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 8am at 501 W 77th St in Richfield, but we are currently meeting online only via ZOOM.
Last week we met at Local Roots at 7:45 AM. And began to re-establish some of our time honored traditions of doing the Pledge and having an Invocation. Thanks to Mike Fogarty for handling the Invocation.
Bill hammond was back after his foot surgery and gave us a medical review of his experience.
The Board had met prior to the meeting, so their decisions were discussed. They awarded a $600.00 donation to TLC Toys for all the toys they continue to supply to us and to our designated recipients. A possible donation to boy’s basketball was discussed. They need new practice jerseys. It was decided to confer with athletic director to ensure we don’t discriminate against the girls BB program. More to come on this.
Flag program is adjusting what is paid to scouts for placing the flags. Increase from $2.50 per flag to $3.00 per flag. This will net our Optimist Club about $15,000. Per year based on our current capacity of 630 flags.
See page two for Trunk & Treat information. Trunk & Treat took place on Saturday, October 16, 2021 in the Morris Nilsen Funeral Chapel parking lot. Thanks to Tony Koval. The Optimists were well represented among the 50 or so “Open Trunks” ! Thank You to the many members that responded to donate wrapped candy to be distributed at Trunk & Treat.
The rumor is that Local Roots will be moving due to impending sale of the property for re-development. We are pursuing the possible use of the Richfield High School based District Board Room. We would go back to a 7:30 AM start so we are out before the start of school. (8:40 AM). Stay tuned for word on our next move.
In club member news: Doug Waller tells that his granddaughter was name homecoming Queen at Washburn High School. Congrats to her!