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UPCOMING SCHEDULE
OUR NEXT MEETING
 
OUR NEXT SPEAKER
Tuesday, April 6th
 

Joe Spartz, president of the Greater Saint Paul Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA), became involved with The Concord Coalition in 2017 when he helped organize an educational program on the national debt for the business community.

As a result, The Concord Coalition’s Minnesota Advisory Council was formed. This group of volunteers continues to educate the public through meetings and with “Principles and Priorities,” Concord’s interactive federal budget exercise.

BOMA is a membership organization that primarily serves commercial real estate buildings and service-related providers in the Saint Paul metro region. Spartz is responsible for issue advocacy and government affairs, strategic direction, membership development and relations, economic development and overall management of the association. Spartz is also a recently published author of a children’s book called Harry the Scary Pumpkin.  It tells a story about a small pumpkin who faces challenges in his quest to become a jack-o’-lantern. The story encourages children to not lose sight of their goals and to have faith in their ability to overcome obstacles. Spartz graduated from the University of Minnesota with a B.A. in political science.


UPCOMING EVENTS - SAVE THE DATE
(see details and registration links in a story below)
 
  • Wednesday, April 7, 6;00 p.m. - Edina/Edina Morningside Rotary Vocational Development Happy Hour
    • Dr. Afira Hasan - EMRC Member and owner of Insight Vision Care.
    • Register here in advance for this virtual meeting:
       
  • Saturday, April 10th, 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. - District Assembly
    • All members are encouraged to attend. Details and registration link in the story below.
       
  • Tuesday, April 13, 7:30 a.m. - EMRC/Edina Rotary Joint meeting
    • Program: Edina Global Scholars
  • May 1st - District Conference- Details in story below
  • May 4th - Flower pickup - Details in story below
  • May 23rd - JDRF Walk - Details in story below
  • June 21st-24th - Summer Camp Enterprise- Details in story below
  • June 26th - Rockin Rotary - Details in story below
  • June 28th - Patrick D. Kennedy Memorial Golf Tournament

 
CLUB MEETING DUTY ROSTER
DutyApr 6Apr 13
Ambassadors
B. Laue
D. Wendt
B. Laue
D. Wendt
Greeters - In Person
J. Sullivan
B. Vitale
J. Sullivan
B. Vitale
Greeters - ZoomL. SchmittL. Schmitt
Thought of the Day
D. HuntB. Johnson
FFF/VocationalC. WeigelD. Wendt
All club members are
rotated through
the schedule
  

 
EDINA COUNTRY CLUB GUIDELINES FOR IN-PERSON MEETINGS
EMRC to meet In Person at Edina Country Club beginning Tuesday, April 6th.
Please follow these guidelines at in-person meetings.
 
 
 
 
 
A reminder for everyone attending In-Person meetings. Please be diligent with distancing and wearing a mask. Rules for indoor meetings are evolving. It's up to each and every one of us to ensure the safety of ourselves and others around us.
 
Here are the guidelines that will be attached to all In-Person meeting registrations and linked to In-Person Mask announcement on club website home page. Advance reservations will be required for the In-Person Live meeting. 
 
Edina Country Club Guidelines for In-Person Meeting attendees. 
  • We have the Inverness South ballroom reserved.
  • The room is limited to a total of 40 people.
  • Please be mindful of the 6-foot safety distance during the entire visit.
  • Masks must be worn. When you are not eating or drinking, you must wear a mask. If needed, we will remind you to wear a mask.
Check-in and Meeting Attendance Guidelines 
  • As you enter Edina Country Club, you will be greeted at the top of the steps. You must be wearing a mask to proceed further.
  • Proceed to the meeting room. 
  • As you enter, you will see cards on a table with the three breakfast options: eggs and bacon/sausage, oatmeal with fixin's, and pancake/french toast. Take the card of your choice.
  • Give your name to the Ambassador and proceed to a table.
  • Please stay at your table to wait for the meeting to start. Moving around to other tables will not be allowed. 
  • Edina Country Club staff will serve your breakfast to you.
  • Your meals will be billed on the next invoice. We will not be collecting meal payments at the meeting. Guests and Visiting Rotarians pay at the meeting.

 
OUR NEXT BOOK DISCUSSION
Monday, April 5th at 5:00 p.m.
 
 
The Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee will hold its next book discussion on Monday, April 5th, at 5:00 p.m. They will discuss Chapters 3 (Power) and (Biology) 4 of Ibram Kendi's book How to Be an Antiractist.
 
 
If you'd like additional information, please contact Andrea Humphrey or Mary Brindle.
 
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 a variety of resources (books, Ted Talks, other discussions) 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. 

DISTRICT ASSEMBLY

A Training Opportunity for Club Leaders
Saturday, April 10, 9:00am - 11:00am 

Register here.

Meeting will be via Zoom.
Link and Login information will be sent to registrants one week prior to event. 

Welcome and update by Marianna Khauv, District Governor-Elect

Introduction of District 5950 Membership, Public Image and The Rotary Foundation leadership

Breakout rooms for club leaders to learn about roles, best practices and tips for a successful year:

·       President-Elects and Assistant Governors – debrief from PETS, discuss plans for upcoming year

·       Treasurers

·       Administration (tasks usually completed by club secretaries and administrators) - recording attendance and makeups, taking   board minutes, ClubRunner data management, etc.

·       Membership – attracting new members and engaging current members

·       Public Image – branding, social media, publicity

·       The Rotary Foundation – the importance of TRF, raising funds for TRF

·       Fundraising – to support club level projects

·       Community service projects – how to identify local projects, get members engaged and partner with area Rotary clubs and other organizations


 
SENDING EMRC SUPPORT
Tim Murphy
Sending our thoughts and prayers to Tim for a full recovery!  Stay informed about Tim's condition, and add your own comments, at GetWellTim.com.
 
 
If you'd like to send a card to the Murphy family, the address is:
Tim & Cindy Murphy
9110 - 225th Street West
 
 
Kevin Ries
Sending our thoughts and prayers to Kevin as he battles cancer.
 
 
If you'd like to send a card to the Ries family, the address is:
Kevin & Dede Ries
5550 NE 33rd Avenue
Fort Lauderdale FL 33308

2021 SPRING FLOWER SALE
THE 2021 SPRING FLOWER SALE- THANK YOU!
Proceeds go to End Polio Now
 
     
 
Thank you to everyone who supported the 2021 EMRC Spring Flower Sale.
 
Leading by example, Jim Bizal led EMRC with the largest order ever!
Here's to EMRC and supporting End Polio Now ... and of course, beautiful gardens.
 
PICKUP DATE FOR YOUR FLOWERS: Tuesday, May 4th, 4:30 to 6:30
at St. Peter's Lutheran Church East parking lot, located at 5421 France Avenue South.
 
Questions? Contact Talley Flora at talley@redseat.com or 952-893-0020.  Watch for emails from Talley Flora in your Inbox.

JDRF ONE WALK TWIN CITIES 2021

EMRC members Alan Goltzman and Peter Kelley (and maybe more) have children with Juvenile Diabetes. Families of both Alan and Peter have actively participated in JDRF Fund Raising events in the past. The upcoming event is a walk that you take on May 23, anywhere you choose for any distance that you choose.

More details in the calendar.

If you would like to support the Goltzman family and the Kelley family, and wish to participate, the link is here.


 
2020-21 DISTRICT CONFERENCE
 
District 5950 Conference
To register, just click on the graphic above.
10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
 
Tree Planting .. Food Trucks .. Celebrate Tom Gump's year as District Governor .. Honor the work of so many Rotarians .. Celebrate Peace

SUMMER CAMP ENTERPRISE
 
Camp Enterprise, 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 program directors from the "National Lemon Growers Association".
Case Study mentors: Rotarians will be paired with Rotaractors from Edina Rotaract to guide team members in their process.
Daily Speakers: At the start of each day, a speaker will recap the work done the previous day and prepare students for the new progress they will make in the current day.
Toastmasters: Toastmasters volunteers will be available to help team members hone their public speaking skills, aiming at the project objectives laid out by the "National Lemon Growers Association".
Videographer: Record presentations for future use.
Lemon Growers: Role Playing the Lemon Growers representatives, develop a piece to promote this project to students, focusing on the purpose of the project, and the goal of community development through young entrepreneurship.
 
There's something for everyone! So lend a hand and have some fun.
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.

 
R0CKIN' ROTARY
SAVE THE DATE: Saturday, June 26 2021, 6:00 p.m.
Outdoor party to celebrate coming together in Rotary.
Where- Commercial Furniture Services Parking Lot at 4301 West Highway 7in St. Louis Park
 

WHAT'S HAPPENING IN TANZANIA?
EMRC member Norm Siekman working with Iringa Hope, and humanitarian aid organization in Tanzania. The transformation is nothing short of amazing. Norm secured a small international matching grant to fund this a-maize-ing project!
 
     
 
Watch for more news about this very successful project this summer. Congratulations to Norm and this project team!!

 
WHERE IN THE WORLD IS EMRC MEMBER JEREMY NEWHOUSE?
EMRC member Jeremy Newhouse and the EMRC International Service Committee had led the way in a large international matching grant project in South Africa. Jeremy, along with Quentin Marty, Eagan Kickstart Rotary and President of Matter, traveled to South Africa to meet with Rotary project partners. Here, you see the project partner team during their current travels.
 
 
Jeremy and Quentin (third from left) are traveling with, from left, Hans Mostert, District Governor Annemarie Mostert, and Carolyn Khoury as they commute through Johannesburg. The group discussed the Melusi Global Grant and the project launch that was funded by Rotary International last month. Jeremy says, in the coming months the team looks forward to showing great progress on this maternal and child health grant and its impact on the Melusi community.

 
ROTARY AFRICA CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION
April 24th and 25th
 
Celebrate Rotary with our friends in Melusi, partners on the Rotary International Matching Grant that is getting underway in the next month.
 

 
WHAT A VACCINE'S EFFICACY RATE REALLY MEANS
John Pastor, Doctor of Pharmacology for M Health Fairview shared the following video.
 
Thank you John!
 

DID YOU MISS THESE STORIES?
Have you seen these Rotary stories and announcements?
 
2020-21 LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT SERIES

Next Topic: Values Based Leadership
Tuesday, April 20th, 6:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m.

WHO ARE YOU AND WHAT DO YOU STAND FOR?

Please join The Rotary Club of Edina’s Leadership Series in April as we welcome Paul Mooty, Vice-Chairman and Partner at the Faribault Woolen Mill Company to share an interactive learning experience entitled Values Based Leadership… “Who Are You and What Do You Stand For?” This session is open to the public so please forward this to your friends, colleagues, and employees so that can benefit as well. See you there!

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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SPEAKER VIDEOS
YouTube videos of past meeting speakers can be found on the Edina Morningside Rotary Club YouTube page.   
 
 
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Speakers
Apr 06, 2021
Concord Coalition MN
Apr 13, 2021
Edina High School Global Scholars
Apr 20, 2021
Nature Conservancy Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota
Apr 27, 2021
Reel Hope Project
May 04, 2021
Toastmasters and Rotary
May 11, 2021
Connect Human, Connection Zoo
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Upcoming Events
DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSION COMMITTEE
Apr 05, 2021
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
 
APRIL 6 IN-PERSON REGISTRATION
Edina Country Club
Apr 06, 2021
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
 
VOCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT SERIES
Apr 07, 2021
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
 
DISTRICT ASSEMBLY
Apr 10, 2021
9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
 
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
 
LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT SERIES
Apr 20, 2021
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
 
ROTARY AFRICA CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION
Apr 24, 2021 – Apr 25, 2021
 
DISTRICT CONFERENCE
Central Park
May 01, 2021
10:00 AM – 2:30 PM
 
SPRING FLOWER SALE PICK UP
St. Peter's Lutheran Church- East Parking Lot
May 04, 2021
4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
 
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Club Officers & Board
President
 
President Elect
 
Treasurer
 
Secretary
 
Past President
 
Rotary Intl Foundation
 
Club Administrator
 
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Susie Silva
April 2
 
Don Andersen
April 5
 
Thomas Gump
April 23
 
Norm Siekman
April 24
 
Annie Kennedy
April 25
 
Bob Laue
April 26
 
Anniversaries
Andrea Humphrey
Jamey Anderson
April 4
 
Bob Schriver
Dorothy
April 7
 
Paula Schwartz
Thomas Schwartz
April 24
 
Join Date
John Sorteberg
April 1, 1994
27 years
 
Paul Nelson
April 1, 1993
28 years
 
Gerry Mimick
April 3, 2019
2 years
 
Bob Schriver
April 7, 2009
12 years
 
Joe Sullivan
April 22, 2019
2 years
 
Mark Hegstrom
April 30, 2002
19 years
 
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John Pastor
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