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, Karen Zupancich
  • Student Exchange Chair  -  Jean Peshel
  • Exchange Student  -  Leo Georges
  • Exchange Student  -  Hannah Jankovec
  • Youth Chair  -  Kathy Udovich
  • Penny Jar Chair  -  Kurt Soderberg
  • Webmaster/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 Wednesday, August 15 
Grand Ely Lodge doors will open at 4:30 to view items.  Bidding begins at 6 pm.  


The GEL will be selling drinks and a limited, auction-goers menu.

​Drawing for the ATV and Trailer will take place during the auction.
Complete List of Auction Items