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New Hope, MN 55429
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Posted by Anne Norris

Our next meeting is Friday, August 22 at 7 a.m. at Frankie's.

Duties are:

Greeter:  Jess Madland

Invocation: Medard Kaisershot

What's New:  Carla Hansen

Program:  Chue Xiong

See you bright and early Friday a.m.!

 

Posted by Anne Norris

The next Board meeting will be Tuesday, August 26, at 5:30 p.m. at the Winnetka Dunn Bros.  All are welcome.

President Slama is proposing Board meetings be on the 4th Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. - please let him know if that won't work for you.

Posted by Anne Norris

Our exchange student Karen Hirose graduated from Armstrong High School and she goes home to Japan on July 3.  John and Margaret Spilane hosted a Graduation/Going Home Party for Karen:

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Posted by Anne Norris

This year's Rotary Exchange student Karen Hirose shared her experiences with the Club at our June 13 meeting.  She did a great job!

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Posted by Anne Norris

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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 ch3mk@comcast.net or 763-504-9679.

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

 

Posted by Carla Hansen

I was asked the other day what our club does besides meet weekly at the Sunshine Factory, visit, listen to a speaker and have a wonderful breakfast.  So I started going back through the last 6 months to let you know some of what the club does. 

Would it surprise you to find out that we:

Welcomed our newest exchange student Aline Tomazelli from Brazil to the club.

Awarded two STRIVE Scholarships to Cooper High School students for increasing their GPA through the STRIVE program led by our club's Rotarians.

Purchased school supplies and backpacks for distribution through PRISM for the back to school program

Took a group of Tree House students fishing for an evening at Medicine Lake where they enjoyed a cook out of hot dogs, hamburgers and enjoyed the great outdoors.

Collected and distributed 110 Holiday Food Baskets through PRISM which also included hats and gloves through the Warm Hands Warm Hearts initiative in each bag.

Sold over 150 bags of coffee with all proceeds going to the Tree House for youth initiatives. 

Raised over $300. through pocket change donations (and it's still growing!) for Rotary's Polio Plus initiative

In addition, we also gave back to the community through monetary donations to the following groups:

Local DARE officers

Armstrong Performing Arts

Tree House

PRISM

and many other activities and donations including Haiti Outreach.

So to answer the question, what does the CNHR Rotary club DO?  Whatever we can to help make a difference within our community! 

If you would like more information about Rotary or our club, please email Carla Hansen by clicking on her name on the left hand side of the page.  We would LOVE to have you join us and help make a difference in Crystal, New Hope and Robbinsdale!

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