Longmont  Rotary Club
December 14,  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:  Paul Flanders
Paul Flanders introduced his topic saying he will share highlights of some historical examples of when “the pen is mightier than the sword.” 
George Whitefield earned his degree from Oxford in mid-1770 and was a preacher and evangelist. He did not have a parish but instead traveled throughout Great Britain and North America over many years giving sermons at massive revivals.  He was a great storyteller and spoke thousands of times to crowds of thousands.  His sermons were written down and shared broadly.  His words, both spoken and written, were a major part of the First Great Awakening.  He is recognized as one of the founders of Methodism.
Thomas Paine wrote Common Sense in 1775-1776 at a time when the Continental Congress wondered if the colonists would be willing to fight. In the Common Sense pamphlet, Paine advocated to the people of the Thirteen Colonies independence from Great Britain. Through his clear and persuasive prose, his arguments encouraged common people that the British system was wrong and to fight for a more equal government.
During the American Revolution, Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence, explaining why the Thirteen Colonies at war with Great Britain regarded themselves as thirteen independent states, no longer under British rule.  “. . . all men are created equal . . .” – way more powerful than wars and armies.
George Washington led the Continental Army across the Delaware on December 25-26, 1776, to strike the Hessians.  Knowing the embattled and tired troops desperately needed a victory, Washington called on Thomas Paine to write an essay, The American Crisis.  “These are the times that try men’s souls . . .”  Washington read the essay to his men and they were so  emboldened and inspired by the essay they went ahead and attacked, achieving a much-needed victory.
These words and essays were momentous—words are important and are mightier than  swords. Paul reminded us to be careful in our texting and in our emails—read them over—
say something nice.
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Our  District is working with District 5440 and 5470 to get a specialty Rotary license plate considered by the State Legislature.
Please help us make this happen.  Anyone can sign as long as they live in Colorado (no PO Boxes allowed).
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Rotary Holiday Luncheon
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
Salvation Army Bell Ringing
Nov 27, 2021 – Dec 25, 2021
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Program Speakers
Dec 21, 2021
The Christmas Storyteller
Dec 28, 2021
New Year Celebration
Jan 04, 2022
Rotary: Local and Global
Jan 11, 2022
Relationship with Northern Arapahoe
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December Fishbowl Beneficiary is Cinnamon Park Assisted Living.
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Chris Ray
December 7
George Tamm
December 9
Phillip Wong
December 10
Chris McVay
December 15
Andres Puky
December 16
Edwina Salazar
December 20
Sue Connelly
December 22
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