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.
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TAKING ACTION TO PREVENT HUMAN SEX TRAFFICKING: Learn what you can do to increase the safety of our children!  The Edina Rotary invites you to join us on September 19th, 11:30-1:30 p.m. at a weekly meeting that will start early as we present a workshop on Human Sex Trafficking Prevention. Online guest, club and visiting Rotarian registration has closed for this event. We may be able to accommodate last minute attendance requests. Please contact Becci Michalski at rmichalski@edinarotary.org for current seating and meal availability.
MEMBERS: Arrive early. Doors open at 11:30 am with lunch being served at 12:00 sharp. The room will be at near capacity, good seats will go quickly. Media coverage is anticipated with Fox 9 and Kare 11 expressing strong interest in covering this event. 
We recommend guests sign in early as all Clubs in the District and key Human Trafficking Prevention agencies have been invited. 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. 

Click "Read More" to read the short biographies of our workshop speakers.
Additional Gala Raffle Tickets are still available for purchase. This year's Raffle is sponsored by Wooden Hill Brewing Company and features a $1,000 Grand Prize and five (5) $100 Second Prizes. 
Members who haven't purchased a Hassle-Free Sponsorship Package are expected to purchase at least $150 in tickets (10 tickets @ $15/each) for their own use or for gift or sale to friends, neighbors, or customers.
Payment must be made by cash or check payable to the Edina Rotary Foundation. Ticket stubs and payment must be received no later than Thursday, September 30th. State law requires that all tickets be returned to the Raffle Committee, whether sold or unsold.
See Tom Bach or Kip Peterson with questions.
WHAT: Walk to End Alzheimer's
WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 28, registration at 8 a.m., ceremony at 9:30, with walk immediately following
WHERE: Target Field, Minneapolis
WHO: All Rotarians, friends and families
INFO: Our club, along with other District 5950 Rotarians, are encouraged to join the Rotary Rally for Alz team and join us for the Walk to End Alzheimer's! Sign up to participate, donate to the team, or do both! Watch our video for more info!
REGISTRATION: Go here to register or donate. Contact Rick Carlson, Brad Hepp or Jennifer Hendrickson for more info.

It’s still summer, but it’s not too soon to start thinking about Christmas—especially the Peterson Family Christmas Show that is!!!

This year, the Peterson Family Christmas Show will be held at the Hopkins Center for the Arts on Saturday, December 14, 2019, at 8:00 p.m

We have made arrangements with the Hopkins Center for the Arts to hold a “Rotary” block of 40 tickets which are all together in a great area for enjoying the show. The Rotary block tickets are $34/each (after $5 discount), and are available on a first come – first served basis until the end of the day on Saturday, October  12th, after which any unsold tickets in the block will be released to the public. So, if you want to see this great show, you should move quickly since we expect the tickets to go fast.

Click Read More below to get order details. Deadline is October 12th.

Dear Rotary District 5950 Club Executives and Directors:
I am very excited to share with all of you the news that our district is launching The Rotary Club of Minnesota Veterans!  This will be the first Rotary Club for veterans serving veterans in the world!
Click "Read More" for all the details and first meeting date.
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.
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. 
Club Leadership
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Club Service (Administration)
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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
Hustad, Mary
Front Desk 2
Stevens, Terry
Front Desk 3
Christensen, Joe
Greeter 1
Amundson, Luther
Greeter 2
Milota, Bill
Greeter 3
Platt, Jim
Hawkins, Scott
Speaker Introduction
Harberts, Renee
Thank the Speaker
Blake, Scott
The Barker Writer
Aase, David
Hendrickson, Jennifer
Gala Tickets


Gala Tickets on Sale! 

Tickets for the Annual Gala are now on sale through September 25! 

Register for Tickets

Dr. Sofia Posadas & Dr. Jimmy Menendes, Escuintla
Sep 26, 2019
Dr. Sofia Posadas & Dr. Jimmy Menendez, Regional Hospital de Escuintla, Guatemala
No Meeting (Annual Gala on Sat, Oct 5)
Oct 03, 2019
No Meeting (Annual Gala on Sat, Oct 5)
Commissioner Steve Grove, DEED
Oct 10, 2019
Commissioner Steve Grove, DEED
Upcoming Events

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, Lakes 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
  • Les Jones, Les Jones Roofing
  • Tim Murphy, Grandview Tire & Auto
  • Jeff Ohe, Cahill Financial Advisors
  • Ed Padilla, Northmarq Capital

Silver ($1,500)

  • Joe Christensen, Christensen & Laue
  • Bob and Rosie Gubrud
  • Gerry Norton, The Brookshire Co.
  • Steve Slyce, Peter’s Billiards
  • John and Lisa Solberg
  • Stefan Smith, Smith Financial Group
  • Michael Stanzak, Key Cadillac
  • Sonja Tengdin, Scoopy Poo
  • Steve Veker, 44th Street Dental
  • Ryan Wilson, Tradition Bank

Bronze ($600)

  • Anonymous
  • Jon Barnett, EdinAlarm
  • Matt Boockmeier, State Farm Insurance
  • Wooj Byun, Woodrow Byun Law Office
  • Frank and Lois Cardarelle
  • Rick Carlson, SideKick, Inc.
  • Doug and Kathe Drake
  • Heather and Brett Edelson
  • Edina Liquor
  • Bjorn Freudenthal, New Spaces
  • Forest Green, PRMG
  • Renee Harberts and Dave Wendt
  • Dave Hatzung, Hatzung Insurance
  • Kevin Kalal, Abdo Eick & Meyers
  • Mike Kallas, Kallas Law Office
  • Raj and Teena Kumar
  • Deirdre Kvale, DMK Intellectual Property Law
  • Gordy Lewis
  • Bob and Rhoda Perkins
  • Kip and Rebecca Peterson
  • David and Sandy Phillips
  • Sue Spalding, Alzheimer’s Association
  • Bob and Vianne Stehlik
  • Will Steinke, Christensen Group
  • Axel and Lori Steuer
  • Terry and Merilee Stevens
  • Dick and Evie Teegen
  • Skip Thomas, Remax Results
  • Sylvester Thomas, Jr. and Tanya Thomas
  • Sam Thompson, Transitions in Business
  • Lisa Walker, The Wooddale Team