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 annual Thanksgiving Baskets Assembly will be this Wednesday, Nov. 22, at the Edina Country Club. Our club will partner with Edina Morningside Rotary Club again this year to assemble and deliver baskets to those in need. We will gather at 11:45 a.m. for lunch, and then will begin assembling the Thanksgiving baskets for area families in need after that. Volunteers are needed for the basket assembly, as well as deliveries after the event. 
Bring friends and family to join in lunch, assembly of baskets and delivery. Registration has closed for the event. Cost for lunch is $20 for Senior Active, Honorary and adult guests. Children cost $12. 

Contact Michael Stanzak or Mary Hustad with info about who you would like to be paired up with for deliveries or for more information about the event, or if you did not register and would like to attend. Baskets are delivered to families in Edina, and north and south Minneapolis.
There is NO Rotary Club of Edina meeting on Thursday, Nov. 23, due to the Thanksgiving holiday.
Camp Enterprise, a business camp for high school students, kicked off Nov. 2 and concluded Nov. 4. This was the 38th annual Camp Enterprise. According to initial feedback from students, it was very successful.
Sponsored by the Rotary Clubs in Districts 5950 and 5960, which covers the entire Twin Cities area, Camp Enterprise is an extensive three-day camp offering students the opportunity to participate in leadership activities focusing on the free enterprise system.
The Edina Rotary Foundation recently awarded a grant to The Salvation Army to be used for hurricane recovery efforts.
The Foundation in late October awarded a grant of $3,250 to the Salvation Army. In the wake of the devastation caused by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Maria and Nate, The Salvation Army responded with one of the largest disaster relief operations in its history.
The grant was initiated by the Rotary Club of Edina’s Community Service–Local Funding Committee.

The committee is currently accepting grants for other projects in Edina and the communities that border it. Applications are due Oct. 31. Grant applications are available online at www.EdinaRotary.org or by contacting Directors Brandon Azbill, brandon@davidazbillgroup.com, or Paul Peterson,
paul@paulpeterson.com. Completed applications should be emailed to Azbill or Peterson or sent to Edina Rotary Foundation, 4801 W. 50th St., Edina, MN 55424.
The Rotary Club of Edina celebrated the club's 60th Anniversary at their meeting Oct. 5. The Diamond Jubilee was marked with a special meeting featuring a video honoring all the past presidents of the club, special recognition of the longest serving members and the membership pillars, a program on the history of the club by Edina Historical Society Executive Director Jennifer Adam and congratulatory remarks from Irene Kelly, the District 5950 Governor-Elect. For a recap of the celebration, click on the link.
At its 60th anniversary celebration Oct. 5, the Rotary Club of Edina recognized its longest-serving members, Don Erickson and Frank Cardarelle.
The Rotary Club of Edina was formed in August of 1957, and its Charter Night held Oct. 7 of that year. Erickson and Cardarelle were both part of that milestone, with Erickson joining on Aug. 26, 1957, and Cardarelle joining on Aug. 27, 1957.
The Edina City Council has declared Oct. 24 “World Polio Day,” encouraging residents to join Rotary International in the fight for a polio-free world.
In 1985, Rotary launched PolioPlus and spearheaded the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, which today includes the World Health Organization, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, UNICEF and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to immunize the children of the world against polio. There will be a live stream hosted by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation on World Polio Day, Tuesday, Oct. 24. Click on the link below to read more about the event.
The Rotary Clubs of Edina and Edina Morningside are hosting three Youth Exchange students this school year. All are attending Edina High School. Susmita Gautam, Seo-jun "Sam" Lee and Francisco "Paco" Tebar-Gomez are the students visiting Edina this school year.
The local Rotary clubs also helped place four Edina teens in other countries as part of the Youth Exchange program.
For more on the students and the Rotary Youth Exchange program, click on the link below.
The next Rotary Vocational Development Group will be Thursday, Dec. 7. Note that the gathering will be held on Thursday instead of the usual Wednesday.
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 speaker for the Thursday, Dec. 7, gathering will be Fred Sylvester, a longtime Rotarian but newer member of the Rotary Club of Edina. The Rotary Club of Edina and EMRC collaborate on this event.
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
Nov. 15, 2017 Barker
Nov 15, 2017
Upcoming Events
Rotary District 5950 Calendar Link
Thanksgiving Baskets
Nov 22, 2017
Lunch and Basket Assembly at Edina Country Club
No meeting
Nov 23, 2017
Thanksgiving holiday
Joint meeting with EMRC
Nov 28, 2017
Roundtable discussion on the Opioid Epidemic
No meeting
Nov 30, 2017
Joint meeting with EMRC Nov. 28
Tim Murphy and Sandy Schley
Dec 07, 2017
The Moses Miracle
Meeting Responsibilities
Front Desk
Andersen, Ken
Greeter 1
Ellingson-Solheim, Patti
Greeter 2
Stanzak, Michael
Greeter 3 (new member)
Rolstad, Bonnie
Invocation/Pledge of Allegiance/Four-Way Test
Stanzak, Michael
The Barker writer
Peterson, Kip
Jessen, Mark