Wednesday, June 29, 2022
No Meeting Thursday, June 30
Next Meeting, July 7
June 29 Rotary Family Picnic  - REGISTER
Rotary Club of Edina Family Picnic is set for Wednesday, June 29 at Centennial Lakes Parlor Room, 7499 France Ave South, Edina, 55435.  952-833-9583.  The picnic will take the place of our regular Rotary meeting that week. The event will begin at 4:30 p.m. and go until 7:30 p.m. Register yourself, family and friends. Cost is $20 for Senior Active and Honorary Rotarians, as well as adult guests.  Kids ages 6-18 are $12.  Children 5 and under are free. For regular members, the cost of the picnic is already included in your quarterly dues.
REGISTER HERE - Don't forget to register family and guests.
The caterers the year will be Pimentos Jamaican Kitchen who will be providing a fantastic menu of jerk chicken and a variety of sides.  A complete beverage selection of red and white wine will be provided as well as domestic and premium beer.  Soda, water and non-alcoholic beverages will be available as well. 
July 4th Edina Parade
If you love being in a parade, join us on Monday, July 4th. The two Edina Rotary clubs are uniting to walk and hand out mini American flags with our logo on it. “Louise,” the classic Stanzak Bicentennial El Dorado convertible, will be escorting new President Joe Hayes and his wife Kris. Kids are welcome! Wear your Rotary apparel. Sign up with Katy Campbell, Public Image director.
Club and Foundation Board Transitions to 2022-2023
The Rotary Club of Edina held its transition meeting of the 2021–2022 Rotary year, June 23. The presidency of the club transferred from Michael Stanzak to Joe Hayes at the meeting. Joe will officially take over as the 68th president of the Rotary Club of Edina July 1.  Incoming President Joe Hayes outlined his goals for the new Rotary year, and unveiled the 2022-2023 Rotary theme, "Imagine Rotary."  "Read More" for further details and check out the pictures under the "In Review" caption.
July 7 Speaker: Mike Vacanti, Human First Club
Mike believes, “It’s more than what we accomplish – it’s who we become along the journey!” His mission is to Lift Others, helping people discover their potential, embrace a growth mindset and achieve at inspired levels. Mike has transformed businesses and inspired people to perform at levels they didn’t think possible. Click "Read More" and visit and for more information on this dynamic speaker and presentation.
DUTY ROSTER - July 2022
Please watch your email for the July 2022 only six person per meeting  duty roster. Per member feedback, the club board is in discussions about the best way to approach assignment of meeting duties and haven't finalized the decision of how to engage our membership through these duties. They hope to have a decision and send members an updated six month roster by mid-July. July 7 meeting duties are listed on the website and here in the Barker.
Notice of Rotary Meeting Fee Increase
Background: Our club's last meeting fee rate increase was July 2016. In June, the Edina Country Club advised our Board of Directors the meal rate would increase 10% beginning July 1, 2022. The club has absorbed smaller rate increases in the past, but regrettably, we cannot absorb an increase of this size. Our Board has approved a meeting fee rate from $260 to $286 per quarter beginning July 1, 2022.
Definitions: “Meeting Fees” cover quarterly club overhead including meals and service cost. "Dues" cost of $75 covers international and district dues and will remain the same cost per quarter — for both for Fulltime Active & Senior Active Members.
What’s New: Effective July 1, October 1, 2022 and January 1 and April 1, 2023—Fulltime Active Member (with no guest or credit card usage fees) Rotary Dues and Meeting Fees: $361 (up from $335) per quarter.—Senior Active Member in-person meeting fees: $23 (up from $20 per meeting) for each meeting attended. Adult guests would pay the same amount.
If you have questions, comments or concerns, please speak with incoming President Joe Hayes or incoming Treasurer, Paul Peterson.
Rotarians Under 40 Event-July 7
Anna Agripina Prisacari is the Ukraine immigrant now U.S. citizen who spoke this spring to our club regarding her perspective of the Ukrainian conflict. She and fellow Rotarian Nathan Nyrennd are hosting a 40s and younger happy hour at Dukes on 7, July 7. HERE is the flyer and invite: Come to mingle with other 40s and younger Rotarians! Rotarians from any Rotary Clubs are welcome. RSVP by July 5 by emailing Nathan: When: Thursday, July 7th, 5:30pm-7:30pm Where: Duke’s on 7 15600 MN 7, Minnetonka, MN 55345
Proposed for Membership
The Rotary Club of Edina's Board of Directors recently approved the applicant below for membership.
Danny Rubio
Classification: Youth Development & Services
Sponsor: Dick Teegen
Written objections to the application must be submitted before 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 28 to Rotary Club of Edina, 4801 W. 50th St., Edina, MN 55424 or emailed to
SAVE THE DATE Upcoming Events
Jul 7 -- Edina Noon Meeting, Speaker: Mike Vacanti, Catalyst for Positive Change, Humans First Founder
Jul 7 -- Rotarians Under 40 Event - Dukes on 7
Jul 16 -- Shred Event 9 am to Noon, John Mazzara
Jul 14 -- Lori Syverson, Edina Chamber of Commerce
Jul 21 -- Mark Summers, Healthcare Entrepreneur
Jul 28 -- Allison Peterson, Best Buy Chief Customer Officer
Aug 3 -- Avocation/Vocational Happy Hours, C.W.s Grille at 5:30 p.m.
Oct 1 -- Champagne on Ice Edina Rotary Foundation Gala
In Review- Week of June 23, 2022
June 23, 2022
Club & Foundation Board & Committee Transition
President Michael Stanzak passed the duties of his office to
President-Elect Joe Hayes. President Hayes will serve for
Rotary year 2022-2023, "Imagine Rotary" is the theme.
Click "Read More" for meeting review 
Meeting You Tube Videos
Click the "You Tube" links below. In the "Description" are bookmarks/time stamps for jumping to your area of interest. 
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
Executives & Directors
President Elect
Past President
Club Service (Administration) Director
Membership Director
Public Image Director
Youth Service Director
Social Director
Community Service—Grants Funding Director
Community Service—Projects Director
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
International Service Director
The Rotary Foundation Director
Annual Gala Co-Chair
Annual Gala Co-Chair
Club Administrator/Secretary
Meeting Duties
Michalski, Rebecca
Front Desk & Guest Intro
Gump, Catherine
Greeter & Invocation
Beehler, Kayla
Greeter & Thank the Speaker
Peterson, Paul
Intro Speaker
Hayes, Joe
Bennerotte, Jennifer
AV Support
Laskowski, Chris
AV Support
Blake, Scott
Rotary Birthdays
Member Birthdays
Bob Solheim
July 1
Matt Boockmeier
July 3
Hannelore Brucker
July 4
Josh Sprague
July 5
Gordy Lewis
July 7
Mike Tingum
July 8
Erica Allenburg
July 10
John Flynn
July 10
Lisa Walker, Ph.D.
July 12
Terry Stevens
July 13
Thomas Pirsch
July 13
Dave Phillips
July 14
David Hatzung
July 14
Tim Murphy
July 14
Charles Rauenhorst
July 18
Michael Opitz
July 18
Sylvester Thomas
July 19
Danny Rubio
July 24
Bob Perkins
July 25
Bill Milota
July 26
John Mazzara
July 26
Ed Bather
July 29
Dick Teegen
July 30
Thursday, July 7, 2022
Speaker: Mike Vacanti, HumansFirst Club, Founder
Lunch: Not Available at Press - Watch for Reminder Email
The Rotary Club of Edina's Administrator, Becci Michalski, works part time and will respond to your inquiries within 24 hours. Contact her at