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Janesville
Thursday, 12:00 p.m.
Purple Goose Eatery
220 N. Main St
Janesville, MN 56024
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Date Chartered:   March  23, 1964
Club Number:   2152
Sponsor Club:   Waseca
Clubs Sponsored:  
 
Current Members:   19
Charter Members:   25
Charter President:   Oather Troldahl
 
Bulletin:   N/A
Year Started:   N/A
First Editor:   N/A
Date last updated:   October 15, 2007
 
Officers for current year 2016-17:  
P   Kevin Babcock email
PE   Paul Muther email
 
COMMUNITY SERVICE
Historical Highlights:   Over the years, local Rotarians have contributed labor and material in several city park projects including cleaning of Lakeview Park, construction of a picnic shelter in the city park, transplanting of trees to parks, and construction of park benches. Our club has been actively involved in Adopt-A-Highway program for many years. In 2000, our club began handling the annual Caring and Sharing Christmas program to provide gifts to area families who are having a difficult time financially during the Christmas season. We began sponsorship and creation of the annual JWP Rotary Basketball Tournament in December, 1997. Four boys teams and four girls teams from local and area schools participate.

We are a supporter of eleven different activities such as the JWP yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Program, the Waseca County Hospice Program, Clergy Appreciation Night, the Raptor Center of the University of Minnesota, City of Janesville Golf Course, City of Janesville skating rink warming house, City of Janesville Nursing home, Rotary Rose Bowl parade float, Meals-on-wheels program, Farmamerica, and City and High School playground equipment and bleachers on the football field.
Rotaract Club:   None
Interact Club:   None
Centennial Project:   Adopted the Janesville Public Cemetery. Helped to clean it up, straighten grave stones and built kiosk with a cemetery map to help people locate their loved ones’ grave stones.
 
VOCATIONAL SERVICE
Historical Highlights:   Includes RYLA since 1966, Farmer’s Night since 1965, Teacher’s Picnic since fall 1966. Strive Program and six additional activities.
 
INTERNATIONAL SERVICE
Historical Highlights:   Over the years, our club hosted 30 Rotary Youth Exchange students from all over the world, and sponsored 12 local students as outbound Rotary Exchange students.
We became actively involved in the Polio Plus Program in 1988 and have made significant contributions annually since that time.
In 1994, we began sponsoring as many as 3 students annually to the World Affairs Seminar. Student from most sates in the US and from 50 foreign counties participate in the seminar.
We make annual contributions to Rotary Foundation, and to the Rotary Fast-for-Hope Program.
Youth Exchange:   N/A
Group Study Exchange:   N/A
Ambassadorial/Peace Scholars:   Our club sponsored an ambassadorial Scholar to New Zealand to study autism.
Over the years we have received presentations and programs from several other Ambassadorial scholars from our Rotary District.
Matching Club Project:   In 2002, our club joined with the North Mankato Rotary Club and others to make a substantial donation to Children’s Vision International, Inc. in Bogota, Columbia. They care for abandoned babies and homeless children.
In 1992 our club jointed with the
 
CLUB SERVICE
Historical Highlights:   Our club maintains an excellent working relationship with the District. We have excellent meeting facilities, and provide a variety of informative programs. Our club is always represented by one or more members at each District conference.
Foundation/Paul Harris Fellows:   Have consistently provided Paul Harris Fellows to R.I. We currently have 13 benefactors.
District/International Officers:   None
Rotary Awards:   We have received outstanding activities and in 1989 we received an award from Minnesota Governor Perpich for contributions by our club to local education.
 
MISCELLANEOUS
Historical Highlights:   We maintain activities and involvement in all of Rotary’s four Avenues of Service with the strongest emphasis being that of community and schools.