President's Message
Dennis Shoemaker
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Liz and I are along with Past-President Jane Hammoud are off to Atlanta on Saturday where we'll join thousands of Rotarians for the Rotary International Convention.  This gathering marks the 100th anniversary of the Rotary Foundation.  Speakers at the convention include Rotary leadership plus many others.  Bill Gates who's been a great supporter of Polio Plus through the Gates Foundation will speak. Others include Senator Bob Corker of Tennessee and golfing great Jack Nicklaus.  I'll take lots of pictures and give you a report on the event at our club meeting in two weeks on June 23rd.
Don't forget to mark your calendar for this Thursday evening.  Rotary Prime is hosting another social -- Thursday, June 8th, 5:30 p.m., at The Smiling Toad Brewery (owned by Rotarian Biff Morehead).  Proceeds will benefit another Prime service project with Midland Elementary School.  Biff will have the food trucks on site.  The Smiling Toad is located at 1757 S 8th St #100, Colorado Springs, CO, 80905.
You've probably received e-mails from Rotarian Paulette Church about the Rotary Leadership Institute to be held June 23rd and 24th at El Pomar.  This is a great opportunity for a condensed course on what Rotary is all about.   See the article below for more information.
Our Rotarian Kathleen Saltmarsh-Voss was seriously injured in an accident on Saturday that resulted in multiple breaks to both legs.  She had surgery on her left leg on Sunday and will have surgery on the right leg today.   We'll have some cards available at Friday's meeting for you to sign.  I've visited her a couple of times and she's in good spirits considering the trauma she's gone through.  Kathleen is at Memorial Central.  Please keep her in your thoughts and prayers for a safe recovery.  
JoAnne Henjum - In Memoriam
JoAnne Henjum, wife of our Past President Joe Henjum, passed away on Friday, June 2nd at Morningstar at Mountain Shadows.  JoAnne and Joe were both strong supporters of Rotary and the support of our military community through Home Front Cares.
Born in 1933 in Miami, Florida, JoAnne studied music at the University of Miami, where she met and married Joseph Henjum in 1954. She was a devoted Air Force wife and mother, traveling the world, raising two children, and serving in a wide variety of volunteer and paid positions during Joe's 26-year career, which included a tour at the US Air Force Academy. After active duty, the couple returned to Colorado Springs for good, where JoAnne worked for 10 years alongside her husband as Director of Marketing at Cheyenne Place Retirement Community. JoAnne was a member of First Lutheran Church and, in the last several years of her life, of First Congregational Church.

JoAnne will be remembered for her loyalty to friends and family, her devotion to God, and her generous spirit. She had a soft spot in her heart for the underdog, and often found herself called to assist those in need. 

An only child, JoAnne is survived by her two children, Mark Henjum and Nancy Henjum, both residents of Colorado Springs, four grandchildren, and two great grandchildren. 

Memorial gifts may be made to The Home Front Cares. 
JoAnne will be laid to rest with her husband at the Air Force Academy Cemetery. Services will be held this fall. 
Swan-Law Funeral Directors.
News from Jourdan in the UK
Jourdan McGinn, our Global Grant Scholar in London, attended her host district's conference this past weekend in the UK.  She was able to attend with other scholars and Peace Fellows supported by the district.  Jourdan made a presentation on her work in Uganda to the over 400 in attendance. 
Rotary Leadership Institute

Want to learn more about Rotary?


Rotary District 5450 has created a wonderful RLI Fast Track program that can move you quickly through all three parts.  We are offering it for the first time in our District in Colorado Springs at the beautiful Penrose House Conference Center on Friday, June 23rd and Saturday, June 24th.


Here’s how it works:

Want just Part I – Begin at 1 pm on Friday and be finished by 4:45 that afternoon.


Already did Part I in Telluride or Grand Junction before Rotary Roundups in 2015 or 2016 and need Part II and III to finish -- Begin at 9:15 Saturday morning and finish at 2:50 pm. We will provide lunch. – Receive your pin and completion certificate!


Already did Parts I and II in Colorado Springs or Montrose last year and need just Part III to finish – Join us at 12:30 on Saturday afternoon and finish by 2:50 pm. – Let us know if you want to join us for lunch.


Want to complete all three parts at one time – Come on Friday by 1 and finish on Saturday by 2:50 – Network over lunch on Saturday, receive your pin, and completion certificate.


Remember that Grant Management Training is offered on Saturday from 12:30 to 2:45 pm at an adjoining room, so you could do Parts I and II, have lunch with classmates, and then switch over to the Grant Training Workshop. 


Cost for each part is $20 separately or $50 for the full 3-part training, which includes lunch.  If you are coming for Part III only, you can add lunch $10 if you wish to network with others. Email to register and pay at the door with cash or check.  No charge for the Grant Management Training workshop unless you want to add lunch prior to that session for $10.


Please register by Monday, June 19th.  

Rotary Leadership Institute
Penrose House, 1661 Mesa, Colorado Springs
Part I -- Friday, June 23 and Part II and III -- Saturday, June 24, 2017
Draft as of 5-22-2017
Friday, Part I – Cripple Creek Room
1:00 – 1:30 Welcome/Introductions – Paulette Church                                                                   
1:30 – 2:15   My Rotary World and Rotary Opportunities – Paulette Church
2:15 – 3:00   International Service and The Rotary Foundation – Clyde Church
3:00 – 3:15   Break - Snacks
3:15 – 4:00   Engaging Members -- Paulette Church         
4:00 – 4:45   Service Projects – Clyde Church                                                                 
Saturday – Part II and Part III  -- Penrose Room
9:15 – 9:50              Ethics and Vocational Service – Chip Ecks
9:50 – 10:30            The Rotary Foundation – Cliff Anson
10:30 – 10:45          Break – Snacks
10:45 – 11:20          Effective Leadership Strategies – Paulette Church
11:20 – 12:00          Attracting Members -- Clyde Church
12:00 – 12:30          Lunch – Networking – Outside Time
Begin Part III
12:30 – 1:15            Strategic Planning and Analysis – Chip Ecks        
1:15  – 2:00             Public Relations and Club Communications – Dennis Shoemaker
2:00  – 2:30             Team Building –     
2:30 – 2:45              Making a Difference and Goal Setting – Paulette Church
2:45 – 2:50              Evaluation, and Wrap Up – Paulette Church
Must leave the Penrose Conference Center by 3 pm.
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