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 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.

The Elk River Rotary Club announces it has awarded $19,400 to 17 community non-profits.  Community Aid Elk River (CAER) received $10,000 as the Signature Taste of Elk River recipient and a total of $9,400 was awarded to the following community non-profits.   

Anoka Rotary Club
Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Elk River
Boy Scouts of America​
Community Table
Elk ​River YMCA Youth in Government
Girls on the Run
Granny's Closet
Great River Faith in Action
Greater Minnesota Family Services
Magnus Veterans Foundation
Open Doors for Youth
​Rivers of Hope
Serve Minnesota
Sherburne County Area United Way
Thumbs Up
728 Cadets
 
This year there were 28 applications with total requests of $54,310. The donations are part of the club’s annual service project’s goals. Each of the awardees will invest their donations for services, projects or events that benefit the greater Elk River community. The awards are aligned with Rotary International and the Elk River club’s focus on promoting peace, fighting disease, providing clean water, sanitation and hygiene, supporting education, growing local economies, protecting the environment and saving mothers and children.  
 

The Elk River Rotary club meets Thursdays, 12:05 p.m. at Chow Mixed Grill and BBQ (14043 Business Center, Elk River).  To learn more about the club, visit www.elkrivermnrotary.org or     www.facebook.com/ERRotary

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CELEBRATING 2021 PROJECTS AND EVENTS

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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 famous bowler and Rotarian!
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2021 TASTE of Elk River
Signature Donation Recipient
$10,000
 
 
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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.  
In addition, 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 and their purposeful projects 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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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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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. 

Four Avenues of Service

Based on the Object of Rotary, the Four Avenues of Service are Rotary's philosophical cornerstone and the foundation on which club activity is based:

  1. CLUB SERVICE focuses on strengthening fellowship and ensuring the effective functioning of the club.
     
  2. VOCATIONAL SERVICE encourages Rotarians to serve others through their vocations and to practice high ethical standards.
  3. COMMUNITY SERVICE covers the projects and activities the club undertakes to improve life in its community.
  4. INTERNATIONAL SERVICE encompasses actions taken to expand Rotary's humanitarian reach around the globe and to promote world understanding and peace.

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

 

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 

   Elk River Rotary

PO Box 8

Elk River, MN 55330

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. 
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
District Level
Training
SERVICE
LEADERSHIP

The world today is not the same as it was when Rotary was founded in 1905.
Demographics have shifted, the pace of change has accelerated, and technology
has created new opportunities for connection and service. What hasn’t changed is
a need for the values that define Rotary:
By honoring our past and embracing our future, we can evolve and keep Rotary
not only relevant but thriving.
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