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Shakopee Rotary

Service Above Self

We meet Tuesdays at 12:10 PM
Dangerfield's Restaurant
1583 1st Avenue East
Shakopee, MN  55379
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Greetings Everyone, 
It is with heavy hearts we announce the funeral arrangements for our beloved Rotarian, friend, and community member.  
Jack was President of the Rotary Club of Shakopee, and served as our District Governor in 1991-1992.  He was a true Rotarian at heart, always putting Service Above Self.  Even his final request is that memorials be given to the Rotary, rather than flowers or gifts.  
As you know, our club is a singing club, and for many, many years Jack was our fearless song leader.  He was always fun, a bit silly, and made our meetings memorable.  He would even bring his tuba in to play for us.  
Many of us have fond memories of Jack being a stable rock within our club.  He always stepped up to help, and always cared about every one of us.  He was a very special person.  He will be deeply missed by our club and our community.
The visitation is:
Visitation:  Friday, March 22 
3:00pm to 7:00pm
McNearney Schmidt Funeral and Cremation
1220 3rd Avenue E
Shakopee, MN  55379
Visitation:  Saturday, March 23
10:00am to 10:45am
Parish Center at the Church of St Mark
350 South Atwood Street
Shakopee, MN  55379
Mass of Christian Burial: Saturday, March 23
The Parish of Saints Joachim and Anne-Church of St Mark
350 South Atwood Street
Shakopee, MN  55379
Please see for more details.
Jack would insist that instead of flowers, please donate money to Shakopee Rotary to continue service above self.  PO Box 135, Shakopee, MN  55379.
The planning for our 2nd Speakeasy & Casino Night is underway!  Canterbury Park's Mezzanine level is the place to be, on March 23, 2019, in your 1920's and 1930's attire.  Our first event in 2018 was amazing and almost 400 guests attended!  You won't want to miss this year.  
Take a peak at this flier for more event details!  This year we will have the Twin Cities Jazz Cats to entertain you as well, so wear your dancing shoes!
Tickets can be purchased online or in person from a Shakopee Rotarian.
All proceeds will again be used for the various projects the Shakopee Rotary is involved in throughout the year.  The projects and donation requests we receive, are all within our community and the surrounding area.We appreciate you helping us, help our community!  Service above self!  
Thank you to our event sponsors!
At our Tuesday meeting, September 16, 2018, we had the privilege of hearing from our current Youth Exchange Student, Juul Wallraf.  He shared with us a little about himself and where he is from in Belgium.  We are looking forward to having him here for the school year and the opportunity to share our traditions and fun, Minnesota experiences with him.  Thank you to the three families who will be hosting him this 2018/2019 school year.
During that meeting, we also got to hear from Carl Mattfeld, the German exchange student who was in Shakopee during the 2004-2005 school year.  Carl now lives and works in New York, for a thriving young company, and enjoys being a part of the United States culture, while still keeping his citizenship in Germany. Carl shared how much the Rotary Youth Exchange Program made a difference in his life.  He is grateful for the experience.  So much so, that he donated $500 to the Rotary Foundation!  We are also appreciative of him and the difference he is making both locally and internationally. 
It was another great night at Loaves & Fishes on August 7th, 2018, with our crew!  The first group prepared the food and the second group served and cleaned up.  What a great organization and opportunity to give back to our community directly.  We always enjoy the people and our time there.
Our 2nd annual, summer family picnic was a success on Tuesday, August 21, 2018!  It was a beautiful night to play games, make balloon creatures, get your caricature done and have root beer floats.  Thanks to Libby Bergen, Deb Erickson and their able assistants for planning such a fun event!
Upcoming Events
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Join Date:
  • Michele Dahl
    March 10, 2015
    4 years
  • Joe Schmidt
    March 25, 1997
    22 years
Mike Rinowski- hosted Matt Manley
Mar 26, 2019
Harley Tracks: Across Vietnam to the Wall
Mark Irving- Hosted by Michele Dahl
Apr 02, 2019
Former Jockey and Marketing Ambassador
Bridging - Hosted by Lee Hennen
Apr 09, 2019
Non-Profit Furnishing Homes
Shakopee Celebrates Reading
Apr 16, 2019
Weekly will be held at the Shakopee High School
Sheila Hittner
Apr 23, 2019
Therapy Dogs-
Terry Pederson - Hosted by Matt Manley
Apr 30, 2019
Wood Carving
Phil Kanning
May 07, 2019
Tanzania Orphanage Project
STRIVE - Hosted by Sheila McNeill
May 14, 2019
Scholarship Awards Luncheon
Jennifer Radke- CEO NISM
May 21, 2019
Discussion on Social Media
Juul Wallraf - Rotary Youth Exchange Student
May 28, 2019
Recap of Year in Shakopee
Muralt Awards Luncheon
Jun 04, 2019
Muralt Awards Luncheon

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