Fridley & Columbia Heights Rotary not meeting at Short Stop Grill for the last time in 2020 on Wednesday, December 30.
Joining the FCH Rotary breakfast meetings on Zoom: open the link below and click on Open Zoom Meetings and follow the prompts.
With masks mandated for our in-person breakfast (when not eating or speaking to the group), a supply is available at the meeting, free to attendees.
The Minnesota Department of Health requires that persons receiving a positive test result for COVID-19 notify their recent contacts. For our club, notify Secretary Bob Tholkes at
December 30, 2020
No meeting today due to the holidays.
Kristen Stuenkel: I am happy that our club adapted and is using zoom so that we can continue to meet (including any members who might be out of town!). I am happy that our club is engaging with SACA for the monthly food deliveries.
Brian Weierke: I'm happy my son, Carter, has been given an opportunity to play college basketball at my alma mater Bemidji State University next year.  He's planning to make a final decision next month but in this difficult time with college recruiting, I'm excited for him to get an opportunity to compete at a high level and earn a college education at the same time.
Kim Hiel: I am happy for my family and our health.
Vern Hoium: Our 15 year old granddaughter is on the mend.  She collapsed on Sept 29th and spent the next 2 1/2 months in the hospital in Albuquerque.  Finally they flew her to Children's Hospital in Kansas City where they diagnosed her with in inflammation of the stomach.  She was put on a feeding tube to by-pass the stomach and it will take 10 to 12 weeks to get back to normal.  But she has been discharged from the hospital and will be returning home next week.
Bob Tholkes: Our older granddaughter Tori returned home from her first semester at UW-Madison healthy, happy, and with a 4.0 GPA. Younger granddaughter Rosemary (Prairie Farm, WI, class of 2021) has been accepted at UW-River Falls and intends to major in Art, something new for our immediate family.
The club will next meet virtually at 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, January 6. The club board is also scheduled to meet on that date.
Members may sign up to deliver groceries for SACA on any Saturday in January at If you will be driving, provide your insurance card and driver’s license for SACA to copy for its records.
The club will meet only on the first and third Wednesdays of the months from December through March.
Programs coordinator Gordon Backlund has asked for suggestions for meeting programs for April, May, and June.
The Refuge golf course has been reserved for the next Golf Classic, on July 19, 2021. Save the date and line up your foursome!
Speaker on January 6: Ed Marek, Rotary District 5960 District Governor for 2020-2021