Welcome to the Rotary Club of Edina!

Edina
We meet Thursdays at 12:15 PM
Edina Country Club
5100 Wooddale Ave.
Edina, MN  55424
United States
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The Edina Rotary Foundation recently awarded up to $21,000 in grants for four pending international service projects. The projects will take place in Guatemala, Palestine and South Africa. Our International Service Committee will partner with other local and international Rotary clubs, as well as other organizations, to fund the projects.
 
The next Rotary Vocational Development Group will be Wednesday, Aug. 1.
 
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 Rotary Club of Edina and EMRC collaborate on this event.
 
Note that there will be no Rotary Happy Hour in July, due to the 4th of July holiday.
President John Flynn, with special guest Pam Conlow, joined with other Rotarians, family and friends at the 4th of July Parade in Edina! Despite some rain, the volunteers carried the Rotary banner and handed out treats while accompanied by a posse of superheroes running alongside the presidential vehicle. Other Rotarians also participated in the parade, including Frank Cardarelle, who was one of the Grand Marshalls! 
 
Thanks to everyone who came out to volunteer, and those that cheered them along the parade route!
 
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The Rotary Club of Edina held the annual Transition Meeting, the last meeting of the Rotary year, on June 28. The presidency of the club transitioned from San Asato to John Flynn. John will be president from July 2018 through June 2019. Club board directors gave brief recaps of their committees' work over the past year. Outgoing Club and Edina Rotary Foundation board members were honored, including Past President Ann Platt, who goes off the Club Board after serving five years. 
 
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Despite the rain, the annual Rotary Family Picnic inside the Edina Country Club last Tuesday, June 19, went well, with a great buffet including burgers,  brats and a cash bar. Children enjoyed activities and playing in the large banquet room. Several spouses and family members enjoyed getting to know each other. Entertainment was outstanding!
The Edina Rotary Foundation recently awarded another $5,400 in grants to four local organizations.
 
Earlier this year, the Foundation awarded more than $45,000 to 10 local organizations. With funding still
available, the Foundation gave grants in May to the Edina Police Department, Fraser, Hearts & Hammers
and the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
One of the Rotary Club of Edina’s signature projects for 2017–2018 has been installed near the playground at Rosland Park in Edina.
 
The Edina Rotary Foundation donated $10,000 to the City of Edina’s Parks & Recreation Department for musical instruments at the park, 4300 W. 66th St. Musical instruments are proven to be provide multi-generational, interactive play. They are durable, sculptural, perfectly tuned and designed for all abilities. Rosland Park is home to the City’s first ADA-accessible playground and officials believe the instruments will further enhance the park and community.
 
The Rotary Club of Edina is sponsoring the City of Edina’s new Southdale-area circulator bus called CloverRide. With the goal of making the Southdale area more accessible, CloverRide is offered weekly on Fridays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Riders pay a daily fare of $3 that allows them unlimited rides throughout that day.
 
Periodically we feature a newer member of the Rotary Club of Edina on our website. The Rotary Club of Edina welcomed Susan Stiles as a member in September 2017. She became a Rotarian in March 2001. Susan's sponsor to the club was Josh Sprague.
Periodically we feature a newer member of the Rotary Club of Edina on our website. The Rotary Club of Edina welcomed Dan Stolfa as a member in September 2017. He became a Rotarian in July 2003. Dan's sponsor to the club was Josh Sprague.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Club Executives & Directors
President
President Elect
Treasurer
Secretary
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
Club Administrator
 
 
This week's newsletter
July 18, 2018 Barker
Jul 18, 2018
 
Upcoming Events
 
Rotary District 5950 Calendar Link
 
Speakers
Don Smithmier, CEO and founder of GoKart Labs
Jul 26, 2018
We're All Digital Start-ups Now
Mark Irving
Aug 02, 2018
Canterbury Downs
Diane Cross
Aug 09, 2018
CEO, Fraser School
Dr. Nancy Hutchison
Aug 16, 2018
Physiatrist
 
Meeting Responsibilities
Front Desk
Harmon, Wayne
 
Greeter 1
Loberg, Shelly
 
Greeter 2
Norman, Michael
 
Meeting Host 1
Barnett, Jon
 
Meeting Host 2
Arends, Joe
 
Invocation/Pledge of Allegiance/Four-Way Test
Steinke, Will
 
The Barker writer
Veker, Steven
 
Introduce Guests
Brucker, Hannelore
 
Photographer
Carlson, Rick
 
Introduce the Speaker
Jessen, Mark
 
Thank the Speaker
Pearson, Brad