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November 2017


We meet Fridays at 7:00 AM
3556 Winnetka Avenue North
New Hope, MN  55429
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There will be NO meeting on Friday, November 24 - Happy Thanksgiving! 
Looking ahead, duties for the December 1 meeting are:
Greeter:  Mac Gordon
Invocation:  Jim Benshoof
What's New:  David Bacik
Program:  Steven Sondrall
See you bright and early Friday morning!
Here's a list of upcoming Club activities and meetings:
         No Meeting on November 24 - Happy thanksgiving!
         Friday, December 1 - 7 a.m. - weekly Club meeting, Frankie's
         Friday, December 8 - 7 a.m. - weekly Club meeting, Frankie's
         Saturday, December 9 - Holiday Baskets Project
         Friday, December 15 - 7 a.m. - weekly Club meeting, Frankie's
         Friday, January 5 - 7 a.m. - weekly Club meeting, Frankie's
         Tuesday, January 9 - 6 p.m. - Club Board meeting
         Friday, January 12 - 7 a.m. - weekly Club meeting, Frankie's
         Friday, January 19 - 7 a.m. - weekly Club meeting, Frankie's
         Friday, January 26 - 7 a.m. - weekly Club meeting, Frankie's
         Tuesday, June 5, 2018 - Elmers, Edinborough Golf Club - It's never too early to start thinking about golf!

On Saturday, November 11, members of our Club partnered with members of the Minnetonka Rotary Club to turn dusty unused bikes into working shiny bikes for kids with Free Bikes 4 Kidz.  Free Bikes 4 Kidz' goal for this year is to collect, fix and give away over 5,000 bikes to kids in need. 

Our crew helped clean and fix some of the bikes to be given away on November 16. 



Our Club has supported Jaime and Liz and their Future Roots Project ( for several years.   The Future Roots Project is a collective founded in Minnesota that focuses on sustainable educational, artistic, and health initiatives in Nicaragua.  From teachers trainings to designing sustainable classroom materials, Future Roots brings educational and artistic opportunities to impoverished communities that improve literacy rates, creativity, self worth, health & empowerment in children.  Jaime and Liz are passionate about improving the lives of kids in Nicaragua. 
As well as being involved in a lot of local projects, our Club is involved in international projects.  Our current international project is the Agua Para Nicaragua project.  We are working with the Rotary Club of Masaya Nicaragua to furnish and install water filtration systems for 300 homes in 4 villages in the Masaya Department of Nicaragua.  These villages have elevated cases of GI-tract infections, primarily due to contaminated water sources.  The water filtration system will use a system that has been successfully used on many other locations globally.  Our Club is also partnering with other area Clubs as well as the Muskogee Club in Oklahama.
You know you've been wondering...what are the Top 10 Reasons to Join Rotary?
    10.  Awesome people in the Club!
     9.   Great breakfast at Frankie's every Friday!
     8.   Interesting speakers each week!
     7.   Working on clean water for everyone!
     6.   Working to eradicate polio from the world!
     5.   Working on international projects such as Future Roots Project, Days for Girls, Clean Water, etc!
     4.   Supporting community organizations such as the YMCA, Tree House , KidPack, Boy Scouts, Robbinsdale schools!
     3.   Holiday food baskets in conjunction with local food shelves!
     2.   Back to school school supplies with PRISM!
     1.   Doing good in the world, starting with our communities!
Please come visit us; we meet Friday mornings at 7 a.m. at Frankie's Pizza in New Hope!

Thanks to our 2017 Elmers Sponsors!

We thank our generous sponsors of Elmer's 2017 Event:


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