Rotary officially comes to Rosemount next weekAlthough they didn’t know each other, Lynn Pauly and Stacey Brown shared a common goal. Both women wanted to get a Rotary Club started in Rosemount.
By: Emily Zimmer, Rosemount Town Pages
Although they didn’t know each other, Lynn Pauly and Stacey Brown shared a common goal. Both women wanted to get a Rotary Club started in Rosemount.
Charlie Seivert, the Rotary District 5960 assistant governor, knew both women were working on the same thing so he introduced them in March. As the adage goes, two heads are better than one and the women worked quickly to establish a club in town.
“Once we got the ball rolling things really started to take off,” said Pauly, who is the club’s president.
While their reasons for wanting to start a club in town differed both were dedicated to the cause.
Pauly, a member of the Farmington Rotary club, works at Rosemount National Bank. One of the Farmington club’s goals was to start a club in Rosemount. Pauly thought it was a great idea and stepped up to the task.
While not a Rotarian yet, Brown liked the idea of service above self, Rotary’s motto, and wanted to bring that attitude to the town she lives and works in.
“The best way to get involved is by doing things in the community and I thought this was a great way to do that,” said Brown.
The women told everyone they knew about the club and set up weekly meetings. They started meeting with just a few people but the club quickly blossomed. It already has 34 members. The club had to have at least 20 member to get chartered.
On Oct. 15 the Rosemount Rotary Club will receive its charter from Rotary International. To celebrate the occasion the club will host a party that will include more than 200 people.
“It’s fun to see a vision come to life,” Brown said of the club getting chartered. “This will be a celebration of what we’ve accomplished so far.”
The Farmington club will sponsor the Rosemount club. As such, it’s members will have an important role in the Oct. 15 festivities. Pauly said Seivert, who belongs to the Farmington club, will act as the master of ceremonies. Additionally, members of the Farmington club will help introduce the Rosemount members and give them their Rotary pins.
In addition to members of the Farmington club, Pauly said Rotarians from all over their district will attend, including district governor Newell Krogman, who will be the keynote speaker for the event.
“It should be a fantastic evening,” said Pauly.
Going forward, Pauly said the club will concentrate on developing the club further. Most of the members of the Rosemount club were not Rotarians before joining the Rosemount club so they are new to the organization and its traditions. Pauly said the Farmington club will help provide guidance as the club starts to stand on it own.
On Nov. 12, the club will have a special visioning meeting to determine what it wants to accomplish as a humanitarian service group.
The Rosemount Rotary Club meets at noon every Friday at the American Legion. For more information call Lynn Pauly at 952-215-8350.