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Longmont Rotary is taking orders for peaches. To order your peaches, Click Here  The Peaches come from Palisade, Colorado, delivered fresh from C&R Farms.  Order now to ensure your order is received.  Prices are $45 for an 18 lb box or $25 for a 9 lb half-box.  Proceeds benefit local Rotary Club projects in Longmont. Payments can be made with a Debit card, Cash, or Check payable to Longmont Rotary Club and will be collected when your peaches are picked up.   Pick up at High Plains Bank - 600 Kimbark Street, Longmont.  Pick up will be on Tuesday, August 20th from 5-7pm. 

Questions? Please email Rose@highplainsbank.com 

 

Sue Connelly, Longmont Rotarian and Daughter of the American Republic (DAR) gave a presentation on the history of the DAR and some of the activities of her local chapter.   The DAR is a nonpolitical volunteer women's service organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American history, and securing America's future through better education. DAR members come from a variety of backgrounds and interests. Still, all share a common bond of having an ancestor who helped contribute to securing the independence of the United States of America. Any woman 18 years or older, regardless of race, religion, or ethnic background, who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution is eligible to join.  The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution was founded on October 11, 1890, and today has over 190,000 members in 3,000 chapters across the world.   
Sue referenced some of the projects her local chapter is engaged in, including; Veterans Stand Down, Veteran's Day Parade, American History Essay contest, Strawberry Festival, and Memorial Day festivities.  Sue mentioned that the DAR can help you ascertain your patriot lineage.  She also mentioned that the DAR can help you trace your patriot lineage and noted that a similar organization exists for men, the Sons of the American Revolution.
 
Watch this video to learn more about the DAR.  
 
Longmont Rotary proudly presents Andres Puky with The Jim Kanemoto International Peace and Compassion Award. This award honors an outstanding Rotarian who has demonstrated compassion on a global scale by working on international humanitarian projects addressing critical issues such as hunger, poverty, and illiteracy, or by promoting peace and compassion through community interactions worldwide. The award is accompanied by a Paul Harris Fellow, which includes a thousand-dollar donation to Rotary International.
 
Edwina Salazar, (pictured left), presented the Jim Kanemoto International Peace and Compassion Award to Andres Puky for his work with the Rotary Open World Program. Established in 1999, the Open World Program fosters cultural and political ties with post-Soviet countries. Longmont Rotary has hosted 19 delegations since the program's inception. The Longmont Open World Committee hosts the delegations, coordinates site visits, and facilitates information exchange, providing complimentary housing during the exchanges. Andres embodies the qualities of compassion represented by the tower—Love, Empathy, Understanding, Gratitude, and Selfless Giving. Club member Dick Lyons added, "We thank you, Andres, for all you have done for the Open World Program by forging bonds of friendship and promoting peace and compassion in our community and with people from around the world."
 
Sue Bolton:  Frank McDonough, Service Above Self Award
 
Dr. Al Carr offered opening remarks by reminding the club who was Frank McDonough. “Frank was a respected journalist and dedicated Rotarian.” His legacy included a weekly column in The Times-Call entitled The Coffee Break. His ability to bridge diverse perspectives with humor was one of his talents, fostering unity amid differing viewpoints. Dr. Carr shared anecdotes, including the beloved ‘iron pig story’, emblematic of Frank's humor and knack for bringing people together.
 
Karen Hicks and Al Carr presented the Frank McDonough, Service Above Self award to Sue Bolton. 
Sue Bolton, a Longmont Rotary member for 20 years, attended C.U. moving to Longmont with her spouse after graduation. A former teacher in the SVVSD for 30 years, Sue now spends her retirement time in volunteer service, currently serving on the Sister Cities Board of Directors, and weekly providing meals at the OUR Center. She worked with Habitat for Humanity, building a home in Southern Africa.  Sue has been Chair of the Fishbowl Committee for 20 years. She enjoys outdoor sports and was eager to raise funds for the Rotary Cycle to Serve events, participating in the 25 and 50-mile bike rides. 
Sue has a gentle, thoughtful way about herself, and always has a smile to offer others.  Sue is a lifelong active person, currently a member of two tennis leagues, skiing with her ski club, and enjoying gardening and traveling. 
Congratulations Sue !!!
 

"How do we create a whole that is greater than the sum of our parts?" This provocative question was posed by Mike Butler as he challenged the Longmont Rotary Club to seek trendlines, not just headlines. Mike Butler, the former Longmont Chief of Security, is now a founding member of The School of Statesmanship Stewardship and Service (SOSSAS), a learning environment that activates individual human potential, elevates leadership skills, enhances social-emotional intelligence, improves communication, and ultimately fosters a future we all aspire to.

"What if we viewed the world through a lens of goodness rather than deficiency? Can we shift from focusing on problems to solve, to a perspective of possibilities?" Butler encouraged. Examining long-term trends can provide a more accurate perspective on our societal and global successes, rather than fixating on deficiencies.

 
Josh Atherton,  Longmont Rotarian, opened the program by asking Dr. Al Carr to provide a brief reflection on the life of Dr. James (Slick) Haley.  This annual award is given to students who have faced difficult challenges during their school years but met those adversities with determination and ultimate success.  We congratulate and celebrate those students.  In attendance today were Dr. Haley's grandson, Seth Haley.  Our winners came from the four high schools in Longmont.
 
Photos:  Top Left:  Alizee Macias Soto, Silver Creek High School.  Top Right: Jose Cano Hinojos, Skyline High School
Bottom Left:  Jessayla Stiffler, New Meridian High School.   Bottom Right:  Sofia Valle Gonzales, Longmont High School
 
  

Diana Fetter, the Executive Director of Project C.U.R.E, spoke about the life-saving services this important non-profit provides. They deliver medical equipment, supplies, and services to meet the needs of people in poverty, disasters, and violence. At least 400 million people have no basic healthcare. Every two seconds, someone aged 30 to 70 loses their life to noncommunicable diseases such as cardiovascular disease, respiratory disease, diabetes, or cancer. Many in the developing world have little to no access to identification, detection, or treatment.

That’s where Project C.U.R.E. makes a difference. By providing the necessary medical equipment and supplies, doctors have the resources to care for their patients.

Greenwood Animal Sanctuary received a gift from the club's Fishbowl fundraising program.  Matthew Celesta from Greenwood was present to receive the check. Each month the club selects a local non-profit to benefit. Our Charity Fund also contributes to this program. Matthew spoke about the many ways they offer rehabilitation to wounded wild animals, along with their educational school programming.  
 
Ken Cline and Darrell Beck presented a check on behalf of the Longmont Charity Fund, to support the Chick Clark Fishing Derby. The proceeds of this gift are used to stock the Issac Walton Pond for their annual fishing Derby held on March 16th. Chick Clark was a member of the Longmont Rotary Club and the founder of the annual Chick Clark Fishing Derby.
              
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