Earl birds today were Tom Donnelly followed by Dick Anderson and Robert Sandberg.
President Tony Rubin started us off with a ring of the bell, a very brief moment of silence, and a story about a mix-up on flower deliveries between a funeral and a business celebrating a relocation.
Guests: Peter Machalek of Sage Presence (Trainers for presentations) brought by Tony Rubin and Dave Bell of Twin City Group (Business Insurance) brought by Erik Schindler.
Honorary Members: Russ Bremner and Tom Donnelly were here today.
1. The 2019 Craft Talk Schedule is available for signup. Let Craig Blixrud know your date preference.
2. There is a board meeting today
3. The 2019 Directory is being updated. If you miss updating the hard copy contact Dwain Coleman and also sign up for an ad.
4. Bob Alexander ran down the list of Black Friday deals that Select Communications will be having.
5. Tom Ashbaugh has a Thanksgiving special of free physicals (they will be given by a medical professional).
6. The 2018 invoices for the Boat cruise were sent out, just in time to sign up for the 2019 Cruise.
Business Networking: Need employees, referrals for business services, etc, Bring them up at the club.
Business Exchange: Chuck Shreffler started as was followed by John Winston, Erik Schindler, Dwain Coleman, Bob Alexander, and Tony Rubin.
Business Updates: Kelsey announced she was just retained by Associated Press to shoot video at Target for Black Friday sales activity. What a coup!
Table Introductions: Table #3 was introduced by Don Thiets with a theme of “Are you cooking the turkey, eating the turkey, or cleaning up?”.
Sock Challenge: Kelsey Wolter won with a pair of sheep themed socks.
Pot of Gold: Julius Webster drew Dave Goodwyne as the winner of the pot of gold.
Craft Talk: Julius Webster introduced out craft speaker, Bill Junco owner of Lindskoog Florists.
Bill has been married to Linda for 25 years and they own Lindskoog Florists and the Cottage Grove Florists.
Bill spends his spare time coaching and umpiring baseball in the spring and summer.
Lindskoog Florists doesn’t just sell flowers, they personalize them to the person and event they are providing flowers to. Bill had numerous examples of things they have done.
In addition, Bill has been adding Stained glass products, items made from pallet wood, storefront window decorating, and 4 season pots for outside locations.
Bill had a number of outstanding table decorations on display for breakfast and a number of members made their families happy by bringing the items home for their thanksgiving dinner.
Register to Bill Junco at 612-333-5357 or bill@Lflorist.com
November 28 will be at Boulay’s Eden Prairie office.
December 5 will be Continental Diamonds at Edina CC
December 12 will be a guest speaker, Playworks, at the Edina CC. This is the last meeting of 2018!