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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.
    District Governor Bob McLean of the Central Lakes Rotary Club joined Lakeland Currents host Jason Edens for a discussion about Rotary‚Äôs role in our region and the multitude of services we provide.
    Are you ready to take the next step in Rotary Service?  District 5580 needs leaders, committee chairs and committee members.  Become part of the District 5580 Leadership Team.  Please review the DISTRICT 5580 ORGANIZATION AND COMMITTEE BROCHURE and think about your skills and what leadership position or committee would interest you. 
    Current opportunities:
    District FOUNDATION Co-Chair
    District MEMBERSHIP Co-Chair
    District Public Image/Communications Co-Chair
    Assistant District Governor (Area 8 - Walker, Bagley, Fosston & Bemidji clubs)
    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: 
    Robert (Bob) McLean (bio) and his wife Terri
    pictured with RI President Elect Holger Knacck and his wife Susanne