2017 District Rotary Conference

Quad Cities Rotary

As our annual District 5580 Rotary Conference culminated this past weekend at Fortune Bay Resort Casino we reflect on the many folks who made a commitment to attend from all over our district. Rotary members from as far west as Williston, North Dakota and east to Nipigon, Ontario ventured to Lake Vermilion to enjoy speakers and the specialty native foods of Northeastern Minnesota. In addition, we recall speakers who gave inspirational talks about what Rotary could do in the future.

We are also grateful for all the businesses that kindly supported our effort to make this event special through financial donations, gifts for our silent and live auctions, in kind use of facilities and folks who just helped us put this event together. Without each we couldn't have succeeded.

Our focus for this particular Rotary Convention was highlighting Northeastern Minnesota as a place to visit, live, and grow businesses. We had a great conference - "One of the best they've attended" many said! We are particularly pleased that you chose to assist us and therefore thank you so very much! Your facility was superb and your staff; in particular: Brian Salazar, Emily Lehti, Angel Santeramo along with Hood, and of course Kirstie Kern! They were the greatest asset team, to the success of our event!

Please complement them when you speak with them or better yet do it in a public setting/meeting. Brian was instrumental in setting up everything and then Emily, Angel, and Brian K. Anderson came into the picture and they provided us with personal service with the biggest smiles! What a great "crew" you have - do not let them go. And finally, what could be better than the best food during the entire conference. Kirstie out did herself with the specialty pasties. Many "Iron Rangers" said it was the best they have ever had! It certainly was for me!! Kirstie and "Crew" got a standing ovation for several minutes. Great Job!

Garrett Lamppa, I am certain Fortune Bay Resort Casino will benefit from this conference being held at your facility. Thank you so much for hiring the best.

We wish you a great summer!


Linda Myklebust - Virginia Rotary Club - Co-Chair 2017 District Conference

Joe Dennie - Quad Cities Rotary Club - Co-Chair 2017 District Conference