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The Future of Mobility and Personal Transportation
This Wednesday, noon, on zoom, Club Member Allan Kirkpatrick will be our presenter. We need to travel to get to work, school, and play. The transportation devices which give us this mobility are being electrified at an increasing rate – cars, trucks, bicycles, motorcycles, snowmobiles, and airplanes are all now available in electric versions.  You will soon have three choices for the engine powering these devices – a gasoline engine, an electric motor, or fuel cell. However, each of these engine choices has issues that need to be considered by the consumer.  READ MORE...
Sustainable Peacebuilding Fellowship
Following the noon meeting on Wednesday, January 5th, at 1:30, David Ames will lead the conversation on "Sports, Teamwork, Competition and Sustainable Peacebuilding. 
Update from Burundi - Bill Timpson
During our Wednesday Evening Meeting this week at Maxline Brewing, Bill Timpson will update us on the multiple Rotary Global Grant projects that our club has in Burundi. In Burundi, we are piloting new  peace studies activities that emphasize communication and cooperation, critical  and creative thinking. 
Dr. William M. Timpson is a retired professor in the School of Education at Colorado State University. 
Upcoming Investment Fellowship
On January 19th, the Investment Fellowship will be discussing the book "A Random Walk Down Wall Street", if you would like to start reading ahead.


Purple Pins for Polio -  REGISTER NOW!
Purple Pins for Polio is back! This year, we're back in real life - instead of on-line. What a great opportunity to be together again, and for an amazing cause. Eradicating polio around the world is our mission - hitting pins is our game! Please join us at Chippers Lanes on Horsetooth and Mason on Sunday, February 6th, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Please use this form to register now.  Completed form can be emailed to Irene Josey.  Bowlers and non-bowlers are encouraged to support the event by donating to End Polio Now!   
Boulder County Fire Relief Funds
Nearly 1000 homes have been lost in the Superior, Louisville, Marshall, and Lafayette areas. Thousands of people have been displaced; many have lost everything. The fires were very fast burning, growing to a 6,200 acre burn area in this densely populated area. The record high winds fueled the flames. Rotary District 5440 has set up a donation page and also the Community Foundation of Boulder County if you would like to send support.
Monthly Coffee & Conversation Cancelled
We are cancelling the monthly coffee & conversation until spring returns and we can enjoy our coffee and fellowship outside at The Cart. 
Barron Clinic Project Approved

The Barron Clinic is in rural Sinaloa Mexico outside of Mazatlán, Mexico. The Mazatlán Rotary club and the Rotary Club of Fort Collins, CO, USA are partnering to fund some basic medical equipment for this clinic. The Barron Clinic NGO has been working for over 5 years and has achieved substantial success in serving the underprivileged  in this rural area.

Here is the list of equipment provided. All equipment is purchase new in Mazatlán:

Upcoming Events
Noon Meeting (Zoom Only)
Jan 05, 2022
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Peace Builder Fellowship (Zoom)
Jan 05, 2022
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Evening Meeting
Maxline Brewing
Jan 05, 2022
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Volunteer Opportunity: Merit Badge University
Jan 08, 2022
Noon Meeting (Lincoln Center)
Lincoln Center
Jan 12, 2022
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
History Fellowship
Lincoln Center
Jan 12, 2022
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Volunteer Opportunity: Merit Badge University
Jan 15, 2022
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President's Message
John Trone
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This week we will be on zoom only for noon meeting Wednesday, which President Elect Marty will be lead. We will be in-person at Maxline Brewing for our evening meeting Wednesday with Bill Timpson updating members on the progress of our club's projects in Burundi.
Please join us Feburary 6th for the annual Purple Pins event as we bowl to End Polio. Rotary has been working to eradicate polio for more than 35 years. Our goal of ridding the world of this disease is closer than ever, with cases reduced 99.9 percent since the first project. I will be making a matching donation to the End Polio Now fund for every member donation during our campaign. You can register to bowl or sponsor a lane here. Or you can Donate Now here, whether you bowl or not.  Please share the link with your friends and social media also :)  Thank you Irene for coordinating the effort this year! (Any questions, please email Irene)
The first volunteer opportunity of the new year will be Scouting's Merit Badge University.  The event is January 8th and 15th and is virtual this year. Please contact Randy Kurtz for information on how you can be involved.  We will then be back helping the Food Bank on January 20th and Feburary 17th. 
Yours in Rotary Service,
          TOGETHER, we see a world
where PEOPLE unite and take action
       to CREATE lasting
           CHANGE— across the globe,
             in our communities, and in ourselves.
Rotary International Vision Statement
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