December 2, 2021
Speaker: Paul Walser, President NADA
ZOOM Meeting Registration Link HERE
** Holiday Gift Collection in Progress **

Dec 2 Speaker: Paul Walser, Current Trends in the Auto Industry

Paul Walser is a second-generation dealer and a partner of Walser Automotive Group in Edina, Minn. He started in the automotive business in 1974 selling new cars at Town's Edge Ford. Walser is 2021 chairman of the National Automobile Dealers Association and represents Minnesota's franchised new-car dealers on the board of directors.  His topic is "Current Trends in the Auto Industry". Click "Read More" for additional details.
Dec 2 Meeting Available on Zoom
The upcoming December 2 meeting will be available to view via ZOOM.  Please click HERE to register and received the link and sign on information. Zoom broadcast begins at 12:30 p.m. and by registering you will receive at $10 meeting credit.

Holiday Giving Program In Progress

TODAY through December 16 the Rotary Club of Edina is 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 Cornerstone and 66 West this year. Bring your unwrapped gifts and gift cards to the December 2 and 9 meetings or the December 16 Holiday party.  Contact Jean Morrison or Les Jones for other delivery options. Click "Read More" for gift ideas.
Dec. 8 Leadership Series, Problem Solving
Please join The Rotary Club of Edina’s Leadership Series on Wednesday, December 8 as we welcome Joel Swanson to share an interactive learning experience entitled “Problem Solving for Normal Leaders Without Fancy MBAsThis session is open to the public, so please forward this to your friends, colleagues, and employees so that can benefit as well.   See you there!
Dec. 9 Board Election - List of Nominees
The Rotary Club of Edina board nominating committee chaired by Past President, Sam Thompson, has selected the following to serve in the noted capacities and terms. A vote will be held at the Dec. 9 club meeting during the business portion of the meeting. Click "Read More" to review the list of nominees.

Dec. 13 Peterson Family - Twas the Jam Before Christmas

What: The Peterson Family -- Twas The Jam Before Christmas
When: Monday, December 13 at 7:00 p.m.
Where: Dakota Jazz Club
Ticket Price: $30, $35, $40
Purchase Contact: Dakota Box Office-612.332.5299 or Email:
Click "Read More" for details.
Dec. 16 Rotary Club of Edina Holiday Party

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. 16, 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. Linda Peterson, of the incredibly talented Peterson Family, will be performing to put everyone in the holiday spirit!  Register HERE and click "Read More" for additional details.


SA Kettle Bell Ringers - Two Spots Open
In the spirit of tradition, many of our fellow Rotarians signup from year to year to stand at the entry of Jerry's Foods in Edina ringing the bell for contributions to the Salvation Army. All but two spots have been filled, Dan Hallberg is looking for two volunteers or a Rotarian family to ring on Friday, Dec. 24 from Noon to 2:00 p.m. 
Meet Kirstin Huepenbecker -  Dec 2 Induction
Kirstin Huepenbecker will be inducted into the Rotary Club of Edina on December 2, 2021 and will give her classification speech. Her sponsor is Jennifer Hendrickson and classification is Law/Legal with a focus on estate, probate and trust legal matters. Please introduce yourself to Kirstin and extend a warm Rotary welcome.
Join the Helping Hands Committee
. . . to connect with and support your fellow Edina Rotarians
Because, as Edina Rotarians, what we do best is reach out and serve, the Helping Hands initiative is now a part of the Membership Committee.  We want our members to know we care.  Click "Read More" for how it works.
SAVE THE DATE Upcoming Events
Dec 1 -- Vocational Happy Hour, EMRC Bocar Kane, AMKA Safety
Dec 2 -- Edina Noon Meeting, Paul Walser, President, National Auto Dealers Association (NADA)
Dec 8 -- Leadership Series, Problem Solving
Dec. 9 -- Edina Noon Meeting, Board Elections, Speaker: Paul Mooty, Faribault Woolen Mills
Dec, 10 -- Registration Deadline - Edina Rotary Holiday Party
Dec. 13 -- Peterson Family T'was the Jam Before Christmas at The Dakota
Dec 16 -- Holiday Party, No Noon Meeting,  Rotary Club of Edina Holiday Party
Dec 23 -- No Meeting, Winter Break
Dec 30 -- No Meeting, Winter Break
Jan 6 -- Edina Noon Meeting, Issac Orr, Energy Choices
Reschedule - Student Ethics Day
Due to Edina High School scheduling conflicts the Student Ethics Leadership session previously scheduled on the Rotary calendar for Tuesday, December 7, has be postponed to January 2022. Stay tuned for future updates.
In Review Nov. 24, 2021 Thanksgiving Baskets
Click the "You Tube" links below. In the "Description" are bookmarks/time stamps for jumping to your area of interest. 
Keep in mind watching the You Tube video counts as a make-up. Let Becci know what meeting dates you watched and she will mark you as attended.
We will post the link to the last meeting video taped (see above) and photos from the meeting. 
Click "Read More" to see pictures with captions that share some of the people who attended and the meeting events .
Executives & Directors
President Elect
Past President
Club Service (Administration) Director
Community Service—Grants Funding Director
Community Service—Projects Director
International Service Director
Membership Director
Social Director
Public Image Director
The Rotary Foundation Director
Youth Service Director
Annual Gala Co-Chair
Annual Gala Co-Chair
Club Administrator
Meeting Duties
Michalski, Rebecca
Front Desk
Pedersen, Gary
Kleber, Rich
Peterson, Paul
Boockmeier, Matt
Guest Introductions
Tingum, Mike
Speaker Introduction
Slyce, Steve
Thank the Speaker
Edelson, Heather
Bennerotte, Jennifer
Rotary Birthdays
Member Birthdays
Mike Hagen
January 6
André Brewer
January 16
Ted Yoch
January 16
Luther Amundson
January 18
Rick Carlson
January 22
Steve Slyce
January 23
Catherine Gump
January 24
Sam Cote
January 24
Kris Maser
January 26
Bob Gubrud
January 27
Charlie Barer
January 28
John Cardle
January 29
Shelly Loberg
January 30
Don Hutchison
December 1
Joe Christensen
December 9
Patti Ellingson-Solheim
December 9
Rich Kleber
December 13
Scott Blake
December 24
Eli Groenendyk
December 25
Wade Thommen
December 25
2021 Fundraiser & Gala Presenting Sponsor
Platinum Sponsors
Faribault Woolen Mills
Carl M. Hansen Companies
Jennings Family Foundation
Jack Kennefick
Les Jones Roofing
Gold Sponsors
Tankenoff Families Foundation
Mike and Susan Martiny
North American Banking Co.
Transitions In Business
Stiles Financial Services
American Family Insurance
Cahill Financial Advisors
McNellis & Asato
C. Vision Productions
Mark Jessen
Silver Sponsors
William and Lois Clynes Foundation
Bob and Rhoda Perkins
Stinson LLP
Tom and Catherine Gump
Christensen & Laue PLLC
Sotheby’s International Realty
Wells Fargo
Smith Financial Group
Tradition Bank
John Flynn
Katy and Ralph Campbell
Grandview Tire & Auto
The Brookshire Co.
Bob and Rosie Gubrud
44th Street Dental
Christensen Group Insurance
Edina Liquor
Bronze Sponsors
Advent Talent Group
Bob and Vianne Stehlik
Kallas Law Office
Renee Harberts and Dave Wendt
CrossCountry Mortgage, LLC
Pet's Are Inn
Alphas Futures LLC
Joe and Kris Hayes
Dan and Stacy Mott
Terry and Merilee Stevens
December 2, 2021, Speaker: Paul Walser, President of National Auto Dealers Association
December 2, 2021 ZOOM Meeting Registration Link
Menu -- Woodland Chicken or Salmon Caesar Salad

Please see our club web page and watch your email for meeting updates. 

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.