April 25, 2024
Meeting Summary
Presiding: Randi Downham
Meeting Room setup/takedown and general problem solving: Tom Mangan & Team
Inspiration: Natalie White
Professor’s Quote:
Foundation Flash:
Introduction of Guests: Amanda Givan
Guests: Natalie White introduced her coworker, Trisha; Terry Moss introduced prospective members Aimee Cook and Mark Polk
Visiting Rotarians:
Junior Rotarians/RYLA/Young RYLA/Exchange Students: Mari
Rotaract/Interact Students:
Humor: Todd Pearson
Foundation Drawing: Ken Patel won $10 with $1,200+ in the jackpot.
O’Dwyers Drawing: Paul Montoya
  • Don’t forget to volunteer to work the greeting table!
  • Murray Schroeder announced that clean-up day is next Saturday. An email with details will be sent out.
  • Paul Montoya noted that the Taste of Laradise website and schedule will be available soon. Tickets in advance are $30 and tickets at the event are $35.
  • Jaime Stine announced an upcoming Kentucky Derby Party fundraiser for Developmental Preschool & Daycare. Tickets are available now at $60/person or $110/couple.
  • Dave Hansen reminded the club to participate in Read to Week. We have about half of the sponsorship funds needed.
  • Caitlin White announced that next year’s youth exchange student is Olafur from Iceland. We are looking for host families.
  • Kelly Neville asked members to bring in donations for the Rotary District Conference service project. Drop off your items to help with mobility.
  • Terry Moss told club members to reach out to Mari to spend time with her, as she approaches the end of her exchange.
  • Kerry Greaser announced that the UW orchestra will perform May 2 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Sarah Brown Mathews noted that Snowy Range Academy is looking for a community board member.
  • Don’t forget the next Rotary social event is May 30. More details to come.
Rotarian of the Week: Sarah Brown Mathews nominated Christina Kuzmych for finishing another fundrive and John Evans for ending it; Randi Downham nominated Anna Cramer for her work on United Way of Albany County allocations.
Songs: I. Don’t Know Why (I Just Do); I’m Looking Over a Four-Leaf Clover
Special Presentation: Aimee Cook and Mark Polk with Crest Insurance were inducted into the club. Welcome Aimee & Mark!
Program: Networking
Response: The Rotary Club of Laramie will make a donation to the public library children’s book fund in the speaker’s name.
NOTE: We Do Not Donate a Book!
Upcoming Dates:
  • Rotary District 5440 Conference: May 16-18 in Steamboat Springs, Registration closes April 30
  • Taste of Laradise: June 8 from 10am – 6pm in Downtown Laramie
Service Above Self! Make sure you’re signed up to serve on a committee. Ask a board member if you need to see a list of committees.
Rotary International News: Rotarian who saved hundreds of children at risk of being killed by the Nazis in the lead up to World War II is the subject of a new film, “One Life.” The film tells the story of how Rotarian Sir Nicholas Winton rescued 669 children and found them homes in the UK. Winton passed away in 2015 at the age of 106.
The next Rotary International Convention is in Singapore May 25-29.
Rotary 4-way test
Of the things we think, say, or do:
•Is it the Truth?
•Is it Fair?
•Will it build Good Will and
  Better Friendships?
•Will it be Beneficial to All    
The Object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular, to encourage and foster:
•FIRST. The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service;
•SECOND. High ethical standards in business and professions; the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations; and the dignifying of each Rotarian's occupation as an opportunity to serve society;
•THIRD. The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian's personal, business, and community life;
•FOURTH. The advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.
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Spoke Editor: Caitlin White, 307-630-1965, cwhite@acplwy.org