Rotary Club of Lakeville

Minnesota, District 5960, Club # 24438

 

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Brackett's Crossing Country Club
17976 Judicial Road
Lakeville, MN  55044-7103
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OCTOBER 2014 ROTARY STUDENTS OF THE MONTH
 
Lakeville South - Michael Burns
Lakeville North -
Carly Fredericks
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Each month of the school year, the Lakeville Rotary Club recognizes students of the senior class who demonstrate “Service Above Self”. 
 
For the month of October Lakeville North South High School has chosen Michael Burns for the October Rotary Student of the Month. Michael was chosen due to his leadership skills both in and out of school.  Michael is the leader of our Blazing Cats adaptive soccer team. The past two games he has scored the game winning goals to lead our team to victory. In addition, he leads the team in points this season. In the classroom, he is always positive and willing to help others. When students are off task Michael reminds them to pay attention and to respect the teacher. Younger students look up to Michael because he has a positive attitude and encourages others to do their best. Michael is a role model at Lakeville South High School
 
Michaels’s parents are Sean and Katherine Burns, and his Dean is Shaun Murphy.
 
For the month of October, Carly Fredericks was nominated at Lakeville North High School as Student of the Month. Carly is involved in numerous in school activities and outside school activities.  For 2014-2015, she is the Lakeville Delegation President for YMCA Youth In Government.  Carly is a senior class officer and on the Lakeville North Traveling Speech Team.   She is on the National Forensics League and Vice-President for the Student Council.  She is a peer tutor for the National Honor Society and part of the Panther Prep.  She is also in choir and on the Lake Liners Dance Team.
 
Outside of Lakeville North High School, Carly is a co-founder for the Lakeville Habitat for Humanity Chapter and completed 2 builds and “many yet to come”.  She is also the co-founder of a bowlathon for Cerebral Palsy that raised $550 for the Courage Center. Carly's parents are Jay & Sheryl Fredericks and her Dean is Dan McNulty.
 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
What does Rotary mean to you? Rotary members have pushed polio to the brink of eradication, delivered clean water to those in need, improved their local communities, provided scholarships to the next generation of peacemakers and continue to do good in the world.
 
 
 

 
 
SEPTEMBER 2014 ROTARY STUDENTS OF THE MONTH
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Each month of the school year, the Lakeville Rotary Club recognizes students of the senior class who demonstrate “Service Above Self”. 
 
For the month of September Lakeville North High School has chosen Stephanie Butler for the September Rotary Student of the Month. Stephanie was chosen due to her academics and extracurricular activities at Lakeville North High School.  Stephanie placed 5th at Nationals in Storytelling Speech.  She is captain of the Speech Team.  She is on the Girls Soccer team and captain of Girls Soccer.  Stephanie is President of Student Council for school year 2014-2015.  She is also a member of Fellowship of Christian Athletes.  She is a past President of Bel Canto and past Vice President of Panther Choir. 
 
For Stephanie’s future plans, she will attend the University of Missouri to study Journalism. Stephanie’s parents are David & Lisa Butler, and her Dean is Cheryl Meger.
 
For the month of September, Grant Mosser was nominated at Lakeville South High School as Student of the Month. Grant is the definition of a true scholar athlete. He has a 4.06 GPA with a class rank of 25 of 461. Grant has prepared well for college by successfully completing 10 Advanced Placement courses and 8 Honors and other rigorous courses.  He is a National Honor Society member, Advanced Placement Scholar, Junior class officer, fellowship of Christian Athletes member, Church volunteer, and band member.
 
At Lakeville South High School, Grant participated, in Football for 3 years and was named honorable mention All-Conference, Basketball for 3 years, lettered. A member of the track team for 4 years, named Academic All-State, 2 years All-Conference, State entrant in the long jump and named MVP of track team.   Grant’s parents are Greg and Nancy Mosser, and his Dean is John Boche.
 

 
 
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Lakeville Rotary and the American Red Cross are hosting an upcoming blood drive.

Please join our lifesaving mission and schedule an appointment today!

Drive Details:
Site: Crossroads Church
Address: 17671 Glacier Way, Lakeville, MN, 55044
Room Name: Great Room
Date: Tue Oct 7, 2014
Time: 1:30: PM - 7:30: PM
Coordinator Name: Mike Cooper
Click here to make an appointment

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A number of volunteers stepped up  on 7/26-27 to help make the Lakeville Miracle Field  Playground  a Twin Cities first.  Many are familiar with Miracle Field baseball parks,  including Lakeville's located at King Park on Dodd Blvd. across from the Lakeville Police Department.

 

The new Miracle Field Playground is being installed right next to the Miracle Field baseball diamond.

 

On Saturday and Sunday many volunteers came to help and not all their names were noted.

 

Kari Schmitz - coaches her daughter who  plays on Miracle Field

Jeff Wenberg -  Sun Country pilot.

Trevor Michael -  Sun Country pilot

Brett Altergott -  Lakeville's second Parks &  Recreation  Director (now in his second year after Steve Michaud retired from that role in 2013)

Deb Smith

Scott Ahlers

Julie &  Jim Christian — Lakeville Rotary

John Hennen - Parks & Recreation employee

Dean &  Connor Chelstrom

Brian Roseen  -  Miracle Field Director for south metro.

 

Landscape  Structures is the product manufacturer located here in MN.

Flagship Recreation is the authorized distributor/installer represented by Charlie Colvin and

Mark McLaughlin.  Mark even had his 12 year old son helping on Saturday.

 

14 different play activities are being installed that accommodate children with special physical or cognitive needs including autism to play side by side with children without special needs.  The best example is a side  by side zip line activity.

 

The special surface is being installed next week. 

 

"Homer" the mascot was recently installed. Ribbon cutting is expected sometime in late August.

 

 
 
2013-14 Club President Jim Christian
and 2014-15 Club President Craig Manson
 

 
Rotary Students of the Month for May 2014 - Joel Varghese, Lakeville South High School, and Lindsey Smits, Lakeville North High School 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 

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Jay Young presented Loretta Ellsworth from the Onebook, OneLakeville program a check for $ 500

Loretta announce the 2014 book selection: ORPHAN TRAIN by Christina Baker Kline

Author Event:

2014 One Book, One Lakeville Event
Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 7 p.m.
Lakeville Area Arts Center

 

 
 

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Randy Sparling introduced our students that recently attended Camp Enterprise. Lakeville North High School, Andrew Crenshaw and Nick Oblak and from Lakeville South Jack Scheer.  The students gave a short overview of their time at the camp and thanked Lakeville Rotary Club for the opportunity.

 

 
 

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Jay Young presented Sal Mondelli and Laurie Reib, 360 Communities, with a $5000 grant for the Partners for Success Program in the Lakeville Area School District. The Partners for Success Program brings a Family Support Worker into the schools to help students and families with issues that are affecting the student’s education. The Lakeville Rotary Club has  been a supporter of this program since 2005.

Click Here for more information on the Partners for Success Program.

 

 
 

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Jim Christian introduced our speaker Thomas Hendrickson, President and Director since 2010. Dr. Hendrickson has many years of experience in forming and running overseas operations. He has worked on projects in Tanzania for the last ten years. He currently teaches engineering at Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Iringa Hope is a US, 501 (c) (3) non-profit corporation dedicated to alleviating poverty in central rural Tanzania in the Iringa District by providing capital for small loans to farmers and shopkeepers running small stores and other local enterprises. This is commonly called micro-finance or micro-credit. Rural Tanzania is one of the poorest regions in the world.

In the past year they have provided 652 loans through their network of Savings and Credit Coops. They will only approve loans if the purpose of the loan is to make money. Iringa Hope provides training classes, seminars and they have a weekly radio program that reaches out to an audience of 100,000, drawing questions from throughout the area.

The staff from Iringa Hope has learned over the past year that most of the loans are taken out for farming and the borrower’s income rise from less than $300/year to about $900/year. This increased income is used to feed their family, send their children to school, and replace their mud huts and grass roofs with brick homes with tin roofs.

For more information visit their FaceBook Page or website: Website: www.iringahope1.org 

 

 
 

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Doc Aak introduced our speaker, Tim Mulcrone, PolioPlus Chair for District 5950. Having been inspired as a GSE Team Member to Chile in 1985, Tim Mulcrone became a charter member of Chanhassen Rotary in 1987.  He is a Past President, Multiple Paul Harris Award Recipient, has served on the District’s Group Study Exchange Committee, Club Visioning Team and as Assistant District Governor of Area 6.  He has also played an active role in Chanhassen Rotary’s relief efforts in Chimbote, Peru.  Tim has taken an interest in moving Rotary closer to completing our commitment to eliminate polio worldwide and was recently asked to lead the District’s polio fundraising effort.

Tim inspired, informed, and entertained our Club on the eradication efforts of Rotary throughout the world to End Polio. The fight started in 1955 when an oral Polio Vaccine was invented and hopeful to its end in 2014. Tim stated that is has been a long fight, fighting against other noble and needed interests and coming against new foes with myths and the Taliban. He shared how the fight for him is personal, with a story about his mom Annie and her brother Tim, and how Tim died at a very young age from Polio.  “We are this close”

Districts 5950 & 5960 End Polio Now Program with the Minnesota Lynx – September 14, 2013 – More Information

www.endpolio.org

 

 

 
 

2013-14 Rotary Youth Exchange Student Savanah Bird's Blog Spot. Savanah departs on Thursday, August 8 for her Rotary year exchange to Minas Gerais, Brazil.

Follow Savanah's year abroad at http://savanahbird.blogspot.com/

 

 

 
 

"Home in the Box" Containers were packed with tarps, rope, sheets, silverware, bucket, fry pans, towels, hangers, bowls, Tupperware, water jug, duct tape, ect.

The 59 boxes were packed by Lakeville Rotarians last Wednesday evening, September 5th and are being shipped to Chimbote, Peru where they will be given to social workers at Father's Jack's mission.  The containers will be handed out to new families in need of supplies.

 

 
 
 

 

Rotary Youth Exchange 

"The Lakeville Rotary Club has current Host Family Opportunities for families in the Lakeville South School District. You do not need to be a Rotarian to be a Host Family! If you would like to learn more, please read the rest of this article," Hosting Families, " and watch the video. For more information contact  Theresa Peterson Lakeville Rotary Youth Exchange Officer.

 

 

 
 
 

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After a year of shrinking polio cases worldwide, the crippling disease is now on the cusp of being eradicated, said top health officials at Rotary's second annual World Polio Day event on 24 October. At a special Livestream program -- World Polio Day: Make History Today -- Rotary leaders joined global health experts and celebrity singers to hail the progress of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative. After nearly 30 years, the GPEI, which includes Rotary, the World Health Organization, UNICEF, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, is on...
Dynamic young club uses social media to grow
Erin Mills had just finished teaching for the day in Montevideo, Uruguay, when her smartphone buzzed with a message. An impromptu gathering to watch Uruguay's World Cup soccer match was being organized. Through the power of a mobile messaging app, a majority of the Rotary Club of Plaza Matriz had soon assembled at a member's home to munch on baked goods and chips while rooting for their national team. That enthusiasm and ability to draw a crowd has made the club, which just received its charter in July, a success in the country's capital city. Made up almost entirely of young professionals,...
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