Rotary Club of Edina Morningside

Upcoming Events



Oct 13, 2015
Terry Kerber, Author
Major Taylor, The Inspiring Story of a Black Cyclist and the Men Who Helped Him . . .
Oct 20, 2015
David Boosalis, Edina Police
How the School Resource Officer at Edina Public Schools plays a role in school safety
Oct 27, 2015
Allan Law
363 Sandwich Making at Southdale YMCA Rotary Room
Nov 03, 2015
Karen Swain
Rotary in the Workplace: The Waters of Edina
Nov 17, 2015
Justin Grammens
Current Trends in Technology
Dec 01, 2015
Sally Abrams, Jewish Community Relations Council
Start-up and emerging companies in Israel
Dec 08, 2015
Tony Weinbeck, Normandale CC - Physics
Year in Astronomy; Viewing Upcoming Meteor Showers
Feb 09, 2016
Matt Gray, CoderDojo Minneapolis
A free, friendly program where kids learn to code.


Rotary and ShelterBox support Syrian refugees
In Syria, where a civil war has been raging since 2011, more than 6,000 people flee the country every day. As of September, more than 4.1 million people have become refugees, and 7.6 million more have been internally displaced. “The plight of Syria’s refugees is a litmus test for the world's compassion,” says Rotary International General Secretary John Hewko. “Rotary members worldwide are profoundly disheartened by the refugee crisis now unfolding in Syria and other parts of the world,” which the United Nations has described as the worst in decades. “Rotary is following the situation closely...
Ravindran declares Riseley president-nominee
RI President K.R. Ravindran officially declared Ian H.S. Riseley Rotary International’s president-nominee on 1 October. The nominating Committee for President of RI selected Riseley, of the Rotary club of Sandringham, Victoria, Australia, in August. He will be formally elected at the 2016 RI Convention in Seoul, Korea, and will become president on 1 July 2017.  Read more about Riseley
Attend one of five presidential conferences
Find new and innovative ways to improve your community by attending one of five presidential conferences this year, hosted by RI President K.R. Ravindran and Foundation Trustee Chair Ray Klinginsmith. The conferences, to be held around the world between January and March, will highlight Rotary’s areas of focus. Use these links to learn about each of the programs and to register to attend: Peace and Conflict Resolution, 15-16 January in Ontario, California, USA Disease Prevention and Treatment, 19-20 February in Cannes, France Economic Development, 27 February in Cape Town, South Africa...
Under One Sky lights the way to a better world
Rotary and ONE, an international advocacy organization, joined other event partners in downtown Chicago on 24 September to demonstrate a commitment to ending extreme poverty and inequality and to promoting action on climate change on the eve of the United Nations launch of its Sustainable Development Goals. The 17 ambitious goals constitute a road map for finding solutions to the world’s most pressing problems, and dovetail with Rotary members’ work to create positive change in their communities and around the world. As dusk fell over Chicago, participants in the Under One Sky event held up...
Nigeria declared polio-free, removed from endemic list
The World Health Organization (WHO) announced on 25 September that Nigeria is now polio-free and has been officially removed from the list of countries where polio is endemic. It’s been 14 months since any cases of polio caused by the wild virus have been detected there. With Nigeria’s historic achievement, polio remains endemic in only two countries: Afghanistan and Pakistan. That means transmission of the virus has never been stopped there. Nigeria was the last country in Africa where polio was endemic. The continent celebrated its own first full year without the disease on 11 August. Once...

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Major Taylor, The Inspiring Story of a Black Cyclist and the Men Who Helped Him . . .
Major Taylor, The Inspiring Story of a Black Cyclist and the Men Who Helped Him
Our speaker on Oct 13th will be Terry Kerber, Author.
In 1907, amid a time of unspeakable racial cruelty, the world’s most popular athlete was not pitcher Cy Young or center fielder Ty Cobb. During the height of the Jim Crow era, the world’s most popular athlete wasn’t even white. He was an oft-persecuted black bicycle racer who was denied meals, kicked out of hotels, forced to sleep in horse stables, trained by a washed-up former racer, and managed by a pugnacious Irish sports promoter and Broadway producer.
This is the inspiring story of Major Taylor and the men who helped him achieve worldwide fame…
Terry Kerber is a senior partner in an investment firm for which he is in charge of investment research, client wealth management, and public speaking. Terry has been an advocate for the importance of mentoring at-risk father absent children. He loves to travel on cycling and hiking adventures to learn more about historical and cultural aspects of various regions.
Terry lives in Excelsior, Minnesota.


Edina Chamber-Rotary Mixer

Wednesday, October 21
5 to 7 p.m.
Edina Country Club
The Edina Chamber of Commerce and both Edina Rotary clubs unite for a fun evening of connection and cross pollination. Members and non-members are cordially invited to mingle while enjoying complimentary appetizers at Edina Country Club. This is a great opportunity to meet those involved in either organization and learn how each serves the community. Free to attend--cash bar for beverage purchases.  Please RSVP by Oct. 19.  Please note that Edina Country Club does not accept credit cards for bar purchases and there is not an ATM onsite.  

The I-35W Bridge over the Mississippi River in Minneapolis will be lit in shades of red and yellow on October 24 to honor Rotary International’s fight to end polio called End Polio Now.
Rotary International and the Rotary Clubs of District 5950 in the Minneapolis area and central Minnesota have been engaged in a 30-year campaign to eradicate polio worldwide. When Rotary launched its eradication effort in 1985, more than 350,000 children in 125 countries were stricken with polio every year. Since then, polio cases have dropped by 99% to 359 cases in 2014.  As of the end of September, 44 cases of wild poliovirus had been reported in 2015 in two countries, Afghanistan and Pakistan. Africa recently marked one year without wild polio.
Polio will be only the second disease after smallpox to be eradicated. The world is on the threshold of ending polio forever due to the efforts of Rotary and its partners, the World Health Organization, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and UNICEF.
The Minneapolis City Council has declared October 24 as World Polio Day in Minneapolis. The I-35W Bridge will be lit in the End Polio Now branding colors of red and yellow that day to bring attention and awareness to the final push for polio eradication.

Our new President, Heather Haen Anderson, introduced the Edina Morningside Rotary club to the theme of the 2015-2016 Rotary year: "Be a Gift to the World." Throughout the year, Heather will be highlighting club members who are a visible gift to the world.  Using your talents, expertise, and leadership, Rotary members worldwide are asked to be gifts to the world throughout this Rotary year. 
President Heather and President Elect, Tom Gump
Heather presented her goals for the coming year.
District Governor Tim Murphy updated the EMRC on various Rotary International efforts. If it has been a while, stop by the RI website. or click on the icons below to see Rotary at a Glance:

Duty Tuesday, Oct 6 Tuesday, Oct 13
Sergeants at Arms Bob Seeger/Steve May Bob Seeger/Steve May
Greeters Mike Seeger/Carl Schneider Mike Seeger/Carl Schneider
Thought of the Day Ben Martin Jeff McKeown
Happy Bucks Alan Goltzman Nancy Olson
Classification John Sorteberg  
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World Service Co-chair
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New Generations Chair
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