Roseville Rotary Club
Regular Meeting March 28, 2016
Radisson Hotel
 
Terry Carlson called the meeting to order at 12:30 p.m.
 
Jason Raether greeted us as we arrived and led the flag pledge. We followed with the Rotary Four-Way Test. Ted Johnson gave the invocation. Julie Wearn introduced visitors and guests.
 
Announcements
Rotary Club of Roseville has qualified for the Rotary Presidential Citation for 2015-2016.
 
Ted Johnson announced that Rotary Educator Exchange Programs (REEP), needs one more host family and will need drivers when the REEP educators are here.
PTA Bingo Night, Friday April 1, 2016, from 6 – 8 p.m. at the Edgerton Elementary School gym, 1929 Edgerton St, Maplewood, MN 55117. Some proceeds will go to benefit the REEP program.
 
Help the Jeremiah "Cook for Kids" program by working with club Rotarians to prepare and serve a meal for families on the evenings when mothers attend Life Skills classes. Volunteer cooks and servers are needed. The dinner is Apr 26, 2016 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM, 932 Concordia Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55104; contact Kim Vanderwall, Kim@vanderwallconsulting.com.
 
 
Presentation
 
 
Terry Carlson , Geoff Hollimon
 
Brad Kirscher introduced Geoff Hollimon, from New Brighton/Mounds View Rotary who spoke on ECHO, Educational Concerns for Hunger Organizations.
It is a challenging existence for the 925 million people who are hungry today around the globe. The urban poor face high prices and low incomes, making nutritious food unattainable. Rural families often deal with malnourishment due to a lack of diverse nutrients in their diets, if they have enough to eat at all. And in both cases, children suffer the most. According to ECHO statistics, a child dies from hunger-related causes every 12 seconds. To bring that into grim perspective, that’s more that 100 deaths over the span of an average middle-class American’s dinnertime.
 
ECHO is a leading international charitable organization that provides sustainable options to world hunger through innovative solutions, agricultural training, and networking with community leaders and missionaries in 180 developing countries.
 
Located in Fort Myers, Florida, ECHO is focused on reducing hunger and improving livelihoods among the 450 million small-scale farmers around the world. ECHO believes that by acting as an information hub for development practitioners around the world; gathering and disseminating well-tested and successful solutions to small-scale farmers, the organization can promote sustainable farming techniques, nutritional plants, and appropriate technologies that will make a difference in the lives of children and families in the 120 countries they serve.
 
To find out more about ECHO visit echonet.org.
 
 
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