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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
wabtravelinfo@gmail.com
grumpyoldmenfest@gmail.com

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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.

Rotary Club Radio Episode 041

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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:

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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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postheadericon Upcomming Conversations About Health Care

Press Release

Citizen's League

by Citizen League

St. Paul, MN – Few issues have a bigger impact on the lives of Minnesotans than healthcare, and critical decisions about the future of our healthcare system are being made in St. Paul this year.

Citizens like you need to be a part of the conversation. Here’s why…

The bipartisan Minnesota Health Care Reform Task Force has asked for guidance directly from Minnesota citizens on the tough decisions that need to be made related to improving our healthcare system.

Citizens Solutions is designed to do just that.  Sponsored by the Citizens League and the Bush Foundation, Citizen Solutions is a series of forums taking place across the state to engage thousands of Minnesotans in a different kind of conversation about health and health care.

Please join us for a meeting at a location convenient to you.

See Schedule

Light refreshments will be provided.  Everyone is invited and encouraged to attend!

See the article in the West Central Tribune about our meeting in Wilmar, MN | Click Here!

For more information, please contact:
Amanda Stewart
amanda@grassrootssolutions.com

(612) 770-7860

postheadericon 019 Rotary Club Radio – Paul Mooty – Polio Eradication

 

Rotary Club Radio Episode 019

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Rotary Minute

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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www.edinarotary.org

www.Rotary5960.org

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