Dec 19 - ERC Holiday Cocktail Party

Eat, Drink and Be Merry! The Rotary Club of Edina Holiday Cocktail Party is right around the corner! The annual holiday gathering will be Thursday, Dec. 19, starting at 5:30 p.m. The registration deadline was Friday, Dec. 13 and registration is now closed. Join your fellow Rotarians and their significant others for hearty appetizers and a cash bar at the Edina Country Club. Linda Peterson, of the incredibly talented Peterson Family, will be performing to put everyone in the holiday spirit!

Cost for the party is $20 for guests, senior active or honorary Rotarians. Payment can be made at the door with cash, check or credit card, or you can be billed on the next quarterly invoice.

Holiday Giving Program-Last Day, Dec 19
The Rotary Club of Edina is once again collecting holiday gifts for families in need in our community. LAST DAY donations can be dropped off at the Edina Country Club during our Holiday Cocktail Party on Thursday, December 19. Cash or check donations are also welcome. 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.  Jean will take the funds donated and buy gift cards or other gifts to be donated as well. 
RCE Women in Rotary - Yoga Event, Jan. 10

Yoga Restore Hour and More.

Rotary Club of Edina Women in Rotary, if relaxing your mind (after the busy Holiday) is on the top of your to-do list, this is the class for you. YogaRestore is rooted in movement that empowers while improving circulation and concentration. Forget the power nap — this will help you refocus and re-energize your routine.

Thanks to the generousity and support of fellow RCE Women in Rotary member, Catherine Gump, this is a no-cost event. Sign up HERE early, there is only space for 30 people. Click "Read More" for location and time information.

Feed My Starving Children, Sat. Jan. 11
WHAT: Feed My Starving Children meal-packing event
WHEN: 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, January 11, 2020
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 ages 7 and up. 
INFO: Register here if you plan to attend. Please register HERE soon so we can make sure we have 20 to 25 volunteers. Contact Mike Sitek for more information.
Private Dining  at Bachelor Farmer, Jan. 16
We can't think of a better way to beat the post-holiday gloominess than to join with good friends at one of the Twin Cities' most popular dining venues, Bachelor Farmer. Internationally known for its eco-consciousness Nordic-influenced fare that uses local, organic products, this Rotary event will be the perfect nightcap to your holiday season.
This small group, 20 person, private dining experience is scheduled for Thursday, January 16. Mark your calendar and watch for it to become available for registration near the end of December. For more details about the restaurant please visit: or contact Renee Harberts.
2020-2021 New Board Member Election Results
President Josh Sprague called the regular club meeting of December 12, 2019 to order. During the business portion of the meeting, which served as the Club’s Annual Meeting Past President John Flynn presented the slate of nominees to serve on the Rotary Club of Edina Board of Directors, as selected by the Nominating Committee, to serve in the following capacities and terms:

Lisa Walker, Board Director of Community Service – Projects, 2-year term from July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2022;
Susan Johnson, Board Director of Social, 2-year term from July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2022;
Bonnie Rolstad, Board Director of International Service, 2-year term from July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2022;
Bridget Hallstrom, Board Director of Membership, 2-year term from July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2022;
Shelly Loberg, Officer, 5-year term from July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2025

Past President John Flynn also presented the slate of nominees to serve on the Edina Rotary Foundation Board of Directors, in the following capacities and terms:

Dan Mott, At-Large Board Director, 2-year term from July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2022;
Ann Platt, At-Large Board Director, 2-year term from July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2022;
John Flynn, At-Large Board Director, 2-year term from July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2022;
Tim Murphy made a motion to approve the entire slate of nominees for both boards as presented; Les Jones seconded. Motion approved unanimously viva voce.
Five Students Receive Scholarships at Camp Enterprise
Five area high school students won scholarships during Camp Enterprise last month.
Camp Enterprise, organized by the Rotary Club of Edina and Edina-Morningside Rotary Club, provides high school students with a unique opportunity to learn about leadership, business and the free enterprise system.
During the three-day autumn camp Nov. 7-9, presentations were made by business executives and entrepreneurs who shared their experiences with the students and answered questions about a variety of fields and interests. In addition, students participated in a series of customized teambuilding experiences. The students broke into teams and focused a majority of their time at camp on a business case study which culminated in team presentations.
The Rotary Foundation Sets A 100% Goal
As your TRF (The Rotary Foundation) Director, I want to inspire you to participate in our TRF campaign.  Our goal is 100% participation.  So, everyone of us counts! Please give within your means.  You should know that we are one of the top districts and clubs in the world in our long time giving and participation in TRF. We could be number 1 with just a little help from you. So, let’s make this happen.
Our Mailbag is Overflowing with Thanks
From Little Hospice for the Thanksgiving Day Baskets:
For more gratitude, click on Read More.

Upcoming Club Events and Next Speaker

January 9 -- Eric Dayton, Bachelor Farmer Owner
January 10 -- Women in Rotary Event - Yoga
January 11 -- Feed My Starving Children Meal Pack
January 16 -- Private Dining, Bachelor Farmer
In Review - Dec. 12 Holiday Themed Meeting
Our meeting was a family, holiday themed event held on Thursday, December 12th. Mrs. Santa Claus, Jean Morrison, was there promoting the Holiday Gift Program. You have until this Thursday, December 19 to donate unwrapped toys and gift cards to Target, Macy's, Marshalls, Famous Footwear or Torrid. Santa Claus brought good cheer and hope that our members gift requests would be fulfilled. 
Upcoming Events
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
Rotary Club of Edina Board Meeting
Washburn-McReavy Edina Chapel
Jan 15, 2020 7:30 AM
Private Dining at Bachelor Farmer
The Bachelor Farmer
Jan 16, 2020
Private Dining Event at Bachelor Farmer, Jan. 16
The Bachelor Farmer
Jan 16, 2020
5:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Edina Rotary Foundation Board Meeting
Edina City Hall
Jan 22, 2020 7:30 AM
Happy Hour/Vocational Development
Lunds & Byerlys The Mezz
Feb 05, 2020
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Past President
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International Service
Public Image
The Rotary Foundation
Youth Service
Club Administrator
Annual Gala
Annual Gala
Meeting Duties
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Michalski, Rebecca
Front Desk
Bach, Thomas
Greeter 1
Kunz, David
Greeter 2
Mott, Daniel
Cook, Tom
Guest Introductions
Hallstrom, Bridget
Speaker Introduction
Norton, Gerry
Thank the Speaker
Brewer, André
The Barker Writer
Peterson, Kip
Carlson, Rick
Rotary Birthdays
Member Birthdays
Mike Hagen
January 6
Ben McPheeters
January 13
André Brewer
January 16
Ted Yoch
January 16
Luther Amundson
January 18
Jack Braun
January 19
Rick Carlson
January 22
Toshie Metzger
January 22
Steve Slyce
January 23
Catherine Gump
January 24
Sam Cote
January 24
Kris Maser
January 26
Bob Gubrud
January 27
Charlie Barer
January 28
John Cardle
January 29
Shelly Loberg
January 30

On Thursday, December 26 and January 2, 2020 there will be NO MEETING. Enyoy celebrating the holiday season with friends and family .

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.