Minneapolis Breakfast Club

Catch A Ride With Carey Limousine

We started the day with good friends and good food at the Edina Country Club. First to arrive was Tom Donnelly, followed by Dick Anderson, Robert Sanberg, and Mark Arnold.

Secretary Craig Blixrud filled in for President Kelsey Wolter, Vice President Tony Rubin, and Treasurer Matt Crane. He rang the bell, oversaw a moment of silence, and told a bad joke (perhaps he won’t be asked to fill in anymore).

Renata Faeth brought today’s guest Pauline Panasuk, the AAA Minneapolis Sales and Retention Representative. AAA Minneapolis is focusing on growing through corporate accounts and keeping existing members engaged.

Honorary Members in attendance were Mark Simon and Russ Bremner.

Paul Ralles gave a recap of the golf outing. There were 35 golfers and several winners. Doug Goodrich won closest to the pin on #10, Bob Blomquist won long putt on #2, Brandon Blixrud won long putt on #18, Julius Webster won closest to the pin on #3, and Jim Christianson won closest to the pin on #13. In Team Play, the two flight winners were the Ralles team and Christianson team.

Mike Palm has over 50 signed up for the August 8th Boat Cruise. We are trying to have at least 70 sign-up so we can get the big boat, Bella Vista. Send Mike an email with your sign-ups.

There was no board meeting today.

Jim Christianson with Staples Advantage is searching for an office furniture person. Please contact Jim with any leads.


This Week’s Craft Talk 

Todd brought us up to date on his family consisting of his wife Heidi and their three children. In addition, he gave us some anecdotes about driving for the Super Bowl attendees as the official NFL limousine service.

Carey Limousine operates as limousine services, limousine sales, funeral car services, escort services (for bridge beams), and a phone answering service for funeral homes. Founded by Larry (Todd’s father) in 1978, they have grown to be the largest full-service Livery in the Twin Cities and received the Carey Excellence in Service award for the 5th year in a row.

Register for next week’s Pot of Gold with Todd Anderson to tanderson@careympls.com.


Knollwood Liquor started today’s Business Exchange and was followed by Continental Diamond and Staples Advantage.

Table #2 was introduced by Windrider. Everyone at the table was asked to give their favorite Russ Bremner memory (including Russ).

John Winston drew five cards out of the Pot of Gold, and the fifth card was Jim Christianson’s!

Our next meeting will be June 27th at the Edina Country Club. Our Craft Talk speaker will be Commodore Bill McReavy, Jr. bringing us up to date on the Minneapolis Aquatennial.

We have no meeting planned for July 4th.

On July 11th we will be at CHS Field in St. Paul for breakfast hosted by the St. Paul Saints.  Click here for the map.