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How a simple school project in India became a global grant
Two years ago, U.S. Rotary members in Maine set out to improve the education system in Bikaner, Rajasthan, an Indian city near the border of Pakistan. The Rotary Club of Kennebunk Portside chose Bikaner because club member Rohit Mehta was originally from the area and had connections there. Mehta put the club in contact with Rotarians in India to provide desks for four government-run schools. But when community leaders returned with a request for more desks, the Maine Rotarians decided they had to think bigger. The Rotary Foundation had rolled out its new grant model, which required that the...
Korean sailor makes waves for End Polio Now
Enjoying calm winds and peaceful Pacific waters, Seung Jin Kim dove off his 43-foot sailboat, the Arapani, to swim with some dolphins nearby. The serenity that day near the equator was a stark contrast to the 60 mph winds and 23-foot waves he had to fight around Cape Horn, the southern tip of South America. But Kim, a veteran sailor and member of the Rotary Club of Seokmun, in Chungcheongnam, Korea, expected such challenges when he set out in mid-October on a 25,600-mile journey around the world. In addition to fulfilling a lifelong dream, Kim is using the trip to raise awareness and funds...
Monrovia club’s Ebola fight not finished
After the first cases of Ebola reached Liberia's capital, Monrovia, last June, local Rotary members feared that the city's limited health care system wouldn't be able to contain the highly infectious, often-deadly disease. Those fears were realized when infections quickly multiplied, underscoring the speed with which Ebola can spread in an urban center. It was the first time the hemorrhagic fever had threatened a major city since it erupted in West Africa last March. Now, after months of crisis-level response, and with the number of new cases declining, club members are looking to the long...
Rotary member takes fundraising to new heights -- the summit of Mount Everest
Despite his longstanding interest in polio eradication, polio was not on Joe Pratt's mind as he prepared for a mid-April 2012 climb of Mount Everest, the highest mountain on earth. But that changed in late 2011, when the resident of Nottingham, New Hampshire, USA, participated in a polio immunization project in Pakistan with fellow Rotary member Steve Puderbaugh. Moved by the efforts of the Pakistanis to battle the crippling disease, and by the vulnerability of the young victims, Pratt reset the focus of his climbing adventure. Pakistan is one of three countries where polio has never been...
San Francisco club reveals formula for growth and retention of members
Members of the Rotary Club of San Francisco Evening meet at a wine bar after work, share a social outing, and promote all their activities on social media like Meetup and Facebook. As the first evening club in the city, it has attracted many young professionals from Silicon Valley tech firms whose work schedules keep them from joining a more traditional club that meets for breakfast or lunch. But more than that, the evening format has helped the club grow by 30 percent since it received its charter in mid-2013. Danielle Lallement, who was its charter president, says the club has been...
 
 

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Pueblo West

Service Above Self

We meet Wednesdays at 7:00 AM
Gabby's Diner (formerly Solid Ground Cafe)
412 S. McCulloch Blvd.
Pueblo West, CO  81007
United States
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A great time was had by all at the Pueblo West VFW on December th.  The food was fantastic and the “White Elephant” gift exchange was awesome.

 

 
 

PUEBLO WEST ROTARY DAY - OCTOBER 3rd

This was truly a testimony to the work of our local club.  October third was declared Pueblo West Rotary Day by both the Pueblo County Commissioners and by the Pueblo West Metropolitan Board. A ceremony commemorating these declarations and honoring visiting Rotary International President Gary Huang was held that afternoon at Civic Center Park.  The backdrop for this event included our Oktoberfest site.  Our own Jerry Martin, a man of many hats spoke for the Pueblo West Metro District and for our club.  Other speakers at the event included the Pueblo West Chamber President, County Commissioner Liane “Buffy” McFadyen, and Governor Hickenlooper.   President Huang toured some of our past projects prior to the ceremony and made remarks at the presentation.  He led the group in the “Happy Clap”.  Our president, Rick Clark presented a check to Pueblo West Parks and Recreation for $10,000 as a contribution for the new Frisbee Golf Course.  This was followed by the ceremonial First Frisbee Toss by the assembled dignitaries.  No one came close to the basket.

 

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PUEBLO WEST ROTARY OKTOBERFEST

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The PW Rotary Oktoberfest was a huge success on October 3rd and 4rth.  It was coincident with the District Convention in Pueblo and really showed the impact that our club has on the community.  Over 2,000 residents and visitors participated in the event.  The Martini Shot headlined Friday night and Dr. Fine headlined on Saturday.  Kids activities included pumpkin painting and bounce houses.  Face painters and balloon artists were on hand.  Our local Cultura Restaurant provided excellent Oktoberfest style food.  The Brews Brothers kept the suds going.  Many Rotarians pitched in to work this event.  A great time was had by all.  

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ROTARY DISTRICT MEETING

Our Rotary District Meeting was held the Pueblo Convention Center starting at on  October 3rd through Sunday October 5th.  Rotary International President Gary Huang was the featured guest.  A shout out goes to Janean Jubic.  She wound up hosting 7 international students who were attending the District Conference.

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OCTOBER 17TH EVENT

PW Rotary was represented on Friday the 17th at the PW C of C Business and Exposition Day which was held at PW High.  Bruce, Diana, and Dwayne were our reps at the event.

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OCTOBER 18TH AND NOVEMBER 1ST – CSU-P FOOTBALL TAILGATING PARTIES

  • Hosted by Rick Clark
  • Attendees form PW Rotary have included Rich & Anne, Brett, Janean, Tony & Darcy, Dave & family, and Jay
  • Killer Cyclone sandwiches, Thunder Burgers, and infamous Wolftini’s were served up.
  • Check with Rick for future parties – let Rick do the work while we party!
 

 
 
 
 
 
Pueblo West Rotarians Diana, Bruce, Dean, and Dave worked at the Pueblo Community Soup Kitchen on 7th Street  Saturday morning of August 23rd. Over 110 meals were served.  Dave & Dean are shown below.

Rotatians Dave & Dean

 
 
 

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Over 100 golfers came out to enjoy a cool Pueblo West day at Desert Hawk Golf Course and to support the Annual Rotary Club of Pueblo West Golf Tournament presented by Sonic and Coca-Cola.  This year's tournament winners were 'Great Balls of Fire' with Kwik Stop and Tumbleweed Tavern rounding out the mens top three.  The Ladies Jubic captured the top spot in the ladies divisio while Janean Jubic took home the Ladies Longest Drive and Closest to the Pin awards.  Terry Hart won the ball drop with ball/ticket number 399.

We could not have a great tournament without our sponsors.  Thank you all for your support of this, and all our other projects over our 25 year history.  Thank you to the volunteers who came out to work to help make the event successful!

 

 

 
 

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Sponsor a new member and you'll not only strengthen your club, you'll also get recognized for your efforts. Through the New Member Sponsor Recognition program, sponsors will now receive a specially designed Rotary pin and recognition on Rotary's website.

Simply enter new members into your club's records and identify the sponsor. Each week, Rotary will send clubs a packet containing the names of newly identified sponsors along with Rotary pins and as many as four different-colored pin backers. The color of the backer depends on the number of new members sponsored, ranging from blue for one member to gold for six or more.

Keep track of the number of members you've sponsored by checking your My Rotary profile page. Gold-level sponsors will also be listed in the Membership Recognition Gallery, and if they attend the convention, invited to join the RI president for a special recognition event.

All new members and their sponsors must be designated in club records in My Rotary to participate in the program. Sponsors of members who joined Rotary on or after 1 July 2013 are eligible.

Add your new club members and their sponsors in My Rotary
Download the New Member Sponsor Recognition program guide
Questions? Contact
membershipawards@rotary.org for more information

 

 
 

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Marty Wilcoxson of the Minnequa Rotary Club has extended an invitation to a joint member social outing at the bowling alley.  This is a great opportunity for our club to get out and have some fun with one another and other Rotarians within our community.  We hope to see you there.  Look for an invitation to this event via clubrunner in your email soon!

This is a proposed event that will be discussed and voted on at our weekly meeting on 7/10/13.

Proposed "Rotary Rollers" Details:

When:  August 15th 6:30 PM

Who:  Rotarians and family/guests

Where: TBD Bowling Alley

 

 

 

 
 

Image Great tournament last Saturday. Thank you to everyone who helped out & participated.

 

 
 
 The Fishing Derby was a great success thanks to everyone that helped. Here ia a picture from last years.
 

 
 
 
 Rotary meetings include a speaker series to help bring information and entertainment to our membership. The link below will allow you to watch our most recent guest speakers.

 


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