2017 Holiday Baskets are Packet and Delivered! 2017-12-11 06:00:00Z 0
Our Club Supports Holidays Toys for Area Women's Shelters 2017-12-08 06:00:00Z 0

District 5950 Mid-Term Assembly is Saturday, January 27, 7:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

at Crown College, 8700 College View Drive, St. Bonifacius, MN  55375
Join District 5950 leaders (current and future!) for a morning that re-energizes you with new ideas, information, networking, motivation, inspiration...and good food!

No charge for Rotarians. Register at www.Rotary5950.org

For more information, contact D5950 trainer Tom Gump at (612) 770-8389.



District 5950 Mid-Term Assembly- January 27 at Crown College 2017-11-27 06:00:00Z 0

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 works with Minnetonka Rotary Club at Free Bikes 4 Kidz 2017-11-13 06:00:00Z 0
Club Supported Water Project in Nicaragua 2017-11-01 05:00:00Z 0

Our Club has supported Jaime and Liz and their Future Roots Project (www.futurerootsproject.com) 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. 
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Are you a person with leadership skills?  Do you share your ideas in your Rotary Club?  Are you a person of action?  Then you should come to your District's One Rotary Summit.  You will learn how membership, public image, humanitarian service and supporting your Rotary Foundation work together in Making a Difference in your local community. 
You will meet fellow D5950 Rotarians who have similar interests in being a "Person of Action" -- which is an exciting phrase to use in sharing about your Rotary efforts.  You will take home ideas that have worked or will be worthy of trying in this and in future years.  Don't miss this event.  There will be breakfast, lunch and beverages to fuel you to be fired up!
Registration Details
  • What:      One Rotary Summit (ORS)
  • Where:    Earle Brown Heritage Center
  • When:     Friday, September 15, 2017
  • From:      8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (Breakfast and Lunch provided)
  • Charge:  Free for all Rotary members!  (Funded by club training fee)
Registration Deadline - August 31, 2017.
Participate in a new format of case-study learning and help develop tools for District 5950’s Female Engagement Toolbox!

Questions:  Please call Tom Gump (612) 770-8389
One Rotary Summit on September 15 - Registration Information 2017-08-16 05:00:00Z 0

 It's time for our annual School Supply Drive with our partner, PRISM.  According to Anita Perkins, the buy out option is still $90 - quite a bargain!  If you're in the shopping mood, here's a list of supplies needed:


Backpacks (please bring at least four)

3-Ring Binders (1-1/2 inch size;

Spiral Notebooks minimum of 10 notebooks – either wide or college rule)

Notebook Paper & Pocket Folders (minimum 4 packages of paper – either wide or college rule; 10 pocket folders)

 Rulers & Scissors (4 plastic or wooden rulers; 4 pairs of small Fiskars)

Elmer’s Glue & Basic Calculators (minimum 4 bottles/sticks of glue; 2 calculators)

 Erasers, Crayons, Markers, Pens, Pencils, Red pencils, yellow Highlighters, pencil sharpeners and hand sanitizer bottles   (4 packages of each minimum)

 Boxes of Kleenex, USB Flash drives, combination locks


Other suggestions if you would like to contribute more:

Scientific Calculators, protractors, watercolors paints (Crayola), index cards and school boxes/pencil cases that are also required by the schools.


Thank you for helping to make the first days of school better for many students with your generous donations!


As we've done before, we'll be assisting with the give away of the supplies on Friday, August 11 , at PRISM, 9:30 - noon!!!

It's Time for our Annual School Supply Event with PRISM 2017-07-28 05:00:00Z 0


This year we are again working with the kids from TreeHouse to roast, package and sell coffee. Proceeds are used for Tree House's scholarship program.  Coffee orders will be delivered at our December 16 meeting.     
2016 Tree House Coffee Sale 2016-10-03 00:00:00Z 0
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




This year's Back to School Supplies event! 2016-08-01 00:00:00Z 0
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!





Elmer's 2016! 2016-06-28 00:00:00Z 0

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
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Cooper High School Arts - Another Club Supported Activity 2016-03-23 00:00:00Z 0

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. 
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Next Board Meeting - Tuesday, June 30, at 5:30 p.m. at Triple D Espresso in Golden Valley 2015-06-17 00:00:00Z 0


Our Club supports local DARE programs.  Past President John Slama with Crystal Police Chief Stephanie Revering and New Hope Police Chief Tim Fournier.
Our Club supports Days for Girls.  President Chue Xiong presenting a contribution to Amy Charpentier of Days for Girls.
Our Club supports the New Hope YMCA.  Club President Chue Xiong presenting a contribution to New Hope YMCA Executive Director Colleen Haubner.

Some of our Club's Donations in Support of Community Organizations 2015-04-07 00:00:00Z 0
2014 Rotary Holiday Basket Donation Items and Dates
(Please read as there are a few changes this year.)
It’s that time of year again for our annual holiday basket donation and distribution!  Shoppers will find their list of items below. If you would rather let someone else do the shopping, then provide cash or check (made out to Rotary) for $125 over the next few weeks and give to Anita Perkins or John Slama. If you choose to shop, bring all your food items the day-of basket assembly and distributionSaturday, December 13th (less hassle with handling and storage). Please notify Anita or John in advance if you will be bringing your food on the 13th as we will be counting on it to make all the baskets!
We will need drivers with a van or truck to help pick up food from Aldi’s in Crystal about 9:00am on December 13th. We will put boxes together about 11am at the New Hope community room on the 13th, and a light lunch will be served. We will be delivering about 75 boxes that day after assembly so get your teams together for deliveries. We’re also looking for help with making-up delivery routes so please lend a hand if you can. Contact Anita Perkins or John Slama with any questions, and thank you in advance for your support!
Items to be donated by Rotarians (or purchased for you from your financial donation)
Soup (at least 12 cans or boxes) – We give 2 per household
Bottled or Canned Spaghetti Sauce (i.e. Prego, Ragu, Hunts ~ at least 6 cans or bottles)
Spaghetti Pasta (at least 6 boxes/bags)
Canned Fruit (at least 6 cans or more)
Canned vegetables (at least 12 cans please) - We give 2 per household
Boxed Instant Potatoes (at least 6 boxes or bags of each)
Stuffing (at least 6 boxes or bags of each)
Cake Mix (at least 6 boxes of each)
Frosting (at least 6 boxes of each)
Cereal (at least 6 boxes or bags)
Dishwashing Liquid (6 please of each)
Christmas Candy (6 packages)
Toilet Paper (at least 6 packages of 4 rolls)
Shampoo (at least 6 bottles of each)
Conditioner (at least 6 bottles of each)
2014 Holiday Baskets - It's That Time Again! 2014-11-05 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by John Slama on May 26, 2014

Please join us for our annual Elmer's Rotary Golf Classic event on Tuesday, June 3rd at:

Rush Creek Golf Club, 7801 Troy Lane N in Maple Grove

11 am Registration opens

11:30 am - Box Lunch provided

1:00 pm - Shotgun start/scramble play

6:00 pm - social gathering

6:30 - Silent Auction, dinner, games and raffle

Contact John Slama at 651-247-3494, or jslama@herzing.edu

Elmer's Rotary Golf Classic - June 3rd, 2014! John Slama 2014-05-27 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Carla Hansen on Jul 10, 2012

Greetings fellow members!

Remember that first day back to school? The new sharpened pencils, maybe a new box of crayons. The excitement of seeing old friends again and meeting a new teacher.

Let's help make those fond memories for the kids in our neighborhood by supporting the school supply drive again this year. 

Please note the attached list of supplies on the left hand side of the page.  Note the same $90 buyout again this year. You can give more too!

 Thanks in advance for your support!


John Slama
Rotary Club of Crystal-New Hope-Robbinsdale

CNHR Rotary School Supply Project Carla Hansen 2012-07-11 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tom Kosel on Oct 26, 2010

MONDAY, OCTOBER 25 - Club Members divide students small groups to discuss their plans after high school.

STRIVE Students 2010 Tom Kosel 2010-10-27 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tom Kosel on Aug 30, 2010
Bridge the Generational Gap:
How to Attract All Ages to your Club

How to build and maintain a club where all generations are can benefit from each other, are welcomed and valued
How to Attract All Ages to your Club Tom Kosel 2010-08-31 00:00:00Z 0
Keeping the Member in Rotary, Keeping Rotary in the Member Tom Kosel 2010-08-31 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Carla Hansen

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 to play WhirlyBall. 

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

Tree House


Days for Girls

Future Roots

New Hope YMCA

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!

but what does the CNHR Rotary club DO??? Carla Hansen 0
Posted by Anne Norris

This year's exchange student, Cony, arrived on Monday, September 1.  Our Club had 15 people at the airport to meet Cony and welcome her to the USA!Image

Welcome Cony! Anne Norris 0
Posted by Anne Norris

Our exchange student Karen Hirose graduated from Armstrong High School and she goes home to Japan on July 3.  John and Margaret Spilane hosted a Graduation/Going Home Party for Karen:



Good Bye to Karen Anne Norris 0
Karen Hirose reflects on her year Anne Norris 0
Look at the fun time at the District 5950 Conference at the Radisson Blu! Anne Norris 0
More Information on the Robbinsdale Area High Schools Relay for Life Anne Norris 0
Another Friday Meeting - Respectful Polio Plus Game Participants Anne Norris 0
Posted by Anne Norris

ImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageLiz and Jaime report they broke ground earlier this week at the community space they are working on in Wl Pantanal.  They had to hand cut the entire site with machetes.  Here are some photos of their efforts!


More News from Liz and Jaime in Nicaragua Anne Norris 0
Posted by Anne Norris

As you know, our Club partnered with several other area Clubs to fill a shipping container with supplies for the Mano a Mano project.  Check out the article from the March 13 Sun Post and District Governor Diann Kirby's response to President Mac Gordron below.

Benefiting Bolivia: Area Rotary Clubs fund shipment of needed supplies

New Hope Mayor Kathi Hemken, center, joins members of the Crystal, New Hope, Robbinsdale Rotary to pack a 40-foot container with supplies to ship to Bolivia. Bolivia has the highest rural poverty rate in the world. Mano a Mano, the organization responsible for helping the Bolivians, has impacted approximately one-fourth of Bolivia’s rural population since its inception in 1994. (Submitted photo)

New Hope Mayor Kathi Hemken, center, joins members of the Crystal, New Hope, Robbinsdale Rotary to pack a 40-foot container with supplies to ship to Bolivia. Bolivia has the highest rural poverty rate in the world. Mano a Mano, the organization responsible for helping the Bolivians, has impacted approximately one-fourth of Bolivia’s rural population since its inception in 1994. (Submitted photo)

Bolivia is known for having the highest rural poverty rate in the world with 94 percent of the population not even meeting the level for adequate survival, according to the Mano a Mano organization.

Mano a Mano, meaning “hand in hand” in Spanish, is a nonprofit based in St. Paul with offices in Cochabamba, Bolivia. The organization, founded in 1994, focuses on helping Bolivians any way it can – from creating a health clinic or school to fixing roads or improving water. It is unique in that the Bolivians decide what projects are most important in their communities.

Last year the Crystal, New Hope, Robbinsdale Rotary sparked interest in helping the organization.

Jim Benshoof, a Rotarian, and his wife, Marsha, had previously been host parents to a Bolivian child through a Rotary exchange program. It was through that child that Benshoof found a passion for helping Bolivia. The Benshoofs have since traveled to Bolivia to help locals and visit the child they housed several years ago.

Benshoof learned of Mano a Mano not long ago and brought it to the attention of the Rotary.

The Crystal, New Hope, Robbinsdale Rotary partnered with the Brooklyn Park Rotary and Minnetonka Rotary to raise funds to help the organization.

In addition, Benshoof’s Rotary applied for a grant from the Rotary District 5950. Each year the district accepts applications and approves grants for rotaries in the area. In December, the Rotary was approved for a $6,000 grant.

Each participating Rotary raised $1,000 each, for a total of $9,000.

The money was used to help fund the shipment of a 40-foot container filled with needed supplies, but the money the Rotaries raised only covered a portion of the cost. According to Nate Knatterud, director of communications and research for Mano a Mano, the organization used to be able to ship containers for free but now it costs $10,000 to $14,000 to ship one container.

Once additional fees are added it could cost a total of nearly $20,000. Mano a Mano earns funds from other organizations and individuals to help with sending the containers to Bolivia.

“It’s definitely a struggle each shipment now,” Knatterud said.

The funds raised by the Rotaries is a significant help for Mano a Mano.

“We basically need the seed money for any project,” Knatterud said. “Without that we wouldn’t be able to do any of the projects we do.”

In January members of each Rotary visited the St. Paul location to pack the container with supplies. The volunteers packed 38,000 pounds of supplies to be shipped to Bolivia.

The supplies are donated from area hospitals, companies, schools and individuals rather than being dumped in landfills.

The Rotaries packed wheelchairs, crutches, walkers, hospital beds, linens, gloves, medical instruments, surgical supplies, airplane parts, wound care supplies, machine tools, school and office supplies and more. The supplies valued nearly $500,000.

Mano a Mano, a nonprofit helping Bolivia, sends shipping containers full of medical and school supplies to Bolivians in need. The Crystal, New Hope, Robbinsdale Rotary, Minntonka Rotary and Brooklyn Park Rotary packed 38,000 pounds of supplies on Jan. 21. The Rotaries, with the help of a grant, raised $9,000 to put towards the shipment of the container. (Submitted photo)

Mano a Mano, a nonprofit helping Bolivia, sends shipping containers full of medical and school supplies to Bolivians in need. The Crystal, New Hope, Robbinsdale Rotary, Minntonka Rotary and Brooklyn Park Rotary packed 38,000 pounds of supplies on Jan. 21. The Rotaries, with the help of a grant, raised $9,000 to put towards the shipment of the container. (Submitted photo)

“The sweat equity was a big part for us,” said Mac Gordon, president of the Crystal, New Hope, Robbinsdale Rotary. “It was such a fun time. We had a blast doing it. It was a fun way for us to connect as a group with the other two clubs and Mano a Mano. It was really rewarding.”

The container would be driven to New York where it would travel by ocean freight through the Panama Canal to Chile and eventually arrive in Bolivia. It would take an additional few months for the container to clear customs before the supplies could be distributed to 16 hospitals, 33 health centers, 72 clinics, 12 jails and 431 individuals.

Since its inception in 1994, Mano a Mano has shipped 3.5 million pounds of supplies valued at $14 million to Bolivia, built 145 clinics that help 700,000 Bolivians resulting in a decrease of infant mortality rate by more than 92 percent, improved 1,400 kilometers of roads, constructed seven large water reservoirs and 170 water ponds, built 49 schools and provided emergency air rescue to more than 2,100 individuals.

The Rotaries were happy to be a small part in helping Bolivians in need.

“We are on organization that is based on trying to help and support organizations, individuals and families that can’t help themselves,” Gordon said. “To see the end result… to see the amount of stuff in there that’s going to help families and individuals is pretty amazing. It’s great. We love it.”

Info: manoamano.org or cnhr-rotary.org.

Contact Gina Purcell at gina.purcell@ecm-inc.com

District Governor Diann Kirby Response to President Mac Gordon:



Great article in the Sun Post article about Crystal-New-Hope-Robbinsdale’s project to send a container of medical equipment to Bolivia project in collaboration with Mano a Mano.  Kudos to you and your project partners – Brooklyn Park and Minnetonka – for leveraging your dollars and qualifying for the maximum funding match from the district for this effort.  I loved the Sun Post article and the recognition that is given to the clubs involved.  You are truly changing lives in Bolivia with this project. 


Great work!





PS:  I also liked the accompanying photo of your Rotarians, especially the member pictured in an Iowa sweatshirt. J


Diann Kirby

District Governor

Rotary District 5950

612-207-6373 (c)

952-563-8717 (w)






Mano a Mano Project Story - Sun Post News and District Governor Diann Kirby's Response Anne Norris 0
Posted by Anne Norris
ImageImageImageOnce again, our Club partners with Tree House to sell coffee that is roasted and then bagged by Tree House volunteers.  Another successful event!
Tree House Coffee Sale Anne Norris 0
Posted by Carla Hansen

The club hosts Karen throughout the year, but we are also looking for host families for Karen to live with while she is here.  With the Rotary Youth Exchange program, Karen would become part of your family and live in your home for up to 3 months. 

Being a host family is a very rewarding experience for the student AND for the family that hosts.  Rotary exchange students are selected for the program because they want to learn about and engage in another culture.  Karen has begun immersing herself in American culture and hopes to experience different family dynamics and experiences while in Minnesota.  A rotary exchange student becomes one of the family and is expected to assist with household chores, attend family events and become part of the everyday happenings of a home.  

If you are interested in hosting Karen and being part of this young lady's great experience in Minnesota, please contact Carla Hansen at ch3mk@comcast.net or 763-504-9679.

Host Families Needed for 2013-2014 School Year Carla Hansen 0
Posted by Carla Hansen

The Crystal New Hope Robbinsdale club have welcomed their newest youth exchange member -  Karen Hirose from Japan!  Karen (pronounced Ka-Le-m) is excited to be in the youth exchange program and will be attending Robbinsdale Armstrong High School as a senior.  By enrolling as a senior a the high school, Karen will be able to attend all senior activities and graduate with the class in May 2014.   Karen is interested in volleyball, basketball and many other sports.  She enjoys cooking and photography as well. 

For more pictures of Karen's fun since she arrived, click on "Youth Exchange" on our website.

If you are interested in learning more about the Rotary Youth Exchange program or being a host family for the program, please contact Carla Hansen at ch3mk@comcast.net or 763-504-9679. 


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2013 Elmers - Another Success Story - thanks to you! Anne Norris 0
Posted by Anne Norris

Here are the assignments for the May 23 meeting:

Greeter:  Jim Erickson

Invocation:  Duane Sween

What's New:  John Slama

Program:  Ron Nida

These are the assignments for the May 30 meeting:

Greeter:  Mac Gordon

Invocation:  Chue Xiong

What's New:  Steve Sondrall

Program:  Elmer's Preparation - it's countdown time!

See you Friday morning!

May 23 and 30 Meetings at Frankies - 7 a.m.! Anne Norris 0
Posted by Carla Hansen

Aline's last day with the Crystal New Hope Robbinsdale Rotary club was on Friday June 14th.  We wish her all the best and thank her spending a year with us.  We will miss you Aline!

Aline says goodbye to the club Carla Hansen 0
Posted by Anne Norris

President Macke recently received the following thank you.

Dear Marc:


Our sincere thanks to the members of the Crystal – New Hope—Robbinsdale Rotary Club for your generous donation of $500 to purchase early childhood books for children and families. 


We purchase books that reflect the diverse families who are our neighbors, including books in various languages. The books are treasured in each home and help increase parent-child interaction.  Our Northwest Hennepin Early Childhood Network members distribute these books through various programs that serve infants and young children in this area and also at community events. 


Your gift is very much appreciated and is multiplied through our membership in First Books, which is an opportunity to purchase books for pennies on the dollar.


With sincere thanks,

Susan Blood


Thanks from one of our Club's causes Anne Norris 0
Rotarian David Bacik and Friends Anne Norris 0
Posted by Carla Hansen

CNHR President Carla Hansen and her husband Chuck participated in the Deep Freeze Dunk sponsored by the Maple Grove Rotary on Saturday January 21st.  Despite the 20 degree weather, they jumped into Fish Lake to raise money toward the construction of a public school in Haiti.  In total almost $19,000 was raised with all proceeds going to Haiti International.  Way to represent the club Carla and Chuck!Image 

Photo courtesy of CCG Creative Studios 

Deep Freeze Dunk for Haiti Carla Hansen 0
Posted by Carla Hansen

Save the date! 

 Get ready to celebrate the Holidays on Saturday December 17th  at a fun social outing with the rest of the club members and their significant others!

Tim and  Mary Ann Kudalis have invited all club members to their home for an evening of dance and celebration!  Joy Divina and Todd Paulus of Social dance Studio, Minneapolis will be providing the program and dance instruction in waltz and rhumba for all attendees!

More details will be available at Friday's meeting.   

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Posted by Carla Hansen

Looking for a volunteer opportunity?  The Emergency Food shelf Network is working with neighboring churches to ensure young students have enough food to eat each weekend through the assembly of Weekend Kid Pack's.

 Kid Pack is a collaborative effort to fight local weekend hunger for children in our own backyards. Weekend snacks are assembled and delivered to schools on Fridays for children to bring home. Weekend Kid Packs are provided to 1400 local elementary students attending Robbinsdale Area Schools.

  • One in five area households with children are food insecure. Children in those households simply do not get enough to eat-- they have to cut the size of their meals, skip meals, or even go whole days without food at some point during the school year.

  • Hungry children face unnecessary barriers as they strive to become healthy, productive, and engaged members of society.
  • Hunger contributes to poor academic performance and disruptive behavior in the classroom. Missed meals also increase tardiness and visits to the school nurse.

Click on the Download link to the left for more information including dates and times when assemblers are needed..  Thank you for helping us fight hunger in children within our community!


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Posted by Carla Hansen

The Tree House Youth met on Tuesday night and roasted and bagged over 150 pounds of coffee sold by Rotarians.  The coffee will be available to pick up at the meeting on Friday morning.  Please plan to attend and pick up your coffee.  If you haven't yet paid for the coffee, plan to do so on Friday as well.

If you are unable to pick up your coffee on Friday morning, please contact Carla by email or call 763-504-9679 to let her know and make arrangements to pick it up!

Rotary Roast Coffee has Arrived!! Carla Hansen 0
Posted by Carla Hansen

CNHR Rotarians have teamed up once again with PRISM to provide Food Box donations to those in need in time for the holidays.  All Rotarians are asked to please mark your calendars for the best part of all: Thursday, December 15, 4:30 PM at Prism for the final assembly and delivery of baskets to needy families.  A cash donation of $130 will be accepted in lieu of actual goods.  

Items to be donated by Rotarians and dates to bring it:

October 7

Soup (at least 12 cans or boxes)

Bottled or Canned Spaghetti Sauce (i.e. Prego,

            Ragu, Hunts ~ at least 6 cans or bottles)

Spaghetti Pasta (at least 6 boxes/bags)


October 14

Canned vegetables (at least 12 cans please)

Canned Fruit (at least 6 cans or more)


October 21

Boxed Instant Potatoes And Stuffing (at least 6 boxes or bags of each)


October 28

Cake Mix And Frosting  (at least 6 boxes of each)


November 4

Cereal (at least 6 boxes or bags)


November 11

Bath Soap and Dishwashing Liquid (NOT IRISH SPRING PLEASE!!)

(6 please of each)


November 18

Christmas Candy (4 packages)


December 2

Toilet Paper (at least 6 packages of 4 rolls)


December 9

Shampoo and Conditioner (at least 6 bottles of each)


C-NH-R Rotarians collect items Food and other goods for Holiday Distribution Carla Hansen 0
Posted by Carla Hansen

Our exchange student Lorena has joined the Armstrong JV Soccer Team.  They have already played two games and Lorena has been on the field about a third of the time. 

The photo shows her earlier this week in a game against Centennial High.  Way to go Lore!Image

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Posted by Carla Hansen

The Rotary Club of Crystal, New Hope and Robbinsdale has awarded Strive scholarships to Cassandra Walters of Brooklyn Park and Diamond Hoskins of Minneapolis, both 2011 graduates of Cooper High School.


Strive, a Rotary program started in 1994 at Cooper High School, is offered to high school students who are paced to graduate in the coming year.  A group of Rotarians meet every other Monday at 8 a.m. to coach the students in grade improvement, college opportunities and answer questions about goals and jobs.  The scholarships are awarded to the top two students with the biggest improvement in their grades.


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Wall of Wine with over 100 bottles to choose from! Carla Hansen 0
Posted by Carla Hansen
 Golfers and their Guests browsed over 80 Silent Auction items
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Posted by Medard Kaisershot
The authorship for this story of the National Anthem is attributed to the late Dr. Isaac Asimov. He was born in Russia and emigrated with his parents to the U. S. in 1923. He became a U. S. citizen in 1928. He is known as the father of modern sci-fi and was an accomplished chemist and physicist. He died in 1992. This is his story. All Four Stanzas By Isaac Asimov I have a weakness--I am crazy, absolutely nuts, about our national anthem. The words are difficult and the tune is almost impossible, but frequently when I'm taking a shower I sing it with as much power and emotion as I can. It shakes me up every time. I was once asked to speak at a luncheon. Taking my life in my hands, I announced I was going to sing our national anthem--all four stanzas. This was greeted with loud groans. One man closed the door to the kitchen, where the noise of dishes and cutlery was loud and distracting. "Thanks, Herb," I said."That's all right," he said. "It was at the request of the kitchen staff." I explained the background of the anthem and then sang all four stanzas.
a little story about the national anthem Medard Kaisershot 0