Stephen Keeler
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November 1, 2023
16 members contributed to a club business session led by president Stephen Keeler at which fundraising possibilities for 2023-24 and recruitment of additional members were discussed. A fall appeal to our previous corporate sponsors on a timely basis before the end of their fiscal year is planned.
Tim Blank announced that the Dictionary Project distribution will take place on Wednesday morning November 8 (Fridley) and November 15 (Columbia Heights). A sign-up sheet was distributed at this morning's meeting, and members will receive a complete schedule by email.
Steve Klaers reminded that the bimonthly STRIVE program mentor/student meetings at Fridley take place this year at 9 a.m. at the school, and that four field trips to area colleges are planned. Stephen Keeler and Kristen Stuenkel meet with Columbia Heights High School officials this week concerning the continuation of the program there.
Bellringing for the Salvation Army!  4-7 p.m. at Sam's Club, 8150 University Avenue, Fridley, on Wednesday, November 29; Wednesday, December 6; and Wednesday, December 13. Sign up for 90-minute shifts with Gordon Backlund at 612-296-0375!
The annual Charter Dinner social event on Wednesday, November 15 at Banquets of Minnesota in Fridley will again feature the Rotary District Governor. The DG for 2023-24 is Patricia McCleese of Rochester. Social hour begins ate 5:30, with dinner at 7:00.
One STRIVE program field trip is set: The St. Cloud Field trip is scheduled for Thursday, January 11.
The Operation Pollination program for 2023 has been concluded, and will resume meeting in January 2024.
Additional mentors for Fridley STRIVE students are sought, and potential mentors next year at Columbia Heights High School are encouraged to sign up early. Contact Steve Klaers at 612-599-8103. 
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UPCOMING PROGRAMS: November 8- Ryan George, Classification talk. November 15- because of the Charter Dinner, the breakfast meeting is cancelled. November 22- because of Thanksgiving, the breakfast meeting is cancelled. November 29: Kalia Xiong of the Citizens' League successful Capitol Pathways program provides an update.