No Meeting Thursday, November 14

Jennifer Jones to Speak on Nov. 21
Jennifer Jones is an incredible engaging story teller who will captivate her audience by sharing her journey in Rotary and showing them ways "Rotary Connects the World".One of Rotary International's most recognized communicators, Jennifer has presented keynote addresses and training workshops at more than 100 conferences across North America and most recently in St Petersburg - Russia, Panama City, Bangkok, Lisbon, Finland, India, Sri Lanka, New Zealand, Australia and Germany.

Registration has closed for this event. This is a District 5950 sponsored event and we expect a high volume of visitors. If you have not registered, there may be a few seats and meals available at the door on a first come first serve basis.
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Nov. 16 Homeless Lunch Help Needed
Please volunteer to help prepare and serve chili to the downtown homeless population through Sgt. Grant Snyder's out reach program. The event is on Saturday, November 16 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in an open lot in the Cedar Ave area near The Cabooze (913 Cedar Ave). We need 4 to 6 more people to sign up. Sign up here or check your email. See Ann Platt for details. 
Camp Enterprise 2019 Was a Total Success
After a solid month of planning, recruiting, and preparing Camp Enterprise 2019 wrapped up its annual three-day business camp on Saturday, Nov. 10. In its 39th year, Camp Enterprise is sponsored by the Edina and Edina Morningside rotary clubs.  104 students from Minnesota and western Wisconsin met at the YMCA Camp Iduhapi in Loretto to develop entrepreneuial skills and pitch their created plan to "Shark Tank" type venture capitalists. That’s part of the goal behind Camp Enterprise to teach students entrepreneurial skills, learn about leadership and business ethics.
Roughly 80 Rotarians from around the state volunteer their time and business leaders in the community serve as speakers and mentors. There is no cost for the student to attend camp with the $375 fee being paid by nearly 60 different area Rotary clubs. At the end of camp, five students each receive a $1,000 scholarship. Click on the following links to view the WCCO news piece and visit this year's Camp Enterprise web page for more information. WCCO and Camp Enterprise
Veterans Honored by Area 3 Rotary Clubs
On Monday, November 11th the Area 3 Rotary clubs of Bloomington, Eden Prairie A.M., Eden Prairie Noon, Richfield, The Rotary Club of Minnesota Veterans, South Metro Minneapolis, Edina Morningside Rotary Club, The Rotary Club of Edina honored their member's invited veterans with a luncheon program filled with music and inspiration. The event was well attended with an impressive mix of 235 veterans, guests, fellow Rotarians as well as local, state and national dignitaries.  Look for a more complete summary of the program's highlights and Congressman Dean Phillips keynote speech in next week's "Barker".
Wednesday, Nov. 27 Thanksgiving Basket Day
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.
Rotaract is Looking for Speakers
Rotaract Club of Edina would love our help in securing speakers for their upcoming year of meetings. They are looking for members who feel compelled to share their life experiences, leadership principles, or other concepts with them.
At a recent board meeting, it was decided to focus their club efforts this year on personal and professional development. They are currently planning to engage people to help guide them in these areas. A Google Form, “Call for Proposals”, has been created to help start the speaking engagement process. Here’s the link to the Form:
Rotaract clubs consist of young professionals between the ages of 18 and 30 to take action in their communities, develop their leadership and professional skills, and have fun. There is only one Rotaract Club in District 5950. The Rotary Club of Edina and the Edina Morningside Rotary Club support The Rotaract Club of Edina and their members will manage its club independently. As Rotaract members connect with other young leaders, they can take advantage of all Rotary has to offer, including scholarships and peace fellowships, RYLA events, and friendship exchanges or vocational training teams. There is no charge to attend meetings.
"Thanks for all your support!",  Mark Gasner, Rotaract Club of Edina President 2019-2020
Edina Rotarians Serving at Cornerstone
Tuesday, Nov. 5 nine Edina rotarians served dinner at Cornerstone. Those that helped were Mike Sitek, Nick VanBeek, Joe Arends, Bonnie Rolstad, Mike Kallas, Nate Wenner, Renee Harberts, Kelley Burnett and Axel Steuer. Cornerstone is an advocacy group dedicated to providing services to victims of domestic violence in South Hennepin county. Cornerstone’s ultimate goal is to reduce the prevalence of domestic violence, sexual violence, human trafficking and general crime. Safe and stable futures are possible when we coordinate an effective crisis response, implement trauma-informed support services, mitigate the impact of violence on children and youth, and confront the roots of violence. 

Upcoming Club Events and Next Speaker

November 21 -- Jennifer Jones, Rotary International Trustee
November 26 -- "Friendsgiving" Happy Hour
November 27 -- Thanksgiving Day Baskets - Assemble and Deliver
November 28 -- No Meeting
December 5 -- Dr. H.L. Saylor, Fairview Southdale Heart Surgeon
December 12 -- Holiday Meeting w/Normandale French Immersion Choir
December 19 -- Evening Holiday Cocktail Party - Rotarian and Significant Other
December 26 -- No Meeting
January 2 -- No Meeting
In Review - November 7 Meeting
Due to some technical difficulties there are no words to note the absolutely fantastic meeting on November 7th. So, as they say -- a picture is worth a thousand of them!
Our speaker was our very own, Heather Edelson, MN State Representative.
She is standing with Wade Thommen, Social/Vocational Committee.
Upcoming Events
'Friendsgiving' Rotary Happy Hour TONIGHT
Lunds & Byerly's The Mezz
Nov 26, 2019
4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Thanksgiving Basket Assembly
Edina Country Club
Nov 27, 2019
11:45 AM – 1:30 PM
Happy Hour/Vocational Development
Lunds & Byerlys The Mezz
Dec 04, 2019
Rotary Club of Edina Board Meeting
Washburn-McReavy Edina Chapel
Dec 18, 2019 7:30 AM
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
Rotary Club of Edina Board Meeting
Washburn-McReavy Edina Chapel
Jan 15, 2020 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
Kennefick, Jack
Greeter 1
Barnett, Jon
Greeter 2
Arends, Joe
Stanzak, Michael
The Barker Writer
Burnett, Kelley
Campbell, Katy
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
Interested in being a sponsor?
Download the website sponsorship guide

As we prepare to assemble Thanksgiving Day baskets, Edina Country Club will be serving soup, salad and sandwiches as our lunch options. 

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.