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Cheyenne Rotary Club, Recipient of District 5440 Large Club of the Year Award for 2021.
Cheyenne

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Wednesdays at 12:00 PM
Little America
2800 West Lincolnway
Cheyenne, WY 82009
United States of America
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Fellowship Meeting  

The Tunisian Ambassador to the US will attend as a guest of MG Porter and will be speaking briefly
Jul 28, 2021
Cheyenne Day Fellowship Luncheon
Join your fellow Rotarians for a fellowship luncheon to celebrate Cheyenne Day.  The Tunisian Ambassador had to cancel his planned visit. 
Lucie was caught in the act of photographing Tom Lacock last week.  Thank you Lucie for all you do for Rotary and for taking pictures at the Rotary meetings. 
This is the last week to order peaches at our club meeting. Check or cash (exact change please) only. If you would like to pay by credit card please order on-line through our website.

You may order peaches on-line through July 31. Thank you for your support!
 
Place your order online now by clicking the following link to the Cheyenne Rotary Website ordering form:
Tom Lacock was our Consider a Rotarian last week.  He gave us some insight into AARP in Wyoming.
 
AARP was established by Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus, who was a teacher and the first female school principal in California, earning her Masters and Doctorate degrees from USC in 1928 and 1930. The EPA Gerontology Center at USC, now bears her name.

She would retire from education early to become a caregiver to her mother. During that time, she was appointed to the California Retired Teachers Association's committee on retired teachers welfare. She received a call from a shopkeeper near LA who asked if Andrus could check on a woman who needed help. She found a retired Spanish teacher living in a chicken coop on a $40 a month pension. She recognized retired teachers were living in these conditions and had no health insurance.  So, she established the National Retired Teachers Association in 1947 [NRTA] and realized the need for affordable insurance and advocacy went beyond teachers, so she founded AARP in 1958.

AARP is a non-profit organization, 501(c)(4). A main focus of AARP is to lobby for those over 50.  AARP does not back any particular political party or candidates. They do license their name to other products and services such as United Health Care, travel and recreation companies, etc., through negotiated agreements.  All profits from these agreements go towards funding basic AARP activities.
 
AARP is a member organization for persons 50 years or older.  Membership is $16 per year including spouse or partner at no additional cost. There are over 38 million members in the organization including 83,000 in Wyoming.  50% of all members are between the ages of 50 to 65.
AARP lobbies the government at the state and national levels on health care, Social Security and Medicare. They educate members and non-members about the issues that affect older adults and family members while stressing local community involvement and volunteerism. AARP is all about getting people involved with volunteering in their communities.

The AARP Wyoming State Director is Sam Shumway.

AARP has identified chapters don’t work as well as community groups because of the changing interests of communities.  Wyoming's state office is a small cohesive office of 6 members coordinating volunteers for different functions.

As I mentioned I am the president of the Metro Council and you are welcome to join in our Council meeting every other month on the 4th Friday at 9:30 am to exchange ideas about how to make your community a great place to live.
 

 

 
 
Upcoming Events
Speakers
Scott Fox
Aug 04, 2021
FE Warren AFB Adopt An Airman WYO Program
Tim Thornell
Aug 11, 2021
Update on CRMC's new technology and COVID-19
Tom Burman, UW Athletic Director
Aug 18, 2021
University of Wyoming Athletic Department Update
Shawn Mills, President and Founder of Lunavi
Aug 25, 2021
Lunavi (formerly Green Houses Data), A Cheyenne Success Story
Dale Steenbergen, CEO Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce
Sep 01, 2021
Greater Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce update
Steven Lupien, UW Center for Blockchain and DI
Sep 08, 2021
Fundamentals of Blockchain technology and its impact on Wyoming.
Steve Sehnert, District Governor Nominee
Sep 15, 2021
Rotary District 5440 Update
Club Executives & Directors
President
Past President
Treasurer
Secretary
Club Administration
Rotary Funding Co-Chair
Rotary Funding Co-Chair
New Generations Co Chair
Membership Co-Chair
Service Projects
Membership CoChair
Public Relations
New Generations Co-Chair

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