District Awards for Anoka Rotary

Anoka Rotary was recognized and honored on June 30th during the Awards Presentations with the following awards for medium size clubs: 
1st PLACE - Community Service
1st PLACE - Public Image
2nd PLACE - Youth Service
2nd PLACE - Club Service
3rd PLACE - Vocational Service
3rd PLACE - International Service
 
OVERALL CLUB OF THE YEAR: 1st PLACE - LeSeur, 2nd PLACE - ANOKA, 3rd PLACE - Blaine/Ham Lake
District Awards for Anoka Rotary Lynn Montgomery 2021-07-12 05:00:00Z 0

John Harrell 2021-2022 Anoka Rotary President

New Year for Anoka Rotary

On a beautiful sunny day at Peninsula Point Park in Anoka the Anoka Rotary installed it's newest President.  John Harrell will serve as the 2021-2022 President. Gary Campbell was commended for his service and leadership during a very challenging year with COVID-19.  Jeff Conner will serve as the President-Elect.  During this meeting, the Anoka Rotary also welcomed its newest member, Erin Schneider.  And Pam Russell has agreed to serve as the new Public Image Lead.
John Harrell 2021-2022 Anoka Rotary President Lynn Montgomery 2021-07-12 05:00:00Z 0
Anoka Rotarians Lead Plastic Waste Collection Efforts at Peninsula Point Park Lynn Montgomery 2021-05-09 05:00:00Z 0

Anoka Rotary to be a Part of the Mississippi River Plastic Waste Reduction Initiative

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 to be a Part of the Mississippi River Plastic Waste Reduction Initiative 2021-02-23 06:00:00Z 0

John Harrell to Serve as President Elect

 

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!
 
 
John Harrell to Serve as President Elect Lynn Montgomery 2021-01-08 06:00:00Z 0

Anoka Rotary Travel Raffle Winners

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 Rotary Travel Raffle Winners Lynn Montgomery 2021-01-08 06:00:00Z 0

Anoka Rotary Travel Raffle

Anoka Rotary TRAVEL RAFFLE Happening NOW!

You haven't been away in what feels like forever.  You can't wait for a change of scenery, even if it is in your own backyard.  All signs that it is time to start dreaming of your next vacation or "staycation".  The Anoka Rotary "VACATION OF A LIFETIME" Travel Raffle is for you!
GRAND PRIZE - $3000 Travel Voucher or $2000 cash
2nd PRIZE - $500 By the Yard Outdoor Furniture Gift Card or $200 cash
3rd PRIZE - Outdoor Firepit with S'mores Fixings or $50 cash
Raffle tickets are only $10 each.  Contact Lynn Montgomery at LMMont@aol.com if you are interested in getting tickets.
Raffle drawing to occur on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at Green Haven Golf and Event Center at 8:00 PM.  You do not need to be present to win.
Anoka Rotary Travel Raffle Lynn Montgomery 2020-10-04 05:00:00Z 0

Anoka Rotary Collecting School Supplies to Support Youth

Anoka Rotarians are working with the Anoka Police Department to collect and distribute school supplies for the upcoming school year.  Supplies needed: #2 pencils, 24 count crayons, markers, notebooks (wide line and college),page protectors, headphones or ear buds, glue and/or glue sticks, index cards, 2 pocket folders, loose leaf paper, back packs, 1 inch 3 ring binders, water color paints (Prang or Crayola), colored pencils, student scissors, Post-Its, and 4 tab index dividers.  Supplies can be dropped off at George Enloe Park, 631 Lund Blvd. in Anoka on August 27th from 3:00 - 7:00 PM.
Anoka Rotary Collecting School Supplies to Support Youth Lynn Montgomery 2020-08-05 05:00:00Z 0

Anoka Rotary Meeting  Using Zoom

 

 
Anoka Rotary is using Zoom to meet virtually during our regular Thursday morning meeting time.  Although the club usually meets at Green Haven Golf and Event Center in Anoka on Thursday mornings at 7:30 AM, for the safety of our members and presenters, we are using the virtual platform Zoom.  We will continue to meet virtually until it is safe to gather together again.  If you would like to receive a link to join our meetings, please contact Anoka Rotary. Anoka Rotary meetings start at 7:30 AM.  Each meeting has a featured speaker.  For a complete list of upcoming presentations, please see the calendar.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Anoka Rotary Meeting Using Zoom Lynn Montgomery 2020-07-31 05:00:00Z 0

Gary Campbell is the 2020-2021 Anoka Rotary President

Gary Campbell Installed as the 2020-2021 Anoka Rotary President

Gary Campbell has been installed as President of the Anoka Rotary Club for the 2020-2021 year.  Gary, who is a long-time Rotarian has extensive experience, served as the Club President once before as well as the District Governor for Rotary 5960.  Gary has also served and provided leadership for many areas such as the Rotary Foundation, both at the local and district level.
 
 
 
 
Gary Campbell is the 2020-2021 Anoka Rotary President Lynn Montgomery 2020-07-31 05:00:00Z 0

Helping people with disabilities make their own music

Music has been an important part of leading an ordinary life for students at the Music School for Children With Disabilities in Honor of Paul Harris in Lublin, Poland. Founded by Rotary members, the school serves 20 students with various disabilities, including Down syndrome, autism, and visual impairments. The Rotary Club of Lublin-Centrum-Maria Curie-Sklodowska has provided funding with help from Rotary Foundation Matching Grants and the Henryk Wieniawski Musical Society, which houses the school.
 
After their son Mateusz was born with underdeveloped eyes, Mariusz and Joanna Kania looked for ways to help him be active. When he showed an aptitude for music, they looked for a teacher and were thrilled to find the Paul Harris music school.
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Finding Safe Haven

For years, Angalia Bianca had slept in abandoned buildings throughout Chicago. She stole. She did drugs. She spent time in and out of jail for forgery, theft, trespassing, and possession of narcotics. But after she landed in prison for the seventh time, something changed -- Bianca knew she wanted a better life. She just didn’t know how to make it happen.
 
After serving her time, Bianca sought help from a local homeless organization, A Safe Haven, and moved to its shelter in the Rogers Park neighborhood. Bianca followed the program closely -- she attended all the required meetings, passed drug tests, and volunteered at every opportunity.
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Saving lives in Ghana

What is it like taking a large team to Africa?  It has probably been one of the most rewarding experiences in my life. In mid February, I began leading Rotary members from all over the East Coast of the United States through Ghana. I’ve tried to give the team a warm Ghanaian welcome like I’ve received on my earlier trips. A large trip is a real blessing because each person sees Ghana and our work in a different way.

A highlight for the team was greeting the chief of Sagadugu. The team got excited about buying goats and food for children in the villages where I support eight churches. It was good to see the pastors of most of the eight churches, and I had to explain that we were just passing through on our way to Bolgatanga.
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