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Wednesdays at 7:00 AM
Frankies
3556 Winnetka Avenue North
New Hope, MN 55429
United States of America
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Our next meeting is Wednesday, May 29, at 7 a.m. at Frankie's (Zoom details sent out separately).
 
Duties are:
Greeter:  Anita Perkins 
Invocation:  Steve Sondrall
What's New:  Bailey Beckman
Program:  Mark Neubauer who has invited a mental health professional to speak to the Club
 
See you Wednesday morning!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
OUR MEETINGS ARE ON WEDNESDAY MORNINGS
 
           Wednesday, May 29 - 7:00 a.m., Club meeting, Frankie's (Zoom details sent separately)
 
           Wednesday, June 5 - NO MEETING, Service Project TBA
           Tuesday, June 11 - 5:00 p.m., Club Board meeting, New Hope City Hall
           Wednesday, June 12 - 7:00 a.m, Club meeting, Frankie's (Zoom details sent separately)
           Wednesday, June 19 - 7:00 a.m., Club meeting, Frankie's (Zoom details sent separately)
           Tuesday, June 25 - 2024 Rotary Golf Classic, Edinburgh USA
           Wednesday, June 26 - NO MEETING           
 
 
Every month, our Club tries to do at least one service project. 
 
In April, a mighty group packed rice at The Food Group.
 
 
 
 
Our January service project was doing a shift packing rice at Second Harvest.
 
 
In December, we did our annual holiday food basket assembly and delivery.  The Club assembled and delivery 90 baskets to families in need in our area.  
 
           
 
 
        
 
 
We helped pack rice at Second Harvest in November.
 
                
 
In October we helped pack meat boxes for The Food Group.
 
 
 
The Robbinsdale Meet and Greet is in September and our Club participated again this year.
 
 
 
In September we attended the EcoClub's presentation on monarch butterflies and other pollinators.
 
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Our August service project was packing school supplies for NEAR.
 
 
 
In July we were at Second Harvest sorting potatoes and were partnered with the Northeast Metro Rotary Satellite Club.
 
St. Thomas University Women's Basketball Coach Ruth Sinn returned for the Club's program.
 
        
 
At the last meeting, a former exchange student, Lorena, returned for a visit.
 
       
 
April 24 was our Rotary Matters meeting.  Brian Bourassa of WSB spoke to our Club and guests about the importance of Rotary in his personal and professional life.
 
    
 
 
At a recent meeting, we heard from the New Hope, Crystal and Robbinsdale city managers - Reece Bertholf, Adam Bell and Tim Sandvik.
 
 
 
Club Co-President Mark Neubauer was our program recently.
 
 
 
Former Club member Tony Witkowski was our program recently to update us on his latest adventures.
 
 
 
At a recent meeting, the Club heard a public safety update from Robbinsdale Police Captain and New Hope Council Person John Elder.
 
 
 
The Club heard from Ambrose Russell sharingThe Inner Hero's mission and goals.
 
 
Jennifer Hendrickson of the Edina Noon Rotary Club discussed Camp Enterprise and her work with the Alzheimer's Association at a recent meeting.
 
 
 
At a recent meeting Cealleigh Smart updated the Club on Haiti Outreach latest activities.  The Board approved a grant to participate in a project that will capture solar power for 2 existing community wells in Haiti.
 
 
Club member Sharon Brooks shared information for families of the imprisoned.
 
 
Our Club heard about the work being done by Mobility Worldwide.
 
 
Nieya Amezquita of Amez Dance was a recent Club program.
 
 
Alicia and Kevin of PRISM updated the Club on the PRISM programs, needs and opportunities for partnerships.
 
 
 
Matt Bazyk of Robbinsdale Recreation shared his experience with the inaugural "Badges and Bobbers" event co-sponsored by our Club.
 
 
 
Fanta and Dion Hutchinson shared information about their sober house for women at a recent meeting.
 
 
 
Paul Carter, CEO of Plastics International, provided an update on the world of plastics at a recent meeting.
 
 
 
Our Club, along with other Rotary Clubs is partnering with Alight to help Ukrainian refugees settle in Minnesota.  We heard from the father of the family our Club assisted.
 
 
At a recent Club meeting we heard from Armstrong High School's Moon Goons and Super Mileage Team.  Pretty impressive youth doing amazing things!!!
 
 
 
At a recent meeting we heard from Tim Mulcrone and members of the Maple Grove Rotary Club.
 
 
At a recent meeting, Fishing for Life founder Tom Goodrich updated the Club on the latest news and activities from FFL.
 
 
District Governor Lloyd Campbell shared his wisdom and observations at a recent Club meeting.
 
 
 
 
Our Club supports Baztec.  Baztec hosted a Mother's Day event in Robbinsdale.
 
     
 
In December, our Club partners with TreeHouse to sell coffee for TreeHouse programming.  At a January meeting, Club Treasurer Andrew Agosto presented Hector with TreeHouse a check from the proceeds from the coffee sale.
 
 
 
 
Our Club, along with other clubs, received a District grant to assemble and provide Dignity Backpacks to Conversations with Friends.  Participating clubs recently packed these backpacks.  
 
       
 
      
 
 
On December 9, our Club participated in purchasing toys for youth in domestic assault shelters.  You can see the story at https://youtu.be/NvpMvUqq3b0 
 
 
Our Club completed its annual fundraiser, the Golf Classic at Edinburgh.  We use the funds to give grants to local, and sometimes, international organizations.  The Board recently approved a grant for the New Hope Human Rights Commission Crayola Colors of the World Program.
 
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 Wednesday mornings at 7 a.m. at Frankie's Pizza in New Hope. 

Thanks to our sponsors of the 2024 Rotary Golf Classic

  • We thank our generous sponsors of the 2024 Rotary Golf Classic at Edinburgh USA on June 25:
 GOLD SPONSOR:
 
 
 
SILVER SPONSORS:
 
 
 
 
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