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The Rotary Club of Saint Croix Falls Contributes to the Cappadocia, Turkey Water Distribution System
The Rotary Club of St. Croix Falls is pleased to have supported a global grant, totaling over $40,000 USD, supported with cooperation from Rotarians and Rotary Districts on 3 continents. This was a major accomplishment and something for which Rotarians can be proud.
- Bozcakoy/Cappadocia, Turkey “Water Distribution System”
- Rotary District 2430 (Turkey)
- 7 participating Rotary Clubs
- Rotary District 5960 (Minnesota/Wisconsin)
- 5 participating Rotary Clubs
- Rotary Club of Ingleheim, Germany
The application process was headed up by Rotary District 2430 and was submitted and approved allowing for a major renovation to the Cappodocia Turkey Water Distribution System – which was a failing system of asbestos reinforced concrete pipes, which was apparently the standard at that time it was made 30-40 years ago.
The pipes cracked over the years of use and both leaked water out and allowed infiltration of ground water that was frequently contaminated with e-coli and other germs. Replacement of the pipes will provide a significant health improvement to the community.
The Kapydokya, Turkey Club (shown in the pictures below) directly oversaw the completion of the project. John Lennes of the Stillwater Sunrise Rotary Club was the District 5960 project leader as our District Water Resources Chair.
The St. Croix Falls Rotary Club will be hosting their annual International Night on Monday, April 2, 2012 at the Chateau St. Croix in St. Croix Falls, WI. This has traditionally been an opportunity for Rotarians from our area to meet and greet the GSE team visiting the district, as well as an opportunity for the community to experience the international side of Rotary. Anyone is welcome to join us at the International Night and we encourage everyone to attend.
Rotarians and guests will enjoy:
- Appetizer Buffet
- GSE Team Presentation
- Dance performed by Lydia Gusman, Exchange Student
- Live Auction*
*Funds raised at auction will help support International Club Projects
Monday April 2, 2012
6:30 PM Appetizer Buffet and Cash Bar
$15 per person
Chateau St. Croix Winery
1998A State Road 87
St. Croix Falls, WI 54024
RSVP by March 26, 2012 with names of attendees to: Susan@fallslaw.com or call (715) 483-1864 and leave message.
The Rotary Club of St. Croix Falls/Taylors Falls celebrated its 25th Anniversary on June 26th, 2011. In celebration, the Rotary Club will be having an Anniversary party in conjunction with the annual installation of new officers. This memorable event will take place on June 30 at the Chateau St. Croix Winery in St. Croix Falls, WI.
It will be a special evening of terrific food, lasting memories, and official events, including the installation of this year’s new Rotary President LeeAnn Vitalis. The Rotary Club is part of Rotary District 5960 under the leadership of Governor Judy Freund.
Over the years, the local Rotary Club has made significant contributions to the community. Whether by supporting battered women’s shelters, local food shelves, hiking trails, skate parks and recreation, literacy programs, education , disaster relief, or eradicating Polio around the world – Rotary Club members are volunteers who choose to server other daily. ‘Service Above Self’ is Rotary’s motto.
Rotary Clubs work collaboratively and by collaborating with other individuals and organizations, the St. Croix Falls/Taylors Falls Rotary Club has been able to amplify its service far beyond what any single person could do alone! That sets Rotary apart and explains why we see consistent growth and participation in our club.
On June 26, 1986, a small group of businessmen chartered the St. Croix Falls/Taylors Falls Rotary Club for fellowship and opportunities to server others. Of those founding members, our club is honored to still have four of those Rotarians at our weekly meetings. We wish to congratulate the charter member Rotarians Jerry Wyatt, Steve Swenson, Tom Engel and John Edling for 25 years of service in our community.
The Rotary Club of St. Croix Falls/Taylors Falls is a Chapter of Rotary International, a worldwide organization of business leaders dedicated to humanitarian service, high ethical standards and goodwill.
“Our members take great pride in the service we perform for our community and are thrilled when we can positively affect the lives of those who are less fortunate than ourselves. We’ve found that we ‘re truly able to have fun making a difference!” said former President, Rebecca Berg.
For more information on Rotary, please contact Kirk Anderson at email@example.com.
The Rotary Club of St. Croix Falls is pleased to be a participating club in the $72,592 humanitarian grant put together by the Blaine-Ham Lake Rotary Club. The following press release explains what the project entails.
Date: April 19, 2011
Blaine-Ham Lake Rotary Club
St. Croix Falls Rotary Club
The Rotary Club of Blaine-Ham Lake is the International Sponsor Club for the Rotary Foundation Global Humanitarian Grant to provide medical equipment focused on maternal and child health to four public hospitals in Argentina. The club, along with 20 other Rotary Clubs in Minnesota and Argentina, has joined together with the respective Rotary Districts and The Rotary Foundation to make the $72,592 grant reality.
As part of the sustainability component of the Grant, the Blaine-Ham Lake Rotary Club along with several other local Clubs are hosting four doctors from Argentina to meet with physicians and other healthcare providers, hospital and other health care administrators, community and county agency representatives, public safety officials, and numerous others to learn about the American health care system from April 9th to April 21st. Dr. Humberto Acosta, Dr. Cecilia Zerbo, Dr. Veronica Pringay, and Dr. Marcos Hermida will be arriving in the United States on April 9th to begin their Vocational Training Team experience.
The following Clubs contributed to the Grant: Anoka, Belle Plaine, Blaine-Ham Lake, Cambridge-Isanti, Coon Rapids, Elk River, Fridley-Columbia Heights, Greater Rochester, Hudson Daybreak, New Brighton-Mounds View, Rochester, Rochester Risers, St. Croix Falls/Taylors Falls, Wabasha, White Bear Lake, Woodbury and Zumbrota along with District 5960 in Minnesota/Wisconsin, and Alberti, General San Martin, General Sarmiento, and Villa Libertad de General San Martin along with District 4855 in Argentina.
Equipment at the four hospitals, Hospital Nuestra Senora de la Mercad, Hospital San Martin, Hospital Eva Peron, and Hospital Raul Larcade, includes hearing, neurological and other screening equipment for newborns, and equipment to detect uterine cancer. It is estimated that the equipment will help approximately 61,000 patients annually.
“We have worked with these Rotary Clubs in Argentina as partners in providing medical equipment for maternal and newborn care for several years now, but this is the largest and most collaborative grant especially with the exciting opportunity to host the Vocational Training Team from Argentina. The opportunity to make a difference in another part of the world with so many other partners working together is truly the spirit of Rotary,” said Tanya Crawford, President of the Blaine-Ham Lake Rotary Club.
The equipment will be ordered and delivered by September 1, 2011, once the Vocational Training Team returns to Argentina.
Rotary International is a volunteer organization of business, professional, and community leaders who provide humanitarian service and help to build goodwill and peace in the world. There are approximately 1.2 million Rotary club members belonging to 33,000 Rotary clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas. Learn more at www.rotary.org or www.district 5960.org.
Contact: Tanya Crawford, President, Blaine-Ham Lake Rotary Club
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Rotary District 5960 covers parts of Southeastern and East Central Minnesota and Northwestern Wisconsin.
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On April 14-16, 2011 at the Prom Center in Oakdale, MN, District 5960 will hold its annual conference. The theme of the conference is “A River Runs To It!”
- District Governor, Craig Leiser – 2010-2011, has determined the theme for his year as Governor will revolve around water and water projects. Did you know that 21 out of the 65 clubs in District 5960 have “water” in some form in their name? Can you list them all?
- The watershed of every club in the district ultimately drains into the Mississippi River – then gets to New Orleans. Do you know your watershed?
- How many lakes, streams, creeks, rivers in our District?
- Grants Management Seminar -
- District Assembly for 2011 – 12 officers and Annual Business Meeting
- Keynote Speaker: Don Shelby, retired WCCO/CBS News Anchor
- Entertainment: Kenny Salwey, “The River Rat” author and Public Radio Personality
- Elena Hendrick – Kairos in Nicaragua “Fast for Hope” Session
- Foreign Exchange Students parade of flags & talent show.
Friendship and Community Fountain
- Each Club should bring a gallon of their own water to add to the reservoir.
Water Resource Programs Breakout sessions
- St. Croix Wild and Scenic River
- The Mississippi River Recreational Park
- Minnesota River Wildlife Management
Where does our water go and who is using it?
The Water Cafe
Tables will be provided for for clubs to bring examples, pictures, slide shows or other items to offer as examples of their water resource projects this past year.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
St. Paul, Southeastern Minnesota and Western Wisconsin
Oct 14, 2010
Applicants are now being sought for the new global grant scholarship from Rotary District 5960. Worth $30,000 annually, this exclusive scholarship will help fund a graduate-level student from the St. Paul area, southeastern Minnesota or western Wisconsin to pursue educational and service dreams generating impact in the areas of Rotary’s new future vision focus:
- Peace and conflict prevention/resolution
- Disease prevention and treatment
- Water and sanitation
- Maternal and child health
- Basic education and literacy
Economic and community development Global grant scholarship applications are now available at www.rotary5960.org/scholarships.
Qualified candidates must be endorsed by their local Rotary Club by Jan. 3, 2011. Endorsed candidates by local clubs need to submit their application online by Jan. 10, 2011. Interviews for district finalists will be conducted on Jan. 29, 2011 in the Twin Cities. Scholarship recipient will then be able to study at an international university starting Fall 2011.
For more information about the global grant scholarship eligibility, the global locations to which the scholarship can be used and more, visit www.rotary5960.org scholarships or EMAIL MICHELLE Rotary is the world’s largest privately-funded source of international scholarships and has more than 30,000 Rotary clubs in over 200 countries and geographic regions.
St. Croix Falls, WI
June 23, 2010
The St. Croix Falls Rotary Club celebrated the changing of the Guard with new leadership and vision, but with the same focus on service.
The St. Croix Falls Rotary Club celebrated a new Rotary Club year with the rotation in of new leadership from the organization’s top – down. Each year, Rotary Clubs around the world celebrate the inauguration of a new Rotary International President, but at the same time, they celebrate new District Governors and Club Presidents too. The event is called the changing of the Guard.
This year the Changing of the Guard celebration was hosted at the home of Jon and Cheryl Cermin of St. Croix Falls. The Rotary Club of St. Croix Falls wants to acknowledge the hospitality of the Cermin’s, which allowed us to recognize the completed term of, now Past President, Terry Hawkins. And with appreciation for her year of leadership, she was present with a Paul Harris Fellow award.
Also, special recognition was given to an outgoing member of the Rotary Board – Richard Hartung, Club Secretary. For his years of dedicated service to the St. Croix Falls Rotary Club, Richard was also recognized as a Paul Harris Fellow.
This year’s incoming President is Rebecca Berg, who was ceremonially given the Rotary Gavel for the 2010-2011 Rotary Year. Congratulations and special thanks to Rebecca’s attitude of service to our club and community here in St. Croix Falls.
- LeeAnn Vitalis, President Elect – who will lead our club during the 2011-12 Rotary Year.
- Steve McCormack, Secretary
- Rich Potvin, Vocational Service
- Tom Klugow, Club Service
Returning members of the board include:
- Brian Adams – Foundation
- Kirk Anderson – Public Relations
- Mike Armbrust – Membership
- Cheryl Johnson – Community Service
- Terry Hawkins – International Service (Past President)
- Kirk Otto – Youth Exchange/Youth Protection Officer
- Tom Engel – Treasurer
This year’s Rotary International Theme is, “Building Communities – Bridging Continents.” Rotary’s motto is “Service Above Self.”
As Rotary Club President, Rebecca Berg will encourage Rotarians to use their skills and talents to contribute to the local community and the world. Rotary is a humanitarian service organization with over 33,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas. Rotary has made the eradication of polio its top priority for the world.
Rotary is dedicated to making a difference in the local community and world through several areas of focus which include: disease prevention and Treatment, water and sanitation, economic and community development, maternal and child health, basic education and literacy, and peace and conflict resolution.
For more information about Rotary visit www.Rotary.org or www.SCFRotary.org
For Immediate Release
July 5, 2010
On June 29, 2010, two hundred Rotarians and guests attended the installation of Craig Leiser as Rotary International District 5960 Governor for 2010-2011. Craig Leiser is past President of the Stillwater Sunrise Club and will devote his next year to the District’s 3100 members in 65 clubs and 4 Rotaract Clubs across south-central and southeastern Minnesota and western Wisconsin.
Craig has been serving the district for the past 2 ½ years as District Governor Elect. As governor, Leiser will emphasize the Rotary International Theme of Building Communities-Bridging Continents. His personal goal is to have every club complete a water project and every member attend one meeting outside his or her own club. Craig will visit each of the 65 clubs during his year as governor.
Public Relations Chair
Rotary District 5960
2195 18 3/8 Avenue
Rice Lake, WI. 54868