Joining the FCH Rotary breakfast meetings on Zoom:
open the link below and click on Open Zoom Meetings and follow the prompts.
With masks mandated for our in-person breakfast (when not eating or speaking to the group), a supply is available at the meeting, free to attendees.
The Minnesota Department of Health requires that persons receiving a positive test result for COVID-19 notify their recent contacts. For our club, notify Secretary Bob Tholkes at
Happy Holidays!
December 16, 2020
18 members heard and saw Brian Molohon, Director of Development at the Salvation Army’s Northern Division, expound on three main topics: a high-level review of the Salvation Army’s history and world-wide activities;  the range and extent of its programs and services; and the “unprecedented” level of need among its clients occurring in this pandemic year. His hearers were told that this year, more than any in his 30-year career with the organization, there was a need for increased public support.
President Kelli Bourgeois announced that the virtual club board meeting scheduled for today has been rescheduled for January 6, immediately following the virtual club meeting.
STRIVE program coordinator Steve Klaers announced that North HennepinTechnical College is planning a virtual tour for the Columbia Heights and Fridley STRIVE students today from 11:25-noon. Rotarians are invited to join the tour at
Craig Malm informed the group that Southern Anoka Community Assistance (SACA) in Columbia Heights will shortly launch a fundraising campaign for expanding its facility.
Programs coordinator Gordon Backlund asked for suggestions for meeting programs for April, May, and June.
Dictionary Project coordinator Tim Blank noted that a collection of thank-you notes was received from Woodcrest Baptist Academy in Fridley, which he will provide for club members to see at the first opportunity.
Members may sign up to deliver groceries for SACA on any Saturday in December at If you will be driving, provide your insurance card and driver’s license for SACA to copy for its records.
The club will meet only on the first and third Wednesdays of the months from December through March.
The club will next meet virtually at 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, January 6. The club board is also scheduled to meet on that date.
The Refuge golf course has been reserved for the next Golf Classic, on July 19, 2021. Save the date and line up your foursome!
Speaker on January 6: Ed Marek, Rotary District 5960 District Governor for 2020-2021