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From the President:

April 28, 2022              

My fellow Rotarians~

I spent the last hour writing this letter TWICE because it has disappeared on me so I'm going to believe that my message was not meant to be for today. 

I hope you are all having a great week! Remember to meet at The Pinery this week for our meeting. It will be a great presentation from Rotary Club President Poe Phyu from one of the Rotary Clubs in Myanmar. 

Now let's go forth, be great stewards of Rotary and Catalysts of Caring in our Community! 

Please be well, be safe, and be kind. There are a lot of people needing just that.heart 

In Rotary Service,

Kathleen Saltmarsh-Voss

President

Rotary of Colorado Springs 


Topic: Weekly Rotary Meeting
Time: April 29, 2022 12:00 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)
         
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This Week's Program 
Apr 29, 2022
"The Pinery at the Hill"

The Antlers Hotel cannot accomodate us today.

So, we've arranged for a great lunch at:

    The Pinery at Hill

    775 West Bijou Street

    Colorado Springs, CO 80905

 

Apr 29, 2022
"Rotary Club of Yangon, Myanmar"
"Rotary Club of Yangon, Myanmar"

You may have met Poe Phyu at one of our luncheons.  She has been a visiting Rotarian for several Fridays.  She is currently the President of the Rotary Club of Myanmar.   Myanmar (formerly Burma) is a Southeast Asian nation of more than 100 ethnic groups, bordering India, Bangladesh, China, Laos and Thailand. Yangon (formerly Rangoon), the country's largest city, is home to bustling markets, numerous parks and lakes, and the towering, gilded Shwedagon Pagoda, which contains Buddhist relics and dates to the 6th century.

Daw Poe Phyu founded Myanmar Deals Real Estate Agency in 1992, and has overseen the growth of the real estate sector in Myanmar throughout the decades. She retired from real estate in 2016.

She is also the Co-Founder of Red Stone Gold and Idea in which she is its Idea Director, overseeing marketing and creative projects.

Daw Poe Phyu is also passionate about her volunteer organizations. She is the Founder and President Taw Win Htan Organization in which she and her team are saving palm trees that are becoming more and more rare and endangered, dry zone in Myanmar, yet culturally and sustainably valuable to Myanmar and its communities.

She is also a Patron of Lay Kyun Thu Foundation and the advisor of the Cochlear Implant Programme of Victoria Hospital Health Foundation.

Born in Mogok, Myanmar, she stays true to where she comes from as Daw Poe Phyu is also an advisor of “ Mogok 800 Years Foundation”.

Daw Poe Phyu was a judge for the 2017 and 2018 Miss Universe pageants in Myanmar. She also was a part of the panel of judges for the South East Asia Property Awards (Myanmar Property) from 2014 to 2016.

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Rotary Rally @ Brakeman's
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May 17, 2022 4:30 PM
 
Monthly Board Meeting - May 2022
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May 25, 2022 12:00 PM
 
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Jun 22, 2022
 
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April is Maternal and Child Health Month!
Upcoming District Assembly/Registration link
Below you will find the REGISTRATION Link to attend this spring's Rotary DISTRICT 5470's ASSEMBLY. The assembly will have a curriculum that is designed for 2022-2023 Rotary Club officers and Board members especially Presidents elect, Rotary Foundation, Membership, Public Image, and Community Service chairs and members.
 
If you will be serving in one of these roles next year or have an interest in doing so in the future, consider attending this event!
 
Please use the link below to register for Rotary 5470 District Assembly in Montrose on May 14. 
 
May 14, 2022, 9 am - 4 pm
Holiday Inn Express
1391 S Townsend Ave
Montrose, CO 
Yours in Rotary Service
 
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Sam Kevan
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970-250-5937
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MAY ROTARY RALLY!!
All Things FLIGHT 2022
                                                       CALL FOR ARTISTS: Rotary Flight 2021, Rotary Club of Colorado Springs at  Online/Virtual Space, Special Events
FLIGHT XV committee meets every Friday directly after the weekly club meeting. The zoom link is available below for those who cannot attend in person.
For more information, please contact Tina Dewey, FLIGHT XV Chair at tinadhomes@gmail.com.
 
Flight 2022 is well underway and we are excited to be back in person at the Boot Barn Hall on September 24th.  As many of you know, getting Flight “aloft” is a significant effort and our largest fundraiser in support of the many great service initiatives of the club.  We are actively seeking sponsorships at this time.  If you or your business can contribute to this worthy cause, you can find additional detail at www.csflight.org/sponsors.  Please also think about other contacts you have in the community that are good sponsor candidates.  You can either refer the contact information to Tom Naughton (tjnaughton55@gmail.com) or Lynne Pearson (lypearson24@gmail.com) or if you prefer to contact them yourself, the sponsor brochure and commitment form are available at www.csflight.org/sponsors.
 
 
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Rotary Youth Exchange!

Bring the world to your home!

Host a Rotary Youth Exchange Student aged 15-18.5 during the 2022-2023 school year for a period of 3-5 months. The student must attend the same high school for the entire year.

Youth Exchange | District 5680

The Host Family needs to have the DESIRE to provide the following:

1. Love as a family member. The student will be a part of your family, not a guest.

2. A Bed – The student does not have his/her own room, but we do ask that they have

their own bed.

3. Food – We ask that you provide food for the student including lunch while at school,

treating the student as you would your own.

4. Transportation – The student will not be allowed to drive while in the US. If bus transportation is not available to the school, the host family would need to provide that and transportation to other events within reason.

 

If you are interested, please reach out to Katie Lenger, katielenger@gmail.com, cell phone 641-891-0394.

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Rotary Grants Training
Every year every Rotary club is given the opportunity to do Rotary Grants Training online for the purpose of qualifying to request district and global funding for club projects. Our next training is Saturday, April 30 from 9 am - 12 pm. If interested, please register:
 
You are invited to Rotary District 5470 Grant Management Training Seminar via Zoom. The Grant Management Training Seminar is a required training event for Clubs intending to apply for a Global Grant or a District Grant. This event will be virtual. Click on the link below and register today!
 
When: April 30, 2022 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)

Registration in advance is required for this meeting (click below):
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After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Be sure to flag the email or add the event to your calendar as the link in the confirmation is your access to the training.
The Veteran Network
 
 
                                              
 
We are in the initial stage of forming a Veterans Group in the COS Downtown Rotary Club.  This group will serve as a cohesive unit in community service projects (thanks, Samantha Chapman, for including us!), have its own space on the ClubRunner page (thanks, Mike McGrath!), and strengthen both Rotary and Veteran bonds.  The first initiative for the Veterans Group is to honor World War II Veterans. (Thank you, Kerry Pearson, for your legwork on this project!)
 
 
If you are a Veteran, please contact Chip Frazer at carl.frazer@gmail.com or 202.595.4295 with name, branch of service, and (if desired) dates of service and/or military campaigns.  If you know a Veteran in the club, please let Chip know, since we'd like to get the word out as far and wide as possible.
 
Chip Frazer
Rotarian
Rotary of Colorado Springs
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Community Service Committee Updates:

 
Listen to this week's meeting for updates!

The Great American Clean-up is returning to Colorado Springs! There are many locations participating in the clean-up and we encourage members and their families to choose a location that is best for them. Register at the event site of your choice and please let Samantha Chapman know where you have signed up! Don’t forget to take and share pictures.

https://www.fountain-crk.org/event-sites/

 

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International Committee News!
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International Committee Update!
 
Currently, we are working on the following projects: 
 
  • Practical Education Network (PEN) in Ghana
  • Hunger project in Niger
  • Trampled Rose In Ethiopia
  • Locally Haiti
  • Vision project in Bisceglie, Italy
New updates for the International committee:
 
  • Steve Popovich - visted a few weeks ago, a former Rotarian. Wants to get club involved in letter writing campaign to Ukrainian refugee mothers and children overseas. We are just waiting on a carrier that can guarantee delivery of letters. Our club would be in the role of collecting letters from the PPLD locations and vetting them to make sure content is ok. I really love the idea of this project
 
  • The Tbilisi Rotarian Club in Republic of Georgia is helping to raise funds for the School of Tomorrow. They have taken in about 30 Ukrainian children and with the costs of additional children with families who are not paying and the issues of COVID, the school is low on funds and materials. The Director of the School is a member of the local Rotary Club there. 
 
 
If you are interested in participating in our International Committee, please email Jordan Davis at Jordan@sociallyexceptional.biz to be added to the notification list!
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Support for Ukraine
From our District Governor Becky Smith:
Razom – Together we are Ukraine
Here are the  sources that have identified specific focus areas for Ukrainian support:
 
Shelterbox
 
International Red Cross  (Rotary and the Red Cross have a long-standing relationship of support and alliance)
 
Rotary District 2241 in Romania  (This information came from the DG in Southern California.  She is a Romanian immigrant).
 
You can wire funds directly to the Rotary District  2241 of Romania.  They have established a Disaster Relief Fund.
 
Here is the bank info for a wire transfer.
 
Bank: 
Transilvania
 
Address:
str. Gheorghe Barițiu, nr.8, Cluj Napoca 
Cluj-Napoca, Cluj 400000 Roman ia
 
Account in USD:
RO22BTRL01302205M6501800
Swift: BTRLRO22
 
Beneficiary:
Asociația Rotary District 2241 Romania & Republica Moldova 
 
Address:
Hotel Ibis. 
Calea Grivitei  nr.143, sector 1,
București 010741 Romania
 
 
Rotary International Disaster Relief Fund
 
As one of the world’s largest humanitarian organizations, Rotary has made peace the cornerstone of our global mission. We are deeply concerned about the Ukraine crisis and need your help.

Rotary is made up of people of action, especially in difficult times. In response to the deepening refugee crisis, The Rotary Foundation Trustees have decided to prioritize contributions made to the Disaster Response Fund until 30 April 2022 to support disaster response grants for districts affected by these events. These expedited disaster response grants can be used to supply water, food, medicine, shelter, and clothing.

Half a million people have fled Ukraine and are in dire need of emergency aid. The United Nations estimates that the number of refugees could grow to as many as 5 million people displaced. Rotary clubs in Europe and around the world have stepped up their relief work, some working on the ground to help displaced families.

With your donation to our Disaster Response Fund, we can support communities and help rebuild lives during this tragic time.  Click HERE to donate now. 

Sincerely,

John Germ
Trustee Chair, 2021-22
The Rotary Foundation
 
And from Habitat For Humanity:
 

 

Habitat for Humanity GB

Ukraine appeal

Dear Friend,

As we watch the distressing situation unfold across Ukraine, Habitat for Humanity Great Britain joins colleagues across our network in calling for an end to the deadly attacks.

As an organization that passionately believe that homes should be safe havens for all, seeing people forced to flee from their homes is a tragedy.

In Ukraine, we work on energy efficiency in housing through a partner organization based in Odessa. The latest reports from our partner are that all their staff are safe, though attacks have killed people within the district.

Our colleagues on the ground in neighboring countries, together with partners from other charities and organizations in a united response, are helping assist those who have been forced to flee, as well as preparing longer-term plans to support families into more permanent homes.

Ukraine appeal

Responding to the crisis

Habitat for Humanity National Offices in the neighboring countries of Poland, Romania, Hungary, and Slovakia are responding by supporting refugees fleeing to find safety and shelter, as well as devising plans to support families into a longer-term shelter.

In Poland: Many of the families arriving at the border are single-headed, as many Ukrainian parents are choosing to have one parent remain in the country to join the resistance. Funds are being raised to lessen the burden of housing for the Ukrainian refugees.

In Romania: An assessment team from Habitat for Humanity Romania has traveled north to the Ukraine-Romania border. The temperature is currently below freezing, so the priority here is to source air heaters for people sheltering in tents on the border. The team is also working to secure hotel rooms as temporary shelters for refugees.

In Hungary: Our colleagues are pursuing how they can best provide support for refugees at the border.

In Slovakia: A team of staff have made their way to the border and are working on plans to support partner organizations. 

More updates about our work in Ukraine’s neighboring countries supporting refugees will be provided as information comes in.

Ukraine response

The United Nations Refugee Agency estimates up to 4 million Ukrainians could flee if the situation deteriorates further.

Supporting refugees into decent homes

Right now, the situation is desperate. Our teams around the world are working tirelessly to do all they can to assist and plan how best to help, and your support today is a crucial part of that response.

Without you, we simply can't do the work that we do.

In the short term, we will continue to assist governments and partners to meet the urgent needs of refugees at the Ukrainian border.

In keeping with our 'Pathways to Permanence' approach, our longer-term response will focus on supporting refugee families to reduce their vulnerability, helping move them along a path to permanent, durable shelter.

To support our continued efforts in helping those who have been forced to leave their homes, please make a donation today.  

Seeing families have the most basic needs of safety and housing compromised is truly heart-breaking, but with you beside us, we'll do everything we can to be there, rebuilding shattered lives brick-by-brick - however long it takes.

With my heartfelt thanks for your continued support,

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District Update on Polio
 The first quarter polio reports from the two remaining countries not considered polio-free continue to be cautiously optimistic. With just six cases of the wild poliovirus reported in 2021, the trend was positive. Today that trend continues as we have had just one case of the wild poliovirus in Afghanistan this year and 441 days since the last reported case of the wild poliovirus in Pakistan. 
 Milestone' in polio eradication achieved - BBC News
   The most encouraging information in the report is that there have been no Positive Environmental Samples since early December. Additionally, the cases of Circulating Vaccine - Derived Polio have dropped to just 34 compared with 195 at this time last year.
    The eradication of only the second disease from the planet remains the primary goal of Rotary International. The continued support of Rotarians will see this goal achieved. Please help Rotary International with your donation to The Rotary Foundation Polio Plus Fund. With your help, we will have a polio-free world.
 
Yours in Rotary Service,
 

PDG David Wood

District 5470

DRFC

Bulletin Annoucements~!
                                                                              
 
 
 
 
 
 
If you have bulletin announcements, please email the EXACT WORDING of your announcement to KSaltmarshVoss@yahoo.com by Wednesday at 5 pm. I don't write your announcements but I do make them nice 'n' fancy!
Amazon Smile in 6 steps!
As you're doing your shopping online, did you know that you can support our Rotary Club with every Amazon purchase? Here’s how:
  1. Go to smile.amazon.com (not amazon.com). Amazon Smile is the same company, same account, same password, but the Amazon Smile program gives one half of one percent of every purchase to charity. No, it’s not a lot, but it’s also not nuthin’ (to be exact: about $150 for the Club so far). So again, go to smile.amazon.com
  2. Sign into your Amazon account as you normally would
  3. On the very top left of the page, next to the AmazonSmile logo, are three horizontal bars. Click there for the drop-down menu.
  4. Scroll ALL the way down to “Your AmazonSmile”; it should be the last option right before “Sign Out”; Click on “Your AmazonSmile”
  5. On the right side of the page, click on the “change charity” box under Your current charity (Note: If you are currently supporting another charity, that’s awesome! These instructions are for those who are not doing so. Also, if you have not previously selected a charity, your default option will be St. Judge Children’s Research Hospital.)
  6. Type in Community Service Fund of the Rotary Club of Colorado Springs; click Select
  7. That’s it. You’re all set. Just remember to go to Smile.Amazon.com when you shop from now on.
*Originally written by Past President Caryn Adams
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Bill Kettles
April 9
 
Misty Stuart
April 9
 
Andy Vick
April 12
 
Liz Vanatta
April 14
 
Rodney Gullatte
April 17
 
Paul Clarkin
April 23
 
Brad Butler
April 24
 
Daunte Davis
April 24
 
Join Date
Timothy Colling
April 1, 2021
1 year
 
Timothy Gore
April 1, 2016
6 years
 
David Supperstein
April 2, 1970
52 years
 
John Cunning
April 2, 1965
57 years
 
Katie Lenger
April 2, 2018
4 years
 
Jeff Ahrendsen
April 11, 1986
36 years
 
Carmen Matei
April 18, 2014
8 years
 
Tom Nelson
April 18, 2014
8 years
 
Jane Hammoud
April 26, 1996
26 years
 
Annie Valades
April 28, 1996
26 years
 
Maile Foster
April 28, 2007
15 years
 
Vance Valades
April 28, 2016
6 years
 
Donna Dell'Olio
April 30, 2004
18 years
 
Wayne Bland
April 30, 1999
23 years
 
Upcoming Events
Rotary Rally @ Brakeman's
Brakeman's Burgers
May 17, 2022 4:30 PM
 
Monthly Board Meeting - May 2022
Online via ZOOM
May 25, 2022 12:00 PM
 
Rotary International Convention
Jun 04, 2022 - Jun 07, 2022
 
Monthly Board Meeting - June 2022
Online via ZOOM
Jun 22, 2022
 
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