The Rotary Club of Edina meets...
Thursdays, 12:15-1:30
Edina Country Club
5100 Wooddale Ave
Edina, MN 55424
Phone: (612) 234-7390
Check out our speaker list, and join us for a meeting anytime!
2019 Annual Gala
Rotary's biggest party of the year—the Edina Rotary Foundation Fundraiser & Gala—is Saturday, October 5, 6:30PM,  at the Doubletree by Hilton Bloomington! The theme of this year's Gala is "That's Entertainment" The event raises money for our Edina Rotary Foundation, supporting local and international service projects and grants.
Club Headlines
Senator Rudy Boschwitz will deliver his speech entitled "Magnificent America" traces the history of the world since WWII. He'll note the growth of Democracy, the rise of 4 billion people world-wide out of poverty to the middle class (just as South Korea has experience) and the longest period of time in history (74 years) that have had no wars between major powers. 
Click "Read More" to get a peek into the extraordinary life Sen. Boschwitz continues to experience.
West 50th Street Lane Closures
The right lanes of both east and westbound West 50th Street will be closed between East Sunnyslope and Wooddale Avenue for utility work from Thursday, August 15 at 8:00 a.m. through Friday, August 16 at 3:30 p.m. Browndale Avenue will also be closed at West 50th Street.  Detours will be posted.
Valley View Road will be closed  between 4545 Valley View Road and West 60th Street, from Monday, Aug. 12 to Friday, Aug. 23 for road work.  The detours will be Wooddale Avenue and West 60th Street. 
Northbound Highway 100 off ramp 50th Street/Vernon Avenue is closed for reconstruction until late August. Give yourself a little extra time. Your lunch will be waiting.
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. There is only one Rotaract Club in District 5950. The Rotary Club of Edina and the Edina Morningside Rotary Club support The Rotaract Club of Edina and their members will manage its club independently. As Rotaract members connect with other young leaders, they can take advantage of all Rotary has to offer, including scholarships and peace fellowships, RYLA events, and friendship exchanges or vocational training teams. There is no charge to attend meetings.
Tuesday, August 20th
Erik's Ranch and Retreat - 3420 Heritage Dr, Edina, MN 55435
Service: Game Night and Barbeque Night
  • Volunteer to hang out with members from Erik's Ranch & Retreat.
  • Erik's Ranch and Retreat is a working and social environment for young adults with autism. 
  • For more information, go to their website: http://www.eriksranch.org/about-us/
  • Need 2-5 Volunteers
  • Please RSVP via reply to email or calendar invite 
The Edina Morningside Rotary and Edina Rotary Club Youth Exchange Committee needs YOUR help! 
We have an an urgent need for a first host family for Rosario, our student from Chile. She arrives on Saturday. Aug. 17 and we need a home for her until Sept. 11.
Please continue reading for more details. 
Show your Rotary pride and meet new Rotary friends at the Minnesota State Fair! Pick your timing or come for the entire day. Families are welcome in Rotary gear, too. Cap off the day by “Dancin’ on the Ceiling” with Lionel Richie in the Grandstand at 7:30 (tickets must be purchased in advance).
Hundred of Rotarians Are Needed! Please click on Join the Rotary Blitz! to join a team "Random Act of Service" or "Media Blitz" or order your cool-dry T-shirt.
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. 
We here at Camp Enterprise are excited to announce our redesigned website went live this weekend. Clubs can begin to use our easy to navigate on-line registration immediately and will receive an early bird price discount of $25 per student if payment is received before August 15, 2019.  Camp Enterprise is a three-day camp for high school juniors and seniors designed to introduce students to the free enterprise system and encourage entrepreneurship and ethical business practices. The experience is often life changing. Each year, at least five (5) $1,000 higher education scholarships are awarded to students of exceptional merit. In total, Camp Enterprise has awarded more than $80,000 in scholarships since its inception. We are looking forward to another successful year.
Club Leadership
President Elect
Past President
Club Service (Administration)
Community Service (Grants)
Community Service (Projects)
International Service
Public Image
The Rotary Foundation
Youth Service
Club Administrator
Annual Gala
Annual Gala
Meeting Duties
Front Desk Administration
Michalski, Rebecca
Front Desk
Sitek, Mike
Greeter 1
Van Beek, Nick
Greeter 2
Burnett, Kelley
Stanzak, Michael
Guest Introductions
Amundson, Luther
Speaker Introduction
Hepp, Bradley
Thank the Speaker
Peterson, Kip
The Barker Writer
Wanninger, Les
Sylvester, Fred
Rudy Boschwitz
Aug 22, 2019
Rudy Boschwitz
Monique Hammond
Aug 29, 2019
Monique Hammond
Marty Bassett, CEO, President, Walman Optical
Sep 05, 2019
Marty Bassett, CEO, President, Walman Optical
Lindsey Whalen, Coach, U of M Women's Basketball
Sep 12, 2019
Lindsey Whalen, Coach, U of M Women's Basketball
August 13, 2019 Barker
Aug 13, 2019
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Thank You Sponsors! 

View 2019 Sponsor Packages

Presenting ($10,000)

  • Scott Tankenoff, Tankenoff Families Foundation
  • Sita Dash, Dr. Dash Foundation

Platinum ($5,000)

  • Katy and Ralph Campbell
  • Heather Hansen, Carl M. Hansen Companies
  • Erik Hendrikson, Tradition Mortgage
  • Joel Jennings, Jennings Family Foundation
  • Bill McReavy, Washburn-McReavy
  • Paul Mooty, Faribault Woolen Mill
  • Josh Sprague, Sotheby’s International Realty
  • Susan Stiles, Stiles Financial Services

Gold ($2,500)

  • Anonymous
  • Joe Arends, North American Banking Co.
  • San Asato, McNellis & Asato
  • Kelley Burnett, American Family Insurance
  • Mark Jessen, Jessen Press (in kind)
  • Tim Murphy, Grandview Tire & Auto
  • Jeff Ohe, Cahill Financial Advisors
  • Ed Padilla, Northmarq Capital

Silver ($1,500)

  • Bob Gubrud
  • Gerry Norton, The Brookshire Co.
  • Steve Slyce, Peter’s Billiards
  • John Solberg
  • Stefan Smith, Smith Financial Group
  • Michael Stanzak, Key Cadillac