August 12,   
Joining the weekly breakfast meetings on Zoom: open the link below and click on Open Zoom Meetings and follow the prompts.
 Meeting ID: 553 980 9296
Password: 489641
With masks mandated for our in-person breakfast (when not eating or speaking to the group), a supply will be available at the meeting, free to attendees.
The Minnesota Department of Health requires that persons receiving a positive test result for COVID-19 notify their recent contacts. For our club, notify Secretary Bob Tholkes at
22 members, including 10 Zoomers and Zooming guests/prospective members Halimo Ismail and Ed Higgins, heard club president Kelli Bourgeois lead a discussion of club goals for 2020-21. Gordon Backlund spoke on ways and means of obtaining suitable speakers for our breakfasts, and ideas were offered. Kristen Stuenkel and Amada Simula reported on the activities of the district inclusion and diversity group and Greg Schraufnagel noted the need for members to volunteer for work at the Golf Classic on  August 31.
The club has sent a sympathy card to District Governor Ed Marek, whose daughter Mandy Marek died August 9 after a two-year battle with breast cancer.
Brian Weierke announced that the Fridley Public Safety Department is currently seeking donations of K-12 school supplies (Notebooks, folders, pencils, pens, backpacks, crayons).
All donations can be dropped off at Department headquarters, 7071 University Ave NE.
Craig Malm announced that Allina will this year donate only to homeless shelters or food banks. A donation to SACA will be made on Rotary‚Äôs behalf, and also to Hope4Youth. 
The club board meeting scheduled for August 5 has been postponed to today, still at Fridley City Hall at 9 a.m.
Sponsors and golfers are both still needed for the August 31 Golf Classic! The event website,, is up.