Make a Difference in your Community
The Minnewaska Rotary Club was founded in 1964. With 50+ active members, giving back to our community is our primary focus; we’re also involved in several international projects around the globe. Our Club is diverse; we’re comprised of business owners and employees, men and women, locals and transplants, and employed and retired. Our diversity gives us strength and a wide variety of talents to give back to our local and international causes.
With a focus on Service and Fellowship, our gatherings are a rotation of: lunch meetings with a presentation, service projects, off-site meetings at local businesses/organizations, and evening socials with a presentation.
In order to make a difference in our community and the world, we hold several fundraisers each year to generate income:
Waterama Road Race 5K/10K | Waterama Pancake Feed | Rose & Caramel Sale
Minnewaska Baseball Stadium • Boy Scouts & Girl Scouts • Central Square Hearts & Hands Food Shelf
Glenwood Retirement Village Foundation • Pope/Stevens County Conservation Day • Someplace Safe Glenwood Winterama • Prevent Child Abuse MN • MAHS Post Prom • The Laker Foundation
Minnewaska Dollars for Scholars • Relay for Life • Reading is Fundamental • Strive Program
United Way of Pope & Douglas County • Camp Enterprise • Glenwood & Beyond • Minnewaska Warm-Up
HOBY Scholarship Program • Warm Heads, Hands & Hearts • Starbuck Heritage Days • Ethics Program
Glacial Ridge Hospice • Glacial Ridge Ambulance Service • Glenwood Fire Department • MN Aqua Program
Pope County Families in Need • Waterama
Rotary at a Glance
Rotary brings together a global network of volunteer leaders who dedicate their time and talent to tackle the world’s most pressing humanitarian challenges. Rotary connects 1.2 million members from more than 200 countries and geographical areas. Their work impacts lives at both the local and international levels.