Welcome to the Rotary Club of Edina!

Edina
We meet Thursdays at 12:15 PM
Edina Country Club
5100 Wooddale Ave.
Edina, MN  55424
United States
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This week is Prospective Member Day at the Rotary Club of Edina! Members are encouraged to bring a friend or colleague who is interested in Rotary to the meeting. The program speaker for this week's meeting, Thursday, April 27, is Lee Anderson. Anderson is external relations director for General Mills. He will speak about "General Mills: 150 Years of Serving the World By Making Food People Love." 
 
For more information on Prospective Member Day, contact Membership Director—Recruitment Greg Yoch.
This baseball season the Edina Noon Rotary Club is the proud sponsor of the Edina Baseball Association's Fifth-Grade Green Baseball Team 11A, coached by Jason Hughes! The 11A Team has its first game at 8 p.m. this Thursday, April 27, at the Courtney 4 Field (next to Braemar Arena on the east side of Highway 169 off of Valley View Road) vs. Plymouth Wayzata 11A Gold.
 
Find some other Rotarians, family and friends and come cheer on our team for their first game!
 
Upcoming 11A Rotary Team games:
 
  • April 29 at 1 p.m. at Courtney 4 vs. Minnetonka Blue
  • May 4 at 6 p.m. at Courtney 4 vs. Minneapolis Millers
  • May 8 at 6 p.m. at Courtney 4 vs. Waconia
  • May 10 at 6:30 p.m. at Countryside vs. Minnetonka White
For more information, contact Public Image Director Mark Jessen.
The next Rotary Vocational Development Group will be Wednesday, May 3. The speaker at the meeting will be Dr. Hannelore Brucker. 
 
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 Edina Rotary Foundation recently awarded nearly $25,000 in grants to 15 local organizations. The organizations have been visiting our weekly meetings to pick up the grant checks and share stories about their organizations and the people who will benefit from the funds. 
 
Money for grants awarded by the Edina Rotary Foundation is raised at an annual fall fundraiser and gala and donations made throughout the year.
Monday evening, April 3, the City of Edina held the 38th annual Volunteer Awards Reception. This is an opportunity for organizations to recognize outstanding volunteers each year. The Edina Rotary Club recognized Gary Pedersen as Rotarian of the Year for his work on the International Service project in Escuintla, Guatemala.

Also at the reception, Camp Enterprise was recognized with the Mayor’s Service To Youth Commendation. And the Mayor’s Outstanding Senior Commendation was awarded to Rotarian Frank Cardarelle, for serving as liaison for the Rotary Club of Edina and the Edina Historical Society for 48 years. 
 
For more on the awards, click on the link below...
 
Time has gone fast this year, as we are already three-quarters of the way through the school year! Our inbound students, Justine and Claudio, are busy with studies and activities. In the next few weeks they will each be presenting their Country Talks during a meeting—Justine April 27 and Claudio May 4! Please reach out to Justine and Claudio if you wish to invite them to an event or dinner with your family—Heather, Hansen, Mike Kallas or Terry Stevens can help you get in contact with the students. We need host families for our three inbound students next year as well. Contact Heather if you or someone you know is interested!
 
Click on the link below for more on Youth Exchange...
 
Longtime Rotary Club of Edina member Dennis Bock passed away March 28, 2017. His funeral was Monday, April 3, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Edina. Denny was president of our club in 1984–1985.
 
Click on the link below for more information...
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 Jen Tregarthen as a member in October 2016. But Jen had been a member of a Rotary club in Oklahoma before moving to Minnesota. Jen's sponsor to the club was Greg Yoch.
 
Click on the link below to get to know Jen...
 
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 Sarah Aydinalp as an Honorary Member in August 2016. Sarah was invited to be an Honorary Member after she was on outbound Youth Exchange student through our club. Sarah's sponsor was Jennifer Bennerotte.
 
Click on the link below to get to know Sarah...
 
 
 
 
 
Club Executives & Directors
President
President Elect
Treasurer
Secretary
Past President
Club Service (Administration) Director
Community Service—Local Funding Director
Community Service—Programs Director
International Service Director
Membership—Recruitment Director
Membership—Retention Director
Public Image Director
The Rotary Foundation Director
Youth Service Director
Club Administrator
 
 
This week's newsletter
April 25, 2017 Barker
Apr 25, 2017
 
Upcoming Events
 
Speakers
Dr. David Odde
May 04, 2017
University of Minnesota Biomedical Engineering, Cancer focus
Jim Hovland
May 11, 2017
Edina Mayor
Vocational Day
May 18, 2017
Grandview Tire & Auto–Cahill
 
Meeting Responsibilities
Front Desk
Bach, Thomas
 
Greeter 1
Steinke, Will
 
Greeter 2
Stessman, Leann
 
Greeter 3 (new member)
Stageberg, Mark
 
Invocation/Pledge of Allegiance/Four-Way Test
Hallberg, Dan
 
Introduce Guests
Cardarelle, Frank
 
The Barker writer
Kunz, David
 
Introduce the Speaker
Wanninger, Les
 
Thank the Speaker
Atnip, III, Jack