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BN Rotary offers networking service opportunities

From staff reports

In large cities and small around the country, Rotary clubs offer what may well be the best source of networking among community business and professional people from virtually all walks of life.

A Rotary Club is, by design, a cross-section of a city's or town's business and professional population, pulling together one of the most diverse groups of people of any service club.

And it's not just in the United States. Rotary International has some 11.2 million members in more than 30,000 clubs in more than 160 countries.

Community service projects are a big part of the clubs' activities, both locally and on a worldwide basis. By the year 2005, the target date for worldwide eradication of polio, Rotary clubs will have contributed some $500 million to the international immunization and education program.

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The first Rotary Club was organized in 1905 in Chicago, with the name Rotary derived from the fact that the fledgling club rotated meeting sites among its members' offices.

By 1921, there were Rotary clubs on six continents and the organization added "International" to its name.

Local Rotary clubs meet weekly and many members attend meetings of other clubs while they are traveling.

More information on Rotary, including information on membership, is available on the organization's Web site: http://www.rotary.org/ or by calling one of the local clubs in one's area.

Following is a list of southeastern Minnesota Rotary clubs and their meeting schedules and, where available, telephone numbers to call for further information.

Albert Lea Rotary Club meets Friday at noon at the Elks Club, 1811 S.E. Broadway (507) 373-0518

Austin Rotary Club meets Monday at noon at the Holiday Inn (507) 437-6927

Chatfield Rotary Club meets Wednesday at 7 a.m. at Kelly's Place (Jonathan's) (507) 867-3354

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Lake City Rotary Club meets at noon at the Lake City Country Club, Rural Route 2, Lake City

Mankato Rotary Club meets Wednesday at 12:15 p.m. at the Elks Club (507) 344-6330

North Mankato Rotary Club meets at noon at the Garden Inn Motel (Best Western) (507) 345-5043

Owatonna Rotary Club meets Monday at noon at the Ramada Inn, 1212 N. I-35 (507) 451-3450

Owatonna Early Edition Rotary Club, meets Tuesday at 7 a.m. at the Owatonna Holiday Inn.

Rochester Rotary Club meets Thursday at 12:10 p.m. at the Kahler Grand Hotel (507) 252-0085

Rochester II Rotary Club meets Wednesday at 12:10 p.m. at the Radisson Plaza Hotel (507) 287-1410

Rochester Early Risers Rotary Club meets Tuesday at 7 a.m. at the Radisson Plaza Hotel (507) 252-0085

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Wabasha Rotary Club meets Thursday at noon at the Pioneer Lanes, 218 Second. St. W. (651) 565-5312

Winona Rotary Club meets Wednesday at noon at the Tau Center, 511 Hibert St. (507) 452-7635

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