June 24 Meeting
Rotary Club of Edina Board Transition
June 24 Meeting: Transition to 2021-2022 Board
This Thursday, June 24, Rotary Club of Edina meeting will be the last meeting of the 2020-2021 Rotary year. The presidency of the club will transition from Sam Thompson to Michael Stanzak. Stanzak will serve as Club President from July 2021 through June 2022.
We'll hear from both the outgoing and incoming presidents at the meeting, as well as being introduced to the new and returning members of the Rotary Club of Edina Board of Directors and Edina Rotary Foundation Board of Directors. We'll also recognize the board members who are retiring from their board duties and 2021 Rotarians of the Year recipients. 
Join us for this special meeting with doors opening at 12:15 p.m. on Thursday, June 24, at the Edina Country Club. All are welcome.
There is NO ROTARY MEETING July 1 due to the 4th of July holiday.  Our next meeting will be July 8.
June 26 - Rock n' Rotary
Rotary is throwing one of the first parties of the summer.  Come join us for a fun night listening to a live band!  Yes, live music on June 26th.  If you want to remember what it is feels like to shake your body and have some fun, come join us.  A limited number of tickets will be available.  Bring a friend and PARTY ON. 
Here is the link which will take you to the link to buy tickets for the Rock N Rotary event. 
June 26 Lake Street Partnership Projects - OPEN HOUSES
Lake Street Businesses/District 5950 Rotary Clubs Partnership Project
Open Houses – June 26, 2021 – 10 AM – 12 PM
Curious to learn more about Rotary Club of Edina’s Lake Street Business Partner project with retail shipper Post Plus, Inc. Attend an Open House event with refreshments sponsored by Rotary from 10 a.m. to Noon on Saturday, June 26. Owner Amina Osman will be  hosting, and dignitaries including visiting mayors, will be stopping by. Post Plus is located at 2740 Minnehaha Avenue in Minneapolis.
The Lake Street Council and Rotary International District 5950 created the Lake Street Council/District 5950 Partnership Project in January to work with nine businesses to help them return to providing products and services to their communities, and to help their employees return to work.  Working together, friendships have formed among participants and the communities in which the businesses are located have expanded.  The Open Houses are a sign that these Lake Street businesses are open and ready to serve customers and clients.
Please join us in supporting these businesses and the Lake Street Corridor on June 26 from 10 AM – 12 PM!  Click "Read More" for the list of businesses and their Rotary partners.
4th of July Parade Date - July 3rd
Edina’s summer parade is back and happening the morning of Saturday, July 3 this year —  official details are evolving. Please contact Rotarian Katy Campbell if you are interested in participating with Rotary. 
Need Volunteer Help? Call a Global Scholar.
Lindsey Smaka, Edina Rotary Global Scholars Program Coordinator, has a few of her Global Scholar students looking for volunteer opportunities this summer. If you know of an organization looking for help or if anything pops up let Lindsey know and she'll forward the request on to the students looking to help.  Contact her at for further details.
Proposed for Membership
The Rotary Club of Edina’s Board of Directors recently approved the applicant below for membership:
Chris Laskowski
Classification: Multimedia Production
Sponsor: Joshua Sprague
Written objections to the application must be submitted before 4:30 p.m. Thursday, July 1, 2021, to Rotary Club of Edina, 4801 W. 50th St., Edina, MN 55424 or emailed to
July thru Dec Duty Roster
The July 2021 thru December 2021 Duty Roster will arrive via your email and will be posted on "Member" page of the club website under "Organization - Documents - Meeting" The list of assigned duty will be in both a schedule format at and alphabetically by last name as a pdf document. If for some reason you cannot attend the meeting and fulfill your assigned duty, it is your obligation to find a replacement within the club and communicate that change to Mike Martiny, Club Administration Director or Becci Michalski. Please contact members individually when asking for a replacement, rather than sending a message to the entire club. Let club administration know of any changes in duties as soon as possible. The President of our club shapes his remarks based on who will be performing the duties for that particular meeting. Thank you for your help and club support.
Upcoming Events and Links
June 24 -- Edina Noon Meeting -- Transition to 2021-2022 Leadership
June 26 -- Lake Street Rotary Partnership Project OPEN HOUSES
June 26 -- 2020-2021 District Governor Tom Gump Celebration, Rock n' Rotary
July 1 -- NO MEETING - 4th of July Holiday
July 3 -- City of Edina 4th of July Parade - Morning
July 8 --  Edina Noon Meeting -- Speaker Ian Leonard, MY Fox 9 Meteorologist
Mail Bag
Rotary Club of Edina grant recipient, Affective Sober Living by JCS, sent words of gratitude. Click read more to see :
Mask Guidelines at Edina Country Club
The City of Edina including the Edina Country Club will follow the lead of national, state and local health authorities, and will not enact a city-wide mask requirement. In accordance with updated guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and state health authorities, Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz signed an executive order Friday, May 14 that no longer requires masks or facial coverings statewide. 
In Review June 17 Meeting
Click the "You Tube" logo above. In the "Description" are bookmarks/time stamps for jumping to your area of interest. 
Back to the hybrid version of your choice to attend club meeting via IN-PERSON or ZOOM platforms. The continued excellent editing talents of C-Vision Productions (Chris Laskowski) is allowing us to make better use of the taped and edited meetings posted weekly to You Tube and use them as our new "In Review" format. This will eliminate the duty of "The Barker" note taker/writer and we will, for the time being, no longer publish written reviews. In-person meeting photos will resume. 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
Wilson, Ryan
Front Desk
Hendrickson, Jennifer
MacDonald, Scott
Platt, Jr., Jim
ZOOM Greeter
Wilson, Ryan
Smith, Stefan
Guest Introductions
McReavy, Jr., Bill
Speaker Introduction
Loberg, Shelly
Thank the Speaker
Weingartner, Harry
Bennerotte, Jennifer
Rotary Birthdays
Member Birthdays
Bob Solheim
July 1
Matt Boockmeier
July 3
Josh Sprague
July 5
Gordy Lewis
July 7
Mike Tingum
July 8
Erica Allenburg
July 10
John Flynn
July 10
Lisa Walker
July 12
Terry Stevens
July 13
Thomas Pirsch
July 13
Dave Phillips
July 14
David Hatzung
July 14
Tim Murphy
July 14
Charles Rauenhorst
July 18
Michael Opitz
July 18
Sylvester Thomas
July 19
Bob Perkins
July 25
Bill Milota
July 26
John Mazzara
July 26
Ed Bather
July 29
Dick Teegen
July 30

Menu -- Sliced Roast Beef with Mashed Potatoes & Gravy


Caribbean Chicken Salad

Thursday, June 8, 2021 there will be the hybrid version with in-person meeting at the Edina Country Club with doors open at 12:15 a.m. and ZOOM meeting beginning at 12:30 a.m..  Please see our club web page and watch your email for meeting place 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.