Rotary International District 5950
Honoring Incoming District Governor Mark Hegstrom
Thursday, June 16, 5:00-7:30pm
INTERLACHEN COUNTRY CLUB
6200 Interlachen Boulevard, Edina
5:00 p.m. Social Hour
6:00 p.m. Program
7:00 p.m. Entertainment by Tim Mulcrone and The Jazz Cats
You are cordially invited to attend the installation ceremony for Rotary Club of Edina Morningside member Mark Hegstrom as he becomes Rotary International District 5950 Governor for the 2016-2017 Rotary year. We will celebrate current District Governor Tim Murphy's successful Rotary year, and welcome Mark as the new leader of District 5950.
Cost: $35 - Heavy hors d'oeuvres and cash bar (please note that the Interlachen only accepts cash for bar purchases)
Great weekly meeting on May 17 at the Highlands Ski Chalet. It started with Jim Warner presenting Shelia Carrington with a Paul Harris Fellow. Shelia and her husband are moving to San Francisco so her generosity and Rotary support was honored. Our presenter, Megan Welty, showed a piece of adaptive ski equipment that was donated by Rotary. She explained this ski program of Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute. Julie and Dave Madison were the hosts as they both participate in ski programs at Highland - Julie helps make sure that when school groups come that every student can participate; Dave helps with the downhill racing program. Rotarians and guests walked through the recent facility improvements at this local Three Rivers Park. It was suggested that this venue might be a good place for a future Rotary Veterans Day event!!!
Jein, President-Elect Tom and Andrew working hard!
Rotarians, family and friends gathered to help clean up Hwy 100 between 50th Street and the Crosstown. With the construction closures, the lack of cars made it a little easier to get the work done. One of the volunteers reported finding 13 golf balls on the West side of the highway, which means there must have been some pretty long drives from the Edina Country Club this past year!
EMRC recently met at the Edina Senior Center for a service event to assemble sandwiches for 363. Alan Law arrived to share appreciation and the story of what will happen to the sandwiches. We assembled 1000 Turkey Bologna sandwiches with cheese. The plan was to deliver all the sandwiches we made fresh that night to shelters and to many homeless individuals living under the bridges in the Twin Cities.
Every week Rotarians gather to pack backpacks with food so that the students from struggling families in 12 area public schools don't go hungry over the weekend. That keeps them on top of their educational game.
April is the EMRC month with member Mark Shockey serving as the team lead each week. A few of our club members have volunteered each week including Rena, Laura, Kevin, Mike, and Zdenek. Last week an Edina High School student, Eleanor (at the end of the table in a blue shirt), partnered with Rotary for her Service Learning Project. Eleanor is an avid reader (her mom was librarian at St. Peter's School for years) and brought in 168 new books she had gathered to encourage reading. Her project researched and tried to overcome financial hurdles for learning. One book went home with each elementary school student over the weekend. What a great way to share her gift to the world - reading!
Would you consider opening your home and your heart to an international teenager? This is an opportunity for your family to grow and learn as much as it is for the exchange student.
Our incoming Rotary Youth Exchange Students:
• Are from Belgium (French Speaking) and Chile (Spanish Speaking)
• Will attend Edina High School
• Will arrive curious about and engage in learning about American culture
We need 6 host families:
2 from August to November
2 from December through March
2 from April through July
Time frames can be flexible to suit your family's needs.
Host families get proper support from Rotary AND get the chance to make lifelong international friendships without leaving Edina/SW Minneapolis!
Please consider this opportunity, and contact Jenn Glass at 612-961-4045 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions or would like to talk about the process to become a host family in Edina.