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The Rotary Club of Rochester - A service club of inspired individuals whose contributions improve lives in communities locally and worldwide.
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Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Thursdays at 12:00 PM
Even Hotel
101 11th AVE SW
Rochester, MN 55902
United States of America
Hybrid Meeting Options! Zoom Available! In Person Available at Even Hotel, 101 11th Ave SW, Rochester MN 55902
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January 2022
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On Thursday, January 20, The Rotary Club of Rochester will hold its "Third Thursdays" meetings which offer options for members to attend a meeting or gathering that best fits their interests. There are three options scheduled in the Learning, Social, and Virtual categories. Just like our midday weekly meeting, please register for the option you wish to attend. There is no charge for registering for the meeting options unless otherwise noted.
Social - Twigs Tavern & Grille
Join fellow Rotarians for lunch and conversation at Twigs.
Learning – at the home of Rotarian Phil Karsell
Phil Karsell, host
Phil will share his love and talent for woodworking at his home shop in Rochester.  Attendance is limited to the first eight people who register. There was one spot available as of Tuesday evening, January 18. Lunch will be provided. The location and any other details will be provided to those who are registered to attend.
Virtual - via Zoom
Audrey Betcher, host
Audrey will lead a discussion of TedTalk:  "4 Pillars of College Success in Science
The Zoom link for the virtual meeting will be sent to those who register.
Each year, proceeds from the Rotary Holiday Classic are given as grants to area youth and education oriented non-profit organizations. If you are part of a Rochester non-profit that is focused on youth or education services or know of an organization, please encourage them to apply for a grant from the Rotary Holiday Classic. A link to the grant application is available on the Holiday Classic website. The deadline for submitting grant applications is January 31, 2022.
Check back here in March to learn which local non-profits we were able to support with the funds raised!
The Rotary Club of Rochester Midday Meeting
Date:  Thursday, January 27
Time:  11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location:  Even Hotel  |  101 11th Ave. SW
ProgramUniversity of Minnesota Update presented by Rotarian and UMR Chancellor Lori Carrell
Registration deadline for $20 lunch is Monday, January 24 at noon
Lunch the day of the meeting is $25. Members are welcome to attend without eating lunch
This will be a hybrid meeting via Zoom (LINK)
Meeting Registration HERE
For the past few months, The Rotary Club of Rochester has designated the first Thursday meeting of each month to be designated as a time for TRCR committee meetings to meet.
So, what happens from 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. the first Thursday of the month?  To encourage members to participate in club committees, the first Thursday of the month has been designated as a time when members of club committees can meet during the club's originally scheduled meeting time. This saves members from trying to find another time outside of the club's regular weekly meeting time to take care of committee business.
What if I'm not on a committee? You are welcome to come to the Even Hotel (our new meeting place) and socialize. If you're planning to come and eat lunch, the same meeting registration process pertains.  You must register by noon on the Monday prior to that week's meeting.
If you're currently not a member of a committee and are interested in joining one, let Amber or one of the club's board members know, and they'll try and find a committee that fits your interests.
If you attended TRCR's meeting on December 9, you heard a presentation given by Edgar Botello-Hernandez, a Rotaractor and medical student from Mexico who is spending time with Mayo Clinic physicians and staff in Rochester to learn more in the field of Neurology. Members from the Rotary Clubs of Rochester have offered to host Edgar for a year while he learns as much as he can in the medical field he is so passionate about.
As a Rotaractor, Edgar also has a deep passion for Rotary, therefore, the boards of the three Rotary clubs in Rochester are requesting their respective members' assistance in support of covering Edgar's expenses to attend the Rotary International Convention in Houston in early June. If you are interested in helping Edgar make this trip, please make your donation payable to the Rotary Club of Rochester. Donations are not tax-deductible.
If you're interested in learning more about or registering for this summer's Rotary International Convention, click here. The convention will be held in-person in Houston, Texas, June 4-8. A virtual convention will be available June 12-16.
Impact! Tri-District Conference | April 21-23, 2022  |  St. Cloud, Minnesota
The three District Governors (#5580, #5950 & #5960), have decided to postpone the Tri-District Conference originally scheduled this April. This is not the decision they wanted to make but the decision they had to make at this time. When dealing with risk/reward scenarios, this is the prudent thing to do for a variety of reasons (COVID-19, staffing shortages etc). There has been a team of 83 Rotarians, from all three Districts, working for the past 2 1/2 years to bring us all a top-notch event. A make-up date has not been determined yet and if you have already registered and paid, you will be refunded 100%.
Did you know that if you buy the majority of your gas at Kwik Trip, you could pre-pay for your gas AND help the club at the same time? A $100 Kwik Trip card immediately creates $5 for the club and any in-store purchases creates another 5% donation.If you would like to purchase Scrip cards, send an email to romnrotary@gmail.com with how many and what denomination you'd like. In additional to Kwik Trip, Scrip cards are also available to Apollo Liquor and Menards. The cards are purchased at face value, but the club receives 5% back from Apollo Liquor and Kwik Trip and 4% back from Menards. The club receives an additional 5% on purchases at Kwik Trip, other than gas, inside the store.
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