October 16, 2019
Meeting Responsibilities October 23: Sergeant At Arms- Steve Drost. Invocation- Vern Hoium.
15 members heard Steve Ranallo of the Minnesota Deer Hunters Association describe the organization's structure, membership, goals, issues, and activities: efforts to battle chronic wasting disease, encourage conservation of land and forest resources, and promote gun safety. Steve noted the phenomenal growth of trap shooting as a high school sport.
Scott Lund passed around a signup sheet for attendance at the club Charter Dinner scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 6, at Sunset Grill, 8466 Hwy. 65, Spring Lake Park. Please contact Scott to add your name.
Steve Klaers announced that the STRIVE mentors’ meeting last week was a success, and that mentors plan on meeting twice per month with the students.
Secretary Bob Tholkes noted that the club’s volunteer opportunities this month attracted 19 volunteers.
Per the Board’s action of last week, the $654 now emptied from the fine jar and deposited in the club account will be donated to Polio Plus.
The club board voted last Wednesday to participate in Rotary Youth Exchange in 2020-21. Please contact Kristen Stuenkel if you can join a YE committee.
The club seeks a coordinator for its sponsorship of a wine tent and fun run at Fridley 49er Days, so that our participation can continue. Please contact President Brian Weierke if you can serve.
The club has purchased a table for 10 at the Columbia Heights Public School Foundation dinner, to be held on Thursday, October 24 at 5:30 at Jax Café. Please contact Vern Hoium if you wish to attend at the club’s table. 3 seats remain.
Explore the power of stories and how we are “Connected by Our Rotary Stories” at this year’s District 5960 One Rotary Summit. To be held Saturday, October 26 at FamilyMeans Center in Stillwater, 1875 Northwestern Avenue, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. This session is designed for new and experienced Rotarians to come together and share in the discussion about Rotary’s Public Image, Membership, and Foundation opportunities.
District 5960’s 19th Annual Foundation Celebration will be held on Saturday, November 02, at Delta Hotels by Marriott, 1330 Industrial Blvd NE in Minneapolis from 5:30 to 9:00 p.m. Tickets for the dinner are $65.
The club Charter Dinner is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 6, at Sunset Grill, 8466 Hwy. 65, Spring Lake Park. No breakfast on that date.
District 5960 Foundation Committee is sponsoring a breakfast meeting with former RI president Ian Riseley on Friday, November 15, at Delta Hotels by Marriott, 1330 Industrial Blvd NE in Minneapolis from 7:15 to 9:00 a.m. Tickets for the breakfast are $25.
HeightsNEXT community organization, which the club supports, will conduct “Taste of Heights” from 6 to 9 p.m. on Nov. 16 at Murzyn Hall, 530 Mill Street.
District 5960 is sponsoring a Tap Room Tour with former TRF Trustee Mary Beth Growney Selene on Thursday, November 21. Details TBA