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Week of April 10, 2016

 
 
 

April 14 Meeting Reminder

 

MEETING LOCATION:  RICHFIELD HISTORY CENTER 

6901 Lyndale Ave S, Richfield, MN 55423

SAA:  David Melcher

Thought for the Week:  Steve Larson

Program:  "Developing Youth Through Camping" - Willie Dean

Willie Dean, Executive Director of YouthCare, will tell us about this non-profit, multicultural organization dedicated to helping Minneapolis and St. Paul youth develop the education, employment, and leadership skills needed to make a successful transition from adolescence to adulthood.   One of the programs Willie will tell us about is Camp Sunrise, which provides urban youth the opportunity to experience a residential wilderness camp at no cost.

April 7 Meeting Highlights

 

Happy Dollars

  • Chip Groth shared that Anthony is on vacation, so he was filling in for the day.  Have fun, Anthony!
  • Dave Melcher announced that he won the NCAA Basketball Brackets!  Prizes will be forthcoming!
  • Jean Fox requested additional help with the May 3 personal safety presentation.  (See separate article below.)

Program:  Mike and Dan Gordon - "Minnesota Awesome!"

Brothers Mike and Dan Gordon grew up in Bismarck, ND but moved to Minnesota after college.  Although they dabbled in making and selling graphic tee shirts while in high school, Mike pursued a career in corporate real estate finance, and Dan worked in the area of hospital administration.  However, as they grew to appreciate their adopted state, they decided to “show their love” by starting Minnesota Awesome, a company that operates out of their home and sells quirky, Minnesota-themed tee shirts and other items.  

The business has grown faster than they projected, following exposure on KARE 11, the Home and Garden Show, and on social media.  Their merchandise is available online through their website as well as Amazon, and in 25 gift shops and boutiques around the state, including the General Store in Minnetonka.  

Dan is now working full time in the business, while Mike continues to juggle both the business and his position in real estate finance. 

Mike noted, “Our Dad always had side businesses when we were growing up, so he loves the idea of us creating MN Awesome!  Our mother?  She’s not so sure!” 

Click here to explore the Minnesota Awesome website.

UPCOMING EVENTS

 

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!

 
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District 5950 / 5960 Joint Conference

May 12-13, 2016

Mystic Lake Casino, Prior Lake

Click here for more information and to register.

Reminder:  Discounted, Early Bird Registration Ends April 15!  

Let's make sure Richfield Rotary is well-represented!

March Madness Fun-Raiser for Polio Plus

It's a wrap!  Dave Melcher prevailed in our March Madness Fun-Raiser for Polio Plus, and will receive an assortment of gift cards as a prize.  

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

Thanks to Laura Briggs for organizing this!

 

 

 

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 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 July 2016
 
Date
Program
Thought for Week
Sergeant at Arms
04/21/16 ROTARY ETHICS LUNCHEON    
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 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 MARLENE EVENSON 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!!

 

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

"I believe in using your head.  But not in spending too much time there.  Fear lives in the head.  And courage lives in the heart.  

The job is to get from one to the other."

 

From the novel, The Long Way Home by Louise Penny

 

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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