Rotary Club of Edina Morningside

Upcoming Events
Feb 16, 2016
Feb 23, 2016
Justice (Ret.) Alan Page
Comments by Retired Justice Alan C. Page
Mar 01, 2016
Edina Green Machine
Edina High School Robotics Team
Mar 08, 2016
Kamala Puram
Mar 15, 2016
Scott McBride, Metro District Engineer
Metropolitan Area Transportation Issues
Mar 22, 2016
Anne Mavity
Beacon Housing Collaborative 66 West
Mar 29, 2016
Stephen Yoch, Author
Becoming George Washington
Apr 12, 2016
Nancy Grazzini-Olson
Rotary in the Workplace: Academy College
Apr 19, 2016
Nancy Hefko
Gillette Children's Hospital and Specialty Clinics
Apr 26, 2016
363 Sandwich Making - NOTE: At Edina Senior Center
Edina Senior Center, 5280 Grandview Square
May 03, 2016
May 10, 2016
EMRC Quiz Bowl!
May 17, 2016
Megan Welty, Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Inst.
Adaptive Ski Equipment donated by Rotary
Jun 14, 2016
Jim Bizal, Rotary in the Workplace
Bizal Built Home Tour
Jun 28, 2016
Heather Haen Anderson
EMRC Year in Review
Beware of new email scam claiming to be from Foundation Chair Klinginsmith
A new email purporting to be from Rotary Foundation Trustee Chair Ray Klinginsmith is targeting Rotary members. The email falsely claims that members can become End Polio Now ambassadors if they email club information to a Gmail address within 48 hours. The fraudulent email has the subject line “BECOME AN END POLIO AMBASSADOR” and is sent from a fake email address. This is a scam. Rotary staff is working to resolve the issue. Avoid being the victim of scams by deleting any email that appears suspicious.
Find resources for planning your centennial celebration
We're kicking off The Rotary Foundation's centennial celebration at the Korea convention, 28 May-1 June. But you can get started now planning your club's centennial activities with the resources available in our promotion kit: Ideas and activities for clubs Doing Good in the World promotional flier Doing Good in the World bookmark Sample press release Centennial letterhead Centennial PowerPoint template Centennial postcard History of The Rotary Foundation PowerPoint Find more ideas in "Rotary's Foundation Is Turning 100," in the January issue of Rotary Leader Watch and download A Century of...
Cultivating peace: Rabia Raja
From the February 2016 issue of The Rotarian Rabia Raja thought she knew exactly how the residents of her home village of Dandot, Pakistan, should improve their schools. "I remember saying to them, 'You don't do this; you don't do that,' and they answered me, 'What have you done for this place?'" Raja remembers. "That's when I realized I could do something." Rabia Raja Area of focus: Supporting education Age: 39 Occupation: Entrepreneur Location: Lahore, Pakistan Peace Center: Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok 2011 That something turned out to be the Sunshine Consulting Welfare Organization...
Cultivating peace: Muyatwa Sitali
From the February 2016 issue of The Rotarian Growing up on his family's farm in Lusaka, Zambia, Muyatwa Sitali understood the power of water in his own life. His father grew corn, cabbage, and other crops, all of which depended on rainfall and irrigation. But it wasn't until Sitali began his Rotary Peace Fellowship that he came to realize the profound and far-reaching need for clean water globally. Muyatwa Sitali Area of focus: Providing clean water Age: 33 Occupation: Consultant Location: New York City Peace Center: Duke University and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2012-14...
Cultivating peace: Sachin Rane
From the February 2016 issue of The Rotarian Growing up in India, Sachin Rane dreamed of being a police officer like his father and grandfather. "Our walls were decorated with uniformed pictures of my ancestors," he says. But he never imagined how far police work would take him. Sachin Rane Area of focus: Promoting peace Age: 49 Occupation: Detective inspector Location: Mumbai Peace Center: Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, 2013 Rane became a Mumbai police officer in 1991. He investigated bombings, kidnappings, and murders while working for a variety of law enforcement branches, including...
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Welcome to Edina Morningside Rotary Website

Edina Morningside

Service Above Self

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Edina Country Club
5100 Wooddale Ave
Edina, MN  55424
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2015-2016 Programs Update
Ian Nemerov

Approximately 30+ events scheduled as of January 2016 (some for future dates)

Themes (some double-counting):
  Arts & Literature (2) – Minnesota Orchestra; Major Taylor book
  Community Service (8) – Edina Senior Center; Cornerstone; MEDA; Beacon Housing; 363 Sandwich Making (twice); Bridging; True Friends
  Education (5) – Normandale CC Physics; Edina High School Youth Protection Officer; Edina High Robotics Team;  Academy College; Justice Alan Page (Ret.)
  Healthcare (4) – Fairview Southdale; Gillette Children’s; Life Science Alley; Minnesota Department of Health
  International (3) – India Village Clinic; Life Vision Academy (Nepal); Israel as Start-up Nation
  Public Events (1) – Minnesota World’s Fair
  Public Sector (6) – Metropolitan Council; Metropolitan Airports Commission; Edina Human Rights Commission; Minnesota DOT; Minnesota Department of Health; Edina Police
  Rotary in the Workplace (4) – Fairview Southdale; Waters of Edina; Academy College; Bizal Built
  Technology (3) – Internet of Things; Coder Dojo; Edina High Robotics Team

Sources – about 2/3 are referrals from EMRC members; about 1/3 are people I know or found; and 2 were people that contacted us

Possible Future Topics: Be the Match; South Asian Programs - Kamala Puram; Medical Marijuana; Matter; Lars Leafblad - community engagement/networking; Wayne Kostroski - Taste of NFL; David Mooty - Faribault Woolen Mills; Black Lives Matter; Rep. Keith Ellison; Sen. Amy Klobuchar; Gov. Mark Dayton
Please send any suggestions to Ian!


Bringing music and joy to seniors in our community!
On Saturday, January 23rd, student musicians from Edina High School and Valley View Middle School introduced Edina seniors to the Harmony Bridge Project.   The groups performed at four senior communities that afternoon including The Waters of Edina, Vernon Terrace, Heritage of Edina and York Gardens.   
Harmony Bridge is a project created by Michael Levine and is proudly supported by the Edina Morningside Rotary Club.   Mr. Levine is the founder and director of the Dallas Brass, one of America's foremost music ensembles.  One of Michael's latest projects is Harmony Bridge, which brings student musicians of all ages to senior communities to perform for and interact residents living in senior communities.  
Harmony Bridge bridges generations, brings joy and love to the elderly and others in need.  It provides an opportunity for middle school and high school students experience being of service using skills they are leaning in school.  It also significantly contributes to improving students’ musicianship, the enjoyment of making music, and a lifelong appreciation for music and the arts.


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.
Duty Tuesday, Feb 9th Tuesday, Feb 16th
Sergeants at Arms Dave Wendt, Bill Hatch Dave Wendt, Bill Hatch
Greeters John Sorteberg, Kevin Staunton John Sorteberg, Kevin Staunton
Thought of the Day Mark Shockey Jeff Smith
Happy Bucks Bob Laue Rob Laughlin
Classification Dan Hunt None
Speaker Host Ian Nemerov Ian Nemerov


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