River Falls Rotary: People of Action.

Enhancing Opportunities for Youth; Creating a Better World for All.

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From mentoring area youth to planting trees, highway cleanup and events, there's something for every volunteer spirit. Rotary People of Action make a difference in their communities and in the world.

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Be a part of the "End Polio Now" effort. (more) You or your organization can make a difference in eradicating this devastating disease by contributing to Rotary International.

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Rotary sponsors youth exchange programs as well as member on-site volunteer projects. Discover and celebrate diverse perspectives with a global organization.
River Falls Rotary Burger Battle
We are excited to share that after a multiple-year hiatus, the River Falls Rotary Club is resurrecting the River Falls Rotary Burger Battle.
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Now over a year into the Focus River Falls project, Amy Peterson, Community Development Director, will provide an overview on the direction of the Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan, the Outdoor Recreation Plan, and the City’s Comprehensive Plan. These important policy documents, when implemented, will shape the future of River Falls. For this reason, we’re providing updates to inform community members and spur conversation about the proposed direction. Plans are forecasted to be adopted by the City Council the end of March 2023 and community feedback on the plans is encouraged through February.
 
Visit engagerf.org to learn more.
Chancellor Dr. Maria Gallo presented an update on several important projects and new developments at  UWRF.  First she showed a slide recognizing the school’s Best in the Midwest award. She noted that the school ranks high in social mobility measures, with many students from first generation to attend college families as well as students from lower income families. 
 
A major part of her talk focused on the Science and Technology Innovation Center (SciTech for short) as a game changer for UWRF.  The center will focus on science, engineering, mathematics, physics, and psychology, increasing the emphasis on these fields of study and research.  The video Dr. Gallo shared noted that collaboration capability will be designed into the facility.
Update from the UWRF Chancellor.  Just over one year ago, UWRF Chancellor Dr. Maria Gallo introduced herself to our club.  Now that she’s settled into her vital role at UWRF, Dr. Gallo will speak to our club about important and exciting projects and programs at the university.  Her presentation will include the Science and Technology Innovation Center (SciTech) project, new programs such as the development of a marching band and addition e-Sports, and ongoing activity around the revitalized UWRF brand.
 
About the Speaker:  it used to be that a picture was worth a thousand words.  These days, it's a link:  https://www.uwrf.edu/about/chancellors-office to learn more about Dr. Gallo.
Janelle Erickson of White Bear Lake Rotary told our club that Touching Tiny Lives (TTL) was founded in 2004 to serve infants and small children in Lesotho.  The organization started with a single safe home far from the capital city.  Babies and children were brought to the home because they would not survive if they had remained in their rural home areas.
 
Lesotho is a landlocked country totally surrounded by the nation of South Africa.  There is a high prevalence of both poverty and HIV/AIDs, with the latter affecting an estimated 25% of the population.  Infant mortality rates are very high, with approximately 10% of children dying before their  5th birthday. 

In his presentation informing and reminding us about the Rotary Foundation and its importance, JW challenged our club to do things: 1) get everyone on My Rotary, and 2) get to EREY (Every Rotarian Every Year) status. As you’ll read below, he even gave us a primer on the how-to of getting this simple online task performed. He also pointed out that the bar for each member to help achieve EREY is low:  a minimum one-time contribution of $25 before 6/30/2023 puts a member into Foundation contributor status for this current Rotary year.

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Our meetings are
Tuesdays at 7:00 a.m. 1st, 3rd, and 5th weeks of the month
2d and 4th Tuesdays at noon
 
Ezekiel Lutheran Church
202 S. 2nd St.
River Falls, WI 54022
United States
 
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Our mailing address:
PO Box 311, River Falls, WI 54022
 
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Upcoming Speakers
Amy Peterson
Dec 06, 2022
Update on the EngageRF Process
Jim DiPeso
Dec 13, 2022
New Member Introductory Talk
Tom Westerhaus & Mark Klapatch-Mathias
Dec 20, 2022
Earth Day 2023
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