Sept 8, 2022 Meeting
     Speaker: Alex Bortolot, Content Strategist 
     Minneapolis Institute of Art
Speaker Sept 8: Dr. Alex Bortolot, Mia Content Strategist
Alex Bortolot is the Content Strategist at the Minneapolis Institute of Art, where he provides high-level planning, development and management of museum content as it manifests in special exhibitions, permanent collection galleries, print and digital publications, Mia’s website, and other interpretive approaches. Bortolot consistently champions new approaches to curatorial work, with an emphasis on inclusion, equity, accessibility, and diversity.






GNN Newscast 9/15/2022 HERE

GNN Newscast 9/6/2022 HERE

GNN Newscast 8/30/22 HERE

GNN Newscast 8/23/22 HERE 

WHAT: Champagne on Ice, Edina Rotary Foundation Gala and Celebrate 65 Years of Community Giving

WHEN: Saturday October 1, 2022

WHERE: Marriott Southwest (Opus)

*Featured Entertainment will be RFactor! (Former Rupert's house band)

Interested in sponsorship? Contact 2022 Gala Chairs: Kayla Beehler and Julie Westbrock or Sponsorship coordinator, Jennifer Hendrickson

Vocation/Avocation Happy Hour - Sept 7
!!NEW MEETING LOCATION - The District Edina!! Next Vocation/Avocation Happy Hour is Wednesday, October 5, 2022.  5:30 p.m. meet and greet with speaker program beginning at 6:00 p.m.
The speaker for October 5 will be Edina Morningside Rotary member, Don Archibeque. Additional speaker and meeting details below by clicking "Read More".
Sept 10 Attend the Car Show - THIS WEEKEND!
THIS WEEKEND! CAR REGISTRATION NOW OPEN HERE The Rotary Club of Edina is proud to present the Fourth Annual Edina Car Show on Saturday, September 10, 2022 from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The Rotary Club of Edina Car Show will be hosted at Southdale Center parking lot.  This family-friendly event will feature some of the best collector cars and bikes in Minnesota, including classic, vintage, and exotic. Our dealer sponsor, Key Cadillac, will also have some of the hottest new models on display.
Sept 10-11, Edina Fall into Arts Festival
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED -- The Edina Chamber is seeking information booth volunteers and booth sitters for artists throughout the weekend of Sept 10-11. Shifts are typically 3 hours long. Edina Fall into the Arts Festival volunteers are paid and welcome to sign-up for as many shifts as they would like. Grab a friend and join us! Saturday, September 10th: 12PM-3PM & 3PM-6PM Sunday, September 11th: 12PM-3PM & 3PM-6PM, Load-Out: 5PM-8PM If you are interested, please contact Caitlyn Quast at  952-806-9060
Sept 17, Rotary Rally Walk to End Alzheimer's
Join fellow Rotary Club of Edina friends and family at Target Field for the annual Walk to End Alzheimer's. Here are the details:
WHAT: Walk to End Alzheimer's
WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 17, Walk starts 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. 
WHERE: Target Field   Gate 29 
WHO: All Rotarians, friends and families
INFO:  Come and join us for the social event of the season! Our club, along with other District 5950 Rotarians, are encouraged to join the Rotary Rally for ALZ team and join us for the Walk to End Alzheimer's! Sign up to participate, donate to the team, or do both!
REGISTRATION: Go HERE to register or donate. Contact Rick Carlson, Brad Hepp or Jennifer Hendrickson, Susan Johnson for more info.
ZONE 25B & 29 NEWS 
Sept 15 to Sept 18 Minneapolis. The 2022 North Star Zone Institute for Zones 25B and 29 will take place September 15 to September 18 at the Radisson Blu Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota. 
REGISTRATION on District 5950 calendar HERE
2022-2023 VEAP Volunteer Dates Set

Sign up todaty to help Volunteers Enlisted to Assist People (VEAP) pack food bags for local school children who go hungry over the weekends during the school year. Volunteers from the Rotary Club of Edina are needed for afternoon shifts at VEAP, 9600 Aldrich Ave., Bloomington, every other month July 2022 through June 2023. Shifts run from 2:15 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. A minimum of five volunteers per shift are needed.  Sign up HERE.

Volunteer Dates for the year and further details below:

Here are the projects currently available:
Saturday, September 17 -- Alheimer's Walk
Saturday, September 24 -- Lake Street Taco Tour
Thursday, October 27 -- HalloBoo Trick or Treat
Saturday, November 12 -- MN Involve Feed the Homeless
2022-2023 VEAP Bag Pack Dates Available
As this year's Rotary service projects and fundraising efforts get started each committee is looking for members to VOLUNTEER in support of our club's mission and theme, "Imagine Rotary".  We are excited to find members who will bringing good ideas to the group and join us in our "Service Before Self" Rotary principle! Each week there will be volunteer opportunities on the tables and a sign up board at the entry near the attendance sheets. See John Buttolph at for details.
Rotary Club of Edina to Host Fourth-Annual Edina Car Show 
The Rotary Club of Edina will host the fourth-annual Edina Car Show noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, at Southdale Center.
The Edina Car Show will be held rain or shine in the parking lot in front of the old Herberger’s store. The family-friendly event will feature some of the best collector cars in Minnesota, including classic, vintage and exotic. Key Cadillac, the dealer sponsor of the event, will also have new models on display. Restrooms and food are available inside the shopping mall.
WELCOME! Five New Members
So far in 2022-2023 The Rotary Club of Edina has welcomed five new members into our club. They are:
Russ Johnson
Classification: Retired Clergy
Sponsor: Catherine Gump
Danny Rubio
Classification: Social and Youth Development
Sponsor: Dick Teegen
Sgt. Timothy Peterson
Classification: YouTube Marketing
Sponsor: Don Hutchison
Natalie Roberts
Classification: Tax-Business-Estate Lawyer
Sponsor: Erica Allenburg
Gregory Rich
Classification: Interior Design
Sponsor: Josh Sprague
Take a few minutes to introduce yourself with an invitation to join your table for lunch and conversation.
NEED for 2022-2023 Host Families
Edina Rotary Clubs are looking for Host Families for 2022-23 School Year
Become a Host Family TODAY!! Both students, Sam and Ivo, have arrived and we are looking for two additional host families that wish to expand their world and learn more about another culture while sharing their culture with a Rotary Exchange Student. The primary requirement is a willingness to open your heart and home to an exchange student and accept him or her as your own. Family makeup is less important than a desire to host. Families with or without kids, empty-nesters, single parents.... it’s all a part of the experience! YOU ARE WHAT WE NEED!!
Camp Enterprise , Nov. 3 to 5, 2022
Video Intro HERE
SAVE THE DATE Upcoming Events
Sept 15 -- Edina Noon Meeting, Speaker: Doug Loon, MN Chamber of Commerce
Sept 17 -- Walk to End Alzheimer's, Rally with Rotary HERE
Sept 17 -- Afghan Community Support
Sept 15-18 -- Zone 25B & 29 Institute (North Star Zone)
Sept 21 -- VEAP Bag Pack, 2:15 to 5:15 p.m. HERE 
Sept 24 -- Lake Street Taco Tour
Oct 1 -- Champagne on Ice, Edina Rotary Foundation Gala
Oct 5 -- Avocation/Vocation Happy Hour -- NEW LOCATION!
Oct 6 -- Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Event
Oct 6 -- Winter Clothing Drive
Oct 27 -- HalloBoo Trick or Treat Trail
Nov 3 - 5 - Camp Enterprise, True Friends Camp Courage, Maple Lake, MN
Nov 10 -- Area 3 Veterans Program - No Weekly Meeting
Nov 12 -- MN Involve, Feed the Homeless
Nov 23 -- Thanksgiving Day Basket Assembly with Edina Morningside Club
Dec 15 -- Edina Rotary Club Holiday Party
In Review- Week of September 8, 2022
September 8, 2022
Speakers: Dr. Alex Bortolot, Mia Content Strategost
In-Review by Sam Thompson
Speaker: Dr. Alex Bortolot, Cantent Strategist
Mia - Minneapolis Institute of Art
As the Car Wash background music by the Rose Royce was wrapping up President Joe Hayes opened the meeting at 12:28 pm.  Joe had lots to cover including 17 September birthdays, 4 Rotary anniversaries (Ed Bather 49 years…WOW!), Member Spotlight that included thanking the many Gala sponsors, thanking Paul Peterson for his Happy Hour talk on Wednesday, EliteGate tailgate party before the Gopher game, Paul and Jean Mooty’s son got married and Joe and Kris Hayes have a new granddaughter.
Click "Read More" of Sam's meeting review and see meeting, this year's car show and Fall Into the Arts photos. It's a photo extravaganza
Meeting You Tube Videos
Click the "You Tube" links below. In the "Description" are bookmarks/time stamps for jumping to your area of interest. 
For complete selection of meeting videos go to: Edina Rotary Club Channel HERE
August 4, Meeting- Speaker: Sam Thompson, The Art of Buying and Selling a Business
July 7, Meeting - Speaker: Mike Vacanti, Catalyst for Positive Change
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.
All Rotary Club of Edina meetings and promotional videos can be found on our You Tube channel, click HERE for Rotary Club of Edina channel.
Executives & Directors
President Elect
Past President
Club Service (Administration) Director
Membership Director
Public Image Director
Youth Service Director
Social Director
Community Service—Grants Funding Director
Community Service—Projects Director
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
International Service Director
The Rotary Foundation Director
Annual Gala Co-Chair
Annual Gala Co-Chair
Club Administrator/Secretary
Meeting Duties
Michalski, Rebecca
Front Desk & Guest Intro
Platt, Jr., Jim
Greeter & Invocation
Mott, Daniel
Greeter & Thank the Speaker
Fahrenkrug, Andrea
Intro Speaker
Martiny, Mike
The Barker Writer
Brucker, Hannelore
Hendrickson, Jennifer
AV Support
Rotary Birthdays
Member Birthdays
Chrysanne Manoles
September 4
Bill McReavy
September 7
Jack Kennefick
September 7
Jeff Ohe
September 7
Jim Ryman
September 8
David Clynes
September 9
Marty Kupper
September 11
Jean Morrison
September 19
Andrea Fahrenkrug
September 21
George Lancaster
September 21
Stefan Smith
September 21
Harry Weingartner
September 23
Scott Neal
September 24
Sutton McGraw
September 25
Bob Stehlik
September 28
Heather Hansen
September 28
Dan Hallberg
September 29
2022 Fundraiser & Gala Presenting Sponsor
Ruby Level Sponsorship
John and Becky Allen
The Jennings Family Foundation
Sapphire Level Sponsorship
Matt Boockmeier
William & Lois Clynes Foundation
Mike & Susan Martiny
Joe & Kris Hayes
Pearl Level Sponsorship
+Katy & Ralph Campbell
+Bob & Rosie Gubrud
+Terry & Merilee Stevens
+Dick & Evie Teegen
Bjorn Freudenthal
John Flynn
Catherine & Tom Gump
Mike Hagen
Gordy Lewis
Dan & Stacy Mott
Bob & Rhoda Perkins
Steve & Nancy Slyce
Bob & Vianne Stehlik
Renee Harberts & Dave Wendt
Thursday, Sept 15, 2022
Speaker: Doug Loon, President
Minnesota Chamber of Commerce
Lunch: Buffet featuring Dijon Chicken
DEADLINE for newsletter story and event submission is Monday Noon for Tuesday publication. 
The Rotary Club of Edina's Administrator, Becci Michalski, works part time and will respond to your inquiries within 24 hours. Contact her at