Oct 25, 2023 12:00 PM
Rotary District Governor, Dave Long.
How Does The Ely Rotary Club Compare and Contrast With Other Clubs in District 5580?


Our presenter this week is District Governor, David Long.
Dave Long has been a member of the Detroit Lakes Noon Rotary Club since 2014, and has served in numerous Club and District leadership roles.
He has been the Rotary International Convention Promotion Chair for District 5580 for seven years, and has attended eight International Conventions in five different countries. Dave served as Assistant Governor for Area 7 which included five vibrant clubs in West Central Minnesota. He has participated on the District Grants Committee for eight years, and was the Grant Sub-Committee chair, 2018 to 2020.
 Dave was chosen as Rotarian of the Year for District 5580 in 2018, and awarded Rotarian of the Year at his Detroit Lakes Club in 2019.
Dave worked in a manufacturing environment for over 30 years, where he provided expertise and leadership in process and product development and eventually also took on roles in business and market development.  Dave started a part-time engineering consulting business and began teaching a course at NDSU, before retiring from his full-time job in 2015.
Dave has been an avid promoter of amateur athletics for nearly 30 years and through volunteer organizations has helped develop and administer programs at the local, state, and national levels. He lives with his wife, Laurel on a small lake near Detroit Lakes, Minnesota.
 Besides his primary District Governor focus areas of Mental Health, and the Environment, Dave’s biggest passions in Rotary are international travel and international service. 
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