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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, 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, March 2, 2021
     

     

    The St. Paul Saints knew how important year number five was in their beautiful Lowertown ballpark, CHS Field.  With even more competition in the Twin Cities than ever before, the Saints knew they needed to step their game up to the next level.  They did that with attendance that continues to be well over capacity, a highly successful All-Star Game, a state-of-the-art City of Baseball Museum and brand new SPIRE Sun Deck, promotions that were talked about from coast-to-coast, and a ballpark that continues to be a destination for everything from the Saints to a Cat Video Festival.  One man has overseen it all and because of all that continued success Saints Executive Vice President/General Manager Derek Sharrer, along with Cleburne Railroaders Director of Operations Josh Robertson, was named American Association Executive of the Year for the fifth straight season.

    During Sharrer’s tenure with the Saints they have consistently finished at, or near, the top of the league in attendance.  In 2006 the Saints were named the inaugural Baseball America Independent League Organization of the Year, for their history of excellence and role as trailblazers in the industry.  Additionally, Sharrer was named to the 2007 Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal Top 40 under Forty.  In 2018 Sharrer was included in Minnesota Magazine’s 500 Most Powerful Business Leaders and earlier this year he was named as one of Twin Cities Business Magazine’s “100 People You Should Know.”  

     

    UPCOMING EVENTS - SAVE THE DATE
    (see details and registration links in a story below)
    • 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.
    • Monday, March 8, 5:00 - DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSION Book discussion
      • How to Be an Antiracist, Chapter 1: Definition and Chapter 2: Power
      • Register to get the Zoom link in the story below.
         
    • Wednesday, March 17, 6:00 p.m. - Leadership Development Series
      • Jean Morrison, Conflict Management. Zoom link will be provided in the story below.
         
    • Wednesday, March 24 @ 5:00 p.m.
      • Vaccine Update with John Pastor - Zoom link will be provided.
         
    • 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. 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
    • June 28th - Patrick D. Kennedy Memorial Golf Tournament

     
    CLUB MEETING DUTY ROSTER
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    Thought of the Day
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    VOCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT:  MARCH 3 2021
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    Wednesday, March 3, 2021, 6:00 p.m.
     
    Speaker will be EMRC member will be Susan Stiles, owner of Stiles Financial.
     
    SOCIAL MEDIA PROJECT
     
    EMRC Intern Masha Feldman is embarking on a Social Media project featuring YOU!
    Think club projects, district projects, district conferences, international projects, exchange students, international conventions ... anything that tells your story as a Rotarian in Edina Morningside Rotary Club.
     
    Masha put together a form to collect your information. Click the following LINK and tell your story!  
    Thanks!
     
    ROTARY GLOBAL SCHOLAR PROGRAM

    Rotarians mentor Capstone Project scholars

    The Edina Rotary Global Scholar Program is a three-year program in which students develop global competency skills that enhance college, career, and civic readiness. It is sponsored by the Rotary Clubs of Edina and Edina / Morningside along with the Edina Education Fund.

    The first seven participating students completed their self-paced Capstone projects. The Capstone is the final requirement and is a chance for them to showcase their global competency skills. During the Capstone, students research a global issue of their choice. Whenever possible, they work with and are mentored by Rotarians who have experience in their research field.

    Students created podcasts and videos to present their research projects, promoted various UN Sustainable Development Goals, and highlighted their global issue and country of choice. As one project example, Francesca Elia worked with Cargill and researched bioengineering techniques to help with world hunger. She tied this into the concept of Golden Rice in the Philippines and created a four-episode podcast series.   

    This program has formed a valuable connection between the high school and the local Rotary. It has bridged gaps and formed more relationships between students, Rotarians and the community both locally and globally. This program is always looking for Rotarians who are willing to work with the global scholar students.

    More information can be found HERE.   Also, please be sure to join us on April 13th at our club meeting to hear more on this topic (joint meeting with the Noon club).  


     
    DID YOU MISS THESE STORIES?
    Have you seen these Rotary stories and announcements?
     
    DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSION COMMITTEE
     
    The Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee held its first meeting, a book discussion, on Monday, February 22, at 5:00 p.m. They discussed 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. 
     
    If you'd like additional information, please contact Andrea Humphrey or Mary Brindle.
     

    2020-21 LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT SERIES

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

    Jean Morrison, member of Edina Rotary Club is principal of Morrison and Associates, Inc. She will share an interactive learning experience entitled “Let’s Work it Out… Resolving Conflict During Trying Times.”
     
    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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    COVID-19 VACCINE: TALK WITH JOHN PASTOR
     
    Wednesday, March 24, 5:00 p.m.
     
    John Pastor, Doctor of Pharmacy 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.

     
    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 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 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
     
    SPEAKER VIDEOS
    YouTube videos of past meeting speakers can be found on the Edina Morningside Rotary Club YouTube page.   
     
     
    Please access it HERE and share with a friend!

     
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    Speakers
    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
    Apr 20, 2021
    Nature Conservancy Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota
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    Upcoming Events
    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
     
    COVID-19 VACCINE DISCUSSION WITH JOHN PASTOR
    Mar 24, 2021
    5:00 PM – 6:00 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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    February 18
     
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