Edina Country Club
Doors Open at 12:15 - Buffet Lunch
Guests Welcome!
Speaker: Patrick O'Shaughnessy
O'Shaughnessy Distillery and Brightstone Venture Capital
Mar 14 Speaker: Patrick O'Shaughnessy
Patrick is a General Partner and Managing Director, at Brightstone Venture Capital, an early-stage life science and technology venture fund.  Patrick has founded multiple companies   spanning diverse industries from tech, water technology, consumer products, energy services, and most recently the whiskey spirits space.  Patrick holds an MBA and Juris Doctorate, and serves as a Director of the I.A. O'Shaughnessy Foundation.    
ATTENTION - Meeting Location RETURN to ECC
RETURN TO EDINA COUNTRY CLUB. Our meeting have returned to the Edina Country Club. Doors open at 12:15 p.m./program starts 12:35 p.m.) Quarterly dues and meeting fees will remain the same. The final quarter of the 2023-2024 Rotary year will be billed the first week in April. Lunch service has returned to the choice of a salad or hot meal with a vegetarian plate available on request. Please contact Mike Martiny with any questions or concerns. 
Mar 20 - VEAP Service Opportunity
MAR 20 NEEDS FIVE PEOPLE Sign up today to help Volunteers Enlisted to Assist People (VEAP) serve the hungry in our community! Volunteers welcome participants to the VEAP pantry, explain the process and respond to participant questions, keep the shopping area clean and tidy, sort through food donations, stock shelves, load groceries into vehicles and overall help VEAP promote a positive shopping experience for participants. VEAP staff explain the process before every volunteer shift in the pantry. Register HERE Busy on March 20? May 15 is our next date and you can sign up HERE
Mar 21, 2024 Black Business Mixer

Thursday,  Mar 21, 2023, 5:30-7pmREGISTER HERE In partnership with Tomme Beevas and Pimento Relief Services, Black Business Networking will encourage us to continue to expand the efforts of our club's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee. The 2024 networking event will be held Thursday, March 21 from 5:30-7pm at Pimento Jamaican Kitchen, 2524 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55404. This week's featured business leader is Nekima Levy Armstrong, founder of the Racial Justice Network, and owns two companies, Dope Roots and Black Pearl, LLC. In 2024, she was honored as a Minnesota Attorney of the Year for her work on an environmental justice case against the city of Minneapolis, called Smart Growth. Register HERE. See additional information below.

ERMC 2024 Plant Sale

Edina Morningside Rotary Club Online Gertens Supplied Fundraiser! Proceeds will go toward Rotary International-End Polio Now.

ORDER HERE. Enter Store 775 to access form and orders must be completed by 10 PM on Thursday, March 28.


Your order will be ready for PICK UP on WednesdayMay 8 from 4:30-6:30 PM at St. Peter's Lutheran Church (5421 France Ave S, Edina, MN 55410).

If you have any questions or would like your plants delivered for a $25 fee, please contact your fundraiser chair:  Talley Flora,, 612-803-3057.

Thank you for your support!

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Upcoming Events
Mar 14 -- Noon Meeting, Speaker: Patrick O'Shaughnessy
Mar 20 -- VEAP Service Opportunity (Info Above)
Mar 21 -- Black Business Mixer (Info Above)
Mar 21 -- Noon Meeting, Speaker: Michael Clements, National Rugby League
Apr 5-7 -- Dr. Sita and Kalpana Dash Arch Klumph International Recognition
2024 Rotary Convention Singapore News
Singapore awaits. May 25-29, 2024 Rotary International Convention. 
2029 Rotary Int'l Convention-Minneapolis
Minneapolis has been selected host city for the 2029 Rotary International Convention. We congratulate our Rotary District 5950 bid team led by Past District Governor Tom Gump (Edina-Morningside Rotary), and assisted by Rotary Club of Edina Past President Sam Thompson and Jamie Verbrugge, Past President of Bloomington Rotary, for their hard work and persistence in being awarded the convention in partnership with Meet Minneapolis and the City of Minneapolis. We thank our neighboring Rotary district in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois and the Dakotas for their support in making this possible. Extended Rotary announcement WCCO NEWS clip and Katy Campbell's story found HERE.
Meeting Recap - March 7, 2024
Meeting Recap, March 7, 2024, Ray Widstrand, Brain Injury Speaker Alliance
Thursday, March 7, 2024 our members returned to the
Edina Country Club for weekly meetings. It was
good to be back to familiar surroundings and share
in the fellowship it brings to our members and guests.
Pictured Renee Harberts, Dave Wendt (Renee's husband
and EMRC member) and Gordy Lewis.
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Meeting Duties
Michalski, Rebecca
Front Desk & Intro Guests
Aase, David
Greeter/Guest Host
Hustad, Mary
Ryman, Jim
Speaker Intro/Thank the Speaker
Hunt, Dan
Laskowski, Chris
Rotary Birthdays
Member Birthdays
Ken Larson
March 1
Les Jones
March 1
Michael Norman
March 2
Brad Pearson
March 3
Paul Mooty
March 4
Will Steinke
March 6
Axel Steuer
March 7
Chris Laskowski
March 7
Gary Pedersen
March 9
Bob Hildreth
March 10
David Aase
March 11
Kelley Burnett
March 13
Kayla Beehler
March 15
Bob Scott
March 16
Sandra Schley
March 16
Joe Hayes
March 25
Greg Rich
March 28
Michael Stanzak
March 30
Doors Open at 12:15 - Buffet Lunch
Guests Welcome!
Speaker: Patrick O'Shaughnessy
O'Shaughnessy Distillery and Brightstone Venture Capital
Lunch Option: Meatloaf or Southwest Chicken Salad
DEADLINE for newsletter story and event submission is Monday Noon for Tuesday publication. 
The Rotary Club of Edina's Administrator, Becci Michalski, works part time and will respond to your inquiries within 24 hours. Contact her at