Financial Advocates’ Advisor and Partner in Philanthropy, Julie Rothmeier, Honored by Invest in Others

Financial Advocates’ advisor and partner in philanthropy, Julie Rothmeier, a retirement planning specialist and founder of Strategic Wealth Partners in Cloquet, Minnesota, has received Honorable Mention in the 13th Annual Invest in Others Awards for her philanthropic contributions to The Rotary Club of Cloquet.

Financial Advocates nominated Rothmeier for the 2019 Invest in Others Awards for her efforts spearheading the launch of two charitable initiatives benefiting children and veterans in Cloquet; the Literacy Program of Cloquet and the Rotary March for Veterans Celebration.

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A Mother’s Mission to Make March for Veterans

What do you do when your son returns from war and has bared witness to the unimaginable? How do you help a young man, only 21 years of age, struggling to assimilate with Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome? This is the situation Julie Rothmeier faced when her son returned from the Iraq War in 2012.

“My son was a first gunner responsible for leading convoys from Kuwait to Iraq where they would tear down camps and bring everything back to Kuwait,” explained Julie. “When he came home with PTSS, we did not know how to help him. We had never been to war. I didn’t know what to say, what to do, or where to turn.”

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A Rotarian’s Mission to Increase Literacy in Cloquet

The Rotary Club sounds familiar to most. After all, it’s an organization that has been around for over 110 years, has 35,000 clubs nationwide and 1.2 million members or “Rotarians.” However, depending on who you ask, you will likely get different answers regarding the club’s mission. Some will tell you it’s a networking club for professionals, others may say it’s like the “Moose Club.”

Julie Rothmeier, Retirement Planning Specialist and Founder of Strategic Wealth Partners, thought something similar. She was not sure what to expect when invited to attend her first meeting eighteen years ago. Since then, Julie has embraced the Rotarian mission, served as The Rotary Club of Cloquet’s President twice, and spearheaded the launch of two charitable initiatives near and dear to her heart; one being the Literacy Program of Cloquet, Minnesota.

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