Minneapolis Breakfast Club

Let Continental Diamond Put a Sparkle on Your Finger!

Early Birds: Dick Anderson was a lonely soul until President Mark Arnold showed up for his last meeting as president.

Guests: The Carleton College externs, (Natalie, Ruby, and Andrea) were here for a second time.

Honorary Members: Russ Bremner, Tom Donnelly, Dick Nelson, Martin Peyer, and Don Schroden were all in attendance.


  1. Check your calendars! The 2020 Craft talk schedule is being circulated. Contact Craig to get on the schedule.
  2. The 2020 Directory is being circulated for updates. Make sure to get your ads to Dwain Coleman.
  3. A tip collected over the last few weeks was presented to the Edina Country Club wait staff.
  4. A club business meeting was conducted to elect officers and directors for the time period January 1, 2020 thru June 30, 2020. New members/positions will be Chuck Shreffler, President, Jim Erickson, Vice President, and new board members are Jerry Olson, Dave Mitchell, and Randy Korn.

Business Networking: None today

Business Exchange: Dwain Coleman started us off and was followed by Paul Ralles, Susanne Bonfe, Peter Eaton, John Winston, and Bob Alexander.

Business Updates: Susanne Bonfe announced that she and Wally are moving to Tucson, AZ next month and that she is resigning from the club. We will really miss Susanne and hope she stops by from time to time.

Table Introductions: None today

Pot of Gold: Dave Bell drew 5 cards and the 5 th card belonged to Don Thiets.

Craft Talk:

Dave Bell did a great job of introducing Mark Arnold of Continental Diamond today.

Mark and his wife Kim have 2 adult daughters and live in Edina. Mark used to be a uniform sales guy and for awhile he was a stay at home dad. When he re-entered the workforce, he got into jewelry sales. He is a registered appraiser and an expert
at grading diamonds.

Mark has been with Continental Diamond for 4 years and loves the atmosphere and people he works with.

Continental Diamond has the largest diamond selection in Minnesota and sells custom jewelry, estate pieces, off-the-shelf new designs, fashion pieces, and watches. They also service what they sell.

Stop in and see Mark at their St Louis Park store and see what they offer.

Register for the Pot of Gold with Mark at Mark@continentaldiamond.com or 651- 295-7619

Looking ahead

December 25 and January 1 there will be no meetings.

January 8 will be Bell Manufacturing at ECC

January 15 is an open date. Any Volunteers?