8/17/07 - Sent to D5960 and club leadership 07-08, please share with your members and the Family of Rotary from Bill Brueck, Webmaster:
As you know, District Technology Chair Patti Patefield had surgery Wednesday to remove a brain tumor. I just spoke with Patti's husband Ed.
He reports that the surgery and recovery are right on schedule. Patti was awake and knew what was going on already yesterday afternoon, so I guess she got the morning slot with the surgeon.
However, early reports on the tumor itself are that it was not benign. Ed cautioned that the limited sample that was analyzed at the time of surgery provides this preliminary diagnosis. They will know more about what it is and the treatment regimen today and in subsequent days. But he did say they were dealing with a Stage 4 astrocytoma and that some combination of radiation and chemo were in the picture now.
At the moment the concerns are to manage the inevitable swelling and all the extra room that's in there from the removal of the 2.5 inch diameter mass. He reports that this is going well and she may be moved from Neuro ICU to the stepdown unit today, pending availability of a bed.
Ed's voice was strong and upbeat. He emphasized several times that they are going into this with a positive attitude and will fight whatever is ahead aggressively.
I asked how Seth (age 11) was doing, and Ed reported that he's very much aware of what's going on, is asking a lot of good and pointed questions; they're very much keeping him in the loop.
Ed did mention that he had sent out a blast e-mail about 11:00 last night about all this, but I'm not finding it. If any of you got such a communication, please forward it to me or to Jingle. He laughed that Patti takes care of all the tech in their household and he was sure missing that. I told him 5960 was the same way!
For those wishing to send greetings:
St Marys Hospital of Superior
407 E 3rd St
Duluth, MN 55805
Flowers don't work yet while she's in ICU.
Let's keep this family in our prayers. I'll let you know more as I have news.
11/27/06 - District Governor Dianne Nesvig Update
To Club and District leadership:
I am very sad to report that Dianne's medical problems continue. She had a heart attack on Thanksgiving Day and spent two nights in the hospital in Mankato. She is at home and doing fine, but must have some more tests at Mayo and possible procedure depending on outcome.
Keep her in your thoughts and prayers. She is on email and here is her home address. She will be moving to a new home in North Mankato by Christmas, so she has her hands full! Perhaps she needs a Rotary moving crew!
1657 Wedgewood Drive
Owatonna MN 55060
Rotary Dist 5960/Roseville
2233 Hamline Ave No #511
Roseville, MN 55113
651/636-9054 or 800/636-9054
651/636-8799 (fax) or 612/840-8565 (cell) firstname.lastname@example.org
5/17/06 - Update on Bruce Dahlen's Condition
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4/24/06: Congratulations to Bill Sullivan who received the District 5960 Foundation Award 2005-2006 at District Conference, Also, thank you Bill for contriibution to WCS.
2/8/2006: ROCHESTER ROTARY RISERS CONFER PAUL HARRIS FELLOW TO BRUCE BULLER Bruce Buller, Assistant Governor extraordinaire and friend of the Risers' Rotary Club, was presented with a Paul Harris Fellow commemoration by President Gail Baker at their February 7 club meeting. Bruce has been a staunch supporter of the Risers and has seen them through some turbulent as well as some terrific times in recent years. Bruce's leadership was instrumental in seeing the Risers through recent membership challenges facing the club. Bruce's frequent presence at club and board meetings is greatly appreciated and deserving of the Paul Harris Fellow recognition. Congratulations, Bruce!
Joanne J. Rosener
1/21/06: Congratulation to Tony & Melanie Tschida on the birth of their daughter Cassidy Rae.
11/29/2005: A note from Jingle Mahan Regarding the death of Past District Governor Harley J Otto:
I am saddened to report the death of Past District Governor Harley J. Otto
1985-86 (wife Sarah). Harley was a member of the Rotary Club of Roseville when he retired from the MN Crop Improvement Association about ten years ago and has resided in Chisago City, wintering in Arizona ever since. He had a bad fall in Arizona, resulting in a serious head wound which caused his death a few days later on Thanksgiving Day due to complications.
Presidents, please pass this information along to any of your members who would have known Harley. Complete obituary will be in the St Paul Pioneer Press.
Friday, Dec 2 - Visitation from 4 to 8 pm
Henry, Holcomb, Boom Funeral Home
515 Highway 96
Shoreview, MN 55126
Saturday, Dec 3
Visitation from 9:30 to 10:30 am
FUNERAL at 10:30 am
Henry, Holcomb, Boom Funeral Home
515 Highway 96
Shoreview, MN 55126
11/29/2005: A note from Jingle Mahan with an update from PDG Doug Johnson (Mankato Rotary)
Hi to our friends- Our daughter, Julie, set up a web site on Patty’s health. Some of you do not know that we learned on Halloween that she has serious lung cancer. The web site is www.caringbridge.org/visit/patriciajohnson. Patty sends her love and asks for your support. Thank you, Doug and Patty
PDG Douglas W. Johnson - 1651 Commerce Dr. Suite 100 - N. Mankato, MN 56003 - Work 507-388-2939 - Home 507-625-2575 - Cell 507-327-3255 - email@example.com
10/27/05: A recent request from Leonor from Soldona Rotary (District 5010 in Alaska):
Our fellow Rotarian, Mike Sweeney will be at the Mayo Clinic for some tests Wednesday November 2, 2005 for an unknown amount of time. Would it be possible for some Rochester Rotarians to visit him as Family of Rotary? Mike is Soldotna Alaska past president, and has had a perfect attendance record since the inception of our club. Any assistance during this difficult time for him and his wife Gloria will be greatly appreciated. His patient number at the Mayo is MC 93-144-710 and his physician is Dr. Bower, neurologist. Should you have any questions please e-mail me, Leonor Fraser, at Leonor@alaska.net - a fellow Rotarian.
Please keep Mike in your prayers as this next week approaches.
10/12/05) - Congratulations to Emma Hess (Holly's Daughter) on her Catch of the Week
Thank you for the well wishes. The family is home and working on a new routine. Annaka & Gavin are teaching us how to be good parents and we are trying to teach them how to sleep through the night and NOT the day! I look forward to coming to meetings again once I return to the working world in November.
Thanks Again- Jen, Matt, Annaka, And Gavin Busch
August 26, 2005: Congratulations, Tracey, for your first place prize for the Best Site of the Year from the Steelcase Turnstone Dealer Design Contest. Tracey and her team from Schmidt Goodman earned their first place prize from over 40 entries throughout the country. Other place winners were from New York, Alabama, Arizona etc. For more information - click here. To see pictures - click here.
Ryan Donald Roberts (Don Robert's Grandson) born Feb. 2005
Maddox Philpott (Jerry Perry's Grandson) born Feb. 2005
Aiden Smoley born Sept 2004
We would also like to have "Rotary Family" Pictures posted on this site
Chris, Tracey, Ayva, & Maya Fogarty (January 2005)
Cave Exploring Pictures - Bill Brueck & Friends
Chris, Kristy, Abbi, & Max Berg (September 2004)
Aaron, Abby, Emma & Holly Hess (October 2004)