Welcome to the Fargo Moorhead AM Rotary Club
Join us Thursday mornings at 7am
and start your day with a cup of laughter!
WELCOME The Fargo-Moorhead AM Rotary Club was chartered in 1991 with 25 members. We meet Thursdays at 7:00 AM at 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!

Tom Thompson - Club President 2016-2017

 
 
What's New With Fargo-Moorhead AM Rotary?
Congratulations to the following winners of our Monday Night Football Book Fundraiser!
Winners will receive a check via the address provided at the time of ticket purchase.
 
 
2015-2016 Fargo Moorhead AM Rotary Club president, Randy Heller officially passed the gavel to new leadership on Thursday, June 30th at the club's annual banquet.  Incoming president Tom Thompson will begin his responsibilities on July 1st.  In conjunction with these event, club member Herb Schmidt was inducted as the District 5580 District Governor for the 2016-2017 Rotary Year. Approximately 100 members, guests, and visiting Rotarians attended the event at Ramada Plaza and Suites.
 
Congratulations Tom Thompson, 2016-2017 Club President we are proud of you and know it will be a wonderful year of "Service Above Self"!
Thank you to everyone that purchased Fargo Moorhead AM Rotary Roses in this year's sale!
 
With your help we sold 10,200 roses or 850 dozen! 
 
Dollars raised will go to the following:
- Rape & Abuse Crisis Center Fargo Moorhead
- YWCA Cass Clay
- TNT Kid's Fitness
- Rebuilding Together Fargo Moorhead
- Local Rotary Projects

We are happy to announce that Zach Manning, son of David and Heidi Manning, Moorhead, Minnesota will embarck on his outbound Rotary Exchange experience to Germany this week.  We wish him safe travels and great adventures over the next few months!

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Club Meeting Information

Welcome

Fargo Moorhead AM Rotary Club

"Service Above Self"

We meet Thursdays at 7:00 AM
Ramada Plaza Suites
1635 42nd Street S.
Mailing Address: PO Box 9359
Fargo, ND  58106-9359
United States
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Speakers
TBD
Apr 27, 2017
Jill Berg (Fargo West Rotary)
May 04, 2017
China Excursion
Blake Crosby
May 11, 2017
Legislative Update
 
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