November 21, 2018
Meeting Responsibilities Nov. 28: Sergeant At Arms- Paul westby; Invocation- Steve Klaers
Speaker Nov. 28- Gary Campbell, Anoka Rotary, District 5960 Rotary Foundation Chair
No meeting today, but announcements are forever:
Congrats to Kelli Bourgeois, who has been accepted promotion to City Manager of Columbia Heights upon the retirement of Walt Fehst on December 31. Kelli has been Assistant City Manager and HR Director.
Longtime member Curt Sharp has resigned his membership. Curt has been a non-participating member for several years.
Fridley Police is collecting cash or donations of winter clothing for kids until early December.
Donations are sought for the Metro North Adult Basic Ed winter clothing distribution program in our service area. They will be accepted all through the winter. They can be brought to the breakfast and given to Kristen Stuenkel or Toni Craft.
The first STRIVE field trip, to Anoka Tech, takes place on Thursday, Nov. 29. Volunteers to accompany the trip are sought. See Steve Klaers or John Niewald.
District 5960 invites all members to attend a performance of “Black Nativity” at 4 pm on Sunday, December 2nd, at the Penumbra Theatre in St. Paul. Ticket price is $36. More information about the theater and the performance is at Attendees are invited to dine after at Dixie’s on Grand, 695 Grand Avenue, St. Paul.
The club's quarterly service project will be on Tuesday, Dec. 4: food sorting at Southern Anoka Community Assistance in Columbia Heights from 3:30 to 5:30. A sign-up sheet will be provided at the Nov. 28 breakfast, or contact Scott Lund. A holiday gathering will follow, at Crooner’s.
The club will provide bellringing services for the Salvation Army on Dec. 5, 12, and 19 at Sam's Club in Fridley. Volunteers are needed- see Wally Wysopal.
District 5960 has arranged a Group Cultural Exchange next spring with District 1860 in Germany. This will be approximately a two-week trip. We expect the German team here in 2019-20 Rotary Year . The outbound team to Germany will travel at the end of May (21st-31st).  If you are interested in more information or to get an application, please go to: The deadline for receipt of the applications is December 7, 2018.
The STRIVE students will participate in the Kids in Need inventory on Saturday, Dec. 15. Volunteers for the outing are sought. See Steve Klaers or John Niewald.
Save the date: “Taste of Fridley”, a fundraiser for the spring Fridley Middle School East Coast Trip, will be held on Friday, March 8,, from 6 to 9 pm at Banquets of Minnesota in Fridley.