Rushmore Rotary is a local club composed of inspired individuals who translate their passions into relevant social causes to change lives in our community. We were organized in March 1986 and currently have 73 members.  Rushmore Rotary Meetings are held every Tuesday morning at 7am at Howard Johnsons Express, 950 North Street, Rapid City, SD.  Virtual Zoom meeting logins are available.   Contact our President Scott Van Dam for a zoom invite or to find out more information about Rotary International visit  Home | Rotary International
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security plays a large role in the fight against human trafficking with efforts called the Blue Campaign.  January 11 has been designated Human Trafficking Awareness Day and our club wore blue to raise awareness of human trafficking.  Visit the following website to learn more as well as other ways to participate.  https://www.dhs.gov/blue-campaign/wearblueday  
In preparation for the 2022-2024 Strategic Plan, members will receive a survey to complete with several questions concerning your personal Rotary experience, as well as identifying key activities/projects that you would continue/discontinue.  Watch for the survey in an upcoming email.  The Strategic Plan 2019 is available for download under documents on the website.  President and President Elect will be forming a committee.
An entrepreneur, business leader, philanthropist and adventurer, Staci Miller works at Sanford Underground Research Facility Foundation (SURF Foundation) in Lead, SD raising money supporting world-class science and education.  After graduating from the University of Phoenix, Staci launched into the world of nonprofits while simultaneously developing a new business. As a Certified Fundraising Executive, she brings over a decade of fundraising experience and passion to the nonprofit industry. Staci is a strong believer in volunteering and stewardship. She currently serves on the Association of Fundraising Professionals, South Dakota Chapter and the Northern Hills CASA board of directors. She volunteers for Girl Scouts Dakota Horizons, a member of the Eagles Club #3555 and is proud to be a new Rotary member. As an adventurer, Staci has hiked the Grand Canyon rim to rim, camped off grid across the US, has sky dived, is a scuba diver and more.  Her favorite pastime is including her 7 grandkids in new adventures and travel.   Welcome to Rotary!
  • Congratulations to 4 members who have been members of our Club for over 30+ years:   Bruce Nearhood, George Twitero, Ron Jeffries, and Scott Barbour (not pictured).   Thank you Terry Whiting for reminding us of our legacy.  Our club was organized in 1986 and currently has 73 members and growing.  Invite someone to a meeting today.
  • Congratulations to Staci Johnson for winning the Queen of Hearts Drawing.  This drawing is one of our Club fundraisers to help support local projects.  
  • Congratulations to Scott Bader who will serve as the new Public Image Chair for Rotary District 5610. 
  • Congratulations to the Football Committee for a successful year:  the most football books sold and money raised for projects.  Great job everyone.  Special shout out to Mark Berry (400 books sold) and Mark Shreiner for assistance with printing the books!  
Sturgis Rotaract Club held it’s first event at Sturgis Brewing Company, Friday, January 14th with Music Trivia Night.  Great community support, including Rotarians from Rushmore Rotary and Spearfish Rotary Club, the sponsoring club.  We welcome Sturgis Rotaract Club to the Rotary family.
Several Rotarians lunched and toured at The Minneluzahan Senior Center In January as a follow-up to the article in the Rapid City Journal and April Malik's Rotary Classification talk.  

Invite prospective members from all backgrounds to experience Rotary.  New members from different groups in our community bring fresh perspectives and ideas to our clubs and expand Rotary's presence.  Refer a member:  myrotary.org/member-center
District 5610 announced the  Rotary 2021-22 annual District 5610 Four Way Test Essay Contest.  The contest is a great way to spread our Rotary ideals into our communities.  The contest involves 6th graders and they are asked to write a 200 to 500 word essay on "How can I apply the Rotary Four-Way Test to my life?"  For more information, rules, and deadlines you can go to the District Website rotary5610.org or contact Pat Sutliff.  
District Governor Doug Lind presented a new award "Rotarian of the Quarter" 2021-2022 to Carmen Hansen for her dedication and service to the District and Rushmore Rotary.  She has served as District 5610 Membership, as well as several committees in Rushmore Rotary -- programming committee, youth advocacy and grants.  Carmen was instrumental in preparing and managing the Rotary Plaza grant at Rapid City High School,  which will be dedicated in the Spring in memory of George Lyons.  Congratulations Carmen on a well-deserved recognition.

Rotary Club of Rapid City Rushmore

PO Box 8125, Rapid CIty SD  57709

Rapid City Rushmore
We meet In Person
Tuesdays at 7:00 AM
Howard Johnson Express Motel
950 North St.
Rapid City, SD 57701
United States of America


Keiz Larson, CEO
Jan 25, 2022
YMCA Update
Stock Show
Feb 01, 2022
On site meeting (Rushmore Hall)
Rotary Day
Feb 08, 2022
Jo Auch
Feb 15, 2022
SD Activities Assoc.

Club Executives & Directors

President Elect
Board Member
Board Member
Board Member
Public Image
Board Member
International Projects
Foundation Chair
Past President