November 2, 2023
Speaker - Gail Feichtinger, Author
"Will To Murder", Glensheen Killings Crimes & Trials
Nov 2 Speaker: Gail Feichtinger, Will to Murder
Prospective Member Day - Guest Lunch is on the Club!
Former Duluth News Tribune crime reporter Gail Feichtinger brings readers behind the scenes of Minnesota’s most infamous double murder. They frankly discuss their successes and failures in order to explain how a man who claimed innocence was convicted of two counts of murder and later confessed to the crimes—only to be set free. Feichtinger then reaches beyond the Glensheen killings to follow Marjorie through her convictions for arson and other crimes, presenting evidence that suggests she may have gotten away with murder—five times.
Nov 1 Vocation/Avocation Happy Hour
MEETING LOCATION - The District Edina!! Next Vocation/Avocation Happy Hour is Wednesday, November 1, 2023.  5:30 to 7:00 p.m. including drinks and snacks You will have the opportunity to meet and greet Edina Morningside Rotarian, Kelly Tanke Kirk. Kelly is an accomplished mortgage advisor with a passion for empowering families to achieve their financial goals. Since 2017, she has been a prominent figure in the mortgage industry, guiding individuals, and families toward a brighter financial future. Join us at The District Edina, 7777 Washington Ave, Suite 201, Edina MN 55439. Cost to attend is a $20.00 donation for food and beverages. 
Edina Rotary Season of Giving Begins Nov 1
President Loberg's Season of Holiday Giving details arrived in your email this week and is scheduled to begin November 1. This year we will be supporting Involve MN Winter Clothing Drive, My Very Own Bed Blanket and Bedding Drive, The Holiday Giving Program supporting 66 West, Good in the Hood, Young Parent Program, Simpson Housing Services and Edina Morningside Rotary and Edina Rotary Club, Thanksgiving Food Basket community outreach program and the Salvation Army Bell Ringers sessions. Contact Tom Cook for Thanksgiving, Jean Morrison for Holiday Gift Giving and John Buttolph for event details and to volunteer. Unwrapped gifts, gift cards from Target, Cub Foods, Marshalls and Walmart, checks and cash are all welcome. See Shelly's email sent October 31 for all the details. Donate HERE.
Nov 7 Fireside Chat with Erica Allenburg

REGISTER HERE to join us for an evening of great conversation, stronger friendships and connections at our Fireside Chat hosted by Erica Allenburg. Fireside chats are an intimate gathering of like-minded Rotarians who get to spend an evening getitng to know each other better outside of our weekly meetings. 

Thank you to Erica for hosting! Are YOU interested in being a Fireside Chat Host? We are still looking for hosts for Fall 2023! If you are interested, please reach out to Kayla Beehler at 

Camp Enterprise Runs Nov 2 to Nov 4
The Rotary Club of Edina and Edina Morningside Rotary Club will host Camp Enterprise this weekend, Nov 2 to Nov 4 at Camp Courage-Maple Lake. This three-day camp for high school juniors and seniors is designed to introduce students to the free enterprise system and encourage entrepreneurship and ethical business practices. The experience is often life changing for this year's 88 junior and senior high school students attending camp. These students who travel from western, north central, southern Minnesota and western Wisconsin are sponsored by their local Rotary club and compete for five $1,000 college scholarships awarded at the final presentation on Saturday. Rotary Club of Edina, Robb Breding, is the 2023 Chair. Edina Morningside Rotary Club, Michael Birdman, is 2023 Co-Chair. Curious? You are welcome to visit during this year's session.
Nov 9 Veterans Day Luncheon
Lunch and Program held at Bearpath Golf Club. No meeting at Edina Country Club.  For those who registered, we have a great Veterans Day event planned Nov 9th at Bearpath Golf Club in Eden Prairie with KSTP's Joe Schmit as our emcee, music by Mary Brindle's Brass Band, and our speaker will be Tim Murray from Bravo Zulu house.
 Registration has closed. Contact Paul Peterson.
Date and Time: Thursday, November 9, 2023 - 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Where: Bearpath Country Club, 18100 Bearpath Trail, Eden Prairie MN 55347
Cost for Rotarians and their non-veteran guests is *$35 ea and will be added to your January 1, 2024 dues and meeting fee invoice. No charge for veterans.
(limit one Veteran guest for free per member)
Peterson Annual Holiday Concert - Tickets by Nov 10

Join the MN Music Hall of Famers, our very own Paul Peterson and The Peterson Family for their annual holiday concert at The Dakota on Tuesday, December 19th at 7:00 PM. The Rotary Club of Edina has a block of tickets at The Dakota Box Office available for first-come, first-serve callers! Tickets are $35/$40. If you are interested in purchasing tickets as part of the Rotary Club of Edina block, please call the box office at 612.332.5299 Mon-Fri 10am-6pm or Sat/Sun 12pm-4pm!

Please note, the block is only good through Friday, November 10th, so don't wait! Purchase your tickets today!

For more information, please visit HERE.

Nov 15 - FOUR for VEAP Service Opportunity
NOV 15 NEED FOUR PEOPLE Sign up today to help Volunteers Enlisted to Assist People (VEAP) serve the hungry in our community! Volunteers welcome participants to the VEAP pantry, explain the process and respond to participant questions, keep the shopping area clean and tidy, sort through food donations, stock shelves, load groceries into vehicles and overall help VEAP promote a positive shopping experience for participants. VEAP staff explain the process before every volunteer shift in the pantry. Register HERE Busy on November 15th? Future dates are available HERE
Nov 22 Thanksgiving Baskets Registration
On Wednesday, November 22nd members of the Rotary Club of Edina, along with members of the Edina Morningside Rotary Club, will pack baskets and deliver Thanksgiving meals to families in need throughout the Twin Cities region. To register click REGISTER below and follow the directions. After you have registered you and your guests, click PICK YOU TEAM's ASSEMBLY and put the name of your team captain in the time slot you'd like to create your baskets. Contact Tom Cook for further details.


  • REGISTER: Attending Rotary members and names of family and friends - Morningside Members Register as Guests and Add Comments
  • ADD REGISTRATION COMMENT: Lunch Only or Basket Assembly/Delivery
  • ADD REGISTRATION COMMENT: Name of the team who you'd like to share and combine the assembly and delivery of baskets.
Meet Youth Exchange Student, Victoria
HELP!!!!!!!  We are still looking for two more host families for Victoria - we need a family for the Winter term (Dec-Feb) and Spring term (March -early June).  If your family, or a neighbor or family you know of are interested, please, please put them in contact with Heather Hansen (612-366-0051). 
Upcoming Events
Nov 7 -- Fireside Chat with Erica Allenburg, REGISTER
Nov 9 -- Veterans Day Celebration at Bearpath
Nov 10 -- Peterson Family Christmas Jam - 
Nov 15 -- VEAP Pantry Service Opportunity
Nov 22 -- Thanksgiving Baskets Community Outreach
Dec 14 -- Edina Rotary Holiday Party
Register Here
Holiday Donations Here
Meeting Duties
Martiny, Mike
Front Desk & Guest Intros
Hatzung, David
Front Desk Prospective Member Day
Allenburg, Erica
Greeter & Invocation
Ellingson-Solheim, Patti
Speaker Intro & Thank the Speaker
Eidsness, Kaylin
Jessen, Mark
Rotary Birthdays
Member Birthdays
Bruce Templeton
November 3
Wayne Harmon
November 3
Wooj Byun
November 5
Susan Stiles
November 11
Burt Cohen
November 13
Les Wanninger
November 13
Vinita Steffl
November 13
Sam Thompson
November 14
Skip Thomas
November 14
Sita Dash
November 15
Andy Finsness
November 17
Jim Platt
November 17
Katy Campbell
November 17
Jamal Adam
November 21
Mary Swendsen
November 22
John Buttolph
November 23
Raj Kumar
November 25
Charles McGoldrick
November 28
2023 Bootlegger's Ball Presenting Sponsors
Bill & Lois Clynes Foundation
November 2, 2023
Speaker - Gail Feichtinger, Author
"Will to Murder" Glensheen Killings Crimes and Trials
Lunch: To Be Announced
DEADLINE for newsletter story and event submission is Monday Noon for Tuesday publication. 
The Rotary Club of Edina's Administrator, Becci Michalski, works part time and will respond to your inquiries within 24 hours. Contact her at