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Due to the pandemic and the strain it is putting on all of us, the Littleton Rotary Foundation has moved its regular annual grant application deadline and decision-making process back by one month. Requests for grants for 2020-2021 must be received no later than May 30, 2020. Decisions will be made in mid-June. Funds will be disbursed after the start of our fiscal year on July 1. We hope that by giving organizations an extra month to complete the application, it will help relieve the strain some of you are feeling at this time.
 
The application form can be found here: https://forms.gle/D9SiZtggQ2hEskb89. Before filling it out, please review our guidelines, which can be found here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1KeWdbkKZFLbpt3y5qZ5URvfFCWD4y9MgEwJTZPxCye0/edit?usp=sharing (a link is also included in the application form)

The Rotary Club of Littleton has switched to online meetings until further notice.  Members should check their weekly email messages for details on timing and instructions for joining these meetings.  

 

Health Crisis Advisory Notice
 
In compliance with directives from local, state, and federal health authorities, The Rotary Club of Littleton will not be holding its weekly Luncheon or bi-monthly Evening meetings until allowed to do so. Meetings will be conducted online, every Tuesday at noon until further notice.
 
In the meantime, Littleton Rotary members, their families, and friends are encouraged to support locally owned restaurants offering carry-out service by ordering meals from at least two different restaurants as many times as possible each week during this crisis. By joining together in supporting local small businesses of all types, we can be a significant help in lessening the economic impact of the current situation. 
Thousands of flowering plants were pulled, packed and loaded onto an 18 wheeler for overnight storage at the end of the Colorado Garden & Home Show by various Rotary Clubs and Boy Scout Troops. Early on the following Monday morning, over 700 plants were delivered to the Littleton area. The flowers brought smiles to the folks at Meals on Wheels, Libby Bortz Assisted Living Center, Bradley House, Amity Plaza and Alyson Center. Our thanks to all the Littleton Rotary volunteers, their family members and friends who helped make this year’s event a total success. Way to go Team Flower Power!

The Littleton Rotary Foundation was the proud sponsor of GraceFull Cafe's September Community Breakfast. The day was a huge success filled with friends and building community. More than 20 Rotarians and family members stepped in to assist with the cafe tasks for the day.  We served 272 meals (19 kids meals, 84 specials, 151 burritos, 125 cinnamon rolls). It’s amazing to see what we can accomplish when we come together to serve our community.
Rotarians recently partnered with Friends of The Dillon Ranger District (FDRD) to restore the damaged fencing at the top of Loveland Pass. This heavily trafficked and popular tourist spot is remarkable for its scenic beauty. It's also popular as the trail head for the West Ridge Trail leading to the summit of the 12, 479’ mountain locally known as Rotary Peak. The old fencing helped to keep visitors on the established paths and off sensitive terrain, but had deteriorated to such a degree that Rotarians determined something needed to be done. It was an embarrassment to have visitors from around the world see the broken-down condition of the approach to one of our state's significant scenic wonders – the Continental Divide at 11,990'.
 
Joining with the FDRD, members of the Summit County and Littleton Rotary clubs worked together in restoring all the damaged buck-and-rail sections, and adding several new sections. Materials were secured and the project was directed by the FDRD Project Manager Doozie Martin. Public service trail maps and guides produced by Rotary Club donations here happily received by visitors and hikers. Those who successfully made the 1.5 mile hike to Rotary Peak were presented with a commemorative “I Climbed Rotary Peak” pin as evidence of their accomplishment.
 
Rotary once again proves that it has the means and ability to work together addressing needs at home and around the world. Future projects on the trails at Loveland Pass and on Rotary Peak are in the process of being evaluated.
 
On a recent Saturday, members of the Rotary Club of Littleton volunteered to help TLC Meals on Wheels (MoW) clients by cleaning up their yards.  Approximately 20 volunteers brought their tools, gloves, raking, and tree trimming skills spent the morning working in the yards of two senior TLC MoW clients. 
 
Littleton Rotary has a long history of sponsoring high school students who wish to take part in Rotary’s Youth Exchange Program. This exceptional program opens the door to students who want to experience an academic year of study abroad. Likewise, Rotary Clubs welcome inbound students from around the world and arrange host families for them.
 
This past academic year, Littleton Rotary sponsored a student from Columbine High School who spent her time in Poprad, Slovakia. She recently visited our club to present a program summarizing her amazing experience. In addition to learning the language, she completed her academic studies successfully, enjoyed her host families, made lots of friends and loved the country and its history.
 
High school students from the greater Littleton area are encouraged to consider the Rotary Youth Exchange Program as an exciting opportunity to broaden their understanding of the world and experience a different culture. For more information, check out the Rocky Mountain Youth Exchange website.
On the second Monday of each month, Littleton Rotary members volunteer at Project C.U.R.E. headquarters sorting donated new and surplus medical items. Those items are then boxed, palletised, and readied for shipment to clinics and hospitals in some of the world’s most critical areas. Teams of highly trained Project C.U.R.E. specialists travel to areas of need and do on-site evaluations. Once the evaluation of needs are completed, Project C.U.R.E. works to prepare the shipment and secures funding for transport.
Littleton Rotary spearheaded the fundraising effort that ultimately lead to the purchase of Project C.U.R.E’s. world headquarters located in Centennial, CO.
 
Speakers
(Noon Online Meeting) DANI STANG
May 26, 2020
SHP - NO KID SLEEPS ON THE FLOOR IN OUR TOWN
(Evening Meeting) ALLISON WEEMS
Jun 02, 2020
RECYCLING: THE 4TH "R"
(Evening Meeting) LARRY WHITTED
Jun 16, 2020
NATIONAL SECURITY ISSUES
(Noon Meeting) LESHA THORVALDSON
Jun 16, 2020
STORMWATER FILTRATION
Changing of the Guard
Jun 30, 2020
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