Greg Frahm-Gilles
December 21, 2022
Joining the FCH Rotary breakfast meetings on Zoom:  open the link below, click on Open Zoom Meetings, and follow the prompts.
16 members, including 2 on Zoom, and visiting Rotarian Joe McKenzie of Coon Rapids Rotary heard new Anoka County Regional Economic Development director Greg Frahm-Gilles introduce himself and his new function, covering a range of topics, from supporting and coordinating local planning by the county’s 21 cities to the elements of and current issues in its economic present and future and his department’s services to business. He pointed out the county’s diverse mixture of older, fully-developed communities and exurban, semi-rural areas. 
Fine can: The club will send a check for $328.45 to the Rotary Foundation’s Polio Plus campaign. Thanks to all our Fine members!
Steve Klaers announced that the next Fridley High School STRIVE mentors meeting will take place on Tuesday Jan. 10 at 11:30. Contact Klaers at 612-599-8103 if planning to attend. Additional mentors for Fridley STRIVE students are sought, and potential mentors next year at Columbia Heights High School are encouraged to attend.
Social Committee Scott Lund is planning a limited-capacity mystery event for April or May.
Breakfast will not be held on Wednesday, December 28, due to the holidays.
The final bellringing opportunity for the Salvation Army takes place today from 3-7 p.m. at Sam’s Club, 8150 University Avenue NE in Fridley. Contact Gordon Backlund at 612-296-0375 to participate.
The Pollination Committee will meet next on Tuesday, January 3 at 7:30 a.m. on Zoom. The Zoom link is Contact organizer Kristen Stuenkel with any questions at
Rotary District 5960’s annual free midterm event takes place January 7. See for details.
Save The Date: the annual district 5960 conference is scheduled for April 29, 2023, a joint conference with District 5950 at Madden’s Golf Resort on Gull Lake in Brainerd.
Rotary International produces podcasts on various subjects, available at  
Speaker on January 4: David Van Wagner of Humana will inform about Medicare and changes for 2023.
Speaker on January 11: Betsy Hoium, daughter of member Vern Hoium, will speak about the trials and rewards of her position as a hospital chaplain.
Speaker on Jan. 18: Former Fridley & Columbia Heights Rotary STRIVE student Wendy Tocachi will recount her STRIVE success story.