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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. Our 35,000+ clubs work together to combat hunger, improve health and sanitation, provide education and job training, promote peace, and eradicate polio under the motto Service Above SelfRushmore Rotary is a club composed of inspired individuals who translate their passions into relevant social causes to change lives in communities.
Thank you to all our sponsors and Rotary members who helped make the 30th Annual Golf Tournament a success.  We made the Rapid City Journal's front page news!  See the following link:
Pictured are Bill Colson and Rick Weber (BHCH) and Rushmore Rotary golfers Doug Lind, Penny Lind, and Mark Schreiner.  
Are you ready? As our club grows, it is important that we get to know more about our Fellow Rotarians.  President Gene Bilodeau will be calling on members to share their classification talks and has prepared some guidelines from other clubs.  See download files for the full set of guidelines.  The talks should be approximately 5-7 minutes and include information on your vocation, personal information (family, hobbies) and Rotary connections (what brought you to Rotary).  GO ROTARY!
District Governor (DG) Ina Winter (Hot Springs) visited Rushmore Rotary on July 25th.  Ina shared her goals for the year:  membership (2 new groups), Foundation (global grants), and Rotary recognition.     Pictured below are former and future DGs from our Club with Ina:  Jean Cline, Doug Lind, George Twitero and Linda Peterson.  A Deck Party was held later in the week at Norm and Linda Peterson.
Thanks to Football Book Fundraising we have met our pledge for Storybook Island's Carousel House project in the amount of $50,000.  Great job everyone.  Special thank you to Dana Foreman for his help with the design and construction specs.  Pictured are Darla Crown and Shari West Twitero presenting Connie LeZotte (SBI)  the check.  REMINDER:  Get your Football Books money turned into Cindy Hansen, Shari West Twitero or your team captain!
The School of St Jude 

The Executive Director shared the following message:  "Your support for Furahini’s academic scholarship has been invaluable in providing her with the free, high-quality education offered by The School of St Jude. We are delighted to share the good news with you that Furahini achieved Division I in the mock examinations held at the end of Term 1. This is a very good result!"

Volunteers needed for Young Professionals Group Meeting - August 15, 2019 5:30 pm at Canyon Lake Activities Center 2900 Canyon Lake Drive.  Bruce Nearhood coordinating volunteers (484-8916).  
Scottish Friendship Exchange Visitors - August 17 - 20, 2019  - Contact Shari if you can help at 381-3896.   Potluck Dinner Monday, August 19, 2019 at 5:30 pm Old Storybook Island Picnic Shelter.  Bring a side dish/dessert to share.  
Storybook Island - Birthday Celebration August 17, 2019.  Princess and Pirate Ball September 6, 2019.  Once Upon a Festival September 7 and 8, 2019.  Volunteers always needed.  Contact Jackie at SBI at 342-6357.
Field Trip with Scott Van Dam -  September 24, 2019 following meeting (Fairburn Agates) Signup Sheet to be distributed--more information to follow.

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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Ken Young/Sarah Hanzel
Aug 27, 2019
Rapid City Planning
Rotary Day
Sep 03, 2019
Rushmore Rotary
Sep 10, 2019
Friendship Exchanges
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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