MURC Newsletter
February 3 2021
 
Speakers
Mar 10, 2021 12:00 PM
Seeking Justice and Equity in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health
Mar 17, 2021
When critical thinking fails: A new way to think about avoiding disinformation & empowered reading
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* MURC Board meeting Wednesday, February 10 at 10:30.  
 

We celebrated the 30-year anniversary of Minneapolis University Rotary Club on Feb. 3rd, with more than 40 past and current club members, Rotary scholars and friends.  We celebrated past accomplishments of the club and looked forward to the future, 

 

Those attending the ZOOM meeting came from many states and three continents.  Celebrating with those of us in the Twin Cities were people at their computers in California,Texas, New Mexico, New York, Kentucky, South Carolina, and Florida, as well as Rwanda, Uganda, Sweden, and Mexico.

 

Six past club presidents reflected on highlights of their year as president, several calling it one of the best years of their life.  Many of the highlights included international projects and travel to countries like Costa Rica, Mexico and South Korea.  All expressed appreciation for, and fond memories of, the friendships and support they experienced as members of Minneapolis University Rotary.  Other highlights included the diversity of the membership, including the high number of women in the club from day one.

 

Current local and international projects were highlighted. Community service projects include sponsorship of a student at the U of MN with a scholarship in memory of George Floyd; grant projects at Seward Montessori School;  and support for food, health and literacy programs in the Twin Cities.  International projects currently underway include San Felipe, Mexico cataract and audiology clinics, a maternal-child health project in Palestine, and an updated audiology clinic in Santiago, Chile.

 

All of these projects are the result of contributions Rotarians and others have made to the club foundation (MURSF)  and The Rotary International Foundation (TRF) since 1991.  Members of Minneapolis University have turned $74,000  of local contributions into $1.5 million of projects here at home and around the world.

 

Our next goal is to raise $1,100 for bunk beds in Uganda, an effort led by  AfricaStrong Inc, whose executive director is a member of Minneapolis University.  Improving sleeping conditions for students at the Ugandan boarding school at Rwemiyenje will improve the primary school’s educational outcomes.  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!

 

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