Speaker Date Topic
LSHS and LNHS Rotary Scholarship Winners Jun 27, 2019 7:00 AM

Natali Rodriguez Silva and Kimberly Brianna Pacheco-Duran 

Abigail Pickett and Caiden Seifken

NO MEETING Jul 04, 2019
Peg Duenow and Ken Mosier Jul 11, 2019 7:00 AM
Passing of the Gavel
Dave Newman Jul 18, 2019
Fast for Hope - El Corozo
Fast for Hope - El Corozo

The Fast for Hope, Rotary District 5960 Initiative, is based on the belief that while project based funding is critical to address immediate needs in developing parts of the world, a new model needs to be created in order to more effectively address the problem of systemic poverty in the world. This new model is based on a belief that the local community knows best what they need and that the community must take ownership of any solution in order for it to be successful. Finally instead of doing a project in multiple communities, this is intended to be a multifaceted effort simultaneously addressing the myriad of needs that are interconnected and which cause the residents of one or two particular communities to live in extreme poverty.

Goal is to create a replicable and sustainable model to address extreme poverty in the developing world. Base in part on the book The End of Poverty which maintains we are the first generation with the ability to end extreme poverty in the world. The premise is that this cannot be achieved by doing projects. Rather we need to work on a community wide basis addressing the myriad of issues that cause a community to be in extreme poverty and that once the community achieves a basic level of economic success than they can continue to grow without further assistance. The issues will vary community to community, but may include lack of access to education, lack of access to transportation and markets, limited experience organizing as a community, culture of dependence on charity.In 2015, with assistance from a District Grant, El Corozo:

Erik Therwanger Jul 25, 2019
Think Great
Summer Picnic"No morning meeting" Aug 15, 2019 7:00 AM
Patti and Tony McDonalds

No Morning Meetings

Paul Perez, District Governor Aug 28, 2019 7:00 AM
State of District
State of District

This will be a joint meeting of Lakeville, Prior Lake and New Prague Rotary Clubs.

Location: Legends Golf Course

Lydia Lindsoe Sep 12, 2019 7:00 AM
AVID Program
AVID Program

AVID, short for Advancement Via Individual Determination is a College Preparation System that closes the achievement, expectation, and opportunity gaps many students face. The AVID elective offers an academic elective class targeting students in the academic middle that have the desire to go to college and the willingness to work hard.

The AVID program

  • Teaches skills and behaviors for academic success
  • Provides intensive support with tutorials and strong student/teacher relationships
  • Creates a positive peer group for students
  • Develops a sense of hope for personal achievement gained through hard work and determination

AVID’s mission is an essential strategy for closing the achievement gap, making college access and success available to all students.

AVID in our schools

  • Lakeville North High School
  • Lakeville South High School
  • McGuire Middle School
  • Kenwood Trail Middle School
  • Century Middle School
  • Lakeville Area Learning Center (ALC)

Join us to learn more about AVID in our schools.


Rotary Students of the Month Sep 19, 2019 7:00 AM
Dr. Molly Staack (McDonald) Oct 03, 2019 7:00 AM

A graduate of Lakeville High school, Dr. Molly McDonald was a four-year varsity women’s hockey player. With two girls’ State high school hockey tournament appearances. Dr. Molly was the first recipient of the Herb Brooks Award her senior year. The Herb Brooks Award is presented to the most qualified hockey player in the state tournament who strongly represents the values, characteristics, and traits that defined Herb Brooks. She went on to play Division 1 women’s ice hockey at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York graduating in 2008.

Dr. Molly is a 2012 graduate from The Ohio State University College of Optometry; where she fostered herprofessional interests in primary eye care with an emphasis on contact lenses, disease detection and treatment, and pre- and post-operative surgical eye care. After graduation she worked at Minnesota Eye Consultants, focusing on cataract, corneal, and glaucoma surgeries. During that time she helped write two chapters in "Limbal Relaxing Incisions: A Practical Guide" with Doctors David R. Hardten and Richard Lindstrom. She also spent time with a local Lasik group determining a patients candidacy in preoperative appointments and managing patients after Lasik surgery.

Dr. Molly was voted the 2016 "Young OD of the Year" by the Minnesota Optometric Association and 2017 Readers Choice "Best Eye Doctor" in Lakeville.

Since joining McDonald Eye Care, Dr. Molly serves as the director of The Vision Performance Center at McDonald Eye Care working with athletes on their sports specific visual game. She also works with children and adults in Vision Therapy for academic and post-concussion treatments.

Dr. Molly enjoys working with the community in Lakeville as an active member of Hope for Tomorrow, Lakeville South STEM, and the new MNCAPS program. Her hobbies include hanging with her baby girl Lainey, her husband Luke and her dog Shooter.

Steve Soukup, Cub Pharmacy Oct 03, 2019 7:00 AM
Flu Shot Vaccines
Flu Shot Vaccines

Steve Soukup, Pharmacist at Lakeville's Cub Pharmacy will be available to provide flu shots. All are welcome.