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.
November 17, 2013
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.
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.
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.
May 15, 2013
Congratulations to Alan Alberg, our most recent recipient of the Paul Harris award. A former member, Al joined our club in 1980 and fondly recalls when women were first allowed membership. Al has always valued how Rotary brings community members together in friendship and service. His award was presented at the May 9th club meeting. You can learn more about the Paul Harris Fellow program at the Rotary International web site.