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No Meeting at Edina Country Club
April 23 Meeting at 12:35 pm - ZOOM Meeting
Zoom Training with Bridget Hallstrom
Speaker: Ellen Kennedy, "State of Hate"
 
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Stories
Apr 23 ZOOM Meeting - Speaker, Ellen Kennedy
‘We See You, Jew’ – The Story of a Personal Attack  Ellen Kennedy, Edina resident, received an anonymous and threatening message in her email one morning with the subject line “We See You, Jew.”  Kennedy, who is Jewish, will discuss the alarming spike in antisemitism locally and globally; her response to the attack; and the need to stand up against hate and xenophobia.
 
She is the founder and Executive Director of World Without Genocide, which provides education about past and current conflicts and advocacy at local, state, and national levels for policies and legislation that promote peace and justice. Click "Read More" for additional details. 
 
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Edina Rotary Helping Hands
 
Edina Rotary Helping Hands 
Expanding the Scope of Help
 
In this trying time of uncertainty during the Covid-19 virus pandemic, we in Edina Rotary have an opportunity to do what we do best – reach out and serve.  We’re better together.
 
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Rotary Int'l Disaster Response Fund
We are coming together to face a new test of our collective strength during the COVID-19 pandemic. Rotary districts around the world are applying for Rotary’s disaster response grants in record numbers to empower Rotarians who are actively finding solutions and making a difference in their local communities.  Please click "Read More" to see how you can help or click HERE to make a donation to the Disaster Relief Fund.
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Rotary to Plant Gardens for The Sheridan Story
Rotary International District 5950 and the Rotary Clubs of Edina, Minneapolis and Roseville is providing funding for raised garden beds at The Sheridan Story.
 
The Sheridan Story is a non-profit organization that works to address food insecurity for children in the metropolitan area. They provide nutritious food to children at times when they aren’t at school to access meal programs. The Sheridan Story has identified approximately 4,000 square feet of its leased property in Roseville to convert into a produce garden to expand its fresh produce program.
 
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Rotary Provides Funding to ACES for After School Program
The foundation of the Rotary Club of Edina recently awarded a $5,000 grant to Athletes Committed to Educating Students (ACES).
 
Founded in 1994 to help close the academic achievement gap in Minnesota, ACES provides after-school programming to students in Grades 4-8 in Minneapolis and St. Paul using an innovative curriculum that blends sports and math to spark learning.
 
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Service Project: Adults Needed for Edina Pen Pal Program
Looking to give back while you are at home? “Dear Edina: A Pen Pal Program” offers Rotarians and others a unique opportunity for community service and relationship-building.
 
The Edina Senior Center, Edina Community Education and Edina Library have come together to launch “Dear Edina: A Pen Pal Program” to keep the community connected while distance is at the forefront of today’s society.
 
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Month of April ECC Location Meetings Cancelled

Fellow Rotary Club of Edina Members:  

In light of the risks posed by the current COVID-19 (Coronavirus) epidemic, and in consideration of group event cancellations by the City of Edina and many other local organizations, we have cancelled all April meetings normally held at Edina Country Club.  All regular members will receive a statement credit of $90 for the missed meals on their Q4 invoice. Please see "Important Rotary Club of Edina Meeting Information" as posted on our events page for complete details. Please join us via Facebook Live, on our webpage or You Tube.

I want to thank my fellow officers including Secretary Joe Hayes, Treasurer Michael Stanzak, President-Elect Sam Thompson, and Past President John Flynn, along with Past President Jennifer Bennerotte, for their sage advice and good counsel. 

As this historical event continues to evolve, we will continue to monitor the situation and keep you updated about the plan for April meetings. For the moment, please take care of yourselves, and follow the best practices for preventing infections on the CDC website here: http://bit.ly/38UJLMk.

Please feel free to call me anytime at 612-501-0252, or send an email to joshsprague7@icloud.com.

Yours in Service,

Josh Sprague, President

Letter Bag
Cornerstone and Hope Academy were 2020 grant recipients. They sent the following letters of appreciation.
 
 

Upcoming Club Events and Next Speaker

May 14 -- Speaker, Yogi Reppmann, Peace Pipe Proposal
May 18 -- Fireside Chat, ZOOM Hosted by Jennifer Hendrickson
May 19 -- Fireside Chat, ZOOM Hosted by Don Hutchison
May 20 -- Fireside Chat, ZOOM Hosted by Shelly Loberg
May 21 -- Fireside Chat, ZOOM Hosted by Susan Stiles
May 21 -- Women in Leadership Award
May 22 -- EHS Scholarship Breakfast
May 27 -- Off-Site/U of M Discovery Nexus Center-CANCELLED
May 28 -- Walker Art Center Private Tour-CANCELLED
May 28 -- Speaker, Xu Zou, 
June 4 -- Speaker, Stevie Ray
June 11 - Speaker, Rand Park
June 18 -- Edina Rotary Family Picnic - CANCELLED
June 25 -- District Governor Installation, Tom Gump
In Review - April 16, 2020 Meeting
President Josh Sprague opened the meeting proudly bringing us up to date on our abilities as a club to switch over to live streaming and our extraordinary efforts to donate time and resources to address the epidemic. He noted the grants approved to local community organizations and our appreciation to Chair Kelley Burnett and the local grants committee for vetting over 40 applications to get down to the final list of very deserving recipients. He thanked those who are spending their time volunteering and demonstrating through their action our principle of "Service Above Self". He also thanked both the Club and Foundation boards, and all the officers, for your flexibility, hard work, and dedication during these difficult and uncertain times.
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Upcoming Events
Club Attendance and Duties
May 03, 2020 – May 31, 2020
 
Edina Rotary COVID-19 Survey - Please Respond
May 08, 2020 2:26 PM –
May 31, 2020 2:26 PM
 
Spring Fireside Chat ZOOM hosted by Jennifer Hendrickson
ZOOM Meeting hosted by Jennifer Hendrickson
May 18, 2020
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
 
Spring Fireside Chat ZOOM hosted by Don Hutchison
ZOOM Meeting hosted by Don Hutchison
May 19, 2020
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
 
Rotary Club of Edina Board Meeting
Washburn-McReavy Edina Chapel
May 20, 2020 7:30 AM
 
Spring Fireside Chat ZOOM hosted by Shelly Loberg
ZOOM Meeting hosted by Shelly Loberg
May 20, 2020
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
 
Spring Fireside Chat ZOOM hosted by Susan Stiles
ZOOM Meeting hosted by Susan Stiles
May 21, 2020
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
 
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The Rotary Foundation
 
Youth Service
 
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Annual Gala
 
Annual Gala
 
Meeting Duties- No Meeting
Administration
Michalski, Rebecca
 
Greeter 1
Hendrickson, Jennifer
 
Greeter 2
Aase, David
 
Invocation
Platt, Ann
 
Thank the Speaker
Campbell, Katy
 
Rotary Birthdays
Member Birthdays
Gerry Norton
May 1
 
Alan Mogck
May 2
 
Dennis Hykes
May 3
 
Ross Peterson
May 5
 
Adam Stanzak
May 7
 
Bob Harvey
May 9
 
Daniel Mott
May 11
 
Joe Arends
May 12
 
Nate Wenner
May 14
 
Erick Ries
May 15
 
Bonnie Sue Rolstad
May 17
 
David Kunz
May 17
 
Arthur Rouner
May 21
 
Scott Colesworthy
May 21
 
Jack Kennefick
May 23
 
Joel Jennings
May 24
 
Tom McNellis
May 31
 

Due to COVID-19 Pandemic and following Minnesota Stay at Home Guidelines

No May meetings are scheduled to be held at ECC

Please join us on ZOOM at 12:35 p.m. on May 7

The Rotary Club of Edina's Administrator, Becci Michalski, works part time and will respond to your inquiries within 24 hours. 

Contact her at rmichalski@EdinaRotary.org or voicemail /text message at 612-234-7390.