Aquatennial Ambassadors to speak July 12
The first meeting of the new Rotary year, Thursday, July 12, will feature the ambassadors of the Minneapolis Aquatennial! Our own Bill McReavy, who serves as the Aquatennial Commodore, will be one of the speakers.
For more information on the speakers, click on the link below...
Prospective Member Day July 19 at Rotary

Rotary Club of Edina will host another Prospective Member Day Thursday, July 19. All Rotarians are encouraged to bring a friend or colleague that is interested in learning more about Rotary and our club to the meeting. Lunch is on the club for all prospective members July 19! Please make sure your guests sign in at the guest table before the meeting.

The program speaker at the meeting will be Bill McGuire, who will speak about Minnesota United Football Club, Minnesota's professional soccer team.

For more information, contact 2018-2019 Membership Director Royce Pavelka.


Still time to register for EMRC golf tournament
WHAT: Edina Morningside Rotary Club third annual Patrick D. Kennedy Golf Tournament benefiting the Edina Morningside Rotary Club grant recipients
WHEN: Monday, July 16. Registration, practice and brunch are at 9 a.m. There will be a shotgun start at 11. 
WHERE: Mendakota Country Club, Mendota Heights
WHO: All Rotarians are encouraged to participate. Individual golfers are welcome, as well as groups. It's not too early to get your foursome committed—please reach out to as many golfers and potential sponsors as possible.
INFO: There will be on-course friendly competitions and prize opportunities. At end of the day, participants will celebrate with drinks and a silent auction at 4:30 p.m., followed by dinner and an awards ceremony at 6:30. You can register for the full day, or just for the dinner portion of the day. There are also sponsorship opportunities. 
REGISTRATION: Go here to register online or for more information.
Click on the link below for more information...
Lawn bowl with Rotarians Aug. 29
WHAT: Lawn bowling!
WHERE: Brookview Golf Course, 316 Brookview Parkway S., Golden Valley
WHEN: 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 29
WHO: All Rotarians, significant others and families
INFO: We have 48 spots reserved at the newly remodeled Brookview Golf Course for this fun family event! Cost is $14 per person. Click on the link below to find out where to send payment.
REGISTRATION: Go here. Please send in payment after registering.
For more on the event, click on the link below...
Rotary featured in 4th of July Parade!
President John Flynn, with special guest Pam Conlow, joined with other Rotarians, family and friends at the 4th of July Parade in Edina! Despite some rain, the volunteers carried the Rotary banner and handed out treats while accompanied by a posse of superheroes running alongside the presidential vehicle. Other Rotarians also participated in the parade, including Frank Cardarelle, who was one of the Grand Marshalls! 
Thanks to everyone who came out to volunteer, and those that cheered them along the parade route!

Click on the link below for parade photos...
Youth Exchange student Paco heads home
Youth Exchange student Paco Tebar-Gomez headed back to Spain this week after spending the last ten months in Edina. Paco stayed with host family Tom and Catherine Gump (Tom is a member of the Edina Morningside Rotary Club) for the entirety of his stay, and told us about his favorite things about visiting Minnesota and other parts of the country in his talk at a recent Rotary meeting. He went to one last Minnesota Twins game before leaving. Youth Exchange student Susmita Gautam also went home to Nepal recently. 

Stay tuned for info on our 2018-2019 Youth Exchange students!
ERF awards more local grants
The Edina Rotary Foundation recently awarded another $5,400 in grants to four local organizations.
Earlier this year, the Foundation awarded more than $45,000 to 10 local organizations. With funding still
available, the Foundation gave grants in May to the Edina Police Department, Fraser, Hearts & Hammers
and the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
Click on the link below for more information...
Quarter 1 billing sent out last week
The Quarter 1 Rotary Club of Edina invoices were sent out last week. This is the Q1 invoice, with charges for dues and meals for July–September 2018, along with any other extra charges. For those not signed up for automatic payments, we ask that payment be made upon receipt of the invoice. For those signed up for auto payments, those will go through this week. If you would like to sign up for auto payments, there is still time to do so for this quarter. Simply contact Club Administrator Jennifer Garske to get the form, fill it out, and send it back. Note that there will be a 5 percent credit card service fee on all payments made online in Q1 and going forward. 
Please let Jen Garske or Treasurer Sam Thompson know if you have questions on your invoice or payment options.
Thank you!
Proposed for membership
The Rotary Club of Edina’s Board of Directors recently approved the applicants below for membership:
Doug Drake
Classification: Surgery—Orthopedic
Sponsor: Dick Teegen
Forest Green
Classification: Mortgage—Residential
Sponsor: Royce Pavelka
Bridget Hallstrom
Classification: Professional Development
Sponsor: Greg Yoch
Afira Hassan
Classification: Optometry
Sponsor: Greg Yoch
Written objections to the application must be submitted before 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 11, to Rotary Club of Edina, 4801 W. 50th St., Edina, MN 55424 or emailed to
In review
The Rotary Club of Edina held the annual Transition Meeting, the last meeting of the Rotary year, on June 28. The presidency of the club transitioned from San Asato to John Flynn. John will be president from July 2018 through June 2019. Club board directors gave brief recaps of their committees' work over the past year. Outgoing Club and Edina Rotary Foundation board members were honored, including Past President Ann Platt, who goes off the Club Board after serving five years. 
Click on the link below for more on the meeting...
Upcoming Events
Prospective Member Day
Edina Country Club
Jul 19, 2018
12:15 PM – 1:30 PM
Minnesota Lynx women's basketball game
Target Center
Jul 24, 2018 7:00 PM
Perfect Attendance awards at Rotary meeting
Edina Country Club
Jul 26, 2018
12:15 PM – 1:30 PM
Rotary Day at Canterbury
Canterbury Park
Aug 10, 2018
Lawn Bowling
Brookview Golf Course
Aug 29, 2018
Edina Rotary Foundation Fundraiser & Gala
Sep 29, 2018
Prospective Member Day
Edina Country Club
Oct 04, 2018
12:15 PM – 1:30 PM
Camp Enterprise
YMCA Camp Ihduhapi
Nov 01, 2018 – Nov 03, 2018
Meeting Duties for July 12 meeting
Front Desk
Harberts, Renee
Greeter 1
Lewis, Gordon
Greeter 2
Norton, Gerry
Greeter 3 (new member)
Dash, Sita
Meeting Host 1
Burke, Valerie
Meeting Host 2
Wenner, Nate
Invocation/Pledge of Allegiance/Four-Way Test
Solberg, John
The Barker writer
Byun, Wooj
Introduce Guests
Flynn, John
Campbell, Katy
Introduce the Speaker
Platt, Ann
Thank the Speaker
Padilla, Eduardo
Executives & Directors
President Elect
Past President
Club Service (Administration) Director
Community Service—Local Funding Co-Director
Community Service—Local Funding Co-Director
Community Service—Local Projects Director
International Service Director
Membership Director
Social Director
Public Image Director
The Rotary Foundation Director
Youth Service Director
Club Administrator
Rotary Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Bob Solheim
July 1
Matt Boockmeier
July 3
Josh Sprague
July 5
Mark Hegman
July 6
Gordon Lewis
July 7
John Flynn
July 10
Jake Johnson
July 11
Lisa Walker
July 12
Terry Stevens
July 13
Thomas Pirsch
July 13
Dave Phillips
July 14
David Hatzung
July 14
Greg Yoch
July 14
Tim Murphy
July 14
Charles Rauenhorst
July 18
Michael Opitz
July 18
Bob Perkins
July 25
Bill Milota
July 26
John Mazzara
July 26
Leann Stessman
July 28
Ed Bather
July 29
Dick Teegen
July 30
Join Date
Dan Stolfa
July 1, 2003
15 years
Nate Wenner
July 1, 2008
10 years
Rich Kleber
July 1, 1995
23 years
Bruce Templeton
July 7, 1988
30 years
Hannelore Brucker
July 7, 2016
2 years
Alan Mogck
July 8, 1993
25 years
Ted Yoch
July 8, 2004
14 years
Mike Sitek
July 9, 2015
3 years
Brandon Azbill
July 14, 2016
2 years
Dan Hallberg
July 15, 1973
45 years
Bradley Hepp
July 17, 1986
32 years

The Rotary Club of Edina will meet Thursday, July 12, for the first meeting of the Rotary year.

The Rotary Club of Edina's Administrator, Jennifer Garske, works part time Tuesday through Friday, and attends the Rotary meetings on Thursdays from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. to answer questions. During the summer, she will not be working Mondays. JENNIFER WILL BE ON VACATION JULY 8-16. Contact her at or leave a message on the Rotary cell phone at 612-875-3109.