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Rotary International Director Events and Leadership Week
March 9, 10 and 11
Caruso Event - 3 FREE Tickets Available - See Sam Thompson
For details click on the flyer.
March 9 & 10 Evening
March 10 Afternoon
3 SPOTS AVAILABLE
March 11 - Morning
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Stories
Speaker for Feb. 6, Preeti Mathur
Preeti Mathur, a technical communication and training consultant, is a founding member of the School of India for Languages and Culture and a past board member of the India Association of Minnesota and Minnesota Literacy Council. Her topic will be "From Seven Rivers to Ten Thousand Lakes: Minnesota’s Indian American Community" and she resides in Shoreview, Minnesota.
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Today is Rotary Happy Hour, Wed., Feb 5
The next Rotary Vocational Development Group Happy Hour will be Wednesday, Feb. 5 from 5:30 to 7:00 pm at The Mezz within Lund's and Byerlys in Edina.  Edina City Manager and Rotary Club of Edina member, Scott Neal, will be our speaker for the evening. 
 
Once a month, Edina Rotarians have a chance to connect with other club members, and any guests, at the happy hour. These casual meetings feature a brief presentation from a fellow Rotarian, plus time for introductions, networking and questions. The Rotary Club of Edina and EMRC collaborate on this event.
 
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Interact Club of Edina to Host Skate to End Polio - Feb. 14
The Interact Club of Edina will host a “Skate to End Polio” 8:00 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14, at Braemar Outdoor Arena. Tickets will be available for purchase at the Feb. 6th and Feb. 13th meetings. See the front desk for details. Mark your calendars and bring your Valentine!
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Rotary Bowling Night is  Saturday, Feb. 22

The 2020 Rotary Bowling Night will be Saturday, Feb. 22. 

Lace up those stylish shoes and polish up your personalized bowling ball and come join your fellow Rotarians for a fun-filled evening of bowling! The evening will feature friendly competition, door prizes, fine dining and liquid refreshments. See the details, register and pay by clicking HERE.

Chair of the event is Rotarian Sutton McGraw, please contact her if you have any questions. 

Mar. 11 Leadership Breakfast - Early Deadline
Hosted by the Rotary Club of Edina and Edina Rotary Morningside Club, Stephaine Urchick, will be speaking at a breakfast meeting on Wednesday March 11. Doors open at 7:30 am with program at 8:30 am. This event will be held at the Interlachen Country Club, 6200 Interlachen Blvd, Edina MN. Cost will be $19 per person and registration is open to outside club members and the general public. Please register and pay by clicking HERE.
 
 
 
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Reflection of a 25+ Year Service Project
Dear Fellow Rotarians:
 
I was fascinated to read in the new February Rotarian, the reprint story of Rotary's response to the horrific genocide of April - July, 1994 in the tiny country of Rwanda, in the Great Lakes of Africa.  It shows the selfless spirit of a few Rwanda Rotarians in the aftermath period of that terrible time of hatred and killing, as they set out to create a Kigali City Library.  I am so glad to learn the story.
 
Particularly because of the personal work our Pilgrim Center for Reconciliation has been doing in Rwanda to bring forgiveness and healing immediately following the genocide and throughout the 25 years since.
 
A group of Edina churches had been working with World Vision to fight the famine in Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania for 12 years.  When the genocide overwhelmed Rwanda and its neighbors, Bob Seiple, World Vision President, sent me into Rwanda with one of his country directors to see if there was any hope for reconciliation.
 
 
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RYLA Camp - Accepting Applications
RYLA Camp runs from April 17 to April 21, 2020.  Camp RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards) is a five-day camp which strengthens leadership skills and capabilities of high school students through physical, mental, emotional, and intellectual challenges.  There is an emphasis on problem solving, teamwork, and interaction with other outstanding students and volunteer counselors and presenters. Four area high school students are selected each year from Edina area schools. The Rotary Clubs of Edina and Edina Morningside pay the student tuition for the camp experience. We are accepting student consideration applications, please click on the RYLA logo at www.edinarotary.org to get started. See Andre Brewer for additional details or click HERE for additional information.
Save the Date. April 16 is the Walker Art Center Tour
Small group tours of the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden & permanent collection exhibition, 5 Ways In with a curator.  Details to follow. See Renee Harberts with questions or additional information.
City of Edina to Host Salting Certification Program
The City of Edina will host a free Smart Salting Certification program for property managers 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11.
 
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Upcoming Club Events and Next Speaker

February 20 -- Lee Schafer, Star Tribune Speaker
February 22 -- Rotary Bowling Night
February 26 -- Edina State of the Community Lunch
March 3 -- Service Opportunity - Cornerstone
March 9 -- Fireside Chat w/Stephanie Urchick, Hosted by Tom & Catherine Gump
March 10 -- Sip & Serve w/Stephanie Urchick
March 10 -- Rotary Leadership Speaker, Michael Angelo Caruso 
March 11 -- Leadership Breakfast with Stephanie Urchick
April 13 -- Andy & Elmer's Apple Dumpling Reading
April 20 -- Andy & Elmer's Apple Dumpling Reading
April 16 -- Walker Art Center Tour and Social
April 17-21 -- RYLA Camp
May 22 -- EHS Scholarship Breakfast
Notes of Appreciation
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In Review -- Jan. 30 Meeting by Mary Hustad
   
Today we were warmly greeted by Mike Hagen and Bob Harvey, as well as Becci Michalski and Sandra Krebsbach at the front desk. Josh Sprague, our esteemed club president, opened the meeting with an enthusiastic promotion of Rotary and all that we do. Bob Solheim delivered the invocation and led us in the Pledge of Allegiance and the Four-Way Test. Kaylin Eidsness served as this week’s club photographer. Joe Christensen introduced the following guests:
  • Jim Davis, guest of Jennifer Hendrickson
  • Zen Matsuda, guest of Hannelore Brucker
  • Mike Tingum, guest of Joe Christensen
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Upcoming Events
Edina Rotary Foundation Board Meeting
Edina City Hall
Feb 26, 2020 7:30 AM
 
Cornerstone Serve-A-Meal
Cornerstone
Mar 03, 2020
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
 
Happy Hour/Vocational Development
Lunds & Byerlys The Mezz
Mar 04, 2020 5:30 PM
 
Leadership Breakfast with Stephanie Urchick
Mar 11, 2020
8:30 AM – 11:00 AM
 
Rotary Club of Edina Board Meeting
Washburn-McReavy Edina Chapel
Mar 18, 2020 7:30 AM
 
Edina Rotary Foundation Board Meeting
Edina City Hall
Mar 25, 2020 7:30 AM
 
Happy Hour/Vocational Development
Lunds & Byerlys The Mezz
Apr 01, 2020 5:30 PM
 
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Executives & Directors
President
 
President Elect
 
Treasurer
 
Secretary
 
Past President
 
Club Service Administration
 
Community Service Grants
 
Community Service Projects
 
International Service Director
 
Membership
 
Social
 
Public Image
 
The Rotary Foundation
 
Youth Service
 
Club Administrator
 
Annual Gala
 
Annual Gala
 
Meeting Duties
Front Desk Administration
Michalski, Rebecca
 
Front Desk
Spalding, Sue
 
Greeter 1
Ries, Erick
 
Greeter 2
Lancaster, George
 
Invocation
Hallberg, Dan
 
Guest Introductions
Stageberg, Mark
 
Speaker Introduction
MacDonald, Scott
 
Thank the Speaker
Peterson, Ross
 
The Barker Writer
Platt, Ann
 
Photographer
Hendrickson, Jennifer
 
Rotary Birthdays
Member Birthdays
Deirdre Kvale
February 2
 
Greg Hanks
February 4
 
Sue Spalding
February 4
 
Rebecca Michalski
February 7
 
John Solberg
February 9
 
Jennifer Hendrickson
February 12
 
Bradley Hepp
February 15
 
Elizabeth Anderson
February 15
 
Sarah Aydinalp
February 15
 
Steven Veker
February 15
 
Lloyd Pearson
February 20
 
Harold Hanson
February 21
 
Renee Harberts
February 24
 
Susan Johnson
February 24
 
Sharon Chandler
February 25
 
Mike Martiny
February 26
 
Mike Kallas
February 27
 
Steve Buettner
February 28
 

Our February 20th lunch will be served buffet style. Burgundy Beef Tips and Chicken Veronique will be the two hot options.

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 leave a voicemail or text message at 612-234-7390.