Tina Rexing to speak at Oct. 12 meeting
The Rotary Club of Edina will welcome Tina Rexing as program speaker at the Thursday, Oct. 12, meeting. Rexing is founder of the T-Rex Cooking Company. She'll speak about entrepreneurship in a talk titled "#Size Matters: Telling Your Story, Selling Your Story." 
Wooj Byun, a past president of our club, will give a Six-Carat Talk at the meeting, in honor of our Diamond Jubilee 60th Anniversary year. 
For more on the speaker, click on the link below...
Leadership Ethics Seminar a success
The annual Leadership Ethics Seminar was held Wednesday, Oct. 4, at the Church of St. Patrick in Edina. Rotarians and students from Edina High School gathered to discuss ethical dilemmas and solutions in small and large groups. Leading the event this year were Rotarians Joe Hayes, John Buttolph and Sutton McGraw. The seminar, formerly known as Do the Right Thing, was started by longtime Rotarian Jerry Potter. 
Come out and cheer on Paco/EHS soccer team!
Last week, one of our Youth Exchange students, Paco Tebar Gomez, was visited by his mom and siblings. Paco's host family, Tom and Catherine Gump, hosted Paco's family at their home in Edina. Tom Gump is a member of the Edina Morningside Rotary Club. One of the highlights of their visit was seeing Paco play in an Edina High School soccer game! The Gumps also planned a memorial for Paco's father during the visit. Thank you to the Gumps for their kindness and hospitality to Paco and his family during their time of need, and to all the Rotarians who attended the memorial and/or have contributed to the fund to help with Paco's family's travel expenses. 
Paco and the EHS soccer team will be playing in the first round of the 2AA section tournament this Thursday, Oct. 12, at 7 p.m. at the Edina Community Center. Come out and support Paco and the team! The schedule for the tournament is below.
YE students celebrate Edina Homecoming
Youth Exchange Students Sam Lee and Susmita Gautam participated in Edina High School's Homecoming Parade Sept. 28. Past District Governor Tim Murphy was their chauffeur.
Mentors needed for Camp Enterprise
Rotary Camp Enterprise is right around the corner! Sam Thompson and his team are busily getting all the details worked out for the 120 high school students who will attend the three-day camp. You can help by volunteering to be a mentor! We are still looking for mentors for this year's camp, Thursday–Saturday, Nov. 2–4. To find out more or to volunteer, contact Sam
Could this be you?
If you recently sent an RSVP indicating you were not able to attend the Sept. 23 Fundraiser & Gala, and if you are the person who indicated you were enclosing a $500 contribution to the Edina Rotary Foundation, please contact Jennifer Garske because we did not find a check in the envelope! There was no return address provided, so we don’t know who to follow up with. If you think this might be you, please contact Jennifer at or 612-875-3019.
Thank you!
Register for the Fall Fireside Chats, Oct. 24–27
Hello, Edina Rotarians!

It is time again to plan the Rotary Club of Edina Fall Fireside Chats! The Social Committee has four gatherings planned for late October:

• Josh Sprague's home, Tuesday, Oct. 24, 4720 70th St. W., Edina. Go here to register.

• Renee Harberts's home, Wednesday, Oct. 25, 6125 Blake Ridge Road, Edina. Go here to register.

• Paul Mooty's home, Thursday, Oct. 26, 5320 Kelsey Terrace, Edina. Go here to register. 

• Gordy Lewis's home, Friday, Oct. 27, 6824 Chapel Lane, Edina. Go here to register. 

All Fireside Chats are from 7 to 9 p.m. Members are encouraged to come to all the Fireside Chats, or pick the one that best works with their schedule. Please register for any gathering you will attend to allow for the hosts to plan. 

The Fireside Chats are very informal social exchanges for the members to enjoy and learn about Rotary and to get to know one another. The hosts are asked only to encourage discussion and a good time for all. It is a chance to meet our new members or reconnect with old friends! Members are encouraged to come to all the Fireside Chats, or pick the one that best works with their schedule. 

New members—you are especially encouraged to attend one or all of the Fireside Chats! It is a great way to get to know your fellow Rotarians in a casual atmosphere. Let us know if you have questions.

For more information, contact the host or Brad Hepp at

Sign up now for Feed My Starving Children
WHAT: Feed My Starving Children event
WHEN: 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 28
WHERE: 18732 Lake Drive East, Chanhassen
WHO: Any Rotarian and family and friends. Children must be 5 or older.
INFO: It is time for our fall visit to Feed My Starving Children to pack meals for those around the world in need! We will pack enough food to feed over 60 people for a year in just two hours. Contact Mike Sitek with questions.
REGISTER: Online here
Peterson Family Christmas at Dakota Dec. 17
WHAT: The Peterson Family: Twas the Jam Before Christmas, Minnesota's First Family of Music, featuring our own Paul Peterson, will perform 
WHEN: 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 17
WHERE: Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant, Minneapolis
WHO: Any Rotarian and guests
TICKETS: There is a "Rotary block" of tickets on the main floor available on a first-come, first-served basis. Seating is at tables of four, so if you want to sit with someone specific, you should consider buying all four tickets at a table. We have reserved tables #115, 116, 117, 118, 120, 121, 122 and 123. (A total of 32 seats.) Tickets are $25 each. If the Rotary block tickets are sold, you are welcome to buy tickets elsewhere in the venue as they are available. To procure your tickets, you must contact The Dakota directly. You can reach The Dakota box office at 612-332-5299. To buy tickets online or for more information, go to The Dakota website. Dinner and drinks are available for off the menu purchase at an additional cost.
INFORMATION: The Dakota website or Joe Christensen

Click on the link below for more information...
Save the date: Feb. 2, 2018
On Feb. 2, 2018 Hannelore Brucker will host a private party at Edina Country Club with the theme: “Early Valentine Celebration, bring your One and Only." Dinner will be from 7 to 8 p.m., music from 8 until about 9:30 p.m. by known musician Jerry Rubino, interludes by Hannelore, and you may sing along. Dress is business casual. Cost for the event will be $35 for dinner, and there will be a cash bar. The event is limited to 40 guests.
Interested Rotarians can e-mail Hannelore at You will then receive a written invitation.
In review...
The Rotary Club of Edina had a Diamond Jubilee celebration at the Thursday, Oct. 5, meeting in honor of the club's 60th Anniversary! A special program honored our longest-serving club members—including Jack Braun, Frank Cardarelle and Don Erickson —as well as all the past presidents. District 5950 Governor-Elect Irene Kelly spoke, as did Edina Historical Society Executive Director Jennifer Adam.

Click on the link below for more on the celebration...
Meeting Responsibilities
Front Desk
Andersen, Mike
Front Desk Administration
Born, Barbara
Front Desk-Club Service Committee member
Johnson, Susan
Front Desk—Prospective Member check-in
Arends, Joe
Greeter 1
Cook, Tom
Greeter 2
Steuer, Axel
Greeter 3 (new member)
Stiles, Susan
Invocation/Pledge of Allegiance/Four-Way Test
Kalal, Kevin
Introduce Guests
Smith, Kenny
The Barker writer
Padilla, Eduardo
Pavelka, Royce
Introduce the Speaker
Neal, Scott
Thank the Speaker
Hallberg, Dan
Upcoming Events
Prospective Member Day
Edina Country Club
Oct 19, 2017
12:15 PM – 1:30 PM
Steve Rummler Hope Network video showing
Kerasotas Minneapolis ICON Showplace at the West End
Oct 21, 2017 12:10 PM
Fall Fireside Chat hosted by Josh Sprague
Home of Josh Sprague
Oct 24, 2017
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Fall Fireside Chat hosted by Renee Harberts
Home of Renee Harberts
Oct 25, 2017
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Club Assembly
Edina Country Club
Oct 26, 2017
12:15 PM – 1:30 PM
Fall Fireside Chat hosted by Paul Mooty
Home of Paul Mooty
Oct 26, 2017
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Fall Fireside Chat hosted by Gordy Lewis
Home of Gordy Lewis
Oct 27, 2017
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Feed My Starving Children
Feed My Starving Children
Oct 28, 2017
9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Rotary Happy Hour/VDG featuring John Pastor
The Mezz, Byerly's
Nov 01, 2017
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Camp Enterprise
YMCA Camp Ihduhapi
Nov 02, 2017 – Nov 04, 2017
Area 3 Rotary Veterans Luncheon
Bearpath Golf and Country Club
Nov 09, 2017
11:15 AM – 1:15 PM
Thanksgiving Baskets Assembly
Edina Country Club
Nov 22, 2017
11:45 AM – 1:00 PM
Executives & Directors
President Elect
Past President
Club Service (Administration) Director
Community Service—Local Funding Co-Director
Community Service—Local Funding Co-Director
Community Service—Programs Director
International Service Director
Membership—Recruitment Director
Social Director
Public Image Director
The Rotary Foundation Director
Youth Service Director
Club Administrator
Rotary Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Toni Gerard
October 1
Buzz Bainbridge
October 8
Dan Hennen
October 12
Terry Moore
October 12
Paul Peterson
October 18
Donald Erickson
October 21
Mark Stageberg
October 27
Mark Jessen
October 28
William Clynes
November 2
Bruce Templeton
November 3
Wooj Byun
November 5
Ian Colville
November 6
Susan Stiles
November 11
Burt Cohen
November 13
Les Wanninger
November 13
Skip Thomas
November 14
Jennifer Shinners
November 15
Jim Platt
November 17
Mary Younggren
November 20
John Schwarz
November 21
John Buttolph
November 23
Kevin Kalal
November 25
Raj Kumar
November 25
Charles McGoldrick
November 28
Spouse Birthdays
Britton Cook
October 20
MJ Barnett
October 29
Cindy Murphy
October 31
November 17
Laura- Gail Templeton
November 21
Paul Peterson
Julie Peterson
October 13
Marty Kupper
Debbie Kupper
October 20
Lisa Walker
Gage Walker
October 27
Colleen Simpson
Kirk Simpson
November 24
Join Date
Mary Hustad
October 1, 1998
19 years
André Brewer
October 6, 2016
1 year
Mary Younggren
October 7, 1999
18 years
Renee Harberts
October 8, 2015
2 years
Leann Stessman
October 9, 2014
3 years
Charles Rauenhorst
October 13, 1994
23 years
Thomas Bach
October 18, 2001
16 years
Michael Opitz
November 1, 2001
16 years
Paul Peterson
November 1, 2012
5 years
Jennifer Bennerotte
November 3, 2004
13 years
Audri Schwarz
November 5, 1992
25 years
David Aase
November 5, 2015
2 years
John Mazzara
November 5, 2015
2 years
Joe Arends
November 7, 2006
11 years
Lloyd Pearson
November 8, 1963
54 years
Dick Crockett
November 13, 2015
2 years
Bill McReavy
November 14, 1996
21 years
San Asato
November 16, 2006
11 years
Matt Boockmeier
November 21, 2002
15 years
Dennis Hykes
November 29, 1979
38 years
2017 Diamond Jubilee 
Edina Rotary Foundation Fundraiser & Gala
Presenting Sponsor

Platinum Sponsor
Washburn-McReavy Funeral Chapels and Cremation Services
Wool Sponsor
Faribault Woolen Mill Co.
Gold Sponsors
Grandview Tire & Auto
North American Banking Company
NorthMarq Capital
The Tankenoff Families Foundation
Silver Sponsors
American Family Insurance
Cahill Financial Advisors
Carl M. Hansen Companies
Christensen & Laue P.A.
The Jennings Family Foundation
Peters Billiards
Tufford-Hughes and Associates
Dr. Steven Veker, DDS—44th Street Dental
Wells Fargo Home Mortgage—Jody Kern
In-Kind Sponsor
City of Edina

The Edina Country Club will serve chicken Olivia or grilled salmon Caesar salad at the Thursday, Oct. 12, Rotary Club of Edina meeting. 

The Rotary Club of Edina's Administrator, Jennifer Garske, works part time Monday through Friday, and attends the Rotary meetings on Thursdays from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. to answer questions. Contact her at or leave a message on the Rotary cell phone at 612-875-3109.