October 20, 2022 Meeting
     Speaker: Lloyd Campbell
2022-2023 Rotary District 5950 Governor  
Speaker, Oct. 20: Lloyd Campbell, District 5950 Governor
EARLY START MEETING  - 12:15 p.m. / Doors Open 11:45 a.m.
Service Above Self was Lloyd’s motto long before joining the Rotary Club of Glenwood, Minnesota, on July 19, 2012.
Lloyd grew up on a small farm in Edmondson, Arkansas. After graduating from high school and moving away, Lloyd received his BS from Oklahoma State University and an MBA from The University of Chicago in Marketing and Finance. Lloyd worked for Janssen Pharmaceutical, a Division of Johnson & Johnson, and later a small consultant firm.
Oct. 27 - Black Business Mixer and  ERC Network Event
October Event - Thursday,  Oct. 27, 5:30-7pm. In partnership with Tomme Beevas and Pimentos Jamaican Kitchen, the last monthly Black Business Networking event of this year will encourage us to continue to expand the efforts of our club's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee. Featured entrepreneur this week will be Valerie "Coach Val" Turner. This networking event will be the last meeting held this year from 5:30-7pm at Pimento Jamaican Kitchen, 2524 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55404. This week's featured entrepeneur is Valerie "Coach Val" Turner, fitness instructor, lifestyle coach and entrepreneur.  Speaker and meeting details are below.
This Week Fireside Chats Begin

It is time to plan the Rotary Club of Edina Fall Fireside Chats. The Social Committee is looking for two additional hosts for these casual get-togethers. We are looking to schedule the two additional hosts 2022 Fall dates between now and mid-November. The schedule so far is:

  • Tuesday, October 25th: Jennifer Hendrickson REGISTER 
  • Friday, October 28th: Paul Mooty REGISTER
  • Friday, November 4th: Julie Westbrock REGISTER

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 usually in a members home. 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. 

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 and introduce yourself to a small group in a casual atmosphere. Let us know if you have questions.

Volunteers are needed to host additional chats between now and mid-November. For more information, contact Kayla Beehler.

Oct 27, HalloBoo Event Booth
Hard to believe it’s “that” time of year again. A little chill in the air and school turns our thoughts to fall, and suddenly costumes are back on racks at Target and CostCo. Halloween!
Last year was our 2nd time participating in this City of Edina Parks Department HalloBoo event which moved from a park to indoors due to storms. All of us truly had a ball handing out candy and interacting “character to character” with 500 kids and their parents.
Any Rotarian and their family members can volunteer with us — copied here are known special events groupies I think would dig joining us! (Feel free to forward this).
Thursday, October 27
HalloBoo Trick-or-Treating
Edinborough Park — New location this year!  (Yay! Indoors is a much better way to linger and engage kids).
Click HERE for more event info or sign up HERE to volunteer for event tasks. Contact Katy Campbell with questions.
Nov 2 - Vocation/Avocation Happy Hour
!!NEW MEETING LOCATION - The District Edina!! Next Vocation/Avocation Happy Hour is Wednesday, November 2, 2022.  5:30 p.m. meet and greet with speaker program beginning at 6:00 p.m. Please join us at The District Edina, 7777 Washington Ave, Suite 201, Edina MN 55439. Cost to attend is a $15.00 donation for food and beverages.
The speaker for November 2 will be Edina Noon Rotary President Elect, Shelly Loberg. Additional speaker and meeting details below by clicking "Read More".
Camp Enterprise , Nov. 3 to 5, 2022
Video Intro HERE
Dr. Dash Foundation Rotunda Dedication, Nov. 9
Member and supporter of the Rotary Foundation and the Edina Rotary Foundation, Dr. Sita Dash, will be honored by the Minnesota Historical Society with the dedication of naming their center rotunda as the Dr. Dash Foundation Rotunda. This ceremony will take place Wednesday, November 9. If you'd like to attend, please RSVP at 651-259-3094 by October 26. Download event details and Dr. Dash's short biography HERE.
Nov 10  - Veterans Day Lunch
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 veterans court as well as honoring those who have served in all branches of the United States military. Watch your email for future contact and reservation details.
Involve MN Volunteer Op, Sat., Nov 12
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.
We need 12 - 15 volunteers to prepare homeless relief kits at Minneapolis Women's Club followed by meal prep and serving meals to the community adjacent to Loring Park.
Please use the signup sheet HERE.
VEAP Nov 16 Volunteer Opportunity

Sign up todaty 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:

Edina Rotary Foundation Oct. 31 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 Oct. 31.
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.

Dec 18  - Peterson Family Christmas Tickets

Time to reserve seats 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, ask for Edina Rotary block tickets to reserve your seat on the Peterson Family musical sleigh. Block tickets will be released to the general public on Friday, Nov. 11 so purchase them now.
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
SW Florida Relief Efforts
Brian Maddox - Sarasota Club President sent the following text message and request to Rotarian friends outside the southwest Florida area.
Presidents, I just talked to Andy. Everything South of Venice is beyond words. He has asked each of you to please have your members
1) go to to make a financial donation if they are able. 
2) go to if you can take in another Rotarian. If you have a spare room, please consider helping.
3) go to if you have supplies of any kind. Tables, coolers, gloves, chain saws and more. 
4) go to if you need help. 
5) please share the website on your social media as well. 
This is worse than you can imagine. This is day 5 for those who lost everything. It could have been us. 
Many, including me have no access to email. Please call or text.
Here are the projects currently available:
Thursday, October 27 -- HalloBoo Trick or Treat - Edinborough Park HERE
Saturday, November 12 -- MN Involve Feed the Homeless SIGN UP HERE
Wed., November 16 -- VEAP Bag Pack HERE
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
Oct 20 -- District Governor, Lloyd Campbell - EARLY START, 12:15 p.m.
Oct 25 -- Tuesday, Fireside Chat, Jennifer Hendrickson
Oct 27 -- Greg Olson, 1991 Atlanta Braves Catcher
Oct 27 -- Black Business Mixer - Last One of the Year
Oct 27 -- HalloBoo Trick or Treat Trail
Oct 28 -- Friday, Fireside Chat, Paul Mooty
Nov 2 -- Vocational-Avocation, Speaker: Shelly Loberg, The District Edina
Nov 3 - 5 - Camp Enterprise, True Friends Camp Courage, Maple Lake, MN
Nov 4 -- Friday, Fireside Chat, Julie Westbrock
Nov 10 -- Area 3 Veterans Program - No Weekly Meeting
Nov 12 -- MN Involve, Feed the Homeless
Nov 16 -- VEAP Bag Pack
Nov 23 -- Thanksgiving Day Basket Assembly with Edina Morningside Club
Dec 15 -- Edina Rotary Club Holiday Party
Dec 18 OR 19 - Peterson Family Christmas Concert, Specific Date TBD
Oct 13 Meeting in Review 
October 13, 2022
Meeting Recap by Tom Cook
Speaker: Dr. James Campbell, MNGI, "No Butts About It, Schedule Your Colonscopy"
If you have ever wondered about the wonders of the Colonoscopy, this meeting was for you!  Our group learned about:
  • Who should have a colonoscopy (everybody at age 45)
  • How to get one (for example, contact MNGi Digestive Health to schedule your procedure)
  • Why it’s important (to ensure that no cancerous or pre-cancerous polyps are just hanging around in your colon)
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
Clynes, David
Greeter / Invocation
Johnson, Doug
Greeter / Thank the Speaker
Smaka, Lindsey
Speaker Intro
Stanzak, Michael
Barker Writer
Edelson, Heather
Carlson, Rick
AV Support
Rotary Birthdays
Member Birthdays
Sonja Tengdin
October 6
Cathy Ritter
October 10
Daniel Hennen
October 12
Paul Peterson
October 18
Mark Stageberg
October 27
Mark Jessen
October 28
Ryan Wilson
October 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


Pearl Level Sponsorship

+Matt Bennis

+Katy & Ralph Campbell

+Christensen Group Insurance

+Mike Eckert

+Bob & Rosie Gubrud

+Terry & Merilee Stevens

+Dick & Evie Teegen

+Tradition Capital Bank


Advent Talent Group

Woodrow Byun Law Office

Christensen Laue PPL

CrossCountry Mortgage-The Walker Group

Edina Alarm

Bjorn Freudenthal

John Flynn

Catherine & Tom Gump

Mike Hagen

Renee Harberts and Dave Wendt

Kallas Law Office

Gordy Lewis

Dan & Stacy Mott

Bob & Rhoda Perkins

Pets Are Inn

Patti Ellingson-Solheim and Bob Solheim

Steve & Nancy Slyce

Bob & Vianne Stehlik

Rev Advisory Group


Thursday, October 20, 2022
Speaker:  Lloyd Campbell, 2022-2023 Rotary District 5950 Governor
Lunch: Buffet, Buffet, Buffet Surprise!
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