ROTARY DISTRICT 5580 4-WAY TEST ESSAY CONTEST 2022 – 2023
 
A Bemidji area high school student will be awarded a $250 cash prize from our club in the Annual Rotary District 5580 Essay Contest. In addition to the club award, there will be six $150 regional winners selected and one grand prize winner of $1,250.
 
Rotary District 5580 offers this Essay Contest as an incentive to young people to develop their skills of self-expression and as evidence of a sincere interest in the ideals of our youth. All students in their final two years of high school are eligible to participate. Essays should be 500 to 1,000 words in length and using a topic of their choice that incorporates the use of the Rotary 4-Way Test. 
 
DEADLINE for submissions: Tuesday, December 20th, 2022
QUESTIONS: Rotarian Lynn Eaton 218-766-4722
PIPE & DRAPE
 
Rent pipe & drape for your next event!
 
Previously ran by the Bemidji Sertoma Club, the Bemidji Rotary Club now proudly organizes this fundraiser. Businesses, organizations, fairs and individuals have rented the equipment knowing that they will not only get superior customer service and quality, but also know that their money is being funneled back into the community in the form of charitable bequests or through club projects.
 
Please contact Rotarian Chris Keenan for details. 218-751-2114 or 218-766-5238.
CURRENT CLUB PROJECT:
NATURAL PLAYSCAPE
 
We have partnered with the City of Bemidji's Parks and Recreation Department on a new playground project. North Country Park will be home to a new natural 'playscape.' It's described it as a natural playground created with native plants, hills and trees to provide a connection to nature for children. The new playground fits in with the park at 1001 30th St., as it's already home to an outdoor classroom and butterfly gardens. We has assisted in design, development and public engagement with the project. Our club raised over $30,000 for Phase I of the project. The Phase II is slated for construction in 2022/2023 pending funding and we would love to see the vision for the Natural Playground built! Consider a tax free donation via the NWF for the Natural Playground in North Country Park!  Click here to  Donate.  
 
BLOOD SCREENING EVENT
 
Bemidji Rotary and Sanford Bemidji thank you for the successful 2022 event. This event will be held again in May, 2023! Have your blood screened at Sanford Bemidji Medical Center for only $35. This simple blood test can give you and your health care provider a wealth of information regarding your health including the diagnosis and possible treatment of many diseases. 
 
Proceeds from this event will benefit the Bemidji Rotary Club projects.
Appointments are required. Call (218) 333-2277 to schedule your blood screening.
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LAKE BEMIDJI DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL

SAVE THE DATE: August 2nd - 5th, 2023: Races are held the first Saturday in August every year. 

Plan to join us each year for the Annual Lake Bemidji Dragon Boat Festival  featuring four days of fun for the entire family. After all, it’s not just about Dragon Boat racing: festival activities include great food, music, kid’s activities, a parade of teams, cultural performances, camaraderie and much more all along the shores of beautiful Lake Bemidji. Dragon Boat racing is fun, fast-paced and engaging for spectators. It’s currently the fastest growing water sport in the nation! Between racers, family, friends, volunteers and spectators, we again anticipate thousands of people at the Lake Bemidji waterfront during the course of the event. 

Wednesday: Taco Fest
Thursday: Cornhole Tournament
Friday: Parade of Teams, Opening Ceremonies, Sprint Cup Races, Live Entertainment
Saturday: Breakfast, 5k, Dragon Boat Races - all day, Kids Activities, Awards Ceremony, Live Entertainment

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END HUMAN TRAFFICKING
TOGETHER WE CAN END IT.

Human trafficking is the most horrific human rights violation in our world, inflicting irreparable damage on millions of children and adults around the globe. But working together, we can end it. And we must.

Everyone can help in the initiative to end human trafficking. Whether you’re an interested individual community member or a Rotary Club member, READ MORE on how you can help. 

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Mondays at 12:00 PM
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1270 Neilson Ave SE
Bemidji, MN 56601
United States of America
 
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