October 19, 2022
Kathi Ackerman
Joining the FCH Rotary breakfast meetings on Zoom:  open the link below, click on Open Zoom Meetings, and follow the prompts.
18 members, visiting Rotarian David Hoel of New Brighton – Mounds View Rotary, and his guest Noah Besemann of New Brighton heard Kathi Ackerman of MN D.A.R.E. update the longtime childrens’ safety and well-being agency’s activities, which have expanded beyond Drug Abuse Resistance Education to embrace pre-K to grade 12 curricula of preventative education in building coping skills and decision-making abilities. D. A. R. E.’s strategy of working through law enforcement continues.
Steve Klaers announced that the first STRIVE lunch for students and mentors took place on Tuesday, October 18, at Fridley High School. Fourteen Fridley seniors are enrolled. Mentors for the STRIVE students are sought. Contact Klaers at 612-599-8103.  
Past President Brian Weierke announced that the school safety sign project inaugurated during his presidency has, after several delays, this past week saw the signs’ installation.
Dictionary Project dictionaries were dsitrbuted last week in Fridley. A video of the activity has been posted on the club website,
President Kim Hiel reminded that this past week she emailed to members this year’s Rotary Visioning Survey. Results will be offered at the October 28 breakfast.
The Columbia Heights High School Alumni Scholarship Foundation will hold its annual banquet and fundraiser on Thursday evening, October 28, at Jax in Minneapolis. Contact the school or member Vern Hoium about tickets.
Member Erik Johnston invites members to assist at the Columbia Heights “Truck or Treat” event on Saturday, October 29, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Huset Park.
The Pollination Committee will meet next on Tuesday, November 1 at 7:30 a.m. on Zoom. The Zoom link is Contact organizer Kristen Stuenkel with any questions at
The annual Charter Dinner is scheduled for Wednesday, November 2, at Banquets of Minnesota in Fridley, and will feature Rotary District 5960 Governor Dayna Quigley and after-dinner musical entertainment. Doors open at 5:30, dinner at 7; cost, $40.00. Members can sign up at a breakfast or contact social committee Scott Lund at
Speaker on October 28: Nathan Allen of Bio-Techne will inform on Regenerative Medicine.