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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

RAPID CITY CLEAN UP DAY - Community Action

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Great turnout for Rapid City Cleanup Day on April 24th.  Rushmore Rotary covered an area near Stevens High School.  City-wide volunteers collected over 6.5 tons of trash.  Thank you faithful Rotarians for your "service above self."   Cleanup for Highway 16 is scheduled for Saturday May 22nd, 10:00 am.  Meet at Old McDonald's farm. Lunch provided after at Pizza Ranch.
 
 
    
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.  
 
 
 
6TH GRADE FOUR-WAY TEST ESSAY CONTEST 
 
Four students from North Middle School (Rapid City) participated in the Rotary District 5610 6th Grade essay contest. The photo includes the four participants (left to right):  Uriah M., Kendra L., Emily S., and Evette H.  Emily read her essay during a recent Tuesday morning meeting.  Thank you Colby Christensen for coordinating this effort for our Club.    
 
 
 
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.  
 
GOLF COMMITTEE RENEWS PLEDGE TO CHILD AVOCACY CENTER
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The Golf Committee voted to extend another $250,000 pledge to the Child Advocacy Center Endowment over the next 3 years.  The current group has indicated their willingness to commit to that dollar amount and time frame.  That will bring us to the 35th golf tournament.  The Committee will be looking for volunteers to work the tournment in July.
 
 
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.  
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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Rapid City Rushmore
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Rapid City, SD 57701
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