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Join a Twitter chat on membership with General Secretary John Hewko
Kick off Membership and New Club Development Month by participating in a Twitter chat with Rotary International General Secretary John Hewko on 5 August at 10:30 Chicago time (UTC-5). Get tips and resources for gaining members and becoming more involved in your club. Share your own ideas and expertise on how Rotary members can encourage their friends to join. Use #RotaryChat to participate and follow @Rotary and @JohnHewko. 
Nigeria sees no wild polio cases for one year
Today marks one year since Nigeria last reported a polio case caused by wild poliovirus, putting the country on the brink of eradicating the paralyzing disease. The last case was reported on 24 July 2014 in the northern state of Kano. If no cases are reported in the coming weeks, the World Health Organization is expected to remove Nigeria from the list of countries where polio is endemic, leaving just two: Afghanistan and Pakistan. Nigeria is the last polio-endemic country in Africa. The continent is poised to reach its own first full year without any illness from the virus on 11 August. “...
Out of tragedy, some people create something good
From the August 2015 issue of The Rotarian What's the worst that could happen? For most of us, that's a simple question. We might be late for a train. We might miss out on a promotion, or even lose a job. But for some, the worst is unimaginably worse. An unfortunate few endure what Ani Kalayjian calls "true trauma." War. Fire. Flood. A daughter disappears. A son contracts Ebola. When faced with such disasters, "people feel anger, guilt, sadness, frustration – feelings that can poison the body and spirit," says Kalayjian, a trauma specialist at Columbia University. "Trauma survivors may think...
San Diego students tackle vaccine controversy
From the August 2015 issue of The Rotarian A group of teenage journalism students in suburban San Diego were in the early stages of a new project – an educational film funded by a Rotary grant – when their teacher's phone rang. A prominent blogger had caught wind of what they were doing from a local news story, and wasn't pleased. The fledgling film came under fire almost overnight as ripples of protest spread through the blogosphere. With calls pouring in before shooting had even begun, the advisers considered halting the project, questioning whether it would be worth the controversy...
What happens when what you know turns out to be wrong?
From the August 2015 issue of The Rotarian One evening, sitting in the back seat of the car, our two girls, ages six and eight, were discussing the show we were on our way to attend. Called The Illusionists, it featured seven of the world's top magicians. The debate consisted of whether there would be real magic involved, or just tricks. "When they cut the man in half," our younger daughter asked, "how do they keep the blood in?" She was convinced there was true magic. Her older sister, a little wiser, wasn't buying it. "Easy," she said. "R-o-b-o-t." She rolled her eyes at how obvious this...
 
 

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Welcome to Pueblo West

Pueblo West

Service Above Self

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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