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Stephen Keeler and Loren Swanson
Breakfast meetings are 7:30-8:30 at Shortstop Bar & Grill, 1298 E Moore Lake Dr, Fridley. Drop in! Guests Welcome!
 
Find us online at:https://www.fridleychrotary.org/ AND fridleychrotary@gmail.com
 
Joining the FCH Rotary breakfast meetings on Zoom (request by the previous Monday at stephen.keeler@fridley.k12.mn.us.):  open the link below, click on Open Zoom Meetings, and follow the prompts.
 
 
May 29, 2024
 
PROGRAM:  
 
20 members and guest Patrick Miller of Fridley heard Loren Swanson of Roseville Rotary describe and show slides of Roseville’s $130,000.00 Rotary grant project to supply water in Uganda for 35,000 people who currently have a 2.5 km trip to their water source. Swanson collected our club’s check for $1000.00 for the project.
 
ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
Club President and Fridley Lions member Stephen Keeler announced that the Lions have pledged $10,000.00 for our Rotary District Grant project!
 
Member Capt. Erik Johnston noted that the Columbia Heights Police Department will conduct its annual bike giveaway at Valley View Elementary School, 800 49 Ave NE, tomorrow, June 30, at 11:00 a.m. Rotarians are welcome to attend…the club donated 24 bike helmets.
 
Member Paul Nealy noted that the Fridley Lions 49er Days event seeks volunteers on Saturday, June 15. Sign up to help at https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/10C0F4CABAE2AAAFAC70-49797009-event and find event info at https://www.ci.fridley.mn.us/766/Fridley-49er-Days/.
 
REMINDERS
 
Sign up with Bob Olsen for volunteering during Fridley 49er Days at the Rotary Fun Run and Rotary Wine Tent (see below). Contact Bob at rolsen444@gmail.com to sign up by email.
 
Volunteers are also needed to participate at the July 15 Golf Classic fundraiser. Contact Greg Schraufnagel at 612-242-4748 to sign up.
 
The next Operation Pollination virtual meeting is scheduled for 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday, June 4. Use Zoom reference https://colheights-k12-mn-us.zoom.us/j/86557933324.
 
The next club board meeting is scheduled for 9 a.m. on Wednesday, June 5, at Fridley Community Center. All members are welcome.
 
The Rotary Fun Run at Fridley’s 49er Days event takes place on Thursday, June 13 at St. Philip's Lutheran Church, 6180 Hwy 65. Volunteers to help are needed from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
 
The Rotary Wine Tent during 49er Days takes place from 2:00 to 10:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 15 at Fridley Commons Park, 555 61st Ave NE. Volunteers for two-hour shifts staffing the tent are needed.
 
Installation of the 2024-25 District Governor, Ed Boeve of Stillwater Sunrise Rotary, will take place on Saturday, June 29, at 5:00 p.m. at Rustic Roots Winery in Scandia. Register at https://www.rotary5960.org/events/.
 
The 11th annual Golf Classic, the primary club fundraiser, is set for Monday, July 15, at the Refuge Golf Course in Oak Grove.
 
The Operation Pollination committee plans to participate in the Columbia Heights Monarch Festival on Thursday, August 8.
 
The annual Charter Dinner will take place on Wednesday evening, November 6, at a site to be selected.
 
Rotary International announced that the 2029 RI convention will be held in Minneapolis. It will be organized cooperatively by Districts 5580/5950,5960, and 6250.
 
Additional mentors for Fridley STRIVE students are sought. Contact Steve Klaers at 612-599-8103. 
 
Rotary International produces podcasts on various subjects, available at https://on.rotary.org/3VnjizH
 
UPCOMING PROGRAMS: June 5- Adam Flett of the Mississippi Water Management Organization, will provide an update. June 12- Greetings and an update by new Columbia Heights Police Department Chief Matt Markham. June 19- New member Ron Steiner will provide his Classification Talk.