Posted on Sep 07, 2017
Speaker, Jess Luce with Dakota County Communities for a Lifetime (CFL) Initiative Update. 
 
 
 
 
Jess shared that we are well aware of the changing demographics, but maybe less aware of how the changes will impact your community and what some of the potential age-friendly solutions are.
 
What are “Communities For a Lifetime?” (CFL)
Communities for all ages, Elder-friendly communities, Healthy aging communities, Vital aging communities, Livable communities, Sustainable Communities for all ages.
 
Basically…CFL are good places to grow up and grow older. With a philosophy of inclusiveness that suggests that if you plan and build for an older population, you will create a community to serve all ages.
 
The premise is that healthy, active and successful residents yield economic and social benefits for the whole community…contribute more economically and volunteer hours.  The Community for a Lifetime concept resonates with more people, other age groups, and especially Boomers, because more people benefit, not just the old.
 
Jess shared that If cities want to keep their residents (and not lose them to other nearby cities), they will have to become more “Age-Friendly”—to meet the demands of their aging residents and the preferences of Millennials…now the largest age cohort.   
 
All of us can benefit from more walkable, bikeable communities that offer more transit options, more affordable housing options, more green space/parks, and opportunities to exercise and engage with their community…
 
As people age, these characteristics of a CFL become even more essential to living a vital, active, and healthy life. Life becomes more localized as we become less mobile
Age-Friendly Policies can help create a more age-friendly community.
 
The Age-Friendly policies that a community needs are: Accessory Dwelling Unit Policy, Complete Streets Policy, Mixed-Use Land Policy, Bike Walk Policy.
 
 
For more information contact:
Jess Luce
651-554-6104
Communities for a Lifetime Kathy Hughitt 2017-09-07 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 07, 2017
Several Lakeville Rotarians joined together last Thursday evening to pack for "Home in a box." the boxes will be shipped via a container ship to Chimbote, Peru to Father's Jack's Mission.  Read More
 
 
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Posted on Aug 24, 2017
Thank you to our 2017 Taste of Lakeville Sponsors!
 
Carin Thomas, Emily Williams, Joel Thiesen, Bob Bayer, Colleen LaBeau, Brian Lundquist
 
We celebrate the following sponsors at today's Meeting:
 
Stonebrooke Wealth Management, Ross Nesbit Agencies- First National Insurance, Re/Max Realty , Ratzlaff Homes, Shamrock Homes, UBS
2017 TOL Sponsors Kathy Hughitt 2017-08-24 05:00:00Z 0
 
Rob Smith has been able to help thousands of people re balance their bodies to help them look, feel and live better lives. His holistic methods and belief systems were shaped by a life filled with chronic pain, failed surgeries and cortisone shots that didn’t help. Knowing he needed a “Second Opinion” instead of another surgery.
Speaker - Rob Smith Kathy Hughitt 2017-08-24 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Aug 24, 2017
 
Steve Volavka, Paula Albright, Tom Vonhof
 
Tom Vonhof inducted our newest Club Member Paula Albright.  Many members might remember Paula she is a returning member to Lakeville Rotary Club. She was with the club from Sept 1993 - April 1996.  Paula's a Veterianarian and owner of Southfork Animal Hospital. Paula's sponsor is Steve Volavka.
 
 
New Member - Paula Albright Kathy Hughitt 2017-08-24 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Aug 24, 2017
Passageways/Safe Harbor – Prior Lake Location
Thursday, September 14, 2017
4:30pm ~ 7: 00pm
 
We need 6 – 8 volunteers to help with cleaning up the landscape at Passageways in Prior Lake.  We will need to bring our own tools:  pruners, hedge clippers, weed whips, rakes, yard bags, etc.  - Contact Nancy Savstrom, nancy@matrad.com .
Passageways/Safe Harbor - "Hands On" Project Nancy Savstrom 2017-08-24 05:00:00Z 0
 Join us this Thursday - Speaker Rob Smith
 
Rob Smith is the author of Second Opinion: A Step by Step Holistic Guide to Look and Feel Better Without Drugs and Surgery.
His book Second Opinion reached Amazon number one bestseller in three different categories.  He is a Corrective Holistic Exercise Kinesiologist and has been in the health and fitness industry for 25 years.
Rob has worked with Division 1, Olympic and professional athletes as well as clients who he helped lose over 120 pounds. Along with his wife Paula, Rob oversees all programs at the Body Project, a Holistic Wellness Center specializing in joint pain, concussions, depression and functional fitness.
Rob holds eighteen different certifications in the areas of core conditioning, lower back rehabilitation, corrective exercise, golf bio-mechanic, myo-skeletal alignment techniques, personal training, nutritional microscopy, sports nutrition, bio-cellular analysis and nutrition response testing.
Rob’s philosophy is to get to the root cause of the dysfunction rather than just treating symptoms.
Speaker - Thursday August 24 - Rob Smith 2017-08-22 05:00:00Z 0
Pat Arling, Megan Wolf
 
Our speaker today was Megan Wolf with the Metropolitan Council. Megan was appointed to the council by Governor Pawlenty in 2009. The Council was created as "a regional solution for regional problems" nearly 50 years ago.
 
Speaker - Megan Wolf Kathy Hughitt 2017-08-17 05:00:00Z 0
One Rotary Summit Kathy Hughitt 2017-08-17 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Mike Cooper on Aug 17, 2017
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Lakeville Rotary is sponsoring The 2nd Annual Frank Schoeben Memorial Blood Drive on Monday, October 9th from 3:00 pm until 7:30 pm at Crossroads Church. You are invited to help with this important project by registering to donate online at Memorial Blood Centers www.mbc.org or contact Mike Cooper at 952/500‐0862
 
If you are unable to donate there are other ways you can help.  We need volunteers at the refreshment table and we especially need help promoting the blood drive.  Please take flyers / posters and ask friends and relatives to participate.

 


 
Frank Schoeben Memorial Blood Drive Mike Cooper 2017-08-17 05:00:00Z 0
2017 Lakeville Rotary Club Picnic Doug Anderson 2017-08-10 05:00:00Z 0
CLUB DIRECTORY Kathy Hughitt 2017-08-04 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jul 27, 2017
 

Mark Your Calendars
 
  • Sept 14 - Pasageways/The Link Landscape Service Project
  • Sept 14- - Meeting Location Change for Noon Meeting
            Lakeville Area Chamber Office
            19950 Dodd Blvd Suite 101
  • Sept 19 - STRIVE Kick-off Breakfast @ Brackett's 7am - Mentors, Students & Deans.
  • Sept 19 - Roadside Cleanup . Meet at 6pm at the CVS Parking Lot on Hwy 50 and I-35
            

 
ANNOUNCEMENTS Kathy Hughitt 2017-07-27 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jul 27, 2017

Abul Sharah

Today’s speaker, Abul Sharah, was introduced by Peg Duenow.

International Village Clinic is a Minnesota nonprofit providing hope and vitality to women and families in rural villages in India through high quality healthcare.

Abula Sharah was a fatherless, impoverished boy from, Uttar Pradesh, India’s poorest province. He worked hard throughout his life and career and rose to senior engineering and marketing positions at Honeywell and MTS Systems.

 

Program - International Village Clinic Kathy Hughitt 2017-07-27 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jul 24, 2017
 
Jeff Larson & Pat Arling
Pat Arling, Jeff Larson
 
Minnesota 501 c(3) Bricks to Bread builds ovens for Costa Rica families. 
 
Bricks to Bread Kathy Hughitt 2017-07-24 05:00:00Z 0
New Member - Angela Sedlacek Kathy Hughitt 2017-07-20 05:00:00Z 0
Joint Meeting Announcement 2017-07-20 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jul 06, 2017
 
Pat Arling, Tyler Krebs
 
Greg LaMere introduced his former teacher, Tyler Krebs, Teacher and Lakeville South Football Coach.
 
Speaker - Tyler Krebs Kathy Hughitt 2017-07-06 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jul 06, 2017
Nerea Puereta
 
Nerea. A year. She left everything behind including her family and decided to take a plane and cross the ocean to another part of the world, ignoring all the fear, the insecurity, the uncertainty.  
 
Nerea Ugarte Puereta Kathy Hughitt 2017-07-06 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jun 29, 2017
Greg LaMere , Pat Arling
 
June 29th meeting - "Passing of the Gavel" Greg LaMere passes the gavel to Pat Arling as he assumes the role of 2017-18 president for the Lakeville Rotary Club. 
 
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District 5960 Social Mixer Kathy Hughitt 2017-06-28 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jun 22, 2017
 
 
Gary Ziehr shared his classification talk and he entertained us with stories of his CPA experience in lodging, entertainment, and casinos in Las Vegas and South America.
 
Born a Badger Fan in Madison, WI and graduate from University of Wisconsin, Whitewater, hockey player in his youth. His path brought him to Las Vegas then back to the Midwest as the Director of Finance for Mystic Lake Casino.  After losing his first wife Nikki to breast cancer he took some time off to spend with his family and eventually purchasing Action Sign Company in Apple Valley.  Action Sign Company is a full-service sign company servicing the metro area.
 
Gary married Sara last summer and their family has grown to four sons and one of their favorite holiday traditions is volunteering for the Rotary Salvation Army “Red Kettle” campaign and ringing the bell.
 
Thank you Gary for sharing your story with us!
Classification Talk - Gary Ziehr Kathy Hughitt 2017-06-22 05:00:00Z 0
 
 
Tera Girardin, Photographer. Author. Mom. Terra is a natural light portrait photographer in Minneapolis, MN. After her youngest son, Alex, was diagnosed with autism, Tera felt compelled to photograph other children and tell their stories. This mission led to publishing, “Faces of Autism.” Faces of Autism is her first book.
You might have heard of Tera recently on the Kare11 Land of 10,000 Stores: Faces of Autism, http://www.kare11.com/news/local/land-of-10000-stories/photographer-changes-face-of-autism/427727237 .
 
 Terra wanted to create a book that had stories showing the “lighter side of autism”, so with the help of  31 kids from the Twin Cities area she created a book that featured their stories through photos.
 
For more information or to purchase the book visit:
 
Amazon.com - Faces of Autism
Speaker Tera Girardin 2017-06-21 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Judy Keliher on Jun 15, 2017

Our noon Rotary members will be working to collect school supplies for the school district’s Ready, Set, Achieve! event and we are also working to get a Rotary team to walk/run/volunteer with the Lights and Sirens Glow Run for the Lakeville Public Safety Foundation.

 

Rotarians will be collecting school supplies at every Thursday morning meeting from now through the end of July.  All supplies will be donated by Rotary to the Stuff the Bus and used for Ready, Set, Achieve! so students have the basic, necessary supplies to start them off for a successful school year.  For those wishing to donate supplies, please bring them to the morning meeting and deposit in the collection boxes.

 

Register below to be part of our Rotary team!  A family-friendly 5K non-timed run OR 1.25 mile walk that welcomes runners and walkers of all-ages and ability. Light up the night and support the Lakeville Police and Fire Departments – all proceeds from the Glow Run benefits the Lakeville Public Safety Foundation.

 

The registration for the 2nd annual Lights and Sirens Glow Run/Fun Run is now open!  Register today!

 

Race day: August 5th 7pm - 8pm

 

http://runsignup.com/Race/MN/Lakeville/LightsandSirensGlowRun

 

 


 
Noon Meeting Summer Activities Announcement Judy Keliher 2017-06-15 05:00:00Z 0
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Rotary Students of the Month - May 25 2017-05-25 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on May 04, 2017
 
 
Carin Thomas introduced our speaker, Britt Carlson, Senior Director of Partnerships. Britt is working directly with the Super Bowl Host Committee's partners and sponsors to make the Minnesota's Super Bowl festivities possible.  Prior to joining the Host Committee, Britt was with the Minnesota Timberwolves and Lynx and MN Vikings.
 
Britt shared the 52 Weeks of the Super Bowl promotion for Super Bowl LII on Feb 4, 2018, ending with a
10-Day festival for 1 million plus guests and 5,000 media with 10, 000 volunteers.
 
The campaign will introduce the World to the BOLD NORTH, the media campaign which will allow the world to know more about Minnesota with 52 weeks of stories. For more information visit, http://www.mnsuperbowl.com/MN52/Week-14 .
 
Have you thought about volunteering? Crew 52 volunteers will be stationed throughout our region, welcoming guests in our airports, hotels, skyways and transit hubs, and helping make the Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee's 10-day festival is promising to be a wonderful experience for everyone. For more information or to volunteer visit, http://www.mnsuperbowl.com/get-involved/volunteer .
Super Bowl LII Kathy Hughitt 2017-05-04 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Apr 27, 2017
 
 
Sal Di Leo, an entrepreneur who has successfully tackled many challenges in business and in life, Sal volunteers much of his time serving those in need. With his family, he founded St. Francis Lodge, a free retreat center where nuns, priests and others can reflect and rest to enhance their lives and work. Sal spoke to us about his life and the importance of gratitude. His self-published memoir, Did I Ever Thank You, Sister? rooted in his childhood experiences in a Catholic orphanage in Joliet, Illinois and later on through his experiences at Boy’s Town in Nebraska.  
For more information visit, http://www.saldileo.com/.
Sal Di Leo Kathy Hughitt 2017-04-27 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Apr 24, 2017
Taste of Lakeville Ticket Reminder:
 
  • Ticket coordinators cannot accept any money.   Please send in with your invoice directly to Alan Williams,( Lakeville Rotary Club, PO Box 433, Lakeville MN 55044)
  • Raffle Tickets – This is voluntary, but, we need everyone’s help to sell Raffle Tickets. The 2017 advance raffle will be the “Wall of Wine” and tickets are $10 each.  Contact:  Ryan Schmisek, schmisek@gmail.com or 571-214-9864, for tickets
 
Again ticket coordinators are as follows:
 
Joe Julius A-M last name, jjulius@newmarketbank.com
Mike O’Brien N-z last name,mobrien@growthenergy.org
Dan Vlasak-Merchant ticket sales, djvlasak@merchantsbank.com
Colleen LaBeau-Comp tickets,crlabeau@yahoo.com
Ryan Schmisek -Raffle tickets,schmisek@gmail.com

Taste of Lakeville Ticket Reminders Dan Ringstad 2017-04-24 05:00:00Z 0
Honor The Blue Kathy Hughitt 2017-04-24 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Apr 20, 2017
2016-17 STRIVE Students, Mentors, and Deans
STRIVE Kathy Hughitt 2017-04-20 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Apr 06, 2017
 

      Greg LaMere, Rob Reynolds

 

Our speaker Rob Reynolds is the Director of Advocacy for The Deterra System and former police chief with the Eden Prairie Police Department.

The Deterra System is a scientifically proven product, powered by a Molecular Adsorption Technology and in a simple 3-step process, a user can deactivate drugs, thereby preventing drug misuse and protecting the environment.

This is an innovative technology which allows patients to safely dispose of unwanted or expired prescription painkillers at home.

A person using Deterra Drug Deactivation System simply puts their medication in a bag containing a carbon that bonds to pharmaceutical compounds when water is added. The person adds water and shakes it up to neutralize the active ingredient in the drug. The biodegradable bag can then be placed into the trash.

The Deterra system neutralizes 98 percent of the medication, using a form of activated charcoal. The bag can then be disposed of safely, without the risk of the drugs entering the water supply or landfill.

For more information visit, http://deterrasystem.com/

Speaker Rob Reynolds Kathy Hughitt 2017-04-06 05:00:00Z 0
PHS - Darcy Ellarby Kathy Hughitt 2017-04-06 05:00:00Z 0
District Conference 2017 Kathy Hughitt 2017-04-02 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Mar 30, 2017
 
   Judge Mark Vandelist, Greg LaMere
 
Ken Mosier introduced our speaker First Judicial District Court Judge Mark Vandelist.
 
Judge Vandelist has been a Lakeville resident since 1985, Ken mentioned that he was originally from a small town near Greenbay, WI, a Packers fan and season ticket holder. Judge Vandelist is chambered at Le Center in Le Sueur County. Judge Vandelist is a certified civil trial specialist, serves as an arbitrator with the American Arbitration Association and volunteers as coach for Lakeville North High School Mock Trial.
 
Minnesota’s First Judicial District consists of Carver, Dakota, Goodhue, Le Sueur, McLeod, Scott and Sibley Counties.
 
Judge Vandelist spoke to us about the Adult Drug (Treatment) Court.
 
Treatment Court strategies include extended probation, frequent appearances before a judge, frequent meetings with probation officers, staggered sentencing that breaks up jail time into segments and allows the participant to "earn" reductions in jail time with good behavior, and regular alcohol and other drug testing.
 
Research shows that this approach has proven more effective than traditional court strategies at reducing repeat offenses.  This is especially true for certain offenders, such as those having a high recidivism potential.  Treatment Courts result in more defendants turning their lives around and becoming healthy, law-abiding citizens. Research also shows that when these strategies are implemented correctly, they improve public safety and save taxpayer dollars.
 
The following courts fall under the Treatment Court umbrella: Adult Drug Courts, DWI Courts, Family Dependency Treatment Court, Juvenile Drug Court, Mental Health Court, and Veterans Court.
 
Judge Vandelist shared one of his stories on the treatment court about Jimmy (31 years old) who was staring at nearly five years in prison. By November 2014, he had 41 convictions over a 12-year period. Many were drug-related, several for methamphetamine possession.  Within one year, he lost his job, crashed his car, lost his license, most importantly, he had lost his family. Through the Drug Court program (18 months) Jimmy was able to turn his life around gain full-time employment, his licenses and girlfriend and children.
Speaker-Judge Mark Vandelist Kathy Hughitt 2017-03-30 05:00:00Z 0
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month Judy Keliher 2017-03-23 05:00:00Z 0
Speaker - Tim Grant Kathy Hughitt 2017-03-23 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Mar 16, 2017
 
   Maria Puff                           Dracco Hoang
 
Each month of the school year, the Lakeville Rotary Club recognizes students of the senior class who demonstrate “Service Above Self”. 
 
 
Rotary Students of the Month-March Kathy Hughitt 2017-03-16 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Mar 16, 2017
Join us Thursday, March 23rd for our speaker Tim Grant.
 
Our personal happiness drives our success in business, family life, community life and love life.”  Tim Grant’s personal happiness has survived and now thrives despite growing up in an angry alcoholic family, achieving business success and surviving business failure, achieving community success, and finally creating a thriving environment along with his bride for their children.
 
Tim's "Personal Happiness is a Prerequisite for a Successful Life” presentation provides the audience with a concise learning curve to greater personal happiness, motivates them with the significant benefits of living happier and teaches them the five key action steps to build a happier life.  “A happier life is a successful life”. Tim draws from the leaders in positive psychology and turns PhD. research into you and me understanding.
 
Tim Grant is an entrepreneur and an intrepreneur.  Over his career he has built three businesses, two stand alone and one startup within an existing corporate structure. He was on the leadership team of CCRN, and volunteer lobbyist responsible for passing the Minnesota Personal Protection Act and is an 18 year member of the National Ski Patrol.  Tim resides in Edina, Minnesota with his bride Beth and children, Keenan and Kendahl.  He holds an MBA from St. Thomas University, a BA in Political Science and Economics from the University of Minnesota and has graduate credit in Theology from St. Paul Seminary.  Tim Grant is President of Merriness Inc.
March 23 Speaker - Tim Grant Kathy Hughitt 2017-03-16 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Judy Keliher
Lakeville Rotary Club has added an additional meeting time!
 
Meetings held from 12-1 pm at the Lakeville Water Treatment Facility at 185th and Ipava on the 1st and 2nd Thursday of each month.
  • Speakers
  • Member profiles
  • Community outreach
Additional meeting opportunities for the 3rd and 4th (and occasional 5th) Thursday of each month:
  • Club Assembly, Students of the Month held at 7 am at Brackett’s Country Club at 185th and Judicial Road
  • Rotary 501 after work social gatherings, STRIVE mentoring, and other Rotary community outreach activities (times and locations posted)
NEW! Lakeville Noon Meeting Judy Keliher 2017-03-08 06:00:00Z 0
Posted on Mar 07, 2017

Join us March 9th at 7:00am at Brackett's Crossing Country Club- Speaker Duke Pieper

I'm Alive" Courage, Hope, and a Miracle"

Duke Pieper was 15 years old when he was told that he had a 5% chance to live. It seemed that all the odds were stacked up against him. Except one, his determination. Through that determination and what is deemed as a medical miracle he was able to survive multiple surgeries in fact. How many Duke Pieper’s exist in the world? Not as many as you would think, he is truly a rare find and he has made sure to take full advantage of the life he has been given. According to the Brain Aneurysm Foundation, there are nearly 500,000 deaths worldwide each year caused by brain aneurysms and half the victims are younger than 50.
Speaker-March 9 Duke Pieper 2017-03-07 06:00:00Z 0
Posted on Mar 02, 2017
Join Us March 9th at 12 - 1 at the Lakeville Water Treatment Facility at 185th and Ipava
Speaker Jeff Long "Classification Talk".
 
Speaker - March 9 Jeff Long Kathy Hughitt 2017-03-02 06:00:00Z 0
New Member Induction-Laura Lonergan Kathy Hughitt 2017-03-02 06:00:00Z 0

 

The presenter for the meeting was John Crudele, who is a professional speaker, member of the Eden Prairie AM Rotary Club and is involved with Camp RYLA.  John recently returned from an 18-day mission trip to the Marinduque Island, Philippines where he volunteered at various Feed My Starving Children feeding stations.  He shares some stories of this trip and he described how the 235 feeding stations on the island change the lives of the children living there.  Feed My Starving Children sends millions of food packages to the Philippines each year and it continues to grow.  John explained that just one meal per day for six months can bring an impoverished child back to health. 

The second part of John’s presentation was a moving discussion about developing self-worth and identity, how to better connect with people and the building blocks of healthy development that help young people grow up healthy, caring and responsible.  John made a lot of impactful points that will help us in our personal and professional lives.

Speaker John Crudele Kathy Hughitt 2017-03-02 06:00:00Z 0
Community Forum Judy Keliher 2017-03-02 06:00:00Z 0
Posted on Feb 24, 2017
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Lakeville Rotary Spring Blood Drive

Monday, March 13, 2017

3:00pm- 7:30pm

Crossroads Church

17671 Glacier Way 

Lakeville

 

If you are unable to donate please ask a friend or co-worker.

 

Sign-up online at:     http://www.mbc.org/Home

 

CrossRoads Church is hosting the Lakeville Rotary’s 2017 Lakeville Community Blood Drive on Monday, March 13  from 3:00 pm until 7:30 pm. You are invited to help with this important project by registering to donate online at Memorial Blood Centers www.mbc.org or contact Mike Cooper at 952/500‐0862We also need help at the refreshment table to serve juice and snacks to the donors.

 


 
Blood Drive - March 13 Kathy Hughitt 2017-02-24 06:00:00Z 0
 
Alan Anderson, Northfield Rotarian, presented this past week on Rotary and Climate Change.  2017-18 RI President Ian Riseley theme “Making a Difference” what does this have to do with our speaker?
 
Ian Riseley also made a case recently that protecting the environment and curbing climate change are essential to Rotary’s goal of sustainable service.
 
Ian Riseley was quoted recently saying that Environmental degradation and global climate change are serious threats to everyone. “They are having a disproportionate impact on those who are most vulnerable, those to whom Rotary has the greatest responsibility. Yet environmental issues rarely register on Rotary agenda.”
 
Did you know that the Environmental degradation is one of the major threats listed by the UN’s High-level Panel on Threats, Challenges, and Change.
 
President-elect Ian Riseley is challenging every Rotary club to make a difference by planting a tree for each of its members between the start of Rotary year on 1 July and Earth Day on 22 April 2018.  Trees remove carbon dioxide (CO 2) and other greenhouse gases from the air, which slows down global warming.
 
Join a Rotary Action Group, Environmental Sustainability (Rotary Action Group) https://esrag.org/
 
View Alan Anderson's presentation on the Lakeville Rotary Club Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/Lakeville-Rotary-Club-Lakeville-MN-261447615866/
Speaker-Alan Anderson Kathy Hughitt 2017-02-23 06:00:00Z 0
Join us March 2 for Speaker John Crudele
 
 The Courage to Connect...Relationship Keys in Work, Family, Mentorship & Life It's not enough just to work hard. It's not enough to do a great job. There are proactive definitive steps to growth and if you want to succeed, you must learn how to connect with people! Your sense of community improves, your ability to create teamwork increases, and your influence skyrockets. People who connect with others have better relationships, experience less conflict, and get more things done...yet there is an important place for "me" in mentorship. John Crudele's presentations and coaching cultivates personal leadership and prepares participants to embrace and "grow through" change and challenge. Throughout his career, more than two million people have been inspired by his stories, attracted to his authenticity, and challenged by his candor. John is a founding partner with the John Maxwell Team and is the founder of Partnership for Youth. He is the coauthor of "making Sense of Adolescence," a contributing author to the "Teen Power" series and has a story in one of the popular "Chicken Soup for the Soul" books. Most of all he is dedicated to Rotary (member of the Eden Prairie Morning Club for 7 years) and serves in ways that makes a difference in the lives of young people.. and those who love them. -
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Posted on Feb 16, 2017
Join us this Thursday, February 23, 2017.
 
Rotary’s Legacy and the Challenge of Climate Change
A talk by Alan Anderson
 
Rotary has had a significant impact in the world, helping mothers and children, fighting diseases like polio, securing clean water sources, and much more.  The world’s climate scientists are telling us that climate change is beginning to put some of these achievements at risk, and if unchecked, climate change will undo much of Rotary’s good work in the world.
 
What does the science say?  What can Rotarians do to combat climate change?  We’ll discuss these questions and more, with time for your questions.
Speaker - Feb 23 Alan Anderson kathy hughitt 2017-02-16 06:00:00Z 0
Rotary Students of the Month Kathy Hughitt 2017-02-16 06:00:00Z 0
Al Just
 
Al Just shared part of his story with us and for the rest we will need to wait for the release of his book. A trilogy series currently titled “Collision Course” but as Al mentioned. The publishers often change the title prior to publication.
 
Al shared how he grew up in Franklin, MN and since he was a young man he prepared for ministry. His ministry allowed him to travel, teach, and coach in Wisconsin and Arizona.  It was in Arizona where his wife, Sharon, was tragically killed and Al was charged with her murder.  Al shared that as God was always special in his life he was even more so while enduring his experiences in prison.
 
 While in prison Al met John Nelson who was instrumental in helping him find the men that killed his wife and led to his release. Twenty years after his experience Al has returned to work with inmates and operates Redemption Ministries.
 
Al, thank you for sharing your story.  
Classification Talk-Al Just Kathy Hughitt 2017-02-02 06:00:00Z 0
Paul Harris Dinner Kathy Cleveland 2017-02-02 06:00:00Z 0
Pan Handle Choir Kathy Hughitt 2017-01-19 00:00:00Z 0
Honor the Blue -January 2017 Kathy Hughitt 2017-01-19 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Students of the Month-January Kathy Hughitt 2017-01-19 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary District Conference Kathy Hughitt 2017-01-17 00:00:00Z 0
Classification Talk-Chris Casey Kathy Hughitt 2017-01-12 00:00:00Z 0
Speaker - Erik Peacock-Puravida Fitness Kathy Hughitt 2017-01-05 00:00:00Z 0
Cheers to You Wine Tasting Kathy Hughitt 2017-01-04 00:00:00Z 0
Honor the Blue -December 2016 Kathy Hughitt 2016-12-15 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Students of the Month-December 2016 tom vonhof 2016-12-15 00:00:00Z 0
Speaker - Dr. Linden Dungy Kathy Hughitt 2016-12-14 00:00:00Z 0
Grant Check Presentation kathy hughitt 2016-12-08 00:00:00Z 0
Thank you to the 2016-17 Bell Ringers
 
Jim Connelly, Justin Miller and family
Bell Ringing Kathy Hughitt 2016-11-30 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Nov 29, 2016
ARMFUL OF LOVE
Gift Donations
Gift Wrapping Party
Friday Dec 2, 2016
 
Colleen & Tom LaBeau’s Home
8356-190th St
Lakeville, MN  55044
5pm – ?
 
Unwrapped Gifts due by Dec 2
 
 
ARMFUL OF LOVE GIFTS NEEDED Kathy Hughitt 2016-11-30 00:00:00Z 0
The mission at Defending The Blue Line®(DTBL) is ensuring that children of military members are afforded every opportunity to participate in the game of hockey. They accomplish this by providing free equipment for military kids, hockey camps, special events, and financial assistance for registration fees and other costs associated with hockey.

Learn more at www.DefendingTheBlueLine.org
 
Invite a Guest Day - Speaker Bryan Bellows Kathy Hughitt 2016-11-30 00:00:00Z 0
Nov-Rotary Students of the Month Kathy Hughitt 2016-11-17 00:00:00Z 0
 
 
 
 
Paul Marzahn introduced our speakers Jill Hall and Tony Caterina with HEART.
 
HEART was created in 2012 as Hosanna’s response to natural disasters. It has expanded to include all types of emergencies: community disaster assistance, individual and family emergencies, and a specialized prayer ministry.
 
Jill Hall shared HEART in numbers:
 
  • 1000 + families received assistance
  • 256 volunteers readily available
  • 25 impact teams displaced nationally
  • 7 countries reached
  • $250,000 of product donated
  • 25,000 square foot warehouse
 
HEART's three focus areas include:
HEART - Jill Hall and Tony Caterina Kathy Hughitt 2016-11-10 00:00:00Z 0
Speaker Chris Galler Kathy Hughitt 2016-10-27 00:00:00Z 0
Puppet Wagon 2016-10-27 00:00:00Z 0
Speaker-Chief Jeff Long Kathy Hughitt 2016-10-13 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Students of the Month Kathy Hughitt 2016-10-13 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Oct 05, 2016
Fire Chief Mike Meyer, Greg LaMere
 

Tuesday, October 11:

Fire Prevention Open House
6:00pm -8:30pm
Fire Station 4 - 185th & Dodd

Tom Vonhof introduced our speaker Lakeville Fire Chief, Mike Meyer.  The Lakeville Fire Department is dedicated to serving the community through the protection of lives and property by providing public safety education and professional emergency response.
 
Chief Meyer has been with Lakeville since 1995 and Fire Chief since 2010.  He shared the following statistics on Lakeville:
 
Who is Lakeville Fire Department?
  • 85 Paid per Call Firefighters who are required to live within two miles from whatever station they report to.
  • Respond to approximately 30-35 fires per year.
 
Training and recruitment requirements:
  • 18 years or older
  • Training includes: Ladder Training with FFD, Hazmat Ops Testing, Agility Test
  • It takes 2-years of training to become a certified Fire Fighter
 
New Changes to the department includes a duty crew shift that works during the day. This team responds to any medical or duty calls.
 
Lakeville Fire Department volunteers – You will see them at many public events including:
  • Blood Drive
  • ECFE Picnic
  • Miracle Field
  • Pan O Prog
  • National night out
  • Safety Camp
Speaker Fire Chief Mike Meyer Kathy hughitt 2016-10-06 00:00:00Z 0
New Member Induction - Beth Kohlnhofer Raskovich tom vonhof 2016-10-06 00:00:00Z 0
 
Greg LaMere, Scott Welle
 
 
Craig Manson introduced the speaker for the day, Scott Welle. Scott’s theme is “Outperform the norm”.  He has a Masters in sports psychology and is the author of several bestselling books.  
 
Principle 1.  Outperformers Commit to something, keep it positive.
  • Reinforce your commitments daily.
            "Winning is not normal and those who constantly win follow an ‘abnormal’ path. The discipline, dedication and sacrifices are incomprehensible to those thousands standing outside, looking in, who are capable of joining the winning team, yet unwilling to pay the price of admission. Winners win in a fair effort, on a level playing field; because they deserve to win... they willingly pay their dues in full, time after time, after time."
 
Principle 2.  Outperformers attack:  What you do in the first hour each sets the tone.
           
Principle 3.  Outperformers Conquer:  Positively respond to adversity.
 
  • People have about 50,000 thoughts per day.  80% negative.
  • You are your own biggest opponent
  • There is no failure, only feedback
  • Focus on the progress not the perfection
Principle 4. Outperformers Fuel
  • Hydrate for high performance
  • Body weight/2*= ounces of water to consume per day.
Principle 5.  Outperformers Move When the body turns off, the brain turns off.
  • Humans were built to move.
Principle 6.  Outperformers have Generosity
  • Giving all of yourself
  • If you are spent 100% you can accept any result
  • Give your presence and your passion
If you would like to receive weekly strategies from Scott
TXT: OUTPERFORM
TO:  38470
 
If you missed the meeting and would like to see Scott Welle's program visit the Lakeville Rotary Club's FaceBook page, https://www.facebook.com/Lakeville-Rotary-Club-Lakeville-MN-261447615866/
Speaker Scott Welle Kathy Hughitt 2016-09-29 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 26, 2016
Lakeville Rotary Club will be meeting in the upstairs restaurant at Brackett's this Thursday, September 29th.
Meeting Room Location Change Kathy Hughitt 2016-09-27 00:00:00Z 0
Speaker - Mike McFadden kathy hughitt 2016-09-22 00:00:00Z 0
Community Build - Land of Amazement 2.0 kathy hughitt 2016-09-16 00:00:00Z 0
Honor the Blue Kathy Hughitt 2016-09-15 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Students of the Month Kathy Hughitt 2016-09-15 00:00:00Z 0
My Voice My Choice Kathy Hughitt 2016-09-08 00:00:00Z 0
Judy Keliher - Classification Talk Kathy Hughitt 2016-09-08 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Steve Aak on Sep 06, 2016
 
YOU'RE INVITED
Home in a Box"  Packing Party
 Tony and Dorothy Brama’s Home
Thursday, Sept 7, 2017
Time: 6:00pm
 
 
 
Address/Phone:
Tony and Dorothy Brama
23080 France Circle
Lakeville, MN 55044
612-239-3640
 
Pizza and soda will be provided
 
Thank you
Doc Aak
 
Please RSVP to Kathy.hughitt@rotary5960.org if you plan on attending this event.
 
Home in a Box Packing Steve Aak 2016-09-06 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Steve Aak on Sep 05, 2016
 
YOU'RE INVITED
Home in a Box"  Packing Party
 Tony and Dorothy Brama’s Home
Thursday, Sept 8, 2016
Time: 6:00pm
 
 
 
Address/Phone:
Tony and Dorothy Brama
23080 France Circle
Lakeville, MN 55044
612-239-3640
 
Pizza and soda will be provided
 
Thank you
Doc Aak
 
Please RSVP to Kathy.hughitt@rotary5960.org if you plan on attending this event.
 
Home in a Box Steve Aak 2016-09-06 00:00:00Z 0
 
Craig Manson introduced Patrick Donohue, President, CEO & Director of Hill Capital Corporation and past member of Rotary #9 in Minneapolis.   Hill Capital’s creating a grassroots community of people that want to invest in small businesses and support entrepreneurships.
 
Patrick shared that Hill Capital is aligned with James J. Hill’s belief in the cooperation of the production, distribution and exchange of wealth.
 
For more information visit, www.hillcapitalcorp.com
Speaker - Patrick Donohue Kathy Hughitt 2016-09-01 00:00:00Z 0
2016-17 Exchange Student Kathy Hughitt 2016-08-25 00:00:00Z 0
TOL Sponsor Appreciation Kathy Hughitt 2016-08-25 00:00:00Z 0
Steve Yoch-Becoming George Washington Kathy Hughitt 2016-08-25 00:00:00Z 0
Friends of the Lakeville Arts Center Kathy Hughitt 2016-08-25 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tony Steel on Aug 17, 2016
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August is S.T.R.I.V.E kickoff month
 
Students Taking Renewed Interest in the Value of Education (S.T.R.I.V.E)
STRIVE is a mentoring program for seniors at LNHS and LSHS with emphasis on preparing for post-graduation opportunities and responsibilities while working to improve grade point average.
 
Become a S.T.R.I.V.E. Mentor!
GREAT MENTORS are the key to this program's success. Rotarians mentor students by sharing their experiences, knowledge, and advice to motivate and inspire students to make the most of their senior year. We help them launch from High School.
 
(STRIVE meetings will be held approximately once a month on Tuesdays from 7-8am at the High School.)
 
Mentor candidates should contact Tony Steel at tsteel@rwbaird.com or 612-749-4149.
August is STRIVE Kickoff Month Tony Steel 2016-08-18 00:00:00Z 0
Speaker Tom Hendrickson Kathy Hughitt 2016-08-18 00:00:00Z 0
 
Russ Helmueller, Greg LaMere
 
 
Lakeville Police Chief Jeff Long introduced our speaker Russ Helmueller. Officer Helmueller shared some information on his work with the  Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC). He shared that he investigates complaints of the electronic solicitation and exploitation of children which often brings him to the undercover chat rooms on the dark web.  He works alongside other ICAC task force agencies to train and to help protect children.
 
Chief Long was quoted in the Aug 6, 2015, “SunThisWeek” article that  “There is no mistake as to age with these victims,”. “These cases involve the very dark side of human behavior. Despite this, Russ is tenacious in his pursuit of these predators and pedophiles.”
 
Officer Helmueller said over the last decade, the number of child pornography cases he investigates has steadily increased, changing from underground exchanges of video tapes and magazines to material being shared and consumed completely online.
 
Officer Helmueller shared that there are millions of pictures of children being brutally sexually assaulted, and he is always on alert for new victims.
 
“You never know when you’re going to come across a picture of some young child that is currently being abused,” He said he investigates video tape evidence with the audio off so he does not hear the children’s screams.
 
Officer Helmuellers work is “mentally and emotionally challenging” and last September he was honored as the first Officer of the Year for the City of Lakeville.
Speaker Officer Russ Helmueller kathy hughitt 2016-08-11 00:00:00Z 0
Classification Talk-Lisa Snyder kathy hughitt 2016-08-04 00:00:00Z 0
 
 
Judy Kehlier introduced the noon speakers, Jill Hall, Partnership Manager and Tony Caterina, Director with HEART, the Hosanna! Emergency Action Response Team, was created in 2012 as a formalized congregational response to the significant increase of natural disasters. In 2014, this was expanded to include all types of emergencies. This includes community disaster assistance, individual and family emergencies (veterans, seniors, and serious illnesses), and specialized prayer ministry for off-site needs.
HEART Kathy Hughitt 2016-08-04 00:00:00Z 0
Lakeville Values kathy hughitt 2016-07-29 00:00:00Z 0
Lakeville Values kathy hughitt 2016-07-29 00:00:00Z 0
Speaker-Jim Hunt Kathy Hughitt 2016-07-28 00:00:00Z 0
Keyword-Lakeville Kathy Hughitt 2016-07-28 00:00:00Z 0
Big Check Presentation- Lakeville Baseball Association Jay Young 2016-07-28 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jul 20, 2016
 
 
 
Bob Finke recognized and thanked all of the Lakeville Rotary Club YEA ( Young Entrepreneurs Academy) mentors and introduced our speaker YEA entrepreneur Jeremy Ziemer.
 
Jeremy Ziemer, creator of Spoil Alert, received $1,000 toward for his business this past March and was recognized as the overall winner of the event that qualified him to compete in the 2016 YEA Saunders Scholars national semifinals in Rochester, New York in May.
 
Jeremy explained how he came up with his idea for his business, Spoil Alert.  It included a discussion between his parents on how long a container of leftovers was in the refrigerator and would the food be spoiled when he took a bite of it. Spoil Alert was born from this experience as Jeremy imagined a timer that people could stick on their food storage ware to save them the agony of accidentally eating food that has gone bad.
 
Jeremy is ready to go forward with his product and he has spoken to the local area ACE Hardware Stores who have expressed an interest in caring the Spoil Alert once he has the manufacturing part of the process worked out. The cost of the Spoil Alert $ 12.99 and he is working on an app notification for phones and ipads.
 
Tim Roche let us know that YEA will be back with some modifications next year.  The program will start in November and end in March in time for the Spring Home Show. This will allow the students an opportunity to display and sell their products.
 
For more information visit, http://www.yealakeville.com/
 
Jeremy Ziemer - YEA Kathy Hughitt 2016-07-21 00:00:00Z 0
Brian Knapp - Classification Talk Judy Keliher 2016-07-14 00:00:00Z 0
PDG Karel Weigel, Greg LaMere
 
The Fast for Hope Initiative started in 2007 is based on the belief that while projectbased funding is critical to address immediate needs in developing parts of the world, a new model needs to be created in order to more effectively address the problem of systemic poverty in the world. This new model is based on a belief that the local community knows best what they need and that the community must take ownership of any solution in order for it to be successful. Finally instead of doing a project in multiple communities, this is intended to be a multifaceted effort simultaneously addressing the myriad of needs that are interconnected and which cause the residents of one or two particular communities to live in extreme poverty.
 
GOAL
Goal is to create a replicable and sustainable model to address extreme poverty in the developing world. The issues will vary community to community, but may include lack of access to education, lack of access to transportation and markets, limited experience organizing as a community, culture of dependence on charity. In 2015, with assistance from a District Grant, El Corozo
 
A key to our approach is to build relationships before we build stuff.
 
Part of what creates sustainability is building capacity of the residents of El Corozo. Historically communities organize around the family so little experience organizing as a community, how to call meetings, how to make group decisions, how to elect leaders, how to reach consensus, how to organize into different work groups, how to raise funds.
 
Because of the extreme poverty there has become a culture of dependence, to seek help from others and to follow the directions of government leaders. Important for the community to realize that their voice, thoughts and dreams matter.
 
District 5960 Invited El Corozo, Nicaragua to join us in this initiative in spring 2012. Efforts really started to get underway in fall 2012.
 
WHERE ARE WE NOW
 
Started a reading project. Like a book mobile but in homes. Run by volunteers.  
 
Pharmacy – We purchase two advanced first aid kits. Several community members completed training. Community now trying to determine where they should be located and how much to charge so that supplies can be replaced.
 
Road. The road is impassible during the raining season and hardly useable during the dry season. About 3.2 miles in length. The road is used to attend High School, to get to work, to conduct trade, for medical care, etc. The road serving the community is in two municipalities. After about a year of effort, the two mayors agreed to conduct a survey of the road. They then promised to design the road and to prepare a cost estimate. They promised to have this done by the end of June 2015, but have failed to do so. The community is in regular contact with the mayors, the respective municipal councils and other government agencies to remind them of the promises and to advocate for the completion of the studies. While that has been very frustrating, it has been an opportunity for the community to learn how to advocate for themselves. This is a major accomplishment. It is also important to remember that while by our standards things seem to be moving slowly, we also need to remind ourselves how long it would take to build a new road in our country, if we were starting at the initial concept stage.
 
The community has a laptop computer so they can more easily communicate with the outside world.
 
The community has incorporated in their curriculum a program on entrepreneurship. This is for the upper grades of the elementary school and is in its second year.
 
Opportunity International is an international organization focused on micro-lending, but in Nicaragua they are exploring a new approach to improving the agricultural practices of poor rural farmers and in providing them with alternative markets for their products.
 
How can you participate?
  • Participate in a cultural delegation. Any Rotarian can participate and spouses and significant others are also often invited. You will have an opportunity to meet the people, to see the country, to learn about the history and to see the work you are helping to fund.
  • Continue to provide financial support. This effort is not funded through the Foundation. (At the same time, Fast for Hope has successfully applied for and received District Grant Funds.)
  • Have members of the Fast for Hope Steering Committee present to your club.
Fast for Hope Kathy Hughitt 2016-07-14 00:00:00Z 0
Lakeville Pollinator Project Steven Volavka 2016-07-10 00:00:00Z 0
New Member Induction Kathy Hughitt 2016-07-07 00:00:00Z 0
Classification Talk- Clint Kennedy Kathy Hughitt 2016-07-07 00:00:00Z 0
Land of Amazement Donation Kathy Hughitt 2016-07-07 00:00:00Z 0
Speaker - Kent Olson Kathy Hughitt 2016-06-16 00:00:00Z 0
New Member Induction-Robert Nicols Kathy Hughitt 2016-06-16 00:00:00Z 0
Presidential Citation Kathy Hughitt 2016-06-16 00:00:00Z 0
New Member Induction - Brian Knapp tom vonhof 2016-06-09 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jun 08, 2016

 

 

      Cameron Naasz, Colleen LaBeau

 

Pat Arling introduced the 2015 Red Bull Crashed Ice World Champion Cameron Naasz.

 

His journey started four years ago as a sophomore at St. Cloud State University majoring in Public Relations and working as a technology consultant at OfficeMax. But a few days before the event, Cameron’s friend at St. Cloud State and a student brand ambassador for Red Bull, offered Cameron his prospect pass. It was an automatic entry into Crashed Ice. He friend told him that “I think you’d be really good at this,” he told us that he was skeptical about competing and had planned on just “going with friends and having a fun night,” he finished 24th. It was best result by an American. The performance earned him a spot on the U.S. squad for the Crashed Ice World Championship series events in the Netherlands, Sweden, and Canada. He was on plane three weeks later.

 

Cameron has recently finished his degree at St. Cloud State in Public Relations and Communications and is currently looking for a position that will allow him to train and take part in next year’s completion toward his goal as being the first back- to- back Crashed Ice World Champion

 


 
Speaker - Cameron Naasz pat arling 2016-06-09 00:00:00Z 0
June 2- Noon Meeting Speaker judy kelhier 2016-06-02 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Students of the Month May 2016 tom vonhof 2016-06-01 00:00:00Z 0
2016 Taste of Lakeville Best Food & Booth Award Kathy Hughitt 2016-05-19 00:00:00Z 0
2015-16 Group Photo Kathy Cleveland 2016-05-19 00:00:00Z 0
Breast Cancer Awareness Education kathy hughitt 2016-05-05 00:00:00Z 0
Grant Presentation - Girl Scouts Kathy Hughitt 2016-05-05 00:00:00Z 0
Grant Presentation to LSHS Robotics Team Kathy Hughitt 2016-05-05 00:00:00Z 0
Classification Talk - Kathleen Cleveland kathy hughitt 2016-04-28 00:00:00Z 0
City of Lakeville Donation to Lakeville Rotary Club Kathy Hughitt 2016-04-28 00:00:00Z 0
Jim Hunt Installation kathy hughitt 2016-04-24 00:00:00Z 0
STRIVE Breakfast Kathy Hughitt 2016-04-21 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Apr 20, 2016
Rotary 5950 & 5960 Joint District Conference
 
Date: May 12 & May 13
 
Location: Mystic Lake Conference Center
 
Golf Tournament on Thursday May 12 th - Contact Greg LaMere, greg@metroequityllc.com if you would like to part of a Lakeville team (cost $150 per person) 
 
Conference Reception Thursday May 12 - Mystic Lake
 
Conference Events Friday, May 13
Keynote Speakers, Ross Bernstein, Chris Heeter & her dog Tuu Weh, Stevie Ray, and Youth Exchange speaker Barbara Nieviadonski
 
Breakouts Extraordinaire: Choose from 30+ topics focused on Rotary, technology, health & wellness, business and celebrating life.
For more information visit, www.rotary5960/dc2016  
 
Lakeville Rotary Club will sponsor  members who wish to attend this event . Sign-up at Greeters Table or email kathy.hughitt@rotary5960.org for registration or more information.
 
 
 
Rotary Joint District Conference Kathy Hughitt 2016-04-21 00:00:00Z 0
Lakeville South Robotics Team 2511 kathy hughitt 2016-04-14 00:00:00Z 0
April 14- Noon Meeting Kathy Hughitt 2016-04-14 00:00:00Z 0
Check Presentation - YMCA jay young 2016-04-07 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Apr 06, 2016
 
 
 
Craig Manson introduced our speaker Tom Goodrich, Tom was activated to go to Afghanistan in 2003, where his job with the Army was to persuade representatives of international armed forces to participate in the war on terror in Afghanistan to free up U.S. forces to focus on Iraq.  He often traveled with a State Department and CIA representative looking for local War Lords and to present a friendly face; while deployed his team built wells, clinics and about 24 schools.
 
 He returned to Minnesota in April 2004 with the rank of major and a Bronze Star. And the avid sportsman came home determined to start an organization called Fishing for Life and start an annual Fish-A-Thon through which young people raise money for church-based programs for inner-city youths.

SPEAKER - Tom Goodrich kathy hughitt 2016-04-07 00:00:00Z 0
Check Presentation Lakeville City Council Kathy Hughitt 2016-04-04 00:00:00Z 0
Speaker Sharon Jones kathy hughitt 2016-03-31 00:00:00Z 0
New Member Induction - John Clark tom vonhof 2016-03-24 00:00:00Z 0
Speaker - Dakota County Sheriff kathy hughitt 2016-03-24 00:00:00Z 0
Grant Check Presentation - City of Lakeville Jay Young 2016-03-24 00:00:00Z 0
March Lakeville Rotary Students of the Month kathy hughitt 2016-03-17 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Mar 09, 2016
 
 
 
Ryan Schmisek gave his classification talk this week. He was born in North Dakota and loves music and theatre. His hobbies include sour dough bread baking and making clear ice.
 
Ryan attended the University of North Dakota and University of MN for his undergraduate degree and received his law degree from Hamline University.  He is married to Melissa and they have a beautiful daughter named Lily. 
 
Ryan’s is an Attorney with Messerli & Kramer and specializes in Family Law.   Interesting “Did You Know” about Ryan is that he and Melissa lived in Washington DC and about 2 miles from the Pentagon building during 9/11.
 

Classification Talk - Ryan Schmisek kathy hughitt 2016-03-10 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Mar 09, 2016
Jay Young presented Karen DeVaughn with a $2000 grant for “Hope for Tomorrow”
 
Karen thanked Lakeville Rotary Club for being behind the program and shared that Hope for Tomorrow started in 1997 by a group of community leaders that thought we had a group of kids “lost in the shuffle”.  Looking forward the Chapter is exploring starting a boy’s chapter in “Lakeville”

Grant Presentation- Hope for Tomorrow kathy hughitt 2016-03-10 00:00:00Z 0
Rosemount Soriee kathy hughitt 2016-03-10 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Mar 02, 2016
 
Morgan's
14201 Nicollet Ave S.,
Burnsville, MN 55337
 
Located in the Best Western Hotel on Nicollet
 
Thursday, March 24th @ 5:01 pm
 
Voted the Best Food at 2015 Taste of Lakeville!

501 Club Meeting kathy Hughitt 2016-03-03 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Mar 02, 2016

Event/Raffle Ticket Coordinators

 

A-H  - Joe Julius, jjulius@newmarketbank.com or  612.819.2785

I-P  -   Mike O’Brien, mobrien@growthenergy.org or 952.212.3380

Q-Z  - Dan Vlasak , djvlasak@merchantsbank.com or 952-412-6785

 

Ticket coordinators will have additional tickets at each morning meeting until The Taste.

 

Raffle Ticket Coordinator

Ryan Schmisek, schmisek@gmail.com or 571-214-9864 (cell),   will be handling all raffle ticket distribution to members.   While raffle tickets for this year will be sold by members on a voluntary basis, please strongly consider taking raffle tickets at an upcoming meeting to sell.   This is important to reach event income goals needed!


 
Taste of Lakeville Ticket Information pat arling 2016-03-03 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Mar 02, 2016
 
 
Author Patrick “Packy” Mader, present his talk about his newest book, Minnesota Gold.
 
Packy grew up on a farm near St. Bonifacius, MN, and now lives in Northfield, he teaches fourth through sixth grade near Faribault.
 
Patrick has had a lifetime fascination with Minnesota sports, history, and geography.  He combined those pursuits with his interest in elite international sporting events—primarily the Olympics—to research, interview, and write about fifty-seven living athletes from Minnesota who competed at the highest level.  Patrick discovered compelling stories that he thought should be preserved—the result is Minnesota Gold, a fact-filled 400-page book that spans the years 1948 – present, covering a wide range of sports, a balance of men and women, and represents every geographical part of the state.
 
Through his interviews he was able to chat with swimming gold medalist, Tom Malchow, WNBA star Lindsay Whalen, hockey legend John Mayasich, three-time Olympic soccer goalie, Briana Scurry and 1980 “Miracle on Ice” star Buzz Schneider.
 
Packy ended his talk with some questions and had some of his books available for sale with $5 of the proceeds donated back to Northfield Rotary.
 
More information visit, http://www.patrickmader.com/
 
Speaker - Patrick "Packy" Mader kathy hughitt 2016-03-03 00:00:00Z 0
 
Carl Wahlstrom introduced today’s speaker, Beth Goetz, The University of Minnesota’s interim athletics director.
 
Beth oversees over 100 million dollar budget, over 25 sports, and over 700 student athletes. She also shared that she that “yes” she would be interested in taking the position on as a permanent position.
 
Her position allows her to interact daily with truly outstanding student-athletes, coaches, faculty, staff and supporters and to develop lifelong-leaders.
 
What’s new at the University?
The construction on the Athletes Village. A $166 million dollar privately funded project that is scheduled to open in January 2018.
 
Beth Goetz 2016-03-01 00:00:00Z 0
February Rotary Students of the Month Kathy Hughitt 2016-02-24 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Feb 17, 2016
Tom Vonhof inducted our two newest Club members both are transferring Rotarians.
Gary Voegele and Roger Struthers.
 

 
New Member Induction kathy hughitt 2016-02-18 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Feb 17, 2016
 
 
Volunteers Needed
2016 Landscape & Home Expo
Saturday: March 12
Time: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
 
3 Shifts/ 2 Volunteers Per Shift
 
 
2016 Lakeville Landscape & Home Expo kathy hughitt 2016-02-18 00:00:00Z 0
Classifcation Talk - Jeff Long Kathy Hughitt 2016-02-18 00:00:00Z 0
TOL - Chairs Kathy Hughitt 2016-01-28 00:00:00Z 0
Classification Talk-Justin Miller Kathy Hughitt 2016-01-28 00:00:00Z 0
Taste of Lakeville Wine Preview kathy hughitt 2016-01-28 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jan 20, 2016
 
Laurie Bolin introduced our speaker Jeremy Roberts with the Dakota County Electronic Task Force.
Jeremy is a Digital Forensic Examiner and he spoke to our Club about cell phone and password security.
 
Secure your accounts
Secure your phones
Secure your social media account
 
Did you know that your phone voice & audio saves all of your recordings until you tell it to stop saving it and that the GPS location tracking on our phones is keeping the history of your movement.
 
Jeremy also shared that the safest phones to own are the Blackberry or Apple and the least secure phones are Android phones.
 
He also shared that when you take a photo with your phone and paste it to an unsecured site that the phone can track when and where the photo was taken.
 
How Secure is your password?
 
Check your password strength at, www.howsecureismypassword.net.
 
A great suggestion is to always have one word that is significant to you. Make sure it’s a random word and include a random number with a punctuation mark similar to Hotshot159!
 
And to create a different password for every account you have.
Example: Gmailhotshot159!
 
Contact information:
 
Jeremy Roberts
Dakota County Sheriff’s Office
 
 
 
Speaker - Jeremy Roberts kathy hughitt 2016-01-21 00:00:00Z 0
Lakeville Foundation Grant-Fairview Ridges Hospital Kathy Hughitt 2016-01-14 00:00:00Z 0
City of Lakeville - Land of Amazement Grant kathy hughitt 2016-01-14 00:00:00Z 0

 
Inspiration, Celebration and Leadership!
 
When the calendar year turns the Rotary year is half over.  Come to be inspired for Rotary 2nd half!    Celebrate the midpoint and learn what opportunities still await you! 
 
You are Invited
Leadership Academy/PETS Orientation/Mid-term
Fri Jan 29 & Sat., Jan. 30, 2016
Radisson Hotel in Roseville, MN.
 
All District Rotarians, especially Presidents, Presidents- elect, Board Members, Committee chairs, Assistant Governors & Club and  District leaders are strongly encouraged to attend. 
 
  The 2016 District Leadership Academy is for any Rotarian who wants to learn more about Rotary, meet and interact with other Rotarians and enhance their leadership skills.  With a customer service theme featuring presentations by Minnesota Timberwolves President Chris Wright and Former Rotary International Director Mary Beth Growney Selene, attendees will come away with strategies easily applied to their personal, professional and Rotary lives. 
 
Mid-Term will be fun, interesting and full of information.  The theme “Making the World Different through Rotary “will include the four initiatives presented to your clubs by District Governor Marlene Gargulak and provide information about many great programs/projects of clubs and the District. 
 The morning session will include a Halftime analysis for the 2015-2016 Rotary year plus much more:
1.     John Rosengren author of eight books, including the short story collection: Life is Just a Party: Portrait of a Teenage Partier (Deaconess) and the nonfiction exposé Blades of Glory: The True Story of a Young Team Bred to Win (Sourcebooks).will be the guest speaker on “Diversity”
2.     Rotary Foundation information
3.     Pollinator Project strategies and How you can BEE involved? 
 
In the afternoon, learn about programs and projects for your club to DO.  It will be lots of fun! (Watch for more details)
  
Presidents-Elect Training Orientation:  Get a jump on your NCPETS experience (President 2016-2017 and Presidents-elect nominees) with guest presenter Jim Delaney of Engine for Social Innovation
 
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW (through SurveyMonkey) Deadline is Jan. 25   Dinner, Breakfast and lunch is included.  Each club can send members FREE as part of their district training fee. (Overnight hotel stays must be booked directly with the Radisson and are the responsibility of the attendee)
District Leadership/PETS Orientation/Mid-Term Rally kathy hughitt 2016-01-07 00:00:00Z 0
Annual Paul Harris Dinner Celebration judy kehlier 2016-01-07 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jan 06, 2016
 
Mark Booth - Early Years
 
 
Lakeville North High School
2003
 
College Years
Lindsey and Mark
 
Mark and daughter McKenna - Possible future kicker for the Vikings
 
 
 
 
Classification Talk - Mark Booth kathy hughitt 2016-01-07 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Students of the Month-January kathy hughitt 2016-01-07 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Meeting December 17 Sheila Longie 2015-12-17 00:00:00Z 0
Classification Talk - Tim Roche kathy hughitt 2015-12-10 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Students of the Month-December kathy hughitt 2015-12-10 00:00:00Z 0
Lakeville Foundation Giving - Partners for Success kathy hughitt 2015-12-10 00:00:00Z 0
Lakeville Foundation Giving-Shop with a Cop Program kathy hughitt 2015-12-10 00:00:00Z 0
Speaker-Brock Heinrich 2015-12-03 00:00:00Z 0
15-16 Camp Enterprise 2015-12-03 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Nov 18, 2015
 
NOVEMBER 2015 ROTARY STUDENTS OF THE MONTH
Lakeville South High School Jessica Kath And Lakeville North High School Alexis Tousignant
 
Tom Vonhof, John Braun, Dana Cronin, Jessica Kath, Alexis Tousignant, Marne Berkvam, Paul Donner
Rotary November Students of the Month Kathy Hughitt 2015-11-19 00:00:00Z 0
Speaker - Ross Bernstein Kathy Hughitt 2015-11-12 00:00:00Z 0
TOL Sponsor Appreciation Nov 12 kathy hughitt 2015-11-12 00:00:00Z 0
Holiday Musical Showcase 2015-11-10 00:00:00Z 0
One Club Two Gatherings 2015-11-10 00:00:00Z 0
The Rotary Foundation Kathy Hughitt 2015-11-05 00:00:00Z 0
MISSION MEXICO Paul Marzahn 2015-10-29 00:00:00Z 0
Speaker - Itiweni Luhwago from Iringa Hope kathy hughitt 2015-10-29 00:00:00Z 0
Taste of Lakeville Sponsor Appreciation kathy hughitt 2015-10-29 00:00:00Z 0
New Member Induction tom vonhof 2015-10-29 00:00:00Z 0
Speaker Marilynn Smith Impact Academy Kathy Hughitt 2015-10-22 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by LAURIE BOLIN on Oct 21, 2015

Laurie Bolin, 360 Communities, spoke to us today about their Partners For Success program.

Partners For Success helps students and families overcome barriers to school success. Partners For Success family support workers in schools partner with educators and families to implement effective home-based strategies that increase parental involvement, improve academic performance and connect families to community resources.

 

2014-15 Number of Clients Served

726 Individuals

406 Students

184 Families

 

Click here to learn more about the Partners for Success program within our community.

 

Partners for Success LAURIE BOLIN 2015-10-22 00:00:00Z 0
OCTOBER 2015 ROTARY STUDENTS OF THE MONTH
Lakeville South High School JOSHUA BURNIECE And Lakeville North High School VICTORIA KNUTSON
 
 
(Shaun Murphy, Joshua Burniece ,Victoria Knutson , Dan McNulty)
Rotary October Students of the Month Kathy Hughitt 2015-10-22 00:00:00Z 0
Classification Talk - Ken Wentworth kathy hughitt 2015-10-15 00:00:00Z 0
Announcements-Rose Bowl Float kathy hughitt 2015-10-15 00:00:00Z 0
Lakeville Foundation Giving - Boy Scout Troop 235 Jay Young 2015-10-15 00:00:00Z 0
Speaker - DG Marlene Gargulak Kathy Hughitt 2015-10-08 00:00:00Z 0
Taste of Lakeville Sponsor Appreciation 2015 Kathy Hughitt 2015-10-08 00:00:00Z 0
Blood Drive - Thank You Mike Cooper 2015-10-07 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 23, 2015
Taste of Lakeville Sponsors recognized this week for their participation in the 2015 Taste are:
 
Bronze Sponsor - Schmitty & Sons Bus Company
In Kind Sponsor - Buzz 360
In Kind Sponsor - Kwik Kopy Business Center
 
 
 
Taste of Lakeville 2015 Sponsor Appreciation kathy hughitt 2015-09-24 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 23, 2015
(Bryan Bartz)
 
Speaker Bryan Bartz, President of Mendell,  Mendell Machine and Manufacturing, Inc., is a precision medical machine company, originally founded in 1965 by three partners all with the middle name Wendell (hence their name Mendell). Mendell was purchased by Bryan Bartz and moved to their current location in Lakeville in 2003.
 
Mendell is a custom precision medical machine shop focused on medical device components, aerospace/defense components, and other technology related components. Their experienced staff lends well for partnering with small, start-up companies up to large and well established organizations. Mendell uses their manufacturing expertise for prototype machining, pre-production, and small through large volume production.
Speaker-Bryan Bartz, Mendell Manufacturing Kathy Hughitt 2015-09-24 00:00:00Z 0
 
Rotary Flag Exchange with RFE Rotarians from Romania
 
 
Rotary Friendship Exchange guests receiving PolioPlus Rotary cookbook.
 
Inbound guests:
Laslow & Gizella Fejer
Sandor & Erzsebot Torok
Octavian & Alina Balan
Daniel & Irina Schipor
Daniel & Delia Giurgea
Cosmin & Teodora Dinelescu
 
Rotary Friendship Exchange kathy hughitt 2015-09-24 00:00:00Z 0
14th Foundation Celebration Kathy Hughitt 2015-09-24 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 16, 2015
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Tom Mork shared with us photos and stories from Tom’s Big Ride (TBR). TBR was a 2,100 mile bicycle ride starting in Venice, LA and following the Mississippi River north all the way to the river’s source at Lake Itasca in northern Minnesota.  In addition to being an experience of a lifetime, it is also a fundraiser to benefit the National Alliance on Mental Illness. In which the team raised $110,000.
 
Tom Mork, Patrick Boria, Doug Anderson, and Bob Thimjon traveled the complete distance of the ride leaving Venice on July 6, 2015 where they dipped their rear tires into the Mississippi to their arrival at the headwaters of the mighty Mississippi River 39 days later on August 13, 2015.
 
 
The ride was broken out into sections and in each section other riders joined them  including Rotarians Jim Christian, Al Grazzini, Carin Thomas, Tom Schmidt, Phil Bruneau as riders, Dave Oswald driving and helping in the SAG van and Dan Forrest assisting with finding lodging.
 
Following the presentation State Representative Jon Koznick presented Tom Mork and riders with a Resolution from the State of Minnesota recognizing Tom Mork and Tom’s Big Ride.  Congratulations!  
Speaker - Tom Mork kathy hughitt 2015-09-17 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 16, 2015
SEPTEMBER 2015 ROTARY STUDENTS OF THE MONTH
Lillie Lyon, Lakeville North High School and Chase Pankow, Lakeville South High School
(Cary Zahn, Lillie Lyon, Chase Pankow, John Boche, Paul Marzahn)
Rotary September Students of the Month Kathy Hughitt 2015-09-17 00:00:00Z 0
Speaker-Janet Beihofer kathy hughitt 2015-09-10 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 02, 2015
Red Cross Logo

Lakeville Rotary and the American Red Cross are hosting an upcoming blood drive.

Volunteers needed to help with the canteen and check-in, contact Mike Cooper, Mcoop52317@gmail.com

Please join our lifesaving mission and schedule an appointment today!

Drive Details:
Site: Crossroads Church
Address: 17671 Glacier Way, Lakeville, MN, 55044
Room Name: Great Room
Date: Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Time: 1:30: PM - 7:30: PM
Coordinator Name: Mike Cooper

Sign-up online at:  www.redcrossblood.org   Sponsor Code:  Lakeville Rotary

Lakeville Rotary Blood Drive Michael Cooper 2015-09-03 00:00:00Z 0
(A.J. Bucchino, Colleen LaBeau)
 
Glenn Starfield introduced our speaker A.J. Bucchino who was born in White Plains, New York from an Italian/Jewish family. He  comes to Lakeville South High School with outstanding experiences as a player and coach. He played at the collegiate level at University of Wisconsin-River Falls, WI. and the professional levels in the AHL, ECHL, CHL, and SPHL.
 
Coach Bucchino is President and Owner of the AZ Group, Minnesota Iceman AAA Program.  Additionally, he is the Director of Development for ProHybrid Training.
 
He lives in St. Paul, Minn., with his wife, Danielle who teaches school in Washington County and from Danielle he learned the concept of a cell phone parking lot which he has initiated for his players.  
 
Coach Bucchino’s training goals include teaching the players the concept of “Love”, “Accountability” and “Discipline.” He wants to teach them to “love what they do and don’t ever let anyone take it away from them.”
Speaker - A.J. Bucchino Kathy Hughitt 2015-09-03 00:00:00Z 0
 
Dr. Lisa Snyder introduced our speaker and former Lakeville Rotarian Bob Finke. Bob spoke about some of things that he missed about Lakeville Rotary including Frank’s jokes and finding out weekly “What Clint has to be happy about!”   Bob recently retired from the TRIA Orthopedics Center and is back at the Lakeville Chamber and is promoting the sponsorship of the Young Entrepreneurs Academy for Lakeville students in the 2015-16 school year.
 
The program is planned to be an after-school activity this fall and offered to 6 -12 grade students.
First introduced for Lakeville middle school students during the 2013-14 school year, the YEA now has expanded the program as an option for high school students.
 
YEA is a yearlong after-school program that guides students through the process of creating a real business. With help from local business mentor volunteers, students write business plans, pitch their ideas to an investor panel and actually launch their own companies.
 
The program has space for up to 24 students, and each must complete an application and pay a $395 application fee and be prepared to go through an interview process to be accepted into the YEA.
 
Bob mentioned that students who start successful businesses can help strengthen and grow the community.
 
Volunteers are needed as mentors of the program.  The commitment for mentors will include 7 business sessions on Wednesday afternoons and a few Saturday mornings.
 
For more information visit, www.yealakeville.com .
 
 
 
 
Speaker- Bob Finke Kathy Hughitt 2015-08-27 00:00:00Z 0
2014-15 Perfect Attendance Awards Kathy Hughitt 2015-08-27 00:00:00Z 0
Speaker - Paul Marzahn kathy hughitt 2015-08-20 00:00:00Z 0
Club Assembly Reports-August Kathy Hughitt 2015-08-20 00:00:00Z 0
Speaker - Josh Marzahn Kathy Hughitt 2015-08-20 00:00:00Z 0
Tom's Big Ride Receives Commemorative Gift Jim CHRISTIAN 2015-08-10 00:00:00Z 0
Speaker- Kaelyn Matteson Team World Vision Kathy Hughitt 2015-08-06 00:00:00Z 0
2014-15 Honorarium Giving Kathy Hughitt 2015-08-06 00:00:00Z 0
CRAIG MANSON Kathy Hughitt 2015-08-06 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Aug 05, 2015
NO MORNING MEETING
THURSDAY, AUGUST 13, 2015
 
NO MORNING MEETING 2015-08-06 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jul 29, 2015
 
Our speaker was one of our own Rotarians, US Navy Captain Richard Henderson.  In answer as to what was next in his life, he chose to serve overseas as the Emergency Preparedness  Liaison Officer Assisting in the Middle East for the US Navy.
 
This  position gave him the responsibility of overseeing 950 Navy personnel mobilized throughout the Middle East (one year active duty tour that ended in May 2015.) Responsible for six separate headquarters, located in Bahrain, Afghanistan (2), Qatar, Kuwait and Germany. 55 direct-reporting subordinates. $95 million operation. High-stress program management under oftentimes hostile conditions.  
 
His year started with three weeks of combat refresher training in Fort Jackson, South Carolina. Which included receiving a ton of gear for his mission, shooting, range, and Humvee machine gun training.
 
His responsibilities included the guided draw-down of Navy mobilized footprint and headquarters consolidation to achieve mandated force reduction in the Afghanistan theater and to oversee planning and execution of Dept. of Defense programs.
 
During his year he achieved over 50,000 miles in travel visiting personnel in the field, including multiple trips throughout Afghanistan, with extensive speaking and networking engagements.
 
Captain Henderson was Awarded Legion of Merit and Afghanistan Campaign Medals for his service in direct support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM, the liberation of Afghanistan.
SPEAKER -US Navy Captain Richard Henderson Kathy Hughitt 2015-07-30 00:00:00Z 0
District 5960 will be participating in a Rotary Friendship Exchange District 3030 Napgur India from January 9 – 19, 2016.  The team should consist of 10 people. District 3030 is large with almost 90 clubs and 4500 Rotarians.  Nagpur is also known as the “tiger capital” due to many national parks in the vicinity.
 
Participants on this exchange are responsible for their own air travel expenses and personal spending money.  They may also be expected to cover the following expenses:  admission to tourist sites, concerts museums etc., gifts for overnight hosts, meals at Rotary Club meetings, travel insurance and passport.
 
Air Travel Expense looks to be around $1,750.00 round trip per person.  Rotarian should expect to have 10 days for visiting and 2 days for traveling.  RFE Rotarians will be expected to host incoming Rotarians from District 3030.  Those dates for inbound are May 12 – 21, 2016
Application   (Application and Deposit Due by Oct 1, 2015)
For more information, please visit the District 5960 website.
Rotary Friendship Exchange - India kathy hughitt 2015-07-24 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jul 22, 2015
Dave Bellows introduced our speaker Dakota County Sheriff Tim Leslie.
 
Sheriff Leslie is the 20th Sheriff in the history of Dakota County, and took office in November 2014 as our own Rotarian Dave Bellows retired.
 
Sheriff Leslie shared some of the history of the Dakota County Sheriff's Office including that in 1849, the County of Dakota was created as part of the original nine counties in Minnesota. The population at that time was more than 1,000 Native Americans and 149 white settlers. In 1853, A.R. French was appointed as the first Sheriff of Dakota County.
 
In the 1930's was an era of change in the county marked by violence and organized crime activity. These changes were felt by the law enforcement community beginning with the murder of Deputy Rudolph Fischer at the jail by a burglar he had earlier arrested. Leo Pavlak, a South St. Paul officer, was killed by a member of the notorious Ma Barker Gang. Deputies and the Hastings Police Chief chased John Dillinger's vehicle over the Spiral Bridge. One of Dillinger's gang members was killed by a Hastings police officer.
 
Since then Dakota County has grown to be the third most heavily populated county in the State, following Hennepin and Ramsey counties. It is the fastest growing county (numerically) in the State of Minnesota. The Dakota County Sheriff's Office has grown to include nearly 200 employees.
 
The Dakota County Sheriff’s Office offers many services to the community including, Fingerprinting, Prescription Drug Drop Off, Gun Permits, Records/Reports, Crime Prevention, Internship Program, High School Mentor Program, Child Passenger Safety, Victim Information, Alcohol & Tobacco Compliance.  In addition they have several Specialty Units that help support our area.
 
For more information visit, www.dakotacountysheriff.org
Speaker Dakota County Sheriff Tim Leslie Kathy Hughitt 2015-07-23 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jul 22, 2015
Welcome Back Sunny Bhakta!
 
President LaBeau welcomed back Sunny Bhakta to our club membership.
New Member kathy Hughitt 2015-07-23 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jul 22, 2015
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Margie Horning presented Justin Miller with a district grant check for $3000 which will go toward the City of Lakeville Pioneer Plaza bench project. The club agreed to purchase a total of twelve benches with a total project cost of $12,000.

Lakeville Rotary Receives District Grant Check Kathy Hughitt 2015-07-23 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jul 15, 2015
Darcy Ellarby spoke to us today about the Rotary Friendship Exchange (RFE).
 
RFE is and international exchange program for Rotarians and Rotary couples.  This exchange travels District to District in both directions and allows the travelers to make genuine Rotary friends while experiencing another culture.
 
The goal of the exchange is to advance international understanding and peace through visits across boarders and to promote interclub relationships, fellowships and service projects.
 
The specific exchange the Darcy addressed was her recent Friendship Exchange to Romania this past March.  Where 12 travelers from our district (5960) went and toured Romania and visited 3 Rotary clubs.The tour included visiting Castles and Cathedrals (including Dracula’s Castle), wine tastings. They also visited a youth detention facility where the Timisoara Rotary Club runs an art therapy program.
 
The Romanian team will be hosted by Lakeville Rotary Club Tuesday, Sept 22 – Friday, Sept 25.They have an exciting schedule planned with lots of opportunities for us to get involved.
 
Our Local host families will include: Paul & Darcy Ellarby, Paul & Deb Marzahn, Doug & Deb Anderson, Colleen & Tom LaBeau, Joel & Decklynn Theisen, Tony and Patti McDonald and Team members Sheila Longie and Peg Duenow.
 
The district has offered many exchange programs throughout the years and the next program is scheduled to Nagpur India, January 9 – 20, 2016, for more information click here.
 
Rotary Friendship Exchange Darcy Ellarby 2015-07-16 00:00:00Z 0
Tom's Big Ride
 
Jim Christian and Dave Oswald provided an update on Tom's Big Ride

Day 14: Covington to Dyersburg, TN

 
     As we were checking out of our motel this morning we met Sam, a retired gentleman originally from Covington and now living in Kansas City, who was in town visiting his sisters. He noticed our bike jerseys and inquired about what we were doing, so we got to talking. After a bit he asked if we would object if he got his camera and took some pictures of us as we did our pre-ride preparations, and of course we didn’t object. As we were about to leave I gave him a bracelet and a card with the TBR contact information, and then asked him if he was a praying man. Sam said he was, and that he was on his way to church this morning and he was going to ask the pastor to pray for our safety.

Today, Sam and his entire home congregation prayed for Tom’s Big Ride.

If we were to graph today’s ride it would look like a bell curve…flat, elevated, and then flat again. We got on the road a little later than originally planned, but it was still early enough that the air actually felt cool as we pedaled past fields of row crops growing in relatively level fields. But eventually we started to climb…not severe climbs, 009but with each successive battle with gravity we gained a bit more elevation, and occasionally we would catch glimpses of valleys on one side of the road or the other as evidence that we were climbing. And what a sight those valleys were, with trees and other objects completely shrouded in kudzu, creating an almost other-worldly landscape. To say the sights were memorable just doesn’t do them justice.

Today’s ride was much like yesterday’s…or at least the elevated portion was. The roads were narrow, choppy, and twisting, with the turns at times somewhat challenging to locate and navigate. But what unusual, charming names they had! Like Lightfoot Luckett, or Hobe Webb, or Edith Nankipoo…I couldn’t help but ponder what008 kind of local legends these people were, and I would love to know their stories. Or Turkey Hill Road, or Cooper Creek, or Leighs Chapel Road…names that in their own right can conjure up a certain image of the area’s geography in your mind’s eye. But for the five of us fortunate to have had the opportunity to experience them firsthand today, the names will be linked to the beauty of this part of our great country in our memories forever.

At about the 35 mile mark or so, the road decided to have a little fun with us. We started down a long descent, each of us accelerating over what was probably a half-mile-you-better-occasionally-tap-on-your-brakes-lest-you-fly-off-the-road-drop before being spit out on the river bottom. The road was suddenly level, we could see the river levee close by on our left side, and we thought we had probably seen the last of elevation changes for the day. We came around a corner…and there it was…the biggest, longest hill by far that we had seen yet, and we had to climb it back up into the bluff area we had JUST left! A mile later at the top, we all paused for a breather, knowing that the hill we just climbed was simply a warm up for what lies ahead of us in Missouri and Iowa.

We eventually reached tiny Porter’s Gap, which is little more than a wide spot in the road, but this time it did 011denote the end of elevation for the day and we dropped once more to the river bottom. The road straightened and for the next 22 miles we were able to resume our normal paceline until we reached the end of our riding day. Water levels here are very high and for the first six miles we rode along a low levee road surrounded by flooded fields on both sides of the road, firsthand evidence of the abundance of rainfall to the north. The sight of irrigation rigs up to their wheels in water seemed just a bit odd.

We finished today’s ride of about 62 miles by 1:00 PM, and after our last stage today’s and yesterday’s distances seem almost like a warm up! However, tomorrow’s ride is almost 80 miles, so the extra time we were able to have today to rest will bode well for us at sunrise tomorrow.

 

Official statistics for the day:

Total distance: 62.2 miles

Average speed: 15.7 MPH

Total time on the saddle: 3:57:44

Total calories burned: 1,250

TBR Update July 21 Jim Christian 2015-07-16 00:00:00Z 0
President Colleen LaBeau's 2015-16 Club Goals
 
  • Foundation Giving - $30,000
  • PolioPlus - $ 3,900
  • Fast for Hope - $ 1,800
  • International Grant - $5,000
  • Membership - 95
  • Attendance/Make ups - %71
  • Annual Fund Participation  - 100%
  • Taste of Lakeville (Net) - $125 K*
*estimate
 

Areas of Emphasis/Strategies
1. Give members opportunities to be involved
  • Do a major project this year-significant contribution, visible in the community (Land of Amazement)
  • Encourage community outreach
  • Establish a better mentoring & communication process to new members and prospective members
 
2. Utilize the Visioning Retreat & Electronic Voting of Members to implement some of the wishes of the Rotary Club
 
3. Opportunities for club members to engage with one another more, while continuing to encourage new members.
4. Taste of Lakeville - Get more member involvement from the start of planning and communicate better to the members all the opportunities and what our proceeds help fund.
5. Have fun! Laughter! Enjoyment! Encouragement! A Club everyone wants to be a part of.
 
2015-16 Club Goals Colleen LaBeau 2015-07-16 00:00:00Z 0
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Nancy Savstrom introduced today’s speaker Christine LaMott, Can Do Canines, and her canine assistance dog “ Lloyd”.  As the Mom of an autistic son, Christine LaMott shared how she dreaded going out in public with her family. Her son’s emotional and physical outbursts created an isolated lifestyle for the family. Matthew is a seven year old boy who has zero tolerance for frustration.
 
With the help of their Can-Do-Canine Autism Assistance Dog, Lloyd, Matthew and
Christine have a different reality now. Christine shared with us her journey through the
eyes of a Mom who went from never being able to go out in public with her family to sitting down at a restaurant with her family as the result of a dog.
 
Can Do Canines (New Hope, Minn.) is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for people with disabilities by creating mutually beneficial partnerships with specially trained dogs.
 
Since 1989, Can Do Canines has provided assistance dogs to people with disabilities, free of charge. Their fully-trained dogs, often adopted from local animal shelters, are provided to clients with mobility challenges, hearing loss or deafness, seizure disorders, diabetes complicated by hypoglycemia unawareness or children with autism.
 
Can Do Canines is the largest provider of assistance dogs in Minnesota and relies on individual contributions to support its important work. It costs on average $25,000 to train and place an assistance dog.
 
If you are interested you can take a tour and “Meet the Dogs” The Tails to Tell tours are available on
  • Thursday, July 23, 11 a.m.
  • Saturday, August 22, 10 a.m.
  • Thursday, September 24, 7 p.m.
 
To arrange for a tour contact 763-331-3000 and for more information on Can Do Canines visit, www.can-do-canines.org.
Speaker - Christine LaMott 2015-07-14 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jul 08, 2015
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  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.
Lakeville Foundation Giving Jay Young 2015-07-09 00:00:00Z 0
TBR - Blog Kathy Hughitt 2015-07-02 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jul 01, 2015
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. 
Lakeville Foundation Giving Kathy Hughitt 2015-07-02 00:00:00Z 0
Welcome Message - DG Marlene Gargulak 2015-07-01 00:00:00Z 0
Meet the new ri president K.R. "Ravi" Ravindran kathy hughitt 2015-06-25 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jun 24, 2015
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. 
Rotary Club of Lakeville Foundation Giving Jay Young 2015-06-25 00:00:00Z 0
Passing of the Gavel kathy hughitt 2015-06-25 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jun 24, 2015
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.
2014-15 Presidential Citation Kathy Hughitt 2015-06-25 00:00:00Z 0
Sheila Longie and President elect Colleen LaBeau presented us with an overview of the 106th Rotary International Convention in Sao Paulo, Brazil.  More than 14,000 attendees from all over the world assembled for the four-day convention.
 
The convention was called “festival of ideas” and President Huang began the celebration announcing the year’s gains in membership, a top priority of his presidency.
 
As of the end of May, 30 zones have increased their membership in the past 11 months. This Rotary year there has been a 47,884 net membership increase, which is a 4 percent increase, and the best in the last 14 years.
 
Rotary has clubs in more than 200 countries and territories, covering more of the world than even the United Nations does. But Huang said that opportunities for Rotary service still lie in other areas, including China, Laos, and Vietnam.
 
PolioPlus
 
Nigeria and the whole continent of Africa is on the cusp of being polio free. Between 2013 and 2014, the reported cases of polio dropped from 53 to just six in Nigeria. Even more encouraging, is that the last case of polio in Nigeria was reported in July of last year and the last case in all of Africa was reported in Somalia in August.
 
Transmission of the wild poliovirus has also never been stopped in Afghanistan and Pakistan. In 2014, 85 percent of polio cases worldwide were in Pakistan, the country’s highest case count in over a decade. But progress has been made over the last few months to stem the spread of the virus. The focus for the government and all of the polio partners has shifted to missed children. Vaccinators have gained access to areas that have been out of reach for years.
 
Since January, cases in Pakistan are lower than this time last year thanks to advocacy work from Rotary members.
 
In addition to Rotary meetings and events Colleen and Sheila had time to meet new people and tour around Sao Paulo.
Speakers: Colleen LaBeau and Sheila Longie Kathy Hughitt 2015-06-18 00:00:00Z 0
Speaker - Stephen Ramsey kathy hughitt 2015-06-11 00:00:00Z 0
Meeting Location Change for Thursday June 11 2015-06-04 00:00:00Z 0
Speaker Matthew Selinske-June 4 Kathy Hughitt 2015-06-04 00:00:00Z 0
May 2015 Rotary Students of the Month Kathy Cleveland 2015-05-28 00:00:00Z 0
2015 CAMP RYLA STUDENTS Dan Forrest 2015-05-21 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on May 13, 2015
 

Yes it rained--and no one cared!

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New Member Aaron Wheatcraft kathy hughitt 2015-05-07 00:00:00Z 0
Taste of Lakeville Online Auction SHEILA LONGIE 2015-04-24 00:00:00Z 0
Event and Raffle Tickets dan ringstad 2015-03-12 00:00:00Z 0
March Madness Randy Sparling 2015-03-12 00:00:00Z 0
Speaker Dr. David "Chip" Kent IV Jim Christian 2015-03-12 00:00:00Z 0
Speaker Jess Luce Kathy Hughitt 2015-03-05 00:00:00Z 0
Taste of Lakeville Countdown 2015 kathy Hughitt 2015-03-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Feb 28, 2015
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
(Craig Manson, Dave Oswald, Chris Galler)
 
Speaker-Chris Galler Kathy Hughitt 2015-03-01 00:00:00Z 0
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Peg Duenow  Classification Talk. Peg and her husband, Gene, own and operate 6 KFC Stores that are located in Iowa, South Dakota, and Nebraska.  They were high school sweethearts and have two adult children, Nicole and Alexis.
 
Peg and Gene have been KFC franchise owners since 1970 and have been fortunate to have had the opportunity to get to know Colonel Sanders. Peg is currently the KFC Government Affairs Committee Chair for KFC.
 
In her free time Peg has a passion for sailing and especially for ocean passages.
 
Thank you Peg for sharing your classification story!
Classification Talk Kathy Hughitt 2015-02-19 00:00:00Z 0
World Polio Day Oct 24 kathy hughitt 2014-10-02 00:00:00Z 0
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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.

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Posted on Jun 25, 2014
2013-14 Club President Jim Christian
and 2014-15 Club President Craig Manson
Passing of the Gavel Kathy Hughitt 2014-06-26 00:00:00Z 0
ROTARY STUDENTS OF THE MONTH -May 2014 Kathy Hughitt 2014-05-22 00:00:00Z 0
ROTARY 109 YEARS Kathy Hughitt 2014-02-24 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Feb 20, 2014

ONLINE TICKETS  SALES ARE NOW OPEN!

 

12th Annual Taste of Lakeville

Thursday, May 15th, 2014

Lakeville Arts Center

5:00 p.m. - 9: 00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Taste of Lakeville is a community celebration where local restaurants, caterers, and fine beverage purveyors get together for one magical evening and offer attendees the opportunity to sample, taste, sip and devour the rich culinary treats our wonderful town has to offer. This event is for adults only. You must be at least 21 years of age to attend and proof of age will be required at the time of admission to the event.

The primary fundraising event for the Lakeville Rotary Club. Proceeds from this event and many of the club's activities go to support Scholarships, Youth Programs, Heritage Center and many, many others. Please feel free to review the List of Beneficiaries, then be sure to Get Your Tickets for this exciting event!

- See more at: http://portal.clubrunner.ca/7673/SitePage/events#sthash.UGNDWO04.dpuf
12TH ANNUAL TASTE OF LAKEVILLE KATHY HUGHITT 2014-02-21 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Feb 19, 2014
FEBRUARY 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 February Lakeville South School has chosen Erin Kilbride is being nominated for Rotary Student of the Month because of her exceptional leadership skills, determination, admirable perseverance, outstanding work ethic and natural leadership abilities.
 
Erin currently ranks 13 out of 452 students in her class. She carries a 4.16 grade-point-average. 
 
Erin is also gifted in many co-curricular activities. In cross country running alone, she is a: 6 year Varsity letter winner, 4 time All Conference runner,4 time individual State Meet qualifier,5 time State Meet team qualifier, All State runner in 2009, Key member of numerous Conference and Section Championship teams, and has won Team Awards for Most Inspirational, Best Work Ethic, and Cougar Award
 
Erin’s parents are Patrick J & Carol F Kilbride and her dean is Dana Cronin
 
For the month of February Lucie Lyon has been chosen as Lakeville North High School, as Student of the Month.  Lucy has earned numerous academic achievements and awards.  She is a 2014 National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist.  Lucie is an AP Scholar with Distinction.  Lucie earned the Minnesota State High School Tennis Coaches Association Academic All State Award.  Lucie currently has a high GPA of 4.297 and is ranked number 3 in her class.
 
Lucie is also currently Mock Trial Captain as well as National Honor Society President, and Senior Class Treasurer.   She is the Rank Captain of the LNHS Marching Band (a flutist and piccolo player) as well as the girls’ Tennis Team Varsity Captain.  Outside of Lakeville North High School, Lucie has volunteered as Special Olympics Assistant Tennis Coach and at the Heritage County Library Reading Program. 
 
Luci’s parents are Ann Brucciani Lyon & Greg Lyon and her dean is Cary Zahn.
 
ROTARY STUDENTS OF THE MONTH- FEBRUARY 2014 Kathy Hughitt 2014-02-20 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jan 19, 2014
India’s Anniversary: Celebrating Three Years Polio-Free India marks three years since its last case of polio, despite once being considered the most challenging place to end the disease . © Rotary Today, the Global Polio Eradication Initiative joins India and the global community in celebrating a historic global health milestone: three years have passed since India’s last case of wild polio. Pending final clearance of December and January laboratory samples, the Regional Certification Commission is expected to certify the entire South-East Asia Region of the World Health Organization as polio-free in March. With a densely-concentrated population of more than one billion people, India was once considered the most challenging place on earth to end polio. The country’s success is a result of remarkable commitment at all levels, from the highest reaches of government to the heroic 2.3 million vaccinators delivering polio drops to local communities. India’s triumph is a landmark achievement that will vastly benefit children's health in India and around the world. The infrastructure and innovations that helped India reach the poorest and most marginalized are now being used to deliver other health interventions like measles vaccines. Social mobilizers from the polio program are counselling pregnant women on breastfeeding and providing newborns with routine immunizations, and the polio surveillance system is helping build capacity for India’s Universal Immunization Program. India also proves the virus can be eliminated under the most complex circumstances, providing inspiration and technical guidance for eliminating polio in the three endemic countries: Pakistan, Afghanistan and Nigeria. Lessons from India’s success informed the development of the new Strategic Plan to end polio by 2018 and are already driving progress in the few remaining reservoirs where polio endures. While India’s anniversary is a significant milestone and proof of what is possible, recent outbreaks in the Middle East and the Horn of Africa – both linked to virus from endemic countries – are proof that as long as polio exists anywhere, it is a threat everywhere. We must capitalize on India’s achievement to end polio globally and protect the health of children everywhere for generations to come. Help celebrate. Below are just a few examples of activities happening around the world to mark the day:
 
Rotary clubs throughout India will illuminate landmarks and iconic structures on 13 January with “India is Polio Free.” 
 
A new video about St. Stephen’s Hospital in Delhi shows how life has changed in India without polio. - See more at: http://www.polioeradication.org/tabid/488/iid/347/Default.aspx#sthash.pFKoQipd.dpuf
"We AreThis Close" Kathy Hughitt 2014-01-20 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by RANDY SPARLING on Dec 11, 2013

Thank you and the Lakeville Rotary Club for volunteering on such a cold day! I have your totals.

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Bell Ringing Volunteers:

Rainbow 

 Fleet Farm

 Cub Foods 

Sheila Longie
Frank Schoeben
Tom Coughlin
Joel Theisen 
Greg Moore
Doc Aak 
Peggy Rice, Cheryl Morton,
Jacque Mihm
Theresa Peterson
Dan Vlasak
Steve Allen
Tom Smith 
Steve Volavka
Jim Christian
Mark Priore
Steve Rall
Patrick Boria
Paul Marzahn
Peg and Gene Duenow
Dan Ringstad
Klaus Schneegans
Tom Mork 
Al Just (Life Rebuilders)
Brian Lundquist
Doug Anderson
Jim Morrow
Randy and Paula
Sparling
Ken and Karen
Wentworth



Cub Foods - $326.10

Rainbow - $345.78

Fleet Farm - $997.85

 

Total - $1,669.73.

And there is more: The Rotary Club of Lakeville Foundation agreed to a match up to $750.00!

Total with match $ 2,419.73

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Posted by RANDY SPARLING on Nov 20, 2013

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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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Posted by Thomas Vonhof on Nov 20, 2013

NOVEMBER 2013 ROTARY STUDENTS OF THE MONTH




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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, Dylan Adelman was nominated at Lakeville South High School, as November Rotary Student of the Month.  There are few people in this world that can organize and lead like Dylan. He is the Vice President of our National Honor Society, All-State Speech member, and our Debate team captain. As an organizer, Dylan is outstanding. He started a mentoring/tutoring group at his former elementary to provide students with academic and social/emotional support Last year, Dylan created the first ever Job Fair at Lakeville South HS, which exposed Lakeville North and South students to several local companies in the south metro area. Recently, Dylan organized the first ever TEDX event at Lakeville South, which brought some of Lakeville finest speakers including Mayor Little and Superintendent Snyder to talk about the future of politics, education, and technology.

 

Academically, Dylan carries a 4.18 GPA and has taken several AP classes at Lakeville South High School. Dylan’s parents are Judi and Duane Adelman.  Dylan’s dean is Shaun Murphy.


For the month of November, Alexandra Noll was nominated at Lakeville North High School, as Student of the Month.  Alexandra is a Commended National Merit Scholar and an AP Scholar at Lakeville North High School. She is an accomplished piano player, playing since the third grade.  She has won numerous awards at the National Federation of Music competitions. 


At Lakeville North High School, Alexandra was involved in SAGE.  She served as a class officer in grade 11.  She was the founder of a club called, SELF (Safe Environment to Live Freely) to encourage self-confidence and self-respect in young women.  She is a member of the National Honor Society, Best Buddies and outside of school; she works at Rainbow Food store.  Alexandra has volunteered at Feed my Starving Children, Second Harvest Heartland, Trinity Care Center nursing home. 


Alexandra's parents are James & Karina Noll and her dean is Cary Zahn.

NOVEMBER STUDENTS OF THE MONTH Thomas Vonhof 2013-11-21 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kathy Hughitt on Nov 06, 2013

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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.

FOUNDATION GIVING Kathy Hughitt 2013-11-07 00:00:00Z 0
WORLD POLIO DAY October 24, 2013 Kathy Hughitt 2013-10-21 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Thomas Vonhof on Oct 16, 2013

OCTOBER 2013 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”.

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Outside of Lakeville North high School, Cody is a member of “Envisions Lakeville” community task force.  Cody is the Minnesota delegate to the 2013 YMCA Youth Conference on National Affairs. Cody’s parents are Andra Hentges & Andrew Hentges & Leroy Jones.  Cody’s dean is Dan McNulty.


For the month of October, Elise Redetzke was nominated at Lakeville South High School, as Student of the Month.  Elise was chosen for her positive attitude, character, leadership and successful performance in both academics and co-curricular activities at Lakeville South High School She has a 3.97 GPA, has taken 9 AP and 12 honors courses, President of National Honor Society, on Student Council, Youth in Government, Cougars Leading Cougars and Numerous volunteering activities such as: Augustana Regents nursing home, Feed My Starving Children, and LSHS blood drives.  Elise’s parents are Darren and Pamela Redetzke and her dean is John Boche.

OCTOBER STUDENTS OF THE MONTH Thomas Vonhof 2013-10-17 00:00:00Z 0
What is Rotary? Kathy Hughitt 2013-10-07 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by JAMES CHRISTIAN on Sep 29, 2013
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Lakeville Rotary Club  is hosting a Community Blood Drive - Tuesday, October 8, 2013, from 1:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. at Crossroads Church (located at Cedar & Dodd.) - Please consider donating blood or volunteering your time at the drive.  Contact Mike Cooper for more information, mcoop52317@gmail.com.

To schedule your appointment please call 1-800-redcross or visit www.redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code 0176807.

 

Giving Your Type

To The Right Type

Based on your blood type and where the need is greatest. There are many ways to give-and double or triple the potential of your life-saving gift. In addition to whole blood, you also can donate just part of your blood: red cells, plasma, or platelets.

Using a special automated process called apheresis (AY-fur-EE-sis) each blood component is collected in greater quantities than through traditional methods.

If You Are 

% of U.S. 

Donation type (s)

Most Needed 

     
 O+  38%  Double Red Cells
 O-   7%  Double Red Cells
 A+  34%  Platelets, Plasma
 A-   6%  Double Red Cells, Platelets
 B+   9%  Platelets, Plasma
 B-   2%  Double Red Cells, Platelets
 AB+   3%  Platelets, Plasma
 AB-   1%  Platelets, Plasma
GIVING YOUR TYPE TO THE RIGHT TYPE JAMES CHRISTIAN 2013-09-30 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kathy Hughitt on Sep 22, 2013

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ROTARY SEEKS BUSINESS/PROFESSIONAL PEOPLE FOR EXCHANGE WITH SWEDEN

May 2 - May 31, 2014

Rotarian Opportunity - Group Leader

Non-Rotarian Opportunity - Team Member

Deadline for applications is this Sunday, October 20, 2013.

A once in a lifetime opportunity!  Too good to be true!  A life-changing learning experience!  These are phrases past participants have used to describe Rotary International’s Group Study Exchange program.

All applications must be received by your local Rotary Club by October 20, 2013. For more information and applications visit the Rotary District Website,http://rotary5960.org/showDoc.cfm?pMenuTop=5&pObject=259

 

ROTARY GROUP STUDY EXCHANGE SWEDEN Kathy Hughitt 2013-09-23 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Thomas Vonhof on Sep 18, 2013

SEPTEMBER 2013 ROTARY STUDENTS OF THE MONTH

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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, Bronson Bruneau was nominated at Lakeville North High School, as Student of the Month.  Bronson was chosen for his high academics, he is currently number one in his senior class of 452.  Bronson was also chosen for his extra-curricular involvement as well as strong leadership skills.


At LNHS Bronson is a Senior Class Officer, is an officer on Student Council, he is captain of the basketball team and is on the football team; he has been on the baseball team and is a member of National Honor Society.  He is also in Minnesota YMCA Youth in Government.  Bronson is currently part of the Homecoming Court.  Outside of LNHS, Bronson has won a Congressional Gold Award, as well as many other awards.  He has played piano since age 8, is involved in Fellowship of Christian Athletes and at Hosanna is very involved in many, many activities.  His work has been as self-employed, lawn mowing, as well as a referee and umpire for the Lakeville Basketball Assoc. and Lakeville Baseball Assoc.  Bronson’s parents are Phil and Kelly Bruneau and his dean is Cheryl Meger.


For the month of September, Margaret Gadek was nominated at Lakeville South High School, as Student of the Month.  Throughout her high school years, she has consistently demonstrated maturity in decision-making and leadership.  Margaret currently has a cumulative GPA of 4.325 and ranks one out of a highly competitive class of 446 students.  Upon graduation, she will have completed nine honors courses and twelve advanced placement courses.  Margaret received the National Merit Semifinalist Award as well as the AP Scholar with Distinction Award.


While Margaret’s main focus is academic achievement, she has demonstrated leadership in a variety of extracurricular activities, such as Speech: Extemporaneous Speaking, Debate, and Science Olympiad.  She is a member of the National Honor Society and Chemistry Club.  In addition, Margaret was the founder of the LSHS Food Shelf that has been serving needy families for over a year now.  Her wealth of leadership experience will serve her well in her future career in the medical field.  Margaret has made a commitment to excellence in everything she does.  She has without fail been an excellent school citizen and positive role model at LSHS.  Margaret’s parents are Martin and Mary Gadek and her dean is Dana Cronin.

2013-14 SEPTEMBER STUDENTS OF THE MONTH Thomas Vonhof 2013-09-19 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Patrick Arling on Sep 04, 2013

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Dan Ringstad introduced our speaker, Jim Nowak, Assistant Vice President, Risk Management United Bankers Bank.  Jim is an economist and a graduate of St. Cloud State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in finance. Jim has been a featured speaker at many banking industry events and has appeared on Fox9 News.

Jim came prepared with a few of the many indexes he updates on a daily basis. His indexes track the “feel” of the economy, credit growth, 12-month cumulative job growth, consumption & housing, national & MN weekly leading economic activity index, and the job growth. According to Jim locally the news is good for Minnesota but expect the national market to be volatile until the end of the year.

SEPTEMBER 5 SPEAKER - JIM NOWAK Patrick Arling 2013-09-05 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by JAMES CHRISTIAN on Aug 07, 2013

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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 

LAKEVILLE NEWSLETTER Aug 8, 2013 JAMES CHRISTIAN 2013-08-08 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by DAN FORREST on May 29, 2013

2013 Camp RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Award) Students

Lakeville South, Sydney Grossman and Lakeville North, Greg Augustine
www.campryla.com 

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2013 CAMP RYLA STUDENTS DAN FORREST 2013-05-30 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by DAN FORREST on May 29, 2013

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Lakeville South students, Sammie Harris and Abby Quinnell, and Lakeville North students, Joe Crocco and Andy Crenshaw. Presented our Club with donations for Rotary's End Polio Now campaign.

Polio cases have declined rapidly since 1985, but the fight isn't over. Polio is a crippling and potentially fatal infectious disease, and for as little as US$0.60, a child can be protected against the virus for life. If we don't finish the fight right now, more than 10 million children under the age of five could be paralyzed by polio in the next 40 years. CLICK HERE for more information.

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POLIO PLUS DAN FORREST 2013-05-30 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Thomas Vonhof on May 29, 2013

MAY 2013 ROTARY STUDENTS OF THE MONTH
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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 May, Kierra Blackstad was nominated at Lakeville North High School, as Student of the Month.  Kierra has been chosen due to her academic achievements as well as school activities and outside community involvement.  She is a member of National Honor Society and has been recognized as an A.P. Scholar with Honor.  Kierra is in concert band, in the pit orchestra for the school musicals as well as an officer for SADD, a Youth Teaching Youth, treasurer for the American Sign Language Club and on the soccer team.

Kierra is an oboist in the Minnesota Youth Symphonies Symphony Orchestra outside of LNHS.  She is a member of the MN All-State Concert Band as well as the MN Band Director’s Assoc State Honor Band and has received seven superior ratings in the MN H.S. State Solo/Ensemble contests.  Kierra does a large amount of volunteering through Prince of Peace Lutheran church as well as at Lake Marion Elementary School.  She works as a soccer goalkeeper coach and with Lifeworks Life Services as well as personal care attendance and home tutor for a student with autism.  She plans to attend Luther College next year, majoring in music and education.  Kierra’s parents are Peter and Joy Blackstad and her dean is Cheryl Meger.

For the month of May, Lee Bares was nominated at Lakeville South High School, as Student of the Month.  Lee was chosen for his positive attitude, character, leadership and successful performance in both academics and co-curricular activities at Lakeville South High School.  He has won three consecutive state titles in the pole vault and plans to attend West Point.  Lee’s parents are David and Heidi Bares and his dean is Shaun Murphy
ROTARY MAY 2013 STUDENTS OF THE MONTH Thomas Vonhof 2013-05-30 00:00:00Z 0
March 28th Speakers - Brackett's Golf Pro David Plotnik and Maurie Steinley, Viverant Physical Therapist SHEILA LONGIE 2013-03-28 00:00:00Z 0
March Rotary Students of the Month Priya Tekriwal and Nick Heller Thomas Vonhof 2013-03-21 00:00:00Z 0
Taste of Lakeville Glenn Starfield 2013-03-18 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by JAY YOUNG on Jan 16, 2013

Jay Young presented a check to Karen from Hope for Tomorrow. Karen talked about how the program provides mentors to middle school girls. The money will help with field trips.

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Lakeville Foundation Giving JAY YOUNG 2013-01-17 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by STEVE AAKER on Sep 04, 2012

"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.

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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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