Minneapolis Breakfast Club

Mini Craft Talks Today!

Early Birds: Bob Alexander and Dwain Coleman were the early birds.

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

Guests: None

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. Next month we will be billing for dues and meals.
  3. Ed Crandall announced that Russ Bremner’s funeral will be June 24 in Minneapolis. More detailed info to come.
  4. Bob Alexander has been reaching out to absent members and connecting with them. Something we all should do.

Pot of Gold: Karen Holtmeier drew 5 cards and the big winner was Martin Peyer.

Business Networking: None today

Business Exchange/Sharing:

Sharing today were Paul Ralles and Bob Alexander.

Craft Talk:

Mini-craft talks were given by Chuck Shreffler (the wood turner), Ed Crandall (the painter), Jim Christianson (the softball player), and Craig Blixrud (the cabin guy).

Bob Alexander retired on June 1st as Select Communications was sold to Russell-Taylor. Bob is a Twin Cities native, a Marine, and a U of M graduate and fan. He is the father of 4 and grandfather of 6 and has been married for 55 years to Georgi.

Bob gave us a rundown on the history of the family involvement in the cell phone industry from 1985 starting with US Cellular to today’s sale.

Bob is a little unsure of how he will survive retirement, though the pandemic gave him a little taste as he dialed back his day to day involvement.

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

Looking ahead                                                                               

June 9, 2021 – WellsFargo Advisors

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

June 23, 2021 – Knollwood Liquors