November 8, 2018 Meeting Reminder

Reminder:  November 8, 2018 Morning Meeting, 7:15 - 8:30 AM, Richfield / Bloomington Honda 2nd floor Boardroom

Thought for the Week:  Jay Clark

Greeter and Happy Dollars:  Jean Fox

Program:  Barb Devlin, "Unraveling the Mysteries of ClubRunner!" 

At a recent Club Assembly, several members acknowledged that they had never logged in to the Club or District 5950 websites using Club Runner.  Barb Devlin will show members how to log in, check, and edit your personal profile information, and will highlight information you can access in the "Members Only" section of the Club and District websites.  PLEASE BRING YOUR LAPTOP SO YOU CAN GET HELP LOGGING IN.   (Note:  Members who are experienced with ClubRunner will be put to work helping other members, so everyone should attend!)

November 1, 2018 Meeting Highlights


Happy Dollars and Announcements

  • There were lots of happy Rotarians, including President Kirsten Nelson who showed us a photo of her youngest patient!  He was born after 24 hours of labor, so both Mom and Baby were seeking some relief!
  • Chip Groth announced that Richfield Rotary will be sponsoring a Richfield High School student to attend Rotary Camp Enterprise.  The student will report back at a future meeting, and will be accompanied by the new DECA advisor at RHS, Matt Caruso.
  • The Area 3 Veterans Day Luncheon on November 12 will take the place of our regular Thursday morning meeting next week.  All Rotarians are encouraged to attend.  The club decided to invite Vietnam veteran Jay Nielsen (HaeKyung Thompson's father) to attend the luncheon as our guest.  

Club Assembly

Discussion focused primarily on planning for our Little Free Library project.  Click here for a detailed discussion summary.  



Area 3 Rotary Clubs

Veteran Days Luncheon

Monday, November 12, 2018


11:00 – Registration & Music     11:15 – 1:15 Lunch & Program

Bloomington Hilton, 3900 American Boulevard W., Bloomington


Featured Speaker:  Colonel Ken Rizer

U.S. Air Force (Retired), former Wing Commander at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland
Sign up at Thursday's club meeting or RSVP to Chip Groth by Thursday, Nov. 1.
$25 for Rotarians and Guests; checks payable to Rotary Club of Richfield.
Note:  The Veterans Day Luncheon will take the place of our regular meeting on November 15.






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.  

Listed below are volunteers who have signed up to are deliver bread through November, 2018.   Click here to let Barb Devlin know if you are willing to volunteer for November 29 or one of the open dates in December.  Thank you!

November 1 - Kirsten Nelson
November 8 - Barb and John Devlin
November 15 - Chris Walsh
November 22 - Thanksgiving - No delivery
November 29 - Need a volunteer
December 6 -  Jean Fox
December 13 - Need a volunteer
December 20 - Need a volunteer
December 27 - Need a volunteer
Click here to review the Bread of Hope procedures. 


Thanks to the following Richfield Rotarians for volunteering for the VEAP Student Hunger Project for 2018-2019.  As noted in correspondence from Don Stiles, Bloomington Noon Rotary, volunteers will meet at VEAP from 5:30 - 7:00 PM (5-7 for team leaders) on Thursday evenings as designated below:
Last NameFirst NameClubNotesDates
ClarkJayRichfield Nov 8, Apr 18
DalePatRichfield Jan 24, May 30
DevlinJohnRichfieldLeader MayMay 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
DevlinBarbaraRichfieldNo Jan-FebNov. 29, May 9
FoxJeanRichfieldNo Jan-AprNov 15, 
GrothChipRichfield Mar 7

Upcoming Programs and Thought for the Week

Upcoming Programs 

November 12, 2018 - VETERANS DAY LUNCHEON - REPLACES NOVEMBER 15 MEETING  (See Upcoming Events for details)
November 29, 2018 - Evening Service Project / Social - TBD
December 6, 2018 Dani Alfonzo, a recent Cameron Scholarship recipient, will speak on her experience with the Rotary Youth Exchange program
December 13, 2018 - Club Assembly / Planning
December 20, 2018 - Breakfast catered by the Devlins; in lieu of paying for breakfast, members and guests contribute to Polio Plus and the Richfield Rotary Foundation 

Thought for the Week


Exercise that power - VOTE!!


Meeting Assignments through February 14, 2019

Thought for Week
Attendance / Happy Dollars


Program Pending

Dr. Jay Clark

David Melcher


Monday **Veterans Day Luncheon**




No Meeting - Thanksgiving




Evening Service Project/Social


12/06/18Jay ClarkPat DaleBarb Devlin
12/13/18Club Assembly / PlanningBarb DevlinJohn Devlin
12/20/18Barb DevlinJohn DevlinJean Fox
12/27/18No Meeting - Enjoy the Holidays  
01/03/19John DevlinJean FoxChip Groth
01/10/19Club Assembly / PlanningChip GrothPat Dale
01/17/19Latanya DanielsPat DaleDavid Melcher
01/24/19Chip GrothDavid MelcherHaeKyung Thompson
01/31/19Evening Service Project / Social  
02/07/19David MelcherHaeKyung ThompsonChris Walsh
02/14/19Club Assembly / PlanningChris WalshJay Clark


  • 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.

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