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UPCOMING SPEAKERS
We are meeting in person again at Howard Johnson Express Motel, 950 North Street  (TUESDAYS 7 AM)  -  Zoom link also available
 
July 6 - Rotary Day (DG Doug Lind visit) 
July 13 - Jennifer Rollins - Sierra Leone & Military Service
July 20 - On Site at Love Inc. 414 E. Omaha Avenue
July 27 -  Karl Jegeris BH Children's Home Society
Leadership Transition
Rushmore Rotary's transition picnic was held on June 30 to  welcome incoming president Scott Van Dam and to thank Dana Foreman for his year of service to the club, particularly during our adjustment to "zoom" meetings.  Great job Dana!  
 
Dr. Van Dam joined Black Hills Oral Surgery in 2007. He completed his dental training at Creighton University and received his medical and surgical training at the Mayo Clinic.  He is Board Certified as a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and is a member of the American Dental Association, the South Dakota Dental Association, the American Medical Association, the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology, and member and past president of the Black Hills District Dental Society.  Dr. Van Dam is an active member of the Medical Staff at Rapid City Regional Hospital and Same Day Surgery Center.  He has served on several Rotary committees, and chaired the Children's Home Gala Committee.  We look forward to a a great year.  
District Governor - Doug Lind
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. 
 
Black Hills Children's Home Golf Tournament July 26
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SAVE THE DATE of MONDAY JULY 26TH for the annual golf tournament, which raises funds for the Child Advocacy Center.  The Golf Committee made an additional commitment to meet future fundraising goals.  We will need several volunteers for the tournament.  Watch for emails with details.
 
 
 
SAVE THE DATE - DISTRICT CONFERENCE OCTOBER 14-16 DEADWOOD
Save the Date of October 14-16, 2021 for the District Conference -  to be held at Cadillac Jacks Hotel in Deadwood, SD.   There are great speakers lined up, some really interesting breakout sessions planned and the opportunity to network.  Please put it on your calendar!  Watch for additional details coming this summer.  Bruce Nearhood and Pat Sutliff are Co-Chairs of the District Conference.
Rotary 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.
STORY BOOK ISLAND UPDATE
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.  
 
SCHOOL OF ST. JUDE SPONSORSHIPS
      
Sponsoring students at The School of St Jude is very special, not only do you change the student's life but also their family's and the community.  Sponsorship is  at least a three year commitment:  Full sponsorship is $2,640 per year,  Half sponsorship is $1,320 per year, or a one fourth sponsorship is $660 per year.  The sponsorship pays for their uniforms, school supplies, education, transportation to and from school, healthy lunches and snacks.  If you wish to sponsor please send your request to:  American Friends of The School of St Jude, P O Box 3994, Rapid City, SD 57709 and you can pay for the full year, monthly, or quarterly.  We enjoyed a special visit by one of the students who has graduated from the school and will be attending St. Olaf College in Minnesota.  What a delightful young woman and great representation for the school.  
COMMUNITY ACTION MONTHLY VOLUNTEERING
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.  
 
 
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