Posted on Oct 22, 2018
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 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.
McKENZIE SEPIN joins Central Lakes Rotary 2018-10-22 05:00:00Z 0
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.
CHRIS TANGEN welcomed to Central Lakes Rotary 2018-10-22 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Diane Collins on Sep 27, 2018
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.
PATTY BALTZ RECEIVES 1st PAUL HARRIS AWARD Diane Collins 2018-09-27 05:00:00Z 0
"Drive for show and putt for dough" could be heard throughout the links of Cragun's Golf Course on Sunday, August 19th, where Rotarians from Central Lakes, Brainerd Noon and Brainerd Lakes Rotary gathered for the 2nd Annual S.T.R.I.V.E. Golf Tournament.  It was a perfect day for a
GOLF TOURNAMENT FOR STRIVE IS A SUCCESS!!! Diane Collins 2018-08-29 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 21, 2017
Patty Baltz is inducted as the newest Member of Central Lakes Rotary Club.  Patty was sponsored by Past Club President, Linda Marrin, and her mentor will be Rotarian Keith Simar.  The induction ceremony was conducted by President Bruce Meade, and District Governor 2017-2018, Debra Warner, assisted with the ceremony.  Welcome Patty!
Patty Baltz Inducted as Newest Member Diane Collins 2017-09-21 05:00:00Z 0
2015-16 STRIVE success! Dick Teegan 2016-05-16 00:00:00Z 0
Oct 12 Fireside Chat question ~ How many Rotarians does it take to light a fireplace?
Fireside Chat Linda Marrin 2015-10-04 00:00:00Z 0
What's Up?! Linda Marrin 2015-10-03 00:00:00Z 0
Rose Sale 2015 Linda Marrin 2015-09-27 00:00:00Z 0
Join fellow Rotarians on Friday November 13
for pizza and a play: dinner at Tasty Pizza North
followed by a GLAPA's "Beauty and the Beast"
at Pequot Lakes High School
Pizza and a Play November 13 Linda Marrin 2015-09-26 00:00:00Z 0
* Perfect Attendance *
Central Lakes Rotary Club has perfect attendance for our Aug 25 meeting when we inducted 7 new members!!  Keith Simar was unable to make the meeting that day;  he made up the meeting by attending the Sept 2 Satellite meeting in Pine River, providing our club with perfect attendance for the 8/25 meeting.
ATTENDANCE MATTERS Linda Marrin 2015-09-05 00:00:00Z 0
District Governor Craig Loughery visits Central Lakes Club Linda Marrin 2015-09-04 00:00:00Z 0
Club welcomes new members Linda Marrin 2015-08-31 00:00:00Z 0
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.