Curt Sharp
Meeting Responsibilities Feb. 6: Sergeant at Arms- Mark Grotewold. Invocation- Columbia Heights Mayoral Candidate and FCH Rotary Amada Simula.
Get Well Soon: Club President Brian Weierke!
January 29, 2020
15 non-snowbird members heard former member Curt Sharp declaim upon the changes wrought to federal tax laws concerning IRAs under the Secure Act of December 2019. Curt reported that confusion still abounds, but that for the general public the most applicable changes were in the age at which minimum distributions from IRAs must begin (from 70 1/2 to 72) and in the age limit for placing money in Roth IRAs (eliminated).
Thanks to Past President Gordon Backlund for pinch-hitting today for absent president Brian Weierke.
Golf Classic coordinator Greg Schraufnagel announced that the 2020 Classic's website, FCH Golf, is up.
STRIVE’s next field trip, to Hennepin Tech and Anoka Ramsey Community College is set for Friday, Jan. 31. Rotarians are welcome to accompany the students and their faculty advisers and mentors. Contact Steve Klaers at 612-599-8103 for details.
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 on the District 5960 website for the District 5960 2020 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.
The 2020 Golf Classic, the lcub's chief fundraiser, is scheduled for Monday, July 20, at The Refuge Golf Club in Oak Grove, last year’s site.