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Welcome to the Shakopee Rotary Club

Shakopee Rotary

Service Above Self

We meet Tuesdays at 12:10 PM
Dangerfield's Restaurant
1583 1st Avenue East
Shakopee, MN  55379
United States of America
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The Shakopee Rotary is looking for three families to host our next Youth Exchange Student for the 2019/2020 school year.  Each family will host the student for around 3.5 months, before he then transitions to the next family.  This year's student is a 17 year old male from Italy.  He will arrive in mid-August 2019 and attend the Shakopee High School. 
Please contact a current Shakopee Rotarian for more information, or click on the "Contact Us" button on the Home Page.
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.
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. 
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Joan Lynch
    August 5
  • Joe Schmidt
    August 14
  • Jody Brennan
    August 18
  • Matthew Zager
    August 19
  • Michele Dahl
    August 22
  • John Crooks
    August 25
  • Carter Sharp
    August 26
  • Miles Lahr
    Sue Lahr
    August 4
  • Gary Laurent
    August 26
  • Tammy Laurent
    Gary Laurent
    August 26
Join Date:
  • Art Quinn
    August 1, 1990
    29 years
  • Jim Cook
    August 1, 1976
    43 years

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