Corey Benson
Joining the FCH Rotary breakfast meetings on Zoom: open the link below and click on Open Zoom Meetings and follow the prompts.
July 14, 2021
24 (!) members, including 7 on Zoom, heard Corey Benson of Curbside Productions review the history of online video technology and its explosion in popularity during the pandemic, and its continuing use for meetings in hybrid form. He advised on the decisions to be made by groups—choosing a provider, selecting equipment, and the elements of hybrid meeting leadership.
There is no meeting on Wednesday, July 21, because of the Golf Classic.
Golf Classic coordinator Greg Schraufnagel announced that all items (sponsors, golfers, diners, silent auction items) are still sought for the July 19 Golf Classic. The Refuge golf course in Oak Grove has been reserved. The event’s site is at Event home page - 2021 Fridley/Columbia Heights Rotary Golf Classic ( Classic info also now appears on the home page of the club website, The Director of SACA, Dave Rudolph, will be attending our golf banquet and will give a short talk. Presently, Greg expects that about 80 golfers will attend. Volunteers to help at the tournament should arrive at about 10:00 a.m.
Secretary Bob Tholkes noted that today’s meeting inaugurates the beginning of production of our hybrid meetings by a corps of volunteer members: Ed Higgins, who will coordinate the group; Frost Simula, Amada Simula, Kristen Stuenkel, Kelli Bourgeois, Tholkes, and Gordy Backlund. Thanks to our new group of “producers”, who will rotate the responsibility.
Members may sign up to deliver groceries for SACA on any Saturday in July at If you will be driving, provide your insurance card and driver’s license for SACA to copy for its records.
The club will provide an informational table at the Columbia Heights Centennial Celebration on July 17, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Contact Kelli Bourgeois at if you can assist.
The annual charter dinner takes place on Wednesday evening, August 25 at Banquets of Minnesota in Fridley. Cost is $32 per person for the meal and facility rental. For $17, attendees can purchase a bottle of wine from member Roy Goslin. Contact Scott at or phone 612-860-3235 to register.
Service project coordinator Mark Grotewold reminded that with the loosening of COVID restrictions other service projects can be planned. Please contact him with your ideas.
Club business cards with the club logo and contact information will be available at the meetings, and by request through the club email, Carry them around to give to prospective members!
Program on July 28: New member Erik Johnston will give his classification talk.