Create feminine hygiene kits for girls around the world, which gives them days in school -- rather than days away from school
Minneapolis South Rotary will host a sew-a-thon for Days for Girls, a group that provides feminine hygiene products to girls world wide. There will be jobs for everyone, whether or not you sew.
Registration is not necessary but helpful. Register here.
Date: April 1, Saturday
Time: 9:30 to 12
Location: Hosmer Library basement meeting room
Please bring: Yourself! Nothing more is required
If possible, these donations are encouraged:
• girls panties (sizes 8 - 14)
• washed flannel (dark & wild patterns are best)
• 100% cotton fabric (smallest size 5" x 5", dark/wild patterns are best)
• hotel-size soap
• ziploc bags (gallon size, freezer)
Optional Items To Bring:
• a sewing machine
Show your heart on Valentine's Day. Get trained for future service projects at Open Arms of Minnesota.
Sudden Cardiac Arrest can happen to anyone, anytime, anyplace and at any age. And, when it does happen, it is almost always fatal unless people take action. Learn the life-saving skills of CPR and how to use an automatic external defibrillator (AED) with confidence on November 17, 7:30 pm at the Center for Fathering.
Join us at a fun, informal and informative meeting. We meet every Tuesday morning for coffee, an interesting speaker and to help engage ourselves in our local and international communities. It cost nothing to attend a meeting, and you'll leave enriched.
Our local initiatives include youth-oriented projects such as mentoring, providing school supplies and winter outerwear to kids in need, and high school youth exchange. We also make monthly donations to local charities, as selected by the club.
Internationally, we support entrepreneurs, sponsor scholars, and help with Rotary International initiatives such as polio eradication (Polio Plus) and its emergency shelter program (Shelterbox).
The doors open at 7:15 a.m., meetings start at 7:30 sharp and end promptly at 8:30, so you're on your way to work with fresh perspectives and new knowledge.
Minneapolis South Rotary member J. Michael Cavitt was recognized by the Nonviolent Peaceforce for mentoring NP returned peacekeepers in the process of applying for Rotary World Peace Fellowships. This article appeared on the group's website, http://www.nonviolentpeaceforce.org.
A North Star Rotary Youth Exchange Student Is Coming To South Minneapolis!
“If all 17-year-olds had a chance to be a Rotary Youth Exchange Student, there would be no more war.” -- Carl Wilhelm Stenhammar, president of Rotary International, 2005-06
Be An Exchange Student / Host An Exchange Student
Informational Meeting • May 16, 2012
Learn what it’s like to be a high school exchange student or learn about opportunities to become a multi-national family via hosting for a three- to four-month period. Talk to high school students who have gone on exchange, and to families who have hosted.
The Minneapolis South Rotary Club welcomed its first exchange student on August 16.Lisa arrived safely from Germany and was met by her host family Minneapolis South Rotary Club.
As of August 2011, we have made 6 loans. Two of them have been fully repaid.
Currently we are one of many lenders who are supporting (1) a group of weavers in Guatemala, (2) a tailor in Kenya, (3)a group of female tailors in Cambodia, and (4) a group of women in Cambodia who use their loan for farm supplies. All of these borrowers are working steadily to make payments on their loans and are repaying them on time.