Minneapolis Breakfast Club

Author Mike Conley Promotes His Latest Book!

Early Birds: ZOOM Meeting only today and thru the end of the year. We had 21 participants today. We usually start the meeting online at 7:15 AM Mike Palm, Bob Alexander, and Dick Anderson were the first to log on.

Guests: None today

Honorary Members: Karen Holtmeier, Ron Britz, Dick Nelson, and Martin Peyer were in attendance.

President Jim Erickson brought his final meeting as President to order with a ring of the bell and a moment of silence. Jim was at his Camp David in Wisconsin.


  1. ZOOM link is https://us04web.zoom.us/j/8372506494?pwd=RStMTVU4bVVDTU0vZU5UdXNSWTZoQT09 or meeting ID 837 250 6494 password is Breakfast
  2. 2021 Craft Talk scheduling. Please contact Craig Blixrud to get on the calendar or with your ideas for craft talks.
  3. We are looking for suggestions for new members. A great time to join as the dues are currently waived and ZOOM allows easy access to meetings.
  4. Thanks to Jim Erickson for serving as President in this time of COVID-19 Pandemic. Keeping us connected was a huge accomplishment for the club.
  5. NEXT MEETING is January 6, 2020 via ZOOM.

Pot of Gold: None today

Tip of the Day: Jim Erickson did a recap of his previous Tips, Bitcoin has risen from 11,000 in July to 19,000 today. Hemp farming this year has yielded 1,000 lbs of Flower and 4,000 lbs of Biomass.

Business Exchange/Sharing: Sharing business today were Chuck Shreffler, Julius Webster, Keith Kovacevick, Dick Anderson, Karen Holtmeier, Jim Christianson, Dick Nelson, and Craig Blixrud. Jon Peterson mentioned that his company is having a record year due to low interest rates and a vibrant housing market. Mike Palm suggested we all reach out to old friends and reconnect with them. Randy Korn became the 3rd member of our club to have COVID. In addition, he had to move suddenly, his business is having projects delayed due to waiting for permits to be approved, and customers are delaying projects that were scheduled as well.

Craft Talk

Karen Holtmeier introduced her friend, Mike Conley, as today’s craft speaker.

Mike talked about his latest book, Mortgaging the American Dream. The book covers in detail his view of how far the country has drifted from the American Dream and that the huge government deficits and entitlement program commitments will make life very hard for future generations to live the American Dream that to date all Americans have had access to.

Mike talked about the Perfect Storm consisting of Global Warming, Unfunded government liabilities, Institutional distrust, population growth (particularly in the aging population), exploding cost of college educations, and personal debt that are gathering to take away the American Dream for succeeding generations of Americans.

For more information check out the link www.weatheringthestorm.net

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

Looking ahead                                                                               

December 23 and 30 – No meeting

January 6, 2021 – Bob Alexander’s first as President.

January 13, 2021- TBD