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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

April 22, 2021
Marijuana Leaf

15th Annual Community Forum

Legalizing Marijuana for Recreational Use

April 28, 2021
Graduate Hotel, Minneapolis

Liz Rammer & Aaron Wicks

The Future of the Hotel Industry in Minnesota

May 12, 2021
Paurvi Bhatt, VP of Medtronic Philanthropy

Paurvi Bhatt

Medtronic Philanthropy


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What's Happening at City of Lakes?

Late on the afternoon of Tuesday, March 16, the Minneapolis chapter of the Communications Workers of America (CWA) Local 7200 put out a notice to The Family Partnership and several other nonprofit, social service organizations in the Twin Cities to let them know that they were going to be distributing perishable food items. The only rub was that time was of the essence as the distribution would take place on Thursday morning, March 18. This initiative was one of many community outreach programs sponsored by CWA.
Feb 07, 2021

As we consider whether to legalize marijuana for recreational use, this forum will help answer our questions. Our expert panel will discuss what other states have learned and what a sensible policy would look like here if grounded within Rotary’s Four Way Test principles of ethical decision-making: what is true, fair and beneficial to all concerned.

Virtual Event: April 22, 2021 | 7:45–9:15 a.m.

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Presented in association with the St. Paul Sunrise Rotary Club, Minneapolis City of Lakes Rotary, and the Rotary Club of Roseville.

We recently added a page to the website that documents some of our club’s history. Have a look at the new page to see what we’ve accomplished together over the past 36 years. And if you notice we’re missing something that you think should be included, be sure to let us know! Email Brock Ray with suggestions.

Feb 07, 2021
Gabrielle Clowdus, founder of SettledEach year, Minneapolis City of Lakes Rotary awards its John Fischer Rotary Hope Award to a nonmember who is dedicated to the cause/mission that he/she represents and has made (and continues to make) a significant difference in the lives of many people and gives them hope for the future.