Presiding: Jaime Stine
Meeting Room setup/takedown and general problem solving:
Inspiration:
Professor’s Quote: Rolling Abernethy
Foundation Flash:
Introduction of Guests:
Guests:
Exchange Students:
Visiting Rotarians:
Junior Rotarians/RYLA/Young RYLA:
Rotaract/Interact Students:
Humor:
Foundation Drawing: Joe Steiner won $10.
O’Dwyers Drawing:
 
Announcements:
  • Rollin Abernethy announced that Randi Downham had her baby. Congrats Randi & family!
 
Upcoming Programs:
 
Rotarian of the Week: Jaime Stine nominated Hmembers who are legislators and elected officials who are working hard on budget shortfalls.
 
Program: Malcolm Wallop Civic Engagement K-12 Virtual Curriculum Project, Jean Garrison & Jason McConnell
 
Introduction: Rollin Abernethy
 
This project is part of the Malcolm Wallop Civic Engagement Program. The program largely to bring programming to communities, to fund research for students and faculty, and to partner with K-12 teachers.
 
This was inspired by the late Malcolm Wallop who was a U.S. Senator and Wyoming legislator.
 
This project is a partnership with the College of Arts & Sciences, specifically with the School of Politics, Public Affairs, and International Studies. The project also involves the College of Education Trustees Education Initiative.
 
The project focuses on the development of a library of virtual curriculum resources that are free for Wyoming teachers and their students.
 
This includes short videos from experts and faculty, teacher resource guides, opportunities for live chat-back, and sessions with interaction between experts and students.
 
Examples of topics include: fake news, intellectual property, women in flight, migration, and Wyoming government.
 
The project started with wide discussions with educational professionals, partner teachers, and We the People faculty.
 
Laura Baker with CyberWyoming did an interesting history of elections hacking curriculum and presentation.
 
Each area has a description of the lesson and then is paired with resources and videos.
 
The project’s goals are to build reciprocal partnerships across all education levels; to build greater access; and create a sustainable model for the virtual land-grant mission.
 
There has already been a great response for the project considering it launched in December. Eleven counties are already using the content.
 
The team is in the process of getting more marketing out and feeling confident more counties will begin to participate.
 
Response: Jaime Stine

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?
 
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: Caitlin White, 307-630-1965, cwhite@acplwy.org