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AUGUST 2019 - WHAT'S HOT!
 
2019 CLUB TRAINING WORKSHOP
 
This year's focus: Rotary Always Growing!
Nurturing Young Rotarians & Nourishing Experienced Rotarians
 
Saturday, Sept. 21 - 8:00 am to 12:15 pm
CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE & REGISTER
DG CURT HARRIS' MONTHLY MESSAGE
 
DG Curt Harris talks to us from RYLA at the YMCA of the Rockies in Estes Park. Our District partners with District 5440 to the north to host two weeks of RYLA for highschool students, two weeks of Young RYLA for middle school students, and one week of RYLA+ for special needs students. Our three RYLA programs are the most varied, and some of the finest, in the world.
 
As two junior counselors state - RYLA has changed their definition of leadership to be the best version of yourself, and the leadership lessons learned at RYLA stay with you throughout your life.
 
 
 
 
 
THE DISTRICT IS HERE FOR YOU
HIKE ROTARY PEAK!
Monday, August 5 - 9:00 am - Loveland Pass
 
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
 
WELCOME TO COLORADO - INBOUND YOUTH EXCHANGE HIKE
Sunday, September 8 - 9:00 am - Loveland Pass
 
Join the District Rotary Peak Committee, Inbound Youth Exchange Students, host families, and interested Rotarians in hiking Rotary Peak! Contact Jim Brook: jimbrook22@gmail.com
IS YOUR CLUB A LEAKY BUCKET?
 
Happy New Year!  How happy can it be when we’re leaking members like a rusty bucket? District-wide we inducted 387 new members last year. Great news? Not so fast. We terminated 438 members. That’s a loss of 51 members. 40 of them before they completed the year. New Years is a time to make resolutions.  Here are mine:
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EVENTS, MEMBERSHIP, AND ABUSE & HARASSMENT COMMITTEES NEED YOUR HELP!!!
 
Events Production Team: can you help load/unload AV equipment? Lay cables and set up AV equipment (with guidance of course!) The District Events Production Committee puts on three professional programs each year. Contact Doug McLemore   doug@mclemorefinancial.com
 
Memberhip Committee: are you passionate about growing membership and awareness in Rotary? Perhaps a role on the Membership Team is for you - Alumni, Satellites, RI Leads, and Club Specialists - be a resource to clubs in the District. Contact Lynn Perez-Hewitt   perezhewitt@hceonline.com  
 
Abuse & Harassment Chair (2020-2021): this comittee is charged with safeguarding youth and other vulnerable persons with whom Rotarians, and volunteers in our activities, come into contact. If interested contact DG Curt Harris   DGCurt2019.20@rotary5450.org
 
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!
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 07.10.2019
 
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
 
CONSTITUTION DAY
 
September 17th is Constitution Day. It is a day on which our Federal government has required that educational institutions across the country, that receive Federal funds, shall educate their students about the US Constitution. I am asking Rotary Clubs in District 5450 to reach out to 8th grade and high school teachers in their community to arrange for a volunteer to visit classes on, or around, Constitution Day to give students a free Liberty Lives Forever pocket Constitution book and to go over the contents of the US Constitution with the students. These books are available from Rotarian Andy McKean for $1 each plus shipping. CLICK HERE to read the full story and get order information.
 

 
RESTORATION PROJECT LEADING TO ROTARY PEAK
 
Members of the Summit County and Littleton Rotary clubs recently partnered with Friends of The Dillon Ranger District (FDRD) to restore all the damaged buck-and-rail sections of 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. Click here to read the full story. You can also view a Video on YouTube.
 

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
 
 
 
 
 
 
GREAT GIVING YEAR FOR ROTARIANS OF 5450! $795,000 & STILL COUNTING!
 
The Rotary Foundation is still counting to the final reporting for the 2018-2019 Rotary year. District 5450's Rotarians donated $795,000+ in total giving during Rotary Year 2018-19. The Foundation closing bell numbers will be released soon, but with your generosity the final six weeks of the Rotary year, we can say that 2018-2019 was a great GIVING year for District 5450. We look forward to providing the news once The Rotary Foundation finishes its financial year completion. Please consider giving to The Rotary Foundation for your LEGACY of Doing Good in the World. Contact David Willman, District 5450 Foundation Chair for further details how. dwillman66@icloud.com

WHY GIVE TO THE ROTARY FOUNDATION? Because we are People of Action:
 
Raging rivers won't stop this health worker from reaching children in India with life-saving vaccines. Check out Rotarian’s Action Story here: https://twitter.com/i/status/1153296386277990400
 
Thank you to all District 5450 Rotarians and your circles for your support of the Annual Fund and PolioPlus campaigns this past Rotary year! I am so excited to know that District 5450 will continue this great effort with our 2019-20 fundraising efforts already running the Doing Good in the World marathon.

BY THE NUMBERS:
 
The Annual Funds raised in 2018-19 ($510,495+) will provide increased dollars for our 5450 grants during the 2021-2022 Rotary Year (funds are invested by The Rotary Foundation for 3 years, earnings are used to manage TRF, and then our dollars come back to 5450 after 3 years). 
 
Our PolioPlus efforts raised $186,914 in 2018-19. With the 2:1 matching dollars provided by Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, our polio fundraising efforts have turned into approximately $704,000 toward the eradication of polio. CLICK HERE to read the full story.

DID YOU KNOW? 
 
District 5450 has 249 Paul Harris Society (PHS) Rotarians and this has increased every year. $1,000.00 or more committed annual giving to The Rotary Foundation is the sweet spot for our District 5450 People of Action. Please contact Elaine Love, our PHS guru, for further details at resultsforlife@gmail.com.

TRF TRIVIA:
 
Finally, every month, we will have a little trivia and this month’s prize for the 6th email received from a District 5450 Rotarian with the answer will receive a ROTARY FUN GIFT (VALUE OF $20.00) sent to your address.
 
THE AUGUST QUESTION:
WHAT YEAR WAS THE EVERY ROTARIAN EVERY YEAR (KNOWN AS EREY) INITIATIVE STARTED? Forward your answer, name and best mailing address to: dwillman66@icloud.com
 
NEXT MONTH: SCHOLARS – SENDING OUR YOUTH INTO THE WORLD.

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.

POLIO STATISTICS FOR 2019—A “High” we did not and Do Not want!!
 
As of 19 July 2019, the number of children confirmed paralyzed by wild poliovirus hit 56 cases with 45 in Pakistan and 11 in Afghanistan. 
 
This dramatically points out that we cannot let our guard down or stop our efforts. It has been predicted that if we stopped all polio immunizations globally within 10 years there would be approximately 200,000 cases annually - we must not and cannot allow this to happen! World Polio Day on October 24 would be a good time to hold an event to educate and inspire Rotarians and our communities to End Polio Now! Click Here to Read More

 
UPCOMING EVENTS & TRAINING
 
Click the links below to view event information...
 
 
 
Sept. 5-8, 2019
 
Sept. 21, 2019
 
Jan. 17-18, 2020
WHAT'S HAPPENING AROUND THE DISTRICT, CLUBS & THE GLOBE!
 
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