• Curt Harris, Rotary District 5450 District Governor, presented the Conifer High School Interact Club the Interact Annual District award for their outstanding accomplishments.
  • Janine completed her year as President by handing out the remaining awards to her Board members. She presented awards at the Presidential Change Over Party last Sunday.
  • Next week's meeting will be a Club Assembly to focus on our vision for the coming year.
  • We will induct Leonor McCall as a member of the Club next week.
  • Center for the Arts sent a thank you for our support of their fund-raising.
  • Lee reported that we have 64 boxes of peaches sold as of last week.  The last day to order is August 12th, with delivery August 23rd.
  • July 27, Elevation Celebration---fund-raising for Conifer High School.
  • Clear Creek Rotary:  Sept 22nd fund-raiser, Touch-a-Truck, needs volunteers.  “Climb, learn, discover GIANT trucks: first responder vehicles, cars and motorcycles!”
  • Our next Conifer Rotary Social will be August 28---walk Dinosaur Ridge!
Program:  Curt Harris, Rotary District 5450 Governor
Our friend and now District Governor Curt Harris shared his story of joining Rotary when he moved to Evergreen.  Within three years he was the Club President.  He explained that his first Rotary trip to Africa was when he truly came to know the importance of Rotary in the world.
He shared that Africaid was started from the Evergreen Rotary to support young girls in Africa in provide mentoring and education.  It has reached thousands of girls. 
Members of our District 5450 started the first “Young” RYLA in Rotary International.  
Our District in conjunction with District 5440 spend over $300,000 a year to provide these leadership camps for teens.  
Curt’s theme:  Partnerships and Interconnectedness of Rotary Clubs
Rotary’s Vision:  Together we see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change across the globe in our communities and in ourselves.
The District needs to grow our membership; they have committed resources to help each club.
Up-coming District 5450 events:
  • September 21, 8 am-12:15—Club training workshop at Front Range Community College.
  • January 25, 2020—RI Presidents dinner.
  • The District Conference, April 25, 2020 in Westminster, will focus  on Club successes.
  • The RI convention will be held in Honolulu June 6-10, 2020.
Big News:  Nigeria should be the next country to be Polio Free. This will leave only  Afganistan and Pakistan with endemic polio.  There is a call for $50 million dollars to be raised through the RI Foundation Polio Plus program, which will be matched with 2:1 = $100 million from the Gates Foundation.
Guests:  Greg Pod (Evergreen Rotary), Melina Lewis (Conifer High School Interact), Morti Longsdorf