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Steve Klaers
 
Joining the FCH Rotary breakfast meetings on Zoom: open the link below and click on Open Zoom Meetings and follow the prompts.
 
October 20, 2021
 
20 members heard senior member Steve Klaers (1984)continue this month’s series of classification-talk encores arranged for the purpose of acquainting relatively recent members with the histories of our long-termers. Following his lifetime theme of “Busy and Balanced” and values of faith, family, and finance, Steve described a childhood (divided between St. Cloud and Bemidji) spent learning the value of financial independence and financial planning, Steve graduated from St. Cloud State College and joined the Navy, serving in Viet Nam and learning the high points of naval service. Settling into a sales career, Steve excelled in life insurance sales and achieved a stable family life; he has been married for 48 years, with two daughters and three grandchildren. His Rotary participation bespeaks his strong service ethic; he has headed up the club’s STRIVE program since the 1998-99 Rotary year, after serving as club president.
 
ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
Klaers worked into his talk an announcement that the STRIVE students’ first field trip is scheduled for Friday, December 3. Rotarians are as always invited.
 
Gordon Backlund announced that one bellringing slot remains available, for Wednesday, December 1, from 5 to 7 p.m. We will be ringing as in previous years at Sam’s Club in Fridley. Contact Gordy either in person or at 763-574-0369 to fill that slot.
 
Treasurer Greg Schraufnagel announced that the emailing of invoice details will follow yesterday’s emailing of total amounts due.
 
REMINDERS
 
A musical service celebrating the long life and career in music of Henry Smith, spouse of member Norma Jean Falink, is scheduled (COVID permitting) for Monday, November 22, at Colonial Church of Edina, at 2 p.m.
 
Speaker on October 27: member Kim Hiel, superintendent of Fridley Public School, will review the district’s 2021 referendum plan, due to be voted on next month.