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The virtual District 5580 Conference was a huge SUCCESS!  Thank you to all the speakers for very informative and inspirational presentations. You were all amazing! Sending a special shout out to Patty Baltz and the entire training committee for organizing the incredible lineup of speakers. Finally, congratulations to Mark Leutgeb on receiving the ROTARIAN OF THE YEAR award.
 
Additional information, powerpoint presentations, links, and recordings of the sessions can be found here: https://rotary5580.org/sitepage/virtual-district-5580-conference-2022.
 
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.
    In support of your club's membership development and community outreach, the club will receive $100 for each new member who joins through June 30, 2022.  The dollars are in place to help lower the cost to the new member and are to be used to directly offset the new member's dues. 
    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: 
    Keith Brokke (bio) and his wife Lynne