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Auction For Caring 2020

Burnsville Rotary is NOW OPEN and offeringr a Fantastic Online Auction for Caring. Don't miss out!

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This fabulous TEN DAY ONLY Auction will run from 8 am on Thursday, September 17th, 2020, to 6 pm on Saturday, September 26th 2020.

Our Rotary’s 2020 goal will be to raise a minimum of $67,000 to assist thirty five carefully selected and very effective nonprofit organizations, many of which support disadvantaged families within our Greater South Metro Community. Today, these families are being directly impacted by the continuing covid pandemic crises.

Auction items range from exciting vacation getaways to terrific gift cards that are guaranteed to delight and surprise. So, tell your friends, and family, and any one you know about our bargain packed Auction. Now, let the bidding begin!

PLUS, know that you can also donate dollars directly to our Auction on auction home page or hereEach dollar you donate will be MATCHED, dollar for dollar, by the Dr. LaChapelle Family Charitable Foundation. Dr LaChapelle practiced dentistry in our South Metro Community for more than thirty five years. He is an an ardent supporter of our Community and wants to give back to those in need through our Burnsville Rotary Club.

Visit our auction site HERE

Please feel free to visit our 2020 nonprofit recipient list for more details on the charities which will directly benefit from our Auction. 

Burnsville Rotary's 45th Anniversary Concert for Caring
on sale right now, online at Ticketmaster,  and the Ames Center Box Office
April 25, 2021
2:00 PM
Sneak Peak Video -
Postponed  - Sunday, September 27, 2020 - stay tuned for more info!


Rotary brings together people like you –
from all walks of life – who want to use their expertise for good. People whose sense of responsibility inspires them to give back. At Rotary, we connect for the benefit of our community – and form lifelong friendships in the process.

Together, we empower youth, improve health, promote peace, and advance our communities in all corners of the globe. With 1.2 million members in 34,000 clubs worldwide, our global community’s impact has never been greater – and it continues
to grow.


Belonging to a Rotary club provides members with an opportunity to give back to their communities and to connect with like-minded leaders and friends.

People join rotary for many reasons, including community involvement, personal development, professional networking and camaraderie. But perhaps the most important benefit is the satisfaction you gain from making a real difference in your community and in the world.


  • Affecting change in communities
  • Developing leadership skills
  • Enjoying fellowship and developing relationships with other community and business leaders

Together our Burnsville clubs have:

  • Over 75 members
  • Annually contribute over $100,000 to over 41 community organizations
  • Volunteered over 5,500 hours on an annual basis

A few of the organizations we support:

  • 360 Communities
  • Brain Power in a Backpack
  • Burnsville High School Mock
  • Trial Team, Robotics Team & Scholarships
  • Burnsville Alternative
  • High School Scholarships
  • Burnsville Skate Park
  • Camp Enterprise
  • Can Do Canines
  • Dakota Valley Symphony
  • Feed My Starving Children
  • The Garage
  • Kids N Kinships
  • MOMs Program
  • Open Arms
  • Tee it Up for the Troops
  • Warm Hands Warm Hearts
Jeff Mortensen, 360 Communities; Rob Bro, Burnsville Rotary Presenter; Brad Fendler, MN Valley Young Life; Scott Peterson, YMCA; Jason Viana, The Open Door; Karen Cotch, Store to Door; Laurie Carlson, Can Do Canines; Karla Gallien, The Link; Tim Wegscheid, Tee it up for the Troops; Jessica Hoffman, American Cancer Society; and Suzanne Shute, Lifeworks Services (Sorry we missed you in the group photo!
"On Monday, Oct. 3, Burnsville Rotary was pleased to distribute more than $30,000 to nine very effective nonprofit organizations. These charities pride themselves in supporting families within our Greater South Metro Community that are in need of a helping hand. In it's current fiscal year, Burnsville Rotary will distribute more than $100,000 to thirty one, carefully selected community based institutions."
Rotary International President-elect Barry Rassin’s theme for 2018-19, Be the Inspiration, asks Rotarians to inspire change in the world and in each other. “I ask all of you to Be the Inspiration to help Rotary move from reaction to action — to take a hard look at the environmental issues that affect health and welfare around the world and do what we can to help.”


  • Larry introductions of Jim and Tom of the Lakeville Rotary group.  Larry presented them a check and Tom presented information on the Iringa Hope Global Grant and the work in Tanzania.  This is a micro loan program and is an evergreen capital program.  The impact on a family is amazing - - education, nutrition, crops, etc. increasing quality of life.  They thanked us for our financial contribution to this effort.  
The Burnsville Noon Rotary was proud to present a check to Brainpower in a Backpack from their fundraising efforts. As a result of a generous  matching grant from an anonymous donor, the Rotary club will be able to make a larger impact with one of our community partners this year. Making a difference in the lives of the young adults in our community will be enhanced thanks to this joyful giving.
Brain Power in a Backpack check presentation
Pictured (left to right) Tom Hazlett – Burnsville Rotary, Pamela Voight – Brain Power in a Backpack, and Jim Schmitt – Burnsville Rotary.
BrainPower in a Backpack is an on going volunteer project of  Burnsville ISD 191 Community Education and Burnsville High School.  Burnsville high school students pack weekend food for elementary school students in ISD 191 whose families struggle to put enough food on the table. Because academic performance is related to nutrition, their goal is to improve the student learning experience for children with the greatest need in throughout District 191.
During 2018-2019, BrainPower will provide more than 700 students with a bag of food each week - enough for at least four meals and two snacks. 
What is Burnsville Rotary, anyway? Find out by watching this short video.  
Club Information

Welcome to The Burnsville Rotary Club

Burnsville Rotary

Service Above Self

We meet Mondays at 12:05 PM
Best Western Premier -- Nicollet Inn (Currently meeting via ZOOM)
14201 Nicollet Ave
Burnsville, MN 55337
United States of America
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Meeting every Monday
at 12:05 pm
Best Western Premier
Nicollet Inn
14201 Nicollet Ave
Burnsville, MN  55337


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