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Waterama Brass
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Pamela Erickson
July 11
Ronald Cin
July 14
Jerry Wangsness
July 29
Laurie Gross
July 29
Spouse Birthdays
Sally Olson
July 3
Gary Krueger
July 24
Michael Claunch
Christina Claunch
July 12
Dennis Martinson
Karen Martinson
July 14
Bob Bowlin
Loene Bowlin
July 16
Larry Stensrud
Ann Stensrud
July 28
Todd Roth
Patty Roth
July 31
Join Date
Merle Wagner
July 1, 1995
22 years
Ronald Cin
July 15, 2009
8 years
Lloyd Campbell
July 19, 2012
5 years
Felix Blanco
July 22, 2015
2 years
Upcoming Events
Planting, Placing and Watering Glenwood Pots
Feb 27, 2017 12:45 PM –
Oct 21, 2017 12:45 PM
Meeting Responsibilities
Haggerty, Nan
Roers, Amy
Reporter/Photographer/Public Relations
Douglass, Tim
Erickson, Pamela
Program Chair
Roers, Amy
Erickson, Pamela
Sergeant at Arms
Roth, Todd
Social Media Director
Peters, Benjamin
Russell Hampton
National Awards Services Inc.
Legal Services of Northwest Minnesota: Sarah Moore
Sarah Moore, the lead attorney for Legal Services of Northwest Minnesota in the Alexandria office, spoke to Rotary about legal aid programs for low-income people in Pope County.  
The program provides free legal assistance to people who cannot afford an attorney in civil matters (not criminal).  Lawyers provide help to people on a variety of issues, such as housing, health law, consumer issues, family law, and public assistance and disability matters.  Most private attorneys also volunteer their time to do pro bono work coordinated by Legal Services of Northwest Minnesota, a 22-county organization that was started in 1974.  
Rotarian Jon Stafsholt helped found the organization.  There are now three regional offices with staff legal aid attorneys in Alexandria, Bemidji, and Moorhead.
5950 Rotary District Conference “Serving Humanity, Together in Harmony”
Rotary District 5950 Conference started early in the morning with Bagpipes and ended with The River Rats Dueling Pianos late that night.
It was a fun time for all. Mary Krueger, Jeanne Kramer and Lloyd Campbell attended the conference from the Glenwood Rotary Club. The conference was a great opportunity for us to come together for fellowship and inspiration. We sharedideas, made plans and took steps to prepare for the future of Rotary. There was some work.
The breakout session covered topics ranging from Minnesota Super Bowl to what can we do to make a difference locally and internationally. The club should look forward to attending the next district conference.
Upcoming: Nan Haggerty
Next week we will hear from Nan Haggerty of First Street Law.
You can view her biography here:
Think of some good questions for her!
Notes from the April Board Meeting
To reiterate what we discussed at the Board Meeting in April:
The major theme at the Board Meeting was “SERVICE ABOVE SELF.” 
Over the next few months we will need volunteers!

We need volunteers to head up the Strive Program, Clean up the Rotary Node, mentors for the
two new members, upcoming May 11 food drop, planters (planting the plants and watering),
Youth Exchange Family, Youth Exchange Officer, Youth Councilor Program, Uganda trip, Award
Banquet, Grant management workshop ( 4/19, 4/22, 5/4), District Conference, and the Lobster feast.
WOW! That's a lot. Don't worry, we're not asking you to do everything. Of course, you can if you want to. :)

Here at Rotary we pride ourselves on going above and beyond the call of duty to help our community, so we really appreciate everyone's support and time.
Find a few things you are interested in and we will find a way so that you can meaningfully contribute.

Looking for leadership opportunities? We need people in charge of the following positions and programs:
Social media director, Vice President/Program Chair, Pancake breakfast and Road race, Rotary sign on the hill replaced after Waterama.
Information about the different projects and signup sheets will be on the website and in
handouts during the upcoming meetings, so you can read all about your opportunities to get involved!
Additionally, the Secretary Report and Treasurer Report are on the website.

We dropped the 104Road cleanup project.

We added a new feature in The eMinnewaskan, Member of the month. Get ready to read about some of Pope County's most famous!

We will be extending the newsletters to past members and interested parties, with email

We discussed adding healthy food options to lunch menu (chicken, salad).

We also discussed inviting new members to take advantage of the Foundation sign up program.
Any questions, reach out and we can clarify!