The annual Thief River Falls Rotary Club vs. Lions Club golf outing on Monday, September 12, 2016 at the Thief River Falls Golf Club. The Thief River Falls Rotary Club won the 9-hole contest and retained the “Brass Bucket Trophy”. As is traditional, the losing team’s president has to kiss the brass bucket trophy, TRF Lions Club President John Wollenzien kisses the brass bucket trophy while handing it to TRF Rotary Club President Mitch Stevens.
Thief River Falls Rotary President Richard Laager presents a check for $100 from the Thief River Falls Rotary Club to Jane Anderson, Executive Director of the Thief River Falls Area Community Theater.
Rotary International District 5580 Governor Craig Loughery and his wife Diane Loughery met with the Thief River Falls 2015-2016 Rotary Board Member.
The Thief River Falls Rotary Club defeated the Lions club during the 10th Annual Golf Social on Monday, September 21, 2015. Thief River Falls Lions Vice President Jim Hellie (standing in for current Lions President Mike Reishus) kisses the brass bucket trophy while handing it to Thief River Falls Rotary Club President Richard Laager.
The Thief River Falls Rotary Club has pledged over $2,000 to help the people in Nepal following a 7.8 magnitude earthquake and subsequent 7.3 magnitude earthquake. News outlets report that the earthquakes have claimed the lives of an estimated 8,125 people and affected an estimated eight million people (one million of whom are children). All funds will be sent to the local Nepalese Rotary District 3292, where a disaster relief fund has been established.
Speaking on the disaster, Thief River Falls President Joe Hedrick said, “The people of Nepal need our help. The enormous loss of life can never be replaced, but with our help they can begin to rebuild. As Rotarians we must always remember our principle motto ‘Service Above Self’.”