This Week's Bulletin

News for the Week of August 11th, 2017 
 

Larry Caine   Ron Larson was presented with his Past President's Badge and Past President's Pin. Did you know that Ron has been a member of Rotary for over 30 years? He served his Presidency in Iowa. Thank you, Ron, for your dedication to "Service Above Self!"
 
Shawn Audlin – The Gift Card Program has been renewed for King Soopers and will soon be in place for Safeway. This is such an easy, no-brainer way to contribute funding to the valuable service programs of ERC. Contact Shawn for a card, already loaded with five bucks! Go to the service desk of your favorite KS, and load the card before shopping, or even load as you check out. You can put $500 at a time on the card. Our club receives 5% back. If all of us just spent $250 per month, we'd raise $15,000 per year! saudlin@gmail.com
 
By the Way... Do you shop Amazon? Did you know that there's another easy peasy way to put bucks toward service? AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support the work of Rotary every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find everything exactly the same as in with your regular Amazon shopping experience and account, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price. Just go to smile.amazon.com from the web browser on your computer or mobile device. On your first visit to smile.amazon.com, select Rotary International, and 0.5% of your purchase will be donated.
 
Cindy Sahli  – Cindy encourages all of us to sign up for Dine-Around. This is such a great way to get to know your fellow Rotarians... as our time to visit is pretty short on Friday morning! Dine-Around is designed to make it easy on everyone concerned. Each guest/couple supplies one dish and the number is limited to eight. If you'd like to join, look for Rita Carver's next email. She'll put you on the list and away we go...
 
Maria Galter  – The International Rescue Committee, has just learned that five families are coming this next week from Afghanistan. Each has had a family member that worked for the U.S.  We have a team of ERC Rotarians working to help refugees, but this is a big job and they could use your help. The families need donations of bedding and household supplies. The team also needs help setting up for the arrival of the families. You can see more details by clicking this link https://content.clubrunner.ca/6857/DownloadFile/Edit?ClassCode=HomePage&DownloadFileId=23fd3bb0-c63d-486d-a428-37fd83a34bb5
Please contact Maria if you can help. mariarosagalter@gmail.com or 720-810-2837
 
RYLA  – The newest group of RYLA and Young RYLA graduates, their families, Senior Counselors and Rotarian RYLA devotees spoke with us today about their experiences at the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards. What an inspiring, hope filled, and meaningful morning! This yearly "gathering of potential young leaders sharing ideas, learning through experiences, and breaking down the walls that hold kids back from being what they can be," may well be one of our club's most valuable legacies. You can watch videos, discover more about this year's camps, and learn about RYLA at http://www.rmryla.org 
 

For Your Calendar:

  • ROWDY ROTARIANS: August 24th,  5:00pm at the Wild Game.  Rub elbows with your Rotary buddies, old and new! We’ll meet in a reserved area of the back bar.  Cash bar with happy hour pricing extended to 7pm and some pizza (appetizers) provided.
  • RECYCLE ROUND-UP and COMMUNITY WIDE CLEAN-UP DAY: September 23rd, from 9:00am-2:00pm. Be sure to tell your friends and neighbors and block out some time to help your club help your planet!
  • SAVE THE DATE: December 7th…Holiday Party at the Mt. Vernon Country Club.
  • GAMES NIGHT: Is postponed until September 7th, due to scheduling conflicts. Look forward to seeing you then!

 

Opportunities in District 5450

This Autumn, District 5450 will host many opportunities to learn more about your organization. Go the the ERC website, click on  Rotary Links, and then District 5450

September 23rd: Club Training and Grants/Club Qualification

October 7th: Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Initiatives

October 21 Rotary Leadership Training