Longmont Rotary Garage Sale 
Stop by for some great deals on items you surely need and help support Longmont Rotary's first garage sale, a fundraiser to support the club's local community projects.  
 
When:   Friday, June 14th and Saturday, June 15th.   8 am to 3 pm
 
Where:  Elevated Supports:  637 Terry St.  (near Roosevelt Park)
 
Donations welcome.  We gladly accept donations of items. Please bring your donations by Thursday afternoon. Bring to the alley access behind 637 Terry Street.   We also accept financial donations-just click on the "MAKE A DONATION" located on the ribbon above the Rotary Club picture.  
 
CLUB NEWS & EVENTS 
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.

Deb Mohesky, Interim CEO of  Longmont United Hospital: Common Spirit, spoke about the many projects currently in action. She is excited to be of service to LUH, stating,  "The true heart of the hospital is the staff" adding, "The small things can be the big things.  Quality service and a true heart are two essential components of a successful hospital." 

Deb shared some of the current Strategic Plans.  "Primary care is the most important, expanding options and extending Emergent Care (ED).  We have not closed anything and we plan to expand our services."  Strategic Plans include additional leased locations for primary care, growing the OB program, increasing surgical volume, advancing orthopedic care, heart and vascular care, and stabilizing oncology.

When asked about the new hospital recently built in Longmont, she replied, "There is plenty of room in this community for two hospitals". 

Jeff Stahla, who serves as the public information officer at Northern Water, presented an update on the local water projects to the Longmont Rotary Club on Tuesday. Macie May, a journalist from the Longmont Leader, was present during the presentation to report on the event. To read or listen to Jeff's presentation, click on the provided LINK. A big thank you to Jeff for his informative presentation and to Macie for providing valuable community press coverage.

 

              
Longmont Rotary

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Tuesdays at 12:00 p.m.
First Lutheran Church
803 3rd Avenue
Longmont, CO 80501
United States of America
Our noon meetings are in-person and a buffet meal is provided. Lunch is served at 12pm. The actual meeting starts at 12:30 and ends at 1:30 pm. We also have a Satellite group that meets in the evenings. See website for details.
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Edwina Salazar
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Jimmy Kanemoto International Peace Award
Longmont Rotary Officers
Jun 25, 2024
New Officer Induction Ceremony
Wolfram Kashmir
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Concrete Insulated Panels: Uses in Third World Emergencies
Jeff Sparhawk, Executive Director
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Longmont Rotary Club past City Mayors
Jul 23, 2024
Rotary Vocational Talks
Anna Wells & Dana Shultz
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Medicine Horse- Equine Therapy
Tamar Fennel, 5450 District Govenor
Aug 06, 2024
The Magic of Rotary International and your Rotary District
Jamie Feld, Attorney
Aug 13, 2024
Opiod Settlement Update
Satellite Group Serving the Community
Video clip-painting bowls for the upcoming OUR Center fundraiser
Photos  2024 Rotary Talent Show
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