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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 thrilled to welcome, Dr. Ken Holmen from Centracare! 
Ken will be giving the club updates at Centracare. 
Holmen became CentraCare’s president and CEO in January 2014. For ten years prior, Holmen had been a vice president with Bloomington, Minnesota-based HealthPartners and chief medical officer at Regions Hospital in St. Paul. He spent many years practicing anesthesiology and served as CEO of his medical practice.

Holmen received his MD from the University of Minnesota, although he is a proud Iowan.

Holmen and his wife Linda have two adult daughters. He loves being a granddad. He loves music and sings with the National Lutheran Choir.

Welcome Ken! We are excited to hear from you! 

Please note this meeting will take place at the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center

Are you looking for some ways to help our community this Holiday season?
Rotarians are encouraged to bring any items to the Holiday Party on December 22! 
Pathways for Youth is looking for these items: 

· White t-shirts men’s size s,m,l,xl

· Underwear in size small, medium, large

· Athletic Bras in size Small, Medium, Large ,xxl

· Sweatpants size Small

· Socks women


· Macaroni and cheese cups and regular also

· Poptarts

· White rice

· Baked beans

· Soups

· Fruit snacks

· Chili

· Instant oatmeal

· Juice boxes

· Milk regular & chocolate

· Bottled water

· Completes Meals

· Chow Mein

· Can/Pkg Chicken

· Chips

· Popcorn microwave

· Beef Ramen

· Instant potatoes

· Pancake mix

· Pancake Syrup

· Nuts

· Pudding Chocolate & Vanilla



· Bar Soap

· Razors

· Bath puffs

· Shaving Cream

· Mouth Wash

· Body Lotion

· Baby Wipes

· Regular Sanitary Wipes

· Baby shampoo

· Lotion

· Ethnic shampoo

· Ethnic conditioner

· Conditioner

· Floss

· Mouthwash


· Blankets

· Can Openers-requested a lot

· Band-aides


This week we will be meeting at the Herb Brooks Hockey Center
For directions please click the link below: 
For those unable to attend we will be available via Zoom. (Please note: Zoom link is included at the bottom of this newsletter)
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
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! 
Are you ready!? 🙌
TOMORROW's meeting will be a HYBRID meeting! We hope to see everyone either in-person (at the Holiday Inn, St. Cloud) or via Zoom!
Time to do a happy dance! 👏👏
Please welcome our newest Junior Rotarian, Kristen Angeles from Apollo High! 🎉
Kristen Angeles is a senior at Apollo High School who is also a full-time PSEO student at St. Cloud State University.
In school she is involved in the dance team as a captain, link crew, NHS and student council as the delegate at large. Outside of school she is a mentor in the Big Brother Big Sister program.
Kristen is passionate about helping the spanish speaking community be more comfortable in a healthcare setting. She plans to attend Winona State University this fall to major in Nursing and minor in spanish.
Kristen enjoyed hearing unique perspectives from the people around her community at the weekly rotary meetings!
Welcome Kristen! We are excited to have you! 🎉
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