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Today on Rotary Club Radio, I’ll be interviewing Steve Wilcox, Membership Chairperson for District 5960. Today we are going to talk about getting new members, retaining existing members, and a little brainstorming on ideas that could help your club.
Rotary Club Radio Episode 028
Today’s Show is Dedicated to Patrick Struve
I want to dedicate this show to the memory of fellow Rotarian Pat Struve – a long time member of the St. Croix Falls Rotary Club – who past away recently.
Patrick had a passion for Rotary and loved to serve others. He was particularly interested in the fight to eradicate Polio throughout the world through Rotary vaccinations and supporting a children’s hospital in the Country of Haiti after the tragic earth quake in 2010. You can hear about that project in Episode 8 of Rotary Club Radio, which was recorded after Pat told me about the incredible work happening there.
Patrick’s service would have received his 8th Paul Harris Fellow Award (Paul Harris Fellow +7) the week before he died. Although Patrick was unable to receive the award at the meeting, it was a celebration of his ‘Service Above Self” lifestyle, generosity, and spirit of Rotary in action.
Rotary Club Project Spotlight
The St. Croix Falls Rotary Club is working with the Salvation Army and individuals from the community and the St. Croix Falls School District to create a hunger relief backpack program and on Friday, October 28 the St. Croix Falls School District officially kick off the Program.
This program is designed to meet the needs of hungry children when other resources are not available. Backpacks are filled with food, and students bring them home on weekends to help feed their families.
There is no fee charged to be in the program. Currently, over 68 backpacks are filled on Thursday afternoons and sent home with children the following day. 68 backpacks help feed 273 people.
The program is dependent upon donations. Here is how it breaks down: $7.50 will help feed a family for a weekend, $90 will help feed a family for three months, and $270 will help feed a family for the school year.
The Rotary Club of St. Croix Falls is raising money to provide milk, a much needed item, to the program. By setting up special vouchers with local grocery stores, families can redeem the vouchers for milk anywhere they are accepted. Milk is an important part of a child’s diet and at almost $4 a gallon, the Rotary Club of St. Croix Falls is working hard to raise the funds necessary to help out.
I look forward to bringing you updates on this program to see how things are going. If you community is like most communities, 1 out of 6 children go home on the weekends worried about what they are going to eat. Perhaps your club would be interested in creating a backpack program in your community.
- St. Croix Falls Backpack Program
- Remembering Pat Struve
- Friends of the Orphans in Haiti
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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!
- 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.