Rotary Club of Lakeville

Minnesota, District 5960, Club # 24438


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October 2015

Club Officers

President Elect
Community Service
Vocational Services
Club Service
International Service
Rotary Foundation
Immediate Past President
Program Chair
Youth Services
Rotary Foundation-Co Chair
Youth Protection Officer
Internet Communications Officer
Taste of Lakeville Co-Chair
Youth Exchange Officer
Taste of Lakeville Co-chair
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Lakeville Rotary Club Community Foundation

Rotary Club of Lakeville

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Service Above Self

We meet Thursdays at 7:00 AM
Brackett's Crossing Country Club
17976 Judicial Road
Lakeville, MN  55044-7103
United States
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Lillie Lyon, Lakeville North High School and Chase Pankow, Lakeville South High School
(Cary Zahn, Lillie Lyon, Chase Pankow, John Boche, Paul Marzahn)
  Lakeville Public Safety Foundation receives $5300 check from Lakeville Rotary to help support the Police & Fireman's Ball scheduled for September 11, 2015, at Brackett's Crossing, Click Here for more information.

Jay Young presented Lisa Holien and Julie Ritter with a grant check for $1000 for the "Ready, Set, Achieve" program in the Lakeville Area Schools. This program benefits students and families facing financial need who are in need of school supplies and school readiness materials.  The program anticipates 600 students will be in need of their services and their goal is to help them all be ready to start school with the supplies they need to learn. 

Jay Young,Rotary Club of Lakeville Foundation Chair,  presented a grant in the amount of $3,000 to Brett Altergott, City of Lakeville Parks & Rec Department, for support for the 4th of July fireworks and the Pan-O-Prog Teen Beach Bash event. 
District Governor Karel Weigel presented Craig Manson with the 2014-15 Presidential Citation for Lakeville Rotary Club. The Presidential Citation represents the a mark of aaccomplishment honoring the commitment of club leaders and members to outstanding service, support of the Rotary Foundation and community involvement.

Yes it rained--and no one cared!

Posted by Taste of Lakeville on Thursday, May 21, 2015


Each month of the school year, the Lakeville Rotary Club recognizes students of the senior class who demonstrate “Service Above Self”. 
(Tom Vonhof, Karin Anton, Kristin Anton, Paul Anton, Shaun Murphy)
For the month of February Lakeville South High School has chosen Kristin Anton as the Rotary Student of the Month at Lakeville South High School for February. Kristin has a 4.28 GPA and is a National Merit Semi Finalist. Beyond the classroom, Kristin is the captain of our Math League, member of our Science Olympiad, Volunteering Club, SADD, Art Club, and French Club.
Not only is Kristin an extraordinary student in math and science, but she is also a gifted artist.  Kristin’s Dean Shaun Murphy commented that he has encountered very few students in his career that encompass such vast skills in the arts and math and science such as Kristin.  Kristin values the idea of service above self. She tutors students after school and in her spare time she has volunteered to paint two murals at Lakeville South High School and another two more at an ice cream shop in downtown Lakeville.  Kristin’s parents are Paul and Karin Anton and her Dean is Shaun Murphy.
(Dan McNulty, Thomas Holzemer, Conrad Holzemer, Eileen Holzemer, Tom Vonhof)
For the month of February, Conrad Holzemer has been chosen for the Rotary Student of the Month from Lakeville North High School. Conrad has been chosen for a high GPA as well as his leadership qualities at Lakeville North and outside of high school in the community.
At Lakeville North High School, Conrad is a member of student council, marching band (tuba rank captain), concert band, bowling team (team captain), SAGE, (Straights and Gays for Equality) club treasurer, and NHS (National Honor Society).  As part of DECA, Conrad has won awards at the District and State level.
Outside of Lakeville North, Conrad is a member of the Junior Pro Master Bowling League.  Conrad has been awarded the Eagle Scout award.  Conrad has worked as an Ecology Specialist (counselor) at Tomahawk Scout Reservation.  Conrad has done countless hours of volunteering for the scout troop, American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, the Red Cross Blood Drives and many other organizations.  Most recent was a week-long service project for the National Parks Service, making large scale improvements to the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway & Ice Age Trail. Conrad’s parents are Thomas & Eileen Holzemer.  Conrad’s Dean is Dan McNulty.

(Marne Berkvam, Cheryl Meger, Nathaniel Anderson, Liliann Mueller, John Boche, John Braun)

Each month of the school year, the Lakeville Rotary Club recognizes students of the senior class who demonstrate “Service Above Self”. 
For the month of December Lakeville North High School has chosen
Nathaniel Anderson as the Rotary Student of the Month at Lakeville North High School for January. Nathaniel has been chosen for his high academics; he is currently 3rd in his class and has a high GPA.  Nathaniel is involved in extracurricular activities and a strong leader at Lakeville North.
He is a member of the Now & Then Singers, as well as a baseball player and a basketball intramural player this year.  Nathaniel is on the school newspaper staff, a member of Student Council, the treasurer for National Honor Society and a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
Outside of Lakeville North High School, Nathaniel is in the youth group at church, works at Chick-Fil-A and does volunteering.  He volunteers at Habitat for Humanity chapter at LNHS, at Vacation Bible School at church and volunteers in “Children’s Church”. Nathaniel’s parents are Philip and Kathleen Anderson and his Dean is Cheryl Meger.
For the month of January, Liliann Mueller has been chosen for the Rotary Student of the Month from Lakeville South High School. Liliann is truly an outstanding young woman with an extremely bright future.  She has an amazing resume including: National Merit Semi-finalist, AP Scholar, 35 ACT composite score,4.34 GPA,11 Advance Placement courses, Soccer participant, Basketball participant, National Honor Society, Math League Captain, Chemistry Club, Cougars Leading Cougars, Habitat for Humanity volunteer,  Feed My Starving Children volunteer, and Bible School Leader.
Liliann plans on pursuing a degree in Biochemical Engineering while attending a high competitive university.  She has already been accepted to MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) and plans to make a decision soon.  Liliann’s parents are Brad and Kimberly Mueller.  Liliann’s dean is John Boche.

           ( Kacy Rodamaker and Polly Sjoberg )
Each month of the school year, the Lakeville Rotary Club recognizes students of the senior class who demonstrate “Service Above Self”. 
For the month of December Lakeville South High School has chosen Kacy Rodamaker as the Rotary Student of the Month at Lakeville South High School for December.
Kacy is an outstanding student who participates in many extracurricular activities. She is the track and field and cross country captain. She leads a group middle school girls at her church and is involved in Feed my Starting Children and National Honor Society. The cross country coach shared a little story that Kacy told the team of 120 runners. Here is the short version. "So an Impala is animal, and it is known for its jumping ability. It can jump 12 ft. high and 30ft long. However, if a 3 ft. wall is placed in front of it, the impala won't jump over it because it can't see the bottom where it is landing, even though it would be an easy task to do. I think it's another good metaphor for running! Not being able to see the future holds us back from our ultimate goals -- we are afraid to jump -- afraid to take a chance and move out of our comfort zone. This next race, toss the Impala instinct aside and jump...jump for a new record that you may have never imagined before...” As you can see she has determination and a will to succeed but also the ability to lead. Kacy’s’s parents are Karn and John Fleming and Craig Rodamaker.  Kacy’s dean is Rachel Ruzzi.
For the month of December, Polly Sjoberg has been chosen for the Rotary Student of the Month from Lakeville North High School. Polly has been chosen for her high academics along with leadership and extracurricular activities.  At Lakeville North High School, she is a 2 year captain for basketball and captain for soccer.  Polly is a Panther Prep leader, a member of National Honor Society, SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions), Youth Teaching Youth and Fellowship of Christian Athletes.  Polly is the Harvard Prize Book award winner and an AP Scholar with Distinction.
Outside of Lakeville North High School, Polly is a Bible study leader, a teacher for Sunday School Kindergarten class, a leader for kids at Vacation Bible School, and a teacher for confirmation class.  In 2014, she was on a summer mission trip to the Dominican Republic.  Her work experience is at Imagery Photography and a summer nanny.  Polly has volunteered at Ebenezer Nursing Home as well as worked at basketball camp for third to eighth graders. Polly’s parents are Jeffrey and Kristine Sjoberg.  Polly’s dean is Paul Donner.

(Dana Cronin, Jordan Ferrazzo, Noah Omdal, and Cary Zahn)
Each month of the school year, the Lakeville Rotary Club recognizes students of the senior class who demonstrate “Service Above Self”. 
For the month of November Lakeville North High School has chosen
Noah Omdal as the Rotary Student of the Month at Lakeville North High School for November.  Noah is a very strong student in leadership, academics and volunteer service.  Noah has been a two year captain on his cross country team.
Noah has a GPA of 4.35 and ranks number 1 of 454 in his class at Lakeville North High School.  Noah has enrolled in 36 honors and advanced placement classes during his time at Lakeville North.  Along with his academics, Noah is heavily involved in activities.  He is on the track team, speech team, student council, National Honor Society, math league and school magazine club. 
Noah has done various volunteer service hours at Fairview Ridges Hospital and youth coaching.   Noah would like to study medicine or engineering at college.
Noah’s parents are Christopher & Tammy Omdal and his Dean his Cary Zahn. 
For the month of November, Jordan Ferrazzo was nominated at Lakeville South High School as Student of the Month. While Jordan’s main focus is academic achievement, she has demonstrated extraordinary leadership in a variety of extracurricular activities, such as Health Occupation Students of America, National Honor Society Member, and Cougars Leading Cougars. In addition, Jordan volunteers extensively in the community at Habitat for Humanity- Lakeville Chapter Discipleship Group at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church and Senior High Ministry (SHM). Her wealth of leadership experience will serve her well in her future career in the biomedical engineering/neuroscience field. Jordan's parents are Michael and Susan Ferrazzo and her Dean is Dana Cronin.

2014 Camp Enterprise Students (Above)
Lakeville North:  Andrea Hegna and Morgan Clausen
Lakeville South: Jacob Fette and Aaron Brist
2014 Camp Enterprise Mentors from Lakeville Rotary Club
Randy Sparling (Year 13 as a mentor)
Peg Duenow
Sunny Bhakta
Camp Enterprise is the opportunity for high school juniors and seniors to immerse themselves for three days in understanding the free enterprise system. Presentations are made by business executives and entrepreneurs who share their experiences and answer questions on a variety of fields and interests. You will participate in discussions about business and life after high school including a chance at scholarships totaling approximately $5000!
For more information visit,

Lakeville South - Michael Burns
Lakeville North -
Carly Fredericks
Each month of the school year, the Lakeville Rotary Club recognizes students of the senior class who demonstrate “Service Above Self”. 
For the month of October Lakeville North South High School has chosen Michael Burns for the October Rotary Student of the Month. Michael was chosen due to his leadership skills both in and out of school.  Michael is the leader of our Blazing Cats adaptive soccer team. The past two games he has scored the game winning goals to lead our team to victory. In addition, he leads the team in points this season. In the classroom, he is always positive and willing to help others. When students are off task Michael reminds them to pay attention and to respect the teacher. Younger students look up to Michael because he has a positive attitude and encourages others to do their best. Michael is a role model at Lakeville South High School
Michaels’s parents are Sean and Katherine Burns, and his Dean is Shaun Murphy.
For the month of October, Carly Fredericks was nominated at Lakeville North High School as Student of the Month. Carly is involved in numerous in school activities and outside school activities.  For 2014-2015, she is the Lakeville Delegation President for YMCA Youth In Government.  Carly is a senior class officer and on the Lakeville North Traveling Speech Team.   She is on the National Forensics League and Vice-President for the Student Council.  She is a peer tutor for the National Honor Society and part of the Panther Prep.  She is also in choir and on the Lake Liners Dance Team.
Outside of Lakeville North High School, Carly is a co-founder for the Lakeville Habitat for Humanity Chapter and completed 2 builds and “many yet to come”.  She is also the co-founder of a bowlathon for Cerebral Palsy that raised $550 for the Courage Center. Carly's parents are Jay & Sheryl Fredericks and her Dean is Dan McNulty.


What does Rotary mean to you? Rotary members have pushed polio to the brink of eradication, delivered clean water to those in need, improved their local communities, provided scholarships to the next generation of peacemakers and continue to do good in the world.

Each month of the school year, the Lakeville Rotary Club recognizes students of the senior class who demonstrate “Service Above Self”. 
For the month of September Lakeville North High School has chosen Stephanie Butler for the September Rotary Student of the Month. Stephanie was chosen due to her academics and extracurricular activities at Lakeville North High School.  Stephanie placed 5th at Nationals in Storytelling Speech.  She is captain of the Speech Team.  She is on the Girls Soccer team and captain of Girls Soccer.  Stephanie is President of Student Council for school year 2014-2015.  She is also a member of Fellowship of Christian Athletes.  She is a past President of Bel Canto and past Vice President of Panther Choir. 
For Stephanie’s future plans, she will attend the University of Missouri to study Journalism. Stephanie’s parents are David & Lisa Butler, and her Dean is Cheryl Meger.
For the month of September, Grant Mosser was nominated at Lakeville South High School as Student of the Month. Grant is the definition of a true scholar athlete. He has a 4.06 GPA with a class rank of 25 of 461. Grant has prepared well for college by successfully completing 10 Advanced Placement courses and 8 Honors and other rigorous courses.  He is a National Honor Society member, Advanced Placement Scholar, Junior class officer, fellowship of Christian Athletes member, Church volunteer, and band member.
At Lakeville South High School, Grant participated, in Football for 3 years and was named honorable mention All-Conference, Basketball for 3 years, lettered. A member of the track team for 4 years, named Academic All-State, 2 years All-Conference, State entrant in the long jump and named MVP of track team.   Grant’s parents are Greg and Nancy Mosser, and his Dean is John Boche.












A number of volunteers stepped up  on 7/26-27 to help make the Lakeville Miracle Field  Playground  a Twin Cities first.  Many are familiar with Miracle Field baseball parks,  including Lakeville's located at King Park on Dodd Blvd. across from the Lakeville Police Department.


The new Miracle Field Playground is being installed right next to the Miracle Field baseball diamond.


On Saturday and Sunday many volunteers came to help and not all their names were noted.


Kari Schmitz - coaches her daughter who  plays on Miracle Field

Jeff Wenberg -  Sun Country pilot.

Trevor Michael -  Sun Country pilot

Brett Altergott -  Lakeville's second Parks &  Recreation  Director (now in his second year after Steve Michaud retired from that role in 2013)

Deb Smith

Scott Ahlers

Julie &  Jim Christian — Lakeville Rotary

John Hennen - Parks & Recreation employee

Dean &  Connor Chelstrom

Brian Roseen  -  Miracle Field Director for south metro.


Landscape  Structures is the product manufacturer located here in MN.

Flagship Recreation is the authorized distributor/installer represented by Charlie Colvin and

Mark McLaughlin.  Mark even had his 12 year old son helping on Saturday.


14 different play activities are being installed that accommodate children with special physical or cognitive needs including autism to play side by side with children without special needs.  The best example is a side  by side zip line activity.


The special surface is being installed next week. 


"Homer" the mascot was recently installed. Ribbon cutting is expected sometime in late August.


2013-14 Club President Jim Christian
and 2014-15 Club President Craig Manson

Rotary Students of the Month for May 2014 - Joel Varghese, Lakeville South High School, and Lindsey Smits, Lakeville North High School 




Oct 08, 2015
DG Marlene Gargulak
Rotary District 5960
Oct 15, 2015
Oct 29, 2015
Nov 05, 2015
Gary Jenos and Tom Coughlin
The Rotary Foundation
Nov 12, 2015
Nov 26, 2015
Thanksgiving Day (Holiday)
No Club Meeting
Dec 03, 2015
Rich Frieder,Learning Rx
"Unlock the Einstein Inside"
Dec 17, 2015
Marzahn Family
Holiday Program
Dec 24, 2015
Christmas Eve - (Holiday)
No Club Meeting
Dec 31, 2015
New Year's Eve (Holiday)
No Club Meeting
Jan 21, 2016
Jan 28, 2016
Paul Harris Dinner Celebration
No Morning Meeting

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