July 22 Meeting
Speaker: Sanjit Sethi, President
Minneapolis College of Art and Design
No Registration Required
IN-PERSON We Return to Self Check-In
Look for Attendance Sheets near Name Badges
July 22 Meeting: Speaker: Sanjit Sethi, MCAD President
"Educating the Next Generation of Creative Cultural Leaders"
Sanjit Sethi is the 19th President of the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. He has two decades of experience as an artist, curator and cultural leader. Sethi’s previous positions include Director of the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design at George Washington University, Director of the Center for Art and Public Life, Barclay Simpson Professor, and Chair of Community Arts at the California College of the Arts; and Executive Director of the Santa Fe Art Institute. Additionally, Sethi has taught at the Srishti School of Art, Design, and Technology; the Massachusetts Institute of Technology; School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
July 21, Leadership Series: Teamwork
Please join The Rotary Club of Edina’s Leadership Series on Wednesday, July 21 as we welcome Dina Simon, CEO of Simon Says Lead to share an interactive learning experience entitled Teamwork… A Cohesive Team Begins With You!”  Download the flyer HERE for details.
This session is open to the public so please forward this to your friends, colleagues, and employees so that can benefit as well.   See you there!
Rotary Item Collection for Storage
During the next several weeks, the Rotary Club of Edina will be consolidating it's "stuff" to be stored at one location.  If you are in possession of and storing any Rotary related items, i.e. flags, banners, event promotion pieces, paperwork, please contact Marty Kupper / 612-508-2040at or Becci Michalski, / 952-215-7924 to coordinate drop off or pick up.
July 27 - Rotaract Meet and Reconnect
July kicks off a new year for the Rotaract Club of Edina! Mark Gasner did a wonderful job as the founder of this club and president for more than three years. I will be taking over and have big shoes to fill after Mark. I look forward to getting to know everyone better and planning service events, socials, and speakers. Our next event is at Unmapped Brewing on July 27, from 5 to 7 p.m. Let's get to know one another better and feel free to bring a friend. Let me know if you are coming or just show up.
Passionate about a specific volunteer organization or interested in planning a social? Our leadership team meets every other Tuesday morning on Zoom from 8 to 8:30 p.m. The next meeting is July 20 and we would love to hear your ideas. Below is the Zoom link to join.
I am excited for the next year and feel free to introduce yourself if we haven't met yet :)
Annika Sorteberg
Rotaract Club of Edina - President
August 4 - Vocational Happy Hour
We are happy to announce that we will be returning to 100% live meetings this month.  Meetings will be held at CW's Bar and Restaurant, 8302 Normandale Blvd., Bloomington, MN 55437  We will meet at 5:30 for happy half hour and our speaker presentation from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. No registration is necessary, just show up. Our speaker will be Rotary Club of Edina member, Karlan Padayachee. 
North Mpls Neighborhood Ramble - Aug. 7
The North Minneapolis Neighborhood Ramble, sponsored by the Rotary Club of North Minneapolis, will be held on Saturday August 7th, 2021. The event will raise money for the Rotary’s community building projects on the Northside, including a program to support Black moms and babies at Hennepin Healthcare.Your ticket gets you: Event t-shirt, drink tickets at each location, a guided tour of North Minneapolis history. Click Read more for additional details. Signing up is easy. Just go to Tickets start at $25.
Rotary Provides Funding to MAD DADS
The foundation of the Rotary Club of Edina recently awarded a grant of $2,500 to the Minneapolis chapter of Men Against Destruction (MAD DADS).
MAD DADS seeks to bring about positive change and encourages, motivates and guides people in the struggle to save children, communities and themselves from the social ills that plague neighborhoods. MAD DADS activities are designed to promote and demonstrate positive images of fathers engaging and protecting community, youth and families. Since 1998, MAD DADS has spent more than 1.5 million hours in the streets working to reduce violence.
Rotary Provides Funding to My Very Own Bed
The foundation of the Rotary Club of Edina recently awarded a grant of $2,500 to My Very Own Bed. Minneapolis-based My Very Own Bed provides beds to children throughout the Twin Cities metro area moving into stable housing. The grant will be used to support the purchase of 18 beds for children who would otherwise sleep on a floor or share a bed with a family member.
Return to Self Check-In Attendance / Change in ZOOM Registration
NO - IN-PERSON REGISTRATION Starting on Thursday, July 8, the club will return to self check-in attendance. The sheets will be located near the name badges, please be sure to check your attendance when you arrive. The club will continue to also broadcast the meetings via ZOOM. The registration for ZOOM will now be handle through ZOOM and you will need to register to get the link. This system will also ensure you will be counted as attending via ZOOM and receive the $10 meeting credit per attendance.
Upcoming Events and Links
July 21 -- Leadership Series, "Teamwork-A Cohesive Team Begins With You!"
July 22 -- Edina Noon Meeting -- Speaker: Sanjit Sethi, President Mpls College of Art & Design
July 27 -- Rotaract -- Meet and Reconnect, Rotaract of Edina, Unmapped Brewery
July 29 -- Edina Noon Meeting -- Speaker: Sarah Strommen, MN DNR Commissioner
August 4 - Vocational Development Happy Hour - Speaker: Karlen Padayachee, Encompass Law
August 7 - North Minneapolis Ramble
August 10 - Women in Rotary - Save the Date
Sept. 11 -- 3rd Annual Car Show, Southdale Parking Lot
Oct. 2 -- Annual Fundraiser Gala - Marriott Southwest
Nov 4 to 6 -- Camp Enterprise
Letters of Thanks
Member David Clynes wrote:
Edina Rotary Club,
We had a very nice service for my Dad on June 7 and our Rotary club was well represented and Tom Cook did a great job officiating.  Wooj and I gave eulogy’s but a eulogy given by one of my dad’s pals from church, Juan Griak (8 years old) stole the show (text following).  74 + people were in attendance which we thought was a good showing with Covid on its last legs but still around.  Click "Read More" for additional comments from David.
From Little Hospice in Memory of John MacLennan
. . . Thank you for our generous donation of $100.00 in memory of John MacLennan. What a wonderful way to honor John's memory by helping other families! Your gift truly makes a difference in our ability to provide loving care to many more patients and their families. We appreciate your thoughtfulness and generous gift to our hospice and have sent an acknowledgment of your memorial to the family in care of Chris MacLennan. Best wishes, Robert J. Solheim "Wonderful Rotarians, Thank you so very much for your ongoing kindness and support!" Richard P. Phenow 
In Review July 15 Meeting
Click the "You Tube" links below. In the "Description" are bookmarks/time stamps for jumping to your area of interest. 
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. 
July 15, 2021 In Process No Link
Click "Read More" to see pictures with captions that share some of the people who attended and the meeting events .
Executives & Directors
President Elect
Past President
Club Service (Administration) Director
Community Service—Grants Funding Director
Community Service—Projects Director
International Service Director
Membership Director
Social Director
Public Image Director
The Rotary Foundation Director
Youth Service Director
Annual Gala Co-Chair
Annual Gala Co-Chair
Club Administrator
Meeting Duties
Michalski, Rebecca
AV Support
Wilson, Ryan
Front Desk
Allenburg, Erica
Born, Barbara
Finsness, Andy
ZOOM Greeter
Wilson, Ryan
Stageberg, Mark
Guest Introductions
Steinke, Will
Speaker Introduction
Ryman, Jim
Thank the Speaker
Peterson, Ross
Eidsness, Kaylin
Rotary Birthdays
Member Birthdays
Bob Solheim
July 1
Matt Boockmeier
July 3
Josh Sprague
July 5
Gordy Lewis
July 7
Mike Tingum
July 8
Erica Allenburg
July 10
John Flynn
July 10
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

Menu -- Beef Stroganoff or Poached Pear Salad with Chicken

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