Longmont  Rotary Club
August 3, 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:  Alec Garnett

Alec Garnett is a member of the Colorado House of Representatives, representing District 2 (Denver).  He assumed office in 2015 and his second term ends in 2023. Garnett began serving as House majority leader in 2019 and became the state’s youngest Speaker of the House in January 2021. 

Alec grew up in Boulder and some of his family were farmers and others, miners. He studied history in college in Ohio and earned his Master’s in Public Administration at the University of Colorado – Denver.  Alec wanted to serve in the public sector because he believes you can have such an impact. As a result of redistricting in 2010, he lived in one of the youngest districts in the state and made the decision to seek election to the House. Key interests for Alec are affordable housing, jobs, education, violence prevention, opportunity for all, to name a few. 

Garnett believes Colorado has one of the best systems in the country resulting in one of the most bipartisan. 90% of what the legislature does is bipartisan. As Speaker of the House, he believes he is speaker for ALL of the House. He gave examples of legislation that was accomplished by bipartisanship including balancing the budget. Every member of the House gets to introduce fivebills each session whether they are a democrat or a republican. A new process is being put into place for redrawing the maps in the most non-partisan way; the old process gave the speaker most of the authority but the new process outlined in detail by Garnett will help ensure non-partisanship.

Alec responded to a number of questions regarding voting rights, relieving overhead costs for small businesses, raising caps on personal property taxes, water rights, and campaign finance.

August Club Social 

Rose Crispin provided an overview of August’s club social, which will be a two-part fun Saturday.  On Saturday, August 21, we will start at the Dougherty Museum, noon to 2:00 and then we gather at VIVANT (our own Ryan Mason’s new location as a wealth advisor) 2:00 to 5:00.

There is a $7 entrance fee per person for the Museum. Bring a friend who would be a good Rotarian, children welcome, and as always, your spouse or partner. 

Dougherty Museum, 8306 N. 107th St., Longmont    (approx. 1.8 miles south of Main and Ken Pratt)

VIVANT, 940 Kimbark St., Suite 3   (corner of 10th and Kimbark).  Ryan is having a caterer (hor d'oeuvres)  the club will furnish drinks. 

Rose next asked Al Carr to share some background about the Dougherty Museum.


Dougherty Museum 


Dougherty Museum Overview by Al Carr

Ray Dougherty was a Boulder County turkey farmer who is credited for pioneering the turkey industry in the Colorado market. Al remembers fondly his family ordering Dougherty’s turkeys for special holidays and they were the best. Ray was a long-time Rotarian.

Ray saw the value of preserving history. He started collecting and storing items that people were throwing away and then made it a personal hobby to restore them. The Dougherty Museum is 28,000 sq ft and houses a collection of beautifully restored antique automobiles, including models powered by steam, electricity, and internal combustion. Many of the cars date back 100 years and are all in running order.  The collection includes several Stanley Steamers and model T’s. The collection also includes late 19th century and early 20th century farm equipment-tractors, grain harvesters, manure spreaders and a silage cutter to name a few. 

Ray’s collection at the museum also includes military rifles for every year from 1812 to World War I.

Ray’s wife collected music boxes, some dating back to 1920, which are also on display at the museum.  

Vocational Talk: Dan Maloit

Dan grew up in Boston.  He later enlisted in the Army and served in the Special Forces Division.  Dan has left Colorado three different times and fortunately, we keeps returning,  (“Three’s a charm Dan”).  

“What I’ve learned most about myself, is that I care deeply about making sure people around me are taken care of. I enjoy opportunities to innovate, grow and expand in both personal and professional capacities.  Dan wants to get involved in the community and is looking forward to service opportunities through Longmont Rotary

Dan has 3 kids and he resides in Erie. We works in sales for Medtronic, a medical supply company. 

 Peach Sales
Chris McVay announced that Longmont Rotary will be selling Palisade peaches as a club fundraiser. 
Delicious Peaches, delivered fresh from C&R Farms.  Order now to insure your order is received as they might sell out.
Prices are $40 for 18-lb box or $25 for 9-lb box. Proceeds benefit local Rotary projects in Longmont. Payments can be made in cash or check payable to Longmont Rotary Club and will be collected when peaches are picked up.    Pick up will be at High Plains Bank on August 31 to begin at 5pm with drive-thru service available. If you can’t make it on the 31st, please note in the box and your peaches will be held at the bank until you can pick them up.
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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.
Aug 10, 2021
Rotary International Foundation and Paul Harris Awards Presentation
Aug 17, 2021
Taking Care of Olympic Athletes
Aug 24, 2021
Indoor Volleyball Announcer at Tokyo Olympics
Aug 31, 2021
Auctioneering: How They Do That ?
Sep 14, 2021
Veteran's Village in Longmont, Colorado
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Aug 21, 2021
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August 2
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August 10
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August 11
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August 11
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August 20
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August 21
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August 23
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August 24
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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
Rotary Club of Longmont
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