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2024 Distinguished Service Award
The Chanhassen Rotary Morning Club is excited to announce the opening of nominations for the 2024 Distinguished Service Award. This honor is bestowed upon a Chanhassen citizen-volunteer who exemplifies Rotary principles by demonstrating an unwavering commitment to "Service Above Self" through exceptional community service.
We invite you to reflect on the outstanding individuals in your organization, neighborhood, or club who embody the spirit of Rotary and deserve recognition for their selfless contributions to the community. The selected honoree will be acknowledged during the 2024 Chanhassen 4th of July parade.
Nomination Deadline: April 1, 2024
The Rotary Club of Chanhassen is excited to announce our Service Scholarship opportunity for high school seniors residing in or attending a high school in Chanhassen. At our core, we value the spirit of community service and believe that volunteerism plays a crucial role in shaping well-rounded individuals. 
Key Details:
  • Eligibility: High school seniors in Chanhassen, MN.
  • Emphasis: Volunteerism will be prioritized over academic achievement in the selection process, followed by school activities; extracurricular activities and achievement.
  • Deadline: March 4, 2024 - EMAIL your completed applications to EVENTS@CHANHASSENROTARY.ORG
We recognize that true leaders emerge not just from academic excellence but from a commitment to community betterment. This scholarship aims to reward and encourage those who have made a positive impact through their voluntary efforts and exemplify the Rotary’s motto of “Service Above Self.”
For inquiries, please reach out to Ruth Lunde at or text/call 952-261-2584.
We look forward to receiving applications from the outstanding high school seniors of Chanhassen, who embody the true spirit of community service. Best of luck to all applicants!
Rotarians Rake Leaves for Seniors!!
Rotarians gathered on Saturday morning Nov 4, bringing rakes and blowers to attack the pile and piles of colorful leaves at the homes of three lucky Chanhassen senior citizens.
Despite the chill in the air, the project was enjoyed by Rotarians, and the seniors were left with leaf free yards. 
Our member Kara Hegg attended the meeting today with her father Andy McCaskey. Kara was able to help Humanity Alliance by securing the donation of a badly needed truck. We are so proud of her!!
The Rotary Club of Chanhassen is pleased to announce Ruth Lunde as the 2023 recipient of the Distinguished Service Award (DSA). On Wednesday, May 31, Ruth was presented with the DSA award while her friends and fellow Rotarians learned of her astounding accomplishments. The DSA award is reserved for those who exemplify the Rotary’s core values, including “Service Above Self.” A few highlights of Ruth’s service include her dedication to her parish Immanuel Lutheran Church (Eden Prairie), Habitat for Humanity, The Humanity Alliance (Victoria), the Chanhassen Rotary, Board of Children’s Shelter of Cebu (Philippines), A Better Society (Chanhassen), The Red Cross, and so many more. Both locally and globally, Ruth Lunde impacts lives. We are so proud to know her. Congratulations and thank you, Ruth.
Read Ruth’s nomination letter here.

It’s always a good time when Rotarians get together and the open house celebration on April 26 was no exception. Attendees were welcomed with open arms and the atmosphere was filled with excitement as they mingled and shared their enthusiasm for volunteerism and joining our club.

Fellowship was a major highlight of the event as members and guests bonded over their shared passions and interests. There were plenty of opportunities for networking, socializing and making new connections all while enjoying delicious refreshments and snacks.

Rotarians shared their experiences of working on various community projects and highlighted the positive impact they had made. Many answered questions and provided information about the club's activities and benefits.

You are welcome to join the Rotary Club of Chanhassen, too. For more information reach out to Membership Director KC Ahrens at or visit us for breakfast at our weekly meeting Wednesdays, 7 a.m. at the Chanhassen Legion.

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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We meet In Person
Wednesdays at 7:00 a.m.
Breakfast seating at Chanhassen American Legion,
290 Lake Dr E
Club PO Box 781 /Foundation PO Box 1072
Chanhassen, MN 55317
United States of America
We no longer offer regular programs via ZOOM. Guests are welcome to join us for the Legion buffet breakfast! Email us if you would like to join us for breakfast. email:
District 5950
The Rotary Foundation
Rotary International
April 2024
Julie Manworren
Apr 17, 2024
Volunteers of America
Dr. David Langemo
May 01, 2024
Destructive leaders and how they negatively affect an organization's financial bottom line.
Karen Walkowski, MHA PMP
May 08, 2024
Leading the Rotary Initiative to Stop Human Trafficking in Minnesota
No 7 am meeting at the Legion
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Evening Celebration of STRIVE & Service Scholarships at the CDT
Joel Besser
May 22, 2024
Helping others who were previously homeless through Bridger, a non-profit furniture bank.
Robyn Coquyt
May 29, 2024
Building Classrooms and Futures in South Africa
Laura Roehl
Jun 05, 2024
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