March 16 Announcements & Finemaster


Amanda Bloomgren asked for Wall Of Wine contributions (cash, bottles or casks to Dan Keyport), auction items (to Dave Melchert), corporate sponsors, cash or ticket donations, help with a balloon arch, and Super Hero costumes for our April 8 Gala. Char Weber did not give us her inspiring “I’m Excited” or more inspirational “WOO HOO!” but we got the point anyway.

Char asked users to take advantage of Amazon Smile, Amazon’s charity feature which donates a portion of your purchases the Chaska Rotary Foundation. Go to, log in and search “Chaska Rotary” when prompted. Follow the prompts to choose Chaska Rotary Foundation as your Amazon Smile charity.

Gary Cooper pointed towards April 26 as the next STRIVE meeting.

Greg and Cindy Anderson invited us to the Boy Scout benefit Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, March 19, at the Chaska VFW.

Matt Podhradsky asked for Christmas in May house improvement project nominations. The work will occur on Saturday, May 6.

Exchange Student, Chirawat Charoenwat

“Boss” has experienced the hosting of Matt Szybnski, Greg and Cindy Anderson, and now is staying with Gary and Sandy Cooper.

Finemaster and Happy Dollars, Ron Cossette

Ron Cossette  fined our Sergeant at Arms Jeff Filipe for reorganizing the button box sequence. Then Steve Larson paid for some transgression.  Back to Quiz Time – several tables paid for their lack of St. Patrick’s Day trivial knowledge. Happy Dollars came from Caroline Ness, Kevin Eide, and Char.