Please welcome our newest Rotarian:
 
Lee Lowrey, transferring Rotarian, Banker/Lender, Western States Bank, sponsored by David Cook.
Welcome New Member Teresa Moore 2018-12-03 07:00:00Z 0
Rotary People of Action -- Brian Heithoff Jim Walter 2018-11-26 07:00:00Z 0 brian heithoff,high west energy,people of action,service
 

The future of Russian politics was presented to the Club through the Friendship Force of Cheyenne. 

Two young Russian delegates working to reform Russian politics gave us look at the challenges they

encounter to transform their election processes  . Presenters were Timofey Nickolaev is deputy

chairman of the Lomonosov District Council of Deputies within the City of Moscow and  Tatiana Usmanova

is head of staff at the Moscow Branch of the Open Russia Public Network, founded by former Yukos

oil magnate and Putin critic Mikhail Khodorkovsky. They were accompanied by three members of their staff.

Russian Delegates Present to Club Tim Thorson 2018-11-25 07:00:00Z 0
Congratulations to Lindi Kirkbride was recently recognized by AARP
with an Advocacy Award for her work with the Government Relations
Team which follows the bills of interest to AARP members and lobbies
members of the state legislature.
Congratulations Lindi Kirkbride Robin Sims 2018-11-18 07:00:00Z 0
Our next Rotary 101 is scheduled for November 19 at 5 P.M. at Hirst and Applegate.
All new members who haven't yet attended are encouraged to come.  please let
Traci Lacock know if you will e attending.
Rotary 101 Traci Lacock 2018-11-18 07:00:00Z 0
The Nominating Committee consists of the twenty-one Past Presidents of the Club.
The Nominating Committee recently met and after deliberation we make the
following nominations:
 
For a one-year term as Officers commencing on July 1, 2019:
 
President - Robin Sims
President-Elect -  Brent Lathrop
Secretary - Teresa Moore
Treasurer - Carla Ostic
 
To Serve as new Directors for a three-year term each commencing
on July 1, 2019:
 
Scott Fox
David Willms
Brittany Wilson
 
For your information, the continuing Directors are - Anja Bendel, Brian Heitoff and Jim
Walter (one year left) and Mary Schwem, Rolinda Sample and Traci Lacock (two years left).
 
The Club By-Laws call for the election of Officers and Directors to be held at the first
regular meeting of December, accordingly, this year's elections will be held on Wednesday,
December 5, 2018.
 
At that time, nominations for any of these positions may be made from the floor of the meeting. 
In order to be eligible for nomination to the positions of President and President-Elect, a member must
have previously served as a Club Director for at least one year.
 
Report of the Nominating Committee Roger Schreiner 2018-11-17 07:00:00Z 0
Lee Lowrey, Banker, Western States Bank, Transferring Rotarian, sponsored by David Cook.
New Member Proposal Teresa Moore 2018-11-05 07:00:00Z 0
 
           
Chuck Rutenberg, Governor of Rotary District 5440, will speak November 7, 2018  
at the regular meeting of the Rotary Club of Cheyenne   at 12:00   at the  Little
America.   His district includes 53 Rotary clubs in Wyoming, Northern Colorado,
Eastern Idaho and Western Nebraska.
 
The International Rotary theme for the year is Be the Inspiration!  DG Chuck is
expected to focus (focused) on the People of Action Campaign for Rotary International
and the importance that Rotarians make in their community.   The theme is meant to
put focus on all the projects and activities that the Rotary Club of Cheyenne accomplishes,
both locally and internationally. Opportunities are plentiful for potential members, young
and old, to help Rotary achieve its mission of “peace and understanding throughout the world,”
and by bringing their passion for service to their communities.
 
 “We’re anxious to share some of our projects with the District Governor Chuck Rutenberg”, local club
president, Mick Finnegan said.  The Rotary Club of Cheyenne  has supported the Centennial Garden
and the Paul Smith Children’s Village at the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens, the local Boys and Girls Club,
the Gutter bins for the Crow Creek Revitalization project, water projects in Haiti and Guatamala, and Kenya.
 
 Rotary is an organization of business and professional leaders who provide humanitarian service and
help to build goodwill and peace in the world.  There are 1.2 million Rotary members in 34,000 Rotary clubs
in more than 200 countries and geographical areas.  Rotary clubs have been serving communities worldwide
for more than a century.  Rotary clubs around the world, initiate projects that address critical issues such
as conflict resolution, hunger, poverty, disease and illiteracy.
 
 
 
District Governor to Visit Club Mick Finnegan 2018-11-04 06:00:00Z 0
Rotary People of Action -- Khale Lenhart Jim Walter 2018-10-23 06:00:00Z 0 hockey,khale lenhart,libraries,people of action,service
Rotary People of Action -- Stephanie Denning Jim Walter 2018-10-16 06:00:00Z 0 people of action,service,stephanie denning
Rotary People of Action --Jim Walter Jim Walter 2018-10-10 06:00:00Z 0 jim walter,people of action,service
Posted on Oct 01, 2018
A balance between beach time in Cabo and mountain time keeps this week's Person of Action energized and a driver of the club's future.
 
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Rotary People of Action --Robin Sims Jim Walter 2018-10-01 06:00:00Z 0 people of action,robin sims,service
Posted on Sep 11, 2018
Golfer, Christian, Country Music and Andy Griffith Fan, and Rotarian; ladies and gentlemen, we give you Derrek Jerred, this week's Rotary Person of Action.
 
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Rotary People of Action -- Derrek Jerred Jim Walter 2018-09-11 06:00:00Z 0 denver broncos,derrek jerred,golf,people of action,service
Posted on Sep 05, 2018
He may have skipped school on his first day, but a love of learning and nature keeps this week's Rotary Person of Action busy and engaged in his community.
 
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Rotary People of Action -- Tom Brantley Jim Walter 2018-09-05 06:00:00Z 0 people of action,service,tom brantley,volunteering
Rotary People of Action -- Mary Schwem Jim Walter 2018-08-28 06:00:00Z 0 mary schwem,people of action,service
Posted on Aug 21, 2018
He is no stranger to serving his community, let's get to know this week's Rotary Person of Action and Bocce Ball enthusiast JJ Chen...
 
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Rotary People of Action -- JJ Chen Jim Walter 2018-08-21 06:00:00Z 0 Bocce Ball,JJ Chen,people of action,service
Posted on Aug 13, 2018
World domination? Missile Silo? Chili cook-offs? It sounds like the plot of a Hollywood Blockbuster, but its a sneak peak into the life of this week's Cheyenne Rotary Club's person of action. Let's learn a little more about Anja Bendell of Cheyenne Leads...
 
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Rotary People of Action -- Anja Bendell Jim Walter 2018-08-13 06:00:00Z 0 anja bendell,cheyenne rotary,people of action
When not offering his service to others, you're likely to find Bill Gentle on horseback. Bill has been a Rotarian for 28 years, lets learn a little more about Bill...
 
 
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Rotary People of Action -- Bill Gentle Jim 2018-08-06 06:00:00Z 0 Bill Gentle,cheyenne rotary,people of action

August 1 - Wyoming Room

August 8 - Ballroom B

August 15 - Hathaway's Patio  Club Picnic

                 NO Lunch Meeting.  Festivities start at 5 P.M.

August 22 - Cheyenne Room

August 22 - Board Meeting - Yellowstone Room

August 29 - Wyoming Room

 

August Meeting Rooms Heather Foster 2018-07-28 06:00:00Z 0
Recent Board Approvals of New Members and Resignations Teresa Moore 2018-07-28 06:00:00Z 0
Larry Atwell, John Auld, John Babson,
Dave Bartlett, Sam Bass, Tom Bass,
Bill Beaman, Anja Bendel, Rich Brown,
Randy Bruns, JJ Chen, John Clay, Dave
Cook, Bud Davis, Joe Devine, Bob Elwell,
Gene Engrav, Connie Filipovitch-Sarmiento,
Mick Finnegan, Jerry Haenisch, Ron Hammel,
Kevin Harris, Rod Hartshorn, Derrek Jerred,
Alan Johnson, Wayne Johnson, Ken King,
Lindi Kirkbride, Tom Lacock, Traci Lacock,
Dick Larkin, Bill Loyer, Judy Marshall,
Larry Meuli, Teresa Moore, Carla Ostic,
Lindsey Reynolds, Trevor Rutar, Rolinda
Sample, Mary Schwem, Jon Sims, Robin Sims,
Bob Thomson, Bruce Thomson, Eric Todd,
Ed Wallace, Judy Weickum, Melissa Whalen,
Joel Wiens, Jim Willms, Brittany Wilson, Larry Wolfe
July Perfect Attendance Teresa Moore 2018-07-28 06:00:00Z 0

45 Years   Neil Carroll

35 Years   Mike McGee

24 Years   Lucie Osborn

11 Years   Lily Sharpe

9 Years     Barb Dilts, Sabrina Lane

5 Years     Traci Lacock

4 Years     Janet Marschner

2 Years     Christy McCarthy, Will Wedemeyer

Notable Years of Rotary Service Teresa Moore 2018-07-28 06:00:00Z 0
4   Rosalyn Baker
5   Cindy Pomeroy
6   Sylvia Hackl
7   Neil Carroll
9    Scott Meier
10  Jana Conine
11  Stephanie Teubner
14  Brittany Wilson
16  Will Wedemeyer
23  Beth VanDeWege
24  Dan Buchan, Steve Kline
25  Lindsey Reynolds
26  Bob Kidd
27  David Willms

29  Tom Muhlbach, Mary Throne

August Birthdays Teresa Moore 2018-07-28 06:00:00Z 0
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The Team
 
 
 
 
 
If you are available, please join the Community Rotaract for a second Build Day on August 25
in the morning.
July Rotary Habitat Build Day Mary Schwem 2018-07-28 06:00:00Z 0
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Polio is a highly contagious, incurable disease.  Children younger than 5 years old are more likely to contract the virus than any other age group.  The virus can lead to paralysis, permanent disability and death.  For centuries, polio epidemics have raged war on the world’s communities. Thanks to an effective vaccination, Polio has been eliminated in all but three countries in the world...  We're "this" close!

 

Eric Todd will be bringing donation banks to each meeting starting October 25th - and will collect them in several weeks.  Please take the banks home and consider making a generous donation to EndPolioNow.  

 

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is matching Rotary's donations 3 to 1, so your contribution dollars will go even further.

 

Make checks payable to "Rotary Foundation" for a tax deductible donation.

 

For questions, contact Eric Todd (etodd@q.com or 638-1866)

 

Remember - Polio Anywhere is Polio Everywhere!

 

 

 

PolioPlus Mary Schwem 2017-10-30 06:00:00Z 0

The next Rotary 101 is scheduled for October 24. 

This is  great opportunity to learn more about Rotary

and the projects of our local club.  It is open to anyone

interested in Rotary, new members and members who

would like to learn what’s new with Rotary.

 

It will be held at Day Weather, in the old tower at the

airport , 4101 Evans Ave., from 5:30-7 P.M. 

Please RSVP to Mick Finnegan, 307-387-9463 or

by e-mail  mfinnegan@wvista.com.

Rotary 101 Mick Finnegan 2017-10-10 06:00:00Z 0
Interested in Joining Rotary? Mary Schwem 2017-09-15 06:00:00Z 0
Know of a high school student interested in becoming a Rotary Youth Exchange Student? Steph Denning 2017-09-15 06:00:00Z 0
Support Our Community Rotaract Project Mary Schwem 2017-08-01 06:00:00Z 0

Member Approvals:

 

Joel Rayfield, Owner, Ice Cream Island, sponsored by Amanda Shay-Brookhart.

Hans Ritschard, Director of Performance  Improvement, CRMC, sponsored by Scott Fox.

Kevin Harris, Sales Manager, Spradley-Barr Motors, sponsored by John Clay.

 

Member Resignations:

 

Jacob Sones

Board Member Approvals and Resignations Teresa Moore 2017-03-27 06:00:00Z 0
Support Interact Clubs Fundraiser, Pennies for Patients Kim Withers 2017-03-13 06:00:00Z 0
Club Welcomes Our Newest Rotarian Teresa Moore 2017-03-13 06:00:00Z 0
Cranium Cup Coming Soon Mary Schwem 2017-03-06 07:00:00Z 0
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Our exchange students, Camilla and Gauthier, are selling raffle tickets for a buffet dinner  that they will prepare and serve on March 18th.  The tickets are $20 per couple and 6 couples/winners will be drawn.  We plan to draw the winners on March 8th.  The proceeds will help them fund their end of year bus trip with the rest of the District exchange students.

 

Camila said she will make:  

Milanesa

Empanadas

Bread

Flan with Dulce de Leche

 

Gauthier said he'll make:

Quiches

Croques monsieurs

oeuf mimosa

Crepes

Support Our Exchange Students Steph Denning 2017-02-28 07:00:00Z 0
Joannides Family Foundation Recognized as Frank Trelease Fellows Ed Wallace 2017-01-30 07:00:00Z 0
Local Foundation Presents $6000 Grant to YMCA 2017-01-30 07:00:00Z 0

47 Years      Ted McCoy

44 Years     Bill Beaman

26 Years     Chris Barlow

25 Years     Dana Metzke

20 Years     Sylvia Hackl,Bob Thompson

14 Years     Julie Malm

8 Years          Ron Rabou

7 Years        Erin Taylor

1 Year            Paula Poythress, Brittany Wilson

                  

 

Notable Years of Rotary Service Teresa Moore 2017-01-30 07:00:00Z 0

35 Years     Larry Meuli

23 Years      Rosalyn Baker

21 Years      Mary Guthrie, Scott Larson                 

18 Years      Bob Womack

17 Years      Randy Ford

16 Years      Matt Fermelia

15 Years      Ann Smith

11 Years      Chad Craig

10 Years      Ann Nelson, Bob Rodekohr            

9 Years        Randy Bruns

5 Years        Jacob Sones

4 Years              Dirk Miller

2 Years        Laurie Heath

Notable Years of Rotary Service Teresa Moore 2017-01-02 07:00:00Z 0
The 2017 Rotary Ice Melt Challenge has begun! Guess the date and time the 55 gallon barrel will fall through the ice. $5 for one guess, $20 for 5 five guesses. Deadline for entries is Wednesday, February 22nd. Barrel is on small pond on grounds of Little America.  Tickets will be made available at Rotary Meetings or contact: Don Day (don@dayweather.com) or Kim Withers (kwithers@mymeridiantrust.com)
 
 
First place $750
Second place $350
Third place $50.
Proceeds go to the Rotary Club of Cheyenne. 
2015 - Barrel fell through ice on March 11th
2016 - Barrel fell through ice on February 28th
Third Annual Ice Melt Challenge Don Day 2017-01-02 07:00:00Z 0
The Board Of Directors approved the membership of Carla Ostic, Instructor of Accounting, Laramie County Community College, sponsored by Jeri Griego.  Please take a few minutes and welcome her to the Club.
New Member Approved By Board Teresa Moore 2016-11-01 06:00:00Z 0
 74 Years    James Foreman
49 Years    John Clay
24 Years    Mick Finnegan
21 Years    Judy Weickum
20 Years    Bud Davis
15 Years    Steven Beer

                     John Brown

11 Years    Sharon Benson
10 Years     Jeri Griego

                     Rolinda Sample

5 Years      Patty Outlaw-Wyatt

                     Janae Ruppert

                        Korin Schmidt

4 Years          Anja Be ndl

                        Derrick Webb

3 Years          Sarah Boyd

                        Jim Walter

                        David Willms

2 Years          Heather Drick
1 Year            Scott Fox
 
Notable Years of Rotary Service Teresa Moore 2016-10-03 06:00:00Z 0

Flu shots will be provided by Dr. Gondalia’s office at our October 12th meeting.  The cost will be $30.00.

Flu Shots Lori Schoene 2016-09-20 06:00:00Z 0
New Member Introduced to Club Teresa Moore 2016-09-20 06:00:00Z 0
 
It is with great enthusiasm that I embark upon my year as President of the Rotary Club of Cheyenne.  We have a rich history of service both in Cheyenne and across the world.  Incoming Rotary International President, John Germ’s motto for this year is “Rotary Serving Humanity.”   Of course there are many ways in which we as Rotarians can and do serve.   With so many competing priorities for our time, our treasure and our talents,  I ask myself, how can I guide our club to Serve Humanity?
 
At the Rotary International convention in Seoul, we heard a spiritualist speak – Mahatria Ra asked us to think about what we can give instead of what we can receive.  Specifically one thing he said resonated with me and that was :
 
“Putting days into life is aging,
Putting life into days is growing”
 
What opportunities do we have to make sure our lives and our Rotary Club are growing? 
 
As the International convention concluded, I felt an overwhelming sense of pride at being a small part of this big organization.  We as Rotarians have many things to be proud of, specifically, I would like to share the following:
 
(As a side note, I’m a banker so of course I like the numbers and I share them with you only as a means to express all of the good Rotary has done and will do in the world.  )
 
  • As a part of the bigger organization that is Rotary we have accomplished the following:
    • Charity Navigator has given the Rotary Foundation 4 out of 4 Stars
    • Rotary International Foundation was also ranked #5 in “Top 10 Charities changing the World in 2015”
    • $3 billion dollars has been spent on projects in the first 100 years of the Rotary InternationalFoundation – and the assets of the Foundation are $1 billion
    • In 1975 the Foundation raised $8.4 million – last year $269 million
    • As we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the InternationalFoundation - the goal for this year is $300 million
  • Rotary’s promise is a Polio Free World and we will reach that goal – although we acknowledge that the final stage of this battle will be the toughest.Rotary will not give up.Talk about Proud – think about how you will feel the day the world is declared Polio Free.
 
  • Locally we have many things to be proud of:
    • We have a growing local foundation – Bob Womack stood before us nine years ago and issued a challenge to all of us – that was to grow our local foundation to $1 million before we celebrate our 100 year anniversary in November 2018.With a lot of hard work from humble beginnings we are nearly ½ way there.
    • Our foundation has begun to fund local projects, including a grant last year to the Laramie County Library System.
    • We promote peace through understanding in our year after year commitment to sponsor both inbound and outbound exchange students
    • We have just finished up a water project in Tanzania.
    • We provide a dictionary to 1,350 3rd graders – for some of these children it is the only book they’ve ever owned.
    • We sponsor two Rotaract and two Interact Clubs
    • We have recently received approval for a District Grant to fund the signage at the new Friendship Playground.
 
As much fun as it is to celebrate and acknowledge our success, like any good organization we also need to set goals for the future and assess what we can do better.  With that in mind I would offer the following goals for this year:
 
  • Start an Interact Club at South High.
  • Make interaction with the Rotaract Clubs a focus.There is a shocking statistic in regards to Rotary and Rotaract clubs – only 5% of Rotaractors become Rotarians.In North America, Rotary acknowledges the challenge to grow our membership – and yet those who should become Rotarians are making other choices.
  • I would like to provide additional opportunities for social events outside of our regular club meetings and events via the REDS committee.
  • Likewise, hands on service projects allow us to serve side by side and engage the other Cheyenne Rotary clubs and Rotaract/Interact Clubs in meaningful work.
  • With the 100 year anniversary of the Rotary International Foundation, each club has been challenged to raise $2,650 for Polio Plus as a way to honor the first donation of $26.50 to the foundation 100 years ago.
  • In addition to the district grant we are also eligible to apply for a 2 to 1 match “Centennial Grant” where $500 from our club will be matched by $1,000 from the district.We will partner with the other clubs for this grant which will also have a ‘hands on’ service component.
  • Work with our local foundation to ensure the success of the raffle and other fundraisers.
  • Finally, a more deliberate and focused effort in growing membership.With the formation of a membership committee which Immediate Past President Chad Craig has agreed to chair.
 
In closing I would like to extend a special thank you to the Past President’s for putting their trust and faith in me to lead this organization for the next year.  I would also like to thank all of you for things you do, big and small that make our club great – we would never succeed without you.  I look forward to serving with you this next year. 
 
President Lori's Goals for Her Term Lori L. Schoene 2016-07-03 06:00:00Z 0
36 Years      Jim Willms
26 Years     Connie Flipovitch-Sarmiento
13 Years     Bruce Asay

                      Harry LaBonde

7 Years       Daniel White
6 Years       Wayne Johnson
2 Years       Kathy Emmons                 
Notable Years of Rotary Service Teresa S. Moore 2016-07-03 06:00:00Z 0
Two years ago, I attended my first President Elect Training Seminar in Denver.  A little over a year ago you also sent me to the Rotary International Convention in Sau Paulo, Brazil. Over the past year you have stuck by my side as a club.  There is no group of persons anywhere who is more generous, more dependable or who are possessed of a better sense of humor than our own Rotary Club of Cheyenne. As President of the Rotary Club of Cheyenne for the past year, I have good reason to express my heartfelt thanks.
A year ago I stood before you as incoming President.  It is really hard to believe that a whole year has already passed.  At that time, my goal was to “Bridge the gap”.  It was a pretty broad statement and was meant to encompass all areas of Rotary.  I had hopes of bringing Rotary and Rotaract closer as one.  I had hopes of bringing Interact and Rotaract closer together.  Another thought was that the generations in our club could be closer. All of these ideas were part of what I thought about often while working on projects or discussing Rotary with peers.  I don’t know if there was overall success in “Bridging the gap” but I can tell you that I am much closer with each area than I have ever been. Although the Rotary year is upon us, my goal is to continue to work to “Bridge the gap” amongst us all.
As a Club, we have experienced so much over the course of one year.  We have supported the community, worked on projects across the globe and mourned fellow Rotarians who have battled health problems or passed away. The way I see it, fellow Rotarians are family.  You have your close family such as moms, dads, brothers and sisters.  You also have distant family such as cousins or aunts and uncles.  Whether you’re fellow Rotarian is comparable to your closest family member or your 3rd cousin whom you have only met once, when it comes down to it, Rotarians trust upon one another to be there by our side. There is not better view of this than as club president. 
I am limited on words and will not make list of the accomplishments we have achieved as a club.  I will not go into detail about the strong support our club has demonstrated supporting the international and local foundations.  I will not list all the detail regarding the strong support of our local education and youth.  I choose not to elaborate on the individual accomplishments of our members as the list would be way too long.  As you read this, remember how you felt when you finished a project you were asked to accomplish within a committee you served on.  Remember the good you have done to change the life of another.  That feeling you have is the same feeling I have felt all year working among Cheyenne’s best.
In closing, I’d like to thank all who make the Rotary Club of Cheyenne what it is.  I would like to extend a huge thanks to the Board members for their extraordinary commitment to Rotary; to the Committee Chairs and committee members for keeping our traditions afloat; to the sergeant of arms who work tirelessly before and after every meeting, so that when you show up, the room looks as if we never left it the week before. I’d like to thanks in particular to past-President Randy Ford for all his hard work to pave the way, and I’d like to thank soon to be President Lori for all of her help.  I look forward to working with you all on future projects and eating lunch.
Chad Craig
President
President Chad's Message to Club Chad Craig 2016-06-28 06:00:00Z 0
Exchange Students Make Final Presentation to Club Mary Schwem 2016-06-27 06:00:00Z 0

We are now taking orders online for tree-ripened Palisades peaches direct from the grower through the website below:

http://www.cheyennerotaryfundraiser.org/

Proceeds will benefit the Cheyenne Rotary Club’s local and international projects.  Cost is $38 for a two-layer 18-20 lb box.  This year’s peach crop is outstanding! 

Order for yourself, your friends, neighbors, co-workers, employees, charities, etc. Everyone loves these peaches.

Pick up date is Wed  August 10th  between 1:00 and 3:00 at the Cheyenne Little America. Please place orders on–line at http://www.cheyennerotaryfundraiser.org/. If you prefer paper, you may also use the order forms available on the front table during each weekly meeting. Orders can also be placed with either Tom Brantley or Tina Worthman, and they can answer any questions. Pre-payment is required.  Deadline to order is August 5th.

Last Day to Order Peaches August 5th Tom Brantley 2016-06-20 06:00:00Z 0
Congratulations to our Latest Auburn Dowdy Fellow Ed Wallace 2016-06-13 06:00:00Z 0
Congratulations to our Latest Paul Harris Fellows Billie Addleman 2016-06-06 06:00:00Z 0
Miranda Contreras, East High Student of the Month
 
Brett Clafin, Central High Student of the Month
May Students of the Month Richard Flood 2016-05-09 06:00:00Z 0
56 Years     John Esmay
50 Years     Don Hunton
48 Years     Jim Applegate
38 Years     Rich Brown
                   Gene Engrav
27 Years     John Babson
25 Years     Mike Geesey
23 Years     Roberta Coates
21 Years     John Auld
20 Years      Randy Byars
15 Years      Don Woodhouse
                    Bob Novick
10 Years      Melinda Brazzale
                    Don Day
                    Stephanie Teubner
7 Years       Jacques Beverage
6 Years       Lee Wagner
4 Years       Robin Sims,
                    Erin Bergeman
                    Desiree Hannabach
                    Dave Novick
3 Years       Jana Conine
1 Year        Mikki Jo Munson
                   Tina Worthman
 
 
                   
 
 
 
Notable Years of Rotary Service Teresa S. Moore 2016-05-02 06:00:00Z 0
9th Annual Cranium Cup Crowns Winners Lee Wagner 2016-04-25 06:00:00Z 0
 
 
Please welcome our newest Rotarian, Tony Woodell, Wyoming Community Foundation, sponsored by Billie Addleman
New Member Introduced to Club Teresa S. Moore 2016-04-25 06:00:00Z 0
Congratulations to our Latest Paul Harris Fellow Billie Addleman 2016-04-25 06:00:00Z 0
 
The 9th Annual Cranium Cup dinner and competition will be held Friday, April 22, at Little America, Wyoming Room.
Come support your favorite team!
5:30 P.M. Social Hour    6:30 P.M. Competition       7:30 P.M. Dinner
Individual tickets:  $40.00    Couples:  $70.00
For more information or to RSVP, contact Lee Wagner, 208-404-3238 or lpwagner@bresnan.net
9th Annual Cranium Cup Lee Wagner 2016-04-11 06:00:00Z 0
The Rotary Club of Cheyenne Foundation announces its Endowment Grant Application submission deadline of July 1, 2016.  Eligible charitable projects may be awarded funding for Rotary sanctioned projects with Laramie County which meet endowment eligibility requirements in the categories of Health, Education, Humanitarian, Community Betterment and Youth.  For more information, and to obtain an application form and project eligibility criteria, contact Endowment Committee Chair Rosalyn Baker on 307-630-5466.
Grant Application Available Rosalyn Baker 2016-04-04 06:00:00Z 0
Local Foundation Fundraiser Bob Womack 2016-04-04 06:00:00Z 0
Our next community service project will be
On April 12.  We will be at Element Church stuffing Friday Food bags.  Meet  at the  back of Element Church at 5:15 P.M.
Friday Food Bag Service Project Mick Finnegan 2016-04-04 06:00:00Z 0
We have a young lady coming from Argentina who will attend Central and a young man from France who will attend East. I am looking for 3 host families for each student for the 2016-2017 school year.  We would like to find the first families for the students by April 30 to help them in obtaining their visas.  
If you have any questions about what hosting involves you can ask me, Beth Van De Wege, Dirk Miller, Jenny Hargett, Melinda Brazzale, Lucie Osborn, Bud Davis, or Brent Lathrop about what hosting entails as they have all hosted before.  I am sure there are many other Rotarians that have hosted that I have forgotten here. However, the host families do not have to be Rotarians, so if you know any non-Rotarians that you think would enjoy hosting a student from another country, please pass along their information to me.  
 
You can contact Steph Denning via email at step-on-e@hotmail.com, on my cell phone at 307-421-2553, or at a meeting if you are interested and/or know someone who might be interested in hosting either of these students.
Host Families Needed Steph Denning 2016-04-04 06:00:00Z 0
35 Years    Eric Wedell
25 Years    Mary Carroll
24 Years    Perry Dray
20 Years    Ron Waeckerlin
18 Years    Lori Schoene
17 Years    Gay Woodhouse
13 Years    Donna Creighton
11 Years    Beth Van de Wege
                  Billie Addleman
                  Mary Schwem
8 Years      Kim Withers
5 Years      Rich Slater
4 Years      Tom Brantley
                  Bob Budd
                 Jenny Hargett
3 Years      Marianne Shanor
                  Patrick Swallow
2 Years      Steph Denning
                  Bruce Thompson
1 Year        P. J. Macleary
Notable Years of Rotary Service Teresa S. Moore 2016-04-04 06:00:00Z 0
 
•A big thanks to all the Rotarians who supported our Italian exchange student Francesco for his fundraiser last week.  He and his host family, Steve and JoAnne DeBella cooked a spaghetti dinner with tiramisu for dessert.  Really delicious.  Hopefully Francesco is on his way to the total amount he needs to participate in the bus trip in June that all the regional Rotary Exchange Students take. 
 
•Francesco moves to his final host family this weekend, Ernie and Melinda Brazzale.
Italian Spaghetti Night Melinda Brazzale 2016-03-28 06:00:00Z 0
Due to blizzard conditions and hazardous roads,  the Rotary Club of Cheyenne had canceled today's meeting.  Stay safe and we'll see you next week.
No Meeting Today Chad Craig 2016-03-23 06:00:00Z 0

Congratulations to Dr. Larry Meuili.  Larry received his Major Donor Award for contribution $10000 over his time in Rotary to the Rotary International Foundation.  It was presented by District Governor Ken Small and Club President Chad Craig.  Only 3 other members, Lucie Osborne, Billie Addleman and Bob Womack have earned this award!
 
Congratulations to Our Latest Paul Harris Major Donor Billie Addleman 2016-02-08 07:00:00Z 0
Congratulations to Our February Students of the Month Richard Flood 2016-02-08 07:00:00Z 0
Congratulations to our Latest Paul Harris Fellows Billie Addleman 2016-02-01 07:00:00Z 0
Our Latest Paul Harris Fellows Billie Addleman 2016-01-18 07:00:00Z 0
 
Our Youth Exchange students truly exhibit the hopes of peace and harmony
we all share for the New Year!
 
Happy New Year Mary Schwem 2016-01-04 07:00:00Z 0
56 Years:  Dave Uchner
49 Years:  Bill Loyer
44 Years:  Jerry Jessen
38 Years:  Joe Devine
29 Years:  Charlie Dickey
6 Years:  Derek Baker
5 Years:  James Bowers, Jeff Jacoby
4 Years:  Trevor Rutar, Sharon Fain
3 Years:  Steve Stone,
2 Years:  Mike Williams
1 Year:  Bob Maguire, Amanada Shay-Brookhart
 
Notable Years of Rotary Service Teresa S. Moore 2015-11-29 07:00:00Z 0
Belgian Exchange Student, Justine, and President Chad Trade Club Banners Lucie Osborn 2015-11-23 07:00:00Z 0
Our R.E.D.S. group (Rotarians Engaged in Dynamic Socialization joined with Laramie Rotarians
for tailgating fun before the UWyo and CSU Boarder Wars game.
R.E.D.S. go Tailgating Jamie Markus 2015-11-16 07:00:00Z 0
Boys and Girls Club Members Raise Funds for Guatemala Water Project Rolinda Sample 2015-11-16 07:00:00Z 0
On Wednesday, 28 October 2015, twelve of 19  Past Presidents of this Club serving as the Nominating Committee met and after deliberation made the following nominations:
For one (1) Term Commencing 1 July 2016:
President:  Lori Schoene
President Elect:  Don Day
Secretary:  Teresa Moore
Treasurer:  Judy Marshall
To serve as Director for a three (3) year term commencing 1 July 2016:
Dirk Miller, Larry Wolfe, Eric Todd
For Your Information the 6 carry-over Directors are: Mick Finnegan, Donna Beaman, Brent Lathrop, Lily Sharpe, Dave Cook, and Robin Sims
The election of the Officers and Directors will be held at the first regular meeting of December, Wednesday, December 2, 2015.
At that time, nominations for any of these positions will be accepted from the floor.  In order to be eligible to be nominated to the Position of President or President-Elect, a member  must have served   as  Club Director for a minimum of one (1) year.
 
Report of the Nominating Committee Jim Applegate 2015-11-16 07:00:00Z 0
Third Graders Are Happy to Recieve Dictionaries Celeste Enzi 2015-11-09 07:00:00Z 0
Congratulations to our November students of the month:
 
Ben Rude              Central High School
Ryann Schoene     East High School
Caleb Pachel          Pine Bluffs High School
 
November Stuidents of the Month Richard Flood 2015-11-09 07:00:00Z 0
Exchange Student Brings New Excitement to Highway Clean-up Robin Sims 2015-10-25 06:00:00Z 0
 
Cheyenne Central Interact Clib members work with Rotarians to get dictionaries stamped, boxed and ready for distribution to local third graders.
2015 Stamped, Boxed and Ready to Go Robin Sims 2015-10-25 06:00:00Z 0
George recognized at Bain Elementary.
 
Doctors have discovered that George  suffered from a disease called Prion Disease.  I will not go into detail regarding the specifics of this disease.  Unfortunately, George passed away this past Saturday.  
This has been a sudden event, one that has taken folks by surprise.  As you know, George has a lot of friends who would love to provide support for the family.  Although the family would love to accommodate this, it simply is not feasible.  
 
A lot of discussion has taken place regarding visitors, phone calls etc.  The idea came up to create a message board.  A place where anyone can come onto the website, read about others' experiences with George, write about their own experiences, send personal notes to George and his family, etc.  This forum was created today and can be reached by clicking on the  link below or copying the link and pasting into your browser.  
 
 
As mentioned at Rotary today, I am not a computer guy and this will be the first forum I have created, which also means this is the first forum I will administer.  While inside this forum, please participate.  The message board is intended as an avenue for the family to get a chance to hear from all of you.  If you have problems please contact President Chad at chadcraigrotary@gmail.com.
 
George McIlvaine Chad Craig 2015-10-04 06:00:00Z 0
Interact Clubs
Interact is the Rotary sponsored service club for high school students. Jamie Lam, Interact District Governor of District 5170 spoke to our District Conference in 2014.She had this to say about Interact:
     
             
  “In your introduction of me (Jamie Lam’s), you  said that Interact is the future of Rotary.  That’s wrong – We are not the future, we are the NOW!  We have the ability to change the world, and we intend to do it!  You sponsor Interact clubs, but we are not just mini-Rotary clubs.  Interact clubs should offer promises that motivate teenagers, not adults – not Rotarians  or teachers or parents – just students. 
Interact members can both *be changed and *change the world  – through programs that teach time management, ethics, leadership skills, public speaking, professionalism, how to deal with stress, how to write a resume, how to dress professionally, how to motivate people; through opportunities to be leaders in various positions in the club; through service opportunities locally and beyond .  We can help connect students with other Rotary programs too  - like Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA), Rotary Exchange, Rotary scholarship opportunities, networking with Rotary/community members.  All of these programs help fulfill the promises of Interact and Rotary.”

 
Our club currently sponsors groups at Central and East High Schools.  This year during “Club Rush” the Central High Group had 50 students interested in  participating. 
 
Spencer Miller, this year’s Central High School Interact President, said, “I chose to join Interact because I wanted to be more involved and become a more well-rounded person. I think it's important for people to understand that Interact has so much more to offer than just volunteer hours and a nice addition to your application.  This year I chose to step up as a leader because I thought it would be the best way for me to positively contribute to the club while building my leadership skills at the same time.”
 
Robin Sims is our Club liaison for Central’s Interact.  She does so because of the “personal fulfillment that she gets from watching our Interact members make a difference in our community, from seeing them develop and mature each year, and from helping them gain access or even knowledge about various opportunities available – that fulfillment is immeasurable! “
 
If you would like to learn more about the Interact program and how you can get involved, please contact Robin at robin_sims@charter.net.
 
 
 
Interact Clubs Mary Schwem 2015-09-14 06:00:00Z 0
The District 5440 Assembly will be held here in Cheyenne at Little America form 9-3 on Saturday, October 3.  If you are a first time attendee, the cost is $25.00.  For all retuning assembly goers the cost is $50.00
It is a good opportunity to learn more about our District and Rotary International.  You may register at the District website: http://rotary5440.org/.
You do need to login with your username and password.  If you don’t know it or need assistance, please contact Mary Schwem, mawbschwem@gmail.com.
 
District Assembly Mary Schwem 2015-09-08 06:00:00Z 0
9/2  Grand Ballroom AD
9/9   Wyoming Room
9/16   Grand Ballroom C
9/23   Wyoming Room
          Board Meeting  Casper Room  7 A.M.
9/30  Wyoming Room
 
September Meeting Rooms Heather Drick 2015-08-28 06:00:00Z 0
Thanks to Mary and Judy for a
 great picnic! 
What a fun way to end the summer.
Visit our website, cheyennerotary.org  to see more pictures.
Thanks for a Great Picnic Mary Schwem 2015-08-28 06:00:00Z 0
Notable Years of Rotary Service Teresa S. Moore 2015-08-28 06:00:00Z 0
Ken Small, Governor of Rotary District 5440, will speak August 19, 2015 at the regular meeting of the Rotary Club of _Cheyenne   at noon at the Little America, Grand Ballroom C.   His district includes 54 Rotary clubs in Wyoming, Northern Colorado, Eastern Idaho and Western Nebraska.
                 The International Rotary theme for the year is Be a Gift to the World.  DG Ken is expected to focus (focused) on growing Rotary’s contributions to humanity. The theme is meant to put focus on all the projects that the Rotary  Club  of Cheyenne  accomplishes, both locally and internationally. Opportunities are plentiful for potential members, young and old, to help Rotary achieve its mission of “peace and understanding throughout the world,” and by bringing their passion to provide service.
“We’re anxious to share some of our projects with the District Governor,” Ken Small, local club president said.  The Rotary Club of Cheyenne has water projects in Haiti, Guatemala, Nicaragua, desks for children in Nakuru Kenya, assistance at the School for the Visually Impaired, Saratov, Russia, Cheyenne Boys an Girls Club vegetable garden, International food garden at the Children’s village of the Cheyenne Botanic gardens, Friday Food bag program and Habitat for Humanity project.
  Rotary is an organization of business and professional leaders who provide humanitarian service and help to build goodwill and peace in the world.  There are 1.2 million Rotary members in 34,000 Rotary clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas.  Rotary clubs have been serving communities worldwide for more than a century.  Rotary clubs around the world, initiate projects that address critical issues such as conflict resolution, hunger, poverty, disease and illiteracy.
 
 
District Governor Ken Small Visits Club Chad Craig 2015-08-17 06:00:00Z 0
Member Jim Foreman turns 100 on July 22.    He is a past Club President (1960-61)and will have 73 years as  a Rotarian in October., the longest of anyone in District 5440.
To honor Jim’s milestone birthday and his many year as community and Rotary Service, the Rotary Club of Cheyenne Foundation invites you to join this celebration by donating $100 ; one dollar for each year of Jim’s remarkable life.
All contributions in Jim’s name will be placed in the Foundation Endowment under the newly created “James Foreman Fellow” level of giving which recognizes gifts of $100-$999 and will help grow the Endowment to the $1,000,000 goal by 2018 when the Rotary Club of Cheyenne will celebrate its own 100 year anniversary.  Earnings form the Endowment support Rotary sanctioned projects in Laramie County, Wyoming.
 
To date 54 Rotarians have made donations to the Janes Foreman One for One celebration.  The deadline for donations is October , 2015, when Jim Foreman will celebrate his 73 anniversary as a member of the Cheyenne  Rotary Club.  He will also be the longest member of Rotary in District 5440. 
If you haven’t made your donation to this worthy cause, make it today!
 
Please make checks payable to:  Cheyenne Rotary Foundation Endowment and give or send to Rosalyn Baker, 408 West 6th Ave. Cheyenne, WY 82001.
 
 
100 for 100 Rosalyn Baker 2015-07-10 06:00:00Z 0
The second annual Rotaract Glow Golf Tournament is scheduled for August 14, 2015 at 9 P.M. at the Little America Golf Course.  Appropriate flashlights and glow in the dark items will be provided.  The tournament is limited to 36 people and the cost to play is $100.  There is also a need for hole sponsors.. Proceeds will benefit local and international Rotaract projects.  For more information, or to register please visit the Cheyenne Community website:  www.cheyennerotaract.com
 
Community Rotaract Glow Golf Tournament Mary Schwem 2015-07-10 06:00:00Z 0
Each year our District 5440 sponsors the RYLA program.  RYLA is a life-changing leadership training program for young men and women  where leadership skills and principles are learned and enhanced in an atmosphere and respect.  The purpose of RYLA is to encourage and assist current and potential youth leader s in methods of responsible and effective leadership
If you would like to see the program in action, contact George McIlvaine.  He will be leaving early in the morning of July 23.
 
 
Rotary Youth Leadership Awards Mary Schwem 2015-07-10 06:00:00Z 0
Installation of Officers for 2015-16 Lucie Osborn 2015-07-02 06:00:00Z 0
Endowment Fund Progress Rosalyn Baker 2015-07-02 06:00:00Z 0
 
 
Our "Rotary Builds" day on August 1, 2015 on behalf of Habitat for Humanity is fast approaching. We are still looking for volunteers for the morning and afternoon shifts. Please consult your schedules and help our club make a good showing. 
 
SATURDAY, AUG 1 - 8 to 12 AM
SATURDAY, AUG 1 - 1 to 5 PM
 
 
 
Build Site location: 4200 Hope Court 
Please send direct e-mail to donnaaltimari@comcast.net to volunteer, specifying the shift that you prefer.
 
I look forward to hearing from additional members who are willing to help with the project. Let's put our collective best foot forward and make a great showing for a great event. 
Very truly yours, 
 
Donna M. Adler, Ph.D.
Cheyenne, WY
(307) 640-9637
 
 
 
 
 
Rotary Builds for Habitat Donna Adler 2015-07-02 06:00:00Z 0
This Rotary year is coming to a close very quickly, and it is time to look back over the club’s accomplishments. During my presidential address there were six specific goals we wanted to accomplish this year.
The first one was to focus on this year’s theme, “Light Up Rotary.” This was achieved through the new Community Service Committee. This committee was under Director Mick Finnegan and Chairman Lori Schoene. They focused on various service projects in Cheyenne that help increase the awareness of Rotary in our community. These committee members and volunteers cleaned up trash along the Greenways, painted Greenway tunnels and spread wood chips on a playground. Plus, they organized volunteers in filling lunches at Friday Food Bag for area schools.
The Community Service Committee helped us achieve our second goal which was to find opportunities to partner with the Sunrise and After Hours Rotary Club, plus the Community Rotaract Club. These clubs not only helped us with the community service projects, they assisted us in putting up a new sign that is located on west Lincolnway coming into Cheyenne. In addition, we found several opportunities to work with the East and Central High School Interact Clubs. These clubs were involved in our fundraising projects, the Cranium Cup and the new and successful Ice Melt Competition that was headed up by Don Day and Kim Withers.
Membership is always a concern for Rotary Clubs, our club and District 5440 is no exception. Our goal was to have a net increase of members over this past year.  Unfortunately, we had a decrease of members; our active membership dropped from 203 to 190. Several of these members relocated to different states as a result of their job, or they transferred their membership to a different Rotary club. We had a few members that had to be removed from active membership after numerous requests that they become current on their dues. There were members who resigned because their work schedule didn’t allow them to come to the meetings or felt that Rotary wasn’t the right fit for them. However, on a very positive note, we had 18 new members join Rotary this year. The credit belongs to you, the members, for reaching out and inviting your friends to Rotary. Thank you for your trust in our club!
The next two goals had to do with the Rotary International Foundation. Our members contributed over $20,000 to the Foundation. This number will exceed $100 per member, a level that exceeds the District requirements. This couldn’t have been accomplished without the help of our two Co-Chairmen, Billie Addleman and Roger Schreiner. Plus, we achieved 100% participation rate by every member making a contribution to the Foundation. This was made possible by anonymous Rotarians donating to member’s accounts on their birthdays and asking that Rotarian to make a donation of their own. I want to thank the generous Rotarians that made this possible.
The last goal was for our members to have a great Rotary year by reaching outside their comfort zone and getting involved in a new committee or service project; to make an effort to meet some new friends and enjoy each other’s fellowship. Some of the most memorable meetings were the fellowship we had over Frontier Days and holidays.
The officers and directors were very careful to use sound financial judgement in the management of your Rotary dues, money making projects and expenses.  This year was especially challenging since we had more membership turnover than usual. With that being said, the total income was approximately $163,000 with estimated expenses of $162,000 for a net income of $1,000. This leaves us with approximately $25,000 in reserve.
The end of the year was highlighted by the District Conference in Ft. Collins this last weekend. The programs and speakers were excellent. Our club members who attended were motived by presentations given by young students and adults about how RYLA changed their lives. R.I. President Representative John Lawrence’s messages reminded us how Rotary can make a difference in our communities, and we must continue to build membership. The annual awards were presented to deserving clubs. The Rotary Club of Cheyenne was honored by receiving the award for Light Up Rotary – Community Projects and the Largest Contribution to Polio Plus. We were also excited and proud to hear that the Community Rotaract Club won the Light Up Rotary - Community Projects award and the Cheyenne Central High Interact Club was the winner of the District Interact Award for the several service projects they are involved in.
In closing, I’m very humbled and honored to serve as your 67th President of the Rotary Club of Cheyenne. So many great memories of the meetings, Rotary events and service projects, but most of all the outstanding officers, directors and chairmen of committees I served with. I want to say thank you for your dedication, support and generosity. As we change leadership of this great club, please join me in supporting Chad, Lori and their team as they implement their ideas to make the Rotary Club of Cheyenne even better.
 
President's Reflections on the Past Year Randy L. Ford 2015-06-22 06:00:00Z 0
The Cheyenne Central High Interact Club was awarded the Best Interact Club award for being the most Engaged Interact Club in the District.
The Cheyenne Community Rotaract Club received the Rotaract Light Up Rotary Community Service Award .
Our Community Service Projects earned our Club the Light Up Rotary Community Service Award.
Our Club also received the Largest Contribution to PolioPlus Award.
 
Club Receives Awards at District Conference Randy L. Ford 2015-06-22 06:00:00Z 0
Dear Fellow Rotarians:
I am pleased to report on the activities of Club Service/Meetings Committees for the fiscal year 2014/2015. We had another successful year of meetings and presentations and of course, these meetings couldn’t happen without the successful efforts of several committees. My thanks goes out to Tucker Stover, our inspiration chair, was responsible for scheduling and coordinating members to give an inspirational message or short quote and the A/V committee, Brian Heithoff, Traci L. Lacock, Janae Ruppert and Jim Walter, who helped set up and troubleshoot all the A/V needs for our President and presenters.  A huge thank you also goes out to Sylvia Hackl, lifetime chair, her able substitutes, Julie Malm and Mick Finnegan, and accompanist, Sarah Boyd, who inspired and entertained fellow Rotarians and guests throughout the year with their musical talents.
 
Khale Lenhart did a great job with finding weekly programs that were interesting and educational.  An interesting theme relating to water evolved this year. Presentations on water included Harry LaBonde, Joe Schone providing an update on the Kenya water project, Pat Tyrrell presenting on Laramie County Hydrology, and Chuck Larsen talking about the Water for Haiti Project.  We also had an opportunity to learn first-hand about the Ebola epidemic in Africa from Kelly Hamilton who had just returned from Liberia.  Thank you, Khale, for your commitment and dedication to this committee.  Job well done!
 
Donna Beaman put on a “lovely” Valentine’s Day Luncheon. Over 100 Rotarians and guests enjoyed a delicious lunch and were entertained by the Cheyenne Capital Quartet Plus One who sang love songs, put on skits, and shared stories.
Jeanie Martinez served again as the Banner committee chair and continued her efforts to finish the reconstruction of all banners. She has also taken inventory and pictures of all banners. Dave Foreman quietly continued his work in compiling the history of the Rotary Club of Cheyenne.  Thank you Jeanie and Dave!
 
Last, but not least, I would like to thank Scott Meier and the Board of Directors for their time, commitment and efforts in updating the Rotary Club of  Cheyenne Bylaws. This was no easy task as it spanned over two Rotary years, but the end result was a complete and up-to-date document which was approved by the membership this year.
 
It has truly been an honor serving on the board of directors for the last three years and working with this fine group of individuals. Thank you all for your hard work and dedication!
 
Sabrina Lane                                                                                                                         
Director
 
Club Service-Meetngs Director Report 2015-06-08 06:00:00Z 0
All golfers are invited to participate in the Sunrise Club Annual Golf Tournament, June 26 at the Country Club.  Sponsors are needed for $200 a hole.  If you would like to be a sponsor or would like to golf, please contact Brenda Laird at  blaird@lccc.wy.edu
 
Sunrise Club Golf Tournament Mary Schwem 2015-06-08 06:00:00Z 0
At the start of the Rotary year, President Randy Ford set a goal of $100 per capita giving or approximately $20,000 in contributions to The Rotary Foundation (TRF).  On June 21, that goal was surpassed. To date, Club members have contributed $21,058 to TRF  for an average of $104 per member.  This goal would not have been accomplished without the commitment of President Randy Ford and the Board of Directors to the objects of Rotary and service above self.
 
Our program on Water for Haiti demonstrates the return on investment to TRF.  In 2011, the Club leveraged $5,000 to purchase a $20,000 mobile drilling rig.  The majority of the funds for that drilling rig came from TRF grants.  Since 2011, that drilling rig has drilled hundreds of wells around Haiti, forever changing the culture and future of Haitian communities.  This project changed the lives of thousands of men, women and children, that we will never meet.  That project and other projects would not be possible without our members supporting The Rotary Foundation.  A special thank you is owed to all of our sustaining members, Paul Harris Fellows and multiple-Paul Harris Fellows.  Thank you!
 
Club Exceeds Goal for the Rotary Foundation Billie Addleman 2015-05-29 06:00:00Z 0
2015 Teachers recognized by Rotary Club of Cheyenne David Cook 2015-05-18 06:00:00Z 0
It has been another busy and successful year for the Cheyenne Rotary Education committee in 2014-2015. The Cheyenne Rotary Club has a long standing tradition to support and encourage education in Cheyenne and Laramie County with numerous programs throughout the years and this year was no exception.
In the support of literacy and to provide kids with an essential tool for a quality education, the Rotary Dictionary program has distributed nearly 20 million dictionaries internationally since the project began. With thanks to Mary Carroll, over 1500 dictionaries were delivered to third graders in Cheyenne.
With the purpose  to encourage early childhood reading, the Cheyenne Rotary Read to Me program had another great year with nearly 50 readers who visited over 15 area schools. Thanks to Matt Fermelia for his great work on Read to Me.
The student of the month program was another big success this year. Students were nominated for their efforts by teachers and advisors that not only reflected academic achievement but also the spirit of Rotary. Students from East, Central, South, Burns and Pinebluffs were all honored during the course of the school year. A big thanks to Darcee Snider and Rick Flood who tag teamed Student of the Month this past year.
The Education Committee finished up the year on a high note with the National Honor Society luncheon on April 22nd. The Cheyenne Rotary Clubs honored the Laramie County National Honor Society students from East, Central and South High Schools along with Pine Bluffs and Burns High Schools. A big thanks to Donna Beaman for putting together the National Honor Society program this year.
Don Day                                                                                                                            
Education Director
 
Education Director's Report Don Day 2015-05-18 06:00:00Z 0
Congratulations May Students of the Month Robin Sims 2015-05-11 00:00:00Z 0
The 2014-2015 year has been another year of change for the Public Relations committee. We have continued to look at how we get information out and how we assure we stay in contact with all of our club members. Mary Schwem has continued to work on updating the website and the COG.  She
was able to change to a new Club Runner system that allows for us to run different types of reports and give different levels of access. She also continues to print the COG each week and archive them all on the website. If you have not been to the website recently, I encourage you to go take a look. It is a fantastic resource for links, history, and general information about
We have also continued to work on our social media presence. The Facebook page has  focused on both sharing club information as well as finding ways to educate about Rotary International initiatives. We currently have over 700 followers and it is growing each day.  You can check us out
at  www.facebook.com/CheyenneRotary. A big thank you to all of the Facebook committee members who make sure get the information out.  We have also started a Twitter feed this year and are working on the best way to use this tool.  If you are a Twitter user and would like to help us out, let
me or Mary know. @RotaryCheyenne
Photos are the basis for much of the PR we do through the above media.  Lucie Osborn has been amazing help this year with taking pictures at all of our events.  We have developed a fairly large file of pictures that we use throughout the year. If you having a project that needs pictures of our club, let me know and we will see what we can fine.
The directory also falls under the PR committee. This year’s project focused on combining the multiple databases that we used to populate the directory. We are now tracking all information in the Club Runner system. We will pull all of the information out of that database in order to create the new directory for next year. We encourage all Rotarians to go out and make sure their information is correct and make any changes.  The directory will be printed this summer. The
directory is also available on line for smart phones. Initial log-in is required. If you need help, please
contact Mary Schwem at mawbschwem@gmail.com.
Finally we said goodbye to on of our long-time committee members/  Darcee Snider has help us put together the NHS insert for the last few years.  This year she moved back to Gillette to help with her family.  We were lucky to have Lauri Heath step in to help us get the NHS insert together.  A great big thank you to everyone that helped write articles that educate our community about all of the good work we do through our club.
 
Brittany Ashby
Public Relations Director
 
Cheyenne Rotary Communicating with You! Brittany Ashby 2015-05-11 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary 101 has been postponed for a date yet to e determined.
Rotary 101 Chad Craig 2015-05-04 00:00:00Z 0
May 6     Grand Ballroom C
May 13    Off Site– Depot
May 20    Wyoming Room
May 27    Grand Ballroom AD
May 27    Board Meeting—Casper Room
 
May Meeting Rooms Randy L. Ford 2015-05-04 00:00:00Z 0
John Esmay        55 Years
Don Hunton         49 Years
Jim Applegate      47 Years
Rich Brown          37 Years
Gene Engrav        37 Years
Roberta Coates   22 Years
 
Notable Years of Rotary Service Teresa S. Moore 2015-05-04 00:00:00Z 0
The Rotary Club of Cheyenne Endowment Committee has announced it
Is receiving grant applications for 2015.
 
The Rotary Endowment Grant may be awarded to Rotary sanctioned projects for Health, Humanitarian, Youth, Education and Community Betterment projects.
 
The Endowment Fund contributions to date total $367,960.00. The Endowment Fund is designed to preserve the bulk of the principal
and use a percentage of the Fund to distribute dollars to local charitable projects in Laramie County.
 
For 2015, The Rotary Club of Cheyenne Endowment Grant will be awarded for up to $5,000.00.
 
The application deadline is July 1, 2015.
 
To obtain more information and an application for the Rotary Club of Cheyenne Endowment Grant, contact Rosalyn Baker at 307-630-5466.
 
Endowment Committee Now Accepting Grant Applications Rosalyn Baker 2015-05-04 00:00:00Z 0
Rotarians and Interact Clubs Join Forces for Highway Clean-Up Wayne Johnson 2015-05-04 00:00:00Z 0
Desiree Hannabach needs help with RYLA interviews.  They are scheduled for May 11 at 10:00 A.M and at East High school at 1:00 P.M.  There will be a lunch break in between.  You should be done by 2 P.M.
For more information please contact Desiree at  desiree@cheyennehomes.com or  287-1175.
 
RYLA Interviewers Needed Desiree Hannabach 2015-05-04 00:00:00Z 0
Congratulations to our latest Paul Harris Fellow 2015-05-03 06:00:00Z 0
Club Meeting at Different Loctaion Teresa S. Moore 2015-04-27 00:00:00Z 0
Adult Holiday Party:
Everybody enjoyed the fashion show and the “ugly sweater” contest.  Many people were responsible for the success of this event:  Mustafa Menekse, Heather Drick, Jim Walter, and Mary Guthrie.  Thanks to all.
 
Children’s Holiday Party:
The event was held at the Children’s Garden and was a huge success.  Thanks to the Chair, Jared Black, and his wife Cheryl.
The Four Way Test Scholarship:
A $2,000 scholarship was awarded to Ross Melchoir for his essay.  Ross is a student at Central High School.  Thank you to Harmon Davis and his committee.
 
District Youth Exchange:
Our inbound students, Irem Karabal (Turkey) and Erik Soborg (Denmark), are finishing the school year and looking forward to their bus trip.  They will tour the southwestern United States in June.
Our outbound students, Maia Marces (Ecuador) and Sam Lapkin (Brazil), will be returning soon; and presenting their reports to the Club in the fall.
Next year we’re expecting a young lady from Belgium and a young man from Italy.  We’re still seeking a host family for the female student.  She will be attending East High School.  This could be your chance!
Both outbound students, Shelby Bell and Jessica Hrabovsky, have been selected to go to Belgium for the 2015-2016 school-year.
Our thanks goes out to Dirk Miller who has been the Chair of this committee.  Dirk will turn over the reins to Stephanie Denning.  Jenny Hargett and Tucker Stover have served as counselors for the students.  Thanks to them, as well.
 
Community Service Committee:
This new Committee Chaired by Lori Schoene hosted our first Community Service Day with the Club members painting greenway tunnels; spreading wood chips; and picking up trash along the greenway.  Subsequently the Club members filled sacks for the Friday Food Bag program.  The committee is looking to partner with Habitat for Humanity for a Saturday morning “Rotary” builds day.  Stay tuned.  Thanks, Lori.
 
Highway Cleanup Committee:
Wayne Johnson Chairs this committee.  You’re all invited to join Wayne and me and the young volunteers from the Interact Clubs of Central High School and East High School at the next highway cleanup:  Saturday, May 2nd.  We’ll all meet at Burger King (I-80 and South Greeley Highway) at 9:35.  Bring your friends and family -- and gloves for everybody.  We’ll all have lunch together, afterwards.  Remember:  Service above self!
Mick Finnegan
 
New Generations - Youth Committees Director's Report Mick Finnegan 2015-04-27 00:00:00Z 0
Jory Kaufman, Agent/Registered Representative, Farm Bureau Financial Services, sponsored by Larry Meuli.
Please stop and introduce yourself to Jory and make him feel welcome.
 
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Our Latest Paul Harris Fellows 2015-04-20 00:00:00Z 0
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On Saturday, District 5440 held its spring assembly at Cheyenne's Little America.  District Governor-Elect Ken Small, Rotary Club of Jackson Hole, shared his vision for the coming year.  The assembly also provided opportunities for education, inspiration and training.  Club member and Director Brittany Ashby served on a panel discussing "What Do Young Professionals Think About Rotary?" and PDG George McIlvaine served on a panel on fundraising.  Past Presidents Scott Meier and Roger Schreiner both participated on a "Best Practices for Club Foundations" panel.  Other breakout sessions focused on membership, new members, youth programs, grant qualifications, and the eradication of polio.  Rotaractor Lindsey Acheson, from Fort Collins, provided the keynote address titled "Eradication of Polio: My Experience with India's National Immunization Day."  Despite the challenging weather and road closures, more than 100 Rotarians from Wyoming, Colorado and Nebraska attended the one-day assembly.  Cheyenne will host the fall assembly scheduled for October 3 at Little America.  
 
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The Four-Way Test:  Out of the Overflow of   the Heart the Mouth Speaks
                                                                                                     By Ross Melchior
 
The events that occur in a single day can change a person's routines.  The changed routines can change a person's life.  Change in a person's life can alter his outlook, perspective, and ultimately, his character.  A change in a person's character will inevitably alter the ways in which he relates to others in thought, word, and action.  A positive change must enhance and promote what is true, right, fair and beneficial to others, inherently building goodwill and better friendships.  The events of a single day made just such a difference in my life.
 
My junior year of legion baseball had finally come, and I was looking forward to a summer full of college recruiting.  Hours of hard work were about to be showcased in a very competitive and heavily scouted tournament in Pueblo, Colorado.  My hopes were running high, although that day, for the most part, was no different than any of the other countless days that I rode on the bus to a baseball diamond expecting to play a double­ header.
 
The second game of the double-header had just started; it was the top of the first inning.  I turned around from my position at second base and, facing my right fielder, I shouted, "Two outs, let's get 'em."  The first pitch was a strike.  I dug my cleat in the dirt, inhaled a deep breath of contentment, and spoke a word to the teammate beside me, with whom I had played every day for the past seven years.  I looked back toward home plate as our pitcher delivered the second pitch.  A flare was blooped over my left shoulder and headed into shallow right field.  I was off at full speed, I tracked the baseball into the outfield, trying to get just far enough to reach out and snag the ball out of the air. I placed my right foot firmly into the ground, stretched out my glove, and heard an alarmed, "Oh no!" Our right fielder made eye contact with me a split second before smashing his muscled shoulder into my right leg. I flew, in slow motion, for an eternity before falling to the ground, where I laid in excruciating pain.
After a long, bloody car ride to the emergency room, my season ended prematurely when the doctor walked into the room and said, "The x-rays don't look good." A broken tibia would put my life on hold for the next five months. Although the physical pain was substantial, it eventually subsided, giving me a chance to direct my undivided attention to a sober reality. A combination of disappointment, dashed hopes, worry and boredom combusted and threatened my emotional stability. I was predictably upset to be laid up at home as my teammates flew to Las Vegas to continue their tour. These guys weren't just teammates to me though. This group was made up of some of my closest friends. These were guys that I had known for almost half my life, guys that I had spent every with day at school, guys who had gone through hardships with me on the field, guys who were molded together through a common passion, and guys who knew what it was like to be standing in my shoes because they were standing in the same ones. These guys were close to me. In addition to not being able to play the game I love with my friends, my anxiety grew about "college-recruitment summer." With each day that passed, my disappointment, frustration, and feelings of hopelessness increased.  I needed someone to encourage me. I needed to feel like I was still part of the team even though I wasn't playing. My family's encouraging words and compassion were helpful, but I craved a friend's empathy. In its absence, my despondence and anger spiraled downward.
 
Weeks passed after my injury, and the busy lives and focus of my friends kept a text message, phone call, or visit from coming my way.  I felt very emotionally hurt when I hadn't heard from anyone two months after the injury.  This neglect caused me to jump to false conclusions about the way people that I thought were very close actually thought about me, and I formed an increasingly bitter mindset toward them.  I came to the point where I wanted nothing to do with them, a desire which was fulfilled by default because of my inability to practice or play.  I had never realized the extent to which I relied on this group of people for emotional stability.  Before the injury I didn't understand how big of an impact, positive or negative, one person can have on another person who is in need.
 
I grew up in Cheyenne, Wyoming.  I was raised with my nine siblings on a ten­ acre piece of land under the loving guidance of my two parents.  Having a large family, my parents were forced to raise us differently than most parents raise their children. They created an environment where the people sleeping in the next rooms were your favorite people in the world.  We all had to contribute, and everyone had to work together for the household to function.  By working together and being together most of the time, we formed very strong relationships where everyone looked out for each other, and everyone was aware of other family members' needs.  However, although I had great awareness of what the people in my family needed, I somehow didn't translate this awareness into the lives of people outside of my family.  My parents, in contrast, lived out a perfect example of looking for and helping people in need.  Although my parents are two of the most generous people I have ever known, I somehow didn't make it a priority in my own life to be others-focused.
 
It's easy to "talk the talk."  A tradition was started years ago on the baseball team I play for.  At the start of the season, each player stands in front of the whole team and the coaching staff and makes a speech.  The speech consists mostly of what the player wants to accomplish during the upcoming season, and any other words he wants to say to the team.  A few months before I broke my leg, each player gave his speech.  The first player to give a speech said to the team, "I have your back."  After that, speech after speech, each player, including myself, stood up and included some part about how, no matter what, he would be looking out for his teammates, because he "had their backs." As I sat on the couch upset at many of my friends for not helping me through a difficult time in my life, these words kept circling in my mind.  Each time I would think about the extent to which many of my teammates, in fact, did not have my back, I would become furious.  Finally, with little else to do but think, I took a step back and self-reflected.  I asked myself, "If someone else was injured instead of you, would you be at their disposal, looking out for whatever they might need?"  Unfortunately, I had to acknowledge that the answer to this question was "no."  Philippians 2:4 says, "Don't look out only for your own interests, but take an interest in others, too." I realized that I was holding my friends to a standard that I wasn't holding myself to.
 
Often we nurture a false reality:  We believe we are better than we actually are, or believe we are living out a belief when we really aren't.   I realized how selfish I was, not only because I wouldn't look to the needs of others, but because I would condemn someone for something I might have done myself   Even though my friends could have given more sympathy to my emotional needs when I was injured, I realized I would have probably been careless enough to act the same way. I made a decision at that moment to be the most others-focused person I could possibly be. I didn't want to just help someone when they asked me or when the opportunity presented itself wanted to make a conscious effort to look for ways in which I could meet the needs of each person involved in my life.
 
Is it true? Is it fair to all concerned? Will it build goodwill, and better friendships? Will it be beneficial? Words have an astronomical impact on people. The Four-Way Test the Rotary Club espouses can be summed up by Ephesians 4:29, when the apostle Paul writes "Don't say anything that would hurt another person. Instead, speak only what is good so that you can give help wherever it is needed. That way, what you say will help those who hear you." Although the Four-Way Test can be applied aptly to words, it requires a much deeper application. No one can speak words with integrity that contradict his lifestyle. The Four-Way Test must not apply only to what people say, or only to what people think, or only to how people act. The Four-Way Test mustn't be reduced to an external discipline, but rather must embody an internal belief that is so strong, so consistent, and so integral that it is reflected in every aspect of a person's life. For me The Four-Way Test isn't merely a reminder before I speak or before I act, but rather a call to honestly examine my character and beliefs and evaluate the extent to which they translate into actions and words that benefit others.
 
Being totally focused on others' needs hasn't just affected the people that I have encouraged; it has changed me. I feel satisfaction and fulfillment after encouraging someone who needs encouragement because I know personally how valuable the compassion of another person can be.  My injury wasn't a setback after all.  It was a pivotal moment that taught me an indispensable lesson.  God used the events of a single day to change my routine for several months. The change in my routine, unwelcome at the time, nonetheless changed my outlook on life.  The change in outlook precipitated a necessary change in character.  In the words of Harry Emerson Fosdick, "He who knows no hardships will know no hardihood.  He who faces no calamity will need no courage. Mysterious though it is, the characteristics in human nature which we love best grow in a soil with a strong mixture of troubles."
 
The admirable precepts of The Four-Way Test can be applied more diligently and with more finesse and effectiveness the more one's character grows to embody the spirit of its outward manifestations.  The summer before my senior year provided a vehicle to refine some of this requisite character.  I'm sure that that character development will be a lifelong endeavor.

 
The Four-Way Test Scholarship Essay Mary Schwem 2015-04-06 00:00:00Z 0
Cheyenne will host the District 5440 Assembly on Saturday, April 18, 2015, at Little America.  This one-day session  provides information, training and inspiration for Rotarians.  This is a great opportunity for Cheyenne Rotarians to learn more about Rotary, the Rotary Foundation, Rotary's objectives and goals, and ongoing community and international service projects.  The District hosts a spring assembly each year to provide additional educational opportunities.  Traditionally, this assembly has been held in Laramie, but will be held in Cheyenne this year.  Members can register for the event at www.rotary5440.org.  If you are a first time attendee, be sure to submit your receipt to Kim Withers for reimbursement.  For more information, please contact Club President Randy Ford, President-Elect Chad Craig or Assistant Governor Billie Addleman.
 
District Event Coming to Cheyenne Billie Addleman 2015-03-30 00:00:00Z 0
April 1—Wyoming Room
April 8– Community House in Lion’s Park
April 15- Grand Ballroom B
April 22—Grand Ballroom AD
April 29— Off site—Boys and Girls Club
 
April Meeting Rooms Randy L. Ford 2015-03-30 00:00:00Z 0
Polio Cases Reported as of March 19
Afghanistan—1 case in 2015
Nigeria—0 cases n 2015 , Last case July 2014
Pakistan—19 cases reported in  2015
We are, indeed,
“This Close to ending Polio”
 
Polio Update Billie Addleman 2015-03-30 00:00:00Z 0
2015 Casual for A Cause 2015-03-30 00:00:00Z 0
Notable years of Rotary Teresa S. Moore 2015-03-30 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Roger A. Schreiner on Jul 07, 2013

My dear friends!

I am just back from Cheyenne, the USA and I want to say that I have met wonderful, very smart people who love their country, who make so much for their and our society, who even managed to eradicate one of the most serious disease on the planet - polio! They serve to all of us and not many of us know about it! Thank you, Roger Schreiner, Robert D Womack, Paula Schreiner, Karen Womack, George McIlvaine and Mary McIlvaine and all the members of Cheyenne Rotary Club who we met there! You are doing so much for the whole world in your not very large but very beautiful and welcoming town! All your actions will serve people for many,  many years even after we all pass away! Isn't it wonderful?!! I am very proud of all of you!
And my dear fellow Rotaractors - Rotaract club of Cheyenne - John Rando, Carly Rando, Kirsten Malm, Darcee Snider, Lindsey Monger, Kelly Lindholm, Nicole M Greff, Shawna Herron, Vanessa, guys you are awesome, very kind, responsible, smart, intellectual. Thank you for every minute of being with us! we are very grateful! With people like you, your country has a very good future! You taught us a lot! Thank you very much! Good luck with your amazing projects!

Tania Ezhova

 

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Saratov Rotaract Member sends Letter of Thanks. Roger A. Schreiner 2013-07-08 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Mary Schwem on Jul 07, 2013

Individuals who contribute $1,000 or more to The Rotary Foundation are recognized as Paul Harris Fellows. The award is named after the founder of Rotary.  Each new Paul Harris Fellow receives a commemorative certificate and pin.  Last week, Randy Bruns was presented with his PHF +1.  Thanks to Randy for his continued support of The Rotary Foundation.

 

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Our Latest Paul Harris Fellow Mary Schwem 2013-07-08 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Mary Schwem on Jul 07, 2013

Congratulations to member Donna Beaman, who successfully completed all requirements and got to remove her red badge sticker!Image

Rotary Celebrartion Mary Schwem 2013-07-08 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Mary Schwem on Jun 29, 2013

ImageDemonstrating “service above self” and unbelievable generosity, Dr. Larry Meuli has always been a strong supporter of The Rotary Foundation.  Last week, the Club presented Dr. Meuli with a Paul Harris Fellow +6 in recognition of his contributions to The Rotary Foundation. 

  
Our Latest Paul Harris Fellow Mary Schwem 2013-06-30 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ronald Hammel on Jun 29, 2013

It's been a active, action-filled year with never a dull moment as my term as president of the Rotary Club of Cheyenne winds down.  We received awards and recognition but my greatest enjoyment has been getting to know more of the Rotarians in our Club and District.

As the largest Club in District 5440, our Club is recognized as a leader and I believe we lived up to that reputation this year with the several awards we received for our work on the Boys and Girls Club playground as well as the President's Citation.  We were able to increase our total membership by ten members this past year which meant adding over twenty new members to off set the loss of members during the year.  Many of our new members over the past year have been younger and they are the future of the Club.

Our fundraising efforts were all very successful including the sale of  peaches, Car Raffle, Cranium Cup and our many efforts to raise funds for Polio eradication.

It has been an honor to serve as the President of the Rotary Club of Cheyenne.  I have enjoyed the fellowship with all the members of the club.  I look forward to continuing to serve the club and it's projects in the future.

Ron Hammel

June 26, 2013

  
A Letter from President Ron as His Year Ends Ronald Hammel 2013-06-30 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Billie Addleman on Jun 29, 2013

Our new club President and officers will be installed on July 10.  That afternoon a club reception will be held at the home of Billie Addleman and Brandi Monger from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m.  We will celebrate President Ron’s successful year and the start of incoming President Lucie’s year.  Please bring your spouse or special guest and join us for appetizers and beverages.  Billie & Brandi live at 1608 Maple Court near East High School. 

  
Club Reception on July 10 Billie Addleman 2013-06-30 00:00:00Z 0
Notable Years of Rotary Service Teresa S. Moore 2013-06-30 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Teresa S. Moore on Jun 29, 2013

2 Dee Rodekohr

5 Jean Martinez, Chris Church

6 Mick Finnegan, Donna Beaman

7 Karen Waltanger, Derreck Webb

9 Daniel Blaney, Gregg Jones

11 Clarence Brimmer

15 Shawn Taylor

17 Harmon Davis, Eileen Gavagan

18 Scott Larson

      21  Doug Coates, George McIlvaine, Mark Stock

22 James Foreman

       25   Jim Hearne

       27 Mike Geesey

28 Michael Walden-Newman

29 Randy Byars

  
July Birthdays Teresa S. Moore 2013-06-30 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Teresa S. Moore on Jun 29, 2013

Larry Atwell, John Auld, Bill Bagley, Donna Beaman, Melinda Brazzale, Rich Brown, Randy Bruns, John Clay, Joe Devine, Mick Finnegan, Randy Ford, Mike Geesey, Jerry Haenisch, Ron Hammel, Vealess Hudspeth, Don Hunton, Janet Lewis, Jamie Markus, Judy Marshall, Ted McCoy, George McIlvaine, Scott Meier, Larry Meuli, John Millin, Lori Millin, Dirk Miller, Teresa Moore, Bob Novick, Lucie Osborn, Jack Ratchye, Mary Schwem, Marianne Shanor, Bob Shriner, Steve Stone, Eric Todd, Dave Uchner, Michael Walden-Newman, Dick Williams, Kim Withers, Bob Womack, and Don Woodhouse

June Perfect Attendance Teresa S. Moore 2013-06-30 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kim Withers on Jun 29, 2013

Here is the schedule for the quarterly dues notices and payments:

June 28 – July 5 Rotary Dues Notices

July 10 – Credit or Debit Card Payments for Rotary Dues

July 17 - Credit or Debit Card Payments for Rotary Dues

July 17 – Process Electronic Payments
(Debit checking accounts for Dues.)

Also, to sign up for e-Notices, let’s use the email drwithers@gmail.com or call at 633-6414.  To date 78 members have singed up for electronic statements.

  
Schedule for Rotary Dues Notices and Payments June-July 2013 Kim Withers 2013-06-30 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Mary Schwem on Jun 23, 2013
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John and Lori Millin Recognized as Charter member of the Legacy Society.  They have bequeathed to the Cheyenne Rotary Foundation.

 
Charter Members of the Legacy Society Mary Schwem 2013-06-24 00:00:00Z 0
Rotaract Members Receive Paul Harris Fellows Mary Schwem 2013-06-24 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Mary Schwem on Jun 23, 2013
 

Microscope used for cataract surgeries in Port Harcourt, Nigeria purchased with funding from World Community Service and a matching grant from District 5440.  It was delivered to the hospital by John and Lori Millin and Brandi Monger, who trained hospital staff on its use, the participated in the 108 free cataract removal surgeries.

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Operatng Microscope for Port Harcourt, Nigeria Mary Schwem 2013-06-24 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Teresa S. Moore on Jun 23, 2013
 

Traci Lacock, Associate Attorney, Hathaway & Kunz, P.C. sponsored by Scott Meier.

 

New Member Proposal Teresa S. Moore 2013-06-24 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Billie Addleman on Jun 16, 2013
 

The Paul Harris Society.  The Paul Harris Society is for Rotarians that commit to contributing $1,000 to The Rotary Foundation EVERY YEAR.  It is a wonderful commitment by Anne and very generous on her part.  The other members of Paul Harris Society members in our Club are George McIlVaine, Bob Womack, Billie Addleman, and Lucie Osborn. 

Congratulations, Anne!

 
Anne Miller Joins Paul Harris Society Billie Addleman 2013-06-17 00:00:00Z 0
2013 Friendship Exchange Group from India Visits Club Mary Schwem 2013-06-17 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Teresa S. Moore on Jun 16, 2013
 

Tucker Stover, Director of Corporate Development, LCCC, sponsored by George McIlvaine.

 

Welcome New Member Teresa S. Moore 2013-06-17 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Mary Schwem on Jun 09, 2013
 

Congratulations to Brittany Ashby who completed Rotary Leadership Institute.

Member Accomplishment Mary Schwem 2013-06-10 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Mary Schwem on Jun 09, 2013
 

Speedy Recovery wishes go  to Chris Church and Mike McGee.

 

We Care Announcement Mary Schwem 2013-06-10 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Mary Schwem on Jun 09, 2013
 

It is time to complete the Volunteer Affidavits  for 2013-14 Rotary Year.  It is a District Requirement if you work with youth or  deliver for Meals on Wheels. Please try and accomplish this by the last meeting in June.  The Club pays the fee now.   The cost will go up on 1 July.

 
Volunteer Affidavits Now Due Mary Schwem 2013-06-10 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Mary Schwem on Jun 09, 2013
 

The Read to Me program has ended  for the year.  The schools  find several unique ways to recognize Rotary Readers. 

This was from Wendy Jacoby’s second grade class to thank Mary Guthrie, Brent Kunz and Katherine Wilkerson.

The Read to Me program starts up again in August or September, depending on the School.  It is a fun program.  If don’t have time to read each week, but would like to be a part of the program,  why not start looking for a few club members who might be able to form a team for the next school year?

 

 

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Thank You Rotary Readers Mary Schwem 2013-06-10 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Eric M. Todd on Jun 04, 2013

            The Four-Way Test asks whether what you say or do is the truth, fair, building goodwill and better friendships and whether it will be beneficial. These four ethical traits are really important to the cultivation of successful, well reputed people and organizations. One leadership position I have had the opportunity to fulfill was being a section leader in band. Band was the only activity I felt even slightly comfortable in joining my freshman year, and even the idea of going to band camp terrified me. However, by the time I reached the end of band camp, I realized that band wasn’t so scary and that band would make me grow as a musician, and as a person. A year and a half later, when I had the opportunity to try out for a section leader position, I jumped at the chance, thinking, “Oh, I can totally do this- I know how to play flute and I am totally comfortable being a leader now.” However, when the first day of summer marching came around, I addressed my section as their leader and quickly realized that I might’ve been a good flautist, but I was really unknowledgeable about how to run music rehearsals or how to find a happy medium between “fun-loving peer” and “strictly business section-leader”. Being a section leader brought a lot of challenges, but in overcoming them, I maintained good ethics. My personal experience as the flute section leader in band for the past two years has been one example of my use of the Four-Way Test in my life.

                As a leader, you’re supposed to be someone to look up to; someone with integrity who tells the truth. Parents tell their children to always tell the truth, saying this as if it’s the easiest task in the world. However, life quickly proves that telling the truth can be difficult. One example of this during my time as a section leader, where telling the truth was difficult was when a fellow section leader came to practice drunk. This situation would be sticky in any case, but it was especially difficult because this person had been a friend of mine since elementary school. However, a couple of other section leaders and I reported the issue to the directors because we knew that it would be dishonest and that it would set a bad example for the band if we let it go. Telling the truth, while not easy, does have rewards. In this incident, reporting the incident instead of covering it up meant that I eased my conscience, earned more respect and credibility in the director’s eyes and gave my friend a nudge in the correct direction. Because the truth is an important factor in many aspects of band, including reporting absences or any incidents like the one with my friend, it means that we have increased respect for each other and that we have maintained a good reputation with other schools.

                While band is often touted by directors as a true team sport- one where no one has to sit on the bench- it definitely has winners and losers. However, in my role as a section leader, I’ve worked hard to maintain fairness in the flute section. One example of this occurred this past summer when I was assigning parts to the flutes. There are generally two parts for flute, and traditionally we’ve given the first part to the best players and second to the less talented members. However, when I was picking parts this summer, I assigned them by randomly drawing names instead of requiring any audition or choosing the people I thought were “good”. By making the division of parts more fair, our section achieved some really good results for us as a section: elements of competitiveness were diminished and some players who had been looked down on were given a chance to shine as firsts. Later in the summer, my ability to apply fairness was tested when a director came in and started naming all the girls that she felt weren’t good enough to be on first, or were too skilled to be “limited” to the second part. The director wasn’t doing anything that was unjustified, she was just enforcing tradition. However, I chose to stand up to her and explain my reasoning. At the end of this episode, our section stayed on the parts I’d assigned and we came out a stronger team because of it.

                Being a section leader has really helped me build goodwill and better friendships both in band and outside of music. One of the things that I felt was a really important objective for me as a section leader was being a positive, encouraging force within my section and the band. Even after three hours of marching and playing, I made a point to compliment band members and to not complain so that a positive attitude would spread through the band. This built goodwill in the band because when we stopped complaining, we found that the common goal of the whole band was to have fun and be skillful musicians that would perform a great show at the end of the season. When I was first given the flute section leader position, I was afraid that it might cause tension between my fellow flutes and myself since I’d be in a position of authority. In the end, being a section leader actually helped me build better friendships. This role in the section made it easier for me to reach out to players I hadn’t talked to before. With both old and new players, I now was able to introduce myself, get to know them and make new impressions. I brought back an old flute tradition that we had abandoned mid-way through my freshman year- daily questions. This activity meant asking a random, fun, ice-breaking question at the beginning of each rehearsal and having every girl share an answer. Not only did I learn new things about people, I also built better friendships because people started turning to me for help or comfort when they had a bad day or a problem. Being given a leadership position helped me build goodwill through the influence I had on the rest of the band and it helped me build better friendships with people.

                My role as a flute section leader was beneficial for myself, my section and the band. Being put in a position of leadership benefitted me because it helped me become a better role model and cultivated traits of open-mindedness and diplomacy. Being a leader made me more conscious of my punctuality, attitude and personal carriage. Being on time to band became a bigger priority for me, I left cynicism and pessimism at home and started walking with posture, confidence and held my flute at the correct angle 100% of the time instead of 95%. My leadership was helpful to my section because I enforced a positive attitude and a team-oriented mindset instead of self-interest. I became a person they could rely on as a fellow flute and as a friend. Within the entire band, section leaders are beneficial in aiding the road to a successful performance at football games and competitions. The band directors devote their lives to the ensemble, but they’re only human and there is always work to be done. Section leaders take care of a lot of the organizational tasks for band: taking attendance, running rehearsals, teaching music and marching skills and alerting their sections of all rehearsals and events. All of these little contributions are significant parts of being a better band.

Being a section leader was an opportunity that I’m really glad that I had. From the feedback I’ve received from members of the flute section, I’ve learned that my largest contribution to the section was teaching my section different tricks to playing the flute that no one had told them before. People told me that I’d taught them a lot about marching and playing flute. However, I did it without causing them stress about learning new things. In turn, being a section leader taught me that I had existing leadership skills, but that I hadn’t known how to utilize them. I found out that my confident nature isn’t a bad thing because it increases people’s confidence in themselves and the organization. I also learned that I am more caring than I thought; the rest of the band members became as important as my own family. This tight-knit family has given me some of my most significant memories, and they’ve helped me apply truth, fairness, goodwill and beneficial actions to my life the past two years. I’ve been truthful even when it was difficult, fair to all of the members in my section, I’ve contributed to goodwill in the band and I believe that my actions as a section leader were beneficial. Good ethics are at the core of successful organizations like band. When you are acting morally and for the betterment of everyone involved, you’ll feel enthusiastic about being a member at the end of the day.

2013 Four-Way Test Essay - Miranda Oliverius Eric M. Todd 2013-06-05 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Eric M. Todd on Jun 02, 2013
 

Congratulations to Miranda Oliverius from East High School.    She will receive recognition for her efforts at Wednesday’s meeting.

 
4-Way Test Essay Winner Eric M. Todd 2013-06-03 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Mary Schwem on Jun 02, 2013

Our Community Rotaract Club received District recognition for their ShelterBox and Panhandling for Polio Projects. 

Our Club received District Recognition for contributing to the to the Million Dollar Dinner.

Our Club received the District Community Service Award for a Large Club for the Boys and Girls Club playground project.

Our Club recivied the Rotary International Peace through Service for our Boys and Girls Club playground project.

Our Club received the Rotary International Significant Achievement Award for the work on the Boys and Girls Club playground, our support of our Conmunity Rotaract activities and the VTE Kenya Project.

President Ron received a District Special Recognition Award for his work on the VTE project.

  

We should be proud of our accomplishments of the Boys and Girls Club Playground, our support of Rotaract activities and support of the District Million Dollar Dinner. 

Well done Club members!. 

 

 

Rotary Club of Cheyenne Receives Awards at District Conference Mary Schwem 2013-06-03 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Teresa S. Moore on Jun 02, 2013
 

Floyd Bishop                           41 years

Paul Hickey, John Sims            31 years

Dee Rodekohr                         25 years

 
Notable Years of Rotary Service Teresa S. Moore 2013-06-03 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Teresa S. Moore on Jun 02, 2013
 

1 Anne Miller, Jerry Jessen

2 Stephan Harris

3 Ed Janay

4 Eric Todd

9 Jim Applegate

15  Jon Sims

16  Ellen Rutledge

17 Roger Schreiner, Randy Bruns

20 Lucie Osborn

25 Larry Atwell

29 Randall Reed

30  Larry Meuli

 

June Birthdays Teresa S. Moore 2013-06-03 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Teresa S. Moore on Jun 02, 2013
 

Billie Addleman, Rod Anderson, Brittany Ashby, John Auld, Roz Baker, Joe Devine, Mick Finnegan, Randy Ford, Bill Gentle, Ron Hammel, Alan Johnson, Jamie Markus, Jeanie Martinez, George McIlvaine, Scott Meier, Teresa Moore, Lucie Osborn, Jack Ratchye, Mary Schwem, Darcee Snider, and Patrick Swallow.

 
May Perfect Attendance Teresa S. Moore 2013-06-03 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Lawrence Finnegan on Jun 02, 2013

Mary Guthrie will be available to take photographs at the Wednesday, JUne 5th meeting. If you are a new member and haven't already done so, please have Mary take your picture at this meeting.  You may also have a new picture if you would like one replaced in the directory.

You may also e-mail her a picture to mbguthrie@msn.com.

Last Chance for 2013-14 Directory Photographs Lawrence Finnegan 2013-06-03 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Mary Schwem on Jun 02, 2013
 

Condolences to the family og Honorary member, John Veta.

We Care Announcement Mary Schwem 2013-06-03 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Robin Sims on May 27, 2013
 

Alexandra Orahovats   Central High School   

Ishara Nisley        East High School

Ashley McDonald     Triumph High School

 

Club Recognizes May Students of the Month Robin Sims 2013-05-28 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by LaBonde, Jr., Harry on May 27, 2013
 

This month’s Rotarian in the spotlight was born and raised in Cheyenne, Wyoming. For grades K thru 5 she attended Ridley Elementary School, a small 2-room school north of Cheyenne. In grade 6, due to a school consolidation, she and her seven classmates transferred to Davis Elementary School in the “Big City.” From there she went on to graduate from East High School, home of the Thunderbirds. While in high school, she was very active in FFA and was a member in of several state championship judging teams.

After high school she focused her education on property appraisal and assessment, completing over 1600 hours of formal training.  Her first job was working at McDonalds on East Lincolnway for $2.05 per hour.

Brenda Arnold was sponsored into the Cheyenne Rotary Club by Gerrie Bishop in 1996. Her most memorable Rotary experiences were reading the Veteran’s recognition booklet compiled by Dana Metzke and hearing Ramesh Ferros tell his inspiring story. She has served on the Read- To-Me Committee for 10 years and has chaired the Spouses Holiday Luncheon. She enjoys the friendships built thru the years and the weekly Rotary programs about our world and community.

Brenda’s family includes two children, daughter – Amanda and son – Justin as well as five grandchildren ranging in age from 15 years to 2 months.

Her proudest accomplishment, beyond family, is having been elected to the office of Laramie County Assessor at the age of 34 and more importantly having received the approval of the residents of by being re-elected.

Additionally, she is a founding board member of Grace for 2 Brothers, a suicide awareness and prevention organization and she serves on the board of directors for the Meridian Trust Federal Credit Union.

Her favorite meal is “Mom’s fried chicken with mashed potatoes and gravy.

Brenda’s hobbies include golf, hiking and traveling to new places.

The Sargent of Arms will now present Brenda with a Cheyenne Area Chamber of Commerce gift certificate in the amount of $25.00.

 
Rotarian Spotlight May 2013 LaBonde, Jr., Harry 2013-05-28 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jamie Markus on May 19, 2013

Teachers recognized this year by the Cheyenne Rotary club were:

Jessie Vierk, Johnson Junior High School

Jeni Wolfe, Triumph High School

Sharon Lamm Acord, Alta Vista Elementary School

Virginia Allshouse, Anderson Elementary School

Lisa Hurd, Arp Elementary School

Debra Mills, Baggs Elementary School

Becky Tish, Bain Elementary School

 

CheyenneRotary Club's 2013 Teacher Recognition Jamie Markus 2013-05-20 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Teresa S. Moore on May 19, 2013

Tucker Stover, Director of Corporate Development, LCCC, sponsored by George McIlvaine

New Member Proposal Teresa S. Moore 2013-05-20 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Mary Schwem on May 19, 2013

During the next school year our club will be sponsoring the following exchange students:

Allie Curry-Outbound to Germany          Spencer Denning—Outbound to  Ecuador   

 

Outbound Youth Exchange Students Selected Mary Schwem 2013-05-20 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Teresa S. Moore on May 19, 2013

Please take the time to welcome our newest Rotarian:  Jana Conine, CEO, Goodwill of Wyoming, sponsored by Mick Finnegan.

 

Welcome New Member Teresa S. Moore 2013-05-20 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Anne E. Miller on May 19, 2013

It is the duty of all Rotarians and Rotarians’ spouses, partners, and other volunteers to safeguard to the best of their ability the welfare of and to prevent the physical , sexual, or emotional abuse of children and at-risk individuals with whom they come in contact.

All district committee members, club youth exchange officers, club counselors, chaperones, RYLA chaperones, youth exchange host family members over the age of 18, or anyone having individual and/or unsupervised contact with children, elderly or at-risk individuals must complete this form. 

The forms will be available at the Sergeant of Arms table or on the club website.  You may also find it on the District website:  http://www.clubrunner.ca/Data/5440//HTML/123612//VOLUNTEERAFFIDAVIT2012-2013.pdf  Electronically submitted forms are not accepted. 

 They are due by July 1, 2013, the beginning of our new Rotary Year.

Please contact Anne Miller:  Kyliescoob@aol.com if you have any questions.

 

Volunteer Affidavits Now Due Anne E. Miller 2013-05-20 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Mary Schwem on May 19, 2013

The Sunrise Rotary Club is excited to get our annual tournament plans underway! 

This year we have selected to financially support the Foster Grandparents Program, Foster Kid Christmas Party, Rotary Foundation and the Sunrise Rotary Scholarship Program at Laramie County Community College.  All of these organizations/programs help provide change in our community.  The Foster Grandparents Program allows seniors in our community to reach out to children and youth by helping in classrooms, after school programs and safe houses.  The Foster Kids Christmas Party provides hope to foster children by providing them with a full holiday meal, a visit with Santa and a gift bag which these children would not normally be able to enjoy.  The Rotary Foundation provides support to many local, state and international projects.  The Sunrise Scholarship Program at LCCC provides a scholarship to a male and female student at the local college, we are helping defray the cost of their education and financially assisting their pursuit of an education and dream.

The Sunrise Rotary Club asks for your support of the tournament.  Enjoy some sun, play some golf and give back to Cheyenne by joining us on June 28th, 2013Lunch will also be provided before the tournament begins.

Register early to secure your spot in the tournament, simply fill out the registration form and return it along with payment to the Rotary Foundation at 2916 Thomas Road, Cheyenne, WY 82009.

If you have any questions regarding golfing in the tournament or sponsorship opportunities, please contact Brenda Laird, Blaird@lccc.wy.edu.

 

Chipping for a Cause Mary Schwem 2013-05-20 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Mary Schwem on May 12, 2013

Go to cheyennerotary.org.  And hit the login button on the right hand side of the website.

Once you have logged in, you screen should look like the one highlighted below.

Go down to the Directory Link and go to your name  under the appropriate first letter of your last name. 

Click on your name and then the edit button.  When you made your corrections click on

Save button.

If you wish to add your picture use the link after the directory link and download your picture following the directions provided.

 

Please contact Mary Schwem,, Mary.Schwem@erau.edu If you are having problems logging in.

 

 

 

Changing your On-Line Directory Information Mary Schwem 2013-05-13 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by John A. Millin on May 05, 2013
In John's words: 

Just qualified  for the Bolder Boulder 10K race that will be on Memorial Day weekend. You actually have to run under certain times to qualify. I think their qualification standards are set to minimize the chances of the runners dying of a heart attack and maximizing the chances we will finish some time before their Fourth of July parade. Not a tough qualifier but I'm just glad to have an official number. 

Member John Millin Has HIs Running Shoes Ready John A. Millin 2013-05-06 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Lucie Osborn on May 05, 2013
Who – Rotarians come hear outstanding speaker Howard Benson, Founder and CEO National Community Development Services speak. Benson was the individual who sparked the movement to create the Wyoming Business Council when he spoke to 450 Wyoming business leaders in 1996.  He will be joined by fellow Rotarian Bill Schilling, President of the Wyoming Business Alliance and Mayor Rick Kaysen. 

What - The Southeast Wyoming Economic Outlook Forum will be held this Wednesday in conjunction with our Rotary meeting. We are excited to partner with the Wyoming Business Alliance to bring this opportunity to you.

Where – Holiday Inn as usual, however we will be joined by around 100 community members

When – Wednesday, May 8th from noon until 2:00 p.m. Please note that this meeting time is longer.  There will be an opportunity to leave if you do not wish to stay for the forum 

Why – This is an opportunity to provide you with access to a national speaker followed by Bill Schilling speaking on “State of Wyoming Economic Indicators” and Mayor Kaysen on “Cheyenne Progress Perspective.”  In addition this is a great opportunity to showcase Rotary to many area community and business leaders who will join us for the forum

How much – Although the fee for attendees is $20.00 this will not cost Rotarians anything additional.  If you are bringing a guest to the luncheon please enter that person on the attendance sheet and you will be charged for that person’s lunch as is the usual practice.

Sponsors – ANB Bank, First Interstate Bank, Jonah Bank, Wells Fargo, Wyoming Business Council.  Supported by the Greater Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce and Cheyenne LEADS in partnership with the Rotary Club of Cheyenne.

Don’t miss this great opportunity.  Please join us for this exciting meeting – See you Wednesday. 

 

 

2013 Economic Outlook Forum Lucie Osborn 2013-05-06 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Wayne Johnson on May 05, 2013
 

The spring highway cleanup is scheduled for Saturday, May 18 from 1-3 P.M. The cleanup team will be meeting at the Burger King parking lot at  Central Ave and I-80.  Club members are more than welcome to join the Central High Interact members in this project.  Please wear sturdy shoes and gloves, hats and sunscreen.  If you would like more information on this Club community service project, please contact Wayne Johnson at johnsonwayne@hotmail.com

 
Spring Highway Cleanup Wayne Johnson 2013-05-06 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Mary D. Carroll on May 05, 2013

  Velma Miller, wife of past club member and District Governor, Hal Miller, has been moved to Hospice.  Sending her cards or visits would be appreciated. 

Congratulations to member, Jenae Ruppert, on the birth of her twin boys.

 

We Care Announcement Mary D. Carroll 2013-05-06 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ronald Hammel on Apr 28, 2013
Please note that Leah Aylward will be the speaker for this week's meeting.  The program is," Promoting Peace in Everyday Life."
Program Change for May 1, 2013 Ronald Hammel 2013-04-29 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Teresa S. Moore on Apr 28, 2013
 

Jim Applegate        45 years

Rich Brown             35 years

John Esmay           53 years

Gene Engrav          35 years

Don Hunton            47 years

 

Notable Years of Rotary Service Teresa S. Moore 2013-04-29 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Teresa S. Moore on Apr 28, 2013
 

1 John Francis

2 Wayne Johnson

7 Ted Adams, Bill Gentle, Sam Galeotos

8 Stephen Stone, Brenda Lyttle

9 Chad Craig

10 Lori Schoene, Jeff Jacoby

17 John Esmay

     19  John Clay

20 Paul Hickey

21 Kim Withers

24 Monica Taylor-Lee

      27 John Hanes, Phil Rosenlund

 

May Birthdays Teresa S. Moore 2013-04-29 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Teresa S. Moore on Apr 28, 2013
 

Billie Addleman, Jim Applegate, John Auld, Fred Baggs, Derek Baker, Randy Ford, Ron Hammel, Ed Janay, Brent Lathrop, Jeanie Martinez, George McIlvaine, Scott Meier, Larry Meuli, Teresa Moore, Carol Rookstool, Mary Schwem, Eric Todd, Dave Uchner, Lee Wagner, Ed Wallace, Kim Withers, and Bob Womack

 
April Perfect Atendance Teresa S. Moore 2013-04-29 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Lawrence Finnegan on Apr 23, 2013

 

The Polio Plus Committee of the Rotary Club of Cheyenne is planning a fundraiser in the form of a motorcycle poker run scheduled for Saturday, June 15th.  It's called "The e-RIDE-icate Polio Poker Run".

For those unfamiliar with a poker run, participants register, pay their entry fee, and sign a liability waiver at the starting point*; then ride to four or five different, designated locations*, picking up a poker card at each stop*; and the best poker hand at the last stop* wins the poker run.  This event will start at High Country Motor Sports, and end at Am-Vets (both located on East Lincolnway).

The Committee's goals are:

· to introduce new people to Rotary,

· to make people aware of Rotary International's efforts to end polio, worldwide, and

to expand our fundraising beyond the scope of our Club members.

The Committee is looking for sponsorships and volunteers (at each location - that's what the "*" is for volunteers needed).  Although we say that we're looking for support outside the Club, we certainly wouldn't turn a Cllub memeber down if they wanted to be a sponsor and/or a volunteer.

Remember, we're "this close" -- -- and gettin' closer.

Please contact a Committee member if you're interested:  Mick Finnegean, Janet Lewis, Reed Shafer, Erin Begeman, Lin Davenport, Donna Beaman, Desiree Hannabach, Norma VanMatre, and Judy Weickum.

 

E-Ride-icate Polio Lawrence Finnegan 2013-04-24 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Mary Schwem on Apr 22, 2013
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The Cheyenne Sunrise Rotary Club's entry into the recent "Cranium Cup" competition, aptly named the "Margaritaville" team, say although they didn't win the competition, they had more fun than anyone, and we'd have to agree, looking at the pictures!

 

Cheynne Surnise Team Has Fun at Cranium Cup Mary Schwem 2013-04-23 00:00:00Z 0
Congratulations, Rotarian Lori Millin Lori Millin 2013-04-23 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Mary Schwem on Apr 14, 2013
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The Community Rotoract team, "Revenge of the Nerds", won the spirit award for the second year in a row.  Congratulations!
Cranium Cup Spirit Award Two Time Winner Mary Schwem 2013-04-15 00:00:00Z 0
George McIlvaine Recognized by Bain Elementary Kim Withers 2013-04-15 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Mary Guthrie on Apr 14, 2013
 

Mary Guthrie will be taking photographs for our annual printed member directory on Wednesday, April 17 at our noon meeting.  If you are a new member or a member who would like to have his or her directory picture changed, please take advantage of this opportunity.

 
Directory Pictures Mary Guthrie 2013-04-15 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sabrina Lane on Apr 07, 2013

Congratualtions to the Students of the Month:

Shanta Luna              Triumph High School

Blake Marquardt         East High School

Sean McColley           South High School

 
April Students of the Month Recognized Sabrina Lane 2013-04-08 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Lori Millin on Apr 07, 2013
The next Rotary 101 will be held on Wednesday, May 15th  5:30-7:00pm at the home of John and Lori Millin, 308 Stetson Drive.

Please come learn about our club and all Rotary has to offer.  New members who have not already attended a Rotary 101 are encouraged to attend and all club members are welcome to attend.

Drinks and appetizers provided.  Rsvp to Lori at lorimillin@bresnan.net   A head count is needed so please rsvp.

 
Rotary 101 Lori Millin 2013-04-08 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ronald Hammel on Mar 31, 2013


If you know of WATER AND SANITATION EXPERTS (Rotarians or non-Rotarians) in your community who would be interested in applying for the District 5440  VOCATIONAL TRAINING TEAM TRIP TO KENYA this summer please contact District VTT chair Ron Hammel.   Applications must be received by April 15, 2013.  

Our first Vocational Training Team (VTT) Global Grant is awaiting final approval from Rotary International.    A team of six water and sanitation experts from Districts 5440 and 5450 will travel to Nairobi, Kenya in June or July for four weeks.   Travel expenses will be paid through a Rotary Global Grant.

Our team will work with District 9200 Kenyans in Nairobi and four villages outside of Nairobi to train local officials.  Some of the subjects these experts will teach include:

- Resource mapping

- Urban community water management

- Community solid waste management

- Sanitation/hygiene practices

-  Youth in business

-  Water and sanitation as business in the rural context

-  Water purification techniques

-  Maintenance of boreholes and solar pumping equipment.  

Our team members will work closely with a Kenyan Vocational Training Team (VTT) while in Kenya.  The Kenyan team of four will travel to District 5440 and 5450 later in the year for more extensive training.

The candidates will be chosen based on their experience and skills in the areas addressed above.  Please e-mail your CV or resume and the Global Grants Vocational Training Team Member Application (see link below) to:

Ron Hammel

3511 Palen Rd.

Cheyenne, WY 82007

rohammel@gmail.com
307-635-1119

307-286-6912

http://www.rotary.org/RIdocuments/en_pdf/fv_global_grants_vtt_participant_application_en.pdf

Mike Forney, District Governor



District 5440 Vocational Training Team Needs Your Help Ronald Hammel 2013-04-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Teresa S. Moore on Mar 31, 2013

Jim Applegate, John Auld, Bill Bagley, Derek Baker, Tom Brantley, Rich Brown, Fred Cole, Mick Finnegan, Randy Ford, Bill Gentle, Ron Hammel, Jenny Hargett, Ed Janay, Jerry Jessen, Alan Johnson, Scott Larson, Khale Lenhart, Jeanie Martinez, George McIlvaine, Scott Meier, Teresa Moore, Lucie Osborn, Mary Schwem, and Kim Withers.



March Perfect Attendance Teresa S. Moore 2013-04-01 00:00:00Z 0
Notable Years of Rotary Service Mary Schwem 2013-04-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Teresa S. Moore on Mar 31, 2013

Please take time to welcome our newest Rotarians. 

Brenda Lyttle, Administrator, Wyoming  Department of Family Services, sponsored by Lucie Osborn.

Rick Flood, President of Tri-county Bank, sponsored by Mick Finnegan.

Stephanie Fisher, CHIPRA Grant Manager at the Wyoming Department of Health, sponsored by Stacey Obrecht.


Welcome New Member Teresa S. Moore 2013-04-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Teresa S. Moore on Mar 31, 2013
1     Judy Marshall, Sabrina Lane
3     Rod Anderson, John Babson                            
5     Lynne Boomgaarden                          
7     Ron Waeckerlin                 
13   Ann Smith, Jacques Beveridge                               
15   Bob Harmon                        
17   Richard Brown         
18   Brittany Ashby          
19   Don Woodhouse                                                                                                                                   21    Richard Lundstrom      
22   Bob Budd         
26   Karen Wheeler                       
27   Rita Meyer  
April Birthdays Teresa S. Moore 2013-04-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Lawrence Finnegan on Mar 24, 2013

Polio Plus Committee, with the help of the New Member Committee, is in the throes of putting together a fundraiser.  It’s taking the form of a motorcycle poker run that is to take place on Saturday, June 15th.  There will be a starting point; and an ending point; and three stops along the way – all of which are yet to be determined.  Our next committee meeting is April 1st at Aspen Winds  at noon.  If you’d like to help  or would like more information, plan to attend the next meeting please let Mick Finnegan, MFinnegan@Wvista.com or Janet Lewis, janet.lewis@Edgewoodvista.com.



ERIDE-icate Polio Lawrence Finnegan 2013-03-25 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by LaBonde, Jr., Harry on Mar 17, 2013

This month’s Rotarian in the spotlight grew up in Huntingdon, Tennessee, a small town of 2,000 people and graduated from Huntingdon High School, home of the Mustangs. He is a graduate of the University of Tennessee where he received a Bachelor degree in Biology and a Master of Science degree in Wildlife Management. He later completed a PhD in Ecology from the University of Wyoming.

Dale Strickland has been married to Paula for 42 years.  They have two sons, Nathan and Aaron and three grandsons.

His first job was delivering newspapers and he later worked as a 15 year old clerk at the National Store making $0.75 per hour.

Dale was sponsored into Rotary by Jim Applegate. He enjoys the opportunity to meet other people active in the community and the opportunity to provide a service beyond his profession. His most memorable Rotary experience was working with the International Community Service Committee on projects for third-world countries.

His proudest accomplishment, beyond family, is having built a company that is providing a career for over 80 employees, valuable services for their national and international clients, and represents a community asset for the City of Cheyenne.

His favorite meal is pan seared salmon with his wife’s sweat potato casserole.

Dale’s hobbies include hunting, fishing, scuba diving, hiking, biking, reading, and dog training. He also enjoys his efforts to improve the quality of life in Cheyenne and Laramie County and he is proud to be a resident of Wyoming. He and his wife are major fans of Cowgirl and Cowboy athletics.

The Sargent of Arms presented Dale with a Cheyenne Area Chamber of Commerce gift certificate in the amount of $25.00.



Rotarian Spotlight March 2013 LaBonde, Jr., Harry 2013-03-18 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Mary Schwem on Mar 17, 2013

Remember,  this week’s meeting is at the Buckle Club on the second floor of the

Exhibition Hall at Frontier Park.



Meeting Venue Changed for this week Mary Schwem 2013-03-18 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Mary Schwem on Mar 17, 2013

Early bird registration for the District Conference May 30-Jun 1, 2013  in Steamboat Springs ends Mar 28.  Register at http://www.crsadmin.com/EventPortal/Registrations/PublicFill/EventPublicFill.aspx?evtid=67cdc43a-5efd-4f8d-b1c3-621a7b71472a



District Conference Early Bird Registration Mary Schwem 2013-03-18 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Teresa S. Moore on Mar 17, 2013

Jana Conine, CEO, Goodwill of Wyoming , sponsored by Mick Finnegan

Crystal Sweeney, Union Wireless Business Account Executive, sponsored by Teresa Moore.

Brenda Lyttle, Administrator, Wy Dept of Family Services, sponsored by Lucie Osborn .

Patrick Swallow, Manager, Meridian Trust FCU, sponsored by Bob Womack

Proposed new members names are published so that a 10 day time period is allowed for any Rotarian to make an objection to the Board of Directors of the Club against that proposed member if he or she sees fit. If no objection is made the Board will generally vote to accept the new member.



New Member Proposal Teresa S. Moore 2013-03-18 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sabrina Lane on Mar 10, 2013

Mark Brown         Burns High School

Joe Eleshuk         Pine Bluffs High School

Samantha Haller  Central High School



Congratulations March Students of the Month Sabrina Lane 2013-03-11 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Dana B. Metzke on Mar 10, 2013

Be a big part of hosting out-of-town Rotarians during the 2014 Rotary Conference to be held in Cheyenne.

Home Hospitality is a fun way to meet Rotarians from around the district by personally hosting them to dinner in your home.

Under the Home Hospitality program, Rotarians from the Cheyenne noon and Sunrise Clubs volunteer to host four to six visiting Rotarians to dinner the first evening of the Conference.  In your beautiful home, you are free to create the menu and atmosphere; be it a patio barbecue, indoors under the chandelier or a catered affair.

Should you believe your personal culinary skills to be unsavory, fret not; you may host fellow Rotarians to one of Cheyenne’s local eateries.

By evening’s end you will have learned insights into other Clubs’ doings, received a lot of compliments and to top it off, gained new friendships.

Yet another plus:  By signing up now for Home Hospitality, you have more than a year to plan.  Contact Da na Metzke, 634-8045 or chipgato@aol.com.



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Sign up now for June 19, 2014 “Home Hospitality” Dana B. Metzke 2013-03-11 00:00:00Z 0
Meeting Location Change Next Week 03-20-2013 Teresa S. Moore 2013-03-11 00:00:00Z 0
Congratulations Member Lori Millin Mary Schwem 2013-03-11 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Teresa S. Moore on Mar 03, 2013

Cindy Pomeroy       24 Years

Bob Kidd                30 Years

Roger Schreiner      34 Years

Larry Atwell            39 Years



Notable Years of Rotary Service Teresa S. Moore 2013-03-04 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Mary Schwem on Mar 03, 2013

The club welcomes returning member Edward "Ed" Janay, former club member and owner/operator, EJ Consultants, sponsored by Lucie Osborn. 



New Member Welcome Mary Schwem 2013-03-04 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Lawrence Finnegan on Mar 03, 2013

When Rotary began the fight against polio, the crippling disease affected 350,00, mostly children in 125 countries every year. 

After nearly 30 years and immunizing more than 2 billion children against polio, Rotary and its partners are on the brink of making history.  We are This Close.  Fewer than 700 new cases were reported in 2011, and the wild polio virus today is confined to isolated pockets in only three countries.

Thanks to the efforts Of Mick Finnegan,  our Club has been added to the World’s Biggest Commercial.  one starring thousands of people around the world.  One that enables every day folk form all walks of life to  join with Nobel laureates,  movie stars, famous musicians and other notable people to express a united commitment to End Polio Now. 

The commercial made its debut in New York’s Times Square this weekend.  Unable to make it to New York City?  Check it out at thisclose.endpolio.org.  Our pictures are at about the 60 minute mark.



The World's Biggest Commercial Lawrence Finnegan 2013-03-04 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Teresa S. Moore on Mar 03, 2013

1 Brenda Arnold

4 Jerry Ziemann

5 Richard Bishop, Don Day

9 Kevin Paintner, Tim Thorson, Linda Davenport

11 John Brown

13 Khale Lenhart

15 Jerry Greigo

22 Joe Devine, Dale Cottam

23 Stacey Obrecht

24 Sharon Benson

28 Dirk Miller

      28    Bill Bagley



March Birthdays Teresa S. Moore 2013-03-04 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Teresa S. Moore on Mar 03, 2013

Billie Addleman, Rod Anderson, Brittany Ashby, Melinda Brazzale, Neil Carroll, John Clay, Randy Ford, Bill Gentle, Sylvia Hackl, Ron Hammel, Jenny Hargett, Vealess Hudspeth, Jerry Jessen, Harry LaBonde, Tambra Loyd, Judy Marshall, Jeanie Martinez, George McIlvaine, Scott Meier, Larry Meuli, Anne Miller, Dirk Miller, Lori Millin, Teresa Moore, Bob Novick, Lucy Osborn, Carol Rookstool, Rolinda Sample, Mary Schwem, Reed Shafer, Bob Shriner, Jon Sims, Stephen Stone, and Michael Walden-Newman



February Perfect Attendance Teresa S. Moore 2013-03-04 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by LaBonde, Jr., Harry on Feb 24, 2013

This month’s Rotarian in the spotlight grew up in Brainerd, Minnesota. He graduated from Washington High School with the Class of 1946 - home of the Warriors where he captained the football team. He is a graduate of Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin where he received Bachelor Degree in Civil Engineering. During his undergraduate days he played football for the university and was selected for the International New Service (INS) All Midwest Team in 1950. After serving three years in the USAF, he entered the University of Minnesota where he received a Master of Science Degree in Civil Engineering. He is a registered professional engineer and a Board Certified Diplomate of the American Academy of Environmental Engineers.

Robert (Bob) Novick has been married to Rita for 59 years and they will celebrate their 60th anniversary this August.  They have five children, two sons and three daughters, 20 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren, all of which live east of the Mississippi River.

His first job was working as a movie theater usher at age 13. He was not sure about child labor laws so he fibbed about his age in order to get a social security card. Seventy-six years later the United States Government detected his fib and he had to correct the record. 

He was sponsored into Rotary by John Bishop. His most memorable Rotary experience was working with Mary Guthrie to plan the Spring Dance. The theme of the dance was “Moroccan” and included Belly Dancers. He did not know that Rotary could be so lively and have so many moves.  Additionally, he has served on the Group Study Exchange Committee and as the assistant Sargent of Arms. He particularly enjoys chatting with fellow Rotarians and learning from the weekly Rotary speakers.

Bob’s proudest accomplishment besides family has been his career in public health engineering. Endeavors include:

With the United States Public Health Service he served as the Director of the Bureau of Community Environment Management. He and his staff formulated, worked for enactment and subsequently administered the Childhood Lead Based Poisoning Control Act.

While working for the World Health Organization (WHO) he developed the theme which led to the establishment of the United Nations Decade for Drinking Water Supply and Sanitation (1981-1990)

His favorite meals are “Ossobucco” or “Raclette” which are both hard to find in Cheyenne.

Bob’s used to be an avid skier but has given that up with age and knee replacements. He now enjoys cycling with his new high performance tricycle of which he accumulated over 720 miles on last summer. He also enjoys living among and conversing with his many new friends in Cheyenne.

The Sargent of Arms presented Bob with a Cheyenne Area Chamber of Commerce gift certificate in the amount of $25.00.



Rotarian Spotlight, February 2013 LaBonde, Jr., Harry 2013-02-25 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Mary Schwem on Feb 24, 2013

Club Service/Meetings is looking for 3-4 volunteers to fill a newly established A/V Committee. The volunteers will be responsible for all A/V at weekly meetings – this includes setting up the computer for weekly meetings, coordinating all audio visuals for the meeting (songs, power-points and program presentations), adjusting microphone volume, etc.  If interested, please contact Sabrina Lane, slane@lcc.wy.us.

 

 

 

Club Service Opportunity Mary Schwem 2013-02-25 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Teresa S. Moore on Feb 24, 2013

Richard Flood, President of Triwest Bank, sponsored by Mick Finnegan

Proposed new members names are published so that a 10 day time period is allowed for any Rotarian to make an objection to the Board of Directors of the Club against that proposed member if he or she sees fit. If no objection is made the Board will generally vote to accept the new member.


New Member Proposals Teresa S. Moore 2013-02-25 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chris McRady on Feb 23, 2013

Please plan to come to the Cheyenne Rotary Club's St. Patrick's Day Luncheon.  Bring your spouse or significant other and enjoy good fellowship and music. 

Date:  March 13

Time:  1130

Place:  Holiday Inn

A traditional Meal of Corned Beef and Cabbage and Green Beer will be available.

RSVP online at the club's event's page, directly to Chris McRady at 307=631-3457 or by e-mail:  cmcrady@aol.com.

St. Patrick's Day Luncheon Chris McRady 2013-02-24 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Katharine Kunz-Wilkinson on Feb 19, 2013

We are excited to be offering the students of Laramie County School District #1 (LCSD1) another GREAT career interest fair! South High School will be hosting its 2nd annual career interest fair for all high school-aged youth in the district on Thursday, April 18 from 11:15 AM – 2:00 PM  in collaboration with LCSD1, Laramie County Community College Workforce and Community Development and the WY Department of Workforce Services Cheyenne Workforce Center.

Last year, your presence at the fair was fantastic! The attendance surpassed the  committee’s expectations.  In our first year, we had over 1,000 students and 100 careers represented. Students’  feedback was very positive and even today, students have referenced their experience at the career fair as they talk about their future plans and career choices. 

For more information , Please contact Katherine Wilkinson by e-mail at                           kwilkinson@kkwconsulting.net.

 

High School Career Interest Fair Katharine Kunz-Wilkinson 2013-02-20 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Mary Schwem on Feb 17, 2013

Many thanks to Darcee Snider for making our Valentine’s lunch such a success.

 

Great Valentine's Lunch Mary Schwem 2013-02-18 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Billie Addleman on Feb 10, 2013

Last week, District Governor-Elect Julie Phares announced that the 2014 District Conference will be held in Cheyenne.  This year’s District Conference will be held in Steamboat Springs, Colorado.  Cheyenne last hosted the District Conference in 2007 when George McIlvaine was District Governor.  We anticipate 500 Rotarians from northern Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho and Nebraska will attend the June 19-21 conference to be held at Little America.  The theme of the conference will be “All Tracks Lead to Cheyenne.”  The District Conference logo was designed by Max Larkin.  Billie Addleman and Brandi Monger will serve as conference co-chairs.  More information will be provided in the future. 



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2014 District Conference to Be Held in Cheyenne Billie Addleman 2013-02-11 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Katharine Kunz-Wilkinson on Feb 10, 2013

We are excited to be offering the students of Laramie County School District #1 (LCSD1) another GREAT career interest fair! South High School will be hosting its 2nd annual career interest fair for all high school-aged youth in the district on Thursday, April 18 from 11:15 AM – 2:00 PM  in collaboration with LCSD1, Laramie County Community College Workforce and Community Development and the WY Department of Workforce Services Cheyenne Workforce Center.

Last year, your presence at the fair was fantastic! The attendance surpassed the  committee’s expectations.  In our first year, we had over 1,000 students and 100 careers represented. Students’  feedback was very positive and even today, students have referenced their experience at the career fair as they talk about their future plans and career choices. 

For more information , Please contact Katherine Wilkinson by e-mail at                           kwilkinson@kkwconsulting.net.



High School Career Interest Fair Katharine Kunz-Wilkinson 2013-02-11 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Mary Schwem on Feb 10, 2013

Best wishes for a speedy recovery to Member John Metzke.



We Care Announcement Mary Schwem 2013-02-11 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Robin Sims on Feb 03, 2013

Naomi Babbitt                          East High School

Cade Nobel                              South High School

Mariah Daugherty                    Triumph High School



Congratulations, February Students of the Month Robin Sims 2013-02-04 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Teresa S. Moore on Feb 03, 2013

Bill Beaman                              40 years

Ted McCoy                               43 years

Mark Shubert                           41 years



Notable Years of Rotary Service Teresa S. Moore 2013-02-04 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Teresa S. Moore on Feb 03, 2013

04       John Auld

05       Erin Taylor

08       Teresa Moore

09       Chris Mcrady

13       Dennis Denober

16       Dale Strickland

17       Max Maxfield, Dennis Ellis

23       Jim Wilms

25      Harry LaBonde

26       Judy Weickum

28       John Metzke

 

February Birthdays Teresa S. Moore 2013-02-04 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Teresa S. Moore on Feb 03, 2013

Billie Addleman, John Auld, Melinda Brazzale, Fred Cole, Dave Cook, Charley Dickey, Bill Gentle, Sylvia Hackl, Jerry Haenisch, Ron Hammel, Vealess Hudspeth, Don Hunton, Alan Johnson, Bob Kidd, Harry LaBonde, Khale Lenhart, Jamie Markus, Ted McCoy, George McIlvaine, Anne Miller, Lori Millin, Teresa Moore, Lucie Osborn, Rolinda Sample, Mary Schwem, Bob Shriner, Robin Sims, Paul Slater, Darcee Snider, Dave Uchner, Ed Wallace, and Jim Willms.



January Perfect Attendance Teresa S. Moore 2013-02-04 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Mary Schwem on Feb 03, 2013

The Rotaract Club of Cheyenne Community is having their 4th Annual Valentine’s Day Fundraiser. For $14.00 you can purchase flowers with a decorative box containing a half dozen mini cupcakes to send to a lucky Valentine. On February 14th for Valentine’s Day, members of our club will personally deliver each gift to the specified location within Cheyenne and close surrounding areas. If you would like to purchase an order, please fill out the form from this link: https://docs.google.com/ spreadsheet/viewform? fromEmail=true&formkey= dFQtUnVmVGFuZXVMcUdReDFRZVRwM0 E6MA. Please have your order in by the end of day on Friday, February 8th. You may contact us at cheyennerotaract@hotmail.com for questions or further details.



4th Annual Rotoract Fundraiser Mary Schwem 2013-02-04 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Lawrence Finnegan on Feb 03, 2013

When Rotary began the fight against polio, the crippling disease affected 350,00, mostly children in 125 countries every year. 

After nearly 30 years and immunizing more than 2 billion children against polio, Rotary and its partners are on the brink of making history.  We are This Close.  Fewer than 700 new cases were reported in 2011, and the wild polio virus today is confined to isolated pockets in only three countries.

Our Club is going to part of the  World’s Biggest Commercial, one starring thousands of people around the world.  One that enables every day folk form all walks of life to  join with Nobel laureates,  movie stars, famous musicians and other notable people to express a united commitment to End Polio Now.  We will be taking the photograph at the meeting on February 20, at 12:15.  We would like as many members to participate in this group effort.  Just bring your smiles and be prepared to say,  “We are This Close”!



The World's Biggest Commercial Lawrence Finnegan 2013-02-04 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Lori Millin on Feb 03, 2013

The next Rotary 101 will be held on Wednesday, February 20th   5:30-7:00pm at the home of John and Lori Millin, 308 Stetson Drive.

Please come learn about our club and all Rotary has to offer.  Drinks and appetizers will be  provided. 

New members who have not already attended a Rotary 101 are encouraged to attend and all club members are welcome to attend. Your club sponsor is also invited.   

If you have sponsored a new member recently or have someone interested in Rotary please invite them to attend.  RSVP to Lori at  lorimillin@bresnan.net.



Rotary 101 Lori Millin 2013-02-04 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Lucie Osborn on Jan 27, 2013

Please take the time to welcome our newest member:  Ellen Ruteledge Project Manager, Child Support Services of Wyoming sponsored by Lucie Osborn.



Welcome New Member Lucie Osborn 2013-01-28 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Mary Schwem on Jan 22, 2013

Club Service/Meetings - Sabrina Lane

 

Programs - Brittany Ashby

Inspiration - Janet Lewis

Music- Sylvia Hackl

Valentine's Day Lunch - Donna Beaman

Historian - Dave Foreman

Banners - Jeannie Martinez

By-Laws - Scott Meier

Club Service/Public Relations - Kim Withers

 

National Honor Society Insert - Darcee Snider

Media/Photographer - Katharine Kunz-Wilkinson

Website - Mary Schwem

COG - Mary Schwem

Club Directory - Tim Ellis, Mick Finnegan, Ed Wallace

We Care - Mary Carroll

Facebook - Brittany Ashby

Radio & Print PSA's - David Bush

Television  PSA's - Lee Wagner

 

Club Service/Activities - Randy Ford

 

Cranium Cup - Lee Wagner

New Projects - Bob Womack

Polio Plus - Mick Finnegan

Rotarian Spotlight - Harry LaBonde

Peaches - Derek Baker

 

New Generations/RYLA - Chris Church

 

    Highway Cleanup - Wayne Johnson

    RYLA - Lori Schoene

    Young RYLA - Kelly Wright

    LCCC Rotaract - Jerri Griego

    Community Rotaract - George McIlvaine / Darcee        Snider

    Interact - Lori Milllin - Central

                     Sylvia Hackl - East

                      Chad Craig - South

 

Memebership/Vocational Service - Lori Millin

 

Rotary 101 Orientation - Bill Gentle ( Chair ), Lucie Osborn

New Member -  James Bowers

Career Day - Katharine Wilkinson

Rotary  Party - Lori Millin

Teacher of the Month - Jamie Markus

 

Community Service - Derek Baker

 

St. Patrick's Day Lunch - Chris McRady

Rural Appreciation - Phil Rosenlund

Discretionary Giving - Dave Cook

VA Santa Visit - Billie Addleman

Meals on Wheels - Rod Hartshorn

 

International Service - Ann Nelson

 

World Community Service - Brent Lathrop

Rotary International Foundation - Roger Schreiner

World Peace Fellow/Amb. Scholarship -  Lucie Osborn

Picnic - Chris McRady

 

Community Service/Education - Don Day

 

Student of the Month – Robyn Sims

National Honor Society - Donna Beaman

Read to Me - Jamie Markus

Dictionaries - Brittany Ashby

 

New Generations/Youth - Anne Miller

 

Christmas Party - James Bowers

Four Way Test Scholarship - Eric Todd

Youth Exchange - Beth Van De Wege

Summer Youth Exchange - Beth Van De Wege

Children's Christmas Party - Jarad Black

 

Nominating Committee

Co-Chairs:  Jim Applegate, Fred Baggs
2012-13 Club Directors and Committee Chairs Mary Schwem 2013-01-23 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Lee Wagner on Jan 20, 2013

Dust off your gray matter.  Focus your concentration . Test your mental acumen. Show-off your amazing knowledge of trivia (important and otherwise).

Once again it is time to start gearing up for the 6th Annual Cheyenne Rotary Foundation Cranium Cup.

Mark your calendars! The big night this year is Friday, April 12th, in the Grand Ballroom of the Holiday Inn.

Now is the time to organize your teams! The cost per team again this year is only $800 which includes: a tasty plated dinner for eight (8), the exciting competition, a evening of unequalled  entertainment, and fabulous TROPHIES!

Sponsorships  Available

In addition to sponsoring a team, your company, organization, or you personally, can help the local Cheyenne Rotary Foundation achieve its annual fundraising  goal by becoming a direct sponsor of the Cranium Cup.

Sponsor levels are:

Platinum Level  = $750 and over

Gold Level = $500-$749

Silver  Level = $250-$499

Please contact us  to secure your team reservation, or make a sponsorship commitment.

Lynne Boomgaarden        Khale Lenhart                       Lee Wagner

CC Committee                 CC Committee                      CC Committee

307-426-4104                  307-632-0541                       307-634-7755

Lynne@sbwyolaw.com      klenhart@hirstapplegate.com   leewagner@kgwn.tv



6th Annual Cranium Cup Lee Wagner 2013-01-21 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Eric M. Todd on Jan 20, 2013

The Four Way Test Scholarship (or Ethics Scholarship) is an annual award sponsored by Rotary, in partnership with the Better Business Bureau.  This program honors high school juniors and senior students, with the local winner going on to participate in a regional competition.  Interested students submit 1500-2000 word essays based on a personal experience of applying the Four Way Test in their life.  One winner will receive a $2,000 scholarship.  This winner’s essay is then forwarded to the Better Business Bureau (Wyoming and Northern Colorado region) for an opportunity to receive an additional $5,000.  The deadline for essays to be received by Eric Todd is February 18, ,2013.  For more information,  contact Eric at 638-1866 or by e- mail  at  etodd@q.com .



2013 Four Way Test Scholarship Program Eric M. Todd 2013-01-21 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by LaBonde, Jr., Harry on Jan 20, 2013

This month’s Rotarian in the spotlight was born and raised in Cheyenne, Wyoming. He lived in the same house on Carey Avenue all of his childhood years, attending Clark School and McCormick Junior High School. He graduated from Cheyenne High School with the Class of 1957 - home of the Indians. He is a graduate of Brigham Young University where he received bachelor degree in Finance and Banking in 1963. He interrupted his college studies to serve a two year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the northwestern states.

Richard Brown has been married to Judy Peterson Brown for 51 years.  They have eight children, seven sons and one daughter, Jefre, Casey, Cary, Perianne Flowers, Tron, Trey and Jhett. Grandchildren? The current count is 24.

His first job was delivering two paper routes in the Avenues where maybe made 50 cents/hour. In Junior High he moved on to stocking and bagging for Birge’s Grocery Store located downtown where the city parking lot is now located. When Richard graduated from college he returned to Cheyenne and took over his Dad’s insurance agency becoming general agent for the State of Wyoming in 1966.

He was sponsored into Rotary by Ed Wallace. His most memorable Rotary experience was being part of the committee that planned the annual spring dance in the mid 1980’s. He worked with Fred and Brenda Cole, and John and Liv Hanes and had a memorable time planning the events. Additionally, he has served on the World Wide Community Service Committee.

He and his family have been very active in the Boys Scouts and all seven of his sons became Eagle Scouts. Richard has been awarded the Silver Beaver Award.

His favorite meal is rib eye steak cooked medium rare with baked potato, green salad and vegetables.

Richard’s hobbies include tennis, bicycling, self-improvement courses, church service and family.

The Sargent of Arms presented Richard with a Cheyenne Area Chamber of Commerce gift certificate in the amount of $25.00.



January Rotarian Spotlight LaBonde, Jr., Harry 2013-01-21 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Robin Sims on Jan 20, 2013

Zac Hall                Central High School

Skylar Colbaugh    South High School

Kelly Holder          Triumph High School



Congratulations January Students of the Month Robin Sims 2013-01-21 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Anne E. Miller on Jan 20, 2013

Please take time to welcome our newest member, Dirk Miller, Assistant Chief of Fisheries, Wyoming Game and Fish, sponsored by Anne Miller.





Welcome New Member Anne E. Miller 2013-01-21 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ronald Hammel on Jan 13, 2013

It is wonderful to be here today, and to talk to you about our theme of Peace through Service. I would like to begin today with a story, about a man whose name you have all heard: Alfred Nobel.

 

Alfred Nobel was, of course, the person who established the Nobel Prize. Today, they are the world’s most famous awards in literature, medicine, the sciences, and, of course, peace. Today, we all know and respect the Nobel Prize. Anyone who wins one knows that they will always have a place in the history books. When we think of the name Nobel, we think of great achievements, and we think of peace.

 

But it was not always that way. During his lifetime, Alfred B. Nobel was not a peacemaker. He was not a statesman, a writer, or a doctor. For most of his life, he thought very little about helping humanity. Few people today know that Alfred Nobel was a weapons manufacturer. He invented dynamite. He made his great fortune by producing and selling explosives.

 

Why, then, did he establish these prizes? It happened because of an accident. Alfred Nobel’s brother died. He was not famous, and his death was not in the news. But when he died, a newspaper in France made a mistake. They thought that Alfred Nobel had died. The next day, they published his obituary.

 

This is how Alfred Nobel had an opportunity that few people have. He saw, as others would see it, what he had left the world. And what he saw was terrible. His obituary said that he was the man who had made it possible to kill more people, more quickly, than anyone else who had ever lived. It called him “a merchant of death.”

 

Not a word was said about one good thing he had done for another person. This experience changed his life. He realized that the way he had seen his life was not the way others would see it. He had thought of himself as an inventor and a businessman. But now he realized that his legacy would be very different. And he realized it when he still had time to change.

 

This is why he made the decision he did: to found, and fund, the Nobel Prizes. He changed his will, and he changed his legacy. Today, when we think of Alfred Nobel, we think of the people who have done the most for humanity. We think of the people who have done the most for others. And we think of peace.

 

Most of us will never have the chance to know which of our achievements will live after us. But every day of our lives is our opportunity to do our best, to make sure that we leave the world better than we found it.

 

Every day that we wake up, we have a decision to make. How will we live that day? What will our priorities be? Will we choose to live for ourselves, or for others? Will we put our energy into doing what is most pleasant for us, or into what is best for everyone?

 

I believe that the best thing in life is to be useful to other people. This is a lesson that I have learned through Rotary. There are many ways to find satisfaction in life. But the satisfaction we find through helping others is the best. In the end, it is what makes us happiest. In the end, it is what gives us the most fulfillment.

 

It is human and natural to want to share our lives. Whether we are happy or sad, facing success or difficulty, we want to know that we have others close by. And as much as we want other people to be there for us, we each have a need to be there for others.

Service Above Self is a living motto. The words are not empty words. They are words that guide how we live.

 

We live in our families, and our communities. Everything that we do, we do not for ourselves alone, but for others as well. This gives a deeper meaning to everything that we do. And I believe that through serving others, we contribute to a better world. When we live our lives not for ourselves, but for others, we change our own perspective. We change the way we think, and the way we make our decisions.

 

We begin to think more about what is good for everyone, and less about what is best

just for us. Of course, we must take care of ourselves and our families. But this does not mean that we should not make others a priority as well.

 

We should all be looking out not just for ourselves, but for each other. Because this is the way to a world of greater happiness. And this is the way to a world of greater peace. This is why our theme in 2012-2013 is Peace through Service. Because when we serve, we help to build peace.

 

We talk a lot about peace in Rotary. But I think that sometimes, we do not think about this idea enough. What is peace? What does it mean to us? Peace is not just a word. It is an idea. It is what happens when we make service to others, a way of life for ourselves.

 

When you serve your community, when you go yourself to teach someone a skill, to help paint a house, to participate in an NID, you become more fully involved with your community. You think more about other people. And this makes you into a better person as well.

 

In 2012-2013, I ask all of you to think more about what peace means to you. I ask you to look at peace as a real goal that you can help achieve. And I will ask you to work toward that goal—of a happier and more peaceful world—through Rotary service.

 

Thank you.



Remarks of Rotary International President, Sakuji Tanaka January 4, 2013 Ft. Collins Hilton Ronald Hammel 2013-01-14 00:00:00Z 0
Club Member Larry Atwell with the Rotary Float at the 2013 Rose Bowl Parade Lawrence T. Atwell 2013-01-14 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Philip Rosenlund on Jan 13, 2013

Rotary's rural appreciation program was started in 1998. One farmer or rancher is selected to present a program to our Cheyenne Rotary club. Pictures of family members, agriculture operations, County and State fair honors are part of the power point presentation. A member of the honored family speaks about how the ranch/farm has grown and changed over the years. Most have multiple generations of family members as part of the family operation.

This year the club recognized the Lerwick Farms It is operated by Jim Lerwick and his family.  It represents 5 generations of farming here in Laramie County.


Cheyenne Club Hosts Rural Recognition Program Philip Rosenlund 2013-01-14 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Mary Schwem on Jan 13, 2013

Our condolences were sent to the family of long-time member, Leno Menghini.



We Care Announcement Mary Schwem 2013-01-14 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Mary Schwem on Jan 06, 2013

Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) is designed to improve knowledge of Rotary International and to develop leadership skills of future club leaders.  While club presidents need to complete these courses, RLI provides valuable information to Board members, program chairs, and committee chairs.  While RLI is designed for future club leaders, it also provides a great learning experience for members who want to learn more about Rotary and meet other Rotarians outside of their local club.  It is an excellent opportunity to share ideas and club experiences.  RLI is composed of three courses that must be attended in order.  Topics covered include:  A Look Outside the Club, Introduction to Leadership, Creating Service Projects, Problem Solving, Effective Communications, International Service and Motivating and Effecting Change.  George McIlvaine, currently an RLI trainer, believes that “if people can learn about Rotary, they will embrace Rotary.  This will make themselves and Rotary better.”

Ron Hammel, a 25 year member of our club and President for 2012-13, chose to attend RLI after seeing the enthusiasm expressed by the graduates with whom he spoke at the District Conference in Casper last year.  He asked me to write about RLI in the COG to encourage others to have the same experience.  He said, “even though I have been a Rotarian for 25 years, I learned a lot about Rotary programs that I wasn't aware of and things that had changed over the years.  I am now more prepared to help with programs in the club and hopefully will be a better Rotarian.”

Jean Martinez also has attended RLI.  Her reasons for attending included a “need to have a better understanding of how Rotary works-at the District and international levels.   I felt lost when district grants were funded and how it was determined which club would receive them.”  After attending the she reports, “I feel more informed but also, I have a better understanding of who is where in the District and who they are.   It does not mean I am well-recognized by others or that I have tremendous knowledge about Rotary.   I just feel more comfortable knowing more about Rotary on a whole and knowing others who share the Rotary vision.”  She said she “would encourage others to attend the trainings because it will just make a more informed member and the opportunities to talk to other members from other clubs helps expand the definition of “club”.  You feel connected to other members from other clubs.

 If you are interested in attending the RLI training and learning more about your Club, District and Rotary International, you may find the schedule at the District Website: http://rotary5440.org/.  When attending, our members frequently carpool with a group either attending or teaching the session.  Reimbursement for the $40.00 fee is available through the club.



Rotary Leadership Institute Mary Schwem 2013-01-07 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ronald Hammel on Jan 06, 2013

Lucie, Dave Uchner, Billie, Robin Sims and Susan and Ron Hammel attended the luncheon from the Cheyenne Club. Jerry Crader and Phil Noble were there from the Sunrise Club.

Sakuji Tanaka, President of Rotary gave a very inspiring speech defining how he thinks service ties to peace. Several Rotarians were awarded their Paul Harris Fellowships by the President which was quite an honor.



Cheyenne Rotarians Hear President Tanaka Speak Ronald Hammel 2013-01-07 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Mary Schwem on Dec 30, 2012

The annual Cranium Cup will be held on April 12.  It’s not too early to scout out those trivia pros who could be the winning asset to your team!



Cranium Cup Date Set Mary Schwem 2012-12-31 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Mary Schwem on Dec 30, 2012

Help Rotary achieve the challenge to eradicate polio.  We are very close.

Make philanthropy a priority.  Help Rotary International promote goodwill,  world peace and understanding.  Enroll in Rotary Direct: www.rotary.org/contribute

Give to our local foundation.  You will enable us support local and international club projects.  Together we can make a difference.

Consider giving your time to one of our many club committees .  This is a great way to get to know your fellow Rotarians and learn what Rotary is all about. 



Rotary Resolutions for 2013 Mary Schwem 2012-12-31 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Teresa S. Moore on Dec 30, 2012

Larry Meuli                                                                 31 years

Rod Anderson                                                             34 years

Bill Bagley                                                                   40years

Honorary member John Veta                                         41 years 

January Notable Years of Rotary Service Teresa S. Moore 2012-12-31 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Teresa S. Moore on Dec 30, 2012

2 Jared Black

3 Sharon Fain. Jacob Sones

4 Brent Kunz

5 Donna Creighton

6 Michl McGee, Gay Woodhouse, Lily Sharpe

      12    Jerry Bushelman

13 Brent Lathrop, Mary Guthrie, John Millin,

14  Alan Johnson

      18     Bob Shriner

       20   Gale Kelly

21 Fred Baggs

       23    Ted Mc Coy, Mary Schwem

24 Marsha Allen, Janie White

25 Leno Menghini

27 Dana Metzke

29 Bob Womack

30 Bob Novick

29 Ron Hammel, Dave Cook



January Birthdays Teresa S. Moore 2012-12-31 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Teresa S. Moore on Dec 30, 2012

Billie Addleman, John Auld, Donna Beaman, Anja Bendel, Melinda Brazzale, Randy Bruns, John Clay, Joe Devine, Tim Ellis, Randy Ford, Mike Geesey, Ron Hammel, Vealess Hudspeth, Richard Lundstrom, Judy Marshall, Ted McCoy, George McIllvaine, Scott Meier, Larry Meuli, Lori Millin, Teresa Moore, Lucie Osborn, Jack Ratchye, Mary Schwem, Mark Shubert, Lee Wagner, Ed Wallace, Dick Williams, and Kelly Wright.



December Perfect Attendance Teresa S. Moore 2012-12-31 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ronald Hammel on Dec 20, 2012

This Rotarian joined the Cheyenne Club in 1999. 

This individual has served our club faithfully and financially since joining.  He is a world traveler, having traveled on Rotary Projects to Mexico, Guatemala, Russia,  Paraguay and Ghana.  However, his world travels do not include partaking of the cuisine of those countries - he normally takes an extra suitcase with food from home.

Bob Womack served on  the Board of Directors of the Rotary Club of Cheyenne from 2004 thru 2007 and was our President in 07-08. He is a multiple Paul Harris Fellow. During Bob's year as President, he re-activated the Cheyenne Rotary Foundation and set the goal of 1 Million dollars in the foundation by 2017, the club's centennial.  We have made great progress towards that goal, thanks to Bob's determination and leadership.

Bob was  the financial backer for the culinary trailer for Triumph HS, has provided assistance to the Rotaract and Interact clubs, Hosted Exchange students, provided the transportation for the Peaches project, was instrumental in making the Car raffle project successful this year ........ it goes on and on.  I can't think of a project this club has been involved in that Bob did not contribute to with either his time or his pocketbook.

I Present to you the Rotary Club of Cheyenne's Rotarian of the Year,

BOB WOMACK



Rotarian of the Year Ronald Hammel 2012-12-21 00:00:00Z 0
Congratulations to 2012 Car Raffle Winner: Melissa Stehwien Mary Schwem 2012-12-21 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ronald Hammel on Dec 20, 2012

First of all I want to tell you the Rotary Club of Cheyenne is alive and well.  let me take a minute to touch on a few of our accomplishments over the past 6 months. 

Membership; we have welcomed 11 new members to the club since July 1 which has just kept us on an even keel as these new members off set the loss of members over the same time period.  We started the Rotary year with 215 members and now have 216 members.  What I am excited about is the number of new young members we have welcomed.  Our club cannot continue without an infusion of these younger members.    I am pleased that the Rotary Club of Cheyenne has welcomed this new cadre of youth and they will be the core strength that will carry our club into the future.

We recently surveyed our club membership asking members to comment on their experience as a member of our club.  48 members responded to the survey.  I am happy to report that the general response was good.  All respondents feel welcome in our club.  Most members feel we do an excellent job in the areas of service in our club, but it is obvious that we need to be better communicators on what we are doing in the community and international service Projects area.  There was an almost unanimous response that we were reasonable in our expectations of time and cost for Rotary Dues and Foundation donations.  Most respondents felt our weekly meetings were either Excellent or Adequate.  I am trying my best to manage the meetings so that they are done by 1 to allow people time to get back to their work in a timely manner.  We continue to seek out interesting speakers for our programs.  We are in the middle of a new contract negotiation with the Holiday Inn for a 75 cent increase in our meal cost; in return we will be asking for a little more variety on our meal selections for the upcoming year.  We are also working diligently with the staff of the HI to make sure our AV works each and every meeting.  Our invocation has changed to an Inspirational message  to insure we are fair to all concerned.  Most respondents felt we have the correct number of fellowship activities but more would be welcomed.  And finally our communications seem to be adequate for all members.

The Boys and Girls club play ground was finished on Oct. 18 when a group of 12 Rotarians and non-Rotarians laid the padding under the playground equipment.    We installed a series of 3 bronze plaques in the concrete leading to the playground with the Rotary Wheel, the 4-way test and "Cheyenne Rotary Club - Investing in Cheyenne's future".   Our club, with matching grants from the Rotary District, provided $36,000 towards completion of the playground.  As a Cheyenne Rotarian am PROUD of what our club did to enhance the new B & G club facility.

Our fundraisers have been successful so far this year, the sales of peaches netted $5,000 for the club.  It appears that our Raffle to raise money for the WCS committee for their international humanitarian projects was also very successful,  all 400 tickets were sold.  This will provide $15,000 to the WCS committee and $5,000 to the Cheyenne Rotary Foundation - Great Job!

 Rotary continues to fight polio with only 3 countries remaining Polio endemic, Nigeria, Pakistan and Afghanistan.  Our Polio Plus committee with the second annual "Casual for a Cause" campaign raised $4,000 for Polio eradication from 25 businesses in Cheyenne.  In addition, the Community Rotaract Club raised over $1,700 with their "Pan Handling for Polio" campaign.  We also collected several crutches and walkers which will be shipped to Africa to help polio survivors.

Several Rotarians collected over 1000 pieces of cleaning and personal items weighing over 250# and shipped them to a Rotary Club in Pennsylvania where they were distributed to needy Hurricane Sandy Survivors.

We continue to support our youth in the Cheyenne Community, we sent 8 students to  Rotary Leadership camps known as RYLA.  Those students all report back to us that these camps have changed their lives.  We selected 4 high school students from Cheyenne to participate in the year long Rotary Youth Exchange program.  We enjoy Julia from Germany as our current visiting exchange student and lament the departure of Rodrigo back home because of his leg injury.  The Central High Interact club picked up the I-80 stretch between College and Central and we gave the club $200 towards their project.

None of these things would have happened without the dedication and commitment of the Board, Committee Chairs and all the involved Rotarians in our club.

I am Proud to be a member of the Rotary Club of Cheyenne.



Our Club Year End Report from President Ron Hammel Ronald Hammel 2012-12-21 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Mary Schwem on Dec 16, 2012

Smile

Listen

Enjoy Life

Share Love

Appreciate

Laugh A Lot

Write a Letter

Keep a Promise

Take Time to Care

Be Kind, Be Gentle

Make a Child Happy

Share Some Treasure

Speak to a Neighbor

Seek Out a Forgotten Friend

Be at Peace With Yourself

 

A Holiday Inspiration Mary Schwem 2012-12-17 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Mary Schwem on Dec 16, 2012

This month’s Rotarian in the spotlight grew up on a farm in southeastern Nebraska and graduated from Diller High School home of the Eagles. She then went on to attend Peru State College in Peru, Nebraska, population: 865.

Rolinda Sample has been married to Terry for 21 years.  They have one child, Trenton age 14.

Her first job was babysitting three neighbor kids and cleaning their house for $1 per hour – A great lesson in earning your pay.

Rolinda was sponsored into the Cheyenne Rotary Club by Lucie Osborn and she was  previously a member of the Norfolk, Nebraska Rotary Club. She is amazed at the generosity of Rotarians in the giving of their time and talent to help others. She has served on the Read- To-Me and Dictionary committees. Her most memorable Rotary experience was when Rotary presented a check to the Boys & Girls Club for milk and holiday meals. Sometimes it is easy to say Rotary made a donation to a cause, but many times we don’t understand what that donation means to those we help. She was able to experience firsthand, the impact of a meal for child who normally only had a cookie or cracker to eat.

Her proudest accomplishment, beyond family, is being able to provide hope to children in our community who are carrying so many burdens.

Her favorite meal is “Mom’s pan fried chicken with real mashed potatoes and cream gravy, and of course her homemade pie.” Her Mom worked in a café for over 30 years so she is a great cook.

Rolinda’s hobbies include playing cards, photography, and traveling Route 66 with her family.

The Sargent of Arms will now present Rolinda with a Cheyenne Area Chamber of Commerce gift certificate in the amount of $25.00.

 

Rotarian Spotlight December 2012 Mary Schwem 2012-12-17 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Teresa S. Moore on Dec 16, 2012

Stacey Obrecht, Administrator/CEO, Wyoming GAL Program, sponsored by Brittany Ashby.

Stephen Stone, Executive Director, CRMC Foundation and former Rotarian (Oroville, California), sponsored by Dave Foreman

 

Welcome New Members Teresa S. Moore 2012-12-17 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Mary Schwem on Dec 16, 2012

Congratulations to Member, Dr.  John Millin,.  He recently received a Physician's Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology.  It is presented to physicians  who have achieved a specific level of continuing Education.

 

Club Member Receives and Award Mary Schwem 2012-12-17 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Teresa S. Moore on Dec 16, 2012

Stephen Stone, Executive Director, CRMC Foundation and former Rotarian (Oroville, California), sponsored by Dave Foreman



 


New Member Proposals Teresa S. Moore 2012-12-17 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Robin Sims on Dec 09, 2012

Congratulations to the November Students of the Month:

Brian Wingate - South High School

Elissia Johnson - East High School

Taylor Fontes - Central High School 

November Students of the Month Robin Sims 2012-12-10 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Mary Schwem on Dec 09, 2012

Club members Steve Bahmer and Ron Rabou have recently written a book about following basic principle in your life.  The book is entitled Keep It Simple: The Twelve Core Values That Lead You to Personal and Professional Life.  In the book they share their own life experiences used to help the 12 principles evolve and how they have implemented them in their own lives.

Steve Bahmer said, “the book is meant to be a practical guide for getting back to the core principles and values we all know but tend to forget.” 

The values they perceive as core to our lives are:  keep it simple; simplify your life; find a perspective; have patience; matter; commit; focus; take action; create; feed your passion and find your purpose.

Ron Rabou felt it important to write the book because “in our always connected high-tech world, it’s easy to get bogged down in complexity and lose sight of the basic values that help us lead full lives.  We need to take time to find out where we are going and what we want to do with our lives.”

If you would like to find a better path for your life, you might want to read the book yourself.  It may be ordered through their website:  rethinkthebasics.com  or through Amazon.com.  



Local Rotarians Have Teir First Book Published Mary Schwem 2012-12-10 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by James L. Applegate on Dec 09, 2012

Officer Election Results of the Rotary Club of Cheyenne

Wednesday, November 5, 2012

For the Rotary year commencing July 1, 2013:

 For PRESIDENT, to serve1 year commencing July 1, 2013:  LUCIE OSBORN.

For VICE PRESIDENT, to serve for 1 year commencing July 1, 2013:  RANDY FORD.

For SECRETARY, to serve the same term:  TERESA MOORE.

For TREASURER, to serve the same term:  KIM WITHERS.

 To serve as DIRECTORS for a 3 year period commencing July 1, 2013, we nominate:  LEE WAGNER, BRITTANY ASHBY, and JAMIE MARKUS.



Officer Election Report James L. Applegate 2012-12-10 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Mary Schwem on Dec 09, 2012

We extend our most sincere sympathy to the family of member Ashley Grad.



We Care Announcement Mary Schwem 2012-12-10 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Teresa S. Moore on Dec 04, 2012

Ellen Ruteledge Project Manager, Child Support Services of Wyoming sponsored by Lucie Osborne

New Member Proposal December 2012 Teresa S. Moore 2012-12-05 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Teresa S. Moore on Dec 02, 2012

Dave Uchner            53 Years

Bill Loyer                 48 Years

Clarence Brimmer    41 Years

Fed Cole                 41 Years

Vealess Hudspeth    41 Years

Jerry Jesson            41 Years

Joe Devine               35 Years

 

Notable Years of Rotary Service Teresa S. Moore 2012-12-03 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Mary Schwem on Dec 02, 2012

We were sorry to hear that Rodrigo, our exchange student form Chile, had to return home due to an injury he received here while playing sports.  We wish him well as he recovers. 

Member, Mustafa Meneske will be transferring  to Sun Valley, and Member, Sharon Green will be transferring to Oklahoma City.  Best of luck in your new positions.



Sorry to See You Go Mary Schwem 2012-12-03 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jared P. Black on Dec 02, 2012

Plan to attend the Annual Children's Christmas Party December 20 from 4-6 pm at the Paul Smith Children's Village.  Bring your children and grandchildren to this fun event featuring crafts, snacks, hot cocoa, s'more's and the jolly 'ol man himself... Santa !!!



Children's Holiday Party Jared P. Black 2012-12-03 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by James Bowers on Dec 02, 2012

Wednesday, December 19    1130

Holiday Inn

RSVP to James Bowers, 632-3905 or james@cheyennedepotmuseum.org



Spouse Holiday Party James Bowers 2012-12-03 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Teresa S. Moore on Dec 02, 2012

      4      Jerry Haenisch

      5       Leigh West

      6       Richard Slater

9   Rick Davis, Sharon Garland, Brian Heithoff

10    Randy Ford

11     Paul Slater

12     Steven Beer

13     Jack Ratchye, Johnnie Burton

14     Derek Baker

15     Dave Foreman, David Bush

     23      Desiree Hannabach

    27        Robin Simms

   29          Bruce Assay

   31         Dave Novick



December Birthdays Teresa S. Moore 2012-12-03 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Teresa S. Moore on Dec 02, 2012

Billie Addleman, Jim Applegate, John Auld, Fred Baggs, Bill Bagley, Derek Baker, Roz Baker, Donna Beaman, Tom Brantley, Neil Carroll, John Clay, Dave Cook, Don Day, Charley Dickey, Mick Finnegan, Randy Ford, Bill Gentle, Sylvia Hackl, Ron Hammel, Vealess Hudspeth, Khale Lenhart, Janet Lewis, Jeanie Martinez, Ted McCoy, George McIlvaine, Scott Meier, Larry Meuli, Anne Miller, Lori Millin, Teresa Moore, Lucie Osborn, Jack Ratchye, Carol Rookstool, Mary Schwem, Lily Sharpe, Bob Shriner, Darcee Snider, Ed Wallace, Kim Withers, and Kelly Wright.



November Perfect Attendance Teresa S. Moore 2012-12-03 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Teresa S. Moore on Dec 02, 2012

Tambra Loyd, Chief Probation Officer, US Courts, sponsored by Tim Ellis.



Welcome New Member Teresa S. Moore 2012-12-03 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by James Bowers on Nov 24, 2012

The committee decided to split the awards funds. $500 is being donated to the Cheyenne Childhood Language Clinic that is run by the Scottish Rite. They provide speech and language therapy as well as assistance for children with Autism. The clinic has significantly helped many youngsters  with speech and language development.  Children who might have remained educationally behind for a lifetime can now talk, read, and lead productive lives with the good work of dedicated clinicians, parents, and funding for this program.

$500 is being awarded to the Southeast Wyoming Foster Grandparent program to help cover the transportation expenses for the Foster Grandparent volunteers during the upcoming year.  During the 2010 funding cycle, the Foster Grandparent Program experienced a cut of nearly $3,200 from the City of Cheyenne and a 20% reduction from United Way. The Laramie County Needs Assessment, completed in November 2005, confirmed that the Foster Grandparent Program is the only intergenerational program, serving both seniors and youth, that provides a unique combination of services and benefits.  It is a dual-purpose program that helps the low-income senior volunteers to achieve a higher quality of life, while providing at-risk youth with personal attention to help them overcome obstacles and achieve their higher potential.  The Foster Grandparent Program, now in its 36th year in Cheyenne, has served seniors and youth for 46 years nationwide, and is a program of the federal Corporation for National and Community Service.  The program provided volunteer opportunities for 84 low-income seniors in Southeast Wyoming in 2011, and has a current volunteer roster of 58 in Laramie County.  Last year, the Foster Grandparent Program provided 1,171 children with services, and the program generated 68,785 service hours assisting children with special and/or exceptional needs.

 

New Member Committee Announces 2012 Grant Recipients James Bowers 2012-11-25 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary International Certificate of Appreciation Ronald Hammel 2012-11-25 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by James L. Applegate on Nov 17, 2012

For the Rotary year commencing July 1, 2013:

On Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, twelve of the Past Presidents of this Club, of which are now twenty-three, serving as the Nominating Committee, made the following nominations:

 For PRESIDENT, to serve1 year commencing July 1, 2013, we nominate:  LUCIE OSBORN.

For VICE PRESIDENT, to serve for 1 year commencing July 1, 2013, we nominate:  RANDY FORD.

For SECRETARY, to serve the same term, we nominate:  TERESA MOORE.

For TREASURER, to serve the same term, we nominate:  KIM WITHERS.

Each year, we replace 3 out-going Directors who have served 3 years, with 3 persons who, if elected, will serve a period of 3 years.  The 3 Directors who will be completing their respective term are Randy Ford, Anne Miller and Kim Withers. 

 To serve as DIRECTORS for a 3 year period commencing July 1, 2013, we nominate:  LEE WAGNER, BRITTANY ASHBY, and JAMIE MARKUS.

For your information, the 6 carry-over Directors are:  Lori Millin, Chris Church, Derek Baker, Ann Nelson, Sabrina Lane and Don Day.

The ELECTION will be held on Wednesday, December 5, 2012.  If anyone so desires, ADDITIONAL NOMINATIONS may be made from the floor at that time.

Respectfully Submitted,

JIM APPLEGATE and FRED BAGGS

Co-Chairmen, Rotary Club of Cheyenne Nominating Committee


Report of the Nominating Committee James L. Applegate 2012-11-18 00:00:00Z 0
District 5440 Governor Visits Club Mary Schwem 2012-11-18 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by LaBonde, Jr., Harry on Nov 17, 2012

This month’s Rotarian in the spotlight grew up in Neenah, Wisconsin and graduated from Neenah High School home of the Rockets. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin in Madison where he received bachelor degrees in Geological Engineering and Geology & Geophysics. While at the university, he was also a member of the track and field team where he ran high hurdles.

Derek Baker has been married to Meagan for ten years this month.  They have two children, Catherine age 4 and Benjamin age 2.

His first job was mowing lawns and shoveling snow for the neighbors.

Derek was sponsored into Rotary by John Bishop and Bob Novick. He enjoys the opportunity to serve both the local community and the global community – all under one organization. He currently serves on the new member committee and as the chair of the peaches committee. His most memorable Rotary experience was being honored by the nominating committee when asked to serve on the board of directors.

His proudest accomplishment, beyond family, is when he became licensed as a professional engineer and professional geologist.

His favorite meal is “Thai green curry – the spicier the better.”

Derek’s hobbies include gardening, cooking, hiking, hunting, fishing, watching the Green Bay Packers and spending time with family.

The Sargent of Arms will now present Derek with a Cheyenne Area Chamber of Commerce gift certificate in the amount of $25.00.



November Rotarian Spotlight LaBonde, Jr., Harry 2012-11-18 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ronald Hammel on Nov 17, 2012

If you have any  unneeded crutches, wheel chairs, walkers and canes, and would be willing to donate them, please bring them to the meeting.  They are being collected to assist people in Africa suffering from polio to walk.



Equipment Needed for Polio Project Ronald Hammel 2012-11-18 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Teresa S. Moore on Nov 17, 2012

Kelly Wright, Radiography Clinical Coordinator, Instructor,  Laramie County Community College, sponsored by Lori Millin.

Khale Lenhart,  Associate Attorney, Hirst Applegate, LLP sponsored by John Metzke

Welcome New Members Teresa S. Moore 2012-11-18 00:00:00Z 0
Congratulations November Students of the Month Robin Sims 2012-11-18 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kim Withers on Nov 11, 2012

Hello Fellow Rotarians,

In visiting with the Rotary Club of Stroudsburgs of Pennsylvania, they have a Rotarian that has “donated” the use of a semi-truck(s) and warehouse space for donated items. Both monetary and donated items are accepted, of course, and the donated items work very well because they do not have to go out and shop. The items are shipped directly to the warehouse location where they will put the boxes on a semi to New Jersey.

For your consideration, I'm announcing drop off zones in the newspaper and Facebook, and would like to include any business that would like to be included so this can be a community-wide event. Please let me know asap so it can be announced quickly.

The list below are items most needed as they have an overwhelming supply of clothing. If you would like to donate or collect items for the donation, please drop off at any Meridian Trust location or at the November 14th Lunch Meeting.

Toiletries

Cleaning items

Paper Towels

Trash Bags

Laundry Detergent (Concentrate)

Batteries

Small Tools

We will run the campaign November 9 - November 18th. This is a Cheyenne Rotary Club sponsored community event. When I spoke to the Stroudsburgs Rotary Club, they asked if it was Wyoming, Pennsylvania, I replied it was the State of Wyoming...she was floored! She was star-struck and was so appreciative that our Club would reach out!

(Please note, the District Governors will be running a separate campaign for monetary donations.)

We need your help to make it a successful city-wide campaign! Please help with obtaining donations and/or a drop off zone. You can make a direct difference, today.

Important Rotary Sponsored Community Project Kim Withers 2012-11-12 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Mary Schwem on Nov 11, 2012

Congratulations to Club member, Jim Applegate.  He received the AARP Andurs Award for outstanding Community Service!

Congratulations for AARP Award Winner Mary Schwem 2012-11-12 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Mary Schwem on Nov 11, 2012

One of the ways we can give to the Rotary Foundation is through recurring giving.  Registration is easy.  You choose the amount and it can be  automatically charged to your credit card monthly or quarterly however you  prefer.  Follow the instructions through the link:  http://www.rotary.org/contribute.   You’ll be glad you did.

Have You Considered a Recurring Gift to the Rotary Foundation? Mary Schwem 2012-11-12 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Lawrence Finnegan on Nov 11, 2012

THE HUMAN COST:  If we choose to control polio rather than eradicate it, polio could rebound to 10 million cases in the next 40 years.

2.  IT’S ACHIEVABLE:  We have the tools to end polio and the means to reach all children.  The new, bivalent vaccine successfully targets the two remaining strains of polio in one dose.

3.  IT’S A GOOD INVESTMENT:  An independent study published in the medical journal Vaccine estimates the US$9 billion global investment in a polio-free world will net an economic benefit of $40 to 50 billion over the next 20 years.

4.  IT STRENGTHENS THE SYSTEM:  Our polio eradication efforts have established an active disease surveillance network in all countries that is being used for other health interventions such as measles vaccinations, de-worming tablets, and mosquito bed nets.

5.  IT SETS THE STAGE:  The ability to reach all children with the polio vaccine is proof of the concept that we can succeed on our next major global health initiative.

 

Top 5 Reasons to Eradicate Polio Lawrence Finnegan 2012-11-12 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Anne E. Miller on Nov 11, 2012

Just a reminder that our club is hosting Rodrigo from Chile and Julia from Germany.  Please note the emphasis on the words "our club" which means YOU.  It is essential that club members spend time with these students.  Their host families work hard make them feel welcome but our club members need to be involved too.  Please look up their phone numbers found in the back of our directories.  Invite them for a cup of coffee, dinner, a football game, movie, or a visit in your home. They are wonderful young people and we can enrich their experience by our members  getting to know them too.  A special thanks to the our club's foundation committee for inviting them to last week's Dine Dance and Deal function!

Youth Exchange News Anne E. Miller 2012-11-12 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Lori Millin on Nov 11, 2012

The next Rotary 101 will be held on Wednesday, November 14th   5:30-7:00 pm at the home of John and Lori Millin, 308 Stetson Drive.

Please come learn about our club and all Rotary has to offer.  Drinks and appetizers will be  provided. 

New members who have not already attended a Rotary 101 are encouraged to attend and all club members are welcome to attend. Your club sponsor is also invited.   

If you have sponsored a new member recently or have someone interested in Rotary please invite them to attend.  RSVP to Lori at  lorimillin@bresnan.net

Rotary 101 Tonight Lori Millin 2012-11-12 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Teresa S. Moore on Nov 06, 2012

Ted Adams, Billie Addleman, Fred Baggs, Rich Brown, Joe Devine, Charley Dickey, Matt Fermelia, Mick Finnegan, Randy Ford, Bill Gentle, Ron Hammel, Don Hunton, Alan Johnson, Bill Loyer, Judy Marshall, Jeanie Martinez, Ted McCoy, George McIlvaine, Scott Meier, Lori Millin, Teresa Moore, Jack Ratchye, Carol Rookstool, Trevor Rutar, Rolinda Sample, Mary Schwem, Reed Shafer, Ed Wallace, and Bob Womack.

October Perfect Attendance Teresa S. Moore 2012-11-07 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Mary Schwem on Nov 04, 2012
We have many Armed Service Veterans in our club.  Please take time to thank them and all others who have served in our Armed Forces. They have made our freedoms possible. 
Veterans Day Recognition Mary Schwem 2012-11-05 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by John A. Millin on Nov 04, 2012

At the invitation of eye surgeons in developing countries, and with the approval of local health and civic authorities, SEE International recruits, organizes, and deploys numerous small surgical teams worldwide. Since being founded in 1974, SEE’s eye surgeons have examined more than 3 million patients and performed over 370,000 sight-restoring operations.

SEE International is the link that connects volunteer ophthalmologists to host clinic sites that are in desperate need of help alleviating the overwhelming numbers of people living in darkness. SEE International organizes the clinics and provides most of the equipment and supplies that are needed. SEE’s volunteer eye surgeons donate their time and pay for all their own travel expenses. During each clinic (approximately five days long), sight is typically restored to 50 to 200 people.

Our 600+ volunteer ophthalmologists’ desire to make a difference in the world by using their skills and personal financial resources to cure blindness in developing countries inspires us. We support their philanthropic leadership by maintaining working relationships with surgeons around the world, coordinating international clinics, gathering the best medical supplies available, and offering cutting-edge training for cataract surgery.

Blindness is an underlying cause of poverty and hunger in developing countries. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that of the world’s 37 million blind people

90% live in developing countries

80% of the cases are avoidable or treatable

48% are blind because of cataracts  

SEE International's primary focus is on cataract surgery. This type of surgery is one of the most cost-effective of all health interventions. Cataract blindness is readily curable. A volunteer SEE International surgeon can restore the sight of a person who has been blind with cataracts for 5, 10, or even 20 years with a local anesthetic and a 30-minute surgery.

Cheyenne Rotarians John and Lori Millin are busy preparing for their thirteenth trip with Surgical Eye Expeditions International.  The Millins usually travel once a year to a developing country to participate in a cataract surgery clinic.  Each clinic typically restores the eyesight of 100 people. 

The Millins current project has them partnering with the Port Harcourt University Teaching Hospital in Port Harcourt, Nigeria to not only arrange cataract surgery clinics, but also to help provide this teaching hospital with the equipment and training needed to modernize cataract surgery services.  The Cheyenne Rotary Club and its World Community Service Committee have been involved every step of the way.  This partnership began when the Millins traveled with Rotarians Bob Womack and Billie Addleman, along with Billie’s wife Brandi Monger, to Ghana in November 2011.  Our club donated funds to purchase an autoclave sterilizing machine for the Ghana clinic.  Also working at that clinic was a young ophthalmologist from Port Harcourt, Nigeria, Dr. Omaka Okoh.  At the Cheyenne Rotarians suggestion, Dr. Okoh joined his local Rotary Club.  He also applied for and was accepted into a joint partnership program with Rotary and the American Academy of Ophthalmology.  The Cheyenne Club has provided the funding to cover Rotary’s end.  This program will give Dr. Okoh the chance to travel to the US to observe the doctors at the Cheyenne Eye Clinic and also to travel to the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s annual meeting in Chicago.  The AAO meeting is the premier event in the world for learning about new techniques in the field of eye care.

With two SEE clinics planned in Port Harcourt for 2013, Cheyenne Rotary’s WCS Committee has applied for a district matching grant to purchase an operating microscope for the hospital in Port Harcourt.  This microscope with be a huge benefit not only to the safety and outcomes of their eye surgery, it will also help tremendously in their ability to teach ophthalmology residents as it will also have an assistant scope.  The assistant scope allows another person to see exactly what the surgeon is seeing as opposed to merely looking over his shoulder as they do now.

SEE International John A. Millin 2012-11-05 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Teresa S. Moore on Nov 04, 2012

Alan Johnson         38 years

Rick Davis               38 years

John Hanes            48 years


Notable Years of Rotary Service Teresa S. Moore 2012-11-05 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Teresa S. Moore on Nov 04, 2012

02           ROLINDA SAMPLE, JANAE RUPPERT                                         

03           BILLIE ADDLEMAN, WARREN AYALA          

04           BARBARA DILTS                                

05           CONNIE FILIPOVITCH                      

09           PAUL PANICO                                    

10           STEPHEN RADER                                             

13           ROBERTA COATES                                           

15           RON RABOU                                                       

16           NORMA VANMATRE, ROD HARTSHORN     

18           FRED COLE                                                        

20           DON HUNTON                                    

21           CHARLEY DICKEY                                             

23           CHRISTOPHER BARLOW                

24           JAMES BOWERS                                               

26           CAROL ROOKSTOOL, ANJA BENDEL          

27           STEVE BAHMER                                

28           DICK LARKIN                                      

29           KELLY RANKIN                                   

30           JOHN GLODE                                     

 

November Birthdays Teresa S. Moore 2012-11-05 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Teresa S. Moore on Nov 04, 2012
Stacey Obrecht, Administrator/CEO, Wyoming GAL Program, sponsored by Brittany Ashby.

New Member Proposal Teresa S. Moore 2012-11-05 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Anne E. Miller on Nov 04, 2012

Just a reminder that our club is hosting Rodrigo from Chile and Julia from Germany.  Please note the emphasis on the words "our club" which means YOU.  It is essential that club members spend time with these students.  Their host families work hard make them feel welcome but our club members need to be involved too.  Please look up their phone numbers found in the back of our directories.  Invite them for a cup of coffee, dinner, a football game, movie, or a visit in your home. They are wonderful young people and we can enrich their experience by our members  getting to know them too.  A special thanks to the our club's foundation committee for inviting them to last week's Dine Dance and Deal function!

 

Youth Exchange Update Anne E. Miller 2012-11-05 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ronald Hammel on Oct 30, 2012
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Cheyenne Community Rotoract held their “Panhandling for Polio” event  on Saturday, October 27th.  Twelve of our Rotaract members split up and went to King Soopers and Safeway (South Greeley Hwy).  There, we wore our red long sleeve “Panhandling for Polio” shirts, holding cardboard signs and asking for donations. It turned out to be a really successful event, and in just four hours we raised over $1300 in just cash and change at those locations.  The total amount we received was $1766.78 which is going directly to the End Polio Now Campaign.  Thank you all for your support!

 

Kelly Lindholm, Cheyenne Community RotoractImage

Panhandling for Polio Ronald Hammel 2012-10-31 00:00:00Z 0
Service Above Self - Club Rotarians Install padding for Boys and Girls Club Mary Schwem 2012-10-29 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Lawrence Finnegan on Oct 28, 2012

Together, through the cooperation of more than 200 countries and over 20 million volunteers, 2.5 billion children have been immunized against polio.  Rotary Club of Cheyenne has been part of this effort.  Eradication of Polio has been achieved in 99% of the world; but as long as it exists anywhere, it remains a threat everywhere!  The Rotary Club of Cheyenne is sponsoring “Casual for a Cause” on November 9th.  Participating companies allow their employees to wear casual clothes (jeans) on that Friday in exchange for a $5 donation.  Each participating employee gets a pin that says “End Polio Now” and the satisfaction of knowing that they are helping in a worldwide effort.  Of course the contributions are tax deductible.  If you or your company would like to participate in “Casual for a Cause”, please contact one of the Polio Plus committee members:

Mick Finnegan 778-6303

Janet Lewis     778-9511

Reed Shafer    638-0357 (Answering machine is in French)

Erin Bageman 899-8889 

Lynn Davenport  637-3552

We are This Close to Ending Polio Lawrence Finnegan 2012-10-29 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Lori Millin on Oct 28, 2012

All new members are cordially invited to attend the New Member Committee meeting on Tuesday, November 6 at Noon at Poor Richards.  The grant proposals will be reviewed at this time. 

New members who have not already attended a Rotary 101 and Rotarians who want to learn more about Rotary are encouraged to attend the next Rotary 101, Wed November 14 at the Millin’s residence, 308 Stetson Drive., at 5:30.  Drinks and Appetizers will be provided.  RSVP to Lori at lorimillin@bresnan.net.



Rotary 101 Lori Millin 2012-10-29 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Mary Schwem on Oct 28, 2012

Derrick Webb, HR manager Wal—mart  Distribution Centers sponsored by Lori Millin.

Anja Bendel, Director of Business Development, Cheyenne LEEDS, sponsored by Randy Bruns.



Welcome New Members Mary Schwem 2012-10-29 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Lawrence Finnegan on Oct 21, 2012

You have all seen the advertisements in the Rotarian Magazine and perhaps on television saying “We are this close.”  Our banner for the printed September and October weekly bulletins have featured our own Club members who have been involved in the End Polio now program. 

 We are close to eradicating polio throughout the world.  Earlier this year, it was announced that India has been polio free for over a year.  However, there are a few trouble spots where the disease is still pandemic:  Nigeria, Afghanistan and Pakistan. 

When a child receives the vaccine, his or her pinkie is painted purple with a felt tip marker.  Kim Withers became involved with the polio purple pinkie project when she “saw the smiling faces on 20 kids, sticking their little pinkies up in the air with a deep purple, colored tip, just after they receive the polio vaccine was all the motivation I needed.  For pennies, the vaccine changes lives.”

World Polio Day is October 24th.  Together, through the cooperation of more than 200 countries and over 20 million volunteers, 2.5 billion children have been immunized against polio.  Rotary Club of Cheyenne has been part of this effort.  Eradication of Polio has been achieved in 99% of the world; but as long as it exists anywhere, it remains a threat everywhere!  The Rotary Club of Cheyenne is sponsoring “Casual for a Cause” on November 9th.  Participating companies allow their employees to wear casual clothes (jeans) on that Friday in exchange for a $5 donation.  Each participating employee gets a pin that says “End Polio Now” and the satisfaction of knowing that they are helping in a worldwide effort.  Of course the contributions are tax deductible.  If you or your company would like to participate in “Casual for a Cause”, please contact one of the Polio Plus committee members:

Mick Finnegan 778-6303

Janet Lewis     778-9511

Reed Shafer    638-0357 (Answering machine is in French)

Erin Bageman 899-8889 



We Are This Close - International Polio Day Lawrence Finnegan 2012-10-22 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Fred T. Baggs on Oct 21, 2012

There will be a meeting of the Nominating Committee on Nov.7th. Time is 11:15 at the usual place, the Sheridan Room at the Holiday Inn. This is for all of the Past Presidents who comprise the Nominating Committee. If you have any questions, please contact Jim Applegate or Fred Baggs.



Nominating Committee Fred T. Baggs 2012-10-22 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by LaBonde, Jr., Harry on Oct 14, 2012

This month’s Rotarian in the spotlight grew up in Lovell, WY and graduated from Lovell High School home of the Bulldogs. He is a graduate of Brigham Young University where he received degrees in Sociology and Ag Economics. He later attended the University of Wyoming Law School where he received his J.D.

Bruce Asay has been married to his sweet wife Diane, “For what seems like an eternity.” They have six adult children (three girls and three boys) with varied careers, an engineer, a veterinarian, a teacher, two lawyers and a dentist.

His first job was weeding a bean patch for 50 cents per hour.

Bruce was sponsored into Rotary by Ed Boenisch and he enjoys the camaraderie with service oriented people. His most memorable Rotary experience was riding in the Midnight Cowboy Bike Ride with his grandchildren.

His proudest accomplishments beyond family include service to country including military service, community, and church.

His favorite meal is “Long Johns” at Rosie’s Lariat in Rawlins, WY.

Bruce’s hobbies include running, biking, hiking and climbing. This includes climbing the highest points/peaks in the continental U.S. On a recent trip he climbed Mt. Fuji in Japan with two of his children.

The Sargent of Arms will now present Bruce with a Cheyenne Area Chamber of Commerce gift certificate in the amount of $25.00.



Rotarian Spotlight October 2012 LaBonde, Jr., Harry 2012-10-15 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Mary Schwem on Oct 14, 2012

Tambra Loyd, Chief Probation Officer, US Courts, sponsored by Tim Ellis.





New Member Proposal Mary Schwem 2012-10-15 00:00:00Z 0
Congratulations October Students of the Month Robin Sims 2012-10-09 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Mary Schwem on Oct 08, 2012

Lori was recently elected Vice President for the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting.

 

Congratulations Member Lori Millin Mary Schwem 2012-10-09 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Dana B. Metzke on Oct 08, 2012

If you are a veteran of or currently serving in the United States Armed Forces, and joined the Cheyenne Rotary Club after 2006, please let us know your name and branch of service so that we may honor your service to our country at the November 7 Club meeting.  We have the information for those who joined the Club before 2006

Attention Military Veterans Dana B. Metzke 2012-10-09 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by James Bowers on Oct 07, 2012

The New Member Committee is accepting grant proposals October 1st-31st, 2012. The amount available for funding is $1,000 with award to be provided in early December.  If you know of a nonprofit (501c3) organization that is seeking funding please have them submit a proposal. 

Grant Proposal:

Proposals should not exceed ONE page typed.

Each proposal should include the following: mission, project description, amount of funding requested and timeline of project.

Preference will be given to organizations or projects based in Laramie County.

Send proposal to:

James Bowers

Chairman, New Member Committee

James@CheyenneDepotMuseum.org

Or

121 W. 15th St. #300

Cheyenne, WY 82001

 

Further Questions: Contact James Bowers

 

New Member Committee Grant James Bowers 2012-10-08 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Mary Schwem on Oct 07, 2012

Plan on attending the

District 5440 Assembly

Saturday, October 20, 2012 at 09:00 am - 03:30 pm

$40.00 per person

Hilton Garden Inn

 2229 Grand Ave

 Laramie, WY, 8

Registration check-in begins at 8:15am and the assembly will start at  9:00am.

If you are interested in attending please contact President Ron for details.  You may register on the district Website:  www.rotary5440.org



Want to Learn More About Rotary? Mary Schwem 2012-10-08 00:00:00Z 0
Notable Rotary Years of Service Teresa S. Moore 2012-10-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Teresa S. Moore on Sep 30, 2012

Derrick Webb, HR manager Wal—mart  Distribution Centers sponsored by Lori Millin.



New Member Proposal Teresa S. Moore 2012-10-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Lawrence Finnegan on Sep 30, 2012
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ROTARY INTERNATIONAL
 

September 2012



Pakistan scoring great gains despite challenges
“Pakistan this year has perhaps the best chance ever to achieve success, because
tremendous new efforts are being undertaken, led by the government, in
implementing a national polio emergency action plan that mobilized all government
and civil society resources,” says Robert S. Scott, chair of Rotary’s International
PolioPlus Committee, about progress in Pakistan. “There is strong evidence that
implementation of the emergency plan is showing results, particularly in key
reservoir areas such as Balochistan and Sindh.”
* Learn about the progress being made by Rotary and our partners in the
Global Polio Eradication Initiative.
* Get the latest news from Rotary on the fight to finish polio.
* Follow stories about polio eradication on Rotary’s blog.
 
Japan vows continued support
Shortly before he took office as president of Rotary International, Sakuji Tanaka received
assurances from Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda that Japan will continue its support for polio
eradication, Rotary’s top philanthropic goal. Japan is the third-largest public-sector donor to
the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, having contributed US$445.1 million to date.

We're This Close to Ending Polio Lawrence Finnegan 2012-10-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Teresa S. Moore on Sep 30, 2012

1     Jane WestKamp
3     Jim Harper
4     Ian Shaw, Ed Wallace
6     Ann Nelson
9     Amanda  Esch
10   Jamie Markus
11   Judy Thomas
15   Dave Uchner
17   William Loyer
20   Bob Rodekohr
21   Korin Schmidt
25   William Beamon


October Birthdays Teresa S. Moore 2012-10-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Teresa S. Moore on Sep 30, 2012

Billie Addleman, Rod Anderson, John Auld, Rosalyn Baker, Donna Beaman, Thomas Brantley, Rich Brown, Bob Budd, Neil Carroll, John Clay, Joe Devine, Gene Engrav, John Esmay, Randy Ford, Sylvia Hackl, Jerry Haenisch, Ron Hammel, Vealess Hudspeth, Don Hunton, Sabrina Lane, Janet Lewis, Jeanie Martinez, Ted McCoy, George McIlvaine, Scott Meier, Mustafa Menekse, Dana Metzke, Larry Meuli, John Millin, Lori Millin, Teresa Moore, Lucie Osborn, Carol Rookstool, Rolinda Sample, Mary Schwem, Bob Shriner, Darcee Snider, Ed Wallace and Dick Williams.


September Perfect Attendance Teresa S. Moore 2012-10-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by LaBonde, Jr., Harry on Sep 23, 2012

This month’s Rotarian in the spotlight grew up in Cheyenne, WY and graduated from Cheyenne Central High School with the proud mascot – the Indians. She is a graduate of Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri where she received BA in Political Science. She later attended George Washington University in Washington, D.C. where she studied Political Psychology for one year before leaving to return to Cheyenne.

Katherine Wilkinson has been married to Chris Wilkinson for three (3) years and currently they do not have any children. Her first job was working in a medical transcription office making the minimum wage at the time, $5.15 per hour. Her proudest accomplishment is owning her own successful business before the age of 30.

Katherine was sponsored into Rotary by Dave Uchner and her most memorable Rotary experience was seeing Ramesh Farris crawl across the floor for the Polio awareness meeting. She has been very active in Rotary serving as the vocational counselor for Pao (exchange student from Mexico) and Julia (incoming student from Germany), Club Photographer, and on the Christmas Party Planning Committee. Her favorite part of Rotary is when everyone clears their throats before singing “My Country tis of Thee” – Just Kidding. She loves helping with the student exchange program, read to me, all of the local support programs and international aid programs that provide safe drinking water around the world. She is, “in awe of all Rotary does for the world.”

Her hobbies include dancing, ballet, pointe and lyrical, and reading. Her favorite meal is Thanksgiving dinner with dark meat, green bean casserole, mashed potatoes and stuffing or as an alternative anything with cheese, avocado, or bacon.

The Sargent of Arms will now present Katherine with a Cheyenne Area Chamber of Commerce gift certificate in the amount of $25.00.



September Rotarian Spotlight LaBonde, Jr., Harry 2012-09-24 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Derek Baker on Sep 15, 2012

 

The 2012 Peach Sale was a real success.

435 boxes were sold.

Some of them were donated to local charities.

The club netted $4724.61.

 

If you didn’t buy a box this year plan to next year.  They were delicious!



2012 Peach Sales a Success Derek Baker 2012-09-16 00:00:00Z 0
Music and Martinis Endowment Fund Contribution Ronald Hammel 2012-09-16 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ronald Hammel on Sep 12, 2012
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Mike Forney, Governor of Rotary District 5440, will be our speaker this week.  The international Rotary theme for the year is “Peace through Service.”  Forney will also encourage Rotarians to be “Rotary Proud.”   

Mike is a member of the Steamboat  Springs Club where he served as Club President in 2008. 

Mike has served in a number of capacities at the district level, including District Public Relationships Chair and one of the original facilitators in the Rotary Leadership Institute and Club Visioning programs.  He has participated in club visioning exercises with 13 clubs in our district.

Mike is a multiple Paul Harris Fellow and a member of the Rotary Foundation Bequest Society.  His wife Janet is also a Paul Harris Fellow.

 Mike’s background is in radio broadcasting, corporate public relations, advertising, and commercial mortgage banking.  He retired in 2003 after selling his mortgage banking company in New York City and Bernardsville, New Jersey and moved to Steamboat Springs where he lives with his wife Janet Finley, two cats and two horses. They also have a loft in Old Town Fort Collins.

Mike has been an active private pilot for 50 years and currently owns a high performance Cessna Skylane.  He is a long-time Angel Flight Senior Command Pilot, an on-call pilot for the Department of Homeland Defense, and a member of the International Fellowship of Flying Rotarians





 



Rotary District 5440 Governor, Mike Forney, to Visit Club September 19 Ronald Hammel 2012-09-13 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Melinda Brazzale on Sep 12, 2012
All Club members are encouraged to vidt the library between September 9 and November 2 to see the free interactive science museum.  The Library is one of only ten libraries in the U.S. to host Discover Earth. 
Laramie County LIbrary Hosts Discover Earth Program Melinda Brazzale 2012-09-13 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Mary Schwem on Sep 09, 2012

This week marks the tragedy of 9/11 and the wars the ensued.  Friday, September 21, is the international Day of Peace.  I thought it might be good to look at how we can apply this year’s Rotary International theme, “Peace Through Service”.  Our RI President , Sakuji Tanaka, said he realized after joining his Yashiko Rotary Club ”that by helping others, even in the simplest of ways, I could help to build peace.  Peace in all of the ways we can understand it, is a real goal and a realistic goal for Rotary.”  When he announced the theme in January 2012 for his 2012-13 Rotary year, he proclaimed, “Peace is not something that can only be achieved through treaties, by governments, or through heroic struggles.  It is something that we can find and that we can achieve, every day in many simple ways.

On the international level, our club has a very active World Community Service committee.  The members have been involved in with projects benefitting people in places such as Guatemala, Haiti, Brazil, and Kenya.  Member, Andy Aldrich, has done individual work in Haiti.  Members Dr. John Millin and his wife, Lori, have performed cataract surgeries in places such as Ghana, Mongolia, and Paraguay and Nigeria.

Our Youth Exchange programs help to create better friendships and goodwill around the world.  Each year we send students abroad and host students here in our community.  They always report that the experience has changed their lives.  They touch the hearts of Rotarians, their host families, schools and communities.  They create lifelong friendships and build bridges for peace around the world.

Here in our local community, Rotarians deliver meals to the elderly and shut-ins.  We support the activities of the Boys and Girls Club, and Triumph High School.  We promote literacy through the Read to Me program in our schools. We recognize outstanding teachers who go the extra mile for their students.  We learn of the fine accomplishments of our students of the month, some of whom overcome seemingly insurmountable odds. 

There are many ways we, as Rotarians, can support President Tanaka’s theme of “Peace Through Service”.   If you are interested in finding “simple ways” to do so locally or internationally, talk to President Ron, any of the Club Directors or  any of the Committee Chairs. 



Peace Through Service Mary Schwem 2012-09-10 00:00:00Z 0
Interested in Learning More about Rotary Mary Schwem 2012-09-05 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Teresa S. Moore on Sep 04, 2012
Anja Bender, Director of Business Development, Cheyenne LEEDS sponsored by Randy Bruns.
New Member Proposal Teresa S. Moore 2012-09-05 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Mary Schwem on Sep 04, 2012
You are cordially invited to attend  the
Sunrise Rotary Club's Annual
Black Tie Bingo Event
October 6, 2011 Cheyenne Holiday Inn
Cocktails (Cash Bar) 6:00 pm Dinner - 7:00 pm                                                                                                Bingo & Silent Auction - 8:00 pm
Grand Prize: $1,000 CASH
Proceeds Go To: Wyoming Special Olympics, SafeHouse, CSR Foundation
Corporate Table of 8 - $525, Individual Tickets $75/Ticket
1/2 Tables Available - $275
Contact: Dorothy — 631-7094 for Tickets

Sunrise Club Black Tie Bingo Mary Schwem 2012-09-05 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Mary D. Carroll on Sep 03, 2012
The club extends sincer sympathy to Steve Kline who's mother passed away.

We Care Announcement Mary D. Carroll 2012-09-04 00:00:00Z 0
Our Latest Paul Harris Fellows Roger A. Schreiner 2012-09-04 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Teresa S. Moore on Sep 03, 2012

Ed Wallace                               39 years

Dick Williams                            38 years



Notable Rotary Years of Service Teresa S. Moore 2012-09-04 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Teresa S. Moore on Sep 03, 2012

1 Vealess Hudspeth, Julie Malm

2 Matt Fermilia

3 Tim Ellis

4 Lori Millin

     6      Dan White

9 Lee Wagner

10  Betsy Gusea-Gerringer

11 Richard Torkelson, Jennifer Hargett

12 Vicci Colgan, Garth Simpkins

13 Melinda Brazalle, John Veta

14  Perry Dray, Gene Engrav

15 Katherine Wilkinson

      25   Darcee Snider

      26    Mark Shubert, Eric Wedell



September Birthdays Teresa S. Moore 2012-09-04 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Teresa S. Moore on Sep 03, 2012

Rod Anderson, John Auld, Bill Bagley, Derek Baker, Donna Beaman, Richard Brown, Neil Carroll, John Clay, Fred Cole, Joe Devine, Charley Dickey, Gene Engrav, Mick Finnegan, Randy Ford, Bill Gentle, Sharon Green, Stig Hallingbye, Ron Hammel, Jenny Hargett, Don Hunton, Ed Janay, Wayne Johnson, Bob Kidd, Sabrina Lane, Bill Loyer, George McIlvaine, Dana Metzke, John Metzke, Larry Meuli, Lori Millin, Teresa Moore, Lucie Osborn, Jack Ratchye, Carol Rookstool, Trevor Rutar, Mary Schwem, Reed Shafer, Bob Shriner, Robin Sims, Ann Smith, Darcee Snider, Dave Uchner, Ed Wallace, Judy Weickum, Dick Williams, and Bob Womack.



Augutst Perfect Attendance Teresa S. Moore 2012-09-04 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Lori Millin on Aug 28, 2012

Music and Martinis

Enjoy the music of Gershwin, Chopin, Schubert, Debussy & Beethoven

Played by Andre Bohren

At the home of John & Lori Millin

308 Stetson Drive

On Tuesday, September 11th    6:30pm

$25 per person

All proceeds to benefit the

Cheyenne Rotary Foundation

Call Lori at 630-3710 to reserve your seat for this fundraiser

Drinks and Desserts served

 

Andre Bohren is a lifelong musician.  From early obsessions with Peruvian flutes and ’50’s Rock ’n’ Roll to his discovery of classical piano and syncopated funk, Andre is constantly broadening his musical horizons.  At the age of 16, he performed Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue with the Wyoming Symphony Orchestra as the featured piano soloist and was soon touring the U.S. and Europe with his father, American roots musician Spencer Bohren.  After a decade of near complete focus on piano, which included 5 years of study under Dr. Janet Ahlquist and 2 years under Dr. John Murphy at Loyola University in New Orleans, Andre founded the eclectic funk-rock band Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes (JSDN), this time manning the drum chair.  Composition and percussion drove Andre for the next 10 years while JSDN toured the country extensively, bringing his music to such renowned stages as Red Rocks Amphitheater, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, and New York City’s Knitting Factory.  Having recently revisited his love of the classical piano repertoire, Andre looks forward to delving once again into the world of piano and sharing the extensive knowledge he has gained through 25 years of musical experience.

 

Music and Martinis Lori Millin 2012-08-29 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Mary Schwem on Aug 28, 2012
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Please help make our newest exchange students feel welcome this year!  They are Julia from Munich, Germany, and Rodrigo from Santiago, Chile. Please invite them to join you and/ or your family in some activity. Please contact Anne Miller for their contact information.  They truly are delightful young people. 

 

 

Welcome to Our Newest Exchange Students Mary Schwem 2012-08-29 00:00:00Z 0
Interested in the Read to Me Program? Mary Schwem 2012-08-27 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Mary Schwem on Aug 26, 2012

If you know of a Rotarian in need of a We Care announcement or card, please let Mary Carroll know  at marycarrol@vcn.com or 630-0620.  She will either arrange for a card to be sent out on behalf of the club or have the Sergeants of Arms put a card out for the membership to sign. 

 

We Care Announcements Mary Schwem 2012-08-27 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Mary Schwem on Aug 21, 2012
We are honored to have Nobel Laureate and UW Professor, Jason Shogren, speak to the Club on Wednesday, August 29, 2012.  He received his Nobel prize for his work in the Energy and Conservation field.  Guests are welcome.
Nobel Laureate to Speak at Club Meeting 8-29-12 Mary Schwem 2012-08-22 00:00:00Z 0
Greater Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce Person of the Year Mary Schwem 2012-08-20 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Mary Schwem on Aug 19, 2012
Thannks to Chrid McCrady and her committee for making this year's Club picnic a huge success.
Picnic a Great TIme Mary Schwem 2012-08-20 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Derek Baker on Aug 19, 2012
Please pick up your peaches after Wednesday's meeting.
Peaches Are Here Derek Baker 2012-08-20 00:00:00Z 0
Reminder No Regular Lunch Meeting This Week Mary Schwem 2012-08-13 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by LaBonde, Jr., Harry on Aug 12, 2012

This month’s Rotarian in the Spotlight grew up in Greeley, Colorado where she graduated from Greeley High School, home of the Wildcats. She later attended college at the University of Colorado and the University of Wyoming.

Her first job was working as a “wrangler” at a horse stable outside of Estes Park. She taught riding lessons to kids and took their parents on horseback tours. This career came to an abrupt end when she discovered boys and the “bad hair effect” the straw cowboy hat caused her.

Judy Weickum will celebrate her 14th wedding anniversary with “Ron” this coming Halloween.

She has two sons:

Jeff Hanson and family live outside of Vail, CO where he is the head golf professional and director of golf at Red sky Ranch.

Rick Hanson and family live in Denver, CO where he owns a mortgage company and swimming pool maintenance company.

Her proudest accomplishments include raising her sons and the opening of small ladies ready-to-wear retail business. Many of you remember, “The Statement” located in the Hitching Post that Judy owned and operated for 25 years. She sold the business after the death of her dear friend, Paul Smith. She has directed and choreographed several fashion shows, raising money for the Old West Museum and LCCC Foundation. Two of the most memorable were the circus themes where they hired live circus animals that were tethered briefly on the stage while the models strolled down the runway. The stars were two tiger cubs, a black bear, a leopard, a cheetah, and a mountain lion. A thrilling time for Judy was sitting on the floor with a tiger resting his head in her lap. Judy is currently employed at LCCC.

Over the years, Judy has been very active in the community participating in a number of organizations including:

Co-founder and charter board member of Special Friends

Long-time member of the board for Stride Learning Center

Founder of the Culinary Cup fundraiser which is in its 20th year

Board member at the Botanic Gardens

Charter board member of the Friday Food Bag Foundation

Member of Roz Baker’s Rotary Endowment Foundation

Fred Baggs sponsored her into Rotary where she has chaired “Ladies Night”, the Picnic, and the Children’s Christmas Party.

She enjoys anything Mexican or Italian when it comes to food and her hobbies include traveling with family, gardening, golf, cooking, and hanging out with the grandkids.

The Sargent of Arms will now present Judy with a Cheyenne Area Chamber of Commerce gift certificate in the amount of $25.00.