March 13, 2024
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Joining the FCH Rotary breakfast meetings on Zoom (request by the previous Monday at  open the link below, click on Open Zoom Meetings, and follow the prompts.
11 members and guest Ron Steiner, prospective member and officer at the club’s bank, Magnifi Credit Union of Columbia Heights, heard Executive Director LaChelle Williams of Hope 4 Youth, describe both her background and the work of Hope 4 Youth, the non-profit offering shelter and counseling services for homeless 16-24 year-olds in Anoka County. Williams also received the club’s donation of $500.00 towards its program.
Treasurer Greg Schraufnagel presented the club’s donation of $500.00 to Magnus Veterans Foundation of Ramsey. Club president-elect Mike Oakley accepted the check on Mangus’s behalf.
The next Operation Pollination virtual meeting is scheduled for 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 2. 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.
STRIVE students will visit Anoka Tech on Wednesday, April 3 at 10 AM. and Hennepin Tech on Tuesday, May 7 @ 10 am, followed by lunch and a 1 hr visit to the adjacent Law Enforcement Academy.
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. 
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UPCOMING PROGRAMS: March 20- Jim Hunt of White Bear Rotary will describe District 5960’s international LIFT program. March 27- Handlers from Sustainable Safaris will bring animals from its facility and describe its program. April 3- Bondo Nyembwe of Columbia Heights Public Schools will describe the school district’s response to its influx this year of migrant students.