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April 7 Meeting Reminder

 

MEETING LOCATION:  RICHFIELD HISTORY CENTER 

6901 Lyndale Ave S, Richfield, MN 55423

SAA:  Steve Larson

Thought for the Week:  John Devlin

Program:  "Minnesota Awesome!!"

Our presenters will be the owners of Minnesota Awesome, a Richfield-based company that sells high quality apparel (with no charge for shipping!) that reflects pride in Minnesota.   The company was recently featured on the KARE 11 news segment, Inventures.  Come ready to celebrate Minnesota in style!!
 

March 31 Meeting Highlights

 

Happy Dollars

  • Barb and John Devlin shared cake pops from their niece-in-law, Kim Devlin.  Kim has been making them to sell for various occasions, to raise money for her and her husband’s 25th anniversary.  So far, she has raised $3,000!
  • Anthony’s credit card company notified him that his card had been compromised, as evidenced by several recent charges in Spokane WA.  Fortunately, the theft was halted.
  • Steve Larson congratulated David Melcher on a successful History Center dinner, and thanked Sandy for preparing the fruit for breakfast.
  • Anthony presented Barb Devlin with a Paul Harris pin signifying multiple Paul Harris Fellowships.  Barb has joined the Paul Harris Society, pledging an annual contribution of $1000 to The Rotary Foundation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Program:  Joe Dettlaff - "Professional Soccer in a New Stadium"

Steve Larson introduced his nephew, Joe Dettlaff , who is a ticket sales accountant for the Minnesota United Football Club.  Joe told us about The Minnesota United Football Club, the region’s newest soccer club.  The club logo is a charging loon with 11 feathers extended, signifying the number of players on the field.

Reflecting the growth of soccer nation-wide, average attendance locally has grown from 3800 in 2013 to 8000 in 2015, and sell-out crowds of 10,000 are expected in 2016.  The venue features free parking, space for tailgating, a beer garden and food trucks that vary from game to game.  Ticket prices are reasonable, with $13 - 30 seating for groups of 10 or more, and season tickets beginning at $210.

The team currently plays in the National Sports Center Stadium in Blaine, but is building a new stadium in the northeast quadrant of I-94 and Snelling Avenue in St. Paul.  Dubbed “The Spaceship,” the design has a wavy quality that is supposed to symbolize water.  The stadium will seat 20,000, with some room for adding more seats.

MN United currently plays in the North American Soccer League, but has been awarded a Major League Soccer franchise.  Don Garber, MLS Commissioner, explained why, saying, “Minnesota is diverse, young, and is empowered by people who are the next generation of great sports fans.”   

Several Rotarians commented that a soccer game would make a great club outing, perhaps for the Past President’s Party!

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

District Assembly

Saturday, April 9, 2016, 8 AM - 1 PM

Minnesota State University, Mankato-EDINA CAMPUS

7700 France Ave. Edina, MN

"Be GREAT, on Purpose"  is incoming District Governor Mark Hegstrom's theme for the 2016-17 program year.  Among the expected outcomes of the April District Assembly will be:

• training for current and prospective club Board of Directors;

• reinforcing or growing skills to lead VIBRANT clubs; and

• the details of completing the criteria for earning RI President Citations.

• We expect to help presidents elect and their boards to plan for SUCCESS

District Assembly is an opportunity for the 2016-17 club and district leaders to meet and prepare for their upcoming year of service.    If you are a Rotarian interested in learning and stretching….You Are Welcome!

Remember, each club can send 10 members to this first training event of the 2016-17 year; there are no individual fees. Represent your club and take great ideas back home!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER - Deadline to sign up is March 31. 

 

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Vocational Ethics Day

Thursday, April 21, 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Edina Country Club

5100 Wooddale Ave, Edina, MN 55424

 

Keynote Speaker:  David Irvin, “Living your values:  Taking out the grey areas”

Our special guests will be students from area high schools.  

Save the date and sign up with Marlene Evenson to attend.

(Note:  Attendance at the luncheon will take the place of our regular morning meeting. ) 

 
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Public Safety Presentation 

“Fighting Sexual Assault”

featuring Angela Champagne-From, 

sexual assault victim and founder of The Fight Back Project

 

Sponsored by The Rotary Club of Richfield in

cooperation with the Department of Public Safety

Thursday, May 3, 6:30 PM

Richfield Middle School Auditorium

7461 Oliver Ave S, Richfield, MN 55423

 

-Please help publicize the event by disseminating the attached flyer.

-Contact Jean Fox to let her know how you can help out.  

-Attend the presentation and bring others with you!

March Madness Fun-Raiser for Polio Plus

Rotarians (and friends) each donated $20 to "play the brackets," raising a total of $380 to support Polio Plus!

All of our brackets appear to have been shot to !@#$%^&*, so it's tough to know how organizer Laura Briggs will determine a winner! When she does, winners will receive an assortment of gift cards donated by Richfield Rotarians.  Thanks for coordinating this, Laura!

 

 

 

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 June:
 

April 7 - David Butler

April 14 - Jean Fox

April 21 - Anthony Bradford

April 28 - Pat Dale

May 5 - John Devlin

May 12 - Chip Groth

May 19 - Anthony Bradford

May 26 - Barb Devlin

June 2 - Tom Tuttle

June 9 - Pat Dale

June 16 - Marlene Evenson

June 23 - Need a volunteer

June 30 - John Devlin 

 

Please let Marlene Evenson know if you can volunteer for the open date.  

Click here to review the Bread of Hope procedures.
 

 

 

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Meeting Assignments through June 16, 2016
 
Date
Program
Thought for Week
Sergeant at Arms
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
05/05/16 TOMMY THOMPSON LYNNE ALEXANDER JOHN DEVLIN
05/12/16 JEAN FOX JOHN DEVLIN MORRIS NILSEN
05/19/16 LYNNE ALEXANDER MORRIS NILSEN TOM TUTTLE
05/26/16 PAT DALE TOM TUTTLE JAY CLARK
06/02/16 STEVE JEDLUND JAY CLARK STEVE JEDLUND
06/09/16 LATANYA DANIELS OR OTHER PRINCIPAL STEVE JEDLUND DAVID BUTLER
06/16/16 BARB DEVLIN DAVID BUTLER TOMMY THOMPSON
 
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!!

 

April 14 - Willie Dean, Executive Director, will tell us about YouthCare and one of its most popular programs, Camp Sunrise

April 21 - No morning meeting - Attend the Vocational Ethics Luncheon

April 28 - Club Assembly

May 5 - Tommy Thompson is working on it!

May 12 - Khalil Houri, Islamic Resource Center - "“Islam and Muslim Cultures”

May 19 - Janet Dickerson, American Council for the Blind

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
Incoming RI President John Germ on Leadership
 
"To me, the most important rule of leadership is to be a good listener.  A good leader must be a person who can motivate, encourage, delegate, inspire, and communicate well.
Listening enables you to better understand
the needs and desires of others."
 

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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