Glenwood Rotary TV
Check out our latest video on our Facebook page.
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.
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.

Do you have an Idea for a Project?
Planning for next year
All the district grant money is gone for this year but this is the best time to plan for the upcoming  Rotary year. Remember if the club is going to write a grant we need to make sure the money is in the budget for our part of the matching grant, $1,000.00, and you need to get together with Grant, our PE, President Elect, to outline your possible grant. 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.
March Board Meeting 
Board Meeting 

Membership – Positive new membership summit feedback.

Foundation – Kevin Klimek:  Foundation speaker rescheduled because of bad weather.

Programs – Amy Roers:  Have programs through April.

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.  Also a trip to India in the spring.  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 attended the Rotary Trafficking Summit. 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.  

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.




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.    




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.
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
Jim Nelson: Rotary Foundation
May 22, 2018
AKO Glenwood Rotary Exchange Student
May 29, 2018
Jun 05, 2018
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