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Phil Crews, the Development Coordinator at  Mountain States Children’s Home (MSCH), provided our program today.  Located north of Longmont, this 155 acre campus has five houses and can serve 24 youth, ages 11-18, boys and girls.  The on-campus school supports the children's academic needs.

Save the Date for Rotary International's Free Virtual Event: June 20th-26th
"Now More than Ever, Rotary Connects the World: The 2020 Rotary Virtual Convention
Our club received a Rotary District Grant to provide the landscaping for the newly completed Micah Homes.  A project of the Inn Between, this complex will provide permanent, supportive apartment units for six low-income elderly or disabled individuals.  We have a tentative date of June 12, 13 and 14th to complete the landscaping.   We need 10 more volunteers.  Contact Chris Ray to Sign-Up     
The Rotary District 5450 Annual Conference has been scheduled for Saturday, August 29th.  Virtual or on-site in Westminster, this event is scheduled to happen, so please carve out time to attend and participate in this conference.  It’s a great chance for Rotarians from other clubs to gather, share ideas and discover news ways to serve our communities and the world.    
Our Polio campaign continues through May.  Our club goal is to provide 2,000 doses, at $3.00/dose, so we plan to raise $6,000 for Polio.  At present, we are at $3,500.  You can make your donation in several ways:  1) Write a check, payable to Rotary International Foundation and send to Bob Parsons at P.O. Box 272, Longmont, CO. 80502.  2) You can also drop off your check at ACE Hardware, attention: DAN GUST. 3) Make your payment to Rotary International by following this link. 
Don't  forget your donation is matched 2:1 from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.  So, if you donate $100.00, your gift becomes $300.00.  The pandemic has not changed our commitment to the eradication of polio.   
 
 
Our Young Rotarians continue to meet every other week via a Zoom call.  The silent auction will be postponed, a fundraising event to benefit the Philippines Project, providing food and school supplies to children in that area.  

Good afternoon, fellow Rotarians, 
These are interesting times, to say the least. We have entered uncharted territory, and a place that reduces our comfort zone. However, in the words of District Governor, Curt Harris, "But we, as Rotarians, with our motto of Service Above Self, are great at seeing the bigger picture and helping make our communities, and the world, a better and safer place."
The First Lutheran Church is now closed through the end of May, thus we will likely continue virtual meetings through June.
The health and welfare of our club members is the primary consideration during these difficult times. If there is something we can do to help you, please let Diane Stow and the Family of Rotary committee know. Diane can be reached via email at diane@dianestow.com.
 
Stay safe and healthy!
Nancy Rezac
President, The Rotary Club of Longmont
2019-2020
 

 
 
Julie VanDomelen, Executive Director of Emergency Family Assistance Association (EFFA), spoke to the club about their services.   EFFA has its roots dating back to 1918 when the Spanish Flu killed 8,000 in Longmont.  That tragedy birthed a community safety net of service and support.  Today EFFA provides food bank services, basic need support, family housing, case management and strategic education.  They partner with local agencies like The OUR Center and Sister Carmen Community Center.  EFFA has a major focus on preventing family homelessness.    It is estimated that their are 500 families who are homeless in Longmont, the major causal factor being economic issues.  Julie mentioned that these families are often invisible to the community.  The children maintain school education and families may move from temporary housing to the next, while the parents actively seek employment.  EFFA operates 57 units of short-term and transitional housing for families in crisis.  They believe that it is important to keep the family system intact as they move back into self sufficiency.  Atwood is one such housing project managed by EFFA.  Our club recently provided new playground equipment for Atwood.  
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