The Rotary Club of Chaska has awarded Steve Mueller with the 2021 George C. Klein Service Above Self Award.

The award annually recognizes a person in the community whose actions support the Rotary motto of “Service Above Self.”

A few of Mueller’s community contributions include many years of leading the Bridging Furniture Collection Drive in Chaska, according to a Rotary press release. He also led the effort to restore the original one-room schoolhouse, on the District 112 campus off Highway 41 in Chaska.

Mueller initiated the Strive Program with Chaska Rotary and District 112, which supports GPA improvement for struggling students. Mueller is an active member of the Chaska Historical Society.

He’s been a member of the Jonathan Architecture Review Committee and is an active member of his Crown of Glory Lutheran Church community. He has served as a volunteer at The Landing in Shakopee and as a volunteer architect for the Chaska Community Youth Center.

“Steve does all of this service to his community without any fanfare. He’s a selfless leader who embodies the George C. Klein award of Service Above Self,” stated the release.

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Mark Olson, the Chaska and Chanhassen community editor who has worked in Carver County for 20 years, makes any excuse to write about local history. In his spare time, Mark enjoys perusing old books, watching blockbusters and taking Midwest road trips.