President John DeBettignies welcomed members back for another outdoor, in-person meeting at the Veteran’s Park Amphitheater. There were a lot of Happy Dollars mostly due to the chance to be outside enjoying each other’s company on a beautiful day!
John relayed information about the continued Richfield Park Tour plan for fall Rotary meetings. There were quite a few ideas for our fall service projects including more options for the Roosevelt Dog Park, Morris Nilsen’s Trunk or Treat, and CU Forward Day. (Read more)
Service Projects continue to be a hot topic at these fall meetings, and we continue to brainstorm for low cost-high visibility projects that would bring Richfield Rotary into the spotlight in our community. Already set in stone is the Roosevelt Dog Park soft opening the weekend of October 8-10th. With Covid unfortunately still in full swing, we want to keep our visibility high with signs for our doggy-doo bag donation, but the idea of a Pet Costume Parade is still on the table. Whether it is in conjunction with Morris Nilsen’s Trunk or Treat (Oct 17th 4-7p) or saved for a more public Dog Park Celebration is yet to be decided.
Richfield Rotary is already committed to the CU Forward Day on October 12th in conjunction with RBCU and many other Credit Unions in the state. John will be outlining Rotary’s volunteer options for this day of service at the meeting on the 3rd. Also on the docket are service options outside of these 2 projects: building new playgrounds on September 15th & 29th, volunteering with Richfield Schools, volunteering with the proposed Senior’s Drive By Expo where seniors in the area can drive by for food and necessities, a Veteran’s celebration, Spanish-English Little Free Libraries, and many more. Rotary is always looking for service projects big and small to adopt in our great community, so all ideas are welcome!