Paul Bolin
Meeting Responsibilities February 26: Sergeant At Arms- Gordon Backlund. Invocation- Wally Wysopal.
February 19, 2020
13 members and guest Ryan Evanson of the City of Fridley Planning Commission heard Fridley Housing and Redevelopment Authority Assistant Executive Director Paul Bolin describe HRA's mission and functions, and provide information on HRA projects in Fridley that have been recently completed, are in process, or are anticipated for the near future.
Rotempary material—speaker information and club announcements concerning our service area—have begun to be posted as appropriate on community Facebook pages in our service area: Fridley Patch and Columbia Heights Community Forum.
Scott Lund announced that volunteers are needed to set up and serve the club's chili at the Lee Carlson Center Chili Cook-off, to be held from 5 to 8 pm on Friday, March 6, at the Embassy Suites Hotel, 6300 Earle Brown Dr., Brooklyn Center. Contact Scott if you can help.
Lund also announced that he will set up a "mystery evening" as the club's spring social event.
Golf Classic coordinator Greg Schraufnagel announced that the event website,, is up. The 2020 Classic is scheduled for Monday, July 20, at The Refuge Golf Club in Oak Grove, last year’s site.
Columbia Heights Lions will host a professional ‘rasslin event at Murzyn Hall, 530 Mill St., Columbia Heights, on February 22nd at 6:00 p.m. Proceeds donated to Columbia Heights Fire Dept. Admission is $10. Cash bar.
Early-bird registration for the District 5960 Conference of Clubs closes on March 15. The conference will take place April 30-May 1 at the Mystic Lake Event Center, Prior Lake.
The board approved the purchase of a table for 10 at the Alexandra House Gala, to be held from 6 to 10 p.m. on March 28 at Leopold’s Mississippi Gardens, 9500 W River Rd, Minneapolis, MN 55444. Sign up for a place at the table for yourself and one guest by emailing Bob Tholkes at
The District 5960 Rotary Foundation Grants Management Seminars take place in Stillwater on Saturday, April 4, and in Rochester on Thursday, April 14. Our club needs at least one member to attend in order to pursue a district or global grant in 2020-21. See Bob Tholkes or Roy Goslin if you are interested.
Craig Malm announced that the Bikes for Kids bike giveaway will take place on Saturday, April 25 at Stevenson Elementary School, 6080 E. River Road in Fridley. It will serve as the next club service project, with volunteers responsible for helmet-fitting. The club board voted to provide the $200 entry fee.
2020-21 District Governor Ed Marek of the St. Paul Sunrise Club will be installed on Tuesday evening, June 23 at the Wilder Foundation, 451 Lexington Pkwy, St. Paul.
Speaker Feb. 26- Frost Simula Classification talk