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Pictured is the Rotary International Rose Bowl Parade float displaying this years theme, Changing Lives Through Clean Water.

2014-2015 Rotary board members with District 5580 Governor Tim Kaminski.

2014-2015 Rotary board members with District 5580 Governor Tim Kaminski.

Tuesday December 16th 2014, District 5580 Governor Tim Kaminski met with the Thief River Falls Rotary Club board members.

Club President Joe Hedrick introduces District 5580 Governor Tim Kaminski

Club President Joe Hedrick introduces District 5580 Governor Tim Kaminski

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Tuesday December 16th 2014, the Thief River Falls Rotary club hosted District 5580 Governor Tim Kaminski. Tim spoke to the club and updated our club of the current events of Rotary International, Regional and district levels.

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Saturday November 1st. The Thief River Falls Rotary Club gathered to construct four picnic tables for the Pathfinders Children’s Treatment Center. John Shirkey, Director of the Pathfinders Children’s Treatment Center, hosted the event with prepared materials. Four TRF Rotarians; Nicole Edberg, Richard Laager, Mike Nelson and Paul Ihle assembled four picnic tables for the residents and their families.

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Rotarians Michele halvorson, pictured on the right, and Nicole Edberg, not photoed, presented the St. Bernard’s third grade class with dictionaries rounding out this years Rotary dictionary campaign.

Our local Rotary club is have another fall rose sale till October 21st. Click on the link below for a PDF copy of the sale flyer and order form.

2014 Rose Sale

 

 

Rotary dictionary day at Challenger Rotary dictionary day

The Thief River Falls Rotary club once again donated and presented dictionaries to all of the third graders at Challenger Elementary. This is one of the clubs annual events that is well received by the school and portrays Rotary’s commitment to supporting education. Rotarians Kermit Genereux, Richard Laager, Joe Hedrick and Nicole Edberg, shown presenting students with their personal dictionaries and how to use them as a tool to enrich their education. The students and teachers look forward to this event each year.

 

2014 Annual Rotary vs Lions Club Golf Tournament

2014 Annual Rotary vs Lions Club Golf Tournament

This years annual golf tournament versus the Lions club resulted in the Rotary Club passing the trophy back to the Lions club after a string of victories. In respect to the annual tradition, Rotary club president, Joe Hedrick, kisses the trophy as it is handed off to the Lions club president.

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(From left to right: Richard Laager, Mark Lindquist, Steve Lillestol, Joe Hedrick)

After TRF representative Richard Laager narrowly missed the award for collecting the most clothes-pins (handed out by Fargo’s Interact Club), a deal was made to purchase the bottle of wine for $50 and auction it off at the next TRF Rotary meeting.  As the original winner of the prize, Mark Lindquist graciously agreed to donate the money traded for the bottle to the PolioPlus fund.  Another $100 was donated in Thief River Falls on May 13, 2014 for the Polio Plus fund by Tom Greelis, bringing the donation total to $150.  Using “Rotary Math”, a 2-to-1 match is applied by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation bringing the total donation to $450.  As every vaccination costs 60 cents, this single act of “service above self” means that 750 children will be vaccinated.

 

 

Science Fair Team Donation

Richard Sather (left) and Ezra Grothe (center) presented their science project to the TRF Rotary on April 29, 2014.  Richard and Ezra recently took first prize at the Bemidji Regional Science Fair Competition.  Top prize at the regional science fair allowed the team to compete at the International Science and Engineering Fair.  TRF Rotary donated $500 to the team in order to help cover miscellaneous expenses associated with their trip.  The ISEF will be held May 12th – 16th in Los Angeles, CA.  Hannah Brickson and Brandon Kasparick will also attend the event as student observers.  Hannah and Brandon will be competing in regionals next year. (The check was presented by Randy Hultgren.)