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The Rotary Club of Edina makes a donation in honor of each speaker who presents the program at our weekly meetings. For the 2015–2016 Rotary year, President Jennifer Bennerotte selected Edina Schools as the recipient of the speaker donations. Each program speaker has an e-book donated in their name to either the middle school or high school libraries in ISD 273, the Edina School District. 
 
Below is a list of the year's program speakers and their affiliation, along with the book title that was selected by Edina Schools staff to be purchased with the donation in that speaker's honor:
 
Month                         Speaker at meeting                                                                               
Title and author of book selected for donation
 
August
David Nguyen,
Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans
 
 
Saint Anything by Sarah Dressen
 
 
August Rick Nelson,
food critic for the Star Tribune
Kitchens of the Great Midwest by J. Ryan Stradal
 
 
September
Jim Eppel,
CEO at UCare
 
 
Hit Count by Chris Lynch
 
 
September Tom Chorske,
retired professional hockey player
Super Hockey Infographics by Jeff Savage
 
 
September
Tim Murphy,
Rotary District 5950 Governor 2015–2016
 
 
The Martian by Andy Weir
 
 
September Brigadier General Greg Haase,
Minnesota National Guard
American Sniper by Chris Kyle
 
 
October Jon Bream,
music critic for the Star Tribune
The Heartbreakers by Ali Novak
 
 
October David Peters,
Operation 23 to Zero
The Survivor by Vince Flynn
 
 
October Jason DeRusha,
WCCO News
Challenger Deep by Neal Shusterman
 
 
November
David Murphy,
CEO at Fairview Health Services and CEO at Red Wing Shoe Co.
 
        
Dumplin' by Julie Murphy
 
 
November
Paul Douglas,
CEO at WeatherNation
 
 
All American Boys by Jason Reynolds
 
 
November
Brian Olson,
Public Works Director for the City of Edina
 
 
Ember in the Ashes by Saaba Taahir
 
 
November Richard Leider,
author of Unlock the Power of Purpose
Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown
 
 
November             Elaine Wyatt,
Executive Director at WomenVenture
The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness
 
 
December
Lexi Reed Holtum,
Executive Director at the Steve Rummler Hope Foundation
 
 
Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon
 
 
December      
Keith Nelsen,
Executive Vice President/General Counsel at Best Buy
 
 
Illuminae by Amie Kaufman
 
 
January
Kathryn Nordberg,
Founder of and CEO at Erik's Ranch and Retreat
 
 
Remember Dippy by Shirley Reva Vernick
 
 
January
Keith Simons,
Director of Personal Empowerment at Twin Cities R!se
 
 
Girls Like Us by Gail Giles
 
 
January
Steve Winnick,
Edina Human Rights and Relations Committee
 
 
Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
 
 
January
Andy Zarras, 
Vice President MSP Airport Customer Service for Delta Airlines
 
Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys
 
 
February                          
James Eli Shiffer,
Star Tribune Editor, Watchdog and Data Team                                                         
Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsberg
February                                  
Tim Murphy,
Rotary District 5950 Governor                                                                                                       
You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost): A Memoir by Felicia Day
 
February                             
Stephen Yoch,
author, Becoming George Washington
(book donated to Edina High School)                
                                                                                                                                      
Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow                                 
Interact   
Charter Night                 
John Crudele,
author, speaker, coach, John Crudele Presentations                                         
Ghosts of War: The True Story of a 19-Year-Old GI
March                                     
Christopher Clark,
President, Northern States Power                                                                                               
Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future
March                           
 
Zach Saueressig,
owner, Z Italiano restaurant                                                                     
Lab Girl by Hope Jahren                                   
March                                                                           
Dr. Ric Dressen,
Superintendent, Edina Public Schools                                                                                                                                                                                                            
Overloaded and Underprepared: Strategies for Stronger Schools and Healthier, Successful Kids by Denise Pope
March                                        
Jim Hoey and Willard Ikola,
authors, Ike: Minnesota Hockey Legend 
(book donated to Edina High School)                                                                                               
Hockey Superstars: Past, Present and Future by Jennifer Rivkin
March                              
Tony Buettner,
Senior Vice President, Blue Zones                                                                  
The Blue Zones Solution by Dan Buettner           
April                                
Chris Werle and Randy Handel,
Associate Athletic Directors, University of Minnesota                                      
Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger            
April                                
Paul Peterson,
musician, singer and Edina Rotarian                                                              
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel            
April                                       
David Irvin,
Speaker on Ethics and Responsibility                                                                                 
LaRose by Louise Erdrich                                             
April                                
Rob Zeaske,
CEO, Second Harvest Heartland                                                
                                                                                                                   
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee                  
 
 
More speakers and book donations will be added as the information becomes available. 
 
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