Longmont  Rotary Club
February 14, 2023
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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Join Us This Tuesday!!
  This Tuesday, February 21st,  as we here from Public Safety Chief, Zach Ardis, speaking on Public Safety in Longmont.        
Program:  Lebanon's Economic & Refugee Crisis

Amine Tarhini was born in the southern part of Lebanon, a farming village, known for cultivating tobacco and wheat, growing olive and fig trees, and raising dairy cows and goats.  He lived for 15 years in Beirut, receiving a private school education, coming to America in 1978, graduating from Texas A & M with a degree in Electrical Engineering.

In today’s Rotary program, Amine provided a current glimpse into his home land and the economic challenges of Lebanon along with the current refugee crisis.

Lebanon has plunged into one of the worst economic crisis of modern times.  Now three  years into the economic crisis, inflation is estimated at 210%, nearly 80 percent of  Lebanon’s population live under the poverty line, and the government has repeatedly delayed promised reforms and social protection plans.  Hospitals are struggling to provide care and electricity blackouts are a common occurrence. To date, no one has been held accountable for the catastrophic explosion in Beirut’s port on August 4, 2020.

Twenty percent of the population in Lebanon are refugees from Syria, fleeing their country in opposition to the Syrian regime.  The conditions in the refugee camps in Lebanon  are substandard with sanitation a significant concern.  Drinking water has to be boiled and outhouses are common for personal hygiene facilities.

In spite of the many challenges before Lebanon, Amine and his wife built a school for refugee’s in Lebanon, called Noor El Salam (Light and Peace). A foundation was formed to support the efforts of this school.  Amine shared photos of the school, with so many children seeking an education. Forty children in a small classroom, means four kids to a desk, but the opportunity to learn and receive a meal and proper hygiene training are beyond measure for these fortunate children.  Amine stated the students all speak Arabic. “They are all taught “English, morals and math” To learn more about this school go to   or contact Amine at 


And the STAR Award goes to.....?
Congratulations to President Wein who received the STAR Award. Gregory Cuvelier presented the award to her, expressing his appreciation for her hard work and commitment to her duties as club president. Gregory said Wein is a "Sensational,Treasured, Admirable Rotarian!"    That she is!!!            
Paul Harris Fellow Award Presentation
Congratulations and thank you to Charlotte Tyson,  David Schreiber, Mark Pimper, Fred Williams, George Tamm, Janet Day, Jennifer Braun, Ken Cline, Bruce Hellbaum, Debbie Setlock, Ryan Mason, Sue Bolton, Tim Waters, Wes Goodson, Les Wright, Evonne Pierce and Julia Bruce!  Wow, that is a lot of  generous Rotarians. 
Club Photos from Meeting
Laura Phillips and Charlotte Tyson invite the noon club to join the Satellite group at Crack Pots to paint bowls for the  upcoming OUR Center event.  The Satellite group will meet on Feb. 23rd from 5:30 to 7:30pm. 
George Ray Russell, Cowboy poet from Boulder Rotary Club offered up the song, "Home Grown Tomatoes"

Dan Maloit provides the Moment of Inspiration.


President's Message
Wein-Pin Yeh
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Welcome to Longmont Rotary!
Since 1919, Longmont Rotary has served this community through service projects such as winter coat drives, bell-ringing for the Salvation Army, etc.

“Rotary is a global network of 1.4 million neighbors, friends, leaders, and problem-solvers who see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change – across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves.”
Our club, community, nation, and world need each one of us more than ever. I invite you to be a guest of our club by attending one of our meetings, enjoying our fellowship, and finding out how we can make our community, nation, and the world a better place.

Together, we will make a difference!

Wein-Pin Yeh
February Fishbowl
Fishbowl funds will be used to purchase blankets for the Northern Arapaho Tribe in Wind River Reservation, Wyoming.
Program Speakers
Feb 21, 2023
Public Safety in Longmont
Feb 28, 2023
What's Different about Policing in Longmont
Mar 14, 2023
Literacy Committee and Philippines Project
Mar 21, 2023
Membership Part 3
Apr 04, 2023
Results of the Club Visioning Process
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Rotary Years of  Service February
Sullivan, Mark   Feb 1st    40 years
Thompson, Ben  Feb 1st   38 years
Buchholz, Jerry   Feb 4th  26 years
Stow, Diane         Beb 4th   26 years
Lyons, Richard  Feb 10th  36 years
Puky, Andres      Feb 17th  54 years
Goodson, Wes   Feb 18th  20 years
Sterk, Ken          Feb 19th   4 years
Haddad, Don     Feb 21st   17 years
Elliott, Curtis     Feb 22nd   1 year
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