Upcoming Events
Wings 6th Floor Conference Room
Feb 07, 2017
5:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Feed My Starving Children Mobile Pack
Former Rainbow Foods
Feb 09, 2017
7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Skate to End Polio
Braemar Arena's Backyard Rink
Feb 10, 2017
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Domestic & Sexual Violence Awareness Luncheon
Brackett's Crossing Country Club
Feb 24, 2017
11:00 AM – 1:30 PM
Presidents Elect Training Seminar
Mar 09, 2017 – Mar 11, 2017
Upcoming Meeting Speakers
Feb 01, 2017
Minnesota’s Battle for Bats: Surviving the White Nose Syndrome
Feb 08, 2017
Feb 15, 2017
Economic update for the Twin Cities and the Region
Feb 22, 2017
Club update, and The Rotary Foundation update by Jim Nelson, D5950 Fund Development Chair
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Brian Bessler
January 10
Steve Degenaar
January 11
Ben Van Gundy
January 12
John Hartley
January 19
Join Date
Ed Holmes
January 1, 1989
28 years
Sharon LaComb
January 1, 1993
24 years
Robert Braun
January 7, 2015
2 years
Bulletin Editor
Gwen Aaberg
Russell Hampton
National Awards Services Inc.

What's new this week? 




Speaker: Sarah Scheel


Topic: Minnesota's Battle for Bats: Surviving the White Nose Syndrome



Sarah graduated Iowa State University in 2007 with a Bachelor of Science in Animal Ecology, with a wildlife emphasis.  Though her passion for wildlife and conservation started at an early age; her career as a Wildlife Biologist didn’t start until college where she worked as a Wildlife Rehabilitator through ISU’s College of Veterinary Medicine.  She has spent the last 14 years in the field working with over 100 different species, including endangered species, in 31 states and 5 countries.  



FOODSHELF WEDNESDAY - Bring food items you would like to donate, and Gwen will deliver them to 360 Communities.  The apple will also be passed if you would prefer a cash donation. Remember for every $1 donated, 360 Communities can purchase $3 worth of food from their partners.  360 Communities greatly appreciates your donations!



Support Apple Valley Rotary through Amazon Smile!

Looking for another way to give to the organization you love so much? When you shop on Amazon, use Amazon smile!
First, visit - this will set up Apple Valley Rotary Scholarship Foundation as your charity of choice. 
Then, whenever you're going to buy something on amazon, visit (rather than simply to search for and purchase all the things you want and need. A portion of each sale will benefit our club.
We appreciate your support!

February 1, 2017 Weekly Raffle Update


For the meeting of February 1, 2017 there are 51 cards and 2 Jokers. The pot stands at $62!

Ticket donations are: $1 for 1 ticket; $2 for 3 tickets; $5 for 10 tickets; and $10 for 25 tickets. Three lucky winners are chosen each week; the first two tickets drawn win $5, the third winner draws a card from the deck in hopes of pulling an Ace to win a share of the pot.  If a joker is pulled, it will cost the winner a $2 contribution to the pot.  If the Ace of Spades is pulled, the pot is awarded equally to all who have pulled an Ace from the current deck, and the drawing starts over again.

Upcoming Speaker Rotation

The following club members are responsible for arranging meeting speakers on the assigned days.
Please contact Lance Miller with your speaker's topic and biographical info.

2/1/17 - Kevin Scheel

2/8/17 - AV Rotary Foundation Update

2/15/17 - Scott Ramsdale

2/22/17 - Club Assembly

3/1/17 - Rick Ernste

3/8/17 - Bill Butler

3/15/17 - Craig Fields

3/22/17 - Merv Nordstrom

4/5/17 - Kevin Lovegreen

4/12/17 - Justin Burleson

4/19/17 - Brian Bessler

4/26/17 - Clint Hooppaw

5/3/17 - Tom Lawell

5/10/17 - Terry Merritt

5/17/17 - Greg Miller

5/24/17 - Club Assembly - No speaker

5/31/17 - Joe Sterling