Gala RSVPs Due Sept 25

Speakers for Sept. 26: Dr Menendez and Dr. Posadas

“There are many small angels all around us who can see what has been done here,” said Dr. Willy Menendez, the chief of pediatrics at Hospital Regional de Escuintla. “We will save many more little lives.”
For the last five years Dr. Willy Menendez, chief of pediatrics, and Dr. Sonja Posadas, sub-chief of pediatrics with Hospital Nacional De Escuintla helped create the idea of the largest of its kind neonatal/pediatric intensive care unit in Guatemala. They held tightly to this dream and never wavered. They are doing great and wonderful work but the water at the hospital in not clean and runs for 20 minutes every two hours a day. Our club and those of other area Rotary clubs are looking to help their efforts of securing a Global Grant to build a safe, secure and reliable water treatment facility for the hospital.
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Gala RSVPs are due today Sept 25th. 
Do let us know your the number and names of guests.
You don't want to miss out on the fun!
Click here to register or email Fred Sylvester at

"LAST CALL" for Raffle Tickets

Gala Raffle Tickets are still available for purchase. This year's Raffle is sponsored by Wooden Hill Brewing Company and features a $1,000 Grand Prize and five (5) $100 Second Prizes. 
Members who haven't purchased a Hassle-Free Sponsorship Package are expected to purchase at least $150 in tickets (10 tickets @ $15/each) for their own use or for gift or sale to friends, neighbors, or customers.
Payment must be made by cash or check payable to the Edina Rotary Foundation. Ticket stubs and payment must be received no later than Thursday, September 30th. State law requires that all tickets be returned to the Raffle Committee, whether sold or unsold.
See Tom Bach or Kip Peterson with questions.

Party On! Gala Hotel Rooms Available

Come join us for the gala after party at the Double Tree by Hilton. A special block of rooms near the pool complex have been reserved at a discount rate. Reserve by September 27th. See the details below and follow the link below to reserve your room now.
Group Name:
Edina Rotary Gala Room Block
Group Code:
Hotel Name:
Hotel Address:
7800 Normandale Boulevard
Minneapolis, Minnesota

EMRC Pints for People - Sept 27

Edina Morningside and South Metro Minneapolis Evenings Rotary clubs are holding their annual Oktoberfest Fundraiser! This charity beer tasting event raises funds for the EMRC and SMME Rotary foundations and will go toward worthwhile projects around the globe and in our backyard.

The event will be held at the Edina Country Club located at 5100 Wooddale Avenue, Edina, MN 55424.

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Walk to End Alzheimer's - Sept 28 Target Field

WHAT: Walk to End Alzheimer's
WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 28, registration at 8 a.m., ceremony at 9:30, with walk immediately following
WHERE: Target Field, Minneapolis
WHO: All Rotarians, friends and families
INFO: Our club, along with other District 5950 Rotarians, are encouraged to join the Rotary Rally for Alz team and join us for the Walk to End Alzheimer's! Sign up to participate, donate to the team, or do both! Watch our video for more info!
REGISTRATION: Go here to register or donate. Contact Rick Carlson, Brad Hepp or Jennifer Hendrickson for more info.

Next Rotary Happy Hour is Wed., Oct 2

The next Rotary Vocational Development Group will be Wednesday, October 2.
Once a month, Edina Rotarians have a chance to connect with other club members, and any guests, at the happy hour. This Rotary event is held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at The Mezz at the Lunds & Byerly's in Edina. The meeting will feature a brief presentation from a featured Rotarian, plus time for introductions, networking and questions. The Rotary Club of Edina and EMRC collaborate on this event.
For additional details click "Read More" below.

Fall Fireside Chats Start Next Week

It is time again to plan the Rotary Club of Edina Fall Fireside Chats! These casual get-togethers are scheduled for 2019 Fall dates on October 21, 22, 23, 24 and 25 beginning at 7:00 PM and usually concluding at 9:00 pm.

Our hosts for this year's Fall schedule are:

October 21: Paul Mooty, 5320 Kelsey Terrace, Edina -- Register here.
October 22: Thom Winninger, 5637 Interlachen Circle, Edina -- Register here.
October 23: Dave Hatzung, 6708 West Shore Dr., Edina -- Register here.
October 24: Gordy Lewis, 6824 Chapel Lane, Edina -- Register here.
October 25: John Mazzara, 5201 Duncraig Rd., Edina -- Register here.

Click "Read More" for additional info. . .


Rotary Club of Minnesota Veterans - Charter Night, Oct. 10

In celebration of Rotary International's chartering of the first Rotary club that is organized by and for service veterans and their families

you are cordially invited to attend

Click Read More for Details and Ticket Purchase Link. . . 

Peterson Family Christmas - Advance Tickets Ends Oct. 12

It’s still summer, but it’s not too soon to start thinking about Christmas—especially the Peterson Family Christmas Show that is!!!

This year, the Peterson Family Christmas Show will be held at the Hopkins Center for the Arts on Saturday, December 14, 2019, at 8:00 p.m

We have made arrangements with the Hopkins Center for the Arts to hold a “Rotary” block of 40 tickets which are all together in a great area for enjoying the show. The Rotary block tickets are $34/each (after $5 discount), and are available on a first come – first served basis until the end of the day on Saturday, October  12th, after which any unsold tickets in the block will be released to the public. So, if you want to see this great show, you should move quickly since we expect the tickets to go fast.

Click Read More below to get order details. Deadline is October 12th.


Rotaract - Oct 16 - Amazing Speaker, Jerry Holl

Rotaract of Edina is jumpstarting the fall with a COMMITTED MEMBERSHIP MEETING and an AMAZING SPEAKER.
Wednesday, October 16th from 6PM-7:15PM, author of 3-time global award-winning book Downhills Don't Come Free Jerry Holl will be speaking.
Jerry Holl is a professional storyteller highlighting the lessons learned from his solo and unsupported bicycle journey from Alaska to Mexico as a 57 year old novice distance cyclist.
He is inspiring, entertaining, educational, and 100% authentic.
Click Read More for Rotaract Committed Member details. . .

Camp Enterprise - Nov. 7 - 9 Volunteers Needed 

Camp Enterprise is a three-day camp for high school juniors and seniors designed to introduce students to the free enterprise system and encourage entrepreneurship and ethical business practices. The experience is often life changing. Each year, at least five (5) $1,000 higher education scholarships are awarded to students of exceptional merit. In total, Camp Enterprise has awarded more than $80,000 in scholarships since its inception. We are looking forward to another successful year. If you're interested in volunteering please see Stefan Smith, Sam Thompson or Becci Michalski.

Upcoming Club Events and Next Speaker

October 17 -- Speaker, District Polio Chair, Tim Mulcrone
October 16 - Rotaract Speaker, Jerry Holl
October 17 - Local Tax Presentation
October 21, 22, 23, 24 and 25 -- Fireside Chats
October 22 - Leadership Ethics Seminar, St. Patrick's Church
October 24 -- Vocational Day at Edina High School - Register!
October 26 - Feed My Starving Children - 9 am to 11 am Register Today!
October 31 - Prospective Member Day
November 7 to 9 -- Camp Enterprise
November 11, Monday Meeting -- Veteran's Day Program
November 14 -- No Meeting
November 27 -- Thanksgiving Day Baskets
November 28 -- No Meeting
December 19 -- Holiday Party
December 26 -- No Meeting
January 2 -- No Meeting

Human Trafficking - Edina Rotary TV News Story

The Human Trafficking Workshop made the local news. 
Click the picture to see the story! 

In Review - Sept 19 Meeting

2019 Human Trafficking Committee -- Scott Blake, Renee Harberts, Scott Hawkins, Bonnie Rolstad, Jon Barnett
Scott Hawkins who is part of the Human Trafficking Committee gave the Invocation, Pledge &, Four Way Test.
This week’s meeting was a special one; the Edina Rotary Noon Club hosted a panel on Human Trafficking titled “Taking Action to Prevent Human Sex Trafficking”
Upcoming Events
2019 Rotary Ethics Seminar
St. Patrick's Church
Oct 22, 2019
8:30 AM – 2:00 PM
Fireside Chat -- Home of Thom Winninger
Thom Winninger Home
Oct 22, 2019
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Edina Rotary Foundation Board Meeting
Edina City Hall
Oct 23, 2019 7:30 AM
Fireside Chat -- Home of Dave Hatzung
Dave Hatzung Home
Oct 23, 2019
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
RSVP Ends @ 1 PM - Vocational Day, Oct. 24
Edina High School
Oct 24, 2019
11:45 AM – 1:30 PM
Fireside Chat -- Home of Gordy Lewis
Gordy Lewis Home
Oct 24, 2019
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Fireside Chat -- Home of John Mazzara
John Mazzara
Oct 25, 2019
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
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Michalski, Rebecca
Front Desk
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Asato, San
Greeter 2
Younggren, Mary
Sylvester, Fred
Speaker Introduction
Pavelka, Royce
Thank the Speaker
Aase, David
The Barker Writer
Brucker, Hannelore
Carlson, Rick
Rotary Birthdays
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Sonja Tengdin
October 6
Ron Erhardt
October 8
Dan Hennen
October 12
Terry Moore
October 12
Paul Peterson
October 18
Donald Erickson
October 21
Mark Stageberg
October 27
Mark Jessen
October 28
Ryan Wilson
October 28

2019 That's Entertainment! 
Edina Rotary Foundation Fundraiser & Gala
October 5, 2019


Presenting Sponsors

Tankenoff Families Foundation

Dr. Dash Foundation

Platinum Sponsors
Katy and Ralph Campbell
Carl M. Hansen Companies
Tradition Mortgage
The Jennings Family Foundation
Faribault Woolen Mill Company
Lakes Sotheby's International Realty
Stiles Financial Services
Gold Sponsors
Les Jones Roofing
North American Banking Co.
McNellis & Asato
American Family Insurance
Grandview Tire & Auto
Cahill Financial Advisors
Silver Sponsors
Tradition Bank
Smith Financial Group
The Brookshire Co.
Christensen & Laue
Bob and Rosie Gubrud
Peters Billiards
John and Lisa Solberg
Key Cadillac
Scoopy Poo
44th Street Dental
Bronze Sponsors
Terry and Marilee Stevens
John Schwarz
New Spaces
Doug and Kathe Drake
The Wooddale Team
Raj and Teena Kumar
Kip and Rebecca Peterson
SideKick Inc.
Christensen Group
Edina Liquor
State Farm Insurance
Woodrow Byun Law Office
Frank and Lois Cardarelle
Heather and Brett Edelson
Renee Harberts and Dave Wendt
Hatzung Insurance
Abdo Eick & Meyers
Kallas Law Office
Gordy Lewis
Bob and Rhoda Perkins
David and Sandy Phillips
Alzheimers Association
Bob and Vianne Stehlik
Axel and Lori Steuer
Dick and Evie Teegan
Skip Thomas, Realtor-Re/Max Results
Transitions In Business
DMK Intellectual Property Law
Sylvester Thomas, Jr. and Tanya Thomas
Interested in being a sponsor?
Download the website sponsorship guide

Rotarian lunch choices this week will be Orange Glazed Salmon and Chicken Supreme Salad. Visiting Rotarian's and non-Rotarians are welcome to join us for lunch and the program. Cost is $20 per guest. 

The Rotary Club of Edina's Administrator, Becci Michalski, works part time and will respond to your inquiries within 24 hours. Contact her at or leave a voicemail or text message at 612-234-7390.