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Rotary Club of Chanhassen
2023 Distinguished Service Award
photos of Ginger and Connie, Connie in 4th of july parade 2021)
The Rotary Club of Chanhassen (Morning)  is seeking nominations for its annual Distinguished Service Award. (DSA)  This tribute honors a Chanhassen citizen-volunteer who displays Rotary principles of Service Above Self while performing exceptional community service duties.
Think about those individuals in your organization, neighborhood, or club that you feel are deserving of this honor. Please submit a nomination by March 15, 2023. The Honoree will be recognized as the Grand Marshal of the 2023 Chanhassen 4th of July parade and celebrated at a Chanhassen City Council meeting.
We look forward to receiving your nomination and welcome your questions.
download the fillable PDF form using the Link here.
Heather Tran
Rotary Awards Committee Chair
P.O. Box 781   Chanhassen, MN 55317
Mobile Phone:  612-325-4435
Past recipients include Al Klinglhutz, Bob Meuwissen, Ladd Conrad, Cy and Madonna Kerber, Curt Robinson, Terry Kemble, Mark Undestad, Tim and Ginger Mulcrone, Vernelle Clayton, Tom Furlong, Michael Brindisi, Khai and Heather Tran, Barb Nevin, Bob and Cheryl Ayotte, Glenn Kaufmann, Connie Schibilla, and Jerry McDonald.
Rotary Club of  Chanhassen Service Scholarships   2023
2023 CHANHASSEN ROTARY SERVICE SCHOLARSHIP Applications are available now! 
Scholarships are open to Residents of Chanhassen who are graduating seniors from any high school (public, private or home school)  OR  graduating seniors of Chanhassen High School.   
A senior can apply for only ONE Rotary Club of Chanhassen Scholarship.

At least 10 scholarships will be awarded, varying in amounts starting at $750 for contributions helping others
Electronic applications with additional information are available to download here on the Rotary Club of Chanhassen’s web site – www.chanhassenrotary.org  in the Home Page Download Files section.  You may choose to download and use either the Word doc or Fillable PDF for the Application.    Information is also available through the Guidance offices of these local high schools: Chanhassen, Minnetonka, Southwest Christian,  and Holy Family.
 Completed applications should be e-mailed to:  events@chanhassenrotary.org.
   Applications must be received by March 1, 2023.
Questions should be directed to: Ruth Lunde at lundeworld@yahoo.com or text/call (651) 261-2584
Scholarship Selection is based on the following:
1. Volunteer service (Rotary’s motto is “Service Above Self”)
2. School activities, extra-curricular activities, etc.
3. Achievement (personal and scholastic)
While grades are considered for the award, they are not a significant criterion for the scholarship. Volunteer Service and essay answers are more important. Strongest consideration will be given to students involved in volunteer service.
Breakfast With Santa 2023
Hundreds of local parents, grandparents, and children found their way to the Rotary Club of Chanhassen’s Annual “Breakfast with Santa “  Pancake breakfast, held this year on Dec 4, 2022, at the Chanhassen Brewery.  Rotary Club members made fresh pancakes, and along with sausages and toppings over 500 plates  were  consumed, making the Annual “Breakfast with Santa” a resounding and Fun success.  Small children dressed for the holiday lined up to see Santa with his wife, and  whisper their gift list.   Local highschoolers disguised as elves helped families find photo opportunities with Santa, as well as at the popular  kids “fishing” booth or with the live reindeer and sleigh on the outdoor patio!
Many families entered  the photo contest by posting their photos on their own Facebook page and tagging “Rotary Club of Chanhassen”.  Three prize winners were chosen,  and we share their prize-winning photos here.  Thanks so much to the 3 local businesses who donated the gift certificate prizes!
Railynn Sykora won the $50 Tequila butcher gift card.
Emily Hope won the $25  gift card from Med Box Grill.
Amy Schwartz won the $20 Soya Sushi gift card. 
Since its founding in 1987, the Rotary Club of Chanhassen has been dedicated to Rotary International's mission to provide service to others, promote high ethical standards, and to advance world understanding, goodwill and peace through its fellowship of business, professional and community leaders.
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