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Longmont  Rotary Club
September 7, 2021
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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CLUB NEWS 
Program:  St. Vrain School District Update

There’s no doubt that Dr. Don Haddad, Superintendent of schools, is proud of his 33,000 students.  This is Don’s 21st year in the St. Vrain Valley School District and his 37th year in public education. Don stepped into this position when the district was in need of  much repair and attention and now the successes of this district are many.   St. Vrain is among Colorado’s top districts, now 7th largest school district and one of only 16 districts nationwide to win a 2012 Race to the Top grant-a $16.6 million windfall to fund programming in science, technology, engineering and math.   St. Vrain has some the highest competitive graduation requirements (24 credits to graduate with three years of math) and a drop out rate of 0.%.  Dr. Haddad reported he has over a thousand more students than last year, (current total=33K), with a build out plan of 80 thousand students.  Academic programs are available for Pre-K (and FT kindergarten) through 14 (focused college programs). 

Don added that responding to COVID requirements has been challenging. “Our kids are counting on us and we need to keep them in school.  That’s my focus, keeping them in school, advancing their academic growth and allowing them the multifaceted experience of public school life”.

 

Paul Harris Presentation
 
Congratulations and thank you to the following Rotarians for their Paul Harris(PH) contribution. 
Charlotte Jacobson- PH +1, Bob McCarty, PH +2, Frank Rainey, PH+5 and George Tamm, PH +5 and PH +6.
Moment of Inspiration
Moment of Inspiration by Dr. Al Carr  “I’m inspired by our Rotary Club.”

Al recounted the many club Rotarians who inspired him with their leadership, compassion, sense of humor and dedication to Service Above Self.  Some of those honorable mentions are Dr. Slick Haley, Dr. David McCarty, John Flanders, Chuck Durning, Ed Lehman, Frank McDonough, Don Grooters Roger Jones, Dwight Sullivan, and Rod Ahlberg, to name a few. 

Al is in charge of the Frank McDonough Award and is currently seeking nominations.  This award is given annually to a club member who exemplifies the Rotary tenets of compassion and Service Above Self.  Please contact him if you have a nomination. 

 
October-Raising Funds for Polio  
There's Exciting news about our October Polio Fundraiser!  Dan Gust announced our club challenge; "If our club raises $5,000, a generous club Rotarian will donate $10,000."  Is  that mind blowing or what? 
Dan also asked the club to consider donating something to auction off as part of our Polio month. Our recent speaker, OJ Pratt, will come back and auction off those items.  
 
Winner of the Membership Challenge
Remember when Rose Crispin and Sam Smith announced the membership challenge contest? Well, we have a winner! Leona Stoecker brought in the most new members into our club during this membership challenge drive.  Thanks and congratulations Leona. She won a $150.00 gift certificate to the Sugar Beet Restaurant. 
Club Photos from Meeting 
  
    
Selling the last of the peaches.  Masking to keep one another safe. 
Rockies Game &  Polio Fundraiser
ROCKIES vs. GIANTS & ROTARY vs. POLIO
 
Help knock polio out of the park when you join District Governor Ray Anderson and your District Polio Committee who invite you, your family, and friends to join them at Coors Field on Sunday, September 26, 2021. Wear your Rotary best and make lots of noise - WE WILL HAVE A BLAST!  BUY YOUR TICKETS EARLY for only $28 each at www.rockies.com/ROTARY
 
All funds earned from our tickets sales will go toward polio eradication. Use the attached flyer to spread the word about this great Family of Rotary opportunity.
 
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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Program Speakers
Sep 14, 2021
Veteran's Village in Longmont, Colorado
Sep 21, 2021
Day in the Life of a Legislator
Sep 28, 2021
From Tragedy Comes Compassion
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 CLUB SOCIAL EVENTS
September Club Social
Sep 18, 2021 12:00 PM
 
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September Birthdays 
Member Birthdays
Connie Lehman
September 1
 
Darrell Beck, Jr.
September 1
 
Fred Williams
September 2
 
Scott Dunn
September 2
 
Brian Coats
September 4
 
John Mees
September 5
 
Ryan Mason
September 7
 
Julie Nash
September 9
 
Randy Ahlberg
September 12
 
Don Wood
September 21
 
Tracey Bernett
September 27
 
Vincent Shryack
September 28
 
Lee Lawson
September 30
 
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