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Upcoming Speakers
Joe Ward
Jan 28, 2020 7:00 AM
MCC & Experience Minnesota's Rochester
N/A
Feb 04, 2020 7:00 AM
Board Meeting
Kathleen Harrington
Feb 11, 2020 7:00 AM
Chamber of Commerce
Dr. Peter Larsen
Feb 18, 2020 7:00 AM
Detecting Chronic Wasting Disease
TBD
Feb 25, 2020 7:00 AM
Sex Trafficking - Olmsted County Victim Services
N/A
Mar 03, 2020 7:00 AM
Board Meeting
Christopher Brenna
Mar 10, 2020 7:00 AM
Revolutionary Earth Gardens
Judge Joseph Chase
Mar 17, 2020 7:00 AM
Veterans' Treatment Center
Trent Fluegel
Mar 24, 2020 7:00 AM
Rochester Warming Center
TBD
Mar 31, 2020 7:00 AM
Toastmasters International - Rochester
 

Welcome to the Rochester Rotary Risers

Are you an established professional who wants to make positive changes in your community and the world? Our club members are dedicated people who share a passion for community service and friendship. Becoming a Rotarian connects you with a diverse group who share your drive to give back.
 
 
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Our January calendar raffle winners are posted below. Congratulations to all winners and thank you for support Rotary and youth literacy projects in Rochester!
 
1-Jan 484
2-Jan 683
3-Jan 730
4-Jan 995
5-Jan 43
6-Jan 32
7-Jan 904
8-Jan 817
9-Jan 727
10-Jan 66
11-Jan 426
12-Jan 862
13-Jan 249
14-Jan 442
15-Jan 477
16-Jan 824
17-Jan 583
18-Jan 234
19-Jan 679
20-Jan 242
21-Jan 809
22-Jan 32
23-Jan 33
24-Jan 576
25-Jan 735
26-Jan 840
27-Jan 450
28-Jan 395
29-Jan 942
30-Jan 491
31-Jan 591
As many of you may know, Joanne Rosener is in New Zealand for an extended vacation. On her trip, Joanne is having a great opportunity to visit other Rotary clubs! 
 
Here are some Rotary highlights from Joanne:
 
In Auckland, we had dinner with an old friend, old in the sense that we haven’t seen him in 26 years when he was in medical school. Nicholas Lightfoot. And once we landed in KeriKeri we had happy hour with Vicki Douglas , treasurer of their Rotary Club. And Neal, their club president, and his wife Renata, joined us. For a small club (28 members), they sure are an active club. They focus primarily on youth, including youth in Maori communities. Our visit with two other members was canceled due to unscheduled  work activities. But happy we could connect with a couple from their club.
 
 
 
Rochester youth and education-related nonprofits are encouraged to submit an application by January 31 to be considered for a Rotary Community Grant. During the past 31 years, the Rotary clubs of Rochester have provided over $981,335 in grants and scholarships from the net proceeds of the Rotary Holiday Classic basketball showcase. Learn more and find the application online here. Your help is appreciated sharing this information and encouraging any qualifying organizations to apply. 
Rotary International President-Elect Holgar Knaack has just announced the theme for 2020-21!
 
It is "Rotary Opens Opportunities".
 
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"Knaack, a member of the Rotary Club of Herzogtum Lauenburg-Mölln, Germany, revealed the 2020-21 presidential theme, Rotary Opens Opportunities, to incoming district governors at the Rotary International Assembly in San Diego, California, USA, on 20 January.

Rotary isn’t just a club for people to join, but rather 'an invitation to endless opportunities,' said Knaack, who becomes president on 1 July. He emphasized that Rotary creates pathways for members to improve their lives and the lives of those they help through service projects.

'We believe that our acts of service, big and small, create opportunities for people who need our help,' Knaack said. He added that Rotary creates leadership opportunities and gives members the chance to travel the world to put their service ideas into action and make lifelong connections. 'Everything we do opens another opportunity for someone, somewhere,' said Knaack."

 

Read more about it here: https://www.rotary.org/en/holger-knaack-sees-opportunities-rotary-change-thrive

 
 
 
 
Our December calendar raffle winners are posted below.
 
1-Dec 753
2-Dec 341
3-Dec 767
4-Dec 782
5-Dec 385
6-Dec 325
7-Dec 647
8-Dec 792
9-Dec 526
10-Dec 92
11-Dec 869
12-Dec 919
13-Dec 497
14-Dec 148
15-Dec 137
16-Dec 156
17-Dec 285
18-Dec 799
19-Dec 999
20-Dec 94
21-Dec 8
22-Dec 910
23-Dec 905
24-Dec 852
25-Dec 211
26-Dec 951
27-Dec 167
28-Dec 644
29-Dec 864
30-Dec 13
31-Dec 167
 
Thank you for supporting Rotary and youth literacy in Rochester!
Today we welcome Joel McNeil into membership. Joel is new to Rotary that works at Think Bank. Joel was drawn to Rotary because of our motto, Service Above Self. Welcome, Joel!
The Rochester Rotary Risers participated in Lutheran Social Service's Adopt a Family program again this holiday season. Risers were excited to purchase and wrap presents for a family in need. 
 
 
 
 
 
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Meeting Information
The Rochester Rotary Risers meet every Tuesday (except the first Tuesday of the month) at 7 AM at the Hilton Garden Inn (225 So Broadway Rochester, MN 55904).
 
If you have a question, are interested in joining or have a comment on our website, please contact Jeff Warfield or feel free to complete a new member application.
 
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