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We are honored to receive the City of Stillwater's Proclamation!  Our party of the century is coming up quick!
I am excited about our current emphasis on YOUTH AND MENTORING. 
This Friday will be my first STRIVE event.   I have completed the Rotary District 5960's Youth Protection Training to become a Certified Volunteer.  Please see the article below on training, and let me know when you have completed the training-- I'm keeping an updated list. 
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Last Week's Program


Last week Teresa Bettman shared about the work that Common Bond is doing in Guatemala for education and the support of families in their children's education as a means to improve life in that country.

100 Year Celebration
Next Week!!
100 Year Celebration
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Thursday, October 10, 2019
JX Event Venue
Stillwater Rotary turns 100 this year! 



Youth Mentoring

Working with Youth, Rotary District 5960 is committed to creating and maintaining the safest possible environment for all participants in Rotary activities. It is the duty of all Rotarians, spouses or partners of Rotarians, and any other volunteers to safeguard to the best of their ability the welfare of and to prevent the abuse or neglect of youth with whom they come into contact in Rotary Youth activities.

The process of becoming Youth Certified is an easy one, just follow the three steps below.

Step 1 - Watch Youth Protection Training Presentation

You are required to watch the Youth Protection Training Presentation start to finish.

When you get to the last slide, please fill out the Youth Protection Training Completion Form to receive credit for finishing the Youth Protection Policy Training.

Step 2 - Complete District 5960 Online Application

District 5960 Youth Volunteer Application. After you submit the application it will be sent the the District 5960 Youth Protection Officer, please allow 3 - 5 days for a response.

Step 3 - Intellicorp Background Check

District 5960 has set up a background check portal with IntelliCorp, a trusted third-party verification service that works with Rotary clubs and Districts across North America.










Mentoring Opportunity from District Govenor
One of Rotary's areas of service is Vocation Service. As a Rotarian, how can you put these ideals into action? Consider these suggestions:
  • Talk about your profession in your club, and take time to learn about fellow members’ occupations.
  • Use your skills and expertise to serve a community. 
  • Practice your profession with integrity, and inspire others to behave ethically through your words and actions.
  • Help young people achieve their career goals. 
  • Guide and encourage others in their professional development.
These last two items are the reason for this email. District 5960 is looking to do just that for our Rotaractors, Rotex (former Youth Exchange students), and Young Rotarians (<35). We plan to have meet-up events throughout the year to bring mentors and mentees together through vocational and other interests.
Shawn Berry, District Public Image Team, and all-around Tech Master, created the Upper Midwest Rotary website, and then added a page for this mentoring program. We are asking any Rotarians interested in being a mentor to opt in by creating a profile. See the link below. The confidential information will be used to pair you with potential mentees at these upcoming events. The events are just one opportunity to get involved. There are other, more informal ways to mentor such as going out for lunch or coffee. 
Think about the mentors in your life who took the time to help you on your journey. We accomplish nothing on our own, but are helped along the way in both small and large ways. And we achieve so much more than we ever thought, because someone cared and took the time.  
Please consider giving your wisdom, your talent, your knowledge, your experience, and your time to help the next generation as a mentor.
“We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.” Winston Churchill   
Thank you!
Yours in Rotary,
Paul Perez
2019-2020 District Governor 5960
One Rotary Summit

2019-20 Connected by Our Rotary Stories


“Joining Rotary was one of the best decisions I ever made!”  People around the world express this opinion every day.  Explore the “Stories” of Rotary in a conversation at (one of) this year’s District 5960 One Rotary Summit(s). 

Sessions will be held Saturday, Sept 21 at, United Methodist Church, Northfield and Saturday, October, 26 at, FamilyMeans Center, Stillwater.  This session is designed for new and experienced Rotarians and Rotaractors to come together and share in the discussion about, Rotary’s Public Image, Membership, and Foundation opportunities.

COST:                       FREE EVENT!!

WHAT:                      DISTRICT 5960 ONE ROTARY SUMMIT

                                       Connected by Our Rotary Stories


WHEN:                      October 26, 2019

TIME:                         8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

WHERE:                    FamilyMeans Center, Stillwater, MN





This is your opportunity to learn why and how we are Connected by Our Rotary Stories.

You will learn about how storytelling is so important for all of us as Rotarians and Rotaractors.

You will participate in focused discussions about Membership, Public Image, and The Rotary Foundation and how they work together in Rotary.


“Rotary Connects the World”

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