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Maple Grove

“ Rotary Serving Humanity”

We meet Tuesdays at 6:45 AM
3 Squares Restaurant
12690 Arbor Lakes Pkwy N
Maple Grove, MN  55369
United States
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Upcoming Events
District Assembly, April 8, 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. St. Bonifacius
District Conference, April 28th, Westin Edina Galeria 7:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
 
Hygiene Sew-A-Thons
  • Sew-A-thon
    J.Arthur's Coffee Shop
    May 14, 2017
    2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
  • Sew-A-thon
    J.Arthur's Coffee Shop
    Jun 11, 2017
    2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
 
 
 
 
Gala Table Sponsors
 
 
Strive Steak Dinner 2017
 
Maple Grove Rotary News
The Maple Grove Rotary Business Ethics and Leadership Award will recognize an individual or leader of a business or organization that exemplifies high ethical behavior and/or strong leadership in their conduct and operations.  The commitment to ethics should be demonstrated at all levels of the culture including dealing with customers, clients, employees, members, vendors, owners, the community and charitable endeavors.   Ethics may be illustrated in company marketing, operations, communications, sales practices, publications and reputation in the community.  Leadership may be shown by how the individual leads the business /organization through adversity and success.  Leadership may also include a commitment to diversity and involvement in local, regional and national issues.
 
Nominations will be accepted from individuals, business men and women, organizations, municipalities, chambers, civic groups, and churches that work, serve, reside or volunteer in Maple Grove or Osseo. 
 
The winner of the Business Ethics and Leadership Award will be recognized as a Rotary International Paul Harris Fellow.   A Paul Harris Fellow recognizes an individual for substantial contribution to humanitarian and educational service and demonstration of the Rotary Foundation objectives.   With the award of a Paul Harris Fellow, $1,000.00 will be donated in the recipient’s name to the Rotary International Foundation. 
 
Application Deadline is September 30,2017.  The Application and any supporting documentation must be mailed or emailed to Jenny Toutloff at: Jtoutoff@hennsnoxlaw.com on or before the date of September 30, 2017.  
What makes Rotary so special? It is the support from other clubs and Rotarians to accomplish good in the world.  We have a great partnership with the Rotary Club of Rogers.  Our club with the support of so many clubs has been actively involved with the feminine hygiene project led by Judy Johnson.  She advocates for this project and so many have just jumped in where needed to support the sewing, donating materials and time to organize and help at sew-a-thons, and distribution of 1,300 kits to 11 countries in need. Rogers has donated $1000 to go for this project for material and supplies that are needed.
Rogers Rotary also have donated $500 to be used for the remaining balance left on the playground in Sasabe, Mexico that was installed in February, 2017.  We showed them the video of the kids playing on the playground. They loved the idea of a playground from Maple Grove being repurposed and given a new home in Mexico, and watching the joy of the children playing.  A HUGE Thank You to this club for their support.
 

The Rotary club of Maple Grove working together with Students Connecting through International Service ( SCTIS) and Kids Around the World, were recently to fulfill a dream two years in the making by building two playgrounds in the small town of Sasabe Mexico, just across the border from Arizona. Judy Johnson, Susan Pryce, and Mary Helen Bosquez were there representing the Rotary Club of Maple Grove. The organization, Kids around the World, refurbishes playgrounds and installs them in third world countries.  They were able to get a playground from one of our Maple Grove sites for this project. The second playground was from Sahuarita, Arizona.

The installation week consisted of unloading a semi truck of playground equipment on Sunday at the US border into 10 pickup trucks for transport .6 mile to the school. Monday was the day to auger and dig holes, 50 in total. Tuesday saw the completion of the hole-digging and the swings set in place. Wednesday the second playground was set up and the cement was mixed and poured.

Friday morning was the dedication of the playground. This was Flag Day in Mexico, and there was a special program at the school to honor the national flag. Then came the inauguration ceremony for the playground. The Mayor Chito Lopez gave a brief speech of gratitude. Principal Pedro then told the children that this was the realization of a dream that had begun more than a few years ago. He said that with the end of the ceremony, this playground would be theirs. He asked them what was the most important word to remember, and they all shouted "Cuidado!" (careful). He urged them to be careful as they played, but also to care for the playground, so that it would last for many more years. We gave the go-ahead, they rushed onto the field with many happy exclamations. It is hard to convey the sheer delight in their faces as they explored their new playground.

"Be not weary in well-doing, for ye are laying the foundation of a great work. And out of small things proceedeth that which is great." A blessing felt.  The team added “A heartfelt thank you to all of the great souls who have contributed in so many ways to this labor of love.”

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On Saturday, November 19, 2016, the Rotary Club of Maple Grove held its 26th annual fundraising gala that supports our community and international projects including college scholarships, youth exchange programs, Maple Grove Days Parade and local school supply donations. We hope you all had a wonderful time. We had lively music from Rag Time and dancing to finish off our wonderful celebration. We also had a visit from our own State Senator Amy Klobuchar.  The Rotary Club of Maple Grove embodies the international motto of Service Above Self and follows the guiding principles of providing humanitarian service, encouraging high ethical standards in all vocations and building good will and peace in the world.
 
 
 
We want to Thank the following Sponsors:
INTERNATIONAL SPONSOR
Medtronic
NATIONAL SPONSOR
Klein Bank Mortgage a Division of Klein Bank
REGIONAL SPONSORS
Raymond James Financial Services, Inc/Steve Plant*Medtronic*Malmborgs’s Inc.*Keller Williams Classic Realty NW/Jane Schmidt*Piper Jaffrey and Company/Susan Pryce*Henningson and Snoxell, Ltd*Osseo Maple Grove Press*Jenson & Co. CPA Advisors*Luther Brookdale Toyota/Ron Murray
WINE POUR SPONSOR
First Class Mortgage
OTHER
Minneapolis Northwest Tourism
 
Our event contributors: Malmborg’s Garden Center, Arnolds’s, Princeton Liquors-Osseo, Photographer-Adrienne Peppin, Clip N Save, Mark Michael Jewelry and all who helped make our Gala a success!
Hope to see you next year November 18,2017
 
 
Debra Syhre Receives First Ever Maple Grove Rotary Business Ethics and Leadership Award
 
The Maple Grove Rotary Club has just recognized Debra Syhre with its first ever Maple Grove Rotary Business Ethics and Leadership Award. The award was presented by Maple Grove Rotarians Tim Zastoupil and Jeff Berg.
 
Debra is the president of the Maple Grove Community Organization (MGCO) and chairperson of the Maple Grove Days Festival. “Deb is an active community leader and well known for her commitment to the very successful Maple Grove Days Celebration”, Berg said, “Her commitment to serve the community creates business engagement opportunities and her friendly approach with whomever she encounters are examples of how Deb lives the Four Way Test of Rotary”.
 
The Maple Grove Rotary Business Ethics and Leadership Award recognizes an individual or
leader of a business or organization that exemplifies high ethical behavior and/or strong leadership in their conduct and operations. They’re actions also need to meet Rotary’s Four Way Test of the things ethical people should think, say and do: Is it the truth? Is it fair to all concerned? Will it build good will and better friendships? Will it be beneficial to all concerned?
 
Debra was nominated for the award by former Maple Grove City Administrator Al Madsen and Administrative Supervisor for Maple Grove Parks and Recreation Patty Anderson.
 
Debra was also honored as a Paul Harris Fellow during the presentation. The Paul Harris Fellow is an important award in Rotary and includes  $1,000 being donated to the Rotary International Foundation in the name of the recipient.   
 
The Maple Grove Rotary Club meets at 6:45 a.m. every Tuesday morning at 3 Squares Restaurant in Maple Grove. The meetings end promptly at 8 a.m. Guests are welcome. For more information call Tim Deets, 763-710-0351.
 
The Maple Grove Club is one of 32,000 Rotary clubs in more than 200 countries across the globe with 1.2 million Rotarians worldwide.