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 PM
CHOW Grill
14043 Business Center Dr. NW
Elk River, MN 55330-1076
United States of America
Phone:
(763) 241-5572
Zoom meetings have returned in addition to our in person meetings at CHOW Grill https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86945958822

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 Rotarians 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 famous bowler and Rotarian!
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2021 TASTE of Elk River
Signature Donation Recipient
$10,000
 
 
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WOW. JUST WOW. 
The Elk River Rotarians what to express
our sincere appreciation to all those that
participated in making this special community "family reunion" such a tremendous success. 
To all those that purchased tickets
a great big THANK YOU!
Also a very special thank you to the vendors that gave of their time, talent and resources to make this a deliciously fun experience for everyone. Please support them
because they support us.  
Also the "Loons" for their great
musical entertainment. 
 
WE CAN'T WAIT TO SEE YOU
ALL NEXT YEAR
The Taste of Elk River is a community-based event hosted by the Elk River Rotary to bring local dollars to local nonprofits through an evening of tasting a variety of wines, beer, and delicious local cuisine! Our "Taste" would not be a success without the support from area business sponsorships and YOU.

Link to 2021 TASTE Photos

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Elk River Rotarians Bruce Tyler (left) and Casey Mahon volunteered October 27 to help Elk River High School Juniors prepare for job interviews. Another example of Rotarians volunteering to help our local youth move positively in their lives. 

Elk River Rotary

The women and men of the Elk River Rotary Club have served our community and the mission of Rotary International since 1960. Our membership represents all members of our community - local residents, not-for-profit organizations, business and government leaders.

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 Chow Mixed Grill and BBQ. If you would like to become a member, please contact Tove Lichty at 763-241-5572 or Adam Stumne at 952-220-2402 or check out the links above.

Our Mission

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

 

Elk River Facebook Connections

TASTE of Elk River Facebook

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Elk River Rotary Facebook

Links to:

New Member Orientation Connection

New Member Application  Connection 

Mailing Address 

PO Box 8

Elk River, MN 55330 

Club Officers
2021-2022
President
President Elect
Immediate Past President
Treasurer
Secretary/Bulletin Editor
Club Administration / Youth
Director/At Large
Director/Membership & Programs
Director/Taste of Elk River Co-Chair
Foundation Chair
Director/Taste of Elk River Co-Chair
Service Chair
Director/At Large
Donations from TASTE of Elk River Continue
Dan Weber, member of the Donations Committee, led the program today.  He shared with us that this year, we developed an application and process for those wanting to receive a donation from Elk River Rotary.  The committee received 28 applications, requesting around $50,000.  14 applicants were awarded and two of them, are with us today!  Dan called up Cindy with Open Doors for Youth. image Cindy thanked us and then shared with us some information about Open Doors for Youth.  The concept began in 2012 with a conversation in Elk River with a small, but mighty group of people!  They serve Elk River and surrounding towns with youth 16 to 24 years old who are experiencing homelessness/housing instability. They are the only place of this kind in Sherburne and Wright Counties. There are many reasons for people to be in these situations and Open Doors for Youth is there to help them figure things out.  In 2015, they were an all volunteer staff and they now have three paid staff
members.  Sara is their mental health specialist and she is great and shares her special skills.  They are working on a free health care program at their center to begin in early 2022.  Tove presented Open Doors for Youth with the oversized check and a real imagecheck for
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
$1,000 from Elk River Rotary!  Next to speak to us was Rivers of Hope.  They are a domestic violence advocacy program for adults and youth. They serve both Sherburne and Wright Counties also.  They have a 24/7 crisis line and also receive referrals and reach out with information received from police reports.  They offer for an advocate to go through the process with the client. They work with youth and refer to counselors.  Advocates can also go in to assist in an unsafe situation. They help people to be safe and also offer educational resources in communities and in schools.  The schools outreach cover topics that would reach youth and create a connection.  They work closely with schools, law enforcement and other non-profits.  1 in 3 women, 1 in 4 men, and 1 in 3 teens experience some type of domestic violence.  In 2020, 30 people died from domestic violence. Rivers of Hope serves those with family violence in their homes. There are many kinds of abuse and we all need to listen to and believe victims we may know.  Refer them to Rivers of Hope.  President Tove presented Rivers of Hope with the oversized check and a real check for $1,000 also!  Others who received donations that were represented in our meeting were the YMCA, United Way and CAER.   This was a fun way to celebrate our community on Give to the Max Day!
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