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October 21, 2020
18 members, including 9 on Zoom, heard new member Halmo Ismaili deliver her classification talk, also via Zoom. Born to Somali parents in Kenya, Halimo and her family emigrated to Columbia Heights in 2000. She graduated from Columbia Heights High School in 2013, the University of Minnesota in 2017, and St. Katherine’s University (St. Paul) in 2019, and is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Nutrition Science. She presently works for Ramsey County as a nutritionist, but is moving to Hennepin County next month. She has volunteered with many non-profit organizations, both local and international, and enjoys reading, boxing (!), hiking, and has travelled widely in the U. S. and to other continents.
Following Halimo’s presentation, Stephen Keeler showed a brief video about Fridley Schools’ capital-projects levy renewal referendum request, which will be on the November 3 ballot. The funds if approved by the voters would be used to perform deferred buildings maintenance and for instruction-technology upgrades.  
Steve Klaers noted that the STRIVE program will go ahead this year, with modifications caused by the pandemic.
Scott Lund reminded that the November 4 Charter Dinner will not take place; the plan is to revisit the traditional social event in the spring.
Speaker on October 28: A Housing and Redevelopment Authority update by City of Fridley official Paul Bolin.