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 Empowering Girls
 Glenwood Rotary is doing something about empowering girls and young women in third-world countries.
The local Rotary Club is hosted a sew-a-thon last Tuesday that provides feminine hygiene kits to young girls in many poverty-stricken countries.
Why Feminine hygiene products or “Days for Girls” kits? 
Consider this question:  What if not having sanitary supplies meant days without school? Days of isolation? 
Girls in many poor countries use leaves, mattress stuffing, newspaper, corn husks, rocks, anything they can find...but still miss up to 2 months of education and opportunity every year. It turns out this issue is a surprising but instrumental key to social change for women all over the world, according to Judy Johnson, of the Maple Grove Rotary Club, who spoke to Glenwood Rotarians last week.
By providing the Days for Girls kits, along with some education about the natural reproductive system, girls can continue to go to school and that education can improve their lives.
“Many of the girls drop out of school because they are not allowed in during their periods and so they get behind and drop out,” said Johnson, who is leading the effort to provide feminine hygiene kits.  “Once they drop out they are considered ready for marriage and child bearing and many become mothers at age 13 or 14,” she said.
She explained that helping them manage their natural reproductive cycle helps to break the cycle of early pregnancy and abject poverty. 
The sew-a-thon is a way Johnson found to create a number of the washable, reusable kits and then send them to countries where they are needed. 
She was hoping that the local sew-a-thon would attract enough volunteers to put together a 120 such kits.
Those who want to help can also do so by making a donation to the project through the Glenwood Rotary Club. 
“I’m very grateful for your support,” she told Glenwood Rotarians, “and helping me do something to help the girls of the world.”
Her kits have gone to many countries, including Bangladesh, Kenya, Haiti, India, Guatemala, Vietnam and Uganda and others.
5950 Jeopardy Winner..... Uganda!


Four Glenwood Rotary teams put their knowledge to the test for a good cause playing the game of 5950 Jeopardy.  It was a close contest with Team Four (4)  of Jeanne, Amy, Barb, Kirk and Joe coming from behind to win by .5 of a point. It was all for a good cause with the prize money going to the Uganda project. Oh, did I fail to mention the money involved in this game and that each team had a choice of what to do with the money.  Of course one of the choices was to keep the money themselves but like all good Rotarian each team selected to contribute to the Uganda Project.  Another benefits of the 5950 Jeopardy game was the information we gained about District 5950.  In all it was a fun meeting. I would like to thank Irene Kelly for taking the time to come to our meeting and inform us about the things the district can do for the Glenwood Rotary Club and the many leadership opportunities we have at the district level.
Brush up on your Rotary knowledge as Irene Kelly will put you to task with 5950 District version of the popular game show "Jeopardy". This is just FUN!!! - See more at:
STRIVE for Excellence

Strive for Excellence

Youth mentoring is a key part of many Rotary clubs’ service efforts.  What better way have we to make an impact upon our communities, an impact that will last for generations to come!
STRIVE is a youth mentoring program that was developed by White Bear Lake Rotarian Don Mooney.  He started the program in his local high school, and soon thereafter his Rotary club picked up on it.  Since that time STRIVE has migrated to Rotary clubs throughout the world.


While STRIVE and other youth mentoring programs will vary from club to club, a common STRIVE model includes:
  • inviting the bottom third of the high school senior class to be matched with a Rotary mentor,
  • meeting at a STRIVE group at the school monthly,
  • awarding scholarships based upon % improvement in cumulative GPA
  • holding an awards banquet for STRIVE students and their families.
Each year those clubs managing a STRIVE program will experience at least a few real life-changing turnarounds for their students.  One student, when asked by a Rotarian what about the STRIVE program worked for her, answered: “My parents knew I was a loser, my counselors knew I was a loser, my teachers knew I was a loser…but you didn’t.”