Club Information

Welcome to the Shakopee Rotary Club

Shakopee Rotary

Service Above Self

We meet In Person & Online
Tuesdays at 12:10 PM
Dangerfield's Restaurant
1583 1st Avenue East
Shakopee, MN 55379
United States of America
We meet in person at Dangerfield's and via Zoom meetings on alternating weeks. Please contact President Zager for the specific club meeting schedule at matthew.a.zager@gmail.com
Home Page Stories
We are deeply saddened to tell you that Joan Lynch passed away on February 28th. Joan was a tireless Rotarian who joined our club in 1992 (over 29 years ago.) She was one of the first women to join Shakopee Rotary and until her death was one of the longest serving members of our club. She spent over 40 years volunteering especially with the school district for which she was inducted into the Shakopee School District "Hall of Fame" in 2014. Joan worked 20 years for the CAP Agency helping local communities and individuals in Scott, Carver and Dakota with social services and supporting those in need. Some of Joan’s Rotary volunteering included STRIVE (a scholarship program for Shakopee High School 12th grade students), Loaves and Fishes, Shakopee Celebrates Reading Program for 1st graders, and Bridging along with constant support of all the Rotary fundraising activities through the years. She also served as Shakopee Rotary Club President 2000-01.  Additional information can be found at https://www.mcnearneyfuneralhome.com/obituaries/Joan-Florence-Lynch?obId=20140972#/obituaryInfo
Shakopee Rotary recently donated to the following:
  • River Valley YMCA. Our club donated $1000 to fund indoor gardens for schools age children.
  • Majestic Hills Ranch Foundation. Our club donated $1000 for veterinary services for horses used in therapeutic riding for adults and children with special needs.
  • South Valley Alliance. Our club donated $1000 to purchase emergency TracPhones for clients in a domestic violence situation which allows them to safely communicate with others and formulate plans to leave a violent situation.
Because of COVID protocols, this annual Rotary event for ALL area first grade students will be held virtually.  In cooperation with Shakopee Public Library and Shakopee Public Schools, students will be entertained by a special musical and celebration video (while in the safety of their classrooms.)  Following the video, EACH student will receive a swag bag containing fun donated items, plus a pre-selected book, all provided by Shakopee Rotary.  This special event will be held mid-May at all Shakopee Public Schools, SACs. and Living Hope.  We are proud of all the hard work our students did in order to master the skill of reading.
Shakopee Rotary Bridging Project will be held on Sat. April 24th. Donations will be accepted at the City of Shakopee Public Works Building which will be open from 7:30 to 11:30 am. Please note that only gently used or new Mattresses and Box Springs will be accepted. Mattresses must be free of rips, stains and odors. Due to current oversupply, no other furnishings or housewares will be accepted. 
We will be holding Zoom meetings on alternate Tuesdays.  Be on the lookout for an email from President Zager with the meeting link.  
 
March 9 & 23, 2021
April 6 & 20, 20201
 
To receive a link to a Zoom meeting, please contact Matt Zager at matthew.a.zager@gmail.com
Here is the Loaves and Fishes Schedule for 2021. Watch for the sign up sheet and more details about 1 month prior to the date below. Thank you to Sheila McNeill for coordinating this wonderful community outreach. 
  • May 4, 2021
  • August 3, 2021
  • November 2, 2021
Today several of us were lucky enough to be a part of a photo shoot at the Tokata Learning Center to celebrate the recent new fencing behind the school. Shakopee Rotary made this fence possible through their donations for the materials. The students pictured here were the workers that actually planned and built the fence into how it looks today. Wonderful space for the students to experience some time outdoors and relax from their studies. Thanks everyone for your participation!
Thank you  to the wonderful Loaves and Fishes volunteers we had tonight.  We had Mark Brown, Michele Dahl , Tammy Laurent, Terry Pederson, and myself on the first shift. Second shift was Barb Brekke, Jenny Ames, Tim Whitcomb, Tara McNeally and her daughter Gracie. It is truly inspiring to see what Rotarians can do when they get together.  Despite the COVID restrictions, we  still provided outreach to a community in need.
  
Thanks to everyone who donated food or money to the CAP food drive on Tuesday. We received almost 700 lbs of food plus monetary donations!  The food was delivered to CAP in the Joemobile pictured below.
It was another great night at Loaves & Fishes on February 4th 2019 with our crew!  The first group prepared the food and the second group served and cleaned up.  What a great organization and opportunity to give back to our community directly.  We always enjoy the people and our time there.  http://www.loavesandfishesmn.org/index.html
The Shakopee Rotary Club recently donated $1000 for the purchase of an A1C Diabetes test machine and supplies for use by River Valley Health Services. River Valley Health Services is dedicated to promoting community wellness through serving vulnerable individuals and ensuring access to health resources in our community. The Shakopee Rotary Club is excited to help River Valley Health Services.
 
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Join Date:
  • Michele Dahl
    March 10, 2015
    6 years
  • Joe Schmidt
    March 25, 1997
    24 years
 

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