Rotary Club of Park Rapids

PO Box 704, Park Rapids, Minnesota, 56470 

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New member LuAnn Hurd-Lof 2017-08-09 05:00:00Z 0
Newest Paul Harris Fellow LuAnn Hurd-Lof 2017-07-26 05:00:00Z 0
2017-18 District Governor Visit LuAnn Hurd-Lof 2017-07-26 05:00:00Z 0
Presentation 2017-07-26 05:00:00Z 0
Ann Clark inducted LuAnn Hurd-Lof 2017-07-12 05:00:00Z 0
Christine Fox LuAnn Hurd-Lof 2017-06-28 05:00:00Z 0
Banquet: Hewitt Family Youth Service Award LuAnn Hurd-Lof 2017-06-21 05:00:00Z 0
Banquet: H.N. Bishop Award LuAnn Hurd-Lof 2017-06-21 05:00:00Z 0
Banquet: 2017 David R. Konshok Professional Leadership Award LuAnn Hurd-Lof 2017-06-21 05:00:00Z 0
Banquet: 2017 Rotarian of the Year LuAnn Hurd-Lof 2017-06-21 05:00:00Z 0
Banquet: Special recognition of David R. Konshok LuAnn Hurd-Lof 2017-06-21 05:00:00Z 0
Banquet: Service Awards LuAnn Hurd-Lof 2017-06-21 05:00:00Z 0
Paul Harris Fellows recognized LuAnn Hurd-Lof 2017-05-31 05:00:00Z 0
Installation & Awards Banquet LuAnn Hurd-Lof 2017-05-30 05:00:00Z 0
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Park Rapids' very own David Collins was selected as Rotarian of the Year for District 5580.  There are 65 clubs within the District which spans North Dakota, Northern Minnesota, northern Wisconsin and Ontario.
 
 
Rotarian of the Year for District 5580 2017-05-02 05:00:00Z 0
Newest member LuAnn Hurd-Lof 2017-04-19 05:00:00Z 0
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Park Rapids Fireworks Fundraising begins April 1 --- and this year you have several options for your donations.
 
Option 1 --  If you are on facebook --- you can do it directly from the Park Rapids Rotary Fund Facebook page - thru a secure donation tab:
 
 
Option 2 -  Make checks payable to Rotary Fireworks Foundation --- and send to:
 
Park Rapids Rotary Club
PO Box 704
Park Rapids, MN 56470
 
Option 3 -- Contribute directly to a Rotarian!
 
 
 
Rotary Fireworks Fund - on-line donation options Sue Tomte 2017-03-27 05:00:00Z 0
Club reaches Rotary Foundation milestone LuAnn Hurd-Lof 2017-03-15 05:00:00Z 0
Two newest members LuAnn Hurd-Lof 2017-02-16 06:00:00Z 0
Thrivent help for our food stand LuAnn Hurd-Lof 2017-02-09 06:00:00Z 0
Bound for Ecuador LuAnn Hurd-Lof 2017-01-25 06:00:00Z 0
Newest member LuAnn Hurd-Lof 2017-01-11 06:00:00Z 0
District Governor Herb Schmidt LuAnn Hurd-Lof 2016-11-30 06:00:00Z 0
Brad Dahn recognized LuAnn Hurd-Lof 2016-11-16 06:00:00Z 0
Newest member LuAnn Hurd-Lof 2016-11-09 06:00:00Z 0
New member LuAnn Hurd-Lof 2016-10-12 05:00:00Z 0
RYLA students visit LuAnn Hurd-Lof 2016-09-21 05:00:00Z 0
New member LuAnn Hurd-Lof 2016-09-07 05:00:00Z 0
Essentia Health Donation LuAnn Hurd-Lof 2016-07-27 05:00:00Z 0
The gavel passes LuAnn Hurd-Lof 2016-06-29 05:00:00Z 0
Newest Paul Harris Fellow LuAnn Hurd-Lof 2016-06-29 05:00:00Z 0
Newest member LuAnn Hurd-Lof 2016-06-29 05:00:00Z 0
New officers 2016-17 LuAnn Hurd-Lof 2016-06-29 05:00:00Z 0
American Legion donation LuAnn Hurd-Lof 2016-06-22 05:00:00Z 0
H.N. Bishop Award LuAnn Hurd-Lof 2016-06-22 05:00:00Z 0
Hewitt Family Youth Service Award LuAnn Hurd-Lof 2016-06-22 05:00:00Z 0
David R. Konshok Professional Leadership Award LuAnn Hurd-Lof 2016-06-22 05:00:00Z 0
Rotarian of the Year Lu 2016-06-22 05:00:00Z 0
Farewell for Fernando LuAnn Hurd-Lof 2016-06-22 05:00:00Z 0
Banquet guest LuAnn Hurd-Lof 2016-06-22 05:00:00Z 0
Service awards LuAnn Hurd-Lof 2016-06-22 05:00:00Z 0
Message from Esmeraldes LuAnn Hurd-Lof 2016-06-08 05:00:00Z 0
Entertaining, too LuAnn Hurd-Lof 2016-05-25 05:00:00Z 0
Guests from Ecuador LuAnn Hurd-Lof 2016-05-25 05:00:00Z 0
Otto Hendrickson Post 212 recognized LuAnn Hurd-Lof 2016-05-25 05:00:00Z 0
Roger Olson welcomed LuAnn Hurd-Lof 2016-05-25 05:00:00Z 0
Speech students entertain LuAnn Hurd-Lof 2016-05-18 05:00:00Z 0
Joanne Torfin receives award in Bismarck LuAnn Hurd-Lof 2016-05-18 05:00:00Z 0
Distinguished Rotary-Community Service LuAnn Hurd-Lof 2016-05-18 05:00:00Z 0
Walmart donation LuAnn Hurd-Lof 2016-05-17 05:00:00Z 0
Harlan Johnson welcomed LuAnn Hurd-Lof 2016-05-11 05:00:00Z 0
Students of the Month for 2015-16 LuAnn Hurd-Lof 2016-05-10 05:00:00Z 0
New member inducted LuAnn Hurd-Lof 2016-04-20 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary gives Robotics Team a boost LuAnn Hurd-Lof 2016-04-13 05:00:00Z 0
New member inducted LuAnn Hurd-Lof 2016-04-07 05:00:00Z 0
Second corporate member LuAnn Hurd-Lof 2016-03-30 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary Club honors Paul Harris Fellows LuAnn Hurd-Lof 2016-03-09 06:00:00Z 0
Rotary celebrates LuAnn Hurd-Lof 2016-03-01 06:00:00Z 0
New member inducted LuAnn Hurd-Lof 2016-02-25 06:00:00Z 0
Paul Harris Fellow Plus 3 recognized LuAnn Hurd-Lof 2016-02-25 06:00:00Z 0
70th member inducted LuAnn Hurd-Lof 2016-02-17 06:00:00Z 0
Fun day on the ice LuAnn Hurd-Lof 2016-02-06 06:00:00Z 0
Special guest LuAnn Hurd-Lof 2016-01-21 06:00:00Z 0
Paul Harris Fellow recognized 2016-01-21 06:00:00Z 0
Club visioning session LuAnn Hurd-Lof 2016-01-14 06:00:00Z 0
Food Angels donation LuAnn Hurd-Lof 2015-12-16 06:00:00Z 0
Donation to Partners for Pianos LuAnn Hurd-Lof 2015-11-27 06:00:00Z 0
Rotary Club recognized LuAnn Hurd-Lof 2015-11-19 06:00:00Z 0
Rotary Club receives District recognition LuAnn Hurd-Lof 2015-11-19 06:00:00Z 0
Presentation to Gov. Loughery LuAnn Hurd-Lof 2015-11-19 06:00:00Z 0
Rotary Club inducts new member LuAnn Hurd-Lof 2015-11-19 06:00:00Z 0
Rotary Club celebrates LuAnn Hurd-Lof 2015-11-19 06:00:00Z 0
Newest Paul Harris Fellow LuAnn Hurd-Lof 2015-09-30 05:00:00Z 0
Fitness Park completion committee LuAnn Hurd-Lof 2015-09-16 05:00:00Z 0
Teens learn leadership skills at RYLA LuAnn Hurd-Lof 2015-09-16 05:00:00Z 0
Newest member Lu Ann Hurd-Lof 2015-08-13 05:00:00Z 0
Water Wars team Lu Ann Hurd-Lof 2015-08-08 05:00:00Z 0
Jay Pike installed 2015-07-20 05:00:00Z 0
Fireworks 2015 An Explosive Success! Sue Tomte 2015-07-05 05:00:00Z 0
New Year, New Member LuAnn Hurd-Lof 2015-07-01 05:00:00Z 0
Paul Harris Fellow recognition LuAnn Hurd-Lof 2015-06-25 05:00:00Z 0
Awards & Installation Banquet Joanne Torfin 2015-06-19 05:00:00Z 0
Donation to Habitat for Humanity Park Rapids Build 2015-05-21 05:00:00Z 0
Students of the Month for 2014-15 2015-05-08 00:00:00Z 0
Paul Harris Fellow recognition 2015-05-08 00:00:00Z 0
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One of the challenges of keeping an accurate club database is keeping everything up to date. I encourage each of you to go in and make sure your profile is updated with correct information. Simply go to the administration tab and click on "update my profile". Thanks, Joanne
Update your Website Profile Sue Tomte 2015-05-04 00:00:00Z 0
Induction April 29, 2015 Lu Ann Hurd-Lof 2015-04-30 00:00:00Z 0

Mar. 18, 2015-The Park Rapids Rotary Club welcomed new members Ryan Mathisrud and Chris Fieldsend Wednesday. Participating in their induction were (from left) Missy Lindow, membership chair; John McKinney, sponsor; Mathisrud, Fieldsend and Ed Ranson, club president. Mathisrud is Park Rapids City Planner; Fieldsend  is Park Rapids Facilities and Network Manager.  Membership now totals 69!

Induction March 18 LuAnn Hurd-Lof 2015-03-18 00:00:00Z 0
 
Mar. 4, 2015 - Some of the over 30 Rotary members who attended the annual Chili Challenge which raised funds for the Food Shelf.
Chili Challenge Joanne Torfin 2015-03-11 00:00:00Z 0
 

Feb. 25, 2015-Milt Hanson was welcomed as our newest member. Participating in his induction were President Ed Ranson, Hanson and his sponsor David Collins. Hanson owns RPT Music and Consulting.

Member #67 !!! Joanne Torfin 2015-02-26 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Joanne Torfin
 

Feb. 18, 2015-Rotary International (RI) provides recognition of Rotarians who sponsor new members. “Every new member contributes to the difference Rotary can make in our community and throughout the world. I hope that you will continue to share the gift of Rotary,” says RI President Gary Huang. A blue pin backing is awarded to those who sponsor one new member, bronze to those who sponsor two to three new members and gold to those sponsoring six or more. Membership chair Missy Lindow (left) recently presented the recognition to (from left) David Collins (gold), Irene Weis (blue), Ben Koppelman (blue) and Ed Ranson (bronze). Lindow also received the blue recognition along with David Andersen, Don Dearstyne, Cynthia Jones, Danielle Norby and Garnett Pederson.

Membership Awards Joanne Torfin 2015-02-18 00:00:00Z 0
 

Jan. 21, 2015-Jonathan Frieden was welcomed as the newest member of our club. Participating in his induction were (from left) Missy Lindow, membership chair; Ed Ranson, club president; Frieden and his sponsor Don Dearstyne. Frieden recently joined the law firm of Thomason, Swanson & Zahn.

Our 66th Active Member Joanne Torfin 2015-01-23 00:00:00Z 0

Jan. 7,  2015-Ed Poitras (center) was recognized as a Paul Harris Fellow. Presenting a commemorative certificate and pin were Foundation Chair David Collins (left) and President Ed Ranson.

Newest Paul Harris Fellow Joanne Torfin 2015-01-07 00:00:00Z 0
Dec. 16, 2014-Jim Wallace, president of Citizens National Bank, presented a check for $5,000 to Fitness Park Co-chair, Matt Kaufenberg.  Citizens is one of six major donors to the Rotary Fitness Park by the tennis courts near Century School.  Also pictured are Fitness Park Co-chair, Missy Lindow, and club president, Ed Ranson. 
Citizens National Bank donates to Fitness park Joanne Torfin 2014-12-17 00:00:00Z 0
Dec. 10, 2014  President Ed Ranson, left, joins Foundation Chair David Collins. right, as he congratulates John Rasmussen on being named a Paul Harris Fellow. 

 

New Paul Harris Fellow Joanne Torfin 2014-12-11 00:00:00Z 0

Dec. 3, 2014-Missy Lindow, membership chair, and John Rasmussen, president-elect, congratulate our club's newest member, Bill Simpson (left), executive director of Heartland Homes and owner of the Trading Post on Main Street.  Welcome, Bill! 

Membership Reaches SIXTY-FIVE Joanne Torfin 2014-12-03 00:00:00Z 0

Nov. 19, 2014-Arvig business sales consultants presented a check for $3,000 to the Park Rapids Rotary Club Wednesday. Arvig’s contribution will be recognized on a bench at the Rotary Fitness Park at Century School. Participating in the presentation were (from left) Kathy Jorgenson, Cindy Walhof and Paulette Ohm, President Ed Ranson and Matt Kaufenberg, chair of the Fitness Park Committee.

Arvig Donates to Fitness Park Joanne Torfin 2014-11-19 00:00:00Z 0
Nov. 5, 2014-Esther Simon is welcomed to our club by sponsor David Collins, Membership Chair, Missy Lindow and President Ed Ranson. Esther is Member Services Manager at Itasca-Mantrap Cooperative Services.
Welcome Member #64 Joanne Torfin 2014-11-05 00:00:00Z 0

Oct. 29, 2014-Membership increased to 63 with the induction of Sonja Day, CHI St. Joseph's Hospital Foundation Manager and Dr. Jeremy Nelson, owner of Park Performance Chiropractic. Pictured are Sonja's sponsor Ben Koppelman, Jeremy's sponsor David Andersen, Day, Nelson, and membership chair, Missy Lindow.

Welcome Two New Members Joanne Torfin 2014-10-29 00:00:00Z 0
 
Oct. 29, 2014-CEO Ben Koppelman, left, presents a check for $5,000 to President Ed Ranson as one of 5 donors for the Rotary Fitness Park.  Also pictured are Fitness Park Co-chairs Matt Kaufenberg and Missy Lindow.
CHI St. Joseph's Hospital donates to Fitness Park Joanne Torfin 2014-10-29 00:00:00Z 0
Inbound Exchange Student Joanne Torfin 2014-10-24 00:00:00Z 0
Oct. 22, 2014-New member, Jackie Senenfelder (third from left) General Manager of C'Mon Inn is welcomed by sponsor David Collins, Membership Chair Missy Lindow, and Pres. Ed Ranson.
Welcome New Member, Jackie Senenfelder Joanne Torfin 2014-10-22 00:00:00Z 0
Pres. Ed Ranson with Awards cake Joanne Torfin 2014-10-22 00:00:00Z 0
Welcome New Member, Colin Simmons Joanne Torfin 2014-10-15 00:00:00Z 0
Oct.  2, 2014-Ted Thielen presenting a $5,000 check for the Rotary Fitness Park to President Ed Ranson. 
From left: Co-chair Matt Kaufenberg, Thielen, Co-chair Missy Lindow, and Ranson.
Thielen Donation to Rotary Fitness Park Joanne Torfin 2014-10-02 00:00:00Z 0
Neighboring Rotary Meetings Sue Tomte 0