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Greater Rochester

Service Above Self

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161 13th Ave SW
Rochester, MN 55902
United States of America
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Latest News
Paul Harris Recognition       
The recognition is named after Rotary’s founder, the late Paul Harris, a Chicago lawyer, who started Rotary with three business associates in 1905. A world of goodwill and better understanding comes closer to reality today because Rotarians 
 donate to The Rotary Foundation. The work of the Foundation makes doing good in the world possible. A person who contributes $1000 to the Rotary Foundation will be recognized as a Paul Harris Fellow. 
 
Paul Harris recognitions are also given to members and non-members recognized for their commitment to ‘Service
Above Self’ to benefit local and international communities. 
 
We are grateful.  The 2020-2021recipients of this honor will be recognized and added to this page throughout the year. 

As this year’s Rotary President Holger Knaack has stated, “We believe that our acts of service, big and small, create opportunities for people who need our help. We also know that every act of service will inspire and change us… Everything we do opens another opportunity for someone, somewhere.”

During this pandemic, every act of service has inspired and changed us. It has made us more appreciative of family, friends, work, activities, and the service of others. We cannot thank everyone who has been an everyday hero during these challenging days but the club members were asked to recommend a group or an individual.

It is with gratitude that we recognize individuals or groups as Everyday Heroes. In their honor, a donation will be given to Polio Plus Fund /  Rotary Foundation. Twenty-five children will be vaccinated against polio. Rotary has partnered with other organizations to rid the world of polio. There are now just 2 out of 125 countries that still have polio.

THANK YOU TO ALL OF OUR EVERYDAY HEROES! 

                                                              

Share the Love - February 1 - 28, 2021.       
Supporting the Rotary Foundation makes "Doing Good in the World" possible.  
ANY AMOUNT YOU GIVE IS GOOD.
 
Here are Foundation Recognition Point matches to add a little fun
Donate $100+:  2:1 Match of Recognition Points
Donate $365+ (equivalent of $1/day): Match points to make you a Paul Harris Fellow
Donate $1,000+:  1)Special Recognition on District website
2) choice of  limited edition "Share the Love” clothing items 
3) Invitation to a special "Significant Donor” event   
4) "Share” a PHF with someone of your choosing
ANY AMOUNT YOU GIVE IS GOOD. Give online Rotary.org or send a check to Mike Adkins or mail a check to TRF.
This first time activity was a success. 100 residents at Samaritan Bethany Nursing Home got a goodie bag and a personal note. The goodies were donated by members. The bags were packed by either members or by 3-5 graders at Holy Spirit School. It was a wonderful partnership which created a good feeling for all involved. Go Team! 
  
    
 
Happy New Year! Welcome  2021. 
January is Vocational Service Month. Each meeting will have a Vocational or Retirement Talk by a member 
JANUARY 1 -
Sign up for Beat the Blues activity with Samaritan Bethany. 
JANUARY 6 -
Mayor Kim Norton - A great way to start the year. Bring questions. Vocational Talk - Fran Filzen
JANUARY 13 -
Environment - What Can Be Done? Citizens Climate Lobby - Bipartisan  Speaker: Howard Clark. Vocational Talk - Judi Wilson
JANUARY 14 -
Braver Angels Workshop "Skills for Bridging the Divide" https://rotary5960.org/event/braver-angels---skills-for-bridging-the-divide/
JANUARY 20 -
No Meeting - Inauguration Day . The Paul Harris Recognitions will be presented on 2/10. 
JANUARY 27 -
Leah Labs - cancer cure for dogs. Speaker: CEO Wes Wierson . Vocational Talk - Gene Ellington
JANUARY 25-27
Beat the Blues Activity with Samaritan Bethany Drop Off Goodie Bags
Join us for a Zoom Meeting: http://zoom.us/j/114602661?pwd=VlRTcE5FdXE0UUFHMk54ekxLTEFxQT09
One of Rotary's area of focus is Peace and Conflict Prevention/Resolution. The Rotary Action Group for Peace will present the Inaugural Legacy of Peace Award on December 5, 2020. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wq7dXba7rhg&feature=youtu.be  
Rotary creates environments where peace can happen. As a humanitarian organization, peace is a cornerstone of our mission. We believe when people work to create peace in their communities, that change can have a global effect. The recipient of the Inaugural Legacy of Peace Award is Rotary Action Group for Peace co-founder Albin "Al" Jubitz, Jr. As co-founder of RAGFP, Al has dedicated his life to fostering peace. It is only fitting that we show our appreciation with a donation to support the work he founded. You are invited to attend. 
 
                               
 
 
 
 
District 5960 Foundation Report - Go Team!
2020-21 ANNUAL FUND
Even though the District has not "pushed" Annual Fund giving  this year, you and your fellow members are already doing a great job!  Through October, our giving is up 2.8% from last year!  Our goal is $500,000 to the Annual Fund this year, so we have some work to do…but we know that our tax-year-end giving and our SHARE the LOVE campaign in February will be significant in our efforts to reach that goal.
 
Of course, it’s not about reaching a goal, or raising a certain amount of money.  It’s about the lives we are changing because of our giving and service as Rotarians.  For that, we all have something to be thankful for during this week, and always….and we are especially thankful for you!
 
Thank you for all that you do, and thanks for your awesome support of The Rotary Foundation!
Ed, Kyle and Team 
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