My fellow District 5960 Rotarians - We hope you are enjoying our monthly newsletter videos. We enjoy connecting with you! Thank you for taking this November 2021 trip Around the District! See the links below for more details. 

Around the District - November 2021

Around the District November 2021

Ed Boeve selected as 2024-25 District Governor

Ed Boeve past president of Stillwater Sunrise Rotary Club joins the District 5960 governor team. The team includes District Governor Kenny Klooster, District Governor-elect Dayle Quigley and District Governor Nominee Patricia McCleese.
Ed has been selected as the 2024-25 district governor by the Rotary District 5960 district governor nominating committee led by Ed Marek, DG 2020-21. 
On World Polio Day, it’s good to notice that vaccines work
In 1946, the Minnesota State Fair was canceled because of a polio outbreak. Uncertainty was everywhere and no effective vaccine was yet available. Now, the world is on the verge of being polio-free. 
Read the article published in the October 24 MinPost by by Charles Adams Cogan and Joe Stahlmann, District 5960 PolioPlus Team Leads
The Awards documents are out and ready for your review. Why so early? The Awards District team wants your club to participate. How can I use the documents now? Watch the video for ideas. Club Awards | District 5960 (

Forest Lake Interact Making a Difference

The Forest Lake Rotary Interact Club invites you to participate in their 3rd annual Military Care Package Drive. The drive will run from November 9th-19th with the help of Hugo Yellow Ribbon Network, ShiptoMilitary, and the Forest Lake Rotary Club. It will send care packages with food, hygiene, and entertainment items, as well as handwritten letters, to deployed Minnesotan troops. The ways in which you can help are listed on the following link. 
A Literacy Project??  Click your District Literacy Website Page

Rotarians all know, promoting Literacy is one of Rotary’s seven areas of focus. With this in mind, the District Literacy Committee put together some helpful pages on our District website devoted solely to the discussion of Literacy and Literacy projects.  Whatever situation you find yourself in with regards to your club’s literacy efforts, the idea behind the website is to provide a centralized place for you to turn to.  Whether you’re looking for guidance on How to Choose a Literacy Project; Establishing Literacy Goals for your project; or just ideas from other District Literacy Activities the website is meant to be a helpful resource.


The District Literacy Committee is here to help develop these resources - - - the website is a good first step to connecting with ideas and other clubs.  You’re welcome to give it a try!   D5960 Literacy | District 5960 (

Lake Elmo Rotary Club is sponsoring a very special and sustainable international cause and are hoping to give other clubs in our district an opportunity to support that same cause.  A couple of years ago our club supported Medical Mamba and organization that provides nutrition to the communities in Haiti.  That same organization is now in need of solar panels to ensure that they have a undisturbed power source to continue to feed it starving/ undernourished population. If your club is interested in helping, contact Scott Phillips,Scott.R.Phillips@Lakeview.Org, of the Lake Elmo Rotary Club. 

Rotary District 5960 Peace Fellow

May Htut Pann Moe
May Htut Pann Moe, Myanmar, and one of six candidates endorsed by Rotary District 5960, has been offered a Rotary Peace Fellowship.  She will be attending the University of Bradford, UK.  Pann is presently providing social support for people in Myanmar.
Five other candidates were endorsed by the district: Kimberlee Lee, Maggie Milland, Becca Buse, Isaak Mohamed, and Michael Himle.
Rotary Clubs are encouraged to invite them to their meetings and events.  They are all skilled, knowledgeable, peacemakers.  We hope to bring them into our meetings and events.
Yours in Rotary,
Kenny Klooster
Rotary District 5960 Governor 2021-2022
Rotary Club of Greater Mankato President 2017-2018
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