April 2023
Despite the storm that dumped another 9 inches on the Twin Cities, spring is coming. I could feel it in the air today. There is hope. Spring always feels like a rebirth, a sense of renewed vigor and energy, a sense that change is in the air. A feeling that advances that seemed unfathomable during the cold dark winter nights are possible. The time is coming to not only plant a literal garden but to plant a garden of change in our lives. Spring, like the birth of a child, brings unbridled hope.

With that in mind, there is no better way to rejuvenate your belief in Rotary and ability to make the world a better place than to attend the Imagine Tri-District Conference at Madden's Resort on April 29th. We really have worked to make this feasible for everyone. If you live too far away to attend in person or physically can't make the trip, then zoom in. If you have a hectic schedule and you can only spare one day, then come for the day. Drive up in the morning and home when it's over. Do you want to get away for a mini vacation before the crowds? Then come for the weekend. Many of us are arriving on Friday and leaving on Sunday. Grab a group and go out to dinner on Friday. Attend the early morning pre-conference events - Braver Angels, National Eagle Center eagle demonstration. Have some close up time with our speakers on Sunday morning over breakfast before heading home. And finally, Madden's is lovely and there are plenty of activities for children and spouses. Work on the pollinator mansion, visit with the eagle, browse the house of friendship, play golf, shuffleboard, bocce, etc. Truly there really is no reason not to attend. Click on the registration button below and join the fun.

Around the District - April 2023

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 

Saturday, April 29, 2023
Madden's on Gull Lake, Brainerd, MN
10 am - 4 pm 
Pre and Post Events
Cost $45 for the day's events, including lunch!
Virtual Option Available - Cost $45
Have you seen the list of speakers for the Tri-District Conference?
CLICK HERE - Speakers include Dr. Jermaine M. Davis, Harold Osmundson, Alex Johnson, Julia D. Phelps, Lonny Stormo, Mike Kaiser, National Eagle Center, Chris Stein. Plus, more!

LIFT - Celebration in El Corozo

Rick Heidick, LIFT Team Leader, was in Nicaragua in early March, and a crucial part of his trip was to attend an El Corozo community celebration of having the water system.  Although the project had delays and was not completed in December (which was anticipated), the pumping, chlorination, and tank filling are all finished now.  The water distribution system is also done, with water piped to the resident's homes.  
Please check out this video from the day of the celebration (3/4/23):
Join Rochester Risers Rotary Club for an evening of reflection, friendship, and fun to celebrate our 35th Club Charter Anniversary on April 19, 2023, at the Rochester Golf & Country Club.
They are honored to host Rotary International President Nominee (2024-25) Stephanie Urchick as keynote speaker.
Social hour begins at 5:30 p.m. Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m., and our program will begin at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets are $50.00/person. Please RSVP by emailing Gail Baker at by Friday April 7, 2023
Payment can be made by mailing checks to Janet Swanson, P.O. Box 535, Rochester, MN 55903 or by Venmo to @gdbakerlaw

Announcing the 17th annual Sunrise Rotary Community Forum: “The Crisis Is Ours—Kids, Schools, and Mental Health”.
Join us and our experienced panel moderated by Nina Moini of MPR and featuring Dr. Anne Gearity, U of M Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. Dr. Gearity provides mental health therapy in the community, as well as consulting to agencies and schools about the developmental needs of children and adolescents.

Whether you are a parent, grandparent, community member or future employer of these young people, this promises to be a compelling event.

Wednesday, April 19 7:15-9:15 am The Women’s Club of Minneapolis
Save your seat here:


Join us!

Drop-In Session Featuring: Margie Horning, District Rotary Foundation Chair

Topic: Creating Magic in your local and global community with The Rotary Foundation

Date: Thursday, April 20

Time: 3:30pm - 4:00pm

Imagine Even Greater Impact with a Stronger Rotary Foundation!

The virtual event will be via Zoom. Registration is required.


Register in advance for this meeting: 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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Global Grant Workshop
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Apr 04, 2023
3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
17th annual Sunrise Rotary Community Forum
The Woman's Club
Apr 19, 2023
7:15 AM – 9:15 AM
Membership Team Meeting
Apr 19, 2023
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Drop In- The Rotary Foundation - Margie Horning
Apr 20, 2023
3:30 PM – 4:00 PM
District Grants Subcommittee Meeting
Apr 21, 2023
11:45 AM – 1:30 PM
District Finance Team Meeting
Apr 24, 2023
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Rotary District 5960 Board Meeting
Apr 24, 2023
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Council of Governors Meeting (COG)
Apr 27, 2023
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
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