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DG BOB KEMP'S MONTHLY MESSAGE
 
APRIL: CONDOLENCES & THE DISTRICT CONFERENCE
 
♦  DG Bob offers his sympathy and support to the victims, families, and friends of the King Soopers tragedy in Boulder.  The District is actively engaged in a long-term sustainable program to determine what we can do to make a difference.
 
♦  The upcoming District Conference will be different from anything we’ve done in years past. The virtual May 6 session will focus on Member Engagement and Rotary Service; May 7 will include an in-person reception, dinner and program for 150 people at the Arvada Center, and live-streamed for those that attend virtually; and May 8 our first-ever District wide Rotary Day of Service.  
 
 
 
 
2021 DISTRICT CONFERENCE
 
REGISTRATION IS OPEN!!!
 
May 6 | Virtual Learning & Business Meeting
May 7 | In-Person Reception, Dinner & Program
            ** Arvada Center (limited to 150 people) **
May 7 | Virtual Program Live Streaming
May 8 | District Wide Day of Service
 
 
THE DISTRICT IS HERE FOR YOU
 
9HEALTH VACCINATION UPDATE - the state has approved 3 new vaccination sites in the Denver area. These will be recurring sites with weekly vaccination clinics through May. Currently 20 Rotary clubs have signed up with the District to provide volunteers for these vaccination clinics. If your club is interested in participating, designate one member to contact Audrey Leavitt for sign-up details: audleav2@aol.com

DOES YOUR CLUB'S WEBSITE NEED AN UPDATE? The District's PR committee can help with a one-on-one consultation! Just email PR Chair Becky Miller-Weinkauf and she will put you in touch with our website expert for help!

YOO HOO It’s time to Woohoo!! Save the Date - September 25th, 2021. The challenges our communities face can be hard to imagine: hunger, mental health issues, food deserts, fear. Families face these heartbreaking struggles every day. The WOOHOOMANITY CHALLENGE was created to do something about it. Clubs can enjoy fellowship and raise money efficiently for their service projects. Last year one club raised $70,000 and netted $67,000. Request info: www.woohoomanity.org.

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.

ROTARY YOUTH EXCHANGE PROGRAM FOR THE 2021-22 SCHOOL YEAR HAS BEEN CANCELED. Plans for the 2022-2023 will be progressing. 

RECORDING LINKS ON DISTRICT WEBSITE: Did you miss the Virtual 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!  http://rotary5450.business/ - learn more and read about the features: Get details HERE...

CLUB MEMBERSHIP & GIVING REPORT MARCH 2021 - Click Here
 
CLUB CONNECTIONS
 
CARBON VALLEY ROTARY and North Range Behavioral Health partnered up to provide Easter baskets to 10 families in the Carbon Valley area. The club traditionally hosts a community Easter egg hunt and book give-away for 1,000+ children – however in light of COVID this year, the group turned its efforts toward a more personalized surprise and delight for some Carbon Valley families.
DENVER LODO ROTARY will be streaming the documentary "A Towering Task" about the history of the Peace Corps and have a follow up Q&A with Colorado director Alana DeJoseph. CLICK HERE to learn more how you can get involved.

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...

APRIL IS A ROTARY TIME OF RENEWAL! We are seeing spring flowers and trees come alive! To our Rotarians and communities, we are coming out of a long snowy winter, to many challenges and successes before us. Rotarians are role models and can help our communities with powerful opportunities in community service and support to get back to a sense of normal times and routines.
  1. Continue supporting local businesses in your community. As we see the light at the end of the pandemic, we need to put our community back to work and can help meet several Areas of Focus.
  2. Donate time or money to local food banks; they are in desperate need right now.
  3. Continue to support your neighbors with offers to help out in any way possible especially our most vulnerable.
  4. Come volunteer at a local vaccination clinic with our partner 9Health. Let’s continue to lead our community to an embrace of #novaccinehesitation.
  5. Join in District 5450 Day of Service on May 8thWhatever project you chose, wear your Rotary Workgear and pins proudly, and if your community wants to support what we as Rotarians do, ask them to join in your next local project or fundraiser.
  6. Send a new or used book to a child in need! We all have children we know in our communities, especially older students, and with learning loss a known entity over the last year, that summer reading literature may be a key element to having our students get back to where they should be.
Contributions to The Rotary Foundation, Paul Harris Society, or grants all send rays of hope. The World Fund is beyond stretched due to the busiest year in its 104 year history of supporting clubs, communities, and projects via our TRF Grant opportunities. Please consider replenishing these funds with an April, May, or June 2021 financial gift above and beyond what you normally do. If you have never contributed to The Rotary Foundation, now is the time. Do whatever brings you joy in giving and brings the recipient smiles.  Rotarians are role models to all. 

PAUL HARRIS SOCIETY IS THE SWEET SPOT! Despite the COVID disruption in our customary Rotary life, 5450 Rotarians have continued to step up. We know that The Rotary Foundation is not only THE GO-TO Foundation for Rotarians worldwide but it is an excellent central hub for all of our financial giving. We can choose the programs which are heart-felt for each of us, select the best time frame and method of contribution for our personal preferences. Read More...

THE ROTARY FOUNDATION IS GETTING READY FOR THE 2021-2022 ROTARY YEAR WITH SOME NEW KEY DECISIONS. District 5450 Rotarians should be aware of how our Foundation is addressing successes and challenges, so as a Rotary Foundation supporter where your generosity is going now and in the future. Read More... 

#ROTARY MEMBERS HAVE COMMITTED THEMSELVES TO RESPOND IN THEIR COMMUNITIES AGAINS THE #COVID19 PANDEMIC. As your club gets involved with local vaccination efforts, share how you are taking action by adding your project on Rotary Showcase: https://on.rotary.org/3tUxNx7

CALLING ALL PRESIDENT ELECTS! Here are the Rotary Foundation PE top 3 tips of the month. Read More...

RAISE FOR ROTARY CAN BE YOUR EASIEST FUNDRAISER! Raise for Rotary is a Rotary Foundation fundraising tool where individuals and teams can create fundraisers to celebrate or acknowledge events in their lives by raising funds for Rotary Foundation causes. Doing Good in the World Together - Fundraise for The Rotary Foundation to help bring life-changing projects to every corner of the world.
 
Check out HOW with the Raise for Rotary video tutorials on how to create a fundraiser, create a team, edit your fundraiser, or engage more donors. The latest tutorials will help you and your club with your philanthropic goals at the following link: https://raise.rotary.org/howto#tip1

ROTARIANS, ROTARACTORS, AND INTERACTORS WORKED TOGETHER in a nationwide project that promoted behavior change and initiated safety standards for businesses. CLICK HERE to read the full story.

#COVID19 VACCINES are becoming available around the world, and #Rotary members have an important role to play. Find out how you can take action: https://on.rotary.org/3fa6o6a
 
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 making a contribution to PolioPlus.

NEXT MONTH: MAY - THE HEART OF SPRINGTIME!
 
UPCOMING EVENTS & TRAINING
 
Click the links below to view Event Information
 
Wednesday, May 5 | 6:30 to 7:30 pm MDT
 
2021 DISTRICT CONFERENCE
Thursday, May 6 | Virtual 6:30 to 8:00 pm MDT
Friday, May 7 | In-Person & Virtual Options Evening Options
Saturday, May 8 | District Wide Day of Service
 
Thursday, June 3 | 6:30 to 7:30 pm MDT
 
WOOHOOMANITY CHALLENGE
Saturday, Sept. 25 | Save the Date!
Registration opens soon
WHAT'S HAPPENING AROUND THE DISTRICT, CLUBS & THE GLOBE!
 
Russell Hampton
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Rotary District 5450 - Colorado, USA
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