Join us May 25, 2023 at 12:35 p.m.
Speaker: Carol Malnati, Retired VP,
Medtronic Cardiac Rhythm Management
"Adversity: Building the Scaffolding of Our Souls"
May 25 Speaker: Carol Malnati, Retired VP, Medtronic Cardiac Rhythm Mgmt
Topic: "Adversity: Building the Scaffolding of Our Souls" For more than 30 years, Carol Malnati had a career innovating lifesaving medical devices that help hearts to beat correctly. In other words, Carol spent her career ‘fixing broken hearts’.  She started her career at Medtronic creating what would become the company’s first implantable defibrillator, a small device that regulates deadly-fast  heart rhythms. Carol is a transformational leader who helped take the defibrillator business from a start-up to its multi-billion-dollar cornerstone business of Medtronic’s global portfolio.
Spring Fireside Chats Schedule
The Rotary Club of Edina Spring Fireside Chat schedule will begin Thursday, May 11.  Club member hosted these small and casual social gatherings give experienced and freshman Rotarians the opportunity to get to know each other and learn about Rotary. Usually held in the host member's home as a come and go timed gathering, it's a nice way to conversationally and personally connect with your fellow Rotary friends. You're invited to attend all the scheduled chats or pick one that works best with your schedule. To allow the host to prepare, please register for each gathering you plan to attend. Please let Kayla Beehler know if you any questions or would like to added to the Spring or Fall Fireside host schedule.
The schedule is:
Wednesday, May 24th EARLIER TIME from 5:30pm-7:30pm: Kelley Burnett's House REGISTER
Tuesday, May 30th from 7:00-9:00pm: Geetu Sharma House REGISTER
Annual Picnic - June 1 - Register Today
Rotary Club of Edina Annual Family Picnic - REGISTER
Thursday, June 1, 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Bush Lake Park Picnic Shelter #3
9098 Bush Lake Road, Bloomington MN 55438.  
The picnic will take the place of our June 1 noon Rotary meeting. Registration deadline is Friday, May 26. REGISTER
The caterers this year will be Old Southern Smokehouse Catering who will be providing a fantastic menu including beverages, beer and wine. Games, facepainting and more will be available. 
There is no additional cost to members (this event is included with quarterly meeting fees). Attending senior active, family members and guests cost $20 per person. Children 6 to 16 are $12 per child. Children 5 and under are free. Guest fees will be charged to the member's July 2023  invoice.
Please register online for yourself and all guests by Friday, May 26.  Indicate in the registration comments your guests who are children and their age. REGISTER
June 3 -- Service Project - JCS Affective Living
 SIX VOLUNTEERS NEEDED -- REGISTER HERE -- JCS operates two safe residence homes for formerly trafficked women.  This is a joint service project with the Edina Federated Women's Club. Volunteers will  begin work at 9:00 am to seed and fertilize the yard, plant flowers, shrubs, and trees at one of the homes located at 5017 Washburn Ave N, Minneapolis 55430 (15 minute drive North 100 from Edina City Hall).  8-10 Rotary members are needed.
June 7, Vocation/Avocation Happy Hour
MEETING LOCATION - The District Edina!! Next Vocation/Avocation Happy Hour is Wednesday, June 7, 2023.  5:30 to 7:00 p.m. including a BBQ (weather permitting) on the District patio.  You will have the opportunity to meet and greet Betsy Kumagai, Executive Director, A Better Chance. Betsy will be introducing and showcasing Edina ABC program and updating us on program graduate, Jerimiah who is a recent addition to the Edina Police Department. Betsy is a member of the Edina Morningside Rotary club. Join us at The District Edina, 7777 Washington Ave, Suite 201, Edina MN 55439. Cost to attend is a $20.00 donation for food and beverages. Click "Read More" for additional ABC and specific Edina organization details.
FREE Shred Event, June 10
On Saturday, June 10, 2023, 9 am to Noon, fellow Rotarian John Mazzara is sponsoring a  FREE Shed Event in the parking lot of Re/Max at 7700 France Ave S.  Bring your paper documents only for disposal. Please feel free to invite a friend, a large truck has been ordered. Go to the South side of the Building and look for the inflatable Re/Max Balloon and ShredIt truck. Let John know you're coming at Flyer with details HERE
Osborne Receives Women in Leadership Award
The Rotary Club of Edina recently presented Diane Osborne with its 2023 Chrysanne Manoles Women In Leadership Award.
Osborne is the Nurse Manager of the Intensive Care Unit at Fairview Southdale Hospital. When she was hired in 2016, there was no formal program in place to honor organ donors or their families. In her first year, the Fairview Southdale ICU cared for two organ donors who went on to save three lives. By 2018, they had five donors who saved 12 lives. Many more details follow in "Read More"
26 Set to Graduate as Rotary Global Scholars
Twenty-six students are set to graduate from Edina High School as Rotary Global Scholars.
The Rotary Global Scholars program, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Edina and the Edina Education Fund, was designed to help students develop global competency skills, prepare for a global career, develop understanding of world issues and learn to apply academic content to solve social and global issues.
Edina Rotary Awards EHS Scholarships
The Rotary Club of Edina recently presented three scholarships to deserving students at Edina High School.
The Rotary Club of Edina presents $1,500 scholarships to graduating Edina seniors who exemplify the Rotary motto of “Service Above Self” and have participated in Rotary programs such as Camp Enterprise, Camp RYLA, fall ethics seminar, Vocational Ethics Day, youth exchange, Edina Rotary Global Scholars or the Interact Club of Edina. This year’s scholarships were presented to Abid Hassan (pictured) and Elodie Jones. The Rotary Club of Edina also provides a $1,000 renewable scholarship to a graduating senior who is completing the Edina Rotary Global Scholars program. Rowan Ungerman (pictured) received that scholarship.
TRF Challenge Number Update 50% to 42%
We are close to 50% participation. EMRC is at 42%! Too close for comfort!! This year there is a challenge between The Rotary Club of Edina and Edina Morningside Rotary Club to see which club will get the highest percentage of members to donate $25 or more to The Rotary Foundation. We would like to get 100% participation during this campaign and show EMRC we are the "Best Club in the Universe". Please Read More on how you can participate.
Tanzania Villagers See Improved Eye Care with $20,000 Rotary Club Project
Thousands of children and adults in remote villages of Tanzania will see a brighter future with improved access to medical eye care examinations, screenings and provision of prescription eyeglasses, thanks to a $20,000 humanitarian grant project sponsored by the Rotary Club of Edina with support of local clubs in Rotary District 5950, Dodoma (Tanzania) Rotary Club and Tanzania Health Partners.
May-June District Events - Flip Magazine
The Spring edition of Rotary District 5950 Flip digital magazine is ready for review. Looking to serve? Many service opportunities are list in this edition. You will also find program information on the District Annual Meeting, District Assembly, District Rotary Social, and District Governor Installation. Click HERE to browse and find your district service calling.
SAVE THE DATE Upcoming Events
May 24 -- Fireside Chat, Kelley Burnett - REGISTER
May 25 -- Rotary Noon, Speaker: Carol Malnati, Retired Medtronic
May 30 -- Fireside Chat, Geetu Sharma - REGISTER
Jun 1 - Annual Family RCE Picnic - REGISTER
Jun 3 -- JCS Affective Sober Living - Landscape Project SIGN UP
Jun 6 -- Youth Exchange Student Farewell Party
Jun 7 -- Vocation-Avocation Happy Hour w/BBQ
Jun 10 - Document Shred Event, John Mazzara
Jun 14 -- Progressive Dinner III - Detail 
Jun 29 -- Transition to New Rotary Year and Board
May 18 Meeting Review
May 18 meeting speaker was Jennifer Zick, Authentic Brand and we also celebrated
the achievements of 26 Edina Rotary Global Scholars who will be graduating from
Edina High School this year. Pictured here: Emma Brenner, Joely Emerson, Logan Fiol,
Shayaan Ghandi,  Alper Guvenen, Alanna Halloran, Elizabeth Halloran, Abid Hasan, Parker Hughes,
Yeshe Jangchup, Elodie Jones, Greta Kerekes, Anand Khariwala, Khai Jed Koo, Ingrid Koehler,
Emily Leung, Naima Mohamed, Camille Morton, Eliza Neumann, Emma Rapallini, Ananya Sri Sarangalwar,
Jacob Tietz, Rowan Ungerman, Evelyn Yang, Lauren Zawoyski and Natasha Zettler. Rotary leadership:
Past President Josh Sprague, Lindsey Smaka, President Joe Hayes, Past President Sam Thompson
Click Read More for additional meeting notes and pictures.
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Meeting Duties
Michalski, Rebecca
Front Desk & Guest Intros
Kennefick, Jack
Meeting Host
Greeter & Invocation
Jones, Les
Greeter & Thank the Speaker
Barer, Charlie
Speaker Intro
Hunt, Dan
Eidsness, Kaylin
Rotary Birthdays
Member Birthdays
Gerry Norton
May 1
Dennis Hykes
May 3
Ross Peterson
May 5
Adam Stanzak
May 7
Bob Harvey
May 9
Daniel Mott
May 11
Joe Arends
May 12
Dan Hunt
May 13
Erick Ries
May 15
David Kunz
May 17
Joel Jennings
May 24
Randy Smasal
May 28
Thursday, May 25, 2023
Speaker: Carol Malnati, Retired Medtronic VP
"Adversity: Building the Scaffolding of Our Souls"
Lunch Menu Options: Chicken Parmesan or Chef's Salad
DEADLINE for newsletter story and event submission is Monday Noon for Tuesday publication. 
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