Rotary Club of Lakeville

Minnesota, District 5960, Club # 24438

 

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FEBRUARY 2015 ROTARY STUDENTS OF THE MONTH
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)
 
 
 

 
JANUARY 2015 ROTARY STUDENTS OF THE MONTH
 
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.
 

 
 
DECEMBER 2014 ROTARY STUDENTS OF THE MONTH
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
           ( 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.
 

 
 
NOVEMBER 2014 ROTARY STUDENTS OF THE MONTH
 
 
(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, www.campenterprise.org
 
 
 

 
OCTOBER 2014 ROTARY STUDENTS OF THE MONTH
 
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.
 
 
 

 
 
SEPTEMBER 2014 ROTARY STUDENTS OF THE MONTH
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 

Foundation Giving

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Jay Young presented Loretta Ellsworth from the Onebook, OneLakeville program a check for $ 500

Loretta announce the 2014 book selection: ORPHAN TRAIN by Christina Baker Kline

Author Event:

2014 One Book, One Lakeville Event
Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 7 p.m.
Lakeville Area Arts Center

 

 
 

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Randy Sparling introduced our students that recently attended Camp Enterprise. Lakeville North High School, Andrew Crenshaw and Nick Oblak and from Lakeville South Jack Scheer.  The students gave a short overview of their time at the camp and thanked Lakeville Rotary Club for the opportunity.

 

 
 

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Jay Young presented Sal Mondelli and Laurie Reib, 360 Communities, with a $5000 grant for the Partners for Success Program in the Lakeville Area School District. The Partners for Success Program brings a Family Support Worker into the schools to help students and families with issues that are affecting the student’s education. The Lakeville Rotary Club has  been a supporter of this program since 2005.

Click Here for more information on the Partners for Success Program.

 

 
 

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Jim Christian introduced our speaker Thomas Hendrickson, President and Director since 2010. Dr. Hendrickson has many years of experience in forming and running overseas operations. He has worked on projects in Tanzania for the last ten years. He currently teaches engineering at Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Iringa Hope is a US, 501 (c) (3) non-profit corporation dedicated to alleviating poverty in central rural Tanzania in the Iringa District by providing capital for small loans to farmers and shopkeepers running small stores and other local enterprises. This is commonly called micro-finance or micro-credit. Rural Tanzania is one of the poorest regions in the world.

In the past year they have provided 652 loans through their network of Savings and Credit Coops. They will only approve loans if the purpose of the loan is to make money. Iringa Hope provides training classes, seminars and they have a weekly radio program that reaches out to an audience of 100,000, drawing questions from throughout the area.

The staff from Iringa Hope has learned over the past year that most of the loans are taken out for farming and the borrower’s income rise from less than $300/year to about $900/year. This increased income is used to feed their family, send their children to school, and replace their mud huts and grass roofs with brick homes with tin roofs.

For more information visit their FaceBook Page or website: Website: www.iringahope1.org 

 

 
 

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Doc Aak introduced our speaker, Tim Mulcrone, PolioPlus Chair for District 5950. Having been inspired as a GSE Team Member to Chile in 1985, Tim Mulcrone became a charter member of Chanhassen Rotary in 1987.  He is a Past President, Multiple Paul Harris Award Recipient, has served on the District’s Group Study Exchange Committee, Club Visioning Team and as Assistant District Governor of Area 6.  He has also played an active role in Chanhassen Rotary’s relief efforts in Chimbote, Peru.  Tim has taken an interest in moving Rotary closer to completing our commitment to eliminate polio worldwide and was recently asked to lead the District’s polio fundraising effort.

Tim inspired, informed, and entertained our Club on the eradication efforts of Rotary throughout the world to End Polio. The fight started in 1955 when an oral Polio Vaccine was invented and hopeful to its end in 2014. Tim stated that is has been a long fight, fighting against other noble and needed interests and coming against new foes with myths and the Taliban. He shared how the fight for him is personal, with a story about his mom Annie and her brother Tim, and how Tim died at a very young age from Polio.  “We are this close”

Districts 5950 & 5960 End Polio Now Program with the Minnesota Lynx – September 14, 2013 – More Information

www.endpolio.org

 

 

 
 

2013-14 Rotary Youth Exchange Student Savanah Bird's Blog Spot. Savanah departs on Thursday, August 8 for her Rotary year exchange to Minas Gerais, Brazil.

Follow Savanah's year abroad at http://savanahbird.blogspot.com/

 

 

 
 

"Home in the Box" Containers were packed with tarps, rope, sheets, silverware, bucket, fry pans, towels, hangers, bowls, Tupperware, water jug, duct tape, ect.

The 59 boxes were packed by Lakeville Rotarians last Wednesday evening, September 5th and are being shipped to Chimbote, Peru where they will be given to social workers at Father's Jack's mission.  The containers will be handed out to new families in need of supplies.

 

 
 
 

 

Rotary Youth Exchange 

"The Lakeville Rotary Club has current Host Family Opportunities for families in the Lakeville South School District. You do not need to be a Rotarian to be a Host Family! If you would like to learn more, please read the rest of this article," Hosting Families, " and watch the video. For more information contact  Theresa Peterson Lakeville Rotary Youth Exchange Officer.

 

 

 
 
 

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Mar 26, 2015
Dave Sublette – Civil Air Patrol here in Lakeville
What is Civil Air Patrol?" "What does Civil Air Patrol Do?"
Apr 02, 2015
Jim Wade of Sparboe Farms
"Good Egg Project"
Apr 09, 2015
Jeff Long
City of Lakeville Police Chief
Apr 15, 2015
May 14, 2015
Jun 17, 2015
Jun 18, 2015
 

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We'll be making some system upgrades this weekend, 21-23 March. Some areas of the site will be unavailable. • Club invoices and grant applications will be unavailable from 3:00 P.M. Central Time (UTC -5) on Saturday, 21 March, until 5:00 P.M. Central Time (UTC -5) on Monday, 23 March. • Club and district administration, Rotary Club Central, convention registration, Foundation reports, and online giving may be unavailable from 5:00 PM to 7:00 P.M. Central Time (UTC-5) on Saturday, 21 March, and from 1:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M. Central Time (UTC-5) on Sunday, 22 March. These outages may affect PETS...
World Water Day: Tap into Lake Michigan
Join local and national experts for a panel discussion on the global water crisis, on Tuesday, 31 March from 17:00 to 20:00 at One Rotary Center in Evanston, Illinois. The event, titled Tap into Lake Michigan, is cast as a "local perspective on the global water crisis." The event, which organizers hope will start a broader local conversation, will enable Rotary members and the general public to mingle with influencers and representatives of local water organizations. Panel speakers are: Cameron Davis, a senior adviser to the administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection AgencyIan Hughes...
Share your Rotary story with us!
Every Rotarian has a unique story about Rotary, and how it makes a difference in communities throughout the world. Help spread the good word about our organization. Create a video illustrating how you have grown personally and professionally through your club, made lifelong friendships, improved your community, and made connections with others from around the world. How to enter Visit our Facebook page to submit your entry. All videos must be at least 30 seconds, but no longer than three minutes. Video must be in English or have English subtitles. Post your video on your own social media...
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