Jul 29, 2021
Aug 05, 2021 7:00 AM
Aug 12, 2021 7:00 AM
Lakeville Rotary Charter Members
Aug 19, 2021 7:00 AM
Taste of Lakeville Prep Meeting
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Upcoming Events
Lakeville Rotary Club Picnic
Tony and Patti McDonalds
Jul 29, 2021
5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Zach Duckworth
July 1
July 5
Krista Jech
July 27
August 3
August 7
Michael Cooper
August 11
Doug Anderson
August 16
August 24
Alan Williams
August 25
Robert Bayer
August 30
Join Date
Brandon Smieja
July 1, 2018
3 years
July 1, 2005
16 years
James Connelly
July 1, 2016
5 years
James Kretsch
July 1, 2009
12 years
Martin Luckcuck
July 1, 2004
17 years
MIke Puppe
July 1, 2000
21 years
Jeffrey Long
July 25, 2014
7 years
Daniel Perez
July 30, 2020
1 year
August 1, 1991
30 years
Beth Kohlnhofer Raskovich
August 17, 2016
5 years
August 19, 2004
17 years
Russell Hampton
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Lakeville Rotary Club
Service Above Self
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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Club Meeting Update
Lakeville Rotary Club will be meeting both in-person at Brackett's and virtually via Zoom Unless Noted. 
Upcoming Meetings:
July 29 -  (No morning meeting) Join us for the Annual Club Picnic 5:30pm @ Tony & Patti McDonald's Home, 10004 199th St W, Lakeville
Registration Link: CLICK HERE
Aug 05 - Ben Utecht, Speaker and Author "Invite a Guest Day"
Aug 12 - Carl Wahlstrom, Steve Aaker, Tony McDonald, Lynn Tharaldson - Club Charter Members
Aug 19 - Richard Henderson and Adam Amys, Taste of Lakeville Prep Meeting
Aug 25 - Taste of Lakeville
Aug 26 - Meeting at Lakeville Arts Center
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Aug 5 - Jim Christian
Aug 12-
Aug 19-
Aug 26- Meeting @ Lakeville Arts Center

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!


Aug 5 - Colleen LaBeau
Aug 12 -
Aug 19 - Paul Marzahn 
Aug 26 - Meeting @ Lakeville Arts Center

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 Opportunities
  • "Home in a Box"Wednesday, July 28 @ 5:30PM
Location: Tony Brama's Garage, 23080 France Circle, Lakeville MN 55044 (612-239-3640)
Team Lead: Steve Aaker 
  • Build a Bed

Aug 13 & Aug 14 - Camp Streefland-Sign up Link: CLICK HERE
Sept 17 & 18 - Camp Streefland - Sign up Link: CLICK HERE

New Members
New member applications!
Welcome to Lakeville Rotary Club
Mike Puppe. Mike is a previous Apple Valley Rotarian and is President of Lakeview Bank. Mike's sponsor is Tom Mork.
Brandon Smieja. Brandon is a previous New Prague Rotarian and is the VP of commercial lending with Lakeview Bank and his sponsor is Tom Mork.
Martin Luckcuck. Martin is a returning Lakeville Rotarian (2004-2007). Martin’s the President and CIO of SMp3 LLC Consulting and Innovation Support for the Supermarket Maintenance Industry. Martin’s sponsor is Jim Christian
Joshua Lee. Joshua is the Assistant Dean of Students for St. Olaf College. Joshua’s sponsor is Nicole Lauer.

Taste of Lakeville Announcements
Taste of Lakeville Tickets – 
Joe Julius (Team Lead) A-M
Dan Vlasak ( Team Lead ) N- Z
All members will receive 6 General Admission tickets @ $40 each. Included with the tickets will be your invoice.  Please have checks made payable to The Rotary Club of Lakeville Foundation. Extra tickets will be available from your ticket coordinator.
VIP Tickets are now available $150 each (limited to 150 tickets) and can be purchased online through Eventbrite,

NEW FOR 2021!


This exclusive, VIP experience (limited to 150 tickets) will be held indoors in the Lakeville Arts Center and includes a VIP Lounge, Premium Wine & Spirits Tastings, Executive Chef Presentation, Entertainment, Swag Bag and more!


  • Premium & Reserve Wine Pours
  • Top Shelf Spirits & Liquor Pours
    • Vodkas
    • Bourbons
    • Whiskeys
    • Scotches
    • Gins
    • Tequilas
  • Executive Chef Presentation
  • VIP Entertainment
  • Exclusive Prize Drawing
  • Swag Bag
  • Full Access to TOL Grounds
  • VIP Parking
  • VIP Entrance

Posters! Will are available at the Club Meetings!
Tracking sheet will also be available at the meeting.

Taste of Lakeville Event Volunteer Link
All Members are asked to volunteer to help!

Taste of Lakeville Friends and Family Volunteer Link:

Great gift for the bourbon lover in your life! Woodford Reserve and our friends at Lakeville Liquors are offering Taste of Lakeville etched bottles of small batch straight bourbon whiskey. Here's a link to pre-order yours, $30.99. That's a $5 savings for a cool looking full bottle of bourbon!
July Meeting Highlights
Steve Volavka and Tom Vonhof
June 24th- Change of Club Leadership - Lakeville Rotary Club thanked President Steve Volavka for his year of service and welcomed in Tom Vonhof as our 2021-2022 Club President. 

President Tom Vonhof, Sophie Thomas
July 8 - Sophie Thomas shared about her experience attending Rotary's Camp Enterprise.

Camp Enterprise is a three-day camp for high school juniors and seniors designed to introduce students to the free enterprise system and encourage entrepreneurship and ethical business practices. The experience is often life changing. The camp is currently scheduled for November 2022. Interested students can contact their deans.

July 15 - Lakeville South Robotics Team - Hackercats - 
Jamie Wickander, LSHS Robotics Team Co-Manager, introduced her team at Rotary. The Club was so impressed with the students that they donated $700 to their summer project. 
Lakeville Robotics is an independent, non profit, 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to promoting and supporting  the FIRST Robotics programs in Lakeville, Minnesota.
Their mission is to provide more students in Lakeville the opportunity to participate in FIRST programs by bringing the schools and community together to enhance student learning at all levels in a fun, real world, hands on environment.

July 22, 2021- Club Assembly
We had several guests join our meeting today. Pictured with President Tom Vonhof is Adade Amenounve.  Adade was a guest of Doug Anderson.
President Tom Vonhof introduced our 2021-2022 Club Board. Members gave a brief introduction on their teams and invited club Rotarians to join them. 
2021 -2022  Lakeville Rotary Board
President & Youth Protection Officer

President Elect & Club Service

Community Service Co- Chairs
Vocational Service
International Service
Rotary Foundation Co-Chairs
Immediate Past President & PI Team Co-Lead
Lakeville Foundation
Rotaract Advisor
Programs / Speakers
Taste of Lakeville Co-Chairs
Vice President
Public Image / Marketing
Executive Secretary

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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