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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
Virtual Meeting
Meetings will be hybrid, Zoom and in person until further notice.  Join us at Little America at noon for a meeting that starts at 12:15. To join a Membership meeting with Zoom, follow the meetings information below.
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Wyoming State Legislative Update

Wyoming State Legislative Update
Apr 14, 2021
Wyoming State Senators Ellis and Nethercott
Wyoming State Legislative Update
Tune in to hear a recap of the 66th Wyoming State Legislative General Session from club member and State Senator Tara Nethercott and State Senator Affie Ellis.  The Senators will tell us about the struggles of holding legislative business during a pandemic and dealing with a state budget during Wyoming's energy crisis.  This has certainly been an interesting session to follow. 
 
ZOOM MEETING INFORMATION:

If you want to say, "Hi!" and catch up with each other before the meeting, please "join" the virtual meeting any time after 12:00.  You will be able to unmute yourself and connect for about fifteen minutes.  When you first join the meeting, you will be in a "waiting room" and we will let you in as soon as we can. At 12:15, we'll get the meeting started.  

TO JOIN A ROTARY CLUB OF CHEYENNE MEETING FROM A COMPUTER, TABLET OR SMART PHONE

  1. Just click on the link Rotary Club of Cheyenne - Weekly Zoom Meeting
  2. Or download the Zoom app from your App Store (iPhone) or Google Play (android) and create an account for future use. Then click the + Join button, and enter the Meeting ID:  890 5263 9939, password: 065537

TO JOIN US FROM A PHONE WITH NO VIDEO

  1. Call 1 346-248-7799
  2. Enter ID: 890 5263 9939#  password: 065537
Ron Rabou is a 5th generation Laramie County resident and is the CEO of Rabou Farms, Inc. in southeastern Wyoming.  At the age of 26, Rabou administered CPR to his father but was unsuccessful in his attempt.  He then found himself in a dysfunctional and floundering family ranching operation and after years of planning, ventured out on his own to build his own legacy.  The odds were against him as he tried to operate with 800 acres of dry crop land and limited equipment that was 30-40 years old.  After several years of failing to operate successfully, his accountant recommended that he pursue other options outside of agriculture.  Not ready to concede, Rabou took a deep look as his operation and made the choice to sell over 85% of everything he owned and began the long, arduous journey of starting over. 
Today, Rabou Farms encompasses over 8000 acres of organic dry crop land in addition to pastureland and a commercial cow/calf herd.  The farm uses modern technology, GPS, auto-steer, electronic farm activity recording, soil maps and weather reporting to raise hard red winter wheat, hard white winter wheat, yellow field peas, garbanzo beans, flax, buckwheat, proso millet and hemp for grain.  Rabou’s development of his business has largely been driven by consumer demand, plant protein and the demand for gluten free food.  The farm infrastructure has been rebuilt to accommodate higher levels of efficiency, long term growth, 7.5 million additional pounds of storage capacity and modern equipment that incorporates the benefits of vertical tillage, minimum tillage, reduced soil erosion, improved soil moisture profiles, and have created increased crop rotations and biodiversity.  In addition, three old farm buildings were converted to a game room and bar area, commercial kitchen, office and 9 bed, 2 bath lodge.  Rabou offers on-farm experiences, corporate retreats and all-inclusive big game hunting excursions.
In addition to the farm, Rabou is a nationally known author, speaker and ag consultant.  He was sponsored into Rotary by George McIlvaine and states that his connection to Rotary feeds his desire to serve his community and surrounds him with people of integrity who are encouraging, uplifting leaders with a desire to make a positive difference in the world.  For more information, visit www.raboufarms.com, www.ronrabou.com and www.blackcanyonwyo.com
Several Cheyenne Rotarians volunteered to help judge the Agriculture Sales and Service contest for the FFA State convention being held at the Archer Laramie County complex last Thursday.  Those Rotarians involved were: Brittany Wilson, Lindi Kirkbride, Scott Van Horn, Bailey Nowak, Brent and Denise Lathrop and Ron Hammel.  It was a lot of fun interfacing with young Ag students from all over the state of Wyoming.
Lori Garrison introduced new Rotarian Larry Walters. 
Larry was born at the FE Warren AFB hospital and has lived in Cheyenne all his life except for four years in Portland, Oregon attending Lewis & Clark College.  Larry received a Master’s degree in Finance and more importantly met his wife, Patty.  Larry and Patty have two adult children, Connor and Hannah, and a new granddaughter, Harper.
Larry has been with RBC Wealth Management as a Senior Vice President Financial Advisor since 1991.
Larry serves on the LCCC Foundation Board of Directors and has previously served on the Board of Directors of the Cheyenne Animal Shelter, YMCA, Wyoming Food Bank, Cheyenne Little Theatre, and was a past General Campaign Chairman for the United Way.
Larry is also a member of the Cheyenne Wine Society where many of us affectionately call him Uncle Larry. Larry is a huge concert fan, a great grill master and Lori Garrison says he has the most unique and rare alcohol selection of anyone I know in Cheyenne.
The Rotary Social at the Hawthorn tree was a great event for all that attended.  Be sure to watch for the date of the next Social.
Join Braver Angels and Brian Martin, managing editor of the Wyoming Tribune Eagle, on Monday, April 26, 7:00 - 8:30 PM for a lively Zoom discussion of the first four chapters of Senator Ben Sasse’s best selling book, “Them: Why We Hate Each Other and How to Heal.” Register in advance at: https://tinyurl.com/BookDiscussionThem. Discussion of the remaining chapters will be May 17, 7:00 - 8:30 PM. Discussion topics will include: how our increasing isolation and loneliness cause us to form “anti-tribes,” the media’s role in perpetuating division, why we need to spend less time on social media and more on community, and how we must “become Americans again.”
For more information, contact Tom Brantley - tombrantley@mac.com or Lindi Kirkbride - lindikirkbridewy@gmail.com.
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Our club is trying something really unique as a fundraiser—with the emphasis on “fun"— on April 22nd and would appreciate it if you could share it with your members.  We will be taking a virtual cruise to visit some of our projects around the world, from Fort Collins to Kathmandu.  (You didn’t know Fort Collins and Kathmandu were deepwater ports?  Neither did they.). It includes music, dancing (sort of), a live horse race (honest), live Bingo, high drama, low humor, and a Treasure Hunt for solid silver doubloons worth $250.  Did I mention we have our very own pirate?  No seasickness pills, no passports, no vaccines, no masks, no covid tests, no flights, just the most fun you ever had at a Rotary fundraiser!  Register at: Cruise Ship Fun-Tacular (auctria.com)

2021 FORD BRONCO SPORT Raffle Tickets - 1 for $50 or 3 for $100

                                                     
Contact:Kevin Harris
Tickets:
$50.00
Online Registration
 
Here's another reason to look forward to 2021! A chance to win a new 2021 Ford Bronco Sport or $20,000! See Cheyenne Rotary's Facebook page or visit Spradley Barr Motor for more info about this sporty 4x4 vehicle.  Buy your raffle tickets online here or from any Rotary Club of Cheyenne member. $50 each, or 3 for $100. To get the 3-ticket deal, click here.     Cheyenne Rotary Ford Bronco Raffle Tickets - 3 for $100
 
THANK YOU Spradley Barr for your generous donation of this new release from Ford! All proceeds will go to the Cheyenne Rotary Club Foundation and add to the impact of Rotary's charitable work in Cheyenne. Help Cheyenne Rotary build the endowment to reach the $1million goal and ensure sustainable local community service indefinitely!
 
First Place Prize:    2021 Ford Bronco Sport or $20,000
Second Place:        $1,000
Third Place:            $500
Drawing on June 2, 2021.  Title, taxes, insurance extra.  All sales final.
 
To purchase raffle tickets by mailplease send a check by May 31, 2021, to:
Cheyenne Rotary Club Foundation
P.O.Box 511,
Cheyenne, WY 82003-0511
 
Include a note with the name, address and phone number that you would like included on each ticket, as well as the mailing address that you would like the tickets mailed back to.  For questions or to buy tickets over the phone, call  307-773-0355.
 
Per IRS, the cost of raffle tickets purchased from nonprofit entities is not deductible as a charitable contribution. 
Upcoming Events
Speakers
Rachel Martinez, Executive Director
Apr 21, 2021
Family Promise of Cheyenne
Tamara Moore
May 05, 2021
Unaccompanied Student Initiative
Kurt Zunker
May 12, 2021
Specialty Courts
Eric Trowbridge aka ET
May 19, 2021
The Array School of Technology and Design
Club Executives & Directors
President
Past President
Treasurer
Secretary
Rotary Foundation Chair
Club Administration
Rotary Funding Co-Chair
Rotary Funding Co-Chair
Service Projects
Other
New Generations Co Chair
Membership Co-Chair
Director Membership CoChair
Public Relations
New Generations Co-Chair
Club Administration

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