President's Message
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September Schedule
No meeting on September 3. 
We are at the Hilton Garden Inn on September 10 and 24. 
On September 17, we will be meeting at the Mayo Dan Abraham building, room 200.
 
Greeter List
 
The Greeter list has been assigned for the entire year. You can view it here. Thank you for the great job everyone has been doing with greeting!
 
End Polio
Did you also know that when you give to End Polio Now, your donation is tripled!? Thanks to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, every donation to End Polio Now is tripled! https://www.endpolio.org/donate
 
Nigeria has been free from wild polio for three years now, bringing the country one step closer to polio being declared eradicated. At that time, polio will have been eradicated in the entire continent of Africa! https://www.economist.com/middle-east-and-africa/2019/08/22/africa-is-on-the-verge-of-being-declared-polio-free
 
Save the date for October 24, 2019. There will be a World Polio Day event. 
 
Service
 
Assistance is always welcome at Community Food Response. This service project is scheduled for September 4th and offers 2-4 or 4-6 time options.
 
In addition, we are still looking for volunteers for the Riser Service Project – ABC Celebrating Abilities Septemberfest fundraiser.  This event is scheduled from 4-8 on September 7th.
 
If you have not signed up, please contact Kim at kimdtm@msn.com.
 
Also, be sure to send her your completed service hours.
 
There will be a service opportunities on October 1 from 8 am - 3 pm for Cradle to Career.
 
Family Service Rochester – fall clean up - October 22nd and  October 27th.
Stories
Rotary Co-Sponsors Cradle2Career Event
The Rotary Clubs of Rochester, along with other business and civic organizations, are co-sponsoring a Cradle2Career event on October 15 featuring Art Rolnick, former Vice President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis.
 
Cradle to Career
Rolnick has done number studies on the economic benefits of early childhood education, which fits right in with Cradle2Career's focus. Cradle2Career is a community initiative born several years ago from a Rotary Clubs of Rochester effort to investigate how best to improve literacy in Rochester. Through a Rotary grant and participation from the clubs the efforts have lead to a clear mission and goals and, best of all, community ownership from the business, government, education and non-profit sectors. 
 
Learn more about Cradle2Career at their website: https://c2cmn.com/
 
The event will be held October 15, 2019, at the downtown Hilton. More information will be coming soon. 
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Scholarship and Banquet Opportunity
Rochester students in the BDPA (Black Data Processing Associates) recently won second place in a national computer competition. The club is sponsored by IBM. IBM is also on the C2C leadership table. 
 
There will be an Award and Scholarship Banquet with silent auction at the event. More information is below:
 
Note: this is not a Rotary event, but supports a cause aligned with Rotary's areas of service. 
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August Raffle Winners!
Here are the August raffle winners:
 
1-Aug
 
913
2-Aug
 
955
3-Aug
 
581
4-Aug
 
81
5-Aug
 
438
6-Aug
 
42
7-Aug
 
31
8-Aug
 
493
9-Aug
 
517
10-Aug
 
296
11-Aug
 
565
12-Aug
 
467
13-Aug
 
249
14-Aug
 
296
15-Aug
 
775
16-Aug
 
830
17-Aug
 
267
18-Aug
 
901
19-Aug
 
278
20-Aug
 
901
21-Aug
 
409
22-Aug
 
423
23-Aug
 
236
24-Aug
 
37
25-Aug
 
182
26-Aug
 
967
27-Aug
 
917
28-Aug
 
267
29-Aug
 
2
30-Aug
 
47
31-Aug
 
641
 
Thanks for supporting childhood literacy!
Club Information
Rochester Risers
Service Above Self
We meet Tuesdays at 7:00 AM
Hilton Garden Inn
225 S. Broadway
Rochester, MN  55904
United States
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“Together, we see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change — across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves.”
Meeting Responsibilities
Greeter 1
 
Greeter 2
 
Program Coordinator
Cantlon, Matt
 
Vocational Talk
 
Speakers
Sep 03, 2019
No Board Meeting
Sep 10, 2019
Midwest Melanoma Partnership
Sep 17, 2019
Rotary in Russia - Meeting at DAHLC room 200
Sep 24, 2019
Club Assembly
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Upcoming Events
Rotary Golf Outing 2019
Sep 05, 2019
11:30 AM – 3:00 PM
 
Celebrating Abilities
Sep 07, 2019
4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
 
Social at Squash Blossom
Squash Blossom Farm
Sep 08, 2019
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
 
World Community Service Meeting
Sep 11, 2019
 
World Community Service Meeting
Oct 09, 2019
 
The Foundation Celebration
Delta Hotel by Marriott
Nov 02, 2019
 
World Community Service Meeting
Nov 13, 2019
 
Breakfast with Ian Riseley
Delta Hotel by Marriott
Nov 15, 2019
 
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Jason Wagner
August 7
 
Kimberly Keilholtz
August 14
 
Bill Pudwell
August 18
 
Join Date
Timothy Schmitt
August 13, 2013
6 years
 
Daren Preszler
August 14, 2018
1 year
 
Brianna Berg
August 18, 2015
4 years
 
Theresa Rummans
August 18, 2015
4 years
 
Deb Christianson
August 21, 2007
12 years
 
Arne Landsverk
August 28, 2018
1 year
 
John Abress
August 30, 2016
3 years
 
Executives & Directors
President
 
President Elect
 
Secretary
 
Treasurer
 
Service Projects Committee Chair
 
Membership Committee Chair
 
Rotary Foundation Committee Chair
 
Public Image Committee Chair
 
Program Chair
 
Literacy Chair
 
Youth Services Chair
 
Social Committee Chair
 
Basketball Committee Liason
 
Fundraising Committee Chair
 
Webmaster
 
Human Trafficing Officer
 
President Elect Nominee
 
Russell Hampton
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