Glenwood Rotary TV
Something New.
We are still working on improving the sound, please bear with us.
The last meeting video is over 30 minutes long and had to be divided into three section. It's the meeting without the food and jokes. If this is too long for your enjoyment, please let me know. Your input is invaluable.
Over the next few meeting we will be experimenting with the concept of videoing our meeting and putting it on the website. The video will first come out on our website under the latest eMinnewaska, late Tuesday or Wednesday. An email copy will be sent over the weekend. The eMinnewaska will be update as needed on the website but only be mailed over the weekend.
If you would like to run a video ad please contact Lloyd Campbell.
What's New With Glenwood Rotary
Mid-Term District Assembly
Follow up on the Mid-Term Assembly 
Changes in the Federal Tax Law
3 Point Shot
"Service before Self" New Member Summit
Service Above Self
Over the past three years, we added over 20 new members. It was time for our new members to get engage, take on a leadership role and make plans to take steps to shape the future of our organization. That was the purpose of the summit, to provide new members with a list of engagement opportunities as well as your feedback on how we can improve the club experience.  
The New Member Summit was held last week. We reviewed the Club Health Check Survey and ways of improving the club. Overall the meetings were well attended and good information was exchanged. One suggestion was that we hold a summit every six months and follow up on member engagement. More to come.
February Board Meeting 
Board Meeting 

Membership –  There will be two new member orientation sessions held February 23: Noon at Lakeside and 5:00 at Captains.  Members new to the Club in the last three years are asked to sign up for one of the two sessions.

Foundation – Kevin Klimek:  Tim Murphy District 5950 Governor possibly will be guest speaker March 6.  We will have four Paul Harris awards to present at that time.

Programs – Amy Roers:  Have programs through March 6.

International – Amy Roers:  Need to discuss end of the year party for foreign exchange student – Ako.  Next year’s student will be from Spain. We need a couple more team members on this committee.  We should also publicize the Summer Exchange Program at the School.  

Friendship Exchange to Brazil:  They will visit us in the Spring; we will visit them in November.  Interest is in IT, medical, health and education.  We will have a speaker  here on April 10 on this topic.

Community – Laura Nordstrom:  Rotary’s focus for the next several years is on sex trafficking.  Laura has been designated the “champion” of Glenwood Rotary.  This is a 3-year commitment.  She will be attending the Rotary Trafficking Summit on February 23.

District Conference on May 21 will be doing a project called “Done-in-a-Day” making Cornerstone Dignity Bags for victims of human trafficking.  They want to create 1000 of these bags which contain toothpaste, toothbrush, deodorant, soap, shampoo, conditioner, tissues, lotion, and non-perishable food items.  Rotary would like each club to donate 250 items.  Laura will reach out to the dentist office to see if they would be willing to donate toothbrushes and toothpaste.  Laura will work with Dane Ankeny on a Thrivent Action Grant that will give us $250 that perhaps we can partner with Tom’s for discounted prices on the items.  We will target April 24 as the celebration date for this event.

ASAP (Against Substance Abuse in Pope County) would like to present at one of our meetings.  Their focus is on marijuana use in children and youth.  Laura will contact them with possible dates.

Vocational – Jeanne Kramer:  Uganda project has been delayed from leaving on February 12 to sometime in May.  

Club - open:  This person would oversee the lobster feed, Christmas party and other social events. 

Upcoming Events:  Grant Herfindahl will be attending PETS training March 8 – 10.  We are looking for a Vice President and the position following that. 

New Business:

Corporate Membership:  We allow spouses to be joint members of Rotary with each paying dues and only one being charged for lunch unless both attend the meeting and would both be charged.  The question has been brought up if we should also do this for businesses that have more than one person attending.  There was much discussion on this topic and it was decided to bring this to the members.  Amy will schedule April 17 as “You Better Be Here” for the topic of discussion.  Mary and Grant will handle the program.

Easter Egg Hunt:  The Jaycees would like us to take over the Easter egg hunt in Barsness Park.  It would cost us $1000 which is not in our budget.  Mary will talk to them to see if they will fund the event and offer some help for this year.  This could give us a chance to get some Jaycee members into Rotary.

Next meeting:  MONDAY, MARCH 12 at 12:00 noon at The Village Bar & Grill



Winterama's chili cook-off People's Choice Award
Hats off to Ako, Marin and Chad for bring home the bacon or the chili in this case, as the People's Choice Award in the Winterama Chili Cook-off.
Watch Marin tell how the winning event unfolded.

Fellow member, Jordan McMahon asked our club to create a team to make chili for Winterama's chili cook-off  held this past Saturday, and we WON!!  Great Job!! Any chili for lunch?
If you would like to see more pictures from the event, check out our Facebook page.
Past Exchange Student Update

I received this email from Darby Bowen, past Rotarian, about an update on an exchange student our club hosted. 

Many of the longer term Rotarians will remember Uga and might be interested in an update on her. 

Her name is Uga Zaankhuu, who was a Rotary International Exchange student from Mongolia.  She lived with us during 2001-2002 school year.   She had plans to visit the US and routed their trip and met us and our family at Disney World the first week in February.  Here she is with her husband and three-year-old son.   They also have a 15-month-old daughter who did not make the trip.   While an exchange student, Uga also lived with the Mark and Mary Johnson family and Dennis and Karen Martinson.  This was her first return trip to the US since 2002. 

She currently works as an IT Project Manager for an Australian based mining company, who is working in Mongolia.    




Grants Update
There is over $16,000 left in the District Grant funds.
The District grant must, provide a new humanitarian benefit, provide significant Rotarian involvement and provide Rotary identification and recognition. The project completion date and final report must be by June 30, 2018.  Applications must be typed and completed by the first of the month. Sponsoring club must contribute $1,000.00.
In order for our club to be eligible next year to participate in Rotary’s Grant program, we must send someone to the Grant Management Seminar (GMS). The 2018 schedule is out. The closest one to us will be held in St. Cloud, space in limited. (Thursday 5/3/2018, Courtyard by Marriott, 4:30-9:00, Thursday, registration limited to 25, last scheduled class )Please contact Mary or Grant and go to the district website for additional information.
Spring will soon be upon us and volunteers will be needed to help clear the trails for the Mountain Bike project in Barsness Park. (That's our "hands-on sweat equity" for the project).  More information to come!  Thank you Glenwood Rotary for being “People of Action.”
A Day and Done / Opioid Awareness Overdose Workshop
Get engaged in the District Conference celebration in the Done-In-A-Day Project and the Opioid Awareness Overdose Workshop. The Done in a Day project will need additional funding and supplies to help supply items to stuff the bags.  The goal is to create 1,000 care packages for victims of sex trafficking.   There will also be a workshop on Opioid Awareness. The Guthrie Theater on May 21 is the date and location of the next District Conference. You can go to the district website or contact Lloyd for additional information.
Ako Basketball Senior Night
See Ako 3 point shot on Glenwood Rotary TV.

Check out the photos in the video of Senior night. Ako's team played Montevideo and won. She was recognized as a senior player that night.

Thank you for your support of our exchange student.

Please Update Your Profile 
As we move forward with our social media program and our efforts to communicate effectively in a timely manner, it is imperative that our rotary profiles are up to date. Photos, emails, current phone numbers and addresses need to be checked and updated.  Please log on to your rotary account and make sure your information is correct. Photos can be taken at club meeting or you can email Lloyd a copy of a photo. If you need assistance please contact Pam, Lloyd or come to the New Member Summit for a log in review.
Mar 20, 2018
Mar 20, 2018 12:03 PM
Josh Sprague,Rotary and Opioid Epidemic
Mar 27, 2018
Sarah Boll, Pope County Human Services
Apr 03, 2018
Brie Sweeney: Heartland Girls Ranch
Apr 10, 2018
Sam Dalai: Rotary Friendship Exchange Program
Apr 17, 2018
You Better Be Here
Apr 24, 2018
Cornerstone Dignity Bags
May 01, 2018
Dr. Holte: New Orthopedic Surgeon
May 08, 2018
Becca Zwonitzer ASAP, Against Substance Abuse in Pope County
May 15, 2018
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
J. Bentley Peters
March 4
Rod Olson
March 22
David Thompson
March 23
Dane Ankeny
March 31
Spouse Birthdays
Rodney Roers
March 7
Felix Blanco
Maggie Blanco
March 9
Join Date
Tim Douglass
March 16, 2005
13 years
Nan Haggerty
March 17, 2010
8 years
Kevin Klimek
March 20, 2001
17 years
Meeting Responsibilities
Rajdl, Marin
Nordstrom, Laura
Reporter/Photographer/Public Relations
Douglass, Tim
Erickson, Pamela
Program Chair
Roers, Amy
Erickson, Pamela
Sergeant at Arms
Douglass, Tim
Social Media Director
Campbell, Lloyd
Russell Hampton
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