Joe Lapinski in his days behind the  dentist's drill...
Joining the FCH Rotary breakfast meetings on Zoom: open the link below and click on Open Zoom Meetings and follow the prompts.
August 4, 2021
20 members, including 4 on Zoom, and guest Brad Gudim of Fridley heard honorary member Joe Lapinski, Club President in 1978-79, speak about the life and times of United States founder Thomas Jefferson, including the 3rd president’s lastingly controversial relationships as a slaveholder, and the Great Coincidence: that both he and founder John Adams, the 2nd president, both died on the 50th anniversary of the Declaration. Of his many accomplishments, said Lapinski, Jefferson was most proud of his authorship of the Declaration and of founding the University of Virginia.
Social committee Scott Lund announced that 37 are now signed up for the Charter Dinner on Wednesday evening, August 25, at Banquets of Minnesota in Fridley. Contact Scott about signing up at scott.lund
Wally Wysopal mentioned that the Health Youth Foundation, of which the club is a member with two neighboring Rotary clubs, recently held its annual meeting, at which he was elected Foundation president for 2021-22. HYF received $4,250.00 from the proceeds of the July 19 Golf Classic.
The club board met following today’s breakfast, and voted:
               …$3000.00 for expenses related to the 2021-22 STRIVE program;
               …to participate in the Dictionary Project; funding is anticipated through the Healthy Youth Foundation. Longtime coordinator Tim Blank is seeking a successor, by the way, for next year.
               …to approve staffing of an informational table at the outdoor showing of the movie “Flight of the Monarchs”, on August 18 in Columbia Heights. The club helped fund the event.
               …to participate in 2022-23 in Rotary Youth Exchange, which expects to reactivate. Recruitment of a host school and host families will take place in 2021-22. 
Members may sign up to deliver groceries for SACA on any Saturday at If you will be driving, provide your insurance card and driver’s license for SACA to copy for its records.
The annual charter dinner takes place on Wednesday evening, August 25 at Banquets of Minnesota in Fridley. Cost is $32 per person for the meal and facility rental. For $17, attendees can purchase a bottle of wine from member Roy Goslin. Contact Scott at or phone 612-860-3235 to register.
Service project coordinator Mark Grotewold reminded that with the loosening of COVID restrictions other service projects can be planned. Please contact him with your ideas.
Club business cards with the club logo and contact information will be available at the meetings, and by request through the club email, Carry them around to give to prospective members!
Speaker on August 11: Jeff Cacek, Principal at North Park Elementary School in Columbia Heights, will speak on “School for Innovation.”