Paul Nealy and FCH President Don Archibeque
Joining the FCH Rotary breakfast meetings on Zoom:  open the link below, click on Open Zoom Meetings, and follow the prompts.
April 13, 2022
14 members, including 3 on Zoom, and prospective member Amy Pyess heard Jim Casserly of Bloomington Rotary provide a description of the charitable activities of the Rotario Puerto Vallarta Sur club of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, which Casserly attends during his winter sojourn in the city. The Mexican club operates several programs for disadvantaged children (Children of the Dump”): after-school programs to teach English and computer literacy (for which it acquires laptops); providing scholarships (the BECAS program) for students to attend years 7 through university, which are not funded by the government; a sewing school; and for disadvantaged families, a water-filter distribution program. The FCH club board will consider a donation to the Mexican club’s projects at its June 1 meeting.
Steve Klaers announced that a STRIVE field trip to North Hennepin Community College will take place on Thursday, April 21. Rotarians are invited to accompany the group.  
Rotarians are also invited to accompany STRIVE students as they participate in the Kids in Need school supplies distribution event on May 7. 
Social Committee Scott Lund surveyed the group’s interest in attending a Mystery Nite Out next month. He was encouraged to proceed with plans.
Kristen Stuenkel noted that the “No Mow May” pollinator program was approved by the city council in Columbia Heights.
Gordon Backlund conducted an informative induction program for new member Paul Nealy of Fridley. Welcome Paul!
The next Zoom meeting of the Operation Pollination group will be held Tuesday morning, May 3, at 7:30 a.m. Contact organizer Stuenkel with any questions at The link to join the next is  
Fridley High School’s scholarship assembly, at which STRIVE awards are presented, is scheduled for May 19; members are invited to attend.
Volunteers will be needed for the planned 49er Days Fun Run, which Bob Olsen will organize in May upon his return from Florida.
Speaker on April 20: Dave Newman will provide an update on the District 5960 Fast For Hope program.