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Syverson, Murphy to speak at Rotary meeting
The Rotary Club of Edina will welcome Lori Syverson, Executive Director of the Edina Chamber Commerce, and our own Tim Murphy, past Rotary District 5950 Governor, as program speakers at the Thursday, Nov. 8, meeting. Syverson and Murphy are members of the Edina Economic Development Committee. They will be sharing about their work, and what Edina looks like moving forward.
 
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Rotary Veterans Luncheon is Monday, Nov. 12

The annual Area 3 Rotary Veterans Luncheon is next Monday, Nov. 12, at Bloomington Hilton, 3900 American Blvd. W., Bloomington. Check-in begins at 11 a.m. with live music, with the luncheon beginning at 11:15 and concluding at 1:15 p.m.

The last day to register was Nov. 1. If you are not signed up and would like to attend, please contact Josh Sprague.

Gen. Denny Schulstad, U.S. Air Force (retired), will be the emcee at the event. Schulstad is a former long-time member of our club. The featured speaker at the luncheon is Col. Ken Rizer, U.S. Air Force (retired). 

There is no Rotary Club of Edina meeting on Thursday, Nov. 15, at the Edina Country Club. All members are encouraged to attend the Veterans Luncheon. 

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Edina Rotaract get-together is Nov. 13
The next meeting of the Rotaract Club of Edina will be Tuesday, Nov. 13. This is a special social event in private room at Wooden Hill Brewing Company. We will hear a speaker about the background of the company, and perhaps a tour. 
 
The Rotary Club of Edina and the Edina Morningside Rotary Club are embarking on starting and supporting a Rotaract Club. Rotaract clubs consist of young professionals between the ages of 18 and 30. Usually meetings will be held at 6 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month at The Mezz. Each meeting will feature a speaker and focus on service projects in alignment with Rotary’s mission of “Service Above Self.”
 
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Camp Enterprise 2018 is in the books!

More than 100 Minnesota/Wisconsin high school students joined us at YMCA Camp Ihudhapi Nov. 1-3 for the 2018 Rotary Camp Enterprise. The three-day camp is put on by the Rotary Club of Edina and Rotary Club of Edina Morningside for students in Rotary District 5950 and Rotary District 5960. The students are all sponsored by area Rotary clubs, and learn about the free enterprise system. They work together, with the help of mentors and counselors, to come up with a business plan and presentation. And on the last day, five lucky students won scholarships!

This year's Camp E was chaired by Hein de Hoog of EMRC. Sam Thompson was marketing director for this year's camp. Special thanks to our many, many volunteers! We couldn't do it without you!

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Join us for Peterson Family Christmas Dec. 16
WHAT: Peterson Family Christmas: Twas the Night Before Christmas, featuring our very own Paul Peterson and family
WHEN: 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16
WHERE: The Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant in Minneapolis
WHO: All Rotarians and any guests
INFO: The Rotary block ticket have now been opened to the public. If you would still like to attend the event, see below for info about getting tickets. 
TICKETS: Contact The Dakota directly. You can reach The Dakota box office at 612-332-5299. To buy tickets online or for more information, go to The Dakota website
INFO: Contact Joe Christensen
 
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Local grant applications sought
The Edina Rotary Foundation is accepting applications from nonprofit organizations in Edina and its contiguous communities for grants to be used for capital purchases. Applications are due Nov. 30.
 
Grant applications are available online or by contacting Directors Brandon Azbill, brandon@davidazbillgroup.com, or Paul Peterson, paul@paulpeterson.com. Completed
applications should be emailed to Azbill or Peterson or sent to Edina Rotary Foundation, 4801 W. 50th St., Edina, MN 55424.
 
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In review
 
The program speaker at the Nov. 1 Rotary Club of Edina meeting was Jill Renslowe, Senior Vice President of Business Development and Marketing for Mall of America. 
 
Past president Bob Solheim ran the meeting in the place of President John Flynn, who was at Rotary Camp Enterprise. Bob also took part in the annual Thanksgiving Baskets skit, this year featuring perennial skit superstars Jean Morrison and Dave Hatzung.
 
Edina High School students joined us to share their high school experience and future plans. 

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Upcoming Events
Area 3 Rotary Veterans Luncheon
Bloomington Hilton
Nov 12, 2018
11:00 AM – 1:15 PM
 
Rotaract—Wooden Hill Brewery Happy Hour/Tour
Wooden Hill Brewery
Nov 13, 2018
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
 
'Friendsgiving' Rotary Happy Hour
Lunds & Byerly's The Mezz
Nov 20, 2018
4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
 
Rotary Club of Edina Board of Directors meeting
Washburn-McReavy Edina Chapel
Nov 21, 2018
 
Thanksgiving Baskets Assembly
Edina Country Club
Nov 21, 2018
11:45 AM – 1:00 PM
 
Meeting Duties
Front Desk
Kallas, Mike
 
Front Desk 2
Teegen, Dick
 
Front Desk Administration
Kupper, Marty
 
Greeter 1
Barer, Charlie
 
Greeter 2
McReavy, Jr., Bill
 
Greeter 3
Hepp, Bradley
 
The Barker writer
Azbill, Brandon
 
Photographer
Jessen, Mark
 
Executives & Directors
President
 
President Elect
 
Treasurer
 
Secretary
 
Past President
 
Club Service (Administration) Director
 
Community Service—Local Funding Co-Director
 
Community Service—Local Funding Co-Director
 
Community Service—Local Projects Director
 
International Service Director
 
Membership Director
 
Public Image Co-Director
 
Public Image Co-Director
 
The Rotary Foundation Director
 
Social Director
 
Youth Service Director
 
Edina Rotary Foundation Board Director
 
Edina Rotary Foundation Board Director
 
Edina Rotary Foundation Board Director
 
Edina Rotary Foundation Board Director
 
Edina Rotary Foundation Board Director
 
Edina Rotary Foundation Board Director
 
Club Administrator
 
Rotary Birthdays
Member Birthdays
William Clynes
November 2
 
Bruce Templeton
November 3
 
Wayne Harmon
November 3
 
Wooj Byun
November 5
 
Ian Colville
November 6
 
Susan Stiles
November 11
 
Burt Cohen
November 13
 
Les Wanninger
November 13
 
Sam Thompson
November 14
 
Skip Thomas
November 14
 
Jennifer Shinners
November 15
 
Sita Dash
November 15
 
Andy Finsness
November 17
 
Jim Platt
November 17
 
Katy Campbell
November 17
 
Mary Younggren
November 20
 
John Schwarz
November 21
 
Mary Swendsen
November 22
 
John Buttolph
November 23
 
Kevin Kalal
November 25
 
Raj Kumar
November 25
 
Charles McGoldrick
November 28
 
2018 Rotary's Got Talent! 
Edina Rotary Foundation Fundraiser & Gala
Sept. 29, 2018
 
Rock Star Sponsors

 

The Edina Country Club will serve the Edina Rotary Big Buffet featuring roasted vegetable white lasagna, spaghetti bolognese, meatballs, Caesar salad and Panzanella salad at the Thursday, Nov. 8, Rotary Club of Edina meeting.

The Rotary Club of Edina's Administrator, Jennifer Garske, works part time, mainly on Wednesday and Thursday. She attends the Rotary meetings on Thursday to answer questions. Contact her at jgarske@EdinaRotary.org or leave a message on the Rotary cell phone at 612-875-3109.