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Edina Country Club
5100 Wooddale Ave
Edina, MN 55424
United States of America

The Rotary Club of Edina will present the 12th-annual “Chrysanne Manoles Women In Leadership Award" at its May 6th meeting.  In 1988, Rotary Club of Edina welcomed its first female member, Chrysanne Manoles who continues to be active in Rotary. In Manoles’ honor and to celebrate the work of women in the community, the Rotary Club of Edina established an annual women’s leadership award in 2008. Previous winners include Dr. Laurel Wills, Ann Byrne, Donna Tilsner, Katey Taylor, Kim Foote, Kris Marshall, Lauren Morse-Wendt, Lexi Reed Holtum, Hope Melton and Kathy Rendleman.

Reflecting society in 1905, the Rotary organization was limited to male members and remained so officially until 1989, when the Council on Legislation, Rotary’s parliament, voted to eliminate the male-only provision, opening up membership to qualified women across the world. However, the forward-thinking Rotary Club of Edina welcomed its first female member, Chrysanne Manoles, a year earlier in 1988. Manoles continues to be active in Rotary.

The nominees were women who live, work or volunteer in Edina demonstrate Rotary’s “Four Way Test” of the things we think, say or do: Is it the truth? Is it fair to all concerned? Will it build goodwill and better friendships? Will it be beneficial to all concerned?

Please join us in-person or via Zoom for this inspirational presentation. For more information about the Women in Leadership Award, contact Past President Jennifer Bennerotte, 612-201-3467 or