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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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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Speakers

Sep 04, 2014
Dr. Abul Sharah
“Just to live a comfortable life was not good enough.”
Sep 11, 2014
Scott Wallace
Sept 11- World Trade Center
Oct 02, 2014
Sandy Sullivan, Author
Green Bay Love Stories
Oct 09, 2014
James C. Backstrom
Dakota County Attorney
Oct 23, 2014
Richard Lett
Senior Protection Officer for the British Royal Family
Nov 19, 2014
Dec 17, 2014
Jan 14, 2015
Feb 18, 2015
 

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Polio's Retreat
As photojournalist Allison Kwesell walks through the narrow streets of an Indian village, familiarity sets in. She visited here four years ago, when she first met Samir and his family. He was two years old then and had recently contracted polio. Kwesell approaches the front porch of a home when she hears an older woman yelling “Samir! Samir!” She runs toward the voice, wondering if she’ll recognize the boy. She sees six children playing chase on the dry earth, the dirt forming clouds around their feet. From afar she notices a young boy, not unlike the other barefoot children in the backyard...
Rotaract award winners celebrated for their life-changing projects
The village of Kumbharwadi is one of many in a drought-prone region near Mumbai, India. Until recently, its residents had access to only one well with drinkable water. During the summer months, the well runs dry, and the women and girls of the village travel three to four hours a day to search for water. Enter Project Boond, undertaken by a Rotaract club, a Rotary club, and the Watershed Organization Trust to provide clean drinking water and sanitation facilities in Kumbharwadi. Nikunj Pherwani, 2013-14 president of the Rotaract Club of Hassaram Rijhumal College of Commerce and Economics in...
Young writers get published with the help of Rotary
In Jamaica, 11-year-old Jordan Allwood reads his classmates a story about a lonely puppy who finds a new family. The puppy grows into a big dog, enjoys walks along the beach, and survives a frightening autumn day when he is caught in a trap before being rescued by his family. Jordan's story is one of hundreds that were written by children ages 7-11 for a writing contest organized by the Rotary E-Club of the Caribbean 7020 and supported by clubs in 10 Caribbean nations. The best stories, including Jordan's, were published in "The Butterfly StoryBook," produced by the club and sold through...
Clubs breaking down barriers to clean water in Ghana
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