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City, Rotary offer additional free CPR/AED training this fall
 
Free CPR and AED training courses are available to the Plymouth community this fall, thanks to a partnership between the Plymouth Public Safety Department and Rotary Club of Plymouth. The one-hour Heart Safe Plymouth training sessions are open to teenagers and adults who are interested in learning to help save lives. Participants learn hands-only CPR, which teaches chest compressions without mouth-to-mouth breaths, as well as the use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED). AED devices detect disturbances in the rhythm of a heartbeat and are able to treat them through defibrillation, allowing the heart to re-establish an effective rhythm.
 
A reflection of Gratitude for 2017-2018 and a transition into 2018-2019 in celebration of the Rotary Club of Plymouth's 40 Year Anniversary serving people and the planet locally and globally.......
Rotary Club of Plymouth Fundraiser 2018
 
 Score Points for Kids, Education & Community Health is the annual fundraiser for the Rotary Club of Plymouth. Our theme is to use individually numbered, miniature basketballs as our "raffle ticket."  The proceeds of this event go to causes that benefit youth, education and community health (through our Heart Safe Program)
With the goal on planting 1.2 million trees between July 1st, 2017-June 30th, 2018 for Rotary as a global organization, the Rotary Club of Plymouth rose to the challenge and planted 39 trees reflecting a tree for our membership. However, this could not be done alone, we enlisted the amazing partner in the City of Plymouth. Not only did the City collaborate in the design and funding, the City Forester researched the proper trees for a area the city located, provided an education on how to plant trees so they thrive and survive after 20 years without roots choking out, and then created educational plaques describing each tree and its value so those walking along the path of the tress could learn about the trees and come to better understand the intelligence of the Plant Kingdom and Mother Earth.
 
The gift of this movement came from one person, the Rotary International President Ian Reisling. He directed over 1 million people to focus our attention back onto the environment in a way that we could give back easily and effectively to support the planet which supports a species of life each day! These trees not only add beauty to the area they are planted in, but they provide homes for other lifeforms, stabilize the soil, and the root systems clear impurities out of water and restore clean healthy water in lakes, rivers, and all life.
 
This is a perfect example that when we come together, we evolve together, and Ian and 1.2+ million Rotarians did just that this year! Thanks to all those who serve everyday in infinite ways on a planet who are waking up to the collective truth, we are not separate from each other, including the earth and her kingdoms. The time to recognize and respond to our oneness is now. This is the change we seek! I send gratitude to all who respond to the hearts call to offer some love anywhere it is needed!
In Rotary we are grateful for the annual donations that members contribute, especially those who have made a lifetime out of giving to Rotary so the projects and service done can reach all life, throughout the planet! Two members here are being recognized for their amazing generous hearts!
 
Thanks!
Free CPR/AED training by The Rotary Club of Plymouth
Anybody interested in being trained in Bystander CPR and AED use is encouraged to attend. Learn how to save the life of a Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) victim.
The one-hour training sessions are open to teenagers and adults who are interested in learning to help save lives. Participants can learn hands-only CPR, which teaches chest compressions without mouth-to-mouth breaths, as well as the use of an AED.
An AED, or Automated External Defibrillator, is a portable electronic device that automatically detects disturbances in the rhythm of a heartbeat and is able to treat them through defibrillation, the application of electrical therapy, allowing the heart to reestablish an effective rhythm.
 
If you are called on to give CPR and AED in an emergency, you will most likely be trying to save the life of someone you love: a child, a spouse, a parent or a friend. 70 percent of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests happen in homes. Unfortunately, only about 46% of people who experience an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest get the immediate help that they need before professional help arrives.   
 
Heart Safe Plymouth Background
The City of Plymouth was designated a Heart Safe Community in 2013 by the American Heart Association. The program recognizes efforts by individual communities to improve their system for preventing deaths caused by sudden cardiac arrest.
 
Rotary Club of Plymouth began holding free CPR and AED training sessions in 2012 and has helped train more than 5,000 Plymouth residents and businesspeople. Sponsors include Heart Safe communities through AHA, Minnesota Department of Health and Allina Health.
 
Businesses groups and organizations can obtain more information or schedule a free training. For more information, email heartsafeplymouth@gmail.com, call CPR/AED Instructor Norm Okerstrom at 763-238-8443 or visit rotaryplymouth.org.
 
Upcoming trainings are on:
Plymouth Public Safety Building.  To register, visit heartsafeplymouth.eventbrite.com. Space is limited to 30 participants per training session.
Wednesday, April 25, 7:00 PM
Wednesday, May 2, 7:00 PM
Wednesday, May 23, 7:00 PM
Wednesday, June 6, 7:00 PM
Wednesday, June 20, 7:00 PM
 
Plymouth Dunkirk Fire Station III.   To register, visit heartsafeplymouthfire.eventbrite.com. Space is limited to 50 participants per training session.
Saturday, May 19, 10:00 AM
Saturday, June 23, 10:00 AM
 
Rotary is an organization of business and professional leaders united worldwide who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world. The Rotary Club of Plymouth, chartered in 1978, meets for breakfast at 7:00 A.M. Fridays (first four) at the Crowne Plaza 3131 Campus Dr, Plymouth, MN.  Rotary is In 201 countries worldwide, approximately 1.2 million Rotarians follow the theme "Service Above Self."   www.rotaryplymouth.org
 
Peter Bartling bartlingpeter@yahoo.com will send descriptions of our event for news articles.
 
Heart Safe Plymouth
Plymouth Rotary Club
34 Amazing people took time on Saturday 2/24/18 to come and be trained on how to recognize and respond to Sudden Cardiac Arrest! We have now trained over 5,000 on our way to 7,000 people trained! FUN pics below!
 

City of Plymouth
News Release

For Immediate Release  

Feb. 20, 2018

 Contact: Mike Goldstein

Public Safety Director

City of Plymouth

763-509-5129

 
City, Rotary continue free CPR/AED training
 
Plymouth, Minn. – Due to continued popularity, additional Heart Safe Plymouth training sessions have been announced. A partnership between the City of Plymouth Public Safety Department and Rotary Club of Plymouth, the free trainings teach bystander CPR and AED use to the public.
 
Wednesday Evening CPR/AED Trainings
The following training sessions are set for 7-8 p.m. Wednesdays on the second floor of the Plymouth Public Safety Building, 3400 Plymouth Blvd., adjacent to City Hall. To register, visit heartsafeplymouth.eventbrite.com. Space is limited to 30 participants per training session.
 
  • Feb. 21
  • March 7
  • March 21
  • April 11
  • April 25
 
Saturday Morning CPR/AED Trainings
The following training sessions are set for 10-11 a.m. Saturdays at Plymouth Fire Station III, 3300 Dunkirk Lane. To register, visit heartsafeplymouthfire.eventbrite.com. Space is limited to 50 participants per training session.
 
  • Feb. 24
  • March 24
 
About the Training Sessions
Registration is required. Due to the popularity of the training sessions and limited space, early registration is encouraged.
 
The one-hour training sessions are open to teenagers and adults who are interested in learning to help save lives. Participants can learn hands-only CPR, which teaches chest compressions without mouth-to-mouth breaths, as well as the use of an AED.
 
An AED, or Automated External Defibrillator, is a portable electronic device that automatically detects disturbances in the rhythm of a heartbeat and is able to treat them through defibrillation, the application of electrical therapy, allowing the heart to re-establish an effective rhythm.
 
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Heart Safe Plymouth Background
The City of Plymouth was designated a Heart Safe Community in 2013 by the American Heart Association. The program recognizes efforts by individual communities to improve their system for preventing deaths caused by sudden cardiac arrest.
 
Rotary Club of Plymouth began holding free CPR and AED training sessions in 2012 and has helped train more than 5,110 Plymouth residents and businesspeople. Sponsors include Heart Safe communities through AHA, Minnesota Department of Health and Allina Health.
 
Businesses groups and organizations can obtain more information or schedule a free training. For more information, email heartsafeplymouth@gmail.com, call CPR/AED Instructor Norm Okerstrom at 763-238-8443 or visit rotaryplymouth.org.
 
Cutline: Since 2012, more than 5,110 Plymouth residents and businesspeople have been trained in bystander CPR and AED use through Heart Safe Plymouth, a partnership between the City of Plymouth Public Safety Department and Rotary Club of Plymouth.
 
 
THANK YOU TO OUR COMMUNITY, SPONSORS, BREWERS, DISTILLERS, AND ROTARIANS FOR THE SUCCESSFUL EVENT LAST SATURDAY WE ARE TRULY GRATEFUL AS WE CONTINUE OUR GOAL TO TRAIN 7,000 (4,622 to date) PEOPLE ON RECOGNIZING THE SIGNS OF SUDDEN CARDIAC ARREST AND HOW TO RESPOND IN THE MOMENT TO SAVE LIVES!
 
 

 

 

The Rotary Club of Plymouth continues to close our GAP to 5,000 (4,443 today) trained by June 30th, 2018. Our ultimate goal is 7,000. The following is a picture from a recent training.
 
If you know of anyone who is interested in being trained please see our upcoming free sessions at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/heart-safe-plymouth-plymouth-rotary-club-tickets-27155834833 We also will come into a local Plymouth business/community event/sporting event at no charge and train the entire group!
In response to the request of Rotary International President Ian Riseley, we have received a grant approval to plant 40 trees in the City of Plymouth, representing our membership as a club. Thanks to the amazing supporters of our September fundraiser and the City of Plymouth who supported our grant process to make this happen!!!!!
 
It is the Lake Camelot neighborhood (Old Begin Oaks Golf Course) which the City identified. It will be a Rotary Tree Walk with signage reflecting the tree types and education about the trees so those enjoying the nature walk can learn about the environment and Rotary during this walk.
 
We will be instructed on the proper way to plant the trees, so we get to enjoy and learn from the fun part of the project. This will be a great event to invite family too, and any local environmental group interested in being a part of this, including younger millennials who may have interest in joining our great club.
This past Saturday was another amazing event between the City of Plymouth Police department and the Rotary Club of Plymouth as we were able to come together and provide some wonderful children an opportunity to go Christmas shopping with some officers of our community! Thanks for all those who helped make this a special event!
As our signature project continues to grow in those we train on recognizing and performing CPR, we continue to get closer to our goal of 7,000 and reaching the milestone of 5,000 in our Rotary Fiscal Year of July 1st, 2017-June 30th, 2018. We are currently at 4,229 people trained to date. This subject continues to grow in our community around us as evidenced in this news link http://www.startribune.com/university-of-minnesota-to-design-super-ambulances-to-hasten-treatment-of-cardiac-arrest/453074973/
 
We also received a donated AED unit from Allina Hospitals and Clinics which will be available during our Rotary meetings and for check out by those Rotarians who have events in which they would like to have an AED unit present. Thanks Allina!!!!
Big thanks to Jeff Wosje for organizing yet another successful golf outing - this time we were at Eagle Lake on Bass Lake Road.  Perfect weather and even better fellowship...See everyone out there next time!
 
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A reflection of Gratitude for 2017-2018 and a transition into 2018-2019 in celebration of the Rotary Club of Plymouth's 40 Year Anniversary serving people and the planet locally and globally.......
 
 
THANK YOU TO OUR COMMUNITY, SPONSORS, BREWERS, DISTILLERS, AND ROTARIANS FOR THE SUCCESSFUL EVENT LAST SATURDAY WE ARE TRULY GRATEFUL AS WE CONTINUE OUR GOAL TO TRAIN 7,000 (4,622 to date) PEOPLE ON RECOGNIZING THE SIGNS OF SUDDEN CARDIAC ARREST AND HOW TO RESPOND IN THE MOMENT TO SAVE LIVES!