Month: June 2019

June Social Media Lunch

The first Wednesday of the month is here again! Mark your calendars… every first Monday of the Month EXCEPT for July – our summer break month.  🙂 Wednesday, June 5, 2019Time:  Noon Location:   442nd Street NW, Ortonville (Lower Level of the Community Center) Topics: Connect & Promote – tying in with Local Events Posts Discussion on last month’s Google My Business topic (see link & info below) Reminder:  These are informal lunch meetings where everyone brings their own lunch and drink – and joins in conversation after the initial agenda.  Of course, there will be discussions throughout the hour! Thank you to Patrick Buttke & Chance Haugen of “Famous in a Small Town” for providing an overview, some tips, and stressing the importance – of “Google My Business”.  I’ve provided a video of the meeting below… this is not a formal presentation video – just the raw discussion of our informal Social Media Lunch meetings!  I knew a couple of regulars were unable to make this meeting so I videotaped the meeting on this very important topic!  We …

Memorial Day Program in Ortonville 2019

Another amazing Memorial Day Program sponsored by the Big Stone Lake VFW Post 3964 and the VFW Auxiliary Post 3964 which was held at the Ortonville School Gymnasium. This was the first year in a very long time that I’ve been out of town for the Program – thank you to my sister, Heidi Weeding Karels, for videotaping the Program for me!  It was her first time – so through a couple of technical adjustments and seating positioning, the video does not include the complete program.  After editing and uploading the video, I sat and watched the complete video.  I had tears streaming down my face during the Memorial Day Address by Pastor Ailsa Harl (who has accepted a Chaplain appointment and I’m sure will be missed greatly by Ortonville’s Zion Lutheran Church!!)  I hope you take a few minutes to watch the complete video.  It truly provided an emotional and vivid picture of the cost that has been paid and will continue to be paid for our freedoms, here in the United States of …