The Rotary Club of Cheyenne
Weekly Bulletin
This Week's Program

How Cheyenne and LCCC Changed My Life

How Cheyenne and LCCC Changed My Life
January 11, 2023
Thalita Portela Faria
How Cheyenne and LCCC Changed My Life

Thalita Portela Faria first learned to play soccer in the streets of Sao Paolo, Brazil.  She has come a long way since then, largely due to the extended family she found at LCCC and LCCC Soccer.  In December she graduated with a 4.0 g.p.a. from Shaw University in Raleigh, North Carolina. Earlier this year, she was recognized as her college department’s student of the year. She did this while serving as a captain of the women’s soccer team, earning All-American recognition, and lettering on the school’s bowling team.  She also did this with English being her second language. T will tell you none of this would have been possible, but for LCCC. She will tell the story of being the first person to attend college in her family, and how LCCC opened doors academically, but also in the community. She will share how Cheyenne, including several medical doctors and other professionals embraced her, mentored her, and helped her along the way.

 Rotary Labeled Clothing Order
If you would like to show your Rotary pride:
*When volunteering for a club or community service/work project
*When attending a community event
*To your co-workers so they know where you go every Wednesday at Noon.  
*While networking 
*Around the house, just to make you smile
*By gifting to fellow Rotarians, friends and family
**PLEASE see the attached Russell Hampton Company flyer for their online product information, go to and see all the neat Rotary, Rotaract or Interact items or check out some apparel (so you can feel material and look at sizes) at the January 11th and 18th Noon meetings.  
***Please let Lori Garrison know what you would like to order.  A large club membership order will be put in on January 20th.  By ordering as a club we do not have to pay tax and you will save a very high shipping cost.  No need to pre-pay.  The club will put in the order and you pay when the items are delivered to you.  Please plan to round up all items to the next dollar.  
****TO ORDER or questions please contact Lori Garrison. or 307-630-3710  Let me know the product name, number and size if needed.  
Paul Harris Fellow
Sarah Compton was congratulated by President Traci and Foundation Chair Lori on her PHF +1.  Thank you Sarah for supporting the Rotary Foundation.
New Members Introduced
New members Jeannine and Harris Jones were introduced by their son, Rotarian Will Jones.
Harris was raised from the third grade in Hudson, New Hampshire and graduated from lrvine High School in 1962 in a class of 70 students.  He continued onto Dartmouth College and majored in Physics and Mathematics, then earned his Masters of Science at the University of Missouri School of Science and Technology on an Atomic Energy Scholarship. 
In Missouri, Harris met Jeannine. She grew up on farms in Springfield, Missouri and Mincy, Missouri tending orchards, a 3000-hen chicken house, and beef cattle.  Harris was her first date and boyfriend and they got engaged 7 months after meeting and married 8 months after that.  In August, 1968 they left for Geneva, Switzerland where both became fluent in French and Harris earned his PhD. studying superconductors in high magnetic fields.  From the time that they married Jeannine typed Harris’ papers and both his Masters and Doctoral thesis.  Marc Jones, their eldest son, was born in Nyon, Switzerland shortly before they returned to the United States.
After a Short stint in Bloomington, Indiana, where Harris taught at the University of Indiana and where their youngest son William was born, they moved to Stormville, New York.  Both took up careers at IBM.  Jeannine spent the majority of her career as a Supervisory Manufacturing Technician and Harris as an Engineer and Senior Scientist in the Advanced Semiconductor Technical Center.  
In New York, both were active leaders in the Boy Scouts and Elks Lodge.  After Will and Marc graduated high school and left home, Harris and Jeanine took up the tuba and baritone horn and eventually joined the New York State Guard 89th Army Band.  Just a month after joining they were activated into the New York State National Guard on September 11, 2001 and served on active duty for three months. Harris and Jeannine held Amateur Radio licenses were tasked with running communications at Camp Smith, the Army’s staging area for responders moving into and out of New York City.   
In retirement, the pair added motorcycling to their numerous hobbies and regularly put more than 15,000 miles on their bikes touring the United States and Canada.  In 2019, they moved to Wyoming to be near family; Marc and wife Jess are in Denver and Will, Kristen and grandkids James and Thomas live just a few blocks away in Cheyenne.   On January 20th, Harris and Jeannine will celebrate their 55th wedding anniversary.
Cranium Cup
Executives & Directors
Past President
Club Administration
Rotary Funding Co-Chair
Rotary Funding Co-Chair
Membership Co-Chair
New Generations Co Chair
Service Projects
Membership Co-Chair
Public Relations
New Generations Co-Chair
President - Cheyenne Rotary Foundation
Vice President - Cheyenne Rotary Foundation
Secretary - Cheyenne Rotary Foundation
Treasurer - Cheyenne Rotary Foundation
Board Member - Cheyenne Rotary Foundation
Rotary Links
Rotary International
RI President Home
Rotary Global Rewards
Joining Rotary
Rotary History
Rotary Foundation
For New Members
RSS Feed

Learn how Rotary clubs are taking action in the United States, Canada, Portugal, Kosovo, and Fiji.


Rotary clubs across the UK are tackling loneliness through efforts that connect older people with college students or provide meetups for people with memory issues and their caregivers.


The Rotary Club of Kotor, Montenegro, celebrates its history and cultural heritage through its fundraisers and projects.


Ten couples or pairs will get the chance to experience a specially curated weekend in Edinburgh, Scotland, hosted by 2023-24 Rotary International President R. Gordon R. McInally.


An Afghan refugee’s struggle to acclimate to life in Minnesota led him to establish a Rotary Community Corps to help other Afghan newcomers.

Interested in being a sponsor?
Download the website sponsorship guide
Advertisement for Russell Hampton
Advertisement for ClubRunner
Advertisement for ClubRunner Mobile
Please add to your safe sender list or address book.
To unsubscribe from future e-mails, click here.
To forward this email to your friends, click here.
To view our privacy policy, click here.
102-2060 Winston Park Drive, Oakville, ON, L6H 5R7
ClubRunner is a registered trademark of Doxess Technologies Inc.
© 2016 ClubRunner. All Rights Reserved.