Serving Humanity - Strengthening Youth - Enhancing Lives
Rotary Club of Elk River
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Elk River Rotary

Service Above Self

We meet In Person & Online
Thursdays at 12:05 p.m.
Rockwoods
9100 Quaday Ave NE
Otsego, MN 55330-1076
United States of America
Phone:
(763) 441-3110
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                        Fundraiser Saturday February 10th in/on Big Lake.

Elk River Rotary provides hot chocolate and coffee to the visitors. Thanks to all the participants and volunteers. A tremendous community supported event.

 

MAGNUS VETERANS FOUNDTION

We are excited to announce that military members and visitors to the Magnus Veterans Foundation (MVF) can now easily move within its 38 acres.

May 5th was the first time the six-passenger electric cart was used to transport more than 50 visitors and veterans for a MVF event. The cart was donated in January 2022 by the Elk River Rotary with support from Rotary District 5960 and many other supporting Rotary clubs.
The MVF, located in Dayton, provides a variety of services to veterans.
We are proud to partner with the Magnus Veterans Foundation to serve to change lives. Rotary rocks!

Rotary District 5960 and 10 Minnesota and Wisconsin Rotary Clubs celebrated donating a six-passenger,

electric, all-season transportation cart to the Magnus Veterans Foundation (MVF) Jan. 12, 2022. 

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Rotary District 5960 and 10 Minnesota and Wisconsin Rotary Clubs celebrated donating a six-passenger, electric, all-season transportation cart to the Magnus Veterans Foundation (MVF) Jan. 12, 2022.  The MVF, located in Dayton, MN, provides a variety of physical, psychological, social and other health-related services at no cost (free) to veterans.  The modified cart is needed to move veterans and guests throughout the 38-acre site. Elk River Rotarians Casey Mahon and Heather Kliewer (sitting in the front seat of photo #1), with the support of President Tove Lichty (second from left) led all aspects of the initiative, which raised more than $11,000 for the purchase and upkeep of the cart.
Rotarians and staff and volunteers of the Magnus Veterans Foundation celebrate the presentation of the cart
Jan. 12, 2022 at the MVF site.

ROTARY WORLDWIDE FOCUS

Rotary members believe that we have a shared responsibility to take action in our world's most persistent issues.

Our clubs work together to:

Promote Peace - Fight Disease - Provide Clean Water, Sanitation and Hygiene - Save Mother's and Children - Support Education - Grow Local Economies -
Protect the environment
 
ELK RIVER ROTARY MISSION
 
Inspiring leaders with passion to serve humanity: strengthening youth for tomorrow's leadership: enhancing lives in our world. 
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John Osterman's Bowling for Dollars 
  Event Generates Thousands for Polio Plus
 
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 John Osterman put down 651 pins to raise funds for Rotary Polio Plus!   John shared that he really enjoyed the crowd and social event and told us that around $2200 was raised and with club and Rotary District and International matches, funds could be up to $9,600!   Thank You John... for being such a fabulous bowler
 and a great Rotarian! You ROCK and "ROLL".
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FOUR WAY TEST

The Four-Way Test of the things we think, say or do is a test used by Rotarians world-wide as a moral code for personal and business relationships. The test can be applied to almost any aspect of life. The test was scripted by Herbert J. Taylor an American from Chicago as he set out to save the Club Aluminum Products Distribution Company from bankruptcy. It was later adopted by Rotary International, the global federation of Rotary service clubs.

 

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Our club is a proud part of this community and of Rotary International. Rotary is a global network of more than 1.2 million members who believe that great things happen when dedicated minds come together. We are a community and business leaders representing different professions, experiences, and perspectives but with a shared desire to connect with others to address the challenges affecting our community and communities around the world.

The women and men of the Elk River Rotary Club have served our community and the mission of Rotary International since 1960. 

The club meets weekly for a high-spirited lunch hour seeking to improve our community with a variety of interesting and informative programs.

The Elk River Rotary Club currently has a focus to enrich our community and support our youth.

We have just one primary fundraiser - The annual TASTE of Elk River. The club has donated tens of thousands of dollars to encourage the growth and improvement of many local organizations. The members have also volunteered many more hours to improve our environment with our annual Elk River cleanup. 

If you are interested in learning more about the Elk River Rotary Club and Rotary International please visit a meeting! We meet Thursdays from 12:05 until 1:05 PM at Rockwoods in Otsego. If you would like to become a member, please contact Julie at 763-441-6092

 

Elk River Facebook Connections

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Links to:

New Member Orientation Connection

New Member Application - Contact Heather at heather.kliewer@caerfoodshelf.org

   Elk River Rotary

PO Box 8

Elk River, MN 55330

Our Mission

Inspiring leaders with passion to serve humanity;   strengthening youth for tomorrow's leadership and enhancing lives in our world  

 

 

PEOPLE OF ACTION
Our club offers opportunities for members - and those interested in making a difference - to get involved. Through meetings, social events, and volunteer projects, our members learn about the issues facing our community and communities all over the world, partnering with local, national and global experts to exchange ideas about potential solutions and to draw up action plans to respond. Along with these opportunities to serve, members also are able to regularly network, resulting in lifelong friendships and business connections. 
 
MAKING A DIFFERENCE
Solving real problems takes real effort, commitment, and vision. Rotarians work to protect communities from preventable disease, keep women and children healthy, improve education and economic outcomes, create safe water and sanitation infrastructure, protect the environment, and make the world a better place. 
The Elk River Rotary is working with the following organizations to positively impact our community: CAER Food Shelf, Magnus Veteran's Foundation, Community Table, Open Doors for Youth,
Thumbs Up 5K, The Reel Hope Project, Rivers of Hope, YMCA Youth in Government. 
The club also participates in the annual Elk River Clean Up and providing Dictionaries to 3rd graders in the Elk River School District. 
We also support projects sponsored by Rotary clubs across the state that make a difference here in MN and around the world, including Rotary's partnership with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the World Health Organization, and UNICEF to end polio, once and for all.
GET INVOLVED
Impact starts with our members - people like you who see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change - across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves. 
Becoming a member enables you to meet Elk River's leaders and to affect change both here and around the world.
See above for meeting time and location. 
ORGANIZATIONS SEEKING FUND REQUESTS - SEE INFORMATION BELOW
 
Elk River Rotary Club Board of Directors consider requests for charitable donations from September 1st through November 30th each year, and generally awards are given by December 31st. Our club supports numerous service projects each year, and also makes cash donations to non-profit and other eligible organizations. It is our priority to give donations that help our community members meet their needs.
Donation criteria:
• Requests must be received in writing September 1 – November 30
• Charitable donations must be used for services/projects/events that benefit the
communities served by the Elk River Rotary Club (generally, zip code 55330)
• Please include a description of the value of the service the organization or project provides to the local community
• Financial requests over $1000 should be sponsored or supported by a member of the Elk River Rotary Club
The Elk River Rotary does not generally support the following:
• Religious or fraternal organizations
• Political organizations, campaigns or projects
• Memorial or endowments or multi-year pledgesent
• Fundraising efforts to benefit other organizations
• Organizations that discriminate based on race, creed, color, sex, or national origin
Rotary focuses its efforts on the following causes and issues that impact our world:
Promoting peace
Fighting disease
Providing clean water, sanitation, and
hygiene
Saving mothers and children
Supporting education
Growing local economies
Protecting the environment
The Elk River Rotary will evaluate requests as consistently and objectively as possible, consistent
with the expressed priorities of the club. The Rotary Club requests recognition through acknowledgement in writing to  the club, and if possible through a verbal or print announcement
through the recipient organization.
Requests should be mailed to:
Elk River Rotary
PO Box 8
Elk River, MN 5533
or complete the online form from the link provided below.
If your organization is seeking monetary donations from the Elk River Rotary Club please complete the form below. 
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