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 Volunteer Event and Meeting
Thursday, July 11: Feed My Starving Children - 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Click here to RSVP. Bring a friend if you would like as well! If you plan to bring someone, please email club for an accurate headcount. Thank you.
Feed My Starving Children Volunteer Opportunity
18732 Lake Drive East
Chanhassen MN 55317
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
Homeless Breakfast Service THIS Saturday, July 13 - 

The Breakfast for the Homeless service project has been rescheduled for Saturday, July 13, 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at 913 Cedar Ave (Caboose area).

If you had originally signed up to help on Saturday, June 15th we hope you are still interested in helping. We need about 6 more Rotarians to help in prepping food and serving about 100 homeless people breakfast. Click here to volunteer.

Sgt. Grant Snyder, MPD Homeless Liason, brought to our club his message of homelessness and his efforts to build relationships and bring safety to those in need. His words and actions had a profound impact on many of our members. 

This event is scheduled to be held outdoors. In case of inclement weather, an email or text will be sent to you on the day of the event. Please contact Ann Platt with any questions. 

Women in Rotary to Meet July 16 


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, Jul 25 and Aug 1
Bellecour Private Dining Experience at the Chef’s Table

A seasonal three course dinner begining at 6:00 pm will be specially 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 per event. Be sure to pick the day best for you and register early.
Reservations/cancellations required by July 21st to dine on July 25th, click here to register.  Event cost will be billed to your Rotary of Edina membership account.
Reservations/cancellations required by July 28th to dine on August 1st, click here to register.  Event cost will be billed to your Rotary of Edina membership account.
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
Women in Rotary
Sonja Tengdin Home
Jul 16, 2019
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Rotary Club of Edina Board Meeting
Washburn-McReavy Edina Chapel
Jul 17, 2019
Rotaract: Casual Meeting
Jul 18, 2019
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Edina Rotary Foundation Board Meeting
Edina City Hall
Jul 24, 2019 7:30 AM
Bellecour Private Dining Event, Jul 25
Jul 25, 2019 6:00 PM
Bellecour Private Dining Event, Aug 1
Aug 01, 2019 6:00 PM
Rotary Happy Hour at Mezz
Lunds & Byerlys The Mezz
Aug 07, 2019
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Michalski, Rebecca
Front Desk
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Ohe, Jeff
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Dash, Sita
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Lancaster, George
Solheim, Bob
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Born, Barbara
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Sprague, Josh
Speaker Thank You
Opitz, Michael
The Barker Writer
Walker, Lisa
Eidsness, Kaylin
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 Orange Glazed Salmon or Southwestern Chicken Salad at the Thursday, July 11, 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.