Presiding: Jaime Stine
Meeting Room setup/takedown and general problem solving:
Inspiration: Larry Struempf
Professor’s Quote:
Foundation Flash:
Introduction of Guests:
Exchange Students:
Visiting Rotarians:
Junior Rotarians/RYLA/Young RYLA:
Rotaract/Interact Students:
Foundation Drawing: Tony Hoch won $10.
O’Dwyers Drawing:
  • Randi Downham announced that we will be bringing back the card raffle drawings. This will be done virtually over Zoom during the meeting. There will be a call for tickets in the chat and then you will be charged monthly.
  • Jaime Stine told the club that the results of the survey were strongly in favor of sticking with virtual meetings for the foreseeable future. The board will work to incorporate some more fun into the meetings.
  • Jaime Stine announced that the club made a $2,000 donation to United Way of Albany County.
  • Randi Downham needs volunteers for the virtual fundraiser.
Rotarian of the Week: Jaime Stine nominated Evelyn Edson for her work with United Way of Albany County.
Rotarian of the Month: Tony Hoch  
Program: Cheyenne Board of Public Utilities, Dena Engenhoff
Introduction: Tony Hoch
Dena Engenhoff and the Board of Utilities serve 75,000 customers in the Cheyenne area with water and sewer. The board has five members that are appointed by the mayor. It has a director and 135.5 employees.
For the water system, it relies on eight dams/reservoirs, has four well fields, and has a water right exchange. The water right exchange is from the Sierra Madres through Hogg Park. Cheyenne also has a substantial water system with Rob Roy. These are all gravity fed because of the high water pressure.
Cheyenne has one treatment plant and two wastewater plants. These can handle recycled water, mostly used for irrigation.
Cheyenne poses some unique risks for water management. It has enough pipework in the ground to surround the state’s border. It also has aging infrastructure, which is being handled with deferred maintenance. There are also security threats, natural hazards, and limited funding.
Cheyenne is about 80-100 years behind on recycling pipes because it costs about $1.2 million to replace pipe per mile.
There are regulatory risks as well, as water management is governed by several decrees.
Another issue is that water demand is increasing due to population growth and density, but the supply is going down.
Environmental changes can also happen related to changes in the ecosystem, change in water chemistry, lack of ground water recharge, and climate change.
In relation to the Mullen Fire, the fire did get close to Rob Roy. This would have heavily impacted Cheyenne’s water supply.
The Board of Utilities was in constant communication with the Fire Service to keep track of potential issues as the fire moved.
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    
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!