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DG RAY ANDERSON'S MONTHLY MESSAGE
 
JULY: TRANSITION MONTH
 
DG RAY ANDERSON thanks outgoing DG Bob Kemp for his leadership and inspiration throughout 2020-2021.  
 
Ray is looking forward to meeting with each of the clubs personally this year, and is excited about this year's theme Service to Change Lives. The District is here to serve all of the members and the clubs.
 
 
 
2021-2022 ROTARY THEME
 
THE NEW ROTARY YEAR IS HERE!
 
It's time to update your look: SERVE TO CHANGE LIVES
 
Click Here to download the new theme logo, view a webinar on how to update your ClubRunner website with the current theme logo, Rotary Masterbrand and wheel, and more! Remember to update your Facebook page too.
THE DISTRICT IS HERE FOR YOU
 
ROTARY DAY AT THE ROCKIES! Sunday, Sept. 26 - Buy Your Tickets NOW! Colorado Rockies vs. San Francisco Giants, a National League West Division rivalry game. A portion of ticket sales will go to End Polio Now. 

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 https://www.rockymountainryla.org/ 

YOO HOOenjoy a fabulous Colorado day with good friends and fellowship, all while raising money for your club’s service projects. Last year a club using the WOOHOOMANITY CHALLENGE raised $70,000 with a net of $67,000. It’s easy, low cost, and fun. Sign up now at www.woohoomanity.org.

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 $5 per year!  http://rotary5450.business/ - learn more and read about the features: Get details HERE...

CLUB MEMBERSHIP & GIVING REPORT JUNE 2021 - Click Here
 
CLUB CONNECTIONS
 
CASTLE ROCK HIGH NOON: Silk Road Peace Project Offering Help to Uyghurs, an ethnic group originating from and culturally affiliated with the general region of Northwestern China an Central Asia. The Uyghurs need attention and protection more than perhaps any other culture at the moment. Read more...

GRAND LAKE FIRE RELIEF EFFORTS: volunteers help in the cleanup of the East Troublesome Fire. Read the story printed in the SkyHiNews.

DENVER CHERRY CREEK ROTARIAN Rebecca Thomas is honored as a Channel 7 Everyday Hero! Click Here to Read the Story!

LONGMONT TWIN PEAKS volunteers help build a new duplex in Dacono! 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 office@rotary5450.org. 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
 
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...

JULY – SUMMERTIME, AND SERVICE IN THE DISTRICT! Things are finishing strong in District 5450 and starting anew as well while we get ready to celebrate Independence Day in the United States of America this week as #PeopleofAction.
 
What a great time for reflection on what independence means to each of us. Our core beliefs in The Rotary Foundation include:
  1. Each Rotary Foundation donor is special. We focus on what you want your legacy to be and how we can help you get there.
  2. Giving is very personal. We want you to find your Rotary Foundation Avenue of Giving that helps you feel comfortable.
  3. With the Areas of Focus giving in your legacy, you can help Rotary work well with others around the world for the future.
  4. Together we can eradicate Polio and other diseases for all time.
  5. The Rotary Foundation is ready to help be the formative base for your work with your Rotary clubs and partners worldwide.
So let’s CELEBRATE our work knowing that our contributions help fund the efforts to eradicate Polio and to provide more matching grant money for all of our district and global grants.

SERVICE ABOVE SELF CELEBRATION: Last calendar year The Rotary Foundation awarded more than $32m to Rotary clubs to support COVID-19 responses.
 
This year The Rotary Foundation has processed 1,957 Global Grants for a value of $139m. This is a 44% increase from last year! It is the highest The Rotary Foundation has ever done & with staff mostly working from home. It is The Rotary Foundation’s greatest year EVER! Thank you to all of you in District 5450 for pivoting, being flexible, and helping contribute to this accomplishment. 

GRANTS MANAGEMENT UPDATE: Thank you 5450 Rotarians for attendance this past month at our annual grants 5450 club qualification training. As a reminder to continue to send in your memorandums of understanding documentation and your final 990 submittals as you can this month. Up to date lists for clubs that are qualified can always be found at the district website: https://portal.clubrunner.ca/50085/sitepage/grants
 
We have a great grants review team with great experience to support you in 2021-2022, so reach out and say hello when you can. Our team is ready to help and guide your project's success! Grants5450@gmail.com is the team’s email address.

PEACE FELLOWS & SCHOLARS UPDATE: We interviewed three World Peace Applicants in D5450 and the committee is recommending four applicants to Rotary International and The Rotary Foundation. As a reminder, Rotarians, your Rotary Foundation giving directly impacts our Peace Fellowships from our district and meets our foundation mission. Read more...

POLIO PLUS UPDATE: No new Wild Polio cases were reported this week and now into several months. As we come into a new Rotary year, let’s keep working towards this ZERO number. The first of the comprehensive list of actions on Delivering on a Promise: Polio Eradication Strategy 2022-2026 includes integrating polio activities with essential health services. Read more...

TALKING TO SOMEONE WHO IS VACCINE-HESITANT: As COVID-19 vaccinations are administered around the globe, you’ve probably seen your social media feeds fill up with joyful vaccine selfies and exciting appointment updates. Chances are, you also have someone in your life who’s skeptical. Most of us do — and that has public health officials concerned. Read more...

The Polio Committee has recently welcomed a few new members this year but can always use more. The Polio Committee is always ready for presentations as well. If interested contact Marny Eulberg, Polio Committee chairperson. We must remain committed to our work eradicating polio. Learn more about how our work fighting polio is supporting the COVID-19 response and consider contributing PolioPlus.

NEXT MONTH: AUGUST - PROJECTS IN THE DISTRICT!
 
UPCOMING EVENTS & TRAINING
 
Click the links below to view Event Information
 
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, August 21 | In-Person 8:00 am to Noon MDT
 
Tuesday, August 24 | Virtual 7:00 to 8:00 pm MDT
 
Saturday, Sept. 25  
 
Sunday, Sept. 26 | 1:10 pm MDT
 
Tuesday, Sept. 28 | Virtual 7:00 to 8:00 pm MDT 
 
WHAT'S HAPPENING AROUND THE DISTRICT, CLUBS & THE GLOBE!
 
Russell Hampton
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Rotary District 5450 - Colorado, USA
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