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JULY 2019 - WHAT'S HOT!
 
EXCLUSIVE GRAYS PEAK CLIMB – SIGN UP NOW!
 
Join District Governor Curt Harris for a once in a lifetime experience climbing Grays Peak with two experienced climbers, Eric Weihenmeyer and Pem Dorjee Sherpa. Eric is the first blind man to ever make it to the summit of Mount Everest and Pem is the first man to be married on the summit.
 
This is an exclusive event on August 1st with only 14 climbers. We are asking climbers who would like to share in this experience to donate $1,500 to help Eric’s No Barriers Foundation. (We would be willing to accept a minimum gift of $1,000.) For more details or to register for the climb please contact Laurie Romberg at laurieromberg@comcast.net. Plan for a wonderful day of inspiration, climbing, and fellowship. CLICK HERE to read more.
DG CURT HARRIS' MONTHLY MESSAGE
 
DG Curt Harris talks to us from the RI Convention in Hamburg, Germany. If you haven't already registered, please consider attending the 2020 RI Convention in Honolulu, HI - you can find information at www.riconvention.org. Curt attended the Rotary eClub One dinner while in Hamburg - founded in 2002 and the first eClub in Rotary, eClub One has 65 members from 12 countries.
 
Curt thanks outgoing District Governor Sandy Mortensen for all of her efforts this past Rotary year, and is honored and looking forward to serving the District in 2019-2020.
 
 
 
 
 
THE DISTRICT IS HERE FOR YOU
HIKE ROTARY PEAK!
Monday, August 5 - 9:00 am - Loveland Pass
Note the date change!
 
Join the Kazoo Band at the Summit (kazoos provided) - Climb Rotary Peak located 1.5 miles west of Loveland Pass on Hwy 6. Meet at the parking lot next to the Loveland Pass sign. The hike is 3 miles round trip with an elevation gain of 489 ft. Consider making a suggested donation of $20 to Evergreen Rotary Foundation to End Polio. Contact Kimra Perkins for more information: kimraperkins@hotmail.com
THE NEW ROTARY YEAR IS HERE!
 
IT'S TIME TO UPDATE YOUR LOOK - The District PR Committee is making it easy on your club...
 
Click Here to download the new them logo, view a webinar on how to update your ClubRunner website with the current theme logo, Rotary Masterbrand and wheel, and more!
Rotarians for Mental Health Launch New Website
 
R4MH.org highlights clubs’ mental health projects and encourages additional clubs to get involved.
 
“We are an advocacy coalition of District 5450 clubs, now numbering 14,” said Bill Farrow, one of four co-chairs. “R4MH is a resource for clubs concerned with mental health and substance use disorders and wanting to make a difference in their communities. One thing we advocate is club participation in projects that educate about mental health, serve people with mental health illnesses, reduce the stigma, and promote access to help.”
 
The website is a cafeteria of successful projects that can be adapted by clubs or can inspire new action. We share the names and contact information of Rotarians involved in these projects who are willing to offer advice and resource help.
Read more...
2019 DISTRICT CONFERENCE VIDEOS
 
Thanks to the District's great AV/Events Team, videos from the 2019 District Conference are now available on the District's YouTube Channel in the District Conferece 2019 folder. Our PR team is uploading the videos to the folder over the next few days, so check back often to see presentations by Andrew Romanoff, Tracey Carisch, Up With People and more. More video folders will be added soon including RI President Barry Rassin's January 2019 speech.
ZONE INSTITUTE - REGISTER NOW!
Sept. 5-8, 2019| Marriott DTC
 
Early Bird Registration closes May 15 - register now for only $225. All Rotarians are invited to attend - 2 Countries, 30 Districts, 14 States and a Province - one fabulous time! Click here to learn more and download the event flyers.
JOIN THE ONLINE BUSINESS DIRECTORY  
 
Let Rotary Club members know about your business/profession! Features include search by topic or key word, Google map location, ability to edit your listing at any time - all for only $25 per year!
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CLUB MEMBERSHIP & GIVING REPORT 06.28.2019
 
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).
CLUB CONNECTIONS
 
SOLAR LIGHTS CHANGING LIVES
 
Boulder Flatirons Rotary has been appointed the Rotary marketing arm and contact for the Nokero line of solar lights. Lights deliver up to 15 hours of light per day’s solar charge, recharge in 4 hours, and carry a 5-year warranty. These lights are competitively priced and are a good fit for all international water projects where electricity and kerosene are too expensive in remote areas. CLICK HERE to read the full story.
 

 
TWO CLUBS JOIN TOGETHER ON READING PROJECT
 
The Rotary Club of Highlands Ranch weekly started volunteer visits to assist the teachers with their students’ reading two years ago. The reading program expanded to two schools, but became too much for one club, so Highlands Ranch reached out to the Castle Rock High Noon Club to collaborate - and the results have been a major success! CLICK HERE to read the full story on how members from both clubs are helping students with their reading skills.
 

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 office@rotary5450.org. 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.
THE ROTARY FOUNDATION
 
 
 
 
 
 
Click the links below to read the full stories...
 
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 in 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.

 
TWO $30,000 SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE: Our Rotary District 5450 will be awarding 2 very significant scholarships to study outside the USA for the 2020-2021 year. Eligible applicants will intend to study and have future career plans related to at least one of the Rotary Six Areas of Focus. Please promote these scholarships and discuss them at your Club meetings. CLICK HERE to read the full story.

 
ROTARY IS GIVING $100 MILLION TO ERADICATE POLIO: We have the wild poliovirus cornered in the smallest geographic area in history, and now there are just two countries that continue to report cases of the wild virus,” said Michael K. McGovern, chair of Rotary’s International PolioPlus Committee. “As we work with our partners to apply innovative new strategies to reach more children, and embrace lessons learned thus far, Rotary is doubling down on our commitment to end polio for good." CLICK HERE to read the full story.

 
UPDATE ON ROTARY SCHOLAR JAMES TERHUNE: James was a recipient of the 2017-2018 District 5450 Scholarship.  Through his Scholarship, James Received a Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Sciences at the University College London. He is now working at McLean Hospital, which is Harvard's psychiatric teaching hospital. Here, he works as a Mental Health Specialist on their Short-Term inpatient unit. This unit treats a variety of mental health patients, facing complex cases of anxiety, depression, and personality disorders, who often present at high risk for suicide or self-harm. CLICK HERE to read the full story.
UPCOMING EVENTS & TRAINING
 
Click the links below to view event information...
 
 
Sept. 5-8, 2019
 
Jan. 17-18, 2020
WHAT'S HAPPENING AROUND THE DISTRICT, CLUBS & THE GLOBE!
 
 
 
COMING SOON - DISTRICT LINKED IN
 
 
Have something to add to the lists?  Email office@rotary5450.org
 
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Rotary District 5450 - Colorado, USA
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