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Fridays at 7:00 AM
3556 Winnetka Avenue North
New Hope, MN 55429
United States of America
Club Executives & Directors
Immediate Past President
Club Foundation Chair
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October 2022
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Our next meeting is 7 a.m. on Friday, October 7 at Frankie's (Zoom details sent separately.)
Duties are:
Greeter: Heena Singh
Invocation:  Mark Neubauer
What's New:  Bob Mattson
Program: John Lapointe - he has a representative of Theatre Elision to speak to us
See you bright and early Friday.
Here's what's coming up:
          Friday, October 7 - 7:00 a.m. - Club meeting, Frankie's and via Zoom (details sent separately)
          Tuesday, October 11 - 5:00 p.m. - Club Board meeting, Crystal City Hall, 4141 Douglas Drive
          Friday, October 14 - 7:00 a.m. - Club meeting, Frankie's and via Zoom (details sent separately)
          Friday, October 21 - NO MEETING - Service Project - Details TBA
          Friday, October 28 - 7:00 a.m. - Club meeting, Frankie's and via Zoom (details sent separately)
          Friday, November 4 - 7:00 a.m. - Club meeting, Frankie's and via Zoom (details sent separately)
          Friday, November 11 - 7:00 a.m. - Club meeting, Frankie's and via Zoom (details sent separately)
          Friday, November 18 - NO MEETING - Service Project - Details TBA
          Friday, November 25 - NO MEETING - Happy Thanksgiving!
 And looking way ahead, save the date of Tuesday, June 27, 2023 for our Rotary Golf Tournament and Fundraiser and Edinburgh USA.  
District Governor Lloyd Campbell shared his wisdom and observations at a recent Club meeting.
Ray Ruiz of Baztec was our program at a recent meeting.  His passion is to promote fishing opportunities for all.
New Hope Community Services and Crime Prevention Officer Kallio updated the Club on New Hope police department community outreach.
Cooper High School Principal Frank Herman was our program at a recent meeting.
Mary Moriarity was the program at our July 29 meeting, and is with President Anderson and former President Brooks-Green.
At our July 15 meeting, we had two guests:  former Club member Tony Witkowski receiving a Paul Harris pin (several years after the fact smiley) and former Hennepin County Public Defender Mary Moriarity.
Club member Daniel Bakken serenaded the Club at our June 24 meeting.
Club member Senator Ann Rest provided a legislative update at our April 22 meeting.
At a recent meeting, local celebrity Zach Redmon of Redmon Popcorn, guest of Club member and other local celebrity Mayor Kathi Hemken, shared his story of Redmon Popcorn and his recent stardom on Colbert's Late Show.
This year's Tim Kudalis and John Spilane TreeHouse fundraiser.  Another great turnout for a great organization.  
Treasurer Andrew Agosto  and President Bob Mattson with Renee Natzke of Tree House, recipient of the proceeds of the 2021 coffee sale project.
President Bob Mattson presenting a check to Heather Hegi to support the work of the Crystal Historical Society.
At a recent meeting, Club President Bob Mattson presented checks to the following initiatives helping youth in our area.  Sue Casserly of Lundstrum Performing Arts Center, and Sue and Dawn with the KidPack program.
Packing beans at The Food Group.
On April 8, these volunteers worked a shift at Second Harvest packaging supplemental food boxes for seniors.
On a recent Saturday, several Club members helped out with a Fishing for Life event at Canterbury Park.
In January, a few brave Club members volunteered time at Second Harvest Heartland - guessing the project involved sweet potatoes.
Our Club participated in Robbinsdale's Meet & Greet event - and we beat the rain!  Great to see everyone!
In May our Club cleaned up Crystal's Becker Park the day before the community celebration of the improved park.  Way to go, Club!
The May District Conference included the opportunity plant trees at Brookdale Park in Brooklyn Park.  Club President Sharon Green was there (with District Governor Tom Gump and Rotary International Director Suzi Howe) and represented our Club and our Club-sponsored tree.
The latest service project for the Club was an updating at Tree House - painting and prepping for new couches.  Big improvement!
The Club did a service project at the Food Group on March 19 and our assignment was packing black beans.  Way to go, team!!!
The Club did a service project on February 20 at Bibles for Missions.  We helped with sorting and putting out inventory.
Are you an established professional who wants to make positive changes in your community and the world?  Our Club members are awesome!
Our 1.2 million-member organization started with the vision of one man - Paul P. Harris.  The Chicago attorney formed one of the world's first service organizations, the Rotary Club of Chicago, on February 23, 1905 as a place where professionals with diverse backgrounds could exchange ideas and form meaningful, lifelong friendships.  Rotary's name came from the group's early practice of rotating meetings among the offices of each member.
You are invited to visit us at an upcoming meeting - we meet Friday mornings at 7 a.m. at Frankie's Pizza in New Hope. 
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!

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