The ROTARY EPIC DAY of SERVICE is this Saturday.  Our club will be hosting the Growing Garden’s site.  If you signed up for this project, please read the information below to properly prepare for the day. 
Thank you for your participation.  If you haven’t signed up yet, follow the link HERE
EVENT DATE:  Saturday, May 18th 10 am to Noon (or later if you like) 
Growing Gardens-Longmont
Address: 1530 Pratt Street
Parking: Please park on the street if possible, but overflow parking is available in the parking lot of Bethlehem Lutheran Church.
Dress/attire: Please dress for the conditions! We will be outside in the sun/wind/rain etc. as long as conditions are reasonable. We recommend long pants and long sleeves, closed toed shoes, hats, sunglasses, and gardening gloves. 
Water: Please bring a water bottle - Water refills will be available in the church.
Bathrooms: Available inside the church
Shade: There is a shaded seating area beside the farm, but minimal shade inside the farm area :)
For further information about this Rotary event, check out the EPIC Day of Service Website for a full list of the projects and descriptions.  It's not too late to sign up!  Bring your family and friends.   
Or click to watch a video of these local service projects. 
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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