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February 4 Meeting Reminder

 

SAA:  Steve Jedlund

Thought for the Week:  Tom Tuttle

Program:  Tim Carter - “Building a Richfield Super Store”

Tim Carter, General Manager of Richfield Bloomington Honda, will tell us about the recently completed Honda “super store”, the second largest Honda store in the country.  He’ll also share his thoughts about current and future development along 494 in Richfield.

 
 

January 28 Meeting Highlights

 

Happy Dollars 

‚ÄčJean Fox shared via e-mail:  “There are miles and miles of beaches to walk near our little rental house.  We have had two rainy days since we've been here but on every other day I have spent some time walking on a beach.  Sadly, I seem to have an addiction - not the walking, but collecting sea glass.  I can't seem to stop myself - here is a sorted sample from my growing collection.”

 

  • David Melcher welcomed speaker Tom Mork, and added, “I’m happy to have someone besides me rambling on about biking."

  • Laura Briggs asked club members about organizing some “March Madness”  betting to raise money for Polio Plus.  Club members present expressed unanimous support!  (See separate article below)

 
Program:  Tom Mork, "Tom's Big Ride for NAMI"
 

Tom Mork, a member of the Lakeville Rotary Club, shared highlights of “Tom’s Big Ride” a bicycle ride that started in Venice, LA and followed the Mississippi River north 2,117 miles to the river’s source at Lake Itasca in northern Minnesota.  In addition to being an experience of a lifetime, it was also a fundraiser to benefit the National Alliance on Mental Illness.  He and four other riders (including 3 Rotarians) left Venice LA on July 6, 2015 and "dipped our front tires in the headwaters of the mighty Mississippi River 39 days later on August 13, 2015."  Other riders joined them along the way, each of whom had obtained $1000 in sponsorships.

The ride was inspired by Tom’s and his daughter’s personal experiences with depression and mental health issues.  Tom stated, “For those struggling with mental illness, every day is an uphill battle…our climb was a modest one in comparison.”   

Some fast facts about the ride:  

  • Total distance - 2117 miles
  • Average distance per day - 73 miles
  • Longest day - 101 miles 
  • Average speed - 15.3 miles
  • Total hours “on the saddle” - 138 hours of time on the saddle
  • Gained 650 Facebook friends by the end of the ride
  • Raised $110,000 for NAMI!

For more details and photos, check out Tom’s Big Ride website.

 

 

March Madness Fun-Raiser for Polio Plus

Whether you are a basketball geek or not, be sure to join in the betting during the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament in March.  Proceeds will go toward Polio Plus.  This will be a true “Fun-Raiser!” 

Thanks to Laura Briggs for taking the lead in getting this organized.  

Laura says, "Stay tuned for more details!"

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 March:

 

February 4 Barb Devlin
February 11 Pat Dale
February 18 Marlene Evenson
February 25 Pam Serdar
March 3 Anthony Bradford
March 10 Marlene Evenson
March 17 Pat Dale
March 24 Chip Groth
March 31 John Devlin

 

Thanks to all those who signed up!

 

Click here to review the Bread of Hope procedures.
 

 

 

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Meeting Assignments through April 2016
 
Date
Program
Thought for Week
Sergeant at Arms
02/11/16 MARY CLARKSON / RPS DIST.OFFICE STEVE JEDLUND BARB DEVLIN
02/18/16 CLUB ASSEMBLY - ANTHONY BRADFORD BARB DEVLIN DAVID BUTLER
02/25/16 DAVID BUTLER DAVID BUTLER TOMMY THOMPSON
03/03/16 JAY CLARK TOMMY THOMPSON PAT DALE
03/10/16 BARB DEVLIN PAT DALE MARLENE EVENSON
03/17/16 TOM TUTTLE MARLENE EVENSON JEAN FOX
03/24/16 CLUB ASSEMBLY - ANTHONY BRADFORD JEAN FOX CHIP GROTH
03/31/16 STEVE LARSON CHIP GROTH JOHN DEVLIN
04/07/16 DAVID MELCHER JOHN DEVLIN STEVE LARSON
04/14/16 PAM SERDAR STEVE LARSON DAVID MELCHER
04/21/16 BARB DEVLIN DAVID MELCHER PAM SERDAR
04/28/16 CLUB ASSEMBLY - ANTHONY BRADFORD PAM SERDAR LYNNE ALEXANDER
 
NOTE:   Click here to see the full schedule through June 2016.  If you cannot cover your assignment, please exchange with someone else and let Barb Devlin and John Devlin know.  Thank you.
 
Upcoming Programs and Thought for the Week
Upcoming Programs

 

February 11 - Mary Clarkson, Executive Director of Special Programs, Richfield Public Schools, will present a two-part program:  an update on special programs in Richfield and information about how schools and districts work to prevent / minimize student violence in the schools.

February 18 - Club Assembly

March 10 - In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, District 5950 Polio Chair Tim Mulcrone will attend the meeting as his alter ego, “Paddy O’Toole” to tell us (with all the charm of the Irish!) why it’s important to stop polio.

 
 
Thought for the Week
 

Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom. A man can't ride you unless your back is bent.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Window on Rotary
 
Two reasons to join Rotary:  "Expand your network and your world view."  
 
Learn more at https://www.rotary.org/.

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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