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, May 31, 2023 at 7:30 AM via In Person.
At Richfield High School (District Boardroom). Use 70th St door.
There is a $6 charge per person to cover the cost of yogurt, fruit, sweet rolls and coffee.

This weeks speaker: Presentation of Optimist Club Scholarships
In cooperation with the Spartan Foundation
Last week our speaker was Barry Becklin, who spent many years scouting the Minnesota Vikings on behalf of the Oakland Raiders Football team. He filled this role from 1980 until 2011. He told of the duties of a scout & the many players and coaches he got to know along the way. His seat of choice at the games was the press box, and he even got to frequently see Sid Hartman! He eased up the last years, and scouted via radio & TV from the Blackwoods Restaurant in Two Harbors, MN.

On May 31, 2023, our Optimist Club is pleased to award scholarships to the following Richfield Students:

Casey Gay
Nathan Gay
Philip Nguyen
Kayley Rodriguez Sanchez


Avenue of Flags - We have set a new Record this Memorial Day – 706 flags. Huge thanks to coordinators David Kriesel-Koll and Doug Kleist –and the many hard working Boy Scouts and Girls Scouts and their parents who place and pick up the flags every holiday. WELL DONE!

The graveside service for Doug Waller’s wife LuAnn Waller will be held On June 23rd at Rest Haven Cemetery, 5750 Old Town Road, in Eau Claire, WI at 11:00 AM A lunch will be provided after the service at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 1915 Hogeboom Ave., In Eau Claire, WI. I will send detailed information and directions to all Optimists closer to the time of the service.

Starting next Wednesday, June 7, 2023 we will meet at Village Shores Senior Residence, 6501 Woodlake Drive, In Richfield (NW corner of 66th & Lyndale Ave.) Meeting will still be from 7:30 AM until 8:30 AM in the main dining room, to your left after entrance. Breakfast will be served at 7:45 AM & have a $6.00 cost. Use the main entrance on 66th St. At Woodlake Drive. Park in the large lot east of the building


Cashier: May 31 Mike Fogarty