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Rotary clubs cancel meetings worldwide

Rogers Rotary is joining clubs around the world in suspending weekly meetings and projects until Rotary International feels it’s safe to bring members together again.

Please watch this site for a RE-GATHERING Celebration in a few weeks. In the meantime, please look for ways you can safely check on your neighbors and provide help to vulnerable adults.

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Join us for golf on June 9!!

You’re invited to participate in our 2020 Rogers Rotary Golf Tournament
at Fox Hollow Golf Course in St. Michael on Tuesday, June 9.

Golf ($125) includes green fee, cart and dinner.
Would you support our tournament as a Title Sponsor ($2,500),
Corporate Sponsor ($1,000) or Specialty Sponsor (250-$500)?

REGISTER ONLINE (available soon!)

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Meetings return to 7 a.m.

After three months of testing a variety of membership-recruiting methods, we return to the original 7 a.m. meeting time. The first two weeks of each month will be at the Community Room in Rogers. Week three is a service project at CROSS Services. 

Join us!
Return if you couldn’t attend during the three-month trial period.
Rogers Rotary wants to be strong!

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What is a Passport Club?

D5950 is ready to charter its first Passport Club. What are its pros and cons?

  • A Passport Club appeals to Rotarians who can’t conveniently gather at a meeting location. Weekly meetings are online or available to access and watch later.

  • Service hours are done on your own and submitted for credit. Involvement with a nonprofit, church committee, scout leader, youth coach, etc., all count.

  • With no meeting room rental or meal cost, the fee is $15/month — just enough to cover RI and 5950 dues.

  • Passport members are full Rotarians. They’re encouraged to use their passportto visit other clubs and even participate in those clubs’ projects.

  • There are no fundraisers. If a group of Passport members want to do a project together, the cost is self-pay shares.

  • The downsides are that:
    – The focus is on service. Fellowship happens quarterly for this group.

    – No fundraisers means no money to give away or use for reimbursement.
    – Without a local identity, Passport members’ individual work is rather invisible. 
      However, a local group can work together and generate PR.

District 5950 is reaching out to former Rotarians who quit their clubs because of cost or meeting conflicts. Rogers certainly has a trove of service-oriented past members who might like to reactivate in a club like this. If that’s YOU and this new option is appealing, request more information and an application form from cheri_n_lee@hotmail.com.

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DECA students seek judges for state presentations

Past president Lenny Kirscht, First Bank Elk River, encourages Rotarians to be  judges at the Minnesota State DECA competition.

It is on March 1-3 at the Hyatt Regency in Minneapolis.  The judge application form allows you to select date(s) you are available. If you apply, please credit the Rogers DECA club and enter Alison Reust as the recruiter. She is a State Officer for DECA and one of the students we sponsored for Camp Enterprise.

“These students demonstrate impressive acumen and innovation. I guarantee you’ll be encouraged that the future will be in capable hands as these students become business leaders.” says Lenny.