Human Trafficking Panel Discussion on Sept. 19
TAKING ACTION TO PREVENT HUMAN SEX TRAFFICKING: Learn what you can do to increase the safety of our children!  The Edina Rotary invites you to join us on September 19th, 11:30-1:30 p.m. at a weekly meeting that will start early as we present a workshop on Human Sex Trafficking Prevention. Online guest, club and visiting Rotarian registration has closed for this event. We may be able to accommodate last minute attendance requests. Please contact Becci Michalski at for current seating and meal availability.
MEMBERS: Arrive early. Doors open at 11:30 am with lunch being served at 12:00 sharp. The room will be at near capacity, good seats will go quickly. Media coverage is anticipated with Fox 9 and Kare 11 expressing strong interest in covering this event. 
We recommend guests sign in early as all Clubs in the District and key Human Trafficking Prevention agencies have been invited. Cost for the event is the same as a regular Rotary Club of Edina meeting: Senior Active and Honorary members pay $20 at the door, as do any guests. Regular members have already paid for the meal on their quarterly invoice. 

Click "Read More" to read the short biographies of our workshop speakers.
Rotary 101 District Training - Sept 21 - Chaska
Rotary 101 - Learn what Rotary is all about and more! Retention Russ, District Governor – would like to warmly welcome you to a 2.5 hour workshop. The Rotary 101 training will be offered by District 5950 in Chaska on Saturday, Sept 21. Rotary 101 has been designed for new members, less than 4 years, or anyone looking for a refresher to learn more about Rotary and the many aspects of Rotary!  It is a chance to increase the value of Rotary by increasing members level of knowledge! 
Saturday, September 21st - (8:00-10:30 AM)
Chaska Community Center, 1661 Park Ridge Dr, Chaska, MN  55318
Your district dues have paid for your attendance at this event. There is no cost to you or your club.                             


Gala RSVPs are due today Sept 25th. 
Do let us know your the number and names of guests.
You don't want to miss out on the fun!
Click here to register or email Fred Sylvester at

Party On! Gala Hotel Rooms Available

Come join us for the gala after party at the Double Tree by Hilton. A special block of rooms near the pool complex have been reserved at a discount rate. Reserve by September 27th. See the details below and follow the link below to reserve your room now.
Group Name:
Edina Rotary Gala Room Block
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Hotel Address:
7800 Normandale Boulevard
Minneapolis, Minnesota

EMRC Pints for People - Sept 27

Edina Morningside and South Metro Minneapolis Evenings Rotary clubs are holding their annual Oktoberfest Fundraiser! This charity beer tasting event raises funds for the EMRC and SMME Rotary foundations and will go toward worthwhile projects around the globe and in our backyard.

The event will be held at the Edina Country Club located at 5100 Wooddale Avenue, Edina, MN 55424.

Click "More" for details. 


Walk to End Alzheimer's - Sept 28 Target Field

WHAT: Walk to End Alzheimer's
WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 28, registration at 8 a.m., ceremony at 9:30, with walk immediately following
WHERE: Target Field, Minneapolis
WHO: All Rotarians, friends and families
INFO: Our club, along with other District 5950 Rotarians, are encouraged to join the Rotary Rally for Alz team and join us for the Walk to End Alzheimer's! Sign up to participate, donate to the team, or do both! Watch our video for more info!
REGISTRATION: Go here to register or donate. Contact Rick Carlson, Brad Hepp or Jennifer Hendrickson for more info.

"LAST CALL" for Raffle Tickets

Gala Raffle Tickets are still available for purchase. This year's Raffle is sponsored by Wooden Hill Brewing Company and features a $1,000 Grand Prize and five (5) $100 Second Prizes. 
Members who haven't purchased a Hassle-Free Sponsorship Package are expected to purchase at least $150 in tickets (10 tickets @ $15/each) for their own use or for gift or sale to friends, neighbors, or customers.
Payment must be made by cash or check payable to the Edina Rotary Foundation. Ticket stubs and payment must be received no later than Thursday, September 30th. State law requires that all tickets be returned to the Raffle Committee, whether sold or unsold.
See Tom Bach or Kip Peterson with questions.

Peterson Family Christmas - Advance Tickets Ends Oct. 12

It’s still summer, but it’s not too soon to start thinking about Christmas—especially the Peterson Family Christmas Show that is!!!

This year, the Peterson Family Christmas Show will be held at the Hopkins Center for the Arts on Saturday, December 14, 2019, at 8:00 p.m

We have made arrangements with the Hopkins Center for the Arts to hold a “Rotary” block of 40 tickets which are all together in a great area for enjoying the show. The Rotary block tickets are $34/each (after $5 discount), and are available on a first come – first served basis until the end of the day on Saturday, October  12th, after which any unsold tickets in the block will be released to the public. So, if you want to see this great show, you should move quickly since we expect the tickets to go fast.

Click Read More below to get order details. Deadline is October 12th.


Rotaract - Oct 16 - Amazing Speaker, Jerry Holl

Rotaract of Edina is jumpstarting the fall with a COMMITTED MEMBERSHIP MEETING and an AMAZING SPEAKER.
Wednesday, October 16th from 6PM-7:15PM, author of 3-time global award-winning book Downhills Don't Come Free Jerry Holl will be speaking.
Jerry Holl is a professional storyteller highlighting the lessons learned from his solo and unsupported bicycle journey from Alaska to Mexico as a 57 year old novice distance cyclist.
He is inspiring, entertaining, educational, and 100% authentic.
Click Read More for Rotaract Committed Member details. . .

Camp Enterprise - Nov. 7 - 9 Volunteers Needed 

Camp Enterprise is a three-day camp for high school juniors and seniors designed to introduce students to the free enterprise system and encourage entrepreneurship and ethical business practices. The experience is often life changing. Each year, at least five (5) $1,000 higher education scholarships are awarded to students of exceptional merit. In total, Camp Enterprise has awarded more than $80,000 in scholarships since its inception. We are looking forward to another successful year. If you're interested in volunteering please see Stefan Smith, Sam Thompson or Becci Michalski.

Upcoming Club Events and Next Speaker

October 2 - Rotary Happy Hour
October 3 - No Meeting
October 5 - "That's Entertainment" Gala
October 5 - Quarter 2 Club Dues and Meal Invoices Sent Out
October 10 - Charter Night - Rotary Club of Minnesota Veterans
October 16 - Rotaract Speaker, Jerry Holl
November 7 to 9 -- Camp Enterprise
November 11, Monday Meeting -- Veteran's Day Program
November 14 -- No Meeting
November 27 -- Thanksgiving Day Baskets
November 28 -- No Meeting
December 19 -- Holiday Party
December 26 -- No Meeting
January 2 -- No Meeting
In Review - September 12 Meeting
Josh opened the meeting of the #1 club in the universe and shared “where the money goes” for our club! Super Heros will be featured in this weeks Human Trafficking Conference. This organization is our club's signature project for 2019-2020 Rotary year.
Bonnie Rolstad reminded us to come next week for the meeting on Human Trafficking; looks like an extremely meaningful experience!
Kelly Burnett shared local grants committee is accepting grant applications through Oct. 30th.
Dave Aase (FABULOUS PICTURE OF DAVE AS A CHILD!) – Camp Enterprise needs you!
Upcoming Events
Rotary Club of Minnesota Veterans - Charter Night
Edina Country Club
Oct 10, 2019 5:00 PM
Rotary Club of Edina Board Meeting
Washburn-McReavy Edina Chapel
Oct 16, 2019 7:30 AM
Rotaract - Amazing Speaker, Jerry Holl
Oct 16, 2019
6:00 PM – 7:15 PM
Fireside Chats (tentative)
Oct 21, 2019 - Oct 25, 2019
Edina Rotary Foundation Board Meeting
Edina City Hall
Oct 23, 2019 7:30 AM
Feed My Starving Children Fall Mobile - Oct 26
Fee My Starving Children
Oct 26, 2019
9:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Rotary Happy Hour at Mezz
Lunds & Byerlys The Mezz
Nov 06, 2019
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International Service
Public Image
The Rotary Foundation
Youth Service
Club Administrator
Annual Gala
Annual Gala
Meeting Duties
Front Desk Administration
Michalski, Rebecca
Front Desk
Slyce, Steve
Greeter 1
Walker, Lisa
Greeter 2
Chandler, Sharon
Tengdin, Sonja
Guest Introductions
McGraw, Sutton
Speaker Introduction
Stanzak, Michael
Thank the Speaker
Ryman, Jim
The Barker Writer
Pearson, Brad
Kupper, Marty
Rotary Birthdays
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
Ryan Wilson
October 28

2019 That's Entertainment! 
Edina Rotary Foundation Fundraiser & Gala
October 5, 2019


Presenting Sponsors

Tankenoff Families Foundation

Dr. Dash Foundation

Platinum Sponsors
Katy and Ralph Campbell
Carl M. Hansen Companies
Tradition Mortgage
The Jennings Family Foundation
Faribault Woolen Mill Company
Lakes Sotheby's International Realty
Stiles Financial Services
Gold Sponsors
Les Jones Roofing
North American Banking Co.
McNellis & Asato
American Family Insurance
Grandview Tire & Auto
Cahill Financial Advisors
Silver Sponsors
Tradition Bank
Smith Financial Group
The Brookshire Co.
Christensen & Laue
Bob and Rosie Gubrud
Peters Billiards
John and Lisa Solberg
Key Cadillac
Scoopy Poo
44th Street Dental
Bronze Sponsors
New Spaces
Doug and Kathe Drake
The Wooddale Team
Raj and Teena Kumar
Kip and Rebecca Peterson
SideKick Inc.
Christensen Group
Edina Liquor
State Farm Insurance
Woodrow Byun Law Office
Frank and Lois Cardarelle
Heather and Brett Edelson
Renee Harberts and Dave Wendt
Hatzung Insurance
Abdo Eick & Meyers
Kallas Law Office
Gordy Lewis
Bob and Rhoda Perkins
David and Sandy Phillips
Alzheimers Association
Bob and Vianne Stehlik
Axel and Lori Steuer
Dick and Evie Teegan
Skip Thomas, Realtor-Re/Max Results
Transitions In Business
DMK Intellectual Property Law
Sylvester Thomas, Jr. and Tanya Thomas
Interested in being a sponsor?
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The Edina Country Club will be taking a well earned break from Rotarian lunch service this week due to the Annual Fundraising and Gala event on Saturday, Oct 5th starting at 6:30 pm located at DoubleTree Hilton in Bloomington.  Visiting Rotarian's and non-Rotarians are welcome to join us next week October 10th. Cost is $20 per guest for lunch and program. 

The Rotary Club of Edina's Administrator, Becci Michalski, works part time and will respond to your inquiries within 24 hours. Contact her at or leave a voicemail or text message at 612-234-7390.