Get to know your fellow Rotarian, Julie Rothmeier!!    

                                                                    by Ryan Micke   




RM: Tell us a little about yourself and your backgound in the community:
JR:I grew up in Hoyt Lakes and graduated from Aurora / Hoyt Lakes High School. I began working in the financial industry as a work-study program while a senior in high school and I’ve been in banking/ insurance for 14 years.  I started with IDS as a financial advisor.   In 1999, I moved to Esko, MN during a transfer to WellsFargo Investments.  Soon after working with WellsFargo, I went into my own independent practice with LPL 2006.  I am married to my husband Bill; I have two boys Cody and Matt, currently live on Lake Nichols, in Canyon. I’ve been a Rotarian for ten years.

RM: What are your personal hobbies and interests?

JR: I enjoy cruising around in our pontoon at our lake home with my family and friends, spending time with our two golden retrievers (Zeke and Major).  I also love to travel, enjoy our annual girls retreat, ice fishing and enjoying fine glass of wine.

RM: How long you have you been a Rotarian?
JR: I’ve been an active Rotarian since 2001.

RM: What does Rotary Means to you?
JR: To me: Giving back to the community.  I live by the motto of: “Service Above Self”.  I really enjoy helping other people and to have the interaction with the schools and the children with the literacy project.  This project is very important to me and that is the highlight of my Rotarian duties. 

RM: What makes a good Rotarian?
JR: I think an ideal Rotarian is someone who is an active member, someone who is willing to stop up to the plate when asked. (And especially, someone whom lives by the Four Way test in their daily lives.).

RM: What would you say to a new Rotarian and/or someone considering  joining the Rotary Club of Cloquet?

JR: Rotary is an organization that gives you the ability to give back to the community.  Where needed.  We focus of energy on our youth and how they can live by the four way test.   Plus we also focus on needs internationally.  I’ve gone on a mission trips to Honduras, where you’ve seen the true impact of Rotary.  Our club has built, beds, desks, and as a team built schools.

RM: If there was one thing you could do to help improve our club, what would it be?

JR: To find a way to build stronger bonds between our veteran members by helping the new members understand what Rotary is all about.