Our club members are dedicated people who share a passion for both community service and friendship.
Becoming a Rotarian connects you with a diverse group of professionals who share your drive to give back. 
  • Discuss your community's needs and discover creative ways to meet them
  • Expand your leadership and professional skills
  • Catch up with good friends and meet new ones
  • Connect with leaders from all continents, cultures, and occupations
Our club accepts new members by invitation.
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Welcome to our newest member, Mary Timmons! Mary grew up as a farm girl in North Dakota and is very proud of her North Dakota roots. Before moving to Minneapolis, Mary was very active in the Fargo Moorhead community with Rotary, Chamber of Commerce, and other non-profits. Since living here, she's spent time in the hospitality industry, as an office manager, and most recently going out on her own to work with people as they prepare to move, assisting with purging, cleaning, and moving. Mary has two brothers and one sister. Her husband, David, was a member of our club; he passed away in July, 2018. We are so pleased you have joined the Golden Valley Rotary Club, Mary!
Welcome to our newest member, Ben Toenies! Ben is married to his lovely wife, Annie. They have two children, Eva and Judah. Ben works with Northwestern Mutual as a Financial Advisor in Minnetonka, MN. Ben and Annie are passionate about their church community, spending time with family, and playing volleyball.
Rotary sparked Ben's interest given the focus on community involvement and improvement. He wanted to find a way to meet more good people and build strong relationships. Ben believes the best way to do this is by working alongside others who have similar values and aspirations for benefiting our community.
Welcome, Ben; we are so pleased you have joined the Golden Valley Rotary Club!
We are so happy to welcome Mike Phelan as our newest member of the Golden Valley Rotary Club!
Mike grew up in Omaha, Nebraska where he spent most of his time in sports, hanging out with friends, and with the high school youth group. During summer breaks he managed a city pool, taught swim lessons, and volunteered at the Omaha Reservation in Nebraska. After high school, he attended the University of St. Thomas were he studied Finance and Economics and met his wife, Katie. They currently live in St. Paul, but are starting to look for a new house in the Golden Valley/St. Louis Park area. Mike works at JLL (Jones Lang LaSalle IP, Inc.) as a commercial broker and specializes in Tenant Representation. He looks forward to meeting everyone in the Club and helping spread the word of Rotary throughout our community! Mike has volunteered to be our Club's liaison for the District 5950 Human Trafficking initiative. Welcome, Mike; we are so pleased you have joined the Golden Valley Rotary Club!
Welcome to our newest Rotary member, Wendy Wier-Connelly! Wendy has known about Rotary for a long time as her parents were Rotarians and her husband, Tim, is a past president of the Rochester Club. West Coast natives, Wendy and Tim relocated to Minnesota in 1999. After many years in Rochester, MN, they moved to the Twin Cities and now live in the Victory Neighborhood of Minneapolis. Wendy is the human resources director for Bigos Management, a property management company based in Golden Valley. Wendy and Tim have three adult children: Carina, Anna, and Riley, who all also live in Minneapolis. Welcome, Wendy!