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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The Rotary Club of Edina will welcome Ben Utecht as program speaker at the Thursday, Aug. 23, meeting. Utecht, a Minnesota native who played football for the University of Minnesota, and went on to play in the NFL for the Cincinnati Bengals and Indianapolis Colts. He won a Super Bowl ring with the Colts in 2007. He is a professional singer as well as motivational speaker. He will speak about "The MVP Program/The Champion's Way."
New members Doug Drake and Forest Green will be officially inducted into the club at the meeting.
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. Starting a Rotaract Club is one of five of our clubs visioning goals. It also is Rotary International President Barry Rassin’s goal this year is to expand Rotaract globally and strengthen the transition from Rotaract into Rotary.
The first meeting of the Rotaract Club of Edina will be held 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, at The Mezz at Lunds & Bylerlys, 7171 France Ave. S. Thereafter, 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.
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...
Several Edina Rotarians were honored for their donations to The Rotary Foundation at the Aug. 2 Rotary Club of Edina meeting. Our TRF Director David Clynes presented the following Rotarians with their PHF pins:
  • Gary Pedersen—PHF+4
  • Susan Stiles—PHF+5
  • Kris Maser—PHF+6
  • Bonnie Rolstad—PHF+7
Congratulations and many thanks to these members for their generosity.
At the July 19 Rotary Club of Edina meeting, several Rotarians were honored for their donations to The Rotary Foundation. David Clynes, our club's The Rotary Foundation Director, presented them with pins and congratulations. He was assisted by past president Scott MacDonald.
Those honored were:
  • Toshi Metzger, PHF
  • Katy Campbell, PHF+1
  • John Mazzara, PHF+2
  • Mary Hustad, PHF+3
  • Bill Milota, PHF+3
  • Jim Ryman, PHF+3
  • Dick Teegen, PHF+4
  • Keith Benson, PHF+6
  • Mike Kallas, PHF+8
Thank you to all who donated to TRF!
The next Rotary Vocational Development Group will be Wednesday, Sept. 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 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.
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!
Click on the link below for more photos...
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. 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. 
Click on the link below for more on the officers and board...
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.
2019 Edina Rotary Foundation Fundraiser & Gala
Mark your calendars for Rotary's biggest party of the year—the Edina Rotary Foundation Fundraiser & Gala! The theme this year is "Rotary's Got Talent!" Join us Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018 at the Metropolitan Ballroom & Clubroom in Golden Valley to raise money for local and international projects, and get ready to see Rotary 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
Club Administrator
Executive Secretary / Director
2018 Fundraiser & Gala tickets and info! Click below!
This week's newsletter
Aug. 15, 2018 Barker
Aug 15, 2018
Upcoming Events
Rotary District 5950 Calendar Link
Ben Utecht
Aug 23, 2018
The MVP Program/The Champion's Way
Renee DeLosh and Eric Wilkinson
Aug 30, 2018
2019 KPMG Women's PGA Championship
Dr. John Wald
Sep 06, 2018
Mayo Clinic—Radiology
Irene Kelly
Sep 13, 2018
Rotary District 5950 Governor
Meeting Responsibilities
Front Desk
Hayes, Joe
Greeter 1
Mazzara, John
Greeter 2
Morrison, Jean
Greeter 3 (new member)
Hallstrom, Bridget
Meeting Host 1
Campbell, Katy
Meeting Host 2
Spalding, Sue
Invocation/Pledge of Allegiance/Four-Way Test
Swendsen, Mary
The Barker writer
Wenner, Nate
Introduce Guests
Buttolph, John
Bennerotte, Jennifer
Introduce the Speaker
Hepp, Bradley
Thank the Speaker
Peterson, Paul