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Tofteland honored for commitment to Rotary

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Walter Tofteland was recently honored by the district Rotary International governor as the Luverne club was recently inducted into the Paul Harris Fellow Club.
The Paul Harris Fellow recognizes individuals who contribute or who have contributions made in their name of $1,000 to the Rotary Foundation. The Foundation uses the contributions to support service projects throughout the world.
All 36 members of the Luverne club are Paul Harris Fellows, and members credit Tofteland’s help in achieving the rare distinction. Tofteland often challenged members to raise at least half of the $1,000 Foundation donation by paying half the amount himself.
“Walter has been amazingly consistent in his support for the Luverne club and for Rotary in general,” said current Rotary president Dave Sternborg. “His commitment and motivation to other club members is unparalleled in my experience.”
Tofteland, 93, joined the presentation via Zoom from a retirement home in Sioux Falls. He joined the local Rotary International on July 1, 1958.
Tammy Loosbrock, Luverne Rotary foundation committee chairman, presented Tofteland with the Paul Harris Fellow Club banner.
“This honor is a true legacy to you as a Rotarian leader in our club.”

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