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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 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 visit  Home | Rotary International
imageRegistration for the 2021 Rotary District 5610 Conference is now open. The event is free to all Rotarians and will include breakout sessions, networking opportunities, and a chance to win cash prizes that will directly benefit your club. Dates are October 14 to 16 in Deadwood, SD at the Cadillac Jack’s Gaming Resort. Along with the conference events there are plenty of opportunities for the non-Rotarians in your family to enjoy the beautiful Black Hills.  If you register for the conference by August 20 you just might win a two-night stay at Cadillac Jack’s!

To register for the conference, click the following link.
For any questions on how to register for District Conference please contact District Administrator Nicole Rawden at rawdenconsulting@gmail.com or 605-690-4829.
For hotel accommodations, reserve your room before August 30 for the Rotary early registration discount.  For list of hotel accommodations, click the following link.
Great News!  Yesterday Dana Foreman, Bob Quinn, Mike Fuller and Mark Barry installed the benches, trash receptacle, bike racks and skate board rack at Rapid City High school.  Rotary Plaza sign has been ordered and as soon as it gets installed, we will have a ribbon cutting and acknowledgment of key partners.  .  A big thank you to Carmen Hansen for spearheading the grant and the project and for those members that have helped make this happen.  Below are  some photos and a message from Sean Binder, RCHS. Students are already using the benches.
“Rushmore Rotary Club-Yesterday we had the joy of watching benches and bike racks being installed. Today I was walking down the hallway during lunch when a coworker stopped me. She quickly ushered me to the second floor windows. As I looked out the windows I witnessed the coolest sight! Two of our learners were joyfully sitting on one bench eating their lunch. While another learner sat on the other bench quietly reading a book. I wandered downstairs and out to the benches to say hello to the learners on their lunch break. As I approached the two eating lunch they quickly said, “Look at these new benches! These are so great… we have a place to actually sit.” Not even 24 hours into the benches being installed they are being used! We will be sharing further official expressions of gratitude with club soon. However, I could not wait to share this with the entire Rushmore Rotary Club.”
Black Hills Community Foundation Grant/ALL ABILITIES PLAYGROUND
Storybook Island was awarded a $50,000 community action grant that will be used to purchase and build a new interactive play set for ALL children to enjoy.  The set will be wheel chair accessible and have portions for sensory stimulation.  Congratulations to SBI.  With the two Adult Fun Nights, grant and additional donations, SBI surpassed their goal and reached $150,000.  With this goal, SBI will also be able to modify existing playsets to be more inclusive.  SBI staff and Board appreciates all the support that was received.  
Safe & Sweet Trick or Treat October 30  2pm - 9 pm 
We are accepting donations for candy. We’re hoping to get about 140,000 pieces donated.  Pre-sale tickets $3 per person are now available for 2 different time slots:  2pm-5pm or 6pm-9pm.  Pre Sale tickets are on sale until October 20th!   Drop off your donations to SBI or bring to a Tuesday Club Meeting.  Volunteers needed.
Christmas Nights of Light  
First set up is scheduled for October 2nd from 10am to 3pm.  Volunteers needed.  Volunteers needed at the park on Nov 28, 29; December 3,5 10-23, 26-31.    Contact jackie@storybookisland.com
Join other Rotarians in our Club's support of the Adopt a Highway Program on September 25th at 10:00 am.  We cleanup an area along Highway 16 several times a year.  Meet at Old MacDonald's Farm parking lot (Highway 16).  Bags and orange vests provided.  We will gather for a pizza lunch immediately after at Pizza Ranch.  
Nominations are being accepted for the following District 5610 position:  District 5610 Governor Nominee (serves as District Governor 2024-25).  Those seeking this position must have served as a club president (per Rotary International bylaws).  Nominations or expressions of personal interest should be forwarded to Past District Governor Dan Little no later than October 18, 2021. If you have any questions, please contact Dan Little at 5610dlittle@delittledvm.com or call Dan at 605-695-3732.
Several upcoming dates to keep in mind for the District Global Grant located near Pine Ridge Reservation:    Grand Opening scheduled for Sunday, October 17th. See flyer for Grand Opening in download files.   For additional information  please contact Linda Peterson (Linda4rotary@me.com).  A booth will be set up at the District Conference and Raffle tickets will be available for a beautiful quilt. Thank you to members who participated in the work day -- alot was accomplished.
The Community Action Committee has organized a monthly volunteer opportunity for Feeding South Dakota on the third Tuesday of each month from 4:30pm - 6:00 pm.  We need between 12-15 members each month.    If you are interested in volunteering please let Dave Dolan or Todd Hyroniumus put you on the list. We will be helping pack food boxes for the mobile distribution and/or the backpack programFeeding South Dakota is located at 1111 N. Creek Drive. 

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


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