Left: Bob Tholkes made up at Fallon, NV Rotary on June 26 and exchanged banners with club president Chris Pierce.
Middle: Club secretary Tholkes visited the San Diego Zoo recently, only to be mooned by an African secretary bird.
Right: Fridley and Columbia Heights Rotary not meeting at Short Stop Grill on July 3.
June 26 and July 3
Meeting responsibilities July 10: Sergeant At Arms- Gordy Backlund. Invocation- Lacey Anderson
Members and guests heard outgoing club President Josh Lund summarize the 2018-2019 Rotary year at the June 26 breakfast, covering the club's activities and new members.
The club did not meet on July 3 due to the Independence Day holiday.
The July 10 breakfast will be the transition to the new club leadership, with incoming President Brian Weierke discussing the club's plans for 2019-2020.
Bob Olsen announced that the Fridley 49er Day activities, the Fun Run and Wine Tent, broke even as planned.
Former District Governor Jim Hunt is seeking Rotarians for service trips to Guatemala in 2019-2020. See for further info or email Jim at
Gordy Backlund will shortly distribute the 2019-20 schedule for meeting responsibilities  (Sergeant At Arms, Invocation), and a form for suggesting 2019-20 breakfast programs.
The Club’s annual fundraiser, the Golf Classic, is scheduled for Monday, July 22, at
The Refuge in Oak Grove. Foursomes, sponsors, and auction items are sought. Contact
Greg Schraufnagel at The website for the Golf Classic,, is up and running and includes payment processing capability. Check it out!