May 12, 2022
Speaker: Scott Welle,
Founder of Outperform The Norm
Speaker Details HERE
May 12 Speaker: Scott Welle, "Outperform The Norm"

Scott Welle is a #1 international best selling author, speaker and founder of Outperform The Norm, a leading program for business leaders and athletes looking raise their game and perform at the highest level.

Scott has worked with professional athletes (NFL, MLB, PGA Tour), elite level triathletes, CEOs, stay-at-home moms, and everyday heroes who all had one common goal – to improve and to be better today than they were yesterday. Visit for additional speaker details.

May 12 - Prospective Member Day

Rotary Club of Edina will host our Prospective Member Day Thursday, May 12. All Rotarians are encouraged to bring a friend or colleague that is interested in learning more about Rotary and our club to the meeting. Lunch is on the club for all prospective members! Please make sure your guests sign in at the guest table before the meeting. For more information, contact Membership Director, Bridget Hallstrom, 

3rd Grade Literacy Volunteers Needed-May 11,13,18

The Rotary Club of Edina’s Youth Service Committee seeks volunteers for its third-grade literacy project. SIGN UP HERE.

As part of the project, Rotarians read the book Andy & Elmer’s Apple Dumpling Adventure to local students and discuss ethics with them. Andy & Elmer’s Apple Dumpling Adventure is the story of a young entrepreneur who starts an apple dumpling business. With the guidance of a mysterious voice conveying the Four-Way Test, he turns his venture into a wonderful success and makes friends along the way. "Read More" has the name of the schools, dates and times for six to eight volunteers per school.
May 9 - 13 Spring Fireside Chats - Registration Open
2022 Fireside chats are scheduled for May 9 to May 13.  Attend one or more -  REGISTER HERE These informal get-togethers are held in our member's home and attended by 10 to 20 Rotarians. During the chats, members get to know each other and about the club. Hosts typically provide appetizer and beverages, however, and while not required to attend, some hosts appreciate guests bringing and sharing treats and beverages. If you'd like to bring something, call ahead.  Chats typically run from 7:00 pm to 9:00 p.m. You may register for one or more chats HERE. Please contact Brad Hepp with any questions or to get further information, Click "Read More" for the this year's hosts and schedule.
May 11, Leadership Series, Speaker: Mike Martiny
Please join The Rotary Club of Edina’s Leadership Series on May 11 as we welcome fellow Rotarian, Mike Martiny to share an interactive learning experience entitled “What is your North Star… Looking Beyond the Horizon to Achieve Your Goals!This session is open to the public so please forward this to your friends, colleagues, and employees so that can benefit as well.  Informational pdf can be found HERE. See you there!
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Save the evening of June 8, 2022 for a special evening Leadership Series and stay tuned for details on a special evening with Khalique Rogers, Topic:  Initiating Change… A Workshop on Racial Justice. Brief intro to Khalique HERE.  In addition to the workshop, we will be serving light appetizers along with a cash bar. Mark your calendars and watch for further details. 
Progressive Dinner II - May 18 -- REGISTER
Register for Progressive Dinner Night II -- HERE!
Come join us on May 18, 2022 for an evening of fellowship, networking and gastronomy at three outstanding local, black-owned restaurants in Minneapolis and support our area’s Black entrepreneurs! This event is a collaboration between the Rotary Club of Edina and the North Minneapolis Rotary Club, and is open to members from both clubs, as well as family and guests. Cost is $75/person, which includes three courses (appetizer, entree and dessert), a special cocktail at Pimento, and all non-alcoholic beverages. Please invite a friend, colleague or Black business leader who you know to increase the networking portion of the event! Register HERE. Contact Josh Sprague with questions.

May 26 - Vocational Event - Involve MN

Please join your fellow Rotary Club of Edina Rotarians and attend the Rotary Club of Edina vocational event scheduled for Thursday, May 26. Club members will meet in the ECC parking lot and take a coach bus to the Minneapolis Women's Club and learn about Involve MN and the work they are doing with Minneapolis/St. Paul's unsheltered. Details of the event to follow.  Register HERE.


June 1 Avocation/Vocational Happy Hour
Edina Morningside member, Mark Hegstrom, helps business owners that are 3-12 years out from exit to develop a customized plan. His firm, Business Owner Succession Strategies (BOSS), assists the owner to develop a plan around the three legs of the exit planning stool: business owner financial plan, personal plan post-exit, and business attractiveness. Every business owner will exit his or her business. That is why he thinks: exit planning is simply good business planning. Please join us for this year-end meeting at CW's Bar and Restaurant, 8302 Normandale Blvd., Bloomington, MN 55437  We will meet at 5:30 for happy half hour and our speaker presentation from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. This event is a casually centered around becoming better acquainted with the business and career lives of our fellow Edina Rotary Noon and Edina Morningside Rotary Club members. Contact Wade Thommen at with any questions. After this meeting, our next Avocation/Vocational Happy Hour will be August 3, 2022.
June 2 - Race and Equity Series OPEN
"Building An Inclusive Economy in Minnesota", Race & Equity Series with the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis series will be sponsored by District 5950, Rotary Club of Edina, and the Federal Reserve of Minneapolis.  This mini-series will take place at Edina Country Club on June 2 and October 6, 2022, 11:30 to 1:30 p.m. It will opened as a district-wide event.  Event details and registration can be found HERE. Rotary Club of Edina's meeting fees cover the cost of this event and counts toward meeting attendance. Please register as an Edina Rotary Club Member. Senior actives and guests of members may register and pay online HERE. Cost is $20.00 for senior actives, guests, other Rotary club members and the public. Space is limited to 300 participants.
SAVE THE DATE Upcoming Events
May 11 -- Leadership Series, Mike Martiny, What is Your North Star?
May 12 -- Prospective Member Day Meeting, Speaker: Scott Welle
May 9 to 13 -- Fireside Chats
May 18 -- Progressive Dinner Night  II 
May 26 -- Black Business Networking
Jun 1 -- VEAP Volunteer Bag Packing Shift
Jun 1 -- Avocation/Vocational Happy Hour, Mark Hegstrom
Jun 2 -- Race & Equity Panel,. Session One
Jun 8 -- Evening at ECC Leadership Series with Khalique Rogers
Jun 23 -- Black Business Networking
Jun 29 -- Annual Family Picnic - NOTE DATE CHANGE
TRF Challenge Update
As of last Thursday, 60 of our 160 members have contributed to The Rotary Foundation. Team Jennifer has 28 of 80 members contributing for 35% participation and Team Jeff has 32 of 80 members contributing for 40% participation. So far, total contributions are at $68,502. Let's keep the momentum going!
In Review- May 5, 2022 Meeting
May 5, 2022
First Meeting of the Month
You Tube Recording HERE
Speaker: Shelia Qualls, Executive Director, TakeCharge MN
"Overview Critical Race Theory"
Speaker Sheila Qualls, Alfrieda Baldwin of TakeCharge MN and Speaker Introduction, Jim Ryman.
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View to catch up on your favorite Rotarians through Member Spotlight, Rotary happening through Rotary in the News, inspirational Invocation, who brought guests and more.
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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. 
May 5, 2022 -- Speaker Sheila Qualls, Executive Director, TakeCharge MN, "Overview of Critical Race Theory"
April 7 -- Speaker: Don Johnson, VP Business Development, Shapco Printing
March 31 -- Speaker: Michael Brindisi, Resident Artistic Director and President, Chanhassen Dinner Theatre
March 24, 2022 -- Speaker: Dr. Stacie Stanley, Edina Public Schools Superintendent
March 17, 2022 -- Speaker, Chris Newhouse, MATTER (Edina International Grant Partner)
Executives & Directors
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Michalski, Rebecca
Front Desk & Guest Intro
Metzger, Toshie
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Maser, Kris
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Cote, Sam
Speaker Introduction
Breding, Robb
The Barker Writer
Harvey, Bob
Jessen, Mark
Rotary Birthdays
Member Birthdays
Gerry Norton
May 1
Dennis Hykes
May 3
Ross Peterson
May 5
Adam Stanzak
May 7
Bob Harvey
May 9
Daniel Mott
May 11
Joe Arends
May 12
Erick Ries
May 15
Bonnie Sue Rolstad
May 17
David Kunz
May 17
Joel Jennings
May 24
Randy Smasal
May 28
Charles Agan
June 1
Scott Tankenoff
June 2
Jody Kern
June 4
Bridget Hallstrom
June 7
Robb Breding
June 7
Tom Ries
June 7
Theresa Halverson
June 8
Karlen Padayachee
June 11
Bjorn Freudenthal
June 17
Doug Johnson
June 25
May 12, 2022
Speaker: Scott Welle,
"Outperform The Norm"
Menu: Burgundy Beef Tips or Strawberry Almond Chicken Salad  -- Meeting Starts at 12:35 p.m. Sharp
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.