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December 9
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December 19
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December 19
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January 14, 2014
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January 18, 2017
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December 2, 2010
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December 20, 2017
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December 20, 2017
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Lakeville Rotary Club
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17976 Judicial Road
Lakeville, MN 55044-7103
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Club Meeting Update
In light of COVID-19 mandates, Lakeville Rotary will be hosting virtual meetings until further notice. Our next meeting will be 7:00 AM Thursday.
Please note: Holiday Schedule. No club meeting on December 24 & December 31. 
Join us virtually this Thursday, December 17th for a special Holiday Meeting featuring the Marzahn Family and special guests. 
Meeting ID: 820 4495 3526
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Jan 30 Blood Drive
The Lakeville Rotary Club, Crossroads Church, and Memorial Blood Centers are hosting a blood drive on Saturday, January 30 from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.  This is our first blood drive since our Lakeville Community Drive in August, and we hope you will join us again in this life-saving endeavor.
Almost every day we learn another way of how the COVID - 19 virus is impacting our lives either directly or indirectly.  For example, many of the large metro area corporations were a great source for hosting blood drives.  Today, because of the virus, most of their employees are still working from home and consequently, the scheduled blood drive got cancelled.  Area high schools were another great source for blood drives throughout the school year.  As you know, those potential donors are now receiving instruction on-line and more blood drives got cancelled.
While the supply of donors has dropped significantly, the demand for blood has only dropped a little bit by doctors delaying elective surgeries. Not all surgeries are elective; there are cancer patients, mothers hemorrhaging during childbirth, and victims of car accidents who need blood.
Start 2021 in the spirit of giving and become a regular blood donor!  Join us on January 30 at Crossroads Church located at Cedar and Dodd in Lakeville.  The hours are from 9:00 until 5:00.  Masks and social distancing will be required.
Help save someone's life.  Sign up on-line today by just clicking on the following link:
If you prefer to enroll by phone,  you can call Mike, 952-500-0862 or Memorial Blood Center, 651-332-7150.
Thank you,
Mike Cooper
Lakeville Rotary


Dec 17 - Paul Marzahn

Please let Kathy know if you would like to be scheduled to give an Invocation/Reflection or Master at Arms at an upcoming meeting.

OR visit our Signup Genius signup page,  to volunteer at an upcoming meeting!

Community Service
The Lakeville Chamber and Tourism office has reached out and asked Rotarians for help to support our local restaurant and hospitality workers who are struggling to provide a holiday for their children. 
With your help Plateful of Love to date has covered 73 kids and 37 families with gifts and groceries for the holidays!
Rotarians! Thank you for making this program a success!
Lakeville South Rotary Student of the Month
Emma Sistrunk
Dean Paul Donner
Lakeville South has chosen Emma Sistrunk for their December Rotary Student of the month.  The Rotary Award is specifically for seniors who have shown service above self. Emma has spent many summers volunteering at Winterhaven Stables. Cleaning up the barn, feeding horses, exercising horses, and helping people of all ages learn how to ride. She was inspired by the owner of the barn, Vickie Tyler, to help and give to others by her caring spirit for everyone around her. Emma helped organize and help at the Blood Drives held at Lakeville South through HOSA-future health professionals. It is important to donate blood and to support those doing so that they are more likely to have a good experience and donate again. Donating blood can help save lives for those who might die without a transfusion. Emma would like to thank Lakeville South for offering rigorous courses and activities that have helped shape her. She is a captain for the Alpine Ski team and her specialty is the slalom races. She really enjoys getting to help all the younger skiers out and cheer them on at races. Some of the courses Lakeville South offered such as AP Chemistry and Anatomy and Physiology have helped her decide to continue her education at a higher level as a Biology major. For the future, her current top choices for colleges are St. Olaf and University of Carolina at Chapel Hill. With a Biology major, Emma would like to pursue a career in either research or medicine.
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Lakeville North High School
Rotary Student of the Month
Sela Garncarz and Dean Dan McNulty
Lakeville North High School has chosen Sela Garncarz for the December Rotary Student of the Month. Sela's parents are Thomas & Laura Garncarz and her Dean is Dan McNulty. Sela is an AP Scholar, with her current GPA of 4.117 and her class rank is 33 out of 445.  Sela's academic interest lies in the area of Biomedical Engineering. At Lakeville North High School, Sela is a member of Track and Field and the Tennis Team. Sela is also in the National Honor Society, health Occupation Students of America Club, Asian American Connections Club, DECA, math League, Best Budies and Faith Club. 
Outside Lakeville North High School, Sela works part time at Fleet Farm, she co-teaches at Hosanna Children's Ministries and St. John's Sunday School for elementary students. 
Speaker - Carol Arney
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Our speaker today was fellow St. Paul Sunrise Rotarian, Carol Arney.  Upon retiring Carol took training from Al Gore’s foundation on climate change, Climate Reality Process. 
She was passionate about the topic and decided to contribute by educating the public about the climate process going on.  Her presentation to us was based on the Rotary Four-Way Test.
Some information you might find interesting:
  • Since 1980 no colder than average years have occurred, we are heating up in the last 5 years especially
  • Climate change affects especially the poor now in the early stages but eventually will affect us all.
  • Winters are warming much faster than summers.
  • Polar Vortex events like the ones recently are due to the splitting of the Polar Air Mass that sends it wavering over areas like America and Europe while the Poles are warmer than usual.
  • Health affects from mosquitoes that were primarily tropical diseases are on the rise.
  • Green Energy is on the rise much faster than anticipated.
  • Though C02 plants will remain constant then lessen some in the future the added need for energy will be provided by wind, solar and other green technologies just being developed.
Thank you, Carol for your insights. For more information view the April 2019 Rotarian Magazine on Climate Change with many suggestions for us to pursue for a cleaner and healthier atmosphere.
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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