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 at 7:30 AM via In Person.

At Richfield School District Board Room
401 West 77th St, Richfield MN

There is a $6 charge per person to cover the cost of yogurt, fruit, sweet rolls and coffee.

This weeks speaker: TBD
Rachel Lindholm, director of Recycling for the city of Richfield was our guest last week. rlindholm@richfieldmn.gov. She stated that it would be great to not put more trash into landfills. It does not make sense to ship recycling. In Minnesota our recycling is incredibly strong! Be proud of yourself! There are bales of cans that are ready for resale. Plastic recycling items are sometimes turned into furniture.

The numbers on plastics refer to what it is made out of:
#’s 1, 2, and 3 are usually good to recycle
# 6 is NOT recyclable

There are certain items that you cannot recycle, especially plastic bags. Cub foods accepts plastic bags and Home Depot accepts used batteries. Hennepin County has a drop off for batteries, needles and other hazardous items. Egg cartons are not recyclable. Please donate them to elementary or farmer’s markets.

Steve Unowsky is our speaker this week, please bring friends!!

Deanna is the greeter.

This Wednesday is Change of Watch at 6:30! It is at Fireside Restaurant in Bloomington. Can’t wait to see you there!! If you have question, please ask Doug Kleist.