February 12, 2020
Meeting Responsibilities February 19: Sergeant At Arms- Stephen Keeler. Invocation- Bob Tholkes
15 members attended the club business session, and heard Treasurer Wally Wysopal provide an up-to-date financial statement (the treasury is extremely healthy) and President Brian Weierke  provide details on the proposed School Safety Project, which would improve the signage around the Fridley Public Schools buildings, matching signage recently installed in Columbia Heights.
Golf Classic coordinator Greg Schraufnagel announced that the event website,, is up. The 2020 Classic is scheduled for Monday, July 20, at The Refuge Golf Club in Oak Grove, last year’s site.
Columbia Heights Lions will host a professional ‘rasslin event at Murzyn Hall, 530 Mill St., Columbia Heights, on February 22nd at 6:00 p.m. Proceeds donated to Columbia Heights Fire Dept. Admission is $10. Cash bar.
Early-bird registration for the District 5960 Conference of Clubs closes on March 15. The conference will take place April 30-May 1 at the Mystic Lake Event Center, Prior Lake.
The board approved the purchase of a table for 10 at the Alexandra House Gala, to be held from 6 to 10 p.m. on March 28 at Leopold’s Mississippi Gardens, 9500 W River Rd, Minneapolis, MN 55444. Sign up for a place at the table for yourself and one guest by emailing Bob Tholkes at
The District 5960 Rotary Foundation Grants Management Seminars take place in Stillwater on Saturday, April 4, and in Rochester on Thursday, April 14. Our club needs at least one member to attend in order to pursue a district or global grant in 2020-21. See Bob Tholkes or Roy Goslin if you are interested.
Craig Malm announced that the Bikes for Kids bike giveaway will take place on Saturday, April 25 at Stevenson Elementary School, 6080 E. River Road in Fridley. It will serve as the next club service project, with volunteers responsible for helmet-fitting. The club board voted to provide the $200 entry fee. Contact Scott Lund to volunteer.
2020-21 District Governor Ed Marek of the St. Paul Sunrise Club will be installed on Tuesday evening, June 23 at the Wilder Foundation, 451 Lexington Pkwy, St. Paul.
Speaker Feb. 19- Assistant Executive Director Paul Bolin of City of Fridley HRA will provide an update of his department’s activities.