Welcome to the Rotary Club of Minnesota Veterans

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Here are five reasons to participate in serving others by donating blood:
  1. Your entire appointment (entry to exit) only takes about an hour.
  2. Just one donation could help save more than one life.
  3. Only about 3 percent of eligible Americans will give blood this year.
  4. Blood donors are essential to helping patients every day, especially during a pandemic. (That’s why we’ve got extra safety precautions in place.)
  5. You could win one of 5 $1000 Amazon gift cards by donating during the month of October!
Will you give life this month?  This will be the 3rd Blood Drive that has been sponsored by the Rotary Club of MN Veterans during COVID-19.  When the need is great - veterans rise to the occasion! Please serve beside us - and invite others.
Upcoming opportunity to give blood hosted by the Rotary Club of MN Veterans:
St. Peter's - Edina
5421 France Ave S
Edina, MN 55410
Thursday, 29 October, 1pm-7pm

In September, members of our club presented a grant to Haven For Heroes.  In partnership with Rotary International, District 5950, and area Rotary Clubs we are honored to provide a grant of $20,000 to serve veterans by updating and furnishing a family room for years to come.  The Anoka Community has preserved, restored, and provided these historical Cottages and Auditorium for the purpose of helping our veterans. This is a grateful community filled with those who have served, past and present, and civilians who are appreciative, thankful, and eager to give back to our heroes. 
Learn more about Haven for Heroes.  The project, while slowed by the pandemic, has moved forward.  We partnered with other companies who helped provide labor and materials to repair the century old building.  Thanks to all our club members and families and other Rotarians who have pitched in during our service days. There is still much work to do on the building.  The roof has been rebuilt. New windows and the boiler are next.  Then our grant will be used to furnish the family room.  Watch for more work day opportunities and then the ribbon cutting ceremony.

The Rotary Club of Minnesota Veterans Foundation has partnered with with Orono Rotary and other Rotary clubs on a War Memorial Park.  With a Rotary District Grant, implementation is underway which will include six reflection benches and benches and 150 Flags for Heroes to be posted Memorial Day, Flag Day, Fourth of July and Veterans Day.  The desire is for an official groundbreaking on Veterans Day 2020.  
Thank you to our officers who participated on this great project by helping form and pour cement for the benches.

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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