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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
ADOPT A HIGHWAY PROGRAM 
 
Rushmore Rotary is part of the Adopt A Highway Program.  Pennington County began highway adoptions in 1990.  The Adopt-A-Highway Program provides an opportunity for organizations, businesses and/or individuals to volunteer to pick up litter in the right-of-way of Pennington County roads and be recognized for their efforts.  There are currently 114.12 miles of county road adopted by 52 groups/individuals.  Thank you to the 15 faithful Rotarians who helped cleanup on Saturday, May 22nd.   
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.  
 
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.
 
 
 
RAPID CITY HIGH SCHOOL UPDATES
The school year has come to an end and Rushmore Rotary recognized RCHS students for Rushmore Rotary Students of Distinction and Rotary 4-Way Essay Contest winners.  Winners received cash awards from Rushmore Rotary. PIctured with the cash awards are Sean Binder (RCHS), Cathy Quinlivan and Carmen Hansen.  Thank you to Deb Niemi, Tammy Stewart and Mike Fuller who served as judges.  
 
RCHS District Grant Update
Rotarians cleaned out the planter at RCHS for the upcoming placement of benches and equipment later this Fall. We need a couple of volunteers to help with transporting the benches to Sturgis the first week of June. Mike Fuller has the trailer. Let Carmen know if you have any time to help. 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
WHITECLAY MAKERSPACE OPEN HOUSE MAY 29, 2021
Several Rotarians (Norm, Linda, Jennifer, Kibbe) worked at Whiteclay Markerspace (District 5610 Grant) during the Open House  hosted for Artists on May 29th-- patching cement floor, assembling bookshelves and mowing.  Very successful day.  Thanks for your service above self!
  
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.
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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