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District 5580 is now calling for nominations for the office of District Governor for the Rotary year 2025-2026, and qualified Rotarians may submit a nomination for consideration by the District Nominating Committee. 
Membership growth is a priority for Rotary International and District 5580. New members bring vitality, new ideas, and new energy to our Clubs. District 5580 and our new District Governor Kay Biga wants to encourage membership growth this year by providing an incentive to new members for joining. The incentive is the elimination of the annual $66 District dues in the new member's first year.
Freddie Huppé Campbell (she/her) is a proud Métis woman who currently resides on the traditional, unceded, unsurrendered territory of the Algonquin Nation - Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
 
She leads Indigenous Clean Energy's (ICE) Global Hub, focusing on the acceleration of community-renewable energy microgrids in Indigenous, island, coastal and remote spaces as a core component of just global climate action. She is also the co-host and co- producer of the Decolonizing Power podcast series featuring a global network of leaders, including young innovators, sprinting towards a sustainable, fair and impactful clean energy future.
 
A GUIDE FOR ROTARY DISTRICT 5580
 
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we want to support the Rotary Clubs of District 5580 in their efforts to maintain engagement during times when many clubs have reduced in-person meetings, projects or social events. We have developed this guide with ideas and strategies for Club Leaders to consider. The following is an offering of support, not a requirement. Club Leaders are encouraged to consult with their boards to assess and determine which strategies will be useful on the local level.
    Are you interested in partnering with other clubs Grant Projects to help people in need?  Here is a link to a page designed to provide Rotary Clubs in District 5580 with the chance to review active or upcoming projects and to evaluate opportunities for potentially participating in the projects financially or as volunteer workers.  
     
    Click HERE for more information about PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES!
     
    Past District Governor and Rotary District 5580 Public Image Chair Craig Loughery shares how Public Image, Humanitarian Service, Membership, and supporting The Rotary Foundation worked together to increase membership in the Rotary Club of Ely MN!
     
    District Governor: 
    Kay Biga (bio)