Alyssa Kruzel
Joining the FCH Rotary breakfast meetings on Zoom: open the link below and click on Open Zoom Meetings and follow the prompts.
August 18, 2021
22 members, including 6 on Zoom, prospective member Brad Gudim, and former-member guest Earl Hendricks heard Alyssa Kruzel, City of Fridley Community Engagement Specialist, review the city’s 2021 Resident Survey. Conducted by telephone interview, 400 residents shared their opinions on the city’s performance in areas ranging from public safety to park and recreation to the city’s general attractiveness. Extensive information on the city’s demographics was also collected. The survey is available online at
No breakfast will be held next week, August 25, because of the Charter Dinner that evening. See below.
A straw hat was left at the breakfast today. Contact Secretary Bob Tholkes at 763-913-4453 or to claim.
North Park School for Innovation, the subject of Principal Jeff Cacek’s presentation last week, was featured in the Star Tribune last Saturday. See
Director Dave Rudolph of SACA is expected to attend on September 1 to receive a check for $10,000.00.
Members may sign up to deliver groceries for SACA on any Saturday. If you will be driving, provide your insurance card and driver’s license for SACA to copy for its records. Volunteer at
With the loosening of COVID restrictions other service projects can be planned. Please contact Service project coordinator Mark Grotewold with your ideas.
The “Flight of the Monarchs” documentary presentation takes place this evening at 6:30 at Huset Park in Columbia Heights. The showing is part of the Operation Pollinator project endorsed by the club, and the club will staff an informational table at the event. Members are urged to attend. The club provided $500.00 towards the cost of the event.
The Columbia Heights Public Schools invites us to attend “Scaling The Heights”, a Meet and Greet with its new teaching staff, on Wednesday, August 25, from 9:15-9:45 a.m. in the Hylander Center. Tables will be set up for various community partners and our new staff will be invited to visit and speak with each table.
The annual charter dinner takes place on Wednesday evening, August 25 at Banquets of Minnesota in Fridley. Cost is $32 per person for the meal and facility rental. For $17, attendees can purchase a bottle of wine from member Roy Goslin. Contact Scott Lund today for a last-minute registration at or phone 612-860-3235.
Club business cards with the club logo and contact information will be available at the meetings, and by request through the club email, Carry them around to give to prospective members!
Speaker on September 1: Anoka County Master Gardener Sue Sherek will speak about, uh, gardening.