October 14, 2021 Meeting
Speaker: Tom Guetzke
Topic: "The 5 Secrets to Greater Happiness"
No ZOOM Meetings -- 1st Thursday of the Month Only
Oct 14 Speaker: Tom Guetzke, Happologist
Topic: The 5 Secrets to Greater Happiness
An award-winning speaker and best-selling author, Tom Guetzke has engaged and inspired audiences around the globe. Traveling to over 65 countries, Tom discovered the self-care habits each one of us can use to boost the happiness in our lives! As a Happologist, Tom identified these proven Happy Habits from research in the fields of positive psychology, neurology, and sociology. 
Leadership Series - October 13
Please join The Rotary Club of Edina’s Leadership Series in Wednesday, October 13th as we welcome Scott Plum, to lead an interactive learning experience entitled Reject the Nest… Succeed at Sales and in Life. For details click HERE.
This sales leadership 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!
Oct 14 New Member Induction
Randy Smasal officially became a member of the Edina Rotary Club on October 1, 2021. Randy is the Assistant Superintendent with the Edina School district. He will be inducted into the club at this week's meeting. Please join us in welcoming Randy.
Fireside Chat Begin NEXT WEEK, October 18


As the leaves show their glorious autumn colors and the air turns crisp, it is time for Edina Rotarians to gather for the annual Fall Fireside Chats.

Fireside Chats are very informal social exchanges hosted by members and usually held at their private home on an early evening weekday. It's a nice way for members to enjoy and learn about Rotary and to get to know one another. Members are welcomed to attend all the Fireside Chats or pick the ones that work best with their schedule. Registration is now open, please click on the dates you'd like to register.

10/18 -- John Mazzara
10/19 -- Jim Ryman
10/20 -- Toshie Metzger
10/21 -- Dave Hatzung
10/22 -- Paul Mooty

Please contact Social Committee Director, Susan Johnson, with any questions.

Winter Clothing Drive - October 28

We are doing a winter clothing drive in conjunction with the Edina Morningside Rotary Club at the joint meeting on October 28th. The Involve MN van will arrive at 11:45 am and our goal is to stuff it full of winter clothes. Your friends and family are welcome to participate.

Print the flyer HERE, stick it to your refrigerator and add it to your calendar. Items accepted are:

Mens, womens, childrens winter and lightweight coats. New or clean used coats accepted.

Mens, womens, childrens socks, gloves, hats, mittens and boots.

Can't be there on Oct 28? Event chair, Ann Platt, will make arrangements for your items to be picked up. Please reach out to her at or 952-292-6043 / 952-837-1877.  Thank you in advance for your participation.

Grant Applications Being Accepted
The Edina Rotary Foundation is now accepting grant applications for its 2021-2022 annual awards. Our local grants committee accepts applications for grants of between $1,000-$10,000 with awards being granted in the spring. We are currently actively seeking applications for non-profit organization, municipality or school projects. These projects should primarily take place in Edina, Minneapolis, Hopkins, Minnetonka, Richfield, Bloomington, Eden Prairie or St. Louis Park and are supported by an Edina Rotary Club member. Read more below for additional application guidelines. 
SAVE THE DATE Upcoming Events
Oct 13 -- Leadership Series, Sales Leadership
Oct 14 -- Edina Noon Meeting, Speaker: Tom Guetzke, "The 5 Secrets to Greater Happiness"
Oct 18 -- Fireside Chat, John Mazzara
Oct 19 -- Fireside Chat, Jim Ryman
Oct 20 -- Fireside Chat, Toshie Metzger
Oct 21 -- Fireside Chat, David Hatzung
Oct 21 -- Fireside Chat, Paul Mooty
Oct 25 -- Concert for a Cause, Edina High School Band
Oct 28 -- Winter Clothing Drive DROPOFF Meeting
Nov 11 -- Area 3 Veterans Day Luncheon
ZOOM Meetings Once A Month - First Thursday
The next Zoom meeting opportunity will be Thursday, Nov. 4th. 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. Starting October 7, the first meeting of each month will be available via Zoom, recorded and posted to the club You Tube account. Please contact President Michael Stanzak with any questions or concerns.
Concert for a Cause - EHS Band - Oct 25, 2021
Fellow Rotarian, Brian Kimmes, of the Minneapolis Downtown Club, reached out to EMRC to give members a heads up on the Concert for a Cause on Monday, October 25th, 2021, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., in Edina High School’s Fick Auditorium. Ticket prices are $20 or $10 with a $5 student discount.
Money raised from this concert will go toward The Family Partnership’s mental health therapies programs. People can order tickets at the Edina High School bands website.
Brian is the Development Officer for The Family Partnership.
In Review October 7, 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
Blake, Scott
Front Desk
Padayachee, Karlen
Kvale, Deirdre
Hayes, Joe
Guest Introductions
Sprague, Josh
Speaker Introduction
Younggren, Mary
Thank the Speaker
Platt, Ann
Sylvester, Fred
Rotary Birthdays
Member Birthdays
Sonja Tengdin
October 6
Daniel Hennen
October 12
Paul Peterson
October 18
Mark Stageberg
October 27
Mark Jessen
October 28
Ryan Wilson
October 28
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
Charles McGoldrick
November 28
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 Picatta or Salmon Caesar

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.