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Rotary Gathering 4/20/16

We had a great meeting on Wednesday.  Rich was responsible for the program today and shared a little about his lovely family; he is a husband of 25 years and a very proud father of his children.  Rich has a passion for being a mentor for children in Polk County, and Kinship has been the vehicle for many years for him to do just that.  He is on the Kinship Board and was proud to introduce Lisa Thanig from Kinship as our speaker for the day.

Kinship HeaderKinship is celebrating 35 years of changing lives (both for children and their mentors).  Kinship of Polk County works to improve the quality of a child’s life by establishing a relationship with a caring volunteer, for the purpose of promoting stability, support, friendship and community.  In the average year, Kinship matches about 317 children with adult volunteers who give their time and heart.  These relationships sometime last well beyond the childhood years and is very rewarding for the mentors.  Here are a few ways you can help Kinship:

  1. Become a volunteer (mentors can be individuals, couples or families)
  2. Serve on the Kinship Board
  3. Donate to them on giveBIG SCV on April 26 (
  4. Participate in the annual Luau in August

For more information or to sign up just call 715-405-3900 or email  The website is also very helpful and can be found at

Other announcements from the gathering included:

  • Community Service Day (Rotary + SCF School Collaboration) May 6
  • Falls Sampler (Chamber Event) May 6
  • Student of the Month Essay Contest this week
  • Rotary District Conference May 12-13
  • SCF/TF Rotary Board Meeting April 27
  • Thank you to all those who completed the membership survey, results information and discussion coming soon

The difference between the difficult and the impossible is that the impossible takes a little longer time.” ~ Lady Aberdeen

Rotary Gathering 3/9/16

It was a beautiful day to share in fellowship.  The announcements included:

  • Mark your calendars for May 6 – Community Service Day
  • Kirk Anderson is presenting at the Osceola Chamber soon on how to get video on their business websites, only a $10 fee to attend and the invitation can be found HERE
  • Siren/Webster Rotary Sporting Clay Shoot Fundraiser at Coyland Creek, Saturday, May 14, 2016 10AM-1PM, 715-653-4273

Terry Hawkins coordinated the program this week and shared some details about her life and her journey Scott Hansonin Rotary.  The program was presented by Scott Hanson, Manager of Big Rock Creek Retreat.  This is a piece of heaven in our back yard.  They are open to host weddings and other large events.  They also have biking and skiing trails.  It is for sale, hoping that new owners would keep it the heaven it is today.  All the information is at:


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