Take time to review the opportunities to volunteer at upcoming local events, and give graciously of your time.
The Rotary Club will be manning the concession booth at the following events at the Sandford Center:
The Chicago Concert on April 27, 2014.
This is a great opportunity to socialize with fellow Rotarians, and earn some extra money for our charitable causes. If you or your family and friends can assist, let Wendy hear from you. She can be contacted at: email@example.com.
Exchange Student Enjoys a Minnesota Wild game!
Henri, our foreign exchange student from Finland, was treated to a Minnesota Wild hockey game against the Pittsburgh Penguins on April 5th. Pictured above from left to right are Jeremy Fayette, Nate Haskell, Henri, and Dan Wood. Henri and the Rotarians were given the tickets by John and Marla Ordway. John is a member of the New Brighton/Mounds View Rotary Club.
Welcome New Rotarians!
The Bemidji Rotary Club recently welcomed five new members to the club. From left to right are the new members and their sponsors: Lori Paris, Martin Tadlock*, Gary Johnson, Tara Hokuf*, Michael Garbow*, Larry Young, John Hubert*, Brian Ophus*, and Karl Bleser.
* - denotes the new members
Mats for the Homeless
Here is another opportunity to help with a community service project. Rotarian Heidi Doyle needs the following help with a service project. They are in need of plastic bags to use in a recycling project for the homeless. You can bring your plastic bags to our Rotary meetings at the Sanford Center on Mondays. The group started in October creating sleeping mats crocheted out of plastic bags for homeless people . They meet on the 1st & 3rd Tuesdays from 5pm to 7pm at the First Lutheran Church. Everyone is welcome to join them. Heidi Doyle will be on hand if you are interested in learning how to crochet. You do not have to know how or want to crochet to help. They will need help flattening bags and cutting them into strips. It will be a bring your own supper event (no need to bring enough to share). This is a great opportunity for fellowship and service to our community. If you have any questions you can call Heidi Doyle at 760-1070. To learn more about their needs and the project, click on 'Read more'.
Childrens Culture Connection
A group of middle school students from Red Lake presented to the club their experiences from the Childrens Culture Connection. Through this program they were able to learn what life is like for students in Afghanastan. This program was made possible through a donation from the Bemidji Rotary Club.
What is the Childrens Culture Connection?
"Through partnerships with middle schools and international children’s charities, our comprehensive, multi-media curriculum comes right into the classroom where students are introduced to kids in some of the most exciting – and challenging – places on earth. We immerse them in the cultures, the rich histories, and the past and present problems of these countries. They experience the stories and circumstances of real kids’ lives. and start to think outside the American box. By examining the issues going on in the rest of the world, we effectively hold a mirror up to similar issues we face right here at home. Students learn that to change the world, first one must understand it. And they feel the magic of discovering their own voices – while learning to listen to others."