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
March 11 - Morning
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.
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.
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!
Strike! Rotary Bowling Night Held Feb. 22 

The 2020 Rotary Bowling Night was attended by over 30 Edina club Rotarians and their guests on Saturday, Feb. 22. 

Click HERE to enjoy the photos.

Chair of the event is Rotarian Sutton McGraw. 

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.
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.
STUDENTS NEEDED. 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 to get started. See Andre Brewer for additional details or click HERE for additional information.
Walker Art Tour, April 16, Registration Open
Tour of the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden & permanent collection exhibition, 5 Ways In. This is a small, 20-person group tour lead by an experienced and very knowledgeable Walker curator. There will be a total of 3 groups (60 people). Cost will be $13.00 per person for the two-hour tour. The Esker Grove restaurant serves cocktails, bar snacks and dinner until 9 PM, phone 612-375-7542 taking reservations before or after your tour. Meal accommodations and cost are member choice and not included in the tour price. Parking is available in the attached ramp for $6.00. Due to the Walker's advance planning policy, we are required to provide attendance counts by March 25th. If this event is of interest, please reserve your spot(s) as soon as possible. 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.

Upcoming Club Events and Next Speaker

February 27 -- Erik Peacock, Puravida Fitness owner and personal trainer
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
June 18 -- Edina Rotary Family Picnic
June 25 -- District Governor Installation, Tom Gump
Notes of Appreciation
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
Upcoming Events
Cornerstone Serve-A-Meal
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
7:15 AM – 8:30 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
Andy and Elmer's Apple Dumpling Reading
Creek Valley Elementary School.
Apr 13, 2020
12:10 PM – 12:40 PM
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Executives & Directors
President Elect
Past President
Club Service Administration
Community Service Grants
Community Service Projects
International Service Director
Public Image
The Rotary Foundation
Youth Service
Club Administrator
Annual Gala
Annual Gala
Meeting Duties
Front Desk Administration
Michalski, Rebecca
Front Desk
Erhardt, Ron
Greeter 1
Mazzara, John
Greeter 2
Andersen, Ken
Nissen, Dietrich
Guest Introductions
Hutchison, Don
Speaker Introduction
Platt, Jim
Thank the Speaker
Agan, Charles
The Barker Writer
Morrison, Jean
Bennerotte, 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 27th lunch menu options will be Baked Cod with Shrimp Sauce or Asian Chicken 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 or leave a voicemail or text message at 612-234-7390.