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 Rotary Club of Edina Family Picnic is set for this Tuesday, June 19! The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. and go until 7:30 at the Edina Country Club. Note the picnic is on Tuesday, but takes the place of the regular Rotary meeting that week.
 

The Edina Country Club will be serving burgers, brats, chicken, corn on the cobb, watermelon, potato salad, green salad, and cookies and bars. There will also be a cash bar. Valet parking will be available. Note that the ECC does NOT have a cash machine, so come prepared for the cash bar and valet tipping, if needed. 

Make sure to bring your kids and grandkids! There will be face painting, balloon animals, T-shirt decorating and yard games! Registration for the event is closed. Contact Royce Pavelka if you have questions.

There is no regular Rotary meeting on Thursday, June 21.
 

The Rotary Club of Edina presented Lexi Reed Holtum with its 2018 Chrysanne Manoles Women In Leadership Award at its May 24 meeting. The award is given out each year to a deserving female leader in the community. The award is named after Rotary Club of Edina's first female member, Chrysanne Manoles.
 
 
The Rotary Club of Edina recently awarded scholarships to two Edina High School graduates. Aarathi Garimella and Yifei Zhang were each given $1,250 scholarships at a special breakfast at the Church of St. Patrick Friday, May 25. The presentation was made by the club’s Youth Service Director, Kip Peterson.
The May 3 Rotary Club of Edina meeting was an Opioid Awareness Workshop for Rotarians and members of the public. Our club—along with Rotary District 5950 and the Rotary Clubs of Bloomington, Buffalo, Eden Prairie Noon, North Minneapolis and Rogers—sponsored the workshop. The event featured speakers from the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, Hennepin County Sheriff's Department, Steve Rummler Hope Network, TRIA and Verde Technologies discussing all aspects of the opioid crisis. 
 
To watch a video of the workshop, go here
 
To read more about the event, click below...
 
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 next Rotary Vocational Development Group will be Wednesday, Aug. 1.
 
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.
 
Note that there will be no Rotary Happy Hour in July, due to the July 4 holiday.
Periodically we feature a newer member of the Rotary Club of Edina on our website. The Rotary Club of Edina welcomed Kelly Anderson as a member in August 2017. Kelly's sponsor to the club was John Buttolph.
 
Click on the link below to get to know Kelly...
 
Periodically we feature a newer member of the Rotary Club of Edina on our website. The Rotary Club of Edina welcomed Jake Johnson as a member in September 2017. Jake's sponsor to the club was Ann Platt.
 
Click on the link below to get to know Jake...
 
 
 
 
 
 
Club Executives & Directors
President
President Elect
Treasurer
Secretary
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
June 19, 2018 Barker
Jun 19, 2018
 
Upcoming Events
 
Rotary District 5950 Calendar Link
 
Speakers
No meeting
Jun 21, 2018
Rotary Family Picnic is June 19
Transition Meeting
Jun 28, 2018
Presidency transfers from San Asato to John Flynn
Bill McReavy, Commodore
Jul 12, 2018
Minneapolis Aquatennial "The Best Days of Summer"
Bill McGuire
Jul 19, 2018
Minnesota United Football Club, Minnesota's professional soccer team
 
Meeting Responsibilities
Front Desk
Pavelka, Royce
 
The Barker writer
Thommen, Wade
 
Photographer
Jessen, Mark