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Longmont  Rotary Club
March 29, 2022
Longmont Rotary
Service Above Self
Tuesdays at 12:00 PM
First Lutheran Church
803 3rd Avenue
Longmont, CO 80501
United States of America
All our 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.
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CLUB NEWS 
Congratulations Longmont Rotary! 
Dan Gust gave an update to the club on the Ukraine Fundraising Challenge. Twin Peaks and the Young Rotarians have joined in the fundraising efforts, currently totaling $28,539.00.   All of these donations go to the Rotary Foundation-Ukraine Disaster Relief.  Julia Bruce presented the cash donations of $820.29, which the Young Rotarians raised from their Ukrainian Relief project.  Chris Ray, Foundation Chair thanked the club for their great response to this cause and for meeting our fundraising challenge.  She also thanked Bob Parsons for his work with the bookkeeping duties associated with this effort.
Charity Fund Check Presentation
Charlotte Tyson presented a check from the Charity Fund to the non-profit, A Way Forward.  Debbie Platts and Joan Foster accepted the check for $1,739.00, which will be used to purchase a structured mental health program (Hazelden Betty Ford Mental and Emotional Health Series).
 
Program:  A Short History of the West

With photos available from the internet, Tracey Perry shared some various snippets of Colorado history, including Longmont history. 

1) Alferd Packer is mainly known for his criminal charge of cannibalism. When taking five men on a backcountry trek, and returning to Breckenridge without them, (and looking  quite fit and well fed), was soon labeled a cannibal. No man in the history of Colorado had ever been convicted of cannibalism. His attorney pleaded his case based upon the fact that there was no law prohibiting cannibalism.  The judge found Packer guilty and he served 40 years in confinement.  Packer attained much notoriety, such that in 1967, when students at CU were given the choice to name their new cafeteria, called it The Alferd Packer Grill.  The students coined the slogan, "Have a friend for lunch".  Alferd Packer is buried in Littleton with a cement topper to prevent souvenir looting. 

2) James Cash Penney:  In 1898 he started a meat market on Main Street in Longmont which wasn’t very successful.  He eventually moved to Kemmerer, Wyoming and opened up a dry goods store, which began his launch of the nationwide company, J.C. Penney. 

3) Ku Klux Clan:  From 1925-27, the Longmont City Council was 100% KKK members. The final straw for the citizens of Longmont happened when a KKK member was elected to the school board.  This caused the citizens to rise up in protest, ultimately driving out this unfortunate part of Longmont history.

4). In 1993, Pope John Paul-II arrived at Stapleton Airport in the plane that was named Shepherd One, (which also held the infamous “Pope-Mobile”).  There were 750,000 people attending the World Youth Day celebrations at Cherry Creek.   When the pope visited St. Malo and St. Catherine’s Church, three helicopters were used, two were decoys.  The helicopter with the pope landed right on Highway 7. This was a very successful event for Colorado, with decreased crime pattern also evident.

5). Chainsaw Maggie- An icon and citizen of Allenspark, Maggie Walter got her nickname from cutting down wooden signs whose messaging did not please her.  Criminal mischief charges were filed against Mrs. Walter by the Boulder County Sheriff's Department, but later dropped. Her chainsaw was confiscated, but later returned to her.  She received national attention and a new chainsaw from STIHL !

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Rotary District 5450 Conference
REGISTRATION IS OPEN FOR THE 2022 DISTRICT CONFERENCE!
 
April 29-30, 2022
The Hangar at Stanley Marketplace
2501 Dallas Street
Aurora, CO 80010
 
Join us for a combination of fellowship, fun, and inspiration! Display your club's projects at the House of Friendship. 
Join us for a combination of fellowship, fun, and inspiration!

Registration closes midnight April 21 -

Click Here to view registration options, program and speaker information.


Space is limited - REGISTER NOW!

President's Message
Debby Paris
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Hello All,

Thank you for granting me the opportunity to serve as the president of the Rotary club of Longmont for the 2021–2022 Rotary year.

The upcoming year will be one of continuing change as we start the process of returning to the “new normal“ of in-person meetings. The process is going to be a "crawl, walk, run" and I hope everyone will be patient. 
 
The theme of this rotary year is "Serve to change lives".  It will be wonderful to be able to come up with projects to follow this theme and continue to serve our community locally nationally and internationally.
 
While we will not be able to have in person RYLA again this year, there will be a one day virtual session. With school being in person, I am looking forward to the Young Rotarian‘s being able to start up again in the fall. Our youth are the future of rotary!
 
My goal this year is to grow our club by a few members and for everyone to think of younger people in the community who would make great Rotarians.
I look forward to a terrific year.
 
Yours in Rotary,
Debby Paris
President
Rotary Club of Longmont
2021–2022
 
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Apr 05, 2022
Imagine Technology
Apr 12, 2022
City and the Library
Apr 19, 2022
Efficiency Opportunities
Apr 26, 2022
A Way Forward
May 03, 2022
Days of a Retired Surgeon
May 10, 2022
Denver Sports
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Cindy Noble
April 10
 
Phyllis Dwyer
April 17
 
Dr. Craig Hovick
April 26
 
Frank Rainey
April 28
 
Wes Goodson
April 30
 
Rotary Years of Service March
Powell, Dallas     Mar 3  30 Years
 
Wong, Phillip     Mar 4  25 Years 
 
Ray, Chris            Mar 8   6 Years 
 
Reynolds-Smith, Anne    6 Years
 
Lehman, Connie  Mar 9   12 Years
 
Wood, Don         Mar 13   38 Years
 
Parsons, Bob     Mar 14    41 Years
 
Santelli, Anthony  Mar 15    17 Yrs
 
Pimper, Mark    Mar 16    18 Years
 
Eastman, John  Mar 17      7 Years
 
Day, Janet      Mar 19         3 Years
 
Rainey, Frank   Mar 20    10 Years
 
Kanemoto, Kenneth        42 Years
 
Kanemoto, Ed    Mar 31    41 Years
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