The Black Woods Blizzard Tour has a record 225 riders this year and raised over $1.1Milliondollars for the MN, ND, and SD chapter. That money goes towards gear/medical treatment/end of life care for those with ALS - because of our fundraising (the largest ALS fundraiser in the country) we have eliminated the wait-list for those needing support.
Letting go means to come to the realization that some people are a part of your history, but not a part of your destiny.
History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.
Winston S. Churchill
Alyssa Swanson-Richfield Historical Society Presents
Recreating the activities of the late 1800's offer youth and adult alike a change to step back in time, and imagine living in a log cabin, or packing for a long journey, either by wagon or steam boat. Others will experience an early form of baseball, or meeting a French Voyageur.
Today visitors can participate in a early form of baseball, or listen to performers at the "Back Porch Concerts".
Barb and John Devlin will be AWOL from January 20 – February 19, so Barb will be unavailable to do the e-Spokester for the weeks of January 29 and February 5, 12 and 19. Thanks to President Chip Groth for volunteering to serve as temporary e-Spokester editor during Barb's absence.
News and information turned in between January 20 - February 18 should be submitted to Chip. Thank you.
The Bread of Hope initiative provides unsold bread from Lakewinds Cooperative to Hope Presbyterian Church for the Loaves and Fishes evening meal. The Rotary, Optimists and Lions Clubs along with Headway Family Services each deliver bread one day per week, with Rotary delivering on Thursday morning following our regular meeting.
Richfield Rotary members and friends - here is a great way to help support our foundation and its good works as you do your online shopping. You do not need to be a member of Richfield Rotary to participate.
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Support the Richfield Rotary Foundation by doing your shopping at smile.amazon.com.
Please click here to get started, and share this information with your friends so they can start supporting Richfield Rotary as well, throughout the year!
NOTE:Please notify Barb Devlin of your program topic and speaker, for inclusion in the e-Spokester. If you cannot cover your assignment, please exchange with someone else and let Barb Devlinknow. (Click here to see the full assignment schedule through April 2017.) Thank you.
February 9 - Alyssa Swanson, the new director of the Richfield History Center, will share her vision of the future for the History Center and the Bartholomew House Museum.
February 16 - Club Assembly
February 23 - David Melcher is working on it!
March 2 - (confirmation pending) - Ann Schultz, Interim President, Richfield Chamber of Commerce - Ann will update us on Chamber priorities for 2017 and suggest possible areas in which Richfield Rotary and the Richfield Chamber could partner.
Thought for the Week
"Rotary has risen to so many challenges in its 112 years.
We've answered conflict with peace, and poverty with education.
We've responded to a lack of basic health care with projects large and small, from equipping clinics in tiny villages to eradicating polio across the globe...
The world is a far, far better place now than it would have been without Rotary...."
-- RI President John Germ
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