Optimist Club of Richfield
Bringing Out the Best in Kids Since 1958
Richfield Optimist Club

Rich-O-Gram Weekly Meeting Recap

Each week we meet for comradery and coffee. To go over upcoming projects, and to hear from this weeks speaker.
We normally meet at 8am at 501 W 77th St in Richfield, but we are currently meeting online only via ZOOM.

Next Meeting: May 5, 2021 at 8:00 AM via ZOOM
Our guest speaker will be: to be determined...
Sign on for Zoom is: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81482306704 (See e-mail from M. Sandahl for Signon code)
LAST WEEK ….. We were treated to hearing from our old friend, Frank White. Many of us knew Frank from the many years he spent as our Richfield Recreation Manager – from 1978 until 2010. Since leaving he has become an author, a member of the MN State High School League Board, and the spearhead of the MN Twins Community Fund, for 22 seasons! A couple of the programs of the fund are, Fields for Kids, in which they spend about $75,000. per year to renovate ballfields. They also help to supply equipment so the kids have gear to play with. Another program is 18 and under teams, especially for kids of color and underrepresented kids Frank wrote his 1st book, They Played for The Love of The Game and is working on his next called, The Spirit of the Rondo Athlete. Always a proud Grandpa, for years he uplifted his grandson Royce, a gifted Basket Ball player. Now he has a granddaughter who is becoming a star athlete, to cheer on! In a bow to Richfield, he is working to get George Karnas recognized to receive the Terry Ryan Award, for his many years of leadership in Richfield baseball.

The brother of Tony Koval has passed away due to cancer. Please keep Tony and his extended family in your thoughts and prayers. See page two for a view of the beautiful trees in front of Richfield High School!