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Longmont  Rotary Club
August 30, 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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Join Us This Tuesday!!
Our program on September 6th will be Mr. Robert Wells. Topic-Missing Persons, Homicides and Cold Cases.    
 
Guests are Welcome!
Lunch is served at 12noon and the club meeting begins at 12:30pm (we adjourn at 1:30pm) 
 
 
Moment of Inspiration: by Cindy Noble

In 1955 A.Z. Baker issued the first Rotary Theme. Since that time each president has issued a theme for his/her Rotary year. Cindy recounted several memorable Rotary themes that occurred along her life path starting with her birth, "Extend, Explore, Serve". When she joined Rotary , it was "Follow your Rotary Dream" . When she was the club President, it was "Reach within to Embrace Humanity".  And now, its "Imagine Rotary". Cindy said her "Rotary Dream" has been filled with many blessings...and challenges".  Over the years she has spoken with previous club Rotarians about why they left our club. Some said scheduling, some said money and some said when they did come, the focus was on their absences. Cindy concluded, offering the hope that we can respect and understand our fellow Rotarians in how they "Extend, Explore and Serve" in their Rotary life.  

Program:  Crime Trends in Boulder County

Boulder County District Attorney, Michael Dougherty started his presentation sharing the mission of the DA’s Office: Do justice every day, preserve and enhance community safety, fight for victims, and improve the justice system.

 Michael  addressed the rising crime as a major issue for his department. In Boulder County, violent crime has increased 27% between 2019 and 2021.  Property crime has increased 18% and motor vehicle theft has increased 60% between 2019-2021. Sadly, we lead the nation in motor vehicle theft. Property crimes committed by one stranger to another with garages being the biggest target for theft.  Mr. Dougherty referenced several possible factors as drivers for these rising crime trends, adding that mental illness, drug addition and homelessness are three major areas.

1). Housing insecurity, drug misuse and abuse, legislative action, gun sales, unemployment and joblessness.

2). Mental health struggles, family disruption and violence, as well as fewer youth in school during the pandemic, lower consumer confidence and security, and lack of access to services.

Colorado has experienced significant increases in these historical root drivers of crime.

Mr. Dougherty reported that as the Pandemic eases, a slow recovery in the judicial system is happening. In the jail currently, 75% of the population is awaiting trial.  A September 2020 data collection showed 68.4% of the inmate population suffer from a Mental Health Disorder.  The court system is no longer dealing with the influx of jury trials suspended due to the Pandemic.  Currently there are 22 pending murder cases.

Mr. Dougherty closed with the following security and safety tips:  Lock your house, garage doors and bikes.  Spread the word to increase safety awareness. Engage local leaders and legislatures. Support efforts to help improve community resources, law enforcement and justice system.  We need allies who can assist with policy changes and actions.
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Club Photos from Peach Sale Pick-up Event
   
Thanks Chris McVay for heading up this project and thanks to the many Rotarians who came out to help distribute the peaches through a convenient drive-through process. 
And the STAR Award goes to.....?
Congratulations to Debbie Setlock on receiving this week's Rotary Club STAR Award.  Rose Crispin presented the award to her, thanking her for helping her with club projects and her role as the Rotary District AG. 
Whoohoomanity Bike Race 
Longmont Rotary is participating in this Rotary District fundraiser, raising funds for our club. Held September 24th in Denver, this event offers the opportunity to participate by cycling or volunteering on the day of the event. The Longmont Club is raising funds by sponsoring our cyclists (so far Sue Bolton and Debbie Setlock), by donating funds to our club for local club service projects. More details to follow.
 
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
 
 
The August Fishbowl
 
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Program Speakers
Sep 06, 2022
Missing Persons, Homicides, Cold Cases
Sep 13, 2022
Little Gems of Madagascar
Sep 20, 2022
Membership Matters Part 2
Sep 20, 2022
Sculping for Surgeons
Sep 27, 2022
SVVSD Education Foundation
Oct 04, 2022
Longmont Rotary Non-Profit Day Out
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Rotary Years of  Service August
 
Richards, Dick  Aug 6th    53 Yrs. 
 
Lawson, Lee      Aug 12       41 Yrs.
    
Connelly, Sue    Aug 17        18 Yrs. 
 
Redmond, Tom  Aug 17     23 Yrs. 
 
Stoehr, Amy      Aug 19       14 Yrs. 
 
Hellbaum, Bruce  Aug 23    6 Yrs. 
 
Tamm, George     Aug 27     9 Yrs. 
Executives & Directors
President
 
Co-President Elect
 
Co-President Elect
 
Past President
 
Treasurer
 
Secretary
 
PR and Communications
 
Membership
 
Satellite Director
 
Local Service
 
Vocational Service
 
International Services
 
Foundation
 
Youth Services
 
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