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​​​​​​•    Meeting of April 11, 2018

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Building Responsible Youth

Jacob called the meeting to order at 7:33am 


Invocation by Jim Martin.... Peace
Almighty God, from whom all thoughts of peace proceed, we pray for the peacemakers of the world. Give your grace and blessing to all agencies that are working for peace among nations. Give to all national leaders a vision of peace through justice, and to all people a new enthusiasm for the cause of peace. Confound the peace-breakers and hasten the day when peace shall come to reign forever and ever. Amen.

 


Guests:
Brett somebody … anybody want to claim Brett
Don Stiles .. District Rotary Foundation Chair
Bill Knab …. Guest of Chris
Diana Walker …. Guest of Chris 
Rotoract Promoter …. Didn’t get his name. 


Raffle 

Dale was making things happen and drew # 322 ... but Dane didn't close.
 

Rotary Minute: 

​Rotary Foundation is doing battle with Polio

One of the benefits of being a Rotarian is that you can take pride in being part of an organization that truly makes a difference in the world.  Since 1985, we have served as community-based mobilizers of polio eradication, motivating internationals groups, governments, private organizations, communities and individuals to join the global effort to rid the world of polio.  Rotary works with partners in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, which includes the WHO, the U.S CDC, UNICEF, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the governments of the world to achieve this historic public health goal.

Our part is – we contribute our time and money, raise funds, advocate for government support, we go on WCS projects, all about raising awareness in our own community. Last week I shared that the RI Foundation has spent more than $3.6 billion, and of that $106 billion has gone into the global polio eradication effort.

Hundreds of thousands of volunteers have supported National Immunization Days.  Since 1988 more than 2 billion children have received oral polio vaccine, and we’ve achieved a 99.9% reduction in polio cases.

It may be considered the greatest humanitarian service the world has ever seen, and every Rotarian, us, can take pride in this achievement! 


Announcements
•    Jacob: Rotary Assembly April 21 / Rotary District Conference May 21st

•    Twin Cities Rotaract (18-35 year olds) At Summit Brewery as a fundraiser for Books for Africa Apr 25 at 6 pm
•    Nancy: Still collecting bottles of shampoo and conditioner, reader glasses, sunglasses and hats for Uganda, 
•    Bill: Membership Open House at Spasso on April 19 at 5pm. Bring guests 
•    Alexa: Foundation Meeting next Wed, Apr 18 at Dunn Bros on Hwy 7 at 6:30 pm
•    Bob: brought 50 sunglasses at $0.99 each for the Uganda projects. Give him a donation and he will be buy more glasses ... and you did and we raised $57 for Sunglasses 
•    Nancy: We Have met our Polio goal for 2017-18

Happy Bucks
•    Regina: made a grand entrance and happy to be here
•    Tony was happy Mac filled in for him last week
•    Alexa: Go Timberwolves, Rotary Peace Fellolw
•    Katie: got moved and 4 nights at her new place but living in boxes
•    Pete: Ben is home with his grandfather
•    Ron: flowers for his dad who passed away
•    Stacy: If you’re here today, raise your hand
•    Nancy: off to Wisc for her grandsons 6th birthday.
•    Frank: Our club has sponsored a Peace Fellow years ago,
•    Chris C: Twins won at the home opener… so there wil be beer
•    Don Stiles: his son is Opiod crisis presentation at Edina Country Club
•    Neal: UMD Bulldogs beat Notre Dame to become the 2018 NCAA Hockey Champions
•    Cathy: Molly was on the first ever women’s basketball game at Notre Dame
•    Char: was in Kansas City with her granddaughter for a volleyball tournament
•    Mark Magney: Tammy is opening another Commons at 915 Mainstreet in downtown Hopkins and he has one more trip to Montanna

Speaker Don Stiles
    •    District Rotary Foundation Chair
    •    Don had a lot of great statistics 
… we will try to do justice to them. 

Three Foundations
    •    Rotary International  … ( TRF ) 
    •    District 5950
    •    Minnetonka Rotary

TRF does larger foundation grants
    •    District manages smaller rotary Grants

Every Rotarian Every Year
    •    District Designated Funds
    •    50% into Global Grants 
    •    Remainder in district grants
    •    Scholarships

Six area of focus
    •    Peace and Conflict
    •    Disease
    •    Water
    •    Maternal
    •    Basic education
    •    Economic n community Development

in 2018 …. Basic cash flow information 
    •    $385K funds provided
    •    8 projects involving 25 clubs 
    •    $165K …. $1.275M total
    •    Leveraging 7.7 times
    •    … remaining $78K at this time
    •    $187K coming in next year
    •    $240K special grant
    •    Max 15/ 20K DDF / project

▾    Some of this years programs
    •    Honduras Water
    •    Polio
    •    Mobile Clinic in India
    •    Electric in India
    •    Sea of Love in India
    ▾    Bathroom Ribbon Cutting / private bathrooms
    
Programming support in 2017
•    District Grants
•    23 out of 35 clubs
•    $109K —> $325K
•    leveraging 3 times
•    45 projects involving 44 different clubs

Programming support in 2018
    •    $140K —> $420K …. leveraging 3.1
    •    District Grants …. 5K & 14K examples
    •    Outreach Food Packaging Event
    •    Vocational Training Team
    •    Shelter Box

https://www.rotary.org/en/about-rotary/rotary-foundation

Jacob called the meeting to a close at 8:29am