Rotary Gathering 4/13/16

Wow!  What a fantastic group we had today!  We had 12 guests today; Strive Students8 STRIVE students (pictured with Mike), two job shadowing students, and Mike Wilson, SCF School Counselor, who has been key in helping the STRIVE program come to life.  Thank you Mike!  Thank you also to Steve Mc. and Kirk A. sharing with our guests what Rotary is and why they are passionate about being a Rotarian themselves.

givescvLet the giving begin!  “giveBIG St. Croix Valley” is now through Tuesday, April 26.  This will help shape our community’s future.  With giveBIG St. Croix Valley you can support the nonprofit of your choice throughout Amery, Osceola and St. Croix Falls.  There are four ways to donate: Online at, in person at drop off sites, by phone 715-294-5727 or by mail, to nonprofits.  Like and share on facebook:

Join a discussion with the St. Croix Valley Connections!  Message from Kirk:

On Thursday, April 14th, the St. Croix Valley Connections networking group will be having our “OPEN HOUSE!”  If you own a business, or have a service or a product you’d like to promote in the St. Croix Valley, we want you to be our special guest!  This is not a sales meeting and there is nothing to buy! We actually want to share our best referrals with you for your business!  Beginning at 8 AM, we will have a hot breakfast and 90 minutes of business networking, education, and fun! Bring 30-40 business cards to pass out, your best elevator pitch about your business, and an expectation to connect a roomful of awesome people! We meet at the Osceola Community Church in their community room.  Please RSVP to let me know you’re coming by calling: 612-598-5758 or email  Find more information about us at:

Our program was introduced by our wonderful new member, Tom Meister.  He shared who he ended up in SCF and why he is proud to be a Rotarian.  Germaine Ross, new Osceola Chamber of Commerce growosceolaDirector, presented a wonderful program elaborating on the work she and others are doing for the Pollinator Project, specifically Grow Osceola (  Their mission is: 1. Improve collaboration among municipal, business, organizational, volunteer and residential sectors so everyone works toward common goals.  2. Plan and implement projects that promote a thriving, vibrant and caring town with well cared-for parks, green spaces, seasonal plantings, and a clean environment. 3. Help spread the message: “Osceola is a great place to live, work, play, and visit.”  4. Enjoy having fun, true community spirit and civic pride that results when everyone pitches in to make visible improvements.

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