November 19, 2020 Speaker: Heroes and Helpers

Greg Kummer introduced Officer Julie Janke to explain this year’s Heroes and Helpers event.  Every year our club donates funds to support the efforts of Chaska Police Department and the local Target store to provide holiday gifts to those in need.  The staff at area schools, along with Carver County Social Services, provides the police […]


2020 Virtual Turkey Trot

The Chaska Turkey Trot is going to be virtual this year. Click here to be taken to the GoFundMe page. All proceeds go to the Hawk Haul and End Polio Now. The challenge is 10 days leading up to Thanksgiving, beginning on November 16th and ending November 25th.


November 12, 2020 Speaker: Deb Barber

Presentation: Deb Barber, Metropolitan Council Representative for District 4 Dan Keyport introduced Deb Barber our District 4 Representative on the Metropolitan Council. The Metropolitan Council is the regional policy-making body, planning agency, and provider of essential services for the Twin Cities metropolitan region. Its mission is to foster efficient and economic growth for a prosperous […]


November 5, 2020 Speaker: Mike Senden

Ward introduced Chaska Rotarian Mike Senden, the CEO of Auburn Homes and Services. Mike has been with Auburn Homes for 30 years, and needs all that experience to cope with the effects of the COVID pandemic and lead his organization through its difficult challenges.  The services and facilities he manages include Independent Living, Assisted Living […]


October 29, 2020 Speaker: Don Stiles

Andy Haugen introduced Don Stiles, a member of Bloomington Rotary and the Grant Treasurer for Rotary District 5950. With slides and deep knowledge of the Grant Process, Don walked us through the path of our donations being multiplied at the District and International levels. We learned the requirements to obtain a grant, the advantage of […]


October 22, 2020 Speaker: Loren Morschen

Presentation: Loren Morschen, Ejeda Hospital Solar Energy Project Gary Hardel introduced Loren Morschen, from the Waconia/West Carver Rotary Club, who told us about a project to install a solar energy system that will enable portions of the Ejeda Hospital in southwest Madagascar to run equipment. With only expensive-to-run diesel generators that run about 3 hours […]


Warm Hands, Warm Heads 2020

Every year we join other Rotary groups in purchasing winter gloves and hats through the Edina Morningside for donation to those in our community who might need them. Next year, we’ll try to talk to the weather folks to better coordinate our timing!  We helped the following groups this year: Jonathan Elementary –  Hats: 4 […]


His House Foundation: helping people transition from homelessness

Martha Brannon, founder and Executive Director of the His House Foundation and Resource Center, shared information with rotarians about the new facility located in the Moravian Church in Chaska. The Foundation provides basic necessities such as clothing, bedding, personal care and basic household items, for those people transitioning from being homeless. The Foundation collaborates with […]


Honduras Rotary Grant Requested

Tom Haus and Lloyd Campbell from the Glenwood, MN Rotary Club spoke to members of Chaska Rotary at the Feb. 13 meeting. Dr. Haus is a Family Practice and Emergency Medicine physician and has visited Honduras annually for the past 8 years with International Health Services. He is seeking a Rotary grant from District 5950 […]