2024-25 Rotary Theme
Breakfast meetings are on Wednesday mornings at 7:30-8:30 at Shortstop Bar & Grill, 1298 E Moore Lake Dr, Fridley. Drop in! Guests Welcome!
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July 3, 2024
No meeting today due to the July 4 holiday.
The club will not meet on Wednesday, July 17, due to the Golf Classic fundraiser.
The Golf Classic auction site is up! Create an account or log in to your current account at and submit bids!
The Operation Pollination committee met virtually yesterday morning, with Bethany Ledford and Neil Granlund of Heights Next Community Group and Ag Specialist Melissa Trent of Columbia Heights High School joining members Amáda Márquez Simula, Kristen Stuenkel, and Bob Tholkes. Current activities at Heights Next’s Blooming Sunshine Garden were reviewed, including the planned Garden Party Potluck (below), and Trent updated on the progress of the pollinator garden prepared last spring at the school.
REMINDERS The 11th annual Golf Classic, the primary club fundraiser, is set for Monday, July 15, at the Refuge Golf Course in Oak Grove. Volunteers are needed to participate. Contact Greg Schraufnagel at 612-242-4748 to sign up.
Heights Next Community Group offers its annual Garden Party Potluck at its Blooming Sunshine Garden at Lomianki Park,39th Ave. & California St. in Columbia Heights, at 5:30 on Thursday, July 25. A weeding and planting opportunity is provided for those so inclined.
The next Operation Pollination virtual meeting is scheduled for 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday, August 6. Use Zoom reference
The next club board meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, August 7. All members are welcome.
The Operation Pollination committee plans to participate in the Columbia Heights Monarch Festival on Thursday, August 8.
The annual Charter Dinner will take place on Wednesday evening, November 6, at Banquets of Minnesota, 6310 Hwy 65, Fridley. Doors open at 5:30. District 5960 District Governor Ed Boeve will be on hand.
The 2029 RI convention will be held in Minneapolis. It will be organized cooperatively by Districts 5580/5950,5960, and 6250.
Additional mentors for Fridley STRIVE students are sought. Contact Steve Klaers at 612-599-8103.
UPCOMING PROGRAMS: July 10- incoming club president Mike Oakley provides a preview of the new Rotary year. July 17- no meeting due to the Golf Classic. July 24: College admissions consultant Cozy Wittman provides an informational talk.