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Welcome to Richmond Rotary Club


Service Above Self

Most Tuesdays from 12:00PM to 1:00PM - see the calendar for more information
Tin Lizzie / Tin Cup
820 East Main Street
Richmond, IN  47374
United States
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On Tuesday, October 10, 2017 we welcome newly inaugurated Earlham College President Alan Price. Alan talked about his past, his plans for community involvement with Earlham, and then took questions from the club members. Alan graduated from Earlham college before going on to graduate from the Harvard Law School, trailing only one year behind Barack Obama. He has worked in management consulting, leadership development, and for Barack's administration in Peace Corps and he was also the acting chief of staff for the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service. Welcome back Alan!
This week marks our first service project since adopting the 2-1-1 schedule, where we hold 2 regular meetings with programs, have one social week (either lunch or dinner) and have one service week. Today, on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 we volunteered at Birth-to-Five to help them pack and get ready for their move to a different location. Thanks again for having us Birth-to-Five!
On Tuesday, October 3, 2017 we had a visit from District 6560 Governor Bryce Adam. Bryce talked about his journey into Rotary leadership and what serving others means to him. He gave us each $2 for EREY and encouraged us to give $2/week to meet our EREY goal.
We also inducted Tai Muldoon of Ivy Tech Corporate College. Welcome to the club Tai!
On Tuesday, September 12, 2017, Richmond Community School's newest athletic director, Larry Cochren, joined us to introduce himself to the club. Larry spoke about where he come from and what brought him to Richmond. Welcome to our community Larry!
Our speaker for Tuesday, September 5, 2017 had a schedule conflict, so we spent the lunch hearing from our guest who is interested in the Rotary Exchange Program and we checked in on our current exchange student, Isabel. She is currently in Finland, and has created a blog about her trip.
On Tuesday, August 29, 2017 we had a visit from Tim Scales who was nice enough to bring everyone a book! Thanks again Tim!!
On Tuesday, August 22, 2017, Jerri Jarvis from the American Red Cross spoke to our club about their new location in Richmond, Indiana, the need for volunteers, and their home safety campaign which install smoke detectors free of charge.
On Tuesday, August 15, 2017 we did not meet for lunch. We met for a social night "pitch-in" at Harold's barn. Thanks again for hosting us Harold and Judy Simpson!
On Tuesday, August 1, 2017, Earlham Professor Kelly Szott, spoke to us about harm reductions - mainly needle exchanges. Thanks again for joining us Kelly!
On Tuesday, July 25, 2017, Mary Crumley-Effinger, Rotary President 17-18, gave her first assembly. She went over her goals for the year, which included a switch in scheduling. Going forward, we will incorporate one weekly social lunch/dinner and one service week to the monthly line-up.
On Tuesday, July 18, 2017, Seth Hopper, Earlham professor, spoke to the club about the upcoming total eclipse and what to expect.
On Tuesday, June 27, 2017, Mary Crumley-Effinger, Al Fullerton, and Sayward Salazar spoke about the Rotary International Conventional held in Atlanta, Georgia. They spoke about the event and the things they learned at workshops. Thanks for attending and thanks for sharing your experience!
On Tuesday, June 20, 2017, Diane Whitehead from the Richmond Police Department joined us for lunch. She spoke about the department's City Government 101 class, Citizen Police Academy, and Mayor Snow's neighborhood picnic initiative. Thanks again for joining us Diane!
On Tuesday, June 13, 2017, we welcomed Josh Imhoff from the Richmond Art Museum. Josh spoke about the museum's renovations, Pottery Palooza, Secret Garden Tour, Overbeck pieces, as well as many other topics concerning the museum. Thanks again for joining us Josh!
The Richmond Rotary Club celebrates 100 years as a club on Saturday, June 24th, 2017 and you are invited! The event is free and open to the public, but individual food, beverages, and activities may have a charge.
Thanks to our sponsors FIRST BANK RICHMOND and REID HEALTH!
On Tuesday, June 6th, 2017, the club welcomed Richmond Excel Center Executive Director Tyler Stewart. Tyler brought with him a member of his leadership team, Ryan Coby. The two talked about the adult high school. If you know of anyone who has yet to earn their high school diploma, please tell them about the Excel Center. With free drop-in child care, transportation assistance, and extended hours, they couldn't make it easier to earn a diploma. Tyler reported on a recent graduate who is 70 years old, so it really is never too late to earn your high school diploma. Thanks again for joining us Tyler and Ryan!
On Tuesday, May 30, 2017, the club welcomed Thomas and Mindy Deckard of Synergy Home Care to talk about the services the non-medical home services they provide. Please call (765) 939-2818 if you have more questions about their services. Thanks again for joining us Thomas and Mindy!
On Tuesday, May 16th, 2017 our three RYLA students, Owen, Ariadna, and Isabel visited our club to tell us about their experience at this year's RYLA. After their presentations, the district surprised Isabel with a scholarship for her exchange trip. DG Katie Smardo, Assistant DG Charles Shoe, and Youth Exchange Chair Joe Mitchell joined us for the big celebration.
On Tuesday, May 9, 2017, the club welcomed Mayor Dave Snow of the City of Richmond, Indiana who gave us a recap of his State of the City. He spoke about the city-wide clean-up program, the budget, landlords/rentals, gathering of neighborhoods and the funds available to facilitate this, the old YMCA building, the farmers market, the Marsh closure on South E Street, and the local newspaper staff cuts. Thanks again for joining us Mayor Snow!
On Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017, the club welcomed Lt. Donnie Benedict of the Richmond Police Department. Thanks for joining us Donnie!
On Tuesday, April 25th, 2017, we welcomed Professor of Biology at Earlham College, Dr. Brent Smith. He spoke to us about Indiana Forests, both in the past and present. We learned how townships were marked out 36 x 36 miles and how witness trees were used as the markers. These trees and the data from this marking of the townships were used to compare the trees of forests to the present and to determine how settlement changed the Indiana forests. Thanks again for joining us Brent!
On Tuesday, April 11, 2017, the club welcomed Assistant Professor of Physics Dr. Ellen Keister of Earlham College to speak to our club about ultrafast lasers. It was a very interesting and informative program. Thanks again Ellen!
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