SERVICE PROJECT: JUNE 24th

SERVICE PROJECT PRIOR TO THE GOLF TOURNAMENT
Monday, June 24th, 8:30 a.m.

Please register so we know how m any people to expect.
Click here to register.

ASSEMBLE HYGIENE KITS

The service project is an annual tradition at the EMRC Golf Tournament. You will pack hygiene kits that will be distributed to people who are unhoused or do not have access to products such as toothpaste, toothbrush, soap, shampoo, etc. Take a few minutes the morning of Monday, June 24, while you are at Braemar to pack a few bags with supplies.

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HABITAT FOR HUMANITY

 
Thursday, April 25th, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
 
Harrison Townhomes in Near North Minneapolis
 
Register at https://forms.gle/DzAu5pR64NZsU4NR9 to reserve your spot.
 
Habitat for Humanity Home Build Service Opportunity
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Join Twin Cities Rotary EcoClub members and other Rotarians for an exciting opportunity to volunteer with Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity (TCHFH) for a Habitat home build at Harrison Townhomes in Near North Minneapolis. The event is scheduled for Thursday April 25 from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm. If you have questions, or would like more information, email steve@solbrack.com.
 
Register at https://forms.gle/DzAu5pR64NZsU4NR9 to reserve your spot.
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EDINA RIDES

 
May 4th, 9:00 a.m., Fred Richards Park.
 
In spite of a soggy beginning, riders turned out and we didn't let the weather get in the way of a fun day!   
 
 
 
Mayor Jim Hovland and Edina Public Schools Superintendent, Dr. Stacie Stanley, welcomed everyone and kicked off the event.
 
 
 
Thank you to all of the event leaders, the sponsors, the many volunteers and everyone who participated in the very first Edina Rides for Education! Already excited for next year's event!
 
Follow the read more link for more great pictures!
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GOLF 2024 and SERVICE PROJECT: JUNE 24th

GOLF TOURNAMENT at BRAEMAR GOLF COURSE
MONDAY, JUNE 24th
7:30 a.m. Registration opens, Check In (Raffle Tickets, Gimme Sticks/Mulligans Available)
8:30 a.m. Service Project, Breakfast Buffet
9:30 Shotgun Start
 
 
 
 
 
Please consider sponsoring and sign up today!
 
 
SERVICE PROJECT BEFORE YOU GOLF!!
We will be there from 8:30-9:00 AM to put together hygiene kits. Please register so we know how many people to expect. Please click here to register for the service poroject.

The service project is an annual tradition at the EMRC Golf Tournament. You will pack hygiene kits that will be distributed to people who are unhoused or do not have access to products such as toothpaste, toothbrush, soap, shampoo, etc. Take a few minutes the morning of Monday, June 24, while you are at Braemar to pack a few bags with supplies.

 

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AFRICA STORIES LIVE

AFRICA STORIES LIVE!
Matter Headquarters located at 7005 Oxford St, St Louis Park, MN 55426
 
MATTER partners, Blessing Munyenyiwa from Zimbabwe and former NBA All-Star Gorgui Dieng from Senegal, will be on hand to share stories of hope and impact as we highlight key projects in their countries.
 
 
EMRC member Jeremy Newhouse, Chief of Financial Strategy & Africa Projects, spends part of the year with his family in Zimbabwe. You can see what they are doing in the online event. 
 

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BELIZE 2024

MISSION PROJECT BELIZE 2024
Jim Bizal will be making a second mission trip to San Pedro Belize this year with his son, Zach, and few of Zach's college friends. They are going to complete the church/commmunity center for the Holy Cross Anglican School. Jim would love to have more volunteers for this trip.
If you are interested, contact Jim at 952-649-1525, or email him at jim.bizal@bizalbuilt.com.
 

 
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SPRING PLANT SALE  SUCCESS 

2024 Spring Plant Sale brought in $5000 for Polio Plus!
 
 
Thank you all for your purchases. Thank you Talley Flora for all of your organization and for watering all of those flowers!
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VOCATIONAL MIXER: MEET AND GREET

 VOCATIONAL MEET & GREET 
Wednesday, July 3rd, 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
The District Edina, 7777 Washington Avenue, Suite 201, Edina 55439
 
Join us at The District Edina, 7777 Washington Ave, Suite 201, Edina MN 55439. Cost to attend is a $10.00 food/$20 for food and beverages. Reserve your spot today HERE.
 
Cost to attend is a $10.00 for food, or $20.00 for food and beverages.
 
For information about Vocational Mixers, or to be a presenter at an upcoming event, please contact a member of the Vocational Service Committee: Don Archibeque, Sophia Pham, Brandon Vitale.
 
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WELCOME NEW MEMBER: RUSS LY

WELCOME NEW MEMBER
Edina Morningside Rotary Club inducted Rassacin "Russ" as a club member on Tuesday, March 12th.
Russ is sponsored by John Pastor.
 
Dr. Rassacin Ly, D.C. has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Minnesota and his Doctor of Chiropractic and certification of Chiropractic Acupuncture from Northwestern Health Sciences University.
 
Dr. Ly's practice is located at Chiropractic Healing Arts Center in Edina.  

Prior to becoming a chiropractor, Dr. Ly worked in financial services, taught English in South Korea for four years, and founded two dance teams: Cre.ture Crew Dance and Elite Family Dance. Dr. Ly’s passion for dance and the creative arts is what led him to chiropractic and the healing profession. He strives to combine his education, training, and passion to provide healing and intuitive treatments. His goal is to empower patients to lead healthy and creative lives.

Dr. Ly enjoys exploring new places and cuisines with his wife. When the weather is nice, and sometimes when it is not, they also enjoy taking their dogs on hiking and camping trips.
 
For information about membership, please contact Peter Williams or Afira Hasan

 
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SPRING SOCIAL: MARCH 14TH

SPRING SOCIAL
Thursday, March 14th, 5:00 p.m.
Nico's Tacos and Agave Bar
4959 Penn Avenue South, Minneapolis
 
Please join us for good food and good company at Nico's Tacos + Agave Bar at their new location at 50th and Penn Avenue right near Broder's Pasta Bar and Deli.  It is just south of Lake Harriet.  
 
Nico's has two other locations that are very popular.  This new location just opened up and has a great space/bar area.  We will cover the food.  Nico's serves Mexican Street food with fresh ingredients and has a bunch of small plates.  
 
Please bring your spouse/partner/significant other.  We have a space reserved from 5:00pm-7:30pm.  
 
 
Hope to see everyone there!

 
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2024 STATE OF THE COMMUNITY

2024 STATE OF THE COMMUNITY ADDRESS
Friday, March 8th, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Braemar Golf Course Clubhouse
12:30 Program by Mayor Jim Hovland and Edina Public Schools Superintendent Stacie Stanley

Cost for the luncheon is $35. People can RSVP as non-lunching guests at no charge.

 

The Edina Chamber of Commerce and the City of Edina present our annual State of City in partnership with the Rotary Club of Edina and the Rotary Club of Edina Morningside. Edina Mayor James B. Hovland and Edina Public Schools Superintendent Stacie Stanley will address city issues and present upcoming plans.

The presentation will be emceed by City Manager Scott Neal and will be recorded and later broadcast on Edina TV.

You may attend as a non-lunching guest at no cost. To have enough seating, registration is appreciated. 


 
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ROTARY INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION 2029- MINNEAP0LIS!

ANNOUNCING!! 
 
Minneapolis will host the Rotary International Convention in 2029!!
 
Thanks in large part to EMRC member Tom Gump and his team.
 
Read more about this on the RI Website.
 
And check out the photographs from last Monday's press conference below.
 
 
    
 
 
 
 
 
 
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ROTARY AWARENESS DAY AT MINNESOTA CAPITOL

TODAY!
ROTARY AWARENESS DAY AT MN STATE CAPITOL
Monday, February 19th, 9:00 a.m.
 
IT'S OFFICIAL - Monday, February 19 is State Capitol Rotary Awareness Day - Register and see the full schedule and event info and details.
 
We’re joining to advocate for successful passage of a Rotary license plate bill legislators are considering at our Minnesota State Capitol this session. This means money for 3 Minnesota Rotary foundations, if Rotary license plates are approved for sale by the State. Rotary District 5950, 5960 & 5580 all benefit.
 
 
 
Rotary Awareness Day
Monday, February 19, 2024, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Minnesota State Capitol
L’Etoile du Nord Vault Room (beneath the Rotunda)
Enjoy snacks and fellowship with Rotarians, NorthStar Youth Exchange and Interact Club students from across the state.
Meet and Hear from State Legislators.
See a Live Minnesota Senate Session.
 
Join a tour of the Capitol.
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EDINA ABC GALA

EDINA A BETTER CHANCE FOUNDATION GALA
Saturday, February 4th, 5:00 p.m.
Interlachen Country Club, Edina MN
 
Register HERE.
 
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JANUARY SERVICE PROJECT: REACH OUT AND READ

Our District Governor Jewelie Grape has challenged every club in the district to participate in a book drive during the month of January. Clubs can choose any organization for its donations. Our club has chosen to once again partner with the non-profit Reach Out and Read.

During well visits to pediatric clinics, Reach Out and Read volunteers talk with parents about the benefits of reading aloud to their young children beginning at birth. They show parents how to hold books to best engage their children and how to interact with the text and images to help them follow along.  They share advice for talking about stories with infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. Families are given a free book and leave inspired to make reading with their young one a daily habit.
 
Books are needed for children ages 1-5. Books in Spanish, Somali, and Karen are especially needed and can be purchased locally at Wild Rumpus bookstore in Linden Hills, or on-line at https://starbrightbooks.com

Books will be collected at every January meeting. Let’s show Governor Jewelie that EMRC always rises to a challenge!

 
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BELL RINGERS AT JERRY'S FOODS SALVATION ARMY RED KETTLE

BELL RINGERS REJOICE! 

 
Well done team, even with the excellent work by the Friday team from the Edina Noon Club as they "stuffed" the ballot box, it looks like EMRC took the lead in this year's friendly competition! 
 
$793.97 daily average for Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday (Edina Noon Rotary)
 
$812.07 Tuesday total (EMRC)
 
Thank you to all who rang the bells this year!! The Salvation Army thanks you all.
 
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HOLIDAY BREAK 2023

Edina Morningside Rotary Club is on Holiday Break
The next meeting will be Tuesday, January 9th, 2024.
MEETING LOCATION WILL BE EDINA COMMUNITY CENTER, ROOM 166.

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WELCOME NEW MEMBER: DR. SADIA ALI

 
Dr. Sadia Ali completed internal medicine residency and infectious disease fellowship from West Virginia University Hospital. Sheis currently with Intermed Consultants and work as an infectious disease consultant out of M Health Fairview Southdale Hospital . 
 
Her areas of interest include antimicrobial stewardship, HIV/AIDS as well as tropical medicine .
 
Sadia's sponsor is Dr. Afira Hasan. 
 
For information about Rotary membership, please contact Peter Williams.

 
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NEW MEMBER PROPOSAL: ANDREW RAMIREZ

Andrew Ramirez is a Sustainability Consultant with Cherrywood Partners. He helps major corporations and brands source sustainable forest products, lumber, paper, and packaging.

He is a passionate steward of the environment. He is thoughtful. His commitment to making the planet a better place for all of us is truly remarkable. It is his life’s work.

Although Andrew’s family has always had a strong connection to the land – his great-grandparents and grandparents were farmers — his passion for sustainability was ignited during his time at  the University of Minnesota. He was fortunate enough to snag an internship at a very forward-thinking lumber company where he was able to apply what he had learned about sustainable forestry – and to put it into practice.

Andrew is an active community volunteer. His sponsor is Tom Gump.
 
For information about Rotary membership, please contact Peter Williams.
 
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CONGRATULATIONS!!

Edina Morningside Rotary Club extends hearty congratulations to these members.
 
 
Christophe Perrin and his wife Laura welcomed a baby girl in December.
 
 
Peter Williams and his wife Rose welcomed a baby girl in December.
 

 
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WELCOME NEW MEMBER CHERYL YOUAKIM
: CHERYL YOUAKIM

District 46B State Representative Cheryl Youakim
 
 
I met Peter during one of the community conversations that I hold at the local library as a State Representative. We subsequently had coffee and found out that we had Rotary in common. I used to be a member of the Minnetonka Rotary years ago. Peter invited me to an Edina Morningside meeting and I was very impressed with the club.
 
For information about Rotary membership, please contact Peter Williams.
 

 
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ORDER YOUR ROTARY POLO SHIRT TODAY!!

ROTARY POLO SHIRTS
 
Jenn wore her new shirt immediately!
 
Former EMRC President Jenn Glass in her Rotary shirt!
 
You can order your Rotary polo shirt in Navy Blue or Royal Blue.
 
The cost is $30. If you'd like your name on your shirt, the cost is $35.
To order, send an email to Mary Brindle with the COLOR, SIZE, WITH NAME or NO NAME.
 
Order now so we can all wear our Rotary gear for a photo in January!

 
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THANKSGIVING BASKETS ASSEMBLY AND DELIVERY

THANKSGIVING BASKETS ASSEMBLY AND DELIVERY
Wednesday, November 22, 2023, 11:30 a.m.

INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE HERE.

SIGN UP HERE  AS A GUEST of the Edina Rotary Club.

THANKSGIVING BASKETS ASSEMBLY AND DELIVERY is an annual project of Edina Rotary Club. Edina Morningside Rotary Club partners with this project by donating items for the Thanksgiving baskets and joining together on the day before Thanks giving to assemble the baskets and delivery them to waiting families.

Typically, Rotarians and their families/guests assemble about 80 baskets!

Want to form a TEAM? Like your family is one team, or partner with other EMRC members to form a team. If so, designate a team leader and sign up for a time slot for the your team. CLICK HERE for INFORMATION about signing up as a team.

Click HERE for INFORMATION about Thanksgiving baskets.

Click HERE to SIGN UP. 


 
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PLANNING AHEAD TO JANUARY AND FEBRUARY

JANUARY AND FEBRUARY MEETTINGS RELOCATE TO EDINA COMMUNITY CENTER, ROOM 166
 
Edina Country Club will undergo remodeling during January and February so our meetings will be relocated during that time. We will return to Edina Country Club when we are informed that the club is ready to again host our meetings.
 
The January and February Edina Morningside Rotary Club meetings will be held at the Edina Community Center in room 166. The Edina Community Center is located at 5701 Normandale Road, Edina, MN 55424.
 
Breakfast WILL be available at these meetings.
 
February 6, 13, 20, 27
Meet at Edina Community Center, Room 166
Parking: RED Lot along Normandale Road at Southview Lane
Enter Door 3, the Main Entrance along Southview Lane
 
PARKING, BUILDING ENTRANCE, ROOM LOCATION
Park in front of the community center on Southview Lane or in the RED lot. The RED lot is just North of the Community Center at the intersection of Southview Lane and Normandale Road.
 
Make your way to door 3 of the community center (the large bank of glass doors that face Southview Lane) where you will check in at the window to get your visitor sticker. Once you have your sticker turn right after the check in window. Room 166 is located at the end of the hallway on the right.
 
SECURITY AT EDINA COMMUNITY CENTER
The Edina Community Center is a school location. Therefore, we will follow their security guidelines. The first time you check in, please provide your ID to be scanned using the security system at the Edina Community Center. After your first meeting, you can just check in normally.

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OUR SYMPATHY: MOTHER OF STEVE SCHMITT

Patricia (Pat) Anne Schmitt, age 92 of Churdan, IA, mother of Edina Morningside Rotary Club member Steve Schmitt, passed away from cancer on Friday, October 27, 2023, at Accura HealthCare of Lake City.
 
 Pat was born on November 10, 1930, to parents Aloysius and Anastasia (Cloonen) Richtsmeier in Iowa Falls, IA. She attended Catholic grade school in Ackley, IA, before moving to Wesley, IA, when she was eight. Pat graduated from Good Counsel Academy in Mankato, MN. She continued her education at AIB in Des Moines, IA, and studied secretarial training. 

 On August 21, 1954, Pat was united in marriage to Paul Cletus Schmitt at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Wesley. This union was blessed with six children: Chuck, Tony, Kathy, Ken, Bill, and Steve. Together they raised their family near Adaza. After a few years, she started to do bookkeeping for the family farm and secretarial work for the Greene County Extension Service.

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CAMP ENTERPRISE

CAMP ENTERPRISE 2023
 

 
 
 
 
 
True Friends Camp Courage in Maple Lake was the site of this year's Camp Enterprise. The Rotary Club of Edina and Edina Morningside Rotary Club hosted the three-day camp for 88 junior and senior high school students. The experience is designed to introduce students to the free enterprise system and encourage entrepreneurship and ethical business practices. Robb Breding of the Rotary Club of Edina was the Chair. Edina Morningside's Michael Birdman was the Co-Chair.
The camp began on Thursday, Nov. 2nd, and came to a close on Saturday, Nov 4th, when five $1000 college scholarships were awarded at the final presentation. 
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HOST FAMILIES NEEDED!!

HELP !!!!!!  We are still looking for two more host families for Victoria.
 
 
We need a family for the Winter term (Dec-Feb) and Spring term (March-early June).
 
If your family, or a neighbor or family you know of are interested, please, please put them in contact with Cathy Hogan (612-210-1665). 
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ROTARY VETERANS DAY LUNCH 2023-10-23 05:00:00Z 0

WELCOME NEW MEMBER: ERICA STERN

WELCOME NEW MEMBER ERICA STERN 
Erica was inducted on Tuesday, October 31st.
Sponsor: Paul Nelson
 
Erica Stern comes from a long line of Rotarians from her home state of North Dakota.
 
Erica's great-grandpa Herman Stern was a founding member of the Valley City club, and her grandpa was active in the Fargo club. Her uncle John Stern is a very active member of the Fargo West club. Erica's dad Rick Stern is a lifelong member of the Fargo Kiwanis Club, but has given his blessing for her to join Rotary as long as she continues to volunteer at their annual Pancake Karnival.
 
Erica moved to Edina with her mom Peggy Linrud during elementary school and graduated from Edina High School in 2002. Erica earned a BA in History from McGill University in Montreal, Canada and an MA in Art History from Christie's Education in London, England. Erica moved to Washington, DC, where she lived for 12 years, working first for U.S. Senator Byron Dorgan, and then as an auditor for the Department of Homeland Security and the United States Postal Service.
 
Erica was extremely active in her community, volunteering at the Hillwood Museum, the Kennedy Center, the Homeless Children's Playtime Project, and various mentoring programs. She also served on the board of her Lutheran church, sang in the choir, and was the Treasurer of her Toastmasters club. Erica met native South Dakotan Jeremy Funk in DC, and they married in 2016. They have adopted two basset hound mixes named Maggie and Zoey.
 
During the height of Covid in 2020, Erica accepted an opportunity in Minnesota to work for the Treasury Department as a financial crimes investigator. Erica and Jeremy found the perfect rambler in the Presidents neighborhood of Edina and are delighted to be closer to family and to reconnect with childhood friends. Erica tried her hand at coaching girls basketball for EBA last year and is excited for the upcoming season.
 
Erica enjoys visiting the Museum of Russian Art, seeing concerts and plays, attending events at the Alliance Francaise, and reading anything written by Agatha Christie. Erica looks forward to brining her community spirit and enthusiasm to the Edina Morningside Rotary Club.
 
For inquiries about Rotary membership, please contact EMRC Membership Chair Peter Williams.

 
 
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CAMP ENTERPRISE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!!

Camp E is this week! 

We urgently needs volunteers to help as venture capitalists, essay readers, on-site go-fors, fun and game chaperones. Most volunteer positions need less than four hours of your time. Please consider signing up HERE.

Or scan this QR Code to go to the Volunteer Sign Up Form.

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EDINA ABC CHILI COOK OFF & FOOTBALL FUND RAISER 2023-10-11 05:00:00Z 0

ZONE MEMBERSHIP WEBINAR

ZONE MEMBERSHIP WEBINAR
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 17TH, 6:00 P.M. CST
 
Click the image to register.
 
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POINSETTIA AND HOLIDAY GREENS: FUND RAISER 2023-09-26 05:00:00Z 0

MENTOR AN EDINA STUDENT: SPACE STATION PROJECT

MENTOR AN EDINA STUDENT: SPACE STATION PROJECT
 
Edina Public School is seeking Mentors to work with young Scientists who are developing experiments for the Space Station. Edina is entering year two of our Student Spaceflight Experiment Program. To participate, students in grades 5-12 design an experiment to test the effect of microgravity on a physical, chemical or biological system. Mentors help guide kids in their thinking about what would make a well controlled experiment design. Although science and engineering background are helpful, it is really about asking questions and helping kids refine their thinking.
 
Learn more at this link.
 
Mentor recruitment link below:
 
Dr. Randy Smasal
Student Spaceflight Experiment Program Co-Coordinator
Assistant Superintendent
Edina Public Schools

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EDINA COMMUNITY FOUNDATION: EXEC DIR 2023-09-20 05:00:00Z 0

DEATH OF ANNIE KENNEDY

ANNIE KENNEDY
 
Celebration of the Beautiful Life of Annie Kennedy
Sunday, October 15th 2023, 4:00 pm
Mendakota Country Club in Mendota Heights
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Friends in Minnesota are putting together a keepsake box for Matt and Allie Kennedy. We ask that you bring TWO copies of favorite photos, write up of how you knew Annie and/or Pat, or a favorite sweet or funny memory of them. This will help keep their memories alive for their children and grandchildren as they both left us too soon. If you can’t join us on October 15, please feel free to send your memories to Susanne to be included in the keepsake box.
 
We are incredibly saddened by the news that former EMRC member Annie Kennedy has died. Tragically, she was killed in a car accident in Columbus, Ohio, where she had been living since the death of Patrick, her husband, in 2015.
 
Annie grew up in Olney, Illinios, attended Bethel University and was active in music and creative arts. Annie spent much of her career in the incentive business, developing programs and promotional products. Think embroidered shirts and jackets, printed coasters and cup holders, and more. Together with Patrick, Annie loved the game of golf and was a long-time member of Mendakota Golf Club in Mendota Heights.

Annie Borah Kennedy joined Edina Morningside Rotary in November of 1995. Her sponsor was her husband Patrick, who was a club charter member. Annie served as club president during the 2004-05 Rotary year and she attended the 2005 Rotary International Convention in Chicago, the Centennial Anniverary of Rotary. Annie served as Club Administrator, and she and Pat served Rotary District 5950 as trainers, providing entertaining and fun projects to promote the growth of Rotary in our district. Edina Morningside Rotary Club hosts the annual Pat Kennedy Golf Classic, recognizing the love both Patrick and Annie had for the game of golf, and for Rotary. 
 
Annie touched many hearts. Annie loved her beautiful Arizona home which she built with Pat and shared with friends on occasion.
 
Annie had fun! She cherished her friends in Rotary and in the community, and her passion was fabric arts including rug hooking together with her twin sister Jane. We will miss you Annie! We will carry your spirit in our hearts.

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EDINA FIRE DEPARTMENT GOLF TOURNAMENT 2023-08-24 05:00:00Z 0

AID FOR HAWAII DISASTER RELIEF

Aloha Rotarians & Friends of Rotary,

I am sure you are aware of the devastating news regarding the recent fire hurricane on Maui. The Maui fires are the most devastating destruction in our state since Hawaii joined the US in 1959. As of this morning,  93 deaths have been reported and there are likely to be many more. So painful to think about!

There are 53 Rotary clubs in Hawaii and 8 of them are on the island of Maui.  Our District has set up a special fund to benefit Maui Fire Victims. All funds are being channeled through the Rotary District 5000 Foundation. A committee has been organized to determine the greatest needs for the distribution of monies in Maui.  These funds will be used over the next year for the recovery and rebuilding phase of Maui which will take many, many years.

DONATE TO THE ROTARY DISTRICT FOUNDATION
MAUI FIRE FUND HERE


If you would prefer to mail a check, send it to:
Rotary District 5000 Foundation
PO Box 2784
Honolulu, HI 96803
If you are donating from a Donor Advised Fund, use EIN: 99-0339185

If you wish to support Maui IN DISASTER RELIEF, you can contribute directly to the Maui Food Bank, or to the World Central Kitchen, who are cooking on Maui to provide meals.

You can also help our Maui Ohana by donating to the Hawai'i Red Cross (American Red Cross of Hawaiʻi) 
To volunteer, you can email VolunteerPacific@redcross.org. The Red Cross is assisting folks who are searching for folks on Maui. Contact by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

The REALTORS® Association of Maui is also working to connect people with homes on Maui with people who were displaced by the fires. Please reach out to anyone you may know with space over on Maui. It takes a village, and you can help make an impact by reaching out to friends, and family to support the Maui community. If you know of an available home, a room, or space on Maui, please reach out to news@ramaui.com or (808) 873-8585.

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VOCATION/AVOCATION HAPPY HOUR

VOCATION/AVOCATION HAPPY HOUR
Fiorst Wednesday of the month, 5:30 social, 6:00 presentation
at The District Edina, 7777 Washington Avenue, Edina 55439
 
Vocation/Avocation Happy Hour meetings feature a brief presentation from a featured Rotarian, plus time for introductions, networking and questions. The Rotary Club of Edina and EMRC collaborate on this event. Cost to attend is a $20.00 donation for food and beverages. Contact EMRC Rotarians Don Archibeque and Sophia Pham for details. 
 
Join us at The District Edina, 7777 Washington Ave, Suite 201, Edina MN 55439. Cost to attend is a $20.00 donation for food and beverages. 

VOCATION/AVOCATION HAPPY HOUR 2023-08-16 05:00:00Z 0

RI CONVENTION SITE BID AND RALLY

Minnesota Rotary — Let's Shine for 2029
Special All-Rotary Rally was held at the Edina Country Club
 
 
This event was hosted by the Rotary Club of Edina. There was a great turnout from Rotarians from all over the region. Many of the above signs like the ones greeted the site committee as they walked the hallway of ECC.
 
Marilyn Carlson Nelson spoke.
RI CONVENTION SITE BID AND RALLY 2023-08-16 05:00:00Z 0

VOCATION/AVOCATION HAPPY HOUR

VOCATION/AVOCATION HAPPY HOUR
Wednesday, September 6th, 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.
The District Edina, 7777 Washington Avenue, Suite 201, Edina 55439
 
Social time at 5:30, presentation at 6:00.
 
Cost to attend is a $20.00 donation for food and beverages. 
 

 
VOCATION/AVOCATION HAPPY HOUR 2023-07-26 05:00:00Z 0

ROTARY BIKE RIDE

ROTARY BIKE RIDE
Saturday, September 23, 9:00 to Noon
Fred Richards Park to Bredesen Park along Nine Mile Creek Regional Trail
 
Begin at Fred Richards Park in the Southeast Corner of the map and ride to
Bredesen Park in the Northwest Corner of the map.
 
  

 
ROTARY BIKE RIDE 2023-07-18 05:00:00Z 0

CHAMBER AND ROTARY MIXER

Register HERE. The Rotary Club of Edina, the Edina Morningside Rotary Club, and the Edina Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a joint networking event. This will be a fun evening of community connection. All Rotarians and Chamber members are encouraged to bring a guest to the gathering. Guests will learn more about these great local organizations and have a chance to network with membership!  

Non-members are cordially welcome to attend and see if Rotary or Chamber membership is for you. There are no hard sells or formal pitches—just a chance to meet great people in our community. Register HERE.
 
Tuesday, June 27th 4:30pm-6:00pm.

 
CHAMBER AND ROTARY MIXER 2023-06-24 05:00:00Z 0

EMRC LAKE MINNETONKA CRUISE

The Lake Minnetonka Cruise Was Great!
Thank you, Mike Andersen! It was a great outing and a fun time for all! Looking forward to next summer!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
EMRC LAKE MINNETONKA CRUISE 2023-06-15 05:00:00Z 0
IVO AND SAMUEL: END OF YEAR CELEBRATIONS 2023-06-11 05:00:00Z 0

GOLF!

 
This tournament is our club's largest fundraiser for the year and what makes it a success is lots of sponsors and lots of golfers.
 
We have over $21,000.00 in sponsorships this year and 76 golfers.  100% of the funds raised go right back out in the form of International and local grants.  Golfers, please pay attention to all of the signs out on the course and please thank them and support their businesses.  It really does make a difference.
 
 
Monday June 26th Schedule:
 
6:45 am Range Balls available for all golfers
 
7:00 am Registration Opens Purchase Gimmie Putts (3') and mulligans  $5.00 ea. 1 each per golfer
 
7:00 am to 12:30 Purchase Raffle Tickets for a $800.00 Jenn-Air Cookware set donated by Warner’s Stellian.  $10.00 each or 6 for $50.00
 
7:30 am to 8:30 Service Project
 
7:45 am Gather at the podium for some quick announcements.
7:50 am Head out to your starting hole
8:00 am Play Golf and have a great day
12:30 pm Turn in score cards as you finish in the clubhouse
 
12:45 pm BBQ Lunch Buffet by Red River Grill and award prizes and Cookware Raffle Drawing
 
Here is what is happening out on the course:
Hole # 17:  Closest to the Pin Contest for Men & Women $5.00 ea. limit 2 tries.  Prizes: Men’s & Women’s Sunglasses $350.00 ea. Value (Thank you Afira Hassan)
 
Hole #8: Men's Long Drive Karl Anthony Towns Signed Jersey  (Thank you Kelly Kirk)
 
Hole #11: Women’s Long Drive $50.00 Amazon Gift Card  (Thank you Chris Kennedy)
 
Hole # 9: Men’s Longest Putt $25.00 Starbuck’s Gift Card (Thank you Betsy Kumagai)
 
Hole #18: Women's Longest Putt $25.00 Starbuck’s Gift Card  (Thank you Betsy Kumagai)
 
We also will award prizes for 1st place  (Thank you Bob Seeger)
 
Please use these sponsors whenever possible because they help support us:
Sunburst Chemicals, Bizal Built, Steve May, Oasis Senior Services, Dave Wendt Insurance, Insight Vision Care, Logan Consulting, Doug & Karen McElrath, Thunderbird Aviation, Waterfront Financial, Tom & Catherine Gump, The Kirk Realty Team, Ralph & Mary Brindle, Pressrite Printing, Edina Community Foundation, Christensen & Laue Law, Hovland Rasmus Law, Summit Mortgage, Crown Bank, The Horton Group, Ricoh USA, Hawkins Inc., Moss Barnett, LB Carlson, Twin City Group, Imagine Print Solutions, Fulcrum, Organizational Change Advisors, Berlin Packaging, Dick & Susie Crockett, Wintrust Mortgage, AM950 Radio, United Properties, Peter Williams & Rosie Bailey, EMCO, & LGH Wealth Management.
 
GOLF! 2023-06-07 05:00:00Z 0

JUNE SERVICE PROJECT: HYGIENE KITS

MONDAY, JUNE 26, 7:30 to 8:30 a.m., Braemar Golf Course prior to the Golf Tournament

This service project is an annual tradition at the EMRC Golf Tournament. You will pack hygiene kits that will be distributed to people who are unhoused or do not have access to products such as toothpaste, tootbrush, soap, shampoo, etc. Take a few minutes of the morning of Monday, June 26th while you are at  Braemar Golf Course to pack a few bags with supplies. EMRC members Chris Kennedy and Cathy Hogan are coordinating this project.

Please register so we know how many people to expect, and how many supplies to purchase.

Click here to register.

JUNE SERVICE PROJECT: HYGIENE KITS 2023-06-07 05:00:00Z 0

VOCATION/AVOCATION HAPPY HOUR 5:30 TONIGHT

TONIGHT: 5:30 Social, 6:00 Program
At The District Edina, 7777 Washington Avenue, Edina MN 55439
$20 donation requested to cover drinks and food.
 
EMRC member Betsy Kumagai, Executive Director of Edina ABC, will ​​​​​​provide a description of Edina ABC, 40 years strong. She will turn the program over to Jeremiah Steele, a 2009 Edina ABC graduate, a '13 Hamline graduate with a major in physical and biological athropology, a 6 year Edina ABC Board member, a prior paramedic for Hennepin County EMS, and a city of Plymouth Firefighter. He began as an Edina Paramedic/Firefighter on May 22! He also was very active in track and field and lacrosse growing up.  
 
Betsy Kumagai is the Executive Director of Edina ABC, '98 EHS grad, '02 Gustavus Grad, '06 William Mitchell grad, and parent to 3 kids. She's thrilled to be supporting such driven young women in the program, and feels grateful to be part of their lives at such an instrumental time. 
 

 
VOCATION/AVOCATION HAPPY HOUR 5:30 TONIGHT 2023-06-07 05:00:00Z 0

EMRC WELCOMED 10 NEW MEMBERS IN 2022-23!

Edina Morningside Rotary Club welcomed 10 new members in 2022-23!
 
Judy Gelston
 
Dr. Anne Marie Leland
 
Jack Livingston
 
Don Archibeque
 
Patrick McDougle
 
Patty O'Connor
 
Betsy Kumagai
 
Ted Permuth
 
Chad Larson
 
Sophia Pham
 
Christophe Perrin
 
EMRC WELCOMED 10 NEW MEMBERS IN 2022-23! 2023-05-24 05:00:00Z 0

SPRING PLANT SALE- ORDER PICK  UP

REMINDER: PICK UP YOUR SPRING PLANTS
If you purchased plants in the Spring Plant Sale, Thank You!
Wednesday, May 10th, 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.
St.Peter's Lutheran Church Parking Lot
5421 France Avenue So, Edina

SPRING PLANT SALE- ORDER PICK UP 2023-05-04 05:00:00Z 0

CITY OF EDINA WANTS YOUR OPINION

The City of Edina seeks input from Rotarians to help shape a local ordinance on carryout bags.
 
In February, the City Council directed staff to draft a possible update to the City Code to include the requirement that customers pay a fee for any plastic, paper, compostable or reusable bags received when making a purchase. The non-taxable bag fee would be collected and retained by merchants to use at their own discretion. Businesses would report annually to the City how many and what type of bags were distributed.
 
CITY OF EDINA WANTS YOUR OPINION 2023-05-03 05:00:00Z 0
OFF-SITE MEETING: ROTARY IN THE WORKPLACE MAY 9th 2023-05-03 05:00:00Z 0

EDINA ART FAIR: VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

 
This is a community volunteer opportunity to share with your friends and family .. anyone who may be interested.
 
The Edina Art Fair is coming up, June 2, 3, and 4 and they need volunteers.
Help check in artists, help artists load into their booths, be on site to help artists during the day, or just be on site to help where ever needed.
 
 
 
 

EDINA ART FAIR: VOLUNTEERS NEEDED 2023-04-27 05:00:00Z 0

WELCOME NEW MEMBER CHRISTOPHE PERRIN

 
 
Congratulations and welcome to our newest member, Christophe Perrin!
 
Originally from Paris, Christophe moved to Minneapolis five years ago for work and has been enjoying his time there with his wife (married this last year!) and two dogs. With a passion for community connection and giving back, he has been looking for more ways to get involved.
 
For work, Christophe is a Consultant at VantagePoint, a London-based startup that specializes in implementing financial software for their large-scale clients. Christophe’s career prior to Consulting has been spent in International Finance.
 
When he’s not working, you can find him on the golf course or playing pickleball, his newest hobby. He also enjoys traveling back to France with his family and grilling steak on his Weber.
 
Christophe's classification is Finance Consulting and his Rotary sponsor is Dick Crockett.
 
For information about Rotary membership, please contact Peter Williams.

 
 
WELCOME NEW MEMBER CHRISTOPHE PERRIN 2023-04-19 05:00:00Z 0

2023-24: PREPARING FOR THE UPCOMING ROTARY YEAR

CREATE HOPE IN THE WORLD
 
2023-24 District Governor Jewelie Grape shares the Rotary theme and colorful logo.
 
The 2023-24 Rotary International theme is “Create hope in the world.”  District 5950 needs you to help bring lasting change to the world – one hope at a time. Take a look at the list of volunteer opportunities and consider giving your time at the District level to create hope beyond your local Rotary club’s reach.
 
Click here to see the list of volunteer opportunities.
 

 
2023-24: PREPARING FOR THE UPCOMING ROTARY YEAR 2023-03-27 05:00:00Z 0

TOM GUMP RECEIVES RI 2023 SERVICE ABOVE SELF AWARD

EDINA MORNINGSIDE ROTARY CLUB'S OWN TOM GUMP
received Rotary International's highest award, the Service Above Self award.
 
 
We claim Tom as our own ... and he is known the world over for his dedication to Rotary service.
Congratulations Tom! The link to the video is below.
 
 
TOM GUMP RECEIVES RI 2023 SERVICE ABOVE SELF AWARD 2023-03-20 05:00:00Z 0

WELCOME NEW MEMBER: SOPHIA PHAM

WELCOME NEW MEMBER SOPHIA PHAM
In Sophia's words, " I exist to inspire and unleash abundance in every person and do my part in putting an end to the epidemic of loneliness and to the conversation of 'not enough'. For nearly 20 years, I have helped homeowners and investors build wealth through real estate ownership. Recently, I expanded my business into buiding a nationwide life insurance agency combining great financial strategies with great relationships to optimize middle-America's assets, minimize middle-America's taxes, and empowering their true wealth. I am a graduate of the University of Minnesota, where I majored in Economics and Political Science. I live in St. Paul's Macalester-Groveland neighborhood. When I am not busy cooking up a feast and feeding my friends and family, you can find me out hiking with George our golden doodle or on the ballroom dance floor."
 
 
Sophia's classification is Real Estate & Financial Services.
 
Sophia's sponsor is Don Archibeque.
 
For information about Rotary membership, please contact Peter Williams.
 

 
 
WELCOME NEW MEMBER: SOPHIA PHAM 2023-03-16 05:00:00Z 0
WELCOME MADELYN ANN KIRK!! 2023-03-14 05:00:00Z 0

SPRING PLANT SALE 2023

SPRING PLANT SALE
TODAY IS THE LAST DAY - ORDER BY 10 P.M.TODAY!
PLEASE ORDER NOW.
 
SPRING IS COMING!! IT'S TIME TO PLAN YOUR GARDEN FOR 2023!
 
And help us to End Polio at the same time!
 
Edina Morningside Rotary Club is partnering with Gertens to provide beautiful, healthy plants for your garden.
 
IMPORTANT DATES:
 
Orders due April 6th by 10:00 p.m. - THAT'S TOMORROW!
 
Order Pick Up May 10th, 5:30 to 7:00 p;.m. at  St. Peter's Lutheran Church, 5421 France Avenue, Edina 55410
 
This year's sale features annuals, perennials, vegetables and fruits!
     
 
 
 
 
SPRING PLANT SALE 2023 2023-03-01 06:00:00Z 0

EARTHQUAKE IN TURKEY

Türkiye has been struck by massive earthquakes. A 7.7 was followed by a 7.6. Severe damage and many casualties are reported. Türkiye has requested immediate international help.
 
From Eda, I wanted to share the name of an organization that does a good job with getting help to where it’s needed. In case anyone wants to know what they can do to help, Bridge to Türkiye (link below) is a good place to donate. Thankfully no one in my family was injured, but this earthquake was a bad one and it is heartbreaking.
 
 
 
EARTHQUAKE IN TURKEY 2023-02-06 06:00:00Z 0

RI GRANT PROJECT A SUCCESS IN KENYA

Congratulations to EMRC member Jeremy Newhouse and his team for this impactful and successful project!   These photos are from the official Rotary celebration event at Cana Hospital in Mukuru slum in Kenya.   Rotary, changing lives around the world!
Thanks to Jeremy and his team for their leadership in another successful international grant project.
 
You can see these and more photos in the Club Info> Photo Albums on this website.
 
 
 
 

 
RI GRANT PROJECT A SUCCESS IN KENYA 2023-02-02 06:00:00Z 0
FUN WITH CAKE BENEFITS EDINA ED FUND 2023-02-02 06:00:00Z 0

DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO MICHAEL BIRDMAN

The Rotary Club of Edina Morningside extends our sincere condolences to Michael Birdman at the passing of his mother, Marilyn.
 
The Club has made a memorial donation to the Arizona Opera.

 
DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO MICHAEL BIRDMAN 2023-02-01 06:00:00Z 0

SHELTER BOX SILVER HERO!

SO PROUD OF OUR CLUB MEMBERS' GENEROSITY!
Edina Morningside Rotary Club provided funding to Shelter Box to help with earthquake relief.

 
SHELTER BOX SILVER HERO! 2023-01-31 06:00:00Z 0

VOCATION/AVOCATION HAPPY HOUR

VOCATION/AVOCATION HAPPY HOUR
Wednesday, June 7, 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.
Location: The District Edina, 7777 Washington Ave, Suite 201, Edina 55439
Cost to attend is a $20.00 donation for food and beverages. 
 
Get to know your fellow Rotarians better and understand/learn more about their vocation and avocation.
 
Betsy Kumagai is the Executive Director of Edina ABC, '98 EHS grad, '02 Gustavus Grad, '06 William Mitchell grad, and parent to 3 kids. She's thrilled to be supporting such driven young women in the program, and feels grateful to be part of their lives at such an instrumental time. 
 
ABC (A Better Chance) is a national organization dedicated to providing strong educational opportunities to students of color. The ABC goal is to increase the number of well-educated minority students and make it possible for deserving students to reach their full potential. Here in the Edina ABC chapter we have been very successful in doing this and were the very first nation wide program to graduate 100 ABC scholars, we are currently over 150 graduates. 
 
Jeremiah Steele is an '09 Edina ABC graduate, a '13 Hamline graduate with a major in physical and biological athropology, a 6 year Edina ABC Board member, a prior paramedic for Hennepin County EMS, and a city of Plymouth Firefighter. He began as an Edina Paramedic/Firefighter on May 22! He also was very active in track and field and lacrosse growing up.  
 
Upcoming schedule for VOCATION/AVOCATION HAPPY HOUR
September 6 speaker will be EMRC member Jack Lee, Outward Bound.
Stay Tuned!
 
Want to tell your story? About your career, hobby or special interest? Contact Paul Nelson.
 

 
VOCATION/AVOCATION HAPPY HOUR 2023-01-25 06:00:00Z 0

2023 STATE OF THE CITY

STATE OF THE CITY ADDRESS
Wednesday, March 1st, 11:30 a.m.
Braemar Golf Course, 6364 John Harris Drive, Edina 55439
 
LUNCH MEETING @ $35 PER PERSON
 
 
 
The Edina Chamber of Commerce and the City of Edina present our annual State of City in partnership with the Rotary Club of Edina and the Rotary Club of Edina Morningside. Edina Mayor James B. Hovland and Edina Public Schools Superintendent Stacie Stanley will address city issues and present upcoming plans.
 
The presentation will be emceed by City Manager Scott Neal and will be recorded and later broadcast on Edina TV.

If you plan to attend as a non-lunching guest - please contact Caitlyn@edina.org for registration. 

 
2023 STATE OF THE CITY 2023-01-24 06:00:00Z 0

EDINA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE GALA

Thursday, February 23rd, 2023
Westin Edina Galleria
HAVE SNOW MUCH FUN!!

Tickets $75 per person - REGISTER HERE

Immersive wonderland experience at the Edina Chamber of Commerce annual social event of the year. Step into the streets of the Swiss Alps at Winter Village at The Westin Edina Galleria. Warm up by the fire pit, cozy in for acoustic entertainment and enjoy the festive food and spirits.

Northwoods themed food and beverages by Chef Sina Taheri. Wine selections and signature cocktail by Edina Liquor

Outdoor cabin experience in the courtyard. Boomerang photo booth. Westin Getaway raffle. Attire is cabin cozy! Apres ski sweaters encouraged

EDINA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE GALA 2023-01-24 06:00:00Z 0

EDINA EDUCATION FUND CAKE OFF!

EDINA EDUCATION FUND CAKE OFF!
Thursday, February 2nd
The Church of St. Patrick Edina 
 
This year's Cake-Off (Community Action for Kids Education) is a blend of online spotlights to showcase all the work currently being done in our schools and an in-person free event featuring a look ahead to what's next. Great work from around the district in all 3 of the Ed Fund program areas:
 
Mental Health and Wellness for both students and staff
Literacy and our work with LETRS  (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling)
STEAM - specifically our Student Spaceflight Experiments Program
 

 
 
EDINA EDUCATION FUND CAKE OFF! 2023-01-24 06:00:00Z 0
MIDTERM ASSEMBLY 2023-01-20 06:00:00Z 0

CIRCLE OF DISCIPLINE VIDEO

Thank you to James Holmes, Jr. for bringing  Circle of Discipline to our meeting on Tuesday, January 17th.
 
Special thanks to  Adonis and Elba Frazier and Jeanne Montrese for joining us today and sharing their story about, Circle of Discipline.
 
Here is the video they'd like to share with you:
 
 

 
 
CIRCLE OF DISCIPLINE VIDEO 2023-01-20 06:00:00Z 0

EARLY LEARNING 4 SUCCESS

EDINA EARLY LEARNING CENTER FAMILY DANCE
5701 Normandale Road, Edina 55424
Upcoiming Volunteer Opportunities
April 15th: Parents and Pastries
May 15th: Spring Party
 

Preschool 4 Success is an opportunity to help more Minnesota children access to attend preschool.

 

VOLUNTEER ACTIVITITY: FAMILY DANCE

3:45 p.m.: Volunteers arrive and will be stationed throughout the school to provide directions, and help with food and art projects.

6:00 p.m.: Dance is over. Volunteers help with clean up which is expected to take about 20 minutes.

ABOUT PRESCHOOL FOR SUCCESS

Each Rotary Club in District 5950 will partner with their school district(s) to identify barriers to children being able to attend preschool and identify and implement possible solutions to help get more children in preschool.

Edina Morningside Rotary Club is partnering with Edina Learning Center. The first volunteer opportunity is to assist with the Family Dance.


 
EARLY LEARNING 4 SUCCESS 2023-01-19 06:00:00Z 0

PRE-K FOR SUCCESS

EDINA LEARNING CENTER - FAMILY DANCE
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY!!
 
Friday, February 10 - 3:45 - 6:30 p.m. at the Edina Community Center.   5701 Normandale Road, Edina, MN 55424.
Preschool 4 Success is an opportunity to help more Minnesota children access to attend preschool.

Edina Morningside Rotary Club is partnering with the Edina Learning Center, part of Edina Community Education and the Edina School District, to identify barriers to children being able to attend preschool and identify and implement possible solutions to help get more children in preschool.  Learn more by watching a short video HERE.

 

EMRC members are needed as volunteers. The Family Dance will be from 4-6pm.  Volunteers would arrive about 3:45 and be stationed throughout the school to help with food, art projects, or just to help families get down to our gym. 

The dance ends at 6.  After a short clean up, all would be ready to leave no later than 6:20. 
 
REGISTER HERE so we know how many volunteers we will have.

 
PRE-K FOR SUCCESS 2023-01-13 06:00:00Z 0

DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO STEVE SCHMITT

Kathleen Marie Schmitt, sister of EMRC member Steve Schmitt, passed away recently.
 
Kathy attended all her school years in Lohrville, Iowa, and graduated with the class of 1976. She then attended the University of Northern Iowa and graduated in May of 1980 with a degree in mathematics.

The family extends heartfelt thanks to the wonderful care from the staff at Sunnybrook and St. Anthony's. Memorials may be left to the discretion of the family.
Published by Lampe & Powers Funeral Home - Lake City on Jan. 8, 2023.

DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO STEVE SCHMITT 2023-01-12 06:00:00Z 0

ROTARY AWARENESS DAY AT THE STATE CAPITOL

ROTARY AWARENESS DAY AT THE MINNESOTA STATE CAPITOL
MONDAY, JANUARY 30th, 9:00 A.M.TO 5:00 P.M.
 
Share your Rotary stories. Socialize. Hear about state efforts related to Rotary program and values.
 
Know a Rotary member-legislator? Invite them, or schedule an office visit now.
 
Minnesota State Capitol, L'Etoile de Nord Vault Room (basement), 75 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, St. Paul 55155

 
ROTARY AWARENESS DAY AT THE STATE CAPITOL 2023-01-10 06:00:00Z 0

SUPPORT FOR UKRAINE - DONATION OF FIRE TRUCK

 
A humanitarian partnership initiated by Rotary Club of Edina Morningside seeks to save lives of innocent Ukrainian civilians impacted by Russia’s invasion by providing a used $1.2 million ladder truck fire engine owned by the City of Plymouth, Minnesota. The Plymouth City Council is scheduled to vote on the donation of the fire truck at its January 10, 2023 meeting.
 
The need for firetrucks and ambulances in Ukraine was a topic mentioned at the 2022 Fall North Star Rotary Zone Institute held in Minnesota. This piqued the attention of Past 5950 District Governor Tom Gump, who is a member of The Rotary Club of Edina Morningside. Gump met one on one with some local mayors, including Jeff Wosje, Rotarian and Mayor of Plymouth, MN. Usually Plymouth auctions its used equipment.
 
If it’s approved at the January 10 Plymouth City Council meeting, the ladder truck will join at least one other fire engine and seven ambulances in a shipment expected to leave the U.S.A. in early February, 2023.
SUPPORT FOR UKRAINE - DONATION OF FIRE TRUCK 2023-01-07 06:00:00Z 0

DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO TOM GUMP AND FAMILY

Caryn Therese Sudduth, sister of Tom Gump, passed away Monday, January 2, 2023.
 
Caryn, age 60, a resident of Daphne, Alabama, was an amazing wife, mother, sister and friend that impacted so many lives with her smile, her happiness and caring ways. You could see and feel her heart through her smile. She will always be part of our daily lives in spirit and love, but the biggest honor of all was being part of her life.

Caryn is survived by her husband, G. Todd Sudduth; son, Ryan Sudduth; daughter, Victoria Rose Sudduth, all of Daphne, AL; sisters, Cheryl Perkins of Naples, FL, Anne Marie Carlock of Atlanta, GA; brother, Tom Gump of Edina, MN; father, F. Thomas Gump of Atlanta, GA; dogs, Marvin and Beau, along with Rover the fish; as well as many other loving relatives and friends.

Arrangements by https://www.wolfefuneralhomes.com/obituary/caryn-sudduth.


 
DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO TOM GUMP AND FAMILY 2023-01-04 06:00:00Z 0

ROTARY AT THE TOURNAMENT OF ROSES PARADE

Tom and Catherine Gump in Pasadena, and Tom is riding on the Rotary float!
The Rotary float was Unit #69 of 80 parade units.
The Rotary float won the Princess Award in the 2023 parade!
 
 
 
 

ROTARY AT THE TOURNAMENT OF ROSES PARADE 2023-01-02 06:00:00Z 0
ROTARY YOUTH EXCHANGE - SERVICE PROJECT 2022-12-13 06:00:00Z 0
ROTARY PODCAST: SEARCHING FOR SERVICE 2022-11-12 06:00:00Z 0
MARK SHOCKEY DISTRICT 5950 DGND 2022-11-12 06:00:00Z 0

THANKSGIVING BASKETS 2022

Teams are forming NOW and the roster is filling up. 
This event is organized by Edina Rotary Club.
REGISTER HERE AS GUEST WITH EDINA ROTARY CLUB. 
 
On Wednesday, November 23rd members of the Rotary Club of Edina, along with members of the Edina Morningside Rotary Club, will pack baskets and deliver Thanksgiving meals to families in need throughout the Twin Cities region. 
 
DAY OF EVENT DETAILS:
WHAT: Thanksgiving Basket Preparation and Delivery (85 baskets)
WHERE: Assembly at the Edina Country Club; home delivery throughout Twin Cities Area
WHEN: Wednesday, November 23rd
TIME: Family or teams beginning at 11:30 a.m. and go to about 2:00 p.m.
WHO: Members and families of the Rotary Club of Edina and the Edina Morningside Rotary Club

 
THANKSGIVING BASKETS 2022 2022-11-09 06:00:00Z 0
ROTARY VETERANS DAY LUNCH 2022-10-24 05:00:00Z 0

ROTARY VETERANS DAY LUNCH

SAVE THE DATE! Veterans Day Lunch.
 
When: Thursday, November 10, 2022, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Where: Minnesota Valley Country Club, Bloomington
 
This year's program will be centered around veterans court as well as honoring those who have served in all branches of the United States military. Watch for details.
 

 
ROTARY VETERANS DAY LUNCH 2022-10-12 05:00:00Z 0

ROTARY FLORIDA: REQUEST FOR HELP

SARASOTA FLORIDA ROTARY - REQUEST FOR HURRICAN RELIEF
 
Brian Maddox, President of Sarasota FL Rotary Club says:
 
Everything South of Venice is beyond words. He has asked each of you to please have your members:
 
1) go to www.rotaryfl.org to make a financial donation if they are able. 
 
2) go to rotaryfl.org if you can take in another Rotarian. If you have a spare room, please consider helping.
 
3) go to rotaryfl.org if you have supplies of any kind. Tables, coolers, gloves, chain saws and more. 
 
4) go to rotaryfl.org if you need help. 
 
5) please share the rotaryfl.org website on your social media as well. 
 

ROTARY FLORIDA: REQUEST FOR HELP 2022-10-05 05:00:00Z 0

BREWTARIANS ARE BACK!

Greetings Brewtarians! 
 
🍺🍺🍺🍺🍺🍺
 
 
Greetings Brewtarians!
 
28-Sep, 5:30 p.m. 56 Brewing Mpls 3044 Columbia Ave NE
🍺🍺🍺🍺🍺🍺🍺🍺🍺🍺🍺🍺

 
BREWTARIANS ARE BACK! 2022-02-21 06:00:00Z 0

DISTRICT SURVEY

District Governor Alexa Rundquist reminds all members to complete the District Survey. Below are some points she would like all members to know.
 
I wanted to highlight three additional items regarding our District Survey. 
 
  • Reminders are sent to everyone regardless if they have already completed the survey. The survey is anonymous and being tracked by a third party. We do not know who has completed the survey and who has not, therefore reminders are sent to all Active and Honorary Rotarians in District 5950. There will be a third and final reminder. No one should do the survey more than once.
     
  • The survey takes about 15 minutes to complete. Not the one minute I said in the email. You can not pause the survey. There are about 30 questions. 
     
  • Rotary International is also conducting a membership survey. These are two different surveys. Please participate in both surveys. Both surveys are important. 
 
Thank you,
Alexa
 
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OUR NEXT MEETING

Tuesday, October 17th
ROTARY IN THE WORKPLACE
at Edina ABC
 
We will meet at the Edina ABC House
6617 Southdale Road
Edina MN 55435
 
 
More nearly 50 years, Edina ABC has been bringing high achieving students from all over the US to attend grades 9 through 12 at Edina High School. Edina Morningside Rotary Club, along with other community organizations, support Edina ABC through donations, work projects, tutoring, and more. 
 
Betsy Kumagai will host our visit and share stories about Edina ABC, the organization, the people, and past students.
 

 
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VOCATIONAL HAPPY HOUR: BOCAR KANE

EMRC member Bocar Kane will be the vocational development speaker on December 1, highlighting his company, AMKA Safety.
 
Bocar is owner and president of AMKA Safety in Edina, a manufacturer/distributor of products specializing in mine and roadway safety equipment, including safety vests, apparel and traffic control signage.
 
The location is CW's Bar and Restaurant, 8302 Normandale Blvd., Bloomington, MN 55437  We will meet at 5:30 for happy half hour and our speaker presentation from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Please join us for the December 2021 Vocational Happy Hour featuring EMRC member Bocar Kane,

Have we mentioned that we have fun at these events?

 

 


 
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CONCERT FOR A CAUSE

 
Fellow Rotarian, Brian Kimmes, of the Minneapolis Downtown Club, reached out to EMRC to give members a heads up on the Concert for a Cause on Monday, October 25th, 2021, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., in Edina High School’s Fick Auditorium.
 
Money raised from this concert will go toward The Family Partnership’s mental health therapies programs. People can order tickets at the Edina High School bands website.
 
Brian is the Development Officer for The Family Partnership.

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OUR NEWEST MEMBER: DR. CHERYL GUNNESS

Eda Rivers inducted our newest member Dr. Cheryl Gunness with the help of Mary Brindle and Steve May. Cheryl is the Program Coordinator at Edina Community Education. She lives in Edina with her husband and sons. EMRC member Valerie Burke was her sponsor.
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
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HOLIDAY WREATH SALE: BOY SCOUT TROOP 68

THANK YOU FOR YOUR ORDERS!
 
Proceeds will help Logan Seeger attend Sea Base, a unique Scouting program that offers aquatics programs found nowhere else. Whether your interests lie in sailing, scuba diving, rustic camping on an undeveloped barrier island, fishing or a combination of all, this is the place for your Troop, Crew, Sea Ship or Explorer Post. Sea Base serves around 16,000 participants annually.  
 
 

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HIGHWAY CLEAN-UP

THANK YOU TO
ALL WHO HELPED
WITH HIGHWAY CLEANUP!
 
And a great big thanks to our leader Bob Schriver for organizing!
 
And of course, thanks to Mark Moore our Director of Cleanliness!
 

 
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WELCOME NEW MEMBER MICHAEL BIRDMAN

Welcome Michael Birdman to Edina Morningside Rotary!!
 
Michael has served as the Chief Executive Officer and President at a number of health technology and sales engagement organizations. In those roles, he has managed large and diverse teams and multi-million dollar budgets. He works through toward a common purpose and the power of collaboration with broad stakeholders.
 
Michael has served on the City of Edina Heritage Preservation Commission. Michael was recently elected to serve on the Edina School Board to a term that will run from 2022-2026. 
  • Experienced in strategic planning, operational process flows, financial management, human capital, and risk management.
  • Successful in strategies that drive long-term growth, business and market repositioning, financial and operational accountability, and managing expectations of boards of directors, entrepreneurial investors, clients, and communities.
  • Master of Business Administration - Carlson School of Management, U of MN Twin Cities
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Adminerivers@edinacommunityfoundation.orgistration  - University of Arizona, Tucson - Economics & Finance
Michael and his wife, Marissa moved to Edina almost 20 years ago. They have two kids, Alexander (7th grade) and Mackenzie (5th grade), and a dog, Louis. On any given weekend, you’ll find Michael walking to Jerry’s for their famous donuts, cheering his daughter’s basketball game, working towards his black belt in taekwondo, or enjoying outdoor activities year round.
 
Tom Gump proudly sponsors Michael's application for membership in Edina Morningside Rotary Club. For information about Michael's application, please contact Eda Rivers.

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SPONSOR OUR WEBSITE!

We invite all EMRC members and friends to sponsor our club website.
You pay just $5 per quarter.
 
Include your company logo on our club website and we will link the logo to your website.
 
Contact Mary Brindle, Club Administrator, for details.
 
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ROTARY 101 TRAINING

Rotary 101 - Learn what Rotary is all about and more!

Retention Russ, District Governor – would like to warmly welcome you to one four identical 2.5 hour workshops. The Rotary 101 training will be offered in four locations throughout District 5950 – Eagan, Chaska, New Ulm, St. Cloud. Rotary 101 has been designed for new members, less than 4 years, or anyone looking for a refresher to learn more about Rotary and the many aspects of Rotary!  It is a chance to increase the value of Rotary by increasing members level of knowledge!

Attend any of the four identical sessions that works with your schedule:

 
Session #3: New Ulm
Wednesday, Oct 2nd - (5:00 – 7:30 PM)
New Ulm Country Club, 1 Golf Drive
 
Session #4: St. Cloud
Saturday - October 5 - (8:00-10:30 AM)
Great River Regional Library, Bremer Room, 1300 W. St. Germain St.
 
Your district dues have paid for your attendance at this event. There is no cost to you or your club.
Russ and his talented team look forward to traveling District 5950 to offer this great free training. Retention of Rotarians allows for more connections and opportunities in our communities for “Service Above Self”.
If you have questions please contact Alexa Rundquist.
 
Thank you
Retention Russ and the District 5950 Training Team
 
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CLUB HEALTH CHECK

We have an amazing club!  EMRC members, check out the findings of our recent survey. Thanks to President Zdenek for guiding us through this process and implementing initiatives to make our club even better.  Click below to review the responses to 65 questions.
 

 
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INTERESTED IN ROTARY?

Of the 35,000+ clubs across the globe, Rotary International chose only a few clubs to obtain membership tips from - and EMRC was one of them!
 
EMRC Past-President & D5950 Governor Nominee Tom Gump
 
During Tom's year as EMRC president (2016-2017), our club added 31 members and went from a medium-sized club to a large club in D5950 - with only four clubs larger than ours.  Truly amazing and a role model for clubs across the globe.  If you haven't had a chance to read the article, or just want to see it again, you can find it here - "STEP RIGHT UP".

 
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DAYS FOR GIRLS DONATIONS

 
We are collecting items for the kits at Rotary meetings:
  • Girls cotton underpants (sizes 8-14)
  • Washed flannel (dark & wild patterns best)
  • 100% cotton (smallest size 5”x5” and dark & wild patterns are best)
  • Washcloths
  • Hotel-size soap
  • Ziploc bags – gallon size, freezer, with slide-closure
Need more details?  Julie Madison – juliemadison@mac.com or Chris Kennedy – ckennedy3@comcast.net
 
For more information on the Days for Girls program - https://www.daysforgirls.org/
 
 
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100% PAUL HARRIS FELLOW CLUB RECOGNITION

The Paul Harris Fellow recognition acknowledges individuals who contribute, or who have contributions made in their name, of US $1,000 to The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International (TRF). The number of Paul Harris Fellows globally reached the one million mark in 2006.  During the 100th Anniversary Year of The Rotary Foundation, District Governor Mark Hegstrom has been encouraging Rotarians to become Paul Harris Society members (committing to contribute $1000 annually).  There are now 250 PHS members in Rotary District #5950.
 
DG Mark's home club is the Rotary Club of Edina Morningside.  Under 2016-2017 President, Tom Gump, the club has taken the $365 per member contribution goal seriously. Tom has received commitments from 16 club members to become new PHS members. That brings the total number of PHS members to 24! In addition, on November 15, The Rotary Club of Edina Morningside became a 100% Paul Harris Fellow Club. DG Mark Hegstrom together with Club President, Tom Gump (l) and Jim Warner, Club TRF Chair, (r) proudly display the new recognition flag. Congratulations to all the club members and the District Governor on this honor.
 
While the Edina Mornginside club has a history of generosity, some of their Multiple PHF members used "points" to add to the cash contributions of newer members to reach the goal of every club member becoming a PHF.  The Edina Morningside currently has 79 members. Join something powerful... will you be our 80th member?
 

 
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CLUB VISIONING 2015 SUMMARY

In April, President Rob Laughlin conducted an online survey of EMRC members to refresh our findings of the April 2013 Visioning process. Please view the summary below and how this will be used in the 2015-2016 Rotary year to improve our club.  Click below to view the survey:
 
 
 
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