• March 7 – noon meeting AT THE EXCHANGE. 11 a.m. Board meeting;
  • March 21 – 7:30 a.m. at the Mounds View Community Center
April = NBMV Rotary Month!!
  • April 2 – (Sunday) Rotarians and friends fill Easter eggs with jelly beans
  • April 4- Club meeting at noon, MOUNDS VIEW COMMUNITY CENTER; board meets at 11AM
  • April 8 – (Saturday) Easter Egg Hunt signature event
  • April 18 – CPY Luncheon/Club meeting at Christ the King Lutheran Church
  • April 21 – Gold Plate Dinner
  • April 22 – Paul Fournier memorial
  • Beginning on April 4th, all regular Club meetings will be at noon at The Exchange on the first and third Tuesdays of the month.
  • Invitations to our only fundraiser and major community social event, the Gold Plate Dinner, are now available. Each includes one raffle ticket and meals for two. Only 75 will be sold. Price is still $170 per ticket.
  • Members – keep track of your Rotarian volunteer hours for RI.
     Luke Little, former tree specialist at ECHO (Educational Concerns for Hunger Organization), explained the benefits provided by the “Tree Keeper” tree mapping software we facilitated
obtaining for them last year. Every tree is now located on an internet site map with specifics about its characteristics, seeds, grafting, fertilizers, pesticides, etc. The trees are studied, and information and seeds are shared across the world for timber, fiber, food, medicine, and environmental benefits such as erosion control.
     Hurricane Ian uprooted many of the trees last Fall. 90 trees were lost. 150 were “stood up.” The original holes had to be dug out. Tree trunks were painted with yellow latex paint to protect them from sunburn, canopies were pruned to reduce demands on the damaged root systems, and the trees were propped up with stakes and cable.
     ECHO is headquartered in Florida with regional centers strategically placed around the world to develop and share sustainable hunger solutions. They develop and share innovative, low-tech options to maximize degraded sites, tripling yield with homemade fertilizers and pesticides. Other low-tech examples include drip tape micro dosing to maximize water, and instructions for making your own pumps.