Presentation District 112 Referendum- October 10th

Lori Goeman introduced members of the school district staff and our presenter—Superintendent Clint Christopher. Mr. Christopher started with a review of recent construction projects and noted that 92% of residents and 98% of parents rate the qua9ity of our education as excellent or good, and they received great value for the investment of our schools. […]


Sept. 19th Paul Aasen from the Minnesota Safety Council

The counsel’s mission is “To strengthen individuals, families and organizations by helping prevent injuries and support safer, healthier lives.” This is a member-based, not-for-profit organization dedicated to preventing unintentional in-juries – a leading cause of death, disability and economic loss. We provide numerous classes, seminars and consultation to help employers develop safety programs, comply with […]


New Beginnings, Chaska, Main Beneficiary of Gala Proceeds

Our main recipient for 2019 was New Beginnings.  New Beginnings, located in Chaska at the East Creek Family Center, is a comprehensive interagency program supporting mothers and soon to be mothers in their teens and their families. Students create a plan for healthy pregnancy, safe childbirth, and an effective plan for adoption or healthy attachment […]


Jay Molnau Receives George C. Klein Service Above Self Award for 2019

The recipient of the George C. Klein Service Above Self Award for 2019 is Jay Molnau.  Jay is a lifelong resident of Chaska & member of St John’s Lutheran Church & has served on their Board of Elders, Trustees, Youth and Stewardship.  Jay was instrumental in starting St. John’s involvement with Families Moving Forward addressing […]


Chaska Rotary supports Vamos! Scholarship with $5,000 kick-start grant

The Vamos! Scholarship received a $5,000 kick-start grant from the Chaska Rotary Club last spring. Vamos! Scholarship focuses on Latinos students heading to college, and the grant will amplify the message of the need to close the educational gap, be to a more inclusive community, and work together to build bridges of cooperation and prosperity […]


Nov. 15: Give to the Rotary Foundation and triple your dollars (at least!)

Rotarians Dan Keyport and Tom Moorse introduced the tag team of Don Stiles, Rotary District 5950 Foundation Grant Treasurer and Tim Murphy, former District Governor and current Foundation Grant Chair. They a fast-paced slide presentation. Tim and Don explained the three types of Rotary Foundations 3 different funds, and the multiplying effect of the different […]


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 […]


Joel Landskroener

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 […]


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 […]


April 5: Update on school district construction and growth

Rotarian Brett Johnson introduced DeeDee Kahring, director of finance and operations for Eastern Carver County Schools. Kahring also is a member of the Chanhassen Rotary Club. She provided an update on the school district and construction projects. Eastern Carver County Schools serves the communities of Carver, Chaska, Victoria and Chanhassen. Pupil attendance is now 9,578 […]