Longmont  Rotary Club
September 14, 2021
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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Program:  Veteran's Village of Longmont.
Veterans Village – Paul Melroy of Veterans Community Project
The Veterans Community Project is dedicated to case management and connecting veterans to the community. Its goal is to end veteran homelessness everywhere and help every veteran in need. It is privately funded which allows for assistance to a broader range of people.
Coming to 451 S Anderson Street in Longmont is a veteran community with 26 tiny homes and a community center. Of those homes, 21 will be for single veterans and 5 of them will be a bit larger and set up for families. These homes are designed with veterans’ needs in mind, giving them a sense of security and serenity, and are fully furnished. Most of the labor will be completed by volunteers as they partner with Habitat for Humanity.
  • More than 38,000 homeless veterans across the nation, with approximately 2,000 reported in Colorado (these numbers are likely 3x higher due to the ability to accurately report homelessness)
  • 89% of these veterans have been honorably discharged
  • 51% have service-related disabilities
  • 50% are Vietnam veterans aged 51+
  • Female veterans are the fastest growing demographic for homelessness
  • 85% of the veterans who have gone through a Veterans Village have transitioned into permanent housing
  • 15-18 months is the typical stay in the housing
  • $3 million has been donated in the form of improved land for the Longmont Veterans Village
Mountain States Children's Home Receives Fishbowl Proceeds
Last month's Fish Bowl funds were presented to Mountain States Children’s Home, totaling $642.00  Phil Crews accepted the donated funds and mentioned the construction of a sixth cottage. The students have greatly appreciated the club's purchase of new computers and calculators from last year’s grant.  "The students use them all the time!" 
A Peach of a Story!
Chris McVay announced that we sold 3,000 pounds of peaches this year, raising just shy of $1,900.
Nice work Longmont Rotary!  
Club Photos from Meeting 
President Debby in Action! Thank you Don Owen for two wonderful poems and a reminder of a hug and smile.  "Smile brightly behind your masks."  
Wein-Pin Yeh shared that October 12th is our Annual Non-profit Day Out. We need a few more hosting sites.  Please reach out to Wein with your suggestions. 
Rockies Game &  Polio Fundraiser
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
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.
President's Message
Debby Paris
member photo

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
Rotary Club of Longmont
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Program Speakers
Sep 21, 2021
Day in the Life of a Legislator
Sep 28, 2021
From Tragedy Comes Compassion
Oct 05, 2021
Observations of an Election Observer: Some Points to Ponder
Oct 12, 2021
Rotary Non-Profit Day Out
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September Club Social
Sep 18, 2021 12:00 PM
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September Birthdays 
Member Birthdays
Connie Lehman
September 1
Darrell Beck, Jr.
September 1
Fred Williams
September 2
Scott Dunn
September 2
Brian Coats
September 4
John Mees
September 5
Ryan Mason
September 7
Julie Nash
September 9
Randy Ahlberg
September 12
Don Wood
September 21
Tracey Bernett
September 27
Vincent Shryack
September 28
Lee Lawson
September 30
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