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Frankies
3556 Winnetka Avenue North
New Hope, MN 55429
United States of America
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Our next meeting is Wednesday, July 24, at 7 a.m. at Frankie's (Zoom details sent out separately).
 
Duties are:
Greeter:  Andrew Agosto
Invocation:  Tom Kosel
What's New:  John Lapointe
Program:  Mac Gordon
 
See you Wednesday morning!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
OUR MEETINGS ARE ON WEDNESDAY MORNINGS
 
           Wednesday, July 24 - 7:00 a.m., Club meeting, Frankie's (Zoom details sent separately)
           Wednesday, July 31 - 4:25 p.m., Club Board meeting, Pub 42, 7600 42nd Ave N, New Hope
           Wednesday, July 31 - 5:00 p.m., Happy Hour and Lynn and Mark's Kick Out Party, Pub 42, 7600 42nd Ave N, New Hope
           
           Wednesday, August 7 - 7:00 a.m., Club meeting, Frankie's (Zoom details sent separately)
           Wednesday, August 14 - 7:00 a.m., Club meeting, Frankie's (Zoom details sent separately)
           Wednesday, August 21 - 7:00 a.m., Club meeting, Frankie's (Zoom details sent separately)
           Wednesday, August 28 - Happy Hour, Details TBA
 
               
 
 
Hennepin County Commissioner Jeff Lunde was at a recent meeting to provide a County update.
 
 
ISD 281 Board Member Helen Bassett was our program at a recent meeting.
 
       
 
At a recent program, Club Member Daniel Bakken provided a history of independently owned Citizen's Bank.
 
 
 
Karina Forest Perkins of Vail Communities spoke with the Club about efforts to improve mental health for Minnesotans.
 
 
 
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.
 
 
 
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.
 
 
 
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.
 
 
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!!!
 
 
 
 
 This year's Rotary Golf Classic, our Club's annual fundraiser was held June 25 at Edinburgh USA.  Once again, the approximately 100 golfers enjoyed a summer day on a beautiful golf course to support our Club's projects and causes.  Thanks to our generous sponsors, golfers and Edinburgh USA.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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.
 
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:
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