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November 2018


We meet Fridays at 7:00 AM
3556 Winnetka Avenue North
New Hope, MN  55429
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Our next meeting is Friday, November 16, at 7:00 a.m. at Frankie's.
Duties for the November 16 meeting are:
Greeter:  Terry Johnson
Invocation:  Lynn Anderson
What's New:  Steve Sondrall
Program:   Steve Sondrall
Happy Thanksgiving - no meeting on Friday, November 23.
Looking ahead, the duties for the November 30 meeting are:
Greeter:  Medard Kaisershot
Invocation:  Jim Benshoof
What's New:  John Spilane
Program:   John Spilane
See you bright and early Friday!
Here's a list of upcoming Club activities and meetings:
           Friday, November 16 - 7:00 a.m. - weekly Club meeting, Frankie's
           Friday, November 30 - 7:00 a.m. - weekly Club meeting, Frankie's
           Friday, December 7 - 7:00 a.m. - weekly Club meeting, Frankie's
           Saturday, December 8 - 9 a.m. - Holiday Food Basket Assembly and Delivery, New Hope City Hall
           Tuesday, December 11 - 5:00 p.m. - Club Board meeting (November - December), New Hope YMCA
           Friday, December 14 - 7:00 a.m. - weekly Club meeting, Frankie's
           No meetings until January - happy holidays!
          Friday, January 4 - 7:00 a.m. - weekly Club meeting, Frankie's
          Wednesday, January 9 - 3:00 p.m. - Whirlyball with TreeHouse, Maple Grove Whirlyball (followed by pizza)
          Friday, January 11 - 7:00 a.m. - weekly Club meeting, Frankie's
          Friday, January 18 - 7:00 a.m. - weekly Club meeting, Frankie's
          Friday, January 25 - 7:00 a.m. - weekly Club meeting, Frankie's   
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 Spilane. If you choose to shop, bring all your food items the day-of basket assembly and distributionSaturday, December 8th (less hassle with handling and storage). Please notify Anita in advance if you will be bringing your food on the 8th as we will be counting on it to make all the baskets!
We will assemble and pack boxes starting at 9 am at the New Hope City Hall on the 8th, and a light lunch will be served. We will be delivering 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  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)
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. 
Our Club participated in the Robbinsdale Meet & Greet on September 18:
And our Club contributed to:
Colleen Haubner, New Hope YMCA    &  Melodie Hanson,  Robbinsdale Redesign's Diaper Drive


As we've done before the Club held its annual School Supply Drive and on August 24 the Club helped distribute the supplies at PRISM.




Thanks for making this year's drive another success!

Club President Latisha Lowe presents Crystal Police Chief Stephanie Revering and New Hope Officer Korth with funds to support the Crystal and New Hope DARE programs.

The Crystal-New Hope - Robbinsdale Rotary Club sponsored our 2018 Elmer's Rotary Golf Classic on Tuesday, June 5, at Edinburgh USA in Brooklyn Park.  Since 1975, our Club, along with community participation, has made it possible for us to support initiatives benefiting youth, families and communities - locally and globally.  Several of our current initiatives are:
  • Tree House
  • New Hope YMCA
  • Robins Adapted Athletics
  • Future Roots
  • The Food Group
It was a beautiful day for golf, fun and fundraising.  Thanks to all who participated and contributed!


Our Club supports Heart of Dance (on the left, Club President Terry Johnson presenting Heart of Dance Co-founder and Director Ember Reichgott Junge with a check).  Above, Club President Terry Johnson presents the Cooper Chamber Singers with a check for the Cooper Theater Productions.




Every year our Club partners with Tree House on a coffee sales fundraising project to help raise funds for youth outings and events.  Here's Club President Terry Johnson presenting the proceeds of the fundraiser to Tree House Area Director Michelle Livingston.
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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