WEDNESDAY - EARLY START - 11:30 Buffet Lunch
November 24, 2021
Thanksgiving Basket Pack and Deliver
Lunch Guests $20 Adult & $12 Child
Delivery Slots Still Available
Wed., Nov 24 - Thanksgiving Basket Luncheon
On Wednesday, November 24, members of the Rotary Club of Edina, along with members of the Edina Morningside Rotary Club, will prepare and deliver Thanksgiving meals to families in need throughout Edina. A roasted turkey, stuffing, cranberries, potatoes and gravy along with vegetables, oranges, even a delicious pie, make their way to area homes via active Rotarians and their families. With a side of warm knit mittens to help with the coming winter, these Thanksgiving Baskets bring some brightness and joy into the holiday season.  Register for the luncheon and/or a basket assembly time.
Both clubs will join together for a family luncheon of soup, salad and sandwiches while socializing then, if they choose, organize their assembly teams, create two to three baskets and deliver them. Registration for the luncheon and assembly times can be found HERE. Contact Tom Cook with any event day questions or Becci Michalski with any registration requests or issues.

Dec. 13 Peterson Family - Twas the Jam Before Christmas

What: The Peterson Family -- Twas The Jam Before Christmas
When: Monday, December 13 at 7:00 p.m.
Where: Dakota Jazz Club
Ticket Price: $30, $35, $40
Purchase Contact: Dakota Box Office-612.332.5299 or Email:
Click "Read More" for details.
Dec 1 -- Vocational Happy Hour, Speaker: Bocar Kane
EMRC member Bocar Kane will be the vocational development speaker on December 1, highlighting his company, AMKA Safety.
Please join us for the December 2021 Vocational Happy Hour featuring EMRC member Bocar Kane, Owner and President of AMKA Safety in Edina. AMKA is a broker/ distributor of products specializing in mine and roadway safety equipment, including safety vests, apparel and traffic control signage.
The location is 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.
Dec. 8 Leadership Series, Problem Solving
Please join The Rotary Club of Edina’s Leadership Series on Wednesday, December 8 as we welcome Joel Swanson to share an interactive learning experience entitled “Problem Solving for Normal Leaders Without Fancy MBAsThis 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!

Holiday Giving Program In Progress

TODAY through December 16 the Rotary Club of Edina is collecting holiday gifts for families and youth in need in our community.  During these challenging times, there is a special need for help and support.  Rotarians Jean Morrison and Les Jones are organizing the Holiday Giving Program which will be donating to Cornerstone and 66 West this year. Bring your unwrapped gifts and gift cards to the December 2 and 9 meetings or the December 16 Holiday party.  Contact Jean Morrison or Les Jones for other delivery options. Click "Read More" for gift ideas.
Dec. 16 Rotary Club of Edina Holiday Party

Eat, Drink and Be Merry! The Rotary Club of Edina Holiday Cocktail Party is right around the corner! The annual holiday gathering will be Thursday, Dec. 16, starting at 5:30 p.m. Join your fellow Rotarians and their significant others for hearty appetizers and a cash bar at the Edina Country Club. Linda Peterson, of the incredibly talented Peterson Family, will be performing to put everyone in the holiday spirit!  Register HERE and click "Read More" for additional details.


Youth Exchange - Students Needed
Now is a great time to begin thinking about becoming a Rotary Youth Exchange student! Imagine living in one of 35 countries around the world. It's an adventure that will change your life! North Star Rotary Youth Exchange is accepting applications for year-long study abroad during the school year. Short-term exchanges are also available for travel in the summer.
We only have 14 applicants at this time and certainly would like more.

As we prepare for our upcoming exchange year 2022-2023, the application deadline is coming up on December 3rd, 2021.
For more information, please contact or Visit
You can also contact Heather Hansen at
Join the Helping Hands Committee
. . . to connect with and support your fellow Edina Rotarians
Because, as Edina Rotarians, what we do best is reach out and serve, the Helping Hands initiative is now a part of the Membership Committee.  We want our members to know we care.  Click "Read More" for how it works.
SAVE THE DATE Upcoming Events
Dec 1 -- Vocational Happy Hour, EMRC Bocar Kane, AMKA Safety
Dec 2 -- Edina Noon Meeting, Paul Walser, President, National Auto Dealers Association (NADA)
Dec 8 -- Leadership Series, Problem Solving
Dec. 9 -- Edina Noon Meeting, Board Elections, Speaker: Paul Mooty, Faribault Woolen Mills
Dec, 10 -- Registration Deadline - Edina Rotary Holiday Party
Dec. 13 -- Peterson Family T'was the Jam Before Christmas at The Dakota
Dec 16 -- Holiday Party, No Noon Meeting,  Rotary Club of Edina Holiday Party
Dec 23 -- No Meeting, Winter Break
Dec 30 -- No Meeting, Winter Break
Jan 6 -- Edina Noon Meeting, Issac Orr, Energy Choices
Reschedule - Student Ethics Day
Due to Edina High School scheduling conflicts the Student Ethics Leadership session previously scheduled on the Rotary calendar for Tuesday, December 7, has be postponed to January 2022. Stay tuned for future updates.
Proposed for Membership
The Rotary Club of Edina’s Board of Directors recently approved the applicants below for membership:
Joe Suttcliffe
Classification: Chiropractic
Sponsor: Jim Platt
Written objections to the application must be submitted before 4:30 p.m. Monday, November 29, 2021, to Rotary Club of Edina, 4801 W. 50th St., Edina, MN 55424 or emailed to
Rich Melzer
Classification: Community
Sponsor: Paul Peterson
Written objections to the application must be submitted before 4:30 p.m. Monday, November 29, 2021, to Rotary Club of Edina, 4801 W. 50th St., Edina, MN 55424 or emailed to
In Review Nov. 24, 2021 Thanksgiving Baskets
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
Front Desk
Pedersen, Gary
Kleber, Rich
Peterson, Paul
Boockmeier, Matt
Guest Introductions
Tingum, Mike
Speaker Introduction
Slyce, Steve
Thank the Speaker
Edelson, Heather
Bennerotte, Jennifer
Rotary Birthdays
Member Birthdays
Mike Hagen
January 6
André Brewer
January 16
Ted Yoch
January 16
Luther Amundson
January 18
Rick Carlson
January 22
Steve Slyce
January 23
Catherine Gump
January 24
Sam Cote
January 24
Kris Maser
January 26
Bob Gubrud
January 27
Charlie Barer
January 28
John Cardle
January 29
Shelly Loberg
January 30
Don Hutchison
December 1
Joe Christensen
December 9
Patti Ellingson-Solheim
December 9
Rich Kleber
December 13
Scott Blake
December 24
Eli Groenendyk
December 25
Wade Thommen
December 25
2021 Fundraiser & Gala Presenting Sponsor
Platinum Sponsors
Faribault Woolen Mills
Carl M. Hansen Companies
Jennings Family Foundation
Jack Kennefick
Les Jones Roofing
Gold Sponsors
Tankenoff Families Foundation
Mike and Susan Martiny
North American Banking Co.
Transitions In Business
Stiles Financial Services
American Family Insurance
Cahill Financial Advisors
McNellis & Asato
C. Vision Productions
Mark Jessen
Silver Sponsors
William and Lois Clynes Foundation
Bob and Rhoda Perkins
Stinson LLP
Tom and Catherine Gump
Christensen & Laue PLLC
Sotheby’s International Realty
Wells Fargo
Smith Financial Group
Tradition Bank
John Flynn
Katy and Ralph Campbell
Grandview Tire & Auto
The Brookshire Co.
Bob and Rosie Gubrud
44th Street Dental
Christensen Group Insurance
Edina Liquor
Bronze Sponsors
Advent Talent Group
Bob and Vianne Stehlik
Kallas Law Office
Renee Harberts and Dave Wendt
CrossCountry Mortgage, LLC
Pet's Are Inn
Alphas Futures LLC
Joe and Kris Hayes
Dan and Stacy Mott
Terry and Merilee Stevens
December 2, 2021, Speaker: Paul Walser, President of National Auto Dealers Association
December 2, 2021 ZOOM Meeting Registration Link
Menu -- Woodland Chicken or Salmon Caesar Salad

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.