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

(612) 875-3109
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There will be no Rotary Club of Edina meeting Thursday, Sept. 27, due to the Edina Rotary Foundation Fundraiser & Gala "Rotary's Got Talent" Saturday, Sept. 29, at the Metropolitan Ballroom & Clubroom in Golden Valley. The Gala counts as our official meeting this week. Registration for the Gala is closed, but you can bid in the Online Auction even if you are not attending. Go here to check out the items and start making your bids!
Our next regular meeting will be Oct. 4. This will be Prospective Member Day for the Club! All Rotarians are encouraged to bring friends and colleagues that are interested in learning more about Rotary and our club. The speaker Oct. 4 will be Kate Mortenson, president and CEO of the 2019 Minneapolis Final Four Local Organizing Committee. She will play a key role in efforts to ensure the next huge sporting event headed for the Twin Cities is a big success. 
The second meeting of the Rotaract Club of Edina will be Wednesday, Sept. 26. We will meet at 6 p.m. at The Mezz at Lunds & Bylerlys, 7171 France Ave. S. The speaker at the meeting will be Mary Younggren, owner of Advent Group, a temporary staffing agency in Edina. She will provide tips on how to get a job, interview, conduct an interview and information on the industry in general. Younggren is a member of the Rotary Club of Edina.
The Rotary Club of Edina and the Edina Morningside Rotary Club are embarking on starting and supporting a Rotaract Club. Rotaract clubs consist of young professionals between the ages of 18 and 30. Meetings will be held there 6 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month. Each meeting will feature a speaker and focus on service projects in alignment with Rotary’s mission of “Service Above Self.”
We need Rotaract members. Please contact Sam Thompson at sthompson@transitionsib.com if you have friends, family, neighbors or work associates that would be interested in joining our Rotaract Club.
The next Rotary Vocational Development Group will be Wednesday, Oct. 3.
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 speaker at the Oct. 3 get-together is Royce Pavelka. The Rotary Club of Edina and EMRC collaborate on this event.
At the Sept. 13 Rotary Club of Edina, Past President Jeff Ohe honored another of our Past Presidents. Steve Slyce was recognized for his generous donations to The Rotary Foundation, and achieving Major Donor status! That means Steve has given $10,000 to The Rotary Foundation! Congratulations Steve!
Several Rotarians from our club and around the District participated in the Walk to End Alzheimer's Sept. 15 at Target Field! Rotarian Rick Carlson, with the help of Jennifer Hendrickson and Brad Hepp, organized the "Rotary Rally for Alz" team. Thanks to all the Rotarians and friends and family that participated, including the Rotary team organizer, as well as Tom Gump (Edina Morningside Rotary Club), Bridget Hallstrom, Dave Hatzung, Sam Thompson and Sue Spalding, chief executive officer at the Alzheimer's Association, Minnesota-North Dakota chapter.
Our The Rotary Foundation Director, David Clynes, honored Paul Harris Fellows (PHF) at the Sept. 6 Rotary Club of Edina meeting. David, with the help of Katy Campbell, acknowledged their generous donations to The Rotary Foundation, including two members who are also Paul Harris Society (PHS) members, giving $1,000 each year to TRF. 
  • George Lancaster—PHF+4
  • Susan Spalding—PHF+5 (PHS)
  • Dan Hallberg—PHF+5
  • Michael Stanzak—PHF+6 (PHS)
Rotarians and family volunteered to hand out Deterra packets (which are a safe way to render drugs inactive, allowing people to easily dispose of drugs) Tuesday, Aug. 7, at Night to Unite parties across Edina. We partnered with the Edina Police Department to deliver the packets. Thank you to all the volunteers who helped out, and to Fred Sylvester for coordinating the event for our club.
Click on the link below for more photos from the parties...
Periodically we feature a newer member of the Rotary Club of Edina on our website. The Rotary Club of Edina welcomed Dave Phillips as a member in September 2017. Dave's sponsor to the club was Sandy Schley.
Periodically we feature a newer member of the Rotary Club of Edina on our website. The Rotary Club of Edina welcomed Bonnie Rolstad as a member in August 2017. Bonnie's sponsor to the club was Greg Yoch.
2018 Fundraiser & Gala Online Auction
Rotary's biggest party of the year—the Edina Rotary Foundation Fundraiser & Gala—is Sept. 29 at the Metropolitan Ballroom & Clubroom in Golden Valley! Go HERE to view our Online Auction and start your bidding! You do not have to attend the Gala to place bids on items! The theme of this year's Gala is "Rotary's Got Talent!" The event raises money for local and international projects. Get ready to see Rotary service and talent in action!
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—Local Projects Director
International Service Director
Membership Director
Public Image Co-Director
Public Image Co-Director
The Rotary Foundation Director
Social Director
Youth Service Director
Edina Rotary Foundation Board Director
Edina Rotary Foundation Board Director
Edina Rotary Foundation Board Director
Edina Rotary Foundation Board Director
Edina Rotary Foundation Board Director
Edina Rotary Foundation Board Director
Club Administrator
Time to bid! Gala Online Auction is now open!
This week's newsletter
Sept. 19, 2018 Barker
Sep 19, 2018
Upcoming Events
Rotary District 5950 Calendar Link
No meeting
Sep 27, 2018
Edina Rotary Foundation Fundraiser & Gala is Sept. 29
Kate Mortenson
Oct 04, 2018
NCAA 2019 Final Four
Vocational Day
Oct 11, 2018
Paul Mooty shares "The Faribault Woolen Mill Story"
Scott Neal, Edina City Manager
Oct 18, 2018
Development in Edina
Meeting Responsibilities
Front Desk
Hutchison, Don
Greeter 1
Andersen, Ken
Greeter 2
Metzger, Toshie
Meeting Host 1
Hayes, Joe
Meeting Host 2
Pedersen, Gary
Invocation/Pledge of Allegiance/Four-Way Test
Stiles, Susan
The Barker writer
Agan, Charles
Introduce Guests
Clynes, David
Jessen, Mark
Introduce the Speaker
Jessen, Mark
Thank the Speaker
Rauenhorst, Charles