Speaker for July 11: Sheila Oliver, VP/General Manager Fox 9 KMSP
Sheila Oliver is the Vice President and General Manager of FOX 9 KMSP and FOX 9+ WFTC, where she has worked since 2002, starting first as the V.P. of Sales, and then being promoted to the role of General Manager in December, 2014.

A true Michigan State Spartan, Sheila’s television career actually began on radio at WJLB FM 98 in Detroit right after college. She then moved “south” to join the start-up FOX affiliate in Toledo (WUPW) where she worked from 1986 to 1997, and where she developed her love for broadcast television.  She was later a General Manager for television stations in Richmond, VA (CBS WTVR) and Milwaukee, WI (Indies WCGV/WVTV). She joined Fox in Phoenix, AZ (Fox KSAZ/KUTP) as the VP Sales.
Rotaract Meeting, July 18
Thursday, July 18: Social Hour Meeting 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
The Mezz
7171 France Ave South
Edina MN 55435
Discussion topic: Speakers -- Family members to co-workers to our own members, come with ideas and speakers/topics you want to see in the upcoming year.
Spend time as a club for a casual social hour
Summary of Homeless Breakfast Service
On Saturday July 13th Rotarians gathered near the Caboose. To assist Sergeant Grant Snyder and his wife prepare breakfast for the homeless in the ares.  During the summer these folks sleep under bridges, in the train shelters or even on the trains. Sergeant Snyder spoke to our club in March. There were 14 of us:
  • Jon Barnett
  • Ryan Wilson, new member
  • Ryan Flynn, Rotaract
  • Jim Platt
  • Sam Thompson
  • Sharon Chandler
  • Toshie Metzger
  • Ian Colville
  • Sasha Colville, Ian’s 9 year old daughter
  • Dan Hennen
  • Tom Winninger
  • Lynne Winninger, Tom’s wife
  • Sharon Chandler
  • Ann Platt
Women in Rotary to Meet TONIGHT - July 16 

Women in Rotary Celebrate Summer!

When: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. July 16th Tuesday

Hosts: Sonja Tengdin and Toshie Metzger

Where: Sonja’s Home, 2201 Girard Ave S, Minneapolis 

We’re heading to Lake of the Isles for this night’s gathering.  Sonja lives a few blocks east of the lake. Please register so that we can plan food.  OK to bring a guest also. You are asked to bring wine or a beverage you enjoy. Please sign up by July 14.  Register by clicking here.

Look forward to seeing you there! 

Contact Bonnie Rolstad with questions or for more information.

Bellacour Private Dining, August 1 
Bellecour Private Dining Experience at the Chef’s Table - Only 11 Seats Left

Seating is available for 20 additional guests for the August 1st reservation. You don't want to miss this special event featuring a seasonal three course dinner beginning at 6:00 pm prepared for us by Chef Gavin Kaysen.  Gavin was awarded the James Beard Award for Best Chef Midwest 2018, which now sits alongside his 2008 James Beard Award for Rising Star Chef. 
Click here to read the City Pages article giving you the six most important things to know about this fabulous dining experience. 
Your cost will be $93 per person for the dinner and beverages are NOT included. We are limited to 30 people for this event. Register now.
Reservations/cancellations required by July 28th to dine on August 1st, click here to register.  Event cost can be paid by credit card that night.
For additional information, please contact Renee Harberts,
Sprague Begins Term as 65th President of the Rotary Club of Edina
Josh Sprague was recently inducted as President of the Rotary Club of Edina.
Sprague is a luxury real estate agent with Lakes Sotheby’s International Realty in Edina and has practiced residential real estate for 19 years. In addition to his Rotary service, Sprague has served on the Edina City Council, chaired the Southdale YMCA Board of Directors, and coached for the Edina Soccer and Hockey Associations. Sprague lives in Edina with his wife, Kelly, and their four children: Charlie, Johnny, Kelly and Nick.
Letter Bag
In Review - July 4th Parade and Car Show
There was no official club meeting on Thursday, July 4th. The Rotary Club of Edina participated in the City of Edina 4th of July parade and then carried through to present the 1st Annual Car Show. What an amazing day! #EdinaParade and #EdinaCarShow back to back! Over 500 people attended the show, with 100 or so classic, exotic, and vintage cars on hand. Thanks again to our inaugural sponsors Key Cadillac, Grandview Tire & Auto, and Lamettry's for making this event possible! Here's the day's review in pictures. To view more pictures of the day click to visit our Rotary Facebook page #EdinaCarShow  More car shots? Click here
Upcoming Events
Bellecour Private Dining Event, Aug 1
Aug 01, 2019 6:00 PM
Rotary Happy Hour at Mezz
Lunds & Byerlys The Mezz
Aug 07, 2019
Rotary Club of Edina Board Meeting
Washburn-McReavy Edina Chapel
Aug 21, 2019 7:30 AM
Edina Rotary Foundation Board Meeting
Edina City Hall
Aug 28, 2019 7:30 AM
Rotary Happy Hour at Mezz
Lunds & Byerlys The Mezz
Sep 04, 2019
Rotary Club of Edina Board Meeting
Washburn-McReavy Edina Chapel
Sep 18, 2019 7:30 AM
Human Trafficking Conference
Sep 19, 2019
11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
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MacDonald, Scott
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Buettner, Steve
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Edelson, Heather
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Pedersen, Gary
The Barker Writer
Kern, Jody
Hendrickson, Jennifer
Rotary Birthdays
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Bob Solheim
July 1
Matt Boockmeier
July 3
Josh Sprague
July 5
Mark Hegman
July 6
Gordon Lewis
July 7
John Flynn
July 10
Jake Johnson
July 11
Lisa Walker
July 12
Terry Stevens
July 13
Thomas Pirsch
July 13
Dave Phillips
July 14
David Hatzung
July 14
Tim Murphy
July 14
Charles Rauenhorst
July 18
Michael Opitz
July 18
Sylvester Thomas
July 19
Bob Perkins
July 25
Bill Milota
July 26
John Mazzara
July 26
Ed Bather
July 29
Dick Teegen
July 30

The Edina Country Club will serve Salmon Caesar or Smoke Roasted Pork Loin with Dried Apricot and Chili Marmalade at the July 25, 2019, Rotary Club of Edina meeting. Lunch service begins at 12:15 p.m. with the meeting to follow and ends at 1:30 p.m. Visiting Rotarian's and non-Rotarians are welcome to join us. 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.