Rotary Students of the Month
Jami Michel and Christopher Hermann have been named as the Grantsburg Rotary Club's "Students of the Month" for November and December. Show above are (l-r) Karen Jorgenson (grandmother), teacher Bradley Nelson, Janelle Hermann, Jeff Hermann, Christopher Hermann, Jami Michel, Jennifer Michel, Tim Michel, teacher Tiffany Johnson, and Grantsburg Rotary President Mark Anderson.
Jami is the daughter of Tim and Jennifer Michel and has been involved in school activities such as choir, swing choir, National Honor Society, and dance team. Her interests include dancing, singing, babysitting, caring for animals, horseback riding, and spending time with family and friends. She chose Tiffany Johnson as her most influential teachers as "she has helped me become a better writer as well as taught me the importance of always striving to do my best." Jami plans on attending the University of Wisconsin at River Falls to study elementary education.
Christopher is the son of Jeff and Janelle Hermann and has been involved in convert, pep band and track while in high school. His interests include video games, deer and duck hunting, music, skiing, and spending time with family and friends. He chose Bradley Nelson as his most influential teachers because "he has reignited my interest in history and geography." Christopher plans on attending college to seek a Bachelor's Degree in business.
Past Students of the Month
January-February-March - Kathryn Curtin, Jordyn McKenzie, Claire
April-May-June - Mark Riewestahl, Danielle Bertelsen, Dakota Schultz
October-November - Thorne Hunter Carter, Rachel Glover
March 7 - Burnett County Sheriff Ron Wilhelm
March 14 - Lilliam Pinero - Burnett County Prevention
March 21 - Club Assembly
March 28 - Claire Lillis - Rotary District 5960 Fast For Hope Project
April 4 - Roger Inouye - trip to Thailand
April 11 - Meeting at Mo Jo coffee shop, general roundtable discussion
April 18 - Club Assembly
April 25 - Francisco, Rotary Exchange Student
May 2 - Camp RYLA attendees Macy Moore & Wyatt Swanson
May 9 - Kristina Kelly-Johnson, tour of the Grantsburg Library
May 16 - Club Assembly
May 23 - Jennifer Turrentine, Burnett County Food Shelf
May 30 - Lynda Anderson, Director of Regional Hospice
June 6 - Club Assembly
June 13 - Teacher of the Year Keith Lehne
June 20 - No meeting (Club outing on June 21 at Memory Lake Park)
June 27 - Rick Nanez - pigeon racing and breeding
July 4 - Holiday - No meeting
July 11 - Club Assembly, Change of Presidency
July 18 - Kyle Haugen, Rotary District Governor
July 25 - Nate Ehalt, Burnett County Administrator
August 1 - Sheriff Ron Wilhelm, Deputy Matt Olson,
with K-9 officer Tracker
August 8 - Grantsburg Village President Larry Ebersold
August 15 - Tom White, retired Northwest Airlines pilot
August 22 - Grantsburg Police Chief Jeff Schinzing
August 29 - Rose Sale Kickoff
September 5 - State Representative Adam Jarchow (tentative)
September 12 - Kris Henning, Grantsburg Historical Society
September 19 - Laura Guttierrez, Secretary of Dept. of Safety & Professional Services - Rx drug monitoring
September 26 - Club Assembly - committee meetings
October 3 - Student of the Month
October 10 - Nicki Peterson - her new food marketing business
October 17 - Roger Inouye - family heritage
October 24 - Barb & Denny Blodgett - Interfaith Care Givers
October 31 - Club Treasurer Larry Stotz - Club's Financial Picture
November 7 - John Hunt - Hunting Knife Collection
November 14 - Marlene Gargulak, Rotary Foundation Committee
November 21 - Burnett County Circuit Court Judge Melissa Mogen
November 28 - Lois Carlson - Mongolia trip
December 5 - Students of the Month
Featured Rotarian: Steve McNally
Steve joined the Grantsburg Rotary Club in 2007 and served as Club President in the 2013-14 Rotary year. He is a Paul Harris Fellow.
Steve was born and raised in Grantsburg and moved with his family to Bozeman, Montana where he graduated from high school. He attended college at Montana State in Bozeman and graduated in 1989 with an accounting degree. He worked at Cargill for two years and the obtained a plumbers apprentice designation. He moved to the Stillwater, MN area and operated a plumbing firm before moving back to Grantsburg where he started Burnett Plumbing. He ran that business until 2016 when it was sold. He now works in business brokerage for the Calhoun Companies.
Steve and his wife Faith have two daughters. Drew attends college at Montana State and Jenna is a junior at Grantsburg High School. Steve is an avid hunter, making several trips to the mountains out west in search of elk.
Past Featured Rotarians
Bruce Erickson, Merlin Johnson, Gary Nelson, Jim Nelson, Dana Olson, Jerry Fiedler, Mark Dahlberg, Lawrence Anderson, Myron Carlson, Stan Peer, Mike Giles, Larry Stotz. Paul Pederson, Craig Selander, Greg Peer, Lois Carlson, Dr. Blaise Vitale, Dave Huff, Roger Inouye, Chris Erickson
Mark Anderson is new Club President
Outgoing Grantsburg Rotary President Ted Knutson (right) is shown passing the gavel to incoming Club President Mark Anderson. The ceremony took place at the July 11 club meeting. The Grantsburg club meets at Noon every Tuesday at the Crex Convention Center.
Francisco ends year in Grantsburg
Francisco Mindello arrived from Belo Horizonte, Brazil in August and was the Rotary Exchange Student in Grantsburg this past school year. He is shown presenting his local Rotary Club flag to former Grantsburg Rotary Club President Ted Knutson.
Meet your Rotary International President
Ian H. S. Riseley
Ian H.S. Riseley is a chartered accountant and principal of Ian Riseley and Co., a firm he established in 1976. Prior to starting his own firm, he worked in the audit and management consulting divisions of large accounting firms and corporations. His firm specializes in income tax and management advice for individuals and small businesses. He has a master’s degree in taxation law and graduate diplomas in accounting and income tax.
Read the president's biography.
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