• Tuesday, July 20 @ 7:30 a.m.
    • Michael Allen, My Very Own Bed
  • Tuesday, July 27 @ 7:30 a.m.
    • Voyageurs Wolf Project: University of Minnesota project to study wolf habitat
  • Tuesday, August 3 @ 7:30 a.m.
    • Jeb Myers of Cristo Rey Jesuit High School

Michael Allen, My Very Own Bed
July 20th, 7:30 a.m.
At My Very Own Bed, we deliver on a promise to give children their very own bed—a place to sleep, dream, and recharge. All too often, children transitioning to permanent housing are sleeping on the floor, an air mattress, or sharing a bed with their parents or a sibling. By providing new beds and Dream Kits, we’re giving children a space of their own while supporting productive sleep to help them learn and grow.
“We just moved to Minnesota and my child was sad about everything we lost. He mentioned wanting his own bed. He now has his own bed and it makes a big difference. From the bottom of our hearts, we say thank you all so very much.”
Parent of new bed recipient
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AmbassadorsM. BrindleM. Brindle
Z. WenZ. Wen
GreeterD. WendtD. Wendt
Thought of the Day
J. LeeG. Logan
FFF/VocationalP. KelleyM. Moore
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Please join us as we celebrate Don’s life.  A gathering will follow at the church.
Tuesday, July 20th at 5:30pm at Vista Lutheran Church, 4003 Wooddale Ave. S, St. Louis Park, MN, 55416
Visitation – 4:45pm – 5:30pm
Memorial Service – 5:30pm – 6:15pm –
It is supposed to be 90 degrees – dress comfortably (Don would want it that way)
Gathering with supper – 6:15pm
We would love to have you for supper, and we would like to know how many friends to prepare for.  Please RSVP to Mike Andersen at his email or by text at 612-2058533.
Memorials – In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations and memorials be made to Camp Sweet Life Adventures. 
Don was passionate and involved in Camp Sweet Life, who’s mission statement reads: Connecting, empowering, and transforming kids with Type 1 Diabetes. Camp Sweet Life Adventures is a 501c3 Charitable Organization headquartered in Minnesota.  Donations can be made on the Camp Sweet Life website at Donate – Camp Sweet Life.  Please note Donald Andersen in the Tribute Information section at the bottom. 
Click this link to read Don's full obituary which appeared in the Star Tribune on May 30, 2021.

Eda Rivers officiated at the induction of Bocar Kane on Tuesday morning, July 13, 2021.
Bocar's family joined him for his Induction Day!
Wife Alison, two of his daughters Hawa and Bintou, and son Racine.
Congratulations and welcome Bocar!!
Bocar is sponsored by Jim Hovland and Mary Brindle and his classification is Safety Products - Manufacturing.
Family Background… A father of 4 beautiful kids and husband to a beautiful wife. We love traveling, and playing basketball competitively. I love being involved in the community and impacting people positively. Presently serving my 2nd term as an Edina Transportation Commissioner..
President and CEO of AMKA GLOBAL, LLC DBA AMKA SAFETY, December 2016 – present. Leads new product development, converting,  manufacturing & sales development for workzone safety products.
Executive-level operations and engineering professional with business leadership experience. Background includes a BS in Chemistry from the U of MN Institute of Technology,  then 10+ years in R&D, manufacturing, engineering and quality for 3M. Additional experience includes Sr Superintendent of Continuous Improvement for Kinross Gold. An exceptionally hard worker known for dedication to mission and the ability to manage through problems to achieve turnarounds.
Please contact Membership Chair Eda Rivers at for more information about Bocar Kane and about bringing a new member to our club.

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Creating a culture of teamwork is one of the greatest challenges organizations are facing. This presentation is based on Patrick Lencioni’s best-selling book, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team. The model in the book outlines the core behaviors —Trust, Conflict, Commitment, Accountability, and Results— of high-performing teams.
So when we think of The Five Behaviors, we think, “it’s simple, right?” Trust, conflict, commitment, accountability, results. It’s a simple model—and that’s the power of it, but much harder to do.  Join us for this interactive session to learn more about The Five Behaviors and how to apply the concepts to enhance the teams you work with. 
As CEO of Simon Says Lead, Dina works closely with individuals and clients to uncover their business goals and creatively problem-solve to get results. Over the past 10 years, she has also served as the President of Simon Says Give, a charitable organization founded by her daughter. Dina possesses a diverse leadership background including senior-level participation at multi-billion-dollar companies as well as successfully founding two start-ups. Her unstoppableness comes from collaboration with her teams, clients, and network of “others” to think big and accomplish amazing things in the world together. Those accomplishments include a 2018 Guinness World Records Holder through her work with Simon Says Give.

  • July 21st at 7:45AM Central Time
    • Edina Rotary Club Leadership Development Series- Teamwork
  • July 21st at 1:00 p.m. Central Time - World's Largest Rotary Club Meeting (must register at link below)
  • July 22nd 1:00-6:00 p.m. - Rotary Club of MN Veterans- Blood, Food, and Clothing drive
    • St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, at 5421 France Ave. Edina, MN.
  • July 29th 5:30-6:30 p.m. - Brewtarians at Bauhaus Brewing
  • August 26th 5:30-6:30 p.m. - Brewtarians at Waldemann Brewing
  • September 7th at 5:00 p.m. - Club Picnic at  Rosland Park Picnic Shelter
  • September 7th-12th - Rotary Zone 25B and 29 Institute (Houston, TX)
  • September 23rd at 5:30-6:30 p.m. -  Brewtarians at Indeed 
  • October 1st - Pints for People - Centennial Lakes Hughes Pavilion
  • October 24th - World Polio Day
  • October 28th - Noon - Fall Joint Meeting with Edina Rotary

Have you seen these Rotary stories and announcements?
FIRST MEETING OF THE 2021-22 Rotary Year
Steve May, 2021-22 President
Steve May led his first Edina Morningside Rotary Club meeting as President on Tuesday, July 6th. The meeting featured his Thought of the Day quote by Ruth Reichl, "Pull up a chair. Take a Taste. Come join us. Life is so endlessly delicious."
The presentation also highlighted club committees and the Edina Morningside Rotary Club Foundation. Lots of fun and good projects are in store for this Rotary year!
Congratulations Steve!! Thank you for your leadership and we look forward to an exciting year!

Rotarians, family and friends stood together for a photo op in the VIP tent prior to beginning their shift Friday night. The line up began with 38 Special, followed by Cheap Trick and finally Styx to close out the evening. It was a beautiful evening in Prior Lake, and concert goers were excited to be together supporting the Prior Lake Rotary Foundation.
Steve Lyon and his group of rocking volunteers!   
GOLF 2021
The 2021 Golf Event was a huge success!    
At 17 under par, Rob Laughlin joined by Tom Schauerman, Dave Bell and Tom Butterfield took home the first place victory!
Longest Drive - Robert Kasak - guest of Steve Schmitt
Hannah Ehresmann - guest of Jake Ehresmann
Closest to Pin #17 - Dave Bell - guest of Rob Laughlin
Closest to Pin #2 - Rick Connelly - guest of Joe Kirk
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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Jul 20, 2021
My Very Own Bed
Jul 27, 2021
University of Minnesota Project: Study Wolf Habitat
Aug 03, 2021
Cristo Rey Jesuit High School
Oct 19, 2021
End Polio Now
Oct 28, 2021
Edina and Edina Morningside Rotary Joint Meeting
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Rotary Intl Foundation
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Charlie Weigel
July 4
Bocar Kane
July 7
Brad Johnson
July 16
Steve Schmitt
July 19
Eda Rivers
Nathan Rivers
July 1
Joseph Kirk
Nicole Kirk
July 11
Join Date
Ken Dragseth
July 1, 1990
31 years
Kevin Staunton
July 1, 2008
13 years
Dick Crockett
July 6, 2005
16 years
Shari Rhode
July 8, 2003
18 years
Afira Hasan
July 12, 2018
3 years
Hein de Hoog
July 12, 2016
5 years
Christina Kennedy
July 14, 2016
5 years
David Johnson
July 15, 2020
1 year
Maureen Smith
July 19, 2016
5 years
Jack Lee
July 27, 2006
15 years
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