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Rotary Mental Health Initiatives – July 2015 Update

Background:Over two years ago, a small group of Club 31 members began working together in an effort to use the power of Rotary to address the need for more mental health awareness/education and to fight the stigma of mental illness. We were granted task force status by the Club’s board. The project has taken hold,…

2015-2016 President Andre van Hall’s Message to Club

Welcome to the New Rotary Year! President AndrĂ© van Hall, 2015-16 My goal for the upcoming year is to work towards achieving a level of RELEVANCE where people see the value in our membership because of:  1. RELEVANT work in our community and the world; 2. RELEVANT programs that make you WANT to miss work and…

Over $62,000 raised for District 5450 Colorado Rotary Flood Relief Project

5450logosmlIn what has been called a Thousand Year Flood, 21 inches of rain triggered catastrophic flooding in parts of Colorado during the week of September 9, 2013: eight lives lost, 24,000 homes were impacted, 2,000 homes totally destroyed, 20 counties affected, 200 miles of state highways and 50 bridges damaged or destroyed. This is just the hard evidence, the statistics. That doesn’t account for the scores of thousands of lives disrupted, jobs lost, farmers’ livelihoods taken, people displaced, and children homeless. Nor does it recognize the anguish of simply losing everything and starting all over with no home, no clothes, no food, no insurance, no source of income and limited, very limited government/FEMA assistance.

Jerry and Joyce Middel Awarded AMG Trust Bank Award for Exceptional Community Service

middels_awardOn Saturday, November 16, 2013, Earl Wright presented Jerry and Joyce Middel the AMG National Trust Bank Award for Exceptional Community Service at the 22nd Annual Branch Rickey Award Banquet. Following is an excerpt from this presentation…

“Good evening, Ladies and Gentlemen. Once again I have the honor of announcing the winner of the annual AMG National Trust Bank Award for Exceptional Community Service. Established in 2010, the award recognizes persons who, in the spirit of Rotary, are agents of positive change or are involved in sustainable quality community improvement, who have made a substantial impact on educational opportunities for at-risk children in greater Denver, and whose overall impact reflects the philanthropic goals of AMG and Rotary. The award winner for this year is an inspiring, dynamic couple who fits these criteria perfectly: Denver Rotary’s own Joyce and Jerry Middel.

Annual CU Opera Performance

opera_hanselThe Opera Theater Singers at the University of Colorado Boulder performed their annual holiday concert for our club. This year’s singers were CU students from all over the United States: New York, North Dakota, California, Wisconsin, Tennessee, North Carolina and Texas.

Watch the video to see their amazing performance!