Chief Lenny Austin
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February 15, 2024
Members heard retiring Columbia Heights police chief Lenny Austin. Chief Austin recounted experiences and observations made over a 35-year law enforcement career including challenges presented by both local and national incidents and rapid change in law enforcement technology with a wrap up of lessons he learned. (thanks to Capt. Erik Johnston).
The Citizens League invites members to attend the first Capitol Pathways social hour to meet this year’s interns and sponsors, on Friday, Feb. 16, at 4 pm. Respond at for further info.
The next Operation Pollination virtual meeting is scheduled for 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday, March 7. Use Zoom reference
The next club board meeting is scheduled for 9 a.m., Wednesday, April 3, at Fridley Community Center. All members are welcome.
The 11th annual Golf Classic, the primary club fundraiser, is set for Monday, July 15, at the Refuge Golf Course in Oak Grove.
Rotary International announced that the 2029 RI convention will be held in Minneapolis. It will be organized cooperatively by Districts 5580/5950,5960, and 6250.
Additional mentors for Fridley STRIVE students are sought. Contact Steve Klaers at 612-599-8103. Rotary International produces podcasts on various subjects, available at
UPCOMING PROGRAMS: February 21: Dave Ostwald of Fridley Lions Club will provide an update and areas of interclub cooperation. February 28- CPA Jerry Caputa will speak on ‘What’s New in Taxes’. March 6- member Greg Schraufnagel, a financial advisor, will provide an update on changes to the Secure Act.