WELCOME The Fargo-Moorhead AM Rotary Club was chartered in 1991 with 25 members. We meet Thursdays at 7:00 AM at the Delta by Marriott (formerly Ramada Plaza Suites), 1635 42nd Street South, Fargo. Our club is an energetic bunch that enjoys fellowship, even at that early hour. Feel free to browse our site and learn more about our club, our causes, and what makes our organization great. See you Thursday morning!

Trenton Gerads - Club President 2018-2019

 

FM AM Rotary Clubs Mission:

The FM AM Rotary Club works to improve the lives of children locally, regionally and globally.

 
 
What's New With Fargo-Moorhead AM Rotary?

 

9 club members volunteered their time to build a shed for Legacy Children's Foundation, this includes our soon-to-apply member, David. We got some expert help from Shane Cullen, a RTFMA board member and Larry's wife, Diane put in an afternoon. Steve from Lampert Lumber is going to trim out the door, install a rollup door, and move it further back into the corner of the fence. All of this was completed in one week! Shows what Rotary can accomplish. Thank you everyone that participated for Being the Inspiration!

 

OCTOBER 18 - Anne Carlsen Center, Haley's Hope and TNT Kids Fitness hosted us this week.  We learned how each of these organizations create independence in the lives of children touched by disability.  These three non-profits have partnered to create the Miracle on Main (TNT Kids Fitness building).  If you were unable to join us or just couldn't find your way, check out these inks to learn more about each of these wonderful programs.

Anne Carlsen Video Link

Haley's Hope Video

TNT's FargoMania Video

 

NEW MWMBER SOCIAL - The number 1 reason why people don't join Rotary is because they weren't asked.  Here is your chance to invite a friend or co-worker to learn more about Rotary and to ask them to join.  We will be holding a New Member Social on Thursday, November 1st at 5:30PM at Prairie Brothers Brewing Co. (4474 23rd Ave S, Fargo).  There will not be a morning meeting November 1, so mark your calendars, invite a friend or co-worker and join us!  The official invite is located under downloads on the right side of the page.

 

OCTOBER 11 - Nearly 40 braved the snowy and abnormally cold weather to hear Fargo Public Schools Super Intendent Rupak Gandhi share his story and inform us on the opportunities and challenges facing Fargo Public Schools.  Maybe a first,  Mr. Gandhi even brought a potential new member as a guest!

Rupak Gandhi speaking to our FM AM Rotary Club

Fargo Public Schools is the 4th largest employer in Fargo with nearly 3,500 employees, which serves over 11,300 students K - 12.  Mr. Gandhi shared his vision for developing consistent education opportunities that meet every student's abilities and learning styles.

 

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18 MEETING IS OFF-STIE AND WILL BE HELD AT TNT KIDS FITNESS 2800 MAIN AVE FARGO.

 

NEW MEMBER SOCIAL - Mark your calendars for and invite a friend to join us on Thursday, November 1 at Prairie Brothers Brewing Co. (4474 23rd Ave S. Fargo) at 5:30PM.  You and a guest are invited to learn about our club. Come check out the fun, and for your chance to win prizes!  Please note there will be no morning meeting, November 1st.

 

LEGACY CHILDREN'S FOUNDATION - Legacy students are actively involved in a program call Loving Our Neighbors.  The goal of this program is to help those that may no longer be able to clean, sort, rack, shovel, play cards, painting nails, etc. - they've even baked cookies!

 

If you know of anyone who would welcome Free help of a few students and adult once or twice a month, please contact Mary Jean at Legacy Children's Foundation (701)-793-7600.  Please note they can only take names of people who we know and refer.

 

CLUB SOCIAL - Saturday, September 29 - Good times were had by most (Sorry Scott).  A group of our club members turned out for our first club social of the year to cheer on the Bison and one member's family joined to cheer on the Jackrabbits (can you guess who that would be?).  Great friends, fantastic food/hospitality and another Bison win - can't think of a better way to enjoy a cold fall Saturday morning.   Thank you to the Peterson Family for hosting us again this year!

 

We even got a chance to do the Happy Birthday chant as we celebrated Keith's birthday!


 

 

Thursday, September 20 -  14 foreign exchange students had a great weekend in Bemidji at a Foreign Exchange Student retreat.  Ximena provided an update on the retreat.  Luck was in the air as Kelvin drew the ace of spades collecting $260.   It pays to attend Rotary!  Dane enlighted the group with his classification talk about being a physicist and super computing at NDSU.

 

We also had a few guests - Ximena guest of Dan, Sara Hanstad, FM Rotary member, Dr. Miillage guest of Kelvin and Lucas Rueter a potential new member (he took the app home with him).

 

Remember our first club social for this year is set for Saturday, September 29.  Directions are located under Home Page Download Files on the right side of this page. 

 

Also remember no meeting October 4.  We will be meeting at 5:30PM at Tru Blu.  FI you haven't signed up yet, please contact Trent at tgerads@thevillage family.org 

 

Thursday, September 13 - Keith Brokke provided the following Rotary Ride update

It was another beautiful day for the 6th annual Rotary Ride on Saturday Sept 8th.  We had 176 riders this year participating in the 62, 45, 33, 26 and 7 (Family Ride) mile event.  We had total sponsorship donations of over $16,000 and over $2,000 of In-Kind food donations.  Also, Scheels donated an adult bike valued at over $800 and a children’s bike valued at over $200, both of which were given away in the drawing at 12:30 on Saturday.

 

The Rotary Ride event wrapped up around 2:30 pm and at 3 pm, International students began to arrive for the Int’l Student Picnic.  140 total students this year (down from over 300 the past few years), but we attribute the earlier date and not having the amount of promoting this year. 

 

Deb Maertens of the FM PM was the Chair of the Int’l Picnic and for the Picnic associated with the Rotary Ride.  Deb secured all the In-Kind donations from food vendors in the FM Area and worked very hard to see the events were successful.  All in all, they were a huge success and we truly appreciate all the volunteers that helped with both events.  Tom Thompson, Dan Peterson and John Johnson were the official grillers for both events on Saturday.

 

District Governor Visit -District Governor, Blaine Johnson will be visiting all of the FM area Rotary Clubs on Thursday, October 4 from 5:30PM - 7:30PM at Tru Blu.  Due to the importance of this meeting, we will be canceling our regularly scheduled morning meeting.  Plan to attend the District Governor's visit instead.  A cash-bar will be provided.  However, our club will pay for each attending members food.  You can find an invite on the right side of the screen.

 

Legacy Children's Foundation - As a club, we have agreed to volunteer the second Thursday fo the month for Legacy Children's Foundation.  Sign-up for a spot today, but clicking the Legacy Children's Foundation under the link section on the right hand side of the page.

 

 

 

 

Oct 4   NO MORNING MEETING - District Governor Blaine Johnson – PM Meeting Tru Blu- see invite under downloads on the right side of this page

Oct 11  Fargo/WF – New School Superintendents

Oct 18  TNT – Offsite Meeting

Oct 25  Polio Plus – Gary & Cindy Nolte Keith

                                         

 

November 1 - New Member Social - Prairie Brothers Brewing Co. (4474 23rd Ave S. Fargo) 5:30PM

 

December 13 - Club Holiday Social - Hosted by Dan Peterson

 
In 2017, the majority of The Rotary Foundation’s global grants were awarded to clubs and districts outside the United States; however many of our US districts have recognized immediate needs within our own country.  Working within the grant process:
  1. A health service center was created in Salina, California to assist homeless residents in their community and helped them obtain references to healthcare professionals.
  2. In Greensboro, Alabama, Rotary provided financial literacy and small business development trainings for at risk youth
  3. Rotary provided a social and job skill training program targeting unemployed and underemployed resident of West Coconut Grove, a Bahamian founded community in Miami, Florida.
  4. It equipped a mobile vision unit to serve patients in a region of rural Appalachia.
  5. And in Upstate, New York, it developed a grant to address the sever epidemic of opioid/heroin abuse,
Your generous contributions to The Rotary Foundation enabled this to happen!   
 
 
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Fargo Moorhead AM Rotary Club

"Service Above Self"

We meet Thursdays at 7:00 AM
Delta by Marriott
1635 42nd Street S.
Mailing Address: PO Box 9359
Fargo, ND  58106-9359
United States
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