March 6, 2019
Meeting Responsibilities March 13: Sergeant At Arms- Patty HandInvocation- Wally Wysopal.
Speaker March 13- Steve Drost- Classification Talk.
23 members, visiting Rotarian Mark Erjavek of the Kiev, Ukraine, International Club, STRIVE Coordinators Jim Cummings (Fridley) and Scott Roehm (Columbia Heights), Columbia Heights STRIVE students Laura Smith, Precious Caldwell, Neavah Lindsey, and Araseli Diaz Gonzalez, and Jim's graduate-school intern Marian Winslow heard Stillwater Sunrise Rotary Club STRIVE coordinator Brent Voight describe his club's STRIVE mentoring program. Our club hopes to have such a program in place in 2019-20 to increase the effectiveness of our STRIVE scholarship program.
Greg Schraufnagel reminded of the Golf classic, now 4 1/2 months away, and the need for foursomes and sponsors. 
Steve Klaers reminded of the STRIVE field trip on Friday and asked for volunteers to accompany the students.
President josh Lund thanked Greg for once again making the chili for the Lee Carlson Center chili cookoff last Friday. The club did not win the cookoff, but the chili all vanished!
Craig Malm reminded of the the Aliina/Bikes for Kids bike giveaway to be held in April.
Other Reminders:
The "Taste of Fridley" a fundraiser for the spring Fridley Middle School East Coast trip, will be held this Friday, March 8, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Banquets of MN in Fridley. $25 at the door, $20 in advance.
Twin Cities Rotaract invites you to our annual fundraiser at Summit Brewery on Wednesday, March 27th! WHAT: Spelling BEEr. WHERE: Summit Brewery, St. Paul. WHEN: MARCH 27th 5:30-8
WHY: We are partnering with the American Refugee Committee to start a new Rotaract club in a refugee camp in Uganda. The funds raised will go towards small/doable $500 projects that are chartered and carried out by the refugee Rotaract club. Tickets at
The Alexandra House Hope Gala will take place on Saturday, March 30 at Leopold’s Mississippi Gardens, 9500 W River Rd, Brooklyn Park. The club has purchased a table for 6. Contact club Secretary Bob Tholkes at 763-913-4453 if interested in attending at the club’s table. 4 places remain.
Southern Anoka Community Assistance (SACA) will hold its Hops for Hunger fundraiser on Saturday, March 30, from 5-8 pm at the Solar Arts Building, 711 15th Ave NE, Minneapolis, on the 3rd floor. Tickets online at
The 2019 District Conference of Clubs is scheduled for April 11-12 at Mayo Civic Center in Rochester. Details and registration information are at
Mark your calendars and register today for the installation of Paul Perez, 2019-2020 District Governor of Rotary International District 5960. Tuesday, June 25, 6 – 8:30 pm at Mystic Lake Center, 2400 Mystic Lake Blvd, Prior Lake.