Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Applications are being accepted until April 19.
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Tuesday, March 26
Editor's Note: The following is a Richfield Rotary press release. Richfield Rotary Foundation is seeking applications for its 2013 Community Service Grants. Proceeds from this year’s successful Sweet Affair fundraiser will be distributed to Richfield area non-profits selected by committee. Richfield Rotary Foundation accepts grant proposals each winter for funding in the spring. Typically, individual grants have ranged from $500 to $2,000 and are awarded to groups serving the community of Richfield and for international projects supported by the club. A copy of the application can be downloaded at the http://www.richfieldrotary.org/richfield-rotary-grants/. Applications are being accepted until April 19, 2013. Questions about the process…
Friday, December 14, 2012
The first of its kind fundraiser will feature a three-course meal, wine, musical performances and a silent auction.
Editor's Note: The following is a Richfield Rotary press release. Award winning Jazz vocalist, Richfield’s own Patty Peterson will headline "A Sweet Affair" on February 15, 2013 at the Minneapolis Airport Embassy Suites. Richfield Rotary is presenting the evening of music, dinner, wine tasting and silent auction as an annual fundraiser to support community and international service projects as well as vocal and instrumental music in the Richfield Public Schools. If you looking for a perfect gift for those special people in your life, this is the hottest ticket in town. Peterson will emcee the evening and perform along with the Richfield High School Jazz Band. The evening’s three-course dinner, accompanied by wine selections, will be …
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
In an attempt to reinvigorate its fundraising efforts, the Richfield Rotary Club is going with a new fundraiser this upcoming year.
Editor's Note: The following is a Richfield Rotary Club press release. For nearly 20 years, Richfield Residents and their friends have enjoyed the Rotary Club of Richfield sponsored annual Wine and Chocolate Tasting and Silent Auction. This year the Rotary Club is planning a fundraising dinner on Friday, Feb. 15, called "A Sweet Affair," which will be held at the Embassy Suites Airport on 34th Avenue and I-494. A Sweet Affair will replace the Wine and Chocolate Tasting, but the proceeds will still go to benefit local and international non-profit organizations. Rotary members are hoping that folks will view "A Sweet Affair" as something special to do around Valentine's Day, while at the same time supporting the community. The three-course …
Friday, June 8, 2012
Students were awarded for attendance and grade improvement.
Editor's Note: The following information was taken from a Richfield Rotary press release. Four Richfield High School students were awarded STRIVE (Students Taking a Renewed Interest in the Value of Education) Scholarships from Richfield Rotary for their efforts to improve their attendance and GPAs during the past school year. Each year Richfield Rotary offers the STRIVE mentoring program for high school juniors and seniors. Students are identified by school counselors as having high potential that has not yet realized. Students and mentors meet once a month for programs that teach life skills and scholarships are awarded at the completion of the yearly program. This year's winners for attendance were: Christian Benitez Juarez (first place…
Thursday, April 19, 2012
The Richfield Rotary Club welcomed grant recipients to accept the cash for various projects at its weekly Thursday meeting.
Fifteen local organizations and projects were awarded a total of $10,000 by the Richfield Rotary Club Thursday morning: (To learn more about the recipients, click on the name of the organization highlighted in blue.) Each recipient will use the funding to continue services, create a program or help others in need. For example, Richfield's AVID program will use the money to fund a ACT preparation course for high school juniors in the fall, while Headway Emotional Health Services will provide backpacks and school supplies to Richfield familes who use its services and Pregler is organizing a trip to Washington D.C. for fifth-grade students. The grant money was raised through various events by the Richfield Rotary Club, including its Wine & …
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Up to 100 scholarships for people to study at Rotary Peace Centers will be awarded later this year.
Editor's Note: The following is a Richfield Rotary Club press release. The Richfield Rotary Club is seeking applicants for Rotary Peace Fellowships, an international 15-to-24-month scholarship program to earn a master’s degree in international studies and peace and conflict resolution. Rotary International will award up to 100 such scholarships for study at Rotary Peace Centers at leading universities in Japan, Argentina, England, Australia, Sweden, and the United States. Rotary’s goal is to provide educational opportunities to those who will promote knowledge and world understanding as future global leaders. The Centers will also advance research, teaching and publication and knowledge of issues of peace, goodwill and causes of conflict. …
Friday, October 21, 2011
The 18th Annual Wine, Beer and Chocolate Tasting will continue a longstanding partnership between Richfield Liquor Stores and the Richfield Rotary Club.
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- Drew Miller
Friday, October 21, 2011
For nearly two decades Bill Fillmore, a 30-year city employee and current department director for Richfield Liquor Stores, has been instrumental in making sure the Richfield Rotary Club’s annual Wine, Beer and Chocolate Tasting Gala continues to be one of the largest and most successful of such events in the metro. The tasting will be held at the Minnesota Valley Country Club in Bloomington this Friday, October 21 from 7 to 10 p.m. In addition to the more than 200 wine varietals available for tasting, Friday’s event will feature an array of chocolate and beer samples, appetizers, silent and live auctions, a raffle and live music. Members of the rotary club who work alongside Fillmore to stage the annual event appreciate the effort he puts …
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
All proceeds will benefit the organization's efforts to support children in the community.
Editor's Note: The following information was taken from a Richfield Rotary press release. Wine, beer and chocolate lovers will mix, mingle, and indulge at the Richfield Rotary's 18th Annual Wine and Chocolate Tasting, one of the Twin Cities’ largest wine tasting events, Oct. 21, 2011 at Minnesota Valley Country Club, 6300 Auto Club Rd., in Bloomington. The "Taste of Autumn" event features more than 100 bottles of wine and more than 11 wine and beer vendors. In addition, this year’s event features a section of wines and beers made locally in Minnesota. There will also be a silent auction, raffle, and hors d’oeuvres. The reigning Miss Minnesota, Natalie Davis, will be entertaining, and the Richfield Ambassadors will assist with the evening’s…
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Each weekday Patch features five things for readers to know about.
1) Season pass sales for the Richfield Pool will begin at 10 a.m. Tuesday. Passes can be purchased until 6 p.m. at the pool’s bathhouse. 2) The following Richfield High School (RHS) students were nominated for the Tom Spooner Award: Patrick "P.J." Peterson, John Johnson, Collin Randolph, Kyle Maloney, Daron Garvis, Tyler Klopp, Nick Olson, Zak Beaudet, Jordan Sefon, Jared Etienne and Tyler Jegtvig. 3) There are just two weeks left to help Richfield win a $10,000 grant from Liberty Mutual to use for the Fourth of July festivities. The Bring Back the 4th Contest ends June 14. For more information, click here. 4) The last day for people to donate instruments for the "Play It Forward" instrument drive is Tuesday. All donations are being …
Saturday, February 26, 2011
The Richfield Rotary and Richfield Optimist Club presented the Richfield girls basketball team with the proceeds from the Holiday Classic Tournament in December 2010.
The Richfield girls basketball team accepted at check for $2,000 from the Richfield Rotary and Richfield Optimist Club at its game on Feb. 18. The $2,000 came from the Holiday Classic Tournament the team hosted at Richfield High School in Decemeber 2010. The money will go into the girls basketball booster fund.