postheadericon Bloomington Rotary Hosts: Cheers for Charity, The Kick-off Event of the Summer Outdoor Craft Beer Tasting Season

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May 18, 2016

Charity-Event (Bloomington, MN) – Bloomington Noon Rotary kicks off summer craft beer tasting with Cheers For Charity, the first major craft beer event of the summer. The event will be held Saturday, June 18th from 3-7 p.m. outdoors at the Mall of America, 8201 Avenue South (corner of 82nd Street and 24th Avenue South) in Bloomington. Admission is $40 per adult ($10 for designated drivers) and includes 50 beer tasting varieties from local craft breweries and international brands.

The admission ticket includes a Cheers For Charity commemorative tasting glass. Proceeds from this event support the Bloomington Rotary Club’s service projects and local community charities. Admission tickets are available online: www.cheersforcharity.com, sold by Club members and onsite the day of the event.

In addition to the unlimited craft brew tasting, Cheers For Charity includes food, beer games and live music. Visit https://www.facebook.com/bloomingtoncheers/

The Mall of America location offers ample free parking and easy access to a Metro station. Tasters must be 21 or older with an ID required. Sorry, no pets are allowed. Featured breweries are Surly, Indeed Brewery, Toppling Goliath, Summit, August Schell, 612Brew, and Town Hall.

The event includes 50 beer tasting varieties to sample with unlimited tasting. Here are just a few highlights of the participating breweries:

  • Newly opened U4ic Brewing from Blakely, MN is doing a special tapping of “Blakely Chernilla Stout” which is brewed with cherries and vanilla and served on nitro.
  • Toppling Goliath Brewing of Decorah, Iowa boasts 2 of the top 5 beers on the Beer Advocate Top 250 rankings. They’ll be bringing Pseudo Sue, which has a perfect 100 rating on the site.
  • Surly Brewing will be bringing specialty kegs of Cacao Bender and #Merica.
  • Forager Brewing from Rochester, MN has promised some special undisclosed beers that they will be pouring from crowlers (32 oz cans).
  • Newly opened Modist Brewing is bringing four beers including a cold press coffee lager infused with Two Cousins espresso from Wesley Andrews.
  • Local favorite Town Hall Brewery will be bringing a special double dry hopped version of their West Bank Pale Ale in addition to their specialty IPA “Mango Mama.”
  • In addition to beer, attendees will have the chance to taste four craft ciders: Number 12 Cider House, Milk & Honey Ciders, Lionheart Ciders, and Sociable Cider Werks.

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ROTARY CLUB OF BLOOMINGTON NOON

Cheers For Charity is a premier event for craft beer enthusiasts while raising funds for local non-profit organizations. If you love craft beer, are looking for fun outdoor entertainment and enjoy supporting local charities serving our community, this event is perfect for you.

This is the Club’s largest fundraiser of the year with 100% of the net proceeds supporting the Bloomington Rotary service projects and charity grant program.

 

Cheers-CharityRotary is a service organization whose members are committed to giving back to their community as well as the world. Club members volunteer time, energy and enthusiasm throughout the year, partnering with numerous charitable organizations in our community to make a difference in the lives of others.

Service projects include the VEAP Student Hunger Project, filling backpacks with weekend food for families; STRIVE, a Kennedy High School Mentor and Scholarship Program; Pack to School, backpacks loaded with school supplies for elementary and middle school students in Bloomington; Reading to Children, providing international elementary children and families struggling with the English language the opportunity to learn more language skills in a safe and fun evening of practice, reading, and hands-on activities; Meals on Wheels, delivering hot meals to seniors in their homes; Loaves & Fishes, purchasing, preparing and serving dinner and sharing fellowship with those in need; and Camp Enterprise for high school students participating in a business immersion camp experience.

Charity grant support includes Artistry, Courage Kenny Center, Education Foundation of Bloomington, Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphonies, Normandale Community College and Good in the ‘Hood.

For more information about Cheers for Charity go to www.cheersfor charity.com or contact Ken Ritterspach, Event Chair at (952) 457-5292 or ken@cheersforcharity.com

For more information about the Rotary Club of Bloomington Noon go to www.bloomingtonrotarymn.org or contact Mary Kurth, President at (952) 884-8534 or kurthpm@msn.com

Press contact:

Carolyn Pratt, Public Relations Chair
(952) 835-2975
carolynsings@hotmail.com

postheadericon 044 Rotary Club Radio with a Polio Survivor’s Story

Polio was one of the most dreaded childhood diseases of the 20th century in the United States. Periodic epidemics had occurred since the late 19th century, but they had increased in size and frequency in the late 1940’s and early 1950’s. An average of over 35,000 cases were reported during this time period.

In 1955, 13,850 cases of paralytic polio were reported in the United States. Twenty-year-old Marilyn Lang of Shakopee was one of those cases. The following is an interview with Marilyn by Tom Melchior, as part of the Scott County Historical Society’s Greatest Generation project (Read by Kathy Haubrich – daughter).

Kathy in the Rotary Club Radio Studio

In this episode of Rotary Club Radio, I interview Kathy Haubrich, the daughter of a Polio Survivor named Marilyn Lang. Kathy reads her mother’s moving story as written by Tom Melchior, as part of the Scott County Historical Society’s Greatest Generation project. Marilyn was diagnosed with Polio at age 20 and lived with the disease for over 60 years.

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Length: 27 min.

End Polio Now

Bonus Segment

After a courageous fight to live a normalized life, despite the debilitating disease known as Polio, Marilyn Lang passed way in February 2016. Listen to the eulogy her daughter, Kathy Haubrich, read at memorial service.

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Length: 17 min.

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Copyright 2016

postheadericon Tap the Gems in Crowdfunding

Fundraising – The #1 Priority of our Clubs

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Last year at our Rotary District Membership Conference, Rich Berryman, our then District Governor – who was doing a great job for us having just completed his first round of personal visits to all 59 of our District’s Clubs – said, in his opening remarks, that clearly the #1 priority of our Clubs was fundraising – although he would have liked the priority to have been membership. Hey, he had to say that – after all, he was at a Membership Conference.

– to engage support and build their community base. Modern-day Crowdfunding is usually defined as: “the practice of funding a project or venture by raising many small amounts of money from a large number of people, typically via the Internet.”

fundraisingFundraising via modern-day Crowdfunding is experiencing explosive growth: in 2011- $1.5 billion was raised globally; in 2013 the amount raised increased to $5.1 billion – a 240% increase which was followed last year, 2014, by a 167% increase – Funding on Steroids!

Crowdfunding Offers Gems for Rotary

Through Crowdfunding, our Rotary Clubs will have a platform to reach out beyond their existing support bases to engage new supporters. Supporters who are unable to contribute financially can become involved by spreading the message to their families and friends who, in turn, will be encouraged to spread the message even further.

As the scope of our Clubs’ projects and quests for funding expands to more people, our fundraising goals will become easier to meet – and exceed!

Additionally, Crowdfunding offers not so hidden gems waiting for Clubs that become involved, including:

  • increased exposure on the scope and depth of our involvement in service to our local communities and further afield;
  • a means to accelerate recruitment of new members;
  • greater recognition of Rotary as a dynamic and forward-looking service organization prepared to be involved in an exciting new paradigm for community outreach, engagement and fundraising which is keyto growing membership – especially within communities of younger people.

The Hidden Gem – To Be Revealed

Crowdfunding is not better than traditional fundraising methods. Successful Crowdfunding combines traditional marketing with digital marketing on the internet in an integrated marketing approach committed to communicating the ‘story’ behind a project.

In response to Rotary’s need to build fundraising capacity, halt and reverse the freefall in membership, and based on several years’ research and experience within the industry, a gem of a newsletter – published by our Rotary Community for our Rotary Community – is about to be launched.

Crowdfunding for Rotary” is designed as a guide to the best practices in Crowdfunding and the pathway to the art and process behind running successful fundraising campaigns and – accelerating membership recruitment.

The Crowdfunding for Rotary newsletter will offer subscribers:

  • A means to learn and keep current with opportunities inherent and emerging within the exciting arena of crowdfunding;
  • An insight into how integrated marketing, supported by group mentoring based on best practice, can provide the path to prepare projects for successful crowdfunding campaigns;
  • The opportunity to participate in the emergence of a unique approach to successful crowdfunding: “Going for the 4D Factor.”

To find out more about “Crowdfunding for Rotary and how to subscribe, visit www.CrowdfundingCommunity.org – do drop by!

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By: John Chilton, Charter Member and Crowdfunding Director of Alton Centennial Rotary, Alton, New Hampshire, USA.
Email: John@mulgamail.com, Phone: 603-875-1747, Skype: johnc478

 

 

 

postheadericon 043 Rotary Club Radio with Tim Mulcrone, Dist. 5950 Polio Chairman

In this episode of Rotary Club Radio, I interview Tim Mulcrone, Polio Chairman for District 5950.  Tim shares with the audience his experiences with Polio and Rotary’s fight to eradicate this terrible disease.

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Length: 30 min.

Featured Segment

What is ShelterBox? A ShelterBox is a solution to a disaster; a response that is simple and effective. ShelterBox can deliver the essentials a family needs to survive in the immediate aftermath of a disaster. Each ShelterBox is equipped with Tent Shelter, blankets, water storage and purification equipment, cooking utensils, a stove, a basic tool kit, a children’s activity pack and other vital equipment.

End Polio Now

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Copyright 2015

postheadericon Health Care Affordability

Heath CarePlease Join the St. Paul Sunrise Rotary for the 9th Annual Community Forum

Health Care Affordability

Learning from History, Moving Forward

Presented in cooperation with Rotary Clubs of Woodbury and St. Paul
  • Thursday, April 24, 2014
  • 7:15-9:15 AM
  • Town and Country Club at Otis/Marshall Avenue, St. Paul, MN

Panelists:

  • Hon. David Durenberger
    U.S. Senator (’78-’95) retired; Chairman, National Institute of Health Policy & Senior Health Policy Fellow, University of St. Thomas
  • Lucinda Jesson
    Commissioner, MN Department of Human Services
  • Sanne Magnan, MD, PhD
    President& CEO, Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement

Topics:

  • Where did we start?
  • How are we doing?
  • Where are we going?

Goal:

To address topics of urgent concern to the public. Forums seek peaceful solutions through understanding dissenting views and are grounded in Rotary’s 4-Way Test – seeking the truth, fairness, beneficence to all concerned, and promoting good will and better friendships.

Cost:

  • $25.00

Registration or Questions:

Visit St. Paul Sunrise’s Rotary website: www.StPaulSunriseRotary.org

Contact Steve Baker: sabaker@minnesotachemical.com or by phone at: 651-646-7521

 

postheadericon 042 Rotary Club Radio with Shelter Box International Ambassador

In this episode of Rotary Club Radio, I interview Greg Krauska, a ShelterBox International Ambassador. Greg shares with the audience his experience and knowledge with the ShelterBox organization and how your support allows ShelterBox to help people around the world.  I share my experiences with ShelterBox and how my club raised over $1,000 to send a ShelterBox to the Philippines.

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Length: 43 min.

Featured Segment

What is ShelterBox? A ShelterBox is a solution to a disaster; a response that is simple and effective. ShelterBox can deliver the essentials a family needs to survive in the immediate aftermath of a disaster. Each ShelterBox is equipped with Tent Shelter, blankets, water storage and purification equipment, cooking utensils, a stove, a basic tool kit, a children’s activity pack and other vital equipment.

Watch this Introduction to ShelterBox video:

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Copyright 2014

postheadericon Plunge at the Grumpy Old Men Days in Wabasha, MN

Grumpy Old Men Festival

Support the Wabasha Rotary Club (District 5960) at the Grumpy Plunge, which is held during Grumpy Old Men Days in Wabasha, MN on Feb 22, 2014. All the profits are split between the Local Rotary and Great Rivers Homes!

Festival Events

  • 6th Annual Grumpy Plunge
  • Chili Cook Off
  • Ice Fishing Contest
  • Cribbage Tournament
  • Minnow Races
  • Bingo
  • Texas Hold ’em Poker Tournament
  • Ice shack ‘n Plaid Parade

Grumpy Plunge Brochure and Pledge Form

This year we are providing the opportunity to Vine your jump. For $50, the Vine will be uploaded to the website and played during the jump day. Jump from anywhere for a great cause!! Will you be taking the Grumpyplunge this year?! Don’t worry if you can’t make it to Wabasha, MN to plunge, share your plunge anywhere in the world with us on Vine! Follow the Grumpy Plunge on Vine and share your plunge anywhere you are! For more information, visit: Grumpy Old Men Festival 2014 or on Facebook!

Grumpy Plunge
137 W. Main Street
Wabasha, MN 55981

Call
T: (651) 565-4158
F: (651) 565-2808
Contact
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postheadericon 041 Rotary Club Radio Stripes & I Read for Need

In this episode of Rotary Club Radio, I interview Marvin Sims & Dr. Greg Ulrich, both from the Mounds View Minnesota School system.  Marvin Sims leads a program called S.T.RI.P.E.S. and Dr. Ulrich leads a program called I Read for Need.  They work collaboratively with each other’s programs, supporting each other’s efforts to help students succeed and thrive.

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Length: 31 min.

Rotary Minute

Rotarian Phil Kerber received a Paul Harris Fellow +6 today. Phil has been a member of 3 Rotary Clubs in the past 50 or so years.

Phil has been dedicated to Rotary and Rotary’s mission, serving others before himself, for decades, but it is his dedication to our community that makes him stand out in our club. As a token of our appreciation of Phil, he was given an honorary membership to the St. Croix Falls Rotary Club.

See presentation video below:

Featured Segment

S.T.R.I.P.E.S has been a successful program at Irondale High School in Mounds View Minnesota because of the efforts of Dean of Equity Services, Marvin Sims. Sims has developed the S.T.R.I.P.E.S program to address the achievement gap at District high schools. Transforming at risk kids into successful students who are prepared for college or other life ventures is what (S.T.R.I.P.E.S), Students Together Respecting the Importance and Purpose of Education in Schools, is all about.

I Read for Need is an elementary school reading program, developed by Dr. Greg Ulrich, that encourages the love of reading, by giving students the opportunity to earn cash for the charity of their choice.

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Copyright 2013

postheadericon Ramsey Rotary Presents Oktoberfest

Ramsey Rotary

Thursday October 3rd; 2013 6:00-8:30 PM
McDuff’s @ Rum River Hills, Ramsey, MN

Oktoberfest

Please join us for this fun evening of fellowship, good food and drink.

Tickets are $15 per person in advance, and $20 at the door.

This is your chance to sample over 25 fine craft beers with appetizers. There will also be raffled items: 3 large walls of bottled craft beer, deck of cards and various meat raffles.

Proceeds are used to support charitable programs in the City of Ramsey and surrounding Anoka County Area, such as the following organizations we have sponsored in the past: Youth First Community of Promise Ramsey Neighborhood Center, dictionary distribution to local 3rd Graders, the Ramsey Police Junior Explorer Law Enforcement Program, Shelter Box support for disaster victims, and other local and national organizations.

 

 

 

postheadericon 040 Rotary Club Radio – Barnraisings – Fundraising for 2013

In this episode of Rotary Club Radio, I interview Jim Rettew to talk about his crowd fundraising project called, “Barn Raisings” – a new model of fundraising that utilizes the power of community & social media to help people in need.

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Length: 38 min.

Featured Segment

Barn Raisings

Quoted from BarnRaisings.com

“Taking a page from the Amish, Extreme Home Makeover, and Habitat for Humanity, I came up with ‘Barnraising’.  What if we expanded the idea of a typical barn raising to building things like a new playground, a new roof for a tornado victim, or a school extension?  Throw in new technology that allows projects to be crowdfunded.  Add a volunteer sign up list so people can not just donate their money but their time.  Think Extreme Home Makeover, broaden it beyond homes, and add a crowdfunding/crowd volunteering element to it.  That’s what Barnraisings is all about.”

 

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Copyright 2013