Minneapolis Uptown Rotary

 
                                                  
 

     District 5950 

 
 
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Speakers

Dec 04, 2014
Cathy Maes, Executive Director
Loaves & Fishes - Serving healthy meals for over 30 years
Dec 18, 2014
Shegitu Kebede
Women at the Well
Jan 08, 2015
Mark Wilkening
Help When Cancer Strikes
Feb 12, 2015
Lori Sturdevant
Minnesota politics - What you can expect from the 2015 session
 

Club Executives & Directors

President
President Elect
Treasurer
Community Service
Vocational Service
Club Service
Club Service
Rotary Foundation
Public Relations
Membership
Past President
International Service
 
 

Club Information

Welcome to our Club!

Minneapolis Uptown

Service Above Self

We meet Thursdays at 7:30 AM
Minikahda Club
3200 Excelsior Blvd.
On Second Floor
Minneapolis, MN  55416
United States
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Home Page Stories

 
 
 
 

Terry Streich and Bill Blackburn show off their Rotary tees during our community service outing at Jefferson Community School on May 3, 2014.

 

 
 
 

 
 

Our speaker today was Lynn Keillor  who spoke on  “Rotary Youth Exchange  -  The Making of World Citizens”.  

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 

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Miles to end polio: $6 million crosses the finish line for polio eradication
Rotary General Secretary John Hewko and six RI staff members bicycled 104 miles in Tucson Arizona, USA, on Saturday, for the Miles to End Polio event, raising more than $6 million for polio eradication. The money raised by Rotary will receive a two-to-one match from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. In addition to the team from Evanston, 100 Rotary member riders took part in the ride. The fundraising ride is part of the annual El Tour de Tucson bike event in Tucson, Arizona, USA. The race attracts more than 9,000 cyclists a year, making it one of the top cycling events in the U.S. The...
Rotary Day at the United Nations highlights the strength of partnerships
To strengthen their 69-year-old partnership, leaders from Rotary and the United Nations met this month in New York City for Rotary Day at the United Nations. The two organizations began working together with the aim of maintaining peace after World War II. Today, the relationship has evolved to include humanitarian work in areas like gender equality, child and maternal health, and disease treatment and prevention. While the UN's Millennium Development Goals are set to expire in 2015, its leaders are preparing for an even more ambitious humanitarian agenda of eradicating extreme poverty by...
A major breakthrough against polio
Rotary and its partners in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) are approaching a significant milestone: the eradication of type 3 wild poliovirus. The last case of polio caused by the type 3 virus was reported in Yobe, Nigeria, on 10 November 2012. "We may have eradicated a second of three; that's a major milestone," said Dr. Stephen Cochi, a senior adviser at the Center for Global Health at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, speaking to the BBC. Rotary has played an important role in bringing type 3 polio close to extinction. PolioPlus grants have provided key...
Rotary’s World Polio Day live-streamed event is a huge success
More than 23,000 viewers in 24 countries tuned in to Rotary's World Polio Day event, streamed live on 24 October. Health officials including James Alexander, senior medical epidemiologist for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, gave an update on the polio eradication campaign and praised Rotary's achievements to date. Rotary has contributed more than $1.2 billion to polio eradication since 1979. For World Polio Day, Rotary released $44.7 million in grants to fight the disease in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. In addition to the update, the event included entertainment by...
Malala Yousafzai wins the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize
Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teenager shot in the head for speaking out against the Taliban in support of girls' education, has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for 2014. Yousafzai, whose father is a Rotarian, shares the prize with Kailash Satyarthi, a native of India who has worked to combat the exploitation of children for financial gain, according to an announcement in October from the Norwegian Nobel Committee. In announcing the award, the committee praised Yousafzai for demonstrating that "children and young people, too, can contribute to improving their own situations." It noted...
 
 
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