Rotary Club of Park Rapids

PO Box 704, Park Rapids, Minnesota, 56470 

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Rotarian of the Year for District 5580
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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
Newest member
Newest member LuAnn Hurd-Lof 2017-04-19 05:00:00Z
Rotary Fireworks Fund - on-line donation options
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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
Club reaches Rotary Foundation milestone
Club reaches Rotary Foundation milestone LuAnn Hurd-Lof 2017-03-15 05:00:00Z
Two newest members
Two newest members LuAnn Hurd-Lof 2017-02-16 06:00:00Z
Thrivent help for our food stand
Thrivent help for our food stand LuAnn Hurd-Lof 2017-02-09 06:00:00Z
Bound for Ecuador
Bound for Ecuador LuAnn Hurd-Lof 2017-01-25 06:00:00Z
Newest member
Newest member LuAnn Hurd-Lof 2017-01-11 06:00:00Z
District Governor Herb Schmidt
District Governor Herb Schmidt LuAnn Hurd-Lof 2016-11-30 06:00:00Z
Brad Dahn recognized
Brad Dahn recognized LuAnn Hurd-Lof 2016-11-16 06:00:00Z
Newest member
Newest member LuAnn Hurd-Lof 2016-11-09 06:00:00Z
New member
New member LuAnn Hurd-Lof 2016-10-12 05:00:00Z
RYLA students visit
RYLA students visit LuAnn Hurd-Lof 2016-09-21 05:00:00Z
New member
New member LuAnn Hurd-Lof 2016-09-07 05:00:00Z
Essentia Health Donation
Essentia Health Donation LuAnn Hurd-Lof 2016-07-27 05:00:00Z
The gavel passes
The gavel passes LuAnn Hurd-Lof 2016-06-29 05:00:00Z
Newest Paul Harris Fellow
Newest Paul Harris Fellow LuAnn Hurd-Lof 2016-06-29 05:00:00Z
Newest member
Newest member LuAnn Hurd-Lof 2016-06-29 05:00:00Z
New officers 2016-17
New officers 2016-17 LuAnn Hurd-Lof 2016-06-29 05:00:00Z
American Legion donation
American Legion donation LuAnn Hurd-Lof 2016-06-22 05:00:00Z
H.N. Bishop Award
H.N. Bishop Award LuAnn Hurd-Lof 2016-06-22 05:00:00Z
Hewitt Family Youth Service Award
Hewitt Family Youth Service Award LuAnn Hurd-Lof 2016-06-22 05:00:00Z
David R. Konshok Professional Leadership Award
David R. Konshok Professional Leadership Award LuAnn Hurd-Lof 2016-06-22 05:00:00Z
Rotarian of the Year
Rotarian of the Year Lu 2016-06-22 05:00:00Z
Farewell for Fernando
Farewell for Fernando LuAnn Hurd-Lof 2016-06-22 05:00:00Z
Banquet guest
Banquet guest LuAnn Hurd-Lof 2016-06-22 05:00:00Z
Service awards
Service awards LuAnn Hurd-Lof 2016-06-22 05:00:00Z
Message from Esmeraldes
Message from Esmeraldes LuAnn Hurd-Lof 2016-06-08 05:00:00Z
Entertaining, too
Entertaining, too LuAnn Hurd-Lof 2016-05-25 05:00:00Z
Guests from Ecuador
Guests from Ecuador LuAnn Hurd-Lof 2016-05-25 05:00:00Z
Otto Hendrickson Post 212 recognized
Otto Hendrickson Post 212 recognized LuAnn Hurd-Lof 2016-05-25 05:00:00Z
Roger Olson welcomed
Roger Olson welcomed LuAnn Hurd-Lof 2016-05-25 05:00:00Z
Speech students entertain
Speech students entertain LuAnn Hurd-Lof 2016-05-18 05:00:00Z
Joanne Torfin receives award in Bismarck
Joanne Torfin receives award in Bismarck LuAnn Hurd-Lof 2016-05-18 05:00:00Z
Distinguished Rotary-Community Service
Distinguished Rotary-Community Service LuAnn Hurd-Lof 2016-05-18 05:00:00Z
Walmart donation
Walmart donation LuAnn Hurd-Lof 2016-05-17 05:00:00Z
Harlan Johnson welcomed
Harlan Johnson welcomed LuAnn Hurd-Lof 2016-05-11 05:00:00Z
Students of the Month for 2015-16
Students of the Month for 2015-16 LuAnn Hurd-Lof 2016-05-10 05:00:00Z
New member inducted
New member inducted LuAnn Hurd-Lof 2016-04-20 05:00:00Z
Rotary gives Robotics Team a boost
Rotary gives Robotics Team a boost LuAnn Hurd-Lof 2016-04-13 05:00:00Z
New member inducted
New member inducted LuAnn Hurd-Lof 2016-04-07 05:00:00Z
Second corporate member
Second corporate member LuAnn Hurd-Lof 2016-03-30 05:00:00Z
Rotary Club honors Paul Harris Fellows
Rotary Club honors Paul Harris Fellows LuAnn Hurd-Lof 2016-03-09 06:00:00Z
Rotary celebrates
Rotary celebrates LuAnn Hurd-Lof 2016-03-01 06:00:00Z
New member inducted
New member inducted LuAnn Hurd-Lof 2016-02-25 06:00:00Z
Paul Harris Fellow Plus 3 recognized
Paul Harris Fellow Plus 3 recognized LuAnn Hurd-Lof 2016-02-25 06:00:00Z
70th member inducted
70th member inducted LuAnn Hurd-Lof 2016-02-17 06:00:00Z
Fun day on the ice
Fun day on the ice LuAnn Hurd-Lof 2016-02-06 06:00:00Z
Special guest
Special guest LuAnn Hurd-Lof 2016-01-21 06:00:00Z
Paul Harris Fellow recognized
Paul Harris Fellow recognized 2016-01-21 06:00:00Z
Club visioning session
Club visioning session LuAnn Hurd-Lof 2016-01-14 06:00:00Z
Food Angels donation
Food Angels donation LuAnn Hurd-Lof 2015-12-16 06:00:00Z
Donation to Partners for Pianos
Donation to Partners for Pianos LuAnn Hurd-Lof 2015-11-27 06:00:00Z
Rotary Club recognized
Rotary Club recognized LuAnn Hurd-Lof 2015-11-19 06:00:00Z
Rotary Club receives District recognition
Rotary Club receives District recognition LuAnn Hurd-Lof 2015-11-19 06:00:00Z
Presentation to Gov. Loughery
Presentation to Gov. Loughery LuAnn Hurd-Lof 2015-11-19 06:00:00Z
Rotary Club inducts new member
Rotary Club inducts new member LuAnn Hurd-Lof 2015-11-19 06:00:00Z
Rotary Club celebrates
Rotary Club celebrates LuAnn Hurd-Lof 2015-11-19 06:00:00Z
Newest Paul Harris Fellow
Newest Paul Harris Fellow LuAnn Hurd-Lof 2015-09-30 05:00:00Z
Fitness Park completion committee
Fitness Park completion committee LuAnn Hurd-Lof 2015-09-16 05:00:00Z
Teens learn leadership skills at RYLA
Teens learn leadership skills at RYLA LuAnn Hurd-Lof 2015-09-16 05:00:00Z
Newest member
Newest member Lu Ann Hurd-Lof 2015-08-13 05:00:00Z
Water Wars team
Water Wars team Lu Ann Hurd-Lof 2015-08-08 05:00:00Z
Jay Pike installed
Jay Pike installed 2015-07-20 05:00:00Z
Fireworks 2015 An Explosive Success!
Fireworks 2015 An Explosive Success! Sue Tomte 2015-07-05 05:00:00Z
New Year, New Member
New Year, New Member LuAnn Hurd-Lof 2015-07-01 05:00:00Z
Paul Harris Fellow recognition
Paul Harris Fellow recognition LuAnn Hurd-Lof 2015-06-25 05:00:00Z
Awards & Installation Banquet
Rod Nordberg honored with Distinguished Rotarian Community Service Award
Awards & Installation Banquet Joanne Torfin 2015-06-19 05:00:00Z
Donation to Habitat for Humanity Park Rapids Build
Donation to Habitat for Humanity Park Rapids Build 2015-05-21 05:00:00Z
Students of the Month for 2014-15
Students of the Month for 2014-15 2015-05-08 00:00:00Z
Paul Harris Fellow recognition
Paul Harris Fellow recognition 2015-05-08 00:00:00Z
Update your Website Profile
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
Induction April 29, 2015
Induction April 29, 2015 Lu Ann Hurd-Lof 2015-04-30 00:00:00Z
Induction March 18

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
Chili Challenge
 
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
Member #67 !!!
 

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
Membership Awards
 

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
Our 66th Active Member
 

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
Newest Paul Harris Fellow

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
Citizens National Bank donates to Fitness park
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
New Paul Harris Fellow
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
Membership Reaches SIXTY-FIVE

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
Arvig Donates to Fitness Park

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
Welcome Member #64
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
Welcome Two New Members

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
CHI St. Joseph's Hospital donates to Fitness Park
 
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
Inbound Exchange Student
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Welcome, David Frorath, from Germany. 
His host parents are David and Amy Andersen.
Inbound Exchange Student Joanne Torfin 2014-10-24 00:00:00Z
Welcome New Member, Jackie Senenfelder
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
Pres. Ed Ranson with Awards cake
Oct. 15-2014-Pres. Ed Ranson with cake congratulating him on receiving the MN Recycler of the Year Award.
Pres. Ed Ranson with Awards cake Joanne Torfin 2014-10-22 00:00:00Z
Welcome New Member, Colin Simmons
Oct. 15, 2014-New member, Colin Simmons, Hugo's Asst. Manager, is welcomed by President Ed Ranson.
Welcome New Member, Colin Simmons Joanne Torfin 2014-10-15 00:00:00Z
Thielen Donation to Rotary Fitness Park
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
Neighboring Rotary Meetings
You can make up your absence at any other Rotary Club. You can find Rotary meeting days and locations here....
Neighboring Rotary Meetings Sue Tomte