June 23, 2022
Club & Foundation
Board & Committee Transition Meeting
June 29 Annual Picnic REGISTRATION
June 23 - Board Transition Meeting
The June 23 meeting will be our club and foundation's board transition meeting. 2021-2022 President Michael Stanzak will hand over the gavel to 2022-2023 President Joe Hayes. The program this week will be a reflection and celebration of the 2021-2022 club and foundation achievements. Awards will be presented to those board and committee members who have fulfilled their service term as well as recognition of two members who have earned the Rotarian of the Year award. There will be an opportunity to welcome and get to know our incoming 2022-2023 board and committee members:
June 23 Black Business and Edina Rotary Mixer
Next Event - Thursday,  June 23, 5:30-7pm. Register HERE In partnership with Tomme Beevas and Pimentos Jamaican Kitchen, the next monthly Black Business Networking event will encourage us to continue to expand the efforts of our club's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee . This networking event will be held monthly on the fourth Thursday of each month from 5:30-7pm at Pimento Jamaican Kitchen, 2524 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55404. Register HERE. For meeting agenda, speaker bio and details, click "Read More".
St. Paul Peterson Record Release Event, Jun 24
Our very own Paul Peterson alerted me to an awesome event he will be doing at the Dakota on Friday, June 24 at 7:00 p.m..  It is a record release party and concert.  Here is a link with all of the details:
Joe Doermann at the Dakota and has reserved a block of 20 tickets for us for the 7:00 show.  Block tickets are no longer available, however, phone orders only are being accepted during the following business hours 10-6 M-F and 12-4 Sa & Su at 612-332-5299. 
June 29 Rotary Family Picnic  - REGISTER
Rotary Club of Edina Family Picnic is set for Wednesday, June 29 at Centennial Lakes Parlor Room, 7499 France Ave South, Edina, 55435.  952-833-9583.  The picnic will take the place of our regular Rotary meeting that week. The event will begin at 4:30 p.m. and go until 7:30 p.m. Register yourself, family and friends. Cost is $20 for Senior Active and Honorary Rotarians, as well as adult guests.  Kids ages 6-18 are $12.  Children 5 and under are free. For regular members, the cost of the picnic is already included in your quarterly dues.
REGISTER HERE - Don't forget to register family and guests.
The caterers the year will be Pimentos Jamaican Kitchen who will be providing a fantastic menu of jerk chicken and a variety of sides.  A complete beverage selection of red and white wine will be provided as well as domestic and premium beer.  Soda, water and non-alcoholic beverages will be available as well. 
July 4th Edina Parade
If you love being in a parade, join us on Monday, July 4th. The two Edina Rotary clubs are uniting to walk and hand out mini American flags with our logo on it. “Louise,” the classic Stanzak Bicentennial El Dorado convertible, will be escorting new President Joe Hayes and his wife Kris. Kids are welcome! Wear your Rotary apparel. Sign up with Katy Campbell, Public Image director.
Proposed for Membership
The Rotary Club of Edina's Board of Directors recently approved the applicant below for membership.
Danny Rubio
Classification: Youth Development & Services
Sponsor: Dick Teegen
Written objections to the application must be submitted before 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 28 to Rotary Club of Edina, 4801 W. 50th St., Edina, MN 55424 or emailed to
SAVE THE DATE Upcoming Events
Jun 23 -- Edina Noon Meeting, 21-22 Recognition and Board Transition
Jun 23 -- Black Business Networking
Jun 24 -- Record Release for St. Paul Peterson, Dakota
Jun 27 -- EMRC Pat Kennedy Memorial Golf Classic, Braemar
Jun 29 -- Annual Family Picnic - WEDNESDAY -- REGISTER Today
Jul 4 - Edina 4th of July Parade - Plan to Participate
Jul 7 -- Edina Noon Meeting, Joe Hayes and 2022-2023 Board Introduction
Rotary Club of Edina Little League Team
Do you love watching Little League? A $500 Rotary Public Image Grant funded uniforms for an Edina Baseball Association 3rd-grade travel league GoldAA Team of 9 year-old players. Looks like most games are Tues/Thurs night 7:45 - 9:45, Courtney Field #4. Click HERE for summer schedule.
EMRC Pat Kennedy Memorial Golf Classic, June 27
Mark Monday, June 27th for the Edina Morningside Rotary's Pat Kennedy Memorial Golf Classic. This event is one of the morning club's largest annual fundraising events. Click HERE to read their sponsorship letter and HERE to review the promotional flyer. Registration is HERE. Please contact EMRC committee chair, Jim Bizal at or 952-649-1525 with any questions.
In Review- Week of June 16, 2022
This week's In Review for the June 16, 2022 meeting was prepared and written by Jack Kennefick. Jack joined the Edina Rotary Club in March 2015 and his classification is Institutional Bond Sales.
June 16, 2022
Speaker: Peter Schmitt, Schmitt Music Company
Speaker Peter Schmitt, CEO of Schmitt Music Company 
and his wife, Margit Schmitt
Click "Read More" for meeting review 
Meeting You Tube Videos
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. 
June 2 -- Race and Equity Series with Federal Reserve Bank Minneapolis, "Building An Inclusive Economy in Minnesota"
April 7 -- Speaker: Don Johnson, VP Business Development, Shapco Printing
March 31 -- Speaker: Michael Brindisi, Resident Artistic Director and President, Chanhassen Dinner Theatre
March 24, 2022 -- Speaker: Dr. Stacie Stanley, Edina Public Schools Superintendent
March 17, 2022 -- Speaker, Chris Newhouse, MATTER (Edina International Grant Partner)
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
Executive Secretary / Director
Meeting Duties
Michalski, Rebecca
Front Desk & Guest Intro
Hatzung, David
Greeter & Invocation
Hagen, Mike
Hennen, Daniel
Eidsness, Kaylin
Rotary Birthdays
Member Birthdays
Charles Agan
June 1
Scott Tankenoff
June 2
Jody Kern
June 4
Bridget Hallstrom
June 7
Robb Breding
June 7
Tom Ries
June 7
Theresa Halverson
June 8
Karlen Padayachee
June 11
Bjorn Freudenthal
June 17
Doug Johnson
June 25
June 23, 2022
Club and Foundation Board & Committee Transition
Doors Open at Noon
Program and Lunch at 12:35 p.m. Ends 1:35 p.m. 
Edina Country Club, 5001 Wooddale Ave, Edina, MN 55424
Lunch menu Prime Rib French Dip or Poached Pear Chicken Salad
The Rotary Club of Edina's Administrator, Becci Michalski, works part time and will respond to your inquiries within 24 hours. Contact her at