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Rotary is an opportunity to build lifelong friendships and experience the personal fulfillment of providing volunteer service to others. An organization of business and professional leaders united worldwide, Rotary provides humanitarian service, encourages high ethical standards in all vocations, and builds goodwill and peace in the world. The Rotary Club of St. Cloud was founded in 1925, and was among the first 10% of Rotary Clubs worldwide.

To encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular, to encourage and foster:
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 by each Rotarian of his or her 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.
The world's first service club, Rotary began with the formation of the Rotary Club of Chicago, Illinois, on February 23, 1905. The club was started by a young lawyer, Paul P. Harris, and three of his friends. He wished to recapture the friendly spirit he had felt among business people in the small town where he had grown up. Their weekly meetings "rotated" among their offices, providing the new service club with its name. Today, Rotary flourishes with some 27,000 clubs and 1.2 million men and women as club members, providing community service in virtually every nation of the world.

The Rotary Club of St. Cloud was established on April 27, 1925 by 22 charter members from St. Cloud who labored for two years to establish the organization. The Rotary Club of St. Cloud was the 2007th club formed in the world-which today makes it among the oldest 5% of continuously operating clubs anywhere.

1925 - 2013
Presidential services for the year ending June 30:

1926 Dan Haslam
1927 James J. Quigley, Sr.
1928 Henry W. Goehrs
1929 William J. Bohmer
1930 Leo Rosenberger
1931 Arthur Wedge
1932 Sylvester Fandel
1933 Julian McCutchan
1934 John Gelz
1935 William G. Freeman
1936 Michael F. Cook
1937 Stan Vaill
1938 Milton Mahlum
1939 John Henry
1940 Donald Bohmer
1941 Oscar Magnuson
1942 William Hilger
1943 Byron Burdick
1944 Vince Conlon
1945 Arthur Fitch
1946 Frank Pickard, Sr.
1947 Norb Holzknect
1948 Caesar Copeland
1949 Ed Stockinger
1950 Karl Ladner
1951 Hub Bartelme
1952 William English
1953 Herb Pence
1954 Howard Flanagen
1955 Francis J. Bernick
1956 James J. Quigley, Jr.
1957 Donald Cote
1958 Ed Zapp, Sr.
1959 Russell Roe
1960 Baldwin Glasrud
1961 Harold Cater
1962 Thomas Donlin, Sr.
1963 Frederick Fandel
1964 Frank Pickard, Jr.       
1965 Ernest Vogel
1966 Stan Sahlstrom*
*Did not complete a whole term
1966 Cam Callan
1967 Gene Bakke
1968 Don Watkins
1969 Raymond Benson
1970 Kermit Eastman
1971 Jerry Weyrens

1972 Wesley Streed
1973 Leonard Carlson
1974 Milford Johnson
1975 James Marmas
1976 Duane Niemi
1977 Warren Hutchens
1978 Don Mackinac
1979 Donald Otto
1980 Warren Teigen
1981 Thomas Brown
1982 Bob Murray
1983 Doug Holzkamp
1984 John Pucel
1985 Jerome Hirschfeld
1986 Conrad Overboe
1987 Jack Conzemius*
*Did not complete a whole term
1987 Terry Rothstein
1988 Terry Rothstein
1989 Jack Gibbons
1990 Michael Mullin
1991 Barrett Colombo
1992 Gary Marsden
1993 William P. Maney
1994 Al Mesna
1995 Robert Helland
1996 Bob Strack
1997 Gordon Przybylski
1998 Wayne Schluchter
1999 Gayla Holmgren
2000 Tim Keller
2001 Jim Schlenner
2002 Beth Engel
2003 Roland Specht Jarvis
2004 John Bestgen
2005 Sandy Neutzling
2006 Tim Wensman

2007 Bill Winter
2008 Alan Herbst
2009 Diane Marcotte
2010 Renae Sternke
2011 David Tripp
2012 Jim Dwyer
2013 Drew Hultgren
2014 Steve Joul
October 21, 2014  Mark Christianson
2015 Diane Kroska


For a list of current Officers for St. Cloud Rotary Club, click here.