President's Message
Shellie Peterson
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The Pagosa Springs Rotary Club is a diverse group of engaged individuals participating through friendship and camaraderie in opportunities to serve our community and other communities around the world.
Rolling Out the Barrel for the Hatcher Ice Melt Contest
We certainly all had a good time 'rolling out the barrel', or pulling it,  last Thursday morning!  The clocks are all ticking away!  Get your guesses in soon and often as the weather is certainly unpredictable this time of year!
Rotarians were joined by members of the PLPOA staff and our photographer, Al Myatt early that morning for the event.  The Pagosa Fire Protection District men with equipment were there as well and they will be an important role when the barrel has to be 'rescued' and retrieved from the icy water. 
Click Here to purchase guesses 
Introducing the Pagosa Springs Rotary Club Hatcher Lake Ice Melt Contest! 

The Hatcher Lake Ice Melt hopes to become one of Pagosa Springs Rotary’s flagship fundraisers and is modeled after the Lake Dillion Ice Melt that is facilitated by the Rotary Club of Summit County, which began in 1986!
Here’s how it works: We will haul a giant drum out to the middle of Hatcher Lake. Attached to the drum are clocks. When the ice gives way, the clocks go under water and stop working. Locals, visitors, and other astute guessers (such as yourself!) can use skill, and luck to predict the exact time the clock will drop. 
  • The grand prize winner gets $1000 and priceless bragging rights.
  • Second place gets $500 and slightly-less-priceless bragging rights.
  • Third place gets a cool $250.
  • Proceeds go towards supporting the Rotary Club of Pagosa Springs Graduating High School Senior Scholarship fund.   Please look through the rest of the website for details on these projects. 
Individual guesses cost $5, and there are discounts of 5 guesses for $20 and 30 guesses for a measly $100.
The contest closes on the first day of Spring at midnight, that is March 20, 2019 (or earlier if clock drops into the lake before March 20th.) Tickets must be in the hands of a Rotarian (or postmarked) by that moment or they will not be accepted. But that shouldn’t concern you, because you can get tickets right here and now through the link below! A committee of highly-trained PLPOA staff will decide the winners, and their decision will be final.
Go to:  Mouse over the Hatcher Lake Ice Melt Contest near the top of the page in the blue bar.  Click there to make your guesses and WIN!
March 30 - Sponsor Forms and Money Due
April 20 - Gary Morris Concert
April 27 - 9Health Fair
May 17 - Las Vegas Casino Night
May 22 - CDC Economic Development Luncheon
June 27 - Installation Banquet
July 4 - Independence Day Parade
Rotary Serves the Community at Loaves & Fishes
Both the Mountain and Noon Rotary Clubs were represented last Thursday cooking and serving for Loaves & Fishes.  The Clubs participate with other non-profit service organizations to provide the man-power to bring this free community meal together each Thursday.  Even our Rotary Youth Exchange students were in on the action last week as Theo and Cata learn and practice service above self.
March is Water and Sanitation Month

Clean water, sanitation, and hygiene education are basic necessities for a healthy environment and a productive life.

When people have access to clean water and sanitation, waterborne diseases decrease, children stay healthier and attend school more regularly, and mothers can spend less time carrying water and more time helping their families.

In rural Ghana, Rotary members supply clean water and sanitation facilities to prevent the spread of infectious diseases.

Clean water is a basic need for human beings. When people, especially children, have access to clean water, they live healthier and more productive lives. However, at least 3,000 children die each day from diseases caused by unsafe water, which is what motivates our members to build wells, install rainwater harvesting systems, and teach community members how to maintain new infrastructure.

While very few people die of thirst, millions die from preventable waterborne diseases, providing the impetus for our members to also improve sanitation facilities in undeveloped countries. Members start by providing toilets and latrines that flush into a sewer or safe enclosure and then add education programs to promote hand-washing and other good hygiene habits.

Welcome Back from PETS and AG Training
Nick Tallent, Kim Moore and Sam Conti look like they were having way to much fun in Denver earlier this month!  Nick and Sam attended President Elect Training or PETS and Kim Moore attended Assistant Governor Training.
Bulletin Editor
Shellie Peterson
Mar 14, 2019
Boy Scouts
Mar 21, 2019
Art Show
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Be Sure To Thank Our Sponsors
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Pagosa Springs Rotary meets every Thursday at 11:45 !          

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