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Longmont Rotary Club
November 3, 2020
Longmont Rotary
Service Above Self
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Longmont, CO 80501
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CLUB NEWS 
Charity Fund Grant Recipients
 
 
  
 
   
 
The Longmont Rotary Charity Fund awarded $25,000 in grants to address the unmet needs of youth in our community, relative to COVID-19. The pandemic has had a profound effect on the young people in our community and the grant money is making a huge difference in their lives.
 
Melissa Frick has been the Executive Director of the Pearl Organization since 2019. The organization supports single-parent families through a variety of programs, including monthly car maintenance clinics and the Above All program. Volunteer mentors meet one-on-one with youth to help with homework and provide overall guidance.
 
The grant money was used to provide meals for children and their mothers via King Soopers gift cards, as well as the purchase of two laptops to help children at home complete homework assignments and connect with their mentors. Additionally, WalMart gift cards were provided to families to purchase back-to-school supplies.
 
Jenna Clinchard is the Executive Director of Rise Against Suicide (formerly the Second Wind Fund of Boulder County). The organization provides counseling services to uninsured or underinsured youth who have expressed suicidal ideation. The average age of their clients is 13.9 years old; 64% are Caucasian, 63% are female and 56% are students in the St. Vrain Valley School District. 
 
Youth suicide rates increased 58% from 2016 to 2019. Colorado ranks 10th in the US for suicide deaths. Therapists are now seeing the youth through telehealth visits and the grant dollars will fund 63 mental health sessions.
 
Elaine Waterman is the Executive Director for the Firehouse Art Center. The organization strives to inspire cultural awareness and human connection. They work to shape Longmont's creative identity and try to bring art to everyone in the community.
 
The grant money was used to provide outreach art classes to students of all ages with low access to arts education, art kits for Longmont Summer on the Streets event, 55 free art classes on Facebook, and the creation of a bi-lingual arts education program.
Weekly Announcements
  • Rose Crispin reminded members about the Membership Challenge. The member who gets the most guests to sign up as members of our Rotary Club will win a gift certificate for $150 to Sugarbeet.
  • Debbie Setlock spoke about our Holiday Day of Service, as suggested by DG Bob Kent. The Longmont Rotary Club will sponsor a Food & Coat Drive to benefit the Little Pantry at First Lutheran Church. Non-perishable food items, hygiene kit items and new or gently used coats can be dropped off at Peggy Shupe's home from November 19-December 19. Debbie will send out more details in an email to club members.\
  • Dave Ferro reminded members about the Salvation Army Bell Ringing that Longmont Rotary will support at the King Soopers at Hover and Nelson Roads from Thanksgiving weekend through Christmas Eve. Due to COVID restrictions, our club will only ring the bell on weekends, and also Black Friday and Christmas Eve. Sign ups will be held via Sign Up Genius, https://www.signupgenius.com/go/508094fada92ca1fa7-bell2
  • Guy Scoma informed members about a drive for the homeless, sponsored by Rocky Mountain Church. The church is collecting boots, sleeping bags and blankets through November 22.
Club Birthdays and Anniversaries
Birthdays
Dick Lyons - 11/1
Debbie Setlock - 11/1
Evonne Pierce - 11/3
Ken Lawson - 11/4
Lou DaHarb - 11/5
Diane Stow - 11/11
Laura Phillips - 1/16
Bob McCarty - 11/19
Al Carr - 11/21
Don Haddad - 11/22
Kevin Berg - 11/26
Mark Sullivan - 11/29
Fred Coats - 11/30
 
Anniversaries
Charlotte Jacobsen - 11/1 - 1 year
Edwina Salazar - 11/2 - 20 years
Jim Cobb - 11/4 - 34 years
Terry Francis - 11/4 - 6 years
Anne Turner - 11/4 -  6 years
Kellie Kleinz - 11/14 - 3 years
John Flanders - 11/15 - 26 years
Michelle Rahm - 11/15 - 4 years
Larry Jensen - 11/17 - 50 years
Kaj Lauridsen - 11/18 - 40 years
Dan Pedry - 11/18 - 12 years
Bruce Robbins - 11/18 - 12 years
Randy Ahlberg - 11/28 - 42 years
Al Carr - 11/30 - 44 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.

 

Thanks

Dave

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Rotary District 5450 Governor 2020-21
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Dec 22, 2020
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