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.
Rise Above Violence
Carmen Hubb introduced herself and her presenters from Youth Rise, Sarah Ross and Elisa Hubb.    Cheryl Bowdridge directs Youth Rise and she was there to cheer the girls on.  The purpose of the program is to improve the lives of youth in our community by teaching healthy beliefs and behaviors and setting them up for positive social norms regarding relationship violence while striving for a violence free Pagosa. This is the second year of this class being offered as an elective in the High School and was conceived to stop violent behaviors from being developed at an early age.  Programs such as internet safety, bullying, healthy relationships and sexual harassment are offered throughout the year.  There are also special events such as the Denim Day Marchon April 24th at noon at the downtown Bell Tower, The Push Up Challenge on April 26th at Crossfit and the Pagosa Duathlon on July 13th.  
Rise Above Violence was re-branded from the previously know Archuleta County Victims Assistance program in 2006.  Whenever any person is involved in a violent crime there can be a number of other systems that get involved including the Civil Court system, protective custody, short and long-term housing, serious financial implications can be involved as well as dealing with the trauma.  A grant-funded Advocate assists victims with managing all these issues as well as hearing appearances.  Rise Above Violence has a 24 hour hotline in Pagosa but no alternative housing solutions here locally other than short-term motel stays.  There is a shelter in Durango.
Another function of RISE is to assist with training for law enforcement officers and emergency responders so that they can recognize signs of abuse and know how to respond to it.  
News & Happenings
Cata got us started with a beautiful invocation in Spanish.  I have always loved the sound of the Spanish language although personally, I could not speak or understand a single word.  She briefly  interpreted that the words were about learning to love ourselves and to take care of each other.  A little later in the meeting Cindi Galabota passed around a clip board for folks to sign up to inspire us with their own invocations!  If you missed the clip board, give Cindi a call and she can put you on that list.
Cindi also shared that the RYLA committee has met, made updates to the application forms, and is ready to get them distributed to the High School .  The event will be held in Glenwood Springs, Colorado Mountain College June 21 - 24.  Application forms are due to be returned to Cindi by April 19 and the interviews will take place the week of the 22nd.  Encourage that special student that you know to apply for this great opportunity!  Also, transportation is needed for one leg of this journey.  If three students are selected it will require a larger vehicle.  Please get in touch with Cindi if this is something you would like to experience.
The Hatcher Ice Melt contest has been extended!  Please get the word out that folks have UNTIL THE BARREL FALLS to continue to make guesses about that exact month, day, hour and second.  Just think, as the time goes nearer, your chances to win get better and better!  But, don't wait too long!
Tickets and posters were made available for the Gary Morris Concert on April 20, 2019.  Gary will do an interview with KWUF at 8:00 am on April 8th, so check in to listen to that.  Also, we will have the cover of the Preview on April 18th.  In the meantime, lets get selling those tickets! It would be just wonderful if we can fill that auditorium.
The Casino Night planning continues to move forward.  Don't forget to put that date down as well for May 17th!  We will most likely need to recruit more dealers so keep that in mind as you attend various functions and be making a list.
David Richardson gave us an update on brother John.  Other than the annoyance of having to wear a large uncomfortable neck brace, John and Helen are doing well with the recovery from his surgery.
Then Betty took over to celebrate our birthdays for the month of March.  Georgette,  Allen, Sue and Jeff were all called to the front of the room to don their birthday hats.  Jeff had a terrible time making his work.
March 30 - Sponsor Forms and Money Due
April 12 - Board of Directors Meeting
April 20 - Gary Morris Concert
April 27 - 9Health Fair
May 10 - Board of Directors Meeting
May 17 - Las Vegas Casino Night
May 22 - CDC Economic Development Luncheon
June 14 - Board of Directors Meeting
June 27 - Installation Banquet
July 4 - Independence Day Parade
9Health Fair
Thank you for volunteering at last year’s 9Health Fair in Pagosa Springs.  Priscilla Roberts or I will be contacting you at some point in the next couple of weeks to see if you can help again this year!  Priscilla is handling the majority of scheduling volunteers this year and I am so happy to have her on our team!  We will be in close contact so if it’s easier for you to reply to this email to let us know your availability, that will be fine too. 
The Pagosa Springs Fair will be on April 27, 2019!  Save the date!  That’s the last Saturday of April.
In the meantime – Please know that we appreciate your volunteering and read on for some exciting information!  The Pagosa Springs Fair will utilize on-line registration again this year and it is open now!  If you have any questions, Please email me or call Shellie Peterson 507-0500.
To recognize and thank you for your volunteerism, you, AND YOUR IMMEDIATE FAMILY may receive 20% off any & all blood work and colorectal kits that 9Health Fair offers.  This 20% is more important than ever and is our way of saying thank you for your volunteerism so that you can own your health!
To receive your 20% off, please read this information carefully and follow these steps. Your coupon code is: ThankYouVol19 (this code is NOT case sensitive)
  20% off any & all blood work and colorectal kits as offered by 9Health Fair – For you & your
   immediate family
You should register online as a participant at to get this 20% discount.
ü  Participant registration closes at 12 noon the day before the fair date.  Most of you already are familiar to registering online, but here are the details again:
                   Click on “Find a Fair”
            Enter 81147 and  hit the Search button
            Pagosa Springs High School appears – select Register Online
            Here is where you would enter your existing Log In information or create your username and
                   password and follow the prompts to register and complete the process
            When you get to the Payment Summary page enter your Discount Code
ü For Volunteers
  1. How to Get your Coupon Code:
                          Your coupon code is:  ThankYouVol19
  1. It is more important than EVER to participate in the Volunteer Pre-Draw.  Unless we can achieve a minimum participation in the Pre-Draw we may lose this important advantage!  Having your blood drawn on Friday enables you to focus on providing your volunteer efforts toward the participants on the day of the Fair
  2. This will be held on Friday, April 26th at the Methodist Church from 7:30 to 9:00 am.  Register for the 9HealthFair of your choice by going to by 12:00 Noon on April 25th
  3. Enter the Coupon Code and hit ‘apply’ and you will see your discount!
  4. Call us if you need help: 303.698.4455
WHO gets 20% off? Anyone who has given 1 hour or more of time as a volunteer in any capacity to 9Health Fair in 2017, 2018 or 2019. This includes any type of volunteering that benefits 9Health Fair including preparations for a fair, serving at a fair, errands or tasks behind the scenes, setup/clean up, after the fair tasks, calls, emails, etc. If you have volunteered in any capacity for a 9Health Fair, you get 20% off! This discount has now been extended to your ENTIRE IMMEDIATE FAMILY!
By participating in a 9Health Fair, you’re helping in 3 ways:
  1. Owning your health!
  2. Helping us help more people own their health! The more people who participate in our fairs, the more people we can help with vouchers and supportive services!
  3. Recognizing the importance of our wonderful volunteers- YOU!
Please let me know if you have questions or feel free to reply to this email to let me know if you are available to volunteer for this year’s fair!
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