Welcome to the Rotary Club of Minnesota Veterans



Give a summer full of life. Give blood.  Support veterans.
It is time for our 6th vets blood drive. Thursday, July 22, 1:00-7:00pm at St. Peter's - Edina. The appointments are now FULL - but if you want to participate, keep watching as spots will open up. Use Sponsor code: RotaryMNVets.  Click on the map above to check.  The community supports veterans amazingly well! 
Note - there are 54 spots filled and they are hoping for 56 pints - so do check if you can do a walk-in donation when you drop off other drive items from 1:00-7:00pm.


    New this event!  Bring cell phones, PDA's, GPS's, digital cameras, gaming systems and controllers, laptops, tablets, e-readers, MP-3 Players, ROKU, etc.  Devices are erased for your privacy and safety.  Your participation is greatly appreciated.  
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    It is a hot week. Stay inside and go through your closet.  If you haven't worn it yet this summer, face it, will you really wear it?  Share gently used clothing with vets!  Go. Now. See if you can't find some items to bring to the drive for Every Third Saturday. 
    Every Third Saturday


    A “Welcome Home” kit contains many of the items needed to have a fully functioning kitchen, bath and bedroom. Items include: microwave, dishes, glassware, silverware, pots and pans, basic kitchen utensils, sheets, blanket, comforter, bath towels, shower curtain, cleaning supplies, clock radio, floor lamp and more. We also provide three grocery bags of food to help stock the cupboard. 
    Please share some non-perishable groceries to help a vet get started in a new home.  Throw in a few cleaning products while you are at it.
    Welcome Home Veterans

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    Thanks to those who volunteered for or attended this year's Edina Veterans Dinner

    Tom founded our vets club. Make sure you didn't miss the accomplishments that Rotary reached under his leadership during his district governor year - in the midst of the pandemic!!!  We can be proud of dad.  Check out the newsletter:

    Cloth, Coats, Shoes, Comforters Donation
    by RCMV Member Dave Jamison to Every Third Saturday
    Gale and Dave Jamison donated cloths, coats, shoes, comforters to Every Third Saturday. Tom McKenna, Veterans Advocate, pictured above accepted the donation on June 24, 2021. Dave is a veteran and member of Rotary Club of Minnesota Veterans.  Dave Jamison and Douglas Kuplic loading Jamison’s donations into Doug’s car:
    Project Got Your Back held two Launch events at Torg Brewery in Spring Lake Park. Rotary Club of MN Veterans members stepped up to help guide vets parking and entering the brewery event. Project Got Your Back was our program at the last club meeting. Jeff Staads, club president, serves on the Board of this effort to help vets discover all the services and resources that exist out there.

    The Rotary Club of Minnesota Veterans is honored to announce our club officers:
    Jeff Staads, Club President
    (President 2021-2022)
    Dustin Speed, President Elect
    (President 2022-2023)
    John Meyer, Secretary
    (President 2023-2024)
    Gary White, Past President
    (President 2019-2020)

    About Rotary Veterans
    We are a group of Veterans and other service minded men and women living in Minnesota who were chartered as a service club within Rotary International in October, 2019.  Our sense of service derives from military core values of "Service before Self"  that parallels those of Rotary International "Service above Self." 
    Service includes: actively caring for one another and our extended families - especially during times of hurt; serving in our communities - youth, civic organizations, schools and the elderly; duly honoring other veterans & their families - especially during times of grief; and serving those in area/regions where we have served, such as projects in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Somalia, etc.  


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