Welcome to December, and happy holidays to all of you. Being District Governor is an interesting position. Although I was well prepared, it's hard to be completely ready. Some days I feel like I'm doing a good job, and some days I feel as if I am drowning. Some days the job can seem thankless, and then there are days like today when I am given more credit than I deserve. In this case, I did not deserve any of the credit. It made me feel a bit ashamed to be in front accepting the award and the thanks from the citizens of El Corozo, Nicaragua. As some of you may know, as a district, we have been working with a poverty-stricken isolated community of 145 families. Today with Rotarians Dave Newman, Jim Hunt, and Scott Arndt, we witnessed the completion of their well and storage tanks and the movement to the next phase of delivering water to every home in the community. Understand that until today they had to get up and leave home at 2 am to find potable water for their families. There were days when their children were too ashamed to attend school because they could not bathe. The community members are just beginning to realize that something bigger has occurred than just drilling a well. The citizens of El Corozo were responsible for the construction of the well. They formed leadership teams and water management teams. They changed the way they saw their part in changing their world. The person from our district who deserves the credit for this is Rick Heidick from the Stillwater Sunrise Club who was unable to make this trip. I was happy to stand in for him but he is the one deserving the respect and thanks of the people of El Corozo. Please search him out and thank him for putting in a decade worth of work. It's been a long road but we are going to see the pay off for decades to come.

Around the District - December 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


Pictured: DG Dayle Quigley and Dave Newman, LIFT (formerly Fast for Hope Representative and Arden Hills-Shoreview Rotarian) receiving a certificate that translates to. "The Drinking Water and Sanitation Committee of the Community of El Corozo provides recognition to Rotary District 5960 for their unconditional great help for making our dream of having drinking water a reality in our community. Greatly thanking this noble gesture of solidarity. He who gives shall not remember again, but he who receives shall never forget."

Guatemala Literacy Project and the Rotary Club of Rice Lake

The Rotary Club of Rice Lake is the international sponsor of the Guatemala Literacy Project Global Grant #2238721. They'd like to ensure all of our district's clubs know how they can be a part of this wonderful program. 
Glenn Bowers, Arden Hills-Shoreview Rotary Club, has been selected as the Rotary District 5960 Governor for the 2025-2026 Rotary Year. Congratulations Glenn!
Noon to 5 p.m. at the MN State Capitol in the Etoile du Nord Room - Limited Registration. - Watch your emails for more information.

Ukraine Disaster Relief
Grant Support

April 21 - April 25, 2023
We are pleased to announce that registration is open for Camp RYLA 2023.
Camp RYLA is a four-day leadership camp for High school sophomores and juniors, held at the YMCA Camp St. Croix outside of Hudson, Wi.  Students are selected by their local Rotary Clubs (from Districts 5950 and 5960) who sponsor their participation.  ($450 per student, $475 after April 1st.)  For more information on the camp, visit our new website at
Our donation of 250 Individual first aid kits to Ukraine have arrived.
Kaitlin Johnson has been selected as the 2023-24 Global Fellowship recipient for Rotary District 5960.
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Upcoming Events
Searching for Service Podcast
AM 950
Dec 11, 2022
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
District Grants Subcommittee Meeting
Dec 16, 2022
11:45 AM – 1:30 PM
Searching for Service Podcast
AM 950
Dec 18, 2022
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Membership Team Meeting
Dec 21, 2022
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Searching for Service Podcast
AM 950
Dec 25, 2022
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Searching for Service Podcast
AM 950
Jan 01, 2023
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Mid-Term 2023
Hamline University
Jan 07, 2023
8:30 AM – 11:30 AM
PrePETS 3 and Luncheon
Hamline University
Jan 07, 2023
8:30 AM – 2:00 PM
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