Last week to buy basketball books! The receipt slips and payment must be turned in to the Basketball sales committee by March 31 to win. The Basketball books fundraiser proceeds will benefit Storybook Island Carousel House this year. All members are asked to purchase a minimum of 5 books at $20 each for $100 donation. You may resell any of these books to non-Rotarians. The games begin April 2 for semi-finals, with championship on April 4. Committee members are Keryn Rowland and Darrell Sawyer.
The Club Annual Meeting and Election will be held on April 21.
Dates for the Club Board meetings for the remaining year are: April 19, May 17 and June 21. Meetings are located at the Rapid City Public Library, beginning at 4:30 PM.
Minutes of all meetings, Quarterly Club Financials and Budgets are located on this club website under the Organization tab in the Documents folder. You must log on as a member of this club to be able to access these documents. Please contact the club website administrator, if you need assistance.
Fred Bursch transferred to Rapid City Rotary from Alexandria, MN club on March 10. Keryn Rowland, President-elect did the induction while sponsor Norm Peterson introduced Fred to the club members present. Fred is the owner of Bursch Travel, and has been a Rotarian since 1978. Please get to know Fred!
We all know that Rotary does amazing work around the world, but sometimes it’s hard to quantify the global impact of clubs. Make one of your goals to educate yourself and others about impact of The Rotary Foundation. Visit the Rotary.org website for information.
Our Rotary Club of Rapid City has a goal of $7100 this Rotary year, which is an average of $100 per member. Have you made your donation this year? If not, please buy a District raffle ticket or two in the next two weeks to be entered in the drawing. Get your donation listed this Rotary year!
In 2016-17, our Rotary Foundation turns 100. That’s one century of Rotarians improving lives and communities all over the world. And that’s definitely something worth celebrating.
Our Foundation stands at the forefront of humanitarian service, having supported thousands of projects to provide clean water, fight disease, promote peace, and provide people with basic education — and one historic project dedicated to eradicating polio worldwide.
Our centennial is the perfect time to share this impressive record of success with the world. Let’s make sure that all Rotarians and everyone in our 35,000 Rotary communities know about the great work of Rotary and its Foundation. Here's a graph of 2014-15 supported grants:
Here are just a few ways you can celebrate this historic milestone:
Host a birthday party, a PolioPlus fundraiser, or other event to create awareness of Rotary and its Foundation in your community. Promote your club or district projects that are funded by the Foundation. Find out how your club or district can develop projects in one of the six areas of focus, and apply for funding from a Foundation global grant. Give to The Rotary Foundation and encourage others to do the same.
Find more ideas and resources at www.rotary.org/foundation100.
Ruth Brennan, Membership Chair and Keryn Rowland, President-elect provided information on how to recruit and retain new members. Larry Lytle has a list of Chamber members we can contact with invitations to visit our club.
New Membership applications and Sponsor letters are provided to every member. These two items are always available for download on this website. Please think about asking a family, friend, business associate or neighbor to join Rotary!
Please submit a list of your speakers for these months by the last week of the month, for listing on the website and publishing to the members, through the club bulletin. If you have speaker suggestions, please contact the above, or Club President.
Don't forget your Rotary Foundation donations!
Our club goal is 100% of the membership be enrolled as a sustaining member: