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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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Meeting Notes
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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 CHS Child Advocacy Center - Golf Tournament
Thank you to the golfers, sponsors, community partners, Rushmore Rotary volunteers and Golf Committee members for another successful year.   $50,000 raised this year for the Child Advocacy Center making our contribution over the years at $1.7 million.   
   
SERVICE ABOVE SELF -- MASK MAKING KITS
Several members of Rushmore Rotary volunteered in July and August at WDT Masks for Rapid City putting together mask kits.  Masks for Rapid City is an effort to sew and distribute 60,000 masks for healthcare providers, caregivers, and immunocompromised individuals in our community. You can order mask-making kits, or place orders to receive completed masks via Masks for Rapid City facebook page or call the Masks for Rapid City hotline at (605) 718-3088.
COVID Grant
Rapid City Rushmore Rotary Club donated over $2,300 in gift cards from local businesses to the Black Hills Regional Homeless Coalition for those individuals and families affected by Covid-19.  With a Rotary grant and donations from its club members, Rushmore Rotary was able to not only support Rapid City downtown local businesses by purchasing gift cards from Philly Teds, Armadillos, Fork Real Café and Colonial House, but also help families.  Austin Brummer of Armadillos Ice Cream states, “We love seeing organizations pay it forward and we hope it does not stop there and hope everyone in our community pays it forward.”  Food insecurity was identified as a high priority, and Rotary wanted to be part of the solution.  In addition, Rushmore Rotary Club wanted to also provide economic relief to local businesses affected by the pandemic. With guidance from Black Hills Area Community Foundation and United Way of the Black Hills, Rotarians decided to partner with Volunteers of America Northern Rockies because they are coordinating the Homeless Coalition and assisting families with emergency resources and housing support.  “We are grateful for these gift cards that will be used to feed families and help brighten their day,” says Sara Hornick, VOA Coordinator of Black Hills Regional Homeless Coalition.”
FOOTBALL BOOK SALES
MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL IS IN FULL SWING!  Football book winner will be announced weekly during our meeting and checks mailed out while we meeting virtually. Congratulation to all winners and thank you to the Committee and Rotarians for participation in this great fundraiser.
 
 
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ST. JUDES SPONSORED STUDENT UPDATE
St. Judes sent us an update on Furahini Frank Yaguruva, our sponsored student.  She will return to St Jude’s to complete her final two years of secondary school, known as advanced level studies, or A Levels. Furahini will graduate from Form 6 at the end of May 2022 – a major milestone in her journey. A Levels at St Jude’s focus on providing our students with the opportunity to master subject areas of interest, further developing their leadership and creative thinking skills, and pursuing their academic passions through independent research. Furahini has chosen Physics, Chemistry and Biology (PCB) as her combination of three subjects to study in A Levels.  Thank you for your part in making Furahini’s success possible and we look forward to keeping you updated on her progress this year.

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Member Highlights
Congratulations to Janet Kahler for being a featured supporter in the South Dakota Public Broadcasting August 2020 magazine. Janet has been a Friend of SDPB for 16 years.  Click on the link and find out more interesting information on Janet.   We are proud to call her a friend and fellow Rushmore Rotarian.  Cheers!
 
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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Upcoming Events
BHCHS GOLF TOURNAMENT
Jul 26, 2021
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
 
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Club Information

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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