Visitors Welcome!
 
We meet each Wednesday from 11:45am-1:00pm
Wayzata Country Club
200 Wayzata Blvd West
Wayzata, MN
 
 
Weekly Speakers
Wayzata High School Chamber Singers
Dec 13, 2017
Annual Holiday Musical Performance (Jack Weeks Host)
TBD
Dec 20, 2017
Jim Houg, Host
Patrick Mader, Author of "Minnesota Gold"
Dec 27, 2017
Adam Fonda, Host
Dave Garwick, "With Every Mouse & Man"
Jan 03, 2018
Mike Lee, Host
 
 
Current Community Volunteer Opportunities
SAVE THE DATE FOR “PULL IT DAY” IN WAYZATA, - SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2017
 
Lynn McCarthy will be chairing Pull It and her cell is 612-702-1937 and her email is lmccarthy@northstarcounselors.com  
 
The City of Wayzata really appreciates your helping with their gardens and I thought they looked pretty spectacular this summer.  You will be meeting at the Wayzata Public Works Building at 8:15AM  - 299 Wayzata Blvd, Wayzata, 55391.
Please bring your trowel and garden gloves-  need your trowel for those plants that do not want to leave their good earth.
There will be coffee, water and donuts waiting for you.  The Mayor of Wayzata will welcome you with a few words and Kurt Klapprich will be telling you which plants not to pull out. You will be leaving for the gardens at 9:00  SHARP!   Last year it only TOOK ONE HOUR TO PULL ALL THE FLOWERS!  WOW! You all have this down to a science.
 
Have a fun time – hope your schedule permits you to take part in PULL IT 2017.
Pat
 
Pat Broyles, REALTOR, CRP
Counselor Realty
 
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Leadership
President
Treasurer
Secretary
Past President
President-elect
Technology and Communications Chair
President Nominee '19
50/50 Raffle Chair
Events Co-Chair
Events Co-Chair
Foundation Treasurer
Membership Committee
Car Show Chair
Youth Exchange Chair
Programs Chair
Holiday Party Chair Co-Chair
Holiday Party Chair Co-Chair
Public Relations Chair
Community Grants Chair
International Grants Chair
WMEF Chair
Wayzata Rotary Foundation
Club Administrator
 
 

Annual Holiday Musical Performance
Jack Weeks: Host

 
We will be welcoming the Wayzata High School Chamber Singers this week. Come and enjoy!
 
 
Answer:  Being inspired, experiencing “globalness” and celebrating!
Question:  What can you expect from attending the 2018 Rotary International Convention in Toronto ? 
 
Early Bird Registration ends on December 15.  If you are interested in attending, or just learning more, click here for more info.
 

Artist of "Big Water," Foster Willey 

Mark Lauffenburger was able to meet "Big Water" artists, Foster Willey, at the plaque placement ceremony on December 8 in Wayzata.  If you have not had a chance yet to drive by and see this wonderful sculpture, please do.

Register for Mid Term Assembly - January 27

Mid-Term Assembly   

Location:  Crown College

A time to meet and network with fellow Rotarians, learn of club activities around the district, and re-energize for the rest of the year.  All Rotarians are encouraged to attend, particularly club presidents and board members, Assistant Governors and District leadership.

The event will run from 7:30am to 1:00pm. A healthy breakfast and lunch will be served. (Please indicate in comments if you prefer vegetarian, vegan, or gluten free meals).  There is no cost to register - as it has already been included in your club's training fee.

To register, click here:

WRC Still Needs a Volunteer to Volunteer!
Please see Doug or Shelley if you are able to help fill this post!!!!!!

 
Rotary International is interested in collecting volunteer hours from members.  They are looking for Rotary related as well as non-Rotary related volunteer hours spent.  The hope of gathering this information is to help spread the awareness of the positive impact Rotary members make in their community.
 
In order to do this, we need a volunteer who would be able to gather community service hours from our members and record in Rotary International.  If you are interested, please let Shelley or Doug know.
 
Meanwhile, did you do anything outside of Rotary for community Service this week?  If so, let us know!

Shannon Full, TwinWest Chamber of Commerce
Marty Schneider, Host

Shannon Full, President, Twin West Chamber of Commerce was our guest this week.  Shannon was full on enthusiasm and advocacy energy for the Chamber.  An interesting point that she shared with us is that the number 1 concern with businesses today is attracting and maintaining talent.  With this concern, the Twin West Chamber focuses on this mission:
 
Prosper Together
  • Inspiring Communities
  • Investing in People
  • Promoting and Protecting Businesses
TwinWest’s members represent a variety of businesses and industries, ranging from national and internationally renowned corporations and manufacturers, to home-based businesses and companies involved in the service and professional sectors.  They have a very comprehensive website and if you'd like to see more of what they do, please visit here.

Grant Recipients to Visit Wayzata Rotary Club
Host:  Kelly Sater

 

Bloom passionately strives to break the cycle of poverty at the start through nurturing care and an exceptional early learning program.   We prepare young children for success in school and enable their parents to pursue educational and employment opportunities.

Interfaith Outreach embraces diversity and is committed to promoting an inclusive environment across all types of difference. Inclusionary relationships are core to our role as an employer, service provider, partner and community leader. We commit to engaging in respectful dialogue, courageous conversations and bold action in service of a community becoming its best.

Diversity includes differences of perspective and preference, sexual orientation, political affiliation, economic status, veteran status, national origin or culture, race, age, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, language, religious or non-religious background; physical, mental and developmental ability; and all other visible and non-visible differences.

Our mission:  Provide adults and children with developmental disabilities the opportunity to live life to its fullest. In her memory, our volunteers, board members and families advocate for legislation to ensure the health and well-being of all people with developmental disabilities.

Top Dog Foundation Visits WRC
Lynn Groll:  Host

 
Top Dog Foundation founder, Jean Stelten (pictured centered), visited WRC and shared her vision and story on how she came to create a foundation that focuses their mission that every senior dog; homeless, abandoned, or labeled “un-adoptable” and scheduled for expiration because of age, and health, will have a loving and permanent home . . . that their transition from this life will be in the arms of someone who loves them.  Members had a chance to meet two dogs currently looking for homes, Louie and Starla.
 
Jean is raising money for the The Sanctuary, a facility for dogs to go to live once their owners no longer able to care for their animals.  The Top Dog Country Club will be designated for younger dogs and the Sanctuary will be for senior dogs.  For gift options or sponsorship opportunities, please visit Top Dog Foundation to learn more about how to support this lovely foundation!
 

Doug Arndt Getting Ready for the ATV Winner to be Read Out

 

This year marked the 9th annual Car Show that hosted beautiful and eclectic vehicles. Our local automotive businesses and many personal enthusiasts sponsored the Show to raise money for the community. New this year was a pancake breakfast with “flying” pancakes, and an ATV raffle give away. As a result of our show, pancake breakfast and ATV raffle, Wayzata Rotary will be able to  increase our charitable giving. A huge thank you to all of the volunteers from Rotary and the community that helped to sell tickets and came out over the weekend to donate their time for this great event.

2017 WMEF Scholarship Winners 

Front row: Sarah Linderwell, Megan Peterson, Inna Couri, Sasidhar Vankina, Qiwen (Wendy) Lai, Bobby Isbell
Back row: Principal Scott Gengler, Gabrielle Bobgan, Hannah Emmons, Layne Burdette, Kishan Patel, Pankeel Shah
Unable to attend/Not pictured: Gauri Binoy, Noa Cherney, Liban Jama, Tyler Young and Catherine Yu
 
Rotarian Scott Gengler, principal of Wayzata High School, was our host.  We had our annual scholarship luncheon to honor 16 Wayzata High School Students for their outstanding academics, school participation, and community involvement.  Each student was teamed up with a Rotarian and was asked to introduce themselves, the college or university they  plan on attending, and their interests.  We were very happy to include parents this year and one final round of questions asked of the students was; "What are you afraid of?"  We were glad to hear the biggest concerns were concerning laundry and cooking. 
 
Congratulations students!

Rotarians in Action!

Service above self:
 
The Wayzata Rotary Club answered the call for a new Canoe Rack at the City of Wayzata Marina.  Over 14 Rotarians pitched in last Tuesday night to install foundations and complete the landscaping for the canoe rack.  When Andy Thielen asked everyone to bring a shovel and post hole digger, Bruce Lea super-sized the request brought his tractor - complete with bucket and post hole digger.  After the work was completed all met at 6SSMITH for a social hour. 

"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.