River Falls Rotary: People of Action.

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

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Part of our District Grant project to fund an educational pavilion at the RFSD School Forest is seeking contributions from other Rotary clubs to leverage our club's funds.  Dale Jorgenson has led a team putting together the message.  On Tuesday 5/28 at our NOON meeting, Dale will present the story, and he'll be looking for our feedback and critique of the talk.  This is an important project for our club, and your attendance and participation is important.
River Falls Public Montessori principal Kai Rodgers started by telling the club that Dr. Maria Montessori developed her teaching methods beginning in 1907.  Montessori was first woman physician in Italy, and she was also a professor of anthropology at the University of Rome.  In 1907 she created a children’s home, Casa de Bambini.    One of her innovations was an emphasis on hands-on materials for learning.  Her methods started to spread in Europe 1910-20’s, then in the 1920-30’s to North America.   Dr. Montessori moved to India in the 1940’s to avoid threats from the Nazis in WW II.
 
In 2007, the guiding organizations launched a centennial challenge to assure that Montessori education is available to children regardless of socioeconomic status.  Today two distinct governing bodies, AMI and AMS, are beginning to work together again.  Advocacy groups are working to educate politicians about the benefits of Montessori education methods.
 
Stephani Atkins reported on research done by ArtReach St. Croix and the St. Croix Valley Foundation funded by Hugh J. Andersen Foundation and the Wisconsin Arts Board.  The Arts & Economic Prosperity 6 is an economic and social impact study of non-profit arts & culture organizations and their audiences. The national study provided detailed findings across all 50 states and Puerto Rico.
Mukuyuini Flows Forever is the name of the water project that Forest Lake Rotary is leading.   The effort to bring water to the village was started by a woman with a difficult story; upon return to Kenya after years away, she started an organization whose goal is to bring water to a village in central Kenya.  Forest Lake Rotary has a partner club in Kenya, Masaai-Mara Narok, that is reasonably nearby.
 

Economic and Social impact of Nonprofit Arts in the St Croix Valley - Astounding!
Art Reach St Croix in conjunction with Americans for the Arts recently completed Arts and Economic Prosperity 6: The Economic and Social Impact Study of Nonprofit Arts and Culture Organizations and Their Audiences in the St Croix Valley.  The final conclusions are astounding! The arts and culture sector is essential to the prosperity and vitality of the St. Croix Valley. Stephani is excited to share with you the results on how the Arts help create a vibrant St Croix Valley alive with culture, commerce and connection.

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Tuesdays at 7:00 a.m. 1st, 3rd, and 5th weeks of the month
2nd and 4th Tuesdays at noon
 
Ezekiel Lutheran Church
202 S. 2nd St.
River Falls, WI 54022
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PO Box 311, River Falls, WI 54022
 
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Upcoming Speakers
Club Assembly
May 28, 2024 12:00 PM
Status of District Grant Application for RFSD School Forest
Johanna Barbie, Camp RYLA; RFHS Forensics Team
Jun 04, 2024 7:00 AM
Camp RYLA Experience and Forensics Team National Tournament
Rueben Nilsson
Jun 11, 2024 12:00 PM
FIELD TRIP - Tour of UWRF Dairy Pilot Plant
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