Michael P. Neufeld | Oct 19, 2012
Mountains Community Hospital’s Kathleen Walsh applies electrodes to Rotarian Rudy Westervelt during a demonstration of the new Propaq LT monitor purchased by a $25,000 grant from the Mountain Sunrise Rotary Club. (Photo by Michael P. Neufeld)
RYLA 2012-Teamwork Game
Games help the students learn how to become a better leader and work together as a team.
The 16 Rim students who attended RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards) last month came home from the weekend hanged people.
Students’ Art Reaps Prizes
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The first art competition sponsored by the Mountain Sunrise Rotary Club drew 35 entries from students at Mary Putnam Henck Intermediate School, Rim High School and Mountain High School.
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Jill set up for an official presentation of Rory’s degree, including spectacles, a mortarboard cap and a cup necklace. Perfect presentation, as usual.
Jason Kimes presented our EarlyAct group – and all of the fun and worthy things they have been up to!
- The group is from Grandview Elementary, 4th and 5th graders.
- Jason presented video that had been produced by the kids –
- LOTS of fun projects!
- 4841 Meals for the Million Meals Program!
- Fundraiser for the Kahunde school in Tanzania
- A Sock Drive!
- Grizzly Woods cleanup and repair
- Letters to soldiers
- The group meets every other Friday, all Rotarians are welcome
- Focus on community service and leadership training.
- The Kids present:
- The Sock Drive seems to be a favorite. They collected 350 pair!
- WEBSITE: www.earlyact4kids.com
Thanks for the presentation!
Exchange student Gwenn Griggs reported on her upcoming stay in France – which we are sponsoring! She is still waiting for a city and family assignment, but will be leaving in August for her 9 month stay. She has been quite a young Rotarian, having been the President of Interact, and participated in many service projects!
The 4-Way Speech Contest!
Program chair Deborah Fancett introduced the contest:
- 5 Speakers today
- They will by referred to by number, and introduced after the competition
- Each will speak for a minimum of 5 minutes and a maximum of 8
- There are three judges: Ginny Durrand, Billie Latva and Bob Mosby.
- The Official Timekeeper will be Ken Nielsen.
- NO APPLAUSE until all have presented!
Bob Mosby and Toni Martinez presented the American Cancer Societies “Relay for Life” event.
The “Relay for Life” event is a local community based event that raises funds for the American Cancer Society. It is designed to raise awareness by doing a team walk-a-thon for a 24 hour period. The event that Bob and Toni participate in is held in Southgate on July 21.
There are about 5200 such community based events held around the world that raise about $400 million annually. At Bob and Toni’s event, there will likely be about 400 participants, and they think they could raise about $51,000 for the cause.
They talked about the program that includes a luminario ceremony for survivors, and a “Candlelight Lap” that includes a bagpiper playing “Amazing Grace.”
Sounds like quite an event!
Scott Craft and Stephanie Phillips presented the NEW ROTARY SIGN built by students at RIM – NICE!!!! Scott said the carpenters would visit our meeting in the near future.
Deborah introduced this year’s RYLA participants – and went through a video of the program. Co-sponsor Bill Priest mentioned that RYLA id the biggest item on the District’s budget, almost $160,000 is spent on RYLA in our District. There were 300 kids this time, 7 from our club.
A few comments from the RYLArians:
- Kaylee: “It helped me come out of my shell!!!”
- Laurielle: Thanks for the opportunity! There was one problem kid in her group that kept them from early bonding – he went home, and things turned up almost instantly.
- Tori: Thanks for the opportunity!! RIM had great representation there – everyone clicked right away, and everyone learned a lot.
- Alex: Had way high expectations, and the program was WAY more than he expected!
Sounds like the program went very well!