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January 20, 2022
Speaker: Alfrieda Baldwin, TakeCharge MN
ZOOM Meeting - Registration Link HERE
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Jan 20 Speaker: Alfrieda Baldwin, TakeCharge MN
Alfrieda Baldwin is a Chicago area native. A retired attorney, she was in-house counsel at Securian Financial for 32 years. After retirement, Baldwin started volunteering in her school district. Being with elementary students caused her to reflect on the education she had received while attending a Lutheran grade school. It led her to want to start a Christian school accessible to families of all ethnic and financial backgrounds.
 
In September of 2021, she opened Laurel Community School, a K-8 micro-school. Baldwin serves on the Board of Directors of the Minnesota South District of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. She is also the Board Chair of TakeCharge MN, an organization dedicated to restoring the Black community's cultural roots of faith, family, and education.
Progressive Dinner - Jan 20
Join Us for Progressive Dinner Night! 
 
Come join us on January 20, 2022 for an evening of fellowship, networking and gastronomy at three outstanding local, black-owned restaurants in Minneapolis, as we celebrate the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday week, and support our area’s Black entrepreneurs! This event is a collaboration between the Rotary Club of Edina and the North Minneapolis Rotary Club, and is open to members from both clubs, as well as family and guests. Registration has closed for this event, however, cancellations may have happened. Please contact Josh Sprague to see if a spot opened up.
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Vets Day of Service - Jan 27
The Rotary Club of Minnesota Veterans is hosting a Day of Service Four-in-One collection drive on Thursday, Jan 27 from 1 to 7:00 pm, St. Peter's Lutheran Church. The collections includes a blood drive, clothing, food and electronics recycling collection. Details for each collection can be found by clicking HERE for the flyer. Blood is in short supply and desperately needed. Think about heading over after next week's meeting and giving a pint.
Feb 2 - Avocation Happy Hour, Dave Wendt
Edina Rotary Morningside member Dave Wendt will be the first Avocation Happy Hour speaker on Wednesday, February 2, 2022.  Dave is a Past President of EMRC who currently holds a commercial pilot license and has participated in over 30 Angel Flights in the central region's national system. Come and learn who, what, why and when medical patients use Angel Flight services and about the compassionate pilots who provide these charitable flights completely free of charge.  Please join us 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. This event is a casually centered around becoming better acquainted with the business and career lives of our fellow Edina Rotary Noon and Edina Morningside Rotary Club members. 
Feb 5 Rotary Bowling Party - Tuttles Eat Bowl Play

It's Back!  The 2022 Rotary Bowling Night will be Saturday, Feb. 5, 2022 at Tuttle's Eat, Bowl and Play

Don't get bowled over. There is no time to spare, it's a bowling party and the club wants you there.

No detail is in the gutter, no pin drop unheard. Bring yourself and a friend and get ready to roll. 

What: Edina Rotary Annual Bowling Event! Bring your significant other and join your fellow Rotarians in a night of bowling! 

When: Saturday Feb. 5,  6:30 to 9 p.m. 

Where: Tuttle's Eat, Bowl and Play, 107 Shady Oak Road S, Hopkins, MN  55343

Cost: $25/per person includes shoe rental, bowling and food. Pre-registration and payment is required by Saturday, January 22. 2022 . 

Rotaract - Feed My Starving Children
Rotaract will be partnering with members of Basecamp Fitness Edina for a Feed My Starving Children packaging event and then a social to follow! Packaging food will take place on Jan. 29 from 4:30 to 6:15 p.m. at Feed My Starving Children (18732 Lake Dr E, Chanhassen) and then we will go to the Chanhassen Brewing Company at 6:30 p.m. (951 W 78th St, Chanhassen). It will be a great way to kick off the new year and meet people at Basecamp Fitness (maybe we will get some new members from this event!).  To see how you can support our Rotaract club members, please contact Annika Sorteberg at rotaractclubofedina@gmail.com.
Coke Product Rewards Project
The Edina Rotary Coke Rewards Community Service project is still on-going and full of life. The ERC community service committee will continue to collect and promote this project as a way to give back to St. Jude's throughout 2022. Please collect and turn in your bottle caps and carton/plastic sleeve product codes to the basket located on the registration table. Keep in mind, carton product codes are found on the inside of the cartons (no visible UPC or Scan Codes accepted) and bottle caps codes are printed on the inside of the cap.  Please contact Kris Maser with any questions or comments.
Look, Learn,  Launch in 2022
The Rotary Club of Edina is a very busy club. With 45 committees, there is no shortage of ways you can connect at a more personal level and get to know Rotary, your club and the great people who make it happen. Sign into your account and start 2022 by reviewing the the club committee list HERE, the Membership Brochure has additional committee details HERE. Take a moment to pick a few committees that interest you and plan to visit a committee meeting over the next six months. Then join and launch into a more dynamic, interesting and self-fulfilled Rotary experience. 
SAVE THE DATE Upcoming Events
Jan 20 -- Edina Noon Meeting, Alfeida Baldwin, TakeCharge Minnesota
Jan 20 -- Progressive Dinner w/North Mpls Rotary Club
Jan 27 -- Edina Noon Meeting, Darryl Landstrom, U.S. Ski Association
Jan 27 -- Rotary Club of MN Vets Service Event - 4-Way Collection
Jan 29 -- Rotaract Support, Feed My Starving Children
Feb 2 -- Avocation Happy Hour, Dave Wendt, EMRC - Angel Flight
Feb 5 -- Edina Rotary Bowling Event, Tuttle's 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.
Feb 8 -- Rotaract Support, Skating at Centennial Lakes 5:30 to 7 pm
Mar 12 -- Rotaract Support, Polar Plunge, Lake Minnetonka
 
In Review-Jan 13, 2022 Meeting
Return of the Barker Notes by Mark Stageberg
January 13, 2022
Speaker: Edina Chief of Police, Todd Milburn
"Policing Edina"
 
Past President Josh Sprague, subbing for Michael Stanzak who was skiing in the mountains, opened the meeting in honor of Michael Luther King day on Monday, January 17 with a video of Dr. King's famous "I have a Dream Speech."  Most members had some level of emotion in reliving this dramatic speech.  Josh then brought to the podium his son, Charles Sprague, who gave a thoughtful invocation. But Charles was not done for the day. Josh had Charles get up again and  give the closing with the clang of the bell.  Several members thought he was more eloquent than his dad.
 
Past President 2019-2020, Josh Sprauge
 
Charles Sprague delivered the Invocation, 4-Way Test, Pledge of Allegiance and Closing Bell
 
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Meeting You Tube Videos
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. 
 
RECENT PAST MEETING VIDEOS
 
January 6, 2022 - Speaker: Isaac Orr, The Future of Energy
 
January 13, 2022 - Speaker: Todd Milburn, Edina Chief of Police
Executives & Directors
President
 
President Elect
 
Treasurer
 
Secretary
 
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
 
Executive Secretary / Director
 
Meeting Duties
Administration
Michalski, Rebecca
 
Front Desk & Guest Intro
Harberts, Renee
 
Greeter and Invocation
Shinners, Jennifer
 
Greeter and Thank the Speaker
Padayachee, Karlen
 
Speaker Introduction
Halverson, Theresa
 
The Barker Writer
Tingum, Mike
 
Photographer
Hendrickson, Jennifer
 
AV Support
Blake, Scott
 
Video Recording and Editing
Laskowski, Chris
 
Rotary Birthdays
Member Birthdays
Mike Hagen
January 6
 
André Brewer
January 16
 
Ted Yoch
January 16
 
Luther Amundson
January 18
 
Rick Carlson
January 22
 
Steve Slyce
January 23
 
Catherine Gump
January 24
 
Sam Cote
January 24
 
Kris Maser
January 26
 
Bob Gubrud
January 27
 
Charlie Barer
January 28
 
John Cardle
January 29
 
Shelly Loberg
January 30
 
2021 Fundraiser & Gala Presenting Sponsor
Platinum Sponsors
Faribault Woolen Mills
Washburn-McReavy
Carl M. Hansen Companies
Jennings Family Foundation
Jack Kennefick
Les Jones Roofing
 
Gold Sponsors
Tankenoff Families Foundation
Mike and Susan Martiny
North American Banking Co.
Transitions In Business
Stiles Financial Services
American Family Insurance
Cahill Financial Advisors
McNellis & Asato
C. Vision Productions
Mark Jessen
 
 
January 20, 2022
Speaker: Alfrieda Baldwin, TakeCharge MN
ZOOM MEETING LINK AND REGISTRATION
 
Menu --  Buffet featuring Chicken Piccata

 

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 voicemail /text message at 612-234-7390.