Lakeville Rotary Club





The Rotary Club of Lakeville is a fun, dynamic, community-focused service organization that makes a positive difference in the lives of our neighbors in need, both locally and around the world.
LAKEVILLE ROTARY was chartered on April 30, 1987, and has approximately 90 members.
We welcome you to learn more about how we serve the community of Lakeville and the greater world in need.

Club Membership Chair Steven Swanson
LOCALLY…on an annual basis…
  • We mentor Lakeville South and Lakeville North High School students through the STRIVE Program.
  • We host an Ethics Workshop for 60 students from both High Schools.
  • We Ring-the-Bell for the Salvation Army.
  • We award scholarships to graduating seniors from our local high schools.
  • We recognize two students and their parents from our local high schools through the Student of the Month Program.
  • We send four high school students to Camp Enterprise – Rotary’s Business Leadership Program.
  • We send two high school students to Camp RYLA—Rotary’s Youth Leadership Program.
  • We help start new innovative programs in the community with DARTS Learning Buddies and the Lakeville Chamber of Commerce Young Entrepreneur Academy (YEA!) program.
  • We partner with 360 Communities with their Hope for Tomorrow, the Liaison staff member at both high schools and the Robert B. Lewis House.
Our club financially supports:
  • Miracle Field
  • Heritage Center
  • Dakota County Library
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • City of Lakeville Puppet Wagon, Pan O Prog, and Fall Fine Arts Festival
  • Lakeville Police Chaplaincy Services
  • Lakeville Public Safety Foundation
  • Land of Amazement 2.0
  • Fairview Ridges Hospital
GLOBALLY…on an annual basis…
  • We sponsor high school International Youth Exchange, Students.
  • Polio Eradication—Our club joined Rotary International to declare the World free of Polio. Presently, three countries remain before reaching this important goal.
  • Nicaraguan “Fast for Hope”—local Rotary Clubs together support a community in this country, helping them with special needs that improve the lives of their citizens.
  • Friends of Chimbote—Our club has partnered on many projects with Father Jack’s Mission; we have provided Backpacks for Scholars, Dollars for Scholars, and Home in the Box.
  • 2016-17 Global Grant Project- Iringa Hope supports micro-financing in Tanzania in the Iringa District by providing capital for small loans to farmers and shopkeepers running small stores and other local enterprises.
The Annual Fundraiser
Taste of Lakeville
Each year community-minded citizens and businesses come together for delicious food and beverage, live entertainment, and silent and live auctions to support the community work of the Rotary Club of Lakeville. Without the community's support for this event, the club’s primary fundraiser, most of its community projects would not be possible. Set in downtown Lakeville at the Lakeville Arts Center. This number one event has emerged as the premier fundraising event in Lakeville.
The event offers food samples from over 35 of the area's best restaurants and caterers. The Rotary Club raises more than $75,000 at the event, proceeds of which fund the club’s annual programs.
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