We meet every Wednesday at the Grand Ely Lodge and welcome guests and visiting Rotarians to join us at noon for lunch. For weekly program information, please visit our Facebook page. 
Ely Rotary
PO Box 222
Ely, MN 55731
We are a part of Rotary District 5580
     Our Leaders

  • President  -  Todd Heiman
  • President Elect  -  Jeff Sundell 
  • Sergeant-at-Arms  -  John Mills
  • Secretary  -  Joe Owens (Kurt Soderberg, Asst)
  • Treasurer  -  Fletcher Freeman 
  • Past District Governor  -  Craig Loughery
  • Past President - Sarah Guy-Levar
  • Foundation Chair  -  Ward Nelson
  • Board Members - Terri Olson, Kathy Udovich, Dan Klegstad, Cheryl Boyes
  • Student Exchange Chair  -  Jean Peshel
  • Exchange Student  -  Finn Liesching
  • Exchange Student  -  Hannah Jankovec
  • Youth Chair  -  Kathy Udovich
  • Penny Jar Chair  -  Kurt Soderberg
  • Webmaster - Jodi Martin
  • Facebook  -  Susan Kasbeer 

    Are you interested
   in becoming a Rotarian?
Ely Rotary Club is a 501(c)(3) charitable service organization located in Ely, Minnesota
     Important Connections


Our Biggest Fundraising Efforts
AUCTION  -  August 15
Our annual auction is the major fundraiser for Ely Rotary.  A list of items and their photos is online at ELYROTARYAUCTION.ORG
PENNY JAR DRIVE  - June through September
Penny Jars sit on merchants' counters throughout town to collect change.  That money is designated for Ely's Food Shelf and an international food program. 
Betsy Davis                Peter Davis                Sarah Guy-Levar

Susan Kasbeer          Craig Loughery           Diane Loughery

Denis Miller                John Mills                   Al Nap                       

 Ward Nelson              Joe Owens                Tim Riley

Jeff Sundell                 Karen Zupancich

Contact Us
Purple Pinkie Pub Portage
World Polio Day - Oct 24
An evening of fun nets over $500 toward polio eradication
    Annual Auction is Highly Successful
Generous bidders helped raise nearly $18,000 for projects in the coming year.  Many thanks to all of them and to the Ely area businesses and individuals who donated items for the auction.
In our inaugural ATV raffle, all 400 tickets were sold, with the winner's name drawn at the auction. That raised a further $9,000.  

Penny Jars are also doing well this summer, with approximately $5,000 collected toward fighting hunger in our area.