NO MEETING - join the Noon Club on Thursday 11/3 for Jennifer Jones and "The Future of Rotary"
Veterans Day Luncheon 11-1
Bearpath Country Club
18100 Bearpath Trail, Eden Prairie
Emcee General Denny Schulstad
Speaker General Sandra Best
On November 1, we have cancelled our club meeting so that you can attend a special presentation by Rotary International VP, Jennifer Jones. We have been invited to join the Noon Club at 12pm on Thursday, November 3 for lunch. Cost will be covered for EMRC members and prospective members. Others, $20. If unable to make that time, please note the other presentations in the area on Tuesday and Thursday and attend one of those for a make up! It will be worth your time.
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!
Thousands of individuals participated in the 2016 Twin Cities Walk to End Alzheimer's September 17th, raising over $1,000,000. Edina Morningside Rotary Club President Tom Gump was joined by his son and members of the Edina Rotary Club, including organizer Sue Spaulding, in this effort. Walkers took up to a 2.3 mile trek to demonstrate their commitment to take the first step to a world without Alzheimer's.
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!
What a fantastic morning we had at Matter for Rotary in the Workplace! A special thanks to our hosts, Rotarians Jeremy Newhouse, Senior Vice President of Operations and Laura Fixsen, Director of Development. Matter has amazing outreach programs and is a recipient of one of our Foundation grants.
Twenty-eight Rotarians packed 296 boxes for a total of 1480 breakfast meals. These boxes were delivered to the Southdale YMCA to directly help children in need residing in our community.
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, October 25th
Tuesday, November 1st
|J. Ehresmann, R. Feldman, M. Samuel||
Sergeant at Arms
|P. Nelson, B. Laue|
Thought of the Day
|A. Goltzman||Join Noon Club Thursday 11/3!|
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