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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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!

Turkey Trot 2014

October 20, 2014

We will be hosting our Turkey Trot event this year at the Weitz Center. Click here for details.

Northfield Rotary and Northfield YMCA Community Match Campaign

May 27, 2014


Northfield Rotary and the Northfield Area Family YMCA have entered into a partnership in an effort to raise additional funds for the Y’s new building being constructed in Northfield.

Rotary has pledged to contribute $1 for every $2 raised between May 22 and June 30th. Rotary’s contribution will be limited to $25K.

The mission of the Northfield Y is to build strong kids, strong families and a stronger community. The new facility and its programs will be available to EVERYONE in the Northfield community and surrounding area through Y member and community member participation, with financial assistance provided to those who need support. The Y does not turn anyone away because of inability to pay and you do not need to be a Y member to participate.

To date, The Y has have raised $7.5M on a project goal of $9.3M. The new Y will be available to serve 31,000+ residents within a 10 mile radius of Northfield and will include:
· an easy-entry indoor pool (swim lessons, lap swimming, family play and water exercise)
· supervised care for children while other family members participate at the Y
· a wellness floor (cardio/weight equipment and fitness studio to support good health, illness prevention and injury recovery)
· full-size regulation high school size gymnasium
· Large indoor walking track
· Community gathering space
· locker rooms to include special needs/family locker rooms and staff offices

The new facility will accommodate children, youth, teen, adult and family activities, and will support collaboration with the Y’s community partners, allowing the Y to complement other programs and facilities that already exist within our

To make a contribution, check out the Y’s giving page here: