November 10, 2022 Meeting
Nov 10  - Veterans Day Lunch Deadline
Registration has closed for this event. Check with Shelly Loberg for cancellation openings.
Mark your calendar for this year's Veterans Day Lunch.
When: Thursday, November 10, 2022, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Where: Minnesota Valley Country Club, Bloomington
This year's program will be centered around a veterans court. For more information regarding possible cancellation openings call Shelly Loberg.
This is an Area 3 sponsored event . The $35 cost for non-veteran Edina Noon members will be offset by their meeting fees with a $12 charge billed to their January 2023 invoice. There is no charge for veterans. 
Involve MN Volunteer Op, Sat., Nov 12
We need ONE more volunteer to prepare homeless relief kits at Minneapolis Women's Club and TWO more for meal prep and serving meals to the community adjacent to Loring Park.
Involve MN is a Minnesota based Non-Profit where community, business and government partner to help those struggling with being unsheltered on our Minneapolis and St. Paul area streets. They provide organized outreach, targeted resource allocation, and supportive mentoring to those in greatest need.
Please use the signup sheet HERE.
VEAP Nov 16 Volunteer Opportunity

We need ONE more volunteer to fill the roster for November 16. Sign up today to help Volunteers Enlisted to Assist People (VEAP) pack food bags for local school children who go hungry over the weekends during the school year. Volunteers from the Rotary Club of Edina are needed for afternoon shifts at VEAP, 9600 Aldrich Ave., Bloomington, every other month July 2022 through June 2023. Shifts run from 2:15 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. A minimum of five volunteers per shift are needed.  Sign up HERE.

Volunteer Dates for the year and further details below:

Thanksgiving Basket Lunch and Assembly-Delivery 
Teams are forming NOW and we could use several more assembly and delivery teams as well as set up, assembly and tear down help only. This is your last week to sign up.  REGISTER HERE. On Wednesday, November 23rd members of the Rotary Club of Edina, along with members of the Edina Morningside Rotary Club, will pack baskets and deliver Thanksgiving meals to families in need throughout the Twin Cities region. 
WHAT: Thanksgiving Basket Preparation and Delivery (85 baskets)
WHERE: Assembly at the Edina Country Club; home delivery throughout Twin Cities Area
WHEN: Wednesday, November 23rd
TIME: Family or teams beginning at 11:30 a.m. and go to about 2:00 p.m.
WHO: Members and families of the Rotary Club of Edina and the Edina Morningside Rotary Club
ERMC Annual Poinsettia Sale
TOMORROW LAST DAY TO ORDER (Nov. 9) Order your holiday poinsettias from Edina Morningside Rotary Club. Click HERE for the order form. This EMRC fundraiser goes to Polio Plus and the EMRC Foundation to do good work both locally and internationally. The plants are beautiful, healthy and large. 

Dec 18  - Peterson Family Christmas Tickets

General admission tickets may still be available for "The Peterson Family Christmas - Twas the Jam Before Christmas" at the Dakota on Sunday, December 18 at 7:00 PM. Call Dakota box office at 612-332-5299.
What: The Peterson Family Christmas
Save the Date: Sunday, Dec. 18, 7:00 PM
Where: Dakota Jazz Club
Tickets: Reserved block of 32 tickets
Call to Dakota to Reserve: 612-332-5299 M-F 10 to 6  Sa/Su 12-4 // Mention Edina Rotary block of tickets
Edina Rotary Foundation NOV 15 Extended Application Deadline
The Edina Rotary Foundation is accepting applications from nonprofit organizations in Edina and its contiguous communities for grants to be used for capital purchases. Applications are due November 15.
Each year, the Rotary Club of Edina raises money at a fall fundraiser to support its projects and award grants. Each year, about $100,000 is raised for the Club’s service projects and local and international grants.
The Foundation’s Community Service – Local Funding Committee favors grant requests for projects that are tangible and self-perpetuating, will be completed in Edina or a bordering community, create partnerships with other organizations, provide benefits to many and can be leveraged over time.
After a grant application is submitted, it is assigned to a member of the committee for review. The committee makes recommendations to the Foundation’s Board of Directors, which makes the final decision on all awards. Award are expected to be made early next year.
Grant applications are available online at or by contacting Director Ryan Wilson, or 952-806-6786. Completed applications should be completed online or emailed to Wilson.
Here are the projects currently available:
November 23 - Thanksgiving Day Basket Assembly and Delivery
Now through December 20 - Holiday Giving Program
As this year's Rotary service projects and fundraising efforts get started each committee is looking for members to VOLUNTEER in support of our club's mission and theme, "Imagine Rotary".  We are excited to find members who will bringing good ideas to the group and join us in our "Service Before Self" Rotary principle! Each week there will be volunteer opportunities on the tables and a sign up board at the entry near the attendance sheets. See John Buttolph at for details.
SAVE THE DATE Upcoming Events
Nov 17 -- Edina Noon Meeting, Speaker: Joan Gabel, U of M President
Nov 23 -- Thanksgiving Day Basket Assembly with Edina Morningside Club
Dec 1 -- Speaker: Richard Anderson, former CEO of Delta Airlines and Amtrak
Dec 8 -- Speaker: Dr. David Schultz, Hamline University  
Dec 15 -- Edina Rotary Club Holiday Party
Dec 18 - Peterson Family Christmas Concert at Dakota
Nov 10 Meeting in Review - Veterans Day
November 10, 2022
Area 3 Veterans Day Program
Minnesota Valley Country Club
Rotary Club of Edina, President Elect, Shelly Loberg gave opening remarks.
Executives & Directors
President Elect
Past President
Club Service (Administration) Director
Membership Director
Public Image Director
Youth Service Director
Social Director
Community Service—Grants Funding Director
Community Service—Projects Director
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
International Service Director
The Rotary Foundation Director
Annual Gala Co-Chair
Annual Gala Co-Chair
Club Administrator/Secretary
Meeting Duties
Michalski, Rebecca
Front Desk / Guest Intros
Peterson, Ross
Greeter / Invocation
Pavelka, Royce
Greeter / Thank the Speaker
Solheim, Bob
Speaker Intro
McReavy, Jr., Bill
Barker Writer
Jones, Les
Jessen, Mark
Rotary Birthdays
Member Birthdays
Bruce Templeton
November 3
Wayne Harmon
November 3
Wooj Byun
November 5
Susan Stiles
November 11
Burt Cohen
November 13
Les Wanninger
November 13
Sam Thompson
November 14
Skip Thomas
November 14
Sita Dash
November 15
Andy Finsness
November 17
Jim Platt
November 17
Katy Campbell
November 17
Mary Younggren
November 20
Mary Swendsen
November 22
John Buttolph
November 23
Raj Kumar
November 25
Matthew Bennis
November 26
Charles McGoldrick
November 28
2022 Fundraiser & Gala Presenting Sponsor
Ruby Level Sponsorship

John and Becky Allen

Edina Liquor

Faribault Woolen Mill Company

Carl M. Hansen Companies

The Jennings Family Foundation

Key Cadillac

Washburn-McReavy Funeral & Cremation Services

Sapphire Level Sponsorship

Matt Boockmeier

William & Lois Clynes Foundation

Grandview Tire & Auto

Mike & Susan Martiny

Joe & Kris Hayes


Thursday, November 17, 2022
Speaker: Joan Gabel, 17th President of the University of Minnesota
Buffet Service
DEADLINE for newsletter story and event submission is Monday Noon for Tuesday publication. 
The Rotary Club of Edina's Administrator, Becci Michalski, works part time and will respond to your inquiries within 24 hours. Contact her at