January 5, 2017

NEXT MEETING: January 5, 2017

Youth Finance Institute of America

Youth Finance Institute of America’s (YFIA) goal is to educate youth about basic personal finance life skills. YFIA’s curriculum offers an opportunity for youth to break the cycle of poor money management habits. It prepares youth to become financially independent and to be aware of common pitfalls that lead to excessive debt and financial turmoil. YFIA’s helps youth, ages 14-24 located in low to moderate income neighborhoods.

YFIA’s programs include the Money Talk Workshop Series focusing on basic finance life-skills; Financial Mentoring for Foster Youth, a financial mentoring program; and Cash for College workshops, a partnership with the California Student Aid Commission and Richmond Promise.


Crab lovers alert!
Our annual Crab Feed fundraiser takes place on Saturday, January 27th, at 6 PM. The location, as always, is Salesian High School, 2852 Salesian Ave., Richmond. Cocktails at 6, dinner at 7. Raffle following dinner.

What’s that? You don’t like crab? No problemo. We’re also serving a pasta with marinara sauce.

Tickets are $50/person, 10 people per table. For information and ticket purchases call Erle Brown (510 233-6291) or Henry Moe (707 685-0848). Make checks payable to Richmond Rotary, with “Crab feed” in memo line. Mail checks to David Brown at Plaza Two, Hilltop Office Park, 3260 Blume Dr, Ste. 410, Richmond CA 94806.

Help make the event a great success by downloading the flier and giving it to your friends and colleagues.

Bikes, Bikes, Bikes
On December 23rd, our Rotary Club participated in the Richmond Fire and Police Toy Program, which donated about 450 bikes to Richmond youth. The event drew hundreds of parents and their children to the EM Downer Family YMCA. On hand to help distribute the bikes were Richmond Rotarians Don Lau, Pam Jones, Cecilia Orozco, Dan Tanita, and Mike Winter.

Menbere Aklilu, of Saluté’s Restaurant, deserves a special thanks for her donation of $2,000 for bikes through the Richmond Rotary. And Neville Guard of the San Ramon Rotary also pitched in, and shot some cool photos.