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Steamboat Springs

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We meet Tuesdays at 12:00 PM
The Steamboat Grand
2300 Mt Werner Circle
Steamboat Springs, CO  80487
United States of America
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Thanks to everyone who joined our meeting on Tuesday!  We had 59 people on our Zoom meeting including 56 Steamboat Rotarians and 3 guests. 
Brett Allison provided Thought for the Day on Laughter;
"My thought for the day is Laughter, As we take on the responsibilities of the world, many of us come to believe that laughter is something only children do. Some of us even believe that laughing makes us less professional or immature. Research shows that children laugh about 400 times a day, but adults on average laugh only about 15 times. Do you know why? I believe that laughter is the most powerful thing in everyone’s life. It can make anyone at any time go from sad to happy in two seconds. Everyone does it every day and enjoys every second of it. This miracle drug is laughter. Laughing invokes feelings of happiness and joy. Shared laughter is one of the most effective tools that strengthens our relationships by triggering positive feelings and fostering emotional connections. As well as adding joy, vitality, and resilience. Humor is a powerful and effective way to heal resentments, disagreements, and pain. Laughter unites people during difficult times. This bond acts as a strong buffer against stress, disagreements, and disappointment. Genuine warm laughter is in a class of its own. We can laugh delicately, enjoy a full belly laugh, or we can laugh until the tears are rolling down our cheeks. Laughter breaks down walls and dissolves barriers between others. Laughter has the power to alter our “bad moods” in just seconds, and is impossible to keep hidden inside. Laughter is also contagious. Every day at some point I will laugh. I laugh at my friends, my customers, at Joanna and most importantly myself. Laughter has helped people through hard times all of their lives. It is proven that laughter is a powerful remedy for stress and pain. Nothing works as fast to bring your mind and body back into balance. Laughter is like an instant mini vacation. It leaves your mind peaceful and calm. Even just a face breaking into a smile is a genuine good message in anybody’s language. If the saying, “The more you laugh the longer you live,” is true then I should live forever. I believe in the power of laughter. It can reach you at your lowest low and pull you back up again, so live and laugh."
Andy Booker  Wallace kicked off Good News with lots of his own good news including taking a new job at Holiday Inn and GETTING MARRIED!   He raised $320 total through Good News.  
Thank you to Steamboat Springs Fire Chief Chuck Cerasoli for taking time to present to our club!  We are so lucky to have such a "dedicated, highly/multi-skilled, community oriented, mission driven, people first mentality, professional and motivated" fire department.  His presentation is attached.  Click Here.
Announcements and Upcoming:
Happy December Birthday Rotarians:
Dos Crow - Dec 05)
Jeff Swoyer - Dec 08
Bill Leeson - Dec 09 
Kathy Elliott - Dec 20
Holly Rogers - Dec 21
Brian Harrington - Dec 27
Marje Tracy - Dec 27
Happy December Anniversary Rotarians:
Greg Stetman -10 years (it is more than this!)
Marje Tracy - 27 years
Angela Catterson - 17 years
Scott Marr -17 years
Dos Crow - 3 years
James Grew - 3 years (we need to correct this one too!)
Thank you Randy Rudasics for leading the Nominating Committee through the process of selecting officers for the 2021-2022 year.  The slate of Kit Paulin, Andy Booker Wallace, Hazel Hoff, Marje Tracy, Tiffany Leeson as Secretary, and Karen Schneider as President Elect passed.
Keep an eye out for more on the 2020 reinvented version of the Rotary Holiday Tubing Party Fa-La-La!
Please help spread the word of more community generosity! Johnny B Goods Diner is feeding people who are unemployed and underemployed. 
"Don't worry!  If you had to pay your rent, and that's where all your went...for the underemployed we have FREE SOUP & BREAD all throughout level RED!" - from the Facebook page of Johnny B. Good's Diner
Next week's program will be Traci Hyatt from Yampa Valley Community Foundation.
See you next Tuesday!
Thanks to everyone who joined our meeting!  We had 47 people on our Zoom meeting including 43 Steamboat Rotarians, 1 visiting Rotarian, and 3 guests. 
Ellen Kendall inducted Ed Albright.  Welcome back to the club Ed!
Paul Hebert provided Thoughts for the Day in memory of Mike Roberts:
"Never Blame anyone in your life, good people give you happiness bad people give you experience.  The worst people give you a lesson, and the best people give you memories.  All who know Mike Roberts have great memories of him."
"As you walk west and east and travel, be where you are.  Otherwise you will miss most of your life."
"The secret of health for both the mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly."
"One moment can change a day, one day can change one life, and one life can change the world."
Ian Engle raised $568.04 through Good News.  
Michelle Garner raised an astonishing $330 for Lift Up!
We were lucky to have Past District Governor Chuck Rutenberg join us to talk about the Rotary International Foundation and remind us of the incredible impact the foundation has worldwide.  Brian Harvey was recognized as a Paul Harris +1 and Lori Livingston was recognized as a Paul Harris +2.  Also, Margaret Redfern was honored with a Paul Harris Fellowship from the club for her work on the Peace Pavilion! 
We also learned a little about the Paul Harris Recognition points that are accrued when we give to the foundation.  These points are available for honoring others with Paul Harris Fellowships.  If you would like to know about your level of giving or the PH Recognition points you have, please reach out to Scott Marr at   Wouldn't a Paul Harris Fellowship be a great gift for someone in your life this year?
Announcements and Upcoming:
Ian Engle gave a sneak peak to the Holiday Tubing Party!  Keep an eye out for more on the 2020 reinvented version of the Rotary Holiday Tubing Party Fa-La-La!
Next week's program will be Steamboat Springs Fire Chief Chuck Cerasoli.
Hope you had a great Thanksgiving!  See you next Tuesday!

YouTube recording of the entire meeting -
Thanks to everyone who joined our meeting yesterday!  We had 72 people on our Zoom meeting including 58 Steamboat Rotarians, 1 visiting Rotarian, 3 guests and 10 grant recipient presenters. 
Elissa Greene provided for Thought for the Day:
"Observe and learn instead of react and respond. Everything doesn’t need your reaction. Conserve your energy for what matters most." - Elissa Greene
Our anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows, but only empties today of its strength.” — Charles Spurgeon
Anxiety is like a rocking chair. It gives you something to do, but it doesn't get you very far.” ― Jodi Picoult
Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you.”—Anne Lamott
Brett Allison raised $340 through Good News.  
Tara Weaver led today's program with presentations from December 2019 Community Grant Recipients.  
1.  Soroco High School - Steve Fuller, Soroco Principal
2.  Steamboat Skating Club - Annie Richman, Parent Volunteer
3.  Friends of the Chief Foundation - Scott Parker, Executive Director
4.  Northwest Colorado Center For Independence - Ian Engle, Executive         Director and Rachelle Summers
5.  Routt County Council On Aging - Meg Tully, Grants Specialist
6.  Opera Steamboat - Andres Cladera, General and Artistic Director
7.  Grand Futures Prevention Coalition - Amber DeLay, Executive Director
8.  Integrated Community - Maria Paula Gonzalez, Interpretation/Translation Program Coordinator
9.  Routt County United Way - Kate Nowak, Executive Director
10. Casey's Pond - Marci Valicenti
The slides to accompany each recipient's presentation are attached.
Announcements and Upcoming:
If you ordered an Ohana shirt through Tara Weaver, please arrange with her to pick those up.  They are the Central Park Management office at 800 Weiss Drive.
Holly Rogers did a second reading for new member Ed Allbright.
Randy Rudasics did the second reading for the proposed 2021-2022 slate.  The vote will take place on December 1 and consists of Kit Paulin, Andy Booker, Hazel Hoff, and Marje Tracy, Secretary Tiffany Leeson, and President Elect Karen Schneider.  Thank you all for stepping up to take a leadership role!
Paula Cooper Black announced that Lift Up is looking for food donations for Thanksgiving.  Attached is the flyer with more information.  
Cam Boyd has Rotary dictionaries for all third graders in Routt County.  If you would like to help hand those out, please reach out to Cam at
Next week's program will be Past District Governor Chuck Rutenberg presenting on the Rotary International Foundation.
Have a great week!
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