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Rotary Virtual Conference
April 26 - May 1
The Bemidji Noon, Bagley, Fosston, Park Rapids, International Falls and Bemidji Sunrise Rotary Clubs warmly welcome Rotarians from around the district to the 2021 Rotary District 5580 Virtual Conference. The conference runs from April 26th-May 1st. This year’s theme, Legendary Service, celebrates the rich history of service club members have shown through the years with an eye towards the future. It also celebrates the Rotarians and clubs who have gone above and beyond this past year of uncertainty to embody the Rotary motto – Service above self.
The week-long event focuses on Rotary International’s seven areas of focus – Peace and conflict prevention/resolution, the environment, disease prevention and treatment, water and sanitation, maternal and child health, basic education and literacy and economic and community development. Each day features esteemed guest speakers who delve into aspects of these values. These speakers are followed up by thought-provoking panels on wide-ranging topics that affect us all, which include the environment, COVID-19, education and human trafficking. Speakers include: meteorologist Paul Douglas, Bemidji Rotarian Jim Bensen, various Rotary International officials and a special appearance by Rotary International President Holger Knaack. The conference concludes with a local club service project done by Rotarians throughout the District on Saturday, May 1st.
Rotary District 5580 has the unique distinction of being an international district, with clubs in western Ontario, northwestern Wisconsin, northern Minnesota and North Dakota. Visit www.bemidji2021.com for a complete schedule of events, how to register and a complete list of speakers and panelists.