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Cogan pens editorial

April 7, 2015

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Northfield Rotarian Charlie Cogan wrote an op-ed article for the Minneapolis Star Tribune highlighting Rotary’s work nearly eradicating polio in Africa.  Read more »

District Grant supports Cilongo Foundation

March 27, 2015

Northfield Rotary Club secured a District Grant to help Cilongo Foundation ship donated shoes, socks, clothes and backpacks to schools in Democratic Republic of Congo.  After seeing a Star Tribune story on their dilemma, the club contacted Books For Africa to be a partner. Together, we funded a shipping container that 1) got the shoes and goods to Africa, and 2) enabled Books For Africa to ship more books than they otherwise would. Northfield Rotary committed $2,000; Woodbury Rotary contributed $500; and the District matched that with a $2,500 grant.

Cilongo Foundation leader Albert Nyembwe spoke to Northfield Rotary Club on March 5 about the project, and shared photos.

Click here to see the Northfield News story on the grant.

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Northfield Rotary’s March Madness Fundraiser

March 15, 2015

This year our club has taken on some ambitious local service projects, pledging to give substantial support to Save the Northfield Depot, Rotary Outdoor Musical Playground, and the Skateboard Park.

As a fun way to raise some funds from within the club (and friends and family), we’re launching the first annual Rotary March Madness event.

Check out the rules and all the details at our event page here.

Paul Harris Fellowship Incentive Program (updated)

February 19, 2015

<<This program has been extended until June 30, 2015>>

Rotarians are encouraged to make a minimum annual contribution of $100 to support the Rotary Foundation and its important international causes. The encouragement is in the form of a program called Every Rotary Every Year (EREY). Members who contribute to qualifying programs earn points towards earning a prestigious Paul Harris Fellowship (PHF).

Our Rotary club has elected to offer an additional form of encouragement. As was announced at the 7/3 meeting, club members who start or continue a Paul Harris Fellowship campaign and meet the individual EREY goal ($100) will receive an article of Rotary-branded apparel from Larson’s Printing in Northfield.

This offer is open to the first 25 participants to complete their EREY goal between July 1, 2014 and June 30, 2015.

Members with current PHF campaigns in progress can still qualify for the clothing by making an additional $100 contribution toward his or her PHF within the six-month period.

The choices of clothing are shown here: Rotary Clothing Options.

To make your EREY contribution, please visit the Rotary site’s giving page.

Northfield Rotary’s Youth Exchange Featured in Rotarian Magazine

January 9, 2015

The Rotarian is the official magazine of Rotary International and its 1.2 million members. Northfield Rotary’s Youth Exchange program was featured in the most recent edition. Check it out!

http://therotarianmagazine.com/minnesota-rotarians-send-students-packing/