Peggy Strom
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November 18, 2020
16 members on Zoom heard District 5960 The Rotary Foundation Coach Peggy Strom of Arden Hills/Shoreview Rotary speak about her involvement with TRF and provide a custom 2020 TRF video, “The Rotary Foundation and Positive Peace: Needed Now More Than Ever.” Rotary creates peace positively, the video states, by fulfilling needs all over the world, and TRF through its grant program is the vehicle for that fulfillment, donating five billion dollars since its beginning in 1917. The video describes TRF’s fund alternatives and areas of focus, which will grow from six to seven in 2021 with the addition of a Climate and Environmental area. District 5960 club projects in each area are highlighted, and Strom noted the projects in 2019-2020 to which FCH Rotary had contributed. The video is being forwarded to members via email.
In the question and answer period after the video, FCH TRF coordinator Norma Jean Falink noted the ways in which members can contribute, and means of involvement beyond contributions were discussed. Bob Olsen supplied a link to the district’s page detailing present grant activity:
Steve Klaers announced that Fridley STRIVE students will meet virtually today for a program on applying for jobs.
Greg Schraufnagel announced that The Refuge golf course has been reserved for the next Golf Classic, on July 19, 2021. Save the date and line up your foursome!
The next opportunity to deliver groceries for SACA is scheduled for Saturday, November 21. Sign up at SACA_DELIVERS_NOVEMBER_2020. If you will be driving, provide your insurance card and driver’s license for SACA to copy for its records.
President Kelli Bourgeois reminded that the club will meet only on the first and third Wednesdays of the months from December through March. There will be further reminders.
Bourgeois reminded that no meeting is scheduled for November 25, Thanksgiving week.
Speaker on December 2: Ron Powers: Iraq and the Kurds.