Marantha topic at Rotary ClubBernie Satrom, Marantha Custom Churches in Jamestown, spoke at the Jamestown Rotary Club weekly meeting. He was introduced by Rotary member Nick Schmidt.
Bernie Satrom, Marantha Custom Churches in Jamestown, spoke at the Jamestown Rotary Club weekly meeting. He was introduced by Rotary member Nick Schmidt.
Satrom discussed his business of custom building. He came to Jamestown in 1977 building farm buildings and airplane hangars. His unique church designs caught on and he has designed churches all over the world. He said his designs often use the octagon shape. He also is in the sound and video business. He does not like to design standard buildings and said his buildings are expandable. His faith is an important part of his work. He has built buildings in earthquake and permafrost regions. He currently does about 70 buildings a year.
He also had a recent run for state Senate and has not ruled out another run during the next election.
Quincy Backen presided over the meeting. “Happy Dollars” were collected by Sergeant-at-Arms Lyman Keim. The invocation was given by the Rev. Johnny Rhodes and Katie Andersen led the singing with Gina Dahl at the piano. Guests at the meeting included Jamestown High School students Jana Lynch and Brittney McIntyre. Rhodes also introduced his in-laws from Lampur.
Club members were reminded about the Jamestown Rotary Job Shadow program scheduled for March 26. Rick Pfieffer is heading this up. Club members were also reminded of the upcoming Ag Week Luncheon on March 19 and the Wine Tasting Brew Ha Ha and Auction on April 18.
Mark Sherfy is in charge of today’s program. Sergeant-at-arms is Steve Listopad. Songs will be directed by Marv Tokach and the invocation will be given by Tim Ottmar.