The Hutchinson Rotary Club, along with the help of the City of Hutchinson has purchased and installed new play equipment at Rotary Park along School Road NW in Hutchinson. Rotarians raised money for the equipment and installation costs, as well as ongoing and future maintenance costs. Rotarians helped with the installation, as well as distribution of wood chips and tidying the grounds. The children’s play park is a short distance from the recently installed outdoor physical fitness park, also located at Rotary Park. A young tree is planted on the grounds in honor of each Rotary Exchange Student, making the park a beautifully evolving, fun, and safe place for families, events, and groups to enjoy. Thank you to everyone who supports Rotary fundraisers and helped with this large project.
Who do you know that represents “service above self”?
The Hutchinson Rotary is asking for nominees for its annual “Service Above Self” award. “Service Above Self” is the motto of Rotary. We’re looking for someone in the greater Hutchinson community who deserves to be recognized for the volunteer work they do to help others.
The winner of the award will receive free tickets to our April 11 “Taste of Rotary” event, a nice plaque, and a $500 donation to their charity of choice. Nomination deadline: March 14, 2014.
To nominate someone, click here and complete this short form.
What a fun couple of days! It’s great to see people scope out the Hutchinson Rotary Cheese Curd booth, anticipating the best cheese curds around. Many people say they look forward to our cheese curds and come back year after year! The couple days spent making cheese curds and raising money for Rotary at the Taste of Hutchinson and Arts and Crafts Festival are memorable. Thank you to all the volunteers who helped organize and work the booth. If you have some photos to add, let us know!
Also, thank you to the following sponsors…Platinum Sponsors: Hometown Investments, Plumbing and Heating by Craig. Gold Sponsors: Bryn Gardd Dental Care, Busrch Travel, Crow River Nutrition, Factory Direct Furniture, Kraft Walser Law Office, Stewart Title. Silver Sponsors: American Family Insurance, Edward Jones-Dean & Kim Winter, Nu-Telecom, Citizens Bank & Trust Co., Vivid Image.
Raffle winners for 2013 are…Grand Prize: Bob Peterson, Second Prize: R.J. McGraw, Third Prize: Mark Matthias.
Upcoming Events: 2013 WaterCarnival Bike Ride on Saturday, June 15th.
April 19—Taste of Rotary at the Crow River Country Club
Tickets for the raffle are $50. First Prize is a $5000 voucher for a dream vacation or $4000 cash. Second prize–$1000, third prize–$500. You do not need to be present to win.Come to the Taste of Rotary for an evening of Food, Fun & Friendship! Event tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door. Over $600 in door prizes will be given away at the event!
April 19—One Day Fun Day Rotary 5950 District Conference 8 am-9 pm Hotel Sofitel, Bloomington Go to http://bit.ly/1035rxn for more information.
April 20—District Assembly More information to follow….
June 15—Water Carnival Bike Ride Mark your calendars now! We will need people on the June 14 to set up signs and the day of the ride to work at the rest stations.
The “Service Above Self” recognition is awarded to someone in the the greater Hutchinson community who demonstrated commitment to meaningful community or international service. Nominees should also demonstrate exemplary humanitarian service with an emphasis on person volunteer efforts and active involvement in helping others. Nominees should reflect Rotary’s “Four Way Test,” be an inspiration to others, and have exemplary ethical and moral character.
Presentation of the Award
The award will be presented at the 2013 Taste of Rotary event. The 2013 award recipient will receive the following:
- Free tickets to the award recipient and his/her immediate family to the 2013 Taste of Rotary event.
- A plaque in recognition of the award
- $500 donation to the charity of the recipients choice
Nominate Someone Today
We all know remarkable individuals. Who would you like to nominate for this awards?
Yui is interested in going on the spring E-term trip to New York with the exchange students, but needs to raise some money to do this. Steve and Beth offered their home to host a fun, ethnic Japanese supper. All the money raised will go towards funding the trip for Yui and this will also be an excellent chance to get to know Yui better and become more familiar with the exchange student program.
The Japanese dinner is scheduled for Saturday, February 2nd at 6 p.m. The evening will include a lovely traditional Japanese meal. Reservations are required as seating is limited. The cost is $20 per person.
I have attached the formal invitation which includes the menu for the evening. If you are interested in attending, please call 234-9532 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you in advance for your support of this program! Yui Japanese Meal.pdf
Other Rotary news:
The cabinet for the 2013-14 Rotary year has been formally announced. President—Keith Heikes, President-Elect—David Allen, Vice-President—William Young, Secretary—Beth Theis, Treasurer—Larry Haugen, Past-President—Dean Winter, Service Chair—Diana Anderson, Public Relations Chair—Adam Buboltz, Future Vision—Jeff Nies, and Foundation—Sheila Elder.
The Taste of Rotary committee has scheduled it’s first organizational meeting for Thursday, January 10th at 5:30 p.m. All committee chairs and any interested parties are asked to attend. The meeting will be held in the back room of Main Street Sports Bar.
Warm Coats. The coat drive is scheduled for Wednesday, October 17 from 10 am to 7 pm and Thursday, October 18 from 9 am to noon with set up on Monday, October 15 from noon to 5 pm at the Armory. A sign up schedule is included and will also be sent around at the regular weekly meeting. Please try to help us make this event successful! It means so much for those receiving warm coats for the winter! If you cannot get to a meeting, please email Carla at email@example.com to sign up for a time slot! Thank you! Warm Coats Sign Up 2012 (pdf)
Super Meeting. A super meeting is scheduled for Thursday, October 18. Hutchinson has been named “Minnesota’s Manufacturing City” because of the large percentage of our population who work in manufacturing industries. Because of this, it is very important that we understand the revolution that manufacturing is about to undergo.
Do you remember the “replicator” on Star Trek that could make any food a crew member wanted? This technology is becoming a reality, except it’s not just food but almost any object imaginable that can be created using a 3D printer. For example,Airbus is actively studying how to build a 3D printer large enough to print an entire airplane. NASA is studying launching a 3D printer to construct aircraft in space. Private companies are developing 3D printers that use a person’s blood to print a new heart, kidney or other organ for transplantation. While these examples are still years in the future, 3D printers are already cost-effective for making many types of objects.
At the October 18 meeting, we will have an operating 3D printer demonstrating how it works and we will have a presentation from three industry experts on the capabilities of digital design and 3D printers:
•Colin Clark, Hometown Investments and Cloud Event Processing
•Matt Havekost, Advanced Technology Systems (St. Paul)
•Rob Lambrecht, Alignex
Please invite anyone who you think may be interested in learning about this fascinating new technology. Each Rotarian is asked to bring at least one guest. At the October 11 meeting, we will be asking for a count of expected attendance; if you are not going to be at the October 11 meeting, please make sure someone who is attending has your guest count. Thank you!
Annual Rose Sale. Information for the annual rose will be handed out at this week’s meeting. A poster and sign up is posted here. The roses will be here on Thursday, November 1. We are hoping each Rotarian is able to sell 10 dozen roses/fall bouquets. If we can order at least 400 dozen, we get a substantial price break. Please help us with this fund raiser! It’s a great gift for all those deer widows! 🙂 2012 Rose Sale Poster (pdf) Rose Sale Sign up (pdf)
Ethics Workshop. The Ethics Workshop is scheduled for Tuesday, November 6, 2012, 7:00am – 2:20pm.. We have invited 48 high school students to attend the workshop held at the Crow River Golf Club.
We need 8 Rotarians to volunteer as table supervisors for the workshop. Anyone interested to learn more about the workshop and/or the volunteer opportunity should contact Dean Winter, Tracy Hassan, or Sara Turrell.
Warm Heads, Warm Hands, Warm Hearts. We will be purchasing hats and mittens again to donate to the schools and Common Cup. We will have the mittens at the Thursday, November 15th meeting. Please plan to stay a couple of minutes after the meeting to organize and bag them for delivery.
Upcoming dates to remember:
Aug. 21—Monthly Board of Directors meeting at 6 p.m. at Main Street. (Note the time and location change!)
Sept. 14-15—Cheese Curds at the Taste of Hutchinson. Please contact Linnea to sign up and help! LinneaK@cbhutch.com
Late Oct-Early Nov.—Rose Sale…..More information to follow.
Nov. 6—Ethics Workshop. Please contact Diana Anderson for more information. firstname.lastname@example.org
This meeting we welcomed the new board of directors for the coming year. President Dean Winter began his presidency by informing all Rotarians of the important dates on our calendar for the coming year. Please save the following dates:
August 16 Special guest District Governor, Bob Stowell
September 13, 14, 15 Arts & Crafts Cheese Curd Sales
October 17, 18 Annual Coat Drive
November 1 Rose Sale Delivery
November Ethics Workshop (Exact Date TBA)
December 20 Rotary Christmas Party (Evening meeting)
April 19 Annual Taste of Rotary
June 14, 15 Rotary/Jaycee Watercarnival Bike Ride
June 27 Annual Rotary Picnic
Upcoming Event–The Rotary Outing to Lake George in St Cloud for the outdoor concert will be on Wednesday, August 1. The bus will be leaving Hutchinson around 5:30 PM. The cost for the bus is $15.00 per person. Check out the website, http://www.summertimebygeorge.com/, for the band, the kids activities and the food vendors that are available. There are also pictures from previous weeks. I have been to one concert so far and it was lots of fun. So bring your family, chairs, and cooler (only non alcoholic beverages allowed in park). There is a beer garden you can go to if you would like to have a cold one! Please RSVP by July 25th. If you would rather drive up on your own and meet everyone there we will set a meeting site and get everyone’s cell numbers so we can gather together for the night. Thanks……Ronda