This past March, the Detroit Lakes Noon Rotary Club spearheaded a community-wide fundraiser in support of Ukraine. Though the initial campaign was to raise $30,000 — including a pledged $15,000 match from an anonymous donor — the effort brought in a total of $44,000 by the time it was over, according to organizers.
The Detroit Lakes Breakfast Rotary Club's 12th Annual Poles 'N Holes ice fishing derby is in the books, and despite "sometimes brutal" conditions, the Polar Fest event drew more than 650 participants, who reeled in over 150 fish on Feb. 19.
Detroit Lakes' Breakfast and Noon Rotary clubs are joining forces this Monday, Nov. 29, to present a free public information seminar on cyber safety and digital citizenship. Anyone from grade 6 on up to adult age is invited to attend the 7 p.m. event, which will be held in Detroit Lakes High School's brand new commons area.
Every year since 1993, the Detroit Lakes Breakfast Rotary Club has held a rose sale to help raise funds for local health, wellness and literacy projects. The 29th annual Roses from Rotary event is set for Thursday, Nov. 4 through Saturday, Nov. 6, at three different locations: DL Floral (inside the Washington Square Mall), the lobby of the Detroit Lakes Holiday Inn, and the North Shore Travel Plaza.
Three local florists — Chris and Mara Bergen of Bergen's Greenhouses, and Val Voigt of DL Floral — were honored by the Detroit Lakes Breakfast Rotary Club on Tuesday for their role in the annual Roses from Rotary rose sale. Each of the three was presented with a Paul Harris Fellowship and a certificate of appreciation for their contributions to the event, which is one of the club's largest fundraisers of the year.
“It is our goal to hold the on-ice derby, if at all possible. The community has been good to us and we really feel like this outdoor activity will be needed for fishing enthusiasts and families after all we’ve been through,” said organizer Brent Gerber.
The Detroit Lakes Breakfast Rotary Club’s 2019 Roses from Rotary fundraiser is set to take place Wednesday, Nov. 6 through Friday, Nov. 8 at Essentia Health St. Mary's Clinic as well as DL Floral and Bergen’s Greenhouses.
As Detroit Mountain Recreation Area's mountain biking trail system continues to grow in popularity, local organizations want to ensure that people are riding safe on the trails. The spot of mountain biking is a rapidly growing sport and Detroit Mountain Recreation Area continues to see riders from our local community, as well as visitors from the tri-state area. Detroit Mountain recently added a fat tire bike “fix-it station” to their trailhead for public use.
Though lakes area residents are just beginning to feel the first bite of winter's chill, there will be roses in full bloom all over Detroit Lakes this week, as the Breakfast Rotary Club prepares for its annual Roses from Rotary fundraiser.