Speaker Jan. 23 - Sami Reber, Head Coach, Edina Girls Hockey Varsity Team
Sami Reber is in her fourth season as the head coach of the Edina Girls Hockey Varsity Team. During her time as head coach, Sami has accumulated a record of 101-8-2 and has helped her team win back to back to back MN State Hockey Championships all 3 years as head coach; their title in 2017 being the program's first ever. She has been named the Section 6AA Coach of the Year in 2017. American Family Insurance also named Sami the All-USA High School Coach of the Year in 2017. Prior to returning to her Alma Mater of Edina, Sami served as an Assistant Coach for the University of Minnesota Duluth's Women's Hockey Team from 2015-2016.
During her playing years, Sami was a four time letter winner at Edina High School in hockey and a three time winner in soccer. A Ms. Hockey finalist as a senior, Sami was a captain for the Hornets and helped lead the team to its first three trips to the MN State Hockey Tournament. After graduating from Edina in 2011, Sami continued her hockey career at Harvard University for four years. Captaining the Crimson to the NCAA National Championship game in 2015, she joined Harvard's 100-point club as she amassed 108 points in 134 games on 26 goals and 82 assists. Sami remains on Harvard's top-10 all-time list for career assists.
Sami earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology while at Harvard. She now resides back in Edina working for Frauenshuh Commercial Real Estate while also continuing her dream of coaching her Alma Mater.
Learn More About Rotary at Free Prospective Member Day Jan. 23
Looking to make a difference in the New Year? Get more involved in the community? Meet new people?
Attend the Rotary Club of Edina’s Prospective Member Day 12:15-1:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, at the Edina Country Club, 5100 Wooddale Ave., to learn more about the organization and hear from guest speaker Sami Reber. Reber is the Edina High School girls’ varsity hockey coach. There is no charge for guests at the luncheon.
Reber has been the head coach of the girls’ varsity hockey team for two years. During her time as head coach, Reber has accumulated a record of 56-3-2 and has helped her team win back-to-back Minnesota State High School League championships; their title in 2017 being the program's first ever. On top of two State Championships, during Reber's time at Edina, their team has been back-to-back Lake Conference Champions and Section 6AA Champions. Reber was named the Section 6AA Coach of the Year in 2017. American Family Insurance also named Reber the All-USA High School Coach of the Year in 2017. Prior to returning to her Alma Mater of Edina, Reber served as an Assistant Coach for the University of Minnesota-Duluth's Women's Hockey Team from 2015-2016. While a part of UMD's program, Reber helped coach the Bulldogs' attack to third in the WCHA in scoring offense, behind only Minnesota and Wisconsin. In addition, she helped the team sweep their way to the WCHA tournament semifinals for the first time since the 2011-2012 season.
Today is Rotary Happy Hour, Wed., Feb 5
The next Rotary Vocational Development Group Happy Hour will be Wednesday, Feb. 5 from 5:30 to 7:00 pm at The Mezz within Lund's and Byerlys in Edina.  Edina City Manager and Rotary Club of Edina member, Scott Neal, will be our speaker for the evening. 
Once a month, Edina Rotarians have a chance to connect with other club members, and any guests, at the happy hour. These casual meetings feature a brief presentation from a fellow Rotarian, plus time for introductions, networking and questions. The Rotary Club of Edina and EMRC collaborate on this event.
City of Edina to Host Salting Certification Program
The City of Edina will host a free Smart Salting Certification program for property managers 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11.
Interact Club of Edina to Host Skate to End Polio - Feb. 14
The Interact Club of Edina will host a “Skate to End Polio” 8:30 to 10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14, at Braemar Outdoor Arena. Tickets will be available for purchase at the Feb. 6th and Feb. 13th meetings. See the front desk for details. Mark your calendars and bring your Valentine!
Rotary Bowling Night is  Saturday, Feb. 22

The 2020 Rotary Bowling Night will be Saturday, Feb. 22. 

Lace up those stylish shoes and polish up your personalized bowling ball and come join your fellow Rotarians for a fun-filled evening of bowling! The evening will feature friendly competition, door prizes, fine dining and liquid refreshments. See the details, register and pay by clicking HERE.

Chair of the event is Rotarian Sutton McGraw, please contact her if you have any questions. 

Mar. 11 Leadership Breakfast - Early Deadline
Hosted by the Rotary Club of Edina and Edina Rotary Morningside Club, Stephaine Urchick, will be speaking at a breakfast meeting on Wednesday March 11. Doors open at 7:30 am with program at 8:30 am. This event will be held at the Interlachen Country Club, 6200 Interlachen Blvd, Edina MN. Cost will be $19 per person and registration is open to outside club members and the general public. Please register and pay by clicking HERE.
Feed My Starving Children - Jan 11 Crew Appreciation
Feed My Starving Children's mission is to feed God’s starving children hungry in body and spirit. Their process is simple. Donations given by people just like you fund the meal ingredients. Volunteers hand-pack the meals. Meals are donated to FMSC food partners around the world, where kids are fed and lives are saved! A huge thank you to all our club members and their guests who helped pack meals on Saturday, Jan 11th and to the Rotary Club of Edina Foundation Board for continuing to donate club fundraiser proceeds to help FMSC purchase the meal ingredients. To learn more about where in the world our money and good work show up, click Feed My Starving Children  Volunteers were Hayden Breding, Robb Breding, Pam Breding, Hannelore Brucker, Elsa Burnett, Kelley Burnett, Pam Conlow, John Flynn, Forest Green, Lylah Green, Brad Hepp, Jullene Kallas, Mike Kallas, Sandra Krebsbach, Bill Milota, Bob Perkins, Jim Platt, Ellie Reddin, Maggie Reddin, Jim Ryman, Mike Sitek, Axel Steuer, Lori Steuer, Nick Van Beek and Lisa Walker.
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.

Upcoming Club Events and Next Speaker

February 6 -- Speaker, Preeti Mathur, From Seven Rivers to Ten Thousand Lakes: Minnesota’s Indian American Community
February 5 --Rotary Happy Hour - The Mezz at Lund's & Byerlys
February 14 -- Skate to End Polio - Interact Club of Edina
February 22 -- Rotary Bowling Night
March 9 -- Fireside Chat w/Stephanie Urchick, Hosted by Tom & Catherine Gump
March 10 -- Sip & Serve w/Stephanie Urchick
March 10 -- Rotary Leadership Speaker, Michael Angelo Caruso 
March 11 -- Leadership Breakfast with Stephanie Urchick
April 16 -- Walker Art Center Tour and Social
April 17-21 -- RYLA Camp
Notes of Appreciation
In Review - Jan. 16 Meeting by Sutton McGraw
Welcoming new member Dietrich Nissen (middle) are Dan Hennen and newer member, Sandra Krebsbach
January 16th meeting kicked off with a “Rotary Connects the World” Video Series:  featuring former member Kenny Smith. He gives examples of why Rotary has inspired him and what he saw first hand.
President, Josh Sprague, ties Kenny’s message in and relates that back to the Guatemala trip our club took this past year.  Rotary builds connections and relationships. 
Jon Kaufman and H2OOpenDoors team on a water purification site stand in front of an installed Sunspring Water Purification System
We found out on our Guatemala trip; 5-11 children were dying per week because of their water quality. Contamination was at a staggering  51%. John Crudele, the current Eden Prairie AM President, met with Rotarian Jon Kaufman of the Penninsula Sunrise Rotary Club located in California’s Silicon Valley and clean water partner with H2OOpenDoors, a company that purifies water. An installed Sunspring system costing $25,000 can purify up to 10,500 gallons of water a day. This purification system arrived at the Escuintla hospital two weeks ago; and the purification system was installed two days ago. It is anticipated to dramatically improve the infant mortality rate at the hospital in addition to providing pure water for employees and clients who visit that hospital.
Upcoming Events
Skate to End Polio - Interact Club of Edina
Braemar Outdoor Rink
Feb 14, 2020
8:30 PM – 10:00 PM
Rotary Club of Edina Board Meeting
Washburn-McReavy Edina Chapel
Feb 19, 2020 7:30 AM
Rotary Bowling Night - Park Tavern
Feb 22, 2020
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Edina Rotary Foundation Board Meeting
Edina City Hall
Feb 26, 2020 7:30 AM
Happy Hour/Vocational Development
Lunds & Byerlys The Mezz
Mar 04, 2020 5:30 PM
Leadership Breakfast with Stephanie Urchick
Mar 11, 2020
8:30 AM – 11:00 AM
Rotary Club of Edina Board Meeting
Washburn-McReavy Edina Chapel
Mar 18, 2020 7:30 AM
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Michalski, Rebecca
Front Desk
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Milota, Bill
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Gable, Gregory
Hykes, Dennis
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Johnson, Jake
Speaker Introduction
Moore, Terry
Thank the Speaker
Mazzara, John
The Barker Writer
Thommen, Wade
Carlson, Rick
Rotary Birthdays
Member Birthdays
Deirdre Kvale
February 2
Greg Hanks
February 4
Sue Spalding
February 4
Rebecca Michalski
February 7
John Solberg
February 9
Jennifer Hendrickson
February 12
Bradley Hepp
February 15
Elizabeth Anderson
February 15
Sarah Aydinalp
February 15
Steven Veker
February 15
Lloyd Pearson
February 20
Harold Hanson
February 21
Renee Harberts
February 24
Susan Johnson
February 24
Sharon Chandler
February 25
Mike Martiny
February 26
Mike Kallas
February 27
Steve Buettner
February 28

Our February 6th menu options are Classic Lasagna or Southwest Chicken Salad.

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.