Children and Grandchildren are free; member meal is considered a meeting meal, your guests will be billed $15 on your January invoice.
Entertainment by the Edina High School Chamber Singers with a special visit from Santa!
Please register here for this special served meal.
Only a few more Rotary events in 2016! Don't miss our holiday gathering on 12/13!
Click on the following dates for additional information -
Thurs 12/8 - EMRC Board of Directors Meeting
730AM-845AM, Edina Senior Center
Bring your family for a fun morning of celebration! Please register your guests / family members so we can plan accordingly.
Tues 12/20 & 12/27 - No meetings - Holiday break (next meeting 1/3/17)
The Paul Harris Fellow recognition acknowledges individuals who contribute, or who have contributions made in their name, of US $1,000 to The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International (TRF). The number of Paul Harris Fellows globally reached the one million mark in 2006. During the 100th Anniversary Year of The Rotary Foundation, District Governor Mark Hegstrom has been encouraging Rotarians to become Paul Harris Society members (committing to contribute $1000 annually). There are now 250 PHS members in Rotary District #5950.
DG Mark's home club is the Rotary Club of Edina Morningside. Under 2016-2017 President, Tom Gump, the club has taken the $365 per member contribution goal seriously. Tom has received commitments from 16 club members to become new PHS members. That brings the total number of PHS members to 24! In addition, on November 15, The Rotary Club of Edina Morningside became a 100% Paul Harris Fellow Club. DG Mark Hegstrom together with Club President, Tom Gump (l) and Jim Warner, Club TRF Chair, (r) proudly display the new recognition flag. Congratulations to all the club members and the District Governor on this honor.
While the Edina Mornginside club has a history of generosity, some of their Multiple PHF members used "points" to add to the cash contributions of newer members to reach the goal of every club member becoming a PHF. The Edina Morningside currently has 79 members. Join something powerful... will you be our 80th member?
Thank you to everyone who helped pack and deliver Thanksgiving meals to those in need last Wednesday, November 22nd. A record 55 individuals representing EMRC participated in this holiday tradition. A special thanks goes to President Tom Gump, for being a model Rotarian and helping us get into the spirit of Thanksgiving!
(L to R) Joe Ott, Tom Berg, Andy Pugh, Doug McElrath, Liisa Schmitt with Membership Committee members: John Sorteberg & Kyle Girard
The Rotary Club of Edina Morningside now has a membership of 80! We look forward to the contributions of these newest members in serving our community. Thanks to sponsors, Paul Nelson and President Tom Gump who just can't stop talking about Rotary everywhere they go.
We welcome some additional community members who have shown some interest in the Rotary Club of Edina Morningside and now are receiving the newsletter. Know you are always welcome to attend meetings to grow and serve beside us.
John Flynn, the "Godfather of Camp E" visited our club in November to present this year's Camp E Chair, Peter Kelley with a thank you gift of the composite picture of the Camp E students for all his work to facilitate a successful Camp E experience. A word of appreciation was also expressed to the many volunteers, especially from the Edina Rotary clubs who make this event outstanding year after year. Click here to see the group photo, learn more about Camp Enterprise, and view more pictures.
Posted by John Pastor on Oct 30, 2016
2016 Camp Enterprise was a huge success! The Rotary Club of Edina Morningside was heavily engaged in the planning and execution of the Camp this year. Thanks to Peter Kelly (2016 Chair) and the 20 EMRC members who volunteered as planners, speakers, mentors, venture capitalists, essay readers, operations managers and game show hosts!
Posted by John Pastor on Oct 30, 2016
World Polio Day was established over a decade ago by Rotary International in honor of the birth of Dr. Jonas Salk. Dr. Salk led the first team to develop an effective vaccine against poliomyelitis. In 2016, we continue to fight to eradicate polio across the globe. According to GPEI, there have been 30 cases documented this year worldwide (through October 30). Twenty-seven of these are wild poliovirus type 1 and three are circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus cases. The following countries have reported cases in 2016 - Pakistan, Afghanistan, Nigeria and Lao People's Democratic Republic.
Rotary International is a proud member of the GPEI (Global Polio Eradication Initiative). Launched in 1988 after the World Health Assembly passed a resolution to eradicate polio, the GPEI, along with its partners, has helped countries to make huge progress in protecting the global population from this debilitating disease. As a result, global incidence of polio has decreased by 99% since GPEI’s foundation and an estimated 10 million people today are walking who would otherwise have been paralysed by the disease. Now the task remains to tackle polio in its last few strongholds and get rid of the final 1% of polio cases. Read more about how GPEI, Rotary International and others supporters continue to team up in the fight against this deadly disease.
On Monday, September 26th, we held the First Annual Patrick D. Kennedy Memorial Golf Tournament and it was a huge success! We had over 100 golfers in the tournament and over 100 guests at dinner.
The Golf Committee was lead by Zdenek Kratky with a lot of help from his wife Nikola, was composed of the following EMRC members: Julie Madison (awesome job with the silent auction), Paul Nelson, Rob Lauglin, Mark Shockey, Ian Nemerov, John Pastor, Mary Brindle, Heather Anderson, Annie Kennedy, Mark Hegstrom, Dave Wendt, Tom Gump and Paula Schwartz (“Photographer of the Day”). The committee did a fantastic job collaborating to ensure all components of event went smoothly.
First Place - Jim Johnson (former EMRC member), Rick Ellingson (brother of Jane Ehresmann), Christopher Ward and Gary Griffith
Long Drive - Erik Hendrickson, Margie Kampf
Closest to the Pin - Dave Bell, Jen Lewis, Pat Gries
Longest Putt - Thomas Schwartz
Sponsorship - There were strong sponsor commitments including the following major sponsors:
Gold Sponsor: Kraus-Anderson Insurance;
Silver Sponsors: A-1 Asset Management, LLC and Bizal Built; and
Bronze Sponsors: Audiology Concepts and Dave Wendt Insurance Associated Professionals, LTD.
Mendakota Country Club was terrific, and the new venue provided golfers and dinner guests with very high quality service, food and amenities. Thanks to everyone who made this a successful and meaningful event!
WARM HANDS, WARM HEADS, WARM HEARTS
Congratulations Ted Field, Heart of the Community Recipient! Minneapolis Area Association of Realtor's Heart of the Community Award Recipient, Ted Field, a MAAR REALTOR® founded Warm Hands, Warm Heads, Warm Hearts in connection with Edina Morningside Rotary Club, over 20 years ago. This program has kept many local families warm during the winter months by distributing over 300,000 hats and gloves to those in need.
Over the past 18 months, Ted has volunteered 100+ hours of his time and raised $40,000 for this cause. MAAR's Heart of the Community program will contribute $500 to Warm Hands, Warm Heads, Warm Hearts on behalf of Ted's leadership in the community. Ted, a Rotarian for 23 years, is also a past-president of the Rotary Club of Edina Morningside.
The official Rotary Club of Edina Morningside RC Car
Youth Impact Racing is 100% committed to the next generation by teaching young people the value of responsibility, friendship, and teamwork. In 2016, the Rotary Club of Edina/Morningside provided a local grant to fund a remote control “Rotary” Car for the youth of our community. They shared pictures of the two new Rotary RC cars that were purchased. The second car is red. The YIR Director is scheduled to speak to our club on February 7 and to give you an opportunity to drive one of the RC cars!
OFF TO A GREAT START!
The 2016-2017 Rotary Year started with great energy on July 12th when we heard from our new President, Tom Gump. Tom shared with the group how he prepared for his presidential year, he introduced each member of the board of directors and their specific role/charge, and he concluded by sharing his three primary goals for the year (the 1-2-3 punch):
1. Membership - increase by 10%
2. Fundraising - R.I and 3 new Paul Harris Society members
3. Organization - formalize institutional knowledge and organize committees
We also had the great honor of welcoming six new Rotarians into the Rotary Club of Edina Morningside that morning. We are already off to a great start with our membership goals!
Tuesday, December 6th
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