ELK RIVER ROTARY CLUB, MINNESOTA
Serving Humanity | Strengthening Youth | Enhancing Lives
Rotary Club of Elk River Meeting Information
We Invite You to Join Us 
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
We will continue to meet via ZOOM Meeting until further notice.

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We are excited to share that WE ARE BACK!! We can't wait to host our amazing annual fundraiser and community get together.
Tickets for the 2021 Taste of Elk River are $35 in advance (tickets will be available for purchase in the near future) and $40 at the gate.
Please stay tuned for more information about this event as details are currently being ironed out. We are paying very close attention to MDH and CDC guidelines for events to make sure that the upcoming Taste of Elk River is successful.
Thank you and we look forward to seeing you in August!


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 full 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.

Your generous sponsorship support the Elk River Rotary's mission to inspire leaders with passion, serve humanity, strengthen youth for tomorrow's leadership, and enhance lives in the world.

This coming year, it is our goal to raise $40,000 to make an even bigger difference in the lives of Elk River citizens and families through healthy nonprofits; by helping them continue the important services they each provide through dollars raised by the Taste event. 

This coming year, it is our goal to raise $40,000 to make an even bigger difference in the lives of Elk River citizens and families through healthy nonprofits: by helping them continue the important services they each provide through dollars raised by the TASTE event. The Signature Donation Recipient for 2021 is the CAER Food Shelf. In addition to helping families/individuals with food, CAER Food Shelf provides financial assistance to people experiencing housing instability and possible utility disconnection. Working one-on-one with the staff through an application process, CAER was able to help 16 households avoid homelessness and 19 households retain their utilities last year. With the continued economic impacts as the result of the Covid-19 pandemic, the 501(c)3 nonprofit organization is projecting an increase need for financial assistance to households in our community this year. With your help, CAER Food Shelf can continue to provide financial assistance and help families secure stable housing. "A family of 6 behind on several medical bills and the check they were sending in for rent was sure to bounce. We were able to pay the rent for this family and they could avoid returned check and late fees and get their medical bills paid!" Help us help CAER Food Shelf make a difference!

Please join us in celebrating the many great causes here in Elk River by participating as a sponsor for the

TASTE of Elk River, at the Sherburne County Fairgrounds, August 5, 2021

Seeking Sponsors at the Following Levels:
 Signature Sponsor $7,500 Company logo on Event poster, Rotary website, Rotary Facebook post, and tickets  Name/logo etched in drinking glasses; Table set up to distribute glasses at entrance with your representatives Name listed in press releases as a “Signature Sponsor” *Full-page program ad – program given to all attendees (full-color ad size 3.75” wide x 6.5“tall). Company logo on cover of program Company logo on outdoor yard sign at Taste location Radio Spots on BOB FM 106 “We Sponsor the Taste” display poster 
 Platinum Sponsor $5,000 Company logo on Event poster, Rotary website, Rotary Facebook post, and tickets   Name Listed in Press Releases as a “Platinum Sponsor” *Full-page program ad – program given to all attendees (black ink only ad size 3.75” wide x 6.5“tall)  Company logo on cover of program Company logo on outdoor yard sign at Taste location Radio Spots on BOB FM 106 “We Sponsor the Taste” display poster 
 
Gold Sponsor $2,500  Name listed on poster, Rotary website, Rotary Facebook post Company logo on inside program, listed as a Gold Sponsor Company logo on outdoor yard sign at Taste location *Half-page program ad - program given to all attendees (black ink only ad size 3.75” wide x 3” tall)  Radio Spots on BOB FM 106  “We Sponsor the Taste” display poster 
 Silver Sponsor $1,000  Name listed on poster, Rotary website, Rotary Facebook post *Third-Page Program Ad - program given to all attendees (black ink only ad size 3.75”wide x2” tall)  Company logo on outdoor yard sign at Taste location Radio Spots on BOB FM 106  “We Sponsor the Taste” display poster 
 Bronze Sponsor $500 Name Listed on poster, Rotary website, Rotary Facebook post *Third-Page Program Ad - program given to all attendees (black ink only ad size 3.75” wide x 2” tall)   “We Sponsor the Taste” display poster 
 Local Hero $250 Poster, Rotary Website, Rotary Facebook post  “We Sponsor the Taste” display poster  Name listed in program.

Questions please call: Dirk Barrett at 763-954-1471, Jeffrey LaBarre at 763-260-4127 

Please let us know as soon as possible if you can help. We would like to have sponsorships secured by June 22, 2021

Donations can be sent to Elk River Rotary, PO Box 8, Elk River, MN 55330

 

SIGNATURE DONATION 

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Founded in 1979, CAER was established by 13 area churches to provide emergency food assistance to Elk River, Zimmerman and Otsego families in need. CAER is still supported by local churches as well as schools, civic and business organizations and individuals. 
 
They have all joined hands in a community effort to ensure that hunger is not a barrier to the well-being of people in our community.
 
MISSION STATEMENT:
CAER is...
Committed to the community
Assisting with resources
Empowering families and most of all
Relieving hunger.
 
CAER, or Community Aid of Elk River, is a 501(c)3 nonprofit guided by an executive director, staff and volunteers with oversight by a Board of Directors. CAER's Board of Directors is made up of 12 volunteers who represent the communities CAER serves. Composed of retired and current business leaders, religious leaders and community members, CAER's Board strives to utilize CAER's resources in a fiscally responsible way.

CAER Food Shelf's mission is to fight hunger in the local communities it serves -      Elk River, Otsego, and Zimmerman.  

For more than 40 years, CAER has opened its doors to families and has reached deep into the community to provide healthy and nutritious food.
 
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Recent Elk River Rotary Donations - Due to COVID 19 restrictions there was no TASTE of Elk River in 2020
 
Sherburne County United Way, The Reel Hope Project, Rivers of Hope, Walk With Me/Young Life/ISD 728, Open Doors for Youth, CAER Food Shelf, Great River Family Promise, Boys and Girls Club of Northstar, YMCA- Youth in Government Program, Third Grade Dictionary Program, Boy Scouts, Elk River High School DECA, Young Life, Elk River High School Grad Party, Spectrum High School Grad Party, Sherburne History Center, Elk River Library, Beyond the Yellow Ribbon, Granny's Closet, Northstar Boys Choir, Three Rivers Montessori Charter School, ABBA Pregnancy Center, Thumbs Up 5K, Ivan Sand High School Prom, Elk River High School Scholarships, Spectrum High School Scholarships, Ivan Sand High School Scholarships, STRIVE Program and Scholarships, Polio Plus - Rotary International Project, Magnus Veterans Foundation, Gifts Anonymous, Girls on the Run, Ivan Sand Prom celebration.....and other local charities and educational organizations. 
 

 

Rotary Club of Elk River

Your support makes it possible for students in Elk River area to receive a dictionary for their own personal use that they will be able to use for a lifetime. For some children, this may be the very first book that they have owned. You are truly making a difference in their lives by giving them such an important tool.

Our goal is to reach every third grade student in the United States and you are helping us make this possible. So far this school year, we have reached an estimated 1,281,480 students. Cumulatively, we have been able to reach an estimated 32,975,281 students.

A total of 4,632 were sponsored by the Rotary Club of Elk River 

With Gratitude,

The Dictionary Project

African Boys Adopt America's Pastime

KARE 11 STORY - Click the image for the story.

 

The Tom McNair Memorial Benches....on the river he loved.

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Thomas Jay McNair

      March 3, 1955 - June 26, 2012

IN LOVING MEMORY OF OUR FELLOW ROTARIAN

Tom McNairThomas McNair, VP and Director of Lending. Thomas graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1977 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. He attended the Minnesota School of Banking at St. Olaf in 1981. The Minnesota Bankers Association Commercial Lending Graduate School at the University of Oklahoma in 1987 and Graduate Schoool of Banking at the University of Wisconsin in Madison in 1995. Tom worked at the First Bank Minneapolis from 1977 to 1978 in the sales finance department. From 1978 to 2004, he worked with First National Bank of Elk River in various roles, including Executive Vice President/Manager of Lending. From 2004 to the present, Tom has been the Director of Lending for The Bank of Elk River. Tom has served on various civic boards including ELK RIVER ROTARY, Elk River EDA Finance Committee, Elk River Area Arts Alliance and The Elk River United Way. 

Tom loved everything to do with nature and the outdoors. His appreciation for all plants, animals, lakes and rivers was immense. He loved to work and play hard. He loved tree cutting, working around the house, golf, cribbage, Tuesday night pool, wood carving, playing the harmonica and piano. He was a great storyteller. He loved games and always played to win. 

He was by far the most proud and honored to be the father of his sons - Adam and Andrew. His happiest times were spent together as a family. 

Tom and Mary started dating in 10th grade and married in 1975. They loved to do many things together, including biking, golfing, canoeing, going out to eat, cross country skiing, going to Ottertail, vacationing, sharing anniversaries with Jim and Kathy, tubbing with Bev and Dale, throwing Labor Day island parties, early morning coffee by the river, campfires, and spending time with family and friends. He was the best son, husband, father, brother, uncle and friend.  We love Tom with all our hearts and will miss him with all of our being!

Click this link to see some of the many contributions Tom made to our club and our community.  

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JOIN ROTARY NOW

You’ll enjoy the fellowship and become involved in projects  that make the community a better place.

Rotarians meet weekly at 12:05 PM CHOW Grill in Elk River.   The meetings include lunch, paid for through dues or individually, announcements, and an interesting program by persons and organizations from our community.

Rotarians are business and professional leaders who take an active role in their community, while enriching their personal and professional lives.

The Rotary International has 1.2 million members serving communities in 160 countries.

It has a Rotary Foundation that finances projects throughout the world.

For more information or joining, visit:www.elkrivermnrotary.org.

 

 

 

 

Our Mission -

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

 

The Elk River Rotary Club was preparing to celebrate its 60 anniversary in 2020 but COVID placed a hold on that for now.  After having had to cancel our signature fundraiser -  The TASTE of Elk River in 2020 we are hopeful that the 2021 TASTE will go on as scheduled. Watch this site for details. 

The club began inviting women for membership in 1989 as Rotary evolved. Now all who wish to volunteer their time and resources to the missions and projects of Rotary International and those of the local club are invited for membership.

Our membership and meeting locations have changed throughout the years but the clubs desire to serve others locally and throughout the world has remained steadfast. If you are interested in learning more please join us at one of our regular meetings - Thursdays at CHOW Grill 14043 Business Center Drive - Elk River, MN 55330 at 12:00 PM.

OUR TASTE OF ELK RIVER CONNECTIONS

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NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION INFORMATION

NEW MEMBER APPLICATION

MAILING ADDRESS

PO BOX 10

ELK RIVER, MN 55330 

  • Paul Harris - Rotary Founder

A gift by an individual or in an individuals name of $1,000 or more to the Annual Programs Fund may become a Paul Harris Fellow. Each new Paul Harris Fellow receives a commemorative certificate, a Paul Harris Fellow pin, and a medallion. Donors are eligible for Paul Harris Fellow recognition when their cumulative giving reaches $1,000.00.

 
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