Speaker: John Crudele, Difference Makers 
April 13 Edina Morningside Joint Meeting - 7:30 a.m.
EHS Global Scholar Graduation Program
No Meeting Thursday, April 15, 2021
Apr 8 Meeting, Speaker: John Crudele
John gets directly to the heart of business today … its people. His keynotes unify organizations while inspiring personal leadership. He candidly prepares participants to face change and challenge with strength and confidence. His powerful, profound and often humorous stories create a dynamic foundation for learning, growing and living. The title of his presentation is "Difference Makers". Download speaker handouts HERE. We meet in-person at the Edina Country Club or via Zoom from 12:15 pm to 1:30 pm .
April 7 Vocational Happy Hour, Dr. Afira Hasan 
Join us for the Edina Rotary Happy Hour/Vocational Development Group. The next gathering will be Wednesday, April 7, from 6:00 to 7 p.m. via ZOOM.  Dr. Afira Hasan, founder of Insight Vision Care will be sharing information that is relevant to her profession followed by a short Q&A period. Get to know Dr. Hasan a bit more by clicking read more below.
Click HERE to register via ZOOM. Once you registered the ZOOM link will be sent to you.
Apr 26 Next Virtual Fireside Chats
Virtual Fireside Chats were created to help keep our members engaged and enhance a way to introduce and develop fellowship between our members. The next virtual Fireside Chat will be Monday, April 26 at 5:00 with Bonnie Rolstad as your host.  Please use the Fireside links at the top of the page to register.  For additional details and contact information READ MORE.
Apr 14 Next Race & Equity Book Club Date
The Rotary Club of Edina Race & Equity Committee has announced the book club dates. They will be meeting via ZOOM at 5:15 p.m to 6:15 p.m. for five Wednesdays starting February 17, and continuing on March 3, March 17, March 31 and April 14. Please contact committee member, Jennifer Bennerotte at for Zoom link information. 
Several organizations and groups across the country are reading White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk about Racism. The New York Times best-selling book explores the counterproductive reactions white people have when their assumptions about race are challenged, and how these reactions maintain racial inequality. Read More for additional details.
April 13th, Joint Meeting, EHS Global Graduation Day
On  Tuesday, April 13th we will be joining with the Edina Morningside Rotary Club at 7:30 a.m. to celebrate the graduation of our Edina High School Global Scholars. Mark your calendars to attend this special event. Click HERE to meet the 2021 Global Graduation Class and HERE for program information. There will be no meeting Thursday, April 15. This meeting will take the place of our regular Thursday lunch and program meeting.
The Opportunity of a Lifetime
How many times have you showed up for a Thursday meeting only to find the best seats are already taken? What if I told you that you could have a reserved seat? No more having to turn your chair around or craning your neck just to see the presentation! Impossible you say?  Not for members of the newly formed Zoom Committee.  That’s right! All you have to do is help host the Zoom meeting and you get a comfortable seat with an unobstructed view right in the front row. Click READ MORE for the exciting details.
Apr 20 Leadership Series - Paul Mooty
Please join The Rotary Club of Edina’s Leadership Series in April as we welcome Paul Mooty, Vice-Chairman and Partner at the Faribault Woolen Mill Company to share an interactive learning experience entitled Values Based Leadership… “Who Are You and What Do You Stand For?”  This session is open to the public so please forward this to your friends, colleagues, and employees so that can benefit as well. For additional details print the information flyer HERE. REGISTER HERE  See you there! 
May 1, District Conference Registration
REGISTER HERE for District 5950 conference being held outdoors at Central Park in Brooklyn Center on Saturday, May 1. The year's theme is 'Rooted in Service, Growing in New Ways". The cost per person is $35 for adults; $15 for youth (18 and younger); $25 to attend via Zoom. Your in-person registration fee includes a Rotary mask and lunch. The Rotary Club of Edina will reimburse up to 20 club members for the cost of registration. Please send your confirmation of registration to Becci Michalski at to receive credit on your next quarterly billing. 
To see the agenda for the day and hear from District Governor, Tom Gump, please click "Read More" below.
Name Tags Return - Update Your Profile
Beginning at our next meeting, Thursday, April 1, 2021 member name tags will be available for members to wear at their discretion.
Upcoming Events and Links
Apr. 20 -- Leadership Series, Paul Mooty - 6:00 pm, Zoom
Apr. 22 -- Edina Rotary Noon Meeting, Club Assembly -12:15 pm
Mail Bag - Thank You
Cornerstone sent a letter of thanks to our grants committee. Click HERE to read. Later this week we received seven letters of grant gratitude. Click HERE to see how much our Edina Rotary Foundation is loved by:
MadDads, John Turnipsee, $2,000 grant; Open Arms of MN, Leah Hebert Wells, $2,000; Assistance League of MN, Mary Dries, $2,500; My Very Own Bed, Meg Hobday, $2,000; Hope Academy, Jim Stigman, $2,040; TreeHouse, Any Swanda, $2,000; Oasis For Youth, Nicole Mills, $2,000
Climate Action Plan Team, Volunteers Needed
"The City of Edina's Sustainability Division, Climate Action Plan, fits well with Rotary International's new seventh area of focus which is protecting our environment." says Sam Thompson, Rotary Club of Edina President. Click HERE to learn more about RI's areas of focus and scroll down to "Environmental Sustainability" under Protecting the Environment. To learn more and get the details about this important city project click READ MORE.
In Review Apr 8 Meeting
Back to the hybrid version of your choice to attend club meeting via IN-PERSON or ZOOM platforms. The continued excellent editing talents of C-Vision Productions (Chris Laskowski) is allowing us to make better use of the taped and edited meetings posted weekly to You Tube and use them as our new "In Review" format. This will eliminate the duty of "The Barker" note taker/writer and we will, for the time being, no longer publish written reviews. In-person meeting photos will resume. Keep in mind watching the You Tube video counts as a make-up. Let Becci know what meeting dates you watched and she will mark you as attended.
We will post the link to the last meeting video taped (see above) and photos from the meeting. NO TAPE FOR MARCH 18 MEETING.
Executives & Directors
Past President
Club Service Director
Community Service Grants Director
Community Service Projects Director
International Service Director
Membership Director
Social Director
Public Image Director
The Rotary Foundation Director
Youth Service Director
Club Administrator
Annual Gala Co-Chair
Annual Gala Co-Chair
Meeting Duties
April 22 Meeting Duties
Sylvester, Fred
AV Support
Wilson, Ryan
Front Desk
Steuer, Axel
Greeter 1
Asato, San
ZOOM Greeter
Andersen, Ken
McReavy, Jr., Bill
Guest Introductions
Barnett, Jon
Speaker Introduction
Thommen, Wade
Thank the Speaker
Azbill, Brandon
Hendrickson, Jennifer
April 29 Meeting Duties
Michalski, Rebecca
AV Support
Wilson, Ryan
Front Desk
Swendsen, Mary
Beehler, Kayla
ZOOM Greeter
Barer, Charlie
Cook, Tom
Intro Guests
Arends, Joe
Intro Speaker
Born, Barbara
Thank the Speaker
Buettner, Steve
Carlson, Rick
Rotary Birthdays
Member Birthdays
Jennifer Bennerotte
April 1
Hal Harris
April 3
Heather Edelson
April 4
Marie Pribyl
April 7
Audri Schwarz
April 10
Scott MacDonald
April 10
Mary Hustad
April 13
Royce Pavelka
April 14
Jennifer Garske
April 16
Kaylin Eidsness
April 17
Nick Van Beek
April 28

Menu -- Beef Commercial or Chicken, Tomato and Avocado 

Thursday, April 22, 2021 there will be the hybrid version with in-person meeting at the Edina Country Club with doors open at 12:15 a.m. and ZOOM meeting beginning at 12:30 a.m..  Please see our club web page and watch your email for meeting place updates. 

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.