Gordon Backlund in an unusual pose: standing still.
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November 3, 2021
18 members heard senior member Gordon Backlund closed a series of classification talks by senior members acquainting their junior fellows with their backgrounds by reviewing a lifetime of learning and ceaseless activity: civic leadership, entrepreneurship, academic and career achievement, and a kaleidoscopic range of personal interests from marathoning to ocean sailing to music to travel, all orbiting a stable family life, and in which an extraordinary run of 27 years of as our club secretary (and an unmentioned continuing record of 30-odd years of perfect attendance) dwindles to a footnote.
Steve Klaers announced that the first STRIVE get-together with Fridley students, which took place last week, was successful. About 20 students are enrolled. 
Thank-you notes, most quite colorful, passed around last week among in-person attendees included the 3rd grade at Stevenson Elementary in Fridley as well as Hayes Elementary.
A musical service celebrating the long life and career in music of Henry Smith, spouse of member Norma Jean Falink, is scheduled (COVID permitting) for Monday, November 22, at Colonial Church of Edina, at 2 p.m.
The club board meets next on Dec. 1 at 9:00 a.m. at Fridley City Hall. All members are welcome to attend.
Bellringing at Sam’s Club  in Fridley for the Salvation Army will take place on Dec. 1, 8, and 15. Bellringing slots at present are filled.
Steve Klaers reminded that the STRIVE students’ first field trip is scheduled for Friday, December 3. Rotarians are as always invited. More mentors are sought.
Speaker on November 10: New member “Magic Brad” Gudim presents his classification talk.