Speaker Date Topic
Leah Byrd Jan 31, 2023
Edina Learning Center
Edina Learning Center


Edina's Early Learning Center is so much more than a school! We're a community where children learn, families bond, and parents grow as advocates and leaders.

ROTARY IN THE WORKPLACE: Edina Public Works Feb 07, 2023
Vocational Meeting at the City of Edina Public Works location at 7450 Metro Blvd, Edina 55439
Caroline Pappajohn Feb 14, 2023
Edina Give & Go
Edina Give & Go

Caroline Pappajohn is committed to ensuring access and inclusion for all students in extracurricular programs so they have the best opportunity to succeed in and out of the classroom. She brings her passion and expertise in helping nonprofits to strengthen and scale the good they do, including in health and youth development.

Caroline has spent the past two decades in nonprofit leadership in roles spanning strategic planning, fundraising, partnerships, program impact, and marketing. Most recently, Caroline served as chief strategy and sustainability officer for The diaTribe Foundation, where she developed strategic partnerships to provide education for people with diabetes. Caroline also spent a dozen years starting and growing nonprofit social enterprises that employed at-risk youth.

Caroline has a B.A. and an MBA from Stanford University. She and her husband live in Edina and their three children all attend Edina public schools. When not working or in school, they love to bike, frolic at playgrounds, and read books.

Michelle Mann Feb 21, 2023
Edina Theater and Mann Theaters
Ted Goltzman Feb 28, 2023
Affordable Housing
Affordable Housing
Edina Morningside Foundation Local Grant Fair Mar 07, 2023
Meet representatives of local non-profits applying for local grant funds from EMRC Foundation
Abby Moore Mar 14, 2023
Mississippi Watershed Management Organization
Hovland and Stanley UNPLUGGED Mar 28, 2023
2023 Edina State of the Community

This "unplugged," less-scripted version of the 2023 State of the Community will be presented by EMRC members Jim Hovland and Stacie Stanley, serving in their communiy roles of Edina Mayor and Edina Schools Superintendent.

Rotary Youth Exchange Update Apr 18, 2023
Peter Kelley, Evo (Czech Republic) and Samuel (Austria)
Kari Thompson Apr 25, 2023
VEAP Chief Exexutive Officer

Kari Thompson joined VEAP in early 2019 as Advancement Director, before becoming our CEO in September of 2022. Prior to VEAP, Kari worked at the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Twin Cities as the Vice President of Development and Communications. She has over 25 years of experience working in non-profit/philanthropic communities in Minnesota.

As CEO, Kari is responsible for the active direction, management and administration of VEAP, and serves as the face of our organization to the communities we serve. Kari works to proactively develop and nurture relationships with peer organizations, philanthropic donors and leaders in the south Hennepin County community to ensure VEAP remains an innovative and responsive organization. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Mankato State University in Industrial Organizational Psychology.