Good news for a gloomy time:

Good news for a gloomy time: Polio has been eradicated from Africa
By Charles Adams Cogan
September 15, 2020 — 5:41pm
As of Aug. 25, it is official. The World Health Organization African Region has been certified free of the wild poliovirus.
Good news for a gloomy time: Charlie Cogan 2020-09-18 05:00:00Z 0

Friday Feature - Tony Pedriana

The Rotary theme for September Is Basic Education and Literacy. “The more you read, the more you will know. The more you learn, the more places you will go.” Dr Seuss, “I Can Read With My Eyes Shut”. What can Rotarians do to jump start children into reading?  River Falls Rotarian Tony Pedriana will share a program focused on getting books into the hands of preschool and young children. 
Friday Feature - Tony Pedriana Kathy Hughitt 2020-09-08 05:00:00Z 0
Friday Feature - Angelina Amerigo kathy hughitt 2020-08-24 05:00:00Z 0

Friday Feature - Rebecca Crooks-Stratton

Speaker Rebecca Crooks - Stratton, Secretary/Treasurer at Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC),speaking about Tribal Sovereignty.

Video link for today's program;

Tribal Sovereignty
Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC) Secretary/Treasurer Rebecca Crooks-Stratton

Tribal sovereignty means that tribes have an inherent authority to govern themselves. During this session, SMSC Secretary/Treasurer Crooks-Stratton will explore the importance of sovereignty and walk attendees through 200 years of federal Indian policy and how it has impacted tribal nations. She will also cover economic development in Native American communities and provide present-day examples of how tribes like the SMSC work alongside federal, state and local governments on shared priorities.

Friday Feature - Rebecca Crooks-Stratton kathy hughitt 2020-08-14 05:00:00Z 0

Friday Feature-Anthony Galloway


Anthony Galloway’s conversation with our St Paul Sunrise Rotary Club members was deeply moving and illuminating. I am grateful to him for sharing how words our country’s founding fathers used or how artistic images, such as the Statue of Liberty or media portrayals of icons such as Rosa Parks, have shaped our beliefs today about race.” ~Ellen Luepker

Friday Feature-Anthony Galloway Kathy Hughitt 2020-07-31 05:00:00Z 0

Friday Feature-Raina Fox

Come hear about Rotary International’s new program - Positive Peace Activators - from Rotary Alumni Raina Fox. Rotary District 5960 sponsored Raina for the Rotary Peace Fellow Program. Hear about her Rotary journey and how she is now very well situated to help the world achieve Positive Peace!
 YouTube Video Link:
Friday Feature-Raina Fox kathy hughitt 2020-07-14 05:00:00Z 0
Friday Feature: Emma Mulhern kathy hughitt 2020-07-07 05:00:00Z 0
Mentorship/Mentee Program 2020-06-30 05:00:00Z 0
Friday Feature- Undoing Aging Kathy Hughitt 2020-06-23 05:00:00Z 0
Join Us! Kathy Hughitt 2020-06-16 05:00:00Z 0
Friday Feature: A view from the front lines Kathy Hughitt 2020-06-15 05:00:00Z 0
Friday Feature-World War II Story of PFC Riley Kathy Hughitt 2020-06-11 05:00:00Z 0

Friday Feature-Conflict Resolution and Civil Discourse


This week we welcomed Mike Gregory, The Collaboration Effect, his topic: Conflict Resolution/Civil Discourse .

Mike raises participants to new heights by engaging the mind, touching the heart, stirring the soul and inspiring action to develop enlightened solutions. 

Discussion will include the "10-Steps to De-escalate Many Solutions" and tips on "When conducting a negotiation:" 

YouTube Video Link:

Friday Feature-Conflict Resolution and Civil Discourse Kathy Hughitt 2020-06-01 05:00:00Z 0
District’s Rotary Foundation PUSH for $400K! Kyle Haugen 2020-06-01 05:00:00Z 0

Friday Feature May 29-STRIVE


STRIVE: Investing in Our Future

Whether your STRIVE program is already successful , needs a boost or you are interested in starting one, the May 29th Friday Feature on STRIVE will be informative. Diane Ilstrup , Rochester Rotary Club and Brent Voight , Stillwater Sunrise Rotary Club will share successes, how  challenges are addressed, or what they feel are the next steps in how the program is evolving. 

Friday Feature May 29-STRIVE Kathy Hughitt 2020-05-26 05:00:00Z 0
Friday Feature - May 22 with Dr. Ira Helfand Kathy Hughitt 2020-05-18 05:00:00Z 0


Jenny Stotts, District 6690 membership chair and assistant governor, shares what she has learned about engaging members and keeping them (Rotary) happy.

ROTARY LEADER-CLUB CLINIC 2020-05-13 05:00:00Z 0


In less than two weeks, Rotary District 5960, with nearly 2,700 members and 63 clubs (see map), has raised over $27,000 to help three organizations during this pandemic.  The three organizations are:
            Second Harvest Heartland;
            Channel One Regional Food Bank;
            YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities.
ROTARIANS RESPOND TO THE PANDEMIC  Kathy Ingulsrud 2020-05-12 05:00:00Z 0
Friday Feature - Suzi Howe, May 15 2020-05-08 05:00:00Z 0
Shark Tank LIVE...Virtually! Kyle Haugen 2020-05-07 05:00:00Z 0


Rotary District 5960 Presents!
Open Mic!
Thursday, May 28 
7 PM  - 9 PM 
Hosted by Ryan Gillespie & Joe Stahlmann
OPEN MIC 2020-05-06 05:00:00Z 0

Friday Feature-Covid-19 & DV

Conversation on COVID-19 & Domestic Violence with Rebecca McLane
A stay at home order is not a good thing if you have to stay at home with an abuser.  Tight quarters and confinement with an abuser is a recipe for disaster.  We will hear from a local advocate for abuse survivors.  Find out what is really happening and what Rotary can do to help. 
Watch on the District 5960 Youtube Channel @
Here is good piece on DV-COVID from the Battered Women’s Justice Project which you might want to share with your group:
Friday Feature-Covid-19 & DV 2020-05-04 05:00:00Z 0
A Special Night of Connecting Shawn Berry 2020-05-02 05:00:00Z 0
Testing: The Key to Our Future Shawn Berry 2020-05-01 05:00:00Z 0

District 5960 Training Assembly

The District is offering online training for your incoming Club Officers for Membership, Foundation and Public Image on the evenings of  May 12th, 13th and 14th respectively.
These sessions will prepare your officers for the  upcoming year by introducing them to planning ideas and the resources for a successful year. 
District 5960 Training Assembly Kathy Hughitt 2020-04-27 05:00:00Z 0

Testing: The Key to Our Future

Wednesday, April 29 
7:30 am - 8:30 am
Hosted by: Blaine Ham Lake and Prior Lake Rotary Clubs
Come hear what is happening on the front line on COVID testing from Kate Johansen, Director of State Policy and Government Engagement for Mayo Clinic, and Dr. Tim Schacker, Vice Dean of Research at the Medical School - University of Minnesota. They will talk about the public and private partnership that is key to moving the State of Minnesota forward. 
Testing: The Key to Our Future  Kathy Hughitt 2020-04-25 05:00:00Z 0

Friday Feature - TRF and Positive Peace

Friday Feature for April 24, Kyle Haugen, our District Rotary Foundation Team Leader, shared how The Rotary Foundation allows us to maximize the impact we make in our communities and around the world.  Hear about how we make a difference through the Six Areas of Focus and the concept of Positive Peace!  
Friday Feature - TRF and Positive Peace Kathy Hughitt 2020-04-20 05:00:00Z 0

PolioPlus Responding to the Covid-19 Challenge 

By Mike McGovern, Chair of the Rotary International PolioPlus Committee and John Germ, Past Rotary International President and Chair of the Polio Countdown to History Committee

A program begun by Rotary is employing thousands of health workers to address the Covid-19 pandemic.  The program is the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) which includes Rotary’s PolioPlus program.   From the earliest days of polio eradication in the Philippines, the generosity and advocacy of Rotarians and our partners has nearly stopped polio, stopped Ebola from becoming an epidemic in Nigeria and now responds to Covid-19.  

PolioPlus Responding to the Covid-19 Challenge Mike McGovern 2020-04-13 05:00:00Z 0

Friday Feature -Operation Pollination April 17

April 17th for District 5960's Friday Feature virtual meeting with our guest Chris Stein from the Heritage Areas and Large Landscape Initiatives National Parks Service.
Do you like to eat?  This program will inform Rotarians about a project that aims to engage local partners in pollinator habitat restoration and protection across the USA -- Operation Pollination.  
After a quick review of the nation's National Heritage Area program (with a focus on the Midwest), you will learn about three national conservation priorities that the National Park Service is seeking partners for...pollinators, migratory land birds, and grasslands (including Rights of Way as Habitat).  
Learn about a pollinator partnership idea that started in the St. Croix Valley that has now spread to National Heritage Areas across the USA.  With a special focus on Operation Pollination, you will learn about National Heritage Area efforts and the movement to engage diverse areas in pollinator habitat restoration and protection.
Friday Feature -Operation Pollination April 17 Kathy Hughitt 2020-04-10 05:00:00Z 0

Friday Feature -Jennifer Jones April 10

This Friday, April 10th , will be Jennifer Jones, Rotary Foundation Trustee, Vice President Rotary International 2016-17.


Jennifer Jones
Trustee 2019-23
Rotary Club of Windsor-Roseland,
Ontario, Canada

Jennifer Jones is the president and CEO of Media Street Productions Inc., an award-winning television production company in Windsor. Jones has served Rotary in many roles, including as RI vice president in 2016-17. She is co-chair of the End Polio Now: Make History Today campaign to raise $150 million. She has been a leader in cultivating experiential fundraising opportunities such as Rotary’s Polio Golf Day with Jack Nicklaus in Jupiter, Florida, USA, which raised over $5.25 million for polio eradication.

Jones has been recognized with many awards, including the Service Above Self Award and the Rotary Foundation Citation for Meritorious Service, the YMCA Peace Medallion, and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal, and she was the first Canadian to receive Wayne State University’s Peacemaker of the Year Award.

Jones and her husband, Nick Krayacich, are members of the Arch Klumph Society and the Paul Harris Society and charter members of the Bequest Society.

Friday Feature -Jennifer Jones April 10 Kathy Hughitt 2020-04-06 05:00:00Z 0
Friday Feature - Alternative Clubs and Formats Shawn Berry 2020-04-04 05:00:00Z 0

A Night with Water Warrior Jon Kaufman

Wednesday, April 8, 2020
CLICK HERE for April 8th meeting recording link 
Hosted by Twin Cities Rotaract
Jon Kaufman joined Rotary 8 years ago for a specific purpose... to disrupt and improve the way safe drinking water is provided to the poorest of the poor around the globe. Forming H2OpenDoors
A Night with Water Warrior Jon Kaufman Kathy Hughitt 2020-03-31 05:00:00Z 0
2020 Conference of Clubs - A Special Message Paul Perez 2020-03-18 05:00:00Z 0

2nd Annual Rotary People of Action Photo Contest


Calling all Rotarians in District 5960!

They say a picture is worth a thousand words: The District 5960 Public Image team agrees and the 2nd Annual People of Action Photo Contest will prove it.
Rotarians are people of action and photos of Rotarians in action are a great way to spark awareness and conversation about Rotary.
PLUS there is are CASH PRIZEs totaling $600 for the winning entries!
2nd Annual Rotary People of Action Photo Contest Shawn Berry 2020-01-27 06:00:00Z 0 Contest,PeopleofAction
Grants Management Seminars-UPDATE Kathy Hughitt 2020-01-20 06:00:00Z 0

Around the District - January




My fellow District 5960 Rotarians and Rotaractors - We hope you are enjoying our monthly newsletter videos. We enjoy "Connecting" with you! Thank you for taking this January 2020 trip "Around the District!" See the links below for more details. 

Around the District - January Shawn Berry 2020-01-16 06:00:00Z 0
Taking a risk after a life-changing diagnosis Linda Mulhern 2019-12-19 06:00:00Z 0
Fly a chopper into history Jon Stillmann 2019-12-19 06:00:00Z 0
Around the District - December Shawn Berry 2019-12-03 06:00:00Z 0
Rotary Opportunities Kathy Ingulsrud 2019-11-21 06:00:00Z 0

Rotary Learning Center

Posted on Nov 18, 2019

What’s new in the Learning Center

Check out these new courses in the  Rotary International Learning Center:
Rotary Learning Center Kathy Hughitt 2019-11-18 06:00:00Z 0

Ending Human Trafficking

Posted on Nov 12, 2019

What Rotary is Doing

Our mission is to End Human Trafficking in communities in Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota and parts of Ontario (regions covered by Rotary Districts 5950,5960, and 5580). We will serve as facilitators and problem solvers, and provide forums for discussion.

Ending Human Trafficking kathy hughitt 2019-11-12 06:00:00Z 0

Learn about the WASH in Schools Target Challenge

Posted on Nov 06, 2019
Through the WASH in Schools Target Challenge, Rotary and UNICEF are recognizing Rotary clubs whose sustainable projects help children stay healthy and stay in school. Support clean water, better sanitation, and hygiene education in schools, and let Rotary know how you’re making a difference. Visit for more information.
Learn about the WASH in Schools Target Challenge Kathy Hughitt 2019-11-06 06:00:00Z 0

Give the gift of Rotary

Posted on Nov 06, 2019
The charitable season kicks off 3 December with Giving Tuesday, an online movement that celebrates and encourages giving to make the world a better place. This year, make The Rotary Foundation your charity of choice. A donation to the Foundation helps build sustainable communities around the world.

Give the gift of Rotary Newsletter 2019-11-06 06:00:00Z 0

Rotary Mentor Meetup

Posted on Nov 06, 2019
We have our first Rotary Mentor Meetup event coming up Wednesday, November 13 from 6:30-8:30 p.m., at Summit Brewing Company.
Rotary Mentor Meetup Kathy Hughitt 2019-11-06 06:00:00Z 0
Around the District - November Shawn Berry 2019-11-05 06:00:00Z 0
2022-23 District Governor kathy hughitt 2019-11-05 06:00:00Z 0
2020 Conference Announcement kathy hughitt 2019-11-05 06:00:00Z 0
Around the District - October Shawn Berry 2019-10-10 05:00:00Z 0

Save the Date!

Posted on Sep 27, 2019
Plan on joining us at Mystic Lake Event Center, Prior Lake, MN. 
Keynote Speaker Announcement!
Save the Date! kathy hughitt 2019-09-27 05:00:00Z 0

Get Ready for World Polio Day!

Posted on Sep 27, 2019
How can you triple your impact? Thanks to a 2-to-1 match from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, every donation made to Rotary to end polio will be tripled.
Get Ready for World Polio Day! kathy hughitt 2019-09-27 05:00:00Z 0
November Rotary Foundation Month Kyle Haugen 2019-09-26 05:00:00Z 0
Around the District - September Shawn Berry 2019-09-10 05:00:00Z 0

One Rotary Summit

2019-20 Connected by Our Rotary Stories
“Joining Rotary was one of the best decisions I ever made!”  People around the world express this opinion every day.  Explore the “Stories” of Rotary in a conversation at (one of) this year’s District 5960 One Rotary Summit(s). 
One Rotary Summit 2019-09-06 05:00:00Z 0

Human Trafficking Forum

Posted on Sep 06, 2019
TAKING ACTION TO PREVENT HUMAN SEX TRAFFICKING: Learn what you can do to increase the safety of our children!  The Edina Rotary invites you to join them on September 19th, 11:30-1:30 p.m. at a weekly meeting that will start early as they present a workshop on Human Sex Trafficking Prevention. 
Human Trafficking Forum Kathy Hughitt 2019-09-06 05:00:00Z 0

Good news: Africa hasn't reported a case of polio in three years

Posted by Charlie Cogan on Aug 30, 2019
Only two countries remain in our efforts to eradicate the virus, and you can help. 
By Charles Adams Cogan and Tim Mulcrone
AUGUST 29, 2019 — 5:40PM
Health workers administered a polio vaccine to a child in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, in 2014.
On Aug. 21, we turned on our computers to learn of great news from Africa. Nigeria, the last country on that continent to report cases of the wild poliovirus, had not reported a case in three years.
Good news: Africa hasn't reported a case of polio in three years Charlie Cogan 2019-08-30 05:00:00Z 0

Good news: Africa hasn't reported a case of polio in three years

Posted by Charlie Cogan on Aug 29, 2019
Only two countries remain in our efforts to eradicate the virus, and you can help.

By Charles Adams Cogan and Tim Mulcrone 

On Aug. 21, we turned on our computers to learn of great news from Africa. Nigeria, the last country on that continent to report cases of the wild poliovirus, had not reported a case in three years.
Good news: Africa hasn't reported a case of polio in three years  Charlie Cogan 2019-08-29 05:00:00Z 0

DG Nominations for 2022-2023

Posted on Aug 15, 2019



DGND = District Governor Nominee Designate
To serve as our leader in the 2022/23 Rotary year
Rotary International District 5960 is now calling for nominations for the office of District Governor for the Rotary year 2022-2023.
DG Nominations for 2022-2023 Kathy Hughitt 2019-08-15 05:00:00Z 0

Rotaract Club Chartering Event

Join South Metro Networking - a new Rotaract club in Rotary District 5960 - as we kick off the fall with our official Chartering Ceremony. It's the perfect time for Rotarians across the district to network with the newest Rotary family as they become members of the new South Metro Networking  Rotaract Club for young professionals.
Rotaract Club Chartering Event Kathy Hughitt 2019-08-06 05:00:00Z 0
July Membership Vision Greg Bartz 2019-07-24 05:00:00Z 0
Campaigning against exploitation Noelle Volin 2019-07-18 05:00:00Z 0
New Midwest Rotary Website! Kathy Hughitt 2019-07-18 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary Day at the Races

Posted on Jul 18, 2019

Join Us on Friday, August 9

Rotary Day at Canterbury Park
Ticket Cost: $10.00 per person 
(See your Club President for tickets)
100% of ticket sales benefit PolioPlus
Rotary Day at the Races Kathy Hughitt 2019-07-18 05:00:00Z 0
2019 District Assembly Webinars Kathy Hughitt 2019-07-10 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary Connects The World

Posted by Paul Perez on Jul 01, 2019
Welcome to the 2019-2020 Rotary year!
How does DG Paul Perez plan on connecting this Rotary year, and what are some opportunities for you to connect? Here more from him directly in this video message!
Rotary Connects The World Paul Perez 2019-07-01 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary at the Fair

Posted on Jun 30, 2019

Hundreds of Rotarians Are Needed

Friday, August 30, 2019

Show your Rotary pride and meet new Rotary friends at the Minnesota State Fair!

Rotary at the Fair Kathy Hughitt 2019-06-30 05:00:00Z 0

Thank You 2018-29 DG Mike Becker

Posted on Jun 30, 2019
Greetings Fellow Rotarians,
The Rotary calendar is fast approaching to July 1st and my time as your District Governor is waning.  I want you to know that this year was filled with new friends, endless adventures, family, stress, work and best of all - FUN!
Thank You 2018-29 DG Mike Becker Kathy Hughitt 2019-06-30 05:00:00Z 0


Make friends around the world through a Rotary Fellowship 
Rotary offers a multitude of opportunities to connect with people in your club, your district, and elsewhere in the world who share your hobbies or interests.

ROTARY FELLOWSHIP MONTH Kathy Hughtit 2019-06-12 05:00:00Z 0

June Membership Moment

Posted by Jim Hunt on Jun 10, 2019

Membership Vision

Progress Report

June 2019

2,774 Members

Build camaraderie in your club to attract young professionals, create interest groups such as biking, hiking, sailing, or environmental sustainability, that appeals to younger Rotarians.
Let’s all join in!

June Membership Moment Jim Hunt 2019-06-10 05:00:00Z 0
5 Questions on District Grants Diana Schoberg 2019-05-22 05:00:00Z 0

Is It The Truth

Posted by Joseph Epstein on May 22, 2019
"The Four-Way Test is one of Rotary’s central principles. It is of special interest in the current day, when truth — or, more precisely, truthfulness — seems to be losing its prestige in public life." —Joseph Epstein
Is It The Truth Joseph Epstein 2019-05-22 05:00:00Z 0

Service Above Self Award

Posted by Ed Marek
Kyle Haugen, Newell Krogmann, Mike Becker, Paul Perez
At this year’s Conference of Clubs, PDG Newell Krogmann received a rare honor. He was selected to receive Rotary International’s Service Above Self award.
Service Above Self Award Ed Marek 2019-05-22 05:00:00Z 0

Putting Civility back into Civil Discourse

Posted by Ed Marek on May 15, 2019
Rotarians are busy people. So, in the event you haven’t read the May issue of The Rotarian you may want to check out the article, Putting Civility back into Civil Discourse. Here is the link.  
Putting Civility back into Civil Discourse Ed Marek 2019-05-15 05:00:00Z 0
19-20 Club Awards Brochures Kathy Hughitt 2019-05-08 05:00:00Z 0
Membership Vision May Greg Bartz 2019-05-07 05:00:00Z 0
Advanced Global Grant Seminar Kathy Hughitt 2019-05-01 05:00:00Z 0
Membership Vision Greg Bartz 2019-04-17 05:00:00Z 0

People of Action Photo Contest

Posted by Heather Holmes on Feb 15, 2019
Calling all Rotarians in District 5960!
They say a picture is worth a thousand words: The District 5960 Public Image team agrees and is kicking off a People of Action Photo Contest to prove it.
People of Action Photo Contest Heather Holmes 2019-02-15 06:00:00Z 0
Registration Open! Lori Luedke 2019-02-04 06:00:00Z 0


District 5960 Pin and Banner Contest
Announcing a new fun contest for Rotary 5960. It was found that we are finally running out of pins and banners for the district and this is an opportunity to make a change! If you are creative and ingenious, then this is for you.
Contest Mike Becker 2019-01-29 06:00:00Z 0

Tell Rotary's Story

Posted on Jan 07, 2019
Khou Yang - Coon Rapids Rotary Club
I have never heard of Rotary before until this past April, 2018, at social function in Anoka. After a few searches online, I decided to give a chance to the Coon Rapids Rotary  and officially became a member in May of 2018.
As I listened and interacted with the Coon Rapids Rotary,
Read More in the January 2019 Newsletter
Tell Rotary's Story Mike Becker 2019-01-07 06:00:00Z 0

Rotary's 2017-18 Annual Report

Posted on Jan 07, 2019
This year’s annual report includes:                                                   
  • Highlights from the year
  • Projects that are having a positive, long-term impact on communities
  • Messages from donors sharing why they contribute to The Rotary Foundation
Read more about Rotary’s accomplishments during 2017-18 at
Rotary's 2017-18 Annual Report Kathy Hughitt 2019-01-07 06:00:00Z 0

Global Fellow - Ambele Mwamelo

Posted on Dec 12, 2018
Ambele presenting at the Edinburgh District Conference October 2018
Ambele Mwamelo is currently attending the University of Edinburgh as a Rotary District 5960 Global Fellow as a Master of Public Health (MPH) Candidate. Ambele is currently working with one of her professors on organizing an exhibition to engage the community and school children on global health matters. 
Global Fellow - Ambele Mwamelo Gary Campbell 2018-12-12 06:00:00Z 0

Social Media 

7 tips for creating compelling social media content
Sharing stories that show Rotarians as People of Action on social media is an easy and effective way to amplify your club’s success to the world and build awareness and understanding of what we do. 
Social Media Rotary International 2018-12-05 06:00:00Z 0

Rotary Climate Action Team 

Posted on Dec 03, 2018
In his July 2018 RI President Barry Rassin asked all of us to Be the Inspiration for sustainable service by addressing the impact of environmental issues on our work. Northfield Rotary Club is challenging us to a Call to Action!  Are you in?

Rotary Climate Action Team Kathy Hughitt 2018-12-03 06:00:00Z 0
2021-2022 District Governor Mike Becker 2018-11-28 06:00:00Z 0

GCE 2019 

Group Cultural Exchange
Spring 2019 with District 1860
in Germany
This will be approximately a two-week trip.  The outbound team to Germany will travel the end of May (21st-31st).  
GCE 2019 Kathy Hughitt 2018-11-20 06:00:00Z 0

2018-19 Awards

Posted on Nov 15, 2018
Announcing the
2018-19 Awards Program
2018-2019 District Awards Brochure and Criteria
2018-19 Awards Mike Becker 2018-11-15 06:00:00Z 0


Posted on Nov 14, 2018


Saturday, Jan 12, 2019

Rotary District 5960 Mid-Term
Location: Hamline University, Anderson Center
Time: 8:30 am - 3:00 pm 
Cost: Free Event
Click Here for Registration(Lunch Included)
Special Guest Speaker Geoff Cochran       
Rotary International Club/District Support.
How are you going to answer the question What is Rotary?
Plan to Attend Mid-Term. You can answer the question with your fellow Rotarains.  
Mid-Term Mike Becker 2018-11-14 06:00:00Z 0

Holiday Event

Join Us!

Black Nativity
December 2, 2018   - Show at 4:00pm

Click Here for Registration
Black Nativity is an annual tradition of lively Christmas theater, music and spirit provided by the Penumbra Theater of St. Paul since 1987.  This homegrown show returns with exceptional lead vocalists, the outstanding Kingdom Life Church Choir, and the stirring choreography of Uri Sands of TU Dance. Join us for an experience full of joy, community, and spirit.
Holiday Event Mike Becker 2018-11-14 06:00:00Z 0

How to take better club photos

Posted by Alyce Henson on Oct 26, 2018
Rotary International staff photographer Alyce Henson has been shooting images for Rotary for more than a decade. In her post for Rotary Voices, Alyce shares her tips for taking better photos of club projects, and how to shoot images that you can use to make your own People of Action ads. With a little bit of practice, a few simple guidelines, and a touch of confidence, you can produce some amazing results. 
How to take better club photos Alyce Henson 2018-10-26 05:00:00Z 0

District 5960 October Newsletter

Posted on Oct 25, 2018

Are you a Proud 
and Audacious Rotarian?

We are now past the first quarter of the rotary year. As I have gone around to many clubs my message has not wavered. When you hear the question, "What is Rotary"? What is your answer and are you saying it from facts or are you saying it from your heart? 
Read more in the October Newsletter Click Here
District 5960 October Newsletter Jeff Hage 2018-10-25 05:00:00Z 0

Past District Governor Dinner

Posted on Oct 21, 2018
 (Photo information below)
This past weekend fourteen of District 5960 Past District Governors and two of our future District Governors, spouses and guests joined 2018-19 District Governor Mike Becker and his spouse Nancy Becker at  the Lillydale Yacht and Pool Club for dinner and fellowship.
Past District Governor Dinner Kathy Hughitt 2018-10-21 05:00:00Z 0

Hudson Rotarian Todd Bol, Little Free Library founder dies

Little Free Library founder  dies, leaving a legacy of helping cities 'one book at a time'
Story by Jenna Ross Star Tribune - Oct 18, 2018
Todd Bol helped Eddye Watkins erect a Little Free Library on her yard in Minneapolis in October 2013.
Rotarian's grieve the loss of Hudson Rotarian, Todd Bol, a champion Rotarian, creator of the Little Free Library.  Todd passed away to pancreatic cancer on Thursday, Oct 18, 2018.
Hudson Rotarian Todd Bol, Little Free Library founder dies Jenna Ross 2018-10-18 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary Fun! in October

Posted on Sep 05, 2018

Join Us!

ARC Social/Tap Room Tour

Postponed to Spring 2019

Oct 10, 2018
Turning Waters - Back Alley Brewing Co., Wabasha

These will be  FUN Social Events that will  give you an opportunity taste some quality craft beer in a relaxed setting, and even provide an opportunity to learn more about Rotary, socialize with fellow Rotarians and tour the local establisment's brewing process. Read More
Rotary Fun! in October Kathy Hughitt 2018-09-05 05:00:00Z 0

2019-20 DG Installation

Posted on Aug 31, 2018


TUESDAY, June 25, 2019
Please join us for the installation of
Paul Perez
2019-20 Governor Rotary Intl District 5960
2019-20 DG Installation Kathy Hughitt 2018-08-31 05:00:00Z 0

Better Angels Skills Workshop

Posted on Aug 31, 2018

Rotary District 5960 Presents

How to Talk Across Our Differences
Thursday, Oct 18, 2018
3 Locations
Please join us for the Better Angels Skills Workshop to:
  • Learn skills to have respectful conversations with people who disagree with you.
  • Clarify differences
  • Search for common ground
  • Deal with the stress among family members and friends whose view differ from yours
Better Angels Skills Workshop Kathy Hughitt 2018-08-31 05:00:00Z 0
District 5960 Newsletter - August Mike Becker 2018-08-20 05:00:00Z 0

17th Annual Foundation Celebration

Posted on Aug 14, 2018

Saturday, November 10, 2018
Registration: CLICK HERE
Location: Inwood Oaks, 494 Inwood Ave N., Oakdale, MN 55128
5:30pm - 6:30pm - Social/Fellowship Hour
6:30pm - 7:30pm - Dinner
7:30pm - Awards/Program
Guest Speaker: Nancy Barbee (bio)
A member of the Maysville Rotary Club since 2000, Nancy is a Sustaining Member, Paul Harris Fellow, and Paul Harris Society Charter Member and a Benefactor. She was instrumental in establishing a library at St. Anthony’s School in India as a project for her club.
17th Annual Foundation Celebration Kathy Hughitt 2018-08-14 05:00:00Z 0

Paul Harris Society Auto-Notification

Starting in August, TRF will start notifying Paul Harris Society members when they've reached $1,000 in giving for the Rotary year. Theses notifications will be sent electronically to PHS donors, with the intent to make it easier for them to track their giving. 
Paul Harris Society Auto-Notification Michelle Gasparian 2018-08-14 05:00:00Z 0

Tell Rotary's Story

Posted on Jul 23, 2018
When someone asks you
about Rotary, how do you

Our new People of Action public image campaign aims to help you answer that question quickly and effectively.
Tell Rotary's Story Rotary Intl 2018-07-23 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary Race Day

Districts 5950 and 5960 are hosting a
Rotary Race Day
Live horse racing, silent auction, kid’s activities, and cards!
Rotary Race Day Kathy Hughitt 2018-07-20 05:00:00Z 0
Tap Room Tour Kathy Hughitt 2018-07-17 05:00:00Z 0
One Rotary Summit Ed Marek 2018-07-16 05:00:00Z 0
STRIVE Paul Perez 2018-07-16 05:00:00Z 0
Membership 2020 Greg Bartz 2018-06-29 05:00:00Z 0
June 2018 Newsletter Kyle Haugen 2018-06-28 05:00:00Z 0

Ethics Team April 2018

Posted by Kim Cobb on Jun 11, 2018

Ethics Team

April, 2018 Updates

New Resources Available

Four-Way Test
What separates Rotary from other clubs and service organizations? It's the Rotary Four-Way Test! The Ethics team has a new video available to help you elevate the Four-Way Test in your community.
Ethics Team April 2018 Kim Cobb 2018-06-11 05:00:00Z 0

Bob Lupton-Toxic Charity

Posted on May 15, 2018
Opportunity International and Rotary District 5960 present:
Author of Toxic Charity
Wednesday, June 27, 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm 
CLICK HERE for more information
CLICK HERE for registration
Bob Lupton-Toxic Charity Dave Newman 2018-05-15 05:00:00Z 0
DG Mike Becker Installation Kathy Hughitt 2018-05-08 05:00:00Z 0
North Star Youth Exchange Earns Gold Award Jeff Hage 2018-04-02 05:00:00Z 0

2018-19 presidential theme: Be the Inspiration

Posted on Jan 16, 2018

RI President-elect Barry Rassin laid out his vision for the future of the organization on Sunday, calling on leaders to work for a sustainable future and to inspire Rotarians and the community at large.
2018-19 presidential theme: Be the Inspiration RI Newsletter 2018-01-16 06:00:00Z 0
Conference of Clubs 2018 Laurie Hartman 2018-01-15 06:00:00Z 0

Important Changes

Rotary Foundation global grants will soon require community assessments
Starting 1 July 2018, any club or district that applies for a global grant to support a humanitarian project or a vocational training team will be required to include community assessment results in their application. Whether or not you apply for a Foundation grant, a community assessment will guide the planning and implementation of any project, small or large, to make sure it succeeds and makes the maximum impact. Take advantage of the Rotary assets below to help with assessments: 
Important Changes RI Newsletter 2017-12-21 06:00:00Z 0
2016-17 Rotary International Annual Report Kathy Hughitt 2017-12-14 06:00:00Z 0

Membership Minute-December

Posted on Dec 14, 2017

New year, new connections - engaging with prospective members
RI Membership Minute December 2017

As the new year approaches, people around the world will make resolutions to live happier, more meaningful, more productive lives in 2018. Perhaps they want to get involved and give back to their community. Maybe they want to improve the world on a larger scale. Or they might be hoping to make new friends or professional connections.
Is your club following up with prospective members?

Membership Minute-December Kathy Hughitt 2017-12-14 06:00:00Z 0

Mid-Term Rally

Posted on Dec 13, 2017
Mid-Term Rally
Saturday, January 13, 2018 
8:00am – 2:30pm
Free Event including Lunch!
Join us for a morning that re-energizes you with innovative ideas, as we enjoy the fellowship and networking of fellow Rotarians and a special New Member Recognition. Registration & More Information.
Mid-Term Rally Kathy Hughitt 2017-12-13 06:00:00Z 0
Meet District Governor Nominee Designate ED MAREK Jeff Hage 2017-11-16 06:00:00Z 0
A world of change awaits with Group Cultural Exchange 2017-11-16 06:00:00Z 0
Rotary International Convention 2017-11-08 06:00:00Z 0

Rotary Clubs & Districts Liability Insurance Program

Posted on Nov 08, 2017
On 5 December 2017, at 1:00PM CST Rotary International’s Risk Management Team will be hosting a live informational webinar that will inform interested Rotarians about the U.S. Rotary Clubs & Districts Liability Insurance Program (“Program”) and how it relates to events your club is planning. 

Rotary Clubs & Districts Liability Insurance Program Rotary International 2017-11-08 06:00:00Z 0
Faribault Rotary Buddy Bench Dedication Troy Dunn 2017-11-07 06:00:00Z 0

Meet District 5960 District Governor-elect Mike Becker

Posted by Jeff Hage on Oct 31, 2017
Hello District 5960 Rotarians. Since being nominated to serve as your District 5960 Governor for 2018-2019, I have had the opportunity to begin traveling throughout the district to visit clubs. As a member of the Club Visioning for years, I had that same opportunity to see clubs and their accomplishments and achievements. Read More
Meet District 5960 District Governor-elect Mike Becker Jeff Hage 2017-10-31 05:00:00Z 0

A person of action, a champion of peace

White Bear Lake Rotarian Ann Frisch
Peace. On the surface it seems likes such a simple concept.
But if you ask Ann Frisch, you'll quickly learn that there is a lot more to peace than meets the eye. Read More
A person of action, a champion of peace Jeff Hage 2017-10-31 05:00:00Z 0
10 tips to attract and retain quality members RI Membership Newsletter 2017-10-18 05:00:00Z 0

Faribault Rotary- Multiple Paul Harris Fellows!

Copied from The Faribault Rotary Club Newsletter


Pictured are Keith Kramer, Foundation chair, members Cate Grinney, Carmen Dorr, Dr. Dick Huston, Bart Jackson and president Troy Dunn. 


The Faribault Rotary Club has recognized four members as Paul Harris Fellows.  Rotary members achieve this distinction each time they have given $1000. 

Faribault Rotary- Multiple Paul Harris Fellows! Troy Dunn 2017-10-17 05:00:00Z 0

World Polio Day

Posted on Oct 10, 2017

Where are we in the fight to end polio? What are our successes and challenges? Find out during a live event on October 24 @ 4:30pm CST - World Polio Day.

World Polio Day Kathy Hughitt 2017-10-10 05:00:00Z 0
16th Annual Foundation Celebration Dinner Kathy Hughitt 2017-09-26 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary works to end human trafficking in Minnesota

Posted on Sep 12, 2017

Human Slavery has been identified as such a global issue that Rotary International has identified this as one of the next global initiatives to solve as we get close to celebrating the end of polio.


Read More in the District 5960 September Newsletter

Rotary works to end human trafficking in Minnesota Jeff Hage 2017-09-12 05:00:00Z 0

The secret sauce to Rotary Growth in LaCrosse

Posted by Rotary Weekly on Sep 08, 2017
The eight Rotary clubs in and around La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA, have created a shared orientation program for new members made up of six sessions every other month. The Rotarians also maintain low walls between clubs, doing a lot of activities together. The approach has helped each club grow and thrive, serving their communities with vigor.
The secret sauce to Rotary Growth in LaCrosse Rotary Weekly 2017-09-08 05:00:00Z 0

How to help hurricane victims

Posted on Sep 08, 2017
The Rotary Foundation and clubs along the Gulf Coast of Texas and Louisiana, USA, are collecting emergency relief funds to help flood victims of Hurricane Harvey, which slammed into southeast Texas over the weekend. A Gulf Coast Disaster Relief Donor Advised Fund has been established. Here’s how you can contribute.
How to help hurricane victims Rotary Weekly 2017-09-08 05:00:00Z 0
White Bear Lake's Ann Frisch to be honored for Rotary Peace Champion award Jeff Hage 2017-09-01 05:00:00Z 0

August 2017 Newsletter

Posted on Aug 16, 2017


Have you thought about travelling to another country to meet fellow Rotarians, learn more about other cultures and explore ideas for new projects your club can be a part of?   Read More in the District 5960 August Newsletter.

August 2017 Newsletter Kathy Hughitt 2017-08-16 05:00:00Z 0

What's New in Rotary Club Central

Posted on Aug 08, 2017

The new and improved Rotary Club Central is here. It's now faster, easier to navigate, and presents past and current club data in a more accessible way. Additional features include:

What's New in Rotary Club Central 2017-08-08 05:00:00Z 0

One Rotary Summit

Posted on Aug 08, 2017

2017-2018 One Rotary Summit (ORS) Training


Gain additional leadership skills.  Discover ideas to share with your Rotary Club.  Prepare to take action. 

One Rotary Summit Kathy Hughitt 2017-08-08 05:00:00Z 0
Celebrating Rotary Fellowships Newsletter 2017-06-22 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary Gateway Park

Prior Lake Rotary Club's District Grant Project for Rotary Gateway Park is almost complete featuring a beautiful sign that provides great visibility for Rotary, a rock waterfall, butterfly gardens, and Rotary benches.
Rotary Gateway Park Joe Dols 2017-06-09 05:00:00Z 0
2017-18 D5960 Awards Kathy Hughitt 2017-06-02 05:00:00Z 0
Prior Lake Rotary's Lakefront Music Fest Kathy Hughitt 2017-06-02 05:00:00Z 0
Anoka Rotary Riverfest Run Sandy Campbell 2017-06-02 05:00:00Z 0
Rochester Risers - Club Visioning Joanne Rosener 2017-06-01 05:00:00Z 0

Paul Harris Fellow +10

Marv Schrader was recently honored as a Major Donor to the Rotary Paul Harris Foundation.  Marv, a long time member of the Faribault Rotary Club was recognized because he has given more than $10,000 during his years of membership. 
Paul Harris Fellow +10 Dick Huston 2017-05-30 05:00:00Z 0

Twin Cities Rotaract


Greetings from TC Rotaract!


We are striving as a club to connect Rotary and Rotarians with Rotaractor and Rotaract Clubs. As part of this we want to share with you news and opportunities.


Twin Cities Rotaract Anika Kaleewoun 2017-05-30 05:00:00Z 0
DISTRICT 5960 MIDTERM RALLY 2016-12-14 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Values of District 5960 Leadership Team 2016-12-13 06:00:00Z 0