Gordon Backlund
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January 31, 2024
11 members and guest Ron Steiner of Magnifi Credit Union in Columbia Heights (where the club banks) heard member Gordon Backlund describe the triumphs and trials of the Star of the North band’s overseas trips taken in the past 35 years. Spread over six continents, the trips have touched 40 countries and too many concerts to contemplate!
Mike Oakley announced that a tee-off virtual meeting of the Golf Classic fundraiser organizing committee will be arranged for next week.
The next Operation Pollination virtual meeting is scheduled for 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday, February 6. Use Zoom reference
The next club board meeting is scheduled for 9 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 7, at Fridley Community Center. All members are welcome.
STRIVE students will visit Minneapolis College (formerly Minneapolis Community and Technical College) on Wednesday, February 14. Contact Steve Klaers at 612-599-8103 about accompanying the students.
The 11th annual Golf Classic, the primary club fundraiser, is set for Monday, July 15, at the Refuge Golf Course in Oak Grove.
Additional mentors for Fridley STRIVE students are sought. Contact Steve Klaers at 612-599-8103. 
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UPCOMING PROGRAMS: February 7- member Bob Tholkes provides a presentation on his experiences in pursuing his family history. February 14- Retiring Columbia Heights Police Chief Lenny Austin will speak on ‘Thirty Years on the Force’. February 21: program TBA will be provided by Wally Wysopal.