April 10, 2019
Meeting Responsibilities April 17: Sergeant At Arms- John Niewald. Invocation- Vern Hoium.
22 members, visiting Rotarian Mark Erjavec, and prospective member Don Archibeque heard Forest Lake Rotarian Clare Lillis speak about Rotary's Human Trafficking Initiative, note already-ongoing club projects, and present statistics about the extent of Human Trafficking globally and in the United States and Minnesota. Craig Malm volunteered earlier this year to become Fridley and Columbia Heights Rotary's Club Champion for the initiative.
Members should have now received their 4th quarter billing invoice by email.
Craig Malm is seeking volunteers to assist with the upcoming Allina/Bikes for Kids bike giveaway. An email with details will go out to members today.
Steve Klaers noted an upcoming STRIVE mentoring meeting with officials of Fridley Public Schools to prepare to implement a mentoring program in 2019-20.
The 2019 District Conference of Clubs is scheduled for April 11-12 at Mayo Civic Center in Rochester. Details and registration information are at
The Allina Health/Bikes for Kids bike giveaway will take place on April 13 at Stevenson Elementary School in Fridley.
Anoka County Senior Expo 2019 will be held on Saturday, April 27, from 9 a.m. to noon at Lord of Life Church, 14501 Nowthen Blvd., Ramsey. Breakfast, massages, blood pressure checks. Free.
The next club board meeting is on Wednesday, May 1, at 9:00 a.m. at Fridley Civic Center.
The club spring social is on May 7, when members are invited to  attend the 20th annual Columbia Heights Interfaith Prayer Breakfast at Murzyn Hall, 530 Mill St NE.. THE PRAYER BREAKFAST REPLACES THE MAY 8 CLUB BREAKFAST. This interfaith, multicultural event will begin at 7:00 a. m. with a catered Mexican breakfast at 7:30. The program will be provided by the homeless-youth agency Hope 4 Youth, and will conclude at 8:45 AM.
HeightsNEXT Community Foundation will hold its annual fundraiser, Cheers for Beers, from 6-9 pm on May 17 at Murzyn Hall, 530 Mill St NE in Columbia Heights.
JOINT BREAKFAST: We will breakfast with Blaine-Ham Lake Rotary at TPC on Wednesday, June 5 from 7:30 to 8:30. TPC is at 11444 Tournament Players Pkwy, Blaine
Mark your calendars and register today for the installation of Paul Perez, 2019-2020 District Governor of Rotary International District 5960. Tuesday, June 25, 6 – 8:30 pm
Mystic Lake Center, 2400 Mystic Lake Blvd, Prior Lake.
Speaker April 17: Carrie Gaynor, Marabou Services Post-Partum Service Registry