Sept 14 - 6th Annual Car Show

Mark Saturday, September 14, Noon to 4 pm to participate or attend (free) the 6th Annual Edina Car Show. Follow social media posts on Instagram, @edinacarshow, Facebook, Edina Car Show, You Tube @ edinacarshow for the latest details, corporate sponsors and special promotions.
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St. Paul Peterson Begins Term as 70th President of the 
Rotary Club of Edina

Celebrated musician and community advocate Paul “St. Paul” Peterson will be inducted as the Rotary Club of Edina’s 70th President at the group’s weekly meeting Thursday, June 27.

“As the 70th President of the Rotary Club of Edina, I am honored to lead this dedicated group of individuals who embody the spirit of ‘Service above Self,’” said Peterson, who has been a Rotarian for 12  years. “Our goal is to create a club for everyone to come together and make a positive impact in our community. Together, we will continue to build on our legacy of service, bringing about meaningful change both locally and globally.”
St. Paul Peterson Begins Term as 70th President of the Rotary Club of Edina Jennifer Bennerotte 2024-06-25 05:00:00Z 0

34 Graduate as Rotary Global Scholars

Thirty-four students graduated from Edina High School as Rotary Global Scholars.
 
The Rotary Global Scholars program, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Edina and the Edina Education Fund, was designed to help students develop global competency skills, prepare for a global career, develop understanding of world issues and learn to apply academic content to solve social and global issues.
34 Graduate as Rotary Global Scholars Jennifer Bennerotte 2024-06-25 05:00:00Z 0

June 27 - Board Transition Meeting

The June 27, 2024 meeting will mark the 70th presidential transition for the Rotary Club of Edina. During this meeting current president, Shelly Loberg, will hand over the presidential duties to Paul Peterson. Paul joined the Edina Rotary Club in November 2012. His sponsor is Paul Mooty and his classification is Entertainment. The 2024-25 board of directors will be President, Paul Peterson; President Elect, Lisa Walker; Treasurer, Gerry Norton; Secretary; Erica Allenburg; Past President, Shelly Loberg. 2024-25 Committee Directors are: Community Grants-Local, Nick Van Beek; Youth Services, Eli Groenendyk; International Grants, Jennifer Hendrickson; Social Activities, Julie Westbrock; Community Service Projects, Nikki Ahlgren; Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Jamal Adam; Public Image, Chris Laskowski; Club Administration, Mike Martiny; Membership, Brent Lundell and Vinita Steffl; Rotary Foundation, Raj Kumar.
June 27 - Board Transition Meeting 2024-06-21 05:00:00Z 0

Proposed for Membership

The Rotary Club of Edina’s Board of Directors recently approved the following applicant below for membership via electronic vote. Katy is a current member of the St. Cloud Rotary Club and has relocated to western suburb:
 
Katy Kirchner
Independent Contractor
Classification: Healthcare Administration
Sponsor: Bob Scott
 
 
 
 
 
Written objections to the application must be submitted before Midnight, Tuesday, June 11, 2024, to Rotary Club of Edina, PO Box 24481, Edina, MN 55424 or emailed to administrator@EdinaRotary.org.
 
Proposed for Membership Erica Allenburg 2024-06-04 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary Club of Edina Awards EHS Scholarships

The Rotary Club of Edina recently presented three scholarships to deserving students at Edina High School.
 
The Rotary Club of Edina presents $1,500 scholarships to graduating Edina seniors who exemplify the Rotary motto of “Service Above Self” and have participated in Rotary programs such as Camp Enterprise, Camp RYLA, fall ethics seminar, Vocational Ethics Day, youth exchange, Edina Rotary Global Scholars or the Interact Club of Edina. This year’s scholarships were presented to Katerina Duda and Rakiya Sheikhosman.
Rotary Club of Edina Awards EHS Scholarships 2024-06-04 05:00:00Z 0

Jun 5 - Vocational Mixer, Bocar Kane

MEETING LOCATION - The District Edina!! REGISTER HERE Next Vocational Mixer is Wednesday, June 5, 2024. 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. meet and greet. Reserve your spot today.
 
Our speaker will be Edina Morningside President Elect, Bocar Kane. Bocar was inducted into EMRC in July of 2021. He is the Founder/President/CEO of AMKA Safety, a design, development and manufacturing company who delivers innovative safety solutions to improve roadway safety for drivers, pedestrians, cyclists and workers. Think roadway markings, traffic cones, curb ramps, safety apparel. https://www.amkasafety.com 
 
Join us at The District Edina, 7777 Washington Ave, Suite 201, Edina MN 55439. Cost to attend is a $10.00 food/$20 for food and beverages. Reserve your spot today HERE.
Jun 5 - Vocational Mixer, Bocar Kane 2024-05-21 05:00:00Z 0

May 23 Speaker: Feroza Mehta, Editor, Edina Magazine

Feroza Mehta is the editor of Edina Magazine, bringing her wealth of experience from a diverse journalism background. A passionate advocate for autism awareness and acceptance, Feroza's commitment to meaningful storytelling extends beyond her editorial role. With a love of writing found as a high school newspaper reporter, she sharpened her skills at Ottawa’s Carleton University in the bachelor of journalism program before pursuing a master's in international journalism at City University of London. Feroza's impactful career includes reporting for Citytv and CTV, as well as contributing to the Calgary Herald. Her journey reflects a dedication to journalistic excellence and a profound commitment to social advocacy. She was born and raised in Canada and moved to the United States in 2006.
May 23 Speaker: Feroza Mehta, Editor, Edina Magazine 2024-05-17 05:00:00Z 0

May 16 Speakers: Milburn, and Slama, Edina Police and Fire Chiefs

Todd Milburn, was appointed as chief of the Edina Police Department in 2021. Milburn, who began his career as a community service officer in 1992, has held various roles including patrol officer, SWAT officer, and public information officer. He aims to advance Edina's Police Department through contemporary policing practices and team collaboration.
 
Andrew Slama, with 15+ years of fire service experience, became Edina's fire chief in 2021. Slama continues the excellent public safety legacy of Edina Fire's Department and credited a colleague for introducing him to firefighting during his carpentry days. His journey included roles in various fire departments before returning to Edina as paramedic. The City Council and Mayor welcomed him back, commending his fit for the community's needs, while Slama emphasized the department's commitment to residents' safety.
May 16 Speakers: Milburn, and Slama, Edina Police and Fire Chiefs 2024-05-16 05:00:00Z 0

May 2 Speaker: Odell Wilson, The Redemption Project

Odell Wilson is the VP/COO of The Redemption Project and retired Supervising U.S. Probation and Pre-trial Services Officer. He attended Penn State University on an athletic scholarship and was a member of the 1986 National Championship football team. In 1989 Odell graduated with a degree in rehabilitation education and then attended graduate school at Penn State University, where he received a master's degree in counselor education. He retired as a Federal Probation Officer with 27 years of service, the last five years as a supervisor. Click HERE for more information on The Redemption Project.
May 2 Speaker: Odell Wilson, The Redemption Project 2024-04-26 05:00:00Z 0

May 16, 2024 Black Business Mixer

Thursday,  May 16, 2023, 5:30-7pm.  REGISTER HERE In partnership with Tomme Beevas and Pimento Relief Services, Black Business Networking will encourage us to continue to expand the efforts of our club's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee. This weeks speaker is Armetha Pihlstrom, Founder and CEO of Pihlstrom Consulting Group, LLC. PCG is a consulting firm making brands and business a household name! The 2024 networking event will be held Thursday, May 16 from 5:30-7pm at Pimento Jamaican Kitchen, 2524 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55404. Register HERE. See additional information below.

May 16, 2024 Black Business Mixer Sylvester Thomas 2024-04-23 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary Club of Edina Seeks Nominees for Women In Leadership Award 2024-04-04 05:00:00Z 0

Apr 4 Speaker: Samuel Ndely, MN Black Chamber of Commerce

Samuel is the Board Chair of the Minnesota Black Chamber of Commerce and is Program Officer with the Minneapolis Foundation. The Minnesota Black Chamber of Commerce is committed to serving Black-owned businesses and their communities through access to education, advocacy and economic development. Their goal is to maximize the potential of every Black-owned business, large or small, by providing equitable opportunities for growth at every stage. More MBCC information can be found HERE.
Apr 4 Speaker: Samuel Ndely, MN Black Chamber of Commerce 2024-03-29 05:00:00Z 0

Apr 3- Vocational Mixer, Dr. Russ Ly

MEETING LOCATION - The District Edina!! REGISTER HERE Next Vocational Mixer formerly known as Vocational/Avocation Happy Hour is Wednesday, April 3, 2024.  6:00 to 7:30 p.m. meet and greet. Reserve your spot today.
 
Our speaker will be Dr. Rassacin Ly, D.C. who has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Minnesota and his Doctor of Chiropractic and certification of Chiropractic Acupuncture from Northwestern Health Sciences University. Dr. Ly is a new member of the Edina Morningside Rotary Club  Join us at The District Edina, 7777 Washington Ave, Suite 201, Edina MN 55439. Cost to attend is a $10.00 food/$20 for food and beverages. Reserve your spot today HERE.
Apr 3- Vocational Mixer, Dr. Russ Ly 2024-03-26 05:00:00Z 0

Blood Drive - Tomorrow, Wed., March 27

The City of Edina will host a blood drive for Memorial Blood Centers 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, in the Council Chambers of Edina City Hall, 4801 W. 50th St. According to the Memorial Blood Center, the Twin Cities faces a high demand for blood. Those in need include cancer patients; accident, burn and trauma victims; newborn babies and mothers delivering babies; transplant recipients; surgery patients; chronically transfused patients with sickle cell disease; and many more.  Save time by completing your health history questionnaire online on the day of your donation HERE.
Blood Drive - Tomorrow, Wed., March 27 2024-03-26 05:00:00Z 0

ERMC 2024 Plant Sale-Thurs Last Day

This Thursday, March 28 is the LAST DAY to ORDER Edina Morningside Rotary Club Online Gertens Supplied Fundraiser! Proceeds will go toward Rotary International-End Polio Now.

ORDER HERE. Enter Store 775 to access form and orders must be completed by 10 PM on Thursday, March 28.

NO LATE ORDERS WILL BE ACCEPTED.

Your order will be ready for PICK UP on WednesdayMay 8 from 4:30-6:30 PM at St. Peter's Lutheran Church (5421 France Ave S, Edina, MN 55410).

If you have any questions or would like your plants delivered for a $25 fee, please contact your fundraiser chair:  Talley Flora, tlflora@redseat.com, 612-803-3057.

Thank you for your support!

ERMC 2024 Plant Sale-Thurs Last Day 2024-03-12 05:00:00Z 0

Sept 14 - Edina Car Show  

JOIN US on Saturday, Sept 14. Noon to 4 pm, in downtown Edina at 50th & France. Admission is free for spectators. There will be food trucks and beverages on-site for your enjoyment. The Rotary Club of Edina and the 50th & France Business & Professional Association is hosting the fifth-annual Edina Car Show. This car show will be held rain or shine and supports the Edina Rotary Foundation local and international charitable giving initiative. 
 
Sept 14 - Edina Car Show Josh Sprague 2024-02-29 06:00:00Z 0

Mar 6- Vocational Mixer, Nikki Ahlgren

MEETING LOCATION - The District Edina!! REGISTER HERE Next Vocational Mixer formerly known as Vocational/Avocation Happy Hour is Wednesday, March 6, 2024.  6:00 to 7:30 p.m. meet and greet. Reserve your spot today.
 
Our speaker will be Nikki Ahlgren. She is the Founder and CEO of Hilo Talent Partners, a boutique talent search and people strategy firm. She has 20 years of experience leading people & operational strategy for organizations of all sizes and industries from start-ups to Fortune 10. Nikki is a member of the Rotary Club of Edina. Join us at The District Edina, 7777 Washington Ave, Suite 201, Edina MN 55439. Cost to attend is a $10.00 food/$20 for food and beverages. Reserve your spot today HERE.
Mar 6- Vocational Mixer, Nikki Ahlgren 2024-02-20 06:00:00Z 0

PRESS RELEASE - March 8 State of the Community

 

The presentation will be emceed by City Manager Scott Neal and is co-sponsored by the Rotary Club of Edina, Rotary Club of Edina Morningside and Edina Chamber of Commerce. It will be presented at Braemar Golf Course, 6364 John Harris Drive, and recorded for broadcast on Edina TV. 
 
Registration is closed. Read more for presentation details.
PRESS RELEASE - March 8 State of the Community Jennifer Bennerotte 2024-02-19 06:00:00Z 0

Speaker: Feb 1, The Crisis Files

A multi-media content creator, Roshini Rajkumar is a licensed attorney whose first career as a TV broadcaster laid the groundwork for her current life as a talk show host and C-suite strategist and crisis coach.
 
She hosts Real Talk with Roshini on WCCO Radio and Real Leaders with Roshini podcast (on your favorite podcast app) and brings all her skills to virtual settings and main stages as a speaker and MC. "Read More" or click here for additional information, The Crisis Files and Video Intro
Speaker: Feb 1, The Crisis Files 2024-01-26 06:00:00Z 0

Edina Rotary Global Scholar Named Guatemala Literacy Fellow

Edina High School senior Katerina Duda has been named a Guatemala Literacy Fellow.
 
Duda is an Edina Rotary Global Scholar. She completed her Global Scholars capstone project last year, researching literacy in Guatemala. During her research, she came across the Guatemala Literacy Project, one of the largest grassroots, multi-club, multi-district projects in Rotary. More than 800 clubs and 90 districts have been working together since 1997 to improve education for underserved students in Guatemala. In that time, more than 295,000 students have been served through four sustainable programs that are tested and proven to work.
Edina Rotary Global Scholar Named Guatemala Literacy Fellow Jennifer Bennerotte 2024-01-23 06:00:00Z 0

Mar 20 - HELP NEEDED - VEAP 

HELP! MAR 20 NEEDS FOUR PEOPLE Sign up today to help Volunteers Enlisted to Assist People (VEAP) serve the hungry in our community! Volunteers welcome participants to the VEAP pantry, explain the process and respond to participant questions, keep the shopping area clean and tidy, sort through food donations, stock shelves, load groceries into vehicles and overall help VEAP promote a positive shopping experience for participants. VEAP staff explain the process before every volunteer shift in the pantry. Register HERE Busy on March 20? May 15 is our next date and you can sign up HERE
Mar 20 - HELP NEEDED - VEAP 2024-01-04 06:00:00Z 0

Mar 21, 2024 Black Business Mixer

Thursday,  Mar 21, 2023, 5:30-7pmREGISTER HERE In partnership with Tomme Beevas and Pimento Relief Services, Black Business Networking will encourage us to continue to expand the efforts of our club's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee. The 2024 networking event will be held Thursday, March 21 from 5:30-7pm at Pimento Jamaican Kitchen, 2524 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55404. This week's featured business leader is Nekima Levy Armstrong, founder of the Racial Justice Network, and owns two companies, Dope Roots and Black Pearl, LLC. In 2024, she was honored as a Minnesota Attorney of the Year for her work on an environmental justice case against the city of Minneapolis, called Smart Growth. Register HERE. See additional information below.

Mar 21, 2024 Black Business Mixer Sylvester Thomas 2024-01-04 06:00:00Z 0

Feb 19 - Rotary Awareness Day at State Capitol

IT'S OFFICIAL- Monday, February 19 is State Capitol Rotary Awareness Day - !!REGISTER TODAY!! and see the full schedule and event info and details.
 
We’re joining to advocate for successful passage of a Rotary license plate bill legislators are considering at our Minnesota State Capitol this session. This means money for 3 Minnesota Rotary foundations, if Rotary license plates are approved for sale by the State. Rotary District 5950, 5960 & 5580 all benefit.
 
Rotary Awareness Day
Monday, February 19, 2024
Minnesota State Capitol 
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
L’Etoile du Nord Vault Room 
(beneath the Rotunda)
  • Enjoy snacks and fellowship with Rotarians, NorthStar Youth Exchange and Interact Club students from across the state.
  • Meet and Hear from State Legislators.
  • See a Live Minnesota Senate Session.
     
  • Join a tour of the Capitol.
 
Feb 19 - Rotary Awareness Day at State Capitol Katy Campbell 2024-01-04 06:00:00Z 0

Jan 18 Black Business Mixer

Thursday,  Jan 18, 2023, 5:30-7pmREGISTER HERE In partnership with Tomme Beevas and Pimento Relief Services, Black Business Networking will encourage us to continue to expand the efforts of our club's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee. The 2024 networking event will be held Thursday, January 18  from 5:30-7pm at Pimento Jamaican Kitchen, 2524 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55404. This week's featured business leader is Miquel Purvis McMoore, Founder and CEO of kpCompanies. A Minneapolis search firm centered in a inclusivity-first approach to matching companies and top professional talent. See additional information below.

Jan 18 Black Business Mixer Sylvester Thomas 2024-01-04 06:00:00Z 0

Proposed for Membership

The Rotary Club of Edina’s Board of Directors recently approved the following applicants below for membership at the December 20, 2023 Rotary Club of Edina board meeting:
 
Amber Tyrrell
Pruddon Company
Classification: Real Estate
Sponsor: David Clynes
 
Chris O'Connell
loanDepot
Classification: Mortgage Lending
Sponsor: Josh Sprague
 
Written objections to the application must be submitted before Midnight, Thursday, January 4, 2024, to Rotary Club of Edina, PO Box 24481, Edina, MN 55424 or emailed to administrator@EdinaRotary.org.
 
Proposed for Membership Erica Allenburg 2023-12-21 06:00:00Z 0

Nov 30 Speaker: Nan Bailly, Alexis Bailly Vineyard Proprietor

Alexis Bailly Vineyard, Minnesota’s oldest winery, lies in the lush Upper Mississippi River Valley.  Founded in 1973, this small family-owned vineyard and winery near Hastings has won national acclaim for its table wines, thus earning Minnesota unlikely fame in in the wine drinking world.
 
Nan has been the winemaker at Alexis Bailly Vineyard for 35 years, starting with her apprenticeship in the Loire Valley in France where she first learned her craft.  Her winemaking experiences have been honed by stints in the Cotes du Rhone of southern France and in the Finger Lakes of upstate New York, all leading back to Minnesota where she carries on the romantic notion of making wines in the world’s most difficult wine making region.
Nov 30 Speaker: Nan Bailly, Alexis Bailly Vineyard Proprietor 2023-11-24 06:00:00Z 0

Dec 14 Holiday Cocktail Party

Eat, Drink and Be Merry!  Registration is closed. The Rotary Club of Edina Holiday Cocktail Party is right around the corner! The annual holiday gathering will be Thursday, Dec. 14, 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. 

Cost for the party is $23 for guests, senior active or honorary Rotarians. Guests and senior actives will be billed on the January 2024 quarterly invoice. ECC requires attendance estimates for this event.  
 
Chairing the party this year is Social Service Director, Kayla Beehler. Let her know if you have questions or check for last minute cancellations. 
Dec 14 Holiday Cocktail Party 2023-11-21 06:00:00Z 0

Nov. 22 Thanksgiving Basket Assembly and Delivery

On Wednesday, November 22, members of the Rotary Club of Edina, along with members of the Edina Morningside Rotary Club, will prepare and deliver Thanksgiving meals to families in need throughout the Twin Cities region. A roasted turkey, stuffing, cranberries, potatoes and gravy along with vegetables, oranges, even a delicious pie, make their way to area homes via active Rotarians and their families. With a side of warm knit mittens to help with the coming winter, these Thanksgiving Baskets bring some brightness and joy into the holiday season. 
 
Look for further details, your invitation to sign up and safety procedures delivered to your email this week. Two different team captains (1 per station) may sign up for each 5 minute assembly period. Registration is now closed for team assembly and delivery. Please let Becci Michalski at rmichalski@edinarotary.org know if you need you'd like to attend lunch. 
Nov. 22 Thanksgiving Basket Assembly and Delivery Tom Cook 2023-11-17 06:00:00Z 0

Five Students Receive Scholarships at Camp Enterprise

Five area high school students won scholarships during CampEnterprise earlier this month.
 
Camp Enterprise, organized by the Rotary Club of Edina and Edina-Morningside Rotary Club, provides high school students with a unique opportunity to learn about leadership, business and the free enterprise system.
 
During the three-day autumn camp Nov. 2-4, presentations were made by business executives and entrepreneurs who shared their experiences with the students and answered questions about a variety of fields and interests. In addition, students participated in a series of customized teambuilding experiences. The students broke into teams and focused a majority of their time at camp on a business case study which culminated in team presentations. 
Five Students Receive Scholarships at Camp Enterprise 2023-11-14 06:00:00Z 0

Nov 16 Speaker: Karl Benson,  Co-Owner of Cooks | Bellecour

Karl grew up within a family that valued hard work and a can-do attitude as two important instruments in the toolbox of life. He has implemented lessons learned from his family to his real passion, small business. For the last 20 years, he has been the co-owner of Cooks of Crocus Hill. Cooks is a brand driven, independent specialty culinary retailer and educator grounded in the belief that Life Happens in the Kitchen. In addition to a myriad of "Best of" Award designations, Cooks has been the recipient of the Global Innovator Award from the International Housewares Association.
Nov 16 Speaker: Karl Benson, Co-Owner of Cooks | Bellecour 2023-11-10 06:00:00Z 0

Nov 16 Black Business Mixer

Thursday,  Nov 16, 2023, 5:30-7pmREGISTER HERE In partnership with Tomme Beevas and Pimentos Jamaican Kitchen, Black Business Networking will encourage us to continue to expand the efforts of our club's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee. The 2023 networking event will be held Thursday, November 16  from 5:30-7pm at Pimento Jamaican Kitchen, 2524 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55404. This week's featured business leader is Frank Brown, owner of Minuteman Press in Uptown and community advocate for racial, social and economic justice. See additional information below.

Nov 16 Black Business Mixer Josh Sprague 2023-11-07 06:00:00Z 0

Nov 2 Speaker: Gail Feichtinger, Will to Murder

Prospective Member Day - Guest Lunch is on the Club!
 
Former Duluth News Tribune crime reporter Gail Feichtinger brings readers behind the scenes of Minnesota’s most infamous double murder. They frankly discuss their successes and failures in order to explain how a man who claimed innocence was convicted of two counts of murder and later confessed to the crimes—only to be set free. Feichtinger then reaches beyond the Glensheen killings to follow Marjorie through her convictions for arson and other crimes, presenting evidence that suggests she may have gotten away with murder—five times.
Nov 2 Speaker: Gail Feichtinger, Will to Murder 2023-10-28 05:00:00Z 0

Nov 1 Vocation/Avocation Happy Hour

MEETING LOCATION - The District Edina!! Next Vocation/Avocation Happy Hour is Wednesday, November 1, 2023.  5:30 to 7:00 p.m. including drinks and snacks You will have the opportunity to meet and greet Edina Morningside Rotarian, Kelly Tanke Kirk. Kelly is an accomplished mortgage advisor with a passion for empowering families to achieve their financial goals. Since 2017, she has been a prominent figure in the mortgage industry, guiding individuals, and families toward a brighter financial future. Join us at The District Edina, 7777 Washington Ave, Suite 201, Edina MN 55439. Cost to attend is a $20.00 donation for food and beverages. 
Nov 1 Vocation/Avocation Happy Hour Wade Thommen 2023-10-24 05:00:00Z 0
Oct 5 Speaker: Jewelie Grape, District 5950 Governor 2023-2024 2023-09-29 05:00:00Z 0

Oct 12 Vocational Day - Braemar Referendum

MEETING DATE ADDED. Meeting held at South Metro Public Safety Training Facility, 7525 Braemar Blvd., 12:15 p.m. Registration for this meeting is closed. Election season is underway for many communities across Minnesota and the Twin Cities. In Edina, residents will elect school board members, and will also decide whether to approve a local option sales tax referendum. Meet at the South Metro Public Safety Training Facility, 7525 Braemar Blvd., 12:15 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12, for boxed lunches and a presentation. Registration for this event is closed Read more below for details.
Oct 12 Vocational Day - Braemar Referendum 2023-09-26 05:00:00Z 0

2023-2028 Strategic Vision 

Over the course of several meetings a diverse group of Edina Rotary Club members met, discussed and formulated the Rotary Club of Edina, Strategic Vision 2023-2028. Briefly, this vision statement provides the club and foundation's Mission Statement, Vision Statement, Values, Membership, International Service, Community Service, Youth Service, Club Service, Vocational Service, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Financial Strength, and Leadership Development strategic goals. The document in its entirety can be view HERE. If you have any questions, please speak with a standing board member or committee director. A link to this document can also be found on the Rotary Club of Edina home page under Membership, Strategic Vision Statement.
2023-2028 Strategic Vision Shelly Loberg 2023-08-29 05:00:00Z 0

Aug. 24 Speaker, Steve Grove, StarTribune CEO/Publisher

Steve Grove is CEO and Publisher of Star Tribune. Previously, he was Gov. Tim Walz’s commissioner of employment and economic development, where he led the administration’s efforts to grow and protect the Minnesota economy and its workers through a dynamic and challenging four years in state history. Prior to that, Grove spent 12 years as an executive at Alphabet’s Google and most recently was the founding director of the Google News Lab, which was developed to help media companies and startups drive innovation in the news industry.

 

Aug. 24 Speaker, Steve Grove, StarTribune CEO/Publisher 2023-08-18 05:00:00Z 0

Sept 21 Black Business Mixer

Thursday,  Sept 21, 2023, 5:30-7pmREGISTER HERE In partnership with Tomme Beevas and Pimentos Jamaican Kitchen, Black Business Networking will encourage us to continue to expand the efforts of our club's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee. The 2023 networking event will be held Thursdays September 21 and November 16  from 5:30-7pm at Pimento Jamaican Kitchen, 2524 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55404. This week's featured business leader is Micone Kuykindall is a Master Locktician, Urban Farmer, and Hip Hop Enthusiast in Minneapolis.

Sept 21 Black Business Mixer Josh Sprague 2023-08-15 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary Community Core@Lake Street Awarded $5,000 from Here is MPLS

Rotary Community Core@Lake Street was recently chosen as a Here Is Mpls honoree for civic engagement.

Rotary Community Core@Lake Street is a hyper-local project that emerged to revitalize the businesses damaged during the uprising that followed the murder of George Floyd. Eight Rotary Clubs, including the Rotary Club of Edina and the Rotary Club of Edina-Morningside, support businesses along Lake Street. Long-term, the goal is to build community trust and business growth in the neighborhood.
Rotary Community Core@Lake Street Awarded $5,000 from Here is MPLS Jennifer Bennerotte 2023-08-15 05:00:00Z 0
Hayes Names ‘Rotarian of the Year’ 2023-08-08 05:00:00Z 0

Loberg Begins Term as 69th President of the Rotary Club of Edina

Shelly Loberg was recently inducted as President of the Rotary Club of Edina.
 
Loberg is the current Vice President of the Edina Chamber of Commerce and Explore Edina (the visitors bureau for the community) and joined Rotary in 2015. She became actively involved on the Club Board of Directors in 2017 as the International Service Director and served three years in that position before beginning her leadership journey in 2020. Loberg is most passionate about Rotary's international impact in developing countries and has both authored and co-authored several global and district Rotary grants aiding moms and babies in both Guatemala and Zimbabwe. She is looking forward to helping fellow members find their passion in Rotary to increase engagement and beginning several new international projects.
 
Loberg Begins Term as 69th President of the Rotary Club of Edina 2023-08-08 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary Provides Funding to Cornerstone 2023-08-08 05:00:00Z 0

Aug 10 Speaker: Kate Roberts, MN Historical Society

Kate Roberts loves a good story--a perspective she brings to her work as Senior Exhibit Developer at the Minnesota Historical Society. She and her colleagues have produced tons of story-rich, visitor-centered exhibits for MNHS’s flagship museum and for its network of historic sites. She was the lead developer for The Life and Art of Charles M. Schulz, currently on view at the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul.

Kate holds a PhD in Art History from the University of Minnesota. She is a frequent lecturer on museum studies history and practice, and a regular presenter at professional conferences. She is the author of numerous journal articles as well as the books Minnesota 150: The People, Places, and Things That Shape Our State (St. Paul: MNHS Press, 2007) and Toys of the ‘50s, ‘60s, and ’70s (co-authored with Adam Scher; St. Paul: MNHS Press, 2014). 

Kate lives in St. Paul. In her free time she walks along the Mississippi River--with or without her dog--putters in her garden, and plays the flute in her community band. 
Aug 10 Speaker: Kate Roberts, MN Historical Society 2023-08-03 05:00:00Z 0

Aug 3 Speaker: Frank Bures, RI Magazine Contributor

Frank Bures is the author of The Geography of Madness, which Newsweek called one of the best travel books of the decade, editor of Under Purple Skies: The Minneapolis Anthology. He has written more than 200 articles for Rotary Magazine, including more than a decade of "Culture" columns, which are collected in The Shape of the World: Essays on Travel, Culture and Belief from Rotary Magazine.
 
His work has appeared in Harper's, the Washington Post Magazine, Outside, Bicycling and other places. His stories have also been included in the Best American Travel Writing twice, and selected as "Notable" stories for the Best American Sports Writing, Essays and Travel Writing seventeen times.
 
He speaks Swahili, Italian and a few other languages less well and lives in Minneapolis with his wife and two daughters.
Aug 3 Speaker: Frank Bures, RI Magazine Contributor 2023-07-28 05:00:00Z 0

Club and Foundation Board Transitions to 2023-2024

The Rotary Club of Edina held its transition meeting of the 2022–2023 Rotary year, June 29. The presidency of the club transferred from Joe Hayes to Shelly Loberg at the meeting. Shelly officially took over as the 69th president of the Rotary Club of Edina on July 1.  Incoming President Loberg outlined her goals for the new Rotary year, and unveiled the 2023-2024 Rotary theme, "Create Hope in the World."  "Read More" for further details and check out the pictures under the "In Review" caption.
Club and Foundation Board Transitions to 2023-2024 2023-07-03 05:00:00Z 0

July 27 Speaker: Shayla Reaves, WCCO Anchor and Reporter

Shayla Reaves joined WCCO in December 2020 as an anchor and reporter, contributing to the morning and mid-morning, and anchoring noon newscast. 

A graduate of Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism, she was named the top broadcast student in her graduating class. 

Before moving to the Twin Cities, Shayla worked in Greenville, N.C. where she co-anchored evening news- casts for WNCT-TV (CBS). In Tampa, Fla. she served as a field reporter for the market's #1 rated morning show, "Good Day Tampa Bay" where she spent four years covering breaking news, hurricanes and news overnight.

July 27 Speaker: Shayla Reaves, WCCO Anchor and Reporter 2023-07-03 05:00:00Z 0

July 6 Speaker: Kim Valentini, Smile Network Int'l

In 2003, Kim Valentini stepped away from a career as a corporate public relations and marketing executive to evaluate what was missing in her life. Fueled by a desire to find meaning and to be a voice for women and children, she launched a 5-hour a week “service project” that would quickly become a global force.  Twenty years later   Kim’s “project”, Smile Network International, has resulted in the presence of 24 medical surgical sites in 13 countries, on 5 continents.  More than 4,500 children have received the gift of a life-altering surgery as a result of the work of the organization she founded. Here is the link to Smile Network International for additional information https://www.smilenetwork.org
July 6 Speaker: Kim Valentini, Smile Network Int'l 2023-06-30 05:00:00Z 0

LAST WEEK TRF Challenge - Donate Today

JUNE 29 LAST DAY TO DONATE! Give your money to Raj or Becci. This year there is a challenge between The Rotary Club of Edina and Edina Morningside Rotary Club to see which club will get the highest percentage of members to donate $25 or more to The Rotary Foundation. We would like to get 100% participation during this campaign and show EMRC we are the "Best Club in the Universe". Please Read More on how you can participate.
LAST WEEK TRF Challenge - Donate Today Catherine Gump 2023-06-13 05:00:00Z 0

26 Set to Graduate as Rotary Global Scholars

Twenty-six students are set to graduate from Edina High School as Rotary Global Scholars.
 
The Rotary Global Scholars program, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Edina and the Edina Education Fund, was designed to help students develop global competency skills, prepare for a global career, develop understanding of world issues and learn to apply academic content to solve social and global issues.
 
26 Set to Graduate as Rotary Global Scholars Katy Campbell 2023-05-23 05:00:00Z 0

Edina Rotary Awards EHS Scholarships

The Rotary Club of Edina recently presented three scholarships to deserving students at Edina High School.
 
The Rotary Club of Edina presents $1,500 scholarships to graduating Edina seniors who exemplify the Rotary motto of “Service Above Self” and have participated in Rotary programs such as Camp Enterprise, Camp RYLA, fall ethics seminar, Vocational Ethics Day, youth exchange, Edina Rotary Global Scholars or the Interact Club of Edina. This year’s scholarships were presented to Abid Hassan (pictured) and Elodie Jones. The Rotary Club of Edina also provides a $1,000 renewable scholarship to a graduating senior who is completing the Edina Rotary Global Scholars program. Rowan Ungerman (pictured) received that scholarship.
Edina Rotary Awards EHS Scholarships Jennifer Bennerotte 2023-05-23 05:00:00Z 0

Aug 2 Vocation/Avocation Happy Hour

MEETING LOCATION - The District Edina!! Next Vocation/Avocation Happy Hour is Wednesday, August 2, 2023.  5:30 to 7:00 p.m. including drinks and snacks on the District patio with indoor seating if the weather is having a moment. You will have the opportunity to meet and greet Julie Westbrock. As the Vice President of Business Development for Trust Point, Inc., Julie’s job might sound boring, but it definitely is not. She’ll describe and tell stories about the fascinating world of trusts and estates from the perspective of a professional fiduciary. Julie is a member of the Edina Rotary club. Join us at The District Edina, 7777 Washington Ave, Suite 201, Edina MN 55439. Cost to attend is a $20.00 donation for food and beverages. 
Aug 2 Vocation/Avocation Happy Hour Wade Thommen 2023-05-18 05:00:00Z 0

Annual Picnic - May 30  - 5:30 to 8:30 pm

Rotary Club of Edina Annual Family Picnic
Thursday, May 30, 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Bush Lake Park Picnic Shelter #3
9098 Bush Lake Road, Bloomington MN 55438.  
 
Registration Closed. Check with Kayla for cancellations. The picnic will take the place of our May 30 noon Rotary meeting. This is a catered event and registration is closed. There is no additional cost to members (this event is included with quarterly meeting fees). Attending senior active, family members and guests cost $20 per person. Children 6 to 16 are $12 per child. Children 5 and under are free. Guest fees will be charged to the member's July 2024 invoice. REGISTER you and your guests HERE

 
Annual Picnic - May 30 - 5:30 to 8:30 pm Kayla Beehler 2023-05-16 05:00:00Z 0

Tanzania Villagers See Improved Eye Care with $20,000 Rotary Club Project

Thousands of children and adults in remote villages of Tanzania will see a brighter future with improved access to medical eye care examinations, screenings and provision of prescription eyeglasses, thanks to a $20,000 humanitarian grant project sponsored by the Rotary Club of Edina with support of local clubs in Rotary District 5950, Dodoma (Tanzania) Rotary Club and Tanzania Health Partners.
 
Tanzania Villagers See Improved Eye Care with $20,000 Rotary Club Project Jennifer Bennerotte 2023-05-16 05:00:00Z 0

Spring Fireside Chats - Reminder, May 22

The Rotary Club of Edina Spring Fireside Chat schedule will begin Tuesday, May 14.  Club member hosted these small and casual social gatherings give experienced and freshman Rotarians the opportunity to get to know each other and learn about Rotary. Usually held in the host member's home as a come and go timed gathering, it's a nice way to conversationally and personally connect with your fellow Rotary friends. You're invited to attend all the scheduled chats or pick one that works best with your schedule. To allow the host to prepare, please register for each gathering you plan to attend. Please let Kayla Beehler know if you any questions or would like to be added to the Spring or Fall Fireside host schedule.
 
The schedule is:
 
Tuesday, May 14th from 5:00-7:30pm: Kelley Burnett Home 
Thursday, May 16th from 6:00-8:30pm: Joe Hayes House 
Wednesday, May 22nd from 6:00 to 8:30 pm: John Buttolph Home
Spring Fireside Chats - Reminder, May 22 Kayla Beehler 2023-04-25 05:00:00Z 0

Proposed for Membership

The Rotary Club of Edina’s Board of Directors recently approved the following applicants below for membership:
 
Tanwi Prigge
India Association of Minnesota (IAM)
Classification: Non-Profit Leadership
Sponsor: Michael Stanzak
 
Alexandra Patty
Edina Lifestyle Magazine
Classification: Publisher
Sponsor: Kelley Burnett
 
Written objections to the application must be submitted before Midnight, Tuesday, August 1, 2023, to Rotary Club of Edina, PO Box 24481, Edina, MN 55424 or emailed to administrator@EdinaRotary.org.
 
Proposed for Membership 2023-04-19 05:00:00Z 0

Dec 6 - Vocational Mixer

MEETING LOCATION - The District Edina!! Next Vocational Mixer formerly known as Vocational/Avocation Happy Hour is Wednesday, Dec 6, 2023.  6:00 to 7:30 p.m. meet and greet. Our speaker will be Stephen Carlton, PPC, Owner, CEO & President of Carlton Investment Services Group. He helps his clients pursue their goals by planning for the future and managing assets from their 20's through their retirement years. His investment strategy focuses on long-term, well diversified investment programs.  His clients range from young professionals and families to high net worth individuals, including business owners and retirees. Steve is a member of the Edina Rotary Club. Join us at The District Edina, 7777 Washington Ave, Suite 201, Edina MN 55439. Cost to attend is a $10.00 food/$20 for food and beverages. 
Dec 6 - Vocational Mixer 2023-04-18 05:00:00Z 0

Oct 4, 2023, 5:30 pm Vocational/Avocation Happy Hour

Speaker: Dr. Jamal Adam, 826 MSP Next Vocation/Avocation Happy Hour is Wednesday, October 4, 2023, 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. meet and greet. Our speaker and host will be Jamal Adam, 826 MSP, Executive Director. 826 MSP amplifies the voices, stories, and power of K-12 BIPOC students through writing, publishing, and leadership programs. Read more below or click HERE.  Dr. Adam is a member of the Edina Rotary Noon club. Join us at The District Edina, 7777 Washington Ave, Suite 201, Edina MN 55439. Cost to attend is a $20.00 donation for food and beverages. 
Oct 4, 2023, 5:30 pm Vocational/Avocation Happy Hour 2023-04-18 05:00:00Z 0

Sept  6 - Vocational/Avocation Happy Hour

MEETING LOCATION - The District Edina!! Next Vocation/Avocation Happy Hour is Wednesday, Sept 6, 2023.  5:30 to 7:00 p.m. meet and greet. Our speaker will be Jack Lee, Executive Director of Voyageur Outward Bound School. VOBS is a non-profit using wilderness trips to help people see their true potential for character, leadership and service. Jack is a member of the Edina Morningside Rotary club. Join us at The District Edina, 7777 Washington Ave, Suite 201, Edina MN 55439. Cost to attend is a $20.00 donation for food and beverages. 
Sept 6 - Vocational/Avocation Happy Hour 2023-04-18 05:00:00Z 0

May 18 Black Business Mixer Speaker: Damon Jenkins

THIS WEEK - Thursday,  May 18, 5:30-7pm. In partnership with Tomme Beevas and Pimentos Jamaican Kitchen, Black Business Networking will encourage us to continue to expand the efforts of our club's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee. The 2023 networking event will be held Thursdays Jan 19, Mar 16, May 18 from 5:30-7pm at Pimento Jamaican Kitchen, 2524 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55404. This week's featured business leader is Damon Jenkins, Senior Vice-President and Twin Cities Regional Market President for First Independence Bank (bio below). Click HERE for a Kare11 interview and background on First Independence Bank. Meeting details are:

5:30-6:00 Social & networking time — the rum punch will be flowing! 
6:00-6:15 Introductions around the room, including each attendee's business background
6:15-6:45 Featured Black Entrepreneur presents their business story to the group
6:45-7:00 Q &A session and wrap up

May 18 Black Business Mixer Speaker: Damon Jenkins Sylvester Thomas 2023-04-18 05:00:00Z 0

May 17 VEAP Volunteer Opportunity

We need six volunteers for the May 17, 2023 bag pack event. This will be our last VEAP packing event for the Rotary year. Please sign up for the next event to be held Wednesday, May 17 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:

May 17 VEAP Volunteer Opportunity 2023-04-18 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary Provides Funding to Breanna’s Gift
 

The foundation of the Rotary Club of Edina recently awarded a grant of $3,000 to Breanna’s Gift.
 
Breanna’s Gift is an arts program that brings the joy of dance, visual arts, music and performing arts to children facing cancer and other serious illnesses. In-person classes are offered at Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare in St. Paul and Children’s Minnesota in Minneapolis. Art Takeout is used at many children’s hospitals and healthcare facilities, including Mayo Eugenio Litta Children’s Hospital in Rochester and Crescent Cove children’s hospice in Brooklyn Park.
Rotary Provides Funding to Breanna’s Gift  Jennifer Bennerotte 2023-04-18 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary Provides Funding to Assistance League
 

The foundation of the Rotary Club of Edina recently awarded a grant of $2,500 to Assistance League of Minneapolis/St. Paul. 
 
Assistance League of Minneapolis/St. Paul is an all-volunteer community nonprofit organization whose member volunteers feed and clothe children, enhance and enrich education and support and serve the Twin Cities area. Assistance League’s primary focus is to move low-income Twin Cities students forwarded by helping to meet basic needs.
Rotary Provides Funding to Assistance League  2023-04-09 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary Provides Funding to ACES

The foundation of the Rotary Club of Edina recently awarded a grant of $4,000 to Athletes Committed to Educating Students (ACES).
 
In partnership with Minnesota’s professional and collegiate sports teams, ACES specifically serves middle schoolers and focuses on the development of math and social-emotional skills. ACES programming is offered in nine schools in Minneapolis, St. Paul and Northfield.
Rotary Provides Funding to ACES Jennifer Bennerotte 2023-03-21 05:00:00Z 0

Apr 15 Deadline- Nominees for Women In Leadership Award
 

Application Deadline: April 15. The Rotary Club of Edina seeks nominees for the 16th-annual“Chrysanne Manoles Women In Leadership Award.”
 
Nominees cannot be current Rotarians and must live, work or volunteer in Edina. Female nominees must demonstrate Rotary’s “Four Way Test” of the things we think, say or do: Is it the truth? Is it fair to all concerned? Will it build goodwill and better friendships? Will it be beneficial to all concerned?
 
To nominate a woman for the prestigious award, submit a one- or two-page letter explaining how the person demonstrates the Four Way Test and what she does in the community outside of any professional position she holds. Letters should be sent to jbennerotte@EdinaRotary.org or Rotary Club of Edina, 4801W. 50th St., Edina, MN 55424. Letters must be postmarked by Saturday, April 15.
Apr 15 Deadline- Nominees for Women In Leadership Award  Jennifer Bennerotte 2023-03-14 05:00:00Z 0
Edina Rotarian, Global Scholars Educator Receives AFS-USA Global Educator of the Year Award Jennifer Bennerotte 2023-03-14 05:00:00Z 0

Apr 5, 5:30 pm Vocational/Avocation Happy Hour

MEETING LOCATION - The District Edina!! Next Vocation/Avocation Happy Hour is Wednesday, April 5, 2023.  5:30 to 7:00 p.m. meet and greet. Our speaker and host will be Ted Goltzman, Commonwealth Development Corporation Vice President of Development. He works with local and state agencies, community partners and private lenders and investors to develop affordable housing facilitating all aspects of the development process from site selection, financial structuring, construction, and project lease-up. Read more below or click HERE. Ted is a member of the Edina Morningside Rotary club. Join us at The District Edina, 7777 Washington Ave, Suite 201, Edina MN 55439. Cost to attend is a $15.00 donation for food and beverages. 
Apr 5, 5:30 pm Vocational/Avocation Happy Hour 2023-02-14 06:00:00Z 0

Mar 1, 5:30 pm Vocational/Avocation Happy Hour

MEETING LOCATION - The District Edina!! Next Vocation/Avocation Happy Hour is Wednesday, March 1, 2023.  5:30 to 7:00 p.m. meet and greet. Our speaker and host will be C-Vision owner, Chris Laskowski. C-Vision is a video production business that creates marketing and training videos, documentaries, drone photography and live performance video recordings. Chris is a 20-month member of the Edina Rotary Noon club serving on the Public Relations and Club Administration committees. Read More for Chris's bio and join us at The District Edina, 7777 Washington Ave, Suite 201, Edina MN 55439. Cost to attend is a $15.00 donation for food and beverages. 
Mar 1, 5:30 pm Vocational/Avocation Happy Hour 2023-02-14 06:00:00Z 0

Mar 1, 11:30 am -  2023 Annual State of City

The Edina Chamber of Commerce and the City of Edina present our annual State of City in partnership with the Rotary Club of Edina and the Rotary Club of Edina Morningside. Edina Mayor James B. Hovland and Edina Public Schools Superintendent Stacie Stanley will address city issues and present upcoming plans.

The presentation will be emceed by City Manager Scott Neal and will be recorded and later broadcast on Edina TV.
 
For additional details, click HERE If you plan to attend as a non-lunching guest - please contact Caitlyn@edina.org for registration. 
Mar 1, 11:30 am - 2023 Annual State of City Shelly Loberg 2023-01-24 06:00:00Z 0

VEAP Jan 18 Volunteer Opportunity

We need FIVE volunteer to fill the roster for January 18. HELP we lost our sign up sheet to a computer glitch. Please sign up today 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:

VEAP Jan 18 Volunteer Opportunity 2023-01-17 06:00:00Z 0

Feb 7 - Vocational Mixer, Sophia Thu Pham

MEETING LOCATION - The District Edina!! REGISTER HERE Next Vocational Mixer formerly known as Vocational/Avocation Happy Hour is Wednesday, Feb 7, 2024.  6:00 to 7:30 p.m. meet and greet. Our speaker will be Sofia Thu Pham. She and her family immigrated to the United States from Vietnam in 1979, becoming proud US citizens. With 20 years of professional real estate expertise, her journey began even earlier as she assisted her father in procuring real estate investment properties before becoming a licensed agent. Sofia is a member of the Edina Morningside Rotary Club. Join us at The District Edina, 7777 Washington Ave, Suite 201, Edina MN 55439. Cost to attend is a $10.00 food/$20 for food and beverages. Reserve your spot today HERE.
Feb 7 - Vocational Mixer, Sophia Thu Pham 2023-01-04 06:00:00Z 0

Feb 1 Vocational/Avocation Happy Hour

MEETING LOCATION - The District Edina!! Next Vocation/Avocation Happy Hour is Wednesday, February 1, 2023.  5:30 to 7:00 p.m. meet and greet. Our speaker and host will be Habitation Furnishing + Design founder and host, Gregory Rich. Greg is a member of the Edina Rotary Noon club, radio/podcast celebrity, innovator of style and unpredictably witty. Come and join us at The District Edina, 7777 Washington Ave, Suite 201, Edina MN 55439. Cost to attend is a $15.00 donation for food and beverages. 
Feb 1 Vocational/Avocation Happy Hour 2022-12-27 06:00:00Z 0

** Board Member Elections on Dec. 8 **

PLEASE READ! During our December 8, 2022 meeting, members of the Rotary Club of Edina will have the opportunity to vote in the election of eight open board member positions.  It's important we have a strong attendance of members present to vote, so please plan to attend the Dec. 8 meeting for at least the first 20 minutes to participate in the election. Per our club by-laws, we need 54 members to participate in the election of next year's incoming officers.
** Board Member Elections on Dec. 8 ** 2022-12-06 06:00:00Z 0

Proposed for Membership

The Rotary Club of Edina’s Board of Directors recently approved the applicant below for membership:
 
Randy Scharpen
Classification: Moving Company
Sponsor: Lisa Walker
 
Written objections to the application must be submitted before 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 2, 2022, to Rotary Club of Edina, PO Box 24481, Edina, MN 55424 or emailed to administrator@EdinaRotary.org.
 
Proposed for Membership 2022-10-25 05:00:00Z 0

Dec 18  - Peterson Family Christmas Tickets

General admission tickets may still be available for "The Peterson Family Christmas - Twas the Jam Before Christmas" at the Dakota on Sunday, December 18 at 7:00 PM. Call Dakota box office at 612-332-5299.
 
What: The Peterson Family Christmas
Save the Date: Sunday, Dec. 18, 7:00 PM
Where: Dakota Jazz Club
Tickets: Reserved block of 32 tickets
Call to Dakota to Reserve: 612-332-5299 M-F 10 to 6  Sa/Su 12-4 // Mention Edina Rotary block of tickets
 
Dec 18  - Peterson Family Christmas Tickets Kayla Beehler 2022-10-18 05:00:00Z 0

Edina Rotary Foundation NOV 15 Extended Application Deadline

The Edina Rotary Foundation is accepting applications from nonprofit organizations in Edina and its contiguous communities for grants to be used for capital purchases. Applications are due November 15.
 
Each year, the Rotary Club of Edina raises money at a fall fundraiser to support its projects and award grants. Each year, about $100,000 is raised for the Club’s service projects and local and international grants.
 
The Foundation’s Community Service – Local Funding Committee favors grant requests for projects that are tangible and self-perpetuating, will be completed in Edina or a bordering community, create partnerships with other organizations, provide benefits to many and can be leveraged over time.
 
After a grant application is submitted, it is assigned to a member of the committee for review. The committee makes recommendations to the Foundation’s Board of Directors, which makes the final decision on all awards. Award are expected to be made early next year.
 
Grant applications are available online at www.EdinaRotary.org or by contacting Director Ryan Wilson, ryan.wilson@tradition.bank or 952-806-6786. Completed applications should be completed online or emailed to Wilson.
Edina Rotary Foundation NOV 15 Extended Application Deadline 2022-10-04 05:00:00Z 0

Proposed for Membership-Milburn, Steffl and Cords

The Rotary Club of Edina’s Board of Directors recently approved the applicants below for membership:
 
Todd Milburn
Classification: Law Enforcement
Sponsor: Shelly Loberg
 
 
 
 
 
Vinita Steffl
Classification: Commercial Real Estate
Sponsor: Erica Allenburg
 
 
 
 
 
Julianne Cords
Classification: Banking - Business Development
Sponsor: Lisa Walker 
 
 
 
 
 
Written objections to any of the applications must be submitted before 4:30 p.m. October 4, 2022, to Rotary Club of Edina, 4801 W. 50th St., Edina, MN 55424 or emailed to administrator@EdinaRotary.org.
Proposed for Membership-Milburn, Steffl and Cords Erica Allenburg 2022-09-27 05:00:00Z 0

Sept 22 Black Business and Edina Rotary Mixer

Next Event - Thursday,  Sept 22, 5:30-7pm. In partnership with Tomme Beevas and Pimentos Jamaican Kitchen, the next monthly Black Business Networking event will encourage us to continue to expand the efforts of our club's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee . This networking event will be held monthly on the fourth Thursday of each month from 5:30-7pm at Pimento Jamaican Kitchen, 2524 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55404.  For meeting agenda, speaker bio and details, click "Read More".
Sept 22 Black Business and Edina Rotary Mixer Josh Sprague 2022-09-20 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary to Host 'Leading Diverse Organizations' with Federal Reserve Bank of Minnesota

The Rotary Clubs of Edina and Edina Morningside are hosting a race and equity series with the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis.
 
The second part of the series, “Leading Diverse Organizations,” will be held 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, at the Edina Country Club, 5100 Wooddale Ave. Tiffani Daniels and Ron Feldman will lead a discussion on the business case for diversity in the workplace. For speaker information and further details click below. Register HERE.
Rotary to Host 'Leading Diverse Organizations' with Federal Reserve Bank of Minnesota Jennifer Bennerotte 2022-09-16 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary Club of Edina Awards EHS Scholarships

The Rotary Club of Edina recently presented scholarships to deserving graduates of Edina High School.
 
The Rotary Club of Edina presents scholarships to graduating Edina seniors who exemplify the Rotary motto of “Service Above Self” and have participated in Rotary programs such as Camp Enterprise, Camp RYLA, fall ethics seminar, Vocational Ethics Day, youth exchange, Edina Rotary Global Scholars or the Interact Club of Edina.
 
The club presented $1,500 scholarships to Eleanor Karthaus and Olivia Tran and a four-year renewable $1,000 scholarship to Kate Brown. All three women are Edina Rotary Global Scholars.
Rotary Club of Edina Awards EHS Scholarships Jennifer Bennerotte 2022-08-30 05:00:00Z 0

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.
Rotary Club of Edina to Host Fourth-Annual Edina Car Show   Jennifer Bennerotte 2022-08-30 05:00:00Z 0

Area Rotary Clubs Aid Health of Mothers and Infantsin Guatemala and Zimbabwe
 

Guatemala and Zimbabwe, Africa, lie oceans and continents apartfrom each other – and Minnesota. But thanks to the global reach of Rotary International, its local and area clubs and non-profit partners, both countries are now better equipped to provide maternal health and wellness of newborn babies and children. Hospitals in both countries this summer received containers of essential medical equipment for infant delivery, and Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, also received supplies to create a sustainable farm garden to combat malnutrition. A $210,000 international grant, originating and managed by the Rotary Club of Edina, made these projects possible.
Area Rotary Clubs Aid Health of Mothers and Infantsin Guatemala and Zimbabwe  Jennifer Bennerotte 2022-08-23 05:00:00Z 0

Edina Rotarian Receives Regional Service Award

Edina Rotarian Tim Murphy was recently awarded the Regional Service Award for a Polio Free World for 2021-2022 by Rotary International in recognition of significant active personal service toward the goal of polio eradication. He was one of only eight Rotarians or Rotaractors worldwide to receive this competitive award.
Edina Rotarian Receives Regional Service Award 2022-07-18 05:00:00Z 0

Stanzak Names Two Rotarians of the Year

Rotary Club of Edina President Michael Stanzak recently recognized two Rotarians for outstanding service to the club and community. Katy Koch Campbell and Ryan Wilson were each named “Rotarian of the Year.”
Stanzak Names Two Rotarians of the Year 2022-07-07 05:00:00Z 0

Hayes Begins Term as 68th President of the Rotary Club of Edina

Joe Hayes was recently inducted as President of the Rotary Club of Edina. An Edina native and 1980 graduate of Edina East High School, Hayes is a Manufacturer Representative of sustainable food packaging for D.C. Brown, Inc. He and his wife, Kris, live in Excelsior and have two adult daughters, Kelly and Lauren. Hayes has been a member of the Rotary Club of Edina since 2000 and held many roles. A Multiple Paul Harris Fellow, Hayes says his most rewarding work has been in youth service, helping with Ethics Day, Camp Enterprise and STRIVE, in particular. Hayes credits his years in Rotary to expanding his network and making him a better person with the purpose of “Service Above Self.”
Hayes Begins Term as 68th President of the Rotary Club of Edina Jennifer Bennerotte 2022-07-07 05:00:00Z 0

July 7 Speaker: Mike Vacanti, Human First Club

Mike believes, “It’s more than what we accomplish – it’s who we become along the journey!” His mission is to Lift Others, helping people discover their potential, embrace a growth mindset and achieve at inspired levels. Mike has transformed businesses and inspired people to perform at levels they didn’t think possible. Click "Read More" and visit www.mjvacanti.com and www.humansfirst.club for more information on this dynamic speaker and presentation.
 
July 7 Speaker: Mike Vacanti, Human First Club Joe Hayes 2022-06-28 05:00:00Z 0

July 4th Edina Parade

If you love being in a parade, join us on Monday, July 4th. The two Edina Rotary clubs are uniting to walk and hand out mini American flags with our logo on it. “Louise,” the classic Stanzak Bicentennial El Dorado convertible, will be escorting new President Joe Hayes and his wife Kris. Kids are welcome! Wear your Rotary apparel. Sign up with Katy Campbell, Public Image director.
July 4th Edina Parade Katy Campbell 2022-06-17 05:00:00Z 0

June 23 - Board Transition Meeting

The June 23 meeting was our club and foundation's board transition meeting. 2021-2022 President Michael Stanzak handed over the gavel to 2022-2023 President Joe Hayes. The program reflected on and celebrated the 2021-2022 club and foundation achievements. Awards were presented to those board and committee members who have fulfilled their service term: Bridget Hallstrom, Membership; Susan Johnson, Social, Lisa Walker, Community Projects, Ann Platt, Director-at-Large, Sam Thompson, Board Officer. Rotarian of the Year awards were received by Ryan Wilson, Community Local Grants and Katy Campbell, Public Image Director. There will be an opportunity to welcome and get to know our incoming 2022-2023 board and committee members at the next Rotary Club of Edina meeting on Thursday, July 7, 2022 at the Edina Country Club.
June 23 - Board Transition Meeting 2022-06-14 05:00:00Z 0

June 16 Speaker: Peter Schmitt, CEO, Schmitt Music Company

Topic: Enriching Lives by Helping People Make Music
 
Schmitt Music recently welcomed the fifth generation into the family-run business with two great-great grandsons of the founder Paul A. Schmitt joining the company! Peter Schmitt, son of Tom Schmitt, started in 2014 and soon led the development of the company's Orchestral Strings Division. In 2016, Ted Schmitt, son of VP and Co-owner Doug Schmitt, joined the company. After several roles in the company, Ted now serves as VP, Financing and Analytics.  For additional details, click Read More.
June 16 Speaker: Peter Schmitt, CEO, Schmitt Music Company 2022-06-10 05:00:00Z 0

June 29 Rotary Family Picnic  - REGISTER

Posted by Susan Johnson
 
Rotary Club of Edina Family Picnic is set for Wednesday, June 29 at Centennial Lakes Parlor Room, 7499 France Ave South, Edina, 55435.  952-833-9583.  The picnic will take the place of our regular Rotary meeting that week. The event will begin at 4:30 p.m. and go until 7:30 p.m. Register yourself, family and friends. Cost is $20 for Senior Active and Honorary Rotarians, as well as adult guests.  Kids ages 6-18 are $12.  Children 5 and under are free. For regular members, the cost of the picnic is already included in your quarterly dues.
 
REGISTER HERE - Don't forget to register family and guests.
 
The caterers the year will be Pimentos Jamaican Kitchen who will be providing a fantastic menu of jerk chicken and a variety of sides.  A complete beverage selection of red and white wine will be provided as well as domestic and premium beer.  Soda, water and non-alcoholic beverages will be available as well. 
 
June 29 Rotary Family Picnic - REGISTER Susan Johnson 2022-06-07 05:00:00Z 0

Women in Leadership Award at June 9 Meeting

The 2022 Chrysanne Manoles Women In Leadership Award will be presented this Thursday, June 9, at the Rotary Club of Edina meeting at the Edina Country Club. This is the thirteenth Women in Leadership Award given, named after Chrysanne Manoles, the first female member of our club. She is still active in Rotary today. In Manoles’ honor and to celebrate the work of women in the community, the Rotary Club of Edina established an annual women’s leadership award in 2008.
 
The speaker will be the 2021 Women in Leadership Award winner, Melody Zhou.
 
For more on the award and this week's speaker, click on the link below...
 
 
Women in Leadership Award at June 9 Meeting 2022-06-07 05:00:00Z 0

23 Set to Graduate as Rotary Global Scholars

Twenty-three students are set to graduate from Edina High School as Rotary Global Scholars.
 
The Rotary Global Scholars program, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Edina and the Edina Education Fund, was designed to help students develop global competency skills, prepare for a global career, develop understanding of world issues and learn to apply academic content to solve social and global issues.
 
To see the complete press release in pdf, click HERE
23 Set to Graduate as Rotary Global Scholars 2022-05-31 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary to Host ‘Building An Inclusive Economy in Minnesota’ with Federal Reserve Bank of Minnesota

The Rotary Club of Edina will host a race and equity series with the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis.
 
The first part of the series, “Building An Inclusive Economy In Minnesota” will be held 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, June 2, at the Edina Country Club, 5100 Wooddale Ave. Alene Tchourumoff, Senior Vice President of Community Development and the Center for Indian Country Development for the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, will give the keynote address and moderate a panel on the topic.
Rotary to Host ‘Building An Inclusive Economy in Minnesota’ with Federal Reserve Bank of Minnesota 2022-05-16 05:00:00Z 0

Jan 27 Speaker: Darryl Landstrom, U.S. Ski Assoc.

As a youth and teen, Darryl Landstrom pursued his athletic passion at Chester Bowl, both as a ski jumper and nordic combined skier. But when an injury sidelined him from competition at the age of 21, he turned his attention to volunteering, primarily in support of junior alpine ski racing in the then U.S. Ski Association’s Central Division.

His leadership skills and motivation to help youth ultimately saw him lead alpine sport committees in Central Division, Rocky/Central Region and today as the national Alpine Sport Committee chair and a member of the U.S. Ski & Snowboard Board of Directors.

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Jan 20 Speaker: Alfrieda Baldwin, TakeCharge MN

Alfrieda Baldwin is a Chicago area native. A retired attorney, she was in-house counsel at Securian Financial for 32 years. After retirement, Baldwin started volunteering in her school district. Being with elementary students caused her to reflect on the education she had received while attending a Lutheran grade school. It led her to want to start a Christian school accessible to families of all ethnic and financial backgrounds.
 
In September of 2021, she opened Laurel Community School, a K-8 micro-school. Baldwin serves on the Board of Directors of the Minnesota South District of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. She is also the Board Chair of TakeCharge MN, an organization dedicated to restoring the Black community's cultural roots of faith, family, and education.
Jan 20 Speaker: Alfrieda Baldwin, TakeCharge MN 2022-01-14 06:00:00Z 0

Jan 6 Speaker:  Issac Orr, The Future of Energy

Isaac Orr is a Policy Fellow at Center of the American Experiment, where he writes about energy and environmental issues, including mining and electricity policy.

Isaac has written extensively on hydraulic fracturing, frac sand mining and electricity policy, among other energy and environmental issues. His writings have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, the New York Post, The Hill, Orange County Register, The Washington Times, and many other publications.

Jan 6 Speaker: Issac Orr, The Future of Energy 2021-12-29 06:00:00Z 0

Edina Rotary Foundation Accepting Applications for Grant Money
 

The Edina Rotary Foundation is accepting applications from nonprofit organizations in Edina and its contiguous communities for grants to be used for capital purchases. Applications are due Nov. 15.
 
Grant applications are available online at www.EdinaRotary.org or by contacting Director Ryan Wilson, ryan.wilson@tradition.bank or 952-806-6786. Completed applications should be completed online or emailed to Wilson. For additional details and recent grant recipients, click Read More.
Edina Rotary Foundation Accepting Applications for Grant Money  2021-10-26 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary Provides Funding to Pillsbury United Communities

The foundation of the Rotary Club of Edina recently awarded a grant of $2,000 to Pillsbury United Communities.
 
Beginning in 1879 with Minneapolis’ first settlement house, Pillsbury United Communities co-creates enduring change toward a just society. Built with and for historically marginalized and underinvested groups across the community, Pillsbury United’s system of programs, neighborhood centers and social enterprises connects more than 55,000 people and their families each year. The organization is guided by a vision of thriving communities where every person has personal, social and economic power.
 
Rotary Provides Funding to Pillsbury United Communities 2021-10-26 05:00:00Z 0

Nov 11 Veterans Day Luncheon

The annual Area 3 Rotary Veterans Luncheon is set for Thursday, Nov. 11, at Edina Country Club. Doors open and registration begins at 11 a.m. with live music and the luncheon and program begins at 11:15 and concluding by 1:15 p.m.  If you would like to be a part of the program via ZOOM, click HERE for access to the meeting.

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED - Contact Joe Hayes or Becci Michalski to check availability.

If you are not a veteran, but will be attending the meeting, please check with Joe Hayes or Becci Michalski to check availability. Accurate attendance counts are critical due to the high interest in the program.

Nov 11 Veterans Day Luncheon Joe Hayes 2021-10-19 05:00:00Z 0

Nov 3 - Vocational Happy Hour, CW's Bar & Retaurant

Wednesday, November 3, we will be gathering together for live meetings held at CW's Bar and Restaurant, 8302 Normandale Blvd., Bloomington, MN 55437.  We will meet at 5:30 for happy half hour and our speaker presentation from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. No registration is necessary, just show up. Gay Clapp is a member of the noon Edina Rotary Club and a colleague at Twin Cities Legal Service, PLLC. Gay's practice focus is in the area of wills, estates and trusts. 
 
Please feel free to extend an invitation to friends, prospective members, as well as members from other clubs. We hope you will join us for this great opportunity to have a lot of fun while getting to know your fellow Rotarians better. Don't be afraid to come "rub shoulders with people of significance."
Nov 3 - Vocational Happy Hour, CW's Bar & Retaurant Wade Thommen 2021-10-19 05:00:00Z 0

Proposed for membership

The Rotary Club of Edina’s Board of Directors recently approved the applicant below for membership:
 
John Buttolph
Classification: Community Advocacy
Sponsor: Michael Stanzak
 
Randy Smasal
Classification: Education
Sponsor: Lindsey Smaka
 
Written objections to the application must be submitted before 4:30 p.m. Thursday, September 30 to Rotary Club of Edina, 4801 W. 50th St., Edina, MN 55424 or emailed to administrator@EdinaRotary.org.
 
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Gala Registration Deadline Sept 23 2021-08-24 05:00:00Z 0

Oct 6 - Vocational Happy Hour

Wednesday, October 6 we will be gathering together for live meetings held at CW's Bar and Restaurant, 8302 Normandale Blvd., Bloomington, MN 55437.  We will meet at 5:30 for happy half hour and our speaker presentation from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. No registration is necessary, just show up. Sylvester Thomas of the Edina Noon Rotary Club will speak to managing financial services both at the personal production level as well as at the corporate management level. 
 
Please feel free to extend an invitation to friends, prospective members, as well as members from other clubs. We hope you will join us for this great opportunity to have a lot of fun while getting to know your fellow Rotarians better. Don't be afraid to come "rub shoulders with people of significance."
Oct 6 - Vocational Happy Hour Renee Harberts 2021-08-17 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary Provides Funding to Edina Fire Department
 

The foundation of the Rotary Club of Edina recently awarded a grant of $3,000 to Edina Fire Department.
 
The Edina Fire Department used the grant to purchase an EleGARD, a device that is part of paramedics’ bundle to care to help increase positive outcomes after sudden cardiac arrest by decreasing intracranial pressure while increasing cerebral and coronary perfusion. This results in fewer neurological issues in survivors. With the Edina Rotary Foundation donation, the Edina Fire Department now has an EleGARD on each of its ambulances. Click READ MORE for additional details.
 
Rotary Provides Funding to Edina Fire Department  2021-08-17 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary Club of Edina to Host Third-Annual Edina Car Show 

The Rotary Club of Edina will host the third-annual Edina Car Show noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, 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.
 
The event is free for spectators. Car owners can participate for $10 with advanced registration or $20 at the gate. Prizes will be awarded for the Top Five cars, as well as Best in Show (People’s Choice) and Best in Show (Owners’ Choice).
 
The Rotary Club of Edina organizes the Edina Car Show with support from the Northstar Cadillac Lasalle Club, Edina Chamber of Commerce, Explore Edina and Southdale Center. Besides Key Cadillac, sponsors are Josh Sprague – Lakes Sotheby’s International Realty, Grandview Tire & Auto, Tradition Mortgage and Stiles Financial Services.
 
All proceeds from the event will benefit the Edina Rotary Foundation.
 
Those interested in displaying their classic, vintage or exotic car or motorcycle, should visit EdinaCarShow.com for more information and to register. Car show parking and setup will take place 10 a.m. to noon the day of the event.
 
The Rotary Club of Edina meets Thursdays at 12:30 p.m. at the Edina Country Club, 5100 Wooddale Ave. Members can also participate via Zoom. For more information about the event, visit EdinaCarShow.com or contact Josh Sprague, 612-501-0252 or josh@joshsprague.com.
Rotary Club of Edina to Host Third-Annual Edina Car Show 2021-08-17 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary Provides Funding to MAD DADS
 

The foundation of the Rotary Club of Edina recently awarded a grant of $2,500 to the Minneapolis chapter of Men Against Destruction (MAD DADS).
 
MAD DADS seeks to bring about positive change and encourages, motivates and guides people in the struggle to save children, communities and themselves from the social ills that plague neighborhoods. MAD DADS activities are designed to promote and demonstrate positive images of fathers engaging and protecting community, youth and families. Since 1998, MAD DADS has spent more than 1.5 million hours in the streets working to reduce violence.
 
Rotary Provides Funding to MAD DADS  Jennifer Bennerotte 2021-07-20 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary Provides Funding to My Very Own Bed

The foundation of the Rotary Club of Edina recently awarded a grant of $2,500 to My Very Own Bed. Minneapolis-based My Very Own Bed provides beds to children throughout the Twin Cities metro area moving into stable housing. The grant will be used to support the purchase of 18 beds for children who would otherwise sleep on a floor or share a bed with a family member.
Rotary Provides Funding to My Very Own Bed Jennifer Bennerotte 2021-07-13 05:00:00Z 0

Thompson Names Five "Rotarians of the Year"

Rotary Club of Edina President Sam Thompson recently recognized five Rotarians for outstanding service to the club and community. Robb Breding, Catherine Gump, Don Hutchison, Lindsey Smaka and Sylvester Thomas were each named “Rotarian of the Year.
Thompson Names Five "Rotarians of the Year" Jennifer Bennerotte 2021-07-06 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary Club of Edina Awards EHS Scholarship

The Rotary Club of Edina recently presented a scholarship to a deserving graduate of Edina High School.
 
The Rotary Club of Edina presents scholarships to graduating Edina seniors who exemplify the Rotary motto of “Service Above Self” and have participated in Rotary programs such as Camp Enterprise, Camp RYLA, fall ethics seminar, Vocational Ethics Day, youth exchange, Edina Rotary Global Scholars or the Interact Club of Edina.
Rotary Club of Edina Awards EHS Scholarship Jennifer Bennerotte 2021-07-06 05:00:00Z 0

Stanzak Begins Term as 67th President of the Rotary Club of Edina

Michael Stanzak was recently inducted as President of the Rotary Club of Edina.
 
Stanzak is the Dealer Operator of Key Cadillac. He graduated from Edina West High School and studied accounting at the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire. He has been part of Key Cadillac, the family business, since 1990. Besides the Rotary Club of Edina, Stanzak has been on the board of directors of the Minnesota Automobile Dealers Association and the Greater Metropolitan Auto Dealer Association. He and his wife of 37 years, Janet, live in Chanhassen with their English Springer Spaniel, Marley. They have two grown children, Adam and Natalie.
 
“This year’s Rotary International theme is ‘Serve to Change Lives’ and we are committed to doing that through our many committees and volunteer projects,” Stanzak said. “Please consider attending one of the Rotary Club of Edina’s meetings to learn more and get involved in giving back to the community.”
Stanzak Begins Term as 67th President of the Rotary Club of Edina Jennifer Bennerotte 2021-07-06 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary Provides Funding to Oasis for Youth

The foundation of the Rotary Club of Edina recently awarded a  grant of $2,500 to Oasis for Youth.

Oasis for Youth was created in 2010 by community members in response to the alarming rise in the number of suburban youth experiencing homelessness and the lack of any services designed to meet their needs in south suburban Hennepin County. Oasis for Youth was the first suburban drop-in center in the Twin Cities metropolitan area, focusing on youth who live, work or attend school in Edina, Bloomington and Richfield.
Rotary Provides Funding to Oasis for Youth Jennifer Bennerotte 2021-07-06 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary Club of Edina Awards EHS Scholarships

The Rotary Club of Edina recently presented two $1,500 scholarships to deserving students at Edina High School.
 
The Rotary Club of Edina presents scholarships to graduating Edina seniors who exemplify the Rotary motto of “Service Above Self” and have participated in Rotary programs such as Camp Enterprise, Camp RYLA, fall ethics seminar, Vocational Ethics Day, youth exchange, Edina Rotary Global Scholars or the Interact Club of Edina. This year’s scholarships were presented to Divya Danthuluri and Allison Koester.
 
"Read More" for the details of these amazing students.
Rotary Club of Edina Awards EHS Scholarships Jennifer Bennerotte 2021-06-01 05:00:00Z 0

Zhou Receives Women in Leadership Award
 

Posted by Jennifer Bennerotte
The Rotary Club of Edina presented Melody Zhou with its 2021 Chrysanne Manoles Women In Leadership Award at its May 6 meeting.
 
Click "Read More" to get complete details on Ms. Zhou's nomination, her extensive involvement in our community and the historical significance of this award. 
Zhou Receives Women in Leadership Award  Jennifer Bennerotte 2021-05-18 05:00:00Z 0

May 13 Meeting Speaker: Sue Parriott

Understanding Alzheimer's and Dementia. Worldwide, 50 million people are living with Alzheimer's and other dementias. Alzheimer’s disease is a degenerative brain disease and the most common form of dementia. Dementia is not a specific disease. It's an overall term that describes a group of symptoms. Understanding Alzheimer's and Dementia, outlines the difference between Alzheimer's and dementia, symptoms, stages, risk factors and more.
 
Sue joined the Alzheimer’s Association Minnesota-North Dakota Chapter as the chief executive officer in 2012, and became the Region 5 leader for the Association in January of 2017. Her Region includes Minnesota, North Dakota, Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wisconsin.   For two years in a row before COVID, the Chapter hosted the largest Walk to End Alzheimer’s® in the country, raising $1.7 million and The Purple Gala in the Twin Cities raised a record 1.1 million in 2019. Click "Read More" for additional information.
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May 6 Rotary Club of Edina Presents Women in Leadership Award

The Rotary Club of Edina will present the 12th-annual “Chrysanne Manoles Women In Leadership Award" at its May 6th meeting.  In 1988, Rotary Club of Edina welcomed its first female member, Chrysanne Manoles and continues to be active in Rotary. In Manoles’ honor and to celebrate the work of women in the community, the Rotary Club of Edina established an annual women’s leadership award in 2008. Previous winners include Dr. Laurel Wills, Ann Byrne, Donna Tilsner, Katey Taylor, Kim Foote, Kris Marshall, Lauren Morse-Wendt, Lexi Reed Holtum, Hope Melton and Kathy Rendleman. Please join us in-person or via Zoom for this inspirational presentation. For details and additional information click "READ MORE" below.
May 6 Rotary Club of Edina Presents Women in Leadership Award 2021-04-19 05:00:00Z 0

April 22 Meeting is Club Assembly

Posted by Jennifer Bennerotte
Rotary International encourages regular “assemblies” to train, exchange ideas and celebrate accomplishments. Clubs are encouraged to have at least two per year to inform and excite Rotarians. The Rotary Club of Edina will hold one at its meeting Thursday, April 22.
 
Led by Past President Jennifer Bennerotte, the spring Club Assembly will focus on the Edina Rotary Foundation organization and goals, our committees, leadership development and more. Learn more about the club and its projects and processes. There will be time for discussion, questions and an exchange of ideas. 
 
The Rotary Club of Edina meets at 12:15 p.m. Thursdays at the Edina Country Club. All are welcome, though this week's meeting is more specific to members of the Rotary Club. Cost for the meeting is $20 for adults, $12 for kids and will be billed to your next quarterly invoice. 
April 22 Meeting is Club Assembly Jennifer Bennerotte 2021-04-15 05:00:00Z 0

Climate Action Plan Team, Volunteers Needed

"The City of Edina's Sustainability Division, Climate Action Plan, fits well with Rotary International's new seventh area of focus which is protecting our environment." says Sam Thompson, Rotary Club of Edina President. Click HERE to learn more about RI's areas of focus and scroll down to "Environmental Sustainability" under Protecting the Environment. To learn more and get the details about this important city project click READ MORE.
 
 
Climate Action Plan Team, Volunteers Needed 2021-03-30 05:00:00Z 0

Apr 14 Next Race & Equity Book Club Date

The Rotary Club of Edina Race & Equity Committee has announced the book club dates. They will be meeting via ZOOM at 5:15 p.m to 6:15 p.m. for five Wednesdays starting February 17, and continuing on March 3, March 17, March 31 and April 14. Please contact committee member, Jennifer Bennerotte at jbennerotte@EdinaRotary.org for Zoom link information. 
 
Several organizations and groups across the country are reading White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk about Racism. The New York Times best-selling book explores the counterproductive reactions white people have when their assumptions about race are challenged, and how these reactions maintain racial inequality. Read More for additional details.
Apr 14 Next Race & Equity Book Club Date Jennifer Bennerotte 2021-03-05 06:00:00Z 0

TONIGHT Mar 16 Leadership Series at 6:00pm

 
Mark your calendar on Mar. 16 to join The Rotary Club of Edina’s Leadership Series as we welcome Jean Morrison of Morrison and Associates, Inc. to share an interactive learning experience entitled “Let’s Work it Out… Resolving Conflict During Trying Times.”  This 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!

 
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Mar. 16 Leadership Series: Resolving Conflict

Let’s Work it Out… Resolving Conflict During Trying Times
 
What to Expect: 
Difficult and uncertain times put us at a higher risk of relationship tension, resulting in conflicts.  We are shorter-fused, less tolerant, and therefore, more at risk of being hooked by our emotions.  The use of self-control and other self-management techniques are important to calming our emotions and strengthening relationships.  In this session participants will learn techniques to:
  • Increase self-awareness- Begin to understand your response to stress
  • Improve self-management- Learn techniques that work for you
  • Resolve conflict- Learn to understand and collaborate with others in conflict
Mar. 16 Leadership Series: Resolving Conflict Robb Breding 2021-02-23 06:00:00Z 0

Jan. 21 ZOOM Meeting: Speaker, David Schultz

David Schultz is a professor of political science at Hamline University, where he teaches American politics, and professor of law specializing in election law at the University of Minnesota Law School. In addition to election law, he is a national expert on professional ethics, state constitutional law, and eminent domain and land use law. He will give us an analysis of George Floyd, Covid-19 and the 2020 Presidential Election. 
 
For more on the speaker, click on the link below...
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Board Elections Held Dec.10, 2020 via ZOOM

President Sam Thompson called the Zoom club meeting of December 10, 2020 to order. During the business portion of the meeting, which served as the Club’s Annual Meeting Past President Josh Sprague presented the slate of nominees to serve on the Rotary Club of Edina Board of Directors, as selected by the Nominating Committee, to serve in the following capacities and terms:
 
Director Nominee List
Ryan Wilson, Board of Director of Community Service Grants, 2-year term from July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2023
Katy Campbell, Board of Director of Public Image, 2-year term from July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2023
André Brewer, Board of Director Youth Services, 2-year term from July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2023
Catherine Gump, Board of Director of The Rotary Foundation Director, 2-year term from July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2023
Mike Martiny, Board of Director of Club Services, 2-year term from July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2023
 
Edina Rotary Foundation Nominee List
Kelley Burnett, Edina Rotary Foundation Past Community Local Grants, 2-year term from July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2023
Josh Sprague, Edina Rotary Foundation At-Large Board Director, 2-year term from July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2023
Jody Kern, Edina Rotary Foundation At-Large Board Director 2nd term, 2-year term from July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2023
 
Officer Nominee
Paul Peterson, Officer, 5-year term from July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2026
 
Dan Hallberg made a motion to approve the entire slate of nominees for both boards as presented; Jennifer Bennerotte seconded. Motion approved unanimously viva voce.
Board Elections Held Dec.10, 2020 via ZOOM 2020-12-15 06:00:00Z 0

Dec. 15 Leadership Series - Problem Solving

Please join The Rotary Club of Edina’s Leadership Series in December as we welcome Terrance W. Moore to share an interactive learning experience entitled “Solving Complicated Problems – How to Unwind the Spaghetti”. Register HERE or click the button in the righthand column. This 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. 15 Leadership Series - Problem Solving Robb Breding 2020-12-08 06:00:00Z 0

Nov. 17 Leadership Series - Goal Setting

Please join The Rotary Club of Edina’s Leadership Series in November as we welcome Jessica Parker PMP® to share an interactive learning experience entitled “Achieve Your Goals – One Bite at a Time.”  Register HERE. This session is open to the public so please forward this to your friends, colleagues and employees so that can benefit as well. Registration for the ZOOM link is on the home page of our club website.  See you there!
Nov. 17 Leadership Series - Goal Setting Robb Breding 2020-10-30 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary Provides Funding for Hospital in Madagascar

The foundation of the Rotary Club of Edina provides much needed grants for local and international causes. The most recently funded international grant will provide $5,000 for the Ejeda Hospital in Madagascar.
 
Ejeda Hospital in Ejeda, Madagascar, is a Lutheran Christian Mission Hospital that provides healthcare for an area of more than 125,000 people living in extreme poverty in a remote area. Currently, the hospital does not have access to reliable and sustainable electricity or water to serve its thousands of patients each year. The next closest hospital is 90 kilometers north and does not staff full-time surgeons.
Rotary Provides Funding for Hospital in Madagascar Jennifer Bennerotte 2020-10-05 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary Provides Funding to Cambia Hills Playground and Thinking Park

The foundation of the Rotary Club of Edina has provided $500 for the Cambia Hills Playground and Thinking Park in East Bethel. 
 
Cambia Hills built a state-of-the-art psychiatric residential treatment facility in the northern Twin Cities metro area. The facility opened in March and serves children ages 6-17 with complex mental health conditions. Medically managed care is provided 24/7.
 
Rotary Provides Funding to Cambia Hills Playground and Thinking Park Jennifer Bennerotte 2020-10-05 05:00:00Z 0
Edina Rotary Foundation Accepting Applications for Grant Money 2020-09-22 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary Provides Funding to VEAP, Edina Meal Fund

The foundation of the Rotary Club of Edina recently awarded grants to Volunteers Enlisted to Assist People (VEAP) and the Edina Meal Fund to help with food insecurity in the community. There is more to this announcement. Click Read More below.
Rotary Provides Funding to VEAP, Edina Meal Fund Jennifer Bennerotte 2020-08-04 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary Provided Funding to Open Arms

The foundation of the Rotary Club of Edina recently awarded a grantof $2,800 to Open Arms of Minnesota.
 
Founded in 1986, Open Arms of Minnesota is a nonprofit that cooks and delivers free, nutritious meals topeople with life-threatening illnesses in the Twin Cities. With the help of more than 7,500 volunteers, Open Arms plans to cook and deliver more than 600,000 meals this year. The grant will be used to purchased seven iPads for delivery drivers.

Money for grants awarded by the Edina Rotary Foundation is raised at an annual fall fundraiser and gala and donations made throughout the year.
Rotary Provided Funding to Open Arms Jennifer Bennerotte 2020-07-28 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary Provides Funding to Fishing For Life

The foundation of the Rotary Club of Edina recently awarded a grant of $2,000 to Fishing For Life.
 
Fishing For Life is a non-profit organization with eight programs to reach at-risk youth, disadvantaged families and veterans in the Minneapolis area. The organization provides fishing supplies, education and mentoring to these underserved populations through the more than 75 events it hosts each year. The grant from the Rotary Club of Edina will be used to purchase 100 tackle boxes to be filled with bait and other equipment.
Rotary Provides Funding to Fishing For Life Jennifer Bennerotte 2020-07-21 05:00:00Z 0

Thompson Begins Term as 66th President

Sam Thompson was recently inducted as President of the Rotary Club of Edina.

Thompson is the founder and president of Edina-based Transitions in Business, an mergers-and acquisitions firm servicing lower-and middle-market businesses. He specializes in selling business in the following industries: healthcare, business to business, transportation, hospitality, manufacturing, distribution and information technology. He is also a licensed broker in the State of Minnesota. Thompson lives in Minneapolis with his wife, Kim, with whom he has three adult daughters, Rae, Sean and Lee.
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City of Edina Masks Required Posting Materials

Masks must be worn. To slow the spread of COVID-19, Mayor Jim Hovland has signed an Executive Order requiring people to wear face masks inside public spaces in Edina.
 
Click HERE to download City of Edina Mask Requirement materials that best fit your business, Generic, Retail and Food Service. Theses materials includes one of three types of logos, 8 x 11 Flyer, 11 x 17 Poster,  Facebook/Instagram and Twitter ready photos.
 
 
City of Edina Masks Required Posting Materials 2020-07-05 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary Transition Meeting Was June 25

The final meeting of the Rotary year was Thursday, June 25. This was the transition meeting, where the presidency of the Rotary Club of Edina will transfer from Josh Sprague to Sam Thompson. Outgoing club and foundation board members will be honored for their service, and incoming board members will be welcomed. Congratulate Josh on a successful and extraordinary Rotary year and wish Sam an "ordinary" year filled with many doors of opportunity.
 
The first meeting of the new Rotary year and the first in-person meeting at the Edina Country Club will be July 9.
 
Click "Read More" for additional meeting details.
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Rendleman Receives Women in Leadership Award Jennifer Bennerotte 2020-05-26 05:00:00Z 0
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Women In Leadership Award - May 21

Posted by Jennifer Bennerotte
Women In Leadership Award Presentation
Held Via Zoom 
Click HERE to Access
 
The Rotary Club of Edina will present the 2020 Chrysanne Manoles Women In Leadership Award at its May 21 meeting. The award is given out each year to a deserving female leader in the community. The award is named after Rotary Club of Edina's first female member, Chrysanne Manoles. The Rotary Club of Edina presented Laura Hope Melton with its 2019 Chrysanne Manoles Women In Leadership Award. 
 
Women In Leadership Award - May 21 Jennifer Bennerotte 2020-05-18 05:00:00Z 0

Apr 11 Homeless Lunch Service

Posted by Ann Platt
8 to 10 people are needed to serve. Click here to sign up and volunteer today. The date and time is Saturday, April 11, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.  at open lot to be determined. 
 
Sgt. Grant Snyder, MPD Homeless Liason,brought to our club his message of homelessness and his efforts to build relationships and bring safety to those in need.  His words and actions had a profound impact on many of our members.  In a downtown Minneapolis open lot, we will help the Minneapolis Police Department and Sgt. Snyder prepare a hot breakfast, serve roughly 100 homeless individuals and families then clean up on a Saturday morning. This event is scheduled to be held outdoors. An inclement weather update will be emailed or texted to you.  Please contact Ann Platt with any questions
Apr 11 Homeless Lunch Service Ann Platt 2020-03-10 05:00:00Z 0

Next Rotary Happy Hour, Wed., Mar. 4

The next Rotary Vocational Development Group Happy Hour will be Wednesday, Mar. 4 from 5:30 to 7:00 pm at The Mezz within Lund's and Byerlys in Edina. 
 
Once a month, Edina Rotarians have a chance to connect with other club members, and any guests, at the happy hour. These casual meetings feature a brief presentation from a fellow Rotarian, plus time for introductions, networking and questions. The Rotary Club of Edina and EMRC collaborate on this event.
 
Next Rotary Happy Hour, Wed., Mar. 4 2020-01-21 06:00:00Z 0

Rotaract Meeting: Dec 11 Service Project

Posted on Dec 03, 2019
The Rotaract Club of Edina will meet twice in December:
 
Wednesday, Dec. 11 at Bald Man Brewing starting at 7:00 to 9:00 pm. This is a service project, Beers and Blankets, collaboration with Twin Cities Rotaract Club. We will be making tie blankets to benefit Centro Guadalupoano non-profit serving immigrants and refugees. 
 
Contact Rotaract President Mark Gasner at Mark@ellingsoncpas.com for more info. 
Rotaract Meeting: Dec 11 Service Project Sam Thompson 2019-12-03 06:00:00Z 0

Rotary Vocational Happy Hour is Dec. 4

The next Rotary Vocational Development Group will meet Wednesday, December 4.  Our speaker will be Edina Morningside Rotary Club member, Talley Flora.  As the CEO of Red Seat, Talley is an expert on hiring and helping businesses find employees as quickly, efficiently and affordably as possible. Please feel free to extend an invitation to friends, prospective members, as well as members from other clubs.  Once a month, Edina Rotarians have a chance to connect with other club members, and any guests, at happy hour to discuss their business and careers. 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 Rotary Club of Edina and EMRC collaborate on this event.
Rotary Vocational Happy Hour is Dec. 4 2019-12-03 06:00:00Z 0

Speaker Dec. 5 Meeting: Dr. H.L. Saylor, Vascular Surgeon

Dr. H.L. Saylor, III is a Vascular Surgeon, Medical Director of Perioperative Services, and former Chief of Staff and former Chief of Surgery at Fairview Southdale Hospital.
 
Dr. Saylor will be discussing a true gem in the Edina community – Fairview Southdale Hospital. It is one of the largest employers in the city and has received a Five-Star Rating by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid. It is one of only two hospitals in the metro to receive this honor, and one of less than 300 to receive this award nationally. He will discuss the benefits of having such a hospital for you and your family, and will talk about how YOU can make a difference in healthcare in our community.
Speaker Dec. 5 Meeting: Dr. H.L. Saylor, Vascular Surgeon 2019-12-02 06:00:00Z 0

Speakers for Sept. 26: Dr Menendez and Dr. Posadas

“There are many small angels all around us who can see what has been done here,” said Dr. Willy Menendez, the chief of pediatrics at Hospital Regional de Escuintla. “We will save many more little lives.”
 
For the last five years Dr. Willy Menendez, chief of pediatrics, and Dr. Sonja Posadas, sub-chief of pediatrics with Hospital Nacional De Escuintla helped create the idea of the largest of its kind neonatal/pediatric intensive care unit in Guatemala. They held tightly to this dream and never wavered. They are doing great and wonderful work but the water at the hospital in not clean and runs for 20 minutes every two hours a day. Our club and those of other area Rotary clubs are looking to help their efforts of securing a Global Grant to build a safe, secure and reliable water treatment facility for the hospital.
Click "Read More" for more details.
Speakers for Sept. 26: Dr Menendez and Dr. Posadas 2019-09-21 05:00:00Z 0

Next Rotary Happy Hour is Wed., Oct 2

The next Rotary Vocational Development Group will be Wednesday, October 2.
 
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 Rotary Club of Edina and EMRC collaborate on this event.
 
For additional details click "Read More" below.
 
Next Rotary Happy Hour is Wed., Oct 2 2019-09-03 05:00:00Z 0

Speaker Aug. 29 Meeting, Monique Hammond

Posted by Bradley Hepp
Monique Hammond is a registered pharmacist who lost hearing in her left ear – from a loud band - at a church fundraiser 10 years ago. The incident became a life-changer – she had to quit her job at the University Hospital Pharmacy. Monique had graduated with high distinction from the University of Minnesota, College of Pharmacy.
 
After losing hearing, she did 5 years of research and wrote the book: What Did You Say? An unexpected Journey into the World of Hearing Loss (now in the 2nd Edition).
 
Monique was appointed by the governor to the Commission of Deaf, Deafblind and Hard-Of-Hearing Minnesotans, where she completed two terms as vice-chair. She is also past president of the Twin Cities’ Chapter of the Hearing Loss Association of America.
 
Monique speaks regularly to employees and the members of the public about hearing loss and the dangers of loud noise. Website and blog: https://hearing-loss-talk.com/
Speaker Aug. 29 Meeting, Monique Hammond Bradley Hepp 2019-08-24 05:00:00Z 0

Aloha, Rotary! Int'l Convention June 6-10

This year's Rotary International Convention will be held in beautiful Honolulu, Hawaii, June 6 - 10, 2020. The Rotary Club of Edina has established a fund to reimburse the registration fee to a limited number of  Edina club members who will be attending an international convention for the first time. Please click here to enter Rotary International's convention site and review the registration guidelines.  Please keep in mind, our reimbursement fund is limited to the first six members who register, so please check with Sam Thompson or Josh Sprague to confirm funds are still available before making your final convention purchase. 
Aloha, Rotary! Int'l Convention June 6-10 2019-07-30 05:00:00Z 0

Rotaract- Cornerstone Make-A-Meal - Aug. 6

The Rotaract Club of Edina will hold a Make-A-Meal event at Cornerstone from 5:00 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, August 6, 2019. At this Community Service Committee project, volunteers will prepare and serve a meal for 50 to 60 Cornerstone clients and their children. Cornerstone is located at 1000 E. 80th St., Bloomington.

You are welcome to volunteer and assist our Rotaract members with this project. By clicking on Rotaract President, Mark Gasner's, name you can let him know you'd like to help.  Please note Cornerstone has a no children policy for their volunteers. They were a 2019 recipient of an Edina Rotary Foundation local grant and look forward to our meeting our visiting volunteers. 

Rotaract- Cornerstone Make-A-Meal - Aug. 6 Sam Thompson 2019-07-30 05:00:00Z 0

Speaker for July 25: Gavin Kaysen, Bellecour

There is nothing quite like the frenetic and fleeting seasonality of the upper Midwest to inspire a soulful cook. For Chef Gavin Kaysen, an old soul at heart, this idea beckoned him back home to Minneapolis to open Spoon and Stable, a 2015 James Beard Award Finalist for Best New Restaurant, in the North Loop neighborhood in fall 2014. Further planting his roots in Minnesota in early 2017, he opened French-inspired bistro, Bellecour, in Wayzata, MN. His second restaurant is a nod to his friends and mentors, Chefs Daniel Boulud and the late Paul Bocuse, and their time spent together in Lyon, France. “Cooking is very emotional for me; I have to cook how I feel,” Kaysen says. “There’s something to be said for how you feel emotionally as one season gives way to the next, when it snows, rains, or is sunny. I never thought about that growing up here, but coming back, I see that now.”
Speaker for July 25: Gavin Kaysen, Bellecour 2019-07-19 05:00:00Z 0

Presidency Transition Meeting on June 27

Posted by Rebecca Michalski
The Thursday, June 27, Rotary Club of Edina meeting will be the last meeting of the Rotary year. The presidency of the club will transition from John Flynn to Josh Sprague. Sprague will serve as Club President from July 2019 through June 2020.
 
We'll hear from both the outgoing and incoming president at the meeting, as well as being introduced to the new and returning members of the Rotary Club of Edina Board of Directors and Edina Rotary Foundation Board of Directors. We'll also recognize the board members who are retiring from their board duties. 
 
Join us for this special meeting at 12:15 p.m. Thursday, June 27, at the Edina Country Club. All are welcome. Cost for the lunch and program is $20 for adults and $12 for children. Cash, check and credit card payments are accepted.
 
There is NO ROTARY MEETING July 4, due to the 4th of July holiday. 
Presidency Transition Meeting on June 27 Rebecca Michalski 2019-06-18 05:00:00Z 0

Edina Rotaract Meeting, Thurs., May 30

Rotaract clubs consist of young professionals between the ages of 18 and 30 to take action in their communities, develop their leadership and professional skills, and have fun. Our next meeting will be held at 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thurs., May 30 at The Mezz, 7171 France Ave S, Edina 55435  
 
This meeting will feature a preview session of Dale Carnegie led by Bridget Hallstrom, Dale Carnegie strategic account executive, who will lead an interactive session where you will learn to:
  • Learn a process to build relationships and improve memory skills
  • Review the 5 Drivers of Success
  • Understand the Dale Carnegie Course and how it could impact you
Put the date on your calendar and watch your email for more details.
 
Edina Rotaract Meeting, Thurs., May 30 Sam Thompson 2019-04-23 05:00:00Z 0

Annual Area 3 Vocational Ethics Day is April 18

Posted by Dan Hallberg
The Area 3 Vocational Ethics Day is planned for 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. this Thursday, April 18, at the Edina Country Club. The keynote speaker at this year's event is Jerome Mayne. Since 2002, he has been speaking on the topics of fraud and ethics for associations and Fortune 500 companies in Canada, Mexico and the United States.
 
All Rotarians are encouraged to attend. You do not need to register for this meeting.
 
Held every year for all clubs in Rotary Area 3, Vocational Ethics Day is organized by Dan Hallberg, along with a committee of Rotarians from area clubs. For more information, contact Dan Hallberg at 952-541-0352.
Annual Area 3 Vocational Ethics Day is April 18 Dan Hallberg 2019-04-16 05:00:00Z 0

Greg LaVallee to Speak at Feb. 28 Meeting

Posted by Doug Johnson

Greg LaVallee is a speaker and advocate working to end distracted driving.

In 2013 Greg's 19 year old son, Phillip, was killed by a distracted driver.  Since then he has worked along side his wife Amy to change driving attitudes and habits and raise awareness of the dangers of distracted driving. 

Greg has given more than 40 presentations to date and educated new drivers from Annandale, Bloomington, Buffalo, Elk River, Monticello, Rogers, STMA, and Zimmerman.  Recently he has begun to reach out to businesses and community groups. 

Greg is a founding member and Director of Just Drive Inc., an organization dedicated to bringing awareness to the deadly epidemic of distracted driving.

Greg LaVallee to Speak at Feb. 28 Meeting Doug Johnson 2019-02-22 06:00:00Z 0

Prospective Member Day this Week

Posted by Royce Pavelka

Rotary Club of Edina will host our Prospective Member Day Thursday, February 21. All Rotarians are encouraged to bring a friend or colleague that is interested in learning more about Rotary and our club to the meeting. Lunch is on the club for all prospective members February 21! Please make sure your guests sign in at the guest table before the meeting.

The program speaker at the meeting will be P.J. Fleck, University of Minnesota Golden Gophers head football coach.

For more information, contact 2018-2019 Membership Director Royce Pavelka.

 

Prospective Member Day this Week Royce Pavelka 2019-02-19 06:00:00Z 0
Ruth Bachman to speak at Jan. 24 meeting Jen Garske 2019-01-21 06:00:00Z 0
Ruth Bachman to speak at Jan. 24 meeting Jen Garske 2019-01-21 06:00:00Z 0

Rotaract Meets Thursday This Week

Posted by Sam Thompson
The next meeting of the Rotaract Club of Edina will be Thurs., Mar 28, at The Mezz in Lunds & Byerlys on France Avenue in Edina. The meeting begins at 6 p.m.
 
Speaker: Leadership Coach John Crudele
 
The main topic of his presentation/workshop is going to be, "creating the bridge from possibility to purpose". With over 30 years experience, John Crudele is known as a speaker, author and coach who relates to his audience in a very personal and profound way. More than two million people have been inspired by his stories, attracted to his authenticity and challenged by his candor.
 
Rotaract Meets Thursday This Week Sam Thompson 2019-01-16 06:00:00Z 0

Rethink the Win

The Rotary Club of Edina will welcome former University of Minnesota basketball player Lea Olsen as the featured speaker at its Jan. 17 meeting.
 
Click on the link below for more information...
 
Rethink the Win Jennifer Bennerotte 2019-01-16 06:00:00Z 0

Paul Harris Fellows honored at Jan. 10 meeting

Posted by Matt Boockmeier on Jan 10, 2019
At the Jan. 17 Rotary Club of Edina meeting, The Rotary Foundation Director David Clynes honored several members for their commitment to The Rotary Foundation in being named Paul Harris Fellows. Honored were: 
 
  • André Brewer, PHF+2
  • Dan Hennen, PHF+2
  • Scott Neal, PHF+2
  • David Phillips, PHF+2
  • Ken Andersen, PHF+4
  • Ron Erhardt, PHF+5
  • Heather Hansen, PHF+7
Next year's TRF Director Susan Stiles helped with the presentation. Thank you all for your continued support of The Rotary Foundation!
 
Paul Harris Fellows honored at Jan. 10 meeting Matt Boockmeier 2019-01-10 06:00:00Z 0

Rethink the Win

The Rotary Club of Edina will welcome former University of Minnesota basketball player Lea Olsen as the featured speaker at its Jan. 17 meeting.
Rethink the Win Jennifer Bennerotte 2019-01-08 06:00:00Z 0
WCCO Reporter to Speak at Jan. 10 Meeting Jennifer Bennerotte 2019-01-08 06:00:00Z 0

Rotarians ring for the Salvation Army in December

 
Edina Rotarians, family and friends were ringing at the red kettle for the Salvation Army in December! Here new member Joe Mahoney and Rotarian Toshie Metzger ring the bell at Lunds & Byerly's on France Avenue in Edina. Ringers also were at Jerry's Foods in Edina during the week of Dec. 17.
 
Thanks to all our volunteers! And special thanks Dan Hallberg and Wayne Harmon for handling all the planning, details and bell hand-offs again this year! 
 
Rotarians ring for the Salvation Army in December Jen Garske 2019-01-02 06:00:00Z 0

Rotarians ring for the Salvation Army

 
Edina Rotarians, family and friends were ringing at the red kettle for the Salvation Army in December! Here new member Joe Mahoney and Rotarian Toshie Metzger ring the bell at Lunds & Byerly's on France Avenue in Edina. Ringers also were at Jerry's Foods in Edina during the week of Dec. 17.
 
Thanks to all our volunteers! And special thanks Dan Hallberg and Wayne Harmon for handling all the planning, details and bell hand-offs again this year! 
 
Rotarians ring for the Salvation Army Jen Garske 2019-01-02 06:00:00Z 0

No Rotary Happy Hour tonight, Jan. 2

The next Rotary Vocational Development Group will be Wednesday, Feb. 6. There is no gathering in January 2019.
 
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 Rotary Club of Edina and EMRC collaborate on this event.
 
No Rotary Happy Hour tonight, Jan. 2 Jennifer Garske 2019-01-02 06:00:00Z 0

David Schultz to speak at Jan. 3 meeting

The Rotary Club of Edina will welcome Professor David Schultz as the program speaker for the first meeting of the New Year, Jan. 3. Schultz, a professor at Hamline University and the University of Minnesota, will give us an analysis of the 2018 elections. 
 
David Schultz to speak at Jan. 3 meeting Jen Garske 2018-12-27 06:00:00Z 0

Rotary ringers at the red kettle Dec. 17-21

Rotarians, friends and family will be out ringing the bell at the red kettle this week for the Salvation Army!
 
Make sure to stop by Jerry's Foods in Edina Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 17, 19 and 20from 2 to 8 p.m. to drop some coins in the kettle! Don't forget to drop by Jerry's on your way to the Holiday Party on Thursday—Paul Peterson, Paul Mooty and Marty Kupper will be entertaining the crowds at the kettle at Jerry's starting at 4 p.m.
 
On Tuesday, Dec. 18, and Friday, Dec. 21, we'll be ringing at Byerly's & Lunds, 7171 France Ave. in Edina. The Rotary ringers will be there from 2 to 8 p.m.
 
Thanks to Dan Hallberg and Wayne Harmon for once again organizing our volunteer ringers and being at every bell hand-off throughout the week! Let Dan know if you have questions. 
 
We'll see you at the kettle! 
 
Rotary ringers at the red kettle Dec. 17-21 Jen Garske 2018-12-17 06:00:00Z 0

Rotary Holiday Party is Thursday, Dec. 20

The Rotary Club of Edina Holiday Party is this Thursday, Dec. 20, starting at 5:30 p.m. Join your fellow Rotarians and their guests 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!
 
Registration for the party has closed. Please contact Marty Kupper if you have questions.
 
There is NO regular Rotary Club of Edina meeting Dec. 20 or 27. 
 
Click on the link below for more info...

 

Rotary Holiday Party is Thursday, Dec. 20 Jen Garske 2018-12-17 06:00:00Z 0

Club Seeks Administrator

Looking for a flexible part-time professional position? Have a heart for service? The Rotary Club of Edina seeks a part-time Club Administrator.
Club Seeks Administrator Jennifer Bennerotte 2018-12-13 06:00:00Z 0

Platts honored with TRF Major Donor award

Ann and Jim Platt were honored as Major Donors to The Rotary Foundation at the Dec. 6 Rotary Club of Edina meeting. Past President Steve Slyce awarded the Platts with the the honor, and highlighted their generosity to TRF. 
 
Congratulations, Ann and Jim! 
 
Platts honored with TRF Major Donor award Jen Garske 2018-12-12 06:00:00Z 0

Eric Dayton to speak at Dec. 13 meeting

The Rotary Club of Edina will welcome Eric Dayton as the program speaker at the Dec. 13 meeting. He will speak about “Identity & Entrepreneurship in the North.” The presentation will cover how the North has grown over the past five years from a knit hat into a movement.

Rotarian Stefan Smith will give his Classification Talk at the meeting.

There is no Rotary meeting next week, Dec. 20. Our annual Holiday Party is at 5:30 p.m. that evening, Dec. 20. There is also no meeting Dec. 27.

Click on the link below for more on the speaker...

 

Eric Dayton to speak at Dec. 13 meeting Jen Garske 2018-12-12 06:00:00Z 0

Eric Dayton to speak at Dec. 13 Rotary meeting

The Rotary Club of Edina will welcome Eric Dayton as the program speaker at the Dec. 13 meeting. He will speak about “Identity & Entrepreneurship in the North.” The presentation will cover how the North has grown over the past five years from a knit hat into a movement.

Rotarian Stefan Smith will give his Classification Talk at the meeting.

Eric Dayton to speak at Dec. 13 Rotary meeting Jen Garske 2018-12-09 06:00:00Z 0

Matt Halley to speak Dec. 6

The Rotary Club of Edina will welcome Matt Halley as program speaker at the Thursday, Dec. 6, meeting. He joined Cookie Cart as its Executive Director in 2004. Under his leadership Cookie Cart has grown from grass roots organization in North Minneapolis to one of the largest youth employment training program in the Twin Cities.
 
For more on the speaker, click on the link below...
 
Matt Halley to speak Dec. 6 Jen Garske 2018-12-04 06:00:00Z 0

Next Rotary Happy Hour is tonight, Dec. 5

The next Rotary Vocational Development Group will be Wednesday, Dec. 5.
 
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 Rotary Club of Edina and EMRC collaborate on this event.
 
Click on the link below for more on the event...
 
 
Next Rotary Happy Hour is tonight, Dec. 5 Jennifer Garske 2018-12-04 06:00:00Z 0

Matt Halley to speak at Dec. 6 Rotary meeting

The Rotary Club of Edina will welcome Matt Halley as program speaker at the Thursday, Dec. 6, meeting. He joined Cookie Cart as its Executive Director in 2004. Under his leadership Cookie Cart has grown from grass roots organization in North Minneapolis to one of the largest youth employment training program in the Twin Cities.
 
Matt Halley to speak at Dec. 6 Rotary meeting Jen Garske 2018-12-02 06:00:00Z 0
Local grants deadline has passed Jen Garske 2018-12-02 06:00:00Z 0

Next Edina Rotaract meeting is Dec. 12

Posted by Sam Thompson on Nov 28, 2018
The Rotaract Club of Edina will host two local authors at the Wednesday, Dec. 12, meeting. Colton Witte and Sean Bloomfield will speak about their book, "Adventure North." The two Chaska High School graduates canoed 2,200 miles up the Minnesota River to Hudson Bay when they were teenagers. 

We will meet at 5:30 p.m. in the Community Room at Lunds & Byerly's in the 50th and France area of Edina. Rotarians are welcome at this special gathering! 
 
Contact Rotaract President Mark Gasner at Mark@ellingsoncpas.com for more info. 
 
Next Edina Rotaract meeting is Dec. 12 Sam Thompson 2018-11-28 06:00:00Z 0

Rotarians deliver Thanksgiving cheer Nov. 21

Posted by Michael Stanzak
Celebration and giving was in the air Nov. 21 when Rotarians from the Rotary Club of Edina and the Edina Morningside Rotary Club, along with family and friends, gathered at the Edina Country Club to assemble 80 Thanksgiving baskets. Then teams delivered the baskets to families in need in our community. The annual event was chaired again this year by Michael Stanzak, with help from Mary Hustad
 
Rotarians deliver Thanksgiving cheer Nov. 21 Michael Stanzak 2018-11-28 06:00:00Z 0

Harvey Newcomb to speak at Nov. 29 meeting

The program speaker at the Thursday, Nov. 29, Rotary Club of Edina meeting is Harvey Newcomb. He is Director of Principal Gifts for The Rotary Foundation in Chicago. He will speak about giving to The Rotary Foundation. Our club's annual TRF campaign kicks off this month!
 
Harvey Newcomb to speak at Nov. 29 meeting Jen Garske 2018-11-27 06:00:00Z 0

Harvey Newcomb to speak at Nov. 29 meeting

The program speaker at the Thursday, Nov. 29, Rotary Club of Edina meeting is Harvey Newcomb. He is Director of Principal Gifts for The Rotary Foundation in Chicago. He will speak about giving to The Rotary Foundation. Our club's annual TRF campaign kicks off this month!
 
The Rotary Holiday Giving Program starts this Thursday! Please bring an unwrapped present for children of any age, as well as parents, to the meeting. They will be donated to CornerStone. Or bring gift cards to Macys or Marshalls. These will be donated to 66 West to purchase interview clothing or the residents. Other gift cards and cash donations are also welcome! Contact Jean Morrison for more info. Gifts can be donated at the Nov. 29, Dec. 6 and 13 meetings, as well as at the Holiday Party Dec. 20.
 
Harvey Newcomb to speak at Nov. 29 meeting Jen Garske 2018-11-21 06:00:00Z 0

Next Edina Rotaract meeting is Nov. 28

Posted by Sam Thompson on Nov 19, 2018
The next meeting of the Rotaract Club of Edina will be tonight, Wednesday, Nov. 28, at The Mezz in Lunds & Byerlys on France Avenue in Edina. The meeting begins at 6 p.m.
 
The Rotary Club of Edina and the Edina Morningside Rotary Club are embarking on starting and supporting a Rotaract Club. Rotaract clubs consist of young professionals between the ages of 18 and 30. Usually meetings will be held at 6 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month at The Mezz. Each meeting will feature a speaker and focus on service projects in alignment with Rotary’s mission of “Service Above Self.”
 
Click on the link below for more on Rotaract...
 
 
Next Edina Rotaract meeting is Nov. 28 Sam Thompson 2018-11-19 06:00:00Z 0

Edina Rotary supports Protect Me Project

Posted by Jennifer Bennerotte on Nov 19, 2018
The Edina Rotary Foundation recently sent $6,000 to Protect Me Project, a U.S.-based non-profit with a mission of educating and empowering Latin American children ages 3 to 9 on how to say “no” when confronted by an abuser.
 
Click on the link below for more info...
 
Edina Rotary supports Protect Me Project Jennifer Bennerotte 2018-11-19 06:00:00Z 0

Rotary Supports Protect Me Project

Posted by Jennifer Bennerotte on Nov 19, 2018
The Edina Rotary Foundation recently sent $6,000 to Protect Me Project, a U.S.-based non-profit with a mission of educating and empowering Latin American children ages 3 to 9 on how to say “no” when confronted by an abuser.
Rotary Supports Protect Me Project Jennifer Bennerotte 2018-11-19 06:00:00Z 0

Thanksgiving Baskets is Wednesday, Nov. 21

This week, Wednesday, Nov. 21, is our annual Thanksgiving Baskets event! Join us for lunch at the Edina Country Club at 11:45 a.m., followed by the assembling of Thanksgiving baskets. Then teams will deliver their baskets to families in need in Edina and the surrounding communities.
 
Registration for the meeting/basket assembly has closed. You can contact Michael Stanzak or Mary Hustad with questions.
 
There is no meeting next Thursday, Nov. 22. 
 
 
Thanksgiving Baskets is Wednesday, Nov. 21 Jen Garske 2018-11-15 06:00:00Z 0

Camp E awards scholarships to 6 students

Six area high school students won scholarships during Camp Enterprise earlier this month. Camp Enterprise, organized by the Rotary Club of Edina and Edina Morningside Rotary Club, provides high school students with a unique opportunity to learn about leadership, business and the free enterprise system.
 
For more photos and videos of Camp Enterprise, visit the Camp E Facebook page. And while you are there, give it a like! 
 
 
Camp E awards scholarships to 6 students Jennifer Bennerotte 2018-11-15 06:00:00Z 0

Camp Enterprise 2018 is in the books!

More than 100 Minnesota/Wisconsin high school students joined us at YMCA Camp Ihudhapi Nov. 1-3 for the 2018 Rotary Camp Enterprise. The three-day camp is put on by the Rotary Club of Edina and Rotary Club of Edina Morningside for students in Rotary District 5950 and Rotary District 5960. The students are all sponsored by area Rotary clubs, and learn about the free enterprise system. They work together, with the help of mentors and counselors, to come up with a business plan and presentation. And on the last day, five lucky students won scholarships!

This year's Camp E was chaired by Hein de Hoog of EMRC. Sam Thompson was marketing director for this year's camp. Special thanks to our many, many volunteers! We couldn't do it without you!

 

Camp Enterprise 2018 is in the books! Jen Garske 2018-11-07 06:00:00Z 0

Rotary Veterans Luncheon is Monday, Nov. 12

The annual Area 3 Rotary Veterans Luncheon is next Monday, Nov. 12, at Bloomington Hilton, 3900 American Blvd. W., Bloomington. Check-in begins at 11 a.m. with live music, with the luncheon beginning at 11:15 and concluding at 1:15 p.m.

The last day to register was Nov. 1. If you are not signed up and would like to attend, please contact Josh Sprague.

Gen. Denny Schulstad, U.S. Air Force (retired), will be the emcee at the event. Schulstad is a former long-time member of our club. The featured speaker at the luncheon is Col. Ken Rizer, U.S. Air Force (retired). 

There is no Rotary Club of Edina meeting on Thursday, Nov. 15, at the Edina Country Club. All members are encouraged to attend the Veterans Luncheon. 

 

Rotary Veterans Luncheon is Monday, Nov. 12 Jen Garske 2018-11-07 06:00:00Z 0

Syverson, Murphy to speak at Rotary meeting

The Rotary Club of Edina will welcome Lori Syverson, Executive Director of the Edina Chamber Commerce, and our own Tim Murphy, past Rotary District 5950 Governor, as program speakers at the Thursday, Nov. 8, meeting. Syverson and Murphy are members of the Edina Economic Development Committee. They will be sharing about their work, and what Edina looks like moving forward.
 
Click on the link below for more on the speakers...
 
Syverson, Murphy to speak at Rotary meeting Jen Garske 2018-11-07 06:00:00Z 0

Edina Rotaract get-together is Nov. 13

The next meeting of the Rotaract Club of Edina will be Tuesday, Nov. 13. This is a special social event in private room at Wooden Hill Brewing Company. We will hear a speaker about the background of the company, and perhaps a tour. 
 
The Rotary Club of Edina and the Edina Morningside Rotary Club are embarking on starting and supporting a Rotaract Club. Rotaract clubs consist of young professionals between the ages of 18 and 30. Usually meetings will be held at 6 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month at The Mezz. Each meeting will feature a speaker and focus on service projects in alignment with Rotary’s mission of “Service Above Self.”
 
For more on the Rotaract Club, click on the link below...
 
Edina Rotaract get-together is Nov. 13 Sam Thompson 2018-11-07 06:00:00Z 0

Syverson, Murphy to speak at Nov. 8 Rotary meeting

The Rotary Club of Edina will welcome Lori Syverson, Executive Director of the Edina Chamber Commerce, and our own Tim Murphy, past Rotary District 5950 Governor, as program speakers at the Thursday, Nov. 8, meeting. Syverson and Murphy are members of the Edina Economic Development Committee. They will be sharing about their work, and what Edina looks like moving forward.
 
 
 
Syverson, Murphy to speak at Nov. 8 Rotary meeting Jen Garske 2018-11-05 06:00:00Z 0

Blood Drive success is an inspiration

Posted by Katy Campbell
For the first time in about six years Rotary Club of Edina hosted a blood drive on Oct. 25 with Memorial Blood Center’s mobile unit parked at Edina Country Club.

Thank you for showing up to donate as planned, and as meeting walk-ins, Rotarians, family members, friends and Edina Country Club members. We scored beyond expectations with 27 donations drawn by Memorial Blood Center over a four-hour span.
 
Blood Drive success is an inspiration Katy Campbell 2018-11-01 05:00:00Z 0

ERF awards international grants

Posted by Jennifer Bennerotte
The Edina Rotary Foundation recently awarded $4,500 for three international service projects. They included grants to Protect Me Project, Open Arms Home for Children "Suds of Hope" program and Nibakure Community Village. 
 
ERF awards international grants Jennifer Bennerotte 2018-11-01 05:00:00Z 0

Next Rotary Happy Hour is Wednesday, Nov. 7

The next Rotary Vocational Development Group will be Wednesday, Nov. 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 speaker at the Nov. 7 get-together is Valeri Burke. The Rotary Club of Edina and EMRC collaborate on this event.
 
Click on the link below for more on the event...
 
 
Next Rotary Happy Hour is Wednesday, Nov. 7 Jennifer Garske 2018-11-01 05:00:00Z 0

Jill Renslow to speak at Nov. 1 meeting

The Rotary Club of Edina will welcome Jill Renslow as program speaker at the Thursday, Nov. 1, meeting. Renslow is Senior Vice President of Business Development and Marketing with Mall of America. 
 
Click on the link below for more on the speaker...
 
Jill Renslow to speak at Nov. 1 meeting Jen Garske 2018-11-01 05:00:00Z 0

Fall fun at the Fireside Chats

Thank you to our hosts for the Fall Fireside Chats! Tom Ries, Thom Winninger, Gordy Lewis and Paul Mooty all invited Rotarians into their homes in October for food and fellowship. 

Thanks also to Brad Hepp for organizing the get-togethers. 


 

Fall fun at the Fireside Chats Jen Garske 2018-10-31 05:00:00Z 0
Jill Renslow to speak at Nov. 1 Rotary meeting Jen Garske 2018-10-28 05:00:00Z 0

Leadership Ethics Seminar engages students

The Rotary Club of Edina hosted the Leadership Ethics Seminar for Edina High School students on Tuesday, Oct. 23, at St. Patrick's Church in Edina. This all-day session featured small group discussions, speakers, and a case study discussion for the entire group. 

The Leadership Ethics Seminar was chaired this year by John Buttolph and Sutton McGraw. The seminar was started by longtime Rotarian Jerry Potter, who initiated this seminar for Edina students years ago. It was originally called "Do the Right Thing." 

Thanks to all our volunteers!

 

Leadership Ethics Seminar engages students Jen Garske 2018-10-25 05:00:00Z 0

Edina Rotarians help cleanup parks!

Edina Rotary held the fall Adopt-a-Park Day Sunday, Oct. 21. Chair Tom Cook and fellow Rotarians gathered to clean up Wooddale and Utley Parks in Edina. Thanks to all who volunteered, including Katy Campbell, Hannelore Brucker, David Clynes and Axel Steuer.
Edina Rotarians help cleanup parks! Jen Garske 2018-10-25 05:00:00Z 0

Clean Energy is the topic at Oct. 25 meeting

The Rotary Club of Edina will welcome J. Drake Hamilton as the speaker at the Thursday, Oct. 25, meeting. Hamilton is the science policy director at Fresh Energy. She will speak about "The Economic Power of Clean Energy." 
 
Sharon Chandler and Sylvester Thomas will be officially inducted into the club at the meeting.
 

The Edina Rotary Blood Drive will also happen during the meeting this Thursday! Memorial Blood Centers will have their bloodmobile in the parking lot of Edina Country Club. We did request that anyone willing to donate sign up online, and you should have received reminder emails from Memorial Blood Centers confirming your time. Please contact Katy Campbell with questions.
 

Click on the link for more on the speaker...
 
 
Clean Energy is the topic at Oct. 25 meeting Jen Garske 2018-10-24 05:00:00Z 0

Leadership Ethics Seminar engages students

 

The Rotary Club of Edina hosted the Leadership Ethics Seminar for Edina High School students on Tuesday, Oct. 23, at St. Patrick's Church in Edina. This all-day session featured small group discussions, speakers, and a case study discussion for the entire group. 

The Leadership Ethics Seminar was chaired this year by John Buttolph and Sutton McGraw. The seminar was started by longtime Rotarian Jerry Potter, who initiated this seminar for Edina students years ago. It was originally called "Do the Right Thing." 

Thanks to all our volunteers!

Click on the link for more photos from the event...
 

 

Leadership Ethics Seminar engages students Jen Garske 2018-10-24 05:00:00Z 0

J. Drake Hamilton to speak at Oct. 25 Rotary meeting

The Rotary Club of Edina will welcome J. Drake Hamilton as the speaker at the Thursday, Oct. 25, meeting. Hamilton is the science policy director at Fresh Energy. She will speak about "The Economic Power of Clean Energy." 
 
Sharon Chandler and Sylvester Thomas will be officially inducted into the club at the meeting.
 
J. Drake Hamilton to speak at Oct. 25 Rotary meeting Jen Garske 2018-10-21 05:00:00Z 0

Volunteers needed for Camp Enterprise

We are looking for volunteers for 2018 Camp Enterprise! We need all different kinds of volunteers to make the event a success for more than 100 area high school students. Camp is Nov. 1 through 3 at YMCA Camp Ihduhapi. Contact Sam Thompson to volunteer, or for more information about our largest Youth Service project. If you are a new member who would like to know more, contact Sam, or go to the Camp E website and learn more, and then volunteer! 
 
We also need more students to attend this great camp! We have spots open for Edina students—including children or grandchildren of Rotarians. If you have a family member that is a junior or senior in high school, please share info about Camp E with them and encourage them to attend. They can register here and find out all about the Camp E experience. If you or your student have questions, contact Sam Thompson or this year's Camp E Chair, Hein de Hoog of the Edina Morningside Rotary Club.
 
Thank you for helping us make this event a success!
 
Volunteers needed for Camp Enterprise Jen Garske 2018-10-17 05:00:00Z 0

Edina Rotaract meeting is Oct. 24

Posted by Sam Thompson on Oct 17, 2018
The next meeting of the Rotaract Club of Edina will be Wednesday, Oct. 24. We will meet at 6 p.m. at The Mezz at Lunds & Bylerlys, 7171 France Ave. S. 
 
The Rotary Club of Edina and the Edina Morningside Rotary Club are embarking on starting and supporting a Rotaract Club. Rotaract clubs consist of young professionals between the ages of 18 and 30. Meetings will be held at 6 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month at The Mezz. Most meetings will feature a speaker and focus on service projects in alignment with Rotary’s mission of “Service Above Self.” The Oct. 24 meeting will not have a speaker, but members will discuss plans for future events.

The first president of the Edina Rotaract Club is Mark Gasner. We do need more Rotaract members. Please contact Sam Thompson at sthompson@transitionsib.com if you have friends, family, neighbors or work associates who are age 18 to 30 and would be interested in joining our Rotaract Club.

Click on the link below for more info...
 
Edina Rotaract meeting is Oct. 24 Sam Thompson 2018-10-17 05:00:00Z 0

Scott Neal to speak at Oct. 18 meeting

The Rotary Club of Edina will welcome Scott Neal as the program speaker at the Thursday, Oct. 18, meeting. Neal is the City Manager for Edina, and will give an update on development in the city.

Rotarian Jennifer Hendrickson will give her Classification Talk at the meeting.
 
Don't forget we are taking a group photo at the meeting! It is our first membership photo in 25 years! Come dressed for success and wearing your smile!
 
Click on the link below for more about the speaker...
 
Scott Neal to speak at Oct. 18 meeting Jen Garske 2018-10-17 05:00:00Z 0

Scott Neal to speak at Oct. 18 Rotary meeting

The Rotary Club of Edina will welcome Scott Neal as the program speaker at the Thursday, Oct. 18, meeting. Neal is the City Manager for Edina, and will give an update on development in the city.

Rotarian Jennifer Hendrickson will give her Classification Talk at the meeting.
 
Don't forget we are taking a group photo at the meeting! It is our first membership photo in 25 years! Come dressed for success and wearing your smile!
Scott Neal to speak at Oct. 18 Rotary meeting Jen Garske 2018-10-13 05:00:00Z 0

Area 3 Veterans Luncheon set for Nov. 12

The annual Area 3 Rotary Veterans Luncheon is set for Monday, Nov. 12, at Bloomington Hilton, 3900 American Blvd. W., Bloomington. Check-in begins at 11 a.m. with live music, with the luncheon beginning at 11:15 and concluding at 1:15 p.m.

Please register yourself and all guests online by Nov. 1. We need to report our attendance to the planners, so all are asked to register if they plan to attend.

Gen. Denny Schulstad, U.S. Air Force (retired), will be the emcee at the event. Schulstad is a former long-time member of our club. The featured speaker at the luncheon is Col. Ken Rizer, U.S. Air Force (retired). 

Each Rotarian may invite up to two veterans as guests of our club, and Senior Active and Honorary Rotarians who are veterans may attend free of charge. Cost for guests that are not veterans will be $25.

There is no Rotary Club of Edina meeting on Thursday, Nov. 15, at the Edina Country Club. All members are encouraged to attend the Veterans Luncheon. 


 

Area 3 Veterans Luncheon set for Nov. 12 Jen Garske 2018-10-07 05:00:00Z 0

Vocational Day meeting at Faribault Woolen Mill Oct. 11

The Rotary Club of Edina will hold a Vocational Day meeting Thursday, Oct. 11, at Faribault Woolen Mill. Box lunches and bottled water will be provided on the bus ride to the mill. Host Paul Mooty will share the story of Faribault Woolen Mill on the bus ride.

Estimated arrival time at the mill is 12:30 p.m. We will break into smaller groups and get tours of the mill, as well as time in the gift shop. Anyone purchasing an item at the gift shop that day will get a 15 percent discount! Thanks, Paul! 

Bus transportation is available, but please RSVP to Marty Kupper to reserve your spot. There is limited space on the bus. The bus will leave from the Edina Country Club Check promptly at 11:30 a.m. The bus will leave Faribault Woolen Mill at 1:30 p.m., and be back at the ECC by 2:30 p.m. 

Registration is required to attend this meeting. Our online registration has passed. Please contact Marty if you would like to attend but are not registered. Due to the limited number of space on the bus, we are asking that only Rotary Club of Edina members attend this special meeting. If you any questions regarding this request, please contact Marty Kupper.

Vocational Day meeting at Faribault Woolen Mill Oct. 11 Jen Garske 2018-10-07 05:00:00Z 0

Join us in giving blood at Rotary Blood Drive

Did you know? You can still give blood if you…are a cancer survivor?

You are eligible to donate 1 year after a definitive course of treatment is complete and you are found to be cancer-free. Patients who have had certain forms of leukemia or lymphoma may be eligible after 5 years. Call 1-888-GVE-BLD to verify eligibility.

—Source: Memorial Blood Center "Did You Know"

Please RSVP To Be A Blood Donor on Thursday, Oct. 25, at Edina Country Club!

Every two seconds someone needs blood. Volunteer donors like you are the only people who can help. Please consider helping and Give Forward at our Edina Rotary Blood Drive on Thursday, Oct. 25! Memorial Blood Centers will have their bloodmobile in the parking lot of Edina Country Club.

Please register online if you are willing to help...we will accommodate your schedule and set appointments once we know who can help. (It takes less than an hour...complete with treats). Please invite family members, friends and neighbors to join you. 

Please contact President John Flynn or event chair Katy Campbell if you have questions. Thank you for your service to humanity!!

 

Join us in giving blood at Rotary Blood Drive Jen Garske 2018-10-07 05:00:00Z 0

Prospective Member Day is Oct. 4

The Rotary Club of Edina will hold a Prospective Member Day at the Thursday, Oct. 4 meeting. All Rotarians are encouraged to bring friends and colleagues that are interested in learning more about Rotary and our club.
 
The speaker Oct. 4 will be Kate Mortenson, president and CEO of the 2019 Minneapolis Final Four Local Organizing Committee. She will play a key role in efforts to ensure the next huge sporting event headed for the Twin Cities is a big success. 
 
Rotarian Rich Kleber will give his Classification Talk at the meeting.
Prospective Member Day is Oct. 4 Jen Garske 2018-10-03 05:00:00Z 0

Edina Rotaract meeting is tonight, Oct. 10

Posted by Sam Thompson on Oct 03, 2018
The next meeting of the Rotaract Club of Edina will be tonight, Wednesday, Oct. 10. We will meet at 6 p.m. at The Mezz at Lunds & Bylerlys, 7171 France Ave. S. The speaker at the meeting will be Josh Sprague, a real estate agent at Lakes Sotheby's International Realty in Edina. He will provide valuable tips on how to buy a house. He will also share information about the Edina High School Interact Rotary Club. Sprague is President-Elect of the Rotary Club of Edina.
 
The Rotary Club of Edina and the Edina Morningside Rotary Club are embarking on starting and supporting a Rotaract Club. Rotaract clubs consist of young professionals between the ages of 18 and 30. Meetings will be held there 6 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month. Each meeting will feature a speaker and focus on service projects in alignment with Rotary’s mission of “Service Above Self.”
 
We need Rotaract members. Please contact Sam Thompson at sthompson@transitionsib.com if you have friends, family, neighbors or work associates that would be interested in joining our Rotaract Club.
 
Click on the link below for more about Rotaract...
 
Edina Rotaract meeting is tonight, Oct. 10 Sam Thompson 2018-10-03 05:00:00Z 0

Proposed for membership

The Rotary Club of Edina’s Board of Directors recently approved the applicant below for membership:
 
Sylvester Thomas
Classification: Financial Advisor
Sponsor: Greg Hanks
 
Written objections to the application must be submitted before 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, to Rotary Club of Edina, 4801 W. 50th St., Edina, MN 55424 or emailed to administrator@EdinaRotary.org.
 
 
Proposed for membership Jen Garske 2018-10-03 05:00:00Z 0

Prospective Member Day is Oct. 4; speaker is Kate Mortenson

The Rotary Club of Edina will hold a Prospective Member Day at the Thursday, Oct. 4 meeting. All Rotarians are encouraged to bring friends and colleagues that are interested in learning more about Rotary and our club.
 
The speaker Oct. 4 will be Kate Mortenson, president and CEO of the 2019 Minneapolis Final Four Local Organizing Committee. She will play a key role in efforts to ensure the next huge sporting event headed for the Twin Cities is a big success. 
 
Rotarian Rich Kleber will give his Classification Talk at the meeting.
Prospective Member Day is Oct. 4; speaker is Kate Mortenson Jen Garske 2018-10-01 05:00:00Z 0

Happy Hour is today, Wednesday, Oct. 3

The next Rotary Vocational Development Group will be today, Wednesday, Oct. 3.
 
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 speaker at the Oct. 3 get-together is Royce Pavelka. The Rotary Club of Edina and EMRC collaborate on this event.
 
Click on the link below for more about the event...
 
 
Happy Hour is today, Wednesday, Oct. 3 Jennifer Garske 2018-09-26 05:00:00Z 0

No Rotary meeting Sept. 27; Gala is Sept. 29

There will be no Rotary Club of Edina meeting Thursday, Sept. 27, due to the Edina Rotary Foundation Fundraiser & Gala "Rotary's Got Talent" Saturday, Sept. 29, at the Metropolitan Ballroom & Clubroom in Golden Valley. The Gala counts as our official meeting this week. Registration for the Gala is closed, but you can bid in the Online Auction even if you are not attending. Go here to check out the items and start making your bids!
 
Our next regular meeting will be Oct. 4. This will be Prospective Member Day for the Club! All Rotarians are encouraged to bring friends and colleagues that are interested in learning more about Rotary and our club. The speaker Oct. 4 will be Kate Mortenson, president and CEO of the 2019 Minneapolis Final Four Local Organizing Committee. She will play a key role in efforts to ensure the next huge sporting event headed for the Twin Cities is a big success. 
No Rotary meeting Sept. 27; Gala is Sept. 29 Jen Garske 2018-09-26 05:00:00Z 0

Next Rotaract meeting is tonight!

Posted by Jen Garske on Sep 26, 2018
The second meeting of the Rotaract Club of Edina will be tonight, Wednesday, Sept. 26. We will meet at 6 p.m. at The Mezz at Lunds & Bylerlys, 7171 France Ave. S. The speaker at the meeting will be Mary Younggren, owner of Advent Group, a temporary staffing agency in Edina. She will provide tips on how to get a job, interview, conduct an interview and information on the industry in general. Younggren is a member of the Rotary Club of Edina.
 
The next meeting is at 6:15 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, at The Mezz. The featured speaker will be Rotarian Josh Sprague.
 
The first President of the Rotaract Club of Edina is Mark Gastner. Rotarians Scott Hawkinson and Jake Johnson are also on our first board. But we need Rotaract members and board members! Please contact Sam Thompson at sthompson@transitionsib.com if you have friends, family, neighbors or work associates that would be interested in joining our Rotaract Club.

Click on the link below for more on Rotaract...
 
Next Rotaract meeting is tonight! Jen Garske 2018-09-26 05:00:00Z 0

Steve Slyce honored as TRF Major Donor

At the Sept. 13 Rotary Club of Edina, Past President Jeff Ohe honored another of our Past Presidents. Steve Slyce was recognized for his generous donations to The Rotary Foundation, and achieving Major Donor status! That means Steve has given $10,000 to The Rotary Foundation! Congratulations Steve!
 
Steve Slyce honored as TRF Major Donor Jen Garske 2018-09-19 05:00:00Z 0

Rotarians Walk to End Alzheimer's Sept. 15!

Several Rotarians from our club and around the District participated in the Walk to End Alzheimer's Sept. 15 at Target Field! Rotarian Rick Carlson, with the help of Jennifer Hendrickson and Brad Hepp, organized the "Rotary Rally for Alz" team. Thanks to all the Rotarians and friends and family that participated, including the Rotary team organizer, as well as Tom Gump (Edina Morningside Rotary Club), Bridget Hallstrom, Dave Hatzung, Sam Thompson and Sue Spalding, chief executive officer at the Alzheimer's Association, Minnesota-North Dakota chapter.
 
Rotarians Walk to End Alzheimer's Sept. 15! Jen Garske 2018-09-19 05:00:00Z 0

Laura Mulliken to speak at Sept. 20 meeting

The Rotary Club of Edina will welcome Laura Mulliken as program speaker at the Thursday, Sept. 20, meeting. She will speak about "Sex Trafficking in Minnesota and the Community Response." 
 
There is NO Rotary Club of Edina meeting next week, Sept. 27, due to the Edina Rotary Foundation Fundraiser & Gala "Rotary's Got Talent" on Sept. 29!
 
Click on the link below for more on the speaker...
 
Laura Mulliken to speak at Sept. 20 meeting Jen Garske 2018-09-19 05:00:00Z 0

Laura Mulliken to speak about sex trafficking at Sept. 20 meeting

The Rotary Club of Edina will welcome Laura Mulliken as program speaker at the Thursday, Sept. 20, meeting. She will speak about "Sex Trafficking in Minnesota and the Community Response." 
 
There is NO Rotary Club of Edina meeting next week, Sept. 27, due to the Edina Rotary Foundation Fundraiser & Gala "Rotary's Got Talent" on Sept. 29!
 
 
Laura Mulliken to speak about sex trafficking at Sept. 20 meeting Jen Garske 2018-09-15 05:00:00Z 0

PHF/PHS members honored at meeting

Our The Rotary Foundation Director, David Clynes, honored Paul Harris Fellows (PHF) at the Sept. 6 Rotary Club of Edina meeting. David, with the help of Katy Campbell, acknowledged their generous donations to The Rotary Foundation, including two members who are also Paul Harris Society (PHS) members, giving $1,000 each year to TRF. 
 
  • George Lancaster—PHF+4
  • Susan Spalding—PHF+5 (PHS)
  • Dan Hallberg—PHF+5
  • Michael Stanzak—PHF+6 (PHS)
Congratulations!
 
PHF/PHS members honored at meeting Jen Garske 2018-09-15 05:00:00Z 0

District Governor to speak at Sept. 13 meeting

The program speaker for the Thursday, Sept. 13, Rotary Club of Edina meeting is Irene Kelly, Governor of Rotary District 5950. She will share an update about our nationally recognized District. Her presentation is titled, "Be the Inspiration!" Kelly will serve as District Governor from July 2018 through June 2019. She is a member of the Eden Prairie AM Rotary Club.
 
Click on the link below for more on the speaker...
 
District Governor to speak at Sept. 13 meeting Jen Garske 2018-09-12 05:00:00Z 0

District Governor Irene Kelly to speak at Sept. 13 meeting

The program speaker for the Thursday, Sept. 13, Rotary Club of Edina meeting is Irene Kelly, Governor of Rotary District 5950. She will share an update about our nationally recognized District. Her presentation is titled, "Be the Inspiration!" Kelly will serve as District Governor from July 2018 through June 2019. She is a member of the Eden Prairie AM Rotary Club.
 
 
District Governor Irene Kelly to speak at Sept. 13 meeting Jen Garske 2018-09-08 05:00:00Z 0

Rotarians honored for donations to TRF

Several Rotarians were honored at the Aug. 30 Rotary Club of Edina meeting for their contributions to The Rotary Foundation. Our club's TRF Director, David Clynes, handed out pins to the following Rotarians who were honored as Paul  Harris Fellows. Two are also members of the Paul Harris Society (PHS).
 
  • David Phillips, PHF+1 (PHS)
  • André Brewer, PHF+1
  • Tom Cook, PHF+1 (PHS)
  • Kevin Kalal, PHF+1
  • Axel Steuer, PHF+2
Congratulations to all the honorees! 
 
Rotarians honored for donations to TRF Jen Garske 2018-09-08 05:00:00Z 0

Dr. John Wald of Mayo Clinic to speak Sept. 6

The Rotary Club of Edina will welcome Dr. John Wald as program speaker at the Thursday, Sept. 6 meeting. Dr. Wald is a consultant in the Department of Radiology at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota. His subspecialty training is in Neuroradiology with a focused interest in interventional spine and skull base procedures. He holds the academic rank of Professor. He will speak about "Mayo Clinic—Destination Medical Center."
 
Click on the link below for more on the speaker...
 
 
 
Dr. John Wald of Mayo Clinic to speak Sept. 6 Jen Garske 2018-09-05 05:00:00Z 0

Meet a Member: Dave Phillips

Periodically we feature a newer member of the Rotary Club of Edina on our website. The Rotary Club of Edina welcomed Dave Phillips as a member in September 2017. Dave's sponsor to the club was Sandy Schley.
 
For more information about Dave, click on the link below...
 
Meet a Member: Dave Phillips Jen Garske 2018-09-05 05:00:00Z 0

Meet a Member: Bonnie Rolstad

Periodically we feature a newer member of the Rotary Club of Edina in The Barker. The Rotary Club of Edina welcomed Bonnie Rolstad as a member in August 2017. Bonnie's sponsor to the club was Greg Yoch.
 
Click on the link below to get to know Bonnie...
 
Meet a Member: Bonnie Rolstad Jen Garske 2018-09-05 05:00:00Z 0

Meet a Member—Dave Phillips

Periodically we feature a newer member of the Rotary Club of Edina on our website. The Rotary Club of Edina welcomed Dave Phillips as a member in September 2017. Dave's sponsor to the club was Sandy Schley.
Meet a Member—Dave Phillips Jen Garske 2018-09-03 05:00:00Z 0

Meet a Member—Bonnie Rolstad

Periodically we feature a newer member of the Rotary Club of Edina on our website. The Rotary Club of Edina welcomed Bonnie Rolstad as a member in August 2017. Bonnie's sponsor to the club was Greg Yoch.
Meet a Member—Bonnie Rolstad Jen Garske 2018-09-03 05:00:00Z 0

Hannelore Brucker recognized as TRF Major Donor

Rotarian Hannelore Brucker was honored at the Aug. 23 Rotary Club of Edina meeting for her generous donations to The Rotary Foundation. Tim Murphy recognized Hannelore's donations to TRF as a Paul Harris Fellow, making her a Major Donor. Hannelore joined our club in July 2016. 
 
Congratulations, Hannelore!
 
Hannelore Brucker recognized as TRF Major Donor Jen Garske 2018-09-01 05:00:00Z 0

Dr. John Wald of Mayo Clinic to speak at Sept. 6 meeting

The Rotary Club of Edina will welcome Dr. John Wald as program speaker at the Thursday, Sept. 6 meeting. Dr. Wald is a consultant in the Department of Radiology at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota. His subspecialty training is in Neuroradiology with a focused interest in interventional spine and skull base procedures. He holds the academic rank of Professor. He will speak about "Mayo Clinic—Destination Medical Center."
 
 
Dr. John Wald of Mayo Clinic to speak at Sept. 6 meeting Jen Garske 2018-09-01 05:00:00Z 0

Women's PGA Championship speakers Aug. 30

The Rotary Club of Edina will welcome Renee DeLosh and Eric Wilkinson as program speakers at the Thursday, Aug. 30, meeting. They will talk about the 2019 KPMG Women's PGA Championship that will be held at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska.
 
Click on the link below for more on the speakers...
 
 
Women's PGA Championship speakers Aug. 30 Jen Garske 2018-08-29 05:00:00Z 0
2019 Women's PGA Championship topic at Aug. 30 meeting Jen Garske 2018-08-25 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary members honored for PHF donations

At the Aug. 16 Rotary Club of Edina meeting, our The Rotary Foundation Director, David Clynes, presented pins to the following Rotarians, who achieved Paul Harris Fellow status and beyond for their donations to The Rotary Foundation: 
 
  • Stefan Smith—PHF
  • Mike Eckert—PHF+1
  • Mark Hegman—PHF+1
  • Jim Platt—PHF+2 (also Paul Harris Society member)
  • Erick Ries—PHF+2
  • Lisa Walker—PHF+2 (also PHS member)
  • Mary Hustad—PHF+3
  • Scott Neal—PHF+3
  • Sam Thompson—PHF+3 (also PHS member)
  • Tom Ries—PHF+5
For newer members, and those who need a reminder, here is what PHF and PHS mean:
 
Paul Harris Fellowship (PHF)—acknowledges individuals who contribute, or who have contributions made in their name, of $1,000 to The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International.
PHF was established in 1957 to show appreciation for and encourage substantial contributions. The number of PHF reached 1 million in 2006. 
 
Paul Harris Society (PHS)—recognizes Rotary members and friends of The Rotary Foundation who elect to contribute $1,000 or more each year to the Annual Fund, PolioPlus Fund, or approved global grants. 
 
Congratulations to all our Paul Harris Fellows and Paul Harris Society members! For more information on TRF and donating, contact David Clynes.
 
Rotary members honored for PHF donations Jen Garske 2018-08-22 05:00:00Z 0

Ben Utecht to speak Aug. 23 

The Rotary Club of Edina will welcome Ben Utecht as program speaker at the Thursday, Aug. 23, meeting. Utecht, a Minnesota native who played football for the University of Minnesota, and went on to play in the NFL for the Cincinnati Bengals and Indianapolis Colts. He won a Super Bowl ring with the Colts in 2007. He is a professional singer as well as motivational speaker. He will speak about "The MVP Program/The Champion's Way."
 
New members Doug Drake and Forest Green will be officially inducted into the club at the meeting.
 
Click on the link below for more on the speaker...
 
 
Ben Utecht to speak Aug. 23 Jen Garske 2018-08-22 05:00:00Z 0

Ben Utecht to speak at Aug. 23 Rotary meeting

The Rotary Club of Edina will welcome Ben Utecht as program speaker at the Thursday, Aug. 23, meeting. Utecht, a Minnesota native who played football for the University of Minnesota, and went on to play in the NFL for the Cincinnati Bengals and Indianapolis Colts. He won a Super Bowl ring with the Colts in 2007. He is a professional singer as well as motivational speaker. He will speak about "The MVP Program/The Champion's Way."
 
New members Doug Drake and Forest Green will be officially inducted into the club at the meeting.
 
Ben Utecht to speak at Aug. 23 Rotary meeting Jen Garske 2018-08-18 05:00:00Z 0

Dr. Nancy Hutchison to speak Aug. 16

The Rotary Club of Edina will welcome Dr. Nancy Hutchison as program speaker at the Thursday, Aug. 16, meeting. Hutchison is a physician specializing in physical medicine and rehabilitation and she is a national expert in helping patients recover from the physical side effects of cancer and cancer treatment. 
 
Rotarian Susan Stiles will give her Classification Talk at the meeting.

Click on the link below for more on the speaker...
 
Dr. Nancy Hutchison to speak Aug. 16 Jen Garske 2018-08-15 05:00:00Z 0

Dr. Nancy Hutchison to speak at Aug. 16 Rotary meeting

The Rotary Club of Edina will welcome Dr. Nancy Hutchison as program speaker at the Thursday, Aug. 16, meeting. Hutchison is a physician specializing in physical medicine and rehabilitation and she is a national expert in helping patients recover from the physical side effects of cancer and cancer treatment. 
Dr. Nancy Hutchison to speak at Aug. 16 Rotary meeting Jen Garske 2018-08-12 05:00:00Z 0

Members honored as Paul Harris Fellows

Several Edina Rotarians were honored for their donations to The Rotary Foundation at the Aug. 2 Rotary Club of Edina meeting. Our TRF Director David Clynes presented the following Rotarians with their PHF pins:
 
  • Gary Pedersen—PHF+4
  • Susan Stiles—PHF+5
  • Kris Maser—PHF+6
  • Bonnie Rolstad—PHF+7
Congratulations and many thanks to these members for their generosity.
 
Members honored as Paul Harris Fellows Jen Garske 2018-08-12 05:00:00Z 0

Night to Unite—Rotarians' service in action

Rotarians and family volunteered to hand out Deterra packets (which are a safe way to render drugs inactive, allowing people to easily dispose of drugs) Tuesday, Aug. 7, at Night to Unite parties across Edina. We partnered with the Edina Police Department to deliver the packets. Thank you to all the volunteers who helped out, and to Fred Sylvester for coordinating the event for our club.
 
Click on the link below for more photos from the parties...
 
Night to Unite—Rotarians' service in action Jen Garske 2018-08-12 05:00:00Z 0

Diane Cross of Fraser to speak Aug. 9

The Rotary Club of Edina will welcome Diane Cross, CEO of Fraser, as program speaker at the Thursday, Aug. 9, meeting. Cross will share the story about Fraser's making a difference in our community.
 
New member Dr. Sita Dash will be officially inducted into the club at the meeting.
 
Click on the link below for more on the speaker...
 
Diane Cross of Fraser to speak Aug. 9 Jen Garske 2018-08-08 05:00:00Z 0

First Rotaract meeting is Sept. 12

Posted by Sam Thompson on Aug 08, 2018
The Rotary Club of Edina and the Edina Morningside Rotary Club are embarking on starting and supporting a Rotaract Club. Rotaract clubs consist of young professionals between the ages of 18 and 30. Starting a Rotaract Club is one of five of our clubs visioning goals. It also is Rotary International President Barry Rassin’s goal this year is to expand Rotaract globally and strengthen the transition from Rotaract into Rotary.
 
The first Rotaract meeting with be at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, at The Mezz in the Lunds & Byerlys on France Avenue in Edina. The meetings will be the second and fourth Wednesday of the month, starting Sept. 12.
 
We need Rotaract members. Please contact Sam Thompson at sthompson@transitionsib.com if you have friends, family, neighbors or work associates that would be interested in joining our Rotaract Club.
 
Click on the link below for more information...
 
First Rotaract meeting is Sept. 12 Sam Thompson 2018-08-08 05:00:00Z 0

Diane Cross of Fraser to speak at Aug. 9 meeting

The Rotary Club of Edina will welcome Diane Cross, CEO of Fraser, as program speaker at the Thursday, Aug. 9, meeting. Cross will share the story about Fraser's making a difference in our community.
 
New member Dr. Sita Dash will be officially inducted into the club at the meeting.
Diane Cross of Fraser to speak at Aug. 9 meeting Jen Garske 2018-08-04 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary volunteers needed for Night to Unite Aug. 7

Volunteers needed! Edina Rotary Club, along with the Edina Crime Prevention Fund, will be distributing Deterra packets during Night To Unite Tuesday, Aug, 7.

We are looking for volunteers to help with delivering the Deterra packets to several block parties throughout the Edina area beginning at 4:30 p.m. Volunteers will ride alone with Edina Police officers to visit parties and distribute the Deterra packets. We would love to visit block parties being held by our Rotarians! Please let us know if your neighborhood will be hosting an event. We'll share more details about the block party locations closer to Aug. 7.

You may remember hearing about and seeing Deterra packets at the Opioid Awareness Workshop our club hosted May 3. The Deterra packets render drugs inactive, giving people an easy way to dispose of drugs they do not need. A representative of Verde Technoglogies, who produces the packets, spoke at the workshop. After the workshop, our club gave the Edina Crime Prevention Fund a grant to purchase Deterra packets.

If you would like to volunteer to hand out the packets at Night to Unite, please register here

For more information, contact Fred Sylvester at FSylvester@ThinkBank.com

Rotary volunteers needed for Night to Unite Aug. 7 Jen Garske 2018-08-01 05:00:00Z 0

Mark Irving to speak Aug. 2

The Rotary Club of Edina will welcome Mark Irving as program speaker Thursday, Aug. 2. Irving was a professional jockey for 20 years. He has a new role as Racing Ambassador for Canterbury Park.
 
Don't forget to buy your tickets to Rotary Day at Canterbury! You can purchase tickets for this Aug. 10 fundraiser for The Rotary Foundation's PolioPlus at this week's meeting! Check with Renee Harberts or David Clynes for more info.

Click on the link below for more about the speaker...
 
Mark Irving to speak Aug. 2 Jen Garske 2018-07-27 05:00:00Z 0
Mark Irving to speak at Aug. 2 Rotary meeting Jen Garske 2018-07-27 05:00:00Z 0

Rotarians honored for PHF donations

At the July 19 Rotary Club of Edina meeting, several Rotarians were honored for their donations to The Rotary Foundation. David Clynes, our club's The Rotary Foundation Director, presented them with pins and congratulations. He was assisted by past president Scott MacDonald.
 
Those honored were:
  • Toshi Metzger, PHF
  • Katy Campbell, PHF+1
  • John Mazzara, PHF+2
  • Mary Hustad, PHF+3
  • Bill Milota, PHF+3
  • Jim Ryman, PHF+3
  • Dick Teegen, PHF+4
  • Keith Benson, PHF+6
  • Mike Kallas, PHF+8
Thank you to all who donated to TRF!
 
Rotarians honored for PHF donations Jen Garske 2018-07-25 05:00:00Z 0

Don Smithmier to speak July 26

The Rotary Club of Edina will welcome Don Smithmier as program speaker at the Thursday, July 26. Smithmier is the founder and CEO of two companies: GoKart Labs and The Big Know. He will speak about "We're All Digital Start-ups Now."
 
Perfect Attendance certificates for the 2017–2018 Rotary year will be awarded at the meeting. 

Click on the link below for more on the speaker...
 
Don Smithmier to speak July 26 Jen Garske 2018-07-25 05:00:00Z 0
Don Smithmier to speak at July 26 Rotary meeting Jen Garske 2018-07-20 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary featured in 4th of July Parade!

President John Flynn, with special guest Pam Conlow, joined with other Rotarians, family and friends at the 4th of July Parade in Edina! Despite some rain, the volunteers carried the Rotary banner and handed out treats while accompanied by a posse of superheroes running alongside the presidential vehicle. Other Rotarians also participated in the parade, including Frank Cardarelle, who was one of the Grand Marshalls! 
 
Thanks to everyone who came out to volunteer, and those that cheered them along the parade route!
 
Click on the link below for more photos...
 
Rotary featured in 4th of July Parade! Jen Garske 2018-07-18 05:00:00Z 0

International Service grants awarded from ERF

Posted by Jennifer Bennerotte on Jul 18, 2018
The Edina Rotary Foundation recently awarded up to $21,000 in grants for four pending international service projects. The projects will take place in Guatemala, Palestine and South Africa. Our International Service Committee will partner with other local and international Rotary clubs, as well as other organizations, to fund the projects.
 
International Service grants awarded from ERF Jennifer Bennerotte 2018-07-18 05:00:00Z 0

Bill McGuire to speak at July 19 meeting

The Rotary Club of Edina will welcome Bill McGuire as the program speaker at the Thursday, July 19, meeting. McGuire is former chairman and CEO of UnitedHealth Group, and owns the Minnesota United FC, Minnesota's professional soccer team.
 
Rotarian Katy Campbell will give her Classification Talk at the meeting.
 
Click on the link below for more on the speaker...
 
Bill McGuire to speak at July 19 meeting Jen Garske 2018-07-18 05:00:00Z 0

Prospective Member Day at Rotary this week

Rotary Club of Edina will host another Prospective Member Day at this week's meeting, Thursday, July 19. All Rotarians are encouraged to bring a friend or colleague that is interested in learning more about Rotary and our club to the meeting. Lunch is on the club for all prospective members July 19! Please make sure your guests sign in at the guest table before the meeting.

For more information, contact 2018-2019 Membership Director Royce Pavelka.

 

Prospective Member Day at Rotary this week Jen Garske 2018-07-18 05:00:00Z 0

Bill McGuire to speak at July 19 Rotary meeting

The Rotary Club of Edina will welcome Bill McGuire as the program speaker at the Thursday, July 19, meeting. McGuire is former chairman and CEO of UnitedHealth Group, and owns the Minnesota United FC, Minnesota's professional soccer team.
 
Rotarian Katy Campbell will give her Classification Talk at the meeting.
Bill McGuire to speak at July 19 Rotary meeting Jen Garske 2018-07-18 05:00:00Z 0

Aquatennial Ambassadors to speak July 12

The first meeting of the new Rotary year, Thursday, July 12, will feature the ambassadors of the Minneapolis Aquatennial! Our own Bill McReavy, who serves as the Aquatennial Commodore, will be one of the speakers.
 
For more information on the speakers, click on the link below...
 
Aquatennial Ambassadors to speak July 12 Jen Garske 2018-07-03 05:00:00Z 0

No Rotary Happy Hour this month

There is no Rotary Happy Hour/Vocational Development Group this month because of the 4th of July holiday.

The next Rotary Vocational Development Group will be Wednesday, Aug. 1.
 
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 Rotary Club of Edina and EMRC collaborate on this event.
 
Click on the link below for more information...
 
No Rotary Happy Hour this month Jennifer Garske 2018-07-03 05:00:00Z 0

ERF awards more local grants

Posted by Jennifer Bennerotte on Jul 03, 2018
The Edina Rotary Foundation recently awarded another $5,400 in grants to four local organizations.
 
Earlier this year, the Foundation awarded more than $45,000 to 10 local organizations. With funding still
available, the Foundation gave grants in May to the Edina Police Department, Fraser, Hearts & Hammers
and the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
 
Click on the link below for more information...
 
ERF awards more local grants Jennifer Bennerotte 2018-07-03 05:00:00Z 0
Aquatennial Ambassadors to speak at July 12 meeting Jen Garske 2018-07-01 05:00:00Z 0

Edina Rotary Foundation awards more local grants

Posted by Jennifer Bennerotte on Jul 01, 2018
The Edina Rotary Foundation recently awarded another $5,400 in grants to four local organizations.
 
Earlier this year, the Foundation awarded more than $45,000 to 10 local organizations. With funding still
available, the Foundation gave grants in May to the Edina Police Department, Fraser, Hearts & Hammers
and the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
Edina Rotary Foundation awards more local grants Jennifer Bennerotte 2018-07-01 05:00:00Z 0

Musical instruments installed at Rosland Park

Posted by Jennifer Bennerotte on Jul 01, 2018
One of the Rotary Club of Edina’s signature projects for 2017–2018 has been installed near the playground at Rosland Park in Edina.
 
The Edina Rotary Foundation donated $10,000 to the City of Edina’s Parks & Recreation Department for musical instruments at the park, 4300 W. 66th St. Musical instruments are proven to be provide multi-generational, interactive play. They are durable, sculptural, perfectly tuned and designed for all abilities. Rosland Park is home to the City’s first ADA-accessible playground and officials believe the instruments will further enhance the park and community.
 
Musical instruments installed at Rosland Park Jennifer Bennerotte 2018-07-01 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary Club of Edina sponsors new bus service

Posted by Jennifer Bennerotte on Jul 01, 2018
The Rotary Club of Edina is sponsoring the City of Edina’s new Southdale-area circulator bus called CloverRide. With the goal of making the Southdale area more accessible, CloverRide is offered weekly on Fridays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Riders pay a daily fare of $3 that allows them unlimited rides throughout that day.
 
Rotary Club of Edina sponsors new bus service Jennifer Bennerotte 2018-07-01 05:00:00Z 0

Meet a Member—Dan Stolfa

Periodically we feature a newer member of the Rotary Club of Edina on our website. The Rotary Club of Edina welcomed Dan Stolfa as a member in September 2017. He became a Rotarian in July 2003. Dan's sponsor to the club was Josh Sprague.
 
Meet a Member—Dan Stolfa Jen Garske 2018-06-30 05:00:00Z 0

Meet a Member—Susan Stiles

Periodically we feature a newer member of the Rotary Club of Edina on our website. The Rotary Club of Edina welcomed Susan Stiles as a member in September 2017. She became a Rotarian in March 2001. Susan's sponsor to the club was Josh Sprague.
Meet a Member—Susan Stiles Jen Garske 2018-06-30 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary presidency transitions from Asato to Flynn

Posted by Axel Steuer on Jun 28, 2018
The Rotary Club of Edina held the annual Transition Meeting, the last meeting of the Rotary year, on June 28. The presidency of the club transitioned from San Asato to John Flynn. John will be president from July 2018 through June 2019. Outgoing Club and Edina Rotary Foundation board members were honored, including Past President Ann Platt, who goes off the Club Board after serving five years. 
 
Click on the link below for more on the officers and board...
 
Rotary presidency transitions from Asato to Flynn Axel Steuer 2018-06-28 05:00:00Z 0

Meet a Member—Dan Stolfa

Periodically we feature a newer member of the Rotary Club of Edina on our website. The Rotary Club of Edina welcomed Dan Stolfa as a member in September 2017. He became a Rotarian in July 2003. Dan's sponsor to the club was Josh Sprague.
 
Click on the link below to get to know Dan...
 
Meet a Member—Dan Stolfa Jen Garske 2018-06-26 05:00:00Z 0

Presidency will transition at June 28 meeting

The Thursday, June 28, Rotary Club of Edina meeting will be the last meeting of the Rotary year. The presidency of the club will transition from San Asato to John Flynn. Flynn will serve as Club President from July 2018 through June 2019.
 
We'll hear from both the outgoing and incoming presidents at the meeting, as well as being introduced to the new members of the Rotary Club of Edina Board of Directors and Edina Rotary Foundation Board of Directors. We'll also acknowledge the members who are moving off the boards.
 
There is NO ROTARY MEETING July 5, due to the 4th of July holiday. 
 
Presidency will transition at June 28 meeting Jen Garske 2018-06-26 05:00:00Z 0

Meet a Member—Susan Stiles

Periodically we feature a newer member of the Rotary Club of Edina on our website. The Rotary Club of Edina welcomed Susan Stiles as a member in September 2017. She became a Rotarian in March 2001. Susan's sponsor to the club was Josh Sprague.
 
Click on the link below to get to know Susan...
 
Meet a Member—Susan Stiles Jen Garske 2018-06-26 05:00:00Z 0

Proposed for membership

The Rotary Club of Edina’s Board of Directors recently approved the applicants below for membership:
 
Doug Drake
Classification: Surgery—Orthopedic
Sponsor: Dick Teegen
 
Forest Green
Classification: Mortgage—Residential
Sponsor: Royce Pavelka
 
Bridget Hallstrom
Classification: Professional Development
Sponsor: Greg Yoch
 
Afira Hassan
Classification: Optometry
Sponsor: Greg Yoch
 
Written objections to the application must be submitted before 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 11, to Rotary Club of Edina, 4801 W. 50th St., Edina, MN 55424 or emailed to administrator@EdinaRotary.org.
 
 
Proposed for membership Jen Garske 2018-06-26 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary Presidency Transition at June 28 meeting

The Thursday, June 28, Rotary Club of Edina meeting will be the last meeting of the Rotary year. The presidency of the club will transition from San Asato to John Flynn. Flynn will serve as Club President from July 2018 through June 2019.
 
We'll hear from both the outgoing and incoming presidents at the meeting, as well as being introduced to the new members of the Rotary Club of Edina Board of Directors and Edina Rotary Foundation Board of Directors. We'll also acknowledge the members who are moving off the boards.
 
Join us for this special meeting at 12:15 p.m. Thursday, June 28, at the Edina Country Club. All are welcome. Cost for the lunch and program is $20 for adults and $12 for children. Cash, check and credit card payments are accepted.
 
There is NO ROTARY MEETING July 5, due to the 4th of July holiday. 
 
Rotary Presidency Transition at June 28 meeting Jen Garske 2018-06-21 05:00:00Z 0

Fun, festivities and family at Rotary annual picnic June 19

Posted by Wade Thommen on Jun 19, 2018
Despite the rain, the annual Rotary Family Picnic inside the Edina Country Club last Tuesday, June 19, went well, with a great buffet including burgers,  brats and a cash bar. Children enjoyed activities and playing in the large banquet room. Several spouses and family members enjoyed getting to know each other. Entertainment was outstanding!
Fun, festivities and family at Rotary annual picnic June 19 Wade Thommen 2018-06-19 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary Family Picnic is tonight, July 19!

The Rotary Club of Edina Family Picnic is tonight, this Tuesday, June 19! The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. and go until 7:30 at the Edina Country Club. Note the picnic is on Tuesday, but takes the place of the regular Rotary meeting that week.
 

The Edina Country Club will be serving burgers, brats, chicken, corn on the cobb, watermelon, potato salad, green salad, and cookies and bars. There will also be a cash bar. Valet parking will be available. Note that the ECC does NOT have a cash machine, so come prepared for the cash bar and valet tipping, if needed. 

Make sure to bring your kids and grandkids! There will be face painting, balloon animals, T-shirt decorating and yard games! Registration for the event is closed. Contact Royce Pavelka if you have questions.

There is no regular Rotary meeting this, Thursday, June 21.

Click on the link for more info...
 

Rotary Family Picnic is tonight, July 19! Jen Garske 2018-06-19 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary Family Picnic is this Tuesday, June 19

The Rotary Club of Edina Family Picnic is set for this Tuesday, June 19! The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. and go until 7:30 at the Edina Country Club. Note the picnic is on Tuesday, but takes the place of the regular Rotary meeting that week.
 

The Edina Country Club will be serving burgers, brats, chicken, corn on the cobb, watermelon, potato salad, green salad, and cookies and bars. There will also be a cash bar. Valet parking will be available. Note that the ECC does NOT have a cash machine, so come prepared for the cash bar and valet tipping, if needed. 

Make sure to bring your kids and grandkids! There will be face painting, balloon animals, T-shirt decorating and yard games! Registration for the event is closed. Contact Royce Pavelka if you have questions.

There is no regular Rotary meeting on Thursday, June 21.
 

Rotary Family Picnic is this Tuesday, June 19 Jen Garske 2018-06-15 05:00:00Z 0

Eric Curry to speak at June 14 meeting

The Rotary Club of Edina will welcome Eric Curry as program speaker at the Thursday, June 14, meeting. Curry just completed his 18th season as a Division I college basketball official. He will speak about "Called for Traveling: The Life of a College Basketball Official." 
 
Rotarian Jake Johnson will give his Classification Talk at the meeting.
 
Click on the link below for more on the speaker...

 
Eric Curry to speak at June 14 meeting Jen Garske 2018-06-13 05:00:00Z 0

Eric Curry to speak at June 14 Rotary meeting

The Rotary Club of Edina will welcome Eric Curry as program speaker at the Thursday, June 14, meeting. Curry just completed his 18th season as a Division I college basketball official. He will speak about "Called for Traveling: The Life of a College Basketball Official." 
 
Eric Curry to speak at June 14 Rotary meeting Jen Garske 2018-06-09 05:00:00Z 0

Arlene Vernon will speak at the June 7 meeting

The Rotary Club of Edina will welcome Arlene Vernon as program speaker at the Thursday, June 7, meeting. Vernon is a human resource strategist with over 30 years of experience as a consultant and trusted resource for a diverse group of small and medium-sized organizations. In her talk, she will explore how the #metoo movement impacts us as organizational leaders and what, if anything, we’re doing about it. Do you know whether this public discussion has affected your workplace culture? What are your employees saying privately and publicly to each other and to management? Are your employees feeling more empowered or are they now more paranoid? Nothing about this issue is simple; neither is taking a leadership stance to create a positive, open, harassment-free, discrimination-free, bullying-free culture focused on achieving our organizations’ objectives. 
 
Click on the link below for more on the speaker...
 
Arlene Vernon will speak at the June 7 meeting Jen Garske 2018-06-06 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary Happy Hour is tonight, June 6

The next Rotary Vocational Development Group will be tonight, Wednesday, June 6.
 
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 June 6 gathering will be Margaret Johnson of Edina Morningside Rotary Club. The Rotary Club of Edina and EMRC collaborate on this event.
 
Note that there will be no Rotary Happy Hour in July, due to the July 4 holiday.
Rotary Happy Hour is tonight, June 6 Jennifer Garske 2018-06-06 05:00:00Z 0

Arlene Vernon will speak at the June 7 Rotary meeting

The Rotary Club of Edina will welcome Arlene Vernon as program speaker at the Thursday, June 7, meeting. Vernon is a human resource strategist with over 30 years of experience as a consultant and trusted resource for a diverse group of small and medium-sized organizations. In her talk, she will explore how the #metoo movement impacts us as organizational leaders and what, if anything, we’re doing about it. Do you know whether this public discussion has affected your workplace culture? What are your employees saying privately and publicly to each other and to management? Are your employees feeling more empowered or are they now more paranoid? Nothing about this issue is simple; neither is taking a leadership stance to create a positive, open, harassment-free, discrimination-free, bullying-free culture focused on achieving our organizations’ objectives. 
 
Arlene Vernon will speak at the June 7 Rotary meeting Jen Garske 2018-06-02 05:00:00Z 0

Lindsey Smith to speak at May 31 meeting

The Rotary Club of Edina will welcome Lindsey Smith as program speaker at the Thursday, May 31, meeting. Smith, a nurse practitioner, is a volunteer with the Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS) and has recently taken on the roll of President of the Minnesota Chapter. 
 
Rotarian Dan Stolfa will give his Classification Talk at the meeting. 
 
Click on the link below for more on the speaker...

 
Lindsey Smith to speak at May 31 meeting Jen Garske 2018-05-30 05:00:00Z 0

Club gives scholarships to EHS students

Posted by Jennifer Bennerotte on May 30, 2018
The Rotary Club of Edina recently awarded scholarships to two Edina High School graduates. Aarathi Garimella and Yifei Zhang were each given $1,250 scholarships at a special breakfast at the Church of St. Patrick Friday, May 25. The presentation was made by the club’s Youth Service Director, Kip Peterson.
 
Click on the link below for more on the scholarship winners...
 
Club gives scholarships to EHS students Jennifer Bennerotte 2018-05-30 05:00:00Z 0

Club gives scholarships to EHS students

Posted by Jennifer Bennerotte on May 30, 2018
The Rotary Club of Edina recently awarded scholarships to two Edina High School graduates. Aarathi Garimella and Yifei Zhang were each given $1,250 scholarships at a special breakfast at the Church of St. Patrick Friday, May 25. The presentation was made by the club’s Youth Service Director, Kip Peterson.
Club gives scholarships to EHS students Jennifer Bennerotte 2018-05-30 05:00:00Z 0

Lindsey Smith to speak at May 31 Rotary meeting

The Rotary Club of Edina will welcome Lindsey Smith as program speaker at the Thursday, May 31, meeting. Smith, a nurse practitioner, is a volunteer with the Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS) and has recently taken on the role of President of the Minnesota Chapter. 
 
Rotarian Dan Stolfa will give his Classification Talk at the meeting. 
 
Lindsey Smith to speak at May 31 Rotary meeting Jen Garske 2018-05-27 05:00:00Z 0

Women in Leadership Award given out May 24

Posted by Jennifer Bennerotte on May 24, 2018
The Rotary Club of Edina presented Lexi Reed Holtum with its 2018 Chrysanne Manoles Women In Leadership Award at its May 24 meeting. The award is given out each year to a deserving female leader in the community. The award is named after Rotary Club of Edina's first female member, Chrysanne Manoles.
 
 
Women in Leadership Award given out May 24 Jennifer Bennerotte 2018-05-24 05:00:00Z 0

Women in Leadership award at May 24 meeting

The 2018 Chrysanne Manoles Women In Leadership Award will be presented this Thursday, May 24, at the Rotary Club of Edina meeting at the Edina Country Club. This is the ninth Women in Leadership Award given, named after Chrysanne Manoles, the first female member of our club. She is still active in Rotary today. In Manoles’ honor and to celebrate the work of women in the community, the Rotary Club of Edina established an annual women’s leadership award in 2008.
 
The speaker will be the 2017 Women in Leadership Award winner, Lauren Morse-Wendt.
 
For more on the award and this week's speaker, click on the link below...
 
 
Women in Leadership award at May 24 meeting Staff Jennifer Garske 2018-05-23 05:00:00Z 0

Proposed for membership

The Rotary Club of Edina’s Board of Directors recently approved the applicant below for membership:
 
Dr. S.K. Dash
Classification: Health & Wellness
Sponsor: Don Hutchison
 
Written objections to the application must be submitted before 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 6, to Rotary Club of Edina, 4801 W. 50th St., Edina, MN 55424 or emailed to administrator@EdinaRotary.org.
 
 
Proposed for membership Jen Garske 2018-05-23 05:00:00Z 0

2018 Women in Leadership awarded at May 24 meeting

The 2018 Chrysanne Manoles Women In Leadership Award will be presented this Thursday, May 24, at the Rotary Club of Edina meeting at the Edina Country Club. This is the ninth Women in Leadership Award given, named after Chrysanne Manoles, the first female member of our club. She is still active in Rotary today. In Manoles’ honor and to celebrate the work of women in the community, the Rotary Club of Edina established an annual women’s leadership award in 2008.
 
The speaker will be the 2017 Women in Leadership Award winner, Lauren Morse-Wendt.
 
Rotarian Susan Stiles will give her Classification Talk at the meeting.
 
For more information about the the Women in Leadership Award, contact club Past President Jennifer Bennerotte, 612-201-3467 or jbennerotte@EdinaRotary.org.
 
2018 Women in Leadership awarded at May 24 meeting Staff Jennifer Garske 2018-05-19 05:00:00Z 0

District 5950 Conference is Monday, May 21

“You'll laugh, you'll cry, you may see Tim Murphy fly!”

—Bob Halagan, 2017–2018 District 5950 Governor

Join us Monday, May 21, at the Guthrie Theater in downtown Minneapolis for the 2018 District 5950 Conference—a year-end celebration of all the incredible work our District 5950 Rotarians have done this Rotary year. The event is split into three "acts," and members can sign up for all three acts, or pick and choose what works best.

All Rotarians are encouraged to attend the District Conference. The club will reimburse regular members for the cost of one session (or "Act") at the conference, up to $50. Sign up today on the District website. ​Then send an email to Club Administrator Jennifer Garske that you are signed up. You will be credited for the reimbursement amount on your next quarterly invoice (up to $50 per member, depending on the session(s) you registered for). Please let Jen Garske or President San Asato know if you have questions. Early bird pricing ends April 1, and you won't want to miss this Rotary-tacular event! 
 

District 5950 Conference is Monday, May 21 Jen Garske 2018-05-19 05:00:00Z 0

Meet a Member—Jake Johnson

Periodically we feature a newer member of the Rotary Club of Edina on our website. The Rotary Club of Edina welcomed Jake Johnson as a member in September 2017. Jake's sponsor to the club was Ann Platt.
 
Click on the link below to get to know Jake...
 
Meet a Member—Jake Johnson Jen Garske 2018-05-12 05:00:00Z 0

Meet a Member—Kelly Anderson

Periodically we feature a newer member of the Rotary Club of Edina on our website. The Rotary Club of Edina welcomed Kelly Anderson as a member in August 2017. Kelly's sponsor to the club was John Buttolph.
 
Click on the link below to get to know Kelly...
 
Meet a Member—Kelly Anderson Jen Garske 2018-05-12 05:00:00Z 0

Vocational Day meeting at U of M Athletes Village on May 17

The Rotary Club of Edina will hold a Vocational Day meeting this Thursday, May 17, at the University of Minnesota Athletes Village. Box lunches and bottled water will be provided. There will be a tour of the complex after lunch and a presentation. 

Bus transportation is available for a limited number of members. A 56-passenger bus will leave from the Edina Country Club Check promptly at 11:15 a.m. The bus will return to the ECC by 2 p.m. 

If you prefer to drive, parking will be available on campus at the Fourth Street ramp, located along Fifth Street Southeast. You enter the ramp on the 17th Avenue side. 

Registration is required to attend this meeting. We are limited to a maximum of 100 people at the meeting, and 56 to ride the bus. Please indicate on the registration page if you would like to ride the bus to the meeting and/or email Marty Kupper (marty@kupper.com) to sign up to ride the bus. Registration will close at noon Monday, May 14.

Cost for the meeting is the same as a regular meeting—Senior Active and Honorary members will pay $20 at the door; regular members were already billed for this meeting on their Q4 invoice.

Our club holds vocational meetings annually to highlight a vocation and/or business in our community. 

Contact Club Service Director Marty Kupper with questions or more information about Vocational Day.

Vocational Day meeting at U of M Athletes Village on May 17 Jen Garske 2018-05-12 05:00:00Z 0

Meet a Member: Jake Johnson

Periodically we feature a newer member of the Rotary Club of Edina on our website and in our newsletter. The Rotary Club of Edina welcomed Jake Johnson as a member in September 2017. Jake's sponsor to the club was Ann Platt.
 
Click on the link below to get to know Jake...
 
Meet a Member: Jake Johnson Jen Garske 2018-05-09 05:00:00Z 0

Meet a Member: Kelly Anderson

Periodically we feature a newer member of the Rotary Club of Edina on our website and in our newsletter. The Rotary Club of Edina welcomed Kelly Anderson as a member in August 2017. Kelly's sponsor to the club was John Buttolph.
 
Click on the link below to get to know Kelly...
 
Meet a Member: Kelly Anderson Jen Garske 2018-05-09 05:00:00Z 0

Wolbrink of Azule Staffing to speak May 10

The Rotary Club of Edina will welcome Mike Wolbrink as program speaker at the Thursday, May 10, meeting. Wolbrink is President of Azule Staffing, the largest Service Disabled Veteran Owned Business (SDVOSB) staffing company in Minnesota. He will speak about "Azule, Veterans and the Job Market."
 
Rotarian Dave Phillips will give his Classification Talk at the meeting.
 
Click on the link below for more on the speaker...
 
Wolbrink of Azule Staffing to speak May 10 Jen Garske 2018-05-09 05:00:00Z 0

Mike Wolbrink of Azule Staffing to speak at May 10 meeting

The Rotary Club of Edina will welcome Mike Wolbrink as program speaker at the Thursday, May 10, meeting. Wolbrink is President of Azule Staffing, the largest Service Disabled Veteran Owned Business (SDVOSB) staffing company in Minnesota. He will speak about "Azule, Veterans and the Job Market."
 
Rotarian Dave Phillips will give his Classification Talk at the meeting.
Mike Wolbrink of Azule Staffing to speak at May 10 meeting Jen Garske 2018-05-05 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary-sponsored Opioid Awareness Workshop held May 3

Posted by Susan Stiles on May 03, 2018
The May 3 Rotary Club of Edina meeting was an Opioid Awareness Workshop for Rotarians and members of the public. Our club—along with Rotary District 5950 and the Rotary Clubs of Bloomington, Buffalo, Eden Prairie Noon, North Minneapolis and Rogers—sponsored the workshop. The event featured speakers from the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, Hennepin County Sheriff's Department, Steve Rummler Hope Network, TRIA and Verde Technologies discussing all aspects of the opioid crisis. 
 
To watch a video of the workshop, go here
 
To read more about the event, click below...
 
Rotary-sponsored Opioid Awareness Workshop held May 3 Susan Stiles 2018-05-03 05:00:00Z 0

Next Rotary Happy Hour is tonight, May 2

The next Rotary Vocational Development Group will be this Wednesday, May 2.
 
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 May 2 gathering will be Kelley Burnett. The Rotary Club of Edina and EMRC collaborate on this event.
 
Click on the link below for more on the event...
 
Next Rotary Happy Hour is tonight, May 2 Jennifer Garske 2018-05-02 05:00:00Z 0

Bill Neuendorf to speak April 26

The Rotary Club of Edina will welcome Bill Neuendorf as the program speaker at the Thursday, April 26, meeting. Neuendorf is the Economic Development Manager for the City of Edina. He will talk about the development in the 50th and France area of Edina.
 
Bill Neuendorf to speak April 26 Jen Garske 2018-04-25 05:00:00Z 0

Economic Development Manager to speak April 26

The Rotary Club of Edina will welcome Bill Neuendorf as the program speaker at the Thursday, April 26, meeting. Neuendorf is the Economic Development Manager for the City of Edina. He will talk about the development in the 50th and France area of Edina.
 
Economic Development Manager to speak April 26 Jen Garske 2018-04-23 05:00:00Z 0

Vocational Ethics Day is this week

The Area 3 Vocational Ethics Day will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. this Thursday, April 19, at the Edina Country Club. The speaker at this year's event is Nancy M. Dahl. She will speak about "My Decisions Matter." She is a speaker on leadership, leading change, innovation and professional development across the nation for a wide range of business and educational audiences. Dahl released a book in 2017, "Grounded: Leading Your Life with Intention."
 
You do not need to register for this event. All Rotarians are encouraged to attend. Note the earlier meeting start time!
 
Held every year for all clubs in Rotary Area 3, Vocational Ethics Day is organized by Dan Hallberg, along with a committee of Rotarians from area clubs. For more information, contact Dan Hallberg at 952-541-0352.
 
For more on this year's speaker, click on the link below...
 
Vocational Ethics Day is this week Jen Garske 2018-04-18 05:00:00Z 0

Prospective Member Day at April 12 meeting

The 2018 St. Paul Winter Carnival Royal Family will be the program speakers at the Thursday, April 12, Rotary Club of Edina meeting. The St. Paul Winter Carnival Royal Family is part of the St. Paul Festival and Heritage Foundation's Winter Carnival. The family represents the festival and the city of St. Paul at other festivals and community functions across North America. 
 
It is also Prospective Member Day at the April 12 meeting! Plan to bring a colleague or friend to the meeting and introduce them to Rotary! All prospective members will receive lunch on the club at the meeting. Please make sure your guest(s) check in at the check-in table as they arrive. Share the Rotary love and bring an interested guest to the meeting! Contact Membership Director Greg Yoch for more info.
Prospective Member Day at April 12 meeting Jen Garske 2018-04-11 05:00:00Z 0

Prospective Member Day at April 12 Rotary meeting

The 2018 St. Paul Winter Carnival Royal Family will be the program speakers at the Thursday, April 12, Rotary Club of Edina meeting. The St. Paul Winter Carnival Royal Family is part of the St. Paul Festival and Heritage Foundation's Winter Carnival. The family represents the festival and the city of St. Paul at other festivals and community functions across North America. 
 
It is also Prospective Member Day at the April 12 meeting! Plan to bring a colleague or friend to the meeting and introduce them to Rotary! All prospective members will receive lunch on the club at the meeting. Share the Rotary love and bring an interested guest to the meeting! 
Prospective Member Day at April 12 Rotary meeting Jen Garske 2018-04-09 05:00:00Z 0

Members honored with PHF pins March 29

The Rotary Foundation Director David Clynes handed out Paul Harris Fellow and Paul Harris Society pins to members at the March 29 meeting. Members were honored for their donations to The Rotary Foundation.

Members who were presented PHF pins were:
 
  • Jennifer Hendrickson—PHF
  • Jonathan Sprague—PHF
  • Kelly Sprague—PHF
  • Nicholas Sprague—PHF
  • Charles Rauenhorst—PHF+4
  • Wooj Byun—PHF+5
  • Mike Opitz—PHF+5
  • Kris Maser—PHF+5
  • Jean Morrison—PHF+7
Members honored as PHS members were:
 
  • Tom Cook
  • Renee Harberts
  • Wayne Harmon
  • David Phillips
Thank you to all those recognized for their generosity to The Rotary Foundation.
 
Members honored with PHF pins March 29 Jen Garske 2018-04-06 05:00:00Z 0

Eric Perkins to speak at joint meeting

The Thursday, April 5, Rotary Club of Edina meeting is a joint meeting with the Edina Morningside Rotary Club. Our club will host EMRC members at our usual meeting place and time, 12:15 p.m. at the Edina Country Club.

The program speaker for the April 5 meeting is Eric Perkins. Perkins is the Sports Director at KARE-11. He will speak about "At Play." 
 
Click on the link below for more on the speaker...
 
Eric Perkins to speak at joint meeting Jen Garske 2018-04-04 05:00:00Z 0

Members honored with PHF pins March 29

The Rotary Foundation Director David Clynes handed out Paul Harris Fellow and Paul Harris Society pins to members at the March 29 meeting. Members were honored for their donations to The Rotary Foundation.

Members who were presented PHF pins were:
 
  • Jennifer Hendrickson—PHF
  • Jonathan Sprague—PHF
  • Kelly Sprague—PHF
  • Nicholas Sprague—PHF
  • Charles Rauenhorst—PHF+4
  • Wooj Byun—PHF+5
  • Mike Opitz—PHF+5
  • Kris Maser—PHF+5
  • Jean Morrison—PHF+7
Members honored as PHS members were:
 
  • Tom Cook
  • Renee Harberts
  • Wayne Harmon
  • David Phillips
Thank you to all those recognized for their generosity to The Rotary Foundation.
 
Members honored with PHF pins March 29 Jen Garske 2018-04-04 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary Happy Hour is today Wednesday, April 4

The next Rotary Vocational Development Group is today, Wednesday, April 4.
 
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 April 4 gathering will be Mark Stageberg. The Rotary Club of Edina and EMRC collaborate on this event.
 
Click on the link below for more information on the event...
 
Rotary Happy Hour is today Wednesday, April 4 Jennifer Garske 2018-04-04 05:00:00Z 0

KARE-11's Eric Perkins to speak at April 5 joint Rotary meeting

The Thursday, April 5, Rotary Club of Edina meeting is a joint meeting with the Edina Morningside Rotary Club. Our club will host EMRC members at our usual meeting place and time, 12:15 p.m. at the Edina Country Club.

The program speaker for the April 5 meeting is Eric Perkins. Perkins is the Sports Director at KARE-11. He will speak about "At Play." 
KARE-11's Eric Perkins to speak at April 5 joint Rotary meeting Jen Garske 2018-03-31 05:00:00Z 0

County Medical Examiner set for March 29 

Dr. Andrew M. Baker will be the program speaker at the Thursday, March 29, Rotary Club of Edina meeting. Baker is Chief Medical Examiner for Hennepin County. He will speak about "The Current and Future State of the Hennepin County Medical Examiner's Office." 
 
For more information on the speaker, click on the link below...
 
County Medical Examiner set for March 29 Jen Garske 2018-03-24 05:00:00Z 0
Hennepin County Medical Examiner to speak at March 29 meeting Jen Garske 2018-03-24 05:00:00Z 0

Members honored with PHF pins March 15

The Rotary Foundation Director David Clynes handed out Paul Harris Fellow pins to members at the March 15 meeting. Members were honored for their donations to The Rotary Foundation. Helping David with the presentation was new member Toshie Metzger. Members who were presented pins were:
 
  • Kelley Burnett—PHF
  • Mark Stageberg—PHF
  • Tim Fargo—PHF+1
  • Paul Peterson—PHF+1
  • Kip Peterson—PHF+2
  • Greg Yoch—PHF+3
  • David Clynes—PHF+4
  • Heather Hansen–PHF+6
  • Ann Platt—PHF+6
  • Skip Thomas—PHF+7
Thank you to all those recognized for their generosity to The Rotary Foundation.
 
Members honored with PHF pins March 15 Jen Garske 2018-03-23 05:00:00Z 0

Joe Cavanaugh to speak March 22

The Rotary Club of Edina will welcome Joe Cavanaugh as program speaker at the Thursday, March 22, meeting. Cavanaugh is a nationally known speaker with 30 years of experience working with young people and educators. He is the founder of Youth Frontiers, Inc., a Minnesota-based nonprofit organization that partners with schools to build positive school communities where students thrive socially, emotionally and academically. 
 
Click on the link below for more on the speaker...
 
Joe Cavanaugh to speak March 22 Jen Garske 2018-03-21 05:00:00Z 0

Joe Cavanaugh to speak at March 22 Rotary meeting

The Rotary Club of Edina will welcome Joe Cavanaugh as program speaker at the Thursday, March 22, meeting. Cavanaugh is a nationally known speaker with 30 years of experience working with young people and educators. He is the founder of Youth Frontiers, Inc., a Minnesota-based nonprofit organization that partners with schools to build positive school communities where students thrive socially, emotionally and academically. 
Joe Cavanaugh to speak at March 22 Rotary meeting Jen Garske 2018-03-18 05:00:00Z 0

Josh and Kelly Sprague receive TRF Major Donor award

Josh Sprague and his wife, Kelly Sprague, were honored as Major Donors to The Rotary Foundation at the March 1 Rotary Club of Edina meeting. Past president Scott MacDonald presented them with the award, acknowledgement of their generous donations as Paul Harris Fellows to The Rotary Foundation. 
 
Josh Sprague is Secretary for the Rotary Club of Edina, and will be President in 2019-2020. 
 
Congratulations, Josh and Kelly!
Josh and Kelly Sprague receive TRF Major Donor award Jen Garske 2018-03-18 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary-sponsored Opioid Awareness Workshop to be held May 3

The Rotary Club of Edina, along with support of Rotary District 5950 and several area Rotary Clubs, will host a Opioid Awareness Workshop this Thursday, May 3, at the Edina Country Club. 

Edina Rotary members were encouraged to register themselves and any guests. Registration for the workshop closed April 27. If you would like to attend but did not register, please contact Josh Sprague or Jennifer Garske. 

Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. Check-in begins at 11 a.m. Cost for the event is the same as a regular Rotary Club of Edina meeting: Senior Active and Honorary members pay $20 at the door, as do any guests. Regular members have already paid for the meal on their quarterly invoice. 

The sponsoring clubs for the event are Bloomington, Buffalo, Eden Prairie Noon, Edina, North Minneapolis and Rogers. Rotary members from clubs other than Rotary Club of Edina will sign up through their home club. They will not pay at the door, their club will be invoiced for their lunch. Other guests should have registered online on our website, and will pay at the door. All registrations are final April 27.

The workshop takes the place of the regular Rotary Club of Edina meeting that day.

Questions? Contact organizer Josh Sprague at josh@joshsprague.com or 612-501-0252.

Rotary-sponsored Opioid Awareness Workshop to be held May 3 Jen Garske 2018-03-14 05:00:00Z 0

Meet a member—Fred Sylvester

Periodically we feature a newer member of the Rotary Club of Edina on our website and in our newsletter. The Rotary Club of Edina welcomed Fred Sylvester as a member in August 2017. Fred's sponsor to the club was Tim Murphy.
 
Click on the link below to get to know Fred...
Meet a member—Fred Sylvester Jen Garske 2018-03-14 05:00:00Z 0

Meet a Member—Mark Stageberg

Periodically we feature a newer member of the Rotary Club of Edina on our website and in our newsletter. The Rotary Club of Edina welcomed Mark Stageberg as a member in April 2017. Mark's sponsor to the club was Keith Benson.
 
Click on the link below to get to know Mark...
 
Meet a Member—Mark Stageberg Jen Garske 2018-03-14 05:00:00Z 0

Pass Your Parka founder to speak March 15

The program speakers for the Thursday, March 15, Rotary Club of Edina meeting are Nancy Byers Killilea and Lesley A. Chester. Killilea is the founder of the non-profit Pass Your Parka, which collects donated winter gear to help those in need. Chester is Chief Advancement Officer at House of Charity.
 
There will be a donation box at the meeting for members and guests to bring their winter gear to be donated to Pass Your Parkas. Please contact Mary Hustad for more information. 
 
For more on the speakers, click on the link below...
 
Pass Your Parka founder to speak March 15 Jen Garske 2018-03-14 05:00:00Z 0

Edina Rotary awards more grants to local organizations

Posted by Jennifer Bennerotte on Mar 13, 2018
The Edina Rotary Foundation recently awarded another $2,800 in grants to two local organizations.

Earlier this year, the Foundation awarded more than $24,000 to eight local organizations. With funding still available, the Foundation gave the Muscular Dystrophy Association $800 for custom water bottles to be distributed at its summer camp for children. Better Futures of Minnesota was given $2,000 for various tools to employ men who desire to turn their lives around.

Grants will be presented at upcoming meetings of the Rotary Club of Edina, which typically meets 12:15 p.m. Thursdays at the Edina Country Club, 5100 Wooddale Ave.
 
Money for grants awarded by the Edina Rotary Foundation is raised at an annual fall fundraiser and gala and donations made throughout the year.
Edina Rotary awards more grants to local organizations Jennifer Bennerotte 2018-03-13 05:00:00Z 0

Musical instruments ordered for Edina park

Posted by Jennifer Bennerotte on Mar 13, 2018
The City of Edina’s Parks & Recreation Department has ordered the musical instruments to be placed at Rosland Park as one of the Rotary Club of Edina’s signature projects for 2017-2018.
 
The Edina Rotary Foundation donated $10,000 to the Parks & Recreation Department for musical instruments at the park, 4300 W. 66th St.
 
Musical instruments ordered for Edina park Jennifer Bennerotte 2018-03-13 05:00:00Z 0

Pass Your Parka founder Nancy Killilea to speak March 15

The program speakers for the Thursday, March 15, Rotary Club of Edina meeting are Nancy Byers Killilea and Lesley A. Chester. Killilea is the founder of the non-profit Pass Your Park, which collects donated winter gear to help those in need. Chester is Chief Advancement Officer at House of Charity.
 
There will be a donation box at the meeting for members and guests to bring their winter gear to be donated to Pass Your Parkas. Please contact Mary Hustad for more information. 
Pass Your Parka founder Nancy Killilea to speak March 15 Jen Garske 2018-03-12 05:00:00Z 0

Dr. AnnMarie Thomas to speak March 8

The Rotary Club of Edina will welcome Dr. AnnMarie Thomas as program speaker at the Thursday, March 8, meeting. Thomas is an associate professor in the School of Engineering and Schulze School of Entrepreneurship at the University of St. Thomas. She is also the director of the Playful Learning Lab. She will speak about "Playing to Learn." 
 
For more on the speaker, click on the link below...
 
Dr. AnnMarie Thomas to speak March 8 Jen Garske 2018-03-07 06:00:00Z 0

Rotary Happy Hour is today, March 7

The next Rotary Vocational Development Group will be today, Wednesday, March. 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 March 7 gathering will be Kelley Burnett. The Rotary Club of Edina and EMRC collaborate on this event.
 
Click on the link below for more on the event...
 
Rotary Happy Hour is today, March 7 Jennifer Garske 2018-03-07 06:00:00Z 0

Dr. AnnMarie Thomas to speak at March 8 Rotary meeting

The Rotary Club of Edina will welcome Dr. AnnMarie Thomas as program speaker at the Thursday, March 8, meeting. Thomas is an associate professor in the School of Engineering and Schulze School of Entrepreneurship at the University of St. Thomas. She is also the director of the Playful Learning Lab. She will speak about "Playing to Learn." 
Dr. AnnMarie Thomas to speak at March 8 Rotary meeting Jen Garske 2018-03-02 06:00:00Z 0

Mike Johnson to speak to March 1

The Rotary Club of Edina will welcome Mike Johnson as the program speaker at the Thursday, March 1, meeting. Johnson will speak about "Drones—What Can They Really Do?" He is the senior vice president of operations for SkySnopes. Johnson is the son of Rotarian Doug Johnson.
 
Click on the link below for more on the speaker...
 
Mike Johnson to speak to March 1 Jen Garske 2018-02-27 06:00:00Z 0

Proposed for membership

The Rotary Club of Edina’s Board of Directors recently approved the applicants below for membership:
 
Scott Blake
Classification: Business Law
Sponsor: Greg Yoch
 
Katy Campbell
Classification: Journalism
Sponsor: Sandy Schley
 
Kevin Koepke
Classification: Debt Recovery
Sponsor: Ann Platt
 
Toshie Metzger
Classification: Banking Services
Sponsor: Scott MacDonald
 
Written objections to the application must be submitted before 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 14, to Rotary Club of Edina, 4801 W. 50th St., Edina, MN 55424 or emailed to administrator@EdinaRotary.org.
 
 
Proposed for membership Jen Garske 2018-02-27 06:00:00Z 0

Mike Johnson to speak to at March 1 Rotary meeting

The Rotary Club of Edina will welcome Mike Johnson as the program speaker at the Thursday, March 1, meeting. Johnson will speak about "Drones—What Can They Really Do?" He is the senior vice president of operations for SkySnopes. Johnson is the son of Rotarian Doug Johnson.
Mike Johnson to speak to at March 1 Rotary meeting Jen Garske 2018-02-24 06:00:00Z 0

Chris Omodt, Pat Matter to speak Feb. 22

Authors Chris Omodt and Patrick Matter will be program speakers at the Thursday, Feb. 22, Rotary Club of Edina meeting. Omodt is a retired captain with the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office and also spent 11 years with the Edina Police Department. Matter is the founder and former president of the Minnesota Chapter of Hells Angels. They are authors of the book, "Breaking the Code." 
 
Click on the link below for more about the speakers...
 
 
Chris Omodt, Pat Matter to speak Feb. 22 Jen Garske 2018-02-20 06:00:00Z 0

Chris Omodt and Pat Matter to speak at Feb. 22 Rotary meeting

Authors Chris Omodt and Patrick Matter will be program speakers at the Thursday, Feb. 22, Rotary Club of Edina meeting. Omodt is a retired captain with the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office and also spent 11 years with the Edina Police Department. Matter is the founder and former president of the Minnesota Chapter of Hells Angels. They are authors of the book, "Breaking the Code." 
 
 
Chris Omodt and Pat Matter to speak at Feb. 22 Rotary meeting Jen Garske 2018-02-17 06:00:00Z 0

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...
 
American Red Cross MN CEO to speak Feb. 15 2018-02-14 06:00:00Z 0

American Red Cross Regional CEO Phil Hansen 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.
 
 
American Red Cross Regional CEO Phil Hansen to speak Feb. 15 2018-02-09 06:00:00Z 0

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...
 
Met Council member Steve Elkins set for Feb. 8 Jen Garske 2018-02-07 06:00:00Z 0

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...
 
Next Rotary Happy Hour is tonight, Feb. 7 Jennifer Garske 2018-02-07 06:00:00Z 0

Met Council member Steve Elkins to speak 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.
Met Council member Steve Elkins to speak Feb. 8 Jen Garske 2018-02-02 06:00:00Z 0

Dale Kurschner to speak at Feb. 1 meeting

The Rotary Club of Edina will welcome Dale Kurschner as program speaker at the Thursday, Feb. 1, meeting. Kurschner is editor in chief for Twin Cities Business. He will speak about "The State We're In: Minnesota's Strengths, Challenges and Opportunities."
 
Click on the link below for more on the speaker...
 
Dale Kurschner to speak at Feb. 1 meeting Jen Garske 2018-01-28 06:00:00Z 0
Dale Kurschner of Twin Cities Business to speak Feb. 1 Jen Garske 2018-01-28 06:00:00Z 0

Edina Rotary Foundation awards grants

The Edina Rotary Foundation recently awarded nearly $24,000 in grants to eight local organizations.

Alzheimer’s Association of Minnesota-North Dakota Chapter, Edina Give and Go, Fishing for Life, Hearts & Hands, Inner City Christian Ministries, Oasis for Youth, Open Arms of Minnesota and Volunteers Enlisted to Assist People (VEAP) received grants from the Edina Rotary Foundation. Grants ranged from $1,300 to $6,000.
Edina Rotary Foundation awards grants Jennifer Bennerotte 2018-01-24 06:00:00Z 0