Excelsior Morning Rotary Club

Rotary is a worldwide organization of business and professional leaders that provide humanitarian service. Promoting high ethical standards in all vocations, our mission of "Service before Self" aims to build goodwill and peace in the world.

The Excelsior Morning Rotary Club was founded in 1996 and currently boasts a membership of more than 70. Our club is open to men and women who either do business or reside in the Excelsior/Minnetonka area. We organize several fundraisers each year including Bingo and Burgers by the Bay (first Saturday in May) and the Concerts in the Commons music series in Excelsior.

Some of the projects and events our Rotary Club has worked on and supported include:

International Projects: 
We have sent medical equipment to India, helped build homes and a library in Chimbote, Peru, supplied computers to a technical school and respirators for a hospital in Grand Bourg, Argentina, and participated in Rotary International's campaign to eradicate polio world-wide.
 
Local Programs:
Significant grants are given annually to causes such as the ICA Food Shelf, Tree House, Hope House and to outstanding teachers in our schools.  These are funded by our fundraisers the club sponsors.  If you have an organization you'd like our club to consider to support financially, please complete this form.

Youth Services:
Locally, we have sponsored many international students to come to the Excelsior area and study at Minnetonka High School, in addition to sending students from our community abroad to fifteen different countries through the Rotary Youth Exchange Program.  We are always looking for qualified host families for the students to stay with (3-4 months).  If you are interested, please contact us.

We also sponsor an Interact Club (high school Rotary group) at Minnetonka High School.  This Interact club does their own fund raising and supports local and international projects with time and/or donations.  We are proud to be able to sponsor this group of future leaders. 
 
                      
 
Bingo and Burgers by the Bay                                                                        Concerts in the Commons
 
Brian Nau, President
Tammy Schwartz, President-Elect
Brian Tichy, Treasurer
 
Tammy Magney, Secretary
Charlie Kanan, Past President
Maggie Trenary, Club Administration
 
Mark Gleason, Local Committee
Meg Low, International Committee
Katy Ullsperger, Membership Committee
 
Jake Sturgis, Marketing Committee
Rick Bateson, Fundraising Committee
Gregg Elliott, At-Large Member
 
Dave Petroske, At-Large Member
Pat Hanily, At-Large Member
 
Join us for Breakfast!
Our club meets every Wednesday morning at Maynards Restaurant in Excelsior at 7am. Guests are always welcome to join us for a free hot breakfast to check things out. You don't need to register, but if you'd like to connect with someone first, send us an email. Our meetings always include a speaker about a timely topic or a leader from a local non-profit. Check out our speaker schedule to see some of our upcoming topics.