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Noon Meeting Highlights from June 6, 2024:

One of our newest club members, Kristy Hayzlett offered our Inspiration last week. She reminded us of the importance of breathing... and of self care. Taking care of ourselves is vitally important. Even if we do it under the guise of doing it so that we may better care for others. Breathe a bit every day. Pause, reflect, be grateful. 
 
As it was the first meeting of the month, we noted birthdays, anniversaries, and Rotary membership anniversaries. It is remarkable how many dedicated Rotarians we have!
 
***Special Announcement***
 
Debbie Doig offered the final announcement of the candidates for the Club Board of Directors. 

You should have received an email to which you must promptly reply with your selections

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We had an excellent program last week. It was offered by John Schuster and was titled, "Aging with Intention"
 
While we all approach aging with different perspectives, John gave some excellent pointers and replied thoughtfully to great questions.
 
In general, consider the difference between Getting Old and Growing Old.
 
Our "golden years" are typically the most spiritual of our lives. As John reminded us, it is more about an "inner game" than an "outer game." Humor and fun are essential. Relationships become even more vital than they were earlier in our lives. Learning is a sign of vitality and will offer us the best chance to keep our mind sharp. We should endeavor to pursue our "spiritual lives" - whatever that may mean to us individually - and keeping an eye our mindsets is critically important.
 
A few gems John passed along...
 
-"It is better to eat Twinkies with friends than to eat brown rice alone."
 
-Focus on what you ARE. Do not be a "former ___"
 
And remember, in life you will absorb pain but you need not add suffering.
 
In closing, he quoted a favorite poet,
 
"The afternoon knows what the morning never suspects."
 
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President Bob invited Elaine to give us the year end membership update:
 
We currently have 119 members. 17 come from our Sunrise Group. 85 attend the noon meetings and 17 at the Flyin' B. We also have 6 honorary members.
 
Speaking of honorary members, Floyd Nelson is being inducted as our newest honorary member. President Bob brought him forward to the Board and he was confirmed in the last meeting.  Floyd served our club in a number of ways over the years including  service as a Past President. He started our Interact group and championed Interact to the District. He was also a Western Welcome Week Founder.  We are so grateful for have him in our club and look forward to seeing him at meetings and socially. Thank you, Floyd, for your devotion to the Club!
 
Finally, Elaine reminded us that we have an annual goal for membership. This year, we seek to add 5 members. We accomplished that this past year but we also lost 6 members, as is expected. Please remember that new membership is the club's lifeline. Invite your friends, neighbors, family, and colleagues. 
 
 
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General Reminders & Announcements

Please mark your calendars:
 
June 22 - Food Drive at King Soopers on Wildcat. Please sign up to help!
 
June 29 - Changing of the Guard. We do need 2 volunteers to help and we ask everyone to sign up to attend and please plan to bring a side dish.
 
July 4th Parade:
Sign up now to help out and please plan to attend. Bring friends, family and sunblock!
 
Our District Conference is September 9, 2024. Please plan to attend. Details will follow.

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Sunrise Meeting Highlights

The recycle event was a success! They held it on May 4th at the Cherry Hills Christian Church. 1000 cars showed up. 63,000 lbs of paint were received and 45,000 lbs. of electronics were recycled!
 
Total money raised stands at about $15,000 with $4,300 coming from Corporate Sponsors and Private Donors.
 
The Recycling Partners made the day possible. Our hats off to 3R Technologies and Green Sheen Paint Recycling.

Flyin' B Meeting Highlights


The group's budget is being submitted to the Foundation for the new Rotary Year.

 
 
   

Committee News

RCHR Board - 2nd Wednesday each month 7:30-9 am
Nothing to report.
 
Highlands Ranch Rotary Foundation - 3rd Thursday 9-11:30am
Nothing to report.
 
Community Service - 3rd Thursday 11am
Help & Hope collection at King Sooper's on Wildcat is June 22nd not the 6th.
 
International Service - 2nd Thursday 11am
Nothing to report.
 
Military Support - 4th Wednesday 8am via zoom
Nothing to report.
 
Membership Committee
 
Please see general notes from meeting announcements.
 
Youth / RYLA
Nothing to report; but updates forthcoming.
 
Other Committee Updates
Nothing to report.
Speakers
Jun 27, 2024
Picnic on Saturday
Jun 29, 2024
Northridge
Jul 11, 2024
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Jul 18, 2024
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Jul 25, 2024
Virtual Peace Corps
Aug 01, 2024
TSA
Aug 08, 2024
Pediatric cancer treatment
Aug 15, 2024
Importance of Blood Donation
Aug 22, 2024
World Affairs Challenge
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Upcoming Events
Military Support Committee Mtg.
Zoom only
Jun. 26, 2024
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
 
Changing of the Guard Picnic
Northridge Park / Recreation Center
Jun. 29, 2024
 
Project C.U.R.E.
Jul. 08, 2024
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
 
RCHR Board Meeting
Eastridge Rec Center
Jul. 10, 2024
7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
 
International Services Committee Mtg.
Jul. 11, 2024
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
 
Trivia, Tacos, and Tequila
Lone Tree Golf Club & Hotel
Jul. 16, 2024 6:00 p.m.
 
Highlands Ranch Rotary Foundation Mtg.
Lone Tree Golf Club & Hotel
Jul. 18, 2024 10:00 a.m.
 
Community Service Committee Mtg.
Lone Tree Golf Club & Hotel
Jul. 18, 2024
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
 
Military Support Committee Mtg.
Zoom only
Jul. 24, 2024
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
 
International Services Committee Mtg.
Aug. 08, 2024
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
 
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Sponsors
Join Us for a Meeting!
 
We offer different meeting times to accommodate individual schedules: 
 
Sunrise Meeting
We meet for breakfast the 1st & 3rd Wednesday of each month
7:15-8:30am
HRCA Eastridge Rec Center
9568 S University Blvd
Highlands Ranch, CO 80126
Noon Meeting
We meet for lunch the first four Thursdays of each month
12:00pm - 1:30pm
Lone Tree Golf Club & Hotel
9808 Sunningdale Blvd
Lone Tree, CO  80124

Flyin' B Meeting
We meet the 2nd & 4th Thursday of each month
4:00pm-5:00pm
Wind Crest Senior Living
Long's Ridge Classroom
3235 Mill Vista Rd
Highlands Ranch, CO 80129

Our club is open to anyone who wants to be a positive force in our community and the world!
Additional Links
Rotary International
Rotary District 5450
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