The upcoming construction project on Highway 169 will be the program topic at the Thursday, Dec. 8, Rotary Club of Edina meeting. Melissa Madison, Executive Director of the I-494 Corridor Commission and Commuter Services, and Andrew Lutaya, a senior project manager with the Minnesota Department of Transportation, will speak about the scope and timeline of the project that begins in January 2017. Their program is titled "State of the Commute."
New member Kim Stoner will be officially inducted into the club at the meeting.
The Dec. 8 meeting is the last regular Rotary meeting of the year. The Rotary Holiday Party will be at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15, at the Edina Country Club. Due to the holidays, there are no Rotary meetings Dec. 22 and 29. The next regular meeting will be at the usual time and place Jan. 5, 2017.
Rotary Club of Edina members are encouraged to bring unwrapped gifts, gift cards or cash or check donations to the Dec. 8 meeting! Rotarian Jean Morrison is once again spearheading the effort to spread holiday cheer in our community by donating gifts to families in need this holiday season. This year the Rotary Holiday Giving Program will donate gifts to Cornerstone's Holiday Shop and VEAP's Holiday Toy Drive. Donations can also be brought to the Rotary Holiday Party Dec. 15.
Contact Jean for ideas for gifts or more information about the program.
The next Rotary Vocational Development Group will be Monday, Dec. 12. Note the change of date for this gathering. The speaker at the meeting will be Dick Crockett of the Edina Community Foundation. He is a member of the Edina Morningside Rotary Club.
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 Rotary Club of Edina and EMRC collaborate on this event.
The amazing work that The Rotary Foundation does throughout the world was honored recently. The Rotary Foundation was named the World's Outstanding Foundation for 2016 by the Association of Fundraiser Professionals. Rotary Club of Edina members support TRF with their yearly donations, and our club develops and contributes to TRF projects around the world.
The Rotary Club of Edina joined with Edina Morningside Rotary Club and the Interact Club of Edina High School Nov. 23 to assemble and deliver 77 Thanksgiving Baskets to families in need in our community. Almost 170 Rotarians, friends and family gathered to help with the event!
Click on the link to see more photos from this wonderful joint project between our club and EMRC...
Posted by Peter Kelley, Camp E Chair on Nov 08, 2016
The light drizzle Saturday, Oct. 29, could do nothing to dampen the enthusiasm of almost 100 Camp Enterprise students and the dozens of Rotarian volunteers as they cheered the final keynote speaker and waited to learn who wowed the volunteer venture capitalists and who would be awarded scholarships. With only five winners, the latter was a tough choice because every student hit it out of the park. According to one venture capitalist, "This group is going to fix the world's problems!"
Many thanks to the dedicated group of volunteers who made 2016 Camp Enterprise a rousing success. Sam Thompson is already on the lookout for help for 2017!
For more photos from the event, click on the link below or go to our Camp E Facebook page. Give the Camp E Facebook page a like while you are there!