Optimist Club of Richfield
Bringing Out the Best in Kids Since 1958
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 at 7:30 AM via In Person.

At Richfield School District Board Room
401 West 77th St, Richfield MN

There is a $6 charge per person to cover the cost of yogurt, fruit, sweet rolls and coffee.

This weeks speaker: TBD

Carianne Kestrel was our speaker last week.  She is a professional Home Organizer for seniors. One of her sayings was: Love your home and not let your possessions clutter your home.


  • While working with a woman client:
  • Determined to reclaim her space this happened:
  • Each item was a thread of her past.
  • Old books that were sitting around went on shelves.
  • Her house was transferred into a home.
  • A quilt that was found was hung on a wall.
  • The woman started to have friends come over.
  • She was now proud of her home.

Two ladies, Robyn and Margaret had a home filled with memories. Their house was once warm with hospitality. Their garage was unusable. Thought of living in the house was crazy to Robyn and Margaret. They did not know what to keep and what to donate. When Cari was done with their house, it felt warm to them. The garage was cleaned out and many things were donated, it was able to be used again. Also, the house at the end was full of memories.


Evelyn was a woman who worked with Cari as well. For her, as the years went by, so did the challenges. Evelyn had souvenirs, trinkets and mementos together with her kids.  Each item had value. They brought some items to her new home that were memorable and practical. As Evelyn stepped into her new home, she felt the new ambiance.