Rotary District
5610 Bulletin
April 2020

District Zoom Program April 21 - Hear from RYLA Leaders & Campers

Check out the recent April 21, 2020 All District Program Meeting by clicking on the Read More link for the video.  Stay tuned and keep a look out by email for future all District Program Meetings with special speakers.  Future District Programs:  

  • April 28, 2020 Whiteclay Makerspace Global Grant Project

  • May 5, 2020 PolioPlus - Ann Lee Hussey

  • June 2, 2020 Member Engagement

District Zoom Program April 14th - Covid-19 Rotarian Panelists

Check out the recent April 14, 2020 All District Program Meeting by clicking on the Read More link for the video.  A panel session on how Rotarians can best serve their communities during the pandemic.  Panel speakers:  

Business - Jessie Schmidt, Food - Matt Gassen and Kurt Loudenback, Youth - Darla Biel, Disaster Response - Tammy Lee, and Non-profit - Kelsey Collier-Wise. 

District 5610 Zoom Program  April 7 - Starting a Caused Based Club

Check out the recent April 7, 2020 All District Program Meeting by clicking on the Read More link for the video.

District 5610 Four Way Test Essay Winners Announcement


First Place:  Scarlett Mack - sponsored by Watertown Rotary Club, she was awarded a Certificate, $200, a Four Way Test coin and a Four Way Test plaque.   She will read her essay at a District Meeting.

Second Place:  Alexander Van Osdol - sponsored by Spearfish Rotary Club, he was awarded a Certificate, $100, and a Four Way Test coin.

Third Place Winners:  Anna Banck - sponsored by Luverne Rotary Club, she was awarded a Certificate, $50, and a Four Way Test coin.

Josh Elder - sponsored by Rapid City Rotary Club, he was awarded a Certificate, $50, and a Four Way Test coin.


Raffle ticket sales will continue until June 1, 2020. Prize drawing will be held shortly after. Tickets are $10 each with proceeds going to the Rotary Foundation.  Contact Steve Harrington at


1. $4,500 Samsung 4 piece Kitchen Suite from Karl’s TV & Appliances 

2. $2,826 White Peak Lodge* in the Black Hills. 3-night vacation. 6 bdrms. 20 acre location. Donated by Joe and Mary Edelen on behalf of the Vermillion Rotary Club. *The lodge can support 15-20 people , has 6 bdrms, on 20 acres of forest, and more!

3. $1,000 Cash Prize 

Click here to Read More.



It is time to start thinking about RY 2020-2021 District Grants. The deadline for submitting a grant request through the website has been changed and is extended to July 31, 2020.

A club MUST have at least one member attend a training sessions if you plan on submitting a grant for the 2020-2021 Rotary Year.
Click here to Read More.

RYLA Camper Applications Open

 Camp Scheduled  for July 15th to 19th

RYLA - Rotary Youth Leadership Awards Camp is still scheduled for July 15 to 19 at the beautiful Nebraska State 4-H Campgrounds.  To date, our district has just 4 applicants planning to attend - 1 from Sibley, IA Rotary: 2 from Sioux Falls, SD North Rotary; and one from Wagner, SD Rotary.  I understand the challenges we all face in recruiting applicants with school closures, but please try.  Maybe your club members can reach out personally to prospects.  Reminder:  Applicants must be CURRENT high school sophomores or juniors.  

Application deadline for District 5610 Campers has been extended to May 15th in order for District 5610 students to still apply – please have applicants visit, create a login using the login link in the upper right hand corner, click on Great Plains RYLA in the upper left hand corner, and complete the application.  Please note the web page will indicate applications have closed; however, the above login process with still allow are campers from our district to apply.

Please feel free to reach out to me if you or prospective campers have any questions.  Good health to you all!

Dave Lorenz, PDG

District 5610 RYLA Chair

Staying Connected - Video on Joining a Zoom Meeting

Staying Connected - Video Tutorial on Joining a Zoom Meeting.  Click here for a 1 minute video:  

Staying Connected Resource Tools for your Clubs

Just a Few Reasons Why YOU should Join Rotary NOW!


This video provides a few of the major reasons why you should consider joining Rotary. Rotary District 5610 covers all of the state of South Dakota, a portion of southwest Minnesota, northwest Iowa and northeast Nebraska in the US.  Help us share Rotary with everyone.


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Upcoming Events
DG Doug Lind -Club Visit Brookings
Brookings Activity Center
Aug 03, 2021 12:00 PM
DG Doug Lind -Club Visit Madison
Aug 09, 2021 12:00 PM
DG Doug Lind -Club Visit Joint Evening Picnic Marshall, Marshall Sunrise, Canby, and Minneota
Aug 10, 2021
DG Doug Lind -Club Visit Joint Meeting Vermillion and Centerville Time and Location TBD
Aug 10, 2021
Grant Applications Deadline for RY 2021-22
Aug 13, 2021
Rapid City Club 100th Anniversary
Aug 14, 2021
DG Doug Lind -Club Visit Aberdeen
Ramkota Hotel & Convention Center
Aug 16, 2021 12:00 PM
DG Doug Lind -Club Visit Clark
Look Out Bar & Grill
Aug 17, 2021 12:00 PM
DG Doug Lind -Club Visit Watertown
Aug 19, 2021 12:15 PM
DG Doug Lind -Club Visit Sioux Falls West
The Country Club of Sioux Falls
Aug 20, 2021 12:00 PM
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