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
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Rotary Club of Edina will host another Prospective Member Day Thursday, July 19. 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 July 19! Please make sure your guests sign in at the guest table before the meeting.

The program speaker at the meeting will be Bill McGuire, who will speak about Minnesota United Football Club, Minnesota's professional soccer team.

For more information, contact 2018-2019 Membership Director Royce Pavelka.


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.
The Rotary Club of Edina presented Lexi Reed Holtum with its 2018 Chrysanne Manoles Women In Leadership Award at its May 24 meeting. The award is given out each year to a deserving female leader in the community. The award is named after Rotary Club of Edina's first female member, Chrysanne Manoles.
The Rotary Club of Edina recently awarded scholarships to two Edina High School graduates. Aarathi Garimella and Yifei Zhang were each given $1,250 scholarships at a special breakfast at the Church of St. Patrick Friday, May 25. The presentation was made by the club’s Youth Service Director, Kip Peterson.
The May 3 Rotary Club of Edina meeting was an Opioid Awareness Workshop for Rotarians and members of the public. Our club—along with Rotary District 5950 and the Rotary Clubs of Bloomington, Buffalo, Eden Prairie Noon, North Minneapolis and Rogers—sponsored the workshop. The event featured speakers from the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, Hennepin County Sheriff's Department, Steve Rummler Hope Network, TRIA and Verde Technologies discussing all aspects of the opioid crisis. 
To watch a video of the workshop, go here
To read more about the event, click below...
The Rotary Club of Edina’s Board of Directors recently approved the applicants below for membership:
Doug Drake
Classification: Surgery—Orthopedic
Sponsor: Dick Teegen
Forest Green
Classification: Mortgage—Residential
Sponsor: Royce Pavelka
Bridget Hallstrom
Classification: Professional Development
Sponsor: Greg Yoch
Afira Hassan
Classification: Optometry
Sponsor: Greg Yoch
Written objections to the application must be submitted before 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 11, to Rotary Club of Edina, 4801 W. 50th St., Edina, MN 55424 or emailed to administrator@EdinaRotary.org.
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.
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 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
Social Director
Public Image Director
The Rotary Foundation Director
Youth Service Director
Club Administrator
This week's newsletter
July 9, 2018 Barker
Jul 09, 2018
Upcoming Events
Rotary District 5950 Calendar Link
Dr. Bill McGuire
Jul 19, 2018
Minnesota United Football Club, Minnesota's professional soccer team
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
Meeting Responsibilities
Front Desk
Hansen, Heather
Front Desk Administration
Kupper, Marty
Greeter 1
Lancaster, George
Greeter 2
Ohe, Jeff
Greeter 3 (new member)
Dash, Sita
Meeting Host 1
Walker, Lisa
Meeting Host 2
Yoch, Greg
Invocation/Pledge of Allegiance/Four-Way Test
Solheim, Bob
The Barker writer
Walker, Lisa
Introduce Guests
Born, Barbara
Eidsness, Kaylin
Introduce the Speaker
MacDonald, Scott
Thank the Speaker
Opitz, Michael