Rotary Fact Sheet 

ROTARY INTERNATIONAL A Global Network of Community Volunteers founded in 1905 as the world’s first volunteer service organization 

Rotary International is a worldwide organization of business and professional leaders of more than 1.2 million members, who volunteer in their communities and promote world understanding and peace. Rotary’s 32,000 clubs in more than 171 countries and regions encourage high ethical standards and carry out humanitarian projects to address such issues as poverty, health, hunger, education and the environment.

Rotary International District 5960 Projects. Rotary “Service Above Self” projects include:

 Local community efforts to help those in need, clean up our corner of the world and enhance quality of life.

 International efforts to provide clean water, educational opportunities, medical & dental care, and a safe environment.

Additional Information. To learn more about Rotary District 5960 service, see our website:

Polio Eradication. The eradication of polio is a special priority for Rotary International, which made a commitment to immunize the world’s children against polio in 1985 and became a spearheading partner in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative three years later. The other partners are the World Health Organization, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and UNICEF. Rotary’s primary responsibilities include fundraising, advocacy, and volunteer recruitment. To date, Rotary has contributed nearly $700 million to the eradication effort, an amount that will grow to more than $850 million by the time the world is certified polio-free.

Rotary Club of Forest Lake – Mission Statement 

Our Belief . . . We believe that self-esteem is a result not of pride, but honest effort, humility and thankfulness.

Our Vision . . . We believe with the help of our schools, churches, civic and youth organizations, we can unite the greater Forest Lake Area in a common effort and create an environment that enriches the lives of our children and ourselves and builds true self-esteem.

Our Mission . . . We will support through leadership, education and fund raising, organizations in our communities that are willing to administer their program in a manner consistent with this belief.

The Rotary Club of Forest Lake was chartered May 4, 1984. Since 1993, we have given over $400,000 back to the community from our fundraising efforts. The following is a partial list of the causes and groups we’ve supported: American Cancer SocietyAm. Legion – 4th of July ParadeFamily Pathways

Schumacher Field

Forest Lake Fire Department

Lakes Area Youth Service Bureau

Forest Lake Scholarship / Strive

National Child Safety Council

Minnesota Sheriff’s Association

Warner Nature Center

Adopt a Highway

Shield’s Lake Park

Girl Scouts – St. Croix ValleyBoy Scouts – Indianhead CouncilMasquers Theatre

Forest Lake Safety Camp

Various well projects

Sunrise Prairie Bike Trail

Senior Community Center

Parmly Residence

Forest Lake Chamber

Local PTAs for various projects

Lakes Life Care Center

Tubman Family Alliance

Fast For HopePolio EradicationVarious other Rotary Clubs

Feed My Starving Children

Courage Center

Tapestries of Life

Northwoods Humane Society

Wyoming Library Fund

FL Lions – Food Wagon

School Dist. 831

Forest Lake Helping Hand

FLHS – Interact Club



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