NO MEETING * September 30 * NO MEETING
Edina Rotary Foundation Annual Gala
Saturday, October 2, 2021
Minneapolis Marriott Southwest
Gala Preparations Underway! NO MEETING SEPT 30
The Annual Edina Rotary Foundation Gala final preparations are underway and there will be no regular Noon meeting on Thursday, September 30th.  Our next meeting will be October 7 with Rev. Richard Coleman, Pastor Wayman A.M.E. and Director of Hop United CDC. Rev. Coleman's topic will be "The Path to Reconciliation". We have many events and a great speaker roster coming up in October. Review our club calendar for dates and times.  
Gala Raffle Tickets - Return by Sept 28
 SEPT 28 (TODAY) is the DEADLINE. If you're attending the Gala you can turn in your tickets and payment at the registration desk and they will be entered into the drawing.  Contact Kip Peterson with any questions. 
Attending Gala? Bring Your Stuffies!
The Gala Committee is accepting your NEW stuffed animal donations at the Gala. These stuffed animals will be part of the ERF fundraiser event decorations and then donated to My Very Own Bed who is our 2021-2022 speaker appreciation fund recipient. Please bring your favorite stuffy and all their stuffy friends  to the Gala on October 2. Thank you!
TWO NEEDED Sept 29 to Help Pack Food Bags
Yes, TWO MORE Volunteers from the Rotary Club of Edina are STILL needed for afternoon shifts on Sept 29th 
Click HERE to sign up.
Help Volunteers Enlisted to Assist People (VEAP) pack food bags for local school children who go hungry over the weekends during the school year. 
See details below. . .
Volunteers Needed!
Our Club Needs Help in the Following Areas:
VEAP – Pack Food Bags – TWO Volunteers for September 29. SIGN UP HERE.
Gala Committee – Now through October 2. Work with Gala committee on tasks associated with event preparation and event day facilitation. Time commitment will vary and any help will be very much appreciated. Contact Jody Kern, Paul Mooty or Kayla Beehler.
Camp E – Now through November 6. Work with Camp E committee on tasks associated with preparing for and facilitating camp participants. Task length may range from a couple hours to full day attendance. Please contact Mary Brindle, Edina Morningside.
Oct 6 - Vocational Happy Hour
Wednesday, October 6 we will be gathering together for live meetings held at CW's Bar and Restaurant, 8302 Normandale Blvd., Bloomington, MN 55437.  We will meet at 5:30 for happy half hour and our speaker presentation from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. No registration is necessary, just show up. Sylvester Thomas of the Edina Noon Rotary Club will speak to managing financial services both at the personal production level as well as at the corporate management level. 
Please feel free to extend an invitation to friends, prospective members, as well as members from other clubs. We hope you will join us for this great opportunity to have a lot of fun while getting to know your fellow Rotarians better. Don't be afraid to come "rub shoulders with people of significance."
Leadership Series - October 13
Please join The Rotary Club of Edina’s Leadership Series in Wednesday, October 13th as we welcome Scott Plum, to lead an interactive learning experience entitled Reject the Nest… Succeed at Sales and in Life. For details click HERE.
This sales leadership session is open to the public so please forward this to your friends, colleagues, and employees so that can benefit as well.   See you there!
Fireside Chat Week Begins October 18

As the leaves show their glorious autumn colors and the air turns crisp, it is time for Edina Rotarians to gather for the annual Fall Fireside Chats.

Fireside Chats are very informal social exchanges hosted by members and usually held at their private home on an early evening weekday. It's a nice way for members to enjoy and learn about Rotary and to get to know one another. Members are welcomed to attend all the Fireside Chats or pick the ones that work best with their schedule. Registration will be available soon. Look for an email announcement. Here is a list of the Fall 2021 hosts:

10/18 -- John Mazzara
10/19 -- Jim Ryman
10/20 -- Toshie Metzger
10/21 -- Dave Hatzung
10/22 -- Paul Mooty

Please contact Social Committee Director, Susan Johnson, with any questions.

Camp Enterprise 2021, Nov 4 -6
Helping to develop the next generation of business leaders, Edina Morningside and the Rotary Club of Edina are hosting up to 120 junior and senior students from 60 District 5950 and 5960 high schools. During the three-day camp held at YMCA Camp Induhapi in Loretto, Minnesota these area Rotary club sponsored students will discover the free enterprise system. Volunteers and mentors are welcome to join in this unique and valuable experience. Please contact Mary Brindle of the Morningside club with any questions and to volunteer to help
Club Earns 2020-2021 Rotary Citation
Thanks to the focused and steadfast leadership of Past President Sam Thompson and the 2020-2021 Rotary Club of Edina Board of Directors during a very challenging year, our club has again earned this prestigious award. A Rotary Citation is the most significant award a Rotary club can achieve. It reflects goal achievement and success in strengthening Rotary. Click Read More to see the four other District 5950 clubs who met or exceeded the guidelines set forth by Rotary International.
Proposed for membership
The Rotary Club of Edina’s Board of Directors recently approved the applicant below for membership:
John Buttolph
Classification: Community Advocacy
Sponsor: Michael Stanzak
Randy Smasal
Classification: Education
Sponsor: Lindsey Smaka
Written objections to the application must be submitted before 4:30 p.m. Thursday, September 30 to Rotary Club of Edina, 4801 W. 50th St., Edina, MN 55424 or emailed to
SAVE THE DATE Upcoming Events
Oct 6 -- Vocational Happy Hour, Speaker: Sylvester Thomas
October 7 -- Edina Noon Meeting, Speaker Rev. Richard Coleman
Oct 13 -- Leadership Series, Sales Leadership
Oct 18-22 -- Fireside Chats Save the Dates
Nov 4 to 6 -- Camp Enterprise
In Review September 23, 2021 Meeting
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. 
Click "Read More" to see pictures with captions that share some of the people who attended and the meeting events .
Executives & Directors
President Elect
Past President
Club Service (Administration) Director
Community Service—Grants Funding Director
Community Service—Projects Director
International Service Director
Membership Director
Social Director
Public Image Director
The Rotary Foundation Director
Youth Service Director
Annual Gala Co-Chair
Annual Gala Co-Chair
Club Administrator
Meeting Duties
Michalski, Rebecca
AV Support
Blake, Scott
Front Desk
Hennen, Daniel
Asato, San
Kvale, Deirdre
Parriott, Sue
Guest Introductions
Groenendyk, Eli
Speaker Introduction
Pavelka, Royce
Thank the Speaker
Kalal, Kevin
Jessen, Mark
Rotary Birthdays
Member Birthdays
Sonja Tengdin
October 6
Daniel Hennen
October 12
Paul Peterson
October 18
Mark Stageberg
October 27
Mark Jessen
October 28
Ryan Wilson
October 28
Bruce Templeton
November 3
Wayne Harmon
November 3
Wooj Byun
November 5
Susan Stiles
November 11
Burt Cohen
November 13
Les Wanninger
November 13
Sam Thompson
November 14
Skip Thomas
November 14
Jennifer Shinners
November 15
Sita Dash
November 15
Andy Finsness
November 17
Jim Platt
November 17
Katy Campbell
November 17
Mary Younggren
November 20
Mary Swendsen
November 22
John Buttolph
November 23
Kevin Kalal
November 25
Raj Kumar
November 25
Charles McGoldrick
November 28
2021 Fundraiser & Gala Presenting Sponsor

Menu -- No Meeting September 30

Thursday, September 30, 2021 there will be NO MEETING.   Please see our club web page and watch your email for meeting updates. 

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 voicemail /text message at 612-234-7390.