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No Meeting at Edina Country Club
June 18 Meeting at 12:35 pm - ZOOM Meeting
Jon Kaufman
H2OpenDoors - Rotary Safe Water Project
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June 18 Speaker, Jon Kaufman-H2O OpenDoors
Jon Kaufman joined Rotary 8 years ago to disrupt the way safe water is provided for the poorest of the poor. Since then, the project has installed 33 water plants in 11 countries, each one providing up to 10,000 people with 2 liters of water every day. Jon is a Major Donor to TRF, and maintains a Donor Advised Fund at TRF. A unique set of approaches to promote self-reliance rather than continued dependence is as the forefront of the efforts by H20penDoors.
Wines of Summer - ZOOM Gathering on June 18

REGISTRATION CLOSE - Call Renee Harberts for Possible Cancellation Opening

A top-rated wine expert and educator, Alison Perrier Briggs, will guide us through the process of understanding what makes a good wine great and how to pair it with our favorite summer foods. Wines to be tasted will be Pratch Certified Organic Rose from Austria, Mantanzas Creek Sonoma County Sauvignon Blanc and Murphy Goode Liars Dice Zin. 

The total cost of the event will be your purchase of the three bottles of wine we'll be sampling and the time to pick it up curbside or in the store. Registration is closed. For more details and possible cancellations, please contact Renee Harberts with any questions. Your wine package will be ordered and available for pickup between June 12 and 17. The cost of wine will be approximately $45 + tax.

BIG News - In Person Meetings to Begin July 9th
Edina Country Club is opening soon allowing us to be able to meet in person at our first 2020-2021 Rotary year meeting on Thursday, July 9. Watch your email or visit our webpage for meeting place guidelines and safety procedure updates.
Here is the response and guidelines from ECC about the start of in-person meetings:
  • Limited to 96 people in the large ballroom.
  • 4 people to a table.
  • Everyone to be seated upon arrival and leave immediately after meeting concludes. 
  • Social distancing to be enforced  - 6 feet apart.
  • Masks optional  -  but encouraged
  • Remain flexible as the guidelnes may change
Support MN Veterans Rotary Club 
Support the Rotary Club of Minnesota Veterans by purchasing U.S. Flags and donating blood. Flag order deadline THIS Friday, June 19, 2020.
Jeff Staads, 2020-21 President of The Rotary Club of MN Veterans has two opportunities for EMRC members and friends to support their club.
  1. US Flag sale in time for the 4th of July - Order deadline, Friday, June 19th
  2. Red Cross Blood Donation Drive
Rotary International 2020 Virtual Convention
2020 Virtual Convention News
We’re only days away from the first Rotary Virtual Convention! This message includes information you need to know to experience it all, 20-26 June and beyond.
Tom Gump, District Governor Installation
On Thursday, June 25th evening, Tom Gump was installed as our 2020-21 5950 District Governor.
Save the Dates - 2020 Gala
Edina Rotary Helping Hands
Edina Rotary Helping Hands 
Expanding the Scope of Help
In this trying time of uncertainty during the Covid-19 virus pandemic, we in Edina Rotary have an opportunity to do what we do best – reach out and serve.  We’re better together.
Rotary Int'l Disaster Response Fund
We are coming together to face a new test of our collective strength during the COVID-19 pandemic. Rotary districts around the world are applying for Rotary’s disaster response grants in record numbers to empower Rotarians who are actively finding solutions and making a difference in their local communities.  Please click "Read More" to see how you can help or click HERE to make a donation to the Disaster Relief Fund.

Upcoming Club Events and Next Speaker

June 25 -- ZOOM Leadership Transition Meeting - 
June 25 -- Drive-by Parade, 1:30 to 3:00 PM, 4720 W 70th Street, Edina 55435
June 25 -- District Governor Installation, Tom Gump - WATCH PARTY ONLY (see story above)
July 2 -- NO MEETING
July 9 -- In-Person Meeting, Edina Country Club, See The Barker for Details
Text Alerts--SIGN UP TODAY
The Rotary Club of Edina now has a texting system that will send a text message to your cell phone with meeting information, event notices, and links to important club information. To receive these text messages, you must opt-in. Send the keyword ROTARY to 22452.
In Review - June 11, 2020 Meeting
The meeting was called to order in a Zoom format by President, Josh Sprague. A video was presented with Shelly Loberg as she inspired us all about this year’s theme of Rotary Connects the World. Shelly is leaving the International Service Committee as Director as she begins her rotation to become Club President in 4 years.  Shelly talked about her motivation and inspiration working in International Service with Edina Rotary and her experience last year in Guatemala on a Service Project.  Helping others and “getting the job done” is a benefit she points out of working internationally with Rotary.
Upcoming Events
Rotary Club of Edina Board Meeting
Washburn-McReavy Edina Chapel
Jul 15, 2020 7:30 AM
Edina Rotary Polo and Hat Order - 2020
Jul 15, 2020
12:00 PM – 12:00 PM
Rotary Club of Edina Board Meeting
Washburn-McReavy Edina Chapel
Aug 19, 2020 7:30 AM
Rotary Club of Edina Board Meeting
Washburn-McReavy Edina Chapel
Sep 16, 2020 7:30 AM
Human Trafficking Workshop
Edina Country Club
Sep 17, 2020
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Save the Date Around the World Gala
Sep 26, 2020 12:00 PM –
Oct 03, 2020 12:00 PM
2020 ERF Gala Fundraiser
Marriott Southwest
Oct 03, 2020
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Executives & Directors
President Elect
Past President
Club Service Administration
Community Service Grants
Community Service Projects
International Service
Public Image
The Rotary Foundation
Youth Service
Club Administrator
Annual Gala
Annual Gala
Meeting Duties- No Meeting
Michalski, Rebecca
Greeter 1
Chandler, Sharon
Greeter 2
Hynes, Mike
Loberg, Shelly
Thank the Speaker
Pedersen, Gary
The Barker Writer
Campbell, Katy
Rotary Birthdays
Member Birthdays
Charles Agan
June 1
Scott Tankenoff
June 2
Jody Kern
June 4
Bridget Hallstrom
June 7
Robb Breding
June 7
Tom Ries
June 7
Theresa Halverson
June 8
Bjorn Freudenthal
June 17
Doug Johnson
June 25

Due to COVID-19 Pandemic and following Minnesota Stay at Home Guidelines

No June meetings are scheduled to be held at ECC

Join us on ZOOM at 12:30 p.m. on June 25

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 voicemail /text message at 612-234-7390.