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Longmont  Rotary Club
September 21, 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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CLUB NEWS 
Program: Day in the Life of a Legislature 
Today’s program was presented by one of our own members, Tracey Burnett, who also serves as a Representative in the Colorado State Legislature.  Tracey informed us about the many types of training one goes through after being elected:  Legal processes, rules for legislators, budget, ethics, computer systems, and security at the capitol, to name a few.  She learned a lot in several all-day training sessions.
                Next she explained the steps involved in passing a bill. Each legislator can introduce 5 bills during the session.  First, one would “Pull a Title,” discussing the idea or problem with a non-partisan lawyer.  Second is the “Stakeholding” phase, where the bill is discussed with supporters, opponents, lobbyists, and those who are neutral.  At this stage, the bill can be tweaked, to make it better, or more acceptable to all.  Then the bill is read in the House, and gets assigned to a committee, for further discussion.  If it passes, it goes to the House Floor.  If it passes there, it goes to the Senate, and after more working over, it goes to the Governor to be signed (or not.)
                Lastly, Tracey gave us a glimpse into the busy life of a legislator, which has not slowed down even when they are Out of Session.  She has already started work on new bills to be presented, and has been attending events, committee meetings, calling constituents, and filing to run again.  During the 120-day session, she has one fulltime paid assistant, (whom she pays out of her salary), and several volunteer aides, including teens.  Her main focus areas are:  Energy, Environment, Technology, and Homelessness.
Longmont Distinguished Citizen
John Eastman, District Director for the Longs Peak Council Boy Scouts of America, announced that Ryan Mason will be their 2022 Longmont Distinguished Citizen Honoree. Congratulations Ryan !!!
October-Raising Funds for Polio  
There's Exciting news about our October Polio Fundraiser!  Dan Gust announced our club challenge; "If our club raises $5,000, a generous club Rotarian will donate $10,000."  Help  us reach our goal and be a Goal Buster!  
The club will also be auctioning off gift items/event packages to further support out fundraising goals. Our recent speaker, OJ Pratt, volunteered to action off those items.  We welcome donations.  
 
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Rockies Game &  Polio Fundraiser
ROCKIES vs. GIANTS & ROTARY vs. POLIO
 
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 www.rockies.com/ROTARY
 
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
President
Rotary Club of Longmont
2021–2022
 
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Oct 12, 2021
Rotary Non-Profit Day Out
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September Birthdays 
Member Birthdays
Connie Lehman
September 1
 
Darrell Beck, Jr.
September 1
 
Fred Williams
September 2
 
Scott Dunn
September 2
 
Brian Coats
September 4
 
John Mees
September 5
 
Ryan Mason
September 7
 
Julie Nash
September 9
 
Randy Ahlberg
September 12
 
Don Wood
September 21
 
Tracey Bernett
September 27
 
Vincent Shryack
September 28
 
Lee Lawson
September 30
 
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