ImageOften described as the "Heartbeat of Rotary", Community Service is a many-pronged effort to improve the quality of life within a community.

Rotary's commitment to Community Service grew out of the realization, early in the movement's history, that something more than fellowship or the opportunity for business profit was necessary to sustain the interest of club members over a long period of time.
From the very first Community Service Project in 1907, when founder Paul Harris led a campaign to have a public restroom installed at the city hall in Chicago, IL, USA, Rotarians have been making substantial and lasting contributions to the communities in which they live. To a large extent, Rotary's reputation is built on the myriad of Community Service projects undertaken by Rotarians in their communities and abroad.

Each year the Prior Lake Rotary Community Service committee alone donates over $20,000 to local organizations and groups.

Community service projects we support either financially, though hands-on service, or both include:

  • 1ST Lego Robotics League
  • Adopt-a-Highway
  • Bridging
  • CAP Agency
  • Children’s Miracle Network
  • Community Education Halloween Party
  • Firefighters Appreciation
  • FISH
  • Friends of Wolf Ridge
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Horse and Hunt Club Youth Hunting
  • Junior Achievement
  • Laker Variety Show/Patrons of the Arts and Activities
  • Prior Lake Association – 4th Fireworks
  • Prior Lake High School Senior Lock-In
  • Prior Lake Players
  • Prior Lake Savage Area Schools – Needs at Christmas
  • Saints Healthcare Fund
  • Scott County Historical Society
  • Southern Alliance for Battered Women
  • Young Life

We also support the following through sponsorships:

  • Bedraces for Bridging
  • Cub Scout Pack 1909
  • Laker Educational Foundation – Summer Smash
  • Laker Educational Foundation – Blue Jean Ball
  • Minnesota Special Olympics – Polar Bed Plunge
  • River Valley YMCA –Fore the Y