REGISTER HERE for District 5950 conference being held outdoors at Central Park in Brooklyn Center on Saturday, May 1. The year's theme is 'Rooted in Service, Growing in New Ways". The cost per person is $35 for adults; $15 for youth (18 and younger); $25 to attend via Zoom. Your in-person registration fee includes a Rotary mask and lunch. The Rotary Club of Edina will reimburse up to 20 club members for the cost of registration. Please send your confirmation of registration to Becci Michalski at rmichalski@edinarotary.org to receive credit on your next quarterly billing. 
 
To see the agenda for the day and hear from District Governor, Tom Gump, please click "Read More" below.
Dear Fellow Rotarians,
 
What a year! It continues to be my honor to serve as your District Governor during this memorable year. I realize I am totally biased, but now more than ever, I am convinced District 5950 is the best district in the world. Rotarians in District 5950 are serving our communities in so many ways by using our Rotary ideals as we lead in our communities and businesses, giving of time and treasures locally and globally, growing Rotary by their examples and invitations, and having fun whether in person or via Zoom.
As more Minnesotans are vaccinated yet practice pandemic safety, we are planning an OUTDOOR, FAMILY-FRIENDLY, SERVICE-ORIENTED District Conference on May 1 in Brooklyn Park. Our theme is Rooted in Service, Growing in New Ways. Register today!
I am excited about this opportunity to see many of you in person and others via Zoom as we celebrate this Rotary year.
 
 
District Conference
AGENDA
10:00 a.m.   Registration Opens
10:30 - Annual Meeting  This is when club presidents vote on the annual budget, confirm our District Governor-Nominee, and more. Only club presidents can vote, but we welcome all to the meeting. (Club presidents will be able to vote via proxy, recognizing some may not be comfortable attending in person.)
11:00 - Celebrate our district’s successes. Recognize our newest club, Global Horizons. Honor Rotarians lost this past year. Receive tree planting directions.
12:00 - Food truck lunch
1:00 p.m. - Plant Rotary Peace Forest at Brookdale Park.
2:00 - Wrap up
 
PANDEMIC SAFETY
  • All activities will be outdoors and we will practice appropriate distancing.
  • Masks will be required (and provided as part of your registration packet).
  • An open-air tent and large picnic pavilion will protect attendees, no matter the Minnesota weather!
  • If you are not comfortable attending in person, participate via Zoom for the Annual Meeting and District Conference portions of the event.

Celebrate the Environment
TREE PLANTING service project
Plant a peace forest at Brookdale Park in Brooklyn Park (very near location of District Conference).
Please consider donating a tree to this planting effort. We are partnering with the non-profit Tree Trust; a donation of $450 by a Rotary club or individual Rotarian pays for one 8'-10' tree to be planted and maintained for two years. (See Donate on the registration page.)