Welcome to the Rotary Club of Greater Rochester

Are you an established professional who wants to make positive changes in your community and the world? Our club members are dedicated people who share a passion for community service and friendship. Becoming a Rotarian connects you with a diverse group that shares your drive to give back.
Latest News
Andrea White, Regional Director, Safe Harbor helps coordinate services for victims of sex trafficking in 11 counties in MN. HUGE job. The good news is the youth "in the life" are now treated as victims, not criminals. The age of victims served is now 24. How can Rotary help? Education - education - education. We could :
  
 
 
Mayor Kim Norton started the new year off with news about Rochester. I listened to the ups and downs of the year and the hopes for the future. What I heard is an authentic and ethical approach to leading the city forward. I am grateful to the mayor and all of the city leaders for their hard work. Rochester is lucky.
 
January 5 field trip to 125 Live was great! “More than a membership, it’s a mission.” That quote was illustrated when we took a tour of the facility and reviewed the program booklet.  They have 4000 members, they listen to their members and create fitness and other activities accordingly, hundreds of people use the facility daily. I am impressed. BIG thank you to Sylwia Oliver, Executive Director, for her leadership. Well done!
   
The last amount of plastic was submitted for a total of - - - drum roll, please - - - 862 pounds of plastic was diverted from the landfill! It is a fun program. Thank you, partners! Yipee!
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GRR members and special guests had a relaxing time visiting, sharing, and enjoying each other's company. It was a great way to end the year. 
   
The Landing MN exists to build trust, give hope, and support steps toward stability for those experiencing homelessness.  Director, Dan Fifield, presented to the club in July. The members were touched. Over the last four years, the club members have donated 1200 socks to a homeless shelter because that was a need. The Landing had a different request - forget socks; we need underwear. The members liked the idea and had a "write a check" fundraiser. The goal was $500. We exceeded the goal and raised over $600.  Dan said that the money could not have come at a better time. 
The December Students of the Month were from the Rochester ALC High School. The students were recognized for excellence in citizenship qualities. Nicole Wibstab, the R-ALC staff, introduced Aaliyah Wiley and Hannah Engebertson. President Dwight gave the recognition certificates and 4 Way Test cards.
The students shared how ALC has turned their educational lives around. They are now eager to earn good grades and head for college.
Love ethics day! BIG thank you goes to Dr. Jason Skirry, St. Thomas University, and the 3-Club Ethics Day Team: Jolene Hansen and Peggy Elliot - Risers, Samantha Whipple - TRCR, and Patricia McCleese - GRR. The schools represented were Century, John Marshall, Mayo, and Lourdes. I learned a lot, and based on the evaluations, the students did, too. 
       
About Our Club
Greater Rochester

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Wednesdays at 12:00 PM
Marriott Courtyard
161 13th Ave SW
Rochester, MN 55902
United States of America
We have hybrid meetings. In July, we will be at The Marriott Courtyard across from St Mary’s. Free parking behind the hotel. Lunch is provided but optional. The Zoom meetings are listed in calendar.
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