Minneapolis South Rotary Club

Tuesday Mornings 7:15 to 8:30 AM

Urban Ventures Center for Fathering • 3023 4th Ave. S • Minneapolis, MN 55407
Meeting location is mid-block and offset from the street by a courtyard • Free street parking
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Create feminine hygiene kits for girls around the world, which gives them days in school -- rather than days away from school

Minneapolis South Rotary will host a sew-a-thon for Days for Girls, a group that provides feminine hygiene products to girls world wide. There will be jobs for everyone, whether or not you sew.

Registration is not necessary but helpful. Register here.

Date: April 1, Saturday

Time: 9:30 to 12

Location: Hosmer Library basement meeting room

Please bring: Yourself! Nothing more is required

If possible, these donations are encouraged:
• girls panties (sizes 8 - 14)
• washed flannel (dark & wild patterns are best)
• 100% cotton fabric (smallest size 5" x 5", dark/wild patterns are best)
• washcloths
• hotel-size soap
• ziploc bags (gallon size, freezer)

Optional Items To Bring:
• a sewing machine


Show your heart on Valentine's Day. Get trained for future service projects at Open Arms of Minnesota.

Minneapolis South Rotary will hold its February 14 meeting at Open Arms of Minnesota to see their facility, learn about their services and receive training. This training is mandatory for any future service projects at Open Arms. 
Registration is not necessary but helpful. Register here.
Join Minneapolis South Rotary's January service project: pack food for Feed My Starving Children.
The packing will take place on Tuesday, January 31, starting at 6 p.m., and the Eagan packing center. 
We need exact numbers for participation. REGISTER HERE.
Four Minneapolis teenagers will spend the 2017-18 school year abroad, sponsored by the Minneapolis South Rotary Club as North Star Rotary Youth Exchange Students.
Minneapolis South Rotary has been a part of the community for 20 years. The club needs your ideas, your heart and your skills to go forward for its next 20 years. Learn how to be a part of this diverse, fun and dynamic group of change agents. Register here.

Sudden Cardiac Arrest can happen to anyone, anytime, anyplace and at any age.  And, when it does happen, it is almost always fatal unless people take action. Learn the life-saving skills of CPR and how to use an automatic external defibrillator (AED) with confidence on November 17, 7:30 pm at the Center for Fathering.



Join us at a fun, informal and informative meeting. We meet every Tuesday morning for coffee, an interesting speaker and to help engage ourselves in our local and international communities. It cost nothing to attend a meeting, and you'll leave enriched. 


Our local initiatives include youth-oriented projects such as mentoring, providing school supplies and winter outerwear to kids in need, and high school youth exchange. We also make monthly donations to local charities, as selected by the club.

Internationally, we support entrepreneurs, sponsor scholars, and help with Rotary International initiatives such as polio eradication (Polio Plus) and its emergency shelter program (Shelterbox).

The doors open at 7:15 a.m., meetings start at 7:30 sharp and end promptly at 8:30, so you're on your way to work with fresh perspectives and new knowledge.


Be a part of the most exciting, demanding and rewarding program for teenagers: Become a Rotary Youth Exchange Student in one of 30+ countries.






Minneapolis South Rotary member J. Michael Cavitt was recognized by the Nonviolent Peaceforce for mentoring NP returned peacekeepers in the process of applying for Rotary World Peace Fellowships. This article appeared on the group's website, http://www.nonviolentpeaceforce.org. 

Past STRIVE scholar Wicahpi Cavanaugh earns another scholarship.

Minneapolis South Rotary Club, along with the Edina and City of Lakes Rotary Club, helped purchase these beds for a women's shelter in Woodstock, South Africa. 



Minneapolis South Rotary helps to provide transportation to disabled in India

Minneapolis South Rotary just became twice as fun with the addition of our second North Star Rotary Youth Exchange Student.

Minneapolis South welcomed one of its two Rotary Youth Exchange students on Saturday, August 11.

 A North Star Rotary Youth Exchange Student Is Coming To South Minneapolis!

“If all 17-year-olds had a chance to be a Rotary Youth Exchange Student, there would be no more war.” -- Carl Wilhelm Stenhammar, president of Rotary International, 2005-06


The Minneapolis South Club will participate in its second year of Rotary Youth Exchange by hosting a high-school student from India.

Be An Exchange Student / Host An Exchange Student
Informational Meeting • May 16, 2012

“If all 17-year-olds had a chance to be a Rotary Youth Exchange Student, there would be no more war.”
-- Carl Wilhelm Stenhammar, president of Rotary International, 2005-06

Learn what it’s like to be a high school exchange student or learn about opportunities to become a multi-national family via hosting for a three- to four-month period. Talk to high school students who have gone on exchange, and to families who have hosted.

Women Who Cook
Jazz Benefit for the Minneapolis South Rotary STRIVE Program


The Minneapolis South Rotary Club welcomed its first exchange student on August 16.

Lisa arrived safely from Germany and was met by her host family Minneapolis South Rotary Club.

As of August 2011, we have made 6 loans. Two of them have been fully repaid.  

Currently we are one of many lenders who are supporting (1) a group of weavers in Guatemala, (2) a tailor in Kenya, (3)a group of female tailors in Cambodia, and (4) a group of women in Cambodia who use their loan for farm supplies. All of these borrowers are working steadily to make payments on their loans and are repaying them on time.


Fred Herron
May 02, 2017
Club Assembly
Jacquie Esparza
May 09, 2017
Amicus - Connections for the incarcerated
Julie Ellefson
May 16, 2017
Southside Family Nurturing Center
Arya Pamungkas
May 23, 2017
An Indonesian in Minnesota
Cheri Kay Getz
May 30, 2017
U.S. Bank
Becky George
Jun 06, 2017
Midtown Global Market Culture
Jane Ramseyer Miller
Jun 13, 2017
One Voice Mixed Chorus
Jun 20, 2017
Club Leadership
Membership Chair
Community Service Chair
Youth Exchange Officer
Past President
Club Administration Chair