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postheadericon 024 Rotary Club Radio – Interview with District Governor Judy Freund

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Watch RI President Kalyan Banerjee speaking at the January 17, 2011 International Assembly as he unveils the next RI theme, Reach Within to Embrace Humanity .

District Governor Judy Freund with Husband JimFeatured Segment

Judy Feund is the District Governor for District 5960.  It was a privilege to interview her and have her here in the Rotary Club Radio Studio to talk about her vision for District 5960.

Some of the important things we discussed are:

  • Her vision for Rotary District 5960 in 2011 – 2012
  • The Foundation
  • The Governor’s Blog
  • Friendship Exchange with Brazil
  • 200 Videos in 200 Days – Public Relations initiative
  • District Conference – April 13 & 14, 2012

Here is an example of the short video that the St. Croix Falls Rotary Club created, which is playing before every movie in the local theater.  It will play over 5,000 times this year!  It was  a Public Relations gift from the theater and the advertising agency that produces the ads.

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postheadericon 022 Rotary Club Radio – Fundraising Ideas for your Club

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Humanity in Motion



Rotary Minute

A special note that Thursday, June 23, 2011 is the installation of District 5960’s next District Governor, Judy Freund in beautiful Historic Hudson, Wisconsin. The celebration will include an evening of culture and Service Above Self!

Judy is a life-long educator who is committed to supporting international education in the schools. She received her bachelor’s degree in Broad Area Social Studies from the University of Wisconsin in Madison, and her Masters in Curriculum and Doctorate in Education Leadership from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul.

In addition, Judy has served as president of the Hudson Daybreak Club in 2002-2003, is the co-chair of the Social Concerns Committee at St. Patrick’s Church in Hudson, and is active in local community sustainability efforts. The opportunity to serve as District Governor extends the interest in involvements that highlight service and the opportunity to make a difference.

Rotary Club Radio looks forward to having Governor Judy on with very soon, but for now I’d like to say welcome and congratulations on your new position in Rotary District 5960.

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Today on Rotary Club Radio, I want to talk about Fundraising.  Rotary Clubs love to provide service and opportunity to serve, but many times the projects that would best serve the community are costly.  Not just in time and effort, but many time in dollars.  Rotary Club’s around the world have found unique ways to raise funds to bring in the necessary financial support to complete the humanitarian projects that are so important in thousands of cites all over the world.

So the question is, How Does Your Club Raise Money?

Today I want to focus on a few clubs within District 5960 and what they are doing to raise funds for their clubs and give you an opportunity to 1. participate in the efforts and 2. share your unique fundraising ideas with Rotary Club Radio.

Roseville Rotary Club  – 4th Annual “Taste of Rose Fest”

Why:

As stated on their website: “This event is the backbone of our funding for all the good work Roseville Rotary does in this community and throughout the world,” said Roseville Rotary President Loren Anderson.

An example of some of the projects they’ve funded…

Ready! Set! Read! – an award-winning early childhood literacy program; Bridging; Roseville Area Senior Program; Rotary Woods in Central Park; STRIVE – a mentoring and scholarship program for high school seniors; Polio Plus – Rotary’s worldwide effort to eradicate polio; Kids Voting; Boy Scouts & Girl Scouts; NW Youth & Family Services; school, hospital and water projects in Mexico, Ecuador, Guatemala, and Haiti; Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly; and many more.

This event is schedule for Thursday evening, June 30, 2011, 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

There will be 27 food tasting and wine stations from approximately 20 area businesses will be located at the Central Park Arboretum and Rotary Woods at the Dale Street park entrance between County Roads C and B2.

It is a unique opportunity for discriminating diners to sample and compare some of the finest food dishes and wines local area restaurants have to offer.

When that happens everybody wins. Please join us.

Described as an upscale “ticketed” wine and food sampling event with entertainment and silent auction. Opportunities for restaurateurs to tempt new customers. Opportunities for sponsors to exhibit community pride and gain exposure. Last year we served more than 650 attendees.

Summary

The goal of Rotary is give take our support, time and talents and put them back into our community.  Help us make a difference and have lots of fun doing it.  I see this as a great way to both raise funds and connect with the community in a meaningful way.  Great Job!  Congratulations to the Roseville Rotary Club on creating this an amazing event and I hope that if you’re in the district, you’ll go to www.tasteofrosefest.org and find out more.

St. Croix Falls, Hudson Day Break, and St. Croix Rotaract Club Car Raffle

The 2011 Rotary Raffle, which features a 2011 Ford Mustang or $15,000 in cash as the Grand Prize and a Fox 50 Scooter as the 2nd prize, is a collaborative effort between 3 clubs.  The car and scooter are transported to different events around the area – county fairs, parades, festivals, carnivals, etc. and tickets are sold up until a the drawing which will be held at the Wings and Wheels Festival on September 11, 2011 at 4pm at Mill Pond Park in Oseola, WI

Sometimes it can be tough collaborating with multiple clubs, but if your club can do it, there are great opportunities for successful fundraising.

Now both the Roseville Rotary Club and the St. Croix Falls/Hudson Daybreak Rotary Club took the time to explain why they are raising funds and how to get involved.

If you’d like to purchase a ticket for this Raffle, you can contact someone from the St. Croix Falls, Hudson Day Break, or St. Croix Rotaract Clubs or go to scfRotary.org for more information.

If your Rotary Club has a fundraising idea or a successful fundraiser you’d like to share or if you would like to use Rotary Club Radio as a way to promote your fundraiser to District 5960 and all the listeners around the world, go to RotaryClubRaido.com and click “Submit a Story” to tell us about it.

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postheadericon 021 Rotary Club Radio – Friendship Exchange Program

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After Katrina: Saving Warren Easton from Rotary International on Vimeo.

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What is Rotary Friendship Exchange?

The Friendship Exchange Program is an international exchange program for Rotarians and Rotary couples that provides participants with the opportunity to experience other cultures by staying in the homes of Rotarians, visiting their clubs and participating in the life style/activities of their communities. The goals of the exchange are to advance international understanding and peace through visits across borders as well as promote interclub relationships, fellowships and service projects. The Rotarians participating gain the opportunity to make long lasting friendships while exploring different areas of the world.

The Friendship Exchange Program is one of Rotary International’s nine structured programs to help clubs and districts achieve service goals in their communities and communities abroad while fostering fellowship and goodwill between countries.

Have questions about the Rotary Friendship Exchange Program? Want to know when the next Friendship Exchange Team will visit? Are you interested in joining the Rotary Friendship Exchange Program Committee?

Contact Lonna Lysne (Friendship Exchange Chair) or Jingle at the Rotary District 5960 Offices.

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postheadericon 020 Rotary Club Radio – Tuscaloosa Rotary Club – Tornado’s Fury

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For more information on erraticating Polio, visit: www.Rotary.org/EndPolio

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On April 27, 2011, around 200 tornado’s blew across the southern portion of the United States. These storms raged across 6 states killing over 300 people.

Tuscaloosa, AL, home of 2 Rotary Clubs, had about 1/7 of their city destroyed by the EF5 tornado that ripped a 6 mile path of destruction through its streets.  The tornado is estimated to be have been up to 1 mile wide at times and had sustained winds of over 200 mph.

Note: According to The Chronicle:

  • About 350 people have been confirmed dead across the country as a result of tornado activity last week.
  • Authorities are still sifting through the rubble after an 80 mile (129km) long, 1.5 mile (2.4km) tornado tore through Tuscaloosa — the worst hit location.
  • About 5000 structures have been damaged and 13,000 people affected in a city with a population of 98,000.

With only about 24 minutes notice, the population of Tuscaloosa had little time to prepare for the tornado and once it was over, they were left with over 5,000 structures (homes, businesses, and buildings) destroyed, 41 deaths, with 60 people still missing.

According to today’s guest, the Tuscaloosa Red Cross and Salvation Army Headquarters were destroyed as well as the Boys and Girls club.

Here is the video of the Arial view of the damage!

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Opportunity to Give!

United Way of Western Alabama
c/o – Tornado Relief
PO Box 2291
Tuscaloosa, AL 35403

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postheadericon 017 Rotary Club Radio – Gerry Wersal – District 5960 DGS Chair

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Donate to Shelter BoxFor today’s Rotary Club Minute, I want to turn our eyes, ears, and hearts to Rotarian’s in the country of Japan and their entire population; as well as Shelter Box International, who responded quickly to the awful situation.  As I’m sure you’ve heard, an earthquake measuring 8.9 shook the island of Japan on March 11, 2011.  This event on its own would have been bad enough, but the earthquake triggered a massive tsunami that devastated the coastal cities.

Reports, videos, and pictures from Japan show cars, boats, and building complete destroyed and carried away with waves 10 meters high.  To put this into perspective, the earthquake was reportedly 8,000 times stronger than the earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand last month.

Shelter Box sent a (SRT) ShelterBox Response Team of three members to deliver the emergency disaster relief boxes to the people of Japan.  Currently, tens of thousands remain missing and feared dead and nearing a 1/2 million are left homeless, either because of the earthquake, tsunami, or evacuations resulting from the nuclear power plants damaged in the quake’s aftermath.

On March 15th, the first shipments of ShelterBoxes have finally arrived.  With emergency shelters completely overrun by the displaced, the SRT team will face the challenges of distributing the supplies in frigid temperatures, regular snowfall, a lack of food and water, and hundreds of thousands of desperate people seeking your help.

For today’s Rotary Club Minute, I want to ask you to take a moment to open up your wallets and give a donation to support the efforts of Shelter Box in Japan.  I’ve asked my local Rotary Club, the St. Croix Falls Rotary Club, to accept the donations via their secured link.  Once we get enough donations for a box, we will send the donations to Shelter Box from the listeners of Rotary Club Radio.  Click the image below to donate now.

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017 Rotary Club Radio – Gerry Wersal – District 5960 DGS Chair

Gerry Wersal has been a Rotarian for 11 years and is a member of the Prior Lake Rotary Club.  He has been a leader his local club as well as in the District.  He is currently serving as the Chair of the District Grants Subcommittee.  His job, as he explains in this episode, is to review and approved projects applying for Grant money through the district.

Visit the District Grants Subcommittee web page.  There you will find downloads for:

  • 2010-11 District Grant Application & Instructions in Word Document format
  • 2010-11 District Grant Reference Guide
  • District 5960 Grant Reporting Form
  • LINK to Future Vision Plan-The Rotary Foundation

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postheadericon 016 Rotary Club Radio – Craig Leiser, District Governor – Rotary 5960

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Rotary International recently celebrated it 106th Anniversary and it encourages all Rotary Clubs, whether you are celebrating your first year or your 100th year, to use the anniversary to tell others about Rotary and what Rotary is doing in your community and around the world.

There are many opportunities to communicate your clubs activities to the local community, so be sure to take advantage of the local media through Press Releases and shout to the masses what is happening in your local club!

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016 Rotary Club Radio – Craig Leiser, District Governor – Rotary 5960

It was a pleasure to interview Craig Leiser today.  Craig is the 2010-2011 District Governor of Rotary 5960 which covers areas in both Minnesota and Wisconsin.  Craig has a lot of experience in Rotary starting with serving as Club President in his home club, the Stillwater (SunRise) Rotary Club. Craig has served on committees within the district and participated extensively with the Foreign Exchange Student programs having hosted many students over the years.

Craig has taken the extraordinary opportunity to take part several Rotary International Conventions including:

  • Chicago Centennial
  • Copenhagen Denmark
  • Salt Lake City
  • Montreal

He is excited to also be attending the 2011 Convention in New Orleans as well!

Rotary District 5960 Statistics

  • 65 Clubs Rotary Clubs
  • 4 Rotaract Clubs
  • 1 club being formed (Chain ‘O Lakes)
  • 10 Interact Clubs
  • 3150 members
  • Located in both Wisconsin and Minnesota

District Goals

Listen to the show to hear Craig discuss the district’s goals, his vision, and passion for Rotary.

Updates on Nicaragua Fast Hope

Be sure to listen to find out the latest on Fast for Hope and how your club can participate in the project.

District Conference – Prom Center, Oakdale, MN
April 14-16, 2011

District Governor Leiser would like to invite everyone to attend to the 2011 Rotary District 5960 District Conference. 

There is going to be so much going on at the District Conference, I hope you’ll come!  For more information about the Rotary 5960 District Conference.

Fast For Hope

For more information on Fast for HopeDistrict 5960’s project.

Rotary International Convention in New Orleans USA

For more information about the Convention, visit: www.RotaryCon2011.com

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postheadericon 015 Rotary Club Radio – Marlene Gargulak Public Relations Chair for District 5960

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I’ve been touch by attending our district conference after meeting so many Rotarians from within the district, but also from around the world.  Knowing that we are all working together, all of us, it made a big impact on my commitment to Rotary.  If you are interested in attending the Rotary 5960 District conference, let me know.  I would love to meet you there and connect.

There is going to be so much going on at the District Conference, I hope you’ll come!  For more information about the Rotary 5960 District Conference.

For more information on Fast for HopeDistrict 5960’s project.

Rotary International Convention in New Orleans USA

For more information about the Convention, visit: www.RotaryCon2011.com

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Episode: #15 – Rotary Club Radio – Marlene Gargulak Public Relations Chair for District 5960

I interviewed Marlene Gargulak, the President of the Rice Lake Rotary Club in Rice Lake, WI and the Public Relations Chair for Rotary District 5960.  We discussed her involvement in Rotary over the years and her future vision for telling the stories of its members through Rotary Club Radio.

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postheadericon 009 Rotary Club Radio – Newell Krogmann – What’s Happening in District 5960

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Episode: #9 – District Governor Newell Krogmann – “What’s Happening in District 5960”

In this episode, I’m honored to to interview Newell Krogmann, District Governor for District 5960. Hear Newell talk about: “What’s happening in District 5960.”

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Links To Stories We Covered In This Episode:

www.rotary.org

Fast for Hope

Group Study Exchange

Friendship Exchange

www.rotary5960.org

2010 Rotary District 5960 Conference

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Newell Krogmann’s Bio

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