Matt Markham
June 12, 2024
Breakfast meetings are 7:30-8:30 at Shortstop Bar & Grill, 1298 E Moore Lake Dr, Fridley. Drop in! Guests Welcome!
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Joining the FCH Rotary breakfast meetings on Zoom (request by the previous Monday at  open the link below, click on Open Zoom Meetings, and follow the prompts.
16 members heard Chief Matt Markham of the Columbia Heights Police Department review his career and describe CHPD’s staff, objectives, and programs.  CHPD emphasizes community policing and continues to face challenges in staffing and acquiring the diverse skills needed to serve the city’s increasingly diverse population.
The Golf Classic auction site is up! Create an account or log in to your current account at and submit bids!
Sign up with Bob Olsen for volunteering during Fridley 49er Days at the Rotary Fun Run and Rotary Wine Tent (see below). Contact Bob at to sign up by email.
The annual Rotary Fun Run at Fridley’s 49er Days event takes place tomorrow. Volunteers to help are needed from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
The Rotary Wine Tent during 49er Days takes place from 2:00 to 10:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 15. Volunteers for two-hour shifts staffing the tent are needed.
The Fridley 49er Days event seeks volunteers on Saturday, June 15. Sign up to help at!/showSignUp/10C0F4CABAE2AAAFAC70-49797009-event and find event info at
Rotary is invited to share an informational table with the Mayor’s Monarch Pledge at the Columbia Heights Arts and Info Fair on Thursday, June 20, from 4-7 p.m. at Huset Park,3965 Jefferson St.
Installation of the 2024-25 District Governor, Ed Boeve of Stillwater Sunrise Rotary, will take place on Saturday, June 29, at 5:00 p.m. at Rustic Roots Winery in Scandia. Register at
The next Operation Pollination virtual meeting is scheduled for 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday, July 2. Use Zoom reference
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.
The next club board meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, August 7 at Fridley Community Center. 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 Springbrook Nature Center in Fridley.
Rotary International announced that 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. 
Rotary International produces podcasts on various subjects, available at
UPCOMING PROGRAMS: June 19- No meeting, falls on Juneteenth federal holiday. June 26- Outgoing club president Stephen Keeler provides a review of the Rotary year, which ends on June 30. July 3- No meeting due to Independence Day holiday.