Are you interested in being a STRIVE mentor?

One of the greatest benefits the kids receive from the STRIVE mentorship program is Rotary mentors’ time and connection with them. We walk the walk, not just talk the talk.

The program needs two mentors at each of six tables. This accommodates mentors’ schedules so that one will always be at each session. Please let me know if you are interested in being a mentor this year, or if you know a retired or available professional who is interested in guiding these under-achieving youth toward successful adulthood.  

Please be at the September 18 Rotary meeting when Rotarian Candido Palomarez provides more information about the STRIVE program and its life skills topics.

I look forward to seeing you!
~ Heather Farr,
STRIVE coordinator



Sally Abrams addresses Israel’s humanitarian work

Join Rogers Rotary on September 11 to learn how Israel punches far above its weight in providing lifesaving, humanitarian aid worldwide. Sally Abrams will share about remarkable programs and the values that drive Israel to excel in this arena. 

Sally co-directs the Speakers Bureau for the Jewish Community Relations Council of MN and the Dakotas. She speaks about Israel and/or Judaism, and she strives to build bridges between the Jewish and non-Jewish communities. Sally taught Hebrew for many years as part of the University of Minnesota’s College in the Schools Program. 


Chiropractor Ben Gavins joins club

Rogers Rotary welcomes Ben Gavin as our first new member of the 2019-20 Rotary year. Ben is a chiropractor at HealthSource of Rogers. He has already jumped into Rotary membership, signing up as a meeting volunteer and offering seated massages during the recent Battle of the Badges blood drive. Welcome, Ben!

Save three lives AND win the “battle”

Yes! It’s the annual Battle of the Badges blood drive pitting Rogers’ Police and Fire Departments against their counterparts across the metro. Blood donor volunteers are the key to TWO winnning strategies:
  1.  Save three lives with each blood donation.
  2. Extend Rogers’ winning record for the fourth consecutive year!
Sign up to donate on Thursday, August 15 at the Community Room (map). Enter Code 4024 in the top field of this page: