Announcements for the Week of July 23, 2021
Here's Everything You Need to Know...
 
Pause for the Cause – Curt Harris has been asked to Chair a Legacy Project committee and Curt outlined how this will work.
 
“What is a Legacy Project”?
  • Primarily benefits the Evergreen Community
  • Long-lasting benefit or service to Evergreen
  • Large, impactful projects
  • Economically sustainable
  • Increase the Communities awareness of the Evergreen Rotary Club – (to help with membership recruitment and fundraising).
Legacy Project Criteria
  • Primarily benefits the Evergreen Community (No International projects)
  • Consistent with our Club’s and rotary’s philosophy and practices
  • Minimum size of $25,000.00
  • Long-lasting benefit (no operating funds)
  • Benefits many people
  • Partner organizations welcome
In the past, we have sponsored two Legacy projects.  The 1st was Center Stage about 20 years ago and that took about $65,000 to complete.  In 2015 we sponsored the Music Park, a project championed by Kay La Montaigne with a cost of about $35,000.  Currently we have about $37,000 in the Foundation dedicated to our next project.  Evergreen Rotarians will be asked to seek out worthy projects and bring them back to the committee.  Projects should be submitted by October 15th.  The project we be reviewed, and 3 finalists picked by December 15th.  These finalists will present to the Club in January of 2022 and the Club will Vote for a winner.  There is also the possibility that there will not be a project deemed worthy.  You can find info on our website.
 
General announcement from our President – Those of us attending in person, please remember that our room is a Sanctuary.  Let’s treat it with respect and clean up after ourselves at the end of the meetings.
 
Bob Rose informed us of an “opportunity”.  Do we want Peace?  Rotary has an answer on how to get there.  Did you know that the 4th Object of Rotary is the Advancement of International understanding of goodwill and peace?  Rotary has a long history of peace projects.  Look in the June issue of the Rotary magazine for more info.  The Rotary District also has monthly presentations on Rotary’s Peace initiative.  It is our Clubs desire to become a Peace Builder Club and we will be working towards that.  Anyone interested in helping us get there can contact Bob Rose brobobrose@aol.com.  For more information you can look on page 54 of the June Rotarian Magazine.  You can also look at this 4 minute video by the Rotarian Action Group for Peace...  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mp0AI9CzihA, or go to their website:  https://rotaryactiongroupforpeace.org/
 
Kelly Gant and Judy Constantine - Kelly introduced Judy as the new Youth Services Chair (with Kelly as a resource).  Judy mentioned that programs will be starting to ramp up and we need to build a roster of Evergreen Rotarian’s who would like to help with the Youth activities.  So, if you have a desire to help our youth, please reach out to Judy or Kelly.
 
Rita Carver and Sue Brown from our own Community Service Committee are launching a new project called the Trex Challenge.  The program works like this:  over the course of 6 months, we will be collecting certain plastics for recycle.  If we collect 500 pounds of this plastic, we will receive a community bench with our logo on it.  The program starts August 2nd and runs through February 2nd.  There are VERY specific requirements around what we can collect and not collect.  Bring your plastic to the meeting every Friday morning.   Click Here for a list of items to collect.
 
Bill Manning – reminder about next Thursday (July 29th), Rowdy Rotarians at the Lucky Penny Ranch starting at 4:30. If you have some time to help set up, come early.  There will be snacks (no Goat Cheese) and other refreshments but don’t plan on this being Dinner.  If you haven’t yet signed up (65 have already), go to the Sign-Up Genius and sign on.  This will replace our weekly meeting, so don’t show up on Friday the 30th.  Evergreen Rotary: July Rowdy Rotarians (signupgenius.com)
 
Tim Eagan wants to remind us that our Annual Recycle Day already has some posts showing up on Facebook. Please Like and Share the Post so the Community gets the word.  It is going to be held on August 28th from 9 AM till 2 PM at the Evergreen Country Day School.  We always can use help, so sign up when the Sign-Up Genius comes around.
 
 
Carryovers from Last Week
 
Greg Podd - The Woohoomanity Challenge is a districtwide bike riding event taking place on September 25, 2001.  It takes advantage of charitable affiliation programs, the Denver Century Ride, one of the top bike riding events in America with over 2000 riders.  It is structured after the ride to end polio ride in Tucson, which I have participated in a couple times.  They have raised over $17 million for polio plus in the last eleven years.  As a rider you can take advantage of the 25, 50, 85, or 100 mile ride.  The cost is only $59 to ride.  If you are not a rider, you can volunteer to help with the rest stops, etc.  This is a fundraiser and all funds raised by participants go directly to this club.  The fundraising platform only charges 1% and there is a 4% processing fee for the club.  Last year 119 participants raised over $86,000 for 19 clubs in the district.  For more information and to sign up, see the District website: Woohoomanity Challenge (bikesignup.com)
 
Amanda Weedman (Conifer) I am current president of the Conifer Club, and I joined during the pandemic, so this is the first time I have attended any Rotary meeting in person.  The Conifer Club is once again holding its annual peach sale.  The cost is $38 per box which contains an average of 25 lb.  Pick up in Conifer will be on August 28, but we are working on getting delivery to Evergreen.  (Barb Scripps volunteered Cathy Taylor to deliver peaches to Evergreen.)   You can order on-line by going to https://www.rotaryconifer.org
 
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