Speaker for Oct. 17, Dist. Polio Chair, Tim Mulcrone
Tim Mulcrone is a three time Club President and 32 year Rotarian from Chanhassen. He has been our District Polio Chair since
2012. Tasked with keeping our Polio Eradication at the forefront, he has delivered speeches of every flavor. Sometimes he has
appeared as a leprechaun searching for his Pot-of-Gold for Polio, or as Dracula talking of a chance meeting with Polio at the
Conference for Especially Evil in Las Vegas. He has coordinated Polio Eradication billboards, City Proclamations and the lighting up
of the 35W Bridge in EndPolioNow colors. Last year our District ranked 7th in the world for PolioPlus giving and a personal best for
our District. So where do we stand now with Polio?
Vocational Day at EHS - Oct 24 
The Rotary Club of Edina will hold a Vocational Day meeting Thursday, Oct 24, at Edina High School, Edina. Check in will begin at 11:45 a.m.and the meeting and tours will end promptly at 1:30 p.m. Box lunch and beverages will be provided. Registration has closed. 
If you'd like to attend, please contact Club Service Director, Fred Slyvester. This counts as the meeting for the week, so there is no additional cost for regular members. Senior Active members will be charged $20 at the door as usual. 
PARKING ONLY at St. Patrick's Church of Edina, 6820 St. Patricks Lane, Edina across the street is available. There will be a few spots roped off for those unable to walk from St. Patricks to EHS Door 5 and a few Handicap only spots will be available. Please park in the St. Patricks lot and walk to the Edina High School Door 5 entrance.
For more information about Vocational Day. Click "Read More" for additional details.

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. . .

New Local Sales Tax Presentation, Oct. 17

The City of Edina has more than 200 miles of local roads that are used by residents, businesses, customers and guests. Eventually, old roads need to be reconstructed. This work can cost in the range of $600,000 to $1.5 million per mile. Typically, the cost of this work is borne by the property owners along the new road.
The City is considering funding alternatives that lessen the impact on the immediate property owners. One of the options being evaluated is the creation of a new local option sales tax. The additional sales tax would be 0.5%, equating to an additional 50 cents on each $100 purchase of taxable goods.
Click "Read More" for additional details.
2019 Rotary Ethics Seminar - Oct. 22

The Rotary Club of Edina will host the Leadership Ethics Seminar for Edina High School students on Tuesday, October 22nd, at St. Patrick's Church in Edina. This all-day session features small group discussions, speakers, and a case study discussion for the entire group. 

The Leadership Ethics Seminar is chaired this year by Sutton McGraw. The seminar was started by longtime Rotarian Jerry Potter, who initiated this seminar for Edina students years ago. It was originally called "Do the Right Thing."

Table leaders are needed and 16 of you are invited to volunteer.

For more information, click on Sutton McGraw to contact via email.

Fall Fireside Chats This Week - RSVP

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. . .

HELP! Feed My Starving Children on Oct. 26
NEED 15 Volunteers!
Two Hours!
WHAT: Feed My Starving Children meal-packing event
WHEN: 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, October 26
WHERE: Feed My Starving Children Chanhassen location, 18732 Lake Drive East
WHO: Any Rotarian along with family and friends. This a wonderful service opportunity for volunteers aged 5 and up.
INFO: Register here if you plan to attend. Please register soon so we can make sure we have enough volunteers. Contact Mike Sitek for more information. 
Click on the link below for more information...

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.
Veteran's Day Lunch - Monday, Nov. 11

RSVP by Monday, Nov. 4th

The annual Area 3 Rotary Veterans Luncheon is Monday, Nov. 11, at the Edina Country Club. Registration closes Monday, November 4th. Register you and your guest HERE. Check-in begins at 11 a.m. with live music and the luncheon beginning at 11:15 and concluding at 1:15 p.m.

Gen. Denny Schulstad, U.S. Air Force (retired), will be the emcee at the event. Schulstad is a former long-time member of our club. The featured speaker at the luncheon is Congressman and Gold Star Son, Dean Phillips.

There is no Rotary Club of Edina meeting on Thursday, Nov. 14, at the Edina Country Club. All members are encouraged to attend the Veterans Luncheon. 

For more info and registration deadlines, click on the link below...

A Gala-ctic Thank you!
“That’s Entertainment” Team Gala 2019 extends a heartfelt thank you to all the Rotarians, their spouses and families for supporting our Oct. 5 fundraiser for Edina Rotary Foundation. It’s a “Gala-ctic” win for our community and international grant funds.
Among the positive feedback shared with President Josh Sprague and Co-Chairs Katy Campbell and Gary Pedersen:
“Congratulations on a fabulous Gala! What a great vibe, fun evening, empowering young people and creating excitement for the purpose of Rotary….” And, “Congratulations on a wonderful fundraiser. You and your team hit the ball out of the park on all fronts. Thank you for leading such an outstanding effort…”
Click "Read More" to see the list of volunteers. . . 
Gala Raffle Grand Prize Winner - Super Win!
Member Mary Younggren wrote to tell us:
Here’s the pic our mgr. sent out to the team the Friday before the Gala.  😊
Our Jonathan Fondell was absolutely delighted by his big win!  He had, the day before, learned of a major car repair needed in almost exactly that amount!  He was wondering how he could afford the repair, as he is a youngster who needs the bucks!  Each year, I buy the raffle tix with my team’s names, and they all wish each other “good luck” before the Gala!  It was so fun that this guy was the lucky winner after many years.  😊  Thank you for MAKING THE DAY of my team!

Upcoming Club Events and Next Speaker

October 31 - Prospective Member Day
November 4th - Veteran's Day Lunch RSVP Deadline
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
In Review - Oct. 10 Meeting
Paul Mooty, Don Hutchison and Jim Ryman were happy to be at the October 10th meeting along with 115 other Rotarians and their guests.
President Josh opened the meeting with the Rock and Roll M-TV video and went right into recapping the most successful Gala Event.  $114,000 raised just in corporate sponsors (60 corporate sponsors).  The grand total for this year’s fundraiser is the awesome amount of $214,000 dollars, unreal!!!  President Josh thanked Gary Pedersen and Katy Campbell for running this successful Gala.  Katy thanked all those involved with the fundraiser with key members: Heather Hansen: Silent Auction, Jon Barnett: Live Auction, Paul Mooty: Live Ask, and Tom Bach, Kip Peterson, and Marty Kupper: Raffle.
Upcoming Events
Cornerstone Serve-A-Meal
Nov 05, 2019
4:45 PM – 7:00 PM
Rotary Happy Hour at Mezz
Lunds & Byerlys The Mezz
Nov 06, 2019
Camp Enterprise
Nov 07, 2019 - Nov 09, 2019
Veteran's Day Lunch - Monday, Nov. 11
Edina Country Club
Nov 11, 2019
11:00 AM – 1:15 PM
Homeless Meal Prep w/Sgt Snyder
To Be Determined
Nov 16, 2019
10:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Rotary Club of Edina Board Meeting
Washburn-McReavy Edina Chapel
Nov 20, 2019 7:30 AM
Edina Rotary Foundation Board Meeting
Edina City Hall
Nov 27, 2019 7:30 AM
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Executives & Directors
President Elect
Past President
Club Service (Administration)
Community Service (Grants)
Community Service (Projects)
International Service
Public Image
The Rotary Foundation
Youth Service
Club Administrator
Annual Gala
Annual Gala
Meeting Duties
Front Desk Administration
Michalski, Rebecca
Front Desk
Kalal, Kevin
Greeter 1
Winninger, Thom
Greeter 2
Thomas, Jr., Sylvester
Arends, Joe
Guest Introductions
Eckert, Michael
Speaker Introduction
Stiles, Susan
Thank the Speaker
Schley, Sandra
The Barker Writer
Hayes, Joe
Carlson, Rick
Rotary Birthdays
Member Birthdays
William Clynes
November 2
Bruce Templeton
November 3
Wayne Harmon
November 3
Wooj Byun
November 5
Ian Colville
November 6
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
John Schwarz
November 21
Mary Swendsen
November 22
John Buttolph
November 23
Kevin Kalal
November 25
Raj Kumar
November 25
Charles McGoldrick
November 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

Edina Country Club lunch options were not available at press time. Please check your email Thursday, October 31 morning for menu choices.

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.