Calvin James and Steve Drost April 1, 2020
April 8, 2020
Vern Hoium: DREAM as though you have nothing to lose;  BELIEVE as though anything is possible; LOVE as though your heart knows no bounds; LIVE as though there is only today; anything is possible your heart knows no bounds.
Mark Grotewold: I am happy that our business continues to thrive and has not slowed down! Houses are still selling and we are working through this social distancing.
Bob Tholkes: Blessedly, our sons and daughter and their spouses are all still working, either from home or in “essential” occupations.
The club sent a baby gift to new father Steve Drost on behalf if the members. Congrats to Steve and Marissa, and welcome to Calvin James!
From District 5960: Hello District Rotarians and Rotaractors! We are excited to present a special District event, "A Special Night of Connecting!" This will be held virtually through Zoom so everyone can participate. The date is May 1 and the night will feature two speakers that we had lined up to be our keynote speakers for the District Conference of Clubs. Rotary International General Secretary and CEO John Hewko will be our keynote speaker, and Rotary Geek Tiffany Ervin will be our special guest and opening speaker. Register in advance for this meeting: 
 After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
The club’s next social event, a mystery evening scheduled for Wednesday, April 15, has been postponed, and will be rescheduled.
The Bikes for Kids bike giveaway scheduled to take place on Saturday morning, April 25 at Stevenson Elementary School, 6080 E. River Road in Fridley has been postponed indefinitely. It will serve as the next club service project, with volunteers responsible for helmet-fitting.
The District 5960 Conference of Clubs will take place April 30-May 1 at the Mystic Lake Event Center, Prior Lake, has been cancelled.
The district Awards Team needs Rotarians to help determine which clubs should be the winners of our annual District Club Awards. This task is completed by email. It offers a glimpse into the activities of other clubs in our area. Contact Mitch Popple, District Awards Team Leader at ( if you will help. The process has been postponed until mid-May.
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 event website,, is up for the 2020 Classic is scheduled for Monday, July 20, at The Refuge Golf Club in Oak Grove, last year’s site.