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The Rotary Club of Rochester - A service club of inspired individuals whose contributions improve lives in communities locally and worldwide.
About Our Club
TRCR

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
Phone:
(507) 722-1717
Hybrid Meeting Options! Zoom Available! In Person Available at Even Hotel, 101 11th Ave SW, Rochester MN 55902
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1-Dec-22 Small Groups Meeting / Enjoy lunch & fellowship at Even Hotel
Holiday Classic 11:30 AM – 1 PM at Rochester Area Foundation
 
5-Dec-22 M & M’s - Rotary Mentors & Mentee’s 5:30 pm–  7 pm
Details to follow
 
6-Dec-22 RSVP due by noon today for December 15th Holiday Social
https://portal.clubrunner.ca/5636/Event/holiday-social
 
8-Dec-22 11:30 – 1:00 pm Rotary meeting at the Even Hotel
 
9-Dec-22 Last call for ALL content / information for the Holiday Classic program is Friday, December 9
 
14-Dec- 22 12:00 noon  - Joint Board meeting at the Even Hotel for
The Rotary Club of Rochester and The Rotary Club of Rochester Community Foundation.  Zoom link option available.
 
15-Dec-22 Rotary Holiday Social replaces the Noon Meeting.
Note:  RSVP and payment required by noon Tues. Dec 6th. Here’s the sign up link again: https://portal.clubrunner.ca/5636/Event/holiday-social
 
22-Dec-22 Holiday break – no Rotary meeting

29-30 Dec-22 Holiday Classic
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Volunteer Sign Up
More than 80 volunteers are needed over the two days to host our participants and fans. Rotarians, register here to volunteer. 
 
This is the 33rd three-club fundraiser for Rochester Rotary Risers, Greater Rochester Rotary, and The Rotary Club of Rochester. Twenty-six Minnesota varsity basketball teams are hosted and play two games over two days at Mayo Civic Center. All proceeds from the event are distributed as grants to local nonprofits serving youth and education.
 
 
Volunteer Job Descriptions:
 
    Set-up – assist with setting up the event – hang signs, organize volunteer room, and finance room.
    South Hallway Volunteers will be located between the Civic Center Drive doors and the Rochester Art Center doors to check incoming attendees for wristbands or direct them to the Grand Lobby to purchase passes.
    North Lobby Volunteers will be located by the Civic Center Drive doors and Center Street doors in the North Lobby to direct teams to check-in, direct attendees to the Grand Lobby ticket booth, and check incoming attendees for wristbands.
    Team Check-In/Information Volunteers will be located in/by the Board Room in the North Lobby to welcome teams, participants, and volunteers; distribute information; direct attendees and volunteers to their appropriate locations; help teams store luggage; and assist as needed.
    Auditorium Volunteer will be located near the steps of the stage to greet and direct attendees, sweep the court during halftimes, and assist as needed.
    Taylor Arena Volunteer will be located near south door to greet and direct attendees, sweep the court during halftimes, and assist as needed.
    Grand Lobby Wristband Placers will be located next to the ticket booth to help place purchased wristbands on attendees.
    Tear Down – clean up all of the signage, etc…and pack up items that need to be saved for next year’s event.  Need to commit to being on-site until the event is done.
 
It is our tradition and expectation that all members purchase two tickets to the Holiday Classic to support the event.  You can pick them up at the Holiday Classic ticket desk in the Mayo Civic Center, or many members request tickets be donated to the Boys & Girls Club.
You have been invoiced via club runner, just like dues. If you need help, please reach out to Amber.
 
When you pay your 2022 Holiday Classic invoice by December 8th  Rotarians or their companies & organizations will be listed in the Holiday Classic program.
 
 Andre Crockett is the founder/owner of Barbershop & Social Services, an ordained pastor at Vision Church and co-founder of C.E.R.T, the Community Engagement Response Team.  He is a licensed social worker and has worked in the field of Social Work for 17 years. He also serves as executive director of Sports Mentorship Academy. 
 
For the past 13 years, Andre has lectured, trained, and led comprehensive workshops in Olmsted County.  C.E.R.T is a blend of street outreach and engagement designed to de-escalate problems before they occur by engaging the community through fun-friendly activities that create a safe and welcoming environment on evenings and weekends in targeted areas throughout the city! 
 
In addition, Andre has also developed an online magazine in partnership with Post Bulletin called Rochester In Color. Also, he is the creator of Barbershop Talk, an online grassroot show that airs bi-weekly via Facebook Live.
 
Sign up by 12/6/2022 at noon using this link to attend in person!
A group of people posing for a photoDescription automatically generatedAudrey Betcher brought three prospective members to several Rotary meetings. They are shown here on November 10th with Youth Exchange student Ruben Del Baño Rivera.  L to R: Karen Petersen, a retired Cardiac Care Nurse, Sue Luebber, a software engineer recently retired from TAA Tools (ask Sue or Jim Sloan about that company), Ruben, and Celeste Hofer, a retired software engineer and RN.

Karen, Sue and Celeste have participated in a New Member Information Session to learn about member benefits and responsibilities.  The Board has approved their applications.  If there are no objections, they will join our Club on December 8th.
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 With so many of our neighbors facing hardship, the need to serve those most vulnerable is greater than ever! Thank you for being a bell ringer!
 
 
 
 
 
 
Scheduled times & dates for 2022 to ring bells for The Salvation Army of Rochester MN
 
Here’s the Bell Ringing Sign-Up Link !
 
o  Date: December 03, 2022
Location: Hy-Vee #4 West 2 4221 W. Circle Dr. NW Rochester MN
Description: Inside north foyer
Time: 9:00AM - 8:00PM
Location Notes: This kettle is located at the MIDDLE door of the new Hy-Vee on West Circle Drive. Two doors are available, so please go to the MIDDLE door foyer between the pharmacy door and the SOUTH door.
 
o  Date: December 10, 2022
Location: Hy-Vee #4 West 2 4221 W. Circle Dr. NW Rochester MN
Description: Inside north foyer
Time: 9:00AM - 8:00PM
Location Notes: This kettle is located at the MIDDLE door of the new Hy-Vee on West Circle Drive. Two doors are available, so please go to the MIDDLE door foyer between the pharmacy door and the SOUTH door.
 
Date: December 17, 2022
Location: Hy-Vee #4 West 2 4221 W. Circle Dr. NW Rochester MN
Description: Inside north foyer
Time: 9:00AM - 8:00PM
Location Notes: This kettle is located at the MIDDLE door of the new Hy-Vee on West Circle Drive. Two doors are available, so please go to the MIDDLE door foyer between the pharmacy door and the SOUTH door.
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Generous gifts to The Rotary Foundation help create lasting change in communities both nearby and around the world. In honor of Rotary Foundation Month in November, we’re asking club and district leaders to thank donors and reflect on the good that their donations make possible. Here are three ways you can celebrate Foundation Month: 
  1. Make a special gift to the Foundation on Giving Tuesday, 29 November. The top clubs in fundraising, participation, and online giving will be featured on My Rotary. Take a look at last year’s honorees.
  2. Help others in need by giving the gift of Rotary anytime during November.
  3. Take time during a club meeting to show members how the Foundation transforms gifts into service projects that advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace by fighting disease, improving the quality of education, protecting the environment, alleviating poverty, and more. Invite a Foundation scholarship recipient or a community member who was involved in and benefited from a grant project to speak about its impact on their life.
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