February 5, 2020
Meeting Responsibilities February 12: Sergeant At Arms- Kim Hiel. Invocation- Kristen Stuenkel.
15 members and guest Jon Rehlander of Fridley and the Columbia Heights Fine Arts Foundation, heard Dr. Gary Good of Columbia Heights discuss various aspects of addiction to drugs, both prescriptive and illegal.
Mark Grotewold announced that the next two club service projects will be helmet-fitting at the Bikes For Kids giveaway on April 25 at Stevenson Elementary School in Fridley, and helping with a landscaping project at Springbrook Nature Center in Fridley.
Social event chair Scott Lund suggested that club consider entering the Lee Carlson Center Chili Cookoff, to be held March 6 (note- the club has received a donation request for the cookoff, and will consider it at the Feb. 12 board meeting).
Golf Classic coordinator Greg Schraufnagel announced that the event website,, is up. The 2020 Classic is scheduled for Monday, July 20, at The Refuge Golf Club in Oak Grove, last year’s site.
The next club board meeting is scheduled for February 12 at 9:00 a.m. at Fridley City Hall.
Columbia Heights Lions will host a professional ‘rasslin event at Murzyn Hall, 530 Mill St., Columbia Heights, on February 22nd at 6:00 p.m. Proceeds donated to Columbia Heights Fire Dept. Admission is $10. Cash bar.
Early-bird registration for the District 5960 Conference of Clubs closes on March 15. The conference will take place April 30-May 1 at the Mystic Lake Event Center, Prior Lake.
The board approved the purchase of a table for 10 at the Alexandra House Gala, to be held from 6 to 10 p.m. on March 28 at Leopold’s Mississippi Gardens, 9500 W River Rd, Minneapolis, MN 55444. Sign up for a place at the table for yourself and one guest by emailing Bob Tholkes at
The District 5960 Rotary Foundation Grants Management Seminars take place in Stillwater on Saturday, April 4, and in Rochester on Thursday, April 14. Our club needs at least one member to attend in order to pursue a district or global grant in 2020-21. See Bob Tholkes or Roy Goslin if you are interested.
Craig Malm announced that the Bikes for Kids bike giveaway will take place on Saturday, April 25 at Stevenson Elementary School, 6080 E. River Road in Fridley.
2020-21 District Governor Ed Marek of the St. Paul Sunrise Club will be installed on Tuesday evening, June 23 at the Wilder Foundation, 451 Lexington Pkwy, St. Paul.
Feb. 12- A club assembly meeting is scheduled, ahead of the board meeting scheduled for 9:00 a.m.