Rotary Club of Telluride

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Welcome to the Telluride Rotary Club!

Telluride

Sine Regula

for lunch on Wednesdays. Social 11:30am, lunch at noon.
New Sheridan Hotel
231 W. Colorado Avenue
American Room
Telluride, CO  81435
United States
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Everyone had a blast at the 2016 Thanksgiving Dinner at Baked in Telluride!  Big thanks to our host Jerry Green! 
 
 
We had our annual Foreign Exchange Open House at the local library in Telluride where our RYE kids (and AFS, too) talked about their exchange experiences (our American kids were there, too…those who have been broad and have returned)….and RYE made the FRONT PAGE of today’s (Sunday’s) paper!  Fabio and Rebeka are soooo excited to see themselves in the local paper, let alone on the FRONT PAGE!
 
Enjoy the story……GREAT  publicity for our RYE program….  We had about 40 kids and parents attend to find out about the exchange experience and explore whether it is a good program for them now, next year, or a year or two from now!
 
 
 
Rotary Members, Club Presidents and Boards,
 
The District Board and Foundation Committee are responding to a specific interest from individuals and clubs wishing to form a Donor Advised Fund for Disaster Relief.
 
Our Rotary members want a mechanism to help those in need and have been responding outside of The Rotary Foundation to international disaster needs in Nepal, Guatemala, Ecuador and in the US.  
 
 
The International Service newsletter #2 provides information about our district’s International Service activities.  These include: summaries of recent Global Grants projects, upcoming Vocational Training Teams, Rotary volunteer opportunities, D-5470 travel opportunities, etc. These stories are designed to make you aware of what our clubs are doing internationally. If you want more information on some of the projects, feel free to contact the Rotarian mentioned in the each story.
 
 
 
 
 
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Convention: Southern hospitality
The Atlanta Host Organization Committee is offering some good old-fashioned Southern hospitality at the Rotary International Convention from 10 to 14 June. It has planned a wide range of activities featuring everything from good food and music to inspiring tours of local landmarks. If it’s your first convention, these events are chances to meet fellow Rotarians from around the world, and if you’re an experienced convention goer, you can catch up with old friends. Hall of Fame baseball player Hank Aaron will host Rotarians for a “Strike Out Polio” night at the new SunTrust Park, where you’ll...
Member spotlight: The power of the press
When Teguest Yilma helped found the Rotary Club of Addis Ababa Entoto in 2002, she thought polio had already been eradicated from most of the world. But while Ethiopia had been free of the disease, Yilma was shocked to learn that new cases had started cropping up in surrounding countries such as Somalia. “I was thinking, it’s not possible, we can’t be free if the countries around us are not free,” she says. Yilma, the managing editor of Capital, Ethiopia’s largest English weekly newspaper, has brought a journalist’s skills to the fight against polio. She became vice chair of the Ethiopia...
Member interview: Writer sheds light on FDR’s right-hand woman
Battling breast cancer in 2000, Kathryn Smith found comfort pursuing her lifelong interest in Franklin D. Roosevelt. The more she read, the more intrigued she became with the 32nd U.S. president’s private secretary, Marguerite Alice “Missy” LeHand. “I thought, what a fascinating life she had because she was by his side through the polio crisis, establishing the polio rehabilitation center in Warm Springs and then after his return to politics,” she says. Smith, a past president of the Rotary Club of Greater Anderson, S.C., and a longtime newspaper journalist, turned that curiosity into a book...
The Rotarian Conversation with Ban Ki-moon
One of United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s earliest memories is of fleeing with his family into the mountains during the Korean War, his village burning behind him. His father and grandfather had to forage for food in the woods; his mother gave birth to his siblings away from anything remotely resembling a health facility. “I have known hunger,” he says. “I have known war, and I have known what it means to be forced to flee conflict.” The soldiers who came to their rescue were flying the blue flag of the United Nations. The UN provided them with food and their schools with books....
Culture: Life in the bike lane
Like a lot of us, I spent much of my childhood riding bikes, but fell out of the habit for a while. Forty years. Then my wife and I moved to New York, where cyclists risk their necks in a daily Thunderdome of cabs, police cars, firetrucks, double-decker buses, messengers on motorbikes, and delivery trucks backing around corners at 20 miles an hour. Not for me! At least not until my 50th birthday, when my metabolic furnace flamed out. Calories started going directly from beer bottle to beer belly. It was time to start exercising. Either that or give up Samuel Adams, and I couldn’t do that to...