Tuesday, August 30th
Patrick Donohue, President and Director, Hill Capital Corporation
This presentation will discuss the history of James J. Hill as an entrepreneur, what he gave the community and how the James J. Hill Center is the premier ongoing gift to the entrepreneurial community of the region. It will also cover the Hill Center's mission of providing entrepreneurs with resources. Hill Capital (Patrick's company) emerged out of a vision from the Hill Library board to be a catalyst for shrinking the capital gap in our business community.
Tuesday, September 6th
NO MEETING - ECC CLOSED FOR LABOR DAY HOLIDAY
This is your chance to play in the first Patrick D. Kennedy Memorial Golf Tournament - register today! Even if you are not a golfer, please visit the event website to register for dinner and join us for cocktails, a silent auction, dinner and awards. This will be an exciting day you will not want to miss!
Thank you to those who have signed up as Gold, Silver, Bronze and Hole Sponsors. Sponsors are still needed, so please visit the event website to learn about sponsor opportunities. If you are interested in volunteer opportunities or have general questions, please contact Zdenek.
The 2016 Pints for People Beer Tasting event will be held on October 6, 2016 from 5:30-8:30PM at the Edina Country Club. This fun fundraising event is jointly sponsored by the Rotary Clubs of Edina Morningside and South Metro Minneapolis Evenings. Please contact Dan Hunt with any questions or if you are interested in helping.
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.
Posted on Jul 12, 2016
President Tom Gump
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.
(L-R) John Sorteberg (membership co-chair), Matt Samuel, Dan Werry, Mark Arnold, Ilse Akbar, Kelly Streit, Hein de Hoog, Tom Gump (president) and Kyle Girard (membership co-chair)
Son Joe Machacek, Colleen and DG Mark Hegstrom, Colin Regis (Jaclyn's fiancé), Daughter Jaclyn Machacek
VIEW A NEW PHOTO ALBUM FROM THE INSTALLATION (send Mark Shockey any pictures you took to add)
What an honor for our club. Just a few years ago Mark Hegstrom was club President, he went on to be the chair of the district membership committee, and now is the 2016-2017 District Governor. On June 16, the Edina Morningside Club President Elect, Tom Gump (center) emceed a celebration of the effective year of 2015-2016 District Governor, Tim Murphy (right) of the Rotary Club of Edina and the installation of Mark Hegstrom (left). The event included thoughts from both the current Governor and the Governor-Elect as well as the handing off of the "Home of the District Governor" flag from the Rotary Club of Edina President-Elect, Ann Platt, to our President-Elect, Tom Gump, and presentation of huge bouquets of flowers to the first ladies designed by our own Janine Krieter. Interlachen Country Club was host to this celebration including entertainment by Rotarian Tim Mulcrone and The Jazz Cats. Many club members participated to make this an outstanding and memorable event.
Look for a year of vibrant clubs as our the leader of District 5950 begins his term on July 1, with his District theme of Great on Purpose.
Posted by Mark Shockey
What a great year we have had -- 8 new Rotarians already! This week, Tom, our Club President, came up with another great Rotary idea (he has Rotary on his mind 24/7). When you arrive at the meeting this week, our newest members will serve as table hosts. Look for one of the table signs (pictured above) and join that person for breakfast. Feel free to ask questions so you can get to know him/her. Help them discover the true Rotary spirit. Thanks in advance for being welcoming, interested, and interesting.