Save three lives AND win the “battle”

Yes! It’s the annual Battle of the Badges blood drive pitting Rogers’ Police and Fire Departments against their counterparts across the metro. Blood donor volunteers are the key to TWO winnning strategies:
  1.  Save three lives with each blood donation.
  2. Extend Rogers’ winning record for the fourth consecutive year!
Sign up to donate on Thursday, August 15 at the Community Room (map). Enter Code 4024 in the top field of this page: 


Bob Showers is on deck with MN Twins stories, July 24

Author Bob Showers promises to be one of the year’s most entertaining guest speakers. Join Rogers Rotary on Wednesday, July 24 when Bob shares first-hand stories, photos, and interview quotes from many MN Twins greats. His presentations have been profiled by KRFO Radio and the North St. Paul Rotary Club.

Bob describes in his book,  The Twins in the Dome:
”The Dome was our signature.”–Torii Hunter
”The Dome was alive and it was loud.”–Corey Koskie
”A lot of spooky stuff happened in there.”–Kent Hrbek

From 1982–2009 the Twins called the Metrodome their home. During that time there were World Championships, Hall of Fame performances, crazy bounces, and balls lost in the roof. It was a different kind of ballgame and the Dome had many critics, but you always knew the game would be played. Along the way, the Twins shared the Dome with some of the top groups in rock music. The Metrodome was ”Minnesota’s rec room.”


Pres. Dave salutes value contributions

Week to week, you ever know WHO will be called forward for recognition, or WHY President Dave will consider a member’s effort honor-worthy, or WHAT he might pull out as a recognition gift. But he is truly showcasing the value each member brings to Rogers Rotary. This week Cheryl Helwig (pictured) and Aaron Mueller earned applause from the group. Congrats!


Neighboring clubs become new Area 7

When Rogers Rotary chartered in 2006, the club joined District 5950’s Area 4 — clubs that were “generations” of club sponsoring the next. (Maple Grove Rotary sponsored Rogers.)

Now in the 2019-20 Rotary year, new Area alignments bring Rogers and Maple Grove into a new Area 7 where they’ll partner with neighbors St. Michael-Albertville, Monticello and Buffalo clubs. It is an opportunity for new relationships, new networking, and a tighter geographic territory.

For information about Area 7 clubs, contact Assistant Governor Lee Ashfeld. Or check out the meeting time and location of any District 5950 club at this link.


Pres. Lenny honored at final 2018-19 meeting

Lenny Kirscht (First Nat’l Bank of Elk River) facilitated his final meeting of the Rotary year on June 26. Club members saluted him with gifts, stories, photos, treats and a club-sponsored Paul Harris Fellowship. He is pictured receiving his gift from incoming president Dave Christian (auctioneer).

Thank you for your leadership, Lenny!