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Jon Malinski Jun 06, 2019
Vineyard owner, entrepreneur
Vineyard owner, entrepreneur
  • Married 54 years four children 11 grandchildren 4 great grandchildren.
  • Resides Minnesota, Arizona, and Argentina.
  • Military; 02-01-1962 to 09-01-1965 
  • Business Adventures in multiple different sectors: Office Equipment CDP Imaging Systems, Telecommunications in Russia, Real Estate development USA & Argentina, and Wineries, Vineyards, Brand Development in Argentina- Piattelli Vineyards.

Title: RISK & Adventure ”If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary”- Jim Rohn


Angela Champagne-From Jun 13, 2019
My Personal Sexual Assault Story

Personal Safety Seminar

Fact: 1 in 3 women around the world will be a victim of assault during her lifetime. In 2012, Angela Champagne-From experienced many women's worst nightmare of being attacked by a stranger. Intuitively, she fought back, and despite sustaining life-threatening injuries, she survived. Today, she has made it her mission to empower women and children to fight back. During her seminar, Angela discusses the event, her recovery, the criminal process and important information about self-protection and awareness. This presentation is appropriate for women of all ages, including high school and college students. For more information, please check out www.thefightbackproject.weebly.com or The Fight Back Project on Facebook.


More About Angela

Angela Champagne-From graduated from Hamline University and majored in legal studies and women’s studies and earned conflict studies and paralegal certificates. Since the attack, Angela has spoke publicly about her experience sharing the emotional details with transparency. Her goal is to refute the unspoken submission principle that exists in society that women should not fight back. She fought for her life that spring afternoon and believes she wouldn’t be here to share her story if she had not done so. Angela considers it a privilege and an honor to share her story. She has been a member of the Minnesota Sentencing Guidelines Commission, as the felony victim representative, since June 2015 and has a multifaceted perspective on the criminal justice system as a survivor, advocate and woman. Angela resides in Dayton, Minnesota with husband, Adam, and sons, Asher and Anders. In her spare time, she enjoys coffee, working out, traveling and spending time with her family and friends.

Rotary Family Picnic Jun 20, 2019
No regular meeting that day
No regular meeting that day

Save the date! The Rotary Club of Edina Family Picnic is set for Thursday, June 20, 2019! 

Make sure to plan to bring your kids and grandkids! The picinic is for Rotarians and their families!

For more information on the event, contact Social Director Renee Harberts.

There is no Rotary Club of Edina regular meeting on Thursday, June 20.

Transtion meeting Jun 27, 2019
Rotary presidency transitions from John Flynn to Josh Sprague

As the 2018-2019 Rotary year comes to an end, the Rotary Club of Edina presidency will transition from John Flynn to Josh Sprague. Josh will serve as president from July 1, 2019 though June 30, 2020.

Outgoing Club and Foundation board members will also be honored at the meeting. And incoming board members will be welcomed.

Matt Majka Jul 18, 2019
Minnesota Wild President and Alternate Governor
Matt Majka
President & Alternate Governor, Minnesota Wild
Matt Majka (pronounced MAY-kuh) is in his second season as President and Alternate Governor for Minnesota Sports and Entertainment (MSE) and 22nd year with the organization. He previously held the positions of Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President, Senior Vice President of Business Operations and Vice President of Marketing and Corporate Sponsorships.
MSE is a regional sports and entertainment leader that has grown into several different business operations including the Minnesota Wild, its minor league affiliate, the Iowa Wild, 317 on Rice Park and the facility management of Xcel Energy Center and Saint Paul RiverCentre.
During his tenure with the Wild, Majka has been instrumental in fostering the unique relationship between the hockey club and its fan base. The team’s continued dedication to the fans of the “State of Hockey” is reflected in ESPN The Magazine’s Ultimate Standings as the Wild was named the “Best Stadium Experience” in the National Hockey League from 2007-10. Minnesota ranked first in the NHL and sixth overall for “Stadium Experience” in the field of all 122 major league sports franchises in 2012.
Majka joined the Minnesota Wild in October of 1997 from Rollerblade, Inc., where he started work in 1984. Beginning as a Sales Representative for the fledgling company, he held positions of increasing responsibility through his 13-year tenure including: Sales Representative, Regional Sales Manager, Marketing Manager, Director of International Business, Senior Director of Product Marketing and culminating with his appointment as Vice President of Product Marketing. During his tenure, the privately held company grew revenues from $1 million to more than $200 million annually.
The Detroit, Mich., native has lived in the Twin Cities for more than 50 years and is a 1984 speech communications graduate of the University of Minnesota. Majka currently serves on the St. Paul Downtown Alliance, The Ordway Center for Performing Arts, the United States Hockey Hall of Fame, and the BEL13VE in Miracles Foundation.
He and his wife, Kym, have two sons, Sam and Nick. The family resides in Medina.