People For Pollinators – March 8, 2016 – 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

January 31, 2016

People For Pollinators – March 8, 2016 – 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Dakota Lodge, 1200 Stassen Lane, St. Paul
Cost – $45.00

Pollinator Friendly Alliance and Pollinate Minnesota invite you to join us for an in-depth symposium designed to inspire, connect and unite for a pollinator friendly Minnesota. Learn about pollinators and their relationship to birds, wildlife and biodiversity, farm and urban habitat, pesticide and advocacy issues in a friendly and motivational environment. We welcome all who want to help pollinators including educators, farmers, gardeners, city staff, elected officials, conservationists, and community organizers. Click here to register.

Beth Kallestad is going from Northfield if anyone would like to car pool contact her at

Registration Opens for 2015 Turkey Trot

October 13, 2015

Event Overview

The Northfield Rotary Club sponsors and hosts an annual Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving Day beginning at 9 am (registration begins at 8 am) at the Carleton College Weitz Center. Proceeds will benefit the Northfield Rotary Youth Exchange Program and other Rotary International service projects.

This year the race will be held on November 26, 2015, at the Carleton Weitz Center. Same day registration starts at 8:00AM, and the race will start at 9:00AM.

All those who pre-register by November 12th are guaranteed a free long sleeve t-shirt for this year’s event.

Registration Options

  1. If you’d like to print and mail the registration form, a PDF of the registration form is available here.
  2. If you would like to register electronically, click this button:

Route Information

A pdf version of the route is available here.

2015 Rotary Car Raffle Winners Announced

October 1, 2015

Thank you all for participating in our 2015 Rotary Car Raffle. The winning tickets were drawn on Saturday, September 26, at Dokmo in Northfield.

The winners are:

  • Brand new car: Wendy Sivanich
  • $1,000 to Econo Foods: Gerry Gengenbach
  • $500 Kwik Trip card: Jim Gargulak

Thanks again for participating. The money raised for this event, and our other fundraisers throughout the year, goes to support important local and international projects.

Cogan pens editorial

April 7, 2015


Northfield Rotarian Charlie Cogan wrote an op-ed article for the Minneapolis Star Tribune highlighting Rotary’s work nearly eradicating polio in Africa.  Read more »

District Grant supports Cilongo Foundation

March 27, 2015

Northfield Rotary Club secured a District Grant to help Cilongo Foundation ship donated shoes, socks, clothes and backpacks to schools in Democratic Republic of Congo.  After seeing a Star Tribune story on their dilemma, the club contacted Books For Africa to be a partner. Together, we funded a shipping container that 1) got the shoes and goods to Africa, and 2) enabled Books For Africa to ship more books than they otherwise would. Northfield Rotary committed $2,000; Woodbury Rotary contributed $500; and the District matched that with a $2,500 grant.

Cilongo Foundation leader Albert Nyembwe spoke to Northfield Rotary Club on March 5 about the project, and shared photos.

Click here to see the Northfield News story on the grant.

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