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Welcome to Rotary Club of St. Cloud
St. Cloud

Serving to change lives

We meet In Person & Online
Tuesdays at 12:00 PM
Holiday Inn
75 S 37th Avenue
Saint Cloud, MN 56301
United States of America
We are currently meeting both via Zoom and in person at the Holiday Inn, St Cloud.
What's Happening
This week we are excited to welcome Sgt. Ryan Sayre from the St. Cloud Police Department! 
 
Sgt. Sayre will be speaking to the club to update us on COP House programming and recent trends in violent crime.
 
Welcome Sgt. Sayre! We are thrilled to hear from you! 
 
We hope to see everyone there either in person at the Holiday Inn, St Cloud or via Zoom! 
 
This week we are thrilled to welcome our very own, Gary Marsden & Gayla Holmgren! 
 
Gary & Gayla will be giving the club an update on Preschool 4 Success! 
 
Preschool 4 Success is a community-wide partnership between the Rotary Club of St. Cloud, St. Cloud Area School District and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Minnesota. Through this partnership, 60 four-year-olds will be offered the opportunity to participate in a preschool program at either the Southside or Roosevelt Boys and Girls Clubs. The classrooms will use District 742 teachers and curriculum and will include additional experiential learning experiences such as field trips to community museums, businesses, parks, etc.  
 
We can't wait to see everyone there this Tuesday either via Zoom or in person at Holiday Inn, St Cloud.
 
On August 11, our Rotary Club, along with the Boys & Girls Club and District 742, and the COP House are hosting a registration event for Preschool 4 Success for families from the south side of St. Cloud

The event — Pizza In The Park — will be held at the Southside Boys & Girls Club and Southside Park. We will be serving pizza and beverages (non-alcoholic) and distributing registration materials, books, blankets and bags to families with preschool age children.
 
We would like to have a great turnout of Rotary volunteers to set up, bake and serve pizzas and beverages, hand out bags (with books, blankets, etc), and of course, clean up. 
 
This is a great service opportunity. Won’t YOU volunteer to help?  If you are willing, please email Joan Vincent at jsvincent@me.com
 
It's going to be a 🔥HOT🔥 one today folks!
Here are some tips to help you beat the heat, so you have a safe and healthy day!

Join the 2022 North Minneapolis Neighborhood Ramble, a community event to explore the Northside by bike.

We are partnering with two amazing breweries and locally-owned food vendors to help residents meet their neighbors, learn more about the history of North Minneapolis, and enjoy our community.

The North Minneapolis Neighborhood Ramble, sponsored by the Rotary Club of North Minneapolis, will be held on Saturday, August 20th, 2022.

Current event Partners include La Doña Cerveceria, Pryes Brewing Co., Cycle Sisters, and many different community organizations throughout North Minneapolis. This event raises money for Gotcha Glasses, which provides Northside children with needed eyewear.

Your ticket gets you: Event t-shirt, drink tickets at each location, and a guided tour of North Minneapolis history.

 
 
 
We are one month away from starting Summertime by George and the St. Cloud Rotary Raffle.   As most of you know this is one of the main fundraisers for the Rotary Foundation. Last year the Rotary Raffle contributed close to $30,000 dollars to the foundation.  
 
This year we are hoping to raise a similar amount for the Rotary Foundation. We are still looking for a couple more prizes for this year's Rotary Raffle prize package.  Here is a list of the current prizes for this year. 
 
  • 2 Year lease of a vehicle from Eich Motor Co. 
  • Hanson & Company Quartz Counter tops   $4000
  • First Fuel Bank $1000 of Fuel
  • YMCA 1 Year Family membership $800
  • Jennings Insurance $500 cash 
  • Chris Hauk $500 cash
  • Image Builders $500 in promotion products or clothing
  • American Door Works Free Garage Opener and installation $500
If you know of anyone that would be willing to donate either a prize or cash sponsorship, please let me know.  I can be reached at erik@eichmotor.com, work phone is 320-258-2604, or my cell phone is 320-980-3549. Your assistance with this is greatly appreciated. 
 
Post-covid, we need to re-imagine St. Cloud Rotary and rebuild our participation in meetings and membership. To help re-energize our Club, the focus of the Membership Committee is evolving. We will be more involved than meeting once a month to review new applications for membership in the Club.
  • We will be more active in efforts to recruit, onboard and retain members in an organized manner.
  • We will play a significant role in efforts to rejuvenate, re-engage, re-energize and recommit our membership to fellowship, service and leadership in our communities. 
 
If you can commit a bit of time to helping St. Cloud Rotary grow through work on the Membership Committee, please contact Membership Director, David Borgert, at BorgertDJ@iCloud.com. However you can help, your participation will be welcomed.
We are well on our way with preparations for this year's Summertime by George! festival. We rely on the generosity of our community partners and sponsors in order to bring this much-loved event to our community.
 
First of all: Thank you to all of our sponsors -- 30 and counting -- who have already confirmed their support for SBG! Many have been with us since the very first season!
 
Secondly, I want to make you aware that there are a few open sponsorship opportunities available, each with excellent brand acknowledgments and benefits. 
  • Little Georgetown ($4,500) - one spot/exclusive open. This is our children's activity area.
  • Video Board ($2,750) - four slots open. Your 20 second silent video or 4 still images will be shown on the video board every night during the season for which we have Video Board sponsors. We currently have six nights confirmed.
We need to know as soon as possible (by Friday of this week for the T-Club, no later than the end of this month for the others) if you plan to be a sponsor so that we can include acknowledgment in our Summertime by George! promotional materials.
 
Contact Brian Hart if you would like to get on a call to discuss or if you need any other information. And thank you for all you do to make this beloved community get-together a real celebration!
 
 
I need four volunteers to host Junior Rotarians in April. Hosts will meet with their Junior Rotarians on April 5th via Zoom for 15 minutes (11:45-noon) even though the weekly meeting was moved to 5pm for the SBG! kick-off party.  
 
As a reminder, Rotary offers two scholarships of $1,000 per school participating in the Junior Rotarian program. I am also looking for volunteers to review the scholarship applications for this year.  
 
Please let me know if you are willing to help with hosting or scholarship reviews.
 
Thank you,
Tammy Biery
320-266-5060
 
 
It is time to release our lineup for 2022 SBG!
 
We will have a wonderful evening on Tuesday, April 5th from 5:00-7:00pm at the Kelly Inn. We can't wait to see you there! 
 
Please note: We will NOT be having out weekly lunchtime meeting.
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