President's Message
Mike Vanover
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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.
Awarded Presidential Citation with Silver Distinction
Past Presidents, Kim Moore and Shellie Peterson and President Elect, Mike Vanover and his wife Renee, were thrilled to accept the Presidential Citation Award with Distinction at the District 5470 Conference at the Mount Princeton Hot Springs Resort this past weekend.
This prestigious award signifies the dedication of the members of the Rotary Club of Pagosa Springs to support the strategic priorities of Rotary International by being people of action changing the lives of families and communities across the world.
The Durango Club was similarly called out for distinguished service with the DD Monroe Award.  This award is made annually by the District Governor to recognize the BEST Club in the District.  This is the highest award given by Rotary District 5470 to recognize truly vibrant Clubs.  The Rotary Club of Pagosa Springs was awarded this honor in 2017-2018.
Rotary still is, and always will be, the organization Paul Harris envisioned: a place where people from every corner of the earth can come together to become something greater than themselves.  Yet Rotary today offers something of singular and enduring value: the chance to be a part of a global network of people who have the talent and the drive to change the world.
Jaime Novoa Participates in Flag Ceremony
We were so proud of all of the exchange students but especially our own  student, Jaime Novoa hailing from Spain.  To see the bond that these students from around the world form in their exchange year is truly inspirational.  Friendships are formed that will last a lifetime.  Rotary offers these students the chance to be ambassadors for peace from their country to ours.
Johrita Solari RI Director 2019-2021
We were honored to hear Johrita Solari speak.  Among the many positions Johrita has held in Rotary, she has served as chair for the 2013 Southern California/Nevada PETS, training leader at the 2014 and 2015 International Assemblies, and chaired the 2015 Rotary Institute for Zones 25/26.  She is currently a member of Rotary's Peace Major Gifts Initiative Committee.
Patricia LaTaille - Rotary Peace Fellow
Patricia LaTaille was selected as a Rotary Peace Fellow, in Bankok, Thailand in 2015.  Ms. LaTaille was a fascinating speaker on the methods of NonViolent Communication and issues around social justice.  In addition to acting as the Lead Facilitator and Trainer for Victim-Offender conferencing in Full Circle Restorative Justice, Patty practices as a Professional Mediator with Keeping the Peace.
Mount Princeton Hot Springs Resort
You can imagine that it might have been hard to concentrate and listen to speakers with this beautiful mountain looking over you!  Truly a lovely resort area and one you should try to visit soon.
The food was amazing! We stayed at the Creekside Suites and the rooms were beautiful.  We did manage a short hike to St. Elmo, a historic mining town, and a soak in the hot springs too.
World Polio Day in Pagosa Springs
Join us at City Market on October 23, 2019 from 10:00 to 6:00!  Help us celebrate the progress that has been made, and help us keep up the fight to eradicate Polio from planet earth!  Rotarians will be there, with the famous red kettle, collecting funds that will be matched by Bill & Melinda Gates, $2 for every $1 collected!

Where are we in the fight to end polio? What bold steps are we taking to get there? Visit the Rotary International Facebook page to RSVP to the Online Global Update.

No child should have to suffer from this vaccine-preventable disease. Help us make an impact on World Polio Day.

Smallpox is the only human disease ever eradicated. Let’s make polio the second. Join the fight on World Polio Day.

How can you triple your impact? Thanks to a 2-to-1 match from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, every donation made to Rotary to end polio will be tripled. Donate today.


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