Tim Blank and organizer/chef Greg Schraufnagel meet the public at the Lee Carlson Center Chili Cookoff on March 1. Photo: Jim Cummings
Meeting Responsibilities March 20: Sergeant At Arms- Gordy Backlund. Invocation- Bob Tholkes.
March 13, 2019
17 members, visiting Rotarian Mark Erjavek, and guest Chuck Grewe of Sun City, AZ, heard new member Steve Drost deliver his Classification Talk. Steve a CFP-certified financial planner at Affiance Financial of St. Louis Park. Steve grew up primarily in Blaine, is a graduate of the University of Northern Iowa, and was married last year; his primary interests are in sports and travel.
Brian Weierke, acting as president in the absence of Josh Lund, announce that the club board at its meeting last week approved a $500 donation for the support of Twin Cities Rotoract  in 2019-20. 
Wally Wysopal handed out and summarized a financial  statement for the club's charitable arm, the Healthy Youth Foundation.
Twin Cities Rotaract invites you to our annual fundraiser at Summit Brewery on Wednesday, March 27th! WHAT: Spelling BEEr. WHERE: Summit Brewery, St. Paul. WHEN: MARCH 27th 5:30-8. WHY: We are partnering with the American Refugee Committee to start a new Rotaract club in a refugee camp in Uganda. The funds raised will go towards small/doable $500 projects that are chartered and carried out by the refugee Rotaract club. Tickets at
Southern Anoka Community Assistance (SACA) will hold its Hops for Hunger fundraiser on Saturday, March 30, from 5-8 pm at the Solar Arts Building, 711 15th Ave NE, Minneapolis, on the 3rd floor. Tickets online at
The Alexandra House Hope Gala will take place on Saturday, March 30 at Leopold’s Mississippi Gardens, 9500 W River Rd, Brooklyn Park, from 6 to 10 pm. The club has purchased a table for 6. Contact club Secretary Bob Tholkes at 763-913-4453 if interested in attending at the club’s table. 2 places remain.
The 2019 District Conference of Clubs is scheduled for April 11-12 at Mayo Civic Center in Rochester. Details and registration information are at
The Allina Health/Bikes for Kids bike giveaway will take place on April 13 at Stevenson Elementary School in Fridley.
HeightsNEXT Community Foundation will hold its annual fundraiser, Cheers for Beers, from 6-9 pm on May 17 at Murzyn Hall, 530 Mill St NE in Columbia Heights.
Mark your calendars and register today for the installation of Paul Perez, 2019-2020 District Governor of Rotary International District 5960. Tuesday, June 25, 6 – 8:30 pm
Mystic Lake Center, 2400 Mystic Lake Blvd, Prior Lake.
Speaker March 20: Stew Thornley, spokesperson on clean water issues for the MN Department of Health.