November 3, 2022 Meeting
     Speaker: Paul Douglas,
CEO, Author, Meteorologist
Speaker, Nov 3: Paul Douglas, Meteorologist
Paul Douglas is a nationally-respected meteorologist, with 40 years of broadcast television and radio experience.  From 1983 to 1994 Douglas was employed by KARE-TV in Minneapolis, where he launched the “Backyard” outdoor weather format, now being used by hundreds of TV stations nationwide. He served as Chief Meteorologist for WCCO-TV in the Twin Cities from 1997 to 2008. Click HERE to read his full bio.
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".
HELP Camp Enterprise , Nov. 3 to 5, 2022 HELP
Camp E is this Thursday and we are in need of several male camp counselors. Counselors should be of college age and be available for overnight stays at Camp Courage in Maple Lake, MN from Thursday, November 3rd to Saturday, November 5th. This is a paid position. Please contact Dan Hennen at or 952-913-6975.
Nov 10  - Veterans Day Lunch Deadline
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 a veterans court. For more information and to register you, your guests and fellow veterans, click HERE.
This is an Area 3 sponsored event . The $35 cost for non-veteran Edina Noon members will be offset by their meeting fees with a $12 charge billed to their January 2023 invoice. There is no charge for veterans. 
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:

Thanksgiving Basket Lunch and Assembly-Delivery 
On Wednesday, November 23rd members of the Rotary Club of Edina, along with members of the Edina Morningside Rotary Club, will pack baskets and deliver Thanksgiving meals to families in need throughout the Twin Cities region.  REGISTER HERE.
WHAT: Thanksgiving Basket Preparation and Delivery (85 baskets)
WHERE: Assembly at the Edina Country Club; home delivery throughout Twin Cities Area
WHEN: Wednesday, November 23rd
TIME: Family or teams beginning at 11:30 a.m. and go to about 2:00 p.m.
WHO: Members and families of the Rotary Club of Edina and the Edina Morningside Rotary Club
ERMC Annual Poinsettia Sale
Order your holiday poinsettias from Edina Morningside Rotary Club. Click HERE for the order form. This EMRC fundraiser goes to Polio Plus and the EMRC Foundation to do good work both locally and internationally. The plants are beautiful, healthy and large. 
Proposed for Membership
The Rotary Club of Edina’s Board of Directors recently approved the applicant below for membership:
Randy Scharpen
Classification: Moving Company
Sponsor: Lisa Walker
Written objections to the application must be submitted before 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 2, 2022, to Rotary Club of Edina, PO Box 24481, Edina, MN 55424 or emailed to
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.
Edina Rotary Foundation NOV 15 Extended 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 November 15.
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
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
Nov 2 -- Vocational-Avocation, Speaker: Shelly Loberg, The District Edina
Nov 3 - 5 - Camp Enterprise, True Friends Camp Courage, Maple Lake, MN
Nov 10 -- Area 3 Veterans Program - No Weekly Meeting
Nov 12 -- Involve MN, 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 27 Meeting in Review 
October 27, 2022
Meeting Recap by Heather Edelson
Speaker: Gregory Olson, GM Bearpath Golf & Country Club,
Former MLB Catcher, All-Star and ‘91 World Series 
President Joe Hayes kicked off the meeting!
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
Martiny, Mike
Front Desk / Guest Intros
Hagen, Mike
Greeter / Invocation
Kern, Jody
Greeter / Thank the Speaker
Hansen, Heather
Speaker Intro
MacDonald, Scott
Eidsness, Kaylin
AV Support
Blake, Scott
AV Support
Wilson, Ryan
Video Recording and Editing
Laskowski, Chris
Rotary Birthdays
Member Birthdays
Bruce Templeton
November 3
Wayne Harmon
November 3
Wooj Byun
November 5
Susan Stiles
November 11
Burt Cohen
November 13
Les Wanninger
November 13
Sam Thompson
November 14
Skip Thomas
November 14
Sita Dash
November 15
Andy Finsness
November 17
Jim Platt
November 17
Katy Campbell
November 17
Mary Younggren
November 20
Mary Swendsen
November 22
John Buttolph
November 23
Raj Kumar
November 25
Matthew Bennis
November 26
Charles McGoldrick
November 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, November 3 2022
Speaker:  Paul Douglas, CEO, Author, Meteorologist
Lunch: Chicken Parmesan or Italian Chop 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