Meeting Reminder

May 23, 2019 Meeting Reminder:  7:15 - 8:30 AM, 2nd Floor Boardroom, Richfield / Bloomington Honda

Attendance / Happy Dollars – Barb Devlin

Thought for the Week – Pat Dale


Program:  Cameron Scholarship Awards; Presentation by Steven Unowsky, Superintendent of the Richfield Public Schools

At this meeting, we will recognize four students – two from the Academy of Holy Angels and two from Richfield High School - who are receiving Cameron Scholarships.  The scholarships are named for the late Dr. Don Cameron, a Rotarian and local dentist, and are awarded to students aspiring to careers in a medical-related field. 
Steve Unowsky, Superintendent of the Richfield Public Schools, will give a presentation that celebrates the students’ accomplishments and recognizes the importance of community support from organizations such as Richfield Rotary.    
Richfield Rotarians – Please make every effort to attend this meeting to honor the scholarship recipients and their parents / family members.  There will be a catered breakfast, so please RSVP to Chip Groth if you have not already done so.  The cost is $15, payable at the meeting.





Meeting Highlights

May 16, 2019 Meeting Highlights

Happy Dollars and Announcements

  • President Kirsten Nelson, Chris Walsh and others shared happy dollars in appreciation for Jay Clark and other volunteers for the Little Free Library Project., which prompted a very positive post from Mayor Maria Regan Gonzalez on Facebook. 

  • Everyone was happy for Denny Fox who is recovering from successful surgery. 

  • Barb Devlin, President-Elect for 2019-2020, shared the Rotary International theme for 2019-2020, "Rotary Connects the World."  


Program:  Barb Devlin - "Volunteering for Junior Achievement"

Barb shared her experiences as a volunteer with Junior Achievement of the Upper Midwest, whose mission is TO INSPIRE AND PREPARE YOUNG PEOPLE TO SUCCEED IN A GLOBAL ECONOMY.  JA provides volunteer-led classroom programs and hands-on experiences K-12.  Barb taught a 5-session “Our City” unit to a class of 3rd graders at Sheridan Hills Elementary School and “had a blast!”    Click here to learn more about JA and how to volunteer. 

LFL Build Day a Success!

Saturday, May 11, was "Build Day" for Richfield Rotary's Little Free Library Project.  Rotary members and LFL recipients worked side by side at the Richfield Arts Commission building at Veterans Park, painting, adding doors and roofs to partially completed LFLs.  Mayor Maria Regan Gonzalez stopped by, as did two members of the Richfield Arts Commission.  The smiles reflected happiness all around!  
Installation of the LFLs is scheduled the morning of June 1.








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 June 27, 2019.  Thank you!

May 23 - Barb and John Devlin
May 30 - David Butler
June 6 - Jean Fox
June 13 - Kirsten Nelson
June 20 - Chris Walsh
June 27 - Pat Dale
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.  Volunteers meet at VEAP from 5:30 - 7:00 PM (5-7 for team leaders) on Thursday evenings as designated below:
Last NameFirst NameClubNotesDates
DalePatRichfield May 30




Leader May 2,16, 23, 30
The photo at right includes volunteers from the Richfield, Edina Noon, and South Metro Evening Rotary Clubs.

Upcoming Programs and Thought for the Week

Upcoming Programs 

May 30, 2019 - No meeting; replaced by May 11 Build Day for the Little Free Library Project
June 6, 2019“Cultivating a Volunteer Spirit in Richfield”- Richfield Mayor Maria Regan Gonzalez
June 13, 2019 - Club Assembly
June 20, 2019 - Jean Fox is working on it!
June 27, 2019 - Service Project / Social


Inspiration for our Richfield Rotary Restart…
“The impediment to action advances action. What stands in the way becomes the way.”
– Marcus Aurelius

Meeting Assignments through June 2019

Thought for Week
Attendance / Happy Dollars
05/30/19Service Project / Social  
Barb Devlin
John Devlin
Jean Fox
Club Assembly / Planning
Jean Fox
John Devlin
Jean Fox
John Devlin
Lynne Alexander
Service Project / Social



  • 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.
  • The Club has decided to suspend regular meetings as of June 27, 2019, pending a "Richfield Rotary Relaunch," which will begin with several informational meetings over the summer and a formal "relaunch" and installation of new members in September.  Stay tuned for more details!


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