Vocational Day at Grandview is this Thursday
The Rotary Club of Edina will hold a Vocational Day meeting this Thursday, May 18, at Grandview Tire & Auto–Cahill, 5415 70th St. W., Edina. Check in at the meeting will begin at 11:45 a.m., and the meeting will end promptly at 1:30 p.m. Lunch and beverages will be provided. 
Our club holds vocational meetings annually to highlight a vocation and/or business in our community. Grandview Tire & Auto is owned by Rotarian Tim Murphy.

We ask that members register for the meeting for planning purposes. Please click here to register. Registration is open through noon today, Tuesday, May 16. Lunches are limited, so if you do not register, you may not be able to have lunch at the meeting.

Contact Club Service Director Marty Kupper with questions or more information about Vocational Day.

Save the date! Edina Rotary Gala is Sept. 23

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!

Spring Fireside Chats start this week
There are seven chances coming this week and next to connect with your fellow Rotarians! Spring Fireside Chats will be held starting today, May 16, through May 25. See the list below, along with links to register for each one, and mark your calendar to attend as many as you are able! Don't miss this chance to meet our new members and enjoy fellowship with old friends. All Fireside Chats begin at 7 p.m., with the exception of the first gathering.
May 16—Dave Hatzung's home. Registration has closed. Contact Brad Hepp or Dave if you would like to attend. This Fireside Chat begins at 6:30 p.m.
May 17—Les Jones's home, register here
May 18—John Flynn's home, register here
May 22—Hannelore Brucker's home, register here
May 23—Paul Mooty's home, register here
May 24—Gordy Lewis's home, register here
May 25—Jon Barnett's home, register here
Click on the link below for more information...
Rotary Park Clean Up slated for May 20

WHAT: Edina Rotary Adopt-a-Park Day

WHEN: 9 a.m. Saturday, May 20

WHERE: Wooddale and Utley Parks, 4500 W. 50th St., Edina

WHO: Edina Rotarians and family members


Click on the link below for more information...


Volunteers needed for Make-A-Meal May 30
WHAT: Make-A-Meal event

WHEN: 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 30
WHERE: Cornerstone, 1000 E. 80th St., Bloomington

WHO: Rotarians and guests needed as volunteers to prep and serve the meal to Cornerstone clients and their children

Click on the link below for more information...
Women of Rotary gathered May 9
Jody Kern, Kim Stoner and Jen Tregarthen hosted the Women of Rotary last Tuesday, May 9, at Jody's home for an evening of food and fellowship. More than 15 female Rotary Club of Edina Rotarians attended and were greeted with an incredible spread of food and delicious "Rotaritas," mixed by resident Rotary bartender Jen Tregarthen. 
Thanks to our hosts for a wonderful evening! 
Meet a member...André Brewer
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 André Brewer as a member in October 2016. André's sponsor to the club was Sam Cote.
Click on the link below to get to know André...
Letter bag
Thank you for the great experience that you gave me [attending Camp RYLA].
You have impacted my whole life in only five days of camping, having the opportunity to meet incredible people and learning new skills. I didn't know what to expect coming to this camp, but I know that everything happens for a reason. And this camp gave me a new perspective on life.
Santiago Saldana
2017 Camp RYLA
Click on the link below for another letter...
In review
The Rotary Club of Edina gathered May 11 and welcomed Edina Mayor Jim Hovland as program speaker. New member Heather Edelson was officially inducted into the club, and Rotarian Jen Tregarthen shared details about her life and family during her classification talk. Mike Sitek, representing the Community Service—Local Funding Committee, handed out a Edina Rotary Foundation grant to Minnesota Life College. And there were more announcements!
Click on the link below for more on the meeting...
Meeting Responsibilities
Front Desk
Tengdin, Sonja
Greeter 1
Swendsen, Mary
Greeter 2
Tankenoff, Scott
Greeter 3 (new member)
Halverson, Theresa
Invocation/Pledge of Allegiance/Four-Way Test
Harberts, Renee
Introduce Guests
Carter, Bill
The Barker writer
Loberg, Shelly
Introduce the Speaker
Manoles, Chrysanne
Thank the Speaker
Bach, Thomas
Upcoming Events
Spring Fireside Chat hosted by Paul Mooty
Home of Paul Mooty
May 23, 2017
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Spring Fireside Chat hosted by Gordy Lewis
Home of Gordy Lewis
May 24, 2017
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Picnic Committee Meeting
Edina Country Club
May 25, 2017
1:30 PM – 2:00 PM
Spring Fireside Chat hosted by Jon Barnett
Home of Jon Barnett
May 25, 2017
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Cornerstone Make-A-Meal
May 30, 2017
4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Rotary International Convention
Jun 10, 2017 – Jun 14, 2017
Rotary Club of Edina Family Picnic
Bryant Lake Regional Park
Jun 15, 2017
5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Edina Rotary Diamond Jubilee Fundraiser & Gala
Sheraton Bloomington Hotel
Sep 23, 2017
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Executives & Directors
President Elect
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
Rotary Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Alan Mogck
May 2
Dennis Hykes
May 3
Ross Peterson
May 5
Adam Stanzak
May 7
Bob Harvey
May 9
Daniel Mott
May 11
Joe Arends
May 12
Nate Wenner
May 14
Erick Ries
May 15
David Kunz
May 17
Arthur Rouner
May 21
Hugh Hadlund
May 22
Joel Jennings
May 24
Tom McNellis
May 31
Join Date
Chrysanne Manoles
May 1, 1988
29 years
Colleen Simpson
May 1, 2006
11 years
Jim Roberts
May 7, 2015
2 years
Shelly Loberg
May 7, 2015
2 years
Scott Tankenoff
May 8, 2014
3 years
Ian Colville
May 12, 2016
1 year
Jack Atnip
May 12, 2016
1 year
Charlie Barer
May 13, 1982
35 years
Bob Gubrud
May 17, 2007
10 years
Dale Walker
May 17, 2007
10 years
Erick Ries
May 31, 2001
16 years

This week's Rotary Club of Edina meeting is a Vocational Day at Grandview Tire & Auto–Cahill. Boxed lunches and beverages will be served. 

The Rotary Club of Edina's Administrator, Jennifer Garske, works part-time Monday through Friday. To contact her, write to or leave a voicemail on the Rotary cell phone at 612-875-3109.