Jeff Seeman
Norma Jean Falink
May 12, 2021
19 members, including 6 on Zoom, and visiting Rotarian Mike Neeley of New Brighton Mounds View Rotary, heard NFL official Jeff Seeman talk about his work. Seeman prepped in everything from high school to college and arena and European football before beginning his now 20 seasons in the NFL. He is a line judge, one of 119 NFL officials. Working Super Bowls 44 and 51 are his career highlights to date. Adjustments to COVID this past year were extensive: 84 COVID tests, isolation, and with empty stadiums a loss of energy during the games that affected players’ intensity, especially on defense. He’s impressed by the NFL’s efforts in the past several years to improve player safety, particularly to improve brain safety through rule changes.
The next meeting in regards to collaboration with Operation Pollination will be held via Zoom at 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 25. Join the Zoom meeting at An updated presentation to the club on progress is scheduled for August. The club board will be asked to fund a public showing of the film “Flight of the Monarchs” in Columbia Heights.
Golf Classic coordinator Greg Schraufnagel announced that all items (sponsors, golfers, diners, silent auction items) are still sought for the July 19 Golf Classic. The Refuge golf course has been reserved. The event’s site is at Event home page - 2021 Fridley/Columbia Heights Rotary Golf Classic (
Bob Tholkes reported that he visited Norma Jean Falink to present her with her 8th (!) Paul Harris Fellow award.
Members may sign up to deliver groceries for SACA on any Saturday in May at If you will be driving, provide your insurance card and driver’s license for SACA to copy for its records.
Service project coordinator Mark Grotewold reminded that with the loosening of COVID restrictions other service projects can be planned. Please contact him with your ideas.
As more Minnesotans are vaccinated yet practice pandemic safety, District 5960 is planning an OUTDOOR, FAMILY-FRIENDLY Conference of Clubs on Saturday, June 5th, 10am - 2pm at the Rotary Pavilion in Levee Park in Hastings. Register at: President-Elect Don Archibeque has been invited to collaborate on an environment-themed event for the conference with the neighboring Blaine-Ham Lake and Arden Hills-Shoreview Rotary clubs.
Installation of 2021-22 District Governor Kenny Klooster of Mankato is scheduled for Friday, June 25, at The Blue Boat in downtown Mankato from 6 to 9 p.m. Appetizers and live music provided.
Speaker on May 19: Keith Schoolcraft of A Couple of Gurus, a Minneapolis IT services company, will discuss cyber security and related topics.
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.