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We meet Thursdays at 12:15 PM
Edina Country Club
5100 Wooddale Ave.
Edina, MN  55424
United States
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Authors Chris Omodt and Patrick Matter will be program speakers at the Thursday, Feb. 22, Rotary Club of Edina meeting. Omodt is a retired captain with the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office and also spent 11 years with the Edina Police Department. Matter is the founder and former president of the Minnesota Chapter of Hells Angels. They are authors of the book, "Breaking the Code." 
The next Rotary Vocational Development Group will be Wednesday, Feb. 7. 
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 featured speaker at the Feb. 7 gathering will be Ken Andersen. The Rotary Club of Edina and EMRC collaborate on this event.
The Rotary Foundation Director David Clynes, with the help of Public Image Director Dan Hennen and President San Asato, recognized several Rotary Club of Edina members who have made donations to The Rotary Foundation and achieved Paul Harris Fellow status. The following Rotarians were honored:
  • David Phillips—PHF
  • Jennifer Shinners—PHF
  • Kevin Kalal—PHF
  • Ross Peterson—PHF+1
  • Wade Thommen—PHF+1
  • Dale Walker—PHF+1
  • Nate Wenner—PHF+1
  • Steve Buettner—PHF+2
  • Rich Kleber—PHF+2
  • Bob Gubrud—PHF+3
  • Dave Hatzung—PHF+4
  • Les Jones—PHF+4
  • Marie Pribyl—PHF+4
  • Sue Spalding—PHF+4
  • Susan Stiles—PHF+4
  • Bonnie Rolstad—PHF+5
  • Ron Erhardt—PHF+6
  • Mike Kallas—PHF+7
  • Gerry Norton—PHF+7
  • Dan Mott—PHF+8
Congratulations to all these Rotarians and their commitment to service, at home and around the world, through The Rotary Foundation. 
The Edina Rotary Foundation recently awarded nearly $24,000 in grants to eight local organizations.

Alzheimer’s Association of Minnesota-North Dakota Chapter, Edina Give and Go, Fishing for Life, Hearts & Hands, Inner City Christian Ministries, Oasis for Youth, Open Arms of Minnesota and Volunteers Enlisted to Assist People (VEAP) received grants from the Edina Rotary Foundation. Grants ranged from $1,300 to $6,000.
We had some special guests at the Dec. 7 Rotary Club of Edina meeting. Moses Mwaura and his uncle and aunt, David and Subira Waithaka, visited us from Kenya to give us an update on how Moses is doing, all these years after he first visited Minnesota to have his eyes fixed and work his way into the hearts of so many Minnesotans. Rotarians Tim Murphy and Sandy Schley told us all about Moses and our club's connection to him in a program titled, "A World, a Way, the Story of Moses." 
There were some local media in attendance at the meeting to also check in on Moses. To read the story from the Star Tribune, click here.
To watch the video of KARE 11's story on Moses, click here.
To read the story from the Edina Sun-Current, click here
The Rotary Club of Edina is supporting a water and sanitation project in the Upper East Region of Ghana. 

As part of the project, communities in the area would be provided with 23 deep wells, three small-town water systems, 300 new microflush toilets with hand-washing sinks for homes and one toilet block for a school in the Upper East Region of Ghana.
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The Rotary Foundation Director
Youth Service Director
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This week's newsletter
Feb. 21, 2018 Barker
Feb 21, 2018
Upcoming Events
Rotary District 5950 Calendar Link
Chris Omodt & Pat Matter
Feb 22, 2018
Breaking the Code authors
Mike Johnson
Mar 01, 2018
Senior VP of Operations for SkySkopes
Meeting Responsibilities
Front Desk
Cardarelle, Frank
Greeter 1
Harmon, Wayne
Greeter 2
Sitek, Mike
Invocation/Pledge of Allegiance/Four-Way Test
McReavy, Bill
Introduce Guests
Yoch, Greg
The Barker writer
Halverson, Theresa
Eidsness, Kaylin
Introduce the Speaker
Edelson, Heather
Thank the Speaker
Eidsness, Kaylin