Joining the weekly breakfast meetings on Zoom: open the link below and click on Open Zoom Meetings and follow the prompts.
 Meeting ID: 553 980 9296
Password: 489641
July 29, 2020
Meeting Responsibilities August 5: Sergeant At Arms- Wally Wysopal. Invocation- Greg Schraufnagel.
20 members and prospective members Halimo Ismail and Ed Higgins, both of Columbia Heights, heard President Kelli Bourgeois conduct a club session via Zoom on 2020-21 planning. She will forward related documents, as her presentation could not be projected for the group. Topics discussed include suggestions from the survey: participating in Rotary grant programs; revival at the meetings of Rotary Minute presentations, done in the past by the president-elect; potential for scheduling programs not available through in-person speakers on Zoom; and means of improving the presently inconsistent updating of the club website.
With masks mandated for our in-person breakfast (when not eating or speaking to the group), a supply will be available at the meeting, free to attendees.
Greg Schraufnagel announced that enrollment of golfers for the Classic on August 31 remains at 20. Approximately 60 are needed to cover expenses. Sponsors have pledged $12,000 in support. Outside dining at the post-golf dinner will be an option, and the inside room will meet state indoor-dining capacity guidelines. The event website,, is up.
One additional volunteer is wanted to deliver groceries for SACA on Saturday, August 22, accompanying  organizer Mark Grotewold. You can sign up directly on the Rotary Club of Fridley-Columbia Heights website by clicking here. The commitment is for 11:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Craig Malm announced that Allina will this year donate only to homeless shelters or food banks. A donation to SACA will be made on Rotary’s behalf.
Wally Wysopal reported on the last meeting of the Healthy Youth Foundation, the club’s 501(c)3 connection, and announced that he will act as HYF president in 2021.
The Stillwater Rotary is pleased to be hosting Dr. Ann Frisch, Rotary Peace Fellow at our upcoming Zoom meeting on Thursday July 23, 2020 at 11:45am. She will be speaking on nuclear-weapons abolition, and inviting discussion on "What if we nuke a city?" Join the
Meeting ID: 126 337 508
Password: 488615
Speaker on August 5 (via Zoom): Brook Schaub, Grave Hunting in Russia