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Welcome to our Club!

Rice Lake

"Service Above Self"

We meet Thursdays at 12:00 PM
Lehman's Supper Club
2911 S. Main
Rice Lake, WI  54868
United States of America

Phone:
(715) 416-0096
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The Rice Lake Rotary Club is an active and committed service organization focused on helping others. Our Rice Lake club was founded in 1923 and we have been meeting every Thursday at noon ever since. Our motto "Service Above Self" is what has directed our fundraising and volunteering efforts to help those in our local community and worldwide that are in need.  We welcome you to join us at one of our future meetings, meet our members, and let us show you first hand what we are all about.
 
Please email me at President@ricelakerotary.org or call me at 715-416-0096 for more information about our club.
 
Hope to see you soon!
                                               
Gordon Hodgett
Club President
Rice Lake, Wisconsin
This week's guest speaker is Darby Smith, Nutrition Program and Transportation Manager for the Aging and Disability Resource Center in Barron County.
 
Darby will be sharing with us how Barron County's meals programs provide hundreds of meals across the county, and how those meals and the volunteers play a crucial role in the independence of our friends and neighbors. She will also share information about the transportation options provided by the county resources.
Tomorrow we will be hosting our New District Governor, Paul Perez.
 
This an excellent opportunity for all of us to talk directly to our District Governor and get his perspective on Rotary as well as update us with our District and International goals for this year.
 
Please make your attendance at this meeting a "Priority". Let's make sure Paul gets a big warm reception to his visit!
Our guest speaker on Thursday, February 28 was Lima Sarhadi.
 
For those of you at that noon meeting, you learned about Lima, who moved to the United States from a war torn Afghanistan when she was only 13 years old, without her parents, to make a life here in the U.S. Lima is now a striving and succeeding student at UWBC with future plans to gain an education and then to return to her native Afghanistan to do good for her country.
 
Those of us at her presentation were so impressed with her courage, sincerity, charisma, and positive attitude that we feel we must do something to support Lima.  She has a goal to raise $2600 for next year's tuition as an out-of-state student. If you were not able to make a donation to this cause, you will have another opportunity to do so tomorrow.
 
Please bring some $$ CASH $$ with you tomorrow for this very worthwhile cause, and, be generous; your contributions are going to help a young woman who is going to make a big difference in "her world".
One of the truths in life is.....
 
"You can't help everyone; but, everyone can help someone!"
   -unknown
TOMORROW is another day for all members to bring "your children's books" to our noon meeting to support the Imagination Library.
 
Again, we are looking for gently used books for the age 0 to 5 years specific and fun and interesting for the children and the child's parents.
 
This is something we all can participate in; please bring some books!!
This past Saturday, May 12,  Jake Mrye and his family along with Marlene Gargulak and yours truly planted 50 pine trees on the northeastern border of the soccer fields at Moon Lake Park. These 50 pines were our club's first installment of a total of 100 trees we are committed to planting this Rotary year. We will be planting 50 cherry trees before June 1 in the Rice Lake Bird Sanctuary. This tree planting effort is our part of a Rotary International commitment to plant 1.2 million trees this Rotary year; one tree for every Rotary member around the world.
 
A big thank you to Bella, Jake , Maya, Marlene Gargulak and Laura (left to right)
Our club actively supports local, regional and international projects. Rotary International is dedicated to six areas of focus to build international relationships, improve lives, and create a better world to support our peace efforts and end polio forever. Our focus areas include:
  • Promoting peace
  • Fighting disease
  • Providing clean water, sanitation, and hygiene
  • Saving mothers and children
  • Supporting education
  • Growing local economies
Some recent local projects we've supported with funding and/or volunteer time include auditorium seating at Rice Lake High School, Meals on Wheels deliveries, serving supper at Benjamin's House, care packages for U.S. service members overseas, higher education scholarships, and support for high school age exchange students. 

For Rotary, The Four-Way Test is the cornerstone of all action. It has been since 1932 and will continue to be in the future.

Of the things we think, say or do...

1. Is it the TRUTH?

2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?

3. Will it build GOODWILL AND BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?

4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

"If you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything"  --Mark Twain

"Anyone who doesn't take truth seriously in small matters cannot be trusted in large ones either."  --Albert Einstein

"Everything we hear is an opinion, not fact. Everything we see is perspective, not the truth"  --Marcus Aurelius