Longmont  Rotary Club
July 6, 2021
Longmont Rotary
Service Above Self
Tuesdays at 12:00 PM
First Lutheran Church
803 3rd Avenue
Longmont, CO 80501
United States of America
At present, we offer in-person meetings, and remote Zoom format (ending after 7/13). Meals are provided if preordered. Lunch is served at 12pm. The actual meeting starts at 12:30 and ends at 1:30 pm. Zoom Link available on website, "Contact Us".
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WASH local Action Group
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:
1) An island off of Honduras did not have clean water.  After first building an access road (no vehicles on the island), Rotary and their partners dug a well to find fresh water and then piped water to homes.  The community was heavily invested in this project, providing labor and promoting the needed sustainability elements.  A project of the Evergreen Rotary Club.     
2) Niwot Rotary sponsored a project to provide clean water to two rural schools in China.  Their spring had dried up and they were getting water from a contaminated pond. A new spring was established and clean water was piped to the schools. Rotary also provided hygiene kits and training.
3) It's hard to believe that anyone in the USA would not have access to clean water, however, that was the case for a remote area of South Dakota.  The Oglala Lakota Sioux people live basically "off the grid", and were drawing water from a stream contaminated with arsenic and uranium.  Local Rotary clubs joined forces with the Boulder Rotary Club to pipe clean water to the village and homes of that area.  This project is ongoing. 
New Member Induction 
Longmont Rotary recognized our newest club members:  (from left),  Andy Lee, Brandi Ruff, Marika Baris and Debbie Platts
Vocational Talk 
Following an  "acrostic" format, Brandi Ruff presented her Vocational Talk.    
B=Betty White, someone I admire
R=Real Estate 
A= Animal Lover
N= Native of Colorado
D= Dancer, I love all forms of dancing
I= Incredible- Look for the incredible in life! 
Thanks Brandi for helping us learn more about you.  Brandi has already jumped into committee work, serving on the Communications and Social Media Committee.
Thanks Sue!  
Sue Connelly offered the Moment of Inspiration for the club.  A big thank to her for offering the weekly inspirational moments throughout our Zoom era club meetings.  While glad to take on this duty, Sue will soon be circulating a sign-up sheet for Rotarians to help  in   offering those weekly inspirational moments.  
July 15th: "Changing of the Guard" Party!
Don't miss our upcoming Rotary Club social and Changing of the Guard Party!  This potluck event will be held on July 15th at the home of Russ Stacey.  The fun starts at 5:30pm.  An email will be sent out along with a handout offering directions to Russ's home. Libations will be provided. Don't miss this fun event! 
Jul 20, 2021
Energy Efficiency Rebates & New Business Benchmarking Program
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