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Week of July 24, 2016

 

July 28 Meeting Reminder

Sergeant At Arms:  Lynne Alexander

Thought for the Week:  Pam Serdar

Program:  "My Experiences with Rotary" Maria Regan Gonzalez, and Club Assembly, led by President Chip Groth

Richfield City Council candidate Maria Regan Gonzalez will talk about her experiences as part of the Rotary Student Exchange Program and as an Ambassadorial Scholar.  
There will also be a brief club assembly, led by President Chip Groth.  Chip will send out an agenda separately.

 

 

July 21 Meeting Highlights

 

Happy Dollars

Barb Devlin thanked Jean Fox for taking photos at recent Rotary meetings, as she and John enjoyed time with family at their Lake Sylvia cottage. Jean also had to take photos on July 21, since Barb forgot both her i-phone and i-pad.  As it turns out, newsletter editors get out of practice quickly!

 

Program:  Alicia Sieman and Adam Goldstein, co-founders of Shema

During their travels, Alicia and Adam encountered women who had been trafficked for sexual servitude and / or forced labor.  In response, they founded their business Shema, "dedicated to “creating jobs for these women and empowering them to live the life they were destined for.”  The word "Shema" means “hear - listen."

Believing that business an be a catalyst for social development, Shema’s initial goal is to create five sewing cooperatives in Thailand, Cambodia and Indonesia to produce eco-friendly lifestyle clothing with ongoing marketability both online and in boutique retail outlets.   Long-term, Alicia and Adam hope to create a replicable model with a start-up manual so the idea can be replicated in other locations.

Adam concluded, “We heard with our hearts, and our business has grown from that.”

RICHFIELD ROTARY IN SERVICE

Richfield Rotary Embraces "Service Above Self"

 

 

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 is the list of delivery dates and volunteers through August:
 

July 28 - Barb Devlin

August 4 - Chip Groth

August 11 - Pat Dale

August 18 - John Devlin

August 25 - NEED A VOLUNTEER

Please let Barb Devlin know if you can volunteer on August 25.  Thank you!

Click here to review the Bread of Hope procedures.  
 
 
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Meeting Assignments through September 15, 2016
 
Date
Program
Thought for Week
Sergeant at Arms
08/04/16 DAVID BUTLER LYNNE ALEXANDER JOHN DEVLIN
08/11/16 JAY CLARK JOHN DEVLIN MORRIS NILSEN
08/18/16 BARB DEVLIN MORRIS NILSEN KIRSTEN NELSON
08/25/16 DAVID MELCHER KIRSTEN NELSON JAY CLARK
09/01/16 STEVE LARSON JAY CLARK STEVE JEDLUND
09/08/16 CLUB ASSEMBLY - CHIP GROTH STEVE JEDLUND DAVID BUTLER
09/15/16 ANTHONY BRADFORD DAVID BUTLER TOMMY THOMPSON
 
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
 

August 4August 4 - Patrick Donahue - "James J. Hill, The James J. Hill Center and the inspiration behind the launch of Hill Capital Corporation”

August 11 - Safety Consultant Matt Stokes - “HAZMAT, Plan for the Worst, Hope for the Best”.  Matt works with railroad shipping companies and the railroads themselves.  He will address concerns with the shipment of oil via rail, and promises some interesting photos.

August 18 - Khalil Houri, Islamic Resource Center - "Islam 101""To continue to extend that network of family and friends to fight for those who have had their freedom stolen from them - that's Not For Sale." - Mark Wexler 

Thought for the Week
 
(A sampling of quotes from one of Dave Melcher's favorite philosophers!)
 
"The only currency I value is coin of spirit."
 
"Money can buy you a fine dog,
but only love can make him wag his tail."
 
"Politics is the entertainment branch of industry."
 
Kinky Friedman

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