About

The Rotary Club of Northfield, Minnesota, established in 1925, is one of the older clubs in our area and, with a membership of 130, one of the largest. We invite you to join us on Thursdays for our regular weekly luncheon meetings at the Northfield United Methodist Church.

2015-16 Club Officers

  • President: Russ Halverson
  • Vice President/Membership: Michelle Laswell
  • Treasurer: David Wolf
  • Secretary: Erin Mayberry
  • International Service: John Sinning
  • Club Service: Jean Wakely
  • Community Service: Chris Heineman
  • Vocational Service: Jacob Conway
  • Communications-Public Relations: Barry Carlson
  • Youth Protection Officer: Brad Frago
  • Immediate Past President: Jim Prichard

Club Facts and Tidbits

Date Chartered: May 19, 1925
Club Number: 2157
Sponsor Club: Faribault
Clubs Sponsored: Lakeville, Cannon Valley Rotaract
Current Members: 130
Charter Members: 24
Charter President: Frank L. Clark

Bulletin: College City Cogwheel
Year Started: 1930
First Editor: N/A
Current Editor: Scott Richardson

Foundation/Paul Harris Fellows: In 1995 we had 23 PHFs and 5 sustaining members. A combination of the club’s new commitment to service and a dedicated Rotarian, Robert Will, who took charge of this program, led to substantial growth. Today our clubs lists 181 as having been PHF’s.

District/International Officers: Leal Headley, District Governor, 1932; Barbara Will, Assistant Governor, 1994-95; Mark Cashman, Assistant District Governor, 2007-2010; Rick Esse, Assistant District Governor, 2010-2013; Robert Bierman, Assistant District Governor, 2013-present.

Rotary Awards: Robert Will, Rotary Foundation, District Service Award, 1995; Jim Pokorney, Brett Reese, CAC DSA, 2004; Rick Estenson, Brett Reese, CAC DSA, 2005; Charlie Cogan – Touching Hearts Award 2006.

Historical Highlights: Our first women members: Chris Hager, was accepted in 1988; Our first woman president, Barbara Will, held office in 1993-94.