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Paul Harris Fellowship Incentive Program

July 8, 2014

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 and December 31, 2014.

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 and Northfield YMCA Community Match Campaign

May 27, 2014

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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
community.

To make a contribution, check out the Y’s giving page here: http://northfieldymca.org/give/

No meeting 05.15.2014

May 13, 2014

There will not be a Rotary meeting held on Thursday, May 15th, 2014.

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.