Welcome New Members James Holmes, Jr., Ted Goltzman and Valentine Smithen!
James Holmes, Jr. is the Executive Director of A Better Chance Foundation (Edina ABC). This nonprofit foundation is committed to increasing the number of well-educated young people, by providing them a quality education at highly rated Edina High School. They provide the scholars with housing and tutoring support to promote their academic success, as they prepare for college. James Holmes, Jr. has 36 years of finance, organizational and project management experience in the corporate investment, financial services and automotive industry. After working several decades incentivized by corporate earnings and profits, his path gravitated toward entrepreneurship fulfillment work. James' classification is Education Director. His sponsors are Dr. Stacie Stanley and Mary Brindle. 
Ted Goltzman develops affordable housing throughout the Midwest and Western parts of the US. Ted works with local and state agencies, community partners, and private lenders and investors to develop affordable housing. Ted facilitates all aspects of the development process from site selection, financial structuring, construction, and project lease up. Ted's classification is Affordable Housing Development. His sponsor is Alan Goltzman.
Valentine Smithen relocated from Florida in 2018, to join Great Southern Bank in Edina MN as a Personal Banker. His specialties are annuities, home equity lines of credits, and various types of accounts. He is a graduate of Johnson & Wales University. Valentine's hobbies are attending church, listening to music, volunteering, and playing basketball. His goal is to make a difference in the community, and to impact everyone with whom he comes in contact in a positive way. Valentine's classification is Personal Banking. His sponsor is Mary Brindle. 
To inquire about membership in Edina Morningside Rotary Club, please contact Membership Chair Eda Rivers.