What's Happening in District 5950?
Join us on Thursday, June 24th at 5:30pm to welcome our new District Governor for the 2021-22 Rotary year!
Program as follows:
5:30-6:00 PM - Registration, Fellowship, & Freshly Popped Popcorn
5:50-6:00 PM -  Chinese Lion Dance
6:05-6:35 PM - Installation Program
6:35 PM -  Dinner Served: Choice of Russell's on the Lake (Turkey or Vegetarian Wrap) or Chin Yuen (Sesame Chicken and Lo Mein) and Ice Cream Truck
6:35 PM -  Rotary of Monticello Bad Boys Band
Registration is OPEN!
$25 Adult - $10 Children (Under 18)
Register HERE
Welcome to the newest Rotary club in District 5950 - The Rotary Global Travelers e-Club!  This fun new club started as an alumni club composed of former friendship exchange participants and youth exchange host parents. Members of this e-Club are located across the United States (Pennsylvania, Minnesota, Wisconsin, California, Florida, Arizona and Hawaii!) and around the world.  
Learn more  in the short video by clicking Read More
Rotary District 5950 congratulates Padee Yang on her selection as one of two Global Scholarship recipients, which will allow her to earn her master’s degree in violence, conflict, and development.
On Sunday, January 17th the Rotary Club of Network for Empowering Women held its official charter event, which was attended by more than 190 people. The new club will have 52 members from around the world and is led by Club President Anastasia V Persico.

The club’s mission is empowering women by identifying and advocating for reduced violence, working against human trafficking and providing resources and skills for women to independently return to the workforce. Thank you to all who came, including Holger Knaack, President Rotary International 2020-2021 and Suzi Howe, Rotary International Director 20290-2022 Regions 32 & 36
The Peace Centers program began in 2002, and there are now more than 1,300 alumni who work in more than 115 countries. This year, The Rotary Foundation received over 800 applications endorsed by a Rotary district for just 117 fellowship awards. Of the four candidates endorsed by District 5950 for the 2021 Rotary Peace Fellowship, three were selected as finalists and one was selected as an alternate. That’s an amazing success rate, and speaks volumes to the way our Clubs and District recruits and supports candidates throughout the application process.
Read more to meet two of the selected candidates and check back for a third announcement!
The Immediate Past Rotary International President and the current Rotary International President wants us to start new clubs. Our district has started four new and innovative clubs in the last two years and it has really helped our district’s membership numbers.  Now other zones are noticing i!.  District Governor Tom Gump was interviewed by Zone 33 TV to share our district’s strategy of new club growth.
District 5950 held a live modeling of the Zoom hybrid approach to running effective meetings, including a panel discussion with members that have conducted hybrid meetings, and an overview of technical requirements.  If you were unable to attend, the full training video is available on our YouTube Channel.
Below are the follow up resources from the training and the slide deck from the training.  They can also be found under Club Support > Training and Leadership Development
Every Rotary member has a story, whether it be why you joined, why you stay, advice for others, or a moment that impacted your life.
Whatever the story, Rotary wants to hear it and share it!  Read on to learn how you can contribute to the Rotary Voices blog
Good news for District 5950!  We've charted another new club! Please help us welcome the Rotary Club of District 5950 Passport, Minnesota members! The Rotary Passport Club of Minnesota is dedicated to the principles of service, networking, leadership and friendship around the world. It is a new kind of Rotary Club incorporating individual flexibility to better fit your lifestyle.
On August 21st, we learned that Nigeria had not reported a new case of polio in 3 years, bringing us that much closer to eradicating the disease from the planet.  
You can learn more in the great articles from the Star Tribune and End Polio
Join Rotary on World Polio Day, 24 October, to celebrate our progress. Help us reach our goal of a polio-free world by donating today.
Tom Gump
District Governor 2020-2021
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