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Bringing education to rural Mexican area, one school at a time
When Mariana Day moved in 1989 to the small beach town of Chacala, in Nayarit, Mexico, she noticed that the surrounding rural areas struggled to maintain schools. And most children weren’t able to go beyond an eighth-grade education. Day, who is a member of the Rotary Club of Bahía de Jaltemba-La Peñita, in Nayarit, had started a local scholarship program before she joined Rotary. Called Changing Lives, the program provided students with high school tuition, uniforms, school supplies, and transportation. In addition, Rotary clubs from the United States and Mexico have been investing in the...
Member interview: Jay Cook helps young people through Rotary Youth Exchange
From the September 2015 issue of The Rotarian A Rotarian for nearly three decades, Jay Cook has helped hundreds of young people broaden their horizons through Rotary Youth Exchange. Recently, while working for the nonprofit Water Missions International, he’s turned his attention to bringing safe water and sanitation solutions to developing countries and disaster-stricken areas. Cook is a member of the Rotary Club of Charleston Breakfast and the Water and Sanitation Rotarian Action Group. THE ROTARIAN: How did you become involved with Rotary Youth Exchange? COOK: My club was hosting a young...
Technology: To please in a pod(cast)
From the September 2015 issue of The Rotarian When I was a college student in Wisconsin in the 1970s, those of us who worked at the 10-watt radio station hoped our signal would reach not only the 1,500 students on the Beloit College campus and the 35,000 residents of the town of Beloit but also the people in the cars and trucks passing by on the interstate 3 miles to the east – and possibly, late at night, the 150,000 who lived in the bustling metropolis of Rockford, Ill., 20 miles to the south. Some of us hoped to get jobs in radio after we graduated, and there was even talk about starting...
Polio: The Rotarian Conversation with Aseefa Bhutto Zardari
From the September 2015 issue of The Rotarian Before her family was forced into exile, before her mother was assassinated, before her father became president, Aseefa Bhutto Zardari was known for something simpler, but in some ways equally powerful: In 1994, she became the first child in Pakistan to receive the oral polio vaccine, as part of the country’s first National Immunization Day. Benazir Bhutto, then prime minister, gave the drops to her daughter herself, a compelling endorsement of the nascent campaign. “I was a baby at the time, so I don’t remember it,” says Bhutto Zardari, now 22. “...
Pakistan's progress: Snapshots from the polio campaign
From the September 2015 issue of The Rotarian Nearly 90 percent of the world’s polio cases last year occurred in Pakistan. But the country is making dramatic progress in its quest to eradicate the disease: Cases are down by almost 70 percent to date compared with 2014, owing partly to military interventions that year in Taliban-controlled North Waziristan, which have allowed vaccinators to reach hundreds of thousands of children who were previously inaccessible. Improved government leadership, the introduction of inactivated polio vaccine in high-risk districts, and vaccinations at transit...
 
 

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Pueblo West

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We meet Wednesdays at 7:00 AM
Gabby's Diner (formerly Solid Ground Cafe)
412 S. McCulloch Blvd.
Pueblo West, CO  81007
United States
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The Rotary Club of Pueblo West has developed "The Flag Project" as a means to promote local patriotism and to help other not for profit community groups to raise funds.  When a resident of Pueblo West subscribes to this program, an American Flag is placed in front of their residence on the street for each major holiday during the spring, summer, and fall.  This includes Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, and Veterans Day.  Organizations that meet the Pueblo West Rotary Club's criteria can sell subscriptions and then keep a portion of each subscription payment.  Please select the link below and you will be directed to a website where you can subscribe to having a flag displayed at your residence.
 
 

 
Fishing Derby – Huge Success!
The 10th Annual Tom Sawyer Fishing Derby was a big success with over 350 kids participating.  A huge Red Eye shout out goes to all the Rotarians, the Jubic family members, and Parks & Rec employees who pitched in and helped out.  The Colorado Parks people and our Sheriff’s Department were also awesome.  A special 'Thank You" goes to Tony & Darcy Scanlon for hosting the Fish Fry at their home.  Please see the photo album farther down in the website. 
 
    
 
 
 

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A great time was had by all at the Pueblo West VFW on December th.  The food was fantastic and the “White Elephant” gift exchange was awesome.

 

 
 

PUEBLO WEST ROTARY DAY - OCTOBER 3rd

This was truly a testimony to the work of our local club.  October third was declared Pueblo West Rotary Day by both the Pueblo County Commissioners and by the Pueblo West Metropolitan Board. A ceremony commemorating these declarations and honoring visiting Rotary International President Gary Huang was held that afternoon at Civic Center Park.  The backdrop for this event included our Oktoberfest site.  Our own Jerry Martin, a man of many hats spoke for the Pueblo West Metro District and for our club.  Other speakers at the event included the Pueblo West Chamber President, County Commissioner Liane “Buffy” McFadyen, and Governor Hickenlooper.   President Huang toured some of our past projects prior to the ceremony and made remarks at the presentation.  He led the group in the “Happy Clap”.  Our president, Rick Clark presented a check to Pueblo West Parks and Recreation for $10,000 as a contribution for the new Frisbee Golf Course.  This was followed by the ceremonial First Frisbee Toss by the assembled dignitaries.  No one came close to the basket.

 

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PUEBLO WEST ROTARY OKTOBERFEST

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The PW Rotary Oktoberfest was a huge success on October 3rd and 4rth.  It was coincident with the District Convention in Pueblo and really showed the impact that our club has on the community.  Over 2,000 residents and visitors participated in the event.  The Martini Shot headlined Friday night and Dr. Fine headlined on Saturday.  Kids activities included pumpkin painting and bounce houses.  Face painters and balloon artists were on hand.  Our local Cultura Restaurant provided excellent Oktoberfest style food.  The Brews Brothers kept the suds going.  Many Rotarians pitched in to work this event.  A great time was had by all.  

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ROTARY DISTRICT MEETING

Our Rotary District Meeting was held the Pueblo Convention Center starting at on  October 3rd through Sunday October 5th.  Rotary International President Gary Huang was the featured guest.  A shout out goes to Janean Jubic.  She wound up hosting 7 international students who were attending the District Conference.

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