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What's Happening in District 5950?
District 5950 has allocated $6,000 for Public Relations Grant funds for 2015-16 to help clubs improve public awareness and understanding of what Rotary does within their local communities.
Increasing awareness of Rotary within a community attracts the interest of potential members and inspires existing Rotarians.
Grants for up to $400 are available until April 1, 2016, or until funds are depleted, whichever comes first. Click here for PR Grant guidelines and an application form.
If you sign up by Dec. 15, you'll get discounted rates to attend the Rotary International Convention from May 28 - June 1 in Seoul, So. Korea. It’s your chance to connect with Rotary members from around the world where you can build new relationships and exchange ideas across cultures. Click here to learn more: http://www.riconvention.org/en/seoul
At the Joint Rotary District 5950 & 5960 Conference, we are sponsoring a project to make 450 feminine hygiene kits to be distributed among girls in remote areas of the world who do not have access to available, clean and cheap feminine hygiene supplies. But, to make these kits we need lots of help in advance from both people (men and women) who can sew and those who cannot.
Sign up now to help at a Sew-a-thon on Thurs., Dec. 17.
The I-35W bridge was lit in shades of red and yellow on October 24 to honor Rotary International’s fight to end polio with its 30-year long initiative, End Polio Now.
City Councils in Minneapolis, Edina, Burnsville, and Apple Valley declared October 24 as World Polio Day in their cities.
Rotary International announced it would give an additional $40.4 million to the global effort to end polio. Click to read: World Polio Day Plans.
Our Rotary District has a unique scholarship for students to pursue a master’s degree at an overseas university. This year’s committee announces that Grace Petrie, nominated by Minneapolis South Rotary Club, was chosen for this $30,000 award. Grace, a senior at Macalester College from Minneapolis, hopes to study community and economic development at the Universita Cattolica del Sacro Coura in Milan, Italy.
Click here to read the Thank You Letter to Rotarians from Allina and Courage Kenny Foundation
Twenty five District 5950 Rotarians from 19 clubs welcomed 300 participants at the "Life After Polio: Realities and Practicalities" conference held on October 2 at the Minneapolis Marriott Northwest Hotel in Brooklyn Park.
Tim Mulcrone, pictured here with his wife Ginger, shared about Rotary's efforts to End Polio Now with people attending the conference.
Click Read more to learn more about this conference co-sponsored by Dist. 5950 and click on the Polio Survivors Conference Photo Album on the left to see other photos of Rotarians giving "Service Above Self"
Thanks to an anonymous donor, District 5950 will have an additional $1 MILLION to match district grants in three areas of focus: Water & Sanitation, Disease Prevention & Treatment, and Maternal & Child Health.Rules and guidelines are listed below for these grants that must meet the current $35,000 minimum Global Grant criteria and use the current global grant application.
For those that want to be considered for the match by the 15th of each month, they should contact Jeff Ohe via email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone at 612-859-2726.
Rotary in the News
The Edina Sun-Current had front-page coverage highlighting this year's Veterans Day Lunch co-sponsored by the eight Rotary Clubs in Area 3 (Bloomington Daymakers and Noon, Eden Prairie AM and Noon, Edina Noon and Morningside, Richfield and South Metro Minneapolis Evening)
The SunThisWeek published a half page article in both the Apple Valley and Rosemount editions about the Polio Survivors Conference and the check for $1000 from Apple Valley Ford for Polio Plus.
The Plymouth Sun-Sailor reported that a collaborative grant by Rotary Clubs is providing equipment to Courage Kenny’s adaptive ski and snowboard program at Hyland Hills
The St. Cloud Times highlighted the work of one couple in the process of starting a Rotaract Club in the St. Cloud area.
In the Savage Pacer and other other papers across Districf 5950, the announcement of the I-35 Bridge Lighting and Rotary's Polio Eradication efforts made the news
The Plymouth Sun-Sailor highlighted how Rotary Club members, Excelsior Elementary students and local residents gathered together on Oct. 10 to clean up Mitten Pond in Excelsior.
The Redwood Falls Gazette promoted Redwood Falls Rotary Club's contributions of time and money to revamp a park shelter and its Annual Rose Fundraiser.
Rotary District Conference 5950 & 5960
May 12 & 13, 2016
Celebrate Your Gifts to the World
Mystic Lake Conference Center