CLUB NEWS & EVENTS 
Mark your calendars for a fun Rotary work day on May 18th.  Called the Rotary EPIC Day of Service, this multi-club event is designed to get all clubs engaged in service, raising community awareness and uniting our commitment to Service Above Self.  There are many projects to choose from and Rotarians and guests can go to the Epic Day of Service website and sign up for a project. The EPIC Day of Service Website lists the projects and descriptions.  It's not too early, so sign up now!  Questions can be directed to club member, Andy Lee.
 

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.

 

Branch Manager Levi Brown provided the club with a comprehensive update on the Vance Brand Airport, situated in Longmont. Named after former NASA astronaut Vance Brand, who hails from Longmont, this city-owned public-use airport is a notable fixture in Colorado's aviation landscape. With a single-runway concrete surface spanning 4,800 by 75 feet across its 261-acre footprint, it stands as a prominent hub for general aviation enthusiasts.

Visitors to the airport are treated to the serene spectacle of planes departing and arriving, complemented by seasonal on-site food trucks that add to the ambiance, particularly during the warmer months.

Levi highlighted the airport's significant role in flight training, along with the anticipated arrival of new environmentally friendly aircraft. "This marks a shift towards quieter and cleaner aviation," Levi noted, drawing attention to the ongoing transition from leaded to unleaded fuel, slated for completion by 2030.

Wrapping up his presentation, Levi extended a cordial invitation to all members to attend the upcoming Air Show scheduled for September 14th at the airport.

Longmont Rotary Club presented checks to two local organizations at our club meeting on January 23rd. 
Sue Bolton and Debbie Setlock thanked the club for their support in this fundraiser called, Cycle to Serve. Rise Against Suicide was the benefactor and Jenna Chinchard, Executive Director was present to receive a check for $2,330.00.  Club members and friends supported Sue and Debbie on their 50 mile ride.  Additionally, the club hosted a local walk and cycle challenge. 
 
The club also presented a check through the monthly Fishbowl fundraiser to The Colorado Therapeutic Riding Center in the amount of $475.00.  Each month a different local non-profit is selected. 
If you would like to suggest a local non-profit for a future Fishbowl, please contact the Fishbowl Committee Chair, Sue Bolton. 
              
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803 3rd Avenue
Longmont, CO 80501
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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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