Presiding: Jaime Stine
Meeting Room setup/takedown and general problem solving:
Inspiration: Larry Struempf
Professor’s Quote:
Foundation Flash:
Introduction of Guests:
Guests:
Exchange Students:
Visiting Rotarians: Assistant District Governor Maureen Boddicker
Junior Rotarians/RYLA/Young RYLA:
Rotaract/Interact Students:
Humor: Todd Pearson
Foundation Drawing:
O’Dwyers Drawing:
 
Announcements:
  • Jaime Stine told the club that Zoom meetings will continue at least through the September Rotary board meeting.
 
Rotarian of the Week: Jaime Stine nominated all caregivers that sent kids back to school.  
 
Songs:
 
Program: UW Construction Management Program, Francois Jacobs
 
Introduction: Jenny Eisenhauer
 
Jacobs is heading the new UW Construction Management degree through the College of Engineering and Applied Science.
 
Construction is the fastest growing profession in the U.S. There are 99 construction management programs in the U.S., so there was a pervasive need in Wyoming to also have such a program.
 
The inaugural class was in fall 2019 with 79 students. Due to COVID-19, the students have decreased to 73.
 
The degree program has the support of the state. It is divided between general education courses, construction and engineering courses, and business courses. The students will apply the learning from all of these courses to their work. The degree is a four-year program with 120 credits.
 
The students can take many of the general education courses at a community college and then transfer those credits over to this degree.
 
It is a balanced program, with opportunities for summer internships up to 6 credits.
 
All the courses are offered online to assist students. It is a challenge for the courses that have a lab or hands-on component.
 
The program is building important relationships across Wyoming to encourage students to stay in the state once they graduate.
 
There are also five certificate modules. The modules are documents/contracts, plan reading, bids/estimates, scheduling, and site management.
 
Construction is an essential part of Wyoming’s economic infrastructure.
 
Response: Rollin Abernethy
 
Don Brosz: 1933-2020
Donald J. Brosz, 87 returned to his heavenly home on August 5, 2020. His devotion to his wife Pearl and family, and his firm belief in God supported him and gave him peace.

Don was born in Tripp SD to Jonathan and Pauline Brosz on January 12, 1933.

Don received a BS degree in Agriculture Engineering in 1955 and a Masters Degree in 1960 from South Dakota State University. He served as Extension Irrigation Engineer at SD State University, Kansas State and the University of Wyoming from 1960 through 1993. He could often be seen cheering on his WYO Pokes.

Don served the Lutheran church in many roles locally, nationally and internationally, including President of Lutheran Layman's League and Board of Governors. He was active in Zion Lutheran Church, having served as President and Vice President of the Congregation.

Don also served his community, working with the IMH Fund, United Way, Cowboy Joe Club and Rotary Club among others.

Don married his high school sweetheart Pearl on August 16, 1953 in Tripp SD, and had 3 daughters. As a family they enjoyed traveling, camping and golfing.

The family will have a private burial at Green Hill Cemetery, with a celebration of life to be held at a later date.

Rotary 4-way test
Of the things we think, say, or do
•Is it the Truth?
•Is it Fair?
•Will it build Good Will and
  Better Friendships?
•Will it be Beneficial to All    
  Concerned?
 
Response: The Rotary Club of Laramie will make a donation to the public library children’s book fund in the speaker’s name.
NOTE: We Do Not Donate a Book!
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Spoke Editor: Caitlin White, 307-630-1965, cwhite@acplwy.org