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Week of May 15, 2016

 

Richfield Rotary Has New Digs!

Richfield Rotary is now meeting in the 2nd floor Conference Room of 

RICHFIELD / BLOOMINGTON HONDA, 501 W. 77th Street in Richfield

To get there:  From Lyndale Avenue, drive east on 77th Street Park.  Park on the east side of the building, enter the building through the service entrance, go through the glass doors on the right, and take the elevators or stairway to the second floor.  Once you’re on the second floor, walk past the restrooms, take a right, and the conference room is the last door on the left, just before the opening into the auto showroom.  (If you wander around long enough, you’ll find it!!)

 

Breakfast Buffet:  For just $10, you'll enjoy a delicious breakfast buffet prepared by Beautiful Day Catering.

Come and Join Us!!

May 19 Meeting Reminder

Sergeant At Arms:  John Devlin

Thought for the Week:  Morris Nilsen

Program:  Janet Dickerson, American Council for the Blind Convention Coordinator

Janet will tell us about the American Council for the Blind (ACB) and the upcoming national conference, scheduled for July —- in Minneapolis.  Janet will tell us about the need for sighted volunteers to assist at the conference, and how Richfield Rotarians can help out.   Please feel free to invite representatives of other groups who might want to volunteer as well.

 

 

May 12 Meeting Highlights

Welcome to Our New Meeting Place!

President Anthony Bradford welcomed us to the second floor conference room of Richfield / Bloomington Honda, our club's beautiful new meeting place.  

Guests

  • We welcomed Mike Spencer from the St. Louis Park Rotary, who demonstrated “service above self” by helping direct everyone to our 2nd floor meeting room.
  • Co-membership chair Barb Devlin introduced Dr. Kirsten Nelson who has taken over Perez Chiropractic in the Hub Shopping Center, soon to become Premier Health.   Barb was pleased to announce that Kirsten has submitted an application for membership!  

Happy Dollars and Club Member Sharing

Our speaker cancelled at the last  minute, so Happy Dollars was extended!  

  • Club members expressed appreciation to Chip Groth for lining up our new meeting place and to Jean Fox for lining up caterer.
  • Jean Fox thanked everyone who helped out with the May 3 personal safety presentation.  Jean “wishes that the auditorium had been filled.”  However, those attending did benefit, and the Richfield Police Department may invite Angela Champagne From back to speak at a Richfield block captains meeting.  
  • Pam Serdar shared some new grand baby photos and declared, “Life is good!”
  • David Butler reported that he is back in fund-raising mode, with the goal of raising an additional $30,000 for the Richfield Bandshell.  He warned, “If I look you in the eye, I’ll be hitting you up for a donation!”
  • We welcomed Steve Jedlund after a 7-week trip in his airstream trailer - 6369 miles to Texas, Florida and back, at 10 miles per gallon!  A highlight was the Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Alpine, Texas. 
  • Steve Larson has also been traveling.  He and Sandy were in Equador, where he did a fun experiment with water, which “twirls” in opposite directions when standing 3’ on either side of the Equator, but is still when standing on the Equator.  Who knew?!  Steve also shared that he is now performing in a barbershop quartet (yet to be named), with their first gig coming up at the Women’s Club of Minneapolis.  

Proposal for Membership 

As noted above, Dr. Kirsten Nelson has submitted an application for membership.  Kirsten has taken over Perez Chiropractic in the Hub Shopping Center, soon to become Premier Health.  Kristen spent part of her growing up years in the Twin Cities, before moving with her parents to Madelia MN where they lived on a 5-acre hobby farm.  Kristen received her B.A. degree at NDSU and earned her Doctor of Chiropractic degree at Northwestern Health Sciences University in Bloomington. 

Kirsten’s philosophy is to "Treat my patients like a family.”  She also enjoys engaging in community service, such as treating teachers to massages.

Absent any objections, Kirsten will be brought into membership at our May 26 meeting.

 

District 5950/5960 Joint Conference a Success!

Jean Fox and Barb Devlin represented Richfield Rotary at this year’s District Conference.  

The keynote speakers and breakout sessions were excellent, thanks to the fact that Districts 5950 and 5960 were both sharing in the cost.  

 

The keynote luncheon speaker was author, leadership speaker, and wilderness guide Chris Heeter, who used some of her favorite sled dogs to highlight some important lessons about leadership and teamwork:

  • Need to try different approaches with different people
  • Everybody has gifts.  We just need to look for them.
  • It’s not enough to show what you know; first, you need to show that you care. 

 

 

Mary Beth Growney Selene, a Rotary International Director from 2013-2015, served as the official RI Representative at the Conference.  Mary Beth also facilitated excellent breakout sessions on attracting and engaging membership, and designing local and international projects that last.

 

 

In addition to formal meetings, conference attendees also visited the “Hall of Friendship” to learn about other Rotary Clubs’ projects and activities, and helped with the “Service in a Day” project, to assemble feminine hygiene kits to benefit girls around the world.  The goal was to assemble 450 hygiene kits, but over double that number were completed by the end of the day!

 

The District Conference is a great way to learn more about Rotary, get new ideas,  and meet some great Rotarians from other clubs.  Make a commitment to attend next year!!

RICHFIELD ROTARY IN SERVICE

Richfield Rotary Embraces "Service Above Self"

Calling All Volunteers

HELP NEEDED FOR VEAP STUDENT HUNGER PROJECT IN MAY

Throughout the school year, volunteers from the Bloomington, Edina, and Richfield Rotary Clubs have packed take-home food bags for area students in need.  Students in Richfield Schools receive a large share of these bags each week.

John Devlin is the lead packer for the month of May, and would like help from club members.  Contact John if you can help out from 5:30 – 6:45 PM on Thursday, May 19, or 26 at the VEAP Headquarters, 9600 Aldrich Ave S, Bloomington, MN 55420.  

The packing goes quickly, and it's fun to interact with Rotarians from multiple clubs.  Thank you in advance for your help!

 

 

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 June:
 

May 12 - Chip Groth

May 19 - Anthony Bradford

May 26 - Barb Devlin

June 2 - 

June 9 - Pat Dale

June 16 - 

June 23 - Barb Devlin

June 30 - John Devlin 

 
Click here to review the Bread of Hope procedures.  
 
 

Richfield Safety Day

Tuesday, June 7
S.T.E.M. School lunchroom (7020 12th Ave S)
 
Contact Chip Groth if you can help with morning registration, noon lunch and / or the late afternoon pizza dinner.
 
At the May 3 personal safety presentation, President Anthony presented a check from the Richfield Rotary Foundation to help support this year's Safety Day Program.
 
 
 

The Richfield Rotary Foundation Contributes to Fight Back Project

 
Following an excellent Personal Safety Presentation on May 3, program coordinator Jean Fox presented Angela Champagne-From with a $200 contribution from the Richfield Rotary Foundation to support The Fight Back Project, a 502 (c) 3 non-profit dedicated to empowering women and girls to fight back if they are ever physically attacked.  Angela's presentation was  co-sponsored by Richfield Rotary and Richfield Public Safety, and was attended by over 60 Richfield community members.  
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Meeting Assignments through July 2016
 
Date
Program
Thought for Week
Sergeant at Arms
05/26/16 PAT DALE JOHN DEVLIN JAY CLARK
06/02/16 STEVE JEDLUND JAY CLARK PAT DALE
06/09/16 LATANYA DANIELS OR OTHER PRINCIPAL PAT DALE DAVID BUTLER
06/16/16 BARB DEVLIN DAVID BUTLER JEAN FOX
06/23/16 TOMMY THOMPSON JEAN FOX STEVE JEDLUND
06/30/16 CLUB ASSEMBLY - ANTHONY / CHIP STEVE JEDLUND JOHN DEVLIN
07/07/16 MORRIS NILSEN JOHN DEVLIN STEVE LARSON
07/14/16 LAURA BRIGGS STEVE LARSON DAVID MELCHER
07/21/16 JOHN DEVLIN DAVID MELCHER PAM SERDAR
07/28/16 CLUB ASSEMBLY - CHIP GROTH PAM SERDAR LYNNE ALEXANDER
 
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
 
There are some wonderful programs coming up!  Be sure to attend, and bring guests with you!!

 

May 26 - Karen Franzmeier - Do you like to learn? Do you try new things? If one thing doesn't work, try another one!

June 2 - Cameron Scholarship Presentations

June 9 - Latanya Daniels and Jason Sellars - "Richfield -Normandale Prep"

June 16 - Sandhya Gupta - International Project Update

Thought for the Week

 

 

Window on Rotary

In the 1930’s or 40’s, Rotary International founder, Paul Harris, shared 12 reasons to join a Rotary Club - reasons that are still relevant today!

1.  Friendship; 2.  Business Development; 3.  Personal Growth;

4.  Leadership Development; 5.  Community Development

6.  Continuing Education; 7.  Fun; 8.  Public Speaking Skills;

9.  Membership of a Global Organization; 10. International Connections;

11.  Development of Ethics; and 12. Opportunity to Serve

 

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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