Longmont  Rotary Club
August 24, 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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Program:  Volleyball Announcer at the Tokyo Games
Andy McClure calls his sports announcing a hobby, but its something he does about 300 times a year.  Having an education in both broadcasting and ministry, he has worked this "hobby job" in Colorado for two decades.  Andy has a long resume of public address announcing work.   The opportunity to be a sports announcer for the Tokyo Olympics kind of fell together naturally and he was thrilled to learn he would be working with women's volleyball.  The pandemic made the 2020 Olympics rather surreal- No fans or family members were allowed to attend and of course McClure had to undergo quarantine. He could only go to the venue and his hotel, as well as get takeout or convenience store food.  Security was also very rigorous. In spite of the challenges, the work was amazing and the experience, "unbelievable".  
When asked what was his favorite part of this experience, he shared that is deceased daughter always loved sports and her dream was to attend the Olympics.  Andy felt like he was sharing this experience with her.  "The raising of the US Flag when the US Women's Volleyball won the gold was something I will never forget".  Andy had another special treat on his return flight home-he flew back with the US Women's Volleyball team!  
    Moment of Inspiration
    Moment of Inspiration by Janet Day:  An excerpt from the book All I need to know, I learned in Kindergarten. 
    "Share everything, Play fair, Don't hit people, Clean up your mess, Don't take things that aren't yours, Say your sorry when you hurt somebody, Wash your hands before you eat, Take a nap in the afternoon, warm cookies and cold milk are good for you and when you go out into the world, it is best to hold hands and stick together".  
    Existing Member Vocational Talk
    Chris McVay is someone you’re likely to run into at Longmont Rotary.  He is very active in many club projects and committees.  He is also very involved in the community. Maybe you know him lately, as the “Peach Guy” or the “Rotary Foundation Champion”.   Chris is President of the High Plains Bank and a self-described compassionate problem solver.  He enjoys helping corporations with funding and seeing entrepreneurs grow their young businesses into successes for our community. Chris has been a member of Longmont Rotary for over 8 years.  He is happily married to his spouse, Genessa McVay and they share the joy of four wonderful children.  
    Thanks Chris for sharing with us a bit about your life and your commitment to Rotary service! 
    Fishbowl Winners
    Congratulations to Rose Crispin for having the winning ticket to receive half of the money collected from the Fishbowl proceeds.  The other half goes to Mountain States Children's Home.  Each month a local non-profit is selected by the Fishbowl Committee.  Next months featured non-profit will be Longmont Meals on Wheels.  
    Shelter Box

    The death toll from the 7.2 magnitude earthquake in Haiti has risen to more than 1,295, with an estimated 8,000 homes damaged or destroyed and thousands more displaced. The search and rescue to find survivors is the priority right now.   The devastation worsens as Haitians now contend with the Tropical Depression Grace.  



    The ShelterBox emergency response team is in Haiti now, assessing the damage and determining how ShelterBox can best serve the needs of communities,  along with the logistics of delivering aid during a pandemic. They are also in active discussions with local partners in Haiti, including Rotary International, Habitat for Humanity, and the IFRC, to understand the shelter needs and how ShelterBox can best respond to help displaced families. 

    Thank you for your support !


    Rockies Game &  Polio Fundraiser
    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
    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
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