We are people of action.

The Minneapolis University Rotary Club embodies the Rotary motto “Service Above Self." Our members are committed to social justice in our community and abroad.  Our club motto is: "As Rotarians, we pledge to improve the quality of human life, protect the earth and all its inhabitants, and serve our community and the world."

We meet Wednesdays, noon-1:15.  During the COVID-19 pandemic, club meetings are held online via Zoom.

To join our meeting and receive the Zoom link, email us at mplsunivrotary@gmail.com 

We look forward to resuming regular in-person lunch meetings on the University of Minnesota campus when it is safe to do so. 

We invite you to join us!  

Project Spotlight

Chile Audiology Grant Approved by Rotary International!!

Minneapolis University Rotary Club is pleased to announce a grant from Rotary International that will provide modern audiology equipment for the Otto Gabler Instituto de la Sordera (Institute of Deafness) in Santiago, Chile.  This grant builds on our club’s relationship with the Institute that began with an initial Rotary grant in 2002. The Institute will expand its diagnostic services to include infants while upgrading hearing services to students and members of the local community.  Besides Rotary International the project received support from five Rotary clubs in the Minneapolis and Santiago areas, the local Rotary districts of each area, and the International Hearing Society.


Grant to Improve Maternal and Child Health in Palestine Approved!

Minneapolis University Rotary is partnering with East Jerusalem Rotary Club on a grant to provide health education and medical care in the West Bank.  The grant from Rotary International will fund a mobile health unit with staff serving the needs of women and young children in refugee camps and remote areas where high rates of infant mortality and birth defects are common.  Besides Rotary International, this project has support from five District 5950 Rotary clubs, the East Jerusalem club, several national and local organizations, and many individuals.  This project is an international, multi-faith project exemplifying Rotary’s commitment to improving health and building bridges between people around the world.

Minneapolis University Rotary Service Foundation

We invite you to consider a donation to our club’s work, with a tax-deductible gift to the Minneapolis University Rotary Service Foundation.  Please visit Our Foundation page to learn more.

MN Food Drive
Making a Difference in Our Community
Minneapolis University Rotary Club is making food insecurity a focus of our community service. In collaboration with The Food Group MN, a 501(c)3, we have established a Virtual Food Drive to support the Community Bridge Food Shelf and Simpson United Methodist Church Food Shelf in Minneapolis. 
The Covid-19 pandemic has worsened the issue of food insecurity for Twin Cities families.  High unemployment, school routine changes, central city store closures, and the loss of support networks contribute to emergency food resources. Studies show that 1 in 9 people struggle with hunger in MN; 1 in 6 kids go to bed hungry every night in MN, and 1/3 of Minnesotans lack access to healthy foods. The Food Group is working in local communities to fight food insecurity and make nutritious foods available.  Recently the Food Group's great work was featured on the news.
Every $100 donated to the Virtual Food Drive provides food for a family of four for three nutritious meals a day for a week.
We are encouraging Rotarians and others support this year long effort with a tax-deductible donation at the Virtual Food site.   

Thank you for your donation!