Grand Forks Rotary
Weekly meetings at 12 noon each Tuesday
Townhouse Motel/Muddy Waters
710 1st Avenue North
Grand Forks, ND 58203
The Grand Forks Noon Club was formed on May 13, 1919. Below is an article from the Grand Forks Herald at that time. We will be posting more about the first meetings as well as a celebration event you can join us at later this year.
Pancake Breakfast - One of the oldest and most familiar programs hosted by the Grand Forks Rotary is the annual pancake breakfast held on the Saturday morning of the UND Potato Bowl festivities. The pancake and sausage meal is facilitated and served by Rotarians in a downtown location that provides easy access to the Potato Bowl parade route. Funds from this activity are used to support the club's various service projects.
Barn Dance - The barn dance at club member Frank Matejcek's working Angus farm north of Grand Forks has been a highlight of the club's summer fun and fund-raising each June for several years. The pastoral setting is complete with cows and an authentic red barn, spruced up for guests with artwork and farm memorability. Club members and guests socialize over beverages and burgers, bid on silent auction items, play games of chance, and tap their toes to the sounds of a local band like the Downtown Horns. Club members help the Barn Dance Committee by selling tickets, donating auction items, and volunteering for set up, ticket taking, and food and beverages.
In addition to fostering Club comradery and welcoming potential new members, the event raises about $5,000 each year, which helps the Club support its dictionary project in the schools and its Rotary Wraps program, to give warm outdoor clothing to kids in need.