Longmont  Rotary Club
July 12, 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:  School of Statesmanship 

Mike Butler, former Longmont Chief of Security continues to make a difference in the Longmont Community. Mike is forming a non-profit school called, The School of Statesmanship. “We interchangeably use the word statesman, stateswomen, states-person.  This is a different kind of statesmanship school with emphasis on developing leadership/citizenship skills that view the world through a lens of goodness and possibilities, not just problems to be fixed”. This model moves away from a Patriarchal or Machiavellian style of leadership, and instead focuses on Servant Leadership-a model where leaders serve those they are leading.  “In our school, the art of great citizenship will be emphasized, believing that great communities are created by great citizens. That means not just leaders, but empowered citizens." 

Each course is three hours with 45 courses, totaling 135 hours of in-class course work, (with a few hours outside the classroom). He hopes the school will open in October of this year.  Some of the Task Force Partners include local Rotarians- Tim Waters, Carol Enright, Carol Santala-Gearing, Wein-Pin Yeh and Dick Lyons. 

Mike talked about teaching students to transcend mainstream rhetoric, moving beyond the vicious cycle of drama that markets fear and fault. Instead the focus is on understanding Trend Lines vs. Headlines. "With a focus on understanding the context of issues in history, seeing the origins and causes of social and economic factors, we can develop critical thinking without arousing antagonisms."  Mike suggested two books to learn more about this idea of Trend Lines.  1)  Enlightenment Now by Steven Pinker   2)  Factfulness: Ten Reasons We’re Wrong About the World—and Why Things are Better Than You Think, by Hans Rosling. 

Purpose Statement:  1) The statesmanship Institute will create a learning environment.  2) To foster civility, thoughtful discourse and empathic listening.  3)  To educate, promote, and encourage active citizenship within a democracy. 4)  To embrace stewardship principles to enhance local, state, national and global governance. 5) To value experiential wisdom.

Fishbowl Check Presentations
We had two check presentations today from the Fishbowl proceeds and the Longmont Charity Fund.  The two non-profits who received a check today were the Longmont Veteran's Community  Project and the Longs Peak Chapter- Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR). 
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Curtis Elliott discusses upcoming volunteer opportunities with Elder Share 
Roger Lange receives the Rotary Star Award, a weekly Pat on the Back that club members will do for one another.  Building Good Will and Better Friendships! 
"Each One Care One"
President Wein challenged the club to a new initiative called, "Each One Care One".  At the Rotary International Convention, Wein heard the RI President, Jennifer Jones talk about the importance of showing care to our fellow Rotarians.  According to President Jones, "Rotary has an important role to play to ensure that the club environment and experience is welcoming, inclusive, and enjoyable for all members and participants. Surveys show that comfort and care is the single greatest driver of satisfaction and our most powerful tool for retention." 
President Wein passed out a club roster and asked us to make a weekly commitment to reach out to a fellow club member, not just the ones we talk to regularly, but the one we haven't seen in a while.  What a great idea President Wein! 
      The July Club Social 
     Leona's Garage Party!
      July 19th at 5:30pm
  (Details will be emailed out) 
Program Speakers
Jul 19, 2022
Membership Matters
Jul 26, 2022
A Precious Child
Aug 02, 2022
Aug 09, 2022
Sharing Reflections from Camp
Aug 23, 2022
Aug 30, 2022
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Rotary Years of  Service July
Waters, Tim   July 1st      36 Years
Lawson, Ken  July 12th   28 Years
Britton, Jim  July 18th     4 Years 
Owen, Don    July 18th    22 Years
Noble, Cindy  July 20      23 Years
Sherrod, Dale  July 22     14 Years
Mitchell, Bill    July 27     29 Years
Gust, Dan         July 28     30 Years
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