Longmont Rotary Club
September 15, 2020
Longmont Rotary
Service Above Self
Tuesdays at 12:30 PM
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Longmont, CO 80501
United States of America
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Entrepreneurship and Belief Can Change the World
Devin Hibbard is the Founder and CEO of the Street Business School. This program is a tool for organizations to amplify their impact in the world. Currently, the organization is active in 21 countries around the world and is focused on Africa.
The idea for the organization started in 2004 with a woman named Molly Grace. Devin and her family discovered Molly making beads out of recycled paper. At the time, Molly's entire family was working in a rock quarry and the entire family earned $.65/day!
That all changed when a small article ran in Oprah magazine on Beads of Hope. Following publication of the magazine, Beads of Hope sold $90,000 worth of merchandise in six weeks! This business proved that women in business could create true, measurable impact that builds self esteem.
The Street Business School was launched and offers entrepreneurial training and confidence building to create transformation in the lives of women. Devin shared the story of Ruth, who started a street vegetable stand, and realized that if she had someone watch her children while she traveled three hours to buy directly from farmers, she could succeed. And, Ruth did succeed, increasing her monthly income from $22 to $177/month!
The Street Business School is headquartered in Niwot and tracks the success of its participants. On average, women enrolled in the program increase their daily earnings from $1.35/day to $3.20/day. And, two years after graduation, the average woman makes $4.19/day! The organization has a goal of reaching one million women by 2027. They currently work with 97 organizations and focus on women and helping people to survive as entrepreneurs.
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.




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