Sep 03, 2020 7:00 AM
40 Thieves on Saipan
Sep 10, 2020 7:00 AM
Classification Talk
Sep 24, 2020 7:00 AM
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Upcoming Events
Club Picnic
Tony and Patti McDonalds
Aug 27, 2020
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
August 3
August 7
Michael Cooper
August 11
Doug Anderson
August 16
August 24
Alan Williams
August 25
Robert Bayer
August 30
September 9
Daniel Perez
September 10
Justin Miller
September 10
September 26
Joel Theisen
September 29
Join Date
August 1, 1991
29 years
Beth Kohlnhofer Raskovich
August 17, 2016
4 years
August 19, 2004
16 years
Paula Albright
September 1, 1993
27 years
Cheryl Morton
September 17, 2009
11 years
Roger Struthers
September 19, 2002
18 years
Alan Williams
September 20, 2007
13 years
Glenn Starfield
September 20, 2007
13 years
Michael Baumann
September 20, 2017
3 years
Pat Arling
September 26, 2006
14 years
September 27, 2001
19 years
Lisa Zarza
September 27, 2018
2 years
Judy Keliher
September 28, 2008
12 years
Russell Hampton
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Lakeville Rotary Club
Service Above Self
We meet Thursdays at 7:00 AM
Brackett's Crossing Country Club
17976 Judicial Road
Lakeville, MN 55044-7103
United States of America
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Aug 27 - No Morning Meeting - Club Picnic
Sept 03 - Jim Christian
Sept 10 - Jim Christian
Sept 17 - Sheila Longie
Sept 24 - Sheila Longie
Oct 1 - Colleen LaBeau
Oct 8 - Colleen LaBeau


Aug 27 - Club Picnic No Morning Meeting
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Sept 24 - Jim Christian
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Please let Kathy know if you would like to be scheduled to give an Invocation/Reflection or Master at Arms at an upcoming meeting.



Mark Your Calendars
Register today to join us at the Lakeville Rotary Club Summer Picnic!
Thursday, August 27 @ 5:30pm – 8:00pm
Location: Tony and Patti McDonalds
Food & Beverage provided!
Rotarians & family or guests welcome!
Registration deadline August 20, 2020!

Blood Drive Thank You
What a great day for saving lives!  We collected 265 units of blood on Tuesday.  That is the largest, single-day collection ever recorded for Memorial Blood Centers.  You and all of Lakeville should feel proud of this accomplishment.
There were 59 first-time ever donors. Welcome to a group of very special abnormal people.  Only 37% of the population is able to donate and less than 10% do.  There were 113 people who were first-time donors with Memorial Blood Centers.  That number is important, because Memorial's blood stays in Minnesota and most of it goes to the Twin Cities area hospitals.
I have a story I would like to share.  
My youngest daughter was in first grade and had fun riding her bike.  After school, she would jump on that bike and just ride and ride up and down the sidewalk in front of our house.  A regular Forrest Gump on wheels.  She would wait for me to come home from work, and as soon as she saw my car, we would race to the driveway.  As you would expect, she would always win.  After I got out of the car, we would sit on the front steps and talk about each other's day.  She would tell me about who she played with at recess, who had a birthday, and what she had for lunch. You know, important stuff.  Eventually, she would ask me what I did that day.  My response was usually pretty boring to her.  But this particular day when she asked, "Daddy, what did you do today?"  I responded, "I saved somebody's life."  Her eyes got as big as saucers, and she went running into the house screaming, "Mommy, mommy, daddy saved somebody's life today."  They both came running back to the front steps.  By then I had proudly rolled up my sleeve to display the elastic wrap on my arm.  That little six-year old girl is grown up now, and she donated with you at this blood drive.
Thank you to everyone who donated and everyone who tried to donate but couldn't.  A special thank you to our sponsors and volunteers who put in the many hours to make this such a success.  We should all thank Gordy Erickson, from Lakeville Trophy, who three years ago thought having a city-wide blood drive would be a great idea.
Please don't forget, you saved somebody's life.
Mike Cooper
Lakeville Rotary Club
Blood Drive Coordinator
Taste of Lakeville Auction - Thank you
This year threw us all a curveball. We were disappointed that we couldn’t host the 2020 Taste of Lakeville due to gathering restrictions. To make the best of a situation, in true Rotary fashion, we moved our auction online and our wine judging to your home. And….YOU SHOWED UP! We are taken aback by the support our community has continued to give for the Taste of Lakeville! We are so thankful!

We will post an update on auction results in the coming days.
For those with the winning bid on your auction item, or who bought their item outright, you can find out next steps here:
For those who did not win an item, but still wish to donate to Lakeville Rotary Foundation, visit our donation webpage:
Thank you, once again, to our sponsors and for all who participated in the 2020 Online Auction. See you on May 20, 2021 for the 2021 Taste of Lakeville. (in-person 🤞)
Speaker Shelly Peters
Steve Volavka, Shelly Peters
Meeting Youtube Video -
Amy Erkenbrack introduce today's speaker Shelly Peters, Community Educator for 360 Communities.

360 Communities operates two Lewis House Shelters that provide emergency housing and assistance to individuals and families escaping from domestic or sexual violence. At the Lewis House, trained advocates offer emotional support, safety planning, referrals to community resources and help in navigating the court system.

360 Communities opened their first Lewis House in 1979, and since then they have grown to two locations. With Lewis Houses in Eagan and in Hastings, they provide victims of domestic and sexual violence safe housing as they recover and build a successful and safe future.

During Covid-19 Pandemic the Lewis House has been operating on a reduced bed capacity to allow for social distancing but still with the challenges they have been able to offer the critical support to the victims and their children.  

Click Here for more information.

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Club Makeup's

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District 5960 and when Clubs meet:
All make ups must be reported within two (2) weeks of the Club meeting that was missed.
Email make ups to Laurie Bolin,
Lakeville Rotary Club
PO Box 433
Lakeville, MN 55044