Charter Dinner Magic
Joining the FCH Rotary breakfast meetings on Zoom: open the link below and click on Open Zoom Meetings and follow the prompts.
August 26, 2021
No breakfast was held this week because of the Charter Dinner.
Bob Olsen, Bob Tholkes, and Kristen Stuenkel staffed an informational table at the “Flight of the Monarchs” documentary presentation at Huset Park in Columbia Heights on the evening of July 18. The club provided $500.00 towards the cost of the event. Olsen, who raises monarchs, brought two specimens as well as chrysalises and caterpillars, attracting many attendees to the table.
Kristen Stuenkel and Bob Tholkes attended the Columbia Heights Public Schools “Scaling The Heights” Meet and Greet with its new teaching staff yesterday from 9:15-9:45 a.m. in the Hylander Center. They chatted with about 20 new staffers about Rotary, the club, and the club’s interactions with the schools through the Dictionary Project, the STRIVE scholarship program, and Bikes for Kids.
The annual Charter Dinner last evening at Banquets of Minnesota in Fridley attracted 19 members, prospective member Brad Gudim, and 16 guests. Social Committee Scott Lund hosted, President Don Archibeque offered an eloquent welcome, and Tim Blank provided a thoughtful invocation before the gathering tucked into an excellent buffet dinner. Gudim, “MagicBrad” to the audiences he entertained during his years as a professional, highlighted the evening with a performance of one-liners and several of the tricks from his act, to repeated rounds of applause.
Director Dave Rudolph of SACA is expected to attend on September 1 to receive a check for $10,000.00 from the Golf Classic proceeds.
Members may sign up to deliver groceries for SACA on any Saturday. If you will be driving, provide your insurance card and driver’s license for SACA to copy for its records. Volunteer at
With the loosening of COVID restrictions other service projects can be planned. Please contact Service project coordinator Mark Grotewold with your ideas.
Club business cards with the club logo and contact information will be available at the meetings, and by request through the club email, Carry them around to give to prospective members!
Speaker on September 1: Anoka County Master Gardener Sue Sherek will speak about, uh, gardening.