Visitors Welcome!
 
We meet each Wednesday
  11:45-1PM
 Wayzata American Legion
949 Wayzata Blvd
Wayzata MN 55391
 
See Weekly Speakers information below, for field trip & service day dates & locations.
 
 $25 per plate charge.
Guests welcome.
Weekly Speakers
Tom McCarthy
Feb 28, 2024
Lake Minnetonka Historical Society & Status of the Steamboat Minnetonka
Jasna Jurza, Author and Coach
Mar 06, 2024
#purpose, #business, #lifeadvice, #inspiration, and #spirituality
Dennis Van Norman, Author
Mar 13, 2024
Threading a Kayak Down the Mississippi: A Journey Through the River's Cultures and Characters
Jennifer Cramer-Miller, Author & Speaker
Mar 20, 2024
Incurable Optimist: Living with Illness & Chronic Hope
 
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Lake Minnetonka Historical Society & Status of the Steamboat Minnetonka

Lake Minnetonka Historical Society & Status of the Steamboat Minnetonka
 
Wednesday - Feb 28, 2024
 
11:45 am - 1:00 pm
Lunch will be served
 
New Meeting Location:
Wayzata American Legion
949 Wayzata Blvd
Wayzata MN 55391
 
Tom McCarthy
 
Lake Minnetonka Historical Society & Status of the Steamboat Minnetonka
 
 

“Shape of the World"

“Shape of the World"
 
Wednesday - Feb 21, 2024
 
11:45 am - 1:00 pm
Lunch will be served
 
New Meeting Location:
Wayzata American Legion
949 Wayzata Blvd
Wayzata MN 55391
 
 
Pat LaVone, Author
 
“Shape of the World"
 
Pat is an experienced marketing communications professional, as proficient with new media as as he is with traditional marketing methods. He excels at developing creative ideas, managing marketing projects from concept to completion, getting the most out of creative teams, and executing against corporate objectives. Pat is also an experienced and accomplished standup comedian, speaker, storyteller, show producer, writer and coach.
 
 

"State of Realestate" and Class Action Law Suit

"State of Realestate" and Class Action Law Suit
 
Wednesday - Feb 14, 2024
 
11:45 am - 1:00 pm
Lunch will be served
 
New Meeting Location:
Wayzata American Legion
949 Wayzata Blvd
Wayzata MN 55391
 
Andy Fazendin
 
"State of Realestate" and Class Action Law Suit
A Kansas City jury took less than three hours to determine that the National Association of RealtorsHomeServices of America and Keller Williams colluded to inflate or maintain high commission rates through NAR policies, in the Sitzer/Burnett buyer broker commission lawsuit.
The defendants have been ordered to pay damages of $1.78 billion. Treble damages could result in the NAR and brokerages paying roughly $5.36 billion. It also opens the door to additional potential copycat lawsuits being filed in other states.
In the worst case scenario for the defendants, Bough could ban the cooperative compensation rule nationally on the multiple listing services, which would prevent listing agents and home sellers from predetermining buyer agent commission rates. Listing agents would also be prohibited from sharing commissions with buyer agents, and buyer agent commission rates would not be published in the MLS.
 

The Yacht Club hotel project

Wednesday - Feb 07, 2024
 
11:45 am - 1:00 pm
Lunch will be served
 
New Meeting Location:
 
Wayzata American Legion
949 Wayzata Blvd
Wayzata MN 55391
 
 
Kelly Olson, President Olson-Global
 
The Yacht Club hotel project
 
Kelly Olsen is a developer of land, businesses, products and people. For over two decades she has channelled her entrepreneurial spirit into multiple successful land development projects, with a focus on community and connection. 
As the Executive Producer of the reality series Miss INNdependent, Olsen pulls back the curtain on what it takes to take a renovation project from before to after.
 

EOS and your business

Entrepreneurial Operating System
 
 
Wednesday, January 31, 2024
 
11:45 am - 1:00 pm
Lunch will be served
 
New Meeting Location:
 
Wayzata American Legion
949 Wayzata Blvd
Wayzata MN 55391
 
 
Joel Swanson, Expert EOS Implementor
 
EOS and your business
 
Helping entrepreneurs and their leadership teams get more from their businesses, and I do that by implementing a system of simple, practical tools called the Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS), more commonly referred to as Traction. Using this system I help companies achieve three things we call Vision, Traction, and Healthy: VISION, TRACTION, HEALTHY.  joel.swanson@eosworldwide.com  612.836.3656
 
 
 
 

Hope Chest For Breast Cancer

Hope Chest For Breast Cancer
 
Wednesday - Jan 24, 2024
 
11:45 am - 1:00 pm
Lunch will be served
 
New Meeting Location:
 
Wayzata American Legion
949 Wayzata Blvd
Wayzata MN 55391
 
 
Laura Roehl Director of Development & Partnership
Hope Chest For Breast Cancer
 
 
Source of hope for local breast cancer patients and their families. Every other minute in this country, a person hears the devastating words: “You have breast cancer.” By the time you finish reading this page, another family will be irrevocably affected. The time and costs associated with medical care are just the beginning – we’re here to help with everything else. No one should be left homeless or financially devastated by this terrible disease. We can’t fix everything, but together we can fix this. https://hopechest.co
 
 

Celebrating our 100th anniversary of supporting individuals living with developmental disabilities

 
Celebrating our 100th anniversary of supporting individuals living with developmental disabilities
 
Wednesday - Jan 17, 2024
 
11:45 am - 1:00 pm
Lunch will be served
 
New Meeting Location:
 
Wayzata American Legion
949 Wayzata Blvd
Wayzata MN 55391
 
John Estrem, CEO Hammer.org
 
Celebrating our 100th anniversary of supporting individuals living with developmental disabilities
Together, we are opening doors and creating opportunities for people with disabilities. As one of the largest disability services providers in Minnesota, we are living our mission of enabling people with disabilities to live meaningful, self-directed lives.
 
 

Wayzata Symphony Orchestra

 
Wayzata Symphony Orchestra
 
 
Wednesday - Jan 10, 2024
 
11:45 am - 1:00 pm
Lunch will be served
 
New Meeting Location:
 
Wayzata American Legion
949 Wayzata Blvd
Wayzata MN 55391
 
 
Katie Parga, Executive Director
Wayzata Symphony Orchestra
 
The Wayzata Symphony Orchestra brings together accomplished and passionate musicians to engage the community with enlightening concert presentations. Guided by principles of excellence in performance and organization, members enjoy an environment of fun, trust, honor and exchange.
 
 
 
 

Fellowship and Celebration

 No Meeting, Just Lunch

 
A single snowflake with its dendritic shapes sits nestled on top other snowflakes.
 Wednesday Dec 20, 2023
 
Lunch at the American Legion 
11:45- 1:00pm
 
Wayzata American Legion
949 Wayzata Blvd
Wayzata MN. 55391
 
Join a group of fellow Rotarians for lunch at our new meeting location starting in January.
 
 
 

Wayzata Highschool Choral

 
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Wednesday, Dec 13, 2023
 
In Person:  Wayzata Community Room, 600 Rice St E,  Wayzata MN 55391
11:45am - 1:00 pm
Lunch will be served
 
Wayzata Highschool Choral
Wayzata Highschool Choral
 
 

Youth Mentoring

Nov 29, 2023
 
In Person:  Wayzata Community Room, 600 Rice St E,  Wayzata MN 55391
11:45am - 1:00 pm
Lunch will be served
 
Darrell Thompson, President Bolder Options
 
Youth Mentoring
 
Darrell Thompson is the President of Bolder Options, an innovative organization focused on healthy youth development. Uniting one-on-one mentoring with goal setting, physical activity, tutoring, and leadership opportunities the program builds confidence, maximizes potential, and encourages healthy life skills in 10-14 year-olds. Darrell Thompson is a respected leader in the youth development field having been with Bolder Options for 21 years. As President, Thompson has grown the organization which engaged over 2700 kids in the St. Paul, Minneapolis, and Rochester metropolitan areas in 2014. He leads a professional staff and volunteers as they work to achieve Bolder Options’ mission: Teaching youth to succeed in ALL of life’s races.
 
 
 

Habitat Solar Twin Cities

Wednesday, Nov 15, 2023
 
In Person:  Wayzata Community Room, 600 Rice St E,  Wayzata MN 55391
11:45am - 1:00 pm
Lunch will be served
 
 
Mike Menzel and Kathy Iverson - Twin Cities Rotary
Habitat Solar Twin Cities

Habitat for Humanity homes and solar energy seem like a natural combination, since the solar installation can help reduce energy burden—the percent of household income spent on energy bills. But there have been relatively few such projects in Minnesota.

 
 

Innovative ways Hennepin EMS is improving response times, providing cutting-edge patient care

Innovative ways Hennepin EMS is improving response times, providing cutting-edge patient care
 
Wednesday, Nov 08, 2023
 
In Person:  Wayzata Community Room, 600 Rice St E,  Wayzata MN 55391
11:45am - 1:00 pm
Lunch will be served
 
 
Marty Sheerer, Chief at Hennepin EMS
Innovative ways Hennepin EMS is improving response times, providing cutting-edge patient care

Hennepin EMS continues to introduce innovative ways to serve our community through creative problem-solving and breaking the status quo. Our team is hard at work thinking outside of the box to fuel the future of the industry.

 

Alzheimer’s

For Karla Hult, a new beginning after so many goodbyes – Twin Cities
Wednesday - Nov 01, 2023
 
In Person:  Wayzata Community Room, 600 Rice St E,  Wayzata MN 55391
11:45am - 1:00 pm
Lunch will be served
Karla Hult, Founder, So Many Goodbyes
 
Alzheimer’s

I was just becoming a new mom when my dad started his Alzheimer’s marathon – the last of his many marathons – in 2010. For the next nine years, my family struggled at every stage: from the early confusion, to the increased vulnerability and dependence, to our varied experiences with at-home caregivers, to moving my dad to a long-term care center, to his difficult last days. We were simply overwhelmed by the hidden grief and practical decisions awaiting us at every milestone.

But that marathon has become my motivation. Today, I offer mentorships to families currently on the course of this cruel disease. I offer workshops for long-term care centers to help bridge the communication divide between families and caregivers. And I share more about the marathon – the challenges and yes, even the subtle joys – with audiences around the world. 
Because I want everyone to know, you’re not alone. I’m here to help others as they, too, say So Many Goodbyes.
 
 

The Yacht Club hotel project and Miss MN Update

Wednesday, Oct 25, 2023
 
In Person:  Wayzata Community Room, 600 Rice St E,  Wayzata MN 55391
11:45am - 1:00 pm
Lunch will be served
 
Kelly Olson, President Olson-Global
 
The Yacht Club hotel project and more
 
Kelly Olsen is a developer of land, businesses, products and people. For over two decades she has channelled her entrepreneurial spirit into multiple successful land development projects, with a focus on community and connection. 
As the Executive Producer of the reality series Miss INNdependent, Olsen pulls back the curtain on what it takes to take a renovation project from before to after.
 
 

International Polio Day

October 24. 2023

Surly Brewing Co.

 520 Malcolm Ave SE, Minneapolis

Tuesday 10/24/2023
Time:  5:00 - 7:30 pm
 
District5950 - Presentation and Celebration at Surly Brewing Co., 520 Malcolm Ave SE, Minneapolis

The Four Fundamental Forces of Leadership

The Four Fundamental Forces of Leadership
 
Oct 18, 2023
 
In Person:  Wayzata Community Room, 600 Rice St E,  Wayzata MN 55391
11:45am - 1:00 pm
Lunch will be served
 
Erik Beckler, Jr NBA Coach of the Year
The Four Fundamental Forces of Leadership
 
Erik Beckler, the 2017-2018 Jr. NBA Coach of the Year, sports also teach us all how to be better human beings… and leaders. These days, Beckler is working as an executive coach, who is sharing the lessons he both learned and taught on the basketball court with business leaders seeking to improve the efficiency of their teams. He is also sharing these lessons with the general public through his new book, The Four Fundamental Forces of Leadership: Developing a Practice on Love, Respect, Service and Fun.
 
 

IOCP Volunteer Opportunity

Interfaith Outreach and Community Partners

1605 County Rd 101, Plymouth, MN 55447

 
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Wednesday - Oct 11, 2023
 
IOCP Volunteer 5-7:15pm
 
1605 County Rd 101, Plymouth, MN 55447
Volunteer in the resale department.
 
No weekly meeting
 

Global Humanitarianism

Global Humanitarianism
Oct 04, 2023
 
In Person:  Wayzata Community Room, 600 Rice St E,  Wayzata MN 55391
11:45am - 1:00 pm
Lunch will be served
 
Karla Hult
 
Global Humanitarianism
Alight is pioneering a new kind of humanitarian organization. Our purpose is to inspire and unleash abundance in every person by being the best at co-creating with displaced people. Together, we aim to unlock new pathways to redefine quality in the industry. 
 
 
 

Networking and fellowship

 
 
Sep 27, 2023
 
In Person:  Wayzata Community Room, 600 Rice St E,  Wayzata MN 55391
11:45am - 1:00 pm
Lunch will be served
 
Mound Rotary Joining Wayzata Rotary for Lunch
Networking and fellowship
 
 

Baking pretzels

Service Project:  Bricks to Bread
 
 
Sep 23, 2023
 
Saturday Service Project: Bricks To Bread
Baking pretzels
  • Saturday Service Project: Bricks To Bread, baking pretzels and learning about mission; 3-4 hours time and location tbd; either Plymouth or SLP with Nancy Fitzimons Alvarado, Founder and President, Bricks to Bread, www.brickstobread.org
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Rotary International President-Elect

Rotary International President-Elect
 
Sep 20, 2023
 
In Person:  Wayzata Community Room, 600 Rice St E,  Wayzata MN 55391
11:45am - 1:00 pm
Lunch will be served
 
Stephanie Urchick
Rotary International President-Elect
 
Stephanie Urchick is a member of the Rotary Club of McMurray, Pennsylvania, USA. She
will serve RI as president in 2024-25. , She has been an RI director and Rotary
Foundation trustee. She has served RI in numerous capacities, including as training
leader, regional Rotary Foundation coordinator, and RI president’s representative. In
addition, Stephanie was a representative and member-at-large to three sessions of the
Council on Legislation.
Stephanie has also served as chair of the Rotary Strategic Planning Committee and The
Rotary Foundation’s Centennial Celebration Committee, as well as a member of various
Rotary committees, including the Election Review Committee and Operational Review
Committee.
A Rotary member since 1991, Stephanie has participated in a variety of international
service projects, including National Immunization Days in India and Nigeria. In Vietnam,
she worked with clubs to help build a primary school and travelled to the Dominican
Republic to install water filters. A student of several Slavic languages, she has mentored
new Rotary members in Ukraine and coordinated a Rotary Foundation grant for a
mammography equipment and a biopsy unit for a hospital in Poland. In its
commemorative book, the Rotary Club of Krakow, Poland, noted Stephanie as a key
figure for helping the re-birth of Rotary in post-Communist Poland.
Currently, Stephanie is helping to partner clubs and districts in the U.S. with Rotary clubs
in Albania, Kosovo, and Ukraine for humanitarian and educational services.
Stephanie’s professional background is in the higher education, consulting, and
entertainment industries. She received her doctorate degree in Leadership Studies from
Indiana University of Pennsylvania and has been recognized and awarded by The Rotary
Foundation and numerous community and international organizations.
 
 

7 traits that make-up a Portrait of a Wayzata Graduate.

Now Is Not the Time for School Leaders to Give Up | NASSP
 
Wednesday Sep 13, 2023
 
In Person:  Wayzata Community Room, 600 Rice St E,  Wayzata MN 55391
11:45am - 1:00 pm
Lunch will be served
 
Scott Gengler, Principal | Wayzata Highschool
 
Scott Gengler, Principal of Wayzata High School, will be sharing the 7 traits that make-up a Portrait of a Wayzata Graduate. These traits will be embedded in every class and represent the attributes colleges would like to see in their future students and employers would like to see in their future employees.