Edina Rotary Club
Thursday, June 13, 2024, Doors Open 12:15 p.m.
Speaker: Rena Sarigianopoulos,
KARE 11 Anchor and Reporter
Speaker Jun 13: Rena Sarigianopoulos, KARE 11
Rena Sarigianopoulos is a reporter and anchor at KARE 11. She has won regional Emmys as well as a National Edward R. Murrow Award for hard news reporting in 2012.
Rena came to KARE in 2005 after spending several years anchoring and reporting at WITI in Milwaukee. She has also worked at WKOW in Madison, Wisconsin and Fox40 Dubuque, Iowa.
Rena is from Ohio and graduated from Youngstown State University, home of course, of the fighting Penguins!
Feed My Starving Children, Sat. June 15
WHAT: Feed My Starving Children meal-packing event
WHEN: 9:30 to 11:15 a.m. Saturday, June 15, 2024
WHERE: Feed My Starving Children Chanhassen location, 18732 Lake Drive East
WHO: Any Rotarian along with family and friends. This a wonderful service opportunity for volunteers ages 7 and up. 
INFO: Register here if you plan to attend. Please register HERE soon so we can make sure we have up to 15 volunteers. Contact Kris Maser for more information.
June is the Deadline for TRF Contributions
June is the last month to make a contribution to this year's International fund drive. In this season of giving and tax preparation you may be curious about your TRF (The Rotary Foundation) donation history.  By visiting the Rotary International site and accessing your personal profile you can check the status of your account at any time. Click HERE to download an instruction sheet on how to independently view your Rotary Foundation giving statistics. 
2024-25 Committees! Duties! Profiles!
The new 2024-2025 Rotary year is just around the corner. We are looking forward to President Elect Paul Peterson becoming President Paul Peterson and his continued leadership to motivate our club and make each of us feel valued, inspired and connected to each other. Click "Read More" for additional information.
Two New Member Initiations Held May 23
The Rotary Club of Edina welcomed two new members at the May 23, 2024 meeting. We are looking forward to getting to know them better through their classification talk in the near future. Please welcome:
Kanthi Yalamanchili
Northwestern Mutual
Classification: Wealth Management
Sponsor: Vinita Steffl
Darren Burch
Burch Insurance Group
Classification: Commercial Insurance
Sponsor: Don Hutchison
Upcoming Events
June 27 -- ERC Noon Meeting - Transition 2023/24 to 2024/25 
July 4 --  NO MEETING -- Celebrate July 4
July 11 -- 2024-2025 First Meeting of New Year!
July 11 -- 2024-2025 Speaker:Terry Eau, Free Guitars for Kids 
Meeting Recap - June 13, 2024
June 13, 2024
Speaker: Rena Sarigianopolus, KARE 11, Reporter and Anchor
shared her insight into today's news reporting, the story she covered
that she earned the Edward R. Murrow Award for "Best TV 
Interpretation" and how it coinsided with today's grant recipient.
Greg Rich was our club interviewer.
Other members featured in the below Facebook post are Mark Jessen and
Dan Hunt, 2024 Gala Co-Chairs, eight members recognized for their
The Rotary Foundation contributions, check presentation to grant
recipient, Oasis for Youth, Darren Burch's classification talk,
EHS Scholarship recipient, Katrina Duda and other interesting
candid shots by club photographer, Jennifer Henrickson.
Rotary Club of Edina Facebook Page photo albums.
Facebook posts
Instagram posts
Meeting Duties
June 20 - McGee
Front Desk & Intro Guests
Van Beek, Nick
Greeter/Guest Host
Younggren, Mary
Kallas, Mike
Speaker Intro/Thank the Speaker
Thomas, Jr., Sylvester
Laskowski, Chris
June 27 - Transition Meeting
Michalski, Rebecca
Front Desk & Guest Intro
Perkins, Bob
Greeter & Guest Host
Harvey, Bob
Greeter & Invocation
Kennefick, Jack
Intro Speaker & Thank Speaker
Stiles, Susan
Jessen, Mark
Rotary Birthdays
Member Birthdays
Charles Agan
June 1
Jody Kern
June 4
Russell Johnson
June 6
Robb Breding
June 7
Tom Ries
June 7
Theresa Halverson
June 8
Karlen Padayachee
June 11
Bjorn Freudenthal
June 17
Catherine Quinlivan
June 21
Doug Johnson
June 25
Edina Country Club - Doors Open 12:15 p.m.
Thursday, June 13, 2024
Speaker: Rena Sarigianopoulos
KARE 11 Anchor and Reporter
Lunch Choice: Stuffed Pork Loin or Tropical Chicken Salad
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