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 Eric Dayton as the program speaker at the Dec. 13 meeting. He will speak about “Identity & Entrepreneurship in the North.” The presentation will cover how the North has grown over the past five years from a knit hat into a movement.

Rotarian Stefan Smith will give his Classification Talk at the meeting.

The Rotary Club of Edina is once again collecting holiday gifts for families in need in our community. Rotarian Jean Morrison is spearheading the Holiday Giving Program, which will be donating to CornerStone and 66 West again this year. Members are asked to bring UNWRAPPED gifts and gift cards for children of any age (infant all the way through teens) as well as gifts for moms, dads, and families served by CornerStone. This year, gift cards to Macy's or Marshalls were also requested for the residents at 66 West to buy clothing for job interviews. The donations can be dropped off at the Edina Country Club at the Rotary meeting Dec. 13, or at the Holiday Party on Thursday, Dec. 20. Cash or check donations are also welcome. Jean will take the funds donated and buy gift cards or other gifts to be donated as well. 
The Rotaract Club of Edina will host two local authors at the Wednesday, Dec. 12, meeting. Colton Witte and Sean Bloomfield will speak about their book, "Adventure North." The two Chaska High School graduates canoed 2,200 miles up the Minnesota River to Hudson Bay when they were teenagers. 

We will meet at 5:30 p.m. in the Community Room at Lunds & Byerly's in the 50th and France area of Edina. Rotarians are welcome at this special gathering! 
Contact Rotaract President Mark Gasner at Mark@ellingsoncpas.com for more info. 
Celebration and giving was in the air Nov. 21 when Rotarians from the Rotary Club of Edina and the Edina Morningside Rotary Club, along with family and friends, gathered at the Edina Country Club to assemble 80 Thanksgiving baskets. Then teams delivered the baskets to families in need in our community. The annual event was chaired again this year by Michael Stanzak, with help from Mary Hustad

More than 100 Minnesota/Wisconsin high school students joined us at YMCA Camp Ihudhapi Nov. 1-3 for the 2018 Rotary Camp Enterprise. The three-day camp is put on by the Rotary Club of Edina and Rotary Club of Edina Morningside for students in Rotary District 5950 and Rotary District 5960. The students are all sponsored by area Rotary clubs, and learn about the free enterprise system. They work together, with the help of mentors and counselors, to come up with a business plan and presentation. And on the last day, five lucky students won scholarships!

This year's Camp E was chaired by Hein de Hoog of EMRC. Sam Thompson was marketing director for this year's camp. Special thanks to our many, many volunteers! We couldn't do it without you!


Six area high school students won scholarships during Camp Enterprise earlier this month. Camp Enterprise, organized by the Rotary Club of Edina and Edina Morningside Rotary Club, provides high school students with a unique opportunity to learn about leadership, business and the free enterprise system.
For more photos and videos of Camp Enterprise, visit the Camp E Facebook page. And while you are there, give it a like! 
The Edina Rotary Foundation recently sent $6,000 to Protect Me Project, a U.S.-based non-profit with a mission of educating and empowering Latin American children ages 3 to 9 on how to say “no” when confronted by an abuser.
For the first time in about six years Rotary Club of Edina hosted a blood drive on Oct. 25 with Memorial Blood Center’s mobile unit parked at Edina Country Club.

Thank you for showing up to donate as planned, and as meeting walk-ins, Rotarians, family members, friends and Edina Country Club members. We scored beyond expectations with 27 donations drawn by Memorial Blood Center over a four-hour span.

The Rotary Club of Edina hosted the Leadership Ethics Seminar for Edina High School students on Tuesday, Oct. 23, at St. Patrick's Church in Edina. This all-day session featured small group discussions, speakers, and a case study discussion for the entire group. 

The Leadership Ethics Seminar was chaired this year by John Buttolph and Sutton McGraw. The seminar was started by longtime Rotarian Jerry Potter, who initiated this seminar for Edina students years ago. It was originally called "Do the Right Thing." 

Thanks to all our volunteers!


The next Rotary Vocational Development Group will be Wednesday, Feb. 6. There is no gathering in January 2019.
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 Rotary Club of Edina and EMRC collaborate on this event.
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Youth Service Director
Edina Rotary Foundation Board Director
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This week's newsletter
Dec. 5, 2018 Barker
Dec 05, 2018
Upcoming Events
Rotary District 5950 Calendar Link
Eric Dayton
Dec 13, 2018
Co-founder, Bachelor Farmer restaurant
No meeting
Dec 20, 2018
Holiday Party is that evening
David Schultz, professor at Hamline University
Jan 03, 2019
Political Analysis of 2018 elections
Meeting Responsibilities
Front Desk
Kupper, Marty
Greeter 1
Smith, Stefan
Greeter 2
Veker, Steven
Meeting Host 1
Johnson, Susan
Meeting Host 2
Kallas, Mike
Invocation/Pledge of Allegiance/Four-Way Test
Thommen, Wade
The Barker writer
Barnett, Jon
Introduce Guests
Erhardt, Ron
Bennerotte, Jennifer
Introduce the Speaker
Thompson, Sam
Thank the Speaker
Shinners, Jennifer