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Posted by Darren Noble on Nov 09, 2017
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Saturday, January 13, 2018

Vandy's Grille at Island View Golf Club-7795 Laketown Pkwy, Waconia

  • 5pm-Social Hour & Silent Auction
  • 6pm-Dinner followed by Live Auction

Enjoy a delectable five course meal, prepared by top area chefs with each course paired perfectly with a fine wine. Proceeds support Rotary service projects as well as worldwide outreach programs.

Tickets: $95/person ($60 tax deductible)

Reservations required. Pre-payment encouraged.

Please make checks payable to:

Waconia-West Carver Rotary
P.O. Box 253
Waconia, MN 55387

RSVP-Chuck Dueber 612.281.0093 or dueberc@gmail.com 

17th Annual Cena De Vino Gourmet Wine Dinner Darren Noble 2017-11-09 06:00:00Z 0
NEWS RELEASE
The Waconia-West Carver Rotary Club will join in marking historic progress toward a polio-free world, while urging community support to end the paralyzing disease. 
 
[Waconia, MN] – Rotary members in Waconia are among millions reaching out on World Polio Day to raise awareness, funds and support to end polio – a vaccine preventable disease that still threatens children in parts of the world today.  
 
Since Rotary and its partners launched the Global Polio Eradication Initiative nearly 30 years ago, the incidence of polio has plummeted by more than 99.9 percent, from about 350,000 cases a year to just 37 cases in 2016.
 
To sustain this progress, and protect all children from polio, Rotary has committed to raising US$50 million per year over the next three years in support of global polio eradication efforts. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will match Rotary’s commitment 2:1.
 
Without full funding and political commitment, this paralyzing disease could return to previously polio-free countries, putting children everywhere at risk. 
 
Said local President Darren Noble, “Thousands of Rotarians across the globe are commemorating World Polio Day on October 24, and at the local level we are 100% behind the international effort by Rotary to eliminate
polio from the earth”.
 
Rotary has contributed more than US$1.7 billion to ending polio since 1985, including over $10,000 contributed by the Rotary Club of Waconia-West Carver. 
 
About Rotary
Rotary brings together a global network of volunteer leaders dedicated to tackling the world’s most pressing humanitarian challenges.  Rotary connects 1.2 million members of more than 35,000 Rotary clubs in over 200 countries and geographical areas.  Their work improves lives at both the local and international levels, from helping families in need in their own communities to working toward a polio-free world.  Visit endpolio.org for more about Rotary and its efforts to eradicate polio.
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Rotary Press Release-World Polio Day Susan Laumbach 2017-11-01 05:00:00Z 0
 
It's that time of year again . . . Wednesday, 10/11 is our Fall Highway Cleanup to spruce up a stretch along Highway 5, leading into Waconia.
Fall Highway Cleanup 2017-10-05 05:00:00Z 0
Crown Student Speaks to Waconia Rotary, Leads to Additional Speaking Engagements 2017-10-05 05:00:00Z 0
Crown Student Speaks to Waconia Rotary, Leads to Additional Speaking Engagements 2017-09-28 05:00:00Z 0
Who’s getting excited for Nickle Dickle Day (Saturday, September 16th)?! 2017-08-28 05:00:00Z 0
How Rotary is Funding Polio Immunization in 2017 2017-07-14 05:00:00Z 0
The Rotary Club of Waconia-West Carver is excited to announce Darren Noble as President for the new Rotary year (July 1, 2017--June 30, 2018).
 
"Rotary: Making a Difference" is the world-wide theme, and we look forward to another great year serving locally and internationally!  

2017-18 President 2017-07-03 05:00:00Z 0
International Youth Exchange 2017-06-02 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on May 15, 2017
It's that time of year again . . . last Wednesday, 5/10 we did our Spring Highway Cleanup to spruce up a stretch along Highway 5, leading into Waconia.
Spring Highway Cleanup 2017-05-15 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Mar 16, 2017
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We’re kicking off our annual Flower Sale!

Here’s a great opportunity to support the Rotary Club of Waconia-West Carver . Please place your order by 4/12/17; you can choose from a dozen long-stemmed red OR mixed roses, OR a beautiful spring bouquet.

You’ll also get $60 worth of coupons from area restaurants and businesses. Cost is $25 and flowers will be delivered on 4/20/17.

If you would like to place an order, please speak with any member of the Rotary Club of Waconia-West Carver or simply contact us through our Facebook page and we will get you signed up.

Spring is on the way!

2017 Flower Sale Fundraiser 2017-03-16 05:00:00Z 0
Ian H.S. Riseley, Rotary International President-elect and Darren L. Noble, Rotary Club of Waconia-West Carver President-elect (North Central Presidents-Elect Training Seminar, 3/10/17) 2017-03-13 05:00:00Z 0
2017-18 Theme Announcement, Ian H.S. Riseley, Rotary President-elect Darren Noble 2017-01-31 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Darren Noble on Nov 14, 2016
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In 2016-17, The Rotary Foundation turns 100. That’s one century of Rotarians improving lives and communities all over the world. And that’s definitely something worth celebrating.

Our Foundation stands at the forefront of humanitarian service, having supported thousands of projects to provide clean water, fight disease, promote peace, and provide people with basic education — and one historic project dedicated to eradicating polio worldwide. Our centennial is the perfect time to share this impressive record of success with the world. Let’s make sure our communities know about the great work of Rotary and its Foundation.

 
 
The Rotary Foundation celebrates 100th anniversary Darren Noble 2016-11-14 06:00:00Z 0
2017 Rotary International Convention (Atlanta, Georgia: June 10-14, 2017) 2016-11-10 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Darren Noble on Oct 17, 2016
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One Day. One Focus: Ending Polio (October 24th)

The 4th annual International World Polio Day event (Oct. 24) is fast approaching . . . co-hosted by Rotary International and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), this day will feature a live-stream event from CDC headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia that will bring together more than 50,000 viewers around the world. Celebrities and experts will also be participating and sharing the progress on the road to polio eradication:http://www.endpolio.org

Oct. 24th is the 4th Annual World Polio Day Darren Noble 2016-10-17 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Darren Noble on Oct 10, 2016
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The Highway Cleanup Day is this Wednesday, Oct. 12th (meet @ 5:00 pm, Security Bank in Waconia). After the cleanup we will be heading over to Brad’s place to celebrate our clean and respectable highway. Hope to see you there!
Highway Cleanup Day Darren Noble 2016-10-10 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 08, 2016
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Register Now for the 5th Annual Fall Gala Celebration
Thursday, September 22, 2016
Holiday Inn, 3803 13th Ave S, Fargo, ND

For complete details, visit here.
Friends of Chimbote Fundraiser 2016-09-08 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Darren Noble on Aug 22, 2016
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September 17th is nearing when over 15,000 people visit Waconia's Nickle Dickle Day, a fun-filled day for all ages.  Our Rotary club through our corporate sponsors offers free entertainment to children of all ages.  Our corporate sponsors decorate large rubber ducks which are raced throughout the day.  Winners receive prizes and all have fun!  Our corporate sponsors receive publicity with each race with larger sponsors featured in our publicity and recognized throughout the day by our race announcer.  Be sure to visit our "pond" and join in the fun! 
 
Businesses . . . please consider sponsoring this annual community fundraiser!
Rotary Races with Ducks, Nickle Dickle Day 2016 Darren Noble 2016-08-22 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Darren Noble on Jul 14, 2016
(top) Mark Hegstrom, the new District Governor for 2016-17, was one of many highlights at last night's "30th Anniversary Celebration"! (lower left) Bob Kuhlman, Club President, shares a laugh with long-standing Rotarian Roger Sauerbrey. (lower right) Christine Fenner talks about the life-changing Strive program. It truly was a great night! More pictures to come . . .
 
30th Anniversary Celebration Darren Noble 2016-07-14 05:00:00Z 0
Welcome Mark Hegstrom, the new District Governor for 2016-17! Darren Noble 2016-07-12 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jul 01, 2016
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The Rotary Club of Waconia-West Carver is excited to announce Bob Kuhlman as President for the new Rotary year (July 1, 2016--June 30, 2017).
 
"Rotary Serving Humanity" is the world-wide theme, and we look forward to another great year serving locally and internationally!  
 
 
 
Welcome Bob Kuhlman, the new President for 2016-17! 2016-07-01 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Darren Noble on Jun 22, 2016
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The Rotary Club of Waconia-West Carver is celebrating its 30th anniversary (1986--2016)!
Wednesday, July 13th
 
 
1986--2016 Darren Noble 2016-06-22 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Darren Noble on May 10, 2016
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Edit your calendars! The Highway Cleanup Day has been changed (for the 2nd time due to rainy weather) to Wednesday, May 18th (meet @ 5:00 pm, Security Bank in Waconia). After the cleanup we will be heading over to Brad’s place to celebrate our clean and respectable highway. Hope to see you there!
New Highway Cleanup Day! (Wed. 5/18) Darren Noble 2016-05-10 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Darren Noble on Apr 22, 2016

The Rotary Club of Waconia-West Carver's 2016 Flower Sale was a BIG success!  We would like to thank all the individuals and businesses who helped support this annual fundraiser. We sold 3 types of flowers (long-stemmed red or mixed roses or beautiful spring bouquets) in quantities of one dozen each; purchases also came with $60 worth of coupons from area restaurants and businesses. The cost was only $25 and countless numbers of bouquets were delivered last week.

Mark your calendar for next year's fundraiser: April 2017!

 

2016 Flower Sale was a big success--thanks to all the individuals and businesses who helped support this annual fundraiser Darren Noble 2016-04-22 05:00:00Z 0
Member Satisfaction Survey Results for The Club of Waconia-West Carver Rotary Darren Noble 2016-04-13 05:00:00Z 0
Waconia-West Carver Rotarians:

Thank you for your generous support of our District SafeWater Plus Honduras global grant project.  The Waconia-West Carver Rotary Club contributed $1,000 to the project.  The leverage on your contribution was $7.40 per $1.00 invested.  Your contribution resulted in providing $7,400 of good in the world.  Please share this information with all of your club members.  Thank you.

 
Rotary SafeWater Plus Honduras Update and Travel Opportunity 2015-12-14 06:00:00Z 0
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September 19th is nearing when over 15,000 people visit Waconia's Nickle Dickle Day, a fun-filled day for all ages.  Our Rotary club through our corporate sponsors offers free entertainment to children of all ages.  Our corporate sponsors decorate large rubber ducks which are raced throughout the day.  Winners receive prizes and all have fun!  Our corporate sponsors receive publicity with each race with larger sponsors featured in our publicity and recognized throughout the day by our race announcer.  Be sure to visit our "pond" and join in the fun! 
 
Businesses . . . please consider sponsoring this annual community fundraiser!
Rotary Races with Ducks, Nickle Dickle Day 2015 2015-09-16 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Darren Noble on Sep 02, 2015
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A big welcome to 2015-16 Rotary Youth Exchange international student, Lea Pajarola (Switzerland). Club President, Steve Battis, introduces Lea, who presents Steve with a gift from the Lenzburg, Switzerland Rotary Club.
Welcome Rotary Youth Exchange international student, Lea Pajarola Darren Noble 2015-09-02 05:00:00Z 0
Adopt A Highway Clean Up Darren Noble 2015-05-11 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Darren Noble on Mar 15, 2015
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In addition to getting beautiful flowers, you will receive $60 of coupons from local restaurants and area businesses.  So this spring, you will not only be able to bring beauty to your home  or work area, but have coupons to generate savings that support local businesses.   
 
The bouquets are just $25.  You have a choice of  a dozen Red Roses, a dozen Mixed Roses, or a lovely colorful Spring Bouquet.  We are absolutely sure you will love these flowers along with the coupons.
Annual Rose and Spring Bouquet Sale Darren Noble 2015-03-15 05:00:00Z 0