Club Membership

Officers & Directors 2017-2018

Office Member
President: Bob Shepard
President Elect: Bonnie Lodermeier
Past President: Ryan Schramm
Secretary/Treasurer: Joe Coyle
Club Service:
Vocational Service:
Community Service: Ryan Schramm
International Service:
Other Club Officers
Office Member
Sergeant-at-Arms Steve Dabelow & Richard Peterson
Interact/Youth Protection Mary Johnson
Membership Chair John Wegmann
Bulletin Editor Bob Shepard
Chaplain Rebecca Brown
CICO/Club Internet
Rotary Foundation Glenn Christian
Publicity Dick Dalton
Program Chair Bob Shepard
Youth Exchange Carol Sinykin

Membership Roster

BassettJim Bassett
Sr. Active Publishing
Member Since 1983
Hometown: Bemidji, MN
Educational Background: BA, St John’s University; JD, William Mitchell College of Law
Hobbies: Bicycling
Why am I a Rotarian? Enables me to participate in many community service endeavors.
Business: Retired


Becky Brown
Nursing, Mayo Clinic
Member Since 

BringgoldPaul Bringgold
Member Since 1993
Hometown: West Concord, MN
Educational Background: Rochester Junior College and University Minnesota
Why am I a Rotarian? Service to the Community.
Business: Retired, Chairman – 1st National Bank in Cannon Falls



ChristianGlenn Christian
Hospital Administration
Member Since 2005
Hometown: Dolton, Illinois
Educational Background: BSBA Creighton University, Omaha; MBA/Hospital Administration City University, Bellevue, Washington.
Hobbies: All sports, reading, spending time with friends and family
Why am I a Rotarian? Service to the community, fellowship and Exchange Program.
Business: Administrator Cannon Falls Medical Center – Mayo Health System


CoyleJoe Coyle
Computer Software
Member Since 2007
Hometown: Minneapolis, MN
Educational Background: BS Electrical Engineering (U. of MN), MBA (Carlson – U. of MN).
Why am I a Rotarian? Connect with other community members that are interested in working on service projects..
Business: StarTech Computing, Inc.



DabelowSteve Dabelow
Group Benefits
Member Since 1994
Educational Background: BS St Olaf College (double major – Hist. & Economincs)
Hobbies: Golf, Raquetball, Landscape Work, Travel Why am I a Rotarian? Fellowship, Speakers, passion for Communty service.
Business: Armbruster Employee Benefits



DaltonDick Dalton
Sr. Active Publishing
Member Since 1963
Hometown: Cannon Falls, MN
Educational Background: B.A. Gustavus Adolphus College
Hobbies: Golf, Gardening, Grandkids
Why am I a Rotarian? Great Programs, great fellowship, service to the community.
Business: Cannon Falls Beacon Editor


GieseBeth Giese
Member Since 2009
Hometown: Pine Island, MN
Educational Background: BA Education, Nebraska State University, MA Education, MA School Administration.
Hobbies: Riding my Tennessee Walkers (horses).
Why am I a Rotarian? Enables me to participate in my community!
Business: Superintendent, Cannon Falls School District


Holte John Holte
Member Since 1984
Rotary Classification: Optometry
Educational Background: Bemidji State University. Pacific University. College Of Optometry
Hobbies: Archery, Fishing, Hunting, Travel
Why am I a Rotarian? I enjoy fellowship, programs and service. I like supporting the foreign exchange program.


HvistendahlJim Hvistendahl
Member Since 2001
Hometown: Worthington, MN
Educational Background: AA from Worthington Junior College, B.S. South Dakota State University (Math Education)
Hobbies: Woodworking, Golf, Fishing, Raquetball, and Gardening.
Why am I a Rotarian? To give back to our community and the world and support our youth.
Business: Retired


JohnsonDavid Johnson
Member Since 2001
Hometown: Albert Lea, MN
Educational Background: BS Luther College, IA
Hobbies: Fishing, Hunting and Travel
Why am I a Rotarian? Rotary is a club that makes a difference in the world. Friendship and the Youth Exchange Program.
Business: Retired

KochBob Koch
Member Since 2009
Hometown: Peoria, Illinois
Educational Background: BS Geology & Biological Sciences, Illinois State University, 1977 / MS Program, Geology, Northern Illinois University, 1980
Hobbies: Fishing, hiking, bowling, bicycling, home improvement projects, bridge, science reading.
Why I am a Rotarian: In my 15 years overseas, I learned that the world is indeed a very small place and people of all cultures are very similar in their wants, needs and aspirations.  I strongly support any organization that promotes international exchange and understanding between America and the rest of the world.  I believe Rotary International is one of the best at these objectives, so I am proud to be a part of it
Business: International oil and gas exploration & production.

LodermeierBonnie Lodermeier
Software Engineer
Member Since 2008
Hometown: Ivanhoe, MN
Educational Background: Bachelor degrees in Business and Computer Science, Mankato State
Hobbies: Hiking, kayaking, stain glass art, baking, and gardening
Why I am a Rotarian: To work with an exceptional group of people to serve our community.
Business: Software Engineer at IBM


LorentzEd Lorentz
Meat Processing





MensingDick Mensing
Sr. Active Malting
Member Since 1978
Hometown: Cannon Falls
Educational Background: BA in Business administration – St Cloud State
Hobbies: Video, Boating, Computers.
Why am I a Rotarian? Enjoy doing things for others, friendships.
Business: Retired


Dan Massett
Member Since 2014

Business: Merchants Bank, Red Wing and Cannon Falls



IM000172.JPGDick Peterson
Member Since 1977
Hometown: Cannon Falls
Educational Background: St Olaf College – American Studies major.
Hobbies: Travel, Sports, Cultural Events, Gardening
Why am I a Rotarian? A fun group for fellowship, great Programs, the right mix of fun and outreach.
Business: Turkey Farming



Gary Schmidgall
Concrete Pipe Mfg
Member Since 2014




Ryan Schramm
Medical Facilities
Member Since 2013
Educational Background:  Moorhead State University
Business: Facility Manager – Mayo Health System


SchwarzoffCharles Schwarzhoff
Member Since 1983
Hometown: Galesville, WI
Educational Background: BS – Business Administration – UW Lacrosse and MS Business – University Wisconsin.
Business: Accountant



ShepardBob Shepard
Non-profit Management
Member Since 2011
Hometown: Byron, Michigan
Educational Background: BS, Dairy Science, Michigan State University;  MBA, Association Management, DePaul University, Chicago.
Hobbies: Reading, gardening, growing orchids.
Why am I a Rotarian? To be involved in the community and to support Rotary projects.
Business: Retired from Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation


SinykinCarol Sinykin
Member Since 2010
Hometown: Grand Rapids, MN
Educational Background: Technology, University of Minnesota, Master of Divinity, Luther Seminary.
Hobbies: Hiking, gardening, reading, biking.
Why am I a Rotarian? The goals and concerns of Rotary are things close to my heart: serving and student exchange.
Business: Pastor, St. Ansgar’s Lutheran Church



j_wegmannJohn Wegmann
Member Since 2006
Hometown: Bloomington, WI
Educational Background: Degree in Agribusiness, University of Wisconsin/Platteville.
Why am I a Rotarian? I like what the club stands for and the prople in it.
Business: Banker, First Farmers and Merchants Bank, Cannon Falls


IM000156.JPGLyle Wilson
Sr. Active Malting
Member Since 1971
Hometown: Cannon Falls, MN
Educational Background: Cannon Falls H.S.
Hobbies: Reading, Home Projects and Woodworking
Why am I a Rotarian? Programs, Fellowship and the association with other people I do not meet on a daily basis.
Business: Retired