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Longmont  Rotary Club
April 19, 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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Program: Efficiency Opportunities-Advanced Metering System
The presenter, Mike Vialpando, represented Longmont Power and Communication (LPC). He is the manager of AMI (Advanced Metering Infrastructure Services)
Mike began by showing the group the electric mechanical meters currently used in Longmont that are read each month by a meter reader sent to the site.  He then showed the new smart meter that will be used as part of the advanced metering system rollout in Longmont.
Advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) captures the energy use of a residence or business more accurately than traditional meters. Instead of being read once per month by a meter reader, an AMI system meter reads itself for a few seconds every hour. The data allows for greater energy efficiency, a faster response to outages, better planning, and becoming a more sustainable community. The smart meter used in the AMI system allows for 2-way communication between the meter and LPC.  The meters themselves become part of a mesh network so the meters can talk to the meter next to it or to the gateway of which there are 13 connected by fiber and back to the LPC office.
An advantage of the AMI system is the meters report any power outage within seconds enabling LPC to begin restoring service more quickly. Also, with the AMI system the power service can be connected and disconnected remotely. Some applications of AMI beyond metering include DA or the ability to route power distribution around a problem; smart street lights; a web portal that will allow customers to look at their usage hour by hour; and prepaid metering. 
LPC serves all of the City of Longmont and surrounding areas all the way to Lyons but not including the City of Lyons. Currently there are approximately 46,000 meters in the area served by LPC.  The initial deployment of the program will be a pilot program to include residential, commercial, and industrial customers to begin late in Q2 of 2022 with the replacement of 500-600 meters. The City of Longmont has a contract with Landis+Gyr to help the city deploy the meters. Following the pilot, starting in 2023 a contractor will be hired to replace the remaining 45,000+ meters.
 
Following Mike’s presentation, there was a very active question and answer period including discussion of what the opposition to the plan has been, concerns about black outs, and the advantages of Longmont owning its street lights, fiber, and infrastructure.  Customers will have the option to opt-out but will have an additional opt-out fee and a monthly fee to have their meters read. How much do the meters cost and who pays for them? Each meter costs about $135. Rate adjustments were made 2 or 3 years ago in anticipation of the cost of replacing the meters and no tax dollars are being used to pay for the system. 
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New Club Membership Chair 
Congratulations to Ben Thompson who is our club's new Membership Chair. Ben was appointed by the board, filling Sam Smith's term, who resigned from that board position. Congratulations Ben on your new appointment! 
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The Satellite Group is painting bowls for the Empty Bowls, OUR Center event. Painting of the bowls will be at Crack Pots on May 19th,6-8pm.     
                                                               
The Young Rotarians raised more funds this past weekend at the Niwot Market, $461.00 for Ukraine Disaster relief. 
          
 
 
 
Dan Gust shared some Rotary Trivia: 
1) How many Rotarians are there world wide? 1.4 Million. 2) What area of the world has the most Rotarians? Asia  3) How many members in Longmont Rotary today? 113  4) How many Rotary clubs world wide? 46,000  5) What’s the size of the Rotary Foundation? 1.5 Billion 
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Congratulations Longmont Rotary Clubs
The Rotary clubs of Longmont (Longmont Rotary and Twin Peaks Rotary and the Young Rotarians), have raised approximately $34,000 to help with the refugee crisis in Ukraine and bordering countries. The money is directed through the Disaster Fund of The Rotary Foundation.  Rotary’s motto of Service Above Self  isn't just words. It’s how Rotary members take care of each other, and their communities.  Our long standing relationship was fostered through the Open World study groups, comprised of Ukrainians who came to Longmont to learn about medicine, government, media and education. Due to this long-standing, close relationship, it has been particularly difficult to watch the destruction of their country and the murder of its citizens.
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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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