Presiding: Nicole Hauser
Meeting Room setup/takedown and general problem solving:
Professor’s Quote: Jenny Eisenhauer
Foundation Flash:
Introduction of Guests:
Exchange Students:
Visiting Rotarians:
Junior Rotarians/RYLA/Young RYLA:
Rotaract/Interact Students:
Humor: Steve Morgan
Foundation Drawing:
O’Dwyers Drawing:
  • Nicole Hauser noted that Evelyn Edson will go through new member orientation soon.
  • John Bard announced the decision to suspend the Junior Rotarian program until we can meet in person.
Rotarian of the Week: John Bard nominated Kermit Brown for being nominated for the President’s Award from the Wyoming State Bar Association; Nicole Hauser nominated those who went to the park dedication and Larry Struempf and Shaun Bullock for their work on the park project; Jaime Stine nominated Caitlin White for running the Zoom meetings the last few months.
Program: Historic Alliance for Wyoming, Rin Kasckow
Introduction: Tony Hoch
Rin Kasckow is the executive director of Historic Alliance for Wyoming, a statewide historic preservation non-profit. She started as an intern and volunteer before moving up. Rin is a one-person army, as the only staff member.
In 2020, the organization is celebrating its 15th year. It has a big board statewide and works with many different organizations.
Why is historic preservation important? Downtown Laramie is a good example, as it utilizes many historic buildings and makes them active pieces in the community. One example is the historic Buckhorn Bar building.
The non-profit focuses on advocacy, education, and consulting. They created a watchlist for endangered buildings and landscapes. The organization strives to make connections to make sure areas are protected.
They do in-person education sessions mostly through workshops and at schools. These sessions talk about how to preserve spaces, as well as the economic benefits.
An example of historic preservation in Wyoming is the FS King Ranch, a historic ranch for sheep herding that needed to be preserved.
May is Historic Preservation Month.
The organization offers Unbarreds, which are a unique opportunity to see historic sites that are not normally open to the public or otherwise inaccessible. These are compelling and interesting. One was done at the FS King Ranch that included a traditional sheep herders dinner and discussion with descendants.
Next year there will be a tour of five community halls in Sheridan and Johnson counties from the women’s clubs that care for the buildings.
The organization focuses on protecting communities and expanding downtowns, towns, and public lands.
Rin’s favorite historic building is the Scandinavian church in West Laramie.
Response: Caitlin White

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!
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