President's Message
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August Schedule
We are back at the Hilton Garden Inn next week! See you there. Looking forward to the program and a vocational talk!
 
District Governor Visit
Thank you to the board and all Risers for making the District Governor's visit a success! It was such a pleasure to be able to share all the great things our club is doing with Paul. See more info in the story below. 
 
Greeter List Updated for the Year
 
The Greeter list has been assigned for the entire year. You can view it here. Keep in mind that some of these dates may change due to holidays and rotation days that are not yet scheduled. Greeters are assigned to each meeting day by the Programs Team and done in a way to spread out the responsibility. If you are unable to serve as Greeter on the day you are assigned, please find a replacement or switch with somebody. Please let me know if you switch so it can be reflected in the newsletter.
 
As a reminder, Greeters are responsible for welcoming guests and Rotarians to the meeting, collecting payment for meals, introducing guests, leading us in the Pledge of Allegiance and Four-way Test, and sharing a reflection. You are welcome to bring a reflection from home, choose one from the book, or share a personal reflection on service, the community, or Rotary. Thank you for the great job everyone has been doing with greeting!
 
Rotary Blitz at the State Fair
The Rotary Blitz at the State Fair is next week, August 30. If you're planning on going to the state fair, why not go on Friday? Nothing special is needed. Just show up in Rotary-wear and have fun!
 
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
 
If you have service hours, please send to Kim Keilhotz at kimdtm@msn.com. 
 
There will be a sign up sheet on August 27 for volunteering at Celebrating Abilities Septemberfest being held on September 7 from 4-8 p.m.
 
There will be a service opportunities on October 1 from 8 am - 3 pm for Cradle to Career. Stay tuned!
 
 
Stories
District Governor Visits Rochester
We had a great visit from District Governor Paul Perez on August 22! There was a great social at Herring Gardens in the evening.
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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!
Joanne Rosener in Guatemala
Our own Joanne Rosener is in Guatemala visiting our project there. She reports, "The project is going well. I am very impressed with all of the staff who are involved in this project from the nutritionist who is providing the home visit in nutrition education, taking the 24 hour recall for the child and then taking height and weight measurements,  as well as the agronomist who is building the gardens and provided education on how to care for and maintain them." 
 
 
Joanne also visited the E-Rotary Club of Lake Atitlan. She says the updated on the project was well received. 
 
 
 
Youth Exchange Student Arrives to Rochester
Taiga  has arrived!
 
Taiga is a 16 year old from Osaka, Japan. He will attend Century.  His first host family is Nina and Nick Sargent, and the other host families are also in the Century district, making this possible.   Co-counselors are  Alan Hansen,  Gerry Elsbernd, and Mark Dripps.
 
Rotary Foundation Earns High Marks
The Rotary Foundation helps us do good in the world.
 
As you know, The Rotary Foundation depends on the contributions of Rotarians to do the great work it does.  We’d like to ask you a simple question…is The Rotary Foundation one of your charities of choice?  We all have a lot of charities that we support in our personal lives, and we would ask that you consider making The Rotary Foundation one of those charities. 
 
The Rotary Foundation not only helps Rotarians around the world have a great impact, but it does it very effectively and efficiently.  You may know that Charity Navigator, the largest and most-utilized evaluator of charities in the United States, has given The Rotary Foundation a Four-Star rating for many years. 
 
Recently, Charity Navigator named “10 of the Best Charities Everyone’s Heard Of” and The Rotary Foundation is NUMBER ONE!!
 
To use Charity Navigator’s words to sum up this honor: “These charities…became household names in part because of their exceptional financial management, no easy feat considering the scope and size of their operations.  Charitable givers should feel confident that these national institutions put their donations to good use.”
 
Your contributions to the Rotary Foundation are not only used efficiently, they help make the world a better place.  Through our giving we promote peace, fight disease, provide clean water and sanitation, save mothers and children, support education and grow local economies.
 
We encourage you to give to The Rotary Foundation.  It’s not about the amount you give, but the impact that your contribution can make in the lives of so many people around the world! 
 
It’s easy to give to The Rotary Foundation:
  1. Simply give your Club President or Foundation Chair a check made payable to The Rotary Foundation
  2. Go to www.rotary.org/donate to give online (while you’re there, set up a recurring donation through Rotary Direct!)
 
DG Paul and I, and people all over the world who benefit, thank you in advance for your contribution.  You are making a difference!
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
Hansen, Jolene
 
Greeter 2
Rethemeier, Nicholas
 
Program Coordinator
Cantlon, Matt
 
Vocational Talk
Sherden, Beth
 
Speakers
Aug 27, 2019
Family Involvement Strategies
Sep 03, 2019
Board Meeting
Sep 10, 2019
Midwest Melanoma Partnership
Sep 17, 2019
Rotary in Russia - Meeting at DAHLC room 200
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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
 
World Community Service Meeting
Nov 13, 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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