Breakfast Service & Cleanup
DECEMBER 4 & 18 (December 11 - HOLIDAY GALA) / No Meeting December 25
Chris and Quinn
JANUARY 8, 15, 22, 29 (No Meeting on January 1)
Bruce and Simon
Club Executives & Directors
International Service
Interact-Pequot Lakes HS
Immediate Past President
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Central Lakes Rotary Club Meets Tuesdays at 7:15 A.M. (Breakfast)
Location - Brenny Reception Room at 31823 Front Street, Pequot Lakes, MN
Satellite Club Meetings (Lunch): Wednesdays at noon
Location-HUG Old Main @ 2331 Dancing Wind Rd SW, Pine River MN
~Central Lakes Rotary Celebrating 25 years in 2017~
Central Lakes Rotary presented dictionaries to 3rd Grade Students in Pequot Lakes, Pine River-Backus, Crosslake and Nisswa Elementary Schools.  This year, over 300 dictionaries were given out and several Rotarians assisted with the presentations.  Patty Baltz gave a great presentation at Nisswa Elementary and is shown with Bob McLean.  Diane Collins also assisted.  Each dictionary includes a label for the child's name and a label with the Rotary 4-Way Test.
Central Lakes Rotary's newest member is CHRIS TANGEN.  Chris is the Chief Technical Officer at Mid-Minnesota Federal Credit Union.  Chris was proposed by Rotarian Linda Marrin.
Central Lakes Rotary Club welcomes McKENZIE SEPIN as a new member.  McKenzie is the office manager at Select Therapy in Pine River.  McKenzie was proposed by Rotarian Linda Marrin.
CONGRATULATIONS TO PATTY BALTZ.  She received her first Paul Harris Award in September and is now officially a Paul Harris Fellow.  Her gifts to The Rotary Foundation help our organization carry out its important humanitarian projects throughout the world.  Thank you, Patty, for your support.
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.

Upcoming Meetings & Programs
Central Lakes Holiday Gala & Silent Auction
Dec 11, 2018
Antler's Restaurant
Quinn Swanson
Dec 18, 2018
Rotary Updates & Highlights from Zone Institute
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?