December 8 Meeting EARLY START -- 12:15 pm
The Rotary Club of Edina meets...
Thursdays, 12:15-1:30
Edina Country Club
5100 Wooddale Ave
Edina, MN 55424
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Club Headlines
David Schultz is Distinguished University Professor in the Departments of Political Science, Environmental Studies, and Legal Studies at Hamline University. He is also a professor of Law at the University of Minnesota and at the University of St. Thomas. David  is the author of more than 45 books and 200+ articles on various aspects of American politics, election law, and the media and politics, and he is regularly interviewed and quoted in the local, national, and international media on these subjects including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, the Economist, and National Public Radio.    
The speaker for Wednesday, December 7th will be Edina Rotary Club, Past President Josh Sprague.  Josh is a full-service luxury real estate agent with Lakes Sotheby’s International Realty in Edina and started his real estate career in 2000, representing hundreds of clients in the Edina, Minneapolis and Southwest metro area. This gathering will be hosted by Josh at Lakes Sotheby's International Realty new 50th Street office suite located at 3946 W 50th Street, Edina. Cocktails will be served beginning at 5:30 p.m. with a tour of the office and program scheduled for 6:00 p.m.
Read more below for additional details about Josh and the origins of this Edina Rotary Club and Edina Morningside Rotary Club collaborated Avocation/Vocational Happy Hour event. Contact Wade Thommen at with questions.
PLEASE READ! During our December 8, 2022 meeting, members of the Rotary Club of Edina will have the opportunity to vote in the election of eight open board member positions.  It's important we have a strong attendance of members present to vote, so please plan to attend the Dec. 8 meeting for at least the first 20 minutes to participate in the election. Per our club by-laws, we need 54 members to participate in the election of next year's incoming officers.
Faribault Mills is donating 10 items to be auctioned at this week's meeting. Bring your checkbook and get that holiday shopping list whittled down. The Rotary Club of Edina is once again collecting holiday gifts for families and youth in need in our community.  During these challenging times, there is a special need for help and support.  Rotarians Jean Morrison and Les Jones are organizing the Holiday Giving Program which will be donating to 66 West, Good in the Hood, and the Young Parent Program this year. Program details below. DONATE HERE or click on the picture.

Register HERE by Dec. 9

Eat, Drink and Be Merry! The Rotary Club of Edina Holiday Cocktail Party is right around the corner! The annual holiday gathering will be Thursday, Dec. 15, starting at 5:30 p.m. Join your fellow Rotarians and their significant others for hearty appetizers and a cash bar at the Edina Country Club. 

Cost for the party is $23 for guests, senior active or honorary Rotarians. Guests and senior actives will be billed on the January 2023 quarterly invoice. ECC requires attendance estimates for this event. If you plan to attend, please register by Friday, December 9, 2022. Register HERE.
Chairing the party this year is Social Service Director, Kayla Beehler. Let her know if you have questions. 
General admission tickets may still be available for "The Peterson Family Christmas - Twas the Jam Before Christmas" at the Dakota on Sunday, December 18 at 7:00 PM. Call Dakota box office at 612-332-5299.
What: The Peterson Family Christmas
Save the Date: Sunday, Dec. 18, 7:00 PM
Where: Dakota Jazz Club
Tickets: Reserved block of 32 tickets
Call to Dakota to Reserve: 612-332-5299 M-F 10 to 6  Sa/Su 12-4 // Mention Edina Rotary block of tickets
Our club's small international grant committee led by Dick Teegen, Dan Mott and Tim Murphy is in the process of working the Rotary District 5950 to secure a grant to supply prescription eyeglasses to the people of Tanzania. Should the grant be approved, it will only cover the pair of eyeglasses. We would like to show additional care to the DCMC eye patients and also supply an eyeglass case. We will be collecting these cases during the next few meeting. Look for a basket or box near the reception desk.


The Rotary Club of Edina invites you to join the 2023 International Service trip to Coban, Guatemala.  The purpose of the trip is to deliver 651 life-saving water purifiers to remote villages in the mountains surrounding Coban, in partnership with Resurrection Priory Monastery and the Rotary Club of Coban.  Fellowship and travel to new, exotic places is also part of the journey! This international service and travel opportunity will open to District 5950 club members and the general public on December 4 and is limited to 30 people. Register early to secure your spot.

The 2023 Guatemala Service Trip is for a maximum of 30 people, and reservations are taken on a first-come, first-serve basis.  See details below and reserve your spot now by registering HERE. Contact: Rotary Club of Edina Past President, Josh Sprague at 612-501-0252 for details and questions.

Club Leadership
President Elect
Past President
Club Service (Administration) Director
Membership Director
Public Image Director
Youth Service Director
Social Director
Community Service—Grants Funding Director
Community Service—Projects Director
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
International Service Director
The Rotary Foundation Director
Annual Gala Co-Chair
Annual Gala Co-Chair
Club Administrator/Secretary
Upcoming Events
Meeting Duties
Dec 8 Meeting Duties
Michalski, Rebecca
Front Desk
Greeter / Invocation
Freudenthal, Bjorn
Greeter / Thank the Speaker
Kvale, Deirdre
Speaker Intro
Mooty, Paul
Barker Writer
McGraw, Sutton
Eidsness, Kaylin
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