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Board to review project funding requests

The Rotary Club of Rogers board of directors will consider new funding requests at its April 10 meeting. Several local groups have presented to the club membership and submitted formal requests.

Rogers Rotary’s annual golf tournament (on June 11, 2019!) raises the money the club uses to support local programs. Money is also contributed to Rotary International and the local District 5950 for worldwide projects. In recent years, that has included:

KidPack supplemental weekend food
STRIVE mentorship program at Rogers HS
CornerHouse forensic interviews and support for abuse victims
CROSS Services
PolioPlus vaccinations
Shop-With-A-Cop
Veterans Memorial
Salvation Army bell ringing
364 Sandwiches for the homeless
Feed My Starving Children

Register for the golf tournament and help support these local causes. Or visit our club meeting on any Wednesday at 7 a.m. at the Rogers Community Room and learn more about our commitment to serving the community!
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Join us Tuesday, June 11 — for the 2019 Rogers Rotary Golf Tournament at Fox Hollow Golf Course in St. Michael.

Golf will be followed by a delicious dinner, raffle drawings and awards ceremony. Last year we raised $10,000 in donations that went right back to our community. Rogers Rotary funds: Beds for Kids, Warm Heads-Warm Hands-Warm Hearts, STRIVE mentorship program at Rogers High School, scholarships, and so much more.

Golf includes green fee, cart and dinner. Register here. Rogers Rotary 501(c)3 document for taxes.

Would you support our tournament as a Title Sponsor ($2,500), Corporate Sponsor ($1,000) or other sponsorship ranging from $250-$500? We greatly appreciate this support. Please contact Colton Buege (colton@darkenwaldinc.com) or Cheri Ashfeld (cheri_n_lee@hotmail.com).

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Clive’s is first corporate sponsor

With all Rotarians working hard toward our June 11 golf tournament at Fox Hollow Golf Course, we’re thrilled to announce that Clive’s Roadhouse (Rogers location) is our first corporate sponsor.

There remain openings for a title sponsor ($2,500) and additional corporate sponsors ($1,000), all of which include significant publicity and a paid foursome in the tournament. If your business is interested in these or other levels of sponsorship, contact either Colton Buege (colton@darkenwaldinc.com) or Cheri Ashfeld (cheri_n_lee@hotmail.com).

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Club welcomes Mueller, Lamkin

We’re excited to welcome Andy Lamkin (left) and Aaron Mueller and to full membership in Rogers Rotary.

Andy is the Operations Director at CROSS Services. He is instrumental in helping us assemble and distribute the monthly KidPack food bags that supplement elementary school students’ meals on weekends.

Aaron is an electrical engineer with Design Tree Engineering & Land Surveying. He and his wife, Lisa, were a welcome part of the enthusiastic Horse Game participants at Game Night.

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Guests made Game Night extra fun!

Our annual Game Night brought together past, present and future Rogers Rotarians for a rousing evening of Horse, Texas Hold’em, and bean bag toss. Congratulations to Fay Kirscht (President Lenny’s wife) who won the traveling trophy! The club thanks Marc Macke, Agency 10 Insurance, for donating the door prizes — Twins tickets at two home games.

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Great Event for Corner House in Rogers

Rogers Rotary sponsors Benefit Concert for CornerHouse. This non-profit developed the protocol for interviewing victims of child abuse and conducts interviews across Hennepin County and throughout the state. The new center, which is attached to the Rogers Police Department, will be opening next week.

Across Hennepin County last year, there were 20,000 reports of child abuse. As many interviews as possible were performed in a similar way at the Minneapolis location. “Without any cost to tax payers other than a bucket of paint, we really economically provided them a space that’s going to be long-term,” said Rogers Police Chief Jeff Beahen. (for more of this article click here.)

 

 

 

 

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Rogers Rotary participates in the 5950 District Assembly

District 5950 does it again by bringing in motivational speaker Annie Meehan! Annie had just received the Benjamin Franklin award for her book Be The Exception.  Attendance was fantastic with 3 Rotarians attending from Rogers Rotary! What a great way to re-charge our service above self batteries and share in all the new ideas and excitement as we get closer to a new Rotary year.

District 5950 Assembly

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It is better to give than to receive…….

At Rogers Rotary we love to have fun! President Tim Buck has everyone draw a ticket for a “potentially good gift” or a “white elephant gift”. Cheri is a winner with a bag of great gifts from I94 Chamber. Loser gets the job of coming up with the next white elephant gift. Come join us, make new friends and have fun giving to the community and the world.

Tim Buck and Cheri Ashfeld have fun with white elephant gift.
Tim Buck and Cheri Ashfeld have fun with white elephant gift.