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!
Club Headlines
Sixteen years and several misdiagnoses later, in 2015, Lisa Najarian was diagnosed with Lyme disease. Over the course of those years, she suffered greatly with symptoms that were a complete mystery to her. Lisa, a California native, has lived her adult life in the top three most prevalent Lyme infested regions in the nation. She believes she was bitten while living in Illinois, however, does not remember seeing a target rash. After 14 years in Illinois, she moved with her husband and two children to Connecticut, the mecca for Lyme disease. There, she became aware of Lyme, and strongly suspected a correlation between her multiple symptoms and the tick-borne disease. Her move to Minnesota in 2014 brought hope and a positive diagnosis.
Lisa received a BA in education at California State University, Chico and earned her Masters Degree in Education from National University. Sheand her husband, Pete, and children reside in the Twin Cities area.
We are happy to announce that we will be returning to 100% live meetings this month.  Meetings will be 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. Our speaker will be Rotary Club of Edina member, Karlan Padayachee. 
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Club Leadership
President Elect
Past President
Club Service (Administration) Director
Community Service—Grants Funding Director
Community Service—Projects Director
International Service Director
Membership Director
Social Director
Public Image Director
The Rotary Foundation Director
Youth Service Director
Annual Gala Co-Chair
Annual Gala Co-Chair
Club Administrator
July 27, 2021 Barker
Jul 26, 2021
July 20, 2021 Barker
Jul 20, 2021
June 22, 2021 Barker
Jun 22, 2021
Upcoming Events
Meeting Duties
Aug 5 Meeting Duties
Michalski, Rebecca
AV Support
Blake, Scott
Front Desk
Edorh, Marcus
Barer, Charlie
Gubrud, Bob
ZOOM Greeter
Blake, Scott
Byun, Wooj
Guest Introductions
Veker, Steven
Speaker Introduction
Platt, Ann
Thank the Speaker
Hatzung, David
Hendrickson, Jennifer