Register HERE for July 16 Live-In Person Meetings
Register HERE for July 16 ZOOM Meeting
July 16 Speaker: Terry Wu, Neuroscience Marketing
How do you outsmart your competition? How can you stop wasting money on mindless marketing? Neuromarketing is a scientific approach to understanding consumers’ decision-making. Dr. Terry Wu received his Ph.D. in Neuroscience from Vanderbilt University. He has a 30-year career in Neuroscience. He started his own marketing firm over 17 years ago, giving his clients a strong competitive edge by applying insights from Neuroscience and Psychology. 
In Person and ZOOM Meetings Info
Edina Country Club is open and allowing us to meet in person. REGISTRATION and MASKS ARE REQUIRED. Please register HERE if you plan on attending in-person and will be having lunch with us. Doors open at 12:15 p.m.  Register HERE is you would like to attend via ZOOM beginning at 12:30 p.m.
As we plan to meet live during these very unpredictable times, we need to adhere to guidelines established by the Edina Country Club, the city of Edina and our Governor. Your safety is our number one priority and we understand that not everyone will feel comfortable attending our in-person meetings. With this in mind, we will continue to offer the virtual meetings via Zoom for our July/August meetings and extend them for a longer period of time if needed. Advance reservations will be required for both the live and Zoom meeting options.  Click "See More" to review the guidelines.
Leadership Series, "Let's Talk About Race and Racism"

The Rotary Club of Edina is proud to present the 2020-21 Leadership Series-"Let's Talk About Race and Racism" session scheduled for August 18, 2020 at 6:00 to 7:00 pm. This session, led by Gale Britton, GBDI Consulting Services, is the second of twelve sessions in the series. Gale specializes in assessing and providing customized solutions for employees seeking to create and maintain a more inclusive work environment. For further details on what you can expect in these session, CLICK HERE to download the pdf. To register for this session, click HERE.

"Read More" below for additional details.

!!Join a Committee - Sign Up Today!!
As this year's Rotary service projects and fundraising efforts get started each committee is looking for members to join them in support of our club's mission.  We are excited to find the next crop of members who will bringing good ideas to the group and join us in our "Service Before Self" Rotary principle! Take a moment to download the Committee Sign Up sheet HERE and let us know where and how you'd like to help. Sign up today!
Become A Gala Host
Around the World - Edina Rotary Foundation Gala!!
Saturday, September 26 and Saturday, October 3, 2020
While expected COVID-19 restrictions mean we won’t be together in a ballroom this fall, we want to make sure our Edina Rotary members and their guests can still get together in person— but in smaller groups.
We hope you will consider hosting a small gathering at your home on one of our two “Gala” nights. Read the details "HERE" to see how you can be part of this great adventure.
!!Deadline This Week!! Polos and Hats
Rotary Club of Edina Polo Shirts and Hats will be available to order this week. ORDER HERE OR CLICK PHOTO.
Sponsorship Levels - 2020 Gala
Click HERE to download the Sponsorship Levels for this year's Gala. Featured small group home entertainment with member hosts showcasing cuisines and traditions that are special to them will make these dinners especially memorable.
Edina Rotary Helping Hands
Edina Rotary Helping Hands 
Expanding the Scope of Help
In this trying time of uncertainty during the Covid-19 virus pandemic, we in Edina Rotary have an opportunity to do what we do best – reach out and serve.  We’re better together.
Upcoming Events
August 5 -- Vocational Networking (Happy Hour)
    Speaker, Bill McReavy
August 5 -- Rotaract Club Zoom Meeting, Dr. Andrew Olson
August 6 -- In-Person and ZOOM Meeting, Speaker Wooj Byun
August 13 - Rotaract Picnic Social, Rosland Park-Edina
August 18 - Leadership Series, "Let's Talk About Race & Racism"
Sept 12 -- Edina Rotary Car Show, Southdale
Sept 26 - Edina Foundation Gala - Around the World
Oct 3 - Edina Foundation Gala - Around the World
Never Forget Rotary Events! - Text Reminders
Never FORGET a Rotary event again. Our texting system will send a text message to your cell phone with meeting information, event notices, and links to important club information. To receive these text messages, you must opt-in. Send the keyword ROTARY to 22452. Be sure to reply YES for confirmation.
In Review - July 9 Meeting
As you arrived at the Edina Country Club for the first meeting since March, you were greeted by Peyton Chambers and Stefan Smith. Nick Van Beek was assisting at the front desk with Mark Jessen taking photos.
New president Sam Thompson started the meeting promptly at 12:35.  In attendance were around fifty members at the Edina County Club and a little over twenty members participating remotely.  Sam was introduced as the 66th president.
Upcoming Events
August 6 Live (In-Person) Meeting Registration
Edina Country Club
Aug 06, 2020
12:15 PM – 1:30 PM
August 6 ZOOM Meeting Registration
Aug 06, 2020
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
Leadership Series-Let's Talk About Race and Racism
ZOOM Meeting
Aug 18, 2020
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Rotary Club of Edina Board Meeting
Washburn-McReavy Edina Chapel
Aug 19, 2020 7:30 AM
Edina Car Show - Sept 12, 2020
Sep 12, 2020
12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Rotary Club of Edina Board Meeting
Washburn-McReavy Edina Chapel
Sep 16, 2020 7:30 AM
Human Trafficking Workshop
Edina Country Club
Sep 17, 2020
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
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Executives & Directors
Past President
Club Service Director
Community Service Grants Director
Community Service Projects Director
International Service Director
Membership Director
Social Director
Public Image Director
The Rotary Foundation Director
Youth Service Director
Club Administrator
Annual Gala Co-Chair
Annual Gala Co-Chair
Meeting Duties
Michalski, Rebecca
Front Desk
Bach, Thomas
Greeter 1
Johnson, Doug
ZOOM Greeter
Campbell, Katy
Breding, Robb
Guest Introductions
Johnson, Susan
Speaker Introduction
Mooty, Paul
Thank the Speaker
Thommen, Wade
The Barker Writer
McGraw, Sutton
Rotary Birthdays
Member Birthdays
Ann Platt
August 1
John Allen
August 1
San Asato
August 2
Michael Eckert
August 3
Mike Sitek
August 3
Bill Carter
August 12
Fred Sylvester
August 17
Peyton Chambers
August 18
Thomas Bach
August 21
Kip Peterson
August 23
Frank Cardarelle
August 28
Jon Barnett
August 29
Tom Cook
August 29
Forest Green
August 31
2020 Fundraiser & Gala Presenting Sponsor

Currently our club is requiring meeting reservations due to COVID-19 pandemic. Please register HERE if you plan on attending in-person and joining us for lunch. The July 23 meeting is scheduled to be held at ECC with doors opening at 12:15 p.m. ZOOM meetings also available by registering HERE. This virtual meeting begins at 12:30 p.m. 

Menu choices will be Chicken Chardonnay or Italian Chop Salad 

The Rotary Club of Edina's Administrator, Becci Michalski, works part time and will respond to your inquiries within 24 hours. Contact her at or voicemail /text message at 612-234-7390.