July 7, 2022 Meeting
Speaker: Mike Vacanti, HumanFirst Club Founder
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.
2022 4th of July Parade "Flag Sponsors"
The Rotary Clubs of Edina and Edina Morningside were the "Flag Sponsors" of Edina's 2022 4th of July Parade, distributing more than 3,000 flags to parade-goers. Rotarians, "Everyday Super Heroes," also sponsored Minnesota Superheroes United, a unit of costumed characters.
FREE Shred Event, July 16
On July 16, 2022, 9 am to Noon, fellow Rotarian John Mazzara is sponsoring a  FREE Shed Event in the parking lot of Re/Max at 7700 France Ave S.  Bring your paper documents only for disposal. Please feel free to invite a friend, a large truck has been ordered. Go to the South side of the Building and look for the inflatable Re/Max Balloon and ShredIt truck. Let John know you're coming at Flyer with details HERE
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 President Joe Hayes or incoming Treasurer, Paul Peterson.
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.
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
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.
"Letter Bag" 
Edina Community Foundation give thanks to the Edina Rotary Foundation for the $1,500 grant.  See the letter of thanks HERE.
SAVE THE DATE Upcoming Events
Jul 14 -- Lori Syverson, Edina Chamber of Commerce
Jul 16 -- Shred Event 9 am to Noon, John Mazzara
Jul 21 -- Mark Summers, Healthcare Entrepreneur
Jul 28 -- Erick Saltvold, Erick's Bikes
Jul 28 -- Black Business Mixer, Pimento Jamaican Kitchen, 5:30 p.m.
Aug 3 -- Avocation/Vocational Happy Hours, C.W.s Grille at 5:30 p.m.
Sept 10 -- Car Show, 4th Annual, Southdale Center Parking Lot
Oct 1 -- Champagne on Ice, Edina Rotary Foundation Gala
In Review- Week of July 7, 2022
July 7, 2022 
Speaker: Mike Vacanti
Mike Vacanti, HumansFirst Club spoke about the importance
of good leaders to listen to their employees and how humbling
it is to hear their stories and concerns when they are asked to share.
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
Buttolph, John
Greeter & Invocation
Smasal, Randy
Greeter & Thank the Speaker
Allenburg, Erica
Intro Speaker
Hutchison, Don
The Barker Writer
Chandler, Sharon
Eidsness, Kaylin
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 14, 2022
Speaker: Lori Syverson, Edina Chamber of Commerce, Explore Edina and Edina Innovation Lab
Lunch: Basil Pesto Chicken or Antipasto 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