Rotary International Director Events and Leadership Week
March 9, 10 and 11
Caruso Event - 2 FREE Tickets Available - See Sam Thompson
For details click on the flyer.
March 9 & 10 Evening
March 10 Afternoon
March 11 - Morning
NOTE - Meeting Time Changes THIS Week
NOTE: There is no Rotary Club of Edina Noon meeting THIS week.
Tuesday, March 10 -- Joint Meeting with Edina Morningside
29 Noon Rotarians Attended
Thursday, March 12 -- NO MEETING
Speaker Mar. 5 Meeting, Dr. Dan Wattson
Dr. Dan Wattson is a board-certified radiation oncologist at MRO Fairview Southdale and a Minnesota native. Dr. Wattson is passionate about using the latest proven technologies for treating all types of cancer. In addition to his experience treating patients with prostate seed brachytherapy and gynecologic brachytherapy, Dr. Wattson’s expertise includes all forms of stereotactic brain and body radiotherapy, intensity-modulated radiation therapy, and general radiotherapy. Motivated to practice medicine close to family and friends, Dr. Wattson returned to Minnesota, married the love of his life, and joined MRO in 2014.  His other love of engineering, applied mathematics, and advanced technology brought him to the medical specialty of radiation oncology, where he fights cancer with precision and serves patients doing work that he loves.
Next Rotary Happy Hour, Wed., Mar. 4
The next Rotary Vocational Development Group Happy Hour will be Wednesday, Mar. 4 from 5:30 to 7:00 pm at The Mezz within Lund's and Byerlys in Edina. 
Once a month, Edina Rotarians have a chance to connect with other club members, and any guests, at the happy hour. These casual meetings feature a brief presentation from a fellow Rotarian, plus time for introductions, networking and questions. The Rotary Club of Edina and EMRC collaborate on this event.
Mar. 11 Leadership Breakfast
Hosted by the Rotary Club of Edina and Edina Rotary Morningside Club, Stephaine Urchick, will be speaking at a breakfast meeting on Wednesday March 11. Doors open at 7:30 am with program at 8:30 am. This event will be held at the Interlachen Country Club, 6200 Interlachen Blvd, Edina MN. Cost will be $19 per person. Early registration has closed. Last minute cancellation or no show tickets may be available. Please contact Fred Sylvester at 612-434-4631 to check availability or with any question.
Rotaract - Next Meeting March 16
Here are the upcoming Rotaract Events. 
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Next Speaker
Who: Edina Communications Director Jennifer Bennerotte
Where: The Mezz
When: Monday, March 16th 6PM-7PM
Want to improve your communication skills? Join us on March 16 with communication expert Jennifer Bennerotte to learn about communication tips for your career.
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Walker Art Tour, April 16, Two Small Groups Only
Register early. March 21 is the registration deadline with small groups and a very limited number of openings. 
Tour of the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden & permanent collection exhibition, 5 Ways In. This is a small, 20-person group tour lead by an experienced and very knowledgeable Walker curator. There will be a total of 3 groups (60 people). Cost will be $13.00 per person for the two-hour tour. The Esker Grove restaurant serves cocktails, bar snacks and dinner until 9 PM, phone 612-375-7542 taking reservations before or after your tour. Meal accommodations and cost are member choice and not included in the tour price. Parking is available in the attached ramp for $6.00. Due to the Walker's advance planning policy, we are required to provide attendance counts by March 25th. If this event is of interest, please reserve your spot(s) as soon as possible. See Renee Harberts with questions or additional information. Click REGISTER to sign up and reserve your tour spot.
Committee Members Needed for Two Youth Service Committees
Committee members are needed for two Youth Service Committees that will complete its work this spring.
Rotarians are needed on the Scholarships Committee. Committee members will review applications from seniors at Edina High School and award at least one scholarship for post-secondary education to someone who has participated in one of the club’s programs. The scholarship will be presented Friday, May 22, at a special breakfast at the Church of St. Patrick.
Volunteers are also needed for the Third-Grade Literacy Committee. Committee members will read and distribute copies of Andy & Elmer’s Apple Dumpling Adventure to third graders 12:10-12:40 p.m. Monday, April 13, at Creek Valley Elementary School, and 1 to 1:30 p.m. Monday, April 20, at Cornelia Elementary School.
If you are interested in evaluating scholarship applications or participating in the reading program, or for more information, contact Jennifer Bennerotte, If you’d like to be part of the Third-Grade Literacy Committee, indicate your preferred date for reading to a classroom or if you’d like to do it both days.
Skate to End Polio 2020 Campaign To Donate $1,700
The 2020 Edina High School Interact club's Skate to End Polio held on Feb. 14 raised $1,682 making it one of the highest fundraising events ever. This money will be donated to Rotary International's End Polio drive. Interact clubs bring together young people ages 12-18 to develop leadership skills while discovering the power of Service Above Self. Find out how serious leadership can be seriously fun. These clubs organize at least two projects every year, one that helps their school or community and one that promotes international understanding. The Rotary Club of Edina and Edina Morningside Rotary Club co- sponsor, mentor and guide Interactors as they carry out projects and develop leadership skills. The Edina High School Interact club worked with the animal humane society and created pet toys for their local project. Their international focus continues to draw attention to and fund Rotary International’s polio cause. See our webpage under the Youth Services for more information on Interact. Scott Blake is this year's Interact mentor and chair.

Upcoming Club Events and Next Speaker

March 19 -- Regular Meeting at Noon -- CANCELLED
March 26 -- Regular Meeting at Noon -- CANCELLED
April 11 -- Service: Homeless Lunch Service
April 13 -- Andy & Elmer's Apple Dumpling Reading
April 20 -- Andy & Elmer's Apple Dumpling Reading
April 16 -- Walker Art Center Tour and Social
April 17-21 -- RYLA Camp - CANCELLED
April 23 -- Vocational Ethics Day -- CANCELLED
May 22 -- EHS Scholarship Breakfast
June 18 -- Edina Rotary Family Picnic
June 25 -- District Governor Installation, Tom Gump
June 25 ERMC Tom Gump to be Installed as District Governor
Save Thursday, June 25th to attend the District Governor Installation. Look for event details and registration information in the near future. The theme of Tom's installation will be a Luau and Pig Roast being held at the Edina Country Club from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm. 
In Review - Feb. 27 Meeting
On a warm and sunny day, we were warmly greeted by Ken Andersen and John Mazzara with Ron Erhardt competently helping Becci at the front desk.
Upcoming Events
Edina Rotary Foundation Board Meeting
Edina City Hall
Mar 25, 2020 7:30 AM
Happy Hour/Vocational Development
Lunds & Byerlys The Mezz
Apr 01, 2020 5:30 PM
Rotaract, The Sheridan Story Service Event
The Sheridan Story
Apr 09, 2020
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
April 11 Lunch Service for Minneapolis Homeless
Apr 11, 2020
10:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Andy and Elmer's Apple Dumpling Reading
Creek Valley Elementary School.
Apr 13, 2020
12:10 PM – 12:40 PM
Rotary Club of Edina Board Meeting
Washburn-McReavy Edina Chapel
Apr 15, 2020 7:30 AM
Walker Art Tour - April 16 - Register Early
Walker Art Center
Apr 16, 2020
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
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Executives & Directors
President Elect
Past President
Club Service Administration
Community Service Grants
Community Service Projects
International Service Director
Public Image
The Rotary Foundation
Youth Service
Club Administrator
Annual Gala
Annual Gala
Meeting Duties- No Meeting
Rotary Birthdays
Member Birthdays
Les Jones
March 1
Michael Norman
March 2
Brad Pearson
March 3
Paul Mooty
March 4
Will Steinke
March 6
Axel Steuer
March 7
Gary Pedersen
March 9
Bob Hildreth
March 10
David Aase
March 11
Kelley Burnett
March 13
Sandra Schley
March 16
Thom Winninger
March 24
Joe Hayes
March 25
Michael Stanzak
March 30

Due to COVID-19 Virus Outbreak -- No Meeting March 19th and March 26th.

Please join us on Facebook Live

March 19 and March 26 at 12:35 p.m.

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.