As of presstime, Thanksgiving Basket Day is still a scheduled event.
Please check our club website at  on Wednesday morning for an update. Or, check your email for information regarding any delay or cancellation notice due to weather conditions.
Wednesday, Nov. 27 Thanksgiving Basket Day
The event was a fabulous success! 85 Thanksgiving meal baskets, hats, mittens and a Faribault Woolen Mills blanket were delivered to area families today!
Thanks to all our friends and family who made this such a wonderful event!
The Rotary Club of Edina will partner with the Edina Morningside Rotary Club again this year for the Thanksgiving Baskets Assembly event on Wednesday, Nov. 27. Plan to bring your family and join your fellow Rotarians at the Edina Country Club for this great event before you celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday. We will gather at 11:45 a.m. for lunch. Afterwards, we'll begin assembling the Thanksgiving baskets for area families in need. Volunteers are needed for the basket assembly, as well as deliveries after the event. Registration has closed for this event, however if you'd still like to help or attended lunch, please contact Becci Michalski or Michael Stanzak.
Friendsgiving Happy Hour, Tuesday, Nov. 26

Join your fellow Rotarians for a casual pre-Thanksgiving Happy Hour Tonight

We will gather for a "Friendsgiving" drink or two at Lunds & Byerly's The Mezz, 7171 France Ave. S., Edina. This is an informal event, so stop in any time between 4:30 and 6:30 p.m. There is no charge except for whatever drinks you would like to purchase. There is food available downstairs for purchase and share with fellow Rotarians.

Kick off your holiday week with a relaxing glass of wine, beer or other favorite beverage with Rotary!

Contact Wade Thommen for more information. Registration is not necessary.

Holiday Giving Program-Boss Lady is in Town
The Rotary Club of Edina is once again collecting holiday gifts for families in need in our community. Rotarian Jean Morrison is spearheading the Holiday Giving Program, which will be donating to CornerStone and 66 West again this year. Members are asked to bring UNWRAPPED gifts and gift cards for children of any age (infant all the way through teens) as well as gifts for moms, dads, and families served by CornerStone. This year, gift cards to Macy's, Marshalls, Target, Famous Footwear, Torrid were also requested for the residents at 66 West to buy clothing for job interviews. The donations can be dropped off at the Edina Country Club on Thursday's December 12 and 19. Cash or check donations are also welcome. Jean will take the funds donated and buy gift cards or other gifts to be donated as well. 
In Review - November  21, 2019
Josh Sprague and Tom Gump kicked off the meeting with the usual fan fair.  (I expect one of the meeting there might be actual fireworks).  Many items were covered including the 62 year history of our club.  With the the founding of the Morningside club, our club has sponsored or co-sponsored 5 clubs in total!  Camp Enterprise was recently completed and the usual success with 104 high school students and 80 volunteers.  The Youth Exchange program currently has two students participating being hosted by many different Rotary families. The Interact Club of Edina at Edina High School will have their Skate to End Polio on February 14.   Coming in 2020 the 2nd Annual Edina Car show will take place at 50th and France in conjunction with the Morningside Club and the 50th and France Business Association.
Upcoming Events
Rotary Club of Edina Holiday Gift Giving Program
Edina Country Club
Nov 29, 2019 – Dec 19, 2019 11:00 PM
Rotary Club of Edina Board Meeting
Washburn-McReavy Edina Chapel
Dec 18, 2019 7:30 AM
ERC Holiday Cocktail Party - Dec. 19
Edina Country Club
Dec 19, 2019
5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Holiday Cocktail Reception
Edina Country Club
Dec 19, 2019
5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Happy Hour/Vocational Development
Lunds & Byerlys The Mezz
Jan 01, 2020
Women in Rotary - Yoga, Wine and Cheese, Jan. 10
Yoga Fit Studio
Jan 10, 2020
6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Feed My Starving Children - Sat., Jan. 11
Feed My Starving Children
Jan 11, 2020
9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
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Executives & Directors
President Elect
Past President
Club Service (Administration)
Community Service (Grants)
Community Service (Projects)
International Service
Public Image
The Rotary Foundation
Youth Service
Club Administrator
Annual Gala
Annual Gala
Meeting Duties
Front Desk
Metzger, Toshie
Greeter 1
Kalal, Kevin
Greeter 2
Veker, Steven
Thommen, Wade
The Barker Writer
Shinners, Jennifer
Hendrickson, Jennifer
Rotary Birthdays
Member Birthdays
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
John MacLennan
December 30

2019 That's Entertainment! 
Edina Rotary Foundation Fundraiser & Gala
October 5, 2019


Presenting Sponsors

Tankenoff Families Foundation

Dr. Dash Foundation

Platinum Sponsors
Katy and Ralph Campbell
Carl M. Hansen Companies
Tradition Mortgage
The Jennings Family Foundation
Faribault Woolen Mill Company
Lakes Sotheby's International Realty
Stiles Financial Services
Interested in being a sponsor?
Download the website sponsorship guide

On Thursday, December 12th the Edina Country Club will be serving Pork Tenderloin or Chicken and Berry Salad. The children's lunch menu will be Chicken Fingers, Mac and Cheese and fruit with Christmas cookies for dessert. In the spirit of the holiday season a cash bar will be available for adult libations.

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 leave a voicemail or text message at 612-234-7390.