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Join Our Club!

We are always looking for energetic, enthusiastic people looking to get involved in our community, meet new friends and contribute your talents.

We meet every Wednesday morning, 7am at the Lake Elmo Inn.

Visitors are also welcome and we are confident you will be impressed with the meal, the fellowship and the difference our club is making in the community.

Contact Pam for more information on becoming a member

Pam Baker

Phone: 651-351-3765

And as a Rotary club, we support the programs of Rotary International:

  • Eradicating Polio
  • Aiding peoples living in impoverished communities throughout the world by assisting them in improving their own lives through a multitude of activities including building wells for clean drinking water.
  • International Student Scholars, exchange students, and International visiting groups

Club is made up of a wide range of people:

  • Men and women, young and old
  • Current and retired employees and executives
  • Local business owners
  • Community leaders and directors of local non-profits
  • Managers from all types of companies
  • Make lasting friendships

Great club programs:

  • Weekly breakfasts at the Lake Elmo Inn
  • Learning opportunities through a variety of guest speakers
  • A great outlet to meet and network with other professionals and community leaders
  • Give back to the community in a fun and meaningful way

Always looking for sponsors from the community to:

  • Join and support us in our goals as project or club sponsors
  • Demonstrates that your business cares about our community
  • A great way to advertise
  • Partner with Lake Elmo Rotary on programs which impact South Washington County and the St. Croix Valley in so many positive ways

Why Join Rotary?

  1. Professional Networking: A founding principle of Rotary was to provide a forum for professional and business leaders. Members are leaders in business, industry, the professions, the arts, government, sports, the military, and religion. They make decisions and influence policy. Rotary is the oldest, most prestigious service-club organization in the world.
  2. The Opportunity to Serve: Rotarians provide service at both the community and international levels. Service programs address health care needs, hunger and poverty, illiteracy, disaster relief, and environmental cleanups, to name a few. Members experience the fulfillment that comes from giving back to the community.
  3. Personal Growth and Development: Membership in Rotary ensures continuing personal and professional development. Leadership, public speaking and communication, organization and planning, team-building, fundraising, and teaching are just a sampling of the skills that can be exercised and enhanced through Rotary.
  4. Friendship: Fellowship was a primary reason Rotary was started in 1905, and it remains a major attraction. Today, with more than 30,000 Rotary clubs in over 160 countries, Rotarians have friends wherever they go. Rotary helps to build community as well as enduring friendships.
  5. Cultural Diversity: Rotary International is an association of local clubs in many countries. Clubs are open to members of every ethnic group, political persuasion, language, and religious belief. Rotary clubs contain a cross-section of the world's leaders. They practice and promote tolerance.
  6. Good Citizenship: Membership in Rotary makes one a better citizen. Weekly Rotary club programs keep members informed about what is taking place in the community, nation, and world. Rotary's expansive network of clubs and programs provides extensive opportunities for service and interchange.
  7. World Understanding: Rotary members gain an understanding of humanitarian issues and have a significant impact on them through international service projects and exchange programs of RI and its Foundation. The promotion of peace is one of Rotary's highest objectives.
  8. Entertainment: Every Rotary club and district hosts parties and activities that offer diversion from one’s personal and business life. Conferences, conventions, assemblies, and social events provide entertainment as well as Rotary information, education, and service.
  9. Family Foundations: Rotary sponsors some of the world’s largest youth exchange and educational exchange and scholarship programs. Rotary clubs provide innovative training opportunities and mentoring for future leaders. They involve family members in a wide range of social and service activities.
  10. Ethical Environment: Rotarians practice a 4-Way Test that measures words and actions by their truthfulness, fairness, goodwill, and benefit to all. Encouraging high ethical standards in one's profession and respect for all worthy vocations has been a hallmark of Rotary from its earliest days.

Declaration of Rotarians in Business and Professions

As a Rotarian engaged in a business or profession, I am expected to:

  1. CONSIDER my vocation to be another opportunity to serve;
  2. BE FAITHFUL to the letter and to the spirit of the ethical codes of my vocation, to the laws of my country, and to the moral standards of my community;
  3. DO ALL in my power to dignify my vocation and to promote the highest ethical standards in my chosen vocation;
  4. BE FAIR to my employer, employees, associates, competitors, customers, the public, and all those with whom I have a business or professional relationship;
  5. RECOGNIZE the honor and respect due to all occupations which are useful to society;
  6. OFFER my vocational talents: to provide opportunities for young people, to work for the relief of the special needs of others, and to improve the quality of life in my community;
  7. ADHERE to honesty in my advertising and in all representations to the public concerning my business or profession;
  8. NEITHER SEEK from nor grant to a fellow Rotarian a privilege or advantage not normally accorded others in a business or professional relationship.