First, Welcome Harlow Hoang!!!
Meeting of 03.14.2018
15 members and visiting Rotarian Mike Neeley of New Brighton and Mounds View Rotary heard speaker Elly Schreder of Brooklyn Center Rotary describe the Global Grant project she is heading, "Days For Girls", part of her wider, long-term effort to build self-sufficiency for Haitian women through micro loans to establish businesses selling household products sewn at sewing centers in that badly-impoverished country. The particular items involved in the grant project are non-disposable, homemade menstrual products for women and girls, which Schreder showed and demonstrated. The club voted on the spot to donate $500.00 to the grant, which is in its final stages of fundraising.
Neeley, who visits  regularly, raffled off dinner for two at his club's Gold Plate Dinner fundraiser on April 13 in Roseville; the raffle was won by Bob Tholkes.
Patty Halvorson and Greg Schraufnagel updated progress on organizing the club's entry in the Lee Carlson Center Chili Cook-Off on March 22. Greg collected additional volunteers to help prepare the chili at his home on March 21,  and to serve it at the cook-off.
Kristin Stuenkel announced that member Zac Hoang and wife Jenny were celebrating the arrival of their first child, born March 9. She requested that a Rotary-brand baby gift be provided. 
  • President Wysopal- a club meeting at the cook-off, to be held at Springbrook Nature Center at 5:00 pm on March 22, will replace next week's breakfast.
  • Scott Lund and Roy Goslin- the annual charter dinner will take place on Tuesday, April 25, at Murzyn Hall in Columbia Heights, and will replace that week's breakfast. volunteers will be needed to prepare the dinner.
03.22.2018:  Lee Carlson Center Chili Cookoff
Models Jeff Ebeling and Greg Schraufnagel show the Fridley and Columbia Heights Rotary Club's new aprons at the Lee Carlson Center Chili Cook-off at Springbrook Nature Center on March 22, held as a fundraiser for Lee Carlson's Bridgeview Mental Health Center in Fridley.
Meeting of 03.28.2018
18 members and guest Debbie Dahl of the City of Fridley Community Services heard speaker Carol Markham-Cousins, Executive Director of Mediation Services in Anoka county (MSAC) and a Coon Rapids Rotary member, describe the non-profit's missions, procedures, and services. The group provided mediation services for 1600 clients at low or no cost in 2017.
  • Mark Grotewold- encouraged members to suggest a club service project for this spring.
  • Scott Lund- The annual Charter Dinner will take place on Wednesday evening, April 25, and will replace that day's breakfast. The event will be held at Murzyn Hall in Columbia Heights, ans is priced at $50. It will be catered by Banquets of Minnesota in Fridley.
  • President Wysopal announced that the April 11 breakfast will be a club planning session for the July 19 Golf Classic fundraiser.
Meeting of 04.04.2018
12 members defied post-snowstorm road conditions on April 4 and heard Fridley police officer John Korthen, assisted by fellow officer Niko Wallat, review the city's HeartSafe Bystander CPR & AED program, including a demonstration of CPR technique and use of one of Fridley Public Safety's AEDs. HeartSafe is new at Fridley Public safety in 2018.
Members attending were offered a reprieve from the customary fine.
Scott Lund asked for a headcount for the Charter dinner on Wednesday evening, April 25, at Murzyn Hall in Columbia Heights. The dinner will replace that morning's breakfast meeting.
Meeting of 04.11.2018
22 members, visiting Rotarian Bob Kuhlman of North Hennepin Community College and Maple Grove Rotary, and STRIVE visitors Jim Cummings of Fridley High and student Lena Alubahdi, attended a club session at which planners Greg Schraufnagel and Mark Grotewold updated progress on the summer golf fundraiser and further planning for the event took place.
Bob Kuhlman described Maple Grove Rotary and promoted its golf fundraiser, to be held on June 18.
Scott Lund provided further information and obtained further signups for the annual Charter Dinner at Murzyn Hall, Columbia Heights, on Wednesday, April 25.
Craig Malm and Peggy Flathmann described the club's spring service project, the free bike distribution and helmet fitting on Saturday, April 21 from 9:00 a.m. to noon at Hayes Elementary School in Fridley.