Andrew Rescorla
Joining the FCH Rotary breakfast meetings on Zoom:  open the link below, click on Open Zoom Meetings, and follow the prompts.
June 1, 2022
19 members, including 3 on Zoom, prospective member Amy Paez of Coon Rapids, visiting Rotarian Mike Neeley of New Brighton - Mounds View Rotary, and guest Rachel James of Columbia Heights heard Andrew Rescorla of UrbanGreensMN of Columbia Heights tell of the birth, growth, challenges, and operations of his hydroponic gardening firm, which operates from a basement location in the Heights. A new and interesting topic for most members, his talk prompted several questions.
A moment of silence was observed for longtime member Lois McCarron of Spring Lake Park, who passed away on May 25. We are in touch with the family; a service will be scheduled in August or September, and details provided to members.
A thank-you note has been received from the Fridley Schools Foundation for the STRIVE scholarship awards tendered to Fridley High School seniors at the awards assembly on May 19. Operation Pollination Committee has enjoyed seeing all the No Mow May stories and Bob Olsen shared this article from White Bear Lake. It provides information about extending the mowing restriction May-Oct in protection Monarchs.
REMINDERS Operation Pollination Committee meets next Tuesday, June 7 at 7:30 a.m. on zoom. We celebrate the life of Rotarian Lois McCarron who attended Operation Pollination meetings as she was able. Contact organizer Kristen Stuenkel with any questions at The link to join the meeting is
In addition to the Fun Run at Fridley 49er Days on June 16, the club will resume sponsorship of a Wine Tent at the event, on Friday, June 17, and Saturday, June 18. Volunteers are needed for both events, which are a significant portion of the club’s annual community outreach effort. Organizer Bob Olsen passed a sign up sheet around; contact Bob at to add your name.
There is no breakfast meeting at Shortstop Bar & Grill on June 29. The second lunch meeting at the Refuge Golf Club, 21250 Yellow Pine St NW, Oak Grove, MN, the site of the July Golf Classic fundraiser, will take place instead. Complementary lunches and golf will be provided for invited prospective members. Members are requested to help identify prospective members to invite, particularly owners of local businesses. President Don Archibeque circulated an email list on May 6. Members who choose to golf after the meeting can do so at a discounted rate of $45.00. The meeting will begin at 11:30 and will be hybrid. Lunch meetings at The Refuge are also scheduled for July 27 and August 24.
Speaker on June 8: Tony Chiappetta of CHIPS Computer Services will discuss cybersecurity.