April 2 - 9 - 16 - 23 - 30, 2020 
The Rotary Club of Edina meets...
Thursdays, 12:15-1:30
Edina Country Club
5100 Wooddale Ave
Edina, MN 55424
Phone: (612) 234-7390
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Ashok Dhariwal is the owner of YogaFit in Minneapolis, a newer division of SNAP Fitness.  The mission is to make yoga and fitness more accessible.  They currently have three locations with five more in development. His background has been mainly retail focused domestically and internationally.  Prior to YogaFit, he was with Target Corporation for about 14 years in new start up entrepreneurial divisions.  Prior to Target, he worked for UnitedHealth Group and Arthur Andersen’s retail division. He, his wife and three kids are residents of the Linden Hills nieghborhood. 

Fellow Rotary Club of Edina Members:  

In light of the risks posed by the current COVID-19 (Coronavirus) epidemic, and in consideration of group event cancellations by the City of Edina and many other local organizations, we have decided to cancel April Rotary club meetings. All regular members will receive a statement credit of $90 for the missed meals on their Q4 invoice scheduled to go out by April 3. 

I want to thank my fellow officers including Secretary Joe Hayes, Treasurer Michael Stanzak, President-Elect Sam Thompson, and Past President John Flynn, along with Past President Jennifer Bennerotte, for their sage advice and good counsel. 

As this historical event continues to evolve, we will continue to monitor the situation and keep you updated about the plan for April meetings. For the moment, please take care of yourselves, and follow the best practices for preventing infections on the CDC website here: http://bit.ly/38UJLMk.

Please feel free to call me anytime at 612-501-0252, or send an email to joshsprague7@icloud.com.

Yours in Service,

Josh Sprague, President

In this trying time of uncertainty during the Covid-19 virus pandemic, we in Edina Rotary have an opportunity to do what we do best – reach out and serve.  We’re better together.
Edina Rotary Helping Hands is an initiative aimed at supporting others by reaching out to check in, connect and assist with specific needs of our senior Rotarians and others in need during this time of quarantine.
As fellow Rotarians, here’s what we can do to help:
  • Help with grocery shopping and running errands
  • Pickup up prescriptions
  • Pick up and deliver take-out food
  • Trip to Post Office
  • Provide a ride to appointments
  • Check-in call or email
  • Send a postal greeting card to say you’re thinking about someone
Of course, we will do all of this in the safest and most responsible ways by following the Red Cross recommendations during this situation.
How this works …
  • Are you interested in helping? 
  • Do you know of an Edina Rotarian who might benefit from this (either yourself or someone else?) 
If you’d like to be a helping hand or need a helping hand contact Jean Morrison at 612-804-2409 or jean@jeanmorrisonhr.com
Thank you for lending your time, hands and heart to Edina Rotary Helping Hands.
It’s important to remember what makes us Rotarians:  Service and connecting the world.  Now is the time to come together and be there for one another.
Rotary Happy Hour will go on! Join us for a ZOOM video networking meeting, mix up your favorite drink and share your professional background and your experience with how the Coronavirus epidemic is affecting your business and industry.
Simply click the link in advance of the meeting and it will prompt you to download the desktop or mobile version of Zoom. Once you download Zoom, create an account, then on April 1 at 6:00 p.m. simply click on the link HERE and join us. You have the option of muting your video or your audio. If you feel more comfortable, simply listen.

COVID-19 Community Resources  

We've created a hub for COVID-19 community resources on the City's engagement website, Better Together Edina.

Visit BetterTogetherEdina.org/Covid-19 to:
  • Sign up to volunteer
  • Tell us if you're able to provide services to residents as an organization or business
  • View senior resources including the Edina Senior Resource Hotline: 952-826-0370
  • View resident resources like open restaurants, utility bill support and child care assistance
  • Learn about business loans, cleaning guidelines and unemployment insurance
  • More

For information about the City’s response to COVID-19, including what City facilities are open and closed, please regularly check the City’s website at EdinaMN.gov/Coronavirus, sign up for City Extra emails at EdinaMN.gov/CityExtra or sign up for text updates at EdinaMN.gov/Texts.
As your TRF (The Rotary Foundation) Director, I want to inspire you to participate in our TRF campaign.  Our goal is 100% participation.  So, everyone of us counts! Please give within your means.  You should know that we are one of the top districts and clubs in the world in our long time giving and participation in TRF. We could be number 1 with just a little help from you. So, let’s make this happen.
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