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. 
Community Organizations provide Information 2019-11-01 05:00:00Z 0
Club Supports Engineers without Borders 2019-10-25 05:00:00Z 0
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. 
Our Club Supports Fishing for Life 2019-10-14 05:00:00Z 0
Despite the soggy weather, our Club participated in the 2019 Robbinsdale Meet & Greet and were visited by Robbinsdale royalty.
Thanks to President Lapointe and Past President Lowe for coordinating our participation.
2019 Robbinsdale Meet & Greet 2019-09-10 05:00:00Z 0
St. Thomas Head Womens Basketball Coach Sinn Rotary Program 2019-09-06 05:00:00Z 0

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.

Feed My Starving Children MobilePack 2019-08-16 05:00:00Z 0
Club Member Tom Kosel received his 3-time Paul Harris Fellow Award.   The Paul Harris Fellow program recognizes individuals who contribute, or who have contributions made in their name, of $1,000 to The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International.  Thanks for your support of Rotary and way to go, Tom!!!
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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.
Club Support for local programs 2019-07-19 05:00:00Z 0
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.
Elmer's 2019 - Another Successful Event 2019-06-07 05:00:00Z 0
Save the date!!!
Elmer's Rotary Golf Classic 2019 is just around the corner! 
Mark your calendars now!
When:  Tuesday, June 4
Where:   Edinburgh Golf Course
                Brooklyn Park, MN
Registration:    11:00 a.m.
Golf:    12:30 p.m. Shotgun Start
Painting:  2 :00 p.m. Painting class
Dinner/silent auction:  6:00 p.m.
For non-golfers, there is a painting class option, starting at 2 p.m.  A professional artist leads you step-by-step through painting a 16 x 20 acrylic painting.  All supplies provided so you take home a masterpiece after the class. 
You don't have to golf to come and support the event!  Non golfers can enjoy the painting class, dinner and silent auction!
Elmer's Rotary Golf Classic 2019 is Tuesday, June 4 2019-04-05 05:00:00Z 0
At our February 1 meeting, President Latisha Lowe presented checks in support of local projects: one to John Elholm, Crystal Recreation Director, for Crystal's Becker Park project; and one to Patsy Green and Pam Lindberg for Robbinsdale Schools' Seven Dreams Foundation.
Our Club Supports our Communities 2019-02-03 06:00:00Z 0
From Club member David Dumas, who every year purchases toys for all the womens' shelters in the metropolitan area:

Here are a few pictures from the toy buying. Thank you and everyone at Rotary for helping us with the generous donation.



Holiday gifts to go to womens' shelters 2018-12-17 06:00:00Z 0
On Saturday, December 8, Club members and friends assembled and packed 100 food boxes at the New Hope City Hall.  Most boxes were delivered on the 8th.
Another great project!!! Way to go, Club!
The 2018 Holiday Baskets are done and delivered! 2018-10-24 05:00:00Z 0
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
Our Club is involved in our Community 2018-09-17 05:00:00Z 0
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. 
Ever wonder what Rotary is? We invite you to visit our Club! 2018-09-13 05:00:00Z 0


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!

School Supply Drive with PRISM 2018-07-24 05:00:00Z 0

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.

DARE Receives Club Support 2018-07-20 05:00:00Z 0
Our next meeting is Friday, November 15 at Frankie's at 7:00 a.m.
Duties for the November 15 meeting are:
Greeter: Kathi Hemken
Invocation:  David Bacik
What's New:  John Spilane
Program:   Common Hope talking about the Guatemala project
And looking ahead, duties for the November 22 meeting are:
Greeter: Terry Johnson
Invocation:  Jim Benshoof
What's New:  Andrew Agosto
Program:   Steven Sondrall
Remember - there is NO meeting on Friday, November 29.  Happy Thanksgiving!
See you bright and early Friday! 
Our next meeting is Friday, November 15 2018-04-30 05:00:00Z 0
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!
2018 Elmer's Rotary Golf Classic - June 5 - Another great event! 2018-04-16 05:00:00Z 0
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.
Tree House Fundraiser - Another Successful Project! 2018-02-02 06:00:00Z 0
Here's a list of upcoming Club activities and meetings:
           Friday, November 15 - 7:00 a.m. - weekly Club meeting, Frankie's
           Friday, November 22 - 7:00 a.m. - weekly Club meeting, Frankie's
          Thursday, December 5 - 5:00 p.m. - Club Board meeting, New Hope YMCA
           Friday, December 6  - 7:00 a.m. - weekly Club meeting, Frankie's
           Friday, December 13 - 7:00 a.m. - weekly Club meeting, Frankie's
           Friday, December 20 - 7:00 a.m. - weekly Club meeting, Frankie's
           Saturday, December 21 - 9:00 a.m. - Holiday basket and assembly, New Hope City Hall
And planning way ahead, mark your calendars for Tuesday, June 2, 2020 for our Elmers Golf Tournament Fundraiser!!!
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Remember to come to the April 26 Tim Kudalis Tree House Memorial Fundraiser - 6 - 8 p.m. at Frankie's!
The fundraiser will serve as our weekly meeting so there will be NO Club meeting on Friday, April 27.
Looking ahead, duties for the May 4 meeting are:
Greeter:  David Bacik
Invocation:  Steven Sondrall
What's New: Anita Perkins
Program:  Ron Nida
See you bright and early Friday morning!
The Tim Kudalis Tree House Fundraiser is April 26, 6-8 p.m.! No meeting on April 27 2017-12-29 06:00:00Z 0
2017 Holiday Baskets are Packed and Delivered! 2017-12-11 06:00:00Z 0
Our Club Supports Holidays Toys for Area Women's Shelters 2017-12-08 06:00:00Z 0

District 5950 Mid-Term Assembly is Saturday, January 27, 7:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

at Crown College, 8700 College View Drive, St. Bonifacius, MN  55375
Join District 5950 leaders (current and future!) for a morning that re-energizes you with new ideas, information, networking, motivation, inspiration...and good food!

No charge for Rotarians. Register at

For more information, contact D5950 trainer Tom Gump at (612) 770-8389.



District 5950 Mid-Term Assembly- January 27 at Crown College 2017-11-27 06:00:00Z 0

On Saturday, November 11, members of our Club partnered with members of the Minnetonka Rotary Club to turn dusty unused bikes into working shiny bikes for kids with Free Bikes 4 Kidz.  Free Bikes 4 Kidz' goal for this year is to collect, fix and give away over 5,000 bikes to kids in need. 

Our crew helped clean and fix some of the bikes to be given away on November 16. 


Our Club works with Minnetonka Rotary Club at Free Bikes 4 Kidz 2017-11-13 06:00:00Z 0
Club Supported Water Project in Nicaragua 2017-11-01 05:00:00Z 0

Our Club has supported Jaime and Liz and their Future Roots Project ( for several years.   The Future Roots Project is a collective founded in Minnesota that focuses on sustainable educational, artistic, and health initiatives in Nicaragua.  From teachers trainings to designing sustainable classroom materials, Future Roots brings educational and artistic opportunities to impoverished communities that improve literacy rates, creativity, self worth, health & empowerment in children.  Jaime and Liz are passionate about improving the lives of kids in Nicaragua. 
Our Club Supports Future Roots Project 2017-09-05 05:00:00Z 0
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Look at the fun time at the District 5950 Conference at the Radisson Blu! Anne Norris 0
More Information on the Robbinsdale Area High Schools Relay for Life Anne Norris 0
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ImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageLiz and Jaime report they broke ground earlier this week at the community space they are working on in Wl Pantanal.  They had to hand cut the entire site with machetes.  Here are some photos of their efforts!


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As you know, our Club partnered with several other area Clubs to fill a shipping container with supplies for the Mano a Mano project.  Check out the article from the March 13 Sun Post and District Governor Diann Kirby's response to President Mac Gordron below.

Benefiting Bolivia: Area Rotary Clubs fund shipment of needed supplies

New Hope Mayor Kathi Hemken, center, joins members of the Crystal, New Hope, Robbinsdale Rotary to pack a 40-foot container with supplies to ship to Bolivia. Bolivia has the highest rural poverty rate in the world. Mano a Mano, the organization responsible for helping the Bolivians, has impacted approximately one-fourth of Bolivia’s rural population since its inception in 1994. (Submitted photo)

New Hope Mayor Kathi Hemken, center, joins members of the Crystal, New Hope, Robbinsdale Rotary to pack a 40-foot container with supplies to ship to Bolivia. Bolivia has the highest rural poverty rate in the world. Mano a Mano, the organization responsible for helping the Bolivians, has impacted approximately one-fourth of Bolivia’s rural population since its inception in 1994. (Submitted photo)

Bolivia is known for having the highest rural poverty rate in the world with 94 percent of the population not even meeting the level for adequate survival, according to the Mano a Mano organization.

Mano a Mano, meaning “hand in hand” in Spanish, is a nonprofit based in St. Paul with offices in Cochabamba, Bolivia. The organization, founded in 1994, focuses on helping Bolivians any way it can – from creating a health clinic or school to fixing roads or improving water. It is unique in that the Bolivians decide what projects are most important in their communities.

Last year the Crystal, New Hope, Robbinsdale Rotary sparked interest in helping the organization.

Jim Benshoof, a Rotarian, and his wife, Marsha, had previously been host parents to a Bolivian child through a Rotary exchange program. It was through that child that Benshoof found a passion for helping Bolivia. The Benshoofs have since traveled to Bolivia to help locals and visit the child they housed several years ago.

Benshoof learned of Mano a Mano not long ago and brought it to the attention of the Rotary.

The Crystal, New Hope, Robbinsdale Rotary partnered with the Brooklyn Park Rotary and Minnetonka Rotary to raise funds to help the organization.

In addition, Benshoof’s Rotary applied for a grant from the Rotary District 5950. Each year the district accepts applications and approves grants for rotaries in the area. In December, the Rotary was approved for a $6,000 grant.

Each participating Rotary raised $1,000 each, for a total of $9,000.

The money was used to help fund the shipment of a 40-foot container filled with needed supplies, but the money the Rotaries raised only covered a portion of the cost. According to Nate Knatterud, director of communications and research for Mano a Mano, the organization used to be able to ship containers for free but now it costs $10,000 to $14,000 to ship one container.

Once additional fees are added it could cost a total of nearly $20,000. Mano a Mano earns funds from other organizations and individuals to help with sending the containers to Bolivia.

“It’s definitely a struggle each shipment now,” Knatterud said.

The funds raised by the Rotaries is a significant help for Mano a Mano.

“We basically need the seed money for any project,” Knatterud said. “Without that we wouldn’t be able to do any of the projects we do.”

In January members of each Rotary visited the St. Paul location to pack the container with supplies. The volunteers packed 38,000 pounds of supplies to be shipped to Bolivia.

The supplies are donated from area hospitals, companies, schools and individuals rather than being dumped in landfills.

The Rotaries packed wheelchairs, crutches, walkers, hospital beds, linens, gloves, medical instruments, surgical supplies, airplane parts, wound care supplies, machine tools, school and office supplies and more. The supplies valued nearly $500,000.

Mano a Mano, a nonprofit helping Bolivia, sends shipping containers full of medical and school supplies to Bolivians in need. The Crystal, New Hope, Robbinsdale Rotary, Minntonka Rotary and Brooklyn Park Rotary packed 38,000 pounds of supplies on Jan. 21. The Rotaries, with the help of a grant, raised $9,000 to put towards the shipment of the container. (Submitted photo)

Mano a Mano, a nonprofit helping Bolivia, sends shipping containers full of medical and school supplies to Bolivians in need. The Crystal, New Hope, Robbinsdale Rotary, Minntonka Rotary and Brooklyn Park Rotary packed 38,000 pounds of supplies on Jan. 21. The Rotaries, with the help of a grant, raised $9,000 to put towards the shipment of the container. (Submitted photo)

“The sweat equity was a big part for us,” said Mac Gordon, president of the Crystal, New Hope, Robbinsdale Rotary. “It was such a fun time. We had a blast doing it. It was a fun way for us to connect as a group with the other two clubs and Mano a Mano. It was really rewarding.”

The container would be driven to New York where it would travel by ocean freight through the Panama Canal to Chile and eventually arrive in Bolivia. It would take an additional few months for the container to clear customs before the supplies could be distributed to 16 hospitals, 33 health centers, 72 clinics, 12 jails and 431 individuals.

Since its inception in 1994, Mano a Mano has shipped 3.5 million pounds of supplies valued at $14 million to Bolivia, built 145 clinics that help 700,000 Bolivians resulting in a decrease of infant mortality rate by more than 92 percent, improved 1,400 kilometers of roads, constructed seven large water reservoirs and 170 water ponds, built 49 schools and provided emergency air rescue to more than 2,100 individuals.

The Rotaries were happy to be a small part in helping Bolivians in need.

“We are on organization that is based on trying to help and support organizations, individuals and families that can’t help themselves,” Gordon said. “To see the end result… to see the amount of stuff in there that’s going to help families and individuals is pretty amazing. It’s great. We love it.”

Info: or

Contact Gina Purcell at

District Governor Diann Kirby Response to President Mac Gordon:



Great article in the Sun Post article about Crystal-New-Hope-Robbinsdale’s project to send a container of medical equipment to Bolivia project in collaboration with Mano a Mano.  Kudos to you and your project partners – Brooklyn Park and Minnetonka – for leveraging your dollars and qualifying for the maximum funding match from the district for this effort.  I loved the Sun Post article and the recognition that is given to the clubs involved.  You are truly changing lives in Bolivia with this project. 


Great work!





PS:  I also liked the accompanying photo of your Rotarians, especially the member pictured in an Iowa sweatshirt. J


Diann Kirby

District Governor

Rotary District 5950

612-207-6373 (c)

952-563-8717 (w)




Mano a Mano Project Story - Sun Post News and District Governor Diann Kirby's Response Anne Norris 0
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ImageImageImageOnce again, our Club partners with Tree House to sell coffee that is roasted and then bagged by Tree House volunteers.  Another successful event!
Tree House Coffee Sale Anne Norris 0
Posted by Carla Hansen

The club hosts Karen throughout the year, but we are also looking for host families for Karen to live with while she is here.  With the Rotary Youth Exchange program, Karen would become part of your family and live in your home for up to 3 months. 

Being a host family is a very rewarding experience for the student AND for the family that hosts.  Rotary exchange students are selected for the program because they want to learn about and engage in another culture.  Karen has begun immersing herself in American culture and hopes to experience different family dynamics and experiences while in Minnesota.  A rotary exchange student becomes one of the family and is expected to assist with household chores, attend family events and become part of the everyday happenings of a home.  

If you are interested in hosting Karen and being part of this young lady's great experience in Minnesota, please contact Carla Hansen at or 763-504-9679.

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The Crystal New Hope Robbinsdale club have welcomed their newest youth exchange member -  Karen Hirose from Japan!  Karen (pronounced Ka-Le-m) is excited to be in the youth exchange program and will be attending Robbinsdale Armstrong High School as a senior.  By enrolling as a senior a the high school, Karen will be able to attend all senior activities and graduate with the class in May 2014.   Karen is interested in volleyball, basketball and many other sports.  She enjoys cooking and photography as well. 

For more pictures of Karen's fun since she arrived, click on "Youth Exchange" on our website.

If you are interested in learning more about the Rotary Youth Exchange program or being a host family for the program, please contact Carla Hansen at or 763-504-9679. 


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2013 Elmers - Another Success Story - thanks to you! Anne Norris 0
Posted by Anne Norris

Here are the assignments for the May 23 meeting:

Greeter:  Jim Erickson

Invocation:  Duane Sween

What's New:  John Slama

Program:  Ron Nida

These are the assignments for the May 30 meeting:

Greeter:  Mac Gordon

Invocation:  Chue Xiong

What's New:  Steve Sondrall

Program:  Elmer's Preparation - it's countdown time!

See you Friday morning!

May 23 and 30 Meetings at Frankies - 7 a.m.! Anne Norris 0
Posted by Carla Hansen

Aline's last day with the Crystal New Hope Robbinsdale Rotary club was on Friday June 14th.  We wish her all the best and thank her spending a year with us.  We will miss you Aline!

Aline says goodbye to the club Carla Hansen 0
Posted by Anne Norris

President Macke recently received the following thank you.

Dear Marc:


Our sincere thanks to the members of the Crystal – New Hope—Robbinsdale Rotary Club for your generous donation of $500 to purchase early childhood books for children and families. 


We purchase books that reflect the diverse families who are our neighbors, including books in various languages. The books are treasured in each home and help increase parent-child interaction.  Our Northwest Hennepin Early Childhood Network members distribute these books through various programs that serve infants and young children in this area and also at community events. 


Your gift is very much appreciated and is multiplied through our membership in First Books, which is an opportunity to purchase books for pennies on the dollar.


With sincere thanks,

Susan Blood


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Rotarian David Bacik and Friends Anne Norris 0
Posted by Carla Hansen

CNHR President Carla Hansen and her husband Chuck participated in the Deep Freeze Dunk sponsored by the Maple Grove Rotary on Saturday January 21st.  Despite the 20 degree weather, they jumped into Fish Lake to raise money toward the construction of a public school in Haiti.  In total almost $19,000 was raised with all proceeds going to Haiti International.  Way to represent the club Carla and Chuck!Image 

Photo courtesy of CCG Creative Studios 

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Save the date! 

 Get ready to celebrate the Holidays on Saturday December 17th  at a fun social outing with the rest of the club members and their significant others!

Tim and  Mary Ann Kudalis have invited all club members to their home for an evening of dance and celebration!  Joy Divina and Todd Paulus of Social dance Studio, Minneapolis will be providing the program and dance instruction in waltz and rhumba for all attendees!

More details will be available at Friday's meeting.   

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Looking for a volunteer opportunity?  The Emergency Food shelf Network is working with neighboring churches to ensure young students have enough food to eat each weekend through the assembly of Weekend Kid Pack's.

 Kid Pack is a collaborative effort to fight local weekend hunger for children in our own backyards. Weekend snacks are assembled and delivered to schools on Fridays for children to bring home. Weekend Kid Packs are provided to 1400 local elementary students attending Robbinsdale Area Schools.

  • One in five area households with children are food insecure. Children in those households simply do not get enough to eat-- they have to cut the size of their meals, skip meals, or even go whole days without food at some point during the school year.

  • Hungry children face unnecessary barriers as they strive to become healthy, productive, and engaged members of society.
  • Hunger contributes to poor academic performance and disruptive behavior in the classroom. Missed meals also increase tardiness and visits to the school nurse.

Click on the Download link to the left for more information including dates and times when assemblers are needed..  Thank you for helping us fight hunger in children within our community!


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The Tree House Youth met on Tuesday night and roasted and bagged over 150 pounds of coffee sold by Rotarians.  The coffee will be available to pick up at the meeting on Friday morning.  Please plan to attend and pick up your coffee.  If you haven't yet paid for the coffee, plan to do so on Friday as well.

If you are unable to pick up your coffee on Friday morning, please contact Carla by email or call 763-504-9679 to let her know and make arrangements to pick it up!

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CNHR Rotarians have teamed up once again with PRISM to provide Food Box donations to those in need in time for the holidays.  All Rotarians are asked to please mark your calendars for the best part of all: Thursday, December 15, 4:30 PM at Prism for the final assembly and delivery of baskets to needy families.  A cash donation of $130 will be accepted in lieu of actual goods.  

Items to be donated by Rotarians and dates to bring it:

October 7

Soup (at least 12 cans or boxes)

Bottled or Canned Spaghetti Sauce (i.e. Prego,

            Ragu, Hunts ~ at least 6 cans or bottles)

Spaghetti Pasta (at least 6 boxes/bags)


October 14

Canned vegetables (at least 12 cans please)

Canned Fruit (at least 6 cans or more)


October 21

Boxed Instant Potatoes And Stuffing (at least 6 boxes or bags of each)


October 28

Cake Mix And Frosting  (at least 6 boxes of each)


November 4

Cereal (at least 6 boxes or bags)


November 11

Bath Soap and Dishwashing Liquid (NOT IRISH SPRING PLEASE!!)

(6 please of each)


November 18

Christmas Candy (4 packages)


December 2

Toilet Paper (at least 6 packages of 4 rolls)


December 9

Shampoo and Conditioner (at least 6 bottles of each)


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Our exchange student Lorena has joined the Armstrong JV Soccer Team.  They have already played two games and Lorena has been on the field about a third of the time. 

The photo shows her earlier this week in a game against Centennial High.  Way to go Lore!Image

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The Rotary Club of Crystal, New Hope and Robbinsdale has awarded Strive scholarships to Cassandra Walters of Brooklyn Park and Diamond Hoskins of Minneapolis, both 2011 graduates of Cooper High School.


Strive, a Rotary program started in 1994 at Cooper High School, is offered to high school students who are paced to graduate in the coming year.  A group of Rotarians meet every other Monday at 8 a.m. to coach the students in grade improvement, college opportunities and answer questions about goals and jobs.  The scholarships are awarded to the top two students with the biggest improvement in their grades.


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Wall of Wine with over 100 bottles to choose from! Carla Hansen 0
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 Golfers and their Guests browsed over 80 Silent Auction items
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Posted by Medard Kaisershot
The authorship for this story of the National Anthem is attributed to the late Dr. Isaac Asimov. He was born in Russia and emigrated with his parents to the U. S. in 1923. He became a U. S. citizen in 1928. He is known as the father of modern sci-fi and was an accomplished chemist and physicist. He died in 1992. This is his story. All Four Stanzas By Isaac Asimov I have a weakness--I am crazy, absolutely nuts, about our national anthem. The words are difficult and the tune is almost impossible, but frequently when I'm taking a shower I sing it with as much power and emotion as I can. It shakes me up every time. I was once asked to speak at a luncheon. Taking my life in my hands, I announced I was going to sing our national anthem--all four stanzas. This was greeted with loud groans. One man closed the door to the kitchen, where the noise of dishes and cutlery was loud and distracting. "Thanks, Herb," I said."That's all right," he said. "It was at the request of the kitchen staff." I explained the background of the anthem and then sang all four stanzas.
a little story about the national anthem Medard Kaisershot 0