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Strategic Planning Session April 11th 
Plan to attend the April 11 Strategic Planning Session from 5:30 to 7:30 at our regular meeting location: Howard Johnson Express. During this second meeting members will focus on the activities, timeline, and tracking needed to ensure success. Rushmore Rotary is already a strong and healthy club.  These assemblies are meant to set the path to make the small improvements and encourage continual growth in a positive direction to best align in providing service needed by the community, large and small. 
St. Thomas More Interact Fundraiser March 1
St. Thomas More Interact Club is raising funds for water tanks at School of St. Jude.  The International Committee has also contributed a matching gift of $1,000 for this effort.  Thanks to everyone who made a free-will donation for the breakfast goodies as part of this fundraiser.
 
 
Children's Home Advocacy Center Gala
Making a Difference for Generations Gala was held on March 19th to benefit the Children's Home Child Advocacy Center.  Thanks to Golf sponsors, Gala Sponsors, InKind donors, Rushmore Rotarians, ALL the volunteers,  auction package donors and buyers, attendees, Gala committee, Childrens Home board members, and EVERYONE who made it possible, we raised over $45,000 for the Children's Home Child Advocacy Center. Best ever ! A HUGE THANK YOU.!!! 
  
   
   
Member Shout Out
          
  • Jeff Kingsbury new member. Jeff has been an actor and director for the Black Hills Playhouse for the last 12 years.  He spent 24 years running his own theatre company and youth theatre program in his home state of Washington.  For the past 22 years, Kingsbury has also worked as a highly coveted auctioneer for charities throughout the US and Canada, including JDRF, American Heart Association, March of Dimes, and various symphonies, private schools and hospital foundations.  Hobbies include  water and downhill skiing, swimming, and cooking.  Jeff looks forward to building strong relationships with members and the community.  
  • Mark Barry and Jeffrey Meyers received Paul Harris +2 recognition.  The Paul Harris Fellow program recognizes individuals who contribute, or who have contributions made in their name, of $1,000 to The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International.
Gala to Save the 100 Acre Wood - Feb 12th
Several Rushmore Rotarians enjoyed the Gala hosted by Storybook Island to Save the 100 Acre Woods held on February 12th.  There was several opportunities to support the park and new or refurbished sets for the upcoming seasons.  Thank you to everyone who participated and a special shout out to Jackie and her staff.
  
 
Community Action Cleanup Day April 23rd 
Mark April 23rd on your calendar for City-Wide Cleanup Day.  Meet at the Stevens High School overflow parking at 10:30 am.  Also, Members volunteer on the 3rd Tuesday of every month from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm at Feeding South Dakota. This is a great opportunity to demonstrate our commitment to "service above self" and interact with members.
WE ARE PEOPLE OF ACTION.
 
School of St. Jude Graduation
After many years of dedication to his studies and with your support, John has graduated from the Catholic University of Health and Allied Sciences(CUHAS). John graduated on the 13 November 2021 from CUHAS with a Diploma in Medicine and Health Services. John is one of the third group of BSJ scholars to have accomplished this phenomenal milestone. Thanks to your incredible support, John and 89 of his peers are now equipped to become the future leaders their communities and nation needs. Over the past two years, we have celebrated graduates from different fields: accounting, engineering, education, nursing, architecture, business and so many more. Last year was even more incredible! What made last year extra special is the fact that we celebrated our very first graduate doctors. Your support of St Jude’s has made this possible.
District and RI important dates
  • Rotary International Convention scheduled for June 4 - 8, 2022 in Houston, TX.
  • Rotary District Conference is scheduled for September 23-24, 2022 in Sioux City 
  • Visit the District website at district5610.org for more information/registration info
Diversity Strengthens our Club


Invite prospective members from all backgrounds to experience Rotary.  New members from different groups in our community bring fresh perspectives and ideas to our clubs and expand Rotary's presence.  Refer a member:  myrotary.org/member-center
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