Vocational Ethics Day is tomorrow, April 20
The annual Area 3 Rotary Vocational Ethics Day meeting will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. this Thursday, April 20, at the Edina Country Club. All Edina Rotarians are encouraged to attend, and many Rotarians from area clubs, as well as local high schools, will also be in attendance. This year's keynote speaker is Michael Bellotti. He will speak about "How Art Saved My Life."
For more information, contact Dan Hallberg at 952-541-0352.
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Rotary Prospective Member Day is April 27

WHAT: Rotary Club of Edina Prospective Member Day

WHEN: 12:15 p.m. Thursday, April 27

WHERE: regular Rotary meeting, Edina Country Club. The program speaker for the meeting is Lee Anderson, legal counsel at General Mills.

WHO: All Rotarians are encouraged to bring a friend or colleague that is interested in learning more about Rotary and our club to the meeting. Lunch is on the club for all prospective members! 

REGISTRATION: No need to register in advance, but make sure your guest(s) sign in at the front desk when they arrive. Contact Membership Director Greg Yoch for more information. 

District Conference deadline is Friday, April 21

WHAT: Rotary District 5950 Conference, "Serving Humanity, Together in Harmony"

WHEN: 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Friday, April 28

WHERE: Westin Edina Galleria

WHO: All Rotarians are encouraged to attend, the club will reimburse members for one of the sessions they attend (up to $60)

REGISTRATION: online hereRegistration accepted through April 21. Register by Friday and let Club Administrator Jennifer Garske know so you can be reimbursed on your Q1 Rotary invoice.

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Superintendent Dressen retirement party set

WHAT: Retirement party for Edina Schools Superintendent Ric Dressen

WHEN: 4 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 3

WHERE: Braemar Golf Club, 6364 John Harris Drive, Edina

WHO: All Rotarians are invited to attend this event celebrating the career of Superintendent Dressen, also a Edina Morningside Rotary Club member

More details to come soon!

Letter bag
Thank you so much for the bouquet of flowers. They are beautiful and brightened our day! Can't wait to see all of you when I return.

Libby Schmit
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Meet a member...Sarah Aydinalp
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 Sarah Aydinalp as an Honorary Member in August 2016. Sarah was invited to be an Honorary Member after she was on outbound Youth Exchange student through our club. Sarah's sponsor was Jennifer Bennerotte.
Click on the link below to get to know Sarah...
Meet a member...Jen Tregarthen
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 Jen Tregarthen as a member in October 2016. But Jen had been a member of a Rotary club in Oklahoma before moving to Minnesota. Jen's sponsor to the club was Greg Yoch.
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In review
The Thursday, April 13, Rotary Club of Edina meeting featured program speaker Mike Max, sports reporter and anchor at WCCO and host of "Sports to the Max" on WCCO Radio. Andrea Thompson Miller gave her classification talk to the club and shared her varied interests and news of her upcoming nuptials! An Edina Rotary Foundation grant was given to YMCA Camp Induhapi. And Brandon Azbill reminded members that they are encouraged to help assemble furniture at 66 West on April 20! The community Room at 66 West is our 2016–2017 Signature Project.
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Meeting Responsibilities
Front Desk
Stevens, Terry
Front Desk 2
Platt, Jim
Front Desk—Prospective Member check-in
Johnson, Susan
Greeter 1
Stanzak, Michael
Greeter 2
Tregarthen, Jen
Greeter 3
Walker, Lisa
Greeter 4 (new member)
Hawkins, Scott
Invocation/Pledge of Allegiance/Four-Way Test
Hagen, Mike
Introduce Guests
Platt, Ann
The Barker writer
Kern, Jody
Introduce the Speaker
Christensen, Joe
Thank the Speaker
Johnson, Susan
Upcoming Events
Prospective Member Day
Edina Country Club
Apr 27, 2017
12:15 PM – 1:30 PM
Rotary District 5950 Conference
The Westin Edina Galleria
Apr 28, 2017
7:30 AM – 9:30 PM
Retirement Celebration for Ric Dressen
Braemar Golf Club
May 03, 2017
4:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Rotary Happy Hour/VDG featuring Hannelore Brucker
The Mezz, Byerly's
May 03, 2017
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Feed My Starving Children
Feed My Starving Children
May 06, 2017
9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Women of Rotary gathering
Jody Kern's home
May 09, 2017 5:30 PM
Vocational Day at Grandview Tire & Auto–Cahill
Grandview Tire & Auto–Cahill
May 18, 2017
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Edina Rotary Adopt-a-Park Day
Wooddale Park
May 20, 2017 9:00 AM
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
Jennifer Bennerotte
April 1
Hal Harris
April 3
Kenny Smith
April 6
Audri Schwarz
April 10
Scott MacDonald
April 10
Mary Hustad
April 13
Royce Pavelka
April 14
Jen Garske
April 16
Scott Hawkins
April 16
Kaylin Eidsness
April 17
Jim Roberts
April 19
Join Date
Buzz Bainbridge
April 1, 1993
24 years
Mike Hagen
April 1, 2008
9 years
Paul Mooty
April 1, 1999
18 years
Sandra Schley
April 3, 1997
20 years
Tom Cook
April 7, 2016
1 year
Dan Hare
April 9, 2015
2 years
Dan Hennen
April 9, 2015
2 years
Rob Gadtke
April 9, 2015
2 years
David Clynes
April 10, 2014
3 years
Don Hutchison
April 10, 2014
3 years
Eduardo Padilla
April 20, 2000
17 years
Jean Morrison
April 20, 1989
28 years
Thomas Pirsch
April 22, 1969
48 years
Harold Hanson
April 25, 1991
26 years

The Edina Country Club will serve chicken chardonnay at the April 20 Rotary Area 3 Vocational Ethics Day meeting. The meeting starts at 11:30 a.m. and ends at 1:30 p.m.

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.