Optimist Club of Richfield
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Richfield Optimist Club

Rich-O-Gram Weekly Meeting Recap

Optimist Club of Richfield, MN Dakotas-Manitoba-Minnesota District Club Number 35125

Each week we meet for comradery and coffee, to go over upcoming projects, and to hear from this weeks speaker.
We normally meet at 7:30 am in person, but as always, ZOOM is available.
(contact us for current zoom link credentials)

Next Meeting: Wed, Oct 5, 2022 at 7:30 AM via In Person.
At Richfield High School (District Boardroom). Use 70th St door.
There is a $5 charge per person to cover the cost of yogurt, fruit, sweet rolls and coffee.

This weeks speaker: Deanna Whalen - Member Bio Series
Our speaker last week was member Tom Tuttle. Tom told us he is a grad of Northwestern University where he played shortstop on their baseball team. After Tom moved to Richfield in 1997 he joined the Richfield Optimists. Tom has written Many books, Including “Suburban Dawn”, “State of the Game” and assisted with “Richfield -Minnesota’s Oldest Suburb”. Tom has done radio work locally with Eric Nelson & Larry Fitzgerald. He is married to Elizabeth and they have traveled extensively to places like Viet Nam, Egypt, Jordan, and even owned a place in Jamaica for some time. Tom has sports stories galore and sprinkled his talk with snippets of sports memories.


Jim Schwanebeck has suffered a stroke and is rehabbing at Masonic Home. Pray that he fully recovers soon.

Tony Koval had heart surgery on September 20, 2022.,We are told the surgery went well. Keep him in your prayers.

Congratulations to Doug Kleist for being name Optimist of the Year


Cashier Oct 5 Doug Waller
Cashier Oct 12 Arnie Odefey
Cashier Oct 19 Mike Fogarty

Change of Watch September 26, 2022
2022-2023 Officers and Board

President - Don Anderson
1st Vice Pres. - John Bjostad
Secretary/Treasurer - Doug Kleist
2nd year Board Members: Mike Fogarty, Tony Koval
1st year Board Members: Deanna Wahlen, Tom Tuttle
Immediate Past President: Pat Dale
ROC Youth Foundation: David Kriesel-Koll

Click on each of the below for a pdf for that weeks meeting.