NEXT MEETING: August 30, 2019

Planning and our Built Environment

Many projects in Richmond are moving from the drawing boards to ground-breaking. The City of Richmond’s new Planning Director, Lina Velasco, will give us an overview of upcoming development projects in our city.



President Jan welcomed everyone to the friendly Richmond Rotary. Simon Ellis led the Pledge of Allegiance and Jim Findley led the invocation. Alan Blavins and Nick Despota gave thoughts-for-the-day that spanned the range from the profound to the puzzling.

Visiting Rotarians and Guests

Our esteemed guest was the 5160 District Governor Tina Akins. Tina presented a District check in support of our 100 year club anniversary project at Miraflores.


  • Last week you should have received a letter about our campaign in celebration of Richmond Rotary’s centennial, Club 100. (If you didn’t, the email may have been snagged by your spam filter.) Please consider a pledge to support our Miraflores Centennial Project 2020, an outdoor educational exhibit (see below). Don Lau is waiting to hear from you.
  • Would you like a personal tour of the Miraflores Greenbelt to see the future site of our Rotary Club’s Centennial Project installation? Contact Jan.
  • Richmond Rotary is hosting the BARSHEEP TGIF at Riggers Loft on August 30. 5:30-7-30pm (see flyer in your email)
  • By the time you receive this, the Soulful Softball Sunday event will be a  memory with new backpacks (in part from Richmond Rotary) for kids distributed! (Thank you Pam)


Happy and Sad Dollars

Norm’s Nonsense


Groundwork Richmond

Matthew Holmes, Executive Director of Groundwork Richmond, described in vivid terms the link between environmental stewardship and youth development in Richmond.


Oscar Garcia, Volunteer Scribe