Rotary Club of Elk River - Minnesota

Serving Humanity - Strengthening Youth - Enhancing Lives


wh-4p-ol-gdThe Elk River Rotary Club celebrated it's 50th anniversary in 2010. Beginning in 1960 as strictly an all male service club it began inviting women for membership in 1989. Now all who wish to volunteer their time and resources to the missions and projects of Rotary International and those of the local club are invited for membership.

The clubs membership and meeting locations have changed throughout the years but the clubs desire to serve others locally and throughout the world has remained steadfast. If you are interested please join us at one of our regular meetings - Thursdays at Pizza Ranch - 19149 Freeport Street NW - Elk River, MN 55330 at 12:00 PM.








Our Mission -

Inspiring leaders with passion to serve humanity; strengthening youth for tomorrow's leadership and enhancing lives in our world.   

Rotary Club of Elk River Meeting Information

Welcome to the Elk River Minnesota Rotary

Elk River Rotary

Service Above Self

We meet Thursdays at 12:05 PM
Pizza Ranch
19141 Freeport Street NW
Elk River, MN  55330-1076
United States
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Thursday May 18, 2017 

5:00 PM - 9:00 PM 

Sherburne County Fairgrounds

TICKETS $35.00 Day of the event. 


If you would like to participate as a sponsor or vendor please contact 

Rotarian Tricia Downey at or any Elk River Rotarian

It is fast approaching.....



Platinum Sponsor

Private Tasting Room Sponsor

First National Bank TASTING Tickets An additional $15.00/Each.



Truchard Chardonnay
Stag's Leap Cabernet
Caymus Cabernet
Johnnie Walker Blue
Handcrafted Old Fashioned's
Premium Red and White Wine
Craft Beer 

Food From POUR

Gold Sponsor
Silver Sponsor
 American Family Insurane - Bonnie Koste Agency
Gateway Financial Strategies
Guardian Angels of Elk River
Mosford Barthel & Co., PLC
Sportech, Inc.
The Bank of Elk River
Bronze Sponsor
Beehive Homes of Elk River
Elk River Heating and Air Conditioning
Franklin Outdoor Advertsing
Kennedy Vision Health Center
MidwestOne Bank
Oliver Surveying  & Engineering, Inc.
Local Hero Sponsor
Beaudry Oil and Propane,
Classic Acrylics
Connexus Energy
Home Run Human Resources
Ralphie's Minnoco
Sherburne County Abstract and Title


-------Wine, Spirit and Beverage Vendors-------

Dahlheimer Distributing
Surly Brewing Company – Xtra Citra Pale Ale (Sessionable Hoppy Pale Ale), #Merica (Pre-Prohibition Style American Lager), Hell (Germain Style Munich Helles Lager), Todd the Axeman (West Coast Style Ale)
Indeed Brewing Company – B-Side Pilsner, Shenanigans, Lucy, Let It Ride, Mexican Honey
Voyageur Brewing Company – Palisade Porter, Boundary Waters Brunette, Trail Breaker Belgian Wit, Devils Kettle IPA
Finnegans Brewing Company – Irish Amber, Hoppy Shepard, Freckled Rooster
Fargo Brewing Company – Fargo Original, Stones Throw, Wood Chipper IPA, Windswept
Bootleg – Bootleg
Mikes – White Claw Ruby Red Grapefruit, White Claw Black Cherry, White Claw Natural Lime, Hard Watermelon
Palm Breeze Strawberry Pineapple, Cayman Jack Natural Margarita
Boston Beer – Samuel Adams Summer Ale, Samuel Adams Rebel Juiced, Angry Orchard Easy Apple Cider, Truly Lemon Yuzu, Truly Pomegranate
Miller Coors Brewing Company – Redd’s Apple Ale Peach, Redd’s Apple Ale Raspberry, Redd’s Apple Ale Blueberry, Henry’s Sparkling Passion Fruit, Henry’s Sparkling Lemon Lime, Leinenkugel’s Canoe Paddle, Leinenkugel’s Summer Shandy, Leinenkugel’s Watermelon Shandy, Leinenkugel’s Grapefruit Shandy, Blue Moon Summer Honey, 1919 Root Beer and Bubby’s Original Sodas
Minnesota Mexican Moonshine – Mexican Moonshine Margaritas, Mexican Moonshine Silver Tequilla, Mexican Moonshine Reposado Tequilla, Mexican Moonshine Anejo Tequilla and Mexican Moonshine Reposado (High End Tent)
Isanti Spirits – Isanti Rye Whiskey, Sunken Bobber Bourbon, Tilted Cedars Gin
Two Rivers Vineyard and Winery – Cabernet Franc, Merlot Syrah
Trader Joes – Non Alcoholic Beverages - O-Ginger and Peach-Mango Mojito.
C&L Distributing
Table 1: Elysian Space Dust IPA, Elysian Day Glow, Bluepoint Toasted Lager, Bluepoint Hoptical Illusion  Table 2: 10 Barrel Joe IPA, 10 Barrel Apocolypse IPA, Golden Road Wolf Pup Session IPA, Golden Road Wolf Amongst Weeds & Goose Island Summer Ale  Table 3:  Spiked Seltzer Lime, Spiked Seltzer Grapefruit, Lime-a-Rita Peach & Grape  Table 4:  Kona Longboard Lager, Kona Hanalei IPA, Kona Big Wave Golden Ale, Kona Wailua Wheat
Non Alcoholic:
Table 5: Monster Ultra Violet, Monster Gronk, Monster Rehab Lemonade Tea, Monster Pipeline Punch Table 6: Zevia Blackberry, Zevia Cucumber, Zevia Lime, Zevia Mandarin
Johnson Brothers  - LaMarca Prosecco, Darkhorse Pinot Grigio, Darkhorse Rose, Carnivor Zinfandel, William Hill Cabernet, Barefoot Refresh Moscato Cans, Barefoot Refresh Rose Cans

------Food Vendors------

    Blue Egg Bakery      
Cold Stone Creamery
D. Michael B’s
Elk River Cub Foods 
Mama D’s Deli
Marcus Elk River Cinema
Mississippi Valley Grill & Bar 
No Name Steaks 
Olde Main Eatery
Olive A Day! Plus More  
Pizza Ranch - Elk River 
Pompeii Pizzeria
Target Stores   
Walmart Deli 
         Well's Catering Service
Elk River Rotary 2016 Taste of Elk River Donations were made to: * Young Life - Walk With Me (Signature Recipient for 2016) * Youth in Government Scholarships for local YMCA * Camp RYLA * Camp Enterprise * Third Grade Dictionary Program * Boy Scouts * Young Life * Guardian Angels Gala * Rivers of Hope * Youth Exchange * Polio Plus * Fast for Hope * 728 Cadets * Three Rivers Community Foundation * Elk River High School Scholarships * Spectrum High School Scholarships * STRIVE program for Seniors at Elk River High School includes Scholarship


African Boys Adopt America's Pastime

KARE 11 STORY - Click the image for the story.


The Tom McNair Memorial Benches....on the river he loved.





Thomas Jay McNair

      March 3, 1955 - June 26, 2012


Tom McNairThomas McNair, VP and Director of Lending. Thomas graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1977 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. He attended the Minnesota School of Banking at St. Olaf in 1981. The Minnesota Bankers Association Commercial Lending Graduate School at the University of Oklahoma in 1987 and Graduate Schoool of Banking at the University of Wisconsin in Madison in 1995. Tom worked at the First Bank Minneapolis from 1977 to 1978 in the sales finance department. From 1978 to 2004, he worked with First National Bank of Elk River in various roles, including Executive Vice President/Manager of Lending. From 2004 to the present, Tom has been the Director of Lending for The Bank of Elk River. Tom has served on various civic boards including ELK RIVER ROTARY, Elk River EDA Finance Committee, Elk River Area Arts Alliance and The Elk River United Way. 

Tom loved everything to do with nature and the outdoors. His appreciation for all plants, animals, lakes and rivers was immense. He loved to work and play hard. He loved tree cutting, working around the house, golf, cribbage, Tuesday night pool, wood carving, playing the harmonica and piano. He was a great storyteller. He loved games and always played to win. 

He was by far the most proud and honored to be the father of his sons - Adam and Andrew. His happiest times were spent together as a family. 

Tom and Mary started dating in 10th grade and married in 1975. They loved to do many things together, including biking, golfing, canoeing, going out to eat, cross country skiing, going to Ottertail, vacationing, sharing anniversaries with Jim and Kathy, tubbing with Bev and Dale, throwing Labor Day island parties, early morning coffee by the river, campfires, and spending time with family and friends. He was the best son, husband, father, brother, uncle and friend.  We love Tom with all our hearts and will miss him with all of our being!

Click this link to see some of the many contributions Tom made to our club and our community.  

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Rotarians meet weekly at 12:05 PM at the Pizza Ranch in Elk River  The meetings include lunch, paid for through dues or individually, announcements, and an interesting program by persons and organizations from our community.

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Presidents Continued.....2011-12 Dan Dixon - 2012-13 Marilyn VanPatten-Chuba - 2013-14 Amanda Larson - 2014 - 15 Brandon Hanson

Paul Harris Fellows Continued... Amanda Larson - Kayla Strei* - Deb Urista - Dr. Jo Anderson* - George Dietz* - Alan Sakry - Dennis Chuba - Jerry Takle - Jane Houlton* - Jim Boyle - Michael Watzke* - The Rt. Rev. Richard Grein* - Dr. Charles Zinn* - Marilyn Van Patten-Chuba - Pete Reiner