Rotary Honors Two Scouters

The Greater Mankato Rotary Club will honor two Scouters with its “Service Above Self” award.

Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Country Inn and Suites, Mankato
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

The Greater Mankato Rotary Club will honor two Scouters with its “Service Above Self” award at a luncheon to held on Wednesday, February 29, 2020, from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. a the Country Inn and Suites in Mankato.

Michael Karp has served on the Twin Valley Council’s Executive Board since 1998.  He has also served as the Council President and the Council’s volunteer Legal Counsel.  Mike is a Silver Beaver, past Cubmaster, and has led trips to Philmont and the BWCA.  Mike was instrumental in the conservation easement sales at Cuyuna Scout Camp which protected Camp Cuyuna for future generations, made it so the Council was debt free, provided improvements at Cuyuna and put money into our Council’s endowment fund.  Michael is an attorney at Blethen Berens.

Duane Rader is an Eagle Scout from Troop 12 in Mankato.  Duane served as Scoutmaster for Troop 29 in North Mankato for over 18 years and had 50 Scouts obtain the rank of Eagle Scout during his tenure.  He has led five trips to the BWCA, two trips to Panama City and one to the Grand Tetons.  Duane is the Water and Parks Superintendent for the city of North Mankato.

Each year the Mankato Rotary Club selects two individuals and one organization to honor with its “Service Above Self” award.  To be eligible, they must be nominated by a Rotarian, but not be a Rotarian themselves, and live up the the Rotary motto of providing “Service Above Self” in their daily lives, and then be selected by the Service Above Self selection committee.  these two men definitely live up to not only Scouting’s slogan of “Do a Good Turn Daily”, but also Rotary’s mission to serve others before one’s self.  Just like Scouts each week recite the Scout Oath and Law, Rotarian’s recite the 4-way test of 1) Is it the truth?  2)  Is it fair to all concerned?  3) Will it build good will and better friendships?   4) Will it be beneficial to all concerned?

Both Mike and Duane have been honored at the Twin Valley Council Values Event that honors those that live up to the Scout Oath and Law in their daily lives, now both are being honored by the Greater Mankato Rotary Club as well.

Please join in congratulating Mike and Duane for receiving this great honor.  

Twin Valley Council will be sending out information at a later date on how you can attend the luncheon to support Mike and Duane.