Lakeville Rotary Club
 

 

 

 

 

The Rotary Club of Lakeville is a fun, dynamic, community-focused service organization that leads the way by making a positive difference in the lives of our neighbors in need, both locally and around the world.
LAKEVILLE ROTARY was chartered on April 30, 1987, and has approximately 90 members.
We welcome you to learn more about how we serve both the community of Lakeville and the greater world in need.

Club Membership Chairs are Tom Vonhof, tvrx7@aol.com, and Cheryl Morton,  cmorton@sterlingstatebank.com

LOCALLY…on an annual basis…
  • We mentor Lakeville South and Lakeville North High School students through the STRIVE Program.
  • We host an Ethics Workshop for 60 students from both High Schools.
  • We Ring-the-Bell for the Salvation Army.
  • We award scholarships to graduating seniors from our local high schools.
  • We recognize 2 students and their parents from each of our local high schools through the Student of the Month Program.
  • We send four high school students to Camp Enterprise – Rotary’s Business Leadership Program.
  • We send two high school students to Camp RYLA—Rotary’s Youth Leadership Program.
  • We help start new innovative programs in the community with DARTS Learning Buddies and Lakeville Chamber of Commerce Young Entrepreneur Academy (YEA!) program.
  • We partner with 360 Communities with their Hope for Tomorrow, Liaison staff member at both high schools and the Robert B. Lewis House.
Our club financially supports:
  • Miracle Field
  • Heritage Center
  • Dakota County Library
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • City of Lakeville Puppet Wagon, Pan O Prog, and Fall Fine Arts Festival
  • Lakeville Police Chaplaincy Services
  • Lakeville Public Safety Foundation
  • Land of Amazement 2.0
  • Fairview Ridges Hospital
GLOBALLY…on an annual basis…
  • We sponsor high school International Youth Exchange Students.
  • Polio Eradication—Our club joined Rotary International with the goal of declaring the World free of Polio. Presently, three countries remain before reaching this important goal.
  • Nicaraguan “Fast for Hope”—local Rotary Clubs together support a community in this country helping them with special needs that improve the lives of their citizens.
  • Friends of Chimbote—Our club has partnered on many projects with Father Jack’s Mission, we have provided Backpack for Scholars, Dollars for Scholars, and Home in the Box.
  • 2016-17 Global Grant Project- Iringa Hope supports micro-financing in Tanzania in the Iringa District by providing capital for small loans to farmers and shopkeepers running small stores and other local enterprises.
The Annual Fundraiser
 
Taste of Lakeville
Each year community-minded citizens and businesses come together for delicious food and beverage, live entertainment, and silent and live auctions to support the community work of the Rotary Club of Lakeville. Without the support of the community for this event, the club’s main fundraiser, most of its community projects would not be possible. Set in downtown Lakeville at the Lakeville Arts Center. This number one event has emerged as the premier fundraising event in Lakeville.
The event offers samples of food from more than 35 of the area's best restaurants and caterers. The Rotary Club raises in excess of $75,000 at the event, proceeds of which goes to fund the club’s annual programs.
 
 
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