Welcome to the Rotary Club of Edina!

We meet Thursdays at 12:15 PM
Edina Country Club
5100 Wooddale Ave.
Edina, MN  55424
United States
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The Rotary Club of Edina will welcome Bill Neuendorf as the program speaker at the Thursday, April 26, meeting. Neuendorf is the Economic Development Manager for the City of Edina. He will talk about the development in the 50th and France area of Edina.

The Rotary Club of Edina, along with support of Rotary District 5950 and several area Rotary Clubs, will host a Opioid Awareness Workshop on Thursday, May 3, at the Edina Country Club. The workshop is open to Rotary members to register now through April 15. After that, the general public will be invited to register if there is still space available. 

Edina Rotary members are encouraged to register themselves and any guests before April 15. We need a firm count to plan for the event.  Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. Check-in begins at 11 a.m. Cost for the event is the same as a regular Rotary Club of Edina meeting: Senior Active and Honorary members pay $20 at the door, as do any guests. Regular members have already paid for the meal on their quarterly invoice. 

The sponsoring clubs for the event are Bloomington, Buffalo, Eden Prairie Noon, Edina, North Minneapolis and Rogers. Rotary members from clubs other than Rotary Club of Edina will sign up through their home club. They will not pay at the door, their club will be invoiced for their lunch. Other guests can also register online on our website, and will pay at the door. The last day to register or change registration for members of the pubic is April 27.

The workshop takes the place of the regular Rotary Club of Edina meeting that day.

Questions? Contact organizer Josh Sprague at josh@joshsprague.com or 612-501-0252.

The Rotary Foundation Director David Clynes handed out Paul Harris Fellow and Paul Harris Society pins to members at the March 29 meeting. Members were honored for their donations to The Rotary Foundation.

Members who were presented PHF pins were:
  • Jennifer Hendrickson—PHF
  • Jonathan Sprague—PHF
  • Kelly Sprague—PHF
  • Nicholas Sprague—PHF
  • Charles Rauenhorst—PHF+4
  • Wooj Byun—PHF+5
  • Mike Opitz—PHF+5
  • Kris Maser—PHF+5
  • Jean Morrison—PHF+7
Members honored as PHS members were:
  • Tom Cook
  • Renee Harberts
  • Wayne Harmon
  • David Phillips
Thank you to all those recognized for their generosity to The Rotary Foundation.

“You'll laugh, you'll cry, you may see Tim Murphy fly!”

—Bob Halagan, 2017–2018 District 5950 Governor

Join us Monday, May 21, at the Guthrie Theater in downtown Minneapolis for the 2018 District 5950 Conference—a year-end celebration of all the incredible work our District 5950 Rotarians have done this Rotary year. The event is split into three "acts," and members can sign up for all three acts, or pick and choose what works best.

All Rotarians are encouraged to attend the District Conference. The club will reimburse regular members for the cost of one session (or "Act") at the conference, up to $50. Sign up today on the District website. ​Then send an email to Club Administrator Jennifer Garske that you are signed up. You will be credited for the reimbursement amount on your next quarterly invoice (up to $50 per member, depending on the session(s) you registered for). Please let Jen Garske or President San Asato know if you have questions. Early bird pricing ends April 1, and you won't want to miss this Rotary-tacular event! 

The Edina Rotary Foundation recently awarded another $2,800 in grants to two local organizations.

Earlier this year, the Foundation awarded more than $24,000 to eight local organizations. With funding still available, the Foundation gave the Muscular Dystrophy Association $800 for custom water bottles to be distributed at its summer camp for children. Better Futures of Minnesota was given $2,000 for various tools to employ men who desire to turn their lives around.

Grants will be presented at upcoming meetings of the Rotary Club of Edina, which typically meets 12:15 p.m. Thursdays at the Edina Country Club, 5100 Wooddale Ave.
Money for grants awarded by the Edina Rotary Foundation is raised at an annual fall fundraiser and gala and donations made throughout the year.
The City of Edina’s Parks & Recreation Department has ordered the musical instruments to be placed at Rosland Park as one of the Rotary Club of Edina’s signature projects for 2017-2018.
The Edina Rotary Foundation donated $10,000 to the Parks & Recreation Department for musical instruments at the park, 4300 W. 66th St.
The next Rotary Vocational Development Group will be Wednesday, May 2.
Once a month, Edina Rotarians have a chance to connect with other club members, and any guests, at the happy hour. This Rotary event is held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at The Mezz at the Lunds & Byerly's in Edina. The meeting will feature a brief presentation from a featured Rotarian, plus time for introductions, networking and questions. The featured speaker at the May 2 gathering will be Kelley Burnett. The Rotary Club of Edina and EMRC collaborate on this event.
Periodically we feature a newer member of the Rotary Club of Edina on our website and in our newsletter. The Rotary Club of Edina welcomed Mark Stageberg as a member in April 2017. Mark's sponsor to the club was Keith Benson.
Click on the link below to get to know Mark...
Periodically we feature a newer member of the Rotary Club of Edina on our website and in our newsletter. The Rotary Club of Edina welcomed Fred Sylvester as a member in August 2017. Fred's sponsor to the club was Tim Murphy.
Click on the link below to get to know Fred...
Club Executives & Directors
President Elect
Past President
Club Service (Administration) Director
Community Service—Local Funding Co-Director
Community Service—Local Funding Co-Director
Community Service—Programs Director
International Service Director
Membership—Recruitment Director
Social Director
Public Image Director
The Rotary Foundation Director
Youth Service Director
Club Administrator
This week's newsletter
April 18, 2018 Barker
Apr 18, 2018
Upcoming Events
Rotary District 5950 Calendar Link
Bill Neuendorf, Economic Development Director
Apr 26, 2018
Revitalizing 50th and France
Opioid Awareness Workshop
May 03, 2018
Sponsored by Rotary Club of Edina, District 5950 and 5 other Rotary Clubs
Mike Wolbrink
May 10, 2018
President, Azule Staffing
Vocational Day
May 17, 2018
Athletes' Village at the University of Minnesota
Meeting Responsibilities
Front Desk
Erhardt, Ron
Front Desk Administration
Kupper, Marty
Greeter 1
Hutchison, Don
Greeter 2
Phillips, Dave
Greeter 3 (New Member)
Campbell, Katy
Invocation/Pledge of Allegiance/Four-Way Test
Neal, Scott
Introduce Guests
Andersen, Ken
The Barker writer
Stiles, Susan
Eidsness, Kaylin
Photographer #2
Jessen, Mark
Introduce the Speaker
Neal, Scott
Thank the Speaker
Kleber, Rich