Waconia-West Carver Rotary Club

An old Scottish proverb goes, “Charity begins at home, but shouldn’t end there.” It is truly appropriate of the Waconia-West Carver Rotary Community Services subcommittee. The Rotary Club is known for its work with Strive and the International Exchange program, but the club also accepts requests from the community so that the various groups can [...]

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As part of a unique new partnership with Hunger-Free Minnesota, Waconia-West Carver Rotary has committed to fighting hunger in our own community. Hunger-Free Minnesota donated $40,000 to Rotary District 5950 (encompassing 63 clubs in central Minnesota and the Twin Cities), which then added $25,000 and split amongst 18 individual Rotary clubs, to be used to [...]

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A plaque in the reception area of the Melchert Hubert Sjodin law office has inscribed upon it a quote from Winston Churchill: “We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.” It is apt for Paul Melchert whose life embodies giving, especially to his community. A person’s office [...]

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“A dream is a wish your heart makes ….” So starts the Walt Disney song. One young Waconia woman is about to make her dream a reality as she embarks on an experience of a lifetime. However, what is even more unique about this once in a lifetime experience is that it is a similar [...]

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The new fiscal year for the Waconia-West Carver Rotary Club is here and with it, a transfer of the gavel and the position of Rotary President from Ron Seib to Richard Scott, has recently occurred. Ever humble, Scott noted in a recent Club email that he was honored to serve as the new president for [...]

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BY HEIDI HOKS WACONIA-WEST CARVER ROTARY There are some people who live for service, who cannot imagine what their life would be if they did not look after the needs of others. Marty Cramer, the recipient of the Waconia-West Carver Rotary Club’s 2013 Service Above Self Award, is one such person. Cramer’s work career started [...]

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