Oct. 11 meeting is at Faribault Woolen Mill

The Rotary Club of Edina will hold a Vocational Day meeting this Thursday, Oct. 11, at Faribault Woolen Mill. Box lunches and bottled water will be provided on the bus ride to the mill. Host Paul Mooty will share the story of Faribault Woolen Mill on the bus ride.

Estimated arrival time at the mill is 12:30 p.m. We will break into smaller groups and get tours of the mill, as well as time in the gift shop. Anyone purchasing an item at the gift shop that day will get a 15 percent discount! Thanks, Paul! 

The bus will leave from the Edina Country Club Check promptly at 11:30 a.m. The bus will leave Faribault Woolen Mill at 1:30 p.m., and be back at the ECC by 2:30 p.m. 

Registration for the meeting is now closed. Please contact Marty Kupper if you are not registered and would like to attend. Due to the limited number of space on the bus, we are asking that only Rotary Club of Edina members attend this special meeting. If you any questions regarding this request, please contact Marty.

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Edina Rotaract meeting is tonight, Oct. 10
The next meeting of the Rotaract Club of Edina will be tonight, Wednesday, Oct. 10. We will meet at 6 p.m. at The Mezz at Lunds & Bylerlys, 7171 France Ave. S. The speaker at the meeting will be Josh Sprague, a real estate agent at Lakes Sotheby's International Realty in Edina. He will provide valuable tips on how to buy a house. He will also share information about the Edina High School Interact Rotary Club. Sprague is President-Elect of the Rotary Club of Edina.
The Rotary Club of Edina and the Edina Morningside Rotary Club are embarking on starting and supporting a Rotaract Club. Rotaract clubs consist of young professionals between the ages of 18 and 30. Meetings will be held there 6 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month. Each meeting will feature a speaker and focus on service projects in alignment with Rotary’s mission of “Service Above Self.”
We need Rotaract members. Please contact Sam Thompson at if you have friends, family, neighbors or work associates that would be interested in joining our Rotaract Club.
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Volunteers still needed for FMSC Oct. 13
WHAT: Rotary Club of Edina's fall visit to Feed My Starving Children
WHEN: 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 13
WHERE: Feed My Starving Children, 18732 Lake Drive East in Chanhassen, right off Highway 5 and Dell Road
WHO: All Rotarians, family and friends. We still need about 10 volunteers for the event! 
INFO: Sign up online! Contact Mike Sitek, chair of the event, with questions.

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Smile! Edina Rotary membership photo Oct. 18!
Where were you in 1993? That was the last group photo we took of our club. At the Rotary Club of Edina meeting Oct. 18 we’re going to capture the 21st century version of Edina Rotary. That only gives you two weeks to get your hair cut and buy a new tie or necklace! (Please check your hats). And, remember to bring your smile!! 
Park Cleanup set for Oct. 21

WHAT: Edina Rotary Adopt-a-Park Day
WHEN: 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21
WHERE: Wooddale and Utley Parks in Edina
WHO: Rotarians, family and friends
INFO: It is time for our annual fall cleanup of the parks! We could use 6 to 10 members willing to come out for an hour or 90 minutes to do light clean up in the parks. Contact Tom Cook for more info.
REGISTRATION: Go here to sign up yourself and others to help!

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Fall Fireside Chats start next week

Autumn has arrived and it is time for the annual Fall Fireside Chats! We have four events scheduled for Rotarians to attend Oct. 16 through Oct. 26. All Fireside Chats begin at 7 p.m. and include:

Tuesday, Oct. 16—home of Tom Ries, 6600 Sally Lane, Edina. Register here.
Wednesday, Oct. 24—home of Thom Winninger, 5637 Interlachen Circle, Edina. Register here.
Thursday, Oct. 25—home of Gordy Lewis, 6824 Chapel Lane, Edina. Register here.
Friday, Oct. 26—home of Paul Mooty, 5320 Kelsey Terrace, Edina. Register here.

Held each spring and fall, the Fireside Chats are very informal social exchanges for members to enjoy and learn about Rotary and to get to know one another. The hosts are asked only to encourage discussion and a good time for all. It is a chance to meet our new members or reconnect with old friends! Members are encouraged to come to all the Fireside Chats, or pick the one that best works with their schedule. We encourage everyone to register to allow the hosts to plan for the event.

New members—you are especially encouraged to attend one or all of the Fireside Chats! It is a great way to get to know your fellow Rotarians in a casual atmosphere. Let us know if you have questions.

For more information, contact Brad Hepp.​

Volunteer at Leadership Ethics Seminar Oct. 23

The Rotary Club of Edina will host the Leadership Ethics Seminar for Edina High School students on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 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. 

We need 16 volunteers to be table leaders at the event. Please sign up to volunteer and the organizers will contact you with more information.

The Leadership Ethics Seminar is chaired this year by John Buttolph and 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."

Please contact Sutton McGraw for more information.


Rotary Blood Drive set for Oct. 25

Every two seconds someone needs blood. Volunteer donors like you are the only people who can help. Please consider helping and Give Forward at our Edina Rotary Blood Drive on Thursday, Oct. 25! Memorial Blood Centers will have their bloodmobile in the parking lot of Edina Country Club.

Please register online if you are willing to help. A link was sent out yesterday to those already registered to have them sign up for a time to give blood.  (It takes less than an hour...complete with treats).

You can still sign up and please invite family members, friends and neighbors to join you. 

Contact President John Flynn or event chair Katy Campbell if you have questions. Thank you for your service to humanity!


Rotary Veterans Luncheon will be Nov. 12

The annual Area 3 Rotary Veterans Luncheon is set for Monday, Nov. 12, at Bloomington Hilton, 3900 American Blvd. W., Bloomington. Check-in begins at 11 a.m. with live music, with the luncheon beginning at 11:15 and concluding at 1:15 p.m.

Please register yourself and all guests online by Nov. 1. We need to report our attendance to the planners, so all are asked to register if they plan to attend.

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 Col. Ken Rizer, U.S. Air Force (retired). 

Each Rotarian may invite up to two veterans as guests of our club, and Senior Active and Honorary Rotarians who are veterans may attend free of charge. Cost for guests that are not veterans will be $25.

There is no Rotary Club of Edina meeting on Thursday, Nov. 15, at the Edina Country Club. All members are encouraged to attend the Veterans Luncheon. 

For more info, click on the link below...

Can you help deliver bread for service project?
Rotarian Doug Johnson is still looking for help with a Rotary service project. Doug is one of our volunteers who picks up bread each Friday morning from Jerry's Foods in Edina and then drops the bread off at St. Stephen's Church and School, where it is used by the Loaves and Fishes soup kitchen. Doug will be unable to make the bread deliveries in November and December. Can you fill in for Doug for a couple months? Please contact Doug and let him know you can help, and he'll give you more information. The project has several Rotarians that volunteer their time, and it is organized by Dan Hallberg.
Thanks for stepping up to help out a member and take part in one of our Community Service—Local Projects. 
Join us for Peterson Family Christmas Dec. 16
WHAT: Peterson Family Christmas: Twas the Night Before Christmas, featuring our very own Paul Peterson and family
WHEN: 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16
WHERE: The Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant in Minneapolis
WHO: All Rotarians and any guests
INFO: There is a "Rotary block" of tickets on the main floor available on a first-come, first-served basis for the 6 p.m. show. We have reserved tables #110, 111, 112, 113, 115, 116, 117, 120, 121, 122, 125 and 126. (A total of 48 seats.) Tickets are $35 each. If the Rotary block tickets are sold, you are welcome to buy tickets elsewhere in the venue as they are available.
TICKETS: Contact The Dakota directly. You can reach The Dakota box office at 612-332-5299. To buy tickets online or for more information, go to The Dakota website
INFO: Contact Joe Christensen
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Global Scholar 
Our Rotary District has two Global Scholar scholarships available for fall 2019. Some of you will remember the Ambassadorial Scholar Program which brought us Wooj from Korea. The Global Scholar program is the current manifestation of this idea within Rotary.

This is all about funding for graduate school for two students from our local District 5950 area that want to pursue a masters degree in one of Rotary's 6 areas of focus at a university overseas.
Please spread the word about this special opportunity and contact David Clynes or Shelly Loberg with any questions. An email was recently sent out to all members with this info and the scholarship terms and conditions and application form. 
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Are these your glasses?
Do you recognize these glasses? Did you just reach for your glasses to check out the photo, and found them missing? Well, these specs were found on the dance floor at the Edina Rotary Foundation Fundraiser & Gala Sept. 29 at The Metropolitan. If these are yours, or you know who they might belong to, please contact Jennifer Garske.
Thank  you!
In review
Oct. 4 was Prospective Member Day at the Rotary Club of Edina meeting, and we were joined by lots of guests checking out our club. The speaker was Kate Mortenson, president and CEO of the 2019 Final Four Organizing Committee. She spoke about the impact and importance of these major sporting events coming to the Twin Cities. 
David Clynes gave a Paul Harris Fellow award was given to Mary Fink, former advisor to the Interact Club at Edina High School. 

Rich Kleber gave his Classification Talk at the meeting. 
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Click below to donate to the Gala!
Upcoming Events
Rotary Club of Edina Board of Directors meeting
Washburn-McReavy Edina Chapel
Oct 17, 2018
Ride for Rotary
Oct 20, 2018
10:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Edina Rotary Adopt-a-Park Day
Wooddale Park
Oct 21, 2018
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Leadership Ethics Seminar
Church of St. Patrick
Oct 23, 2018
8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Edina Rotary Foundation Board of Directors meeting
Edina City Hall
Oct 24, 2018
Edina Chamber 6th Annual CEO Roundtable
Edina Country Club
Oct 24, 2018
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Rotaract meeting
The Mezz
Oct 24, 2018 6:00 PM
Fall Fireside Chat hosted by Thom Winninger
Home of Thom Winninger
Oct 24, 2018
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Edina Rotary Blood Drive
Edina Country Club
Oct 25, 2018
Fall Fireside Chat hosted by Gordy Lewis
Home of Gordy Lewis
Oct 25, 2018
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Fall Fireside Chat hosted by Paul Mooty
Home of Paul Mooty
Oct 26, 2018
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Camp Enterprise
YMCA Camp Ihduhapi
Nov 01, 2018 – Nov 03, 2018
Rotary Happy Hour/VDG featuring Valerie Burke
The Mezz, Byerly's
Nov 07, 2018
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Area 3 Rotary Veterans Luncheon
Bloomington Hilton
Nov 12, 2018
11:00 AM – 1:15 PM
Rotaract meeting
The Mezz
Nov 14, 2018 6:00 PM
Rotary Club of Edina Board of Directors meeting
Washburn-McReavy Edina Chapel
Nov 21, 2018
Thanksgiving Baskets Assembly
Edina Country Club
Nov 21, 2018
11:45 AM – 1:00 PM
Duties for the Oct. 4 Rotary meeting
Front Desk
Hykes, Dennis
Front Desk Administration
Hustad, Mary
Greeter 1
Arends, Joe
Greeter 2
McGraw, Sutton
Meeting Host 1
Hendrickson, Jennifer
Meeting Host 2
Norton, Gerry
Invocation/Pledge of Allegiance/Four-Way Test
Cook, Tom
The Barker writer
Andersen, Ken
Introduce Guests
Clynes, David
Hendrickson, Jennifer
Introduce the Speaker
Sprague, Josh
Thank the Speaker
Hatzung, David
Executives & Directors
President Elect
Past President
Club Service (Administration) Director
Community Service—Local Funding Co-Director
Community Service—Local Funding Co-Director
Community Service—Local Projects Director
International Service Director
Membership Director
Public Image Co-Director
Public Image Co-Director
The Rotary Foundation Director
Social Director
Youth Service Director
Edina Rotary Foundation Board Director
Edina Rotary Foundation Board Director
Edina Rotary Foundation Board Director
Edina Rotary Foundation Board Director
Edina Rotary Foundation Board Director
Edina Rotary Foundation Board Director
Club Administrator
Rotary Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
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
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
Susan Johnson
Doug Johnson
October 5
Paul Peterson
Julie Peterson
October 13
Marty Kupper
Debbie Kupper
October 20
Lisa Walker
Gage Walker
October 27
Join Date
Mary Hustad
October 1, 1998
20 years
André Brewer
October 6, 2016
2 years
Mary Younggren
October 7, 1999
19 years
Renee Harberts
October 8, 2015
3 years
Charles Rauenhorst
October 13, 1994
24 years
Thomas Bach
October 18, 2001
17 years
Michael Opitz
November 1, 2001
17 years
Paul Peterson
November 1, 2012
6 years
Jennifer Bennerotte
November 3, 2004
14 years
Audri Schwarz
November 5, 1992
26 years
David Aase
November 5, 2015
3 years
John Mazzara
November 5, 2015
3 years
Joe Arends
November 7, 2006
12 years
Lloyd Pearson
November 8, 1963
55 years
Bill McReavy
November 14, 1996
22 years
San Asato
November 16, 2006
12 years
Matt Boockmeier
November 21, 2002
16 years
Dennis Hykes
November 29, 1979
39 years
2018 Rotary's Got Talent! 
Edina Rotary Foundation Fundraiser & Gala
Sept. 29, 2018
Rock Star Sponsors

Lead Guitar Sponsor
The Jennings Family Foundation
Bass Guitar Sponsor
The Brookshire Co.
Faribault Woolen Mill Company
Drums & Sticks Sponsors
Grandview Tire & Auto
Jack & Anne Kennefick
Key Cadillac
McNellis & Asato
North American Banking Company
The Tankenoff Families Foundation
Backup Singer Sponsors
American Family Insurance
Cahill Financial Advisors
Carl M. Hansen Companies
Christensen & Laue P.A.
Les Jones Roofing
Peters Billiards
Smith Financial Group
Dr. Steven Veker, DDS—44th Street Dental
Wells Fargo Home Mortgage—Jody Kern
Groupie Sponsors
Abdo, Eick & Meyers
Advent Group
Hannelore A. Brucker, M.D., F.A.C.P., active as Scientific Fellow of the ACAAI
Woodrow Byun Law Office
Lois & Frank Cardarelle
Carpathian Capital Management
Brett & Heather Edelson
Edina Liquor
End Polio Now! Katy & Ralph Campbell
John Flynn
Rosie & Bob Gubrud
Wayne & Dana Harmon
Hatzung Insurance
Jessen Press
Kallas Law Office
Dave & Lori Kunz
Gordy Lewis
Mac & Mac
Dan & Stacy Mott
Bob & Rhoda Perkins
Kip & Rebecca Peterson
Pets Are Inn
David & Sandy Phillips
Bonnie Rolstad
In Memory of Babby Schwarz
SideKick Inc.—Advanced Document Services
Sue & Dave Spalding
Harry & Angie Spell
Josh Sprague, Realtor—Sotheby's International Realty
Bob & Vianne Stehlik
Will & Lottie Steinke
Axel & Loreli Steuer
Terry & Marilee Stevens
Think Bank
Skip Thomas, Realtor—RE/MAX Results
Transitions In Business
Les & Mary Wanninger
The Wooddale Team of American Mortgage & Equity Consultants 

This week's meeting is a Vocational Day meeting at Faribault Woolen Mill. A boxed lunch will be served on the bus to the meeting. If you would like to attend and have not registered, please contact Marty Kupper.
Next week we will be back at the Edina Country Club for our regular Thursday meeting, Oct. 18.

The Rotary Club of Edina's Administrator, Jennifer Garske, works part time, mainly on Wednesday and Thursday. She attends the Rotary meetings on Thursday to answer questions. Contact her at or leave a message on the Rotary cell phone at 612-875-3109.