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DG BOB KEMP'S MONTHLY MESSAGE
 
OCTOBER: WORLD POLIO DAY IS OCT. 24...
 
...and Rotarians have promised to eradicate polio from the planet. 
 
Covid has reminded us how quickly a virus can spread. If we stop our work now, polio could spread just as quickly and be back in our backyards. Let's rededicate ourselves to polio eradication in October, and culminate this effort with RI President Holger Knaack live from Germany during the Nov. 1 virtual luncheon.
 
 
 
 
 
 
VIRTUAL LUNCHEON & POLIO UPDATE WITH
RI PRESIDENT HOLGER KNAACK
Live from Germany!
Nov. 1 - Noon to 1 pm MST
 
REGISTER NOW for this interactive live event with RI President Holger and a polio update with Rachel Lonsdale of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Only $28 per person - $25 will be donated to End Polio, and will be matched 2:1. Help the District reach our October polio giving goal of $40,000!
 
THE DISTRICT IS HERE FOR YOU
 
SOUTHERN OREGON WILDFIRE DISASTER RELIEF FUND: Entire communities have been devastated by the fires. Donations can be made online or you can mail a check to Rotary District 5450, Subject Line: Oregon Fires, 5103 Dvorak Circle, Frederick CO 80504. Click Here to learn more and see photos. 

YOUNG ROTARY INSTAGRAM PAGE & POLIO CHALLENGE! Learn how to access the Instagram page and join in the PACK IT UP POLIO challenge!

PARTNERING FOR PEACE: connecting Peace Corps recruiters with local Rotary clubs. Learn more...

AMERICAN INDIANS: Donations for the annual Denver Indian Center Thanksgiving and Christmas food baskets for needy Indian families can be made by check payable to the Denver Indian Center, 4407 Morrison Rd., Denver, CO 80219. Please designate on your check’s memo line that the donation is for Thanksgiving and Christmas food baskets and mail it by November 1st.

HIGH SPEED INTERNET FOR ALL OF COLORADO: the October Rotarian magazine profiles a project started in 2010 by Denver Rotarians to connect all of Colorado to internet access. Twenty years later, in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, and Silverton is grateful for their vision!

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 SEPTEMBER 2020 - Click Here
 
CLUB CONNECTIONS
 
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.

The Rotary Community Corps of Parker, CO is now the Rotary Satellite Club of Parker, CO Cherry Creek Valley United, the first Rotary Club dedicated to individuals with special needs.  Parker Cherry Creek Valley Rotary is excited to have them as a part of our membership! Read more...

THE ROTARIAN SEPTEMBER 2020 ISSUE profiled eClub One - the world's first on-line only Rotary club chartered in 2002. Read more...

GRANBY SUPPORTS FUTURE GRANBY LINEMAN - long supportive of students interested in furthering their education at trade schools, Granby Rotary is helping Scott Crawford pursue a technical certification in Lineman School. Read more... 

FUNDRAISING WITH MRS. CLAUS (aka Kam Breitenbach with Parker Cherry Creek Valley) Read more...

WHEAT RIDGE ROTARIANS CLIMB ROTARY PEAK! Watch the video!

Is your club holding projects or social events? If so, let the District know so we can shine the spotlight on you and your members! 
 
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...

3,2,1...COUNT DOWN FOR POLIO. Three weeks until World Polio Day: Saturday, October 24. Time is limited to plan your World Polio Day event. What is your club doing to recognize this important day? Start planning now! Polio eradication is Rotary’s top philanthropic priority.
 
POLIO IN NUMBERS
Wild poliovirus in 2020 (2019)*
Global Total: 120 (82)

Circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus in 2020 (2019)*
Global Total: 406 (90) 
 
Congratulations to Dr. Tunji Funsho (Chair, Nigeria’s PolioPlus Committee, Rotary) for being named as one of TIME’s 100 Most Influential People of 2020. Click Here to read more and see the OCTOBER PICTURE - polio immunization campaigns are back!

OCTOBER IS ECONOMIC AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT MONTH and we have much to celebrate with recent 5450 global and district grants helping in this work that are a direct result of 5450 Rotarians giving to the The Rotary Foundation Annual Fund. READ MORE...

RAISE FOR ROTARY: Fundraising is about to get personal at Rotary with the new online and mobile-friendly program for members and supporters. Make plans now to start a virtual fundraiser with Raise for Rotary to celebrate special occasions and share it with family members and friends. READ MORE or go to https://raise.rotary.org/

NEXT MONTH: NOVEMBER – GET READY! FOUNDATION GIVING
 
UPCOMING EVENTS & TRAINING
 
Click the links below to view Event Information
 
October 3, 2020
 
CLUBRUNNER BASICS WEBINAR
October 13, 2020
 
October 17, 2020
 
FALL YOUNG ROTARY/INTERACT CONFERENCE
Postponed to Spring 2021
 
 
 
ZONE INSTITUTE - VIRTUAL
November 12-14, 2020
WHAT'S HAPPENING AROUND THE DISTRICT, CLUBS & THE GLOBE!
 
Russell Hampton
ClubRunner
ClubRunner Mobile

 
Rotary District 5450 - Colorado, USA
Submit articles by the 25th of each month to: 
office@rotary5450.org