My fellow District 5960 Rotarians - We hope you enjoy our monthly newsletter. We enjoy connecting with you! Thank you for taking this, September 2021, trip Around the District! See the links below for more details.

Around the District - September 2021

September Is Basic Education And Literacy Month.
Your District Literacy Team has a list of ideas for celebrating literacy now and throughout the year. 
The first item on the list is for clubs to request a District Literacy Recognition Frame. Post your Recognition proudly on your website, social media platforms. or include it in a news release. Congrats in advance for your service. 

Are you looking for a project? BIG Opportunity from BELRAG (Basic Education and Literacy Rotary Action Group)  


Now, just in time for Literacy Month, BELRAG and Save the Children are pleased to announce a funding opportunity to support clubs’ innovative approaches to early childhood education in rural America. Rotary and Save the Children US embarked on a partnership, Together We Read, to increase literacy rates in rural communities through research-based early learning initiatives. The partnership unites Save the Childrens expertise in children’s early literacy programs with Rotarys expertise in connecting community leaders and driving public awareness – all with the aim of increasing educational outcomes for young children living in poverty.
This initiative offers Rotary Clubs an opportunity to apply to for funding of $5,000-$10,000 for community based initiatives that support Kindergarten readiness and early literacy. Up to ten projects will be funded. Proposals are due September 30, 2021.  Check link for details and application.
Last year, the District began exploring resources that will assist clubs working in the area of Diversity and making clubs more welcoming.
As part of the District’s effort to support clubs in this area, we are pleased to announce a *free* training on Thursday, September 23, 2021 beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the Wilder Center in St. Paul. 
This training is a wonderful primer into this topic.  The facilitator for this training is Rotarian Ellie Krug.  Ellie will lead us through understanding culture change and how we can make clubs welcoming to new members of all backgrounds.
For more information and to register, click here.
I look forward to seeing you on the 23rd of September!
Never too early to Save the Date for the One Rotary Summit, October 21 and 23
Plus, a Zoom date will be offered the following week. 
Who is invited? Current members, experienced members, board members, team members, and the most important member - you are invited to attend an inspiring day. 
Polio Plus Update - Another Rotary Year is upon us.  I am pleased to announce that last year, Rotary once again met its match with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for Polio Pus!
I am also delighted to tell you we still have reported just two cases of Polio this year - one in Afghanistan and one in Pakistan.  We are closing in on our goal of eradicating Polio and keeping our promise to the children of the world.
Given the success of last year’s Strike Out Polio during October, we are pleased to announce - coming this October, Strike Out Polio - the Bowling Edition!
Watch your emails for further information and details in early September!
Yours in Rotary,
Kenny Klooster
Rotary District 5960 Governor 2021-2022
Rotary Club of Greater Mankato President 2017-2018
#Serve to Change Lives #Peopleofction
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NSPMO Rotary 21st Annual Sporting Clay Shoot
Wild Wings of Oneka
Sep 17, 2021
11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Understanding Culture Change with Ellie Krug
Wilder Foundation
Sep 23, 2021
5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
N St Paul Rotary Park Grand Opening & Dedication
North St Paul Rotary Park
Oct 09, 2021
11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
One Rotary Summit
Rochester Area Foundation
Oct 21, 2021
5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
One Rotary Summit
Oct 23, 2021
9:00 AM – 11:30 AM
DEI Team Meeting
Oct 28, 2021
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
District Mid-Term Event "Taste of Rotary"
DoubleTree by Hilton
Jan 08, 2022
9:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Presidents-elect Training & Luncheon
DoubleTree by Hilton
Jan 08, 2022
11:30 AM – 2:30 PM
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