Longmont Rotary Club
October 6, 2020
Longmont Rotary
Service Above Self
Tuesdays at 12:30 PM
Via Computer or Phone
Longmont, CO 80501
United States of America
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Able to Sail
Diane McKinney is the Founder and Executive Director of Able to Sail. The organization was founded to help youth identify and negate self-defeating thoughts of "not-enoughness". The 10-week, youth empowerment camp generally attracts about 200 participants. This year, the camp had less than 100 participants because of COVID. The cost is $345/week for participants that can pay, but scholarships are available.
The 20-point curriculum focuses on sailing analogies as the basis for changing negative thinking. The camp arms participants with compassion and kindness, and encourages kids to let go of the past and look to the future. The organization does not only work with at-risk students, but reaches out to the "lookin' good kids", who are dying on the inside...something you would not know by looking at them.
Diane reiterated that our beliefs are ingrained and drive our behavior. One of the exercises that participants engage in is answering the question "What does it feel like to be you today?" Over 85% of the responses are negative and reflect feelings like "I don't belong", "I don't fit in", and "people don't like me". The camp teaches participants self-esteem...a skill that must be taught and practiced.
For more information, contact Diane McKinney at
Weekly Announcements
  • Rose Crispin reminded members about the gathering of friends that will take place on Thursday, October 22, from 5:00-6:00 PM  at High Plains Bank. Beer and wine will be served and attendees are asked to bring their own snacks relative to regulations regarding food due to COVID-19. This outdoor event will encourage members to contribute to our Polio Plus drive that centers around World Polio Day on October 24. Checks and change will be accepted at the event.
  • Rose also reminded members about the membership challenge that is currently open to club members. The member that recruits the most guests to our Zoom meetings and join our club, will win a $100 gift card to Sugarbeet. Questions can be directed to Rose Crispin or Sam Smith.
Club Birthdays and Anniversaries
Janet Day - October 1
Roger Lange - October 3
Phil Crews - October 8
Bruce Hellbaum - October 10
Guy Scoma - October 14
Anne Reynolds-Smith - October 17
Leona Stoecker - October 17
Stan Ladd - October 22
Dave Ferro - October 26
Joe Perrotto - October 31
Sam Smith - October 5 - 13 years
Raeann Larsen - October 6 -  5 years
Carly Mayer - October 6 - 5 years
Leona Stoecker - October 6 - 28 years
Hal Bagley - October 14 - 6 years
Scott Dunn - October 26 - 10 years
Message from our Club President 

Hello Everyone,


The Rotary theme for 2020-21 is Rotary Opens Opportunities.. A key goal for the upcoming Rotary year will be how do we maintain and continue all that the club has built over the last 100+ years?  What do we need to do to maintain the club as a cohesive unit?  How do we continue to support our community through local grants and projects?  How do we continue to support Rotary International, the Foundation, and Polio plus?  Also, how do we prepare for the day when programs like RYLA are able to resume?  

A friend of mine is a multiple time cancer survivor.  He always says that tough times mean that better ones are in the future.  With that in mind, my focus will be on how we maintain what we have today, and how we prepare to transition to the other side of our current paradigm.  Longmont Rotary has a great tradition and a great group of people.  Like everything else these days, things will be a little more difficult than usual, but we can and will succeed.




Nov 03, 2020
COVID Grant Awards-2
Nov 10, 2020
The 14er's Project: Climbing 58 Peaks for ShelterBox
Nov 17, 2020
The Opp. Gap in Boulder County: How the “I Have A Dream” Foundation Is Helping to Close This Gap
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