Club News
Today we heard from Joe Atkins, Dakota County Commissioner.  Joe serves 6 precincts in Inver Grove, 6 precincts in Eagan & 5 precincts in Rosemount.  Joe answered the question, "what does Counties do".   He touched upon the County Roads, Sheriff's Dept, Libraries, Parks along with Mental Health & Environmental issues.  He was very proud that Dakota County is debt free (only 12 of 3083 counties can say that).  He was also proud of the many Grants that Dakota County strived for and received.  These grants help preserve our open land and helped built our SMART Center.  Be sure to sign up for his e-newsletters.   Joe can be reached at joe.atkins@co.dakota.mn.us
 
Thanks Joe for your service to Dakota County!
 
Our students of the month never cease to amaze our club.  Mia Donnay certainly does that.  In the words of her Assistant Principal at RHS, "she does not run away from challenges".  Mia has a 4.0 and is the Student Council President.  Mia told us that her purpose is to serve.  Listening to her, it was evident that she loves people and wants to help.  Early in her life, her mother brought her to a Gigi's Playhouse (non-profit that works with children affected with Down syndrome) for a fun & fulfilling activity....it was then she realized her passion.  Although she does not have a major picked, she wants to concentrate on Public Policy and the Social Sciences.   We wish her the very best for a bright future.
 
Today, we heard from Any Countryman, a Senior Development Manager with the American Cancer Society.  We learned how they are fighting cancer from every angle - research, direct service, public education, behavior change & advocacy.  We learned that 1 in 3 people in the US will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime.  We learned about Hope Lodge with 30+ lodges across the US providing a nurturing, home-like environment for those affected by cancer.  We learned of a vaccination for teens (13-17) that help prevent 10 different cancers.  Like Rotary's hope for a world without Polio, the American Cancer Society's hope is for a world without Cancer.
 
Our very own President, Eric Becker, is part of the Real Men Wear Pink campaign.  He has also put together a Pickleball Tournament fundraiser for Cancer at the Hope Fieldhouse in Rosemount on Saturday, October 30th.
 
To hear Eric's story and donate, please visit http://main.acsevents.org/goto/ericbecker
To register a team for the Pinkleball Tourney, visit https://raiseyourway.donordrive.com/event/RMWP-PINKleball and click purchase.
 
Today we heard from Mary Hamann-Roland, Dakota County Commissioner.  She services Apple Valley and the western part of Rosemount.
Most people remember her has Mayor Mary as she was the Mayor of Apple Valley for 22 years 10 months.
Mary had a great story beginning as one of 9 children growing up on a farm in Ohio.  Learning to work together and service was instilled in Mary at an early age. 
She acknowledged her great relationship with Rosemount Mayor, Bill Droste (a Rosemount Rotarian) and his work.  She recognized Rosemount's Money Magazine recent award at one of the top 50 Best Places to live (which we already knew before the survey).
Mary covered many of Dakota County issues - upcoming transportation projects, public safety & parks.  We learned that 97% of Dakota County's 439,882 residents gave Dakota County an Excellent/Good rating for Quality of Life and that the county taxes have the lowest levy per capita.
Thank you Mary for your service, passion & dedication to Dakota County and Rosemount!
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Welcome to the Rotary Club of Rosemount
Welcome to our Club!
Rosemount

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Wednesdays at 7:30 AM
The Meeting Point
14537 Dodd Blvd
Rosemount, MN 55068
United States of America
Our club meets every Wednesday except the 2nd Wednesday of the month.
Speakers
Marshall Mullet
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Student of the Month
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