District 5960 Rotarians - Welcome to our February edition of "Around the District!" Click the link below to view it.
February - a wonderful mishmash of good and bad. It's cold, it's really cold but it's short. Someone recently asked me why the shortest month of the year felt like the longest. After seeing the forecast for -21 degrees on Feb 3rd. I completely understand that question. But there is a lot of good - it's Birkie month for those in northern Wisconsin, we have President's Day, and we have Valentine's Day (even if that means you are sending flowers to yourself) But here is the best's Share the Love Month. A month of looking at our Rotary Foundation and celebrating all the good it allows us to do in the world and all the lives we positively impact. Of course, the key is remembering that it's not The Rotary Foundation but Our Rotary Foundation. It only exists because of the money we donate. No donations, no grants, fewer impacted lives. So please, go back and read again the email sent out from the district concerning the Share the Love Campaign, open up your hearts and wallets, and donate. Together we can do amazing things.
Dayle Quigley, MD (she/her/hers)
District 5960 Governor 2022-23
Rotary Club of St Paul #10
M- 715-558-2920
Saturday, April 29, 2023
Madden's Gull Lake
11266 Pine Beach Peninsula
Brainerd, MN 56401
Cost: $45 per person (virtual option available)
Time: 10 am - 4 pm (General Sessions)
4:30pm- 6:30 pm (President-elect Reception)
Imagine! 2023 is the first-ever Tri-District Conference for Rotarians and Rotaractors from International Districts 5580, 5950, and 5960. Pack your bags and prepare for an engaging weekend filled with education, camaraderie, celebration, inspiration, personal growth, and fun!
Participating in this one-of-a-kind event will make your club measurably stronger, healthier, and happier in the coming year. Your ticket gives you full access to the entire conference, and guests are invited to participate fully.
District 5960’s planning for 2023 Camp RYLA is well underway.  Camp RYLA takes place on April 21-25, 2023, at YMCA Camp St. Croix in Hudson, Wisconsin.  Applications are now open for High School sophomores, juniors, and seniors.  The cost per club is $450 per student.  Clubs must register their sponsorship level at:  Please reach out to your local school (public and private) to recruit students.  Ideally, clubs will verify sponsorship with any local students before student applications.  See attached flyer for distribution to schools. 
The deadline for applications is Friday, April 7, 2023.
For any questions, please reach out to Pete Grayson at or 612-598-5907
2023-24 ROTARY DISTRICT 5960
Click highlighted links to register!
We can’t think of a better time than February to kick off our SHARE THE LOVE campaign. In conjunction with our 2022-23 IMAGINE ROTARY theme, we invite you to IMAGINE the IMPACT your donations to The Rotary Foundation’s Annual – Share Fund can have in our communities at home and in the global world!
Four - Way Test Signs - Available for $5 per sign.
Don't forget to order extra for fundraising events!
The Deadline to order is March 1, 2023.
Please alert your club members to this news!
Once again, here are the logistics: Please bring this offer up with your club members.  See how many people are interested in buying one. (Note that for members who may live outside of your club’s community, there is an option to order a more generic version which features the website which lists all the clubs in our District along with District 5950 and 5580.)
Then use this link to place your order.  
  • You will need to specify a shipping address.  
  • The signs will be sent directly to you for distribution.
  • Your club can order signs for use at special or fundraising events.
  • After collecting the money for the signs, please submit ONE check to the District Office or you can have Kathy invoice your club for the amount.
  • DEADLINE for orders is March 1st.
Feel free to contact PDG Ed Marek, with any questions you may have.
Thank you for your assistance in this effort!
Calling out our theme to Imagine Opportunities, the District Literacy Team joins in a Call to Action by encouraging clubs to visualize and plan local or global projects that can play a role in improving quality of life for girls.  Recent Past RI President Shekhar Mehta said it succinctly in Rotary Magazine, “Every step we take to improve education, health care, and economic opportunities for girls makes an important difference in helping them achieve their full potential.”  The avenues for accomplishing this are many - - and all so important.  Getting started is often the biggest step. 
Check out these resources to get started in 2023:
  • Contact your District Literacy Team by email for additional resources from BELRAG.  Contact David Waldschmidt, Committee Chair, at dwaldsch42@gmail
Are you already sponsoring a project that Empowers Girls?  Let your District Literacy Team know so we can share ideas and provide recognition.  Send to
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Membership Team Meeting
Feb 15, 2023
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