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Chris McVay announced that Longmont Rotary will again be selling Palisade peaches as a club fundraiser. 
Delicious Peaches, delivered fresh from C&R Farms.  Order now to insure your order is received as they might sell out.
 
 
Prices are $40 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 Cash or Check payable to Longmont Rotary Club and will be collected when your peaches are picked up.
 
ROCKIES vs. GIANTS & ROTARY vs. POLIO
 
Help knock polio out of the park when you join District Governor Ray Anderson and your District Polio Committee who invite you, your family, and friends to join them at Coors Field on Sunday, September 26, 2021. Wear your Rotary best and make lots of noise - WE WILL HAVE A BLAST!  BUY YOUR TICKETS EARLY for only $28 each at www.rockies.com/ROTARY
 
All funds earned from our tickets sales will go toward polio eradication. Use the attached flyer to spread the word about this great Family of Rotary opportunity.
 
Longmont Power and Communications: Energy Benchmarking & Efficiency Works Business
Commercial energy benchmarking is an excellent way to learn how to save on utility costs and possibly prevent/find any issues in our local businesses. Debbie Seidman of Longmont Power and Communications shared on Tuesday about the process and benefits of completing an energy benchmarking plan for anyone who runs or owns a business.
 
Another great way to learn about your business’s or home’s energy use is through Efficiency Works at efficiencyworks.org. There are so many excellent tools available such as building tune-ups, rebates, and free energy assessments. This year only there is a 50% rebate bonus for items like food and grocery, office and appliance, cooling, building envelope, VFDs and water retrofits. You can schedule free advisements and assessments to see how you and your tenants may save on utilities. Longmont Power and Communications also offers a nonprofit Community Efficiency Grant for projects.
The Longmont Rotary Charity Fund awarded a $2,000 grant to the Recovery Café.   Club member, Andy Lee will be the Project Manager for this grant. Andy shared a beautiful moment with us about his passion behind helping those who struggle with addictions. This grant will provide two computer stations at the Café so that visitors may search for jobs, work on their resumes, and connect with family.
  
Grace Munro of the Amarok Society spoke with the Club about the inefficiencies of education in rural areas such as Bangladesh. While school is free, there are many costs associated with it, leaving many children unable to attend. Oftentimes there are 60 students to one very underpaid, under educated teacher. When parents find their children aren’t learning enough, they pull their children out of school in order to work and help provide for the family.
 
    Chris Wiorek of the Niwot Rotary Club provided an update on the WASH program of Rotary District 5450. "Clean water, sanitation and hygiene education (WASH) are the basic necessities for a healthy environment and a productive life." Chris reminded us that half of the schools in our world do not have hand washing facilities.  Some may have toilets, but no where to wash your hands.  And many health care facilities in our world do not have access to clean water.  Can you imagine your doctor not being able to wash his/her hands after each patient? 
    Chris reviewed three district projects:
    Longmont Rotary recognized our newest club members:  (from left),  Andy Lee, Brandi Ruff, Marika Baris and Debbie Platts
    Scott Cook, CEO of the Longmont Chamber of Commerce recently spoke to our club.  Scott shared the many accomplishments that happened even during the challenging periods of  COVID.  Some of those elements included the PPP Education Sessions, Strongmont and Boost Longmont Grant Communications, Weekly Social Media Business Interviews, the Restaurant Voucher Program, the Jubilee Longmont Boxes, Longmont Restaurant Week, Unity Funds the Community and the COVID-19 Resource Page.  Educational training videos were developed to address employer issues, which are available to the public on the Chamber website.  
    Upcoming Longmont Chamber events include:  Alliday (a celebration of all the holidays we missed) on July 26th, Longmont Restaurant Week 2021 on October 8-17th and the Jubilee on December 9th.  For more details on this events and other chamber news CLICK HERE 
     

    Michelle Bailey presented their club project to bring much needed wheelchairs to the people of Tanzania.  The Build-A-Chair project is sponsored by the club: Keystone Rotary International E-Club of District #7280.  The Keystone E-Club, along with their Tanzania Rotarian partner, Shedraack Domingo,  discussed phase one and phase two of this project. Phase 1, which began is 2020 is now completed and provided 42 locally made wheelchairs to children and adults.  Phase 2 will address the continued need to provide individuals with mobility, building another 50 wheelchairs.  This phase is also focusing on education and employment opportunities which is facilitated by mobility access.  

    A sponsorship of $260.00 will provide a custom made wheelchair.  The wheelchairs, built locally by people who understand the terrain of the area, also provide any needed repairs, promoting an important sustainability component. For more information follow this link 

     

    Andy Schwartz, Street Outreach Coordinator and Heather Surovik, Volunteer Manager from HOPE (Homeless Outreach Providing Encouragement) spoke to our club about this non-profit organization.
    HOPE provides a year-round overnight center for the homeless, located at 804 S. Lincoln Street.   HOPE meets people where they are. Every night of the year, street outreach teams provide basic needs support for people experiencing homelessness in Longmont. Engaging with clients from a standpoint of compassion and dignity, we build trust within the community. Because we go directly to those in need, HOPE is often the first point of contact for people living on the margin, supporting those who are falling through the cracks or are not eligible for services at other agencies. Our mission is to provide life-sustaining and supportive services for homeless and at-risk individuals to encourage stability and self-sufficiency. 
     
     
    Congratulations to the Rotary Clubs of Longmont (Twin Peaks and Longmont Rotary) and the Niwot Rotary club for hosting a community Personal Care Products collection drive to support the needs of 4 local non-profits.  Collection bins were set up in the communities of Longmont and Niwot for 4 weeks.     
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    Alec Garnett
    Aug 03, 2021
    Colorado State Legislature 2021 Summary
    Longmont Foundation Committee
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    Rotary International Foundation and Paul Harris Awards Presentation
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    Taking Care of Olympic Athletes
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    Aug 24, 2021
    Indoor Volleyball Announcer at Tokyo Olympics
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