REMINDER that the new exclusively-online auction at the 2022 Golf Classic fundraiser will be open for bids on July 11. Some photos are already posted. See link below.
Joining the FCH Rotary breakfast meetings on Zoom:  open the link below, click on Open Zoom Meetings, and follow the prompts.
June 29, 2022
10 members, including 2 on Zoom, prospective member Dr. Richard Garcia of MNChiroWorks of Fridley, and guest Eric Peterson, owner of SCP Controls of Fridley, attended the second membership drive lunch at The Refuge Golf Course in Oak Grove. An informal program elicited from those in attendance their fondest recollection of the Rotary year concluding tomorrow, June 30. A foursome golfed afterward.


Gordon Backlund had the sad duty of announcing the passing this morning of member Vern Hoium’s spouse, Nancy Hoium, who had been in hospice care. The club will announce information on a service and memorials when available.

Coordinator Bob Olsen announced that 27 runners appeared for the revival of the Rotary Fun Run at Fridley 49er Days last Thursday, and that sales at the Wine Tent during 49er Days were strong, particularly on the Friday night of the event. Costs and revenue for the event will (approximately) break even.

Golf Classic coordinator Greg Schraufnagel announced that 50 golfers are now registered for the July 18 Golf Classic fundraiser, and noted that volunteer signups would be sought shortly.  

REMINDERS Two breakfasts in July will not be held in any form: July 6, because of the July 4 holiday week, and July 20, because of the July 18 Golf Classic.

The Operation Pollination Committee meets next on Tuesday, July 12 at 7:30 a.m. on zoom. Contact organizer Kristen Stuenkel with any questions at

The third membership drivelunch meeting at the Refuge Golf Club, 21250 Yellow Pine St NW, Oak Grove, MN, the site of the July Golf Classic fundraiser, will take place on July 27. Complementary lunches and golf will be provided for invited prospective members. Members are requested to help identify prospective members to invite, particularly owners of local businesses. President Don Archibeque circulated an email list on May 6. Members who choose to golf after the meeting can do so at a discounted rate of $45.00. The meeting will begin at 11:30. The meeting will be hybrid. A lunch meetings at The Refuge is also scheduled for August 24.

Everything—golfers, sponsors, auction items, diners- is still needed for the July 18 Golf Classic to bring it up to previous standards.  See the Golf Classic website at The online auction site is up, and will open for bids on July 11. Bidding will be online only. Some photos have been posted.

The Columbia Heights Monarch Festival takes place on Wednesday, August 17. The club will have an informational table and will receive sponsor recognition.

The annual Charter Dinner is tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, November 2, at Banquets of Minnesota in Fridley, and will feature incoming District 5960 Governor Dayna Quigley of St. Paul.

Speaker on July 13: President Kim Hiel reviews plans for the new Rotary year.