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We are people of action.

 

The Minneapolis University Rotary Club embodies the Rotary motto “Service Above Self." Our members are committed to social justice at home and abroad.  We focus on enhancing education and health care in the Twin Cities and in countries around the world.

We meet every Wednesday, noon-1:15.  During the COVID-19 pandemic, club meetings are held online via Zoom.

To join our meeting and receive the Zoom link, email us at mplsunivrotary@gmail.com 

We look forward to resuming regular in-person lunch meetings on the University of Minnesota campus when it is safe to do so. 

We invite you to join us!  

MURC 30th Anniversary Celebration
  

 

Minneapolis University Rotary Club celebrated its 30th anniversary on Feb.3rd with a noontime ZOOM gathering of more than 40 current and past members, Rotary scholars, and friends. 

Joining us in the Twin Cities were those at their computers in California, Texas, Wisconsin, New Mexico, New York, Kentucky, South Carolina, Alabama, Florida, Rwanda, Uganda, Sweden, and Mexico.

Six past club presidents recalled the friendships forged at Minneapolis University Rotary. They noted the diversity of the club’s membership, the high number of women members, and the club's international work.

Highlights of recent projects include sponsorship of a student at the University of Minnesota in memory of George Floyd, sponsoring a virtual food drive in recognition of the issue of hunger in the Twin Cities, and the recently approved international projects in Palestine and Chile. All of this work is made possible by Rotarians' generosity and others committed to improving lives around the world.

Our next goal is to raise $1,100 for bunk beds at the Rwemiyenia boarding school in Uganda. We are joining in this effort with a member of our club who is executive director of AfricaStrong Inc and is committed to improving education for Ugandan students. 

More information is available at www.AfricaStronginc.org. Donations can be made at www.mightycause.com/organization/Murcfoundation

Minneapolis University Rotary looks forward to its next 30 years!

 
Project Spotlight

Chile Audiology Grant Approved by Rotary International!!

Minneapolis University Rotary Club is pleased to announce a grant from Rotary International that will provide modern audiology equipment for the Otto Gabler Instituto de la Sordera (Institute of Deafness) in Santiago, Chile.  This grant builds on our club’s relationship with the Institute that began with an initial Rotary grant in 2002. The Institute will expand its diagnostic services to include infants while upgrading hearing services to students and members of the local community.  Besides Rotary International the project received support from five Rotary clubs in the Minneapolis and Santiago areas, the local Rotary districts of each area, and the International Hearing Society.

 

Grant to Improve Maternal and Child Health in Palestine Approved!

Minneapolis University Rotary is partnering with East Jerusalem Rotary Club on a grant to provide health education and medical care in the West Bank.  The grant from Rotary International will fund a mobile health unit with staff serving the needs of women and young children in refugee camps and remote areas where high rates of infant mortality and birth defects are common.  Besides Rotary International, this project has support from five District 5950 Rotary clubs, the East Jerusalem club, several national and local organizations, and many individuals.  This project is an international, multi-faith project exemplifying Rotary’s commitment to improving health and building bridges between people around the world.

Minneapolis University Rotary Service Foundation

We invite you to consider a donation to our club’s work, with a tax-deductible gift to the Minneapolis University Rotary Service Foundation.  Please visit Our Foundation page to learn more.

MN Food Drive
Making a Difference in Our Community
 
Minneapolis University Rotary Club is making food insecurity a focus of our community service. In collaboration with The Food Group MN, a 501(c)3, we have established a Virtual Food Drive to support the Community Bridge Food Shelf and Simpson United Methodist Church Food Shelf in Minneapolis. 
 
The Covid-19 pandemic has worsened the issue of food insecurity for Twin Cities families.  High unemployment, school routine changes, central city store closures, and the loss of support networks contribute to the need for emergency food resources. Studies show that 1 in 9 people struggle with hunger in MN; 1 in 6 kids go to bed hungry every night in MN, and 1/3 of Minnesotans lack access to healthy foods.
 
Every $100 donated to the Virtual Food Drive provides food for a family of four for three nutritious meals a day for a week.
 
We are encouraging Rotarians and others support this year long effort with a tax-deductible donation at the Virtual Food site.                 
   

Thank you for your donation!