Club Information

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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Club Executives & Directors
President
President
Treasurer
Treasurer
Secretary
Rotary Foundation Chair
Community Service Chair
Membership & Club Culture
Club Service
Membership Chair
Membership Co Chair
Communications/PR
Social Media
Past President
Past President
International Service
 
 
 
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
Five years since its debut, Rotary Club Central is getting a big upgrade
When we introduced Rotary Club Central in 2012, it revolutionized goal tracking and planning for clubs and districts — no more filling out paper club-planning forms or passing along boxes of historical club information every time a new leader took office. Rotary Club Central offered clubs and districts a quantifiable way to begin measuring local and global impact, specifically membership initiatives, service activities, and Rotary Foundation giving. But as with any technological advancement, in a few short years, Rotary Club Central began to show its age, and Rotarians took notice. They...
Rotary International Board adopts new zone structure
At its January 2017 meeting, the Rotary International Board of Directors adopted a new zone structure for Rotary clubs. Rotary bylaws require the Board to complete a comprehensive review of the 34 Rotary zones no less often than every eight years to ensure that each zone has an approximately equal number of Rotarians. The Board’s previous review of the zones occurred in 2008. The Board earlier approved the creation of three regional workgroups to develop rezoning proposals for Asia, Europe/Africa, and the Americas. These workgroups comprised one representative (either a current director,...
Centennial celebration honors 20 noteworthy global grant projects
Through The Rotary Foundation, Rotary members have supported thousands of projects that promote peace, fight disease, provide clean water, save mothers and children, support education, and grow local economies. We’ve also led the fight to eradicate polio worldwide. As part of our celebration of the Foundation’s centennial, we’re honoring 20 global grant projects with special recognition. Learn more about the projects using our interactive map.
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...
 
 
Speakers
Greet: Mary Jo
Program: Kari B
Sep 27, 2017
Club Business Meeting: Strive, Interact, fundraisers, Rotary Readers
Greet: Don C
Program: Sara C
Oct 04, 2017
Megan Karlgaard, Reading and Math Corps/AmeriCorps
Greet: Chad C
Program: Caroline
Oct 18, 2017
Ruben Hoglund, WII veteran sharing his story
Greet: Shirley C
Program: Chad C
Oct 25, 2017
Jerry Swoboda from Cardinal Pride
Greet: Sara C
Program: Don C
Nov 01, 2017
TBD
Greet: Mitra
Program: Mary Jo
Nov 08, 2017
Nancy Kothrade speaking on “Farming Today.”
Greet: Anita
Program: Mitra
Nov 15, 2017
TBD
 
Meeting Responsibilities
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
 
July 5th, 2017
No Meeting
 
Schedule is subject to change...
 
 
 
 

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