Speaker Date Topic
Paul Mooty Aug 27, 2019
Faribault Woolen Mill Company

Paul Mooty is a partner and serves as Chairman of Faribault Woolen Mill Company. Founded in 1865, the year Lincoln died and the Civil War ended, Faribault woolens are renowned for their comfort and quality. The Mill is one of the last fully integrated mills in the United States producing woolen goods from raw fiber to finished goods under one roof. 

Bob Solis Sep 24, 2019
Open Arms
Open Arms

Bob Solis (so-lease) is a member of the Sun City, Arizona Rotary Club.  In his working life, Bob is a financial advisor and Senior Vice President with Morgan Stanley in the Phoenix area.   


Bob is a native of Minnetonka and attended Benilde-St. Margaret’s High School in St. Louis Park, graduating in 1980.  Following high school, Bob attended Notre Dame on a baseball scholarship. 


In 2006, Bob and his wife Sallie took their life savings to found Open Arms Home for Children in South Africa.  The Home currently serves 58 children orphaned by AIDS in South Africa.  Bob will talk about this project today.

In 2014, Bob was named a winner of Rotary International’s “Service Above Self “ Award.  He is passionate about the role that Rotary plays in the lives of people throughout the world.

Bob and his wife Sallie have 5 adult children and live on the west side of Phoenix.  He also serves as the Interact coordinator at Challenger Middle School in Glendale which boasts 75 enthusiastic Interactors who serve the community with the pride and enthusiasm.

Ola Larsmo Oct 08, 2019
Ola Larsmo - Author

Ola lives in Sweden and a few years ago he wrote a book about a Swedish immigrant family that came to the U.S. in the 1890’s and lived in the hidden St. Paul neighborhood known as Swede Hollow.  His book has just been translated into english and is set to be released soon. He'll be in the U.S. promoting this new release in several cities including Minneapolis.


There will be no regular club meeting this week, as we have the Area 3 Veterans's Day Luncheon on Monday, November 11th.


There will be no meeting on Tuesday this week, as we have a joint meeting with the Edina Rotary Club on Thursday, November 21st.

Joint Meeting - Jennifer Jones, speaker Nov 21, 2019 12:00 PM

There will be no club meeting on Tuesday, due to the Thanksgiving Baskets activity with the Edina Rotary Club on Wednesday, November 27th.