What's Happening in District 5950?
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Our Foundation stands at the forefront of humanitarian service, having supported thousands of projects to provide clean water, fight disease, promote peace, and provide people with basic education — and one historic project dedicated to eradicating polio worldwide. Our centennial is the perfect time to share this impressive record of success with the world. Let’s make sure our communities know about the great work of Rotary and its Foundation.
Here are just a few ways you can celebrate this historic milestone:
- Host a birthday party, a PolioPlus fundraiser, or other event to create awareness of Rotary and its Foundation in your community.
- Promote your club or district projects that are funded by the Foundation.
- Find out how your club or district can develop projects in one of the six areas of focus, and apply for funding from a Foundation global grant.
- Give to The Rotary Foundation and encourage others to do the same.
- Watch the 100th video.
- Find more ideas and resources.
Over 150 people showed up to honor Diane Confer at a Retirement Party held on May 19. With food, beverages, gifts, songs, and lots of hugs to go around, DIane was celebrated for her 38 years of dedicated service as district administrator for District 5950. See more photos in the Diane Confer Retirement Party Photo Album . To see the "Toast to Diane" script, click below.
Rotary District 5950 and 5960 joined together for a golf tournament to end polio and a Welcome Reception on Thursday, May 12.. Awesome keynoters, outstanding breakout session presenters, a service done-in-a-day project, Rotary Youth Exchange country fair and flag ceremony, plus three super meals with entertainment from Stevie Ray made this a conference to remember! For more photos, click on the District Conference 2016 photo album.
Rotary in the News
The Sun Sailor highlighted the Wayzata Rotary Club giving 16 scholarships to Wayzata High School seniors at their May meeting.
A Police Department YouTube video features the community service project that the Minneapolis City of Lakes Club has undertaken to donate 10,000 books and get them into the hands of Minneapolis kids who need them.
The Hutchinson Leader reported that the Hutchinson Rotary Club's Bike Ride and Motorcycle Run had riders from all over kicking off their town's 10-day Water Carnival.
The Sun Press and News told about the Rogers Rotary Club contributions to create raised garden beds with students and staff at Rogers Elementary.
The Journal told about New Ulm Rotary's contribution of appliances as well as bedroom furniture for a homeless shelter for single-mother families.
The Echo Press shared how the Alexandria Rotary Club is visiting all kindergarten classrooms dressed as Josh the Otter to talk about water safety and read a book about the character.
The St. James Plaindealer highlighted the students honored at a recent awards program put on by St. James Rotary Club.
The Eden Prairie News highlighted the June 12 Jazz on the Prairie and Ribfest that is sponsored by the Eden Prairie Noon Rotary Club to raise funds for worthy causes.
The St. Cloud Times highlighted the winners of the 2016 Junior Rotarian scholarships given by the St. Cloud Rotary Club.
The Chanhassen Villager featured Khai and Heather Trans who were given the Distinguished Service Award by the Chanhassen Rotary Club which means the couple will also lead the 4th of July parade.
The Press & News in Maple Grove announced that the Rotary Club was accepting applications for its Business Ethics and Leadership award.