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otary isn’t just a club for people to join, but rather “an invitation to endless opportunities,” said Holger Knaack, who became Rotary International president on 1 July. He emphasized that Rotary creates pathways for members to improve their lives and the lives of those they help through service projects. Rotary International is a global network of 1.2 million members.  Rushmore Rotary is a local club composed of inspired individuals who translate their passions into relevant social causes to change lives in our community.
Rushmore Rotary Meetings will be held virtually at 7am using ZOOM until further notice.  Each member should receive an email invite. 
Invite potential new members to join us!   Grab a cup of coffee and log in...hope to see you soon.
You are invited (virtually or in person) to our second quarter in-person event. We’re looking forward to “seeing” you all on Tuesday, December 8 at 5:30pm in person at the Fine Arts Building at the Fairgrounds or virtually with a link that we will send out immediately before the meeting. We hope to introduce new members and to honor some of our group. Since it’s close to Christmas, let’s play! A few pre-packaged treats will be served.  Prizes will be awarded for:   Best Christmas Mask, Most Festive Christmas Look, Most Outlandish Christmas Look (those ugly sweaters can live again), and  Worst Christmas Gift Ever.
As part of our December 20, 2020 meeting, we will be collecting Stocking Stuffers for WAVI, who will be our program speakers that day.  Suggested items for donation include:  colors, markers, color books, books, activity books, games, puzzles, matchbox cars, miniature dolls, chapstick, hair ties, Christmas candy, suckers, etc.  Be creative!  
Items can be brought to the December 8th in person gathering or Linda Rabe will be collecting items on December 19th at Baken Park parking lot from 10:30 am to 1:00 pm (corner of Mt. View and Canyon Lake Drive).  If you have any questions or need to arrange a separate time to drop off items, please contact Linda direct.  Thanks for your participation. 
As part of our commitment to providing you with the best Rotary experience possible, we invite you to participate in the 2020 Rotary Member Census. Your responses will help Rotary make important decisions about our organization and the Rotary club experience. The survey should take less than 15 minutes to complete and will be open until 18 December 2020.  To begin the survey, click the link below. You can use the link to return to the survey if you need to leave at any point. Only one survey can be submitted using the link, so please don’t forward or share this email. By clicking the link, you consent to participating in the 2020 Rotary Member Census.

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Questions about the survey? Write to surveys@rotary.org.
Questions about your membership? Contact us.

John Hewko, Rotary International General Secretary
The District Conference 2020 was well attended and well received by participants.  District Governor Dan Little provided an introduction and opening remarks were shared by RI President Elect Nominee Jennifer Jones.  Several presentations were made on Global Grants (Human Trafficking), Growing Rotary, the Foundation, Polio Plus, and local Club projects.  If  you were unable to join the meeting, the  presentations can be found on the District website https://www.rotary5610.org/  under "downloads".  Thank you to several members of our club who served on the different committees for this conference.  
Looking for volunteers to help with the Christmas Nights of Lights for the following dates: (you can reach out to SBI directly for sign up) Volunteers should plan to be at SBI by 5:00. Gates open at 5:30; volunteers should plan to stay until 8:30.
November 27th - opening night.
December 5th & 6th
December 11th
December 17th & 18th
December 20th - 23rd
December 26th -31st
Thank you Rushmore Rotary, who is a sponsor for Safe and Sweet Trick N Treat (thank you to Football book sales).  Thank you to the many members who provided candy, decorated sets and/or volunteered at the event.  There was a steady stream of trick n treaters from 3:30 to 8:30.  The park looked very festive and it was fun to see the smiling faces of kids, parents and grandkids.  Keep up the good work Rushmore Rotary.    
St. Jude's is very appreciative of our support to Furahini - the gift of a 100% free, quality education. It is thanks to the generosity of supporters like you that St. Jude's  are able to continue fighting poverty through education and nurturing the future leaders of Tanzania! This year, our sponsored student, Furahini successfully transitioned to an Advanced Level (A Level) academic scholarship - she is now in Form 5 at St Jude’s! This will surely be an exciting and challenging leap from her O Level studies due to new responsibilities that accompany higher years of education; however, we are sure that, with continued guidance from our dedicated teachers and secondary staff, Furahini will continue to thrive.

Rotary Club of Rapid City Rushmore

Rapid City Rushmore
We meet Tuesdays at 7:00 AM
Howard Johnson Express Motel (CURRENTLY VIRTUAL MEETINGS)
950 North St.
Rapid City, SD 57701
United States of America
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Suzi Aadland Quilt, Director
Dec 08, 2020
Update on International Students - Ivanhoe International Center SDSMT
TBD (Ron Jeffries)
Dec 15, 2020
Dec 22, 2020
Update on Organization
Stephanie Mayfield
Dec 29, 2020
West Health Ed. Center

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