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: October 28 at 8:00 AM via ZOOM
Our guest speaker will be : Jane Palmer from Joni & Friends
Sign on for Zoom is: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81482306704 (See e-mail from M. Sandahl for Signon code)

Last week,our guest speaker was Brian Kelley, owner of Young Builders and Designers. Brian has a background in architecture and building construction. His enterprise features career exploration programs for young people. He has worked with Minneapolis public schools, but this was cut short over six months ago as schools shut down. One of his programs has a format for students to learn about running a business, where kids develop and present their business plans. Brian also runs a side business where he sells antique toys on the internet.

At Wood Lake, they are gearing up for the Half Haunted Halloween activity on October 24th,
and planning is underway for the 50th anniversary of Wood Lake in 2021.

Thanks again to Tony Koval for heading the Trunk and Treat on Oct 17. Over 500 people attended the event where about 25 organizations treated
attendees to treats. Thanks to Morris Nilsen Mortuary for use of their parking lot. Optimists also treated kids to wooden toys, but alas, a heavy
crowd ran them out of stock before the end of the night.