November 4, 2021 Prospective Member Day
Speaker: Dick Bremer, MN Twins Broadcaster
Zoom Meeting - Register HERE
Nov 11 Veterans Day Luncheon

The annual Area 3 Rotary Veterans Luncheon is set for Thursday, Nov. 11, at Edina Country Club. Doors open and registration begins at 11 a.m. with live music and the luncheon and program begins at 11:15 and concluding by 1:15 p.m.  If you would like to be a part of the program via ZOOM, click HERE for access to the meeting.

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED - Contact Joe Hayes or Becci Michalski to check availability.

If you are not a veteran, but will be attending the meeting, please check with Joe Hayes or Becci Michalski to check availability. Accurate attendance counts are critical due to the high interest in the program.

Nov 3 - Vocational Happy Hour, CW's Bar & Retaurant
Wednesday, November 3, we will be gathering together for live meetings 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. Gay Clapp is a member of the noon Edina Rotary Club and a colleague at Twin Cities Legal Service, PLLC. Gay's practice focus is in the area of wills, estates and trusts. 
Please feel free to extend an invitation to friends, prospective members, as well as members from other clubs. We hope you will join us for this great opportunity to have a lot of fun while getting to know your fellow Rotarians better. Don't be afraid to come "rub shoulders with people of significance."
Nov. 4 Speaker: Dick Bremer, MN Twins Broadcaster
2021 marked Dick Bremer’s 38th season as a broadcaster for the Twins. The Minnesota native graduated from St. Cloud State University in 1978. Following his graduation he worked for three years in Cedar Rapids, IA as a sportscaster for WMT-Radio and TV (now KGAN-TV). While there, he began his play-by-play career doing University of Iowa basketball for two years. For additional Dick Bremer details click "Read More". 
Join us as we listen to Dick's story and welcome prospective members to our Rotary tables. Our meeting are held at the Edina Country Club with doors opening at 12:15 p.m. Choice of a hot lunch or salad is included with the program fee of $20, first time visitors interested in finding out more about Rotary lunch is on us. We look forward to meeting you!
Nov 4 ZOOM Meeting Registration
ZOOM meeting viewing and attendance is available on Thursday, Nov. 4th at 12:30 p.m.. Register HERE to have the Zoom link emailed to you.
Due to in-person meeting attendance increasing and low member interest in attending our club meetings via Zoom, the board has decided to reduce the number of Zoom meeting broadcasts to one per month. Through the 2021-2022 Rotary year the first meeting of each month will be available via Zoom, recorded and posted to the club You Tube account. Viewing any Rotary Club of Edina You Tube material counts as a makeup for attendance. Send a email note to Becci and she will update your attendance record. Please contact President Michael Stanzak with any questions or concerns.
TOMORROW Nov 10 Leadership Series, Resiliency/Dealing with Adversity
Please join The Rotary Club of Edina’s Leadership Series on November 10th as we welcome Erik Norman, Senior Vice President Sales & Marketing at Bolger Inc. to share an interactive learning experience entitled “Leadership Through Adversity” This session is open to the public so please forward this to your friends, colleagues, and employees so that can benefit as well.   See you there!
Registration Link:
Edina Rotary Foundation Accepting Applications for Grant Money
The Edina Rotary Foundation is accepting applications from nonprofit organizations in Edina and its contiguous communities for grants to be used for capital purchases. Applications are due Nov. 15.
Grant applications are available online at or by contacting Director Ryan Wilson, or 952-806-6786. Completed applications should be completed online or emailed to Wilson. For additional details and recent grant recipients, click Read More.
Nov 24 - Thanksgiving Basket Registration Open
On Wednesday, November 24, members of the Rotary Club of Edina, along with members of the Edina Morningside Rotary Club, will prepare and deliver Thanksgiving meals to families in need throughout the Twin Cities region. A roasted turkey, stuffing, cranberries, potatoes and gravy along with vegetables, oranges, even a delicious pie, make their way to area homes via active Rotarians and their families. With a side of warm knit mittens to help with the coming winter, these Thanksgiving Baskets bring some brightness and joy into the holiday season. 
There will be a call for canned goods, the opening of registration for both clubs to join together for a family luncheon and to organize their assembly teams and socialize. Registration for the luncheon and assembly times can be found HERE. Contack Tom Cook with any event day questions or Becci Michalski with any registration requests or issues.
Dec. 7 Student Ethics Day - Volunteers Needed
The Rotary Club of Edina will host the Leadership Ethics Seminar for Edina High School students on Tuesday, December 7, at St. Patrick's Church in Edina. This all-day session features small group discussions, speakers, and a case study discussion for the entire group.
The Student Ethics Seminar is chaired this year by Youth Services Director, Andre Brewer. The seminar was started by longtime Rotarian Jerry Potter, who initiated the "Do the Right Thing" workshop for Edina students years ago.
20 Rotarians are invited to volunteer as table leaders to present the workshop provided materials and act as time and task master for each table of students. Sign up HERE and Sutton or John will contact you with the details.

For more information, contact  Sutton McGraw, sutton or John Buttolph,
Peterson Family - Twas the Jam Before Christmas
What: The Peterson Family -- Twas The Jam Before Christmas
When: Monday, December 13 at 7:00 p.m.
Where: Dakota Jazz Club
Block Ticket Availability & Deadline: 30 tickets, November 26, 2021
Block Ticket Price: $35 to $40-ask for Rotary Club of Edina prices
Purchase Contact: Dakota Box Office-612.332.5299 or Email:
Click "Read More" for details.
Rotary Provides Funding to Pillsbury United Communities
The foundation of the Rotary Club of Edina recently awarded a grant of $2,000 to Pillsbury United Communities.
Beginning in 1879 with Minneapolis’ first settlement house, Pillsbury United Communities co-creates enduring change toward a just society. Built with and for historically marginalized and underinvested groups across the community, Pillsbury United’s system of programs, neighborhood centers and social enterprises connects more than 55,000 people and their families each year. The organization is guided by a vision of thriving communities where every person has personal, social and economic power.
SAVE THE DATE Upcoming Events
Nov 10 -- Leadership Series, Resiliency/Dealing with Adversity
Nov 11 -- Area 3 Veterans Day Luncheon, Doors Open at 11:00 am, Program Begins 
Nov 18 -- Edina Noon Meeting, Joanie Kraus, KARE-11 Director of Sales
Nov 24 -- Thanksgiving Day Basket Luncheon and Assembly - REGISTRATION OPEN ONLINE
Dec. 13 -- Peterson Family T'was the Jam Before Christmas at The Dakota
Dec 16 -- No Noon Meeting,  Rotary Club of Edina Holiday Party
Dec 23 -- No Meeting
Dec 30 -- No Meeting
Jan 6 -- Edina Noon Meeting, Issac Orr, Energy Choices
In Review Nov. 4, 2021 Meeting
Click the "You Tube" links below. In the "Description" are bookmarks/time stamps for jumping to your area of interest. 
Keep in mind watching the You Tube video counts as a make-up. Let Becci know what meeting dates you watched and she will mark you as attended.
We will post the link to the last meeting video taped (see above) and photos from the meeting. 
Click "Read More" to see pictures with captions that share some of the people who attended and the meeting events .
Executives & Directors
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
Meeting Duties
Michalski, Rebecca
AV Support
Laskowski, Chris
Greeters - Various Area Club Members
ZOOM Greeter
Blake, Scott
Speaker Introduction
Rotary Birthdays
Member Birthdays
Bruce Templeton
November 3
Wayne Harmon
November 3
Wooj Byun
November 5
Susan Stiles
November 11
Burt Cohen
November 13
Les Wanninger
November 13
Sam Thompson
November 14
Skip Thomas
November 14
Jennifer Shinners
November 15
Sita Dash
November 15
Andy Finsness
November 17
Jim Platt
November 17
Katy Campbell
November 17
Mary Younggren
November 20
Mary Swendsen
November 22
John Buttolph
November 23
Kevin Kalal
November 25
Raj Kumar
November 25
Matthew Bennis
November 26
Charles McGoldrick
November 28
Don Hutchison
December 1
Joe Christensen
December 9
Patti Ellingson-Solheim
December 9
Rich Kleber
December 13
Scott Blake
December 24
Eli Groenendyk
December 25
Wade Thommen
December 25
2021 Fundraiser & Gala Presenting Sponsor
Platinum Sponsors
Faribault Woolen Mills
Carl M. Hansen Companies
Jennings Family Foundation
Jack Kennefick
Les Jones Roofing
Gold Sponsors
Tankenoff Families Foundation
Mike and Susan Martiny
North American Banking Co.
Transitions In Business
Stiles Financial Services
American Family Insurance
Cahill Financial Advisors
McNellis & Asato
C. Vision Productions
Mark Jessen
Silver Sponsors
William and Lois Clynes Foundation
Bob and Rhoda Perkins
Stinson LLP
Tom and Catherine Gump
Christensen & Laue PLLC
Sotheby’s International Realty
Wells Fargo
Smith Financial Group
Tradition Bank
John Flynn
Katy and Ralph Campbell
Grandview Tire & Auto
The Brookshire Co.
Bob and Rosie Gubrud
44th Street Dental
Christensen Group Insurance
Edina Liquor
Bronze Sponsors
Advent Talent Group
Bob and Vianne Stehlik
Kallas Law Office
Renee Harberts and Dave Wendt
CrossCountry Mortgage, LLC
Pet's Are Inn
Alphas Futures LLC
Joe and Kris Hayes
Dan and Stacy Mott
Terry and Merilee Stevens

Menu -- Chicken Olivia

Please see our club web page and watch your email for meeting updates. 

The Rotary Club of Edina's Administrator, Becci Michalski, works part time and will respond to your inquiries within 24 hours. Contact her at or voicemail /text message at 612-234-7390.