June 9, 2022
Women in Leadership Award
Speaker: Melody Zhou, Principal
Minnesota International Chinese School
Women in Leadership Award at June 9 Meeting
The 2022 Chrysanne Manoles Women In Leadership Award will be presented this Thursday, June 9, at the Rotary Club of Edina meeting at the Edina Country Club. This is the thirteenth Women in Leadership Award given, named after Chrysanne Manoles, the first female member of our club. She is still active in Rotary today. In Manoles’ honor and to celebrate the work of women in the community, the Rotary Club of Edina established an annual women’s leadership award in 2008.
The speaker will be the 2021 Women in Leadership Award winner, Melody Zhou.
For more on the award and this week's speaker, click on the link below...
June 8 - Engage and Lead Edina Leadership Series
Please join the Rotary Club of Edina and Edina Chamber of Commerce as we welcome speaker, Khalique Rogers, to share an interactive learning experience titled "Initiating Change” a workshop on racial justice.
This special Leadership Series evening session will be held Wednesday, June 8 at the Edina Country Club, doors open at 4:30 p.m., a mixer with complimentary appetizers and a cash bar. One-hour program begins at 6:00 p.m. This session is open to the public, so please forward this to your friends, colleagues, and employees so that they can benefit from Khalique’s message as well.
Register HERE
If you have questions or are interested in learning more about the Edina Rotary Club Leadership Development Series, please contact:  Robb Breding at or 612.202.2485.
June 17 Lawn Chair Summer Concert
St. Patrick's Church has a FREE summer concert series out by the labyrinth. June 17 at 7:00 p.m. The series features Paul Petersen's band, Classic American Rockers with special guest, Bill McReavy's band, Red Stilettos. Bring your lawn chair and blanket for a wonderful evening of friends and fellowship. St. Patrick's Church, 6820 St. Patrick's Lane, Edina MN 55439
St. Paul Peterson Record Release Event, Jun 24
Our very own Paul Peterson alerted me to an awesome event he will be doing at the Dakota on Friday, June 24 at 7:00 p.m..  It is a record release party and concert.  Here is a link with all of the details:
Joe Doermann at the Dakota and has reserved a block of 20 tickets for us for the 7:00 show.  Block tickets are no longer available, however, phone orders only are being accepted during the following business hours 10-6 M-F and 12-4 Sa & Su at 612-332-5299. 
23 Set to Graduate as Rotary Global Scholars
Twenty-three students are set to graduate from Edina High School as Rotary Global Scholars.
The Rotary Global Scholars program, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Edina and the Edina Education Fund, was designed to help students develop global competency skills, prepare for a global career, develop understanding of world issues and learn to apply academic content to solve social and global issues.
To see the complete press release in pdf, click HERE
EMRC Pat Kennedy Memorial Golf Classic, June 27
Mark Monday, June 27th for the Edina Morningside Rotary's Pat Kennedy Memorial Golf Classic. This event is one of the morning club's largest annual fundraising events. Click HERE to read their sponsorship letter and HERE to review the promotional flyer. Registration is HERE. Please contact EMRC committee chair, Jim Bizal at or 952-649-1525 with any questions.
Rotary Club of Edina Little League Team
Do you love watching Little League? A $500 Rotary Public Image Grant funded uniforms for an Edina Baseball Association 3rd-grade travel league Gold Team of 9 year-old players. Click HERE for summer schedule.
SAVE THE DATE Upcoming Events
Jun 9 -- Edina Noon Meeting, Women in Leadership
Jun 10 -- Community Service Event -- Open Arms MN Kitchen 
Jun 16 -- Edina Noon Meeting, Speaker: Peter Schmidt
Jun 17 -- St. Patrick's Church, Lawn Music Event, 7:00 p.m. 
Jun 23 -- Edina Noon Meeting, 21-22 Recognition and Board Transition
Jun 23 -- Black Business Networking
Jun 24 -- Record Release for St. Paul Peterson, Dakota
Jun 27 -- EMRC Pat Kennedy Memorial Golf Classic, Braemar
Jun 29 -- Annual Family Picnic - WEDNESDAY -- NOTE DATE CHANGE
Jul 4 - Edina 4th of July Parade - Plan to Participate
Jul 7 -- Edina Noon Meeting, Joe Hayes and 2022-2023 Board Introduction
In Review- Week of June 2, 2022
June 2, 2022
Race & Equity Series with the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
Building an Inclusive Economy in Minnesota
Keynote Speaker, Alene Tchourumoff
Panelists: Henry Jimenez, Kasey Kier and ouis J. King II
Keynote Speaker, Alene Tchourumoff, Senior Vice President of Community Development & Engagement
Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
Louis J. King II, CEO, OIC of America and Summit Academy, OIC 
Kasey Kier, National Community Development Manager, Beel Bank Mortgage
Henry Jimenez, Executive Director, Latino Economic Development Center
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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. 
June 2 -- Race and Equity Series with Federal Reserve Bank Minneapolis, "Building An Inclusive Economy in Minnesota"
April 7 -- Speaker: Don Johnson, VP Business Development, Shapco Printing
March 31 -- Speaker: Michael Brindisi, Resident Artistic Director and President, Chanhassen Dinner Theatre
March 24, 2022 -- Speaker: Dr. Stacie Stanley, Edina Public Schools Superintendent
March 17, 2022 -- Speaker, Chris Newhouse, MATTER (Edina International Grant Partner)
Executives & Directors
President Elect
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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
Executive Secretary / Director
Meeting Duties
Michalski, Rebecca
Front Desk & Guest Intro
Kern, Jody
Greeter & Invocation
Thomas, Jr., Sylvester
Greeter & Thank the Speaker
Dash, Sita
Intro Speaker
Bennerotte, Jennifer
The Barker Writer
Swendsen, Mary
Jessen, Mark
AV Support
Laskowski, Chris
AV Support
Wilson, Ryan
Rotary Birthdays
Member Birthdays
Charles Agan
June 1
Scott Tankenoff
June 2
Jody Kern
June 4
Bridget Hallstrom
June 7
Robb Breding
June 7
Tom Ries
June 7
Theresa Halverson
June 8
Karlen Padayachee
June 11
Bjorn Freudenthal
June 17
Doug Johnson
June 25
June 9, 2022
Women in Leadership Award
Speaker: 2021 Award, Melody Zhou, Principal,
Minnesota International Chinese School
Lunch menu Hungarian Beef Tips or Southwest Chicken Salad
The Rotary Club of Edina's Administrator, Becci Michalski, works part time and will respond to your inquiries within 24 hours. Contact her at