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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Photographer Polly Norman will take portraits of Rotarians before the club's Aug. 10 meeting. Photos will be used in the Club Directory and in President San Asato's weekly meeting presentation. Please arrive between 11:45 a.m. and 12:15 p.m., prepared to have your photo taken.
If you would prefer to submit a photo, please send it to Past President Jennifer Bennerotte as soon as possible. Photos should be in color, high-resolution and taken in the past three years. Professional portraits are preferred.
For more information, contact Bennerotte, jbennerotte@EdinaRotary.org.

The Rotary Club of Edina will host Neel Kashkari, president of the Federal Reserve Bank in Minneapolis, as program speaker at the Thursday, Aug. 17, meeting. Our club has invited all Area 3 Rotary clubs to attend this meeting. For planning purposes, Edina Rotarians are asked to please register here if they plan to attend.  We expect more than 250 Rotarians and guests to attend this meeting, so we need all those who plan to be there Aug. 17 to register online. The deadline for registering is noon Friday, Aug. 11. 

Members of other Rotary clubs are asked to register with their club presidents. 

If you would like to attend as a guest or have other questions on registration, contact Marty Kupper. Thank you!

President San Asato and his wife, Sheila Asato, rode in Dave Hatzung's convertible in the Fourth of July parade in Edina. Joining San and Sheila were Rotarians carrying the "Rotarians are Every Day Super Heroes" banner and handing out pencils and candy, while accompanied by costumed super heroes! Thanks to Dan Hennen, Josh Sprague and family and Greg Yoch for handling parade duties, along with San and Dave! Other Rotarians also took part in the parade, such as Tim Murphy and Grandview Tire & Auto and Ann and Jim Platt and Pets Are Inn, and many others. 
The next Rotary Vocational Development Group will be Wednesday, Aug. 2. 
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 speakers for the Wednesday, Aug. 2, gathering will be Nash Faulk and Scott Hawkins. The Rotary Club of Edina and EMRC collaborate on this event.
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.

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 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.
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.
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...
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
Membership—Social Director
Public Image Director
The Rotary Foundation Director
Youth Service Director
Club Administrator
This week's newsletter
July 19, 2017 Barker
Jul 19, 2017
Upcoming Events
Rotary District 5950 Calendar Link
Clyde Doepner
Jul 27, 2017
Minnesota Twins
Mark Coyle
Aug 03, 2017
Athletic Director, University of Minnesota
Luke Shrimp
Aug 10, 2017
Red Cow, Red Rabbit restaurants
Neel Kashkari, Minneapolis Federal Reserve
Aug 17, 2017
Area 3 Rotary meeting
Meeting Responsibilities
Front Desk
Walker, Dale
Greeter 1
Buettner, Steve
Greeter 2 (new member)
Burnett, Kelley
Greeter 3 (new member)
Andersen, Don
Invocation/Pledge of Allegiance/Four-Way Test
Solheim, Bob
Introduce Guests
Platt, Jim
The Barker writer
Milota, Bill
Jessen, Mark
Introduce the Speaker
Hepp, Bradley
Thank the Speaker