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Alexandria Rotary honored at district conference

William "Rock" Anderson (left) and Craig Mische received the "Service Above Self" award, from Rotary District 5950. (Contributed photo)

The Alexandria Rotary Club was recognized at the annual conference of Rotary District 5950, held April 13-14 in Bloomington.

The Alexandria club received Awards of Excellence for Club Administration, recognizing the club's 2011 bean bag tournament fundraiser, which benefited Rotary's campaign to end polio; and Community Service, for a project to fund a picnic shelter at the Minnesota Lakes Maritime Museum. The club also receive an Honorable Mention certificate for membership growth in 2010-11.

In addition, two individual members received "Service Above Self" awards. They were William "Rock" Anderson, a long-time member of the club; and Craig Mische, cited for his efforts to promote the Alexandria Rotary Club in the community.

Rotary International, founded in 1905, is the world's original professional service organization. It currently has 1.2 million members in more than 34,000 clubs worldwide. The mission of Rotary is to bring together business and professional leaders to provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world.

The Alexandria club, which meets every Thursday from noon to 1 p.m. at Broadway Ballroom, currently has 80 members.

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