Joining the FCH Rotary breakfast meetings on Zoom:  open the link below, click on Open Zoom Meetings, and follow the prompts.
January 18, 2023
18 members, guest Bob Kinney of New Brighton, Columbia Heights High School STRIVE coordinator Scott Roehm, and Columbia Heights High School STRIVE students Johanna Alvarado and Caitlin Kyseth heard Former STRIVE student Wendy Tocachi recount her successes and challenges since her STRIVE award in 2019. She has studied at North Hennepin Community College and the University of Minnesota (she expects to graduate in 2024), studied abroad, and worked full time for Columbia Heights Public Schools. She is majoring in Business and Marketing Education.


Steve Klaers announced that Fridley and Columbia Heights STRIVE students will visit Minneapolis College in mid-February. Contact Steve Klaers at 612-599-8103 if interested in accompanying the group. 
The Pollination Committee will meet next on Tuesday, February 7 at 7:30 a.m. on Zoom. The Zoom link is Contact organizer Kristen Stuenkel with any questions at
Social Committee Scott Lund is planning a limited-capacity mystery event for April or May.
Save The Date: the annual district 5960 conference is scheduled for April 29, 2023, a joint conference with Districts 5580 (northern Minny and NoDak) and 5950 at Madden’s Golf Resort on Gull Lake in Brainerd.
Additional mentors for Fridley STRIVE students are sought, and potential mentors next year at Columbia Heights High School. Contact Klaers if interested in helping.
Rotary International produces podcasts on various subjects, available at  
UPCOMING PROGRAMS: Speaker on January 25: Laura Herman and Gladys of Helping Paws will speak (well, probably not Gladys) about that nonprofit program. Speaker on February 1: Janelle Erickson of White Bear Lake Rotary about its “Touching Tiny Lives” district grant proposal.