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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
The 32nd Annual Rushmore Rotary Golf Tournament to benefit the Children's Home Society - Child Advocacy Center was held on July 26th at Arrowhead Country Club/Golf Course.  A great day for golf and CHS--with 31 teams participating.  Rushmore Rotary raised $62,000 this year, and over $1.9 Million since the first annual golf tournament 32 years ago.   Pictured with the check are Rick Weber, CHS Foundation; Scott Van Dam, Rushmore Rotary President, and Jeff Meyer, Rotary Golf Committee Chair.  Congratulations and a huge thank you to the Rotary committee and members who helped at the tournament.  A special thank you to our sponsors listed below.
 2021 Golf Sponsors:
Dean Kurtz Construction, VAST Broadband, The UPS Store/Great Plains Brown, Amplified/Rapid City Journal, Assurant Solutions, Brazos Roofing, Black Hills Animal Hospital, Black Hills Shooters Supply, Dr. Stuart Fromm, MD, Good Samaritan Society/Sanford Health, Great Western Bank, Monument Health, Black Hills Community Bank, Black Hills Surgical Hospital, Dakotacare/Carver Insurance, Dave Schmidt Farmers Insurance, First National Bank, First Western Federal Savings, Granite Automotive, Gateway Autoplex, Gustafson Building/Heavy Constructors, Kieffer Sanitation, Ketel Thorstenson, LLP, Lind Exco, Inc., Neugebauer’s Jewelry Design Service, Northwest Pipe Fittings, Rotary Club of Rapid City Rushmore, Sander Sanitation, and Seacrest Wealth Management
This is an important fundraiser that helps support Storybook Island and other local projects.  There are two opportunities for members to be included in a gift certificate drawing when you turn in your stubs early (7/27-Congrats Norm Peterson) and second drawing (8/10).  So keep selling and be a winner!!  Remember that you can turn in stubs/money at the meetings or drop them off at the Print Mark-et.  You can also contact your captain, Cathy Q (605-381-0661) or Linda R. (605-431-2886) to plan a time to pick them up.  If you need more books, contact Cathy Q.  
Come join us for a social gathering on Wednesday, July 28 from 5 to 7 at the Jolly Lane Greenhouse bar! If you haven't been there yet, it's a fun little spot in the greenhouse with an actual antique bar. They have a limited selection of local beers and South Dakota wines, plus soft drinks. We can bring in food so if you'd like to bring a snack to share please do!
You are invited to the Rotary Summer Deck Party--honoring 100 years of Rapid City Rotary!
Saturday, August 14, 2021 4-6 PM on the deck of Peterson's home at 11585 Nemo Road
Rushmore Rotary and Rapid City Rotary members, spouses and guests are invited to bring a summer party dish or beverage to share.


Rushmore Rotary selected Todd Hyronimus and David Dolan to receive this year's Rotarian of the Year award.  Todd and David serve as co-chairs of the Community Action Committee.  This committee was organized to bring members together on service projects in our local community.  They have organized monthly volunteering at Feeding South Dakota, bi-annual Highway Cleanups, and sock and pencil drives to benefit the greater Rapid City area.  Both of these gentlemen exhibit "service above self" and exemplify the Rotary 4 Way Test.  Congratulations!
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.
On July 1, Rushmore Rotary's own Doug Lind assumed the volunteer post of Rotary International District Governor for 2021-22. As Governor, he coordinates the community and international service projects of the 40 clubs in District 5610 encompassing all of South Dakota, northwestern Iowa, southwestern Minnesota and northeast Nebraska. Lind will serve through June 30, 2022. Lind is one of only 535 Rotarians worldwide serving as a district governor this year. He has served as the president and on numerous committees of our Club. Additionally, he has attended two International Rotary Conferences and participated in Rotary friendship exchange trips to Japan and Sweden.  DG Lind shared his vision as District Governor at our meeting on July 6, 2021.  Congratulations!  We look forward to a great year. 
Storybook Island hosted its 1st Annual Adult Fun Night on Saturday June 12th -  It exceeded the Board and Staff's expectation - raising over $11,000.  Based on its success, the Board and staff have planned another adult fun night on September 18th.  Volunteers will be needed.  This event will replace the Princess and Pirate Ball.  
SBI is off to a great start this summer -- with the number of visitors and receipts considerably up ($62K) from previous years. Thank you to Jackie, staff and the SBI Board for their dedication and efforts at the park.
SBI received a generous donation from Ms. Kathleen Harrington and will use this donation for several infrastructure and set improvements (detailed in an email to members). SBI has also raised over $18,000 for an all abilities playground and applied for a grant from BH Area Community Foundation.  
The mission of The Rotary Foundation is to enable Rotary members to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty. The Foundation is a not-for-profit organization supported solely by voluntary contributions from Rotary members and friends of the Foundation who share its vision of a better world.  You can contribute on line or through monthly/yearly dues. The Rotary Foundation transforms your gifts into service projects that change lives both close to home and around the world.
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.  Next date is August 24th.  

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


Ron Jeffries
Aug 03, 2021
Motorcycle Awareness
Brad Coleman
Aug 10, 2021
Folds of Honor
Rotary Day
Aug 17, 2021
Ron Jeffries
Aug 24, 2021
Central States Fair (on site)

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