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  2. Is it Fair to All Concerned?
  3. Will it Build Good Will & Better Friendships?
  4. Will It Be Beneficial to All Concerned?
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International Service
Interact-Pine River/Backus HS
Interact-Pequot Lakes HS
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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?
~Central Lakes Rotary Celebrating 25 years in 2017~
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
January: Diane & Chet
February: Bob & Harlan
March: Rick & Cindy
April: Bob & Gina
May: Steve & Linda
June: Justin & Mike
As Rotarians we serve our club,
   community and the world.
Upcoming Meetings & Programs
Feb 28, 2017
Mar 07, 2017
Mar 14, 2017
Bruce Meade
Mar 21, 2017
Club Assembly
Mar 28, 2017
Dave Endicott
Apr 04, 2017
Keith Johnson
Apr 11, 2017
Apr 18, 2017
Apr 25, 2017
District conference attendees
May 02, 2017
District conference recap/awards
Chris Lindholm
May 09, 2017
Mike Hagen
May 16, 2017
Linda Marrin
May 23, 2017
Club Assembly
May 30, 2017
Jun 06, 2017
Bob & Diane
Jun 13, 2017
Reclassification Speeches (7- 8 minutes each)
International Conference Attendees
Jun 20, 2017
RI conference experience
Change of Gavel
Jun 27, 2017
No morning meeting
Parade Water Sales
Jul 04, 2017
No morning meeting
Bruce Meade
Jul 11, 2017
Club Assembly