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August 26, 2022

Next Club Meeting

Our next meeting will take place at the Richmond Country Club (address below) on Friday, August 26, 12:30pm.
Lunch is $25/ $5 donation without lunch to Richmond Rotary Club is appreciated. No one will be turned away.

LaShonda White
Community Services Director

City of Richmond is engaged in a community needs assessment to determine how to spend $17 million in COVID relief funds.

LaShonda White, Community Services Director, looks forward to receiving input from Rotarians and in particular Richmond small businesses on the impact of COVID on their business and recommendations on how to spend ~$17 million in COVID relief funds.

In 2021, Congress passed the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). ARPA included a variety of economic incentives to address the impacts of COVID-19. The City of Richmond was allocated $27.7million in relief funds. To date the City of Richmond has committed $10.5million from these funds; about $17.2 million remain to be invested. The Richmond City Council seeks to invest these funds to address the immediate needs of impacted local residents and businesses. These funds will build on Richmond's long-term economic vitality and resilience.

Community input is needed as part of a city-wide Community Needs Assessment. The City is doing an assessment that relates to the entire community of Richmond. The City Council is committed to promoting equity through the Investment of Its ARPA funds.

American Rescue Plan Act funds must be obligated by December 31, 2024, and spent by December 31, 2026.
Meeting Location:
The Richmond Country Club
1 Markovich Lane
Richmond, CA  (Map)
Members are welcome to begin arriving at noon (or even a bit sooner), but many members also arrive around 12:15. The actual meeting starts around 12:30. 

The multi-county health recommendations for indoor gatherings can be found at this link.  Richmond Rotary is developing a hybrid option for those unable to attend in-person meetings. Stay tuned to our Facebook livestream and check our website for information about upcoming meetings and events:

Hope to see you at the Club!