Nominations Sought for 2018 Austin Rotary Awards         
 +Community Service   +Educator of the Year   +Public Service in Government
Each year Austin Rotary Club honors local individuals who make exceptional contributions to the community.  This year, Austin Rotary Club is giving 3 separate awards - “Community Service”, Educator of the Year”, and “Public Service in Government”.  Each person honored will receive an engraved plaque at a ceremony held during the Presidents Rotary luncheon meeting in June at noon at the Holiday Inn. A $200 check will be donated in their name to the local charitable cause of their choice. 
-Those eligible for the “Educator Award” are teachers, administrators, counselors or other professionals currently employed by a private or public school in Mower County, pre-school through college.
-Those eligible for the “Government Award” include anyone currently employed by a local, state or federal government office located in Mower County.
-Those eligible for the “Community Service” award maybe working in a paid or volunteer position and epitomize the motto “Service Above Self”
Criteria for evaluating the nominees are:
            Completeness of the application
Demonstration of positive leadership in the community (can be the work community)
            Motivation of others to excellence (including colleagues, employees or students)
            Demonstration of outstanding work and/or volunteer performance
All nominations must be received by May 25, 2018 and can be emailed to
Nominations Sought for 2018 Austin Rotary Awards 2018-04-20 05:00:00Z 0
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New Summer Exchange Opportunity

We are now offering Summer Short Term Family to Family or International Camps / Tours in addition to our long term youth exchange program. The Short Term Exchange Program (STEP) has two different formats to choose from:

Family to Family

This exchange involves the matching of a USA student between the ages of 15-17 with a student from another country. Typically age, interests and gender are factors that are considered when making a match. The USA student travels to the host country at the beginning of the summer for a one month stay with their host brother or sister and their family. The host brother or sister then comes to stay with the USA family for a month some time later in the summer. The students have a two month exchange (one month abroad and one month hosting).

North Star Youth Exchange New Summer Exchange Opportunity  nks 2016-11-08 06:00:00Z 0
Austin Rotary Club
To raise money for CEO Program
When: Saturday, April, 7, 2018
6:00 p.m. Social Hour
7:00 p.m. Trivia Contest
Where: Hormel Historic Home
Teams: Teams may have a maximum of 8 participants
Cost: $25/person
Correct answers for sale, bring cash!
Register: On-line at

Austin Trivia Night 2016-09-19 05:00:00Z 0
Welcome our 2016-2017 rotary exchange student.Ritu Sancheti 2016-09-19 05:00:00Z 0
Congrats Amy!!! 2016-06-20 05:00:00Z 0
Robotics Presentation 2016-05-18 05:00:00Z 0
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Congrats Kathy! ADH article 2016-04-05 05:00:00Z 0
Congrats Kathy on the Service Above Self Award!!! 2016-04-04 05:00:00Z 0
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Akari's (rotary exchange student)SW US adventure with Austin, MN Rotarian Dan Hooker and family. nks 2016-02-17 06:00:00Z 0
Rotary Club Ringing Bells 2015-12-14 06:00:00Z 0
Congrats to Mr. John Gray who received the Paul Harris Fellow recognition from the Austin Rotary Club 2015-11-30 06:00:00Z 0
Rotary District 5960 Monday Musings Notes from District Governor, Marlene Gargulak, 2015-2016 Sept 27-October 3, 2015 2015-10-13 05:00:00Z 0

Austin, Minnesota Rotary club member Tedd Maxfield and Rotary past District 5960 Governor Karel Weigel flying over Austin, Minnesota.  Karel purchased this balloon ride after Tedd donated it to a Rotary District fund-raiser on behalf of the Austin, Minnesota Club.

Taking Rotary to new heights 2015-08-06 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Aug 03, 2015
Through a partnership between the Austin Rotary Club, Mower County Health and Human Services, Austin Public Schools and the Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation, a "Reading Oasis" is now available for families to enjoy reading books together and increasing early literacy skills. We are thankful for a community who collaborates to support educational excellence for all children.
Reading Oasis Nancy Schnable 2015-08-03 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Feb 25, 2015
Alisa receives a Paul Harris award from the Austin Rotary. Alisa is a former Rotary foreign exchange student living in Austin, MN. Alisa is currently a honorary member of the Rotary Club in Austin, MN.
Alisa receives Paul Harris Award 2015-02-26 00:00:00Z 0
Dear Austin Rotary Club Members and Friends,
Speechless is not usually a word used to describe me, and yet that is the best way to describe my surprise and humility at receiving your recognition. It was an honor to be given a Paul Harris Fellow and it was an additional delight to be presented the award by District Governor Karel. But, those honors aside, it was the kind words of President Duane, the actions of the Austin Rotary Club Board of Directors and the support from the members that took my breath (and words) away. Thank you.
Yes, I am included in an article in The Rotarian Magazine, and yes, I have worked diligently and passionately to accomplish the things I have accomplished, however, none of this happens in a vacuum and none of this would have happened if not for the support of the club and the members. Only a few people can undertake this kind of trip, but we cannot do it without the support and contributions of the thousands of people whom we represent. And that, my friends, is the part that made me speechless.
My passion for international development is fueled in part by your confidence and support in my representation of you. This could not be accomplished without the willingness of the Austin Club to say yes, let’s try this, let’s give, let’s support, let’s make a difference. Sponsoring this kind of grant starts with a “YES” and the Austin Rotary Club has said yes over and over again and I am so proud to be just one of the many people both impacted and empowered to act as a result of that support.
The current literacy grant that will impact so many in Austin is another great example of how saying YES is a powerful method of leveraging the will and support of thousands to make a difference in the world, which includes our own backyard. Thank you for allowing me to represent you and for saying YES to making a difference in the world, none of this is possible without each and every one of you.
Warm Regards,
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