A reminder that there will be NO morning meeting. Instead, members should attend the Vocational Ethics Luncheon at Edina Country Club. (See additional details under Upcoming Events.) We will be joined by about ten students from Richfield High School, who will be seated with Richfield Rotarians. This is a great opportunity for Rotarians to meet and mingle with students, and to model vocational ethics.
APRIL 28 MEETING REMINDER
MEETING LOCATION: RICHFIELD HISTORY CENTER
6901 Lyndale Ave S, Richfield, MN 55423
SAA: Lynne Alexander
Thought for the Week:Pam Serdar
Program: Club Assembly
Key topics for discussion / decision will include:
Laura Briggs presented David Melcher with several gift cards, in recognition of winning the March Madness Polio Plus Bracket Challenge! Jay Clark was in second place, and will pick up his gift cards at a future meeting. Congratulations, gents!
President Anthony encouraged members to register online for the District Conference.
Jean Fox announced that the May 3 “Fight Back” program is on the District 5950 Calendar, and that Mayor Debbie Goettel will give the opening welcome. She asked for help from Rotarians in making visits to other organizations to invite them to the event.
Lee Ann Wise, Principal of Centennial Elementary School, gave a Happy Dollar in recognition of Rotary’s long-time support of children through the Dictionary Project.
Pam celebrated being a Grandmother, and brought a “brag book” of photos to prove it!
Program: Preparing for Your Own Death and Funeral
There was a mix-up with the scheduled speaker, so Pam presented an impromptu program on preparing for death and funeral planning. Some key points of advice for the living:
Don’t wait until the end to make amends with people.
Don’t make any “death-bed” pronouncements that may shock or hurt people. (Pam knew someone who did just that when he thought his death was imminent. However, he survived and had to live with the hurt that he had caused his family.)
Consider creating a funeral plan that expresses what is important to you. Pam suggests giving the completed plan to your loved ones and pastor. Feel free to contact Pam if you would like a copy.
Pam encourages story-telling among family and friends following a loved one's death. "Story-telling helps flesh out aspects of a person’s life that may be unfamiliar to us, and demonstrates the person's impact on others."
David Butler asked, “Who do you reunite with after your death, if you’ve been married more than once?” Pam responded, “After death, you reunite with God and the Universe,” not any particular person.
Come in your grubbies, ready to have fun with your fellow Rotarians while picking up trash!!
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:
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