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We meet Fridays at 7:00 AM
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3556 Winnetka Avenue North
New Hope, MN  55429
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Our next meeting is Friday, January 31, 2020, at 7:00 a.m. at Frankie's.
 
Duties for the January 31 meeting are:
 
Greeter:  Robert Mattson
Invocation:  Carla Hansen
What's New:  Mac Gordon
Program:  Sharon Green
 
Looking ahead, duties for the February 7 meeting are:
 
Greeter:  Mark Neubauer
Invocation:  Kathi Hemken
What's New:  Sharon Green
Program:  Carla Hansen
 
See you bright and early Friday! 
 
Here's a list of upcoming Club activities and meetings:
          
           Friday, January 31 - 7:00 a.m. - weekly Club meeting, Frankie's
 
          Thursday, February 6 - 5:00 p.m. - Elmer's 2020 planning meeting, Frankie's
           Friday, February 7 - 7:00 a.m. - weekly Club meeting, Frankie's
           Friday, February 14 - 7:00 a.m. - weekly Club meeting, Frankie's
           Friday, February 21 - 7:00 a.m. - weekly Club meeting, Frankie's
           Thursday, February 27 - 5:00 p.m. - Club Board meeting, New Hope YMCA
           Friday, February 28 - 7:00 a.m. - weekly Club meeting, Frankie's
 
           Thursday, March 5 - 5 p.m. - Elmer's 2020 planning meeting, Frankie's
           Friday, March 6 - 7:00 a.m. - weekly Club meeting, Frankie's
           Friday, March 13 - 7:00 a.m. - weekly Club meeting, Frankie's
           Friday, March 20 - 7:00 a.m. - weekly Club meeting - Frankie's
           Thursday, March 26 - 5:00 p.m. - Club Board meeting
           Thursday, March 26 - 6:00 p.m. - Tim Kudalis Memorial Dinner/Tree House Fundraiser - Frankie's
           Friday, Mach 27 - NO MEETING
 
And planning way ahead, mark your calendars for Tuesday, June 2, 2020 for our Elmers Golf Tournament Fundraiser!!!
 
 
Elmer’s Rotary Golf Classic 2020 is just around the corner.  So don’t delay, mark your calendars today with the following information and we’ll see you there! 
 
When:                 Tuesday, June 2, 2020
 
Where:                Edinburgh Golf Course
Brooklyn Park, MN   
 
Registration:       11:00 a.m.
 
Golf:                    12:30 p.m. shotgun start
 
Dinner/Silent Auction:   6:00 p.m.
 
Remember, you don’t have to play golf to come out and support the event!  Non-golfers, feel free to come out and enjoy the dinner and silent auction.
 
Hope to see you there!
At a recent meeting, the Club heard from representatives of the Community Dental Clinic about the great services provided to our community. 
 
And at another recent information, the Club heard Lori Strong from Parenting with Purpose talk about the work with families to provide support while a family member is incarcerated. 
 
 
And another meeting featured Kaycee Stainley talking about the Reel Hope project.
 
 
Emily Wallace-Jackson provided information to our Club on the Seven Dreams Education Foundation.
 
 
 
A recent Club program was hearing from Tom Goodrich, Fishing for Life, about all the good work they do to help youth be outdoors and learn about fishing.  Our Club supports Fishing for Life and will be working on opportunities to work together. 
Club Member David Dumas has a long tradition of buying toys for kids in womens' shelters throughout the metro area.  Our Club supports his efforts.  Here is this year's bounty.  Thanks, David!
 
 
 
Our Club partnered with Community Dental to include dental goods in our holiday baskets.  Club President John Lapointe presents a check to Community Dental.
 
 
 
Club Member Jim Benshoof presents a check to one of the local KidPack projects (Calvary Lutheran Church) on behalf of the Crystal New Hope Robbinsdale and Golden Valley Rotary Clubs.  And here's a link to the Sun Post article on this project.  https://www.hometownsource.com/sun_post/community/newhope_goldenvalley/kidpack-now-serving-all-schools-in-robbinsdale-district/article_375d1a62-1acf-11ea-a11a-e76f68a60f6d.html and the CCX story: https://ccxmedia.org/news/kidpack-program-at-calvary-church-boosted-by-rotary-clubs/
 
 
President Lapointe presents a check to Tree House for their work with youth in our community.
 
President Lapointe presenting a check to Good Samaritan for their work supporting the KidPack project.
President Lapointe thanked Crystal Police Chief Revering for her presentation on the Crystal DARE program.
Three Club members, Ann Rest, Terry Johnson and Kathi Hemken participated in the August 10 community Feed My Starving Children MobilePack project.  The goal was to complete 300,000 meals.
Despite the weather, Elmer's 2019 was a great event!  We had 110 golfers, a dozen painters and other volunteers and guests who enjoyed the silent auction and dinner at Edinburgh USA.  Thanks to everyone for their work and help in putting on this event and our annual fundraiser.
 
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!
 
 
 

Thanks to our 2019 Elmers Sponsors!

We thank our generous sponsors of the 2019 Elmer's Rotary Golf Classic:

 
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