Join us Nov. 30 to hear from Ann Bancroft

Chaska Rotary is proud to welcome Ann Bancroft to its Nov. 30 meeting. The meeting starts at 7:30 a.m. at Hazeltine National Golf Club. Bancroft is an author, teacher, adventurer, and the first woman to cross both polar ice caps and reach the North and South poles. She has traveled east to west across Greenland […]

Photo of Ann Bancroft in the cold

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Program Nov. 16: Engineers Without Borders

Chaska Rotarian Bob Chinnock introduced a team from the Engineers Without Borders (EWB) chapter at the University of Minnesota: Lily Hock, Kai Johnson, Andrew Kanewske, Nicole Spence and Ryan Vogt. These students devote their extra-curricular time to helping others, using their developing engineering skills on international projects in Ethiopia and Guatemala. Both efforts have life-changing benefits. […]


Program: District Governor Bob Halagan

At Chaska Rotary’s Oct. 19 meeting, Chaska Rotarian Greg Anderson introduced Bob Halagan, governor of Rotary District 5950. After asking us “why” we’re Rotarians and noting that having fun was evident in our meeting, Bob recalled his mother’s immigrant background and her belief in service to her community. His involvement in the Buffalo Rotary international […]


We’re collecting for Union Gospel Mission this holiday season

The Chaska Rotary will be collecting “Thanksgiving Bag Grocery List” items for Union Gospel Mission Twin Cities.  If you can bring one or more of the listed items we will make sure they get to the Mission to help people in need during this holiday season. Rotary meetings are Thursday morning 7:30-8:30 a.m. at Hazeltine […]


Program: How Union Gospel Mission helps our community

Chaska Rotarian Randy Nelson introduced Rick Berggren, a Development Advisor from Union Gospel Mission, Twin Cities (UGMTC). The mission offers help for the homeless, poor and addicted in the Twin Cities through meals, shelter, recovery, education and job training programs. The goal is to provide pathways to dignity, Rick said, He also told us of […]


Oct. 12: Exchange student, announcements & finemaster

Inbound Exchange Student Isidora Tiska, our exchange student from Chile, watched the Chaska High School Homecoming football game, but is still mystified by the game of American football. She attended the evening dance with her friends, and noted that it closed at 11 p.m. In Chile, she said, dances don’t start until 11 p.m. Announcements […]


Program: Ryder Cup recap from Hazeltine pro

For the Oct. 5 club program, Chaska Rotarian David Melchert introduced Chandler Withington, Hazeltine National Golf Club’s Senior Golf Professional. He provided a one-year reflection on the Ryder Cup golf match that featured the best golfers in the world from the US and Europe. The USA beat the Europeans 17-11 to capture the Cup. Chandler […]


Oct. 5: Announcements & finemaster

Announcements New member induction: Rick Ness, fulfilling his Vice-President duties, provided the prologue for the new member induction of Angie Lawrence. Rotarian Paul Maahs sponsored Angie due to their working relationship at Charter Bank, where she is a Mortgage Administrator. She and her Air Force husband, Brian, live in Carver. Marsh Lake Hunt is Wednesday Oct. […]


Program: Ellen Schreder, Global grant program in Haiti & Days For Girls

On Sept. 28, Ellen Schreder, an attorney and member of the Brooklyn Center Rotary Club, shared her goal to obtain a Rotary Foundation Global Project Grant. She is seeking the grant to support her efforts in providing employment for Haitian women, who, as part of their job sew feminine hygiene products. Sanitary napkins made from […]