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Minneapolis City of Lakes Rotary Club is a vibrant community of leaders, giving generously of our time, talent and funds to benefit those in need both at home and abroad. Welcome.

Upcoming Speakers

January 26, 2022
Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey

Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey

Minneapolis: Looking Ahead

February 2, 2022
Emma Norton Services

Shawna Nelsen-Wills
Emma Norton Services

Transformational Housing and Growth for Women and Families

February 16, 2022
Susan Shields and Rashaunea Ambers

Susan Shields and Rashaunea Ambers

Lake Street Speaks: A Collection of Poetry and Art for Social Justice

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Our Impact

By the Numbers

Meals delivered to those in need since 2016


Books donated to advance literacy


Yards Raked for Minneapolis Seniors (1995–2020)


Dollars contributed by members


Learn more about our impact in our community and across the globe.


What's Happening at City of Lakes?

The following is the proposed slate of candidates for the 2022-23 Minneapolis City of Lakes Board of Directors and Committee leaders. Thanks to all who agreed to serve next year! This slate will be voted on at the January 5th, 2022 meeting. Please reach out to Ross Naylor if you have any questions. 
City of Lakes Rotary Club
PresidentRoss Naylor
Past PresidentScott Benson
President-ElectJean Johnson
Vice President/Membership ChairShaun Irwin
Membership Co-chairClaire Burkitt
TreasurerSheila Gothmann
Finance/Assistant TreasurerCindy Lennie
SecretaryLisa Moncrief
Sergeant-at-ArmsDoug Schmitt & Kurt Nelson
Club AdministratorSteve Morris
Assistant Club AdministratorDick Mosman
ProjectsGayle Noakes
FoundationBill Klein/
Foundation Co-ChairBob Baker
Programs Committee ChairCarol Russell
Assistant Programs  Mary Pat Cumming,
Daniel Kodet
At Large – Public Image ChairBrock Ray
At LargeMaria Bavendar
At Large – District Liaison/StrategyCarol Russell
Web MasterBrock Ray
Avenues of Service 
Community Service ChairJodi Massey
Assistant Community ServiceLynn Otis
International Service ChairRob Scarlett
Assistant International Service 
Vocational Service ChairJonathan Hobbs
Assistant Vocational Service Andrew Hoffman
Club Service ChairMatthew Prediger
Assistant Club Service Adekunle Samuel

January 19, 2022

John VandermydeGreeter1/19/22
Kurt NelsonDay Chair1/19/22
Terryl BrummReflection1/19/22
Steven OlsonHappy Bucks1/19/22
Dean SanbergSong Leader1/19/22
Reminder: If you are unable to serve in this Duty for the scheduled meeting, find a replacement from our amazing COLR Club.  If, after trying, you are unable to do so, email Mary Pat at for assistance!  Thank you for putting service above self!
We recently received a very kind thank you note from Junior Achievement North, celebrating City of Lakes Rotary Club's contribution to the JA LaunchU! cohort of female students. With the financial and volunteer support of Minneapolis City of Lakes Rotary, JA LaunchU! will be creating its first ever Female Founders cohort – fostering a creative, supportive, and inspiring environment for an all-female-student group. This cohort of 20-25 8th-12th grade students will embark on their 26-week program between November 2021 and May 2022. 
Carol Russell performs the ribbon-cutting, officially inaugurating City of Lakes at the Woman's Club of Minneapolis
The City of Lakes Rotary Club is excited to be meeting at its new location, the Woman's Club of Minneapolis, starting in August. The Woman's Club is an elegant venue overlooking Loring Park in the heart of Minneapolis. The story of the Woman's Club began more than a century ago when a group of extraordinary women set out to create a beautiful space in which to gather, connect, educate, inspire, and improve the world around them. Today, the Woman's club is enjoyed by women and men of all ages and backgrounds to work as a positive force of good in our community.
City of Lakes Rotary Club international impact statement
Huge thanks to Jonathan Hobbs for helping to put together our new City of Lakes Rotary Club Impact Statement! The new statement documents the amazing work City of Lakes members have done both in our community and across the globe. Click through to read all of the great statistics and to see more amazing graphics by Russell Herder.