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Club News
Greater Mankato Rotary has set a number of goals for 2021-2022 and while we are making progress on some mid-way through the Rotary year, we could be doing better in others. Our goals are concentrated in three areas: Membership & Engagement; Rotary Foundation Giving; and Public Image.
The Greater Mankato Rotary will host the 16th annual Service Above Self luncheon on Wednesday, February 23, 2022 beginning at 11:30 a.m. at the Country Inn and Suites in Mankato. This year's recipients include Lori Benike, Dr. Katie Smentek, and the Betsy-Tacy Society. The event recognizes individual and group contributions to the Greater Mankato area. Award recipients are non-Rotary members who give back to the community and exemplify the Service Above Self tenant of Rotary. Sponsorships and tickets to the event are available and the event is open to all. For more information, please contact Rotarian Pam DeMarce. 
In an attempt to be more relevant to a changing demographic and increase membership, the Greater Mankato Rotary has decided to try changing the format of meetings. Instead of noon meetings with a guest speaker each week, the club will transition this month to a cycle that includes two traditional meetings, one meeting for committees, and one wild card meeting that may include service to the community, networking opportunities, or a club social. These wild card events will be held on the fourth week of the month but may not be at the traditional day and time of noon Wednesdays. In addition, months with five Wednesdays will host an evening social or happy hour. Social events may include family members so that members can connect more fully and better support each other.
As was presented by long-time member Herb Kroon at the Noon meeting on June 16, the Mankato Rotary has been around in some fashion since 1935 when it was chartered with 15 members. Thirty years earlier Paul Harris founded Rotary International. Judge Milt Mason was one of the first members and remained in the club until the early 1980s. Eventually, the club, like the area, grew and morphed into offshoots. The St. Peter club in 1938, the New Prague club in 1945, Waseca in 1960, and North Mankato in 1969.  At its peak in the late 1990s, the Mankato Rotary Club had more than 100 members, perhaps attributing to the fact that women were allowed to join in 1987 (prior to this the “wives” were in Rotary Auxilliary clubs). JO Guck Bailey and Denise Zernechel, current active club members, were among the first to join. Both would later become presidents, following the lead of the first female president Carol Larson in 1993.
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Greater Mankato (Mankato/North Mankato)

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Wednesdays at 12:00 PM
WOW! Zone
2030 Adams St
Mankato, MN 56001
United States of America
1st thru 3rd Wednesdays at Wow Zone. 4th week is a wild card. 5th week is a social.
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