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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The final meeting of the Rotary year will be this Thursday, June 29. This is the transition meeting, where the presidency of the Rotary Club of Edina will transfer from Ann Platt to San Asato. Outgoing club and foundation board members will be honored for their service, and incoming board members will be welcomed. Don't miss the chance to congratulate Ann on a successful Rotary year, and wish San luck in the year ahead.
 
There is no Rotary Club of Edina meeting Thursday, July 6, due to the Fourth of July holiday. The first meeting of the new Rotary year will be July 13.
 
 
Last week Tim and Cindy Murphy, San Asato, David Clynes, Jim Platt and I attended the 112th Rotary International Convention in Atlanta, Georgia. It was quite an experience and once again Rotary highlighted the great works that we as an organization accomplish in "Doing Good in the World."

A true highlight was having Bill Gates as a keynote speaker. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has given over $500 million for the eradication of polio. Mr. Gates said the real difficulty has been finding the kids and now with Google maps it is much easier to find these remote villages and then to establish trust. Over 430,000,000 kids are given the polio drops each year, but we still have work to be done to eliminate the disabling and sometimes deadly disease in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Nigeria. You can listen to a snippet of Gate’s address here.
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 Brandon Azbill as a member in July 2016. Brandon's sponsor to the club was Wooj Byun.
 
Click on the link below to get to know Brandon...
 
The Rotary Club of Edina presented Lauren Morse-Wendt with its 2017 Chrysanne Manoles Women In Leadership Award at its May 25 meeting. Morse-Wendt was selected for the 2017 honor for playing a key role in transforming Edina’s role in providing housing for homeless young adults.
 
Chrysanne Manoles joined the Rotary Club of Edina in 1988. She was the club's first female member, and joined our club a year before Rotary International allowed female members. 
In Manoles’ honor and to celebrate the work of women in the community, the Rotary Club of Edina established an annual women’s leadership award in 2008.
Rotarians and guests held a Make-A-Meal event at Cornerstone Tuesday, May 30. At this Community Service Committee project, volunteers prepared and served a meal for Cornerstone clients and their children.  Cornerstone, located in Bloomington, was the recipient of an Edina Rotary Foundation local grant this Rotary year.
 
Community Service—Local Projects Director Kip Peterson and Nate Wenner chaired the project. 

WHAT: Celebrate 60 years of Rotary at the 2017 Edina Rotary Diamond Jubilee Gala

WHEN: Sept. 23, 2017

WHERE: Sheraton Bloomington Hotel (formerly Sofitel)

*Featured Entertainment will be Deuces Wild!

The Rotary Club of Edina recently awarded scholarships to two Edina High School graduates.

Sofia Garduno and Abdigani Abdulkadir were each given $1,250 scholarships at a special breakfast at the Church of St. Patrick Friday, May 19. The presentation was made by the club’s Youth Service Director, Sam Thompson.
 
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.
The next Rotary Vocational Development Group will be Wednesday, Aug. 2. There is no gathering in July due to the Fourth of July holiday.
 
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.
 
 
 
 
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
June 21, 2017 Barker
Jun 21, 2017
 
Upcoming Events
 
Speakers
Transition Meeting
Jun 29, 2017
Rotary Club of Edina Presidency transitions from Ann Platt to San Asato
No meeting
Jul 06, 2017
4th of July holiday
Dr. Nancy Cummings
Jul 13, 2017
Mayo Clinic and Minnesota Lynx
Gary Pedersen, Jeff Hall and Jill LaLonde
Jul 20, 2017
Guatemala Water Project and One Village Partners
 
Meeting Responsibilities
Front Desk
Kvale, Deirdre
 
Greeter 1
Veker, Steven
 
Greeter 2
Thommen, Wade
 
Invocation/Pledge of Allegiance/Four-Way Test
Hatzung, David
 
Introduce Guests
Clynes, David
 
The Barker writer
McGoldrick, Jr., Charles