Welcome to the Rotary Club of Edina!

We meet Thursdays at 12:15 PM
Edina Country Club
5100 Wooddale Ave.
Edina, MN  55424
United States of America

(612) 875-3109
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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.

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!!


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. 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.

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. 8, at the Edina Country Club. All members are encouraged to attend the Veterans Luncheon. 


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!
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.
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)
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.
Club Executives & Directors
President Elect
Past President
Club Service (Administration) Director
Community Service—Local Funding Co-Director
Community Service—Local Funding Co-Director
Community Service—Local Projects Director
International Service Director
Membership Director
Public Image Co-Director
Public Image Co-Director
The Rotary Foundation Director
Social Director
Youth Service Director
Edina Rotary Foundation Board Director
Edina Rotary Foundation Board Director
Edina Rotary Foundation Board Director
Edina Rotary Foundation Board Director
Edina Rotary Foundation Board Director
Edina Rotary Foundation Board Director
Club Administrator
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This week's newsletter
Oct. 17, 2018 Barker
Oct 17, 2018
Upcoming Events
Rotary District 5950 Calendar Link
J. Drake Hamilton, Fresh Energy
Oct 25, 2018
The Economic Power of Clean Energy
Jill Renslow
Nov 01, 2018
Senior Vice President of Business Development, Mall of America
Lori Syverson and Tim Murphy
Nov 08, 2018
Edina Economic Development
No meeting
Nov 15, 2018
Area 3 Rotary Veterans Luncheon is Monday, Nov. 12
Meeting Responsibilities
Front Desk
Johnson, Jake
Greeter 1
Asato, San
Greeter 2
Younggren, Mary
Meeting Host 1
Hepp, Bradley
Meeting Host 2
Morrison, Jean
Invocation/Pledge of Allegiance/Four-Way Test
Stehlik, Bob
The Barker writer
Anderson, Kelly
Introduce Guests
Cook, Tom
Carlson, Rick
Introduce the Speaker
Brewer, André
Thank the Speaker
Ries, Tom