As we come to the end of the 2020-2021 Rotary year, DG Bob is proud of how the Clubs and District have stepped up to find new ways to serve, both locally and internationally. Transitioning to a new year we look to reinvent and reinvigorate ourselves, bringing in new ideas while building on our fundamental ideals and values.
Bob thanks everyone in the District for the opportunity to serve as our District Governor!
The May 8, 2021 Day of Service was a prime example of Rotarians doing what they do best: SERVICE!!!
Clubs around the District participated in a variety of projects to help their communities, from food drives and free meals, to clean-up and work days, to a vaccination clinic, Rotarians made an impact. And thanks to all of the clubs that submitted photos and videos, and to District PR Chair Becky Miller-Weinkauf of the Platteville Rotary Club who compiled all of the files into one great video, we're able to see first-hand Rotary in Action!
2021 District Conference
The recording links from all of the Thursday and Friday 2021 District Conference speakers are now available. 
GRANTS TRAINING & CLUB QUALIFICATION for the 2021-22 Rotary Year will be held Thursday, June 10 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm MDT via Zoom. All clubs must attend grants training annually to be able to apply for grants. Be sure someone from your club attends - REGISTER NOW!

YOUNG ROTARY/INTERACT completed a challenging year by creating a video tribute. Legend High School Young Rotary invited Interact members across the front range to participate. Click Here to view this inspiring video! Legend HS Young Rotary also hosted the annual Interact District Conference - you can read more by clicking on the story here.

PEACE COMMITTEE: FORUM FOR DISCUSSION: Ethics & The 4-Way Test Be sure to sign up for this outstanding Forum for Discussion event Thursday evening, June 3, 2021, 6:30-7:30 pm. We have a new and easier sign-up platform. If you are not a member of Golden Rotary, then register as a "Guest."  Click HERE to register.

2020-2021 AWARD WINNERS: District Governor, District and Club Awards. Click Here to Read More...

RYLA will be virtual this year - it will be one day only on Saturday, July 24, 2021. Registration is open for all high school students (current 9th through 12th graders.) Updated information can be found at 

Whatever You Do, Don’t Talk Politics or Religion…which is the primary reason we are where we are in our society today, divided by politics and religion. Since a child I remember being told that and listening to adults discuss how these two subjects were taboo. It was a sure way to upset an otherwise pleasant experience with friends or family. Discussing either would create a division beyond repair. Read More…

YOO HOO You joined Rotary to HAVE FUN and MAKE A DIFFERENCE. The WOOHOOMANITY CHALLENGE Scores Big on both counts. Enjoy a gorgeous Colorado day with your friends, volunteering or riding at the Denver Century. In the process you and your club can easily raise a LOT of money for your service projects to help more people in need. Save the Date… September 25thand request a flyer now at

ROTARY DAY AT THE ROCKIES! Sunday, Sept. 26 - Save the Date! Colorado Rockies vs. San Francisco Giants, a National League West Division rivalry game. A portion of ticket sales will go to End Polio Now. Tickets will be announced and available soon!

THE POLIO PLUS SOCIETY was formed to encourage Rotarians to commit to a minimum of $100 per year to the PolioPlus Fund until polio is eradicated from the face of the earth. CLICK HERE to learn more.

RECORDING LINKS ON DISTRICT WEBSITE: Did you miss the District Conference? Couldn't participate in the training webinars? The recording links are now on the District website under the Training/Events tab.

ARE YOU LISTED IN THE ONLINE BUSINESS DIRECTORY? Register now for only $1.00 when you enter promo2020 on the payment page! - learn more and read about the features: Get details HERE...

GRAND LAKE FIRE RELIEF EFFORTS: Volunteers are needed throughout the summer. Pre-registration is required for each date. CLICK HERE to Sign Up!

BOULDER FLATIRONS provided a generous grant to the Louisville Public Library to purchase about 100 children’s and parenting books on a variety of diversity, equity, and inclusion topics. Read More...

UNIVERSITY HILLS partnered with St. Croix West Rotary Club to donate BMI (Body Mass Index) Scales to the St. Croix District Department of Education. The prevention program is designed to help reduce obesity, and is currently in 8 schools. READ MORE...

OVER 65? YOU CAN VOLUNTEER NOW TOO! Denver Cherry Creek & Metro Caring's project to repackage staple foods into smaller bags has raised the age limit! Click Here for more info and to volunteer.

Post your story on your club's website or Facebook page, and then send the link to Doing so will give your club more exposure - readers will see the story on your club's site, which will let them know more about your club and members.
The Rotary Foundation Vision: “Together, we see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change — across the globe, in our communities, and ourselves.” Adopted by the Board and Trustees in June 2017, this vision statement reflects the impact Rotary aspires to have on the world and our members. Click the links below to read the full stories...

THE HEAT IS ON! Things are heating up in District 5450. Yes, I am talking summertime this month, but so too are 5450 Rotarians heating up with reflection, celebration and taking on new giving and volunteer opportunities as #PeopleofAction.​​​​​
  1. Celebrate accomplishments. This involves looking back on a year of hard work and gratitude for all you have given to the Rotary Foundation, in your community, and around the world in your service projects. This is something all members can take pride in during the biggest year in The Rotary Foundation’s 104-year history.
  2. Acknowledge everyone’s giving. Honoring those members who stand out among us is still important. Hard work in service and generous giving should be celebrated. Spending time during a club meeting talking about member’s contributions can be both aspirational and inspirational.
  3. Look forward to the year ahead. We need to get excited about new opportunities for service, giving new and opportunities to work together for a brighter future. This is what hope is built upon but know where we have been with service.
  4. June is Fellowships Month. Sharing fellowship is a great way to stay connected, learn something new and help even your fellow Rotarians. Virtually and voice communication helps us all feel like we are among friends and share #coloradorotarycares.  ​​​​​​​

POLIO PLUS UPDATE: JUNE 1, 2021 - No new Wild Polio cases reported this week and this past month! Read more about the final two polio endemic countries by CLICKING HERE!

PEACE FELLOWS SCHOLARS UPDATE We have five World Peace Applicants for sure in 5450 and the committee is reviewing and interviewing this month of June. As a reminder, Rotarians, your Rotary Foundation giving, directly impacts our Peace Fellowships from our district and meets our foundation mission. To learn more about Peace Center #7, check out

THE ROTARY FOUNDATION UPDATE - Giving today to the Annual Fund Share will help fulfill our service project resource pipeline down the line. is the easiest way to give today!
Can we as a District have 100% of clubs achieve banners this year? Clubs have several opportunities to receive banners, recognizing their level of support. Banners include:
  • 100% Foundation Giving Club
  • 100% Every Rotarian, Every Year Club
  • 100% Paul Harris Society Club
Use Foundation reports like the Club Foundation Banner Report and the Club Recognition Summary to monitor your club's progress towards giving and recognition goals.


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Thursday, June 3 | Virtual 6:30 to 7:30 pm MDT
Thursday, June 10 | Virtual 5:00 to 7:00 pm MDT
June 12 to 16 
Thursday, June 24 | Virtual 7:00 to 8:00 pm MDT
Thursday, July 1 | Virtual 6:30 to 7:30 pm MDT
Thursday, August 5 | Virtual 6:30 to 7:30 pm MDT
Tuesday, August 10 | Virtual 7:00 to 8:00 pm MDT
Saturday, Sept. 25 | Save the Date!
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