Thomas Trahan came to Rochester to take advantage of the Rochester Better Chance opportunity, four years ago at age 14. He returns to Houston Texas, a young man of 18, Taking with him life long friendships and strong educational skills.
Read his story in the Rochester Post Bulletin article.
Summertime, and the living’s easy, Pizza’s cooking, and the bands are playing fine. Well that’s not the way it was written.
OK it’s time to have our summer, winter-fest concert. Once again, some of the folks that played at our RBC Winter-fest Gospel Concert decided to have a summer concert. We will be at Squash Blossom Farm again. If you have been in years past you will know it is a great time. Roger and Susan will have the wood fired pizza going and the music will be flowing. It is a great family friendly place to spend a Sunday afternoon. There is no charge, but we will be passing the hat, and all the proceeds will go to RBC. If you want pizza I would suggest ordering ahead, because they go fast.
Here is the link to Pre Order Pizza I had one last Sunday and they are great! Very gourmet. I had the “Greek” but Roger had the “Fancy Smancy” which looked great. I will try that next time. These are not large pizzas. 2 people could split one, it will not feed a large family but they are made with fresh ingredients and really good.
It is time for the RBC WinterFest Gospel Concert.
Once again its time for Rochester WinterFest and we are having our Gospel Concert again. This year the show is Sunday night February 14th starting at 6:00 at a new location, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. Once again, we will have an eclectic mix of performers.
The cost of admission is free but we will be taking a freewill offering. Please come support RBC and have a great time.
We will have CDs of last years show for sale.
We at Rochester Better Chance would like to thank Dr Lakisha Jones and the great folks at the Mayo Clinic, Division of Hospital Internal Medicine for donating school supplies for the 2015-16 school year. This is the third year in a row they have done this and it is a big help. The scholars can hit the ground running with all the supplies they need to start school. It is generosity like this that has kept RBC going for over 40 years in Rochester. Thanks!
We are having a summer concert fundraiser for RBC. The concert will be this Sunday July 19th from 1:00 till 4:00 at Squash Blossom Farm in Douglas Mn. The show is free but we will be accepting donations and we will have copies of the WinterFest Gospel CD for sale.
When we had our Winter Fest concert in February, several of the performers said they thought it would be fun to have a concert in the summer so we decided to give it a try.
So get your lawn chair and come out and see Brittany Bly, Becky Schlegel, Brass Etc, and the Mass Gospel Choir. We plan to have lemonade and cookies for sale.
It is with excitement I announce the opportunity for the Better Chance House to receive matching donations from the Otto Bremer Foundation. The Bremer Foundation has offered to match donations in the month of March up to a total match of $100,000. The RBC House is one of 45 different organizations in South Eastern MN who will receive a matching grant. The Match will last until a total donation of $1,000,000 has been reached on a first come, first matched basis.
We realize you have donated to this worthy organization in the past, and we once again ask for your support. Opportunities like this are special to any Non-Profit organization and the Scholars here in Rochester could use your support once again.
The House has an operating budget of $80,000 annually. This Matching Grant will allow the House to fund it’s annual expenses and hopefully create a buffer that was depleted with the upgrade assessment to 2nd St. SW.
To complete a matching grant, please go to:
Andrew Dunn, Board President