Check Out Tomorrow, Mar 1 -
2 Events - 3 Deadlines
Thursday, March 2, 2023
Speakers: Sam Gross and Ivo Sobotka
Rotary Club of Edina and Edina Morningside Rotary Club
Youth Exchange Students
Mar 1, 11:30 am -  2023 Annual State of City
The Edina Chamber of Commerce and the City of Edina present our annual State of City in partnership with the Rotary Club of Edina and the Rotary Club of Edina Morningside. Edina Mayor James B. Hovland and Edina Public Schools Superintendent Stacie Stanley will address city issues and present upcoming plans.

The presentation will be emceed by City Manager Scott Neal and will be recorded and later broadcast on Edina TV.
For additional details, click HERE If you plan to attend as a non-lunching guest - please contact for registration. 
Mar 1, 5:30 pm Vocational/Avocation Happy Hour
MEETING LOCATION - The District Edina!! Next Vocation/Avocation Happy Hour is Wednesday, March 1, 2023.  5:30 to 7:00 p.m. meet and greet. Our speaker and host will be C-Vision owner, Chris Laskowski. C-Vision is a video production business that creates marketing and training videos, documentaries, drone photography and live performance video recordings. Chris is a 20-month member of the Edina Rotary Noon club serving on the Public Relations and Club Administration committees. Read More for Chris's bio and 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. 
Mar 1 2023 Guatemala Trip Deadline

REGISTER -- Deadline Tomorrow/Today Mar 1

The Rotary Club of Edina invites you to join the 2023 International Service trip to Coban, Guatemala.  The purpose of the trip is to deliver 651 life-saving water purifiers to remote villages in the mountains surrounding Coban, in partnership with Resurrection Priory Monastery and the Rotary Club of Coban.  Fellowship and travel to new, exotic places is also part of the journey! This international service and travel opportunity will open to District 5950 club members and the general public. It is limited to 30 people. Register early to secure your spot.

The 2023 Guatemala Service Trip is for a maximum of 30 people, and reservations are taken on a first-come, first-serve basis.  See details below and reserve your spot now by registering HERE. Contact: Rotary Club of Edina Past President, Josh Sprague at 612-501-0252 for details and questions.

Mar 2 Speakers: Ivo Sobotka and Sam Gross
Rotary Club of Edina and Edina Morningside Rotary Club exchange students, Ivo Sobotka and Sam Gross will be speaking about their home countries and the experiences of being an exchange student.
VEAP Mar 15 Volunteer Opportunity

We need TWO volunteers to fill the roster for March 15, 2023. Please 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:

Mar 16 Black Business Mixer
Abel Ebane is the Chairman and president of the MN Black Chamber of Commerce, an organization focusing on helping Black-owned businesses start, scale, and sustain operations in Minnesota. With his passion for minority business development and success, he serves as a mentor and advocate for black entrepreneurs. He also serves as an advisor at the University of Minnesota’s Venture Center Business Advisory Group. Abel has over 15 years of corporate experience and has served as an advisor to several international businesses.
Spring Service Projects
The Rotary Club of Edina is looking forward to this spring when the following service projects will give our members the opportunity to serve the local community. Saturday, April 15 is a rescheduled event in partnership with MN Involve and their work with the unsheltered Minneapolis population. Grant Snyder and his team are grateful for our help with the assembly of relief kits and the preparation and serving of lunch in Loring Park. Saturday, June 3 will be spent in service to JCS Affective Sober Living who operate two sober homes providing women a safe and healthy transition while in recovery from addition. 
SAVE THE DATE Upcoming Events
Mar 1 -- 2023 Annual State of City - Braemar Golf Course - Starts at 11:30 am
Mar 1 -- Avocation/Vocational Happy Hour, Speaker Chris Laskowski, Starts at 5:30 pm
Mar 1 -- Guatemala Trip REGISTER by Mar 1
Mar 2 -- Edina Noon Meeting Speakers: Sam Gross/Ivo Sobotka, Exchange Students
Mar 15 -- VEAP Bag Pack
Apr 15-- MN Involve Relief Kit Assembly
Apr 15 -- MN Involve Meal Service
Jun 3 -- JCS Landscaping Project
Feb 16, 2023 Meeting Review and Links
February 23, 2023 Zoom Meeting Photos
Speaker: Henry Jimenez, Latino Economic Development Center
Click Read More for additional meeting notes and pictures.
Rotary Club of Edina Facebook Page photo albums.
Facebook posts
Instagram posts
For You Tube recording of meeting PowerPoint - February 23, 2023 HERE
For February 23 meeting photos by Kaylin Eidsness click HERE
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
Club Service Projects Chair
Executive Secretary / Director
Meeting Duties
Michalski, Rebecca
Front Desk & Guest Intros
Burnett, Kelley
Meeting Host
Ellingson-Solheim, Patti
Greeter & Invocation
Pearson, Brad
Greeter & Thank the Speaker
Tengdin, Sonja
Speaker Intro
Hayes, Joe
Hendrickson, Jennifer
Rotary Birthdays
Member Birthdays
Ken Larson
March 1
Les Jones
March 1
Michael Norman
March 2
Brad Pearson
March 3
Paul Mooty
March 4
Will Steinke
March 6
Axel Steuer
March 7
Chris Laskowski
March 7
Gary Pedersen
March 9
Bob Hildreth
March 10
David Aase
March 11
Kelley Burnett
March 13
Kayla Beehler
March 15
Sandra Schley
March 16
Joe Hayes
March 25
Greg Rich
March 28
Michael Stanzak
March 30
Thursday, March 2, 2023
Speakers: Sam Gross and Ivo Sobotka
Edina Rotary Club and Edina Morningside Rotary Club
Youth Exchange Students
Lunch Choice: Herb Crusted Salmon or Cranberry Chicken Salad
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