We are so proud to announce that the Willmar Rotary Club is the 2019 recipient of the "Exemplary Leadership Award" from the Willmar Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce! We are being recognized for our Rockin' Robbins concert series, and other contributions to the Willmar community. We are very honored and looking forward to the Volunteer Appreciation Event on March 1st.
Congratulations also to fellow Rotary member, James Miller, who will be receiving the MILO Award on the same night. James is being recognized for his outstanding leadership in volunteerism, community leadership and involvement and dedication to the Chamber of Commerce.Have you RSVP'd for our Chamber Annual Meeting & Volunteer Appreciation Event yet? We will be presenting our Volunteer Leadership Awards. Congratulations to Christina Boike from Christianson PLLP who will be receiving our Emerging Young Leader Award, James Miller with United Way of West Central Minnesota who will be receiving our MILO Award, and the Willmar Rotary Club who will be receiving the Exemplary Leadership Award!
Save your spot by contacting the Chamber today! ... See MoreSee Less
Hey Rockin' Robbins fans, the Willmar Rotary Club is selling poinsettias for our annual holiday fundraiser. We have a few extras this year and are hoping to sell them by the end of the week. They are $20 each, red, 16"-18" tall in a 6" pot. These are beautiful florist-quality, double-pinched plants and make a perfect gift. All proceeds go to Rotary-sponsored projects like Rockin' Robbins, children's literacy, clean water initiatives, and polio eradication. If interested, please send us a private message or comment below and we will follow-up. Thank you for supporting the Willmar Rotary Club! ... See MoreSee Less
WILLMAR — Since the middle of October, Robbins Island has been undergoing a festive transformation as Willmar Fests committee members and volunteers began installing the 700,000 lights that make up Celebrate the Light of the World.This year will be Robbins Island's inaugural season as the new home...
Just passing along another fun event this weekend out at Robbins Island. We are glad to see the park getting more and more use each year!
This family-friendly event will include:
• Live worship music from Living Hope Church at 1:30pm, Will & Kate at 2:30pm, Joel Hanson at 3:30pm and headliner Jason Gray at 6:30pm
• A Rib Cook-Off with ribs served at 4:30pm along with grilled sweet corn and watermelon (food and non-alcoholic beverages sold separately at event with tokens), and
• Activities for the kids.
Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the gate. Children 8 and under are free. Tickets can be purchased online at: www.itickets.com/events/399346.html, at The Fortress (500 Russell Street NW, Willmar), or at ATLAS (504 19th Ave SW, Willmar). Discounted tickets can be purchased online until 4pm, Thursday, August 23. ... See MoreSee Less
IN-KIND DONATIONS: Cash Wise Foods, Cash Wise Liquor, Farm-Rite Equipment of Willmar, Hansen Advertising, Haug-Kubota, Kandi Printing, Motor Sports of Willmar, Premium Waters, Inc., Pro Color Graphics, South Central Tent Rental, Willmar Community Education & Recreation, Willmar Stingers ... See MoreSee Less
Wowzers! What a night out at Rockin' Robbins! Thanks to everyone who came out and helped us smash all previous attendance records! Photos are now available on our website at RockinRobbins.com. Special thanks again to photographer Dennis Benson for capturing the memories for us.
All our Rotarians in the Willmar Rotary Club are so proud of this event, and we are so grateful to everyone who helps us pull it together every week. Thanks especially to YOU for coming out and supporting our vision for a better Robbins Island!
So FUN!! Jon Marchand you made the cut!
The police officers who control traffic are so kind, friendly and considerate! Thank you for your service!!
Honored to be a part of this event 2 weeks in a row.
It was fantastic, the vendors, the food, activities for the kids, the excitement and very well organized down to the traffic control. The buses were appreciated. Thank you!
It was great! What was the attendance numbers?
Thank YOU Rotarians for your hard work! I haven't missed one yet and already am looking forward to next year. Let those of us who would be willing know how we can volunteer to help!!!
What a great time, very kid friendly, food was great, very friendly atmosphere. Thank you. Can’t wait for next years. Good job Willmar!
I'm looking forward to 2019. I had a blast this year at Rockin' Robbin.
Gets better every year. Blues Brothers Tribute AWESOME
Thank you for all the great music this past few weeks! We had a blast!! Looking forward to next year!
It would be so awesome if Collective Unconsious could play along with the Dillos next year. They do an awesome Eagles tribute. Best I've heard!
Thank you to everyone who had a hand in making this such a fun and successful event! The music was great, can't wait for next year! Thank you Rotary!
Awesome evening! Thank you all for your great work!
Thank you to everyone involved for organizing this wonderful community event and bringing in such amazing talent!!
Such a great event! Enjoyed them immensely!
Thanks to Dianne C. for the nice feedback! This is why we do what we do.
"Love Rockin’Robbins!!!! It is so well organized..and so many wonderful volunteers, great Vendors and Awesome Entertainment!!! And the Kids Playground... I have 2 Great Nieces... 4 and 2... and they loved it... and we loved watching them! My Mom, My Sister, My Niece and her husband, and my Nephew... 4 Generations !! And we all were amazed by it!!!
"Thank you to ALL who played a part in this wonderful addition. Certainly, a Diamond in the Rough has been transformed !!! And more to come... 👍🙏😇❤️" ... See MoreSee Less