Visitors Welcome!
We meet each Wednesday from 11:45am-1:00pm
Wayzata Country Club
200 Wayzata Blvd West
Wayzata, MN
Weekly Speakers
2017 WMEF Scholar Recognition
May 24, 2017
Bruce Lea and Scott Gengler, Hosts
May 31, 2017
Steve Droen, Host
Jun 07, 2017
Marty Schneider, Host
Jun 14, 2017
Mark Weeks, Host
The West Metro Rotaract Club is a highly motivated young professionals group with a service twist,  meeting in the west Metro. Club members have a passion to make a difference within them and in the world that surrounds them.
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Past President
Foundation Treasurer
Membership Committee
Car Show Chair
Youth Exchange Chair
Programs Chair
Holiday Party Chair
Public Relations Chair
Community Grants Chair
International Grants Chair
WMEF Chair
Wayzata Rotary Foundation
Club Administrator

Rotarians in Action!

The Wayzata waterfront was in need of a new canoe rack.  Our Wayzata Rotarians stepped up and built the rack in one evening.  Thank you Bruce Lea for bringing the tractor!  

We were saddened to hear of the passing of Bob Hodgson, who was the last surviving founding member of Wayzata Rotary.  Below are the details provided by Bob's family for a memorial service:
"We hope you will be able to join us for a memorial service honoring the life of Bob Hodgson on Friday, May 26, at Wayzata Community Church located at 125 Wayzata Blvd, East Wayzata.  The service will start at 10:00 am.  Following the service, there will be a graveside ceremony at Fort Snelling National Cemetery located at 7601 34th Avenue South, Minneapolis.  There ceremony will take place starting at 1:00 and details on the staging location will be announced at the conclusion of his memorial service.  Later that day at 2:30, all are welcome to join together at 6Smith Restaurant in Wayzata, located at 294 Grove Ln E, Wayzata for the reception lasting through 4:30."
In lieu of flowers, please feel free to make a donation to a charity of your choice or to the Wayzata Community Church.
John Hodgson
104 Spring Park Ave
Saint Clairsville, OH 43950
Phone: 740-695-1707
Mobile: 740-359-5532

Congratulations to Adam Fonda, the newest member of Wayzata Rotary.  Adam was inducted at our March 29th meeting by General Bob Shadley. Adam lives in St. Louis Park with his wife and works in Wayzata at Lakes Sotheby's Realty. He is interested automobiles and looks forward to assisting with the JJ Hill Days Auto Show as well as other club activities and service projects.  Welcome, Adam, we look forward getting to know you!  


The Wayzata Rotary Grants Committee has chosen the recipients of our 2016 Fall Grants, who were honored at our November 23rd meeting. The grants total $9500 for the following local organizations doing great work in our community:
  • The local Alzheimers Association, for interactive alert bracelets/necklaces to prevent wandering.
  • Bloom Early Childhood, for scholarships for early childhood education so that students are prepared for kindergarten.
  • Hammer Residence, for its Quality of Life Program 
  • IOCP, towards a much needed van for its Neighborhood Program

"Wayzata Rotary 'drives' support for community change

by guest columnist Kelly Sater

Many of you wandered through or maybe just glanced at the beautiful cars on display last month in Wayzata during James J. Hill Days. But what may not have been clear from looking at the shiny paint and clean interiors is that these cars serve a higher purpose in our community.

The Wayzata Rotary began organizing the car show in 2008. At that time, the exhibition was located in the small old Muni parking lot. This past year marked the eighth year for the car show, which has grown to host more than 116 eclectic vehicles. Our local automotive businesses and even personal enthusiasts sponsor the show to raise money for the community.

Specifically, Wayzata Rotary proudly supports projects and community organizations by funding grants twice a year, in May and in November. Typically, awards from $100 to $2,000 are made to selected applicants and are each sponsored by a club member.

The community service grants fund a variety of purposes and causes, but prefer to fund nonprofit or charitable organizations with specific needs, rather than general operations. Strong preference is also given to locally initiated and managed groups serving our area.

Recent recipients of community service grants include:

Wayzata Rotarians have begun a new and exciting service project mentoring students at Wayzata High School. Learn more about how you can join this project at an upcoming meeting. Onward and upward!

Making a Difference!

The Wayzata Rotary international service project has become a reality! The long-awaited dental clinic in the Dominican Republic is open and serving the public! We have received a terrific YouTube video showing the brand new clinic in San Cristobal, Domican Republic. Click HERE to view the video. Our Wayzata Rotary international grant donations have built this clinic, allowing people from San Cristobal and surrounding villages to receive dental care for the first time ever, leading to better overall health! Well done, Wayata Rotary, with special thanks to Dr. Arne Kolbjornsen, Chris Pierson, and Tom Vettel for their leadership.