September 2 Meeting 
Speaker: Sri Zaheer, Dean
Carlson School of Management - U of M
No Registration Required
IN-PERSON We Return to Self Check-In
Look for Attendance Sheets near Name Badges
Sept 2 Speaker: Sri Zaheer, Dean of Carlson School of Management

The topic of Sri Zaheer’s presentation is "The Transformative Power of Higher Education". During her tenure as dean of the Carlson School, Sri has launched the Military Veterans Initiative, increased the business community’s engagement with the school and has overseen the introduction of new degrees in business analytics, supply chain management, finance, and new programs in partnership with Tsinghua University in Beijing and Tongji University in Shanghai. Click below for more about Dean Zaheer.

Sept 1 - Vocational Happy Hour
TOMORROW, September 1 we will be gathering together for live meetings held at CW's Bar and Restaurant, 8302 Normandale Blvd., Bloomington, MN 55437 on Wednesday, Sept. 1.  We will meet at 5:30 for happy half hour and our speaker presentation from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. No registration is necessary, just show up. Jane and Jake Ehresmann of the Edina Morningside Rotary Club are CPA's at Ellingson & Ellingson and will grace our group with a family owned approach to accounting services. Ellingson & Ellingson has entered their third generation of providing financial services to our community. 
Please feel free to extend an invitation to friends, prospective members, as well as members from other clubs. We hope you will join us for this great opportunity to have a lot of fun while getting to know your fellow Rotarians better. Don't be afraid to come "rub shoulders with people of significance."
Sept 8 Leadership Series - Goal Achievement
Please join The Rotary Club of Edina’s Leadership Series in September as we welcome Scott Welle, to lead an interactive learning experience entitled Daily Execution… Extraordinary Results.
This session is open to the public so please forward this to your friends, colleagues, and employees so that can benefit as well.   See you there!
10 VOLUNTEERS NEEDED to Help Pack Food Bags
Volunteers from the Rotary Club of Edina are needed for afternoon shifts Wednesdays Sept. 15 and 29.  Need 10 more people.
Click HERE for your choice of shift.
Help Volunteers Enlisted to Assist People (VEAP) pack food bags for local school children who go hungry over the weekends during the school year. 
See details below. . .
Sept 11 Ceremony Flag Install and Removal

A local resident needs help from the Rotary Club of Edina for an event to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the 9/11. See details below.

Rotarians are needed to install and remove the flags and attend the event. Volunteers will install the flags 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 11 and remove them 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 12. Rotarians are also encouraged to attend the event before or after going to the Edina Car Show. Click HERE to sign up for install on Saturday morning or removal on Sunday late afternoon.  Additional details below.

Sept 11, 3rd Annual Car Show

View the latest promotional video HERE!

The Rotary Club of Edina is proud to present the Third Annual Edina Car Show on Saturday, September 11, 2021 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 (in front of the old Herberger’s).  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. For more information and to register, visit the Rotary Club of Edina car show page HERE or contact Josh Sprague, (612) 501-0252,

Edina Rotary Blue T-Shirts Available
Logo T-Shirts Available
Represent Rotary in style at the Car Show wearing your Rotary logo blue cotton T-shirt. Available at the meeting at no cost for those attending the car show and who wish to show team spirit throughout the event. Contact Katy Campbell.
Sept 18, Rotary Rally Walk to End Alzheimer's
Join fellow Rotary Club of Edina friends and family at Target Field for the annual Walk to End Alzheimer's. Here are the details:
WHAT: Walk to End Alzheimer's
WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 18, Walk starts 9:15 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. 
WHERE: Target Field   Gate 28 
WHO: All Rotarians, friends and families
INFO:  Come and join us for the social event of the season! Our club, along with other District 5950 Rotarians, are encouraged to join the Rotary Rally for ALZ team and join us for the Walk to End Alzheimer's! Sign up to participate, donate to the team, or do both! WATCH our video for more info! 
REGISTRATION: Go HERE to register or donate. Contact Rick Carlson, Brad Hepp or Jennifer Hendrickson, Susan Johnson for more info.
Edina Rotary Foundation Plans Annual Fundraiser
Tickets are on sale and registration is open for the Edina Rotary Foundation’s annual fundraiser and gala.  Save $50 per ticket by purchasing early. Early bird ticket sales end at midnight on Thursday, Sept 2. Register to attend and purchase your tickets HERE.  Registration forms will also be available on the meeting tables for you to fill out and leave with Becci at the front desk. 
This year’s fundraiser, themed “Let’s Dance,” will be held 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 2, at the Minneapolis Marriott Southwest. The event will feature dinner, dancing to music by the High and Mighty Band and a raffle.

Gala Raffle Tickets - Return by Sept 28
 The Gala Raffle committee has completed the meeting distribution of this year's gala raffle tickets. If you didn't receive your tickets at a meeting, they have been mailed to you. Tickets stubs and money are due to Marty Kupper, Kip Peterson or Tom Bach no later than Wednesday, September 28, 2021. Please contact Marty, Kip or Tom with any questions.
Camp Enterprise 2021, Nov 4 -6
Helping to develop the next generation of business leaders, Edina Morningside and the Rotary Club of Edina are hosting up to 120 junior and senior students from 60 District 5950 and 5960 high schools. During the three-day camp held at YMCA Camp Induhapi in Loretto, Minnesota these area Rotary club sponsored students will discover the free enterprise system. Volunteers and mentors are welcome to join in this unique and valuable experience. Please contact Mary Brindle of the Morningside club with any questions and to volunteer to help
Volunteers Needed!
Our Club Needs Help in the Following Areas:
20th Anniversary of 9/11 Program Volunteers -- 8:00 am Flag Install and 9/12 5pm Flag Removal, Utley Park, 4521 W. 50th Street SIGN UP HERE
VEAP – Pack Food Bags – September 15 and 29. Two shifts per day, five people per shift. SIGN UP HERE.
Gala Committee – Now through October 2. Work with Gala committee on tasks associated with event preparation and event day facilitation. Time commitment will vary and any help will be very much appreciated. Contact Jody Kern, Paul Mooty or Kayla Beehler.
Camp E – Now through November 6. Work with Camp E committee on tasks associated with preparing for and facilitating camp participants. Task length may range from a couple hours to full day attendance. Please contact Mary Brindle, Edina Morningside.
Upcoming Events and Links
Sept 1 -- Vocational Happy Hour, CW's in Bloomington
Sept 2 -- Noon Meeting -- Sri Zaheer, Carlson School of Management
Sept 2 -- Early Bird Gala Ticket Purchase Deadline, Save $50 per ticket
Sept 8 -- "LIVE" Leadership Series, Goal Achievement
Sept 11 -- 3rd Annual Car Show, Southdale Parking Lot
Sept 15 & 29 -- VEAP Pack Food Bags Volunteer Opportunity
Sept 18 -- Rally for Rotary Walk to End Alzheimer's at Target Field
Sept. 28 -- Raffle Tickets Return and Payment Due 
Oct 2 -- Annual Fundraiser Gala - Marriott Southwest
Nov 4 to 6 -- Camp Enterprise
In Review August 26, 2021 Meeting
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. 
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
Blake, Scott
Front Desk
Metzger, Toshie
Hagen, Mike
ZOOM Greeter
Blake, Scott
Thommen, Wade
Guest Introductions
Freudenthal, Bjorn
Speaker Introduction
Ries, Tom
Thank the Speaker
Ries, Erick
Sylvester, Fred
Rotary Birthdays
Member Birthdays
Chrysanne Manoles
September 4
Bill McReavy
September 7
Jack Kennefick
September 7
Jeff Ohe
September 7
Jim Ryman
September 8
David Clynes
September 9
Marty Kupper
September 11
Jean Morrison
September 19
Andrea Fahrenkrug
September 21
George Lancaster
September 21
Stefan Smith
September 21
Harry Weingartner
September 23
Scott Neal
September 24
Sutton McGraw
September 25
Doug Drake
September 27
Bob Stehlik
September 28
Heather Hansen
September 28
Dan Hallberg
September 29
Ken Andersen
September 29
Sonja Tengdin
October 6
Daniel Hennen
October 12
Paul Peterson
October 18
Mark Stageberg
October 27
Mark Jessen
October 28
Ryan Wilson
October 28
2021 Fundraiser & Gala Presenting Sponsor

Menu -- Chicken Olivia or Strawberry Almond Chicken Salad

Thursday, September 2, 2021 there will be the hybrid version with in-person meeting at the Edina Country Club with doors open at Noon and ZOOM meeting beginning at 12:30 a.m..  Please see our club web page and watch your email for meeting 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.