June 14 Program: Chaska Rotary Scholarships

Chair of Chaska Rotary’s Scholarship Committee, Gary Goeman, welcomed a large group of college scholarship recipients and their families. He gave a brief overview of the scholarship application process and then introduced the morning’s speaker, David Brecht. Brecht is Student Services Administrator for Eastern Carver County Schools and past principal of Chaska High School. David […]


June 7 Program: Chaska Police & Body Cameras

Chaska Rotarian Scott Knight, our local chief of police, give us background and future plans for body-worn cameras (BWC) at the Chaska Police Department. Scott explained that trust and transparency are required for the community to have an effective law enforcement and public safety organization. Our Chief worked on a Task Force for President Obama to […]


What we did with 2018 gala proceeds

The Chaska Rotary Club Gala is one of our largest annual fundraisers. Each year, we accept applications from organizations in our community who need support. This year, the following local non-profits received contributions from the Rotary Club of Chaska: Southern Valley Alliance for Battered Women For more than 35 years, Southern Valley Alliance for Battered […]

Chaska Rotary Gala 2018

Chaska Rotary Exchange Student Isi

Farewell from our Rotary Exchange student

At the May 3 meeting, our exchange student, Isi, bid farewell to our club. She is returning to her home in Chile. Here is the text of her speech: Good morning everyone, I wrote my speech because I want to make sure that I’m not going to forget something or if, for any reason, I […]


May 31 Program: Curator for Minnesota Twins

Chaska Rotarian Due Debower introduced his long-time friend, Clyde Doepner, the Curator for the Minnesota Twins. Mr. Doepner is the only official full-time curator in Major League Baseball. Originally a history teacher, he received a season pass from Calvin Griffith after the Twins moved from Washington, D.C. He formed a relationship with the team that […]


Program: Chaska High School Care Team

At this week’s Chaska Rotary meeting, Chaska High School student Anna Steffensen and volunteer Karen LaCroix told us about the Chaska High School Care Team. The Care Team is a group of students, staff, and community members with Team Coordinator, Jeri Anne Lovett who provide support to local families in times of need. In the […]


Thank you Chaska Rotary Gala sponsors!

Chaska Rotary Club’s Annual Gala is one of the club’s largest fundraisers. All proceeds from the event go to support organizations in our community. This year’s gala recipients are Southwest Valley Alliance for Battered Women, Five Stars Recovery Center, LOVE Inc. of Eastern Carver County, The District 112 Foundation, Flags And Honor of Minnesota. Learn […]


Speakers at the April 23, 2018 Chaska Rotary Presentation

April 19 Program: “Not Me!” personal safety training

Chaska Rotarian John Zerbes introduced the speakers, including Heidi Nauman, a trainer for “Not Me” classes. She explained the objective of the classes is to provide facts on who, what, when, where and how sexual assaults take place; the best ways to prevent and escape from assault, and to help learners visualize success in preventing […]


April 12 Program: Mayer Lutheran High School

Chaska Rotarian Greg Kummer introduced the speaker, Joel Landskroener. Joel is a member of the Waconia Rotary Club, and at one time was a history teacher, but somewhere in his past he honed his skill at public speaking and bringing smiles to his audience. His presentation was entertaining and informative while providing details about Mayer […]

Joel Landskroener

Program: Chaska Valley Family Theatre

On May 3, Chaska Rotary welcomed Jennifer Welner and Gillian Barron from the Chaska Valley Family Theatre. In 1995, a group of former Chaska High School students teamed up to form a community theater with a special mission: to provide audiences a high quality, live theater experience featuring local talent with an emphasis on family […]