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AROUND THE DISTRICT

IT'S A ROTARY THING!

My fellow District 5960 Rotarians - We hope you are enjoying our monthly newsletter. We enjoy connecting with you! Thank you for taking this July 2022 trip Around the District! See the links below for more details. 

Around the District - July 2022 

 
 
 
 
Yours in Rotary,
 
Dayle Quigley MD (she/her/hers)
Rotary District 5960 Governor 2022-2023
Rotary Club of Saint Paul #10
M- 715-558-2920

Congratulations!

Rotary District 5960 

2021-2022 Clubs of the Year

Large Club of The Year!

Prior Lake Rotary Club

 
 
 
What are the keys to your success, and how do you tell the Rotary story in your community?
  • Our club is made up of many leaders. We give these members several opportunities to do good and get involved. And we are continually adding opportunities. We added a 2nd fundraiser - the community bike ride called Pedal Prior, and we also have created teams that deal with ending human trafficking and equity and inclusion. Prior Lake Rotary’s Lakefront Music Fest has already elevated our club. It is something that requires full club participation. We go from year-long preparations to executing the plan to see Lakefront Park with a huge crowd! It is a real pride factor and an eye-opening experience for new members. Since our first event, we have grown from 64 members to as high as 102 members this past year. And because we have more members and have raised more funds, we have been able to make a more significant impact.
  • Having a strong public image is important for engagement and attraction. We use a variety of methods to share both externally and internally about what our club is and the impact we make. And when the members are passionate, excited, and proud of all our club can do, it is easy for them to share. We purchase Prior Lake Rotary gear every other year and give members opportunities to buy more. This gives members opportunities to start up conversations. Last year we also created signs members could put in their yard: “Prior Lake Rotary Members Lives Here.”     
 

Medium Club of The Year

Le Sueur Rotary Club

 
 
Since participating in the club visioning process in 2007 and again in 2021, our club’s activities have grown and expanded. Having a plan to implement makes a world of difference. In 2021-22 we have worked on or completed 19 projects.

The Giant$ Reality Challenge (a personal finance “Reality Fair” for high school juniors) is a great example of an activity that engages most of our members and has a great impact on Rotarians, community partners (volunteers, and school staff), and students.  This photo includes Rotarians and our community partners and demonstrates our partnership with LSH Schools. We also increased our impact and image through our presence on Main Street Le Sueur- including donating a Rotary clock, leading Pierre Le Sueur Park beautification, and enhancing holiday celebrations with a Santa House & Gathering Tree. Through increased involvement and commitment, we have become an EREY (Every Rotarian Every Year) club for the past 5 years.
 

Medium Plus Club of the Year

Forest Lake Rotary Club

 
 
Forest Lake 2021-2022 Annual Meeting. Rotarians Pictured from Left to Right: Doug Goerss, Ken Tolzmann, Jim Redfield, Karen Alm, Linda Nanko-Yeager, Linda Ehli, Fred Rau, Karen Moorehead, Alan Bakke, Cindy Mattson, Gary Moe, Susan Young, Angie Comstock, Tom Yuzer (District 5960 Foundation Chair), Melissa Niederkorn, Kathy Bystrom and Jim Gavin Rotarians not Pictured: Ted Blank, Tony & Mary Buck, Ryan Goodman, Kerrie Holschbach, Jesse Johnson, John Klawiter, Nanette LaNasa, Clare Lillis, Linda Madsen, Steve Massey, Derek Otto, Rick Peterson, Rita Pietruszewski, Dave Purdy, Blake Roberts, Matt Sonnentag, Hanna Valento, Ron Vannelli, Lee Ann Weigt, Steve Whitaker and Nate Wilner
What made your club so productive this year, and what activities engaged the most members?
 
Our Club was fortunate to receive awards for 2020-2021 from District 5960 despite the struggles of the pandemic. In 2021-2022, our Club became more active as the pandemic restrictions loosened. Under the outstanding leadership of our Club President, Susan Young, and our Board of Directors, our club was motivated to be more active in service to our community and Service Above Self in general.
 
Our major project from this year was our Rotary Winter Plunge. This was brought back after a brief hiatus as things reopened after Covid. This is a service project for nonprofits in the Forest Lake area and beyond. Each organization puts together a team of jumpers and asks for donations to support “Getting Cold for their Cause.” Our club sets up the event, forms partnerships with sponsors to help with expenses, collects donations for the organizations, and provides the funds to organizations after the event.
 
Our Rotary Club members work hard preparing in advance with event marketing and logistics on the day of the plunge to ensure safe, successful execution of the event, and even afterward to recognize the organizations that participated. We invited representatives of the organizations to one of our Club luncheon meetings to receive their fundraising checks and be recognized for their wonderful work in our communities.
 
 
Central Lakes Rotarians have exciting news to share with you! 
 
The 1st Annual REHT (Rotary Ends Human Trafficking) Music Festival will be held at the Lakes Music & Events Park (LMEP) from August 12 – 14, brought to you by Central Lakes Rotary. We will feature great regional Rock and Country bands plus camping. In addition, there will be speakers who will focus on how to End Human Trafficking. This family-friendly event features activities for children and adults, along with fun, great food and more. Visit our website at www.rehtmusicfestival.com to learn all about it. All proceeds will go towards education and awareness about human trafficking and local organizations that are working with victims of human trafficking. 
 
Bands, including the Rush Tribute Project, 32 Below, and others, can be seen on our website. The music starts at 4 pm on Friday, August 12, and continues through 4 pm on Sunday, August 14. 
 
Camping and the Festival are at the new location at the LMEP just north of Pine River, MN. You can secure festival tickets on Eventbrite through our website or at the front gate. You can secure camping on Campspot, which is also on our website. You may check-in for camping on Thursday from 1 pm until 8 pm or starting at 8 am on Friday so you are all settled in before the music starts. Book your campsite early as campsites will go quickly! If you would like to Volunteer, you can also do that on the website. 
 
We hope you will join us for a great festival experience and learn more about ending
human trafficking as well. If you have questions, you can check out our website or 
you can contact us at the number listed below. Hope to see you there! 
 
See our festival brochure HERE for more details. 
 
REHT Music Festival Committee 
Central Lakes Rotary 
1-833-317-4546

STARTING IN AUGUST.
 

Starting in August Around The District will be featuring our 2021-2022 Club Signature Projects!
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Upcoming Events
District Leadership Team BBQ
682 Lincoln Ave
Jul 19, 2022
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
 
Council of Governors Meeting (COG)
Zoom
Jul 28, 2022
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
 
District Grants Subcommittee Meeting
Aug 19, 2022
11:45 AM – 1:30 PM
 
District Grants Subcommittee Meeting
Sep 16, 2022
11:45 AM – 1:30 PM
 
District Grants Subcommittee Meeting
Zoom
Oct 21, 2022
11:45 AM – 1:30 PM
 
Council of Governors Meeting (COG)
TBD
Oct 27, 2022
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
 
District Grants Subcommittee Meeting
Zoom
Nov 18, 2022
11:45 AM – 1:30 PM
 
Rotary District 5960 Board Meeting
Virtual
Nov 28, 2022
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
 
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