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April 2017


We meet Fridays at 7:00 AM
3556 Winnetka Avenue North
New Hope, MN  55429
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Our next meeting is Friday, April 28 at 7 a.m. at Frankie's.
Duties for the April 28 meeting are:
Greeter:  Lynn (Bohm) Anderson
Invocation:  Chue Xiong
What's New:  Jim Adams
Program:  Anita Perkins
Looking ahead, duties for the May 5 meeting are:
Greeter:  Jim Benshoof
Invocation:  Jim Adams
What's New:  Andrew Agosto
Program:  Ann Rest
See you bright and early Friday morning!
Here are Club activities and meetings going on in April and beyond:
         Tuesday, April 25 - 6 p.m. - Club Board meeting, New Hope YMCA
         Friday, April 28 - 7 a.m. - weekly Club meeting, Frankie's
         Friday, April 28 - all day District Conference, Westin Hotel, Edina
         Friday, May 5 - 7 a.m. - weekly Club meeting, Frankie's
         Friday, May 12 - 7 a.m. - weekly Club meeting, Frankie's
         Friday, May 19 - 7 a.m. - weekly Club meeting, Frankie's
         Friday, May 26 - 7 a.m. - weekly Club meeting, Frankie's
         Tuesday, May 30 - 6 p.m. - Club Board meeting, New Hope YMCA
         Friday, June 2 - 7 a.m. - weekly Club meeting, Frankie's
         Tuesday, June 6 - Elmer's Golf Classic, Edinburgh, Brooklyn Park

Mark your calendars now and save the date of Tuesday, June 6 for this year's Elmer's Golf Event!!!

This is our Club's biggest fundraising event of the year!  This year we will be at Edinburgh USA, 8700 Edinbrook Crossing in Brooklyn Park.  Events start with a box lunch, then a golf scramble starting at 1 p.m. following by a cash bar and dinner. 
So don’t delay, mark your calendars today with the following information and we’ll see you there! 
When:                 Tuesday June 6, 2017
Where:                Edinburgh Golf Course
Registration:       11:00 a.m.
Golf:                    12:30 p.m. shotgun start
Silent Auction:   6:00 p.m.
You don’t need to golf to enjoy our event, come enjoy dinner and  silent auction.
New this year, a fun activity for non-golfers, watch for details!
Don't miss the fun! 
Every year our Club partners with Tree House to sell coffee to help raise funds for and with the youth at Tree House.  Here is Tree House staff Michelle accepting the proceeds of our Club's sale for Tree House activities. Thanks to Andrew Agosto for coordinating the roasting of the coffee, coffee sales and coffee delivery!!! 
The Club met on December 17 to package and deliver 110 holiday food baskets to families in need in our Club area. 

Arch Klumph’s idea for an endowment fund dedicated to “doing good in the world” planted the seed for The Rotary Foundation in 1917. That one idea and an initial contribution of $26.50 set in motion a powerful force for good that has transformed millions of lives around the globe.
It's August and you know what that means - it's back to school time!  Once again, we partnered with PRISM to provide back to school supplies to area students. The Crystal-New Hope-Robbinsdale Rotary club raised $1720 to be used to purchase school supplies that we donated to PRISM.  7 Club members assisted with school supplies distribution on Friday, August 19.

2016 School Supply Distribution




Amy Charpentier of Days for Girls receives $750 for Days for Girls New Hope from president Mark Neubauer.

Our Club Supports These Community Groups and Activities

Incoming Club President Mark Neubauer giving a check to Emily of the Food Group.
Club President Chue Xiong giving a check to Elim Kidpack serving Lakeview School.
Club President Elect Mark Neubauer giving a check to Kurt from Robbins Adaptive Recreation.
Michelle of Tree House receives a check from Club President Elect Mark Neubauer
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.

We Support the Boy Scouts

Boy Scout Representative John Olson accepts a check from Club President Chue Xiong at a recent Club meeting.
The Elmer's Golf Tournament is our Club's annual fundraiser to support all the Club's activities.  Elmer's 2016 was a successful and fun event!  Thanks for your help in making this event a success!





At a recent meeting, Club President Chue Xiong presented John Perkins of Cooper High School Arts with a check supporting the high school dramatic arts program. 

We Support the Robbinsdale School District Early Education Program

Former Club member Melodie Hanson accepts a check from Club President Chue Xiong at a recent Club meeting.
At our February 26 meeting, President Chue Xiong presented Alana Erickson and Toni Hults of the Seven Dreams Foundation with a check for their work with students and teachers in District 281.

More Club-Supported Activities and Services

Toys for Battered Womens Shelters  
Club member David Dumas annually collects toys for the battered womens shelters in the metropolitan area.  Nice work!
Dinner at Your Door provides hot meals to residents who aren't able to cook for themselves.  Deb of Dinner at Your Door was at the December 18 meeting to receive a contribution from our Club and talk about the service provided.
Our Club has been a long-time supporter of Tree House.  Michelle was at our December 18 Club meeting to receive one of the Club's contributions to support Tree House efforts to help kids. 

I was asked the other day what our club does besides meet weekly, visit, listen to a speaker and have a wonderful breakfast.  So I started going back through the last months to let you know some of what the club does. 

Would it surprise you to find out that we:

Purchased school supplies and backpacks for distribution through PRISM for the back to school program

Took a group of Tree House students fishing for an evening at Medicine Lake where they enjoyed a cook out of hot dogs, hamburgers and enjoyed the great outdoors.

Collected and distributed 110 Holiday Food Baskets through PRISM which also included hats and gloves through the Warm Hands Warm Hearts initiative in each bag.

Sold over 150 bags of coffee with all proceeds going to the Tree House for youth initiatives. 

Raised over $750, through pocket change donations (and it's still growing!) for Rotary's Polio Plus initiative

In addition, we also gave back to the community through monetary donations to the following groups:

Local DARE officers

Armstrong Performing Arts

Tree House


and many other activities and donations. 

So to answer the question, what does the CNHR Rotary club DO?  Whatever we can to help make a difference within our community! 

If you would like more information about Rotary or our club, please send email any one of the Club officers (on the left hand side of the page).  We would LOVE to have you join us and help make a difference in Crystal, New Hope and Robbinsdale!


Thanks to our 2017 Elmers Sponsors!

We're looking forward to Elmer's 2017 on June 6 at Edinburgh in Brooklyn Park and we thank our sponsors:
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