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Rotary International is a global network of 1.2 million neighbors, friends, leaders, and problem-solvers who see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change – across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves. Rotary members believe that we have a shared responsibility to take action on our world’s most persistent issues. Rushmore Rotary is a club composed of inspired individuals who translate their passions into relevant social causes to change lives in communities.
It's that time of year again when we think about the District 5610 Four Way Test Essay Contest.  This 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 4 Way Test to my life?"  You will be amazed and excited at the perspective 6th graders have on our 4 Way Test.  Clubs need to find a 6th grade teacher or group of teachers who are willing to participate in this great project.   Deadline is March 15, 2020.   For more information and the necessary forms, contact Pat Sutliff <sutliff@midco.net> or 605-718-0559.  District 5610 winners will be announced at District Conference in April of 2020.  The first place winner will receive a $200 check, a certificate, a Four Way Test coin and the chance to read their essay at the District Conference in Hot Springs.  Second place receives a $100 check, a certificate and a Four Way Test coin while third place receives a $50 check, a certificate and a Four Way Test coin.
Our own Scott Van Dam will be presenting on his hobby collecting "Fairburn Agates" on September 24, 2019.    For those interested he will lead a field trip following our meeting -- leaving around 8:15 am.  Please let Mary Kenner (605-431-5610 or mkenner56@gmail.com) if you will attend so we can find drivers and pack water and snacks for the outing.  A signup sheet will also be distributed at the meetings.
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Rotary Connects the World:  Rushmore Rotary
was a recent international sponsor of a Rotary International Global Grant in India for desks, chairs and wash basins for a local school.


The School of St. Jude's Interact Club (Tanzania) along with other Rotaract Clubs planted 500 trees at a government school near Arusha. Rushmore Rotary provides support to the School. Rushmore Rotary will hold a social to raise money for the School of St. Jude's Girl's School on October 19th at 5:30 pm at First Congregational Church.  More information coming but SAVE THE DATE. 




Several Rushmore Rotarians attended the luncheon for United Way Day of Caring Kickoff and stained picnic tables and fences at Star of the West Complex:  Shari, Darla, Penny, Mary, Julie, and Cathy.  Thank you Rushmore Rotary for supporting this outreach effort.
Storybook Island hosted 2 major fundraising events September 6-8th.  Thanks to Connie and the SBI Staff for all their hard work.
Once Uon A Festival had 13 Rushmore Rotary members volunteer in various capacities on Saturday or Sunday including:  Gene, Mike, Georgia, Dana, Janet (+Deonne), Jeff, Mary, Darla, Cindy, Cathy and Jean. Thanks all for volunteering to keep the Park free ALL SUMMER LONG!
Next event is Safe and Sweet Trick or Treat - October 26, 2019.   They will start collecting candy on September 16th -- so bring to Tuesday's meetings and we'll make sure it gets to SBI.  
Rushmore Rotary provided support for banners to the SDSMT Rotaract Club during their campus Organizational Fair.  Meerab Joseph (President) and Noah Tousignant (Secretary) are pictured.  These two officers also received scholarships to attend Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) in Washington DC this summer.  Heidi Bell Gease helped the Rotaract Club organize an ice cream social on September 3rd  to kick off the school year.  Heidi is looking for some Rotarians to serve as a friendship family to Rotaract students for the year.  Please contact Heidi direct at mrsmarmot@yahoo.com.  

Rotary Club of Rapid City Rushmore

Rapid City Rushmore
We meet Tuesdays at 7:00 AM
Howard Johnson Express Motel
950 North St.
Rapid City, SD  57701
United States of America
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Scott Van Dam (Fellow Rotarian)
Sep 24, 2019
Fairburn Agates (followed by a field trip!)
Rotary Day
Oct 01, 2019
Dr Nichols
Oct 22, 2019
BHSU President
Judge Jeff Viken
Nov 26, 2019
Closing Pam's Purple Door

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