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Lake Elmo Rotary Club 2018 Gold Plate Dinner/DANCE

Friday, September 21, 2018
Lake Elmo Inn Event Center 3712 Layton Ave N Lake Elmo MN 55042
6:00-9:30pm for Dinner & Program * Dancing & Social to follow until close
Only 100 tickets will be sold! Grand Prize: 4- Half Ounce Gold Pieces (1 winner) Plus: 3 additional prizes a 10oz Silver Bar! All prizes are final and awarded the night of the dinner. Need not be present to win. PLUS-OTHER PRIZE OPPORTUNITIES OFFERED DURING THE NIGHT
Ticket Price $195 per couple includes:
•Gourmet 5 course dinner for 2 and 4 drink tickets.
•An evening of fun & fellowship- including games with cash prizes!
•Purchase a corporate table for 10: For $1,300 You will receive; special recognition and a Power Point Advertisement. The table gets 2 bottles of wine, premier reserved seating, and the “Elmo Inn Experience”.
***********Great LIVE and SILENT Auction items***********
The Lake Elmo Rotary puts funds back into the Local Community. This year we are pledging a notable portion of the proceeds to: The New LE Elementary School Inclusive Playground This playground will be able to accommodate children of all ability from Wheelchair to Running. Designed to meet the needs of medically complex children so they may also be able to have play experience. A portion of our funds will also be used to help programs locally and internationally that work to make our local and global world better!

Kindness Campaign July Update!

“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.”                

                                                Leo Buscaglia

Thanks to all that shared your June Kindness Campaign challenge stories. It turns out it was pretty easy to do something kind for ourselves and because it was the monthly challenge, we did it without even feeling guilty! Awesome! With a fresh perspective of how good “guilt free kindness” feels, we move to this month’s challenge…

Spending the 4th of July with family and friends is an American tradition that most of us take for granted, yet not all enjoy. July 11th is National “Cheer Up the Lonely Day” created by Francis Pesek, from Detroit, Michigan. According to his daughter, L.J. Pesek, her father “was a quiet, kind, wonderful man who had a heart of gold.” He got the idea as a way of promoting kindness toward others who were lonely or forgotten as shut-ins or in nursing homes with no relatives or friends to look in on them. Francis Pesek chose this day because it was her father’s birthday.

Cheer Up the Lonely Day is an opportunity to make a lonely person happy. Any time you can make someone happy, you’ve done a good thing, and should be proud of yourself. Lonely people have few friends and loved ones. They may have lost loved ones over the years. They may be elderly. They see people on an infrequent basis.

This month’s mission is to make a conscious effort to visit with someone in a nursing home.

Spend some time today cheering up lonely people. It’s easy to do…just spend some time with them. When you visit, bring happy things to talk about. Keep the conversation upbeat, and lively. When you leave, give a big hug and let them know you enjoyed the stay. Sending cards or making a phone call is okay, only if they live too far away to visit. What a lonely person really needs, is face to face time with other people.

As always, we’d love to hear what you do this month! You’ll find a link to email us at

Always remember…kindness is contagious!

Welcome to the Home of the Lake Elmo Rotary Club

For good people, great programs and a fabulous breakfast, please join us every Wednesday morning 7:00 a.m. at the Lake Elmo Inn

We look forward to meeting you as much as we believe you will enjoy the hospitality and time spent in the company of friends and neighbors committed in service to community.