The Rotary Clubs of Rochester Minnesota

Rotary's main objective is service - in the community, in the workplace, and around the globe. The 1.2 million Rotarians who make up more than 34,000 Rotary clubs in nearly every country in the world share a dedication to the ideal of Service Above Self.

Rotary clubs are open to people of all cultures and ethnicities and are not affiliated with any political or religious organizations.

Find out more about each of the Rochester Rotary clubs by following the links to their individual club pages.
Rochester Rotary Risers
Hilton Garden Inn
7:00 a.m.
Greater Rochester Rotary
Doubletree Hotel
12:10 p.m.
The Rotary Club of Rochester
Holiday Inn-Downtown
11:30 a.m.
Rochester Rotaract
see website
Wednesday (2nd each month)
6:00 p.m.

Related Links

  List of Rochester Rotarians

  Rotary Community Grant Information

  Rochester Rotary Risers Wine Sale

  Rochester Rotary Risers Facebook Page

  Greater Rochester Rotary Facebook Page

  The Rotary Club of Rochester Facebook Page

  Rochester Rotaract Facebook Page

Rotary US Bank Holiday Classic 


District 5960

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 Rotary Youth Protection Information

 Rotary International

Current Rochester Rotary Events
04/22/2015   Wed  GRR Spring Break
A message from the Program Committee

We are trying something a little different for our Rotary Meeting on Wednesday, April 22, 2015. We are having our first ever “GRR Spring Break”! We will not be having a regular meeting that day, but members are not totally off the hook of Rotary.

The Program Committee would encourage members to do the following:

• Attend the Risers meeting on Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at 7:00 am at the Hilton Garden Inn. If you have never attended their meeting & you are willing get up a little early, it’s a fun Rotary group that always has good programs.
• Attend the Rotary Club of Rochester meeting on Thursday, April 23, 2015 at 11:30 am at the Holiday Inn Downtown. Their program that day happens to be “Astronomy in Rochester” – a program we have never had at GRR
• Call a Rotary Buddy or two & have lunch! Sometimes during our meetings we have to start early to accommodate the announcements & speakers which doesn’t leave time to network. Make a point of looking at the GRR Member Director & maybe invite an old friend or someone new to lunch.

Thank you for your attention to this change. If anyone has any feedback or questions, please email

Chris Berg
GRR Program Chair
04/22/2015   Wed  Rotary Information Meeting - Cancelled
The Rotary Club of Rochester
04/22/2015   Wed  Wine Down Wednesday
Time: 5 pm
Location: Wildwood Sports Bar (1517 16th St SW, 2 for 1 taps and $3 off appetizers from 3-7 pm.
Rotarians and their guests are invited to attend this event. Participation counts toward Rotary attendance credit. No reservations are necessary.
04/23/2015   Thu  Rotary Meeting
The Rotary Club of Rochester
Location: Holiday Inn Downtown's Plaza Banquet Room
Time: Meeting 12-1 pm (buffet begins at 11:30 am)
Program: Astronomy in Rochester, MN - The Rochester Astronomy Club is a nonprofit organization providing educational opportunities for the local community through free lectures and viewing of celestial objects anywhere from 60 miles to 8 billion light years away. Randy Hemann will describe how their activities fit in Rochester and similarly explain how Rochester “fits” in the universe. If skies are clear, we will step outside briefly to do some daytime astronomical observing!
Presenter: Randy Hemann
04/28/2015   Tue  PURR Meeting
Time: 4:30 pm
Location: Thyme Restaurant
Three club public relations meeting of the Rochester Rotary Risers, Greater Rochester Rotary, and The Rotary Club of Rochester.
04/28/2015   Tue  Rochester Rotary Risers Meeting
Time: 7 am
Location: Hilton Garden Inn
Program: My Book Day
McKinsey Goodenberger will update the Risers on the plans
for the second annual My Book Day in Rochester. This unique
literacy event focuses on first graders. Come hear about it and
how you can help to make MBD another success!
04/29/2015   Wed  HILTON - Greater Rochester Rotary
Location: HITLON HOTEL (Downtown Rochester MN)

Meeting Time: Noon - 1 pm (buffet lunch starts at noon with the meeting starting around 12:20 pm)

Program: "The Waters Senior Living Center"

Presenter: Bruce Rohde - Director of Community Operations & Carol Simons - Director of Health & Well Being

Host: TBA
04/29/2015   Wed  STRIVE Celebration!
Time: 6:30 pm
Location: Plaza Room, Holiday Inn Downtown (220 South Broadway Ave)
This event is by invitation only.
04/30/2015   Thu  Rotary Meeting
The Rotary Club of Rochester
Location: Holiday Inn Downtown's Plaza Banquet Room
Time: Meeting 12-1 pm (buffet begins at 11:30 am)
Program: The Waters Senior Living
Presenter: Rotarian Bruce Rohde, The Waters' Director of Community Operations
05/04/2015   Mon  Channel One Service
Location: Channel One Building (131 35th St SE)
Time: 6-8 pm
Contact: Mike O'Fallon