Welcome to Rotary - Service Above Self
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 back, Cassie Miles, Exec, Director Great River Children's Museum! 
 
Cassie is the executive director of the emerging Great River Children’s Museum in downtown St. Cloud. She and her team are working to build a space that will serve all of Central Minnesota’s kids and families by providing access to quality play experiences that spark children’s learning, strengthen families and build community connections! Cassie graduated from the Carlson School of Management with a B.S. in finance and a B.S. in entrepreneurial management. She went on to start her career as an interest rate risk analyst at Corus Bank in Chicago, Ill., and continued her career path by working with various investment companies, ultimately landing at a hedge fund based in NYC. Upon moving back to Minnesota, Cassie joined the Finance Committee and Board of GREAT Theatre and is in her 8th year as Board Chair. She credits GREAT Theatre and the community building spirit of that organization as the inspiration behind her shift from the private sector to the nonprofit sector (and states that the ROI in her new role is significantly higher than it was previously!) Cassie wishes to empower others and believes personal fulfillment comes from bettering the community and generating opportunities for future generations. In addition to her work, Cassie is always up for a good challenge, a chance to learn something new, taking in a play or musical performance, enjoying a glass of wine or beer with friends, and creating memories with her son and husband.
 
Welcome Cassie! We are thrilled to hear from you! 
 
Please Note: This meeting will be on-site at the Great River Children's Museum- Box lunch will be provided. (Zoom will be available to those unable to attend.) 
 
 
 
 
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.
Congratulations to our newest Blue Badge member, Kimberly! 
 
We are so proud to call you a member! Keep up the great work! 
 
We are thrilled to welcome our newest Junior Rotarian, Sydney Deaton from Cathedral High School! 
 
Sydney Deaton is a senior from Cathedral High School and has a strong dedication to academics and art. She is the youngest of three, with both her older siblings having also attended CHS. 
Art has been a hobby throughout her life that she has now learned to monetize and grow into a small business. She has found particular success in digital art specifically, and finds a lot of joy in being able to create something that makes others happy.
Known often for helping other students, lending a hand and being kind are goals she will always try to fulfill both now and going forward. She plans on attending North Dakota State University to study for a Computer Science degree with a focus in Game Design & Development. 
 
Welcome Sydney! We are excited to have you with us! 
 
Are you looking for ways to help out the club?! Look no further! 
 
 
 
Our Club is in need of just 12 volunteers to serve as GREETERS for the next 3 months.     We are meeting back in person now too, so twice the fun! 
 
March  8, 15, 29
April    5, 12, 19, 26
May     3, 10, 17, 24, 31 
 
A huge shout out to Larry Olness., Dave Bogert, Steve Laraway, Kim Magnuson, Cari Essig, April Good, Todd Fritz, and John Bodette for volunteering for Jan - Feb.    
 
Please respond to Melissa.stricherz@scouting.org if you are willing to help make our meetings that great experiences that they always are! 
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Club Executives & Directors
President
President Elect
Treasurer
Secretary
Membership Director
Community Service Director
Vocational Director
International Service Director
Immediate Past President
President Emeritus
President-Elect Nominee
Programs Chair
Sergeant-at-Arms
Speakers
Dave Meyer
Oct 04, 2022 12:00 PM
Coborns Partnership with Associated Wholesale Grocers
Jennifer Wucherer & Dr. George Schoephoerster
Oct 11, 2022 12:00 PM
Age friendly Greater St. Cloud Initiative
Julie Lunning, President St. Cloud Chamber of Comm
Oct 18, 2022 12:00 PM
Chamber Update
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