North Colorado Springs Rotary Club

 

 

 
 
RSS
Rotary district collecting relief funds for Louisiana flood victims
Rotary clubs of District 6200 are collecting relief funds to help thousands of victims after record flooding devastated communities in southern Louisiana, USA, earlier this month. Torrential rains caused rivers, streams, and bayous to swell, damaging or destroying more than 60,000 homes and killing at least 13 people. The U.S. Coast Guard and emergency responders helped rescue more than 30,000 residents from the rising flood waters. As of 25 August, more than 3,000 residents were still in emergency shelters even after the water receded. Donate to District 6200 disaster relief fund.
Hall of Fame singer Donovan becomes a Rotary polio ambassador
Legendary singer and polio survivor Donovan Leitch, better known simply as Donovan, has joined Rotary in its fight to eradicate the paralyzing disease that afflicted him during much of his childhood. Donovan contracted polio at age three in Glasgow, Scotland. The disease weakened his right leg and left it thinner and shorter than the other. Confined to his bed for much of his childhood, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame singer said his father would read him poetry. In a recent interview with the Daily Express, Donovan said that listening to poetry piqued his interest in creative writing. “If I...
World Polio Day toolkit available — start planning now
Rotary's fourth World Polio Day celebration, on 24 October, will highlight extraordinary progress in the eradication campaign and emphasize the work that remains before we wipe out the virus for good. With the number of new cases worldwide nearly halved from this time last year, we have the opportunity to rally our resources and see the last case of polio this year. Health officials and Rotary's celebrity polio ambassadors will head to Atlanta, Georgia, USA, for the event, the first to be held at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It will be streamed live and then will...
Young member uses leadership positions to promote diversity, inclusion
The way Rotary member Todd Jenkins puts it, he's the first generation in his family "to do everything": first to go to college, first to fly on a plane, first to visit another country, and the first to live across state lines. Jenkins, 28, grew up in a low-income neighborhood in Columbia, South Carolina, USA. His family worked hard just to make ends meet. So travel and college seemed out of reach. The eldest of ten children, Jenkins says his goal was to break out of the family status quo and set a positive example for his siblings. He credits his mother with helping him avoid falling into the...
Rotary recommits to ending polio in Nigeria
The World Health Organization has confirmed two cases of wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) in Nigeria, the first cases in the country since July 2014. After passing a year without a case of the wild poliovirus, Nigeria was removed from the list of polio-endemic countries in September 2015. These cases – from two local government areas of Borno state – occurred in July 2016. The Government of Nigeria – in partnership with the Global Polio Eradication Initiative – will take immediate steps to respond quickly to the outbreak to prevent further spread of the disease. This response will include...
 
Club Information

Let's Meet for Lunch...

North CS Rotary Club

SERVICE ABOVE SELF

We meet Wednesdays at 12:00 PM
Patty Jewett Golf Course Clubhouse
900 E. Espanola Street

Colorado Springs, CO  80907
United States
DistrictSiteIcon
District Site
VenueMap
Venue Map
 
Club Happenings
 
PRESIDENTIAL THEME
 
2016-2017

2016-17: ROTARY SERVING HUMANITY

Presidential Theme 2016-17

RI President John F. Germ chose Rotary Serving Humanity as his theme for 2016-17. Noting Rotary’s unique ability to bring together committed professionals to achieve remarkable goals, Germ believes that “now is the time to capitalize on our success: as we complete the eradication of polio, and catapult Rotary forward to be an even greater force for good in the world.”

 
 
 

Urban Peak Workshop Program

Last fall the Rotary Club of North Colorado Springs decided it wanted to take on a couple new projects that would involve the participation of a significant number of Rotary Club members.  We had a presentation by Urban Peak of Colorado Springs, as one of the candidate organizations and they were selected as our number one choice.

Urban Peak is a shelter for homeless teens, ranging from 15 to 20 years of age.  They house a maximum of 20 young people at a time, with 10 women and 10 men.  Their primary goal is to help these youths find work and a way to get out on their own and establish their place in the community.  

The North Colorado Springs Rotary Club Foundation provided a donation of $2,000 in financial support.  We asked for volunteers from the club membership and 14 members signed up.

Our volunteers are involved in providing seven different workshops, consisting of Job Searching, Resume Writing, Mock Job Interviews, Conflict Resolution, Goal Setting, Job Retention, and Money Management.

On February 8, 2016, we celebrated our first graduate from the program, a young man who had competed all 7 workshops.  He was presented a certificate of achievement by the staff of Urban Peak.  This young man has been accepted into the Job Corps in Utah, where he will be reporting for job training to be an auto mechanic.  After completion of this training the Job Corps will help with his placement in a job.  

When I asked this young man if our workshops were helpful in his success with the Job Corps, he confirmed that they definitely made the difference. He proceeded to give me a big hug, and boy did this warm my heart.  If we could have helped only one person to get out of the shelter, and into community life, all our efforts would have been worthwhile.  We did it, and we are continuing on with great hope for these young people.

For more information contact me at 719-534-9291 or maxcalkins@comcast.net.

Max Calkins

Rotary Club of North Colorado Springs

 
 
 

The Rotary name and logo are the exclusive property of Rotary International. 

Special thanks to Tord Elfwendahl, Past President of the Stockholm Strand Rotaryklubb (Sweden), for his Rotary graphic imageswhich we have used throughout this web site.  

Reprinting of copyrighted material requires permission from the author and appropriate written credit.

 

 
 
 

Mailing Address

Please direct all correspondence to:
 
North Colorado Springs Rotary Club
P.O. Box 7056
Colorado Springs, CO
80933-7056
 
Officers & Directors
President
President Elect
Secretary
President Elect Nominee
Treasurer
Sgt at Arms
Past President
Board Member - Service
Board Member - Membership
Board Member - Fundraising
Board Member - Administration
Board Member - International & R. I. Foundation
Board Member - New Generations
Board Member
AG Area 2