Speaker for Aug. 8: Russ Michaletz,
2019-20 District 5950 Governor

Our District Governor, Russ Michaletz, aka “Retention Russ” will share his District 5950 theme of “Enhancing the Value of Rotary Membership” at our club meeting.  At the heart of his theme is his belief to continue to live up to our motto of Service Above Self, Rotary must grow. This growth will come from focusing on the needs of our current and prospective members and requires us to substantially change the way we conduct our business.
Click "Read More" to on how District Governor Michaletz plans to help support change. 
Next Rotary Happy Hour is Wednesday, Aug. 7
The next Rotary Vocational Development Group will be Wednesday, Aug. 6. 
Once a month, Edina Rotarians have a chance to connect with other club members, and any guests, at the happy hour. This Rotary event is held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at The Mezz at the Lunds & Byerly's in Edina. The meeting will feature a brief presentation from a featured Rotarian, plus time for introductions, networking and questions. The Rotary Club of Edina and EMRC collaborate on this event.
Rotary Day at Canterbury Park, August 9
Join Us on Friday, August 9
Rotary Day at Canterbury Park
Districts 5950 and 5960
Ticket cost: $10.00
See Susan Stiles for tickets
Includes admission, hot dog and chips
Canterbury Park
Silks Area
1100 Canterbury Rd, Shakopee
Click "Read More" for details.
Road Construction? YES! Update
West 50th Street Lane Closures
The right lanes of both east and westbound West 50th Street will be closed between East Sunnyslope and Wooddale Avenue for utility work from Thursday, August 15 at 8:00 a.m. through Friday, August 16 at 3:30 p.m. Browndale Avenue will also be closed at West 50th Street.  Detours will be posted.
Valley View Road will be closed  between 4545 Valley View Road and West 60th Street, from Monday, Aug. 12 to Friday, Aug. 23 for road work.  The detours will be Wooddale Avenue and West 60th Street. 
Northbound Highway 100 off ramp 50th Street/Vernon Avenue is closed for reconstruction until late August. Give yourself a little extra time. Your lunch will be waiting.
Host Families Needed!
The Edina Morningside Rotary and Edina Rotary Club Youth Exchange Committee needs YOUR help! 
We have an an urgent need for a first host family for Rosario, our student from Chile. She arrives on Saturday. Aug. 17 and we need a home for her until Sept. 11.
Please continue reading for more details. 
Rotary at MN State Fair, Aug. 30
Show your Rotary pride and meet new Rotary friends at the Minnesota State Fair! Pick your timing or come for the entire day. Families are welcome in Rotary gear, too. Cap off the day by “Dancin’ on the Ceiling” with Lionel Richie in the Grandstand at 7:30 (tickets must be purchased in advance).
Hundred of Rotarians Are Needed! Please click on Join the Rotary Blitz! to join a team "Random Act of Service" or "Media Blitz" or order your cool-dry T-shirt.
Human Trafficking Panel Discussion on Sept. 19
The Rotary Club of Edina is hosting a presentation and panel discussion on human trafficking on Thursday, September 19, 2019!  We will have a panel discussion with three experts who have dedicated their lives to stopping and addressing the effects of human trafficking.  The speakers will discuss the issues surrounding international human traffickers, as well as what is going on within our Twin Cities community.  The goal is for all of our attendees to walk away with a better understanding of what human trafficking looks like, know what steps are being taken in our community to address the problem, and what we can do individually in our community, schools, and families to stop it.
Please see or email Scott Blake,, for more details or to volunteer to help with this event.
Camp Enterprise - Nov. 7 - 9 - Accepting Registrations
We here at Camp Enterprise are excited to announce our redesigned website went live this weekend. Clubs can begin to use our easy to navigate on-line registration immediately and will receive an early bird price discount of $25 per student if payment is received before August 15, 2019.  Camp Enterprise is a three-day camp for high school juniors and seniors designed to introduce students to the free enterprise system and encourage entrepreneurship and ethical business practices. The experience is often life changing. Each year, at least five (5) $1,000 higher education scholarships are awarded to students of exceptional merit. In total, Camp Enterprise has awarded more than $80,000 in scholarships since its inception. We are looking forward to another successful year.

Aloha, Rotary! Int'l Convention June 6-10

This year's Rotary International Convention will be held in beautiful Honolulu, Hawaii, June 6 - 10, 2020. The Rotary Club of Edina has established a fund to reimburse the registration fee to a limited number of  Edina club members who will be attending an international convention for the first time. Please click here to enter Rotary International's convention site and review the registration guidelines.  Please keep in mind, our reimbursement fund is limited to the first six members who register, so please check with Sam Thompson or Josh Sprague to confirm funds are still available before making your final convention purchase. 
Upcoming Club Events and Next Speaker
Next Speaker --  Senator Rudy Boschwitz
August 15 - Rotaract Meeting
August 20 - Rotaract Meeting
August 30 - Rotary Day at Minnesota State Fair -- District Event
September 19 -- Human Trafficking Workshop
October 3 -- No Meeting
October 5 -- "That's Entertainment" Gala
November 7 to 9 -- Camp Enterprise
November 11, Monday Meeting -- Veteran's Day Program
November 14 -- No Meeting
November 27 -- Thanksgiving Day Baskets
November 28 -- No Meeting
December 19 -- Holiday Party
December 26 -- No Meeting
January 2 -- No Party
In Review - August 1 Meeting
The meeting was called to order by Josh Sprague at 12:36 PM, with Johnny Sprague reading the Object of Rotary.  We will certainly miss the Sprague kids as they return to school! Josh introduced the Edina Rotary Foundation Board using high school graduation photos next to current photos.  No one has changed much at all!  Today is Rotarian Ann Platt’s birthday!  There was cake in the back and the birthday song was sung with gusto.  Happy Birthday Ann!
Josh announced August Rotary anniversaries.  We have 10 Rotarians celebrating an anniversary in August, with a total of 135 Rotary years, led by the illustrious Dan Hallberg with 48 years of Rotary service. 
Upcoming Events
Rotary Club of Edina Board Meeting
Washburn-McReavy Edina Chapel
Aug 21, 2019 7:30 AM
Edina Rotary Foundation Board Meeting
Edina City Hall
Aug 28, 2019 7:30 AM
Rotary Day at MN State Fair
State Fair Grounds
Aug 30, 2019
8:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Rotary Happy Hour at Mezz
Lunds & Byerlys The Mezz
Sep 04, 2019
Rotary Club of Edina Board Meeting
Washburn-McReavy Edina Chapel
Sep 18, 2019 7:30 AM
Human Trafficking Conference
Sep 19, 2019
11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
District Training Event - Rotary 101
Sep 21, 2019
8:00 AM – 10:30 AM
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Executives & Directors
President Elect
Past President
Club Service (Administration)
Community Service (Grants)
Community Service (Projects)
International Service
Public Image
The Rotary Foundation
Youth Service
Club Administrator
Annual Gala
Annual Gala
Meeting Duties
Front Desk Administration
Michalski, Rebecca
Front Desk
Sitek, Mike
Greeter 1
Van Beek, Nick
Greeter 2
Burnett, Kelley
Stanzak, Michael
Guest Introductions
Amundson, Luther
Speaker Introduction
Hepp, Bradley
Thank the Speaker
Peterson, Kip
The Barker Writer
Wanninger, Les
Sylvester, Fred
Rotary Birthdays
Member Birthdays
Ann Platt
August 1
John Allen
August 1
Harry Spell
August 2
San Asato
August 2
Michael Eckert
August 3
Mike Sitek
August 3
Bill Carter
August 12
Fred Sylvester
August 17
Thomas Bach
August 21
Kip Peterson
August 23
Frank Cardarelle
August 28
Jon Barnett
August 29
Tom Cook
August 29
Forest Green
August 31

2019 That's Entertainment! 
Edina Rotary Foundation Fundraiser & Gala
October 5, 2019


Presenting Sponsors

Tankenoff Families Foundation

Dr. Dash Foundation

Platinum Sponsors
Katy and Ralph Campbell
Carl M. Hansen Companies
Tradition Mortgage
The Jennings Family Foundation
Washburn-McReavy Funeral Chapels and Cremation
Faribault Woolen Mill Company
Josh Sprague, Sotheby's International Realty
Stiles Financial
Gold Sponsors
North American Banking Company
McNellis & Asato, Ltd.
American Family Insurance
RW Baird
Grandview Tire & Auto
Cahill Financial Advisors
Silver Sponsors
Smith Financial Group
The Brookshire Company
Christensen + Laue
Robert Gubrud
Peters Billiards
John Solberg
Key Cadillac
Scoopy Poo
44th Street Dental
Interested in being a sponsor?
Download the website sponsorship guide

Please look to your email Thursday, August 15th morning for lunch menu and road construction updateLunch service begins at 12:15 p.m. with the meeting to follow and ends at 1:30 p.m. Visiting Rotarian's and non-Rotarians are welcome to join us. Cost is $20 per guest for lunch and program. 

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 leave a voicemail or text message at 612-234-7390.