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, March 15, 2023 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: Sgt Joel Svenby - Hennepin County Sherriff's Office
Our speaker last week, all the way from Fergus Falls, MN, was member David Kriesel-Koll. David said he was born in Sioux Falls, SD, but moved to Worthington, MN & then Pipestone, MN In 1965. As a youth he played baseball and ran track. He attended Mankato State Univ. to gain a BS degree. Early on employed by Glen Taylor at his printing co. In Mankato. A 1979 move to the Twin Cities resulted in his working for Met Life Insurance. Along the way a chance invite to play tennis by a gal in a neighboring apartment led to a marriage to Pam Kriesel in 1980, whereupon they changed their surnames to Kriesel-Koll. A career change led to David working as Asst. Mgr of a dental lab For 33 years. A series of heart conditions demanded a heart transplant in 2003. He has been without urgent heart problems since 2003! Research showed his problem to be a certain gene that also affected their daughter In 2020, saved by the fact her mother was with her & able to get her to help. His grandson born in 2021 has been identified as carrying the same gene. David & Pam moved to Fergus Falls where they have 5 Acres, and their nearest neighbor is a mile away.

Club News:

Pat Dale & Don Anderson presented a check to support the Richfield Work Experience program to Instructors Callen McInnes And Jennifer Wagner.

Get your support for the OI Foundation Dime A Day program to Arnie Odefey.

Board meeting at Noon on Wednesday, March 15, 2023 at Headway


March 15 Mike Fogarty