Mike Oakley and Dave Cullen
Dick Harris
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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.
September 6, 2023
17 members heard City of Columbia Heights interim Public Works Director David Cullen give an information-rich description of the city's snowplow operations, which he described as up to date in equipment and methods. The city expects that for a 2-to-4 inch snow events all streets can be serviceed within six hours. Issues for the service are driver turnover, weather conditions in which trucks may become stuck in the city's 'tight' streets, and difficulty in promptly filling orders for supplies and equipment.
Member/expert woodworker Richard Harris presented the club with an attractive, functional replacement for its faithful but frumpy paint-can fine jar. Thanks!
The Pollination Committee will meet next on Tuesday, September 12, at 7:30 a.m. on Zoom. The Zoom link is Contact organizer Kristen Stuenkel with any questions at Members are welcome to attend.
The next Rotary International Operation Pollination virtual meeting is scheduled for 9 a.m. on Friday, September 22. The link reference is
The club is invited to participate with the city of Fridley and Anoka County on Saturday, September 23, to plant seedlings at Commons Park, 555 61th Avenue NE. Time TBA.  
District 5960's 2023-24 One Summit sessions(focused discussions on Membership, Public Image, and the Rotary Foundation) are scheduled for Roseville (September 28) and Stillwater (October 5). Register at ONE SUMMIT | District 5960 (
The club board meets next on Wednesday, October 4, at 9 a.m. at Fridley Community Center.
The District 5960 Conference of Clubs takes place on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 13-14 at St. Olaf College in Northfield.
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.
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: September 13- Jessica Torrey, Anoka Co., on the Anoka County Mobile Crisis Response service; September 20- Holly Schultz of Fridley on dog training; September 27- member Ryan George presents his classification talk; October 4- Kathleen O'Donnell, Director of the Minnesota Multiple Sclerosis Society; October 11- member Vern Hoium speaks on growing up in Columbia Heights.