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Convention: Southern hospitality
The Atlanta Host Organization Committee is offering some good old-fashioned Southern hospitality at the Rotary International Convention from 10 to 14 June. It has planned a wide range of activities featuring everything from good food and music to inspiring tours of local landmarks. If it’s your first convention, these events are chances to meet fellow Rotarians from around the world, and if you’re an experienced convention goer, you can catch up with old friends. Hall of Fame baseball player Hank Aaron will host Rotarians for a “Strike Out Polio” night at the new SunTrust Park, where you’ll...
Member spotlight: The power of the press
When Teguest Yilma helped found the Rotary Club of Addis Ababa Entoto in 2002, she thought polio had already been eradicated from most of the world. But while Ethiopia had been free of the disease, Yilma was shocked to learn that new cases had started cropping up in surrounding countries such as Somalia. “I was thinking, it’s not possible, we can’t be free if the countries around us are not free,” she says. Yilma, the managing editor of Capital, Ethiopia’s largest English weekly newspaper, has brought a journalist’s skills to the fight against polio. She became vice chair of the Ethiopia...
Member interview: Writer sheds light on FDR’s right-hand woman
Battling breast cancer in 2000, Kathryn Smith found comfort pursuing her lifelong interest in Franklin D. Roosevelt. The more she read, the more intrigued she became with the 32nd U.S. president’s private secretary, Marguerite Alice “Missy” LeHand. “I thought, what a fascinating life she had because she was by his side through the polio crisis, establishing the polio rehabilitation center in Warm Springs and then after his return to politics,” she says. Smith, a past president of the Rotary Club of Greater Anderson, S.C., and a longtime newspaper journalist, turned that curiosity into a book...
The Rotarian Conversation with Ban Ki-moon
One of United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s earliest memories is of fleeing with his family into the mountains during the Korean War, his village burning behind him. His father and grandfather had to forage for food in the woods; his mother gave birth to his siblings away from anything remotely resembling a health facility. “I have known hunger,” he says. “I have known war, and I have known what it means to be forced to flee conflict.” The soldiers who came to their rescue were flying the blue flag of the United Nations. The UN provided them with food and their schools with books....
Culture: Life in the bike lane
Like a lot of us, I spent much of my childhood riding bikes, but fell out of the habit for a while. Forty years. Then my wife and I moved to New York, where cyclists risk their necks in a daily Thunderdome of cabs, police cars, firetrucks, double-decker buses, messengers on motorbikes, and delivery trucks backing around corners at 20 miles an hour. Not for me! At least not until my 50th birthday, when my metabolic furnace flamed out. Calories started going directly from beer bottle to beer belly. It was time to start exercising. Either that or give up Samuel Adams, and I couldn’t do that to...
 
 
 
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Pueblo West

Service Above Self

We meet Wednesdays at 7:00 AM
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412 S McCulloch Blvd
Pueblo West, CO  81007
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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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