Willmar Rotary Club 

Willmar, Minnesota USA. | District 5950 | Service Above Self... 

 

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Welcome to The Rotary Club of Willmar -- chartered 1979

Willmar

Service Above Self

We meet Wednesdays at 12:00 PM
Oaks At Eagle Creek
1000 26th Avenue NE
Mail: PO Box 662
Willmar, MN  56201
United States
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Home Page Stories
 
The Willmar Rotary Club and Willmar Lakes Rotary Club were pleased to present a check to the "Friends of Robbins Island Park" fund for $20,907 last week to help build the new Willmar Playground this spring! We are so proud of our community and especially our generous sponsors for supporting our efforts to kick-off the first ever Rockin' Robbins concert series last summer!
 

 
The Willmar Rotary Club’s STRIVE is a program for high school seniors who have faced some academic challenges, but want to make the most of their last year of high school. Students are matched with an adult mentor. Mentors are not tutors, but are there to offer support, encouragement and assistance. Students and mentors meet once a month during the school day and talk about how school is going and what are the student’s plans are for the future.
 
 
 
Rotary News
Convention: Southern hospitality
The Atlanta Host Organization Committee is offering some good old-fashioned Southern hospitality at the Rotary International Convention from 10 to 14 June. It has planned a wide range of activities featuring everything from good food and music to inspiring tours of local landmarks. If it’s your first convention, these events are chances to meet fellow Rotarians from around the world, and if you’re an experienced convention goer, you can catch up with old friends. Hall of Fame baseball player Hank Aaron will host Rotarians for a “Strike Out Polio” night at the new SunTrust Park, where you’ll...
Member spotlight: The power of the press
When Teguest Yilma helped found the Rotary Club of Addis Ababa Entoto in 2002, she thought polio had already been eradicated from most of the world. But while Ethiopia had been free of the disease, Yilma was shocked to learn that new cases had started cropping up in surrounding countries such as Somalia. “I was thinking, it’s not possible, we can’t be free if the countries around us are not free,” she says. Yilma, the managing editor of Capital, Ethiopia’s largest English weekly newspaper, has brought a journalist’s skills to the fight against polio. She became vice chair of the Ethiopia...
Member interview: Writer sheds light on FDR’s right-hand woman
Battling breast cancer in 2000, Kathryn Smith found comfort pursuing her lifelong interest in Franklin D. Roosevelt. The more she read, the more intrigued she became with the 32nd U.S. president’s private secretary, Marguerite Alice “Missy” LeHand. “I thought, what a fascinating life she had because she was by his side through the polio crisis, establishing the polio rehabilitation center in Warm Springs and then after his return to politics,” she says. Smith, a past president of the Rotary Club of Greater Anderson, S.C., and a longtime newspaper journalist, turned that curiosity into a book...
The Rotarian Conversation with Ban Ki-moon
One of United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s earliest memories is of fleeing with his family into the mountains during the Korean War, his village burning behind him. His father and grandfather had to forage for food in the woods; his mother gave birth to his siblings away from anything remotely resembling a health facility. “I have known hunger,” he says. “I have known war, and I have known what it means to be forced to flee conflict.” The soldiers who came to their rescue were flying the blue flag of the United Nations. The UN provided them with food and their schools with books....
Culture: Life in the bike lane
Like a lot of us, I spent much of my childhood riding bikes, but fell out of the habit for a while. Forty years. Then my wife and I moved to New York, where cyclists risk their necks in a daily Thunderdome of cabs, police cars, firetrucks, double-decker buses, messengers on motorbikes, and delivery trucks backing around corners at 20 miles an hour. Not for me! At least not until my 50th birthday, when my metabolic furnace flamed out. Calories started going directly from beer bottle to beer belly. It was time to start exercising. Either that or give up Samuel Adams, and I couldn’t do that to...
 
 
Meeting Responsibilities
April 19th, 2017
Greeter: Rahim Milani
Program: Steve Medin
 
April 26th, 2017
Greeter: Jeff Ozanne
Program: Rahim Milani
 
May 3rd, 2017
Greeter: Troy Pederson
Program: Jeff Ozanne
 
May 10th, 2017
Greeter: Mick Quinn
Program: Troy Pederson
 
May 17th, 2017
Greeter: Steve Rambow
Program: Mick Quinn
 
May 24th, 2017
2017 STRIVE Banquet
Begins at 11:30 am at the Oaks
 
May 31st, 2017
Greeter: Jim Ruff
Program: Steve Rambow
 
June 7th, 2017
Greeter: Justin Schnichels
Program: Jim Ruff
 
June 14th, 2017
Greeter: Bruce Schoeman
Program: Justin Schnichels
 
June 21st, 2017
Greeter: Michael Schramm
Program: Bruce Schoeman
 
June 28th, 2017
Greeter: Jeff Schultz
Program: Michael Schramm
 
Schedule is subject to change...
 
 
 
 

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