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postheadericon 2012 ‘BEAR’ly Open Golf on Ice

Bear'ly Open Golf on IceAre you looking for a fun event for a worth while cause?  Check out the 2012 ‘BEAR’ly Open Golf on Ice!

White Bear Lake, MN – White Bear Events and WBL Rotary Club are excited to announce the 5th Annual ‘BEAR’ly Open Golf on Ice Winter Fun Event sponsored by Lexus of Maplewood.

This official St. Paul Winter Carnival Event is scheduled for Saturday, January 21, 2012, and will take place on the ice at Ramsey County Beach in White Bear Lake, from 11 am to 4 pm. There is also a Community Dance Party at the White Bear Country Inn in WBL on Friday, January 20, from 8 pm to 11 pm.

An 18-hole course is designed on the lake, complete with real pine trees, hole sponsors and many fun activities. Form your own foursome, or sign up individually. The event is open to all ages. Registration is limited and online entries must be emailed by January 18. You may register in person the day of the event as well.

All net proceeds go to the WBL Area Food Shelves – where the need has never been greater. So far the event has contributed over $40,000 to the Area Food Shelves.

Don’t miss the “Hottest” Winter Golf Event of the year.

TO REGISTER FOR GOLFING, CLICK HERE

TO SPONSOR A HOLE, CLICK HERE

FACEBOOK LINK

For registration forms and more information visit www.explorewhitebear.org or email bearlyopen@hotmail.com

postheadericon 026 Rotary Club Radio – Staff Benda Bilili Update with Philip Bither of the Walker Arts Center

Rotary Club Radio Episode 026

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Featured Segment

On September 22, 2011 at the Walker Art Center in Downtown Minneapolis, a documentary film will be previewed featuring the band Staff Benda Bilili.  The band originates from the Democratic Republic of the Congo – and each band member has a unique story to tell about how Polio has effected them.

Rotary International has been a supporter of this event and film, which promotes so much of what Rotary is known for around the world and they want to encourage you to to attend and promote this important events that focus on Rotary’s efforts to eradicate polio.

The documentary Film, “BENDA BILILI!” will be previewed on September 22, 2011 at the Walker Art Center, but it will be released widely around the united states in coming months – so if you missed it, be sure to look for again soon!

Here is a little more about the group:

Staff Benda Bilili, is an up and coming group of rising music stars that will be touring our area. Most of the members of the group are survivors of Polio. This is a major opportunity to to get the word out in your community of the fact that Rotary is dedicated to the eradication of this deadly disease.

Significantly the group is from the Democratic Republic of the Congo where the disease had been eliminated but has now resurfaced in a major way.

Staff Benda Bilili, has a wonderful sound that is truly unique to our Midwestern ears, especially when you understand the messages they are conveying to the listeners. Watch the video below where they are singing about the importance of Polio Vaccinations.

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postheadericon Don’t Miss Staff Benda Bilili Documentary Film

For Immediate Release

District Governors Judy Freund (5960) and Chuck Berg (5950) invites all Rotarians from both districts to consider attending and promoting an important events that focus on Rotary’s efforts to eradicate polio.

A documentary Film, “BENDA BILILI!” will be playing on September 22, 2011  (Download Press Release: Rotary International – Staff Benda Bilili)

NOTE: The LIVE Performance by Staff Benda Bilili – scheduled on September 27, 2011 was CANCELLED.

Here is a little more about the group:

Staff Benda Bilili, is an up and coming group of rising music stars that  will be touring our area.  Most of the members of the group are survivors of Polio. This is a major opportunity to to get the word out in your community of the fact that Rotary is dedicated to the eradication of this deadly disease.

Significantly the group is from the Democratic Republic of the Congo where the disease had been eliminated but has now resurfaced in a major way.

Staff Benda Bilili, has a wonderful sound that is truly unique to our Midwestern ears, especially when you understand the messages they are conveying to the listeners.  Watch the video below where they are singing about the importance of Polio Vaccinations.

Like all the finest African bands, Staff Benda Bilili’s swirling complexity removes the option to do anything but dance … Havana cantina, Kinshasa slum, psychedelic club, or London arts centre—this crack outfit would tear the roof off anywhere.”— Independent

 

 

postheadericon First Annual Benefit to support Cheetah Development

Ignite, Develop, Sustain – The Cheetah Development Story 

First Annual Benefit to support Cheetah Development, a non-profit organization dedicated to sustainable change for the poor in Africa by investing instead of giving handouts.

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (August 23, 2011) – After only 2 years of operation in Tanzania, Cheetah Development will host its first annual benefit on Thurs. September 29th from 6:00 -9:00 p.m. at the Minnesota Valley Country Club, located at 6300 Auto Club Road in Bloomington. Along with great Tanzanian-style food and auction, music and fun, a live auction will be held for a beautiful 4 Kt Tanzanite stone. Cash bar will be provided.

For more information or to purchase tickets (starting at $35) to attend this exciting event please contact Angela Eifert at 612.644.6545.

Supporting Economic Growth in the Developing World

Cheetah Development is engaged in one of the poorest areas on earth, East Africa, primarily in Tanzania. While malnutrition rates hover around 40%, half of the food grown by farmers rots and is never consumed. This organization is filling the gap in an investment range essentially missing in the developing world, from $5,000 to $500,000.

This is the key investment size because it creates businesses that solve the problems that keep people hungry. And since the model is based on business, it is sustainable for the long-term. Moreover, it is highly efficient with money – creating a substantial impact for the amount invested – far beyond what is expected in traditional aid.

Since 2009, Cheetah Development has cultivated several community relationships and small business opportunities to provide sustainable economic development in rural Tanzania. With five major projects underway, Cheetah Development is driving long-term, sustainable development of small businesses that serve entire communities by providing employment opportunities and economic growth. Cheetah Development has grown to support several hundred farm families across 25 villages.

Cheetah Development seeks to grow its impact by increased business development and innovation in Tanzania, Africa, and beyond.

Contact: Tina Freeman
Cheetah Development
612.720.5431
Tina.freeman@cheetahdevelopment.org

Note from Angela Eifert:
Angela is the As a former Fast For Hope delegate to Nicaragua, Group Study Exchange recipient to India in 2009, and Past President of Twin Cities Rotaract Club member in Rotary District 5960.

I believe Cheetah Development offers the kind of “sustainability” that Rotary Clubs around the world are exploring and trying to adopt.

As a very young organization, in operation since just 2 years ago, Cheetah Development has already made great progress in economic development in Tanzania. While the nonprofit organization is based in the Twin Cities of Minnesota, there is an investment company in Tanzania that allows investors to support the business development projects that Cheetah Development generates, along with the donor support of the nonprofit.

This organization is changing the way foreign aid is delivered and executed. While the donated goods and services provided by traditional foreign aid programs are a great short-term solutions, they are not sustainable and often times will stop any business development progress that has, or could be made in the communities they serve.

Instead of unfairly competing with local business by offering free hand-outs, Cheetah Development supports local community entrepreneurs in Tanzania, helping to implement effective business plans that will provide jobs, commerce and economic sustainability for the entire community.

Cheetah Development strives to be a model of true sustainabillty for all developing communities as they try to pull themselves out of poverty.
www.cheetahdevelopment.org

postheadericon Join Rotary Club Radio at the District 5960 2011 Fall Training

Rotary Club Radio is pleased to be attending the Rotary District 5960 – 2011 Fall Training on September 17, 2011.

The event will be held  at the YMCA Camp St. Croix, 532 County Rd F, Hudson, WI from 9:00 am – 2:45 pm.  The training focus will be for Membership, Public Relations & The Rotary Foundation. (Registration is required by September 7)

The Fall Training is an interactive, informative and practical opportunity for Club Presidents, Presidents-Elect, Membership Chairs, Foundation Directors, Grants Subcommittee Chairs, and Public Relations Chairs to learn how to excel at their current role in Rotary.

There will be speakers, presentations and break-out sessions focused on membership, public relations, scholarships, and other Foundation programs.

The day will also provide an introduction to our “200 Videos in 200 Days” project.  You can get a chance to be help plan, produce and possibly star in your very own video. This will be a hands-on, interactive day of learning and doing.  To work on this part, bring along a video camera or a smart phone!

All District 5960 Rotarians welcome at no charge for registration and luncheon!

  • Where: YMCA Camp St. Croix, 532 County Rd F, Hudson, WI
  • When: Saturday, September 17, 2011 – 8:00 a.m. – registration and a light breakfast
    9:00 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. –  sessions (including lunch) NO FEE
  • Registration:      All Rotarians must register by September 7
    To register, go here: Registration Page

There is no charge for registration and luncheon.  The cost is already included in your club’s training fee. 

Please contact Gorden Hedahl or Sue Tindell if you have any questions.  You can also contact Jingle Mahan, or call her at (651)636-9054 or (800)636-9054.

postheadericon Announcement for Rotary Friendship Exchange to Turkey between Districts 5960 and 2430

Rotary Friendship Exchange

Our District 5960’s ‘Rotary Friendship Exchange’ (RFE) Planning Team is excited to announce an Friendship Exchange opportunity with District 2430 in Turkey.  We will be accepting applications for the Outbound Team starting Sept. 1st – deadline for applications is Oct. 31st, 2012.

Application and information regarding this exchange can be found on the District Friendship Exchange website.

Dates for the outbound and inbound trips are scheduled for:

  • Outbound Team –  May 24th – June 3rd, 2012
  • Inbound Team – June 20th – June 30th , 2012

The Rotary Friendship Exchange committee is also looking for 3 clubs to host our Inbound guests when they arrive next June.  Guests would stay for 3-4 days at each club location and there will be a team of 8 participants per team.

If your club would like to become a part of this exciting program and learn more about the Turkey Culture and make friends during the hosting process or the “traveling to Turkey” process, please contact Lonna Lysne – RFE Chair @  travelerljlys@hughes.net  or 507-451-1153.

For more information on Rotary Friend Ship Exchange, please visit: Rotary’s Friendship Exchange website

postheadericon Press Release: Taste of Isanti: Art, Food, Wine!

Food, Wine, Art! It’s the 6th Annual Taste of Isanti County

Cambridge-Isanti Rotary Club Fundraiser Benefits Community Residents

Savor all-you-can-eat samples from more than 20 area restaurants while pairing wines from local vineyards. Then take a moment to browse the unique pieces of art on display and for sale by local artists or pick up a few raffle tickets to win various items. The members of the Cambridge-Isanti Rotary Club invite you to the sixth-annual fundraising event: Taste of Isanti County.

Proceeds from this event benefit residents of the Cambridge-Isanti community.

Taste of Isanti County
Thursday, March 31, 2011
5 to 8 p.m.
Tickets $20 (available at the door, Community Pride Bank, or Cambridge State Bank – East Branch)

New Location This Year
Armed Forces Reserve Community Center
505 Spirit River Drive South
Cambridge, MN

Area Restaurants & Local Vineyards
Come and enjoy a relaxing evening out and taste the samples from the following vendors and more:

  • Buffalo Rock Winery
  • Caribou Coffee
  • City Center Market
  • Cub Foods Deli
  • Vicky Lefebvre Catering
  • Susan’s Custom Catering
  • Goose Lake Farm & Winery
  • Joe’s on Main, Perkins
  • Pine Brook Inn
  • Pizza Pub
  • Sidelines Bar & Grill
  • Sonic Drive-In
  • Stark Winery
  • Wal-Mart Deli
  • WineHaven Winery & Vineyard
  • Wintergreens

Sponsors
The Rotary appreciates the commitment of our sponsors who have donated funds for this event. This year’s top sponsors include Anoka-Ramsey Community College, Cambridge Medical Center, Connexus Energy, Newton Financial Services and People’s Bank of Commerce. Additional sponsors are featured on promotional materials.

For more information or to purchase tickets in advance, call 763-691-8027. If you are a local artist, interested in selling your work at this event, please contact Maureen O’Neill at Maureen.l.oneill@gmail.com.

ABOUT THE ROTARY CLUB
The Cambridge-Isanti Rotary Club consists of business, community and education leaders who strive to encourage and foster the ideal of service. Proceeds from Rotary fundraisers benefit local programs including food shelves, fighting homelessness, children’s safety, improvements to parks, scholarships, new teacher’s luncheon, and more.