Tony Palumbo and President Kim Hiel
President Kim Hiel and Brooke Summers     
December 14, 2022
Joining the FCH Rotary breakfast meetings on Zoom:  open the link below, click on Open Zoom Meetings, and follow the prompts.
23 members, visiting Rotarian Dave Hoel of Mounds View-New Brighton Rotary, and guests Paul Ostrow of Minneapolis and  Brooke Summers of New Brighton and Every Meal heard retiring Anoka County Attorney Tony Palumbo summarize the changes during his lengthy service to the county and the challenges his office now faces, among them improvements in criminal justice technology, the legal environment, the training and expertise expected among law enforcement agencies, and the pervasive effect of societal changes such as drug addiction.  
Summers was given the check for a donation of $1000.00 voted by the club board last week. She briefly explained Every Meal’s operation and thanked the club for its generosity.
In addition to that donation, the club board last week also approved donations to Alexandra House of Anoka County ($1000.00), Cars for Neighbors ($500.00), Fridley Schools Foundation ($500.00 from the Healthy Youth Foundation), and D.A.R.E. of MN ($500.00).
Breakfast will not be held on Wednesday, December 28, due to the holidays.
The second bellringing opportunity for the Salvation Army takes place today from 3-7 p.m. at Sam’s Club, 8150 University Avenue NE in Fridley.
Additional mentors for Fridley STRIVE students are sought. Contact Steve Klaers at 612-599-8103.
Bellringing for the Salvation Army continues at Sam’s Club, 8150 University Avenue NE in Fridley, from 3-7 p.m. next Wednesday, December 21. Contact Gordon Backlund at 612-296-0375 to participate.
The Pollination Committee will meet next on Tuesday, January 3 at 7:30 a.m. on Zoom. The Zoom link is Contact organizer Kristen Stuenkel with any questions at
Rotary District’s annual free midterm event takes place January 7. See for details.
Save The Date: the annual district 5960 conference is scheduled for April 29, 2023, a joint conference with District 5950 at Madden’s Golf Resort on Gull Lake in Brainerd.
Rotary International produces podcasts on various subjects, available at  
Speaker on December 21: Anoka County Director of Economic Development Greg Frahm-Gilles provides an update on his office’s activities.
Speaker on January 4: David Van Wagner of Humana will inform about Medicare and changes for 2023.
Speaker on January 11: Betsy Hoium, daughter of member Vern Hoium, will speak about the trials and rewards of her position as a hospital chaplain.