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 of America

(612) 875-3109
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Next week, Wednesday, Nov. 21, is our annual Thanksgiving Baskets event! Join us for lunch at the Edina Country Club at 11:45 a.m., followed by the assembling of Thanksgiving baskets. Then teams will deliver their baskets to families in need in Edina and the surrounding communities.
Register yourself and any guests here, and make sure to note in the comments if you would like to deliver baskets, and who you might want to have on your delivery team. You can also contact Michael Stanzak or Mary Hustad with your delivery team preferences. We are asking everyone who wants to attend next week's lunch and/or deliver baskets to register online by this Friday, Nov. 16, so we can plan for the event.
There is no meeting next Thursday, Nov. 22. 

More than 100 Minnesota/Wisconsin high school students joined us at YMCA Camp Ihudhapi Nov. 1-3 for the 2018 Rotary Camp Enterprise. The three-day camp is put on by the Rotary Club of Edina and Rotary Club of Edina Morningside for students in Rotary District 5950 and Rotary District 5960. The students are all sponsored by area Rotary clubs, and learn about the free enterprise system. They work together, with the help of mentors and counselors, to come up with a business plan and presentation. And on the last day, five lucky students won scholarships!

This year's Camp E was chaired by Hein de Hoog of EMRC. Sam Thompson was marketing director for this year's camp. Special thanks to our many, many volunteers! We couldn't do it without you!




Six area high school students won scholarships during Camp Enterprise earlier this month. Camp Enterprise, organized by the Rotary Club of Edina and Edina Morningside Rotary Club, provides high school students with a unique opportunity to learn about leadership, business and the free enterprise system.
For more photos and videos of Camp Enterprise, visit the Camp E Facebook page. And while you are there, give it a like! 
The Edina Rotary Foundation is accepting applications from nonprofit organizations in Edina and its contiguous communities for grants to be used for capital purchases. Applications are due Nov. 30.
Grant applications are available online or by contacting Directors Brandon Azbill, brandon@davidazbillgroup.com, or Paul Peterson, paul@paulpeterson.com. Completed
applications should be emailed to Azbill or Peterson or sent to Edina Rotary Foundation, 4801 W. 50th St., Edina, MN 55424.

The next meeting of the Rotaract Club of Edina will be Wednesday, Nov. 28, at The Mezz in Lunds & Byerlys on France Avenue in Edina. The meeting begins at 6 p.m.
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. Usually meetings will be held at 6 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month at The Mezz. Each meeting will feature a speaker and focus on service projects in alignment with Rotary’s mission of “Service Above Self.”
The next Rotary Vocational Development Group will be Wednesday, Dec. 5.
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.
The Edina Rotary Foundation recently awarded $4,500 for three international service projects. They included grants to Protect Me Project, Open Arms Home for Children "Suds of Hope" program and Nibakure Community Village. 
For the first time in about six years Rotary Club of Edina hosted a blood drive on Oct. 25 with Memorial Blood Center’s mobile unit parked at Edina Country Club.

Thank you for showing up to donate as planned, and as meeting walk-ins, Rotarians, family members, friends and Edina Country Club members. We scored beyond expectations with 27 donations drawn by Memorial Blood Center over a four-hour span.

The Rotary Club of Edina hosted the Leadership Ethics Seminar for Edina High School students on Tuesday, Oct. 23, at St. Patrick's Church in Edina. This all-day session featured small group discussions, speakers, and a case study discussion for the entire group. 

The Leadership Ethics Seminar was chaired this year by John Buttolph and Sutton McGraw. The seminar was started by longtime Rotarian Jerry Potter, who initiated this seminar for Edina students years ago. It was originally called "Do the Right Thing." 

Thanks to all our volunteers!


Thank you to our hosts for the Fall Fireside Chats! Tom Ries, Thom Winninger, Gordy Lewis and Paul Mooty all invited Rotarians into their homes in October for food and fellowship. 

Thanks also to Brad Hepp for organizing the get-togethers. 


Edina Rotary held the fall Adopt-a-Park Day Sunday, Oct. 21. Chair Tom Cook and fellow Rotarians gathered to clean up Wooddale and Utley Parks in Edina. Thanks to all who volunteered, including Katy Campbell, Hannelore Brucker, David Clynes and Axel Steuer.
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
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Nov. 15, 2018 Barker
Nov 15, 2018
Upcoming Events
Rotary District 5950 Calendar Link
Harvey Newcomb III
Nov 29, 2018
The Rotary Foundation
Matt Halley
Dec 06, 2018
Cookie Cart: A Youth Social Enterprise
Eric Dayton
Dec 13, 2018
Co-founder, Bachelor Farmer restaurant
Meeting Responsibilities
Front Desk
Kennefick, Jack
Greeter 1
Barnett, Jon
Greeter 2
Wanninger, Les
Invocation/Pledge of Allegiance/Four-Way Test
Stanzak, Michael
The Barker writer
Bach, Thomas
Flynn, John