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Week of October 9, 2016

 

October 13 Meeting Reminder

Sergeant At Arms:  Jean Fox

Thought for the Week:  Kirsten Nelson

Program:  District Governor Mark Hegstrom

District 5950 Governor Mark Hegstrom will tell us his Rotary story, and remind us of the potential of Rotarians to make a difference in our community and the world.  Mark also has ideas for how to make our clubs more vibrant, and thus more effective.

 

A Board meeting, led by DG Hegstrom, will follow the regular meeting.

October 6 Meeting Highlights

Newsletter Editor Barb Devlin is out of town, so this article contains highlights from our October 6 meeting as well as notes regarding upcoming events.  
 
 
Guest Natalie Landwehr (Best Buy) visited our club today. Natalie’s father is a Duluth rotarian, and Natalie has been involved with a high school Rotaract club.
 
Tony Baldwin, from the Apple Valley Rotary, joined us today. AV rotary is selling raffle tickets for their annual foundation fund raiser. Welcome Tony.
 
There were many happy dollars given today. Thank you for your generousity.
 
Program:  Essential Oils 101 - Laurie Allman Hanken
 
In this world of increasing healthcare costs, aches, pains and sickness have become somewhat of a norm. All you have to do is watch TV to see all the advertisements for pharmaceuticals.  
Guest speaker Laurie Allman Hanken explained that there is a natural wellness community that is "alive and well with options to help keep us physically and mentally well", and that  essential oils "are a big part of that movement."  
Hanken noted that essential oils occur naturally in the environment, adding, "The next time you drive by a field of fresh peppermint or hike through a pine forest, breathe deeply—you’re experiencing the soul-soothing power of essential oils."
 
Upcoming events:
  • The Future of Rotary-Luncheon-Perspective of an R.I. Leader, Jennifer Jones, Tuesday, November 1st, Noon-1:30 pm, Double Tree Park Place Hotel- $25.00. Please register by Tuesday, October 25th
  • Veteran’s Day Luncheon, Friday, November 11th 11:00- 1:00 pm Bear Path Country Club-$25.00
  • Richfield Rotary Club Service Project Warm Hands, Heads, and Hearts-Wednesday, November 14th- 5:30-9:00 pm.
 
 

Richfield Rotary Fund-raiser Scheduled for November 14

November 14 - Richfield Rotary Night at Pizza Luce

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On November 14, Richfield Rotary will receive 10% of the proceeds from meals purchased at Pizza Luce from folks presenting Richfield Rotary flyers.  Proceeds will be used to purchase hats, gloves and mittens for our “Warm Hands, Heads and Hearts” project, which benefits elementary and secondary students in the Richfield Public Schools. 

Pizza Luce will supply us with 500 flyers.  Richfield Rotarians are asked to distribute the flyers throughout the metro area, especially those suburbs close in proximity to Richfield.  We'll also need Richfield Rotarians to be present in force that evening, with family members and friends!  Let's fill Pizza Luce on November 14!!

 

One Rotary Summit Stimulates Sharing

A key purpose of District 5950’s September 23 Summit was to promote idea-sharing among representatives of participating clubs about what works in areas of service, membership, and branding.   Participants were divided into small groups based on club size.  Richfield Rotary attendees were President Chip Groth, Barb Devlin and Jean Fox.  

Following are some of the great ideas generated.  More will be published in future issues of the e-Spokester:

 

 

 

 

RICHFIELD ROTARY IN SERVICE

Richfield Rotary Embraces "Service Above Self"

 

VEAP STUDENT HUNGER PROJECT

Chip Groth is soliciting volunteers the VEAP Student Hunger Project, which will resume in September and continue throughout the 2016-2017 School Year.  Volunteers from participating clubs gather for about an hour each Thursday evening to pack food bags for distribution the following day to needy students in the Bloomington, Edina and Richfield Schools.  (The photo at left shows Anthony Bradford, Kristen Nelson and other Hunger Project volunteers from the 2015-2016 school year.)  

Thanks to Chip Groth for volunteering to serve as our club's project "Captain" this year, and to John Devlin who served in that capacity for the past two years.  The captain for each participating Rotary Club serves as volunteer coordinator for 5 Thursday evening packing sessions during the year.

Please let Chip know if you are willing to volunteer sometime this year.  Thanks!

 

Bread of Hope

 
 
The Bread of Hope initiative provides unsold bread from Lakewinds Cooperative to Hope Presbyterian Church for the Loaves and Fishes evening meal.  The Rotary, Optimists and Lions Clubs along with Headway Family Services each deliver bread one day per week, with Rotary delivering on Thursday morning following our regular meeting.  
 
Following are the Richfield Rotarians who have volunteered to deliver bread through November: 
 

October 6 - David Butler

October 20 - Jean Fox

October 27 - Pat Dale

November 3 - Barb Devlin

November 10 - Chip Groth

November 17 - Pam Serdar

(No delivery on November 24, Thanksgiving Day)

 
 
Click here to review the Bread of Hope procedures.  
 
A big thanks to our volunteers!
 
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Meeting Assignments through December 2016
 
Date
Program
Thought for Week
Sergeant at Arms

10/13/16

 

JOHN DEVLIN

KIRSTEN NELSON

JEAN FOX

10/20/16

CLUB ASSEMBLY - CHIP GROTH

JEAN FOX

BARB DEVLIN

10/27/16

BARB DEVLIN

BARB DEVLIN

DAVID MELCHER

11/03/16

MORRIS NILSEN

DAVID MELCHER

PAM SERDAR

11/10/16

PAM SERDAR

PAM SERDAR

DAVID BUTLER

11/17/16

TOMMY THOMPSON

DAVID BUTLER

LYNNE ALEXANDER

11/24/16

NO MEETING - THANKSGIVING

 

 

12/01/16

CLUB ASSEMBLY - CHIP GROTH

LYNNE ALEXANDER

JOHN DEVLIN

12/08/16

STEVE UNOWSKY

JOHN DEVLIN

MORRIS NILSEN

12/15/16

LYNNE ALEXANDER

MORRIS NILSEN

BARB DEVLIN

12/22/16

BARB DEVLIN

BARB DEVLIN

JAY CLARK

12/29/16

KIRSTEN NELSON

JAY CLARK

STEVE LARSON

 
NOTE:   Please notify Barb Devlin of your program topic and speaker, for inclusion in the e-Spokester.  If you cannot cover your assignment, please exchange with someone else and let Barb Devlin know.  Thank you.
 
 
 
Upcoming Programs and Thought for the Week
Upcoming Programs
 

October 20 - Club Assembly - Chip Groth

October 27 - Amity Aide Program - Stephanie Spencer

Stephanie Spencer (daughter-in-law of frequent visitor Michael Spencer) will tell us about the use of Amity Aides - young adults from Spanish-speaking countries - to support Spanish language instruction at the Richfield Dual Language School and Richfield Middle School.  

Thought for the Week
 
 

Rotary is like a stool supported by 4 legs:  The Rotary Foundation (End Polio Now!), Membership, Club Support, and Public Image.  We need every Rotarian on that stool to build vibrant clubs to better serve humanity.

District Governor Mark Hegstrom

Rotary District Assembly, April 9, 2016

 


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