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May 17, 2018 Meeting Reminder
Meeting Reminder

REMINDER:  Thursday May 17, 2018 Richfield Rotary Morning Meeting 7:25 - 8:30 AM Richfield Bloomington Honda.

Sign-in / Happy Dollars:  Tommy Thompson

Thought for the Week:  Hae Kyung Thompson

Program:  Krysta Peterson, District 5950 / Area 3 Assistant Governor – "Using Social Media to Further our Club’s Public Image"

Richfield Rotary is one of six clubs that make up Area 3 of Rotary District 5950.  The other clubs include Bloomington Noon, Eden Prairie AM & PM, Edina Morningside and Edina Noon.  Krysta Peterson, who is new in the role of Assistant District Governor, will introduce herself and share thoughts about the use of social media to support our club’s public image and Rotarians as “People of Action.”
 

Other Club Business – President Chip Groth

  • Background information and preparations for the Cameron Scholarship presentations at our May 24 meeting. 
  • 2018-19 Club goal setting as it pertains to Rotary.org
  • Plans for Club and Richfield Rotary Foundation open elections
 
May 10, 2018 Meeting Highlights

 

Thought for the Week

Dave Melcher was thinking about the Parkland, FL students and other protesters, and concluded that protests can be a way of demonstrating citizenship.  He shared the quote, "To sin by silence when we should protest makes us cowards."
 

 

 

 

Announcements / Happy Dollars

  • Jean Fox, sporting a boot for her broken foot, observed that “walking with a boot is hard but I can still crawl in the garden."  Another positive:  “Denny has to do all the heavy lifting!” Jean also shared great news about her daughter, Darcy, who is battling cancer.  Darcy’s new chemotherapy treatments are working well and her tumor has shrunk to one half of its original size.

  • David Butler reported that the walls are going up on the new Richfield bandshell, and noted that Richfield Rotary has been the biggest contributor to the project.  David (far right) also welcomed Richfield’s Police Chief but laughed sheepishly when our guest pointed out, "I'm a Lieutenant; the real chief is peering over your shoulder!"

  • John Devlin (right) encouraged club members to sign up for the Richfield Rotary team to place flags at Fort Snelling National Cemetery on the morning of Saturday, May 6, 7-9 PM. 

  • Chip Groth invited members to sign up to help serve pizza at the conclusion of Richfield Safety Day, Friday, June 8, 3:50 – 5:15 PM.

 (See “Richfield Rotary in Service” below for more information and to register for both service opportunities.)

 

 

Program:  Lieutenant Mike Flaherty, city of Richfield, “Community Engagement by Richfield Police”
 

Lieutenant Flaherty has been part of the Richfield Police Department for nearly 22 years, serving in a variety of roles including patrol, sergeant, detective, and in three different Lieutenant roles: patrol, investigative, and now community engagement.  Lt. Flaherty stated, “The RPD has put an enormous amount of energy into community engagement to help engage with people and build trust,” requiring all officers to participate in community-oriented policing training and activities. Examples of community engagement initiatives and activities include:
  • Coffee with a Cop – (A prior event was held at Assumption Church, to connect with Latino residents.  An upcoming event is scheduled for May 17 at Starbucks.)
  • May 24 - Unity in the Community (formerly Cinqo de Mayo) - outreach to Richfield’s diverse communities
  • May 31 - Bike give-back event at the police department.  Mike explained that the RPD recovers 60-70 bikes over the course of a year.  RPD has partnered with RHS to recruit students to help repair the bikes and help out at the give-back event, which includes distribution of bikes and helmets along with training on safe bike riding.
  • Neighborhood Crime Watch Program
  • Richfield Safety Day
Lt. Flaherty responded to a wide range of questions relating to policing, reflecting that "expectations of policing have moved way beyond law enforcement.  We are expected to respond to mental health issues, negotiate threats, and even rescue or eradicate animals."   He concluded that, with careful hiring and training in areas such as conflict resolution and implicit bias, "the RPD has an excellent group of officers."

RICHFIELD ROTARY IN SERVICE 

Richfield Rotary Embraces "Service ABOVE Self

Rotary District 5950 Tree Planting Project

Saturday, May 19, 1-5 PM

Crosby Park in St. Paul

Click here for more information and to register.

 

 

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FLAGS FOR FORT SNELLING

RICHFIELD ROTARY FLAG PLACEMENT TEAM

Morning of Saturday, May 26
 
On the morning of Saturday, May 26, thousands of volunteers will come together to remember our American heroes by placing flags on graves of veterans buried at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.  Starting in the Atrium at the North Entrance to Mall of America®, volunteers will arrive in assigned waves for registration and training (every 30 minutes between 5:30 and 8:00 AM). Volunteers will be shuttled to and from the cemetery for flag placement.  The volunteer time for each group is estimated at two hours.
 
John Devlin will register the Rotary Club of Richfield as a team.  He will sign us up for the 7 AM registration wave, but we could be assigned a different time slot.  Click here to let John know if you will join fellow Rotarians Laura Briggs, Pat Dale, and John and Barb Devlin as part of the Richfield Rotary flag placement team.  Thank you! 

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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.  
 

Listed below are volunteers who have signed up to are deliver bread through May 2018.  Thanks to our volunteers!  Thank you!

 
May 3 - David Butler
May 10 - Jean Fox
May 17 - Barb / John Devlin
May 24 - Pat Dale
May 31 - Pat Dale
 
 
Click here to review the Bread of Hope procedures. 
 
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                     RICHFIELD SAFETY DAY

GRADUATION / PIZZA PARTY - HELP SERVE PIZZA

 

                        Friday, June 8, 3:50 - 5:15 PM

                   Richfield STEM School Lunchroom

                                 (7020 12th Ave. So.)

 

                                                                                                   Thanks for those who have volunteered to date: 

Pat Dale, Barb and John Devlin, David Melcher, and Kirsten Nelson. 

ONE MORE VOLUNTEER IS NEEDED.  Please contact Chip Groth if you can help out!  Thank you!

 

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ROTARY / VEAP STUDENT HUNGER PROJECT  

Thanks to the current and past members of Richfield Rotary who have joined volunteers from the Bloomington and Edina Rotary Clubs to assemble food bags for distribution to students from families with limited incomes so they don't go hungry over the weekend.  

Following are the Richfield Rotary volunteers scheduled during the remaining weeks of the 2017-2018 school year:

 

 

2017-18 Richfield Rotary VEAP Hunger Volunteers

 

 

Last Name

First Name

Club

Dates

Time

Dale

Pat

Richfield

May 24

5:30-7:00 pm

 
Read more...

UPCOMING EVENTS

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2018 District Conference

Click here for more information and to register.  

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REGISTER FOR THE ROTARY INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION IN TORONTO!  

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How to Avoid Blocking e-Spokester

Recently, a Richfield Rotarian reported that he was no longer receiving the e-Spokester.  Other Rotarians have reported this from time to time as well.  

Denny Fox contacted ClubRunner Support, who noted that the block occurs when the Rotarian reports a ClubRunner document as spam (usually a District 5950 e-mail message or notice), which then blocks all future ClubRunner documents, including the e-Spokester.  ClubRunner Support recommends, “If someone gets an unwanted email from ClubRunner their best bet is to delete it. If they choose report as spam it can stop future emails.”   

Note:  Click here to view how to remove blocked emails.  

 
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Meeting Assignments through July 2018
 
Date
Program
Thought for Week
Sergeant at Arms
5/24/18CLUB ASSEMBLYCHIP GROTHLYNNE ALEXANDER
5/31/18JAY CLARKLYNNE ALEXANDERJAY CLARK

6/7/18

PAT DALE

JAY CLARK

JAY CLARK

6/14/18

CLUB ASSEMBLY / PLANNING

PRESIDENT

BARB DEVLIN

6/21/18

LATANYA DANIELS / RPS PRINCIPAL

BARB DEVLIN

JOHN DEVLIN

6/28/18

EVENING SERVICE PROJECT / SOCIAL

JOHN DEVLIN

JEAN FOX

7/5/18

NO MEETING - ENJOY THE JULY 4TH HOLIDAY

 

 

7/12/18

CLUB ASSEMBLY / PLANNING

PRESIDENT

KIRSTEN NELSON

7/19/18

CHRIS WALSH

KIRSTEN NELSON

HAE KYUNG THOMPSON

7/26/18

EVENING SERVICE PROJECT / SOCIAL

HAE KYUNG THOMPSON

CHRIS WALSH

 

NOTES:   
  • 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.
  • Click here to see the full schedule through September 27, which reflects changes that will take effect in June.  Contact John Devlin if you have any questions.
 
 
 
 
 
Upcoming Programs and Thought for the Week

Upcoming Programs 

 
 
May 24, 2018 - Cameron Scholarship Awards with a presentation by Richfield School District Superintendent Steve Unowsky
June 14, 2018 - Club Assembly / Planning
 
 

Thought for the Week

                (In recognition of Mothers Day)
 

 

The art of mothering is to teach the art of living to children.

Elaine Heffner

 
 
 
 

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