July 14, 2022 Meeting
Speaker: Lori Syverson, Edina Chamber of Commerce, Explore Edina and Edina Innovation Lab
July 14 Speaker: Lori Syverson, Edina Chamber of Commerce
Lori Syverson serves as president of the Edina (MN) Chamber of Commerce and Explore Edina, the community visitor’s bureau. She also spearheads the activities of the community’s wellbeing destination project, GreenUmbrella and the Edina Innovation Lab. She has been with the organization since 2012.
Hayes Begins Term as 68th President of the Rotary Club of Edina
Joe Hayes was recently inducted as President of the Rotary Club of Edina. An Edina native and 1980 graduate of Edina East High School, Hayes is a Manufacturer Representative of sustainable food packaging for D.C. Brown, Inc. He and his wife, Kris, live in Excelsior and have two adult daughters, Kelly and Lauren. Hayes has been a member of the Rotary Club of Edina since 2000 and held many roles. A Multiple Paul Harris Fellow, Hayes says his most rewarding work has been in youth service, helping with Ethics Day, Camp Enterprise and STRIVE, in particular. Hayes credits his years in Rotary to expanding his network and making him a better person with the purpose of “Service Above Self.”
Stanzak Names Two Rotarians of the Year
Rotary Club of Edina President Michael Stanzak recently recognized two Rotarians for outstanding service to the club and community. Katy Koch Campbell and Ryan Wilson were each named “Rotarian of the Year.”
FREE Shred Event, July 16
On July 16, 2022, 9 am to Noon, fellow Rotarian John Mazzara is sponsoring a  FREE Shed Event in the parking lot of Re/Max at 7700 France Ave S.  Bring your paper documents only for disposal. Please feel free to invite a friend, a large truck has been ordered. Go to the South side of the Building and look for the inflatable Re/Max Balloon and ShredIt truck. Let John know you're coming at Flyer with details HERE
July 28 Black Business and Edina Rotary Mixer
Next Event - Thursday,  July 28, 5:30-7pm. Register HERE In partnership with Tomme Beevas and Pimentos Jamaican Kitchen, the next monthly Black Business Networking event will encourage us to continue to expand the efforts of our club's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee . This networking event will be held monthly on the fourth Thursday of each month from 5:30-7pm at Pimento Jamaican Kitchen, 2524 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55404. Register HERE. For meeting agenda, speaker bio and details, click "Read More".
!!Join a Committee - Sign Up Today!!
As this year's Rotary service projects and fundraising efforts get started each committee is looking for members to join them in support of our club's mission and theme, "Imagine Rotary".  We are excited to find members who will bringing good ideas to the group and join us in our "Service Before Self" Rotary principle! Take a moment to download the Committee Sign Up sheet HERE and let us know where and how you'd like to help. Sign up today!
Sept 10 Attend the Car Show - Mark Your Calendar!
Mark Your Calendars! The Rotary Club of Edina is proud to present the Fourth Annual Edina Car Show on Saturday, September 10, 2022 from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The Rotary Club of Edina Car Show will be hosted at Southdale Center parking lot.  This family-friendly event will feature some of the best collector cars and bikes in Minnesota, including classic, vintage, and exotic. Our dealer sponsor, Key Cadillac, will also have some of the hottest new models on display. Stay tuned for more information.
Save the date! Edina Rotary Gala is October 1

WHAT: Champagne on Ice, Edina Rotary Foundation Gala and Celebrate 65 Years of Community Giving

WHEN: Saturday October 1, 2022

WHERE: Marriott Southwest (Opus)

*Featured Entertainment will be RFactor! (Former Rupert's house band)

2022 Gala Chairs: Kayla Beehler and Julie Westbrock

Notice of Rotary Meeting Fee Increase
Background: Our club's last meeting fee rate increase was July 2016. In June, the Edina Country Club advised our Board of Directors the meal rate would increase 10% beginning July 1, 2022. The club has absorbed smaller rate increases in the past, but regrettably, we cannot absorb an increase of this size. Our Board has approved a meeting fee rate from $260 to $286 per quarter beginning July 1, 2022.
Definitions: “Meeting Fees” cover quarterly club overhead including meals and service cost. "Dues" cost of $75 covers international and district dues and will remain the same cost per quarter — for both for Fulltime Active & Senior Active Members.
What’s New: Effective July 1, October 1, 2022 and January 1 and April 1, 2023—Fulltime Active Member (with no guest or credit card usage fees) Rotary Dues and Meeting Fees: $361 (up from $335) per quarter.—Senior Active Member in-person meeting fees: $23 (up from $20 per meeting) for each meeting attended. Adult guests would pay the same amount.
If you have questions, comments or concerns, please speak with President Joe Hayes or incoming Treasurer, Paul Peterson.
2022 4th of July Parade "Flag Sponsors"
The Rotary Clubs of Edina and Edina Morningside were the "Flag Sponsors" of Edina's 2022 4th of July Parade, distributing more than 3,000 flags to parade-goers. Rotarians, "Everyday Super Heroes," also sponsored Minnesota Superheroes United, a unit of costumed characters.
DUTY ROSTER - July 2022
Please watch your email for the July 2022 only six person per meeting  duty roster. Per member feedback, the club board is in discussions about the best way to approach assignment of meeting duties and haven't finalized the decision of how to engage our membership through these duties. They hope to have a decision and send members an updated six month roster by mid-July. July 7 meeting duties are listed on the website and here in the Barker.
"Letter Bag" 
Edina Community Foundation give thanks to the Edina Rotary Foundation for the $1,500 grant.  See the letter of thanks HERE.
SAVE THE DATE Upcoming Events
Jul 21 -- Mark Summers, Healthcare Entrepreneur
Jul 28 -- Erick Saltvold, Erick's Bikes
Jul 28 -- Black Business Mixer, Pimento Jamaican Kitchen, 5:30 p.m.
Aug 3 -- Avocation/Vocational Happy Hours, C.W.s Grille at 5:30 p.m.
Sept 10 -- Car Show, 4th Annual, Southdale Center Parking Lot
Oct 1 -- Champagne on Ice, Edina Rotary Foundation Gala
In Review- Week of July 7, 2022
July 7, 2022 
Speaker: Mike Vacanti
Mike Vacanti, HumansFirst Club spoke about the importance
of good leaders to listen to their employees and how humbling
it is to hear their stories and concerns when they are asked to share.
Click "Read More" for meeting review 
Meeting You Tube Videos
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. 
June 2 -- Race and Equity Series with Federal Reserve Bank Minneapolis, "Building An Inclusive Economy in Minnesota"
April 7 -- Speaker: Don Johnson, VP Business Development, Shapco Printing
Executives & Directors
President Elect
Past President
Club Service (Administration) Director
Membership Director
Public Image Director
Youth Service Director
Social Director
Community Service—Grants Funding Director
Community Service—Projects Director
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
International Service Director
The Rotary Foundation Director
Annual Gala Co-Chair
Annual Gala Co-Chair
Club Administrator/Secretary
Meeting Duties
Michalski, Rebecca
Front Desk & Guest Intro
Hunt, Dan
Greeter & Invocation
Kumar, Raj
Greeter & Thank the Speaker
Melzer, Rich
Intro Speaker
Ryman, Jim
The Barker Writer
Smith, Stefan
Campbell, Katy
Rotary Birthdays
Member Birthdays
Bob Solheim
July 1
Matt Boockmeier
July 3
Hannelore Brucker
July 4
Josh Sprague
July 5
Gordy Lewis
July 7
Mike Tingum
July 8
Erica Allenburg
July 10
John Flynn
July 10
Lisa Walker, Ph.D.
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
Danny Rubio
July 24
Bob Perkins
July 25
Bill Milota
July 26
John Mazzara
July 26
Ed Bather
July 29
Dick Teegen
July 30
Thursday, July 14, 2022
Speaker: Lori Syverson, Edina Chamber of Commerce, Explore Edina and Edina Innovation Lab
Lunch: Basil Pesto Chicken or Antipasto 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