Club Information
Celebrating 100 years of Service
Detroit Lakes Noon

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Thursdays at 12:00 PM
Holiday Inn (and hybrid on-line by zoom)
1155 Highway 10 E
Detroit Lakes, MN 56501
United States of America
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The Detroit Lakes Noon Rotary is made up of active business and community leaders, who have fun participating in community and international humanitarian projects, providing scholarships, mentoring, and facilitating other youth activities.
Just as the mercury drops far below zero...
President Travis has agreed to do a personalized polar plunge if we can raise funds through member and other donations, with funds to go to the Boys & Girls Club.  Jump is Feb 13, so we need to move quickly.  
You have the opportunity to help determine what his jump will be!
(see further details)
3rd Grade Students Enjoy Gift of Dictionaries, Rotarians Enjoy Presenting!
The two Rotary clubs of Detroit Lakes presented Dictionaries to over four hundred 3rd Grade Students in DL, Audubon-Lake Park, Waubun-Ogema-White Earth, & Frazee-Vergas in early November.  This program has been one of the local Rotary service projects for the past 8 years. 
The Dictionaries Project goal is to assist all students in becoming good writers, active readers, creative thinkers, and resourceful learners.  The Project helps the kids develop a passion for learning with a book of their very own. Dictionaries provided to the 3rd grade area students are so much more than a place to look up words or learn how to spell a word. They contain information on all of the US Presidents, the Fifty States, Planets and Solar System, sign language and so much more. 
The local efforts are being spearheaded by... 
Basic Education and Literacy
The September monthly theme of Rotary International - “Basic Education and Literacy” is a core part of the DL Noon Rotary club mission.   
When we look back at what we have accomplished in the past year, or couple years, it is easy to see that enhancing students’ chances of success through activities promoting education and literacy, is very important to the club members.  It is also a major focus for where are fundraising dollars are spent. 
Here are a few of the exciting things we have done this past year and some important things planned for the coming year:
Julie Dickie, along with her husband, Jeff, presented to the club about her mission and activities with Northwoods Wildlife Rescue.
She is the only certified Wildlife Rehabilitator in the Northern part of MN and sees (and saves) quite a variety of animals in need of help.
You can find out more about this by contacting her at:  
By:  Annmarie Lacher
Thank you to the Noon Rotarians who volunteered to help at the United Way Community Celebration on September 19 at the Pavilion. The success of the Community Celebration relies upon youth and adult volunteers from several area services organizations including both Rotary Clubs and Interact.

The Community Celebration is, as the name suggests, open to everyone in our community and a great way to see what the United Way, and all of its partner programs, provide to the citizens of Becker County. It’s also a way to celebrate who we are as a community! 


The annual free event includes information booths from United Way partner programs, live music, a picnic supper, inflatable and several other games for children, and lots of prize giveaways.



The Rotary Board passed a program for our club called the Rising Star Program.  This is a program that many Rotary Clubs are using to attract younger members.  As many of us remember from our younger days, it is not always easy to afford a membership in Rotary.  With the Rising Star program we offer a reduced dues structure for new members 40 years of age or younger. We reduce their annual dues from $225 a year to $100 a year for those younger members whose dues are not paid by their employer.'s up to us to get out and recruit younger members.  The success of our club depends on getting younger members with new ideas and fresh energy.  So, if you know someone who will make a good Rotarian, invite them to a meeting.
But, that's not the only new membership opportunity.  We have also passed the Corporate Membership Program.  This gives employers with 50 or more employees a chance to get more involved in Rotary.  These employers have trouble finding people who can meet Rotary's attendance requirements.  With a corporate membership, the corporation can have 2 to 4 employees join under one membership.  Each week a different one of the employees can attend.  They are charged the dues for one membership and one meal charge each week.  This is a great way to get more people involved.  If you know any of these employers where this would be a good option, let them know about the opportunity.
These new memberships are only effective if we as a club promote them!
"The Road to Success is Always Under Construction
  -  Arnold Palmer -

First: The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service.
Second: High ethical standards in business and professions; the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations; and the dignifying of each 
Rotarian's occupation as an opportunity to serve society.
Third:  The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian's personal, business and community life.
Fourth:  The advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service. 

I've been getting quite a few questions regarding the on-line make-ups.  Here's a step by step to get you going on electronic make-ups:

  • From our club's website homepage ( go to Rotary Links on the left hand side of the page
  • Click "Cyber Make-up"
  • Go to the top of the page and click "Make Up Program"
  • Go to two or three different stories.  As you read, keep in mind they are going to ask you these questions:

         1.  Are there any ideas about this story that you could share?    

         2. What changes on the site do you recommend?

         3.  What did you like most about your visit to this site?

         4.  What topics would you like to see in the future?

  • After you have read your articles, click on "Request Make-up Form"
  • Click on either "Don't Want to Contribute" or "Contribute"
  • Click on "Request Make-up Form"
  • Bring your make-up form to Secretary Dawn for credit 

Over the years it's gotten easier to make up a missed Rotary meeting.  You have 14 days before or after a missed meeting to do a make-up.  Here are some easy ways to make-up.

  • Tuesday morning Breakfast Rotary
  • On-line make-up (click on the cyber make-up link on our homepage)
  • Attend a Board meeting (2nd & 4th Tuesdays at the Holiday Inn)
  • Attend a committee meeting
  • Work at a Rotary function
  • Make-up at a nearby club (Perham, Park Rapids, or Pelican Rapids)

Just let me know that you've done a make-up and I'll make sure you get credit. 

Secretary Dawn

Mike Labine
Dec 01, 2022
Yes Network
Superior Hiking Experiences
Dec 08, 2022
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Pat Peterman
Dec 15, 2022
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