Community Service Team Mission:
Our purpose is to develop and conduct community service projects and activities within the White Bear Lake and Mahtomedi school district boundaries.
We will concentrate our efforts in the following areas: Community Development, Human Development, Environmental Protection, and Partners in Service.
Community Service Team Donation Recipients in the 2021-2022 Rotary Year
Some Community Service Team Projects/Programs for the 2021-2022 Rotary year.
Minnow Tank - Willow Lane Elementary

White Bear Lake Rotarians supported Willow Lane 4th grade students in learning about service and service organizations in their Community. The students were placed onto teams of 4-5 and asked to chose a Non-profit for which they had an interest in learning more about how they help our Community.  14 Coaches (Rotary and Community volunteers) worked with each of the teams to learn about their Non-profits and develop their Minnow Tank pitch deck that was presented to a panel of 6 Judges (Rotary and Community volunteers). The top 3 pitches were awarded a total of $2,200 to be donated to their Non-profits. About 100 hours of volunteer time was donated to support Willow Lane in this project. 



Bear'ly Open - White Bear Area Food Shelf

Annually, since 2008, White Bear Lake Rotarians have hosted a Golf on Ice event on frozen White Bear Lake to raise money for the White Bear Food Shelf.  This event is designed to bring the community together, raise awareness to food insecurity while having fun during the long Minnesota winters.  This past February, we raised over $31,000 for the local food shelf, given their purchasing power that is equivalent to about $250,000 of food value.  Between 50-60 Rotary and Community volunteers donate their time to make this event happen, consuming hundreds of volunteer hours for a great cause. Enjoy some images of the event this year.


Rotary Nature Preserve Restoration - White Bear Lake

Members of our #rotary club took our weekly meeting outdoors and gathered in this morning's sunshine and chill at our Rotary Nature Preserve, where a habitat restoration project is under way. We met with our key partners at the City of White Bear Lake, Minnesota, environmental specialist Connie Taillon, parks and facilities foreman Andy Wietecki and horticulturist Sadie Loose to talk about the seeding; nonnative species removal to come (like sweeping areas of amur maple); and the return of wildflowers and native flora. It was a great morning to learn more -- and see more -- about this project led by our Community Service Rotarians.



For more information about this team, please contact the team lead listed under Club Executives and Directors on the main page.