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UPCOMING SCHEDULE
 
WELCOME TO EDINA MORNINGSIDE ROTARY CLUB
 
Meetings of the Rotary Club of Edina Morningside now happen virtually.  Club leadership will reassess hybrid/virtual meetings at the end of March 2021. We welcome you to our meetings.
 
The Zoom link for our meetings is here: Click here to join the virtual meeting via Zoom.
 

UPCOMING CLUB MEETINGS
  • Tuesday, February 23 @ 7:30 a.m.
    • Club Meeting - Lindsey Wimmer - Star Legacy Foundation
  • Tuesday, March 2 @ 7:30 a.m.
    • Club Meeting - Derek Sharrer - St. Paul Saints
  • Tuesday, March 9 @ 7:30 a.m.
    • Club Meeting - Kathy Rendleman - Edina Education Fund
  • Tuesday, March 16 @ 7:30 a.m.
    • Club Meeting - Jill Hauwiller - Leadership Refinery

 
OUR NEXT SPEAKER
Tuesday, February 23, 2021
Lindsey Wimmer, RN, MSN, PHN, PCNP, CPLC of Star Legacy Foundation
 
Lindsey Wimmer, RN, MSN, PHN, PCNP, CPLC, is Founder and Executive Director of the Star Legacy Foundation. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from St. Catherine University in St. Paul, MN and a Master of Science degree in pediatric nursing from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. She is a pediatric nurse practitioner with 11 years in a primary care setting and 5 years in an emergency care setting. She most recently taught in the nursing department at St. Catherine University.  Ms. Wimmer is certified in Perinatal Loss Care (CPLC) and frequently presents on perinatal loss prevention and bereavement care. Lindsey and her husband, Trent, are the parents of Garrett, their son who was stillborn at term in 2004, Grant, Bennett, and Austyn.
 

UPCOMING EVENTS - SAVE THE DATE
(see details and registration links in a story below)
  • Monday, February 22, 5:00 - DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSION Book discussion
    • How to Be an Antiracist, Introduction and Chapter 1: Definition
    • Register to get the Zoom link in the story below.
       
  • Thursday, February 25 @ 11:30 - State of the Community with Edina Noon Rotary and Chamber of Commerce
    • Registration and Zoom link in the story below or in events calendar
  • Wednesday, March 3, 6:00 p.m. - EMRC/Edina Rotary Vocational Development Series
    • Speaker: Susan Stiles, owner of Stiles Financial. Zoom link will be provided.
       
  • Tuesday, April 13, 7:30 a.m. - EMRC/Edina Rotary Joint meeting
    • Program: Edina Global Scholars
  • April 10th - District Assembly
  • May 1st - District Conference

 
CLUB MEETING DUTY ROSTER
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Greeters
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M. Sifferlin
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Thought of the Day
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THOM WINNINGER OBITUARY
 
Thom Winninger, long time member of the Rotary Club of Edina, passed away on February 11, 2021.
You may recall Thom from the many times he spoke at Camp Enterprise.
His engaging personality and inspiration message about purpose never failed to reach students as they were discovering their own potential and learning about entrepreneurship.
 
The link to Thom's obituary, which appeared in the Feb 14 2021 issue of the Star Tribune is here: https://www.startribune.com/obituaries/detail/0000382768/?fullname=thomas-j-winninger
 

 
 
FEBRUARY SERVICE PROJECTS: THANK YOU!!
THANK YOU EVERYONE WHO PACKED MATTER BOXES AT MATTER!
Thank you to Afira Hasan and the Community Service Committee, and Jeremy Newhouse, for organizing this great service project. In the first photo, you see "thank you" baskets being assembled for the COVID-19 nursing staff at Methodist Hospital. The other two photos are of the Matter box assembly. Matter boxes contain healthy snacks and are distributed by first responders, emergency rooms and food shelves.
    
    

FEBRUARY SERVICE PROJECTS: THANK YOU FROM METHODIST HOSPITAL
Afira Hasan and the Community Service Committee presented Thank You Baskets to Methodist Hospital front line workers (clockwise) in the Doctor's Lounge, Heart Clinic and Surgery Center. Thank you to the EMRC team for making these beautiful baskets all tied up with Rotary ribbon!
 
    
 
  

 
DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSION COMMITTEE
 
The Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee will hold its first meeting, a book discussion, on Monday, February 22, at 5:00 p.m. We will discuss the book's Introduction and Chapter 1: Definitions. 
 
EMRC is part of the community-based discussion around Racial Equity and Justice hosted by the Edina Community Foundation. On behalf of our club, Andrea Humphrey and Mary Brindle are participating in community conversations led by the foundation.
 
The EMRC Diversity, Equity & Inclusion committee will present a series discussions, sharing fellowship and learning about the challenges we encounter when learning about race equity and justice. We will use resources from "Creating a Better Story," the three-part series hosted by Rotary District 5950 to help deepen our understanding of the concept of unconscious bias and how it plays a role in the context of our society. The topic of racial inequity and injustice is a difficult topic of discussion. We will also use a book discussion format to focus our conversations and our learning. 
 
Please register here and we will send you the Zoom link.
If you'd like additional information, please contact Andrea Humphrey or Mary Brindle.
 

COVID-19 VACCINE: TALK WITH JOHN PASTOR
 
 
John Pastor, Doctor of Pharmacology for M Health Fairview, is responsible for the vaccine rollout to M Health Fairview and all their affiliated hospitals, clinics and senior residences. Periodically, John will update us on Fairview's progress and the overall progress within the state of Minnesota. Dates, times and Zoom links for these updates will appear here and will be announced at club meetings and in the club newsletter.

 
LAKE STREET COUNCIL PROJECT UPDATE
Edina Morningside Rotary Club is among several area Rotary clubs that will work with the Excelsior Morning Rotary Club on the Lake Street Council Project, to help rebuild businesses damaged in summer 2020’s civil unrest after George Floyd’s death.
 
EMRC members John Sorteberg and Bob Schriver are leading our club's effort in this important project. Edina Morningside Rotary Club has been paired with Sol Travel, a business that was affected by the unrest last summer.
 
John is President of Commercial Furniture Services and leads a roundtable discussion with other small business owners, a forum in which small business owners learn from each other. Bob is retired after being President of Coverall of the Twin Cities and is a member of S.C.O.R.E. Senior Core of Retired Executives, a small non-profit that pairs retired executives with small business owners to help give them the necessary resources and guidance they need.
 
John and Bob are looking for help from EMRC members. Please contact John at his email john.sorteberg@cfsmn.com or Bob at his email at reschriver@gmail.com for information.
 
 
We look forward to getting to know Lake Street business owners and working with them. Watch for more information about how to get involved. Many shops are open, including Midtown Global Market and Mercado Central. Consider shopping Lake Street for your groceries and gifts.

 
VOCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT SERIES: MARCH 3 2021
 
Wednesday, March 3, 2021, 6:00 p.m.
Speaker will be EMRC member will be Susan Stiles, owner of Stiles Financial.
Zoom link will appear here when available.
2020-21 LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT SERIES

Next Topic: Conflict Management
Tuesday, March 16th. 6:00 PM

Please join The Rotary Club of Edina’s Leadership Development Series. These sessions are offered as part of membership development, promoting leadership skill development, goal setting, career planning, problem solving skills, and networking. All sessions are open to the public so please forward this to your friends, colleagues, and employees so that can benefit as well.
 
Watch for details about the talk and the registration link here.

Meeting the 3rd Tuesday of each month, this year’s program will continue with strong content delivered by seasoned professionals in an environment that will foster both relationship and leadership development, including the opportunity to form meaningful career mentor-mentee relationships. If you are interested in improving your effectiveness and expanding your network to include growth minded leaders like yourself, this series is for you.

Hosted by Robb Breding of Edina Rotary.


 
 
Schedule and Commitment:
 
The Leadership Development Series is designed with the busy professional in mind.  Although we believe that maximum benefit will be gained by committing to attend every session, a regular monthly scheduled coupled with a plug-n-play format will allow you to engage in as few or as many of the sessions as you choose.  All we ask is that you come ready to engage.
 
Program Objectives:
 
  • Leadership Skill Development:A core focus on skills development to help the participants learn specific skill sets in order to develop professionally, add value to their organization(s) and to make progress toward their career goals.
  • Goal Setting/Career Planning:  Provide a framework for participants to identify their professional and personal goals and carve out a long-term career path.
  • Problem Solving: Assist the participants in developing cognitive skills in order to strengthen the mental process of discovering, analyzing and solving problems to overcome obstacles.
  • Networking: Create a rich environment for participants to expand and develop their professional connections and business network.
Session Schedule and Topic List:
 
  • 7/21/20 – Teamwork
  • 8/18/20 – Innovation
  • 9/15/20 – Resiliency/Dealing with Adversity
  • 10/20/20 – Communication
  • 11/17/20 – Goal Setting
  • 12/15/20– Problem Solving
 
  • 1/19/21 – Emotional Intelligence
  • 2/16/21 – Time and Priority Management
  • 3/16/21 – Conflict Management
  • 4/20/21 – Values Based Leadership
  • 5/18/21 – Decision Making
  • 6/15/21 – Coaching and Developing Others


 
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2020-21 DISTRICT CONFERENCE
You should have received an email from Alexis Rundquist, Rotary 5950 Administrator, with a link to register for the upcoming rotary 5950 District Conference. We will meet at Brookdale Park in Brooklyn Park and create the Rotary Peace Garden filled with trees.
The tree planting is a district grant project led by Edina Morningside Rotary Club and Minneapolis Uptown Rotary Club and is a partnership with The Nature Conservancy and Tree Trust.
 
To register, just click on the graphic below. Or locate the email from Alexis in your inbox.
 
SUMMER CAMP ENTERPRISE
Camp Enterpise, the entrepreneurial workshop hosted by Edina Morningside Rotary and Edina Rotary for more than 25 years, is launching a new camp for students entering 8th, 9th and 10th grade. Drawing on the success of Camp Enterprise, this new camp will take place from June 21-24, 2021, and is a partnership between Edina Morningside Rotary Club, Edina Rotary Club, Edina Rotaract and Edina Community Education.
 
Volunteers are needed for case study mentors, speakers and Shark Tank judges.
Watch here for more information about the summer camp.
Contact Mary Brindle, Camp Enterprise 2021 Chair, if you'd like to volunteer or help organize this new summer camp.
POLIO AND COVID-19: THE WORLD IS STILL BATTLING POLIO
 
A health worker administers a polio vaccine to a child during a door-to-door campaign in Peshawar, Pakistan, in November.
(BILAWAL ARBAB/EPA/SHUTTERSTOCK)
 
By Saeed Shah and Betsy McKay for the Wall Street Journal
 
From Steve May- As Rotarians you can be proud of the major role we have played in this effort.  It has been argued that without Rotary many places in the world would still have polio.  It was probably 10 years ago the Wall Street Journal said every Rotarian deserved a Nobel Prize for all the money we have put toward this effort.  Your support of Rotary projects will help us get the job done. 
 
This photo and several others appeared in the article titled "The World is Still Battling Polio."
article appeared in the Wall Street Journal on Tuesday, February 9, 2021
 
DID YOU MISS THESE STORIES?
Have you seen these Rotary stories and announcements?
 
SPEAKER VIDEOS
YouTube videos of past meeting speakers can be found on the Edina Morningside Rotary Club YouTube page.   
 
 
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Speakers
Feb 23, 2021
Star Legacy Foundation
Mar 02, 2021
St. Paul Saints and Minnesota Twins Partnership
Mar 09, 2021
Edina Education Fund
Mar 16, 2021
Leadership Refinery
Mar 30, 2021
Union Gospel Mission Twin Cities
Apr 13, 2021
Edina High School Global Scholars
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Upcoming Events
DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSION COMMITTEE
Feb 22, 2021
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
 
STATE OF THE COMMUNITY REGISTRATION
Feb 25, 2021
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
 
TOWN TALKS: CITY OF EDINA ORGANICS RECYCLING
Mar 03, 2021
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
 
NC PETS 2021
Mar 11, 2021 9:00 AM -
Mar 13, 2021 3:00 PM
 
VOCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT SERIES
Apr 07, 2021
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
 
EDINA ROTARY CLUBS JOINT MEETING
Apr 13, 2021
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
 
EDINA SHARK TANK 2021
Edina Country Club
Apr 14, 2021
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
 
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Club Officers & Board
President
 
President Elect
 
Treasurer
 
Secretary
 
Past President
 
Rotary Intl Foundation
 
Club Administrator
 
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Peter Kelley
February 1
 
Ted Field
February 7
 
Eda Rivers
February 14
 
Talley Flora
February 14
 
Val Burke
February 14
 
Liisa Schmitt
February 15
 
Ron Gamer
February 18
 
Jim Hovland
February 22
 
Joe Ott
February 25
 
Anniversaries
Mary Brindle
Ralph Brindle
February 19
 
Mike Seeger
Juli
February 23
 
Join Date
Bob Seeger
February 1, 1992
29 years
 
Dave Wendt
February 1, 1992
29 years
 
Mary Brindle
February 5, 1995
26 years
 
Heather Anderson
February 9, 2011
10 years
 
Peter Kelley
February 17, 2015
6 years
 
Robert Keillor
February 25, 2020
1 year
 
Paula Schwartz
February 26, 2013
8 years
 
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John Pastor
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