4-Way Test of the Things We Think, Say or Do
  1. Is it the Truth?
  2. Is it Fair to All Concerned?
  3. Will it Build Good Will & Better Friendships?
  4. Will It Be Beneficial to All Concerned?
 
Club Executives & Directors
Secretary
President
President-Elect
Treasurer
International Service
Foundation
Webmaster
Interact-Pine River/Backus HS
Interact-Pequot Lakes HS
Immediate Past President
 
 
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Club Information

Welcome to our Club ~ Celebrating 25 years in 2017!

Central Lakes

Service Above Self

We meet Tuesdays at 7:15 AM
Brenny Reception Room
31823 Front St.
Pequot Lakes, MN  56472
United States
 
Satellite Club lunch meetings: Wednesdays at noon
Location-HUG Old Main @ 2331 Dancing Wind Rd SW, Pine River MN
 
                     What's up?
       September: Rose sales, Oct delivery
     Oct-Nov: Herberger Days book sales
     Nov-Dec: Santa letters, bell ringing
 
~Central Lakes Rotary Celebrating 25 years in 2017~
   
 
 
 
 
 
Stories

Central Lakes Rotarians to host Golf Tournament to raise funds for the STRIVE program.  

Grand View Lodge Golf Resort - The Pines Golf Course 23521 Nokomis Avenue, Nisswa, MN 56468 
 
 
Dr. Cleantus Jean (Junior) from Ft. Liberte Haiti shared his story at Central Lakes Rotary meeting on August 16.
 
 
The 2016 Change of Gavel dinner was a busy evening!  Marilyn Hobbs distributed 8 awards ~ outgoing president Steve Hansen "passed the gavel" to incoming president Linda Marrin
 
 
 
 
 
 
What does Rotary International say about political candidates speaking at local Rotary clubs?  
 
 
POLIO PLUS: Rotary International has worked to eradicate Polio since 1985; today all but 2 countries, Pakistan and Afghanistan, are polio free.
 
 
Central Lakes Rotary members and guests enjoy December 8th Holiday gala 
 
 
Oct 12 Fireside Chat question ~ How many Rotarians does it take to light a fireplace?
 
 
 
Friday, October 2: Rotarians join Pine-River-Backus Interact members to distribute dictionaries to 3rd graders at Pine River Backus​ Elemenatry School.
 
 
Oct 20:  Central Lakes Rotarians and Pequot Business & Community Leaders to share thoughts 
 
 
 
Join fellow Rotarians on Friday November 13
for pizza and a play: dinner at Tasty Pizza North
followed by a GLAPA's "Beauty and the Beast"
at Pequot Lakes High School
 
 
 
Bob Becker, 59 year Rotarian, shared his perspective on
Rotary past, present and future
 
 
District Governor Craig Loughrey shared his Rotary perspective with Central Lakes Rotary Club members at their meeting on Sept 1, 2015
 
 
* Perfect Attendance *
Central Lakes Rotary Club has perfect attendance for our Aug 25 meeting when we inducted 7 new members!!  Keith Simar was unable to make the meeting that day;  he made up the meeting by attending the Sept 2 Satellite meeting in Pine River, providing our club with perfect attendance for the 8/25 meeting.
 
 
Central Lakes Rotary inducts 7 new members on August 25th!  
 
 
 
Central Lakes Rotary History
Posted by Diane Collins
 

Central Lakes Rotary Club was chartered in 1992, and we are proud to provide both financial and hands-on support to many community and international projects.  Throughout the years, Central Lakes Rotary has donated to Kinship Partners, Grace House, Interfaith Caregivers, Ski Gull Scholarship Program, 3 Area Food Shelves, Salvation Army, Junior Achievement, Alex and Brandon House, H.A.R.T. Animal Rescue, Mounted Eagles and holiday gift baskets to local families.  One of our recent Community Service Projects was the purchase and installation of playground equipment in the Pine River Dam Park. 

Our International Projects have included partnering with other clubs for construction of clean water wells in third-world countries, construction of schools, a Korean ambulance project, Cows for Cambodia and Shelter Boxes. 

Each year, Central Lakes Rotary provides dictionaries to 3rd grade students in Pequot Lakes, Pine River-Backus, Crosslake and Nisswa Elementary Schools, and our largest literacy effort was the completion of an Early Childhood Literacy Project in cooperation with St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd, MN.  More than 700 gift packages were presented to parents of newborns, containing a book, blanket and literature showing the importance of beginning to read to babies right away.

Rotary International is the world's first service club organization, with more than 1.2 million members in 33,000 clubs worldwide. Rotary club members are volunteers who work locally, regionally, and internationally to combat hunger, improve health and sanitation, provide education and job training, promote peace, and eradicate polio under the motto Service Above Self.

 
 
 
Breakfast Service & Cleanup
 
September: Bruce & Diane
October: Linda & Keith S
November: Chris & Bob
December: Dave & Steve
As Rotarians we serve our club,
   community and the world.
                         
 
 
Upcoming Meetings & Programs
Oct 04, 2016
Keith Johnson
Dave Endicott classification speech
Oct 11, 2016
Oct 18, 2016
Oct 25, 2016
Nov 01, 2016
Nov 08, 2016
Bob McLean
District Governor Herb
Nov 15, 2016
Nov 22, 2016
Nov 29, 2016
Dec 06, 2016
Dec 13, 2016
Holiday Party Week
No morning meeting
Dec 20, 2016