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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 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.
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.
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.
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Rotary District 5960
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District 5960 recently welcomed the newly chartered Rotaract Club of Rochester Minnesota.
The St. Croix Falls Rotary Club wants to send our greetings to the new Rotaract Club and say “welcome to the district.” Unfortunately, a representative from our club was unable to attend personally, but we were happy to send a gift to celebrate their Charter event.
The Rotaract Club celebrated their charter event on Wed, May 19, 2010. The event took place at the Rochester Golf & Country Club in Rochester MN. A Club Chartering Event is a special time to mark the beginning for a club and we are very excited for the Rochester Rotaract club.
So, what is Rotaract?
Rotaract is a Rotary-sponsored service club for young men and women ages 18 to 30. Rotaract clubs are either community or university based, and they’re sponsored by a local Rotary club. This makes them true “partners in service” and key members of the family of Rotary.
As one of Rotary’s most significant and fastest-growing service programs, with more than 7,000 clubs in about 163 countries and geographical areas, Rotaract has become a worldwide phenomenon.
How does it work?
All Rotaract efforts begin at the local, grassroots level, with members addressing their communities’ physical and social needs while promoting international understanding and peace through a framework of friendship and service.
For more information on the Rochester Rotaract Club, visit: www.rochesterrotaract.org
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