Rotary district governor to visit Brookings club

Courtesy photo: Doug Lind

BROOKINGS – Doug Lind, the 2021-2022 governor of Rotary District 5610, will speak at the Brookings Rotary Club meeting at noon Tuesday, Aug. 3. 

Lind’s message to the club will encourage Brookings Rotarians to expand on their efforts to provide the community, regional and international service that is the foundation of Rotary. Often that service is completed through building connections to leaders of other groups or governments. The importance of these connections is noted in Rotary International’s theme for 2021-22, “Serve to Change Lives.” 

Lind notes that the lives being changed are not limited to those receiving the service. “As we ‘Serve to Change Lives,’ we will experience positive changes in ourselves,” said Lind.  

On July 1, Lind assumed the volunteer post of Rotary International district governor for 2021-22. As governor, he coordinates the community and international service projects of the 40 clubs in District 5610 encompassing all of South Dakota, northwestern Iowa, southwestern Minnesota and northeast Nebraska. Lind will serve through June 30, 2022.

Lind is one of only 535 Rotarians worldwide serving as a district governor this year. He has served as the president and on numerous committees of the Rapid City Rushmore Rotary Club. Additionally, he has attended two International Rotary Conferences and participated in Rotary friendship exchange trips to Japan and Sweden.  

For more information about the Brookings Rotary Club, visit www.brookingsrotary.org. The club meets at noon Tuesdays at the Brookings Activity Center, and a Zoom option also is available. The club is part of Rotary International, a service organization with more than 1.2 million members in 35,000 clubs in about 200 countries and territories around the world.

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