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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
Just a quick reminder, SBG! kick-off is only 33 days away!
 
Have you signed up to volunteer yet? Rotarians are encouraged to volunteer for at least 5 of the 10 events (besides it's always so much fun!)
 
To sign up contact Jill Magelssen @ Jill.Magelssen@ExpressPros.com 
 
This week we are thrilled to welcome Nora Hertel from The Optimist! 

​​Nora Hertel is an investigative reporter and founder of a new digital news organization called The Optimist. The Optimist will feature solution-focused journalism on the environment, business and social issues in greater Minnesota as it launches this winter. ​Nora is a 2022-2023 Initiator Fellow through the Initiative Foundation in central Minnesota. Last fall, she reported a series on natural climate solutions for the St. Cloud Times as a journalism fellow with the MIT Environmental Solutions Initiative. Her work has been published across the Midwest by USA TODAY, The Associated Press, the Star Tribune, Minnesota Public Radio and, of course, the St. Cloud Times where she worked from 2017 to 2021.

 

Welcome Nora! We are excited to hear from you!

 

 

A note from Dave Borgert: 
 
 
I am still in need of about 7 individuals for our semi-annual highway cleanup which is scheduled for Thursday, May 26, from 4:30 to 6:00 pm followed by pizza, refreshments and fellowship at House of Pizza on 2nd Ave So.
 
Thanks to the following who have already volunteered to help out:
 
Jerry McCarter
David Trehey
Todd Fritz
Bradley Hanson
Mike Mullin
Steve Bresnahan
Jim/Jennifer Dwyer
Tim Wensman
Troy Fritz
Joe Seifert
Chris Hauck
Brain Hart
Cathy Mehelich
Arlene Williams
David Bentrud
Carrie Essig
John Sowada
 
If you would like to join them, please let me know by signing up at our meeting or by return email. Additional information will be provided before the 26th.
 
Let me know if you have any questions.
 
In service;
 
David Borgert
Coordinator: Rotary Adopt-a-Highway Service Project
 
Contact Dave Borgert @ borgertdj@icloud.com
This Tuesday we are thrilled to welcome David Beurle from Future IQ!
 
Future IQ - David Beurle is a world-renowned expert on community, regional and organizational economic revitalization. His work extends from the local and regional, through to Corporate and Governmental levels with a focus on ‘future thinking’ and long-term planning. He specializes in creating innovative future planning approaches for use in regional and organizational settings. He developed the groundbreaking Future Game as a widely used planning and workshop tool, which has been successfully used across the world in community, regional, industry, corporate and governmental settings. He pioneered the application of Scenario Planning to regions and rural industries around the world. Having worked in the field of regional and community planning/ revitalization for over 20 years, he is a leader in the field of regional and organizational development.
 
Welcome David! We are excited to have you! 
 
Please note: We will be back at the Holiday Inn this Tuesday.
 
A message from Ken Bellicot: 
 
 
That wonderful feeling of a warm sun on my face yesterday got me thinking about inviting Rotarians out for a gathering and perhaps some fun in the sun. In speaking with Troy Fritz, he said something like "well if we're going to get a group of Rotarians together then let's put them to work and do some good!" While I may be taking liberties with his exact words, we have been speaking about getting some boots on ground at one of our club's signature projects for a spring cleanup. This would be a great way to introduce yourself to the Community Out Post if you've never seen it, or to reacquaint yourself if it's been too long. 
 
Details:
 
Saturday morning May 14th at 8:30a  -- 600 13th Street South, Saint Cloud 56301
 
Anticipated timeline of 2 to 4 hours depending on attendance. (Many hands make light work!)
 
There will be plenty of jobs to choose from and many supplies provided, however as the list of attendees is gathered we may ask specifically for items to be brought with. 
 
One could anticipate to be involved in yard raking, coffee drinking, paint touch up, scintillating conversation, window washing, donut eating, sweeping, perhaps another coffee, mopping, perhaps another donut, and more! 
 
Please RSVP if you are able to attend so Ken Bellicot knows how many donuts to get and Troy knows how many people to tell what to do. He has informed me, due to a recent surgery, he cannot complete much work but his left hand pointing finger works perfectly!  : )
 
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! 
 
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Jun 07, 2022 12:00 PM
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