Josh Callahan
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.
April 7, 2021
16 members, including 4 on Zoom, heard Josh Callahan deliver his classification talk. An Omaha native, Josh migrated north as a young man, first to college at Iowa State, majoring in English Lit and then to the Twin Cities in pursuit of a career and of Erin Ryan (daughter of former FCH Rotarian Dave Ryan), who he married. After a few occupational changes he settled into mortgage lending, advancing to his present post as VP at Cross Country Mortgage. He and Erin settled in Fridley in 2005 and have three children. He enjoys reading, University of Nebraska football, fishing, youth sports coaching, travel, and volunteers with the Fridley Police Advisory Council as well as FCH Rotary’s STRIVE program as a mentor. Welcome Josh!
Bob Tholkes updated on further contacts with Ensenada Califia Rotary club in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico, about a possible Rotary Global Grant project in cooperation with Homes of Hope International, which builds residential housing in several countries. Receipt of the Ensenada club’s decision to commit to participate is expected shortly.
Kristen Stuenkel announced that the next meeting in regards to collaboration with Operation Pollination will be held via Zoom at 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 13. Join the Zoom meeting at
Members may sign up to deliver groceries for SACA on any Saturday in April at If you will be driving, provide your insurance card and driver’s license for SACA to copy for its records.
Greg Schraufnagel reminded that The Refuge golf course has been reserved for the next Golf Classic, on July 19, 2021. Save the date, line up your foursome, and spread the word! The event’s site at
Speaker on April 14: Dave Rudolph, Director, Southern Anoka Community Assistance (SACA)