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.
News & Happenings
As usual, our Club has a lot going on!  Here is a rundown on what is happening in the next couple of weeks:
June 17 - Tomorrow - There is a decorating session for casino night beginning at 4:00 in the back room at Pagosa Brewing.  This is a lot of fun!!!
June 18 - This Tuesday - There is Black Jack Training and practice in the back room at Pagosa Brewing & Grill starting at 5:00 PM.  I am sure this will be a lot of fun too!  Come get all practiced up and ready for Casino Night.
June 19 - This Wednesday - Radio interview with Bob Eggleston about the Casino Night.  Runs about at 8:30.  Listen in!
June 19 - This Wednesday - there is a meeting to go over registration for the 4th of July Parade starting at 2:00 pm at JoAnn Lairds home.  You have already been notified if you are working in this area, but this is a reminder.  
June 20 - This Thursday - there is no noon meeting as we will be cooking and serving for Loaves & Fishes
June 21 - This Friday - Las Vegas Casino Night.  The mighty craps table move will start out the day.  Watch for further email instructions regarding what time to be there for decorating and getting ready for the big night.  We will also be taking everything down that night so plan on bringing some work clothes and comfy shoes
June 24 - A week from Tomorrow - Decorating session for the Installation Banquet.  Come help us get the decorations ready for a great installation party!
June 27 - A week from Thursday - Installation Banquet.  Drinks and social hour begins at 5:30 pm.  Have you registered for the event?  If you have trouble, just email me and I will register you and your guests.  We need a final count for the caterer by Monday, June 24.
July 4 - The following Thursday - The 4th of July Parade.  Be on the look out for more instructions regarding the last minute details for this as well.
JoAnn was there to bring us all up to date with the arrangements for the 4th of July Parade.  There is a really great article, written by JoAnn as well as an Editorial by Terri House on this subject in this week's paper.  If we all try to read these and the ones that will follow in the next two weeks,  on the day of the Parade we will know all the answers ALL THE TIME!  Which is a good thing when we are coordinating such a big event!  
Our speaker last week was Andrea Phillips, the Manager of the Town of Pagosa Springs.  It was interesting to hear about how the Town is structured and managed as well as about some of their priorities for the upcoming year.
Las Vegas Casino Night
Ever hear the saying "what happens in Pagosa, stays in Pagosa?"  Its certainly true when it comes to all of the proceeds from Pagosa Rotary's Las Vegas Casino Night.  In general, this is a great way to spend a Friday evening and provide a big financial boost to so many local educational formats.
At the end of the evening, your play-money winnings will go into a drawing for gift certificates and other goodies.  Even your entry ticket will be drawn for cash prizes!
This fundraiser benefits the Rotary Scholarship Fund of which $30,000 was granted just this year to graduating seniors for collect and vocational schools.
June is Rotary Fellowship Month
I found this article by Tina Spencer-Mulhern, District Governor 2018-2019, District 5190, that I wanted to share with you.  While their accomplishments are different from ours, none-the-less, we have many to be proud of this past year too!
Rotary Fellowships are international groups that share a common passion. Being part of a fellowship is a fun way to make friends around the world, explore a hobby or profession, and enhance your Rotary experience. See the information sheet in this newsletter that gives you more details on Rotary Fellowship opportunities. For me personally I am a member of the Wine Fellowship Group.  I know, no surprise there.
It has been a great Season and we have much to Celebrate. Teams throughout our District have really stepped up to the plate.  As I have said many times this year “Together we can do much more”. Nine Areas teamed up on area projects and 32 clubs supported our District Project “Smiles Without Borders”.
Much thanks to our District Leadership Team, Assistant Coaches and Club Presidents for all your hard work in helping District 5190 “Knock it out of the Park” this year.
As of today, our membership growth is up for the first time in many years. I congratulate you on trying new things to help your clubs grow and retaining the players you have. After all, it’s up to us to get our members out of the stands and onto the field, playing the game with us, not just watching us.
Our first Multi District conference was a weekend of celebration with inspiration around every corner.  If you were able to attend, I hope it exceeded your expectations as it did mine. It was so nice seeing old friends from other Districts and making new ones as well.
Rotarians are People of Action and as we continue to make Rotary a Brand to be recognized, we will need to continue to share our stories of Action. Every game has its strikes and home runs, however when we play together, we all win, our Communities win and our World wins.
As we close out this Rotary year and the new year begins, I encourage you to hop on DGE Randy’s tandem bike and continue trying new things. Life is like riding a bicycle, to stay balanced you must keep moving.
It has truly been an honor leading, motivating and inspiring our Players.

Congratulations on a Great Season!

Every day is a new opportunity. You can build on yesterday’s successes or put its failures behind you and start over again. That’s the way life is with a new game every day, and that’s the way baseball is.
“Bob Feller”
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Jun 20, 2019
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Upcoming Events
Las Vegas Casino Night
PLPOA Clubhouse
Jun 21, 2019
6:30 PM – 10:00 PM
2019-2020 Installation Banquet
PLPOA Clubhouse
Jun 27, 2019
5:30 PM – 9:00 PM
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Be Sure To Thank Our Sponsors
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Jack & Katie Threet
  Jim Garrett, Attorney
Mike Vanover
Hair by Kandi
Russell Hampton
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Pagosa Springs Rotary meets every Thursday at 11:45 !          

Pagosa Brewing & Grill    
118 N. Pagosa Blvd.
Pagosa Springs, CO 81147