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COVID-19 Notice and Disclaimer to Guests

SMME continues to observe recommended operating protocols for our regular meetings and volunteering events. Our meeting space is designed to promote social distancing, and we will continue to offer virtual attendance options.

For any additional questions or concerns, please reach out to us via the Contact Us form at the bottom of the page.

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We are a group of dynamic and energetic individuals who share one goal: to give back!

South Metro Minneapolis Evenings Rotary Club is a vibrant Rotary Club chartered in June 2010 in the Rotary District of 5950. Our club is focused on helping aspiring community leaders in the Twin Cities get involved in local communities, become engaged in global initiatives, and build relationships and life-long friendships!

We are just one of thousands of clubs world-wide.  We belong to District 5950, which serves Minneapolis along with Central and Western Minnesota.  Our District is one of the top Districts in giving to The Rotary Foundation, which funds all the grants provided to clubs to complete the work we do.  District 5950 is also home to Minneapolis #9, which was the 9th club formed in Rotary International History.

“Together, we see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change — across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves.”

OUR IMPACT

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We provide service to others, promote integrity, and advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through our fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders.

LEARN

Get to know us! Even if you’re interested in becoming a member right now, we encourage you to read more on our club and also District 5950 and Rotary International.

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CONNECT

We meet bi-monthly, on the second and fourth Tuesdays, in Bloomington, Minnesota – just outside of the MSP International Airport. Our meetings are not limited to just members. Everyone is welcome!

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we also offer a virtual attendance option. Please reach out to us via the Contact Form for web conferencing information. 

There’s also no membership requirement with volunteer with us in any of our events! Check our calendar to see what meeting date or volunteer opportunity works best in your busy schedule – we look forward to seeing you!

APPLY

After you’ve been fully and formally introduced and have a proper feel for our club, complete our application! We’ll review and reach out to discuss if we’re a match! 

SUPPORT A PROJECT

The success of SMME and magnitude of our impact on local and international community projects is not possible without contributions received from both grants and generous donations from you! Please consider making a small donation towards our cause today – if you’re unable to donate monetarily, consider volunteering with us at one of our events!

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Pictured on left: Elimu Hub in Kenya, a project in partnership with the Rotary Club of Kikyu (District 9212) and the Braeburn School in Nairobi.

LEADERSHIP TEAM

PRESIDENT

Angela Schwartz

I joined SMME Rotary as a way to create personal connections and to give back to the communities in which I live. I was a Rotary Youth Exchange student in Nagasaki, Japan from 20011-2012 and have been involved in the North Star Youth Exchange program ever since. I have a passion for traveling to new places and being artistic in as many mediums I can get my hands in.

President elect

Stefi Jessen

I have been involved with Rotary for a year and have truly enjoyed the friendship, service opportunities, and experiences since joining. I have a Master’s degree in Speech Language Pathology and work with pediatrics. I love going on adventures, spending time with family and friends, knocking things off my bucket list!

Treasurer

Robert Timmerman

Outside of Rotary, I am the Vice Chair of the City of Burnsville’s Planning Commission and also serves on the Dakota County Planning Commission. I’m passionate about public service and overall government responsibility.

Membership Chair

Kathleen Uygun

I have been involved with Rotary since 2012 through Interact Club, Roteract, and now SMME Rotary! Volunteering has always been a passion of mine, and I am so happy to have found a club where friends can get together and practice “service above self”. I have a bachelor’s degree in Communications and Global Studies, and I am currently studying herbalism. In my free time I like to paint and experiment in the kitchen!

Community Service Chair

Krysta Peterson

I joined Rotary in 2011 after moving to a new city. It was a great way to meet people and continue to give back to the community. Rotary has provided leadership opportunities and travel for global projects. I work at 3M and enjoy getting outside and exploring new foods/cultures!

grants & Foundation Chair

Kristen Schlough

I joined Rotary in 2005 as a way to connect with and give back to my community.  When I moved to Minneapolis in 2017, I knew that my life would not be complete without joining another Rotary club.  With a flexible schedule and focus on service, SMME was a natural fit! I work at Ecolab on our Enterprise Careers and Learning Team, creating and deploying development opportunities for leaders and associates. When I’m not at Rotary or at work, you can find me at a local bluegrass show or out to dinner with friends.

PINTS FOR PEOPLE

SMME partners with Edina Morningside Rotary Club to co-host our annual Pints for People Rotary Charity Beer Tasting.  This Oktoberfest-themed event is our major fundraiser, and all proceeds go towards our club Foundation to fund the projects we sponsor throughout the year.

The event includes sampling craft beer, cider, and seltzers from local breweries, a silent auction including items from local businesses, games and food.

Stay tuned for details for our 2022 event!

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WHERE TO FIND US

South Metro Minneapolis Evening Rotary meets bi-monthly on the second and fourth Tuesday from 6:30PM to 7:30PM at the Hilton Minneapolis-Saint Paul Airport in Bloomington, Minnesota. We partake in ‘Happy Hour’ before our meeting, starting at 6:00PM – come see us!

Not ready to see us in person? No worries – join us on Zoom!
Contact us for more information.

GET IN TOUCH

Have a specific inquiry about membership, looking for volunteering opportunities, or requesting funding for your project? Fill out one of our forms from the options on the right, and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible!

For general questions or comments, please fill out the form below. Look forward to hearing from you soon!

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