Crete Rotary Club
Crete, NE
Upcoming Events
Regular Meeting @ VFW : Program-Kylie Nicewonger
Sep 13, 2023
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Regular Meeting @ VFW:Program-Ten Thousand Village
Sep 27, 2023
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Regular Meeting @ VFW : Program-NSP Web Security
Oct 11, 2023
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Jim Fahrnbruch
August 7
Thomas Sorensen
August 3
Join Date
Shaylene Smith
August 20, 2019
4 years
Vince Krejci
August 26, 2019
4 years
Karen Drevo
August 31, 2016
7 years
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Crete Rotary Club
Crete, Nebraska
"Service Above Self"
The "dog days" of summer are upon us, but the club is busier than ever. 
Grocery Grab fundraiser planning continues as we get our corporate sponsors lined up and prepare to get tickets printed. We hope to be ready to begin selling tickets by mid- September. The grand prize drawing is scheduled for November 1st and the shopping spree will be the morning of November 11th.
Out Golden Wheel Committee is finalizing our honoree recipients, and those names will be emailed to all members in the next week for final selection. The deadline to report our honoree to the district is September 8th.
Our club will once again assist selling tickets and dispensing information at one of the tents at this year's Pumpkin Festival scheduled for Sunday, October 8th. We need a few more to sign up so the sheet will make its rounds at the next two meetings!
Joel Bramhall spoke to our club last week about the Cardinal Community Learning Center (CCLC) and the Arboretum outside of the middle school.  CCLC is the only out-of-school program for all students K-12 residing in the district (including the summer) free of charge for families.  They aim to make sure students are supervised, safe, and fed providing snacks and dinners to students.  The mission is: “to accelerate academic success by providing high-quality enrichment learning opportunities, increased social interactions, modeling positive behavior, and active family and community engagements.” 
During the school year, CCLC serves 1,388 students, which averages to 430 students each day.  The elementary and intermediate schools require registration (and at times there’s a waiting list) to attend the programs, but the middle school and high school are accessible to all students in those buildings without registration.  Students in one or more of the following categories receive priority in the enrollment process: migrant, ethnicity, English learner, special education, and free/reduced lunch.  They must maintain a 1 adult to 15 student ratio, so they employ some high school students, Doane students, and community members to meet this requirement. 
The program is free to families due to funding from tax dollars.  The state’s department of education is given funds from the US department and allocated to the out-of-school programs based on need.  It’s estimated CCLC saved K-5 families a total of $2,052,559 in childcare during the 22-23 school year, and provided 56,935 snacks, and 22,809 dinners to students. 
The Arboretum is another highlight of Crete!  It’s reported that Crete Middle School has the first ever Arboretum on public school grounds in the state of Nebraska.  It was dedicated in 1986, and Joel provided us with a QR code that includes a map of where the trees are, and information about them.  It’s special for Crete to have something like this in our town, so if there’s an event there, please try to attend! 
Thank you, Joel, for taking the time to visit with us!
Our next meeting is September 13 at the VFW. Crete city code enforcement officer Kylie Nicewonger will be our speaker. See you there!
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