Rotary Peaches
Rotary Peaches
Rotary Riverside Park
Brainerd Rotary acquired 38 acres of land  and 1,400 feet of Mississippi River frontage that is located in the City of Brainerd and donated it to the City for use as a Park. 

We envision it not being a highly developed park.  We are working with Riverside Revitalization groups, governmental agencies, including the DNR and Nature Conversancy, in order to obtain grants and realize the "best fit" trail corridor to connect to existing trail systems in the vicinity.  The City is also eligible to apply and receive a federal park planning grant focused on planning a 7.5 mile Mississippi River natural trail which would go through the Park across the Brainerd-Baxter area.


Easter Egg Hunt

The Brainerd Rotary clubs hosts a community Easter egg hunt annually.
Rotarians, local Interact and Rotaract Members bag candy and hide thousands of Easter eggs.  Last year we filled over 550 bags with candy in anticipation of children 2 to 9 years old arriving for the annual hunt.  All remaining candy was taken by the Easter Bunny to the local woman's shelter, PORT group home for boys and girls, four local nursing homes and one group home.  

Roadside Clean-Up

We've adopted a highway!

Salvation Army Bell Ringing

It is amazing to see the amount of generosity and holiday cheer while ringing bells! Brainerd Rotarians volunteer their time the first Saturday in December every year to ring bells for the salvation army. 


Peach sale contributions invest in humanitarian projects.  In partnership with several Rotary Clubs around the world our club will provide much needed primary care to persons in need.  Over the past years our club was able to build two, public, secondary schools on the central plateau region of Haiti so that 800 students in that region are able to continue their education beyond the 6th grade without leaving their families. We provided a butterfly ultrasound machine to doctors in Honduras to give adequate medical care to those in need.  


STRIVE (Students Taking Renewed Interest In the Value of Education) is a Rotary sponsored mentoring program with scholarship incentives for select high school seniors who desire to improve their academic performance.

BHS Hall Of Fame

The Brainerd High School Distinguished Hall of Fame is sponsored by the Brainerd Public Schools Foundation, Brainerd Noon Rotary Club, the Brainerd Dispatch and Lakes Printing.

Camp Journey

A camp for children who have experienced the loss of a loved one.  The goal of Camp Journey is to increase friendships with peers through experiential activities while helping process grief and remember loss in a safe, fun environment.  This camp is open for children ages 7-18.


Rotary Youth Leadership Academy (RYLA) is an
international program created by Rotary International as a way to encourage strong leadership in youth.
RYLA is designed to provide opportunities for outstanding youth leaders to develop and practice leadership skills. The RYLA program sponsored by Rotary International District 5580 consists of a one-week conference called Camp RYLA that is held each July.


Interact is a club for youth ages 12-18 who want to connect with other young people in their community or school.  Interact club members have fun while carrying out service projects and learning about the world. Interact clubs organize at least two service projects per year: one that benefits their community and one that encourages international understanding.

Reverse Raffle

Reverse Raffle is a FUNdraising event complete with a winner of $10,000.