Minneapolis Breakfast Club

Dick Jonckowski Stops By!

Early Birds: Bob Alexander, Dwain Coleman, Robert Sandberg, and Todd Anderson were the early birds.

Honorary Members:  Ron Britz, Dick Nelson, Mark Simon, and Karen Holtmeier were in attendance.

Guests: Tom Devine and John Quinn were guests of Jim Erickson.

President Bob Alexander brought the meeting to order with a ring of the bell and a moment of silence.


  1. ZOOM link is https://us04web.zoom.us/j/8372506494?pwd=RStMTVU4bVVDTU0vZU5UdXNSWTZoQT09 or meeting ID 837 250 6494 password is Breakfast
  2. Sign up for your 2021 Craft Talk! Please contact Craig Blixrud to get on the calendar or with your ideas for craft talks.
  3. Paul Ralles is looking at a golf outing in July. There is a lot of interest in holding this event and we may look at the Edina Country Club.
  4. Mike Palm is looking into a boat cruise in August.

Pot of Gold: Don Thiets drew Robert Sandberg’s name with the 5th card.

Business Networking: Randy Korn is still looking for carpenters (and wood) as well as a salesperson.

Business Exchange/Sharing:

Sharing today were Paul Ralles, Jim Christianson, Dwain Coleman, and Tony Rubin.

Craft Talk:

Dick Anderson (on two artificial knees) introduced Dick Jonckowski. Dick was a longtime public address announcer for Gopher Sports, Minnesota Pipers, Minnesota Muskies, and other sporting events. He is also an in-demand public speaker with a long history of Minnesota sports from the high school to the professional level.

Dick believes everyone needs to laugh regularly and he entertained us with rapid fire jokes and stories of famous people he has met along the way.

I think we would all recommend Dick as a speaker for your events.

Register with Bob Alexander at balexander@selectcomm.net or 612-720-1450.

Looking ahead                                                                               

May 26, 2021 – TBD

June 2, 2021 – TBD

June 9, 2021 – This could be your craft talk!

June 16, 2021 – Bitcoins with Tony Rubin and Jim Erickson