How to join our Rotary family
Thank you for your interest in becoming part of the Rotary family! While our club is right here in River Falls, Rotary’s global reach gives you a vast venue through which to share your time, talents, knowledge and wealth. You’ll also make some of the best friends you’ve ever had!
Rotary’s membership, both locally and around the globe, is made up of business and community leaders committed to making a difference. Rotarians believe that we have a shared responsibility to take action on our world’s most persistent issues. Our 35,000+ clubs work together to:
  • Promote peace
  • Fight disease
  • Provide clean water, sanitation, and hygiene
  • Save mothers and children
  • Support education
  • Grow local economies
If this sounds like the type of work you’d like to be part of, we hope you will consider becoming a member of our club.
Our weekly meetings include breakfast, fellowship and informative presentations. While “Service Above Self” is the Rotary motto, we never forget lively and fun camaraderie!
Our club mission statement is “Enhancing opportunities for youth, creating a better world for all.”
This drives many of our service projects, which tend to be focused on youth. Here in River Falls, Rotarians are:
  • Reading weekly at Westside Elementary School
  • Mentoring students at River Falls High School, (STRIVE program) and
  • Funding annual scholarships for River Falls High School graduates.
These are just a few examples of the opportunities you’ll have beyond our meetings. You may also become involved when you:
  • Serve as a host family for a foreign exchange student (2 1/2 months)
  • Help with the highway cleanup (Fall and Spring)
  • Purchase a gift for the Sharing Families holiday program (December)
  • Donate cash for the Holiday Backpack Program (December)
  • Serve or cook at the Relay for Life spaghetti dinner (March or April)
  • Serve as Club President (extensive training provided by District 5960)
  • Chair a committee (Membership, Public Relations, Club Service, Foundation)
  • Be an active member of a committee or subcommittee
  • Serve as Sergeant at Arms, collecting each week’s Happy Bucks
  • Work at the food booth fundraisers at River Falls Days and Prairie Burn
  • Help with new local and international projects, including yours!
Joining Rotary isn’t a commitment to take lightly, and it isn’t for everyone. We welcome you to join us as a guest for a few meetings until you get a feel for what we do. Talk with our members; join us for one of our service projects; browse our club, district or the Rotary International website. We hope this will help you determine if Rotary fits your needs and expectations.
You may already know members of our board. Feel free to contact any of our officers or committee chairs listed below:
President:  Chris Blasius
President Elect & Secretary: J.W. Matheson
President Elect Nominee:  Jason Fredrickson
Past President: Rick Wilson
Treasurer: Jason Fredrickson

Finance: Rick Wilson
Administration: Chris Blasius
Membership: Terry McKay and Linda Yde
Public Relations: Kendra Morgan
Club Service: Rick Heuertz
Foundation: John Kremer