Have fun and serve humanity! Joining Minneapolis University connects you with a “small and mighty” group of diverse local professionals and a global network of 1.2 million Rotarians who are committed to improving the world.  Through Rotary, we work together on local community projects and we link with Rotary International for service on almost every continent.  Rotary expands our own leadership skills, personal connections, and forges lasting friendships here and around the world.

Rotarians can work on local projects, go on trips to international project sites, and participate in Rotary friendship exchanges around the world.
Take a minute to learn more about us:
Who is eligible to join Minneapolis University Rotary Club?
In short, people who want to make their community and the world a better place.  People who want to be part of a local club and a world-wide organization with maximum impact to effect long-lasting change. And people who are a part of the University of Minnesota community—and those who are not.
Minneapolis University Rotary Club meets on the University of Minnesota campus, and we have members who are on the faculty or in the University administration. But we have members who have no affiliation with the University, but enjoy the campus environment in which the club meets. We are striving to grow our club to include students and any others who want to make a difference.
What does it cost to belong?
Rotary dues are $220 per year.  We meet 3-4 times every month at noon, and our lunches cost $24 per meal. Members receive quarterly statements averaging $295 each quarter.  However, there are some special membership categories that offer both attendance and financial flexibility; information is available from our Club Membership Chair.
There are opportunities to give to Rotary and the following are tax-deductible:
  • The Rotary Foundation – the foundation of Rotary International
  • Minneapolis-University Rotary Service Foundation – our club’s foundation
  • Occasional fund-raising requests – giving aimed at specific projects
What is the expected time commitment?
We always say, “At first you get into Rotary. After a while, Rotary gets into you.”
The time you spend in Rotary makes Rotary part of who you are, what you do, and your commitment to local and global service. The regular opportunities include our weekly hourly meetings and occasional social and community events. Networking, catching up on friendships, learning something new each week from our speakers—it all serves to “make your day.”  
We can attend Rotary meetings at any club anywhere – and there are 34,000 of them around the world!
Please contact our membership chair for details. Visit the Rotary District 5950 website serving clubs in the west Minneapolis suburbs and central Minnesota.
The Minneapolis University Foundation
The Minneapolis University Foundation supports service projects in the Twin Cities and around the world.  Many of our projects have additional funding from Rotary District 5950, The Rotary Foundation (the international foundation), and other clubs.
Our club’s Foundation was established in 1996 as a 501c(3) nonprofit organization so that all donations are tax-deductible.  Club members serve on the Foundation Board.
Our Foundation, with The Rotary Foundation and our local Rotary District 5950, have funded projects on six continents over the past 25 years.  Our original club foundation funds of about $54,000 have been leveraged into more than $1,200,000 with other support as shown in the figure below.   


Interested in being a sponsor?
Download the website sponsorship guide