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STMA Rotary 'Lights Up Rotary,' Meets Its Annual Goals!

posted Jul 9, 2015, 11:23 AM by St. Michael-Albertville Rotary Club
The St. Michael-Albertville Rotary Club proudly announces that it has met all of its goals for the year, contributing more than $10,000 to local and international projects -- an amazing fete considering the club’s small size at 22 members.  In addition to monetary contributions, club members also lived up to Rotary’s motto of “Service Above Self” by contributing hundreds of hours of volunteer service to the community.

STMA Rotary Club
“Last year’s Rotary International President Gary C.K. Huang challenged us to ‘Light up Rotary,’ and our club really lit it up,” said Sandy Greninger, who finished her one-year term as club president on June 30 (the Rotary year runs from July 1-July 1). “We set some very high goals for our club this past year, and I am very proud to say that our members rose to the challenge and we met every single goal.” 

During the 2014-2015 Rotary year, STMA Rotary contributed $4,000 to the Rotary Foundation, raised $400 for Rotary’s PolioPlus program (enough to immunize 600+ children), and contributed $3,000 toward an international project in partnership with the Buffalo, Monticello and Alexandria Rotary Clubs. 

Locally, the club partnered with the Rogers, Monticello and Buffalo Rotary Clubs to build and deliver 80 Beds for Kids, coordinated the STRIVE program at STMA High School, honored several juniors as Students of the Month, granted more than $1,000 in scholarships to STMA students, sent a student to Camp Enterprise, and made contributions to the STMA BPA class trip, STMA Youth Baseball and the St. Michael Firefighter Relief Association.  In addition, the club wrote a successful grant application for bike helmets for the FYCC annual Bike Rodeo, and held its annual community service day to do roadside cleanup and chores for area seniors.  The club also hosted its annual Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration in partnership with Shop STMA, and had several fundraisers including the annual golf tournament with the Monticello Rotary Club, annual student art auction, fish fry, pancake breakfast and meat raffles. Committed to literacy, the club read to first graders on Dr. Seuss’s birthday and gave each student a book.  It also keeps a number of Little Libraries well stocked with books.

STMA Rotary Club meets at 7:30 a.m. Tuesdays in the Crow River Senior Center at the St. Michael City Center.  For information, visit www.stmarotary.org or e-mail stmarotary@gmail.com.  Guests and new members are welcome.

About St. Michael-Albertville Rotary
Rotary is a unique organization that stresses “service above self.” It focuses on helping citizens in our community as well as addressing the world-wide challenges of disease, literacy, starvation and clean water. The St. Michael-Albertville Rotary Club meets at 7:30 a.m. Tuesdays in the Crow River Senior Center at the St. Michael City Center. For more information, visit www.stmarotary.org or e-mail stmarotary@gmail.com.

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