Welcome to month 3 of a glorious year. September always seems like the start of a new year. Perhaps that comes from having children and school starting in September or from years of running a string music program tied to the school calendar. Either way, September always seems like a beginning point, a chance to look back at the previous year and imagine the upcoming year, an opportunity to re-imagine where I'm headed. As we head into the Fall, I hope you will take a moment and look at where you are and where your club is, and look towards your future and all that is possible. Then go ahead, and take that first step. You've got this.
Have a great September. I hope to see you soon around the district.

Around the District - September 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

Welcome! 2022-2023
 North Star Rotary
Youth Exchange Students

North Star Youth Exchange is excited to welcome our 44 students from over 20 countries this fall. We had our first IB orientation at the MOA on August 27th. Many thanks to the MOA for making this experience memorable for the IB students and their host families. What an excellent opportunity for sharing and learning together.

September is Literacy Month

The District Literacy Committee encourages all clubs to take some time during the month of September to recognize your club’s efforts and achievements in the area of Basic Education and Literacy.  Looking for ideas on how to celebrate and call attention to the needs of Literacy in your community?  The District Committee provides a number of suggestions via this link Celebrate Literacy Ideas! (Aug 19, 2022) ( Make it a point to recognize this important area of focus this month!

Grants Available: Early Learning Through Community Initiatives

BELRAG and Save the Children are pleased to announce funding opportunities for Rotary and Rotaract Clubs involved with early learning projects. Clubs may apply for grants of up to $15,000. US-based Rotary Clubs with projects that serve rural, low-income communities are eligible to apply. Projects should support locally designed and implemented community-based programs that support Kindergarten Readiness, 3rd-grade proficiency in Reading, or 5th-grade proficiency in Math.
Save the Children is committed to supporting innovative approaches in early childhood education. For more information, grant eligibility guidelines, and examples of previous projects, visit the Rotarian Literacy (  website to view the webinar that was held on August 25.  Applications are available on the 1st of September. Additional information and project exemplars are also on the BELRAG website. For more information:
You are invited to a VERY special
All-Club Luncheon: 
Friday, September 16th, 2022
Noon to 2 pm 
at the Mall of America, Radisson Blu Hotel - Cost $60 per person.
Incoming Rotary International President Gordon McInally from Scotland will be speaking to us in person!!!  Tickets for this special luncheon event are now available.  If you are in the Twin Cities surrounding area, gather your club members to experience a tremendous local Rotary International event you won't forget. We can't wait to see you there!
Registration Deadline September 7
Mapping Prejudice Project

You are invited to a Zoom meeting. 
When: Sep 30, 2022, 07:30 AM 

Register in advance for this meeting:

Hosted by the three Rotary Clubs of Rochester

Mark your calendar for a special Friday Feature on the Mapping Prejudice Project, University of Minnesota Libraries

Mapping Prejudice began as an experiment.  The team developed a methodology to locate racial restrictions on a digital map. 

The resulting maps have helped to change popular understandings of structural racism in Minnesota.

Speaker Kristen Delegard, Project Manager

It will be on Zoom. The 30-40 minute presentation will be recorded and available on the District website. The last 15 minutes are for Q & A. 

Join us for the 2022 Rotary-Peace Corps Week 19-23 September! This week is an opportunity 
for members of both organizations to collaborate, share their resources, and co-create projects that will have an even greater impact. It is hosted by Partnering for Peace, a group of Returned Peace Corps Volunteers who are also Rotary members and are passionate about the impact we can make together through the official Rotary-Peace Corps partnership.
You can register for events here.
“Effective Leadership - Getting People to Do Stuff”
The Rotary Club of Anoka is sponsoring a fantastic professional development event led by internationally recognized author and speaker Michael Angelo Caruso. His presentations are an attractive and effective blend of education and entertainment. He has delivered over 2,000 presentations and keynote speeches about leadership, and marketing. and presentations. He promises an outstanding program that we will be talking about for a long time. 
Michael Angelo’s motivational, interactive presentation, “Effective Leadership - Getting People to Do Stuff” is scheduled for Wednesday, September 28, 2022, at Green Haven Golf & Event Center in Anoka. 8:00 AM - Breakfast, 8:30 - 11:30 AM Program.

ShelterBox is deploying an emergency response team to Pakistan, where more than 30 million people have been affected by severe floods. Pakistan has been overwhelmed by severe monsoon rains and flooding; the full scale of the devastation is still unknown.

They are calling upon our Rotary partners in District 5960 for financial support. ShelterBox encourages clubs and Rotarians to donate what they can, so they can reach families who desperately need our help.

The need is massive, and our response is critical. Homes have sunk in flood water or been swept away, livelihoods have been ruined, tens of millions are displaced, and more than 1,000 people have lost their lives.

Donations can be made at their website or by mail to P.O. Box 5055 Santa Barbara, Ca. 93150

District Links
Rotary District 5960
Resource Toolkit
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Rotary Foundation
International Convention
Upcoming Events
Peace Building Team
Aug 29, 2022
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Literacy Team Meeting
Sep 16, 2022
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
Zone 25 B & 29 All Club Luncheon
Radisson Blu
Sep 16, 2022
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
District Visioning Session
Sep 20, 2022
4:15 PM – 7:00 PM
Membership Team Meeting
Sep 21, 2022
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
District 5960 Vision Session Part 2
Sep 22, 2022
4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
District Grants Subcommittee Meeting
Sep 23, 2022
11:45 AM – 1:30 PM
Michael Angelo’s - “Getting People to Do Stuff"
Green Haven Golf & Event Center
Sep 28, 2022
8:30 AM – 11:30 AM
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