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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.
Volunteers are needed for the following upcoming events.  
Night of Lights -- Set decorating  (mid September through October 31)  -- Times and Dates to be announced.     
Candy donations needed for Safe and Sweet Trick or Treat (collection time and place to be announced.)
Safe and Sweet Trick or Treat - October 31, 2020 - 3:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Contact Jackie@storybookisland.com 
Thank you to all the volunteers who helped during the Highway 16 Cleanup on Saturday, September 19th.  GREAT JOB ALL.
Members logged onto Zoom on Tuesday, September 15 to conversation and beer/food pairing with beer connoisseurs from 
Hay Camp Brewing followed by  lively games of bingo.  Hay Camp provided background information on two types of beers: 
Victory Stout and Mother's Temptation.  It was small turnout but fun and informative evening.  
Rotary Plaza in memory of George Lyons -  This project is using funds donated in memory of George Lyons, a Rushmore Rotarian, and supplemented by a District Grant, and in-kind contributions by several project partners to create an outdoor space at Rapid City High School.  Concrete has been poured and benches are in the works.  We look forward to seeing the final product for the enjoyment of students and staff at RCHS -- in tribute to a great Rotarian and friend.
Global Grant - Makerspace, Whiteclay NE - Rotary District 5610 project members Ina Winter (Hot Springs), Linda Peterson and Tom Katus (Rapid City Rushmore) worked with building manager Jon Ruybalid to secure a $57,575 global grant from The Rotary Foundation (TRF). The grant, approved in August 2020, will support the artists and craftspeople who will be making use of the new makerspace in Whiteclay, NE, bordering the Pine Ridge Reservation, SD. Elements of the grant project include: Equip the Artists and Craftspeople to directly impact the beneficiaries by supplying them with the needed tools and equipment to produce their art. Five centers situated inside the building will include: Quilting & Beading, Painting & Drawing, Photography, Woodworking, and Conference rooms. A gallery of art will be in the front and supply shop areas. A Stand up a Supply Shop will provide an initial stock of the type of supplies used by local artists and craftspeople. Training will be provided to help artists succeed in developing their small businesses of art production.  The project committee members worked for over a year to interview artists, gather equipment costs, supplies list, and secure the training element. This project supports the Rotary Community Economic Development Area of Focus.
Work days for volunteers to setup and install equipment and prepare the space have been scheduled for September 26, October 2, and 10. Please call us to volunteer!
Items needed: table saw, drill press, laser cutter, Mac computer with Adobe Photoshop software, airbrush tool, quilt hoops, leather tooling punches, stamps, awls, mallets, Carpentry tape measures, angles, saws, misc. hand tools, wood chisel hand tools set.

If you wish to make donations for the project, see download file (Whiteclay Donation Form) on this website or District 5610 website.
District 5610’s  Ending Human Trafficking Initiative - Rotary District 5610 Governor, Dan Little, announces that a subcommittee was recently formed to submit a Global Grant proposal with outcomes aimed to End Human Trafficking, which is timely, as South Dakota Governor, Kristi Noem, recently declared August “South Dakota Human Trafficking Awareness Month.”  Global Grants/Vocational Training Team Subcommittee Chair, Jennifer Rollins, is chairing the recently-convened taskforce that plans to meet twice a month to build a coalition with others engaged in similar efforts.  The goal is to identify a coordinated, sustainable Global Grant project that will protect vulnerable populations against human trafficking. Similar Ending Human Trafficking initiatives have already been implemented by other Rotary Districts in the upper midwest.  At the upcoming District 5610 Conference in November, the subcommittee plans to invite a victim of human trafficking to speak (or provide a video) to the audience in order to raise awareness of the prevalence of this crime. 
MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL IS IN FULL SWING!  Football book winner will be announced weekly during our meeting and checks mailed out while we meeting virtually. Congratulation to all winners and thank you to the Committee and Rotarians for participation in this great fundraiser.
Thirteen ladies gathered at the home of Carmen Hansen to share conversation, sip coffee/ tea/mimosas and sample baked goodies, while social distancing.  Everyone had an enjoyable time. We were all glad to get out and see one another; hoping that we can gather again this fall "in person."  
Jennifer Rollins was one of 4 veterans honored at the central states Fair/ Rodeo in celebration of Military Appreciation Day.  The short ceremony introduced each veteran while the event was streamed live on the national cowboy channel.   Each veteran and a guest were treated with VIP western buffet dinner as well as free access to the rodeo. It was a great time and the veterans were touched with the opportunity. 

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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Scott Engmann
Sep 29, 2020
Black Hills Habitat for Humanity
Rotary Day
Oct 06, 2020
Dan Little , DG
Valerie Big Eagle
Oct 13, 2020
RC School Lands Project
Linda Rabe
Oct 20, 2020
How to prepare a Pecha Kucha presentation (20 x 20)
Gigi Lage
Oct 27, 2020
Allied Arts

Club Executives & Directors

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