Feb Fest 2022: Rotarians Contribute Muscle and Good Cheer

Thank you to everyone who came out to Feb Fest 2022! We had beautiful weather, good food, and plenty of fun to go around. Members of the Chanhassen morning club were integral to the success of Feb Fest 2022. Concessions were served from the tent and by ATV, and many, many ice holes were drilled. Well done!
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Rotary Service Scholarship Applications due March 1

Rotary Club of  Chanhassen Service Scholarships   2022
2022 CHANHASSEN ROTARY SERVICE SCHOLARSHIP Applications are available now!  Download and complete either the fillable form PDF or the Word document available here on the Chanhassen Rotary website www.chanhassenrotary.org   
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 only apply to ONE Rotary Club of Chanhassen Scholarship.

Approximately 15-20 scholarships will be awarded.  Amount of the scholarship will vary, approximately $500-$1500.

Electronic Applications are available on the Rotary Club of Chanhassen’s web site – www.chanhassenrotary.org  in the Home Page Download Files section, using 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, 2022.
Questions should be directed to: Ruth Lunde at lundeworld@yahoo.com or text/call (651)261-2584
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The Chanhassen Rotary is excited to share with you the return of our Breakfast With Santa event!  
Please see all of the event details outlined below.  We are excited to have you and your family join us again!
Click below to purchase tickets
COVID Precautions:
The Rotary Club of Chanhassen is very cognizant of COVID Safety concerns and is following MN Department of Health Guidelines.  We are implementing the following precautions:
  • The Chanhassen Rec Center requires all unvaccinated guests to wear face masks and sanitize at the door.  (There are signs       at the entrance and throughout the building).
  • Masks will be available for guests who need them.
  • There are multiple sanitizing stations throughout the event (min of 6).
  • All activity stations will be regularly sanitized.  Dining Tables will be sanitized and provided with fresh disposable placemats between guests.
  • All beverage and  food servers will be wearing masks and gloves.
Rotary Club of Chanhassen,
Breakfast with Santa Committee
If you have questions, you may reply to events@chanhassenrotary.org.   

2021 Scholarship celebration - May 19, 2021

Hooray for the Graduating senior’s scholarship winners.
 Rotarians, along with friends and families of 15 graduating seniors residing in Chahassen, who were awarded Rotary Service scholarships, met for a boxed breakfast  celebration at the first in person gathering of Rotarians since lifting of Covid restrictions.  Mayor Elise Ryan provided an inspirational keynote address and Rotary Club President KC Ahrens along with Foundation Chair Janet Stanzak presented those outstanding seniors with their scholarship vouchers, ranging in amounts from $500 to $1500.
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2021 Parade 4th of July

Posted on May 12, 2021
With our governor’s easing of Pandemic restrictions, The Rotary Club of Chanhassen is proud to present the 2021 4th of July Parade!  Please join us on Sunday July 4th at 2:30 pm for this wonderful family and kid friendly  celebration in downtown Chanhassen.  
The route will be the same as previous years. It starts at W. 78th/Great Plains Blvd and travels west, turns North on Kerber Blvd, East on Santa Vera Drive, South  on Laredo Drive and East on Chan View Street.
Want to be a float in the Parade? Please follow this link  to register.  Parade Cloud Registration
Fees are $75 for non-profit groups and neighborhoods and $100 for businesses and all other groups.
Deadline to register is Tuesday, June 22
 Once you have received confirmation of your registration from our parade committee, you will also receive a link to pay by credit card. 
Thank you,  Rotary Club of Chanhassen Parade Committee
Questions?  Email   events@chanhassenrotary.org
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the Veterans Rotary Club of Minnesota

District 5950 (which is the Rotary District our club belongs to) is launching The Rotary Club of Minnesota Veterans!  This will be the first Rotary Club for veterans serving veterans in the world! You are invited to become one of the founding members of this new club, which will give you an unique opportunity to connect with other veterans and business leaders while serving our local communities together and helping those in need. The meetings are scheduled for the second and fourth Thursdays of each month, at St. Peters Edina:  5421 France Avenue South, Edina, Minnesota 55410; and, will run from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Rotary is non-religious and non-political organization - we are simply using the facility because of the generosity of its Pastor, Mark Shockey, who is a former Rotarian of 30 years.  The first meeting will take place on September 12th and will include a discussion of our guiding principles – Camaraderie, Service, and Peace – along with sharing ideas for projects and events we would like to participate in. You can download the Club Brochure and membership Application for the Veterans Club in the download area on the righthand side of this  home page.    If you would like to be a part of this amazing new Rotary Club and have the opportunity to help shape the mission of the group, please complete the attached application and return it timely to Tom Gump at:  tagump@gmail.com.
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STRIVE Welcomes Past Students

These recent Chanhassen graduates came to share their experiences at the STRIVE meeting this week. Each were STRIVE participants and spoke to the current students about their lives and the successes they have had since high school. It was a powerful discussion.
STRIVE is a Rotary Club of Chanhassen sponsored mentoring program with emphasis on preparing for post-graduation opportunities and responsibilities while working to improve grade point average. The program's goal is to motivate interested Chanhassen Juniors and Seniors to discover their own strengths and talents while increasing their personal and academic achievement. Incentives are offered through scholarships for the students for their post graduate education. If you want to hear more about STRIVE contact Susan Conrad susan@mtmad.com
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STRIVE is in full force

The 2016-17 STRIVE program is underway. Susan Conrad  is the Mentor Coordinator and Official Cheerleader/Whip Cracker of the Chanhassen High School STRIVE program. Many of the Chanhassen Rotary members are involved as mentors along with other community members. STRIVE is a one-on-one mentoring and scholarship program sponsored by the Rotary Club of Chanhassen at Chanhassen High School.  It offers students incentives for reaching their potential. Students are selected by their counselors for having high potential that is not reflected in their academic progress. Once each month, Chanhassen Business leaders (who are all volunteers), attend one hour sessions with students. These sessions include topics such as time management, getting organized, networking, job interview preparation, goal setting, etc. They talk about grades and school attendance, offering support to help students succeed. The mentors may also meet students at special programs or present opportunities beyond the regular meetings. Students who participate in STRIVE are eligible for post-secondary scholarships  at technical schools as well as four year universities and colleges."
If you have questions about STRIVE or interest in participation please contact Susan Conrad susan@mtmad.com
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Chanhassen Rotary supports the Open Hands Foundation

The Chanhassen Rotary is proud to have played a part in the work of the Open Hands Foundation. As a 2015 Gala Charitable recipient, Open Hands is able to provide shelter to homeless youth in the South West suburbs. A BIG SHOUT OUT to Susan Conrad​ and Joel Johnson for sharing the story of The Open Hands Foundation during our 11.30.16 meeting. 
Open Hands Foundation raise funds for the Crisis Shelter serving kids in our community. Here's a link to the TV story that Kelcey Carlson​ presented this past week on the Hope House. 
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Welcome to the Rotary Club of Chanhassen!

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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