Meeting Times

NOTICE:  Beginning April 13th, our Rotary Club will be holding hybrid meetings on Tuesdays at 7am. Join us via Zoom or in person at Brenny Reception Room in Pequot Lakes (31283 Front Street).  

To join via Zoom, click on the link below, or launch the Zoom app and enter the meeting ID and password when prompted:
Meeting ID: 710 2819 9606
Password:  4waytest

Club Email Address:
 
Club Mailing Address:
PO Box 587
Pequot Lakes, MN 56472
 
Club Contact:
 
Home Page News
Central Lakes Rotary has signed on to assist with the Pine River CommUnity Meals! Please contact Stephen Blenkush if you can join us on the 3rd Monday of the month at River View Church in Pine River at 3PM.
Breakfast Service & Cleanup
 
May – Patty B & Stephen B
June – Bruce M & Mackenzie S
July – Linda M & Steve H
Aug – Harlan J & Keith S
Sept – Simon G & Rick A
Oct – Pete S & Susan B
Nov – Chris L & Marcia P
Dec – Quinn S & Bob M 
 
BREAKFAST SERVING
AND CLEANUP & TECH SETUP 
Club Executives & Directors
Secretary
President
President-Elect
Treasurer
International Service
Foundation Chair
Membership Co-Chair
Public Image Co-Chair
Public Image Co-Chair
Immediate Past President
Interact-Pequot Lakes HS
S.T.R.I.V.E. Chair
CONTACT
Contact Diane if you want to add or correct items on our web site.
 
Pictures are always welcome!
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 many area programs, including Ryan's Well, Bridges of Hope, Kinship Partners, Grace House, Interfaith Volunteers, Ski Gull Scholarship Program, 3 Area Food Shelves, Salvation Army, Junior Achievement, The Outreach Program of Brainerd Lakes, Alex and Brandon House, Mid-MN Women's Center, H.A.R.T. Animal Rescue, Adoption is Love Fund, PRB CommUnity Meals, Mounted Eagles, Dolly Parton's Imagination Library, Teen Challenge, The Shop (youth center), Timber Bay Youth Program and holiday gift baskets to local families.  One of our Community Service Projects was the purchase and installation of playground equipment in the Pine River Dam Park. 
 
We are highly involved in the S.T.R.I.V.E. program (Students Taking a Renewed Interest in the Value of Education), mentoring and providing scholarships to students in both the Pequot Lakes and Pine River-Backus high schools. Over the last few years, we have been able to award approximately $40,000 in scholarships to more than 130 area students, thanks in large part to generous grants received from organizations that include the Crosslake-Ideal Lions Club Crosslake Lionsand Lakes Area United Way .

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.
 
Our International Projects have included partnering with other clubs for construction of clean water wells in third-world countries, clothes washing station with sanitation facilities at Lake Atitlan in Guatemala, construction of schools, a Korean ambulance project, Micro Loans for Ethiopian Women, a poultry project in Haiti, Cows for Cambodia and Shelter Boxes. 
 
Our current projects include purchasing benches for placement in Pine River parks, building a school in Garde-Saline, Haiti and refurbishing/recommissioning four water plants in Haiti. 
 
Rotary International is the world's first service club organization, with more than 1.2 million members in 35,000 clubs worldwide. Rotary club members are volunteers who donate more than 16 million hours to 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. 

Posted by Diane Collins; updated by Patty Baltz 1/26/2021

 

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Upcoming Events
Upcoming Meetings & Programs
RI Director Peter Kyle (Linda M)
Jun 22, 2021 7:00 AM
Rotary's historic role as a peace-keeping organization
CLR Change of Gavel!!!
Jun 29, 2021
 
 
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?