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postheadericon 039 Rotary Club Radio 2013 GSE Team Interview – District 2240 – Czech Republic & Slovakia

In this episode of Rotary Club Radio, I interview 6 special guests. The 2013 GSE Team from the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

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GSE Team being interviewed by Kirk Anderson of Rotary Club Radio. Photo by: Greg Marsten

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Rotary Club Radio was privileged to have the opportunity to interview the Rotary Group Study Exchange Team (GSE Team) from the Czech Republic and Slovakia on April 10, 2013 in St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin.

The GSE program is a unique cultural and vocational exchange opportunity for businesspeople and professionals between the ages of 25 and 40 who are in the early stages of their careers.

As a GSE team member, each participant travels with their team to areas of different countries. Teams will enjoy a four to six week experience of the host country’s culture and institutions, observing how their vocations are practiced abroad, developing personal and professional relationships, and exchanging ideas.

During their 4-6 week tour, participants will experience five full days of vocational visits, 15 to 20 club presentations, 10 to 15 formal visits and social events, two to three days at the district conference, three to four hours per day of cultural and site tours, and three to four hours per day of free time with host families.

Each team member’s travel expenses are paid for through the Foundation, via the most economical round-trip airline ticket between the home and host countries. Hosting Rotarians provide meals, lodging, and group travel within their district.

District 5960 is excited to host the 2013 Inbound GSE Team from District 2240 – Czech Republic and Slovakia.  I look forward to interviewing the group and hearing more about their experiences in America, what they’ve seen and what is yet to come.

Now, allow me to introduce the members of the the GSE Team:

Martin Barcik – Team Leader
Journalist, Editor in Chief

Ladislav Vonz –Team Member
Journalist, Editor in chief

Stanilav Jurik –Team Member
Radio Announcer

Vanda Kasova – Team Member
Journalist

Verdnicka Sevcikova – Team Member
Journalist

Linda Salajkova – Team member
Writer, Journalist

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2013 GSE Team visit to the St. Croix Falls Rotary Club. Photo by: Greg Marsten

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2013 GSE Team presenting at the first of many Rotary Club Visits. Photo by: Greg Marsten

 

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postheadericon Rotary Club Radio Interview with GSE Team from Czech Republic and Slovakia – April 10 at 10am CST

Rotary Club RadioPlease visit: Rotary Club Radio Episode 39 to view the recording of Episode 39 and view the show notes.

 

postheadericon In Memory of DGN John Deir

John DeirIn Memory of Rotarian John Deir, DGN 2013 – 2014 (Rotary District 5960)
Member of the Lake Elmo Rotary Club

It is with a heavy heart that Rotary District 5960 confirms the death of Rtn. John Deir of the Lake Elmo Rotary Club.  John was slated to be the District Governor in 2013 – 2014.

John recently retired from a thirty-seven year career in education.  The first twelve years were spent as a Social Studies teacher in Marshall, Minnesota.  He then moved into the position of assistant principal at Marshall High School.

After a two year stop as the Marshall Middle School principal, he moved to Litchfield, Minnesota and assumed the principal’s position at Litchfield High School.  In 1992, John moved to the Cities and became the principal at Fridley High School where he remained until he retired in 2003.

John DeirIn 1986, he was invited to become a member of the Litchfield Rotary Club.  He was elected president of that club in 1992 but resigned when he went to Fridley that year.  He was Fridley-Columbia Heights Rotary Club president in the year of Rotary’s 100th celebration from 2004-2005.

Upon his first retirement, he became a realtor with Coldwell Banker Burnet in Fridley for two years.  In 2005, he was asked to serve as the interim principal in Mahtomedi and remained in that position for four years, retiring again in 2009.   During this time, John and his wife, Sandy Nicholson, moved to Stillwater and he joined the new Rotary club in Lake Elmo.  He served as their president in 2008-2009.  John has served as an Assistant Governor for Area 11 and as the Future Vision Pilot trainer.

John joined Rotary in 1986 because the high school principal was the designated Rotarian from the school administration.  While a member, he discovered that Rotary embodied programs that reflected his value system.  Helping those less fortunate.  Working for peace.  Providing opportunities for a better and healthier life.  And the idea of service above self hit a nerve.  Over time he had come to a full stride as a Rotarian and was eager to serve Rotary in a different capacity as governor of District 5960.

John lived in Stillwater with his wife Sandy.  Both he and Sandy enjoyed traveling.  John was an avid reader of non-fiction.  As a history major, he enjoyed history and politics as well as dabbling in fiction and other fields from time to time.   John and Sandy have two children.  Tim lives in Texas and has two children.  Anna Nicholson lives in the Twin Cities area.

Rotary District 5960 and all of its Rotary Clubs send our condolences to John’s wife, Sandy, and their kids.  He was a great Rotarian and will be missed by all who knew him.

Here is a Rotary commercial John taped at a District event in 2011:

For additional questions or comments, please contact:

Jingle Mahan
jingle@rotary5960.org

postheadericon Rotary clubs worldwide meet US$200 million fundraising challenge

Rotary International has succeeded in meeting the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s US$200 million match in funding for polio eradication, raising more than $202.6 million as of 17 January.

“We’ll celebrate this milestone, but it doesn’t mean that we’ll stop raising money or spreading the word about polio eradication,” Rotary Foundation Trustee John F. Germ told Rotary leaders at the International Assembly in San Diego, California, USA. “We can’t stop until our entire world is certified as polio-free.”

The fundraising milestone was reached in response to $355 million in challenge grants awarded to The Rotary Foundation by the Gates Foundation. All funds have been earmarked to support polio immunization activities in affected countries where the vaccine-preventable disease continues to paralyze children.

“In recognition of Rotary’s great work, and to inspire Rotarians in the future, the [Gates] foundation is committing an additional $50 million to extend our partnership,” said Jeff Raikes, chief executive officer of the Gates Foundation. “Rotary started the global fight against polio, and continues to set the tone for private fundraising, grassroots engagement, and maintaining polio at the top of the agenda with key policymakers.” Raikes also addressed Rotary leaders at the International Assembly.

The new $50 million grant from the Gates Foundation is not a challenge grant.

Since 1988, the incidence of polio has plummeted by more than 99 percent, from about 350,000 cases annually to fewer than 650 cases reported so far for 2011. The wild poliovirus is now endemic in only four countries: Afghanistan, India, Nigeria, and Pakistan. However, India on 13 January marked a full calendar year without a case, paving the way for its removal from the endemic list.

But other countries also remain at risk for polio cases imported from the endemic countries. In Africa in 2011, Chad and the Democratic Republic of the Congo had significant outbreaks. Also in 2011, a small cluster of polio cases in China, which had been polio-free for a decade, was traced to Pakistan.

Rotary club members not only reached into their own pockets to support the Gates challenge, but also engaged their communities in a variety of creative fundraising projects, such as a fashion show in California that raised $52,000, benefit film screenings in New Zealand and Australia that netted $54,000, and a pledge-supported hike through Kilimanjaro, Tanzania, that brought in $38,000. Many events were planned around 24 October, widely observed as World Polio Day.

To date, Rotarians worldwide have contributed more than $1 billion toward the eradication of polio, a cause Rotary took on in 1985. In 1988, the World Health Organization, UNICEF, and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention joined Rotary as spearheading partners of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative. More recently, the Gates Foundation has become a major supporter. In 2007, the Gates Foundation gave Rotary a $100 million challenge grant for polio eradication, increasing it to $355 million in 2009. Rotary agreed to raise $200 million in matching funds by 30 June 2012.

Reaching children with the oral polio vaccine in the disease’s remaining strongholds is labor- and resource-intensive due to a host of challenges, including poor infrastructure, geographical isolation, armed conflict, and cultural misunderstanding about the eradication campaign.

For more information: Rotary’s efforts to eradicate polio

postheadericon 029 Rotary Club Radio Getting a New Vision for Your Club with Steve Wilcox

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Today on Rotary Club Radio, I’ll be interviewing Steve Wilcox, a member of the Hudson Day Break Rotary Club and International Vision Facilitation Council – Chair.  Today we’re going to talk about your club’s vision for the future.  If your club lacks a vision, hang on to your hat, because when were done today you’ll definitely know where to get one!

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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

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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 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 .

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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 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 019 Rotary Club Radio – Paul Mooty – Polio Eradication

 

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On April 27, 2011, over 160 tornado’s blew across the southern portion of the United States.  These storms raged across 6 states killing 290 people.

  • Alabama – 204 fatalities
  • Mississippi – 33 fatalities
  • Tennessee – 33 fatalities
  • Georgia – 14 fatalities
  • Virgina – 5 fatalities
  • Kentucky – 1 fatality

Alabama was the hardest hit with 204 fatalities, the tornado that ripped through Tuscaloosa – Home of the the University of Alabama – was thought to be over 1 mile wide and over 200 mph.  Early estimates are that it was an EF5 tornado.

According to news sources, people were given about 24 minutes notice to prepare for the tornado’s, but the combination of the size of the twisters and the magnitude of power behind them, most structures were completely destroyed; nothing was left.

Rotary Club Radio has reached out to both of the Rotary Club of Tuscaloosa, in hopes of hearing more about the recovery efforts and how our community might support them.

You can visit their websites to send them well wishes as well.

Here is a video from Tuscaloosa News

Here is another Video from ABC News

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019 Rotary Club Radio – Paul Mooty – Polio Eradication


Our special guest is Paul Mooty from the Edina, MN Rotary Club.  Paul wrote a case study on the success of Polio Eradication for the Center for Integrative Leadership – through the Carlson School of Management & Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs. 

Paul details Rotary’s history with Polio and how Rotary became known for involvement in Polio Eradication.  Although many people know of Rotary’s involvement, they don’t all know the story behind it.  You may be surprised!

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