Sept. 15th, 8:00 - Noon, Front Range Comm. College
Don't miss this once-a-year training opportunity!
- Rotary ABCs... great for your new members
- Getting Grant Money for Club Projects
- Club Spotlight: Mental Health Initiatives
REGISTER NOW! Seating for the new Hands-On Computer Lab Training is limited!
September is Basic Education and Literacy month. Did you know that over 775 million people over the age of 15 (60% of them women) are illiterate? Save the date for the March 30, 2019 annual District Literacy Workshop.
    •  1 in 7 students in grades K–12 are either a bully or have been a victim of bullying.
    •  An estimated 160,000 U.S. children miss school every day due to fear of intimidation by other students.
Schools are back in session and 25 Peaceful Schools Programs in our District are helping to make their schools safer, more respectful and more compassionate. Rotarians like you are making a meaningful difference for more than two thousand school-age children and youth by using Rotary’s guiding principles and classroom-based lessons to teach social-emotional skills including self-awareness, self-management, empathy and cooperation, while also building moral integrity. 
The Peaceful Schools Program gets kids thinking about positive ways to conduct themselves in confusing and often difficult situations. You too can make a meaningful difference for your children, your youth, and your community by implementing the Peaceful Schools Program. Start today by visiting our website at or contacting Carole Baumbusch at
December 12, 1924 - July 23, 2018
Loy Dickinson served as District Governor in 1993-1994. He also served as president of University Hills Rotary in 1986 and as charter president of Denver Mile High Rotary in 1989, and helped charter Conifer Rotary in 1996.
Loy’s wife Karol said that it was time for him to go: he had been through so much, always with his attitude of “I’ve never had a bad day”. Loy was an incredibly positive person.
Loy served in the Army Air Forces/Corps during WWII and was a POW. He is listed in the Veterans History Project and his interview can be found at
ROTARY'S 4-WAY TEST is about Moral Integrity, it is expressed as Truth, Fairness, Goodwill and Benefit. The test will guide those who dare to use it for worthy objectives: choosing, winning and keeping friends; getting along well with others; ensuring a happy home life; developing high ethical and moral standards; becoming successful in a chosen business or profession; and becoming a better citizen and a better example for the next generation. It is a nonpartisan and nonsectarian ethical guide for Rotarians to use for their personal and professional relationships. Rotary does not care how many Republicans or Democrats are members – it is not important. Rotary does not care how many Religions are represented – it is not important. The 4-way test has been translated into more than 100 languages, and Rotarians recite it at every club meeting.  
LITERACY IS POWERthat is the theme we use in D5450 to promote the importance of literacy in changing lives for the better. Rotary International has identified September as Literacy month, emphasizing Rotarian activity in our communities as well as abroad.
Rotary considers it important for everyone, children and adults, to have access to basic literacy through secondary school or its equivalent as well as functional literacy to manage daily living and employment tasks.   The abilities to read, write, and engage in critical thought are the necessary components to be considered a literate individual.
PLASTIC BAGS UPDATE: Family of Rotary invites your input...
A year after Kenya announced the world’s toughest ban on plastic bags, and eight months after it was introduced, the authorities are claiming victory – so much so that other east African nations Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi and South Sudan are considering following suit. The draconian ban came in on 28 August 2017, threatening up to four years’ imprisonment or fines of $40,000 (£31,000) for anyone producing, selling – or even just carrying – a plastic bag.
The ClubRunner Mobile app allows you to access Club and Member information on your phone !
• View Club Executives  • Access Member Phone & Emails  • View Club Events  • View Club Info, Meeting Times, Locations  • View District Executives
Click here to view an informational video. Download to your phone via iTunes or the PlayStore.
The attached report shows Annual Fund and Polio Plus goals entered by each club into Rotary Club Central, and the numbers and per capita achieved by each club. The District 5450 goal is to have an increase in Membership, and for Every Rotarian to give something Every Year (EREY).
All our District 5450 inbound Youth Exchange students, their host families, and Rotarians are invited to the annual 'welcome to Colorado' easy two-hour hike on Sunday, September 9 at the Rotary Peak. We'll start from the trailhead on the west side at the top of Loveland Pass at 8:30 am, with sturdy footwear, extra clothing, and water.  All Rotarians are also invited to spend a couple of hours on any summer morning to serve as greeters at that trailhead, handing out trail maps, pins, water, and general information about hiking, Colorado, and/or Rotary. Contact Jim Brook 970-409-8995 or Rick Clark 303-880-6447 for more information.

Castle Rock High Noon Rotary provides Dictionaries for Children in Navajo Reservation -

Want to learn how to organize a Rotary GOLF Activity for your club? Summit County Rotary has some ideas for you! CLICK HERE

Do you want your club's projects and stories listed in the monthly District Newsletter? If so, 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's club's site, which will let them know more about your club and members.
Do you have suggestions to improve the District newsletter? Email
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WHAT MOTIVATES ROTARIAN DONORS? Knowing what motivates Rotarians to give to the Rotary Foundation is vital to the growth and longevity of your club's fundraising efforts.
$30,000 SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE FOR GRADUATE STUDIES. Pre-applications are due by October 1, 2018

WORLD POLIO DAY IS OCTOBER 24 - what is your club doing to recognize this important day? Start planning now!
DID YOU KNOW? A medical trial at Duke University shows the poliovirus may be effective in treating deadly brain cancer
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Rotary District 5450 - Colorado, USA
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