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Rushmore Rotary Meetings will be held virtually at 7am using ZOOM until further notice.  Each member should receive an email invite. 
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Welcome to our Rotary Club!

 
 
 
 
 
ENGAGE LEADERS | EXCHANGE IDEAS | TAKE ACTION
Rotary International is a global network of 1.2 million neighbors, friends, leaders, and problem-solvers who see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change – across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves. Rushmore Rotary is a club composed of inspired individuals who translate their passions into relevant social causes to change lives in communities.

 

 

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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!! 
   
ROTARY FELLOWSHIP
Being part of a fellowship is a fun way to make friends around the world, explore a hobby or profession, and enhance your Rotary experience.  Rotary has over 100 Fellowships.  They can be found at More Fellowships | Rotary International.  While not officially registered Rotary Fellowhip groups, Rushmore Rotary members recently participated in two activities:  skiing and hiking.   
 
YFS COVID RELIEF FUND
YFSLogoHeader13This past December, members of Rushmore Rotary and Rapid City Rotary clubs stepped up in a big way to support families in crisis who are enrolled in programs at Youth & Famity Services.  Many of the families YFS serves were struggling to make ends meet prior to the onsetof the COVID-19 pandemic.   Connie Olson, YFS Director, shared that an increasing number of families are now facing the very real possibility of becoming homeless.  Thanks to Willis Sutliff for establishing a partnership between YFS and Rotary organizations.  Within a few weeks, Rotarians raised $13,500 for the fund to help cover utility bills, rent, day care costs, and to purchase necessary supplies for children and their families.  Just another great example of the impacts we make in our local communites.  Thank you to such caring, committment and compassionae individuals.
 
Rapid CIty High School Students of Distinction
We are excited to announce the following students from Rapid City High School as the 2020-2021 1st Semester Rushmore Rotary Students of Distinction! Congratulations and keep up the good work:  9th Grade- Ariana; 10th Grade- Lillian; 11th Grade- Chad; 12th Grade- Adrianna (not pidtured)
We miss being part of the in-person Prize Patrol, but look forward to the day we can join back in the celebrations!
   
School of St. Judes - International Update
Gemma Sisia started the School of St. Jude in Tanzania with the help of Rotary in 2002--to educate disadvantaged, bright students from the Arusha District to become moral and intellectual leaders in their country.   Rotarians around the world (including our Club) have provided support over the years through sponsorships, purchase of buses, buildings, and equipment.  The school started with 1 teacher and 3 students and today it has over 1800 students and hundreds of graduates.  Our club currently sponsors three students:  John, Furahini and Abdulkadir. There are several ways you can help support students:
1)  Individually sponsor a student.  Full sponsorship for a student for a year is $2,640 or you can do a 1/2 sponsorship for $1,320.  Visit the website: afstjude.org.
2)  Make a tax deductible donation to the school and/or students by sending your check to:  AF School of St Jude, PO Box 3994, Rapid City, SD, 57709
3) Through our Rotary Club by donating monthly Highmark Federal Credit Union- Pat Sutliff has forms and information.
WHITECLAY MAKERSPACE PROJECT UPDATE
Another great workday at Whiteclay Arts Makerspace Rotary 5610 District project! Delivered power tools for the woodworking shop, assembled a cabinet and countertop for sewing center, and had a great fellowship time with Rotarians from three clubs!
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.  
 
 
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 SD  57709

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