Longmont Rotary Club
October 27, 2020
Longmont Rotary
Service Above Self
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Longmont, CO 80501
United States of America
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International Workforce Education and Training
Dr. Reynaldo (Rey) Martinez, Jr. is an Emeritus Professor in the Department of Adult and Career Education at Valdosta State University in Valdosta, GA. He has been involved in higher education for 27 years.
Rey communicated a story from the year 2000, where he was involved with a $16.5 million workforce education project in Honduras. The goal of the project was to rebuild and build new technical education centers following the destruction realized as a result of Hurricane Mitch. Rey met with the Minister of Education to discuss the pilot program he was proposing.. The Minister replied that he wanted the plane, not just the pilot!
So, they embarked on a systematic approach to improving workforce education in Honduras. They brought in partners to discuss ways to redesign workforce education (aka human resource development). Rey knew that the quality of the workforce and workforce education has a direct impact on the health of the economy of any given country.
Workforce education enhances human capital in three areas: intellectual, social and emotional capital. This is particularly true for women, the disadvantaged and the illiterate. Workforce education helps to raise them from their situation. Numerous agencies are involved in workforce education:
  • The International Labor Association
  • World Bank (provides capital assistance)
  • UNESCO (out of the United Nations, helps in the understanding of other cultures)
  • USAID (programs to assist countries in need)
  • CETAPHOP (European Union organization)
Weekly Announcements
  • Rose Crispin reminded members about the Membership Challenge. The member who gets the most guests to sign up as members of our Rotary Club will win a gift certificate for $150 to Sugarbeet.
  • Debbie Setlock spoke about our Holiday Day of Service, as suggested by DG Bob Kent. The Longmont Rotary Club will sponsor a Food & Coat Drive to benefit the Little Pantry at First Lutheran Church. Non-perishable food items, hygiene kit items and new or gently used coats can be dropped off at Peggy Shupe's home from November 19-December 19. Debbie will send out more details in an email to club members.\
  • Dave Ferro reminded members about the Salvation Army Bell Ringing that Longmont Rotary will support at the King Soopers at Hover and Nelson Roads from Thanksgiving weekend through Christmas Eve. Due to COVID restrictions, our club will only ring the bell on weekends, and also Black Friday and Christmas Eve. Sign ups will be held via Sign Up Genius,
  • Guy Scoma informed members about a drive for the homeless, sponsored by Rocky Mountain Church. The church is collecting boots, sleeping bags and blankets through November 22.
Club Birthdays and Anniversaries
Dick Lyons - 11/1
Debbie Setlock - 11/1
Evonne Pierce - 11/3
Ken Lawson - 11/4
Lou DaHarb - 11/5
Diane Stow - 11/11
Laura Phillips - 1/16
Bob McCarty - 11/19
Al Carr - 11/21
Don Haddad - 11/22
Kevin Berg - 11/26
Mark Sullivan - 11/29
Fred Coats - 11/30
Charlotte Jacobsen - 11/1 - 1 year
Edwina Salazar - 11/2 - 20 years
Jim Cobb - 11/4 - 34 years
Terry Francis - 11/4 - 6 years
Anne Turner - 11/4 -  6 years
Kellie Kleinz - 11/14 - 3 years
John Flanders - 11/15 - 26 years
Michelle Rahm - 11/15 - 4 years
Larry Jensen - 11/17 - 50 years
Kaj Lauridsen - 11/18 - 40 years
Dan Pedry - 11/18 - 12 years
Bruce Robbins - 11/18 - 12 years
Randy Ahlberg - 11/28 - 42 years
Al Carr - 11/30 - 44 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.




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