Longmont  Rotary Club
August 2, 2022
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: Wave Elections

Professor Bickers is the Chairman and Professor of the Political Science Department at the University of Colorado in Boulder.  Dr. Bickers offered the question, “Are we entering into a wave year and what is the likelihood of a red wave this upcoming election?  So, what is a Wave Election?  The term wave election is frequently used to describe an election cycle in which one party makes significant gains in the Senate or House. These are generally viewed as a win/loss of about double the average midterm swing, approximately 45-50 seats. These have become increasingly common, occurring recently about every other midterm. For a wave election to occur, there are some identifying factors as precipitators. 

1) National Conditions: The popularity of the President. recessionary conditions, scandals, enthusiasm differentials, voter excitement, mismatched seats. 

 2) Candidate Decisions: The number of open seats.  Strategic retirements of vulnerable incumbents, Open seats are always more competitive.    Entry of high quality  challengers becomes for more likely when conditions look ripe for defeating incumbents.  (Usually has held/won an office before).   

3) Donor Decisions: The success or failure of major policy initiatives, Incumbents of the vulnerable party double-down on fundraising for PAC’s that give to incumbents.  Incumbents raise more money when they are threatened. In fact, a leading indicator of an incumbent’s loss is raising huge amounts of money, relative to potential donors to their normal amount. 

Here’s the recording of today’s program. It will be available for the next 21 days.

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And the STAR Award goes to.....?
Congratulations to Andy Lee for receiving this week's Rotary Club STAR Award.  Andy was both surprised and grateful.  Sue expressed appreciation for Andy's work with the audio visual duties,  ("which are so important to our club meetings") and his willingness to head-up the AV Team.  Next week Andy will have the opportunity to present the STAR Award to another club Rotarian.  The STAR Award is a way to recognize and learn about club members and the ways in which they serve.   
Club Photos from Meeting
Brian Baum shared his Moment of Inspiration with the club, centering on counting our blessings, even in hard times.  He then asked a few Rotarians what they are grateful for? 
"Each One Care One"
President Wein challenged the club to a new initiative called, "Each One Care One".  At the Rotary International Convention, Wein heard the RI President, Jennifer Jones talk about the importance of showing care to our fellow Rotarians.  According to President Jones, "Rotary has an important role to play to ensure that the club environment and experience is welcoming, inclusive, and enjoyable for all members and participants. Surveys show that comfort and care is the single greatest driver of satisfaction and our most powerful tool for retention." 
President Wein passed out a club roster and asked us to make a weekly commitment to reach out to a fellow club member, not just the ones we talk to regularly, but the one we haven't seen in a while.  What a great idea President Wein! 
Rotary Day at the Rockies
Order your Palisade, Colorado peaches, fresh from C & R Farms with local pick-up on August 30th.  Price for a 18 lb box is $45 or $25 for a 9 lb half-box.   Click LINK to place your order. 
Proceeds benefit local Rotary Club projects in Longmont.  Payments can be made with Cash or Check payable to Longmont Rotary Club and will be collected when your peaches are picked up.  Pick up will be at High Plains Bank on August 30th beginning at 5pm with drive-thru service available. If you can’t make it on the 30th, please note in the box and your peaches will be held at the bank for later pick-up. 
Click this LINK to place your order. 
      The August Club Social 
     Vivant Financial Services
940 Kimbark St.  Longmont
      August 20th, 2-5pm  
  (RSVP to Rose Crispin)  
The August Fishbowl
Colorado Therapeutic Riding Center Logo
Program Speakers
Aug 09, 2022
Sharing Reflections from Camp
Aug 16, 2022
Big Bang
Aug 23, 2022
Aug 30, 2022
Crime Statistics & the Future of the Justice System
Sep 06, 2022
Missing Persons, Homicides, Cold Cases
Sep 13, 2022
Little Gems of Madagascar
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Rotary Years of  Service August
Richards, Dick  Aug 6th    53 Yrs. 
Lawson, Lee      Aug 12       41 Yrs.
Connelly, Sue    Aug 17        18 Yrs. 
Redmond, Tom  Aug 17     23 Yrs. 
Stoehr, Amy      Aug 19       14 Yrs. 
Hellbaum, Bruce  Aug 23    6 Yrs. 
Tamm, George     Aug 27     9 Yrs. 
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