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River Falls Rotary Celebrates 15 Years of Service

The River Falls Rotary Club recently celebrated it's 15-year anniversary. Since its inception, the club has initiated many programs supporting education, including the Westside Reader program and the high school STRIVE program. We have supported the Honors Banquet at the high school, programs at the Renaissance Academy. The River Falls Rotary Club guided the Veteran's Park make-over as our Centennial Project.

The club has hosted Rotary Exchange students from the Phillipines, Bolivia, South Africa, Denmark, South Korea, and other countries. We also sponsored one student traveling to South Korea.

We look forward to our next 15 years, embracing our club motto, "Enhancing Opportunity for Youth, Creating a Better World for All."
Mayor Dan Toland proclaimed March 25th as Rotary Day in River Falls.
Disrict Governor Gary Campbell helped celebrate our anniversary. Having used the analogy of a club being born as they attain their charter, DG Campbell noted that the River Falls Rotary Club is now a teenager. He encouraged us to recall the energy and adventure of our teenage years, and to put that energy to good use as we continue to develop.
Gorden Hedahl recalled some of the club's history, starting with a series of meetings by the club founders, including Past President Tom Bloom. Several of those founders had been past Rotarians, and saw a need to bring Rotary to River Falls. Our first community project - the support of Sharing Families - was undertaken before we chartered as a club, and continues to this day. Assistant Governor Rob Howard, from the Hudson Daybreak Club, our club's sponsor, noted that, as the "parent" of a teenager, the Hudson Daybreak Club is ready to "set us free".
Gorden Hedahl recalled some of the club's history, starting with a series of meetings by the club founders, including Past President Tom Bloom. Several of those founders had been past Rotarians, and saw a need to bring Rotary to River Falls. Our first community project - the support of Sharing Families - was undertaken before we chartered as a club, and continues to this day.
       


 


Our club has a strong emphasis on youth programs. Projects and programs include:

  • Sponsorship of incoming and outgoing Rotary Youth Exchange Students, including Gary, our current guest from Taiwan.
  • The Strive Program - helping high school students maintain a focus on their education and encouraging future educational goals.
  • Westside Readers - helping grade school students at Westside Elemenbary strengthen their reading skills.
  • Support of schools in need in other areas of the world, including Haiti and Peru.


 
   
     



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