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WELCOME TO ROTARY
 
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
MARCH GLADNESS 2021 UPDATE
   
Thank you to April Malik (Thai to Go), the committee, and all the Rotarians for the support and many hours invested in March Gladness Meals-To-Go/Gala Nonevent.   Theresa Schreiner, Children's Home Foundation,  shared that we raised around $7,700 for net on the meals and TOTAL PROCEEDS for the Gala Nonevent with donations will be about $29,000. Pretty AMAZING.  A great example of service above self!! 
   
DISTRICT POP UP GRANT - TECHNOLOGY
Our Club was  awarded $2,000 under a Pop Up Grant.  The purpose of this grant is to empower local clubs to retain and grow membership during and after the COVID-19 pandemic through public image campaigns, media outreach, and technology to hold meetings and facilitate outreach and engagement.  Our club submitted an application for equipment (technology) to improve our ability to hold hybrid meetings.  Specifically we will be purchasing a new laptop and OWL PRO (projector/speaker).  Dana is anticipatiing in-person meetings in May/June for those wishing to attend with the capability to continue to log in by zoom.  
Whiteclay Makerspace District Project Update
 
Workday rescheduled for May 8th -- painting to get ready for an upcoming soft opening in May.   Rapid City Area Volunteers: We will depart at 7:30 AM Saturday, May 8th from the parking lot at SDSU Native American Nursing Center, 1220 Mt. Rushmore Road.    The Whiteclay Makerspace has proven to be an excellent project for Rotary DIstrict 5610.  Additional information can be found on handout under download page.  
 
 
 
Member Shout Out
Congratulations Tyler Trevillyan on his election as Vice President of the Central States Fair Board of Directors at their March 8 meeting. Tyler has served on the Horse Sale and Horse Show committee and has been a volunteer with the CSF prior to joining the Board in 2020. As VP, Tyler will serve on the Executive Committee and will serve as the Chair of the Personnel Committee. His term will run until 2024.
 
Welcome new member Jessica Ibanez.  Jessica grew up in Frederick,  a small farming community in Northeast South Dakota. She attended Northern State University in Aberdeen and has spent the majority of her professional career working in the technology and software space in Minneapolis, MN.   SHe is a mom to three amazing daughters, two of them are currently students at the University of South Dakota. Go 'Yotes!  Jessica is a new Rapid City resident who enjoys the hiking and outdoor activities that the Black Hills offers and excited to be a part of the Rushmore Rotary Club!
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.  
 
 
Happy Schools - International Projects
The Happy Schools project of Rotary India  project aims to adopt 1,000 elementary schools across India to provide infrastructural and/or co-scholastic facilities to make them secure, attractive and happy learning-teaching places for students and teachers.  Here are a few pictures of the difference our club is making towards 16 Happy Schools project.  
 
   
Speakers
Jul 27, 2021
Black HIlls Childrens Home Society
Aug 03, 2021
Motorcycle Awareness
Aug 10, 2021
Folds of Honor
Aug 17, 2021
Aug 24, 2021
Central States Fair (on site)
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BHCHS GOLF TOURNAMENT
Jul 26, 2021
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
 
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PO Box 8125, Rapid CIty SDĀ  57709

Rapid City Rushmore
Tuesdays at 7:00 AM
Howard Johnson Express Motel
950 North St.
Rapid City, SD 57701
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