No Meeting at Edina Country Club
April 16 Meeting at 12:35 pm - Facebook Live
Speaker: Douglas Keillor, Transforming Juvenile Justice
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Apr. 16 Facebook Live: Douglas Keillor
Originally from Minnesota, Douglas Keillor is the founder and executive director of Juvenile Justice Advocates International. Doug is a human rights attorney currently living and working primarily in Mexico. He holds a Juris Doctor and Master of Arts in International Politics from American University. In 2012 Doug was awarded a Fulbright-García Robles Fellowship to research excessive juvenile detention in Mexico City. As a result, the Mexico City Superior Court invited him to help implement a pretrial release program. Due to the lack of organizations working on international juvenile justice reform, in 2013 Doug founded the U.S.-based 501(c)(3) Juvenile Justice Advocates International (JJAI).
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.
Month of April ECC Location Meetings Cancelled

Fellow Rotary Club of Edina Members:  

In light of the risks posed by the current COVID-19 (Coronavirus) epidemic, and in consideration of group event cancellations by the City of Edina and many other local organizations, we have cancelled all April meetings normally held at Edina Country Club.  All regular members will receive a statement credit of $90 for the missed meals on their Q4 invoice. Please see "Important Rotary Club of Edina Meeting Information" as posted on our events page for complete details. Please join us via Facebook Live, on our webpage or You Tube.

I want to thank my fellow officers including Secretary Joe Hayes, Treasurer Michael Stanzak, President-Elect Sam Thompson, and Past President John Flynn, along with Past President Jennifer Bennerotte, for their sage advice and good counsel. 

As this historical event continues to evolve, we will continue to monitor the situation and keep you updated about the plan for April meetings. For the moment, please take care of yourselves, and follow the best practices for preventing infections on the CDC website here:

Please feel free to call me anytime at 612-501-0252, or send an email to

Yours in Service,

Josh Sprague, President

Local Grant Checks in the Mail Total $61,121.50
Since the Fall of 2019 our local grant committee has worked to review over 29 applications, vetting each applicant and investigating each cause and project. It is with great pleasure to announce the following organizations will be receiving their grant checks in the mail this week. These funds will be used to enhance of an impressive scope of projects and were made available through your generous contribution and support of the 2019 That's Entertainment Gala held October 5, 2019. Thank you!
Athletic Committed to Educating Students (ACES) -- $5,000.00
Cornerstone Advocacy -- $2,321.50
Hope Academy -- $5,000.00
Oasis for Youth -- $2,500.00
Gilda's Club -- $2,500.00
Edina Give & Go -- $4,000.00
Muscular Dystrophy Association -- $2,000.00
Better Futures -- $2,000.00
Fishing for Life -- $2,000.00
Open Arms -- $2,800.00
VEAP -- $3,600.00
Bolder Options -- $2,400.00
Edina Education Fund, Meal Fund -- $5,000.00
Edina Rotary Scholar Program -- $20,000.00

Upcoming Club Events and Next Speaker

May 14 -- Speaker, Yogi Reppmann, Peace Pipe Proposal
May 18 -- Fireside Chat, ZOOM Hosted by Jennifer Hendrickson
May 19 -- Fireside Chat, ZOOM Hosted by Don Hutchison
May 20 -- Fireside Chat, ZOOM Hosted by Shelly Loberg
May 21 -- Fireside Chat, ZOOM Hosted by Susan Stiles
May 21 -- Women in Leadership Award
May 22 -- EHS Scholarship Breakfast
May 27 -- Off-Site/U of M Discovery Nexus Center-CANCELLED
May 28 -- Walker Art Center Private Tour-CANCELLED
May 28 -- Speaker, Xu Zou, 
June 4 -- Speaker, Stevie Ray
June 11 - Speaker, Rand Park
June 18 -- Edina Rotary Family Picnic - CANCELLED
June 25 -- District Governor Installation, Tom Gump
Rotary Int'l Disaster Response Fund
We are coming together to face a new test of our collective strength during the COVID-19 pandemic. Rotary districts around the world are applying for Rotary’s disaster response grants in record numbers to empower Rotarians who are actively finding solutions and making a difference in their local communities.  Please click "Read More" to see how you can help or click HERE to make a donation to the Disaster Relief Fund.
COVID-19 Community Resources
We've created a hub for COVID-19 community resources on the City's engagement website, Better Together Edina.

Visit to:
  • Sign up to volunteer
  • Tell us if you're able to provide services to residents as an organization or business
  • View senior resources including the Edina Senior Resource Hotline: 952-826-0370
  • View resident resources like open restaurants, utility bill support and child care assistance
  • Learn about business loans, cleaning guidelines and unemployment insurance
  • More

For information about the City’s response to COVID-19, including what City facilities are open and closed, please regularly check the City’s website at, sign up for City Extra emails at or sign up for text updates at
In Review - April 9, Meeting
President Josh Sprague hosts each Facebook Live meeting and extends a special welcome to all our club members and interested friends. In his opening remarks President Sprague mentioned two organizations committed to helping those with extraordinary needs: Help At Your Door and Volunteer Match. Contact information for the organizations mentioned can be found at the end of this review.
Upcoming Events
Club Attendance and Duties
May 03, 2020 – May 31, 2020
Edina Rotary COVID-19 Survey - Please Respond
May 08, 2020 2:26 PM –
May 31, 2020 2:26 PM
Spring Fireside Chat ZOOM hosted by Jennifer Hendrickson
ZOOM Meeting hosted by Jennifer Hendrickson
May 18, 2020
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Spring Fireside Chat ZOOM hosted by Don Hutchison
ZOOM Meeting hosted by Don Hutchison
May 19, 2020
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Rotary Club of Edina Board Meeting
Washburn-McReavy Edina Chapel
May 20, 2020 7:30 AM
Spring Fireside Chat ZOOM hosted by Shelly Loberg
ZOOM Meeting hosted by Shelly Loberg
May 20, 2020
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Spring Fireside Chat ZOOM hosted by Susan Stiles
ZOOM Meeting hosted by Susan Stiles
May 21, 2020
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
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Executives & Directors
President Elect
Past President
Club Service Administration
Community Service Grants
Community Service Projects
International Service
Public Image
The Rotary Foundation
Youth Service
Club Administrator
Annual Gala
Annual Gala
Meeting Duties- No Meeting
Michalski, Rebecca
Greeter 1
Hendrickson, Jennifer
Greeter 2
Aase, David
Platt, Ann
Thank the Speaker
Campbell, Katy
Rotary Birthdays
Member Birthdays
Gerry Norton
May 1
Alan Mogck
May 2
Dennis Hykes
May 3
Ross Peterson
May 5
Adam Stanzak
May 7
Bob Harvey
May 9
Daniel Mott
May 11
Joe Arends
May 12
Nate Wenner
May 14
Erick Ries
May 15
Bonnie Sue Rolstad
May 17
David Kunz
May 17
Arthur Rouner
May 21
Scott Colesworthy
May 21
Jack Kennefick
May 23
Joel Jennings
May 24
Tom McNellis
May 31

Due to COVID-19 Pandemic and following Minnesota Stay at Home Guidelines

No May meetings are scheduled to be held at ECC

Please join us on ZOOM at 12:35 p.m. on May 7

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.