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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

December 8, 2021
Markus Flynn, Black Men Teach

Markus Flynn
Black Men Teach

Recruiting and retaining Black male teachers in elementary schools

December 15, 2021
Holiday Sing-Along

COL Rotary Rooters

Holiday Sing-Along

December 22, 2021

Special Volunteer Opportunity

Boys & Girls Club Kids Can Give Holiday Sale


Connect with movers and shakers from Minneapolis and St. Paul.

“I feel fortunate to be a part of such a great community of caring, compassionate individuals who, together, make a difference to each other and the community.”

Jodi M.
Member since 2011


Give to gain.

“Virtually every member of our club has a passion for one or more areas of service and there is absolutely nothing more satisfying than having the opportunity to help others when you do it with a group of your best friends.”

Gary M.
Member since 1987


Become a better you.

“Every Peer Group, Strategy, Planning, and New Membership meeting has taught more about the meaning of Service above Self. I hope to take these invaluable life lessons from Rotary and give a little to a world that has given me so much.”

Sangam N.
Member since 2019

We Change Lives

We are a diverse set of growth mindset people with a common mission to make a difference. Does this sound like you? Getting involved is easy.

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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?

For the holiday season this year, we are partnering again with Boys & Girls Club of the Twin Cities in the Kids Can Give program. To make this convenient for everyone, there are several ways to make a donation no later than December 15.
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.