Club News

Mississippi River Plastic Waste Reduction Initiative

The UN Environment Program (UNEP), the Mississippi River Cities and Towns Initiative (MRCTI), University of Georgia, National Geographic Society are all working together to generate a first ever snapshot of the state of plastic pollution along the Mississippi River.  The data will be generated through a "citizen science" approach enlisting the participation of thousands of community volunteers along the river.  
 

Anoka Rotary President Elect JOHN HARRELL


John Harrell has agreed to serve as the President-Elect for the 2021 year.  He will become the next President of Anoka Rotary on July 1, 2021.  John brings a wealth of knowledge and involvement in the community and with Rotary.  Welcome President-Elect JOHN HARRELL!
 
 

Rotary Wellness Center Plaque Provided to Haven for Heroes

On behalf of the Anoka Rotary Club and the partner clubs who in 2019-2020 created the Rotary Wellness Center at the Haven for Heroes for the veterans, Lynn Montgomery officially received the bronze plaque and presented it to Bart Ward, Executive Director of the Haven.  An official dedication and recognition will be planned once the COVID-19 pandemic is over and we can safely gather together.

Anoka Rotary Travel Raffle Winners

Anoka Rotarians and guests enjoyed a Rotary Celebration in person at Green Haven Golf and Event Center and on Zoom. The official Rotary Raffle Drawing was conducted and here are the results:
Grand Prize - a $3000 Travel Voucher from Elk River Travel WINNER - Randy Rasmussen
Second Place Prize - a $500 "By the Yard" Gift Card
WINNER- Shawna Raske
Third Place Prize - $50 Cash
WINNER - Ken Welle
 
In addition, $180 was raised to help "End Polio Now" by the Anoka Rotarians.  It was a great night!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Anoka Rotarians joined the Anoka Police and other volunteers on August 27th for a special community event providing school supplies, fresh produce, personal hygiene products, infant care products and resources, housing and mental health resources and meals.  From 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM, families could drive up at George Enloe Park in Anoka and their car would be loaded by the Anoka Rotarians with backpacks full of school supplies for their children and other items they needed.  Over 175 backpacks for elementary, middle and high school students were given out.  These backpacks were filled with pencils, pens, notebooks, 3 ring binders, headphones, watercolor paints, glue, crayons, colored pencils, folders, markers, highlighters, note cards, and calculators.  Many of these supplies were donated by the Rotarians.  In addition, the ACBC Food Shelf provided over 80 large boxes of fresh produce and almost 200 meals.
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