Rotary Students of the Month
Hanne Johnson and Emma Sagle were name as the Grantsburg Rotary Club's Students of the Month for September and October. Shown are (l-r) Brad Nelson, Hanne Johnson, Emma Sagle and Paula Asmus.
Hanne Johnson is the daughter of Pete and Deb Johnson, She enjoys sports, especially volleyball which she intends to participate in while attending college. She also likes theater, performing, music and her guitar. She has been involved in softball, basketball, student council, Adademic Decathalon, math team, choir, swing choir, vocal jazz and theater. She was class president for two years.She chose Brad Nelson as her most influential teacher as she has not only enjoyed being in his classes because he is a motivator and cares about the students. She notes that he has made classes enjoyable and educational. Her plans after high school include attending UW-Eau Claire seeking marketing/advertising or a communications major.
Emma Sagle is the daughter of Scott and Monica Sagle. Her interests included working with children and she has been active in that in school and church. She has served as manager of the cross country team and has taught 4th through 6th graders in the after-school Noah's Park program.She chose Paula Asmus as her most influential teacher as she has been a strong supporter of her students, puts students first, and has outstanding character. Her plan after high school is to attend a discipleship program and go on to work with youth ministry.
Past Students of the Month
September-October - Jadyn Watt, Gus Bergman
November, December, January, February - Derek Lee, Lanie Thoreen, Gretchen Lee, Nicole Swift
March-May - (none, pandemic)
April 13 - Students of the Month
April 20 - Len Chute, realtor with Edina Realty
April 27 - Two Student of the Month winners
May 4 - Jason Richards, Artistic Director of Festival Theatre
May 11 - Lonnie Segelstrom, Operation Shoebox Christmas
May 18 - All Students of the Month & Essay Winner
May 25 - Joanne Phernetton, BMC Continuing Care Center
June 1 - Cris Peterson, Farms of the Future
June 8 - Teacher of the Year; District Gov. Ed Marek and planting of the Merlin Johnson tree following the meeting
June 15 - Bob Rombach, We Are Grantsburg
June 22 - Terry Kucera, Farmers Ind. Telephone Co.
June 29 - Floyd Drohman, GHS Trap Shooting Team; Paul Harris
presentation in honor of Merllin Johnson
July 6 - Linda Robertson, St. Croix Valley Food Bank
July 13 - Dr. Blaise Vitale, National Guard
July 20 - Eric Satterlund, Whitseidewalls, music career
July 27 - Sheriff Tracy Finch
August 3 - Wayne Norling, birds of the area; senior citizen
pontoon ride at Big Wood Lake
August 10 - Golf Outing at Grantsburg Golf Course
August 17 - County Administrator Nate Ehalt
August 24 - Zoom program: Jean Abbottt, Misdiagnosis
August 31 - Laura Neve, ADRC
September 7 - Burnett County Clerk Wanda Hinrichs
September 14 - Sue Segelstrom, Brad McDonald - Rolite book
September 21 - Gail Potvin, Siren Rotary, AED Project;
Sheriff's Deputies and K-9s
September 28 - Richard Nesslar, Forest Ranger
October 5 - John & Mary Lee, Teach Haiti
October 12 - Matthew Hardo, The Green Barat==et, L.I.F.E
October 19 - Kyle Anderson, Crex Meadows Info Center
October 26 - Rodney Wilson, Dairyland Outdoor Retreat Center
November 2 - Alissa Knorr, Faith's Lodge
Featured Rotarian: Dr. Steve Bont
Steve joined the Grantsburg club in April 2016. He served as club president during the 2019-20 year. Steve and his wife Anita live in St. Croix Falls where he has a chiropractic office. He is a Michigan native but attended and graduated from Bethel University in the Twin Cities, then furthered his education at Northwestern College of Chiropractic in Bloomington, MN. His family moved to St. Croix Falls 33 years ago and he had a satellite in office in Grantsburg for several years. He and Anita have two adult children, Isaac and Erin. Steve is both a wrestling and football coach for St. Croix Falls High School and he is a member of that school's board of education. He also is a member of the St. Croix Falls Lions Club.
Past Featured Rotarians:
Club Calendar of Events
Rotary District Conference: April 19-20
Highway Clean-up: April
Camp Ryla: April 20-24 (Brent Blomberg)
Scholarship: May 14 (Merlin Johnson)
Fish form Fish Fry: June (Stan Peer, Roger Inouye)
Teacher of the Year: June
Big Gust Days: June 1-3
International Convention: June 23-27 in Toronto
CCC Fish Fry: June (Roger Inouye)
Pontoon Party: July (Greg Peer)
Golf Fundraiser: August (Mike Giles, Dave Huff)
Grantsburg Fair: August 23-26
Highway Clean-up: October (Steve McNally)
Grantoberfest: September 22
Rose Sale: October (Kathy Palmquist, Dave Huff)
Christmas Caroling: December (Peter Johnson)
More Students of the Month
Bruce Lindau and Amy Harmon were chosen as Grantsburg Rotary's Students of the Month for March and April. They are shown with Mark Johnson, Heidi Jensen and Rotary Vocational Chair Gordy Lewis.
Bruce is the son of Tom and Deb Lindau. He chose Mark Johnson as his most influential teacher because he teaches the advanced classes Bruce needs to pursue engineering, and because he teaches at a fast past making learning fun. Bruce's hobbies include sports in general and anything involving technology. He has participated in basketball and was in the Student Council. He will attend college for his engineering interests.
Amy is the daughter of Mark and Marivel Harmon. She chose Heidi Jensen as her most influential teacher as she has helped her grow not only as a student but also as a person. She has participated in volleyball, National Honor Society, math team, gymnastics and multiple choir groups. She enjoys being outside, spending time with family and friends and going shopping. She plans on attending UW-Eau Claire for chemistry and then pursue pharmaceutical science.
Meet your Rotary International President
Shekhar Mehta..Shekhar Mehta, an accountant, is chair of the Skyline Group, a real estate development company he founded. He is also a director of Operation Eyesight Universal (India), a Canada-based organization.
Mehta pioneered a program that has performed more than 1,500 life-changing heart surgeries in South Asia. He is also the architect of the TEACH Program, which promotes literacy throughout India and has reached
thousands of schools.
Links of Interest
Rotary International Rotary District 5960
Rotary Foundation Rotary Store
Village of Grantsburg
Grantsburg School District
Crex Meadows Wildlife Area
St. Croix National Scenic Riverway
St. Croix Falls Siren-Webster
Rice Lake North Branch
Chisago Lakes Forest Lake
White Bear Lake