Optimist Club of Richfield
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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: January 20th, 2021 at 8:00 AM via ZOOM
Our guest speaker will be: Doug Ernst, Director of the Richfield Historical Society
Sign on for Zoom is: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81482306704 (See e-mail from M. Sandahl for Signon code)
Last week our speaker was Jay Henthorne, Richfield Police Chief. Jay has been with Richfield department for 31 tears, beginning in 1990 as the school resource officer at Richfield High School. His other title is that of Director of Public Safety, so he also oversees licensing and is Emergency Manager. The department has been affected by Covid-19 as about 25% of the force was quarantined at some time during the year. They are due to get vaccine in near future. The Fire Department has already received vaccine shots. They deal with civil unrest, and played a role in the George Floyd uprising during the summer. They have experienced an uptick in domestic assaults during the Covid pandemic. They will be ready to assist during inauguration on the 20th.

Dime-a-Day is coming up in support of Optimist International Foundation. This is their 50th year – so an encouraged donation is $50.00 instead of $36.50!

January 20, 2021: Birthday Wishes to Kori Marshall on January 21, to Rich Fick on January 24 and to John Ashland on January 25.