Posted on Jun 02, 2016
Dave Hartmann introduced Eric Hartmann, Advisor and student members of DECA. DECA is a nationwide student-led organization that extends learning from the traditional classroom and allows students to "experience" their studies in the areas of marketing, finance, hospitality and business management. Eleven DECA students qualified and attended the International DECA Conference in Nashville, Tennessee
Posted on May 26, 2016
Tim Bush introduced Lee Backhaus and Roger Johnson. This past November, they won the 2015 4A-Classics 60 and older Division Roby Hobbs World Series Championship down in Fort Myers, Florida as members of the statewide Minnesota Bees. They are shown here with their championship rings.
Posted on May 05, 2016
Tyler Golberg introduced David Collins and Sue Tomte from the Park Rapids Rotary Club. They shared their fundraising successes, including funding for a new fitness park, a fireworks stand, and Partners for Pianos for their school district. Their Rotary Club was recognized as the best club in their district with 100% of their member donating to the foundation!
Posted on Apr 28, 2016
Tyler Golberg introduced Amos Hartsell, OTR/L from Alexandria Rehabilitation. Alex Rehab is a therapist-owned private clinic that specializes in upper extremity treatment. Through advanced study and training, their hand therapy focuses on treating conditions affecting the shoulder, elbow, wrist, and hand. Amos has expertise in traumatic hand injury rehab as well as common repetitive work-related or general injuries. Amos has his Masters in Occupational Therapy from the University of ND.
Vic Dale introduced Julie Boyle and Anita Sheehan from The Caring & Sharing Room, which is a volunteer ministry of The Church of St. Mary. It is supported by churches, organizations, and individuals from the local area. Their mission is to provide furniture and household items in good condition to needy families in Douglas County through referrals from approved community service and crisis agencies. The needs in our community are great and Caring and Sharing needs help in meeting those needs. Monetary donations area also welcome. Please make checks to St. Mary's designated for the Caring and Sharing Room.
Over one hundred volunteers help in one way or another. New volunteers are always welcome. The Caring and Sharing room is open by appointment for donation drop offs Thursday morning from 9-11am at the Cedar Building (formerly the Marian building).
Lynelle Brickweg introduced Deb Andvik of Life Source and Janet Getz. One person can save and heal up to 60 lives through organ, eye, and tissue donation. More than one million people need tissue transplants each year and nearly 50,000 people have vision restored through cornea transplants every year. If you support donation, take these important actions:
- Register to be a donor on your driver's license or state ID card
- Tell your family about your decision to be a donor
Posted on Apr 14, 2016
Beth Telander introduced Dr.Michael Worth-Davis, CEO Goodwill-Easter Seals. They accept donations of clothing, shoes, housewares, decor, electronics, sporting goods and other quality items. Seasonal items are also welcome. Your donations are sold locally in Minnesota and Hudson,WI Goodwill stores. They support local job training and placement programs that eliminate barriers to work and independence.Goodwill-Easter Seals Minnesota main programs provide employment services specifically designed for employment.Wrap-around approach, taking into consideration the individuals needs, including those that affect their ability to obtain and maintain employment. They also offer services to support individuals to advance in their careers after job placement.
Posted on Apr 07, 2016
Tim Moe introduced Jim Dwyer, 5950 Rotary Foundation Chair. The Rotary Foundation transforms your gifts into projects that change lives both close to home and around
the world. As the charitable arm of Rotary, we tap into a global network of Rotarians who invest their time, money, and expertise into our priorities, such as eradicating polio and promoting peace. Foundation grants empower Rotarians to approach challenges such as poverty, illiteracy, and malnutrition with sustainable solutions that leave a
lasting impact.Give and become a part of Rotary's life-changing work! Our Foundation campaign runs through the month of April. On-line or checks to Patty Peterson are just a couple ways to donate!
Todd Emmons introduced Tyler Golberg, a web designer with CYBERsprout. Tyler discussed the online presence of the club and how we can reach more people within our community. The main focus going forward will be to increase social media reach with more activity, promotions, and an easier way to submit content. Search engine optimization and website content will be used to support these efforts.
Daylon Faber introduced Adrian Panther from Panther Distillery in Osakis. Panther Distillery is Minnesota’s first legal whiskey distillery! With hand-selected Minnesota-grown ingredients, American white oak barrels, and their 500 gallon Kentucky-built still they make the best tasting distilled spirits. Fresh ingredients are always the best, locally grown yellow corn, red wheat and red rye are used in their mash.Tours available daily and no reservations are necessary.White Water Whiskey, Spiked Apple Spirits and MN 14 Whiskey are some of their products available.
Rick Paulsen introduced fellow Rotarian Cliff Korkowski, Douglas County Car Care Program. The DCCCP is a 501-c3 nonprofit corporation that is faith based and represents a community coalition uniting the social service agencies and faith-based social ministries addressing people in poverty challenged with transportation barriers.
Tim Murphy, 2015/2016 District 5950 Governor shared success accomplishments from this past Rotary year. Our District generated $94,213 in donations for Polio Plus. District 5950 also remains a leader in the amount of annual giving to The Rotary Foundation.