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Week of July 17, 2016

 

July 21 Meeting Reminder

 

Sergeant At Arms:  Pam Serdar

Thought for the Week:  David Melcher

Program:  Alicia Siemens - "What is Shema GBC??"

Alicia Siemens, CEO and Co-Founder of Shema GBC, a non-profit working to address and alleviate extreme poverty and human trafficking through ethical textile manufacturing in developing countries, and by documenting the work and those involved globally through film.  Alicia will tell us more about what Shema GBC does, and how it partners with other individuals and organizations to advance its mission.

 

 

July 7 and 14 Meeting Highlights

 

July 7

The Sheridan Story - Rob Williams

Our speaker on July 7 was Rob Williams, Executive Director of The Sheridan Story, a non-profit that leverages community and school partnerships to fight child hunger by providing a weekend's supply of food to hungry children.  

The Sheridan Story began in 2010 as a project of Mill City Church, to provide food for the weekend for 27 children at Sheridan School in Minneapolis.  By 2014, The Sheridan Story was serving 29 schools reaching nearly 1800 children.  Today, the program extends to schools across the 7-county metro area, as depicted in this map.

In the coming year, VEAP and representatives of area Rotary cubs involved in the Student Hunger Project will be partnering with The Sheridan Story to continue the project once District 5950 Community Service Grant funding is terminated.

July 14

Guest

We welcomed Lisa Rudolph, candidate for Richfield City Council.  Lisa also distributed invitations to a fundraiser for Richfield Mayor Debbie Goettel who is a candidate for Hennepin County Commissioner.

Get Moving!! - Kirsten Nelson

On July 14, new member Kirsten Nelson got us moving through a high intensity workout protocol called “Tabata” that included air squats, air punches and jumping jacks.  Daily practice for 16-20 minutes increases endurance and keeps the body’s metabolism running high.  

So what does movement have to do with Kirsten’s profession as a chiropractor?  It’s simple!  The human body is made up of primarily “synovial joints” that are literally “greased” with synovial fluid when we move.  

Besides regular exercise, Kirsten recommended a healthy diet that includes complex carbohydrates, ancient grains, nuts, lean meat, healthy fats, dark leafy greens, vitamins, and lots of water.

JOINT FOUNDATION FUND DRIVE CONTINUES

At its June meeting, the Richfield Rotary Foundation (RRF) Board decided to undertake a fund drive for the benefit of both the RRF and The Rotary Foundation (TRF).   

The last joint fund drive was conducted in the spring of 2015, with contributions extending through the 2015-2016 program year.   This fund drive is intended to extend and build upon contributions made in 2015-2016.

The Rotary International website highlights the importance of contributions to TRF, including Polio Plus:

The Rotary Foundation transforms your gifts into projects that change lives both close to home and around the world. As the charitable arm of Rotary, we tap into a global network of Rotarians who invest their time, money, and expertise into our priorities, such as eradicating polio and promoting peace. Foundation grants empower Rotarians to approach challenges such as poverty, illiteracy, and malnutrition with sustainable solutions that leave a lasting impact.

While TRF’s reach is broad in scope. our own Richfield Rotary Foundation (RRF) supports charitable projects and activities of the Richfield Rotary Club, which has been serving our local community for the past 65 years.  A gift to the Richfield Rotary Foundation will help our club continue its legacy of service to the Richfield community.   

As noted in an e-mail from President Chip Groth, members are encouraged to complete and return the attached pledge form to either Chip or RRF President Lynne Alexander at your earliest convenience.   Questions may be directed to either Lynne or Chip.

 

 

RICHFIELD ROTARY IN SERVICE

Richfield Rotary Embraces "Service Above Self"

 

THANKS TO VOLUNTEERS FOR THE 

AMERICAN COUNCIL FOR THE BLIND CONFERENCE 

Thanks to Richfield Rotarians and partners for assisting sight-impaired attendees of the recent American Council for the Blind conference during arrival and departure at Minneapolis/ St. Paul Airport.  Shown at right are Chip and Denise Groth and Jean and Denny Fox.  Barb Devlin also volunteered.  

 

 

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:
 

June 30 - John Devlin 

July  7 - Kirsten Nelson

July 14 - Jean Fox

July 21 - Anthony Bradford

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 August 2016
 
Date
Program
Thought for Week
Sergeant at Arms
07/28/16 CLUB ASSEMBLY - CHIP GROTH PAM SERDAR LYNNE ALEXANDER
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
 
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
 
 

July 28 - Club Assembly

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

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
 
 
"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, founder of Not for Sale, 
one of Shema's partnering organizations

Window on Rotary

"As this Rotary year draws to a close, I am prouder than ever to be part of this great organization...that makes the world not poorer, but richer; replaces despair with hope; raises up those whom fate has brought low; and is a gift to so many, while allowing each of us to
Be a Gift to the World."
 
K.R. Ravindran, 2015-2016 President, Rotary International

The Four-Way Test of the Things we Think, Say or Do

 1.  Is it the truth?

2.  Is it fair to all concerned?

 

3.  Will it build good will and better friendships?

4.  Will it be beneficial to all concerned?

 

 


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