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President Randy recognized Brittany Ashby, Melinda Brazzale, Chad Craig, Mick Finnegan, Bill Gentle, Jeanie Martinez, Lori Schoene and Steve Stone for bringing new members to the Club. Thank you all for your efforts!
Cindy Pomeroy 26 Years
Bob Kidd 32 Years
Roger Schreiner 36 Years
Larry Atwell 41 Years
Keslee Stewart East High School
Zachary Shelton Triumph High School
Back when I was new to Rotary, there was an individual who, after visiting several meetings with his Rotarian host, was proposed for membership. He not only demonstrated the character traits championed by Rotary, he was the very definition of “Service Above Self.”
His membership proposal was immediately approved, and he proudly wore his Rotary badge.
He had an impressive baritone, and eagerly added his voice to our singing, especially “Happy Birthday.”
Because he never wore shoes, he was nicknamed “The Barefoot Rotarian.”
On occasion, he would interrupt a speaker’s presentation with a full body yawn or snore.
His Rotary badge read, “Jamie, Classification: Guide Dog,” and he was the black Labrador guide dog that Rotarian John Ostlund acquired after losing his eyesight.
Jamie only strayed from the Four Way Test principles twice; once when he swiped a piece of lettuce from the Hitching Post salad cart and again when he loudly attempted to eat off the chewing gum from under the table top. We forgave these indiscretions as we knew he never got to eat lunch.
Following Jamie’s badge presentation ceremony which made him the only official, honorary canine Rotarian in the district, John Ostlund told me how much the gesture meant to him and how touched he was to feel that both he and Jamie were accepted and wanted.
I was most impressed with how the members of this club went out of their way to make sure that a new member with a special need was made to feel so welcome.
And, that was the moment when I knew that I had joined the right club.
Do you know a non-Rotarian who might be interested in a Rotary Peace Scholarship? The requirements and qualifications can be found at
Please take the time to introduce yourselves to our newest club members: Amanda Shay Brookhart, Bookkeeper and Payroll Clerk, Ayer Woodley Ostlund CPAs UC sponsored by Chad Craig, and Laurie Heath, Regulatory Affairs Advisor, Chesapeake Energy, sponsored by Lucie Osborn.
The Eight Annual Cranium Cup is coming to a club near you!
Yes the date has been set, April 10, 2015.
The Place: Little America. The Time: 5:30-9:00.
It is time to get your teams together!
Any questions? Contact Lee Wagner, email@example.com
Because of the unusually warm weather and later start, we can sell more tickets through March 4th. So for the next two Wednesdays, drop off your tickets and grab some more 'cause we are live with the barrel!
2/4---Grand Ballroom B
2/25—Grand Ballroom AD
2/25—Board Meeting is in Casper room
The Interact Club at Central High School, with support from the Interact Club at East High School, are raising funds to build a school in Malawi, Africa. The Interact Club has partnered with buildOn, a four-star rated non-profit, to help fight illiteracy and poverty. BuildOn coordinates with villagers, obtains supplies, and provides all of the support. It costs $30,000 to build a school, and for each $2,000 raised, one student will have the opportunity to go to Malawi and help build the school. Please consider supporting these students by making a donation. https://act.buildon.org/fundraise/team?ftid=38091
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November is Foundation month. What is our return on investment when we give to The Rotary Foundation (TRF)? The Rotary Foundation, Rotary’s charitable arm, is the world’s second largest foundation, next to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Last year, the Rotary Foundation provided $102.8 million in funds for polio eradication, $48.4 million in humanitarian grants, $16.9 million in educational grants. In total, the Rotary Foundation awarded a total of $186 million for charitable causes. These monies come from Rotarian contributions.
Last year, our Club obtained an incredible grant for an international project in Kenya. Thanks to our Club’s contributions, partnering with other Rotary Clubs, we were able to leverage a contribution of $3400 into a $60,000 project. Of that amount, $38,000 came from Rotary grants. Our Club has also received grants to support projects in Haiti, Guatemala, Nigeria, Ghana and even in Cheyenne, where we received $10,000 in grants for the new playground at the Boys & Girls’ Club. Those grants are funded by Rotarian contributions, our sustaining members, our Paul Harris Fellows and our Major Donors.
Please continue to support our Rotary Foundation
The Four Way Test
of the things we think, say or do
1. Is it the TRUTH?
2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
3. Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
The Object of Rotary
The Object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular, to encourage and foster:
1. The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service;
2. High ethical standards in business and professions, the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations, and the dignifying of each Rotarian’s occupation as an opportunity to serve society;
3. The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian’s personal, business, and community life;
4. The advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.
If you traditionally make your contributions to Rotary International on-line, your selection options have changed.. Donations to the Annual Fund come back to the club after 3 years. Donations to the Endowment fund supports Rotary’s Future. Donating to a specific cause allows you to designate your gift to support specific causes such as Polio Plus and other causes Rotary Supports.
How to contribute to The Rotary Foundation online:
Go to www.rotary.org
1. Click on My Rotary link on top of page
2. Click on The Rotary Foundation link on top of page
3. Click on GIVE link in blue on right hand corner of page
4. Select from different options-
a. Annual Fund
b. Endowment Fund
c. Support specific causes
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