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Club Happenings

Dear Members, mentors, speakers, guests,
 
You helped us become the club we are today: active, engaged, happy and creative!
Won't you join us to celebrate? We'd love to see you again and reconnect.
Friends and family are welcome, too!
 
Lucky's 13, Monday, April 10
5:30-6:30 Social Hour (Regular Meeting Time)
6:30-7:00 Program
$10 at the door, cash or credit card includes one free drink, appetizers and birthday cake!
Sign-up for the annual Bowling for Books tournament. The big day is on May 6, 2017 at Sunset Lanes in Moorhead, MN. Cut through the lines and pre-register today!
 
As we begin a new year, allow us to be genuinely thankful for who we are, what we do, and what we aspire to be.
As we prepare for our first Rotary Rummage, I ask you all to identify and set aside useful treasures which you can donate for our club to sell.
 
October 7, 8 - 2016, at the Moorhead Center Mall.
 
A collection point will open prior the event so we can store, sort and secure items.
 
Thank you, one and all, for your kind donations to the FM-PM Rotary, and the community which is made better by your generosity. 
The Rotary Rummage sale is behind us, and it was a SMASHING success!  Thank you everyone!
All members of FMPM Rotary have a login and password for the member area of our website, which is powered by ClubRunner. There is also a limited functionality app for your phone or tablet. It's best to log in using a computer to access all the functions of ClubRunner.
 
Here's an easy video tutorial to show you how to log in. This page also has dozens of video tutorials to teach you about other functions of ClubRunner that can help you manage your committee and projects in Rotary:
The first tuesday of every month is volunteer night at HERO.
WhereHERO, Healthcare Equipment Recycling Organization, 5012 53rd Street South, Fargo, ND 58104, United States (map)
DescriptionHelp HERO with sorting, cleaning, etc.
 
5:30pm – 6:30pm
 
2016 Dates
​Feb 2
March 1
April 5
May 3
June 7
3rd grade dictionary delivery sign up
 
Click on the link to check out the dates and sign up. Please include your club and email address. Sign up for as many days as you can!
 
 
 
 
Fargo-Moorhead PM Rotary Club
Lucky's 13, Fargo ND
5:30-6:25 pm
Nov 2, 2015
 
5:30  4-Way Test  
         Toast
         Happy Dollars
         Guest Welcome
 
5:40  
  • Rotary Minute
  • Last Week's Recap: SkyZone, Dictionary Project
  • Administrative
    • Social: Holiday Party
  • Membership: Update Directory
  • Public Relations
    • Web domain
  • Service Projects: 
    • HERO Event Nov 23, 7-9 pm
    • Dictionary Project Label Party Nov 4, 5-6 pm
    • Youth: Youth Exchange Update
  • Foundation: PHF 
  • New Announcements
6:00 Speaker, Mark Teckenberg from PushSave customizable coupon fundraisers
 
6:25 Adjourn
 
FMPM Rotary has a new text msg service for important announcements, like a change of venue for a meeting: http://clk2.it/Q92sVt.  Just click on the link and put in your mobile phone number. Easy!
"It was the best week ever." That is what we heard from Ella & Jaime, the two students sponsored by the FM PM club to attend Camp RYLA.
 
The District 5580 Camp RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Award Camp) is a week-long immersion leadership program for high school seniors and juniors that takes place in Crookston, MN. 
 
My name is Chris Figureida and I run a nonprofit program called Cycle for Heart.  The Rotary Club of Ventura, in Ventura CA, and myself would like to ask if any of your club members would be gracious enough to host me for two nights on Wednesday September 2nd and Thursday September 3rd? Cycle for Heart is where I bicycle across the USA; collaborating with the American Heart Association, I stop at elementary, middle, and high schools, colleges and universities, to give free presentations to the students about living a healthy and active lifestyle. 
The FM PM Rotary participated in the Great Plains Food Bank Packathon on Wednesday, September 9th from 2-3 p.m. The Packathon is an annual two day event hosted by the food bank, running from September 9-10. We packed over 500 pounds of edible beans into two pound bags in less than an hour and contributed $450 to the food bank. Thank you to everyone who participated!
One of the biggest local Rotary events of the year, the International Student Picnic, is looking for a new chairman to replace Gary Nolte, whose Rotary responsibilities frequently
take him out of town. The event Sept. 27 at Lindenwood Park welcomes hundreds of international students to Fargo-Moorhead. If you are interested, Please contact Gary at no1951@aol.com.
Fargo West Rotary Club is selling crates of peaches. Order online today or tomorrow and they will deliver them to us at our meeting on Monday!
 
$32/lug
$19/half lug
 
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Questions? Jennifer Dahl 701-219-9866 (Fargo West Rotary)
 
Applications for students ages 15-18 interested in studying abroad for the 2016-17 school year are due Oct 1. Please contact Deb Maertens, chair of the exchange student committee, for an application. Read more about Rotary Youth Exchange here!  The Rotary Youth Exchange is for high school aged students who are interested in living and studying abroad for one year.
 
September 18 – 20, 2015
Dear Fellow Rotarians and Goodwill Attendees, Come One! Come All! 
The 90th Annual Goodwill Weekend (initiated by the Rotary Clubs of Winnipeg) is coming this September to Winnipeg, The planning committee is hard at week to make this a full weekend of fellowship, networking and goodwill between our district and the adjacent districts in the United States. 
The weekend this year is at the conclusion of the World Peace Day events sponsored by the Rotary World Peace Partners.
Marsha is a native South Dakotan and transferring Rotarian. She works with Girl Scouts of America here in Fargo and loves to cycle. We look forward to getting to know Marsha and getting her involved in Rotary in the F-M area. Welcome to North Dakota, and welcome to the FMPM Club!
It's the annual Football Books Fundraiser!
If you're a fan of football or a fan of money, then you should be a fan of the Football Books. The FM-AM Club is again allowing us to partner with them for the month of August to raise money for our service projects by selling gaming books to friends, family and colleagues. The books sell for $25. The buyer is then entered into a drawing each week to win $50 based on the final game score of the Monday Night Football game. Superbowl halftime is $50 and final score is $100. Winners are automatically notified and sent a check in the mail. Easy and fun! The first Monday night game is Sept. 14 when the Philadelphia Eagles play the Atlanta Falcons at 6:10 CST. The Vikings take on the 49ers at 9:10 pm
Governor Craig Loughery and his Rotarian wife Diane visited Fargo last Monday as part of their six-month tour of every club in Rotary District 5580. The governor and first lady met with the board of directors before the meeting to discuss what's new in Rotary and learn more about our three-year-old club.
 
Apples, Apples, Apples!
 
The kids at CHARISM Community program in Fargo were Making their Neighborhoods Better by learning the Rotary Four-Way Test last week and hosting a community orchard dedication on Thursday, July 23 at McCormick Park, 2101 9th Ave S, Fargo.
 
​FMPM Literacy Chair Meagan McDougall, along with FMPM Vice President Deborah Maertens and FMPM Foundation Chair Kriss Burns helped to coordinate efforts with CHARISM to host the free-will offering picnic.  An Apple Basket filled with apple-related items was raffled to raise additional funds. Approximately 100 people attended the event, including the CHARISM campers, volunteers and staff, CHARISM board members, area Rotarians and McCormick Park residents. 
 
After the picnic, the FMWF Chamber of Commerce conducted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new orchard. The two trees FMPM donated last summer were planted, with plans for cherry, plum and apricot trees to join them in the near future, thanks to a grant from the North Dakota USDA. The Blue Angels also made an appearance as the jets practiced maneuvers overhead in preparation for last weekend's Fargo AirSho. The kids then presented some of their apple-picking inventions and apple business plans before serving the crowd apple dumplings and ice cream  for dessert. Enjoy the photos from the event by clicking on the photo album.
 
The winner of the Apple Basket was Tracy Arntson (left) visiting from Killeen, TX. "The kids were so excited and I can't believe the beautiful garden they have created. What an amazing partnership."
 
Pictured l to r, Tracy Arntson, Jessica Ueland (CHARISM) and Welcome, a CHARISM camper.
Every year in Rotary, the new international President, District Governors and Club Presidents assume leadership July 1. The governor spends his or her year traveling the district visiting each club and spending time with the leadership of those clubs. It's a huge job! Tonight we are honored to have Governor Craig Loughery from Ely Rotary Club visiting us to talk about membership, his vision for the year and to learn about our club.
 
Board members will meet at 4:30 pm at Lucky's 13 Pub for a pre-meeting with the Governor.
 

Facts about Rotary INTERNATIONAL Leadership 2015-16

-Rotary Theme: "Be a Gift to the World"
-President K.R. "Ravi" Ravindran, Rotary Club of Colombo, Sri Lanka
Rotary’s president presides over the Board of Directors and is elected to a one-year term.
-Board of Directors
The board of directors establishes policy for Rotary International and provides guidance that helps our clubs thrive. Clubs elect the members of the board every year at the RI Convention with each director serving for two years.
-General Secretary John Hewko, Rotary Club of Kyiv, Ukraine
As general secretary, Hewko leads a diverse staff of 800 at Rotary International’s World Headquarters in Evanston, Illinois, USA, and seven international offices.
 
What the heck is ClubRunner? And why does Darcy keep telling me to use it?
 
It's a webpage, it's a file cabinet, it's a scrapbook, it's a directory. ClubRunner is the online club management software we pay for each year to help us keep everything (and everyone!) organized. But sometimes it's slow and cumbersome. You have to login to take advantage of its features, and then you'll probably have to take an evening to play around to figure out what it's capable of. 
 
My goal is to get us all using ClubRunner. Here's why:
Our friends Andy and Elmer are back!
 
The kids at CHARISM Community program in Fargo are Making their Neighborhoods Better by learning the Rotary Four-Way Test this week and getting ready for the new community orchard dedication next Thursday, July 23 at 12 pm in McCormick Park, 2101 9th Ave S, Fargo, ND 58103. Contact FMPM Literacy Chair, Meagan McDougall with any questions: mcdougall.meagan@gmail.com​.
We were all hero's volunteering at H.E.R.O. On Tuesday evening!!! If you would like to join us, we are there the first Tuesday of each month at 5:30. # HERO, Healthcare Equipment Recycling Organization