree Mason and a Mason for over 50 years.

He oversaw the construction of St. Paul’s new parish hall and through Rotary, headed up the committee to restore wheel chairs for Hope Haven. With Hope Haven teams, he flew to Romania and Viet Nam to distribute refurbished wheel chairs to those in need.
He and Jean traveled to Spain, Hong Kong, Thailand, and spent two weeks in Scotland for the Rotary International convention in 1997. After Eastern Europe was opened, he traveled by train through Austria, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, and Russia.
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Memorials may be made to Hope Haven International, Rotary Club of Vermillion, or St Paul’s Episcopal Church in Vermillion.

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On April 26, Vermillion Rotary Club gave away 118 bike helmets and provided safety education to Vermillion second graders.  This ongoing project is led each year by Dr. Yelverton a Vermillion Rotarian.   The project just finished its 19th year.   Special Thanks to Vermillion Medical Clinic, Vermillion Walmart. 

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On April 30th, 2013, The Vermillion Rotary Club was pleased to announce the recipients of $1,000 each Scholarship to Allison Howe and Epiphany Knedler  at Vermillion HighSchool.  

The annual Scholarships are given out to two local high school students based on , cumulative grade point, extracurricular activities, and essay regarding community service.  

 

The scholarship is "Service Above Self"

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ClubRunner Mobile App is now available for download!  The ClubRunner Mobile App is your key to connect to your ClubRunner website on the go!



Completely, free to download and use, this app will let you access the key info you need while you're on the go. Password protected just like your website, the ClubRunner Mobile app is comprised of 3 main modules.You now will have the ability to view your member directory, view the articles posted to your website and locate the nearest club right from your iPhone or iPod, bringing you even closer to being able to connect, collaborate and communicate!   

To download the app from the Apple App Store or from Google Play, simply type in 'ClubRunner' in the search bar. Our mobile app is compatible with all versions of the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch sets that have iOS 3.1 or later and with versions of Anrdoids that are 2.3.3 or better.

Click here for more info.

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Thank you for visiting our NEW website.   We welcome your feedback to make our website more valuable to you.

The Vermillion Rotary Club is a civic, service organization whose members take an active role in their communities while greatly enriching their personal and professional lives.

Come see what we are all About !!

Each member is committed to helping other members and working with them for the Vermillion community, for the state of South Dakota and the World. 
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