Improving the world through service both locally and globally
Vice President/Commercial Lender
Vadnais Heights Rotary President
Joined in 2009
Why Rotary?: I enjoy the gratification that I receive from playing a role in accomplishing great things in my local community and abroad
John Wayne Barker
Executive Director Merrick
Rotary Program Chair
Joined Rotary in 2002
Why Rotary?: Practical way to join like-minded people in making a difference in serving others.
Brian L. Carnes
Vice President Premier Banks
Rotary Vocational Service Director
Joined Rotary in 2007
Why Rotary?: Rotary provides an avenue for me to give back to the community. It also serves as a way of meeting people who are passionate about giving back. I believe that being a part of Rotary helps keep me grounded and makes me a better human being.
Joined Rotary in 2010
Why Rotary?: I wanted to make the world a better place and do it with a group of awesome people. Also the cookies at the bingo nights were hard to resist.
Thomas Policano DC
Doctor of Chiropractic
Joined Rotary in 2013
Why Rotary?: I became a Rotarian to better help serve as many people as possible. A major draw for me in joining Rotary was the opportunity to surround myself with like minded people, whose sole purpose to make someone else's life a little better!
State Senator, owner Hoffman Corner Heating & Air Conditioning
Vadnais Heights Rotary Co-Secretary
Joined Rotary in 2003
Why Rotary?: Rotary gives me a venue to help my community and my world with volunteer projects and fund raising.
Work Title: Co-owner of Urban Farm's and Greenhouses and Co-Interim Executive Director of the Vadnais Heights Economic Development Corporation
Rotary Community Service Director and Public Image Chair
Joined Rotary in 1991 as Charter Member of the Vadnais Heights Club
Why Rotary?: I first joined as a city employee because I thought a Rotary Club would be good for the community. I have stayed because I enjoy working along side hard working individuals who practice the ideals of Rotary and do many good things for people in our community and in the world.
Finance and Development Director at Merrick, Inc.
Rotary International Committee
Joined Rotary in 2002
Why Rotary?: It is a chance to get to work on positive community and global projects with a fantastic group of people
IPS Worldwide President
Join Rotary in ----
Why Rotary?; Giving back to my local community, participating in fundraising events and spending time with people who are passionate about Rotary.
White Bear Area Y Program Manager- Group X, Water X and Active Older Adults
Editor of the Rotary RAPPER
Joined in 2011
Why Rotary?: By being a member of the Rotary, I am able to work with others who have the same passion to help people, whether that is in our community or on a global level.