American Red Cross MN CEO to speak Feb. 15
The Rotary Club of Edina will welcome Phil Hansen as program speaker at the Thursday, Feb. 15, meeting. Hansen is the Regional CEO for the American Red Cross Minnesota Region. He will speak about "Down the Street. Across the Country. Around the World. The American Red Cross."
Rotarian Heather Edelson will give her Classification Talk at the meeting.
Click on the link below for more on the speaker...
Met Council member Steve Elkins set for Feb. 8
The Rotary Club of Edina will welcome Steve Elkins as program speaker at the Thursday, Feb. 8, meeting. Elkins is a member of the Metropolitan Council. He lives in Bloomington, and represents District 5 on the Met Council, which includes the Hennepin County cities of Bloomington, Edina, Hopkins, and Richfield, and the unorganized territory of Fort Snelling.
Rotarian Bonnie Rolstad will give her Classification Talk at the meeting.
Click on the link below for more info...
Next Rotary Happy Hour is tonight, Feb. 7
The next Rotary Vocational Development Group will be tonight, Wednesday, Feb. 7. 
Once a month, Edina Rotarians have a chance to connect with other club members, and any guests, at the happy hour. This Rotary event is held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at The Mezz at the Lunds & Byerly's in Edina. The meeting will feature a brief presentation from a featured Rotarian, plus time for introductions, networking and questions. The featured speaker at the Feb. 7 gathering will be Ken Andersen. The Rotary Club of Edina and EMRC collaborate on this event.
For more on the event, click on the link below...
Skate to End Polio is this Friday, Feb. 16

WHAT: Interact Club of Edina's Skate to End Polio 
WHEN: 8 to 9:30 p.m. this, Friday, Feb. 16
WHERE: Braemar Arena's Backyard Rink
WHY: All proceeds go towards Rotary’s End Polio Now campaign
WHO: All ages welcome! Rotarians, family and friends are all invited.
INFO: Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for kids, and can be bought the day of the event, or in advance by contacting Edina Rotarian Josh Sprague. The event is sponsored by the Interact Club of Edina, Rotary Club of Edina and Edina Morningside Rotary Club.

If you are unable to attend the fundraiser but would like to donate, please send a check made payable to the Edina Rotary Foundation to:

Edina Rotary Foundation
c/o Jennifer Garske
​2417 Unity Ave. N.
Golden Valley, MN 55422

Please make sure to put "Skate to End Polio" in the memo line so we know what your donation is for. These checks will then be added to the funds raised at the event for Rotary's End Polio Now.

Sign up for Jersey Boys until Friday, Feb. 16
WHAT: Pre-party and Jersey Boys!
WHEN: 5:30 p.m. pre-show gathering with drinks and a cash bar/menu and 7:30 show on Wednesday, April 25
WHERE: Pre-party at Rock Bottom Brewery, show at the Orpheum Theater right across the street
WHO: Any Rotarians and guests
INFO: Must register online for one of three options—just pre-party, just show or both pre-party and show. There are two options for tickets—main floor or balcony. Must indicate ticket preference when registering. Registration deadline is now Feb. 16. For more information, contact Renee Harberts or Ann Platt.
Click on link below for more on the tickets and pre-party...
In review
The program speaker for the Feb. 1 Rotary Club of Edina meeting was Dale Kurschner, editor in chief at Twin Cities Business magazine. 

One of our past presidents, Wooj Byun, had a special guest at the meeting. Jung Ho Lee, a student mathematician that defected from North Korea to South Korea, shared his story with us, joined by one of his professors, K. R. Choi. 
And longtime Rotarian Frank Cardarelle was honored with a Rotary Legacy video, introduced by another past president, Steve Slyce.
Click on the link below for more on the meeting...
Upcoming Events
Rotary Happy Hour/VDG featuring Kelley Burnett
The Mezz, Byerly's
Mar 07, 2018
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Leadership Training—session 2
Think Mutual Bank
Mar 13, 2018
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
RI Convention final early registration deadline
Mar 31, 2018
March Madness Bracket Competition and Party
Poor Richard's Commonhouse
Apr 02, 2018 7:30 PM
Rotary Happy Hour/VDG featuring Mark Stageberg
The Mezz, Byerly's
Apr 04, 2018
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Leadership Training—session 3
Think Mutual Bank
Apr 10, 2018
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Jersey Boys: Pre-Party and Show
Orpheum Theater
Apr 25, 2018 5:30 PM
Rotary Happy Hour/VDG
The Mezz, Byerly's
May 02, 2018
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Leadership Training—session 4
Think Mutual Bank
May 08, 2018
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
District 5950 Conference
Guthrie Theater
May 21, 2018
9:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Rotary Happy Hour/VDG
The Mezz, Byerly's
Jun 06, 2018
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Edina Rotary Family Picnic
Edina Country Club
Jun 19, 2018
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Meeting Responsibilities
Front Desk
Cardarelle, Frank
Greeter 1
Harmon, Wayne
Greeter 2
Kalal, Kevin
Invocation/Pledge of Allegiance/Four-Way Test
McReavy, Bill
Introduce Guests
Wenner, Nate
The Barker writer
Halverson, Theresa
Eidsness, Kaylin
Introduce the Speaker
Solheim, Bob
Thank the Speaker
Eidsness, Kaylin
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

The Edina Country Club will serve the Edina Rotary Big Buffet featuring chicken marsala and lemon dill salmon at the Thursday, Feb. 15, 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. Jen will be out of town Friday, Feb. 16 through, Monday, Feb. 19. Contact her at or leave a message on the Rotary cell phone at 612-875-3109.