Meeting Summary
Presiding: Caitlin White
Songs: Jan Lawrence
Meeting Room setup/takedown and general problem solving: Tom Mangan and Ron Van Ekeren
Introduction of Guests: Tim Eisenhauer
Guests:  Ken Patel introduced Weston Welsh, CEO of Pronghorn Technologies.
Visiting Rotarians: Karl and Judi Konrad; Cynthia Cloyd, Fort Collins Breakfast Club
Humor: Todd Pearson
Foundation Drawing: Don Prehoda won $10 with $680 in the jackpot and 35 cards in the deck.
O’Dwyers Drawing: Jenny Eisenhauer won a $20 gift card from O’Dwyer’s.
Announcements:
  • Anne Brande announced that the Daughter of the American Revolution are participating in Wreaths Across America and you can sponsor a wreath in a veteran’s name and support DAR’s projects.
  • Past President Herb Manig announced he is moving to Alabama!  He will be sorely missed.
Rotarians of the Week: Tim Eisenhauer recognized the Rotarians who made it out for a lovely happy hour in the aspens in Centennial on Wednesday evening; Annette Mello nominated Herb for being a great Rotarian and friend; Caitlin nominated Tim Eisenhauer and Kelly Wolfe for filling in at the greeting table at the last minute.
 
Special Presentations: Anita McLaughlin was presented with her blue badge.  Congratulations Anita!
 
Upcoming Programs/Events:
September 13th Dr. Maria Kinder – Rwanda LEAP Program
September 20th, Paul Heimer – United Way Presentation
September 27th – TBD
October 4th – Brooke Benson, Cathedral Home for Children’s Extended Families Program
October 6th: District Assembly in Cheyenne
October 11th – Shaye Moon - Employment First Program Consultant
 
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 concerned?
 
Make the most of your Rotary meetings and greet everyone at your table by name!
 
It is customary…
for the Club as a group, to greet Visiting Rotarians upon introduction by saying “Hi Bill!” (with the correct name of course!)
Introduction of Program:  Nicole Hauser
 
Program:  Cindy Cloyd, Project Cure
 
The Fort Collins Breakfast Club has partnered with our club and others to obtain a Rotary Global Grant and raise a total of $90,000 to send three shipping containers full of donated medical equipment to Nigeria.  The materials in these containers will serve 8 rural hospitals in two provinces within a partner Rotary district.
The main health issues facing rural Nigerians are hypertension, vision issues (including cataracts) and lower back issues related to working for years with shovels with very short handles.
The equipment being sent is worth about a half million dollars and the eight receiving hospitals serve about 6.75 million people, with each hospital receiving about 100,000 patients/year.
 
Project C.U.R.E. is the largest provider of donated medical supplies and equipment to developing countries around the world. Project C.U.R.E. is the recipient of the GuideStar Exchange Platinum Seal, the Charity Navigator Four-Star Rating and ranked by Forbes as one of the 20 Most Efficient Large U.S. Charities. 
Project C.U.R.E.’s Cargo program delivers semi-trailer-sized cargo containers carrying medical donations to under-resourced hospitals, clinics and community health centers in developing countries. They manage a complex inspection, inventory and logistics process that annually places millions of dollars' worth of medical supplies and modern equipment directly into the hands of doctors and nurses so they can provide quality care to their patients, many of whom are women and young children.
Project C.U.R.E. collaborates with community partners in each country to develop a high-level understanding of the scope of need. Their thorough, on-site assessment process ensures that every container delivered will meet the specific needs of the recipient hospital or clinic, equipping the medical staff with life-saving tools to improve diagnosis, treatment and care. Each 40' container delivers $400,000 worth of medical supplies and equipment on average, increasing access to healthcare for the most vulnerable populations in the world.
Source/more information: https://projectcure.org/
 
Responding for the Club: Nicole Nelson
 
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!
 
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Spoke Editor: Tony Hoch, 307-760-9386 or tony.hoch@lrcd.net
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