Nonviolent Peaceforce topic at Feb. 16 meeting
Rotary Club of Edina will welcome Marna Anderson as program speaker at the Thursday, Feb. 16, meeting. Anderson is director of development and communications for Nonviolent Peaceforce. She will speak about "Unarmed Protection of Civilians in Violent Conflict." 
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Sign up for the Rotary Cooking Class March 18

WHAT: Italian Cooking Class

WHEN: 6 to 8:30 p.m., Saturday, March 18

WHERE: Cooks of Crocus Hill, 3925 W. 50th St., Edina

WHO: Rotarians and guests, up to 24 participants

REGISTRATION: online at Deadline to register is Feb. 24.

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Letter bag
Thank you for the beautiful flower arrangement for Kathy [Doty]. Your caring hearts and thoughtfulness is deeply appreciated.
The Doty/McClosky family
[Larry Doty, former Edina Rotarian]
PHF honored at Feb. 9 Rotary meeting
Members of the Rotary Club of Edina were honored at last week's meeting, Feb. 9, for their donations to The Rotary Foundation. The following Paul Harris Fellows (PHF) were given pins and celebrated by David Clynes, a member of the TRF Committee, and the TRF Director for our club in 2017–2019. Rotarian Jim Roberts also helped with the presentation. Named new PFH distinctions were:
  • Ian Colville—PHF
  • Lisa Walker—PHF
  • Doug Johnson—PHF +1
  • Jim Roberts—PHF +1
  • Ann Platt—PHF +5
  • Jack Kennefick—PHF +6
  • Jean Morrison—PHF +6
  • Dan Mott—PHF +7
  • Brad Beard—PHF +8
In review
The Rotary Club of Edina gathered Thursday, Feb. 9, to hear program speaker Dr. Michael McAlpine from the University of Minnesota. An associate professor of mechanical engineering, his talk focused on 3D printing and functional materials. Before we heard from Dr. McAlpine, Rotarian Brandon Azbill gave his classification talk, Keith Benson handed out a local grant to the city of Edina Communications Department, and much more! 
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Meeting Responsibilities
Front Desk
Solberg, John
Greeter 1
Peterson, Ross
Greeter 2
Platt, Jim
Invocation/Pledge of Allegiance/Four-Way Test
Fargo, Tim
Introduce Guests
Born, Barbara
The Barker writer
Hykes, Dennis
Introduce the Speaker
Hepp, Bradley
Thank the Speaker
Wenner, Nate
Upcoming Events
State of the Community
Edina Country Club
Feb 22, 2017
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Rotary Happy Hour/VDG featuring Ann Platt
The Mezz, Byerly's
Mar 01, 2017
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Joint meeting with EMRC
Edina Country Club
Mar 07, 2017
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
Cooking Class with Rotarians
Cooks of Crocus Hill
Mar 18, 2017
6:00 PM – 8:30 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
2016 Edina Rotary Foundation Fundraiser & Gala
"New York State of Mind"
Presenting Sponsor

The Edina Country Club will serve the Edina Rotary Big Buffett this week featuring Swedish meatballs and turkey breast at the Feb. 16 meeting. 

The Rotary Club of Edina's Administrator, Jennifer Garske, works part-time Monday through Friday. To contact her, write to or call 612-875-3109.