Gala This Saturday, October 5th
No Regular Meeting Thurs., Oct. 3
Gala This Saturday, October 5 at 6:30 PM
Edina Rotary Foundation Fundraiser & Gala
A Night of Entertainment and Giving
Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 6:30 pm
DoubleTree by Hilton
7800 Normandale Blvd., Bloomington

Next Rotary Happy Hour is Wed., Oct 2

The next Rotary Vocational Development Group will be Wednesday, October 2.
Once a month, Edina Rotarians have a chance to connect with other club members, and any guests, at the happy hour. This Rotary event is held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at The Mezz at the Lunds & Byerly's in Edina. The meeting will feature a brief presentation from a featured Rotarian, plus time for introductions, networking and questions. The Rotary Club of Edina and EMRC collaborate on this event.
For additional details click "Read More" below.

Fall Fireside Chats This Week - RSVP

It is time again to plan the Rotary Club of Edina Fall Fireside Chats! These casual get-togethers are scheduled for 2019 Fall dates on October 21, 22, 23, 24 and 25 beginning at 7:00 PM and usually concluding at 9:00 pm.

Our hosts for this year's Fall schedule are:

October 21: Paul Mooty, 5320 Kelsey Terrace, Edina -- Register here.
October 22: Thom Winninger, 5637 Interlachen Circle, Edina -- Register here.
October 23: Dave Hatzung, 6708 West Shore Dr., Edina -- Register here.
October 24: Gordy Lewis, 6824 Chapel Lane, Edina -- Register here.
October 25: John Mazzara, 5201 Duncraig Rd., Edina -- Register here.

Click "Read More" for additional info. . .

HELP! Feed My Starving Children on Oct. 26
NEED 15 Volunteers!
Two Hours!
WHAT: Feed My Starving Children meal-packing event
WHEN: 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, October 26
WHERE: Feed My Starving Children Chanhassen location, 18732 Lake Drive East
WHO: Any Rotarian along with family and friends. This a wonderful service opportunity for volunteers aged 5 and up.
INFO: Register here if you plan to attend. Please register soon so we can make sure we have enough volunteers. Contact Mike Sitek for more information. 
Click on the link below for more information...

Rotary Club of Minnesota Veterans - Charter Night, Oct. 10

In celebration of Rotary International's chartering of the first Rotary club that is organized by and for service veterans and their families

you are cordially invited to attend

Click Read More for Details and Ticket Purchase Link. . . 

Peterson Family Christmas - Advance Tickets Ends Oct. 12

It’s still summer, but it’s not too soon to start thinking about Christmas—especially the Peterson Family Christmas Show that is!!!

This year, the Peterson Family Christmas Show will be held at the Hopkins Center for the Arts on Saturday, December 14, 2019, at 8:00 p.m

We have made arrangements with the Hopkins Center for the Arts to hold a “Rotary” block of 40 tickets which are all together in a great area for enjoying the show. The Rotary block tickets are $34/each (after $5 discount), and are available on a first come – first served basis until the end of the day on Saturday, October  12th, after which any unsold tickets in the block will be released to the public. So, if you want to see this great show, you should move quickly since we expect the tickets to go fast.

Click Read More below to get order details. Deadline is October 12th.


Rotaract - Oct 16 - Amazing Speaker, Jerry Holl

Rotaract of Edina is jumpstarting the fall with a COMMITTED MEMBERSHIP MEETING and an AMAZING SPEAKER.
Wednesday, October 16th from 6PM-7:15PM, author of 3-time global award-winning book Downhills Don't Come Free Jerry Holl will be speaking.
Jerry Holl is a professional storyteller highlighting the lessons learned from his solo and unsupported bicycle journey from Alaska to Mexico as a 57 year old novice distance cyclist.
He is inspiring, entertaining, educational, and 100% authentic.
Click Read More for Rotaract Committed Member details. . .

Camp Enterprise - Nov. 7 - 9 Volunteers Needed 

Camp Enterprise is a three-day camp for high school juniors and seniors designed to introduce students to the free enterprise system and encourage entrepreneurship and ethical business practices. The experience is often life changing. Each year, at least five (5) $1,000 higher education scholarships are awarded to students of exceptional merit. In total, Camp Enterprise has awarded more than $80,000 in scholarships since its inception. We are looking forward to another successful year. If you're interested in volunteering please see Stefan Smith, Sam Thompson or Becci Michalski.

Proposed for Membership

The Rotary Club of Edina’s Board of Directors recently approved the applicants below for membership:
Sarah Line
Classification: Insurance
Sponsor: Royce Pavelka
Written objections to the application must be submitted and received before 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 8 to Rotary Club of Edina, Attn: Club Administrator 4801 W. 50th St., Edina, MN 55424 or emailed to

Upcoming Club Events and Next Speaker

October 31 - Prospective Member Day
November 4th - Veteran's Day Lunch RSVP Deadline
November 7 to 9 -- Camp Enterprise
November 11, Monday Meeting -- Veteran's Day Program
November 14 -- No Meeting
November 27 -- Thanksgiving Day Baskets
November 28 -- No Meeting
December 19 -- Holiday Party
December 26 -- No Meeting
January 2 -- No Meeting

Human Trafficking - Edina Rotary TV News Story

The Human Trafficking Workshop made the local news. 
Click the picture to see the story! 

In Review - September 26 Meeting

Our speaker and guests were from Hospital Nacional de Escuintla, Guatemala, Rolando Morales, Rotary Club President and Drs. Sofia Posada and Willy Menendez of the Pediatrics unit.
We were greeted today by San Asato, Rick Carlson, and Joe Christensen.
Our meeting opened today with a remarkable “dance” by our president while holding the national flag of Guatemala and being accompanied by the Guatemalan national anthem.  This performance was in celebration of our speakers and the close connection between our club and Guatemala through the projects launched there.
Upcoming Events
Cornerstone Serve-A-Meal
Nov 05, 2019
4:45 PM – 7:00 PM
Rotary Happy Hour at Mezz
Lunds & Byerlys The Mezz
Nov 06, 2019
Camp Enterprise
Nov 07, 2019 - Nov 09, 2019
Veteran's Day Lunch - Monday, Nov. 11
Edina Country Club
Nov 11, 2019
11:00 AM – 1:15 PM
Homeless Meal Prep w/Sgt Snyder
To Be Determined
Nov 16, 2019
10:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Rotary Club of Edina Board Meeting
Washburn-McReavy Edina Chapel
Nov 20, 2019 7:30 AM
Edina Rotary Foundation Board Meeting
Edina City Hall
Nov 27, 2019 7:30 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 Administration
Michalski, Rebecca
Front Desk
Kalal, Kevin
Greeter 1
Winninger, Thom
Greeter 2
Thomas, Jr., Sylvester
Arends, Joe
Guest Introductions
Eckert, Michael
Speaker Introduction
Stiles, Susan
Thank the Speaker
Schley, Sandra
The Barker Writer
Hayes, Joe
Carlson, Rick
Rotary Birthdays
Member Birthdays
William Clynes
November 2
Bruce Templeton
November 3
Wayne Harmon
November 3
Wooj Byun
November 5
Ian Colville
November 6
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
John Schwarz
November 21
Mary Swendsen
November 22
John Buttolph
November 23
Kevin Kalal
November 25
Raj Kumar
November 25
Charles McGoldrick
November 28

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
Gold Sponsors
Les Jones Roofing
North American Banking Co.
McNellis & Asato
American Family Insurance
Grandview Tire & Auto
Cahill Financial Advisors
Silver Sponsors
Tradition Bank
Smith Financial Group
The Brookshire Co.
Christensen & Laue
Bob and Rosie Gubrud
Peters Billiards
John and Lisa Solberg
Key Cadillac
Scoopy Poo
44th Street Dental
Bronze Sponsors
Terry and Marilee Stevens
John Schwarz
New Spaces
Doug and Kathe Drake
The Wooddale Team
Raj and Teena Kumar
Kip and Rebecca Peterson
SideKick Inc.
Christensen Group
Edina Liquor
State Farm Insurance
Woodrow Byun Law Office
Frank and Lois Cardarelle
Heather and Brett Edelson
Renee Harberts and Dave Wendt
Hatzung Insurance
Abdo Eick & Meyers
Kallas Law Office
Gordy Lewis
Bob and Rhoda Perkins
David and Sandy Phillips
Alzheimers Association
Bob and Vianne Stehlik
Axel and Lori Steuer
Dick and Evie Teegan
Skip Thomas, Realtor-Re/Max Results
Transitions In Business
DMK Intellectual Property Law
Sylvester Thomas, Jr. and Tanya Thomas
Interested in being a sponsor?
Download the website sponsorship guide

Edina Country Club lunch options were not available at press time. Please check your email Thursday, October 31 morning for menu choices.

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.