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Foundation’s achievements and future spotlighted at Korea convention
In his address to convention attendees on Tuesday, 31 May, Trustee Chair Ray Klinginsmith proclaimed that The Rotary Foundation has never been stronger than it is today. Bolstered by generous contributions from members and robust programs like PolioPlus and the Rotary Peace Centers, the Foundation's good work is drawing public notice, Klinginsmith said: CNBC, a leading consumer and business news outlet in the U.S., ranked Rotary No. 5 among the top 10 charities changing the world in 2015. "Isn't it clear that our Foundation is truly better than ever before?" said Klinginsmith, who reported...
UN chief Ban Ki-moon opens Korea convention
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon was among the first to welcome Rotary members and friends to the 107th Rotary Convention, heralded as one of the largest-ever gatherings of Rotarians and the most multicultural assembly of nonprofit leaders in Korea. He offered a message of gratitude: “Rotarians do remarkable work around the world,” Ban told the thousands of attendees gathered at KINTEX, the Korea International Exhibition and Convention Center in Goyang city, on the outskirts of Seoul. “You help the United Nations reach our goals, and you help the world understand the United...
Global movement needed to reverse water crisis
This year's World Water Summit on 27 May in Seoul highlighted the progress being made: Over the last 25 years, more than 2.5 billion people gained access to improved drinking water, and 2 billion who didn't have adequate sanitation now do. Child deaths from water-related diseases dropped from 1.5 million to just over 600,000. The UN Millennium Development Goals' target for clean drinking water was met five years ahead of schedule. But for the 1.8 billion people whose drinking water remains contaminated and the 2.4 billion without access to proper sanitation, progress is still too slow, said...
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North CS Rotary Club

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

Colorado Springs, CO  80907
United States
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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

 
 
 
RI President K.R. Ravindran chose Be a Gift to the World as his theme for 2015-16. Ravindran urges Rotary members to give the gifts of time, talent, and knowledge to improve lives in communities across the globe. "Through Rotary, we can take these gifts and make a genuine difference in the lives of others and in our world."
 
 

 

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North Colorado Springs Rotary Club
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Colorado Springs, CO
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