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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         
 
August 6, 2020
 
Meeting Responsibilities for August 12: Sergeant At Arms- Don Archibeque. Invocation- Amada Simula.
 
17 members, including 5 Zoomers, heard Brooke Schaub present, also on Zoom, on Grave Hunting in Russia. According to program director Gordy Backlund, Schaub mentioned tracing the grave of Grand Duke Michael Romanov (pictured above, brother of Tsar Nicholas II) and other historical figures, and about local items of interest including a person finding a skull. A lot of his time was spent interacting with locals. The visits have been over the last 8 years to Perm, Russia. There were lots of meals along with several toasts, three at the time, at each event. He showed pictures of the area searched and the equipment used. He related the process used to locate grave sites.
 
ANNOUNCEMENTS
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. Sponsors and golfers are both still needed! The event website, fchgolfclassic.com, is up.
 
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‚Äôs behalf, and also to Hope4Youth. 
 
The club board meeting scheduled for August 5 has been postponed to August 12., still at Fridley City Hall at 9 a.m.
 
REMINDERS
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.
 
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.
 
Speaker August 12: Scott Wolter- The Kensington Runestone.