Intern shares experiences with Mobridge Rotarians


By Peg Wunder

Franklin Gross introduced Sarah Bertsch, who presented the program at Rotary on Monday, June 9.
Sarah is the Mobridge Tribune summer intern and calls Eureka and Mobridge home.  Her grandparents, Dennis and Sandy Rische, live here in Mobridge. Sarah will be a junior at South Dakota State University this fall, giving her the opportunity to serve two internships while she is in college. Most students do one internship the year they will be a senior in college. Sarah said that having two internships on her resume will be very helpful when she starts job hunting.
So far she is working on the Rodeo Edition for the Tribune.  After the Fourth of July she will be responsible for the Memory Edition.  She commented that when she finishes those two editions she will be busy working in all the other aspects of publishing the Mobridge Tribune until fall when she returns to college.
Linda Travis, her son, Steve, and her son-in-law, Robert Hanson, were guests at Rotary.  Linda, who was married to Bob Travis, asked to speak.  She said that Bob joined Rotary when he was in his 20s.  He was a Rotarian for 63 years until his death in 2013.  They were part of the international education program through Rotary and she said that they have stayed in touch with six of the students that traveled here to study.  She was glad to see that the memorial money that Rotary received was used for a plaque in the community room of the new library addition and which recognized Bob Travis.  She was given one of the Mobridge Rotary Club flags.
Tom Collignon announced that 10 or 11 Boy Scouts will be leaving at 6 a.m. on Sunday to attend camp at Lewis and Clark.
Franklin Gross passed a sign-up sheet for people who can work the ticket booth at the rodeo.  People are needed for all the rodeos over the Fourth of July holiday.
Haden Merkel was not present to claim the 50/50 pot.  Jan Sayler will have the program next week when Rotary meets on Monday at the Moose Club at noon.

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