Braemar Golf Club
Doors Open at 12:15 - Buffet Lunch
 Prospective Member Day -- Guests Welcome!
Speaker: Roshini Rajkumar, The Crisis Files
Prospective Member Day - Bring a Guest
Prospective Member Day - February 1. Several times throughout the year The Rotary Club of Edina speaker committee designs meeting programs and speakers to promote general public interest that give our members the opportunity to introduce friends, family and co-workers to Rotary. These events can be used as a casual way to share your Rotary experience, fellowship and dedication to a collective humanitarian cause. Take a moment to think of the person you know who looking to action in solving some our worlds most persistent problems by promoting peace; fighting disease; finding access to clean water, sanitation, and hygiene; saving mothers and children; enhancing education; localizing economy growth and protection of our climate and environment. Lunch is on us.  Schedule conflict? Share and with someone you know.
Speaker: Feb 1, The Crisis Files
A multi-media content creator, Roshini Rajkumar is a licensed attorney whose first career as a TV broadcaster laid the groundwork for her current life as a talk show host and C-suite strategist and crisis coach.
She hosts Real Talk with Roshini on WCCO Radio and Real Leaders with Roshini podcast (on your favorite podcast app) and brings all her skills to virtual settings and main stages as a speaker and MC. "Read More" or click here for additional information, The Crisis Files and Video Intro
Feb 7 - Vocational Mixer, Sophia Thu Pham
MEETING LOCATION - The District Edina!! REGISTER HERE Next Vocational Mixer formerly known as Vocational/Avocation Happy Hour is Wednesday, Feb 7, 2024.  6:00 to 7:30 p.m. meet and greet. Our speaker will be Sofia Thu Pham. She and her family immigrated to the United States from Vietnam in 1979, becoming proud US citizens. With 20 years of professional real estate expertise, her journey began even earlier as she assisted her father in procuring real estate investment properties before becoming a licensed agent. Sofia is a member of the Edina Morningside Rotary Club. Join us at The District Edina, 7777 Washington Ave, Suite 201, Edina MN 55439. Cost to attend is a $10.00 food/$20 for food and beverages. Reserve your spot today HERE.
Feb 19 - Rotary Awareness Day at State Capitol
IT'S OFFICIAL- Monday, February 19 is State Capitol Rotary Awareness Day - !!REGISTER TODAY!! and see the full schedule and event info and details.
We’re joining to advocate for successful passage of a Rotary license plate bill legislators are considering at our Minnesota State Capitol this session. This means money for 3 Minnesota Rotary foundations, if Rotary license plates are approved for sale by the State. Rotary District 5950, 5960 & 5580 all benefit.
Rotary Awareness Day
Monday, February 19, 2024
Minnesota State Capitol 
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
L’Etoile du Nord Vault Room 
(beneath the Rotunda)
  • Enjoy snacks and fellowship with Rotarians, NorthStar Youth Exchange and Interact Club students from across the state.
  • Meet and Hear from State Legislators.
  • See a Live Minnesota Senate Session.
  • Join a tour of the Capitol.
Feb 24 Annual Bowling Event - Reg. by 2/19

Let's Go Bowling! - REGISTER by Feb. 19

Teams are forming and it looks to be a very competitive year. Who will walk away with the "big" trophy? 

Date: Saturday, February 24, 2024

Time: 7:00 to 9:00 pm

Where: Park Tavern, St. Louis Park

Cost: $25/per person covers lane and shoe rental. Pre-registration and payment by Feb. 19 required. Note in "Comments"  if you are part of a specific team. 

Park Tavern menu and drinks will be available for purchase. 

Contact Kayla Beehler at with any questions. 

Edina Rotary Global Scholar Named Guatemala Literacy Fellow
Edina High School senior Katerina Duda has been named a Guatemala Literacy Fellow.
Duda is an Edina Rotary Global Scholar. She completed her Global Scholars capstone project last year, researching literacy in Guatemala. During her research, she came across the Guatemala Literacy Project, one of the largest grassroots, multi-club, multi-district projects in Rotary. More than 800 clubs and 90 districts have been working together since 1997 to improve education for underserved students in Guatemala. In that time, more than 295,000 students have been served through four sustainable programs that are tested and proven to work.
Mar 8 State of the Community Registration Open

Friday, March 8, 2024 - State of the Community -- REGISTER HERE

The Edina Chamber of Commerce and the City of Edina present our annual State of City in partnership with the Rotary Club of Edina and the Rotary Club of Edina Morningside. Edina Mayor James B. Hovland and Edina Public Schools Superintendent Stacie Stanley will address city issues and present upcoming plans.

The presentation will be emceed by City Manager Scott Neal and will be recorded and later broadcast on Edina TV.

You may attend as a non-lunching guest at no cost. To have enough seating, registration is appreciated. 

Braemar Golf Course

11:30 a.m. Registration begins

Noon Lunch

12:30-1:30 p.m. Program by Mayor Jim Hovland and Edina Public Schools Superintendent Stacie Stanley

Cost for the luncheon is $35. People can RSVP as non-lunching guests at no charge. REGISTER HERE


Dr. Dash - Forbes Article
Forbes, December 2023 -- Dr. S.K. Dash's Inspirational Leadership: The Resurgence of Kalinga Hospital's Vision, Growth and Progress -- "We don't rebuild to recreate the past; we rebuild to create a brighter future." Dr. S.K. Dash Complete article HERE.
Dr. S.K. and  Kalpana Dash to be Honored at RI Headquarters
The weekend of April 5-7, 2024, Dr. S.K. and Kalpana Dash will be honored and inducted into the Arch Klumph Society (AKS) at Rotary International headquarters in Chicago.  Membership in the AKS is lifelong and granted to donors who reach cumulative outright contributions of $250,000 or more to The Rotary Foundation. Ceremonies at Rotary’s headquarters provide a memorable opportunity for members to celebrate their AKS membership in the area where Rotary began. During this two-day program, honorees gather from around the world to be recognized by Rotary’s senior leaders. Fellow Rotarians, family and friends are welcome to be a part of the celebration. Additional AKS info HERE.
Upcoming Events
Feb 7 -- Vocational Mixer - Speaker: Sophia Thu Pham
Feb 8 -- Speaker: Author Steve Yoch, "Becoming Benedict Arnold"
Feb 19 -- Rotary Awareness Day at the MN State Capitol
Feb 24 -- Rotary Social Bowling Night
Mar 7 -- Tentative Return to Edina Country Club
Mar 8 -- 2024 State of the Community
Apr 5-7 -- Dr. Sita and Kalpana Dash Arch Klumph International Recognition
ATTENTION - Feb Meetings Location-Braemar Golf Club
During the months of January and February, the Rotary Club of Edina will be holding its meetings, programs and luncheons at the Braemar Golf Course, 6364 John Harris Drive, Edina MN 55439. Our meeting time (doors opening at 12:15 p.m./program start 12:35 p.m.) and quarterly dues and meeting fees will remain the same. Lunch service will be buffet service with a vegetarian plate available on request. Tentatively the meetings will return to Edina Country Club beginning March 7. Please stay tuned for confirmation of this date. Please contact Mike Martiny with any questions or concerns. 
Feb 1 Meeting Review
Meeting Recap, February 1, 2024, The Crisis Files with Roshini Rajkumar
The February 1, 2024 program was a panel discussion with
The Crisis Files with Roshini Rajkumar. The Crisis Files
is a podcast facilitate by Roshini Rajkumar that brings
crisis dissection insights and crisis-busting tactics straight to you. 
Click Read More for additional photos.
Rotary Club of Edina Facebook Page photo albums.
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Meeting Duties
Michalski, Rebecca
Front Desk & Guest Intros
McGraw, Sutton
Greeter & Guest Host
Olsen, Rob
Greeter & Invocation
Padayachee, Karlen
Speaker Intro & Thank the Speaker
Pavelka, Royce
Kleber, Rich
Rotary Birthdays
Member Birthdays
Sue Parriott
February 4
Rebecca Michalski
February 7
Geetu Sharma
February 9
Amber Tyrrell
February 10
Jennifer Hendrickson
February 12
Bradley Hepp
February 15
Elizabeth Anderson
February 15
Sarah Aydinalp
February 15
Steven Veker
February 15
Susan Johnson
February 24
Lindsey Smaka
February 25
Sharon Chandler
February 25
Mike Martiny
February 26
Mike Kallas
February 27
Braemar Golf Club
Doors Open at 12:15 - Buffet Lunch
Speaker: Stephen Yoch, Author of "Becoming George Washington"
and New Release "Becoming Benedict Arnold"
Lunch Buffet: Chicken Breast Provencal, Rosemary Pork Loin, Shell Pasta
DEADLINE for newsletter story and event submission is Monday Noon for Tuesday publication. 
The Rotary Club of Edina's Administrator, Becci Michalski, works part time and will respond to your inquiries within 24 hours. Contact her at