Registration HERE for Sept 24 In Person Meeting
Register HERE for Sept 24 ZOOM Meeting
Sept 24 Speaker: Cathy Paper, RockPaperStar
To gain insight into Cathy's work with business owners and her dedication to Midtown Global Market and Lake Street businesses in the aftermath of the riots in late May. . . 
SURVEY Due Sept 25 -- Lake Street Council and ERC
On Tuesday, Sept 22 a survey was emailed asking for your input on supporting a project spearheaded by the Excelsior Morning Rotary Club to support businesses on Lake Street damaged or destroyed by recent civil unrest. Project details are within the email. Your opinion and input is important in helping best match our club with a business. It's 12 questions short and due by 5:00 pm, Friday, September 25. If you need the email re-sent, please contact
Oct 3 Hosts Around the World Gala
During this exceptional year, registered members and their guests will spend an evening experiencing the culture and flavors of a foreign country. We will be gathering in small groups, hosted by our fellow Rotarians and friends.
The country and host itinerary follows:
Walk to End Alzheimer's, Sept. 26
Walk to End Alzheimer's is Saturday, September 26 starting at 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Sign up to participate, donate to the team, or do both! Please bring a mask and observe social distancing during the entire event. Click HERE for complete details, to register on the Walk to End Alzheimer's site, donate or print the flyer to distribute. If planning to stay for lunch at Pinstripes or have additional questions please contact Rick Carlson at 
Raffle Drawing Winners
At the October 8th meeting, the 2020 Edina Foundation Raffle Committee with the help of Jennifer Hendrickson drew the winning ticket stubs for this year's event. Check will go out to the winners this week. They are:
$100 Winners --
Jennifer Bennerotte
Paul Mooty
Sharon Chandler
Joe Arends
Shelly Loberg
Grand Prize $1,000 Winner -- 
Ed Bather
THANK YOU to all our members for participating in selling or purchasing this year's Gala Raffle tickets. Grandview Tire and Auto is this year's sponsor. Check the back of the ticket for $10 off an oil change or $25 off any $149 repair. 
Edina Rotary Foundation Accepting Applications for Grant Money
The Edina Rotary Foundation is accepting applications from non-profit organizations in Edina and its contiguous communities for grants to be used for capital purchases. Applications are due Oct. 31.  Read on for details and contact information.
Join Helping Hands Committee. . . 
. . .to connect with and support your fellow Edina Rotarians.
Because, as Edina Rotarians, what we do best is reach out and serve, the Helping Hands initiative is now a part of the Membership Committee.  We want our members to know we care. See how it works. . .
NEED 4 Volunteers, Oct 24, Clean Gardens
Five volunteers are needed to clean and winterize the “Grow and Give” gardens Oct. 24 at The Sheridan Story. The gardens were built earlier this year with funds from the Rotary Clubs of Edina, Brooklyn Park, Minneapolis and Roseville and Rotary International District 5950. SIGN UP HERE.
The Sheridan Story identified an approximately 4,000-square-foot plot of land at its facility in Roseville to convert into a produce garden to expand its fresh produce program. The majority of this property is owned by Ramsey County. The small portion owned by The Sheridan Story’s landlord, CSM, was approved for use. The Grow and Give gardens were built and planted in May. Because of COVID-19, Rotarians were not able to help with the project. Read more for hours.
Upcoming Events and Links
THANK YOU! from the Gala Committee
The Gala Committee would like to take a moment to thank all our members for the generosity of their time, financial resources and can-do spirit during this year's fundraising efforts. It's been a challenging year and to pivot to smaller gatherings held in member homes wasn't even a concept this spring. It's amazing how well we've embraced this new way of earning money to share and are making it work for us. We're working hard to put the finishing touches on organizing the dinners, the videos, the fun and games and can't wait to hear about all the special moments during each of these dinners. Please let co-chairs Catherine Gump or Bjorn Freudenthal know if you have any questions or comments. 
In Review - Sept 17 Human Trafficking Event
Human Trafficking Chair and Past President Ann Platt and Chairperson, Renee Harberts
Due to two different meeting platforms and the excellent talents of C-Vision Productions (Chris Laskowski) it has been decided to make better use of the taped and edited meetings that are posted 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. We will continue to publish several live meeting still photos with captions at the end of each newsletter as a mini-recap.
We will post the link to the current meeting You Tube video (see above).  Please see Facebook once they are posted.
Bon Voyage!
Sat., Sept 26 and Oct 3
The Travels Begin!
Upcoming Events
Oct 15 In-Person Meeting Registration
Edina Country Club
Oct 15, 2020
12:15 PM – 1:30 PM
Oct 15 ZOOM Meeting Registration
ZOOM Meeting Platform
Oct 15, 2020
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
Oct. 20 Leadership Series,Topic: Communications
ZOOM Meeting
Oct 20, 2020
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Rotary Club of Edina Board Meeting
Washburn-McReavy Edina Chapel
Oct 21, 2020 7:30 AM
Oct 24 NEED Garden Clean Up Volunteers - 4 People
Sheridan Story Gardens
Oct 24, 2020
10:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Volunteers - HalloBoo Drive-Thru Family Event
Rosland Park Area Parking
Oct 28, 2020
4:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Virtual Cooking Class, Nov. 12
Zoom Meeting
Nov 12, 2020
6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
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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
Michalski, Rebecca
Front Desk
Johnson, Susan
Greeter 1
Gump, Catherine
ZOOM Greeter
Breding, Robb
Hatzung, David
Guest Introductions
Thomas, Skip
Speaker Introduction
Arends, Joe
Thank the Speaker
Stanzak, Michael
Carlson, Rick
Rotary Birthdays
Member Birthdays
Sonja Tengdin
October 6
Ron Erhardt
October 8
Daniel Hennen
October 12
Paul Peterson
October 18
Donald Erickson
October 21
Mark Stageberg
October 27
Mark Jessen
October 28
Ryan Wilson
October 28
2020 Fundraiser & Gala Presenting Sponsor
2020 Around the World!
Edina Rotary Foundation Fundraiser & Gala
September 26 & October 3

Presenting ($10,000)

  • Sita Dash, Dr. Dash Foundation

Platinum ($5,000)

  • Sam Thompson, Transitions In Business
  • Joel Jennings, Jennings Family Foundation
  • Bill McReavy, Washburn-McReavy
  • Paul Mooty, Faribault Woolen Mill
Gold ($2,500)
  • Jack and Anne Kennefick, RWBaird
  • Susan Stiles, Stiles Financial Services
  • San Asato, McNellis & Asato
  • Kelley Burnett, American Family Insurance
  • Scott Tankenoff, Tankenoff Families Foundation
  • Heather Hansen, Carl M. Hansen Companies
  • Jeff Ohe, Cahill Financial Advisors
  • Joe Arends, North American Banking Co.
Silver ($1,000)
  • Michael Stanzak, Key Cadillac
  • Tim Murphy, Grandview Tire & Auto
  • Catherine & Tom Gump
  • Gerry Norton, The Brookshire Co.
  • John & Lisa Solberg
  • Bonnie Sue Rolstad
  • Steve Slyce, Peters Billards
  • Stefan Smith, Smith Financial Group
  • Bob & Rosie Gubrud
  • Steve Veker, 44th Street Dental
  • William Steinke, Christensen Group Insurance
  • Joe Christensen, Christensen & Laue PLLC
  • Ryan Wilson, Tradition Bank
Bronze ($500)
  • Mark Jessen, Jessen Press
  • Mike Kallas, Kallas Law Office
  • Bjorn Freudenthal, New Spaces
  • Bob and Rhoda Perkins
  • Matt Boockmeier, State Farm Insurance
  • Renee Harberts and Dave Wendt
  • Gordy Lewis
  • Axel and Lori Steuer
  • Bob and Vianne Stehlik
  • Terry and Merilee Stevens
  • Jon Barnett EdinAlarm
  • Lisa Walker, CrossCountry Mortgage, LLC
  • Kevin Kalal, Abdo, Eick & Meyers, LLP
  • Deirdre Kvale,DMK Intellectual Property Law, PLLC 

Thursday, October 15, 2020 - Speaker: Sondra Samuels, Northside Achievement Zone

Look for menu in reminder email.

Thursday, October 15, Speaker is Sondra Samuels, Northside Achievement Zone.   The ballroom doors open at 12:15 p.m. with the meeting beginning at 12:35 p.m. sharp. Please remember for the safety of our members and guests we require masks be worn while not eating or drinking and follow strict social distancing guidelines.

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.