Speaker Date Topic
Craig Loughery Sep 29, 2021 12:00 PM
The Organization of Rotary
The Organization of Rotary

Semi-retiring after careers in Insurance and the CFO position at an electronics firm, Craig relocated to the Ely area in the 1990's. He has been a member of the Ely Rotary for 20 years. He served as Sgt at Arms in 2004..served as the club Vice President and then the Club President in 2005..During that term, he initiated the major change in the annual auction from a radio-based call in to a live auction at the GEL., adding raffles, credit card acceptance, and other changes. By 2008, accepted the duties of Assistant District Governor, serving 4 years in that capacity, working with clubs in Virgina, Biwabik, Hibbing, and I-Falls ..Worked as District Trainer, managing the yearly President Elect Training Sessions..Elected to position of District Governor Nominee in 2013, oversaw activies of District Committees, including that of Strategic Planning...Became District Governor Elect,in 2014, serving for a year by managing Assistant District Governors . Becoming District Governor in 2015, his year involved visiting all of the 66 clubs in the District, twice during the year, reviewing their activities and helping with District and Rotary International resources. He and wife Diane initiated and headed up a clean water project , which gathered resources from 13 other clubs and grants total $93,000, used to supply palatable drinking water to 1000 families in the poorest rural area of Haiti Following the year as District Governor, accepted position as chair of District Public  Image committe, and District Membership CoChair (Current). Also 2016-2021, served on District Grants Subcommittee.


During these years, participated in District Annual Conferences in Minot, (twice) GrandForks, Fargo and Bismarck (Twice) North Dakota; Thunder Bay Ontario; as well as Cloquet, Tower, Duluth, and Bemidji. They were sent at Rotary expense to the International Conference in St Paulo Brazil in 2015. There were numerous zone-level training sessions along the way, traveling to Mackinac Michigan, Schaumberg Illinois, St Cloud, Pittsburgh..  Grand Rapids Michigan..and District Governor Training in San Diego.. .Additionally has visited other clubs on special occasions, such as 100 year celebrations, park dedications,  Dragon Boat races, Holiday parades and the Winnipeg Goodwill meeting.


Also served on District Governor Nominating Committee, and participates in District Exec-Finance Committee (current) Past District Governors committee (current) Also currently member of Ely Club Board of Directors...

He is a three-time paul harris fellow