Minneapolis Breakfast Club

Politics and the COVID-19 Virus in 2020

Early Birds: Dick Anderson was probably waiting for others to arrive as he had the closest parking space. We had a total of 28 attendees including 9 via ZOOM.

Guests: Mark Ahmann, Insurance broker extraordinaire.

Honorary Members: Karen Holtmeier, Tom Donnelly, Dick Lindskoog, and Dick Nelson were in attendance.

President Jim Erickson brought the meeting to order with a ring of the bell and a moment of silence for longtime member Rueben Palm’s passing at 92 years of age.


  1. Show and Tell was provided by Karen Holtmeier, who gave a walk down memory lane on her relationship with the Minneapolis Aquatennial.
  2. Tip of the Day from Todd Anderson, “Driving Success” and “Have a Positive Attitude and Optimism everyday”.
  3. WILD SHIRT day next week.
  4. Board Meeting after the general meeting next week.
  5. September 2nd there will not be a meeting.
  6. Club VP- We are in need of a VP that will also serve as president next year from January thru June of 2021. Please contact Jim Erickson if interested.
  7. We have craft talk openings available in October. Please contact Craig Blixrud to get on the calendar.

Business Networking

None today. What’s new in your own business?

Business Exchange

Doing business with each other is a hallmark of this club. Sharing today were Mike Palm, Paul Ralles, Ed Crandall, Chuck Shreffler, and Bill McReavy Jr.

Craft Talk

The Craft talk today was a round table on a list of topics concerning politics and COVID-19 provided by Jim Erickson. Each table picked a topic for discussion and then shared with the crowd. As to be expected there were a broad range of opinions and good discussion amongst the members. As always, club members are respectful and good listeners.

Please register with Jim Erickson at jim@solomonssg.com or 612-325-3009.

Looking ahead

August 25- DJ Kranz @ECC and Virtual Tom Ashbaugh and Jon Peterson will share “Show and Tell” and “Tip of the day”

September 2- No Meeting

September 9- Insperity