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ROTARY ROCKS!

We meet Fridays 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 Friday, August 14, at 7:00 a.m. at Frankie's or via Zoom (details will be sent directly to Club members). 
 
Duties are:
 
Greeter: Anne Norris
Invocation:  Carla Hansen
What's New:  James Gannon
Program:  District Governor Tom Gump
 
See you Friday morning!
Here's a list of upcoming Club activities and meetings:
     
           Friday, August 14 - 7:00 a.m. - weekly Club meeting, Frankie's and via Zoom
           Saturday, August 15 - 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. - Rotary Club of North Minneapolis New Mom and Baby Kit project, North Minneapolis Peace Garden, 1110 North 18th Avenue
           Friday, August 21 - 7:00 a.m. - weekly Club meeting, Frankie's
           Friday, August 28 - 7:00 a.m. - weekly Club meeting, Frankie's
   
           Friday, September 4 - NO MEETING
           Friday, September 11 - weekly Club meeting, Frankie's 
           Sunday, September 13 - 4:00 p.m. - Chicks with Sticks Golf Outing, New Hope Golf Course
           Friday, September 18 - weekly Club meeting, Frankie's
           Friday, September 25 - weekly Club meeting, Frankie's
     
 
 
August 4 was a glorious summer day at Edinburgh USA for our 35th Elmer’s Rotary Golf Classic fundraiser.  While the pandemic meant we could only golf, have a BBQ and raffle, a good time was had by all.  Way to go, Club!!!
 

 

We presented PRISM with a check to support local food shelf, clothing and school supplies initiatives:
 
 
Our Club supports the Seven Dreams Foundation and the New Hope Days for Girls project.
 
 
 
 
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.
Former Club President Chue Xiong and her associate Amanda Swanson shared information about the AmeriCorps reading and math tutor program.
 
 
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.
 
 
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 2020 Elmers Sponsors!

We thank our generous sponsors of the 2020 Elmer's Rotary Golf Classic:

 
SILVER SPONSORS:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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