Jul 25, 2019
Think Great
Aug 15, 2019 7:00 AM
Patti and Tony McDonalds
Aug 28, 2019 7:00 AM
State of District
Sep 12, 2019 7:00 AM
AVID Program
Sep 19, 2019 7:00 AM
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Upcoming Events
Club Picnic
Tony and Patti McDonald
Aug 15, 2019
5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
State of the District
Wilds Golf Course
Aug 28, 2019
7:00 AM – 8:15 AM
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Zach Duckworth
July 1
George "Skip" Thaler
July 2
Jon Koznick
July 4
July 5
Krystel Anderson
July 20
Krista Jech
July 27
Eric Gidlow
July 29
August 3
Doug Anderson
August 16
August 24
Alan Williams
August 25
Robert Bayer
August 30
Join Date
July 1, 2005
14 years
James Connelly
July 1, 2016
3 years
James Kretsch
July 1, 2009
10 years
Denny Chrissinger
July 9, 2014
5 years
Peggy Rice
July 18, 2013
6 years
Jeffrey Long
July 25, 2014
5 years
August 1, 1991
28 years
Beth Kohlnhofer Raskovich
August 17, 2016
3 years
August 19, 2004
15 years
Russell Hampton
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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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July 25Tom Hendrickson

Greg Highberg
Aug 01Greg Highberg

Krista Jech
Aug 08Krista Jech

Joe Julius
Aug 15No Morning meeting
Aug 22Joe Julius

Clint Kennedy
Aug 29No Morning Meeting


July 25 - Colleen LaBeau
Aug 01 - Dave Oswald
Aug 08 - Nathaniel Bliss
Aug 15 - No Morning Meeting (club picnic)
Aug 22 - Jim Christian
Aug 29 - No Morning Meeting (join us Aug 28 @ The Wilds)
Sept 05 - Richard Henderson


July 25 - Colleen LaBeau
Aug 01 - Dave Oswald
Aug 08 - Dave Bellows
Aug 15 - No Morning Meeting (club picnic)
Aug 22 - Dan Engberg
Aug 29 - No Morning Meeting (Joint Meeting with Prior Lake on Aug 28)
Sept 05 - Sheila Longie




Mark Your Calendars
Friday, Aug 9 - Rotary at the Races
Thursday, Aug 15 - All Club Picnic @ Tony and Patti McDonald's
Click Here to register "Families Welcome"
Wednesday, Aug 28 - Joint meeting with Prior Lake Rotary Club
Location: The Wilds Golf Club
Time: 7am - 8:15am
Click Here to register
Friday, Aug 30 - Rotary Day at the MN State Fair

Rotary Theme - June
Fast for Hope
Dave Newman, Ken Mosier
Our July 18th speaker was Dave Newman, District 5960 Fast for Hope Team Lead.  As many of you know Fast for Hope has been working in Nicaragua since 2007.  Last spring a civil disturbance erupted which has affected what the team has been able to accomplish in the past year. 
Did you know that the Fast for Hope program has been around since the 70’s and is unique to our district.
It is called Fast for Hope because initially clubs would forgo one meal each year and the monies for that meal would go to Fast for Hope.  Now clubs do a variety of activities including one that has a NCAA basketball pool they call Hoops for Hope.
Money can be spent as we would like, not tied to Rotary Foundation restrictions.  In past years funds have funded fistula hospital in Ethiopia, feeding program in Haiti, Books for Africa and water wells in Haiti as just a few examples.
In the Nicaragua Initiative the team has tried new things, they have taken risks, made some mistakes but they have also learned a lot.
Dave shared that there are a lot of reasons why we give of our time and money to help others, with quite often the major influence is it makes us feel good.  The danger this presents is the desire to feel good can often cause us to unintentionally do more harm than good with our giving.
He encouraged us that if we want to learn more, we should do one or both of the following:
Watch Poverty Inc., on either Amazon or Netflix.  It is only about 90-minutes, it is in a documentary format, but it moves along quickly and is interesting.
Or, read Toxic Charity by Bob Lupton.  Bob has dedicated his life to helping the poor both is our country and internationally. 
Blood Drive
Join fellow Lakeville Rotarians and community members on Tuesday, August 6 for the Lakeville Citywide Blood Drive.

Last year we collected 100 units of blood and our goal this year is 150 units.  To make this year more enticing to potential donors, we are having a drawing for special  prizes

Sponsors have donated the following prizes: pairs of tickets to the Minnesota Twins, the Vikings, the Wild, the Chanhassen Dinner Theatre, Lakeville North and South family season athletic tickets, Alibi Drinkery gift cards, a B-52 Burgers and Brew gift card, a Yeti Cooler, a Ninja Coffee Maker, and a Minnesota Wild Jersey.


The donors sites are: Fire Station #4 on 185th and the Heritage Center on  Holyoke.


To schedule an appointment to donate go to: and enter Sponsor Code 4450.  


If you would rather enroll by phone call Mike at 952-500-0862 and he will get you signed up.


The current blood supply is seriously low due to the hard winter and the cancelling of appointments and blood drives.  We need your help.  First time donors are especially welcome. It is not unusual for some people to assume they can't donate due to some type of health issue or international travel.  That assumption may no longer be true as the restrictions continue to change.  You can check on the web site or call to find out.  


If you would like to help with the blood drive please go to:  



Big News!
We have some big news!
Announcement from Lakeville Liquors!

July membership drive update: We're pleased to announce that the Lakeville Rotary Club - Lakeville, MN has committed to matching all donations raised by Lakeville Liquors in support of the new King Park adaptive mini golf course.
Discounted membership drive has been extended until August 4th.Thank you to those who have donated already! This will be a great addition to our community.

Ground breaking ceremony this past Saturday, July 20 at King Park before the Miracle League World Series game.
Welcome Dan Engberg!
Lakeville Rotary Club welcomes their newest club member Dan Engberg! Dan is a financial advisor with Edward Jones in Lakeville. His sponsor is Dave Oswald.
Dave Oswald, Dan Engberg
Club Annual Picnic

Club Picnic
Start Time: 5:30pm
New Member Discussion at 5:00pm
Location: Patti and Tony McDonalds
Food provided by Divine Swine- "Chicken & Ribs"
RSVP to Kathy or online, Click Here
Families Welcome!
Rotary Day at the Races

Join Us on Friday, August 9

Rotary Day at Canterbury Park
Ticket Cost: $10.00 per person 
(See Kathy for tickets)
100% of ticket sales benefit PolioPlus

Includes admission, hot dog and chips

Canterbury Park
Silks Area
1100 Canterbury Rd, Shakopee
Gates open at 5:00 pm
First race 6:00 pm
Paddock & Winners Circle tours
Only 25 spots available for each district. Register online at -
50/50 Raffle
Hear District 5950 Polio Chair Tim Mulcrone sing the National Anthem (approx. 5:30 pm)
Invite family & friends
Rotary at the State Fair

Hundreds of Rotarians Are Needed

Friday, August 30, 2019

Show your Rotary pride and meet new Rotary friends at the Minnesota State Fair!

Pick your timing or come for the entire day. Families are welcome in Rotary gear, too. Cap off the day by “Dancin’ on the Ceiling” with Lionel Richie in the Grandstand at 7:30 (tickets must be purchased in advance).

Join the Random Act of Service Team 
 Pick your shift:
 Depending on total signups, volunteers may earn their ticket
Join the Media Blitz Team
Take a shift at a media booth:
Promote Rotary during News Broadcasts
Need a Rotary wearable?
Show your Rotary pride with a
cool-dry T-shirt, perfect for hot days. Order before 8/13:
Prizes are Needed, Too
Teams from District will staff a table where fairgoers “Spin the Rotary Wheel” for prizes. We need:
  • Several unique yet portable prizes
  • Many simple and small giveaways; - e.g. branded golf tees, pencils – club names add to the fun

​Pack and send by August 15th to:

Kathy Hughitt |  Rotary District  5960
1700 West Hwy 36, Ste 820 Roseville, MN 55113
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Club Makeup's

Rotary online
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