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.

Posted by Diane Collins

Serving the Communities of Pequot Lakes, Nisswa, Breezy Point, Crosslake, Pine River & Backus
Take a look at the Video supplied by Central Lakes Rotarian, Bob McLean.  Bob is also our District Governor-Nominee and member of the District Grants Committee. 
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 Club
Tuesdays at 7:15am
Brenny Reception Room @ 31823 Front Street, Pequot Lakes, MN
Satellite Club Meetings
Wednesdays at 12:00pm 
HUG Old Main @ 2331 Dancing Wind Rd SW, Pine River MN
Breakfast Service & Cleanup
JANUARY 8, 15, 22, 29 (No Meeting on January 1)
Bruce and Simon
FEBRUARY 5, 12, 19 & 26
Steve and Mackenzie
MARCH 5, 23, 19 & 16
Keith and Rick
Club Executives & Directors
International Service
Interact-Pequot Lakes HS
Immediate Past President
Upcoming Meetings & Programs
Rick Adams
Feb 19, 2019
Update on Haiti Poultry Project
Peter Olson, Executive Director
Feb 26, 2019
Region 5 Children's Museum
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?
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