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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 (giveSCV.org)
  4. Participate in the annual Luau in August

For more information or to sign up just call 715-405-3900 or email mentoring@polkkingship.org.  The website is also very helpful and can be found at www.polkkinship.org

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

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