No Meeting at ECC
November 9, 2023
Veterans Day Luncheon
See Below for Details
Nov 9 Veterans Day Luncheon
Lunch and Program held at Bearpath Golf Club. No meeting at Edina Country Club.  For those who registered, we have a great Veterans Day event planned Nov 9th at Bearpath Golf Club in Eden Prairie with KSTP's Joe Schmit as our emcee, music by Mary Brindle's Brass Band, and our speaker will be Tim Murray from Bravo Zulu house.
 Registration has closed. Contact Paul Peterson.
Date and Time: Thursday, November 9, 2023 - 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Where: Bearpath Country Club, 18100 Bearpath Trail, Eden Prairie MN 55347
Cost for Rotarians and their non-veteran guests is *$35 ea and will be added to your January 1, 2024 dues and meeting fee invoice. No charge for veterans.
(limit one Veteran guest for free per member)
Peterson Annual Holiday Concert - Tickets by Nov 10

Join the MN Music Hall of Famers, our very own Paul Peterson and The Peterson Family for their annual holiday concert at The Dakota on Tuesday, December 19th at 7:00 PM. The Rotary Club of Edina has a block of tickets at The Dakota Box Office available for first-come, first-serve callers! Tickets are $35/$40. If you are interested in purchasing tickets as part of the Rotary Club of Edina block, please call the box office at 612.332.5299 Mon-Fri 10am-6pm or Sat/Sun 12pm-4pm!

Please note, the block is only good through Friday, November 10th, so don't wait! Purchase your tickets today!

For more information, please visit HERE.

Nov 15 - FOUR for VEAP Service Opportunity
NOV 15 NEED TWO PEOPLE Sign up today to help Volunteers Enlisted to Assist People (VEAP) serve the hungry in our community! Volunteers welcome participants to the VEAP pantry, explain the process and respond to participant questions, keep the shopping area clean and tidy, sort through food donations, stock shelves, load groceries into vehicles and overall help VEAP promote a positive shopping experience for participants. VEAP staff explain the process before every volunteer shift in the pantry. Register HERE Busy on November 15th? Future dates are available HERE
Nov 16 Black Business Mixer

Thursday,  Nov 16, 2023, 5:30-7pmREGISTER HERE In partnership with Tomme Beevas and Pimentos Jamaican Kitchen, Black Business Networking will encourage us to continue to expand the efforts of our club's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee. The 2023 networking event will be held Thursday, November 16  from 5:30-7pm at Pimento Jamaican Kitchen, 2524 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55404. This week's featured business leader is Frank Brown, owner of Minuteman Press in Uptown and community advocate for racial, social and economic justice. See additional information below.

Nov 22 Thanksgiving Baskets Registration
On Wednesday, November 22nd members of the Rotary Club of Edina, along with members of the Edina Morningside Rotary Club, will pack baskets and deliver Thanksgiving meals to families in need throughout the Twin Cities region. To register click REGISTER below and follow the directions. After you have registered you and your guests, click PICK YOU TEAM's ASSEMBLY and put the name of your team captain in the time slot you'd like to create your baskets. Contact Tom Cook for further details.


  • REGISTER: Attending Rotary members and names of family and friends - Morningside Members Register as Guests and Add Comments
  • ADD REGISTRATION COMMENT: Lunch Only or Basket Assembly/Delivery
  • ADD REGISTRATION COMMENT: Name of the team who you'd like to share and combine the assembly and delivery of baskets.
Edina Rotary Season of Giving Begins Nov 1
President Loberg's Season of Holiday Giving details arrived in your email this week and is scheduled to begin November 1. This year we will be supporting Involve MN Winter Clothing Drive, My Very Own Bed Blanket and Bedding Drive, The Holiday Giving Program supporting 66 West, Good in the Hood, Young Parent Program, Simpson Housing Services and Edina Morningside Rotary and Edina Rotary Club, Thanksgiving Food Basket community outreach program and the Salvation Army Bell Ringers sessions. Contact Tom Cook for Thanksgiving, Jean Morrison for Holiday Gift Giving and John Buttolph for event details and to volunteer. Unwrapped gifts, gift cards from Target, Cub Foods, Marshalls and Walmart, checks and cash are all welcome. See Shelly's email sent October 31 for all the details. Donate HERE.
Rotary Club of Edina Begins Collections for Two Charities
Involve MN and My Very Own Bed to Receive Donations
The Rotary Club of Edina has begun collections of goods for two area nonprofits, Involve MN and My Very Own Bed.
Involve MN provides for the unsheltered and vulnerable people of the Minneapolis and St. Paul area. The Rotary Club of Edina and the Edina Country Club are collecting new and gently used coats, hats, gloves and mittens. Ways for your to give and program details below.
Huge Success - Camp Enterprise - Nov 2 to Nov 4
The Rotary Club of Edina and Edina Morningside Rotary Club hosted Camp Enterprise this past weekend, Nov 2 to Nov 4 at Camp Courage-Maple Lake. This three-day camp for high school juniors and seniors is designed to introduce students to the free enterprise system and encourage entrepreneurship and ethical business practices. The experience is often life changing for this year's 88 junior and senior high school students who attended camp. These students who travel from western, north central, southern Minnesota and western Wisconsin are sponsored by their local Rotary club competing for five $1,000 college scholarships awarded at the final presentation on Saturday. Scholarships were earned by students sponsored by the Rotary Club of Alexandria, Lakeville, Gaylord, North St. Paul/Maplewood/Oakdale and Edina. 
Rotary Club of Edina, Robb Breding, is the 2023 Chair. Edina Morningside Rotary Club, Michael Birdman, is 2023 Co-Chair. Curious? You are welcome to visit during this year's session. Photos and videos can be seen here: Dropbox: and Google:
Upcoming Events
Nov 9 -- Veterans Day Celebration at Bearpath - No Meeting at ECC
Nov 10 -- Peterson Family Christmas Jam - TICKETS
Nov 15 -- VEAP Pantry Service Opportunity REGISTER
Nov 16 -- Black Business Networking - REGISTER
Nov 22 -- Thanksgiving Baskets Community Outreach - REGISTER
Dec 14 -- Edina Rotary Holiday Party
Nov 2 Meeting Review
Meeting recap for November 2, 2023 with speaker, Gail Feichtinger, Author, "Will To Murder" Crimes and Trials of Glensheen and Prospective Member Day
2021-2023 Membership Director, Erica Allenburg with Front Desk and Guest Introduction,
Skip Thomas. Today was Prospective Member day and the front desk was busy.
Click Read More for additional photos.
Rotary Club of Edina Facebook Page photo albums.
Facebook posts
Instagram posts
Register Here
Holiday Donations Here
Meeting Duties
Nov 16 Meeting - Benson
Michalski, Rebecca
Nov 9 - Veterans Day Luncheon
No Meeting at ECC - No Duties
Rotary Birthdays
Member Birthdays
Bruce Templeton
November 3
Wayne Harmon
November 3
Wooj Byun
November 5
Susan Stiles
November 11
Burt Cohen
November 13
Les Wanninger
November 13
Vinita Steffl
November 13
Sam Thompson
November 14
Skip Thomas
November 14
Sita Dash
November 15
Andy Finsness
November 17
Jim Platt
November 17
Katy Campbell
November 17
Jamal Adam
November 21
Mary Swendsen
November 22
John Buttolph
November 23
Raj Kumar
November 25
Charles McGoldrick
November 28
2023 Bootlegger's Ball Presenting Sponsors
Bill & Lois Clynes Foundation
November 9, 2023
Veterans Day Luncheon
Registration is Closed
No Meeting at Edina Country Club
DEADLINE for newsletter story and event submission is Monday Noon for Tuesday publication. 
The Rotary Club of Edina's Administrator, Becci Michalski, works part time and will respond to your inquiries within 24 hours. Contact her at