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North Minneapolis Club

Inspired To Action Through Service

We meet Tuesdays at 7:35 AM
EMERGE Career and Technology Center
1834 Emerson Avenue North
2nd floor
Minneapolis, MN  55411
United States
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Club Executives & Directors
President
President Elect - Membership Chair
Treasurer
Secretary
Foundation Chair
Maternal Health and Wellness Chair
Peace and Conflict Chair
Speaker Coordinator
Literacy and Education Chair
Immediate Past President
 
 
Home Page Stories
Rotary Club of North Minneapolis participated, along with other clubs in a tree planting effort.
The Rotary Club of North Minneapolis believes in outreach and participation with the community.  This spring the club participated in three outreach service projects to assist the North Minneapolis community and share information about Rotary with community members.
Below is a wonderful update from our Peace Fellow, James Petermeier.  The Rotary Club of North Minneapolis sponsored James's efforts to obtain his Masters.  As you will see from his update, the experience has been rewarding in that he is now seeking a position to help further peace in the world.
When his parents moved to Lowry and Pierce he became the first – and that year and for his tenure 1964 to 1967, the only – black student to integrate Northeast Junior High, now Northeast Middle School (NEMS).  An April 1967 article in the Minneapolis Tribune lists Howell as secretary of the Shiloh Temple Church Sunday School, saying, “He guessed he wanted to be a Bible teacher when he grows up.” He now leads that very church, Shiloh Temple International Ministries, in North Minneapolis. 
 
Howell’s career at Northeast included being president of the student council in his last year there, and giving the announcements and intramural sports reports “in a puckish speaking style of which his mother doesn’t entirely approve,” the Tribune article said. Attending an all-white school was not so smooth at first, and never totally so. While his father thought it “wonderful” to be integrating a school, Richard Jr. said, re-living the stares of people who had never seen a black person up close, “I did not want to be black. I was lost, drowning in white supremacy.  I was so messed up. I wanted to be like John, Paul, George and Ringo, I combed my hair down like theirs and it bounced back up. I was told as a black person you’ve gotta be twice as good, three times as good. I had a self-identity crisis.” Against this backdrop, Howell told how his time at the junior high school evolved. Howell fondly remembered Jerry Bisek, his choir teacher, Hallie Brickner for English and History, Gerald Roehning the principal, and Ms. Scholl. The Edel Scholl Memorial Garden was dedicated on Arbor Day, 1967, and young Richard unveiled the plaque that is still there.
In January 1968, a Molotov cocktail was thrown at their house. “Here’s where I found out what love was. We got letters from white people saying we are sorry (that anyone would do this), please don’t leave the neighborhood.”
 
“The most beautiful thing about you,” Howell told the students, predominantly students of color, “you don’t have to let negativity be your monster. Make your dreams through education.”

Bishop Howell gave legitimacy to that statement by who he has become today and the work he has done as one of the early Presidents of the North Minneapolis Rotary Club founded in 2013. 
 
Content excerpted from story by Margo Ashmore, courtesy of Northeaster Newspaper, March 2017
 
 
In 2016 the club held a Business networking social, inviting businesses and professionals in the club's area to learn about the  club, gain an understanding of Rotary International, and how working with and joining the North Minneapolis Rotary Club can be both professionally and personally rewarding.  The meeting was held at UROC, the University of Minnesota Urban Research  and Outreach Center. Seated are members of the club and community leaders.
 
 
Service Projects
Literacy
Peace & Conflict Resolution
Service Projects
 
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