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Coon Rapids Rotary's outgoing President, Nick Bednarczyk, completed the July-to-June Rotary program year with a presentation by Nicole Swanson. (See separate article about Nick, below.) 
 
As Director of Anoka County's Job Training Center, Nicole described her organization's services as "a one-stop center," for employment and training services (as well as other key services from community partnerships). It's located in Blaine, at the Anoka County Human Services Center, near Highway 65. In fact, it is the most busy Workforce Center in the Twin Cities Metro Area! 
 
Nicole also talked about the current trends, and future estimates regarding our community's workforce--including the need for "customized training," especially for manufacturing jobs. For more information, visit this website: 
Nick Reflects on Year as President
Nick Bednarczyk, Coon Rapids Rotary President 2016-2017, reflected on his past 12 months in office. Here are the highlights:
 
* Increasing fundraising by 50% at the annual "Sampler" event, 
* Funding the "Youth Frontiers" event for Coon Rapids High School students, 
* Having informative weekly meeting presentations,
* Personally, having his capabilities "stretched," and
* Taking a more active role in all aspects of the Coon Rapids Rotary Club.
 
For photo highlights of Nick's past year with Rotary, scroll thru past postings on the Coon Rapids Rotary Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/coonrapidsrotary/
 
In conclusion, Nick gave "words of encouragement" to the new Club Officers, and looks forward to the upcoming year--with incoming Club President, Margie Rask.
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Jul 17, 2017
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
 
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Jul 18, 2017 8:30 AM
 
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Bunker Hills Event Center
Aug 21, 2017
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
 
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Bunker Hills Event Center
Sep 18, 2017
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
 
2017 CR Rotary Rapids Sampler
Bunker Hills Event Center
Oct 05, 2017
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
 
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Jul 17, 2017
Anoka County Veterans Court
Jul 24, 2017
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Jul 31, 2017
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