Rotary helps deliver Meals on Wheels

January 5, 2014

Northfield Rotary Club members are serving their community by serving Meals on Wheels in January 2014. Northfield’s Meals on Wheels program is organized by Northfield Hospital and Clinics:

“Meals-On-Wheels is a hospital-supported, volunteer organization dedicated to meeting the nutritional needs of the community through home-delivered meals. Meals-On-Wheels coordinates and nurtures a broad network of volunteer drivers who deliver noon meals prepared by Northfield Hospital nutrition staff.”

Club members: Click here to view a PDF of the schedule.

Petricka honored as Paul Harris fellow

November 17, 2013

The Northfield Rotary Club recently honored Carleton College’s Russ Petricka as our latest Paul Harris Fellow. Click here to read the Northfield News article about Mr. Petricka’s award.

Northfield Rotary Supports the Northfield Literacy Initiative

November 1, 2013

Of the last two years, the Northfield Literacy Initiative has built and placed 3 collection boxes at the elementary schools and at the NCRC in the vestibule.  Many children’s books have been collected thus far.  Our best guess is 1000 books at this point.  The books have been sorted, and now they are being distributed throughout the community through community centers, directly to families, and via bookshelves at area businesses.  We purchased 3 of these bookshelves as well.  The Early Childhood Initiative Coalition coordinates the collection, sorting, and distribution. This past weekend, the Northfield News ran an article covering our progress.


2013 Northfield Rotary Turkey Trot

October 29, 2013

The Northfield Rotary Club sponsors and hosts an an annual Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving Day beginning at 9 am (registration begins at 8 am) at the Northfield Golf Club. All proceeds benefit the Northfield Rotary Youth Exchange Program and other Rotary International service projects.

This year the race will be held on November 28, 2013, at the Northfield Golf Club. Same day registration starts at 8:00AM, and the race will start at 9:00AM.

Go here to register.

‘String Peace’ group visits club

July 28, 2013

The brainchild of Dina Fesler of Children Cultural Connections, ‘String Peace‘ aims to build relationships and understanding between teenagers in war-torn Afghanistan and the United States. A group of students from Buffalo, Minnesota attended the club meeting on July 25th and shared their moving story of how they plan to build a better world through peace. The video below was shown at the meeting along with personal testimonials of the students involved.