Rushmore Rotary is a local club composed of inspired individuals who translate their passions into relevant social causes to change lives in our community. We were organized in March 1986 and currently have 78 members.  Rushmore Rotary Meetings are held every Tuesday morning at 7am at Howard Johnsons Express, 950 North Street, Rapid City, SD.  Virtual Zoom meeting logins are available.   Contact our President for an zoom invite or to find out more information about Rotary International visit  Home | Rotary International
The November social at Pour 54 was well attended and a great time with great food and plenty of beers to try. 
Members and friends of Rushmore Rotary joined Hope Haven, OST Community Health, and Rotary members from Sioux Falls West, Sioux Falls Downtown and Tyndall in wheelchair distribution and fitting on the Pine Ridge Reservation.  Rushmore Rotary members also visited the Whiteclay Makerspace and Red Cloud Heritage Center.
Show your support and join the Sturgis Rotaract and Northern Hills Rotary for their Music Trivia Night fundraiser at Sturgis Brewing Company on Wednesday, November 30th from 6-9 pm.
Our newest member, Rick Edelen, was welcomed into the club today.
Rick is happily married to his lovely wife of 30 years, Rachel.  They have two children, Seth 22, and Max 19. Both attend college at USD.
Rick was employed in the pharmaceutical industry for the past 25 years. 24 years with Pfizer Pharmaceutical Company. Currently he is embracing retirement and enjoying this new stage of his journey. His hobbies include mountain biking, hiking, snow skiing and enjoying live music.  He recently completed a 78 mile backpack trip on the Centennial Trail.  This was a great experience and got to see some of the Black Hills he has never seen before. He is excited to become a Rotarian.  We are excited to have you Rick, welcome!!
Here's some highlights from the park shared by SBI Board President and Rushmore member, Tiffany Gikling:
  • The park closed for the Summer 2022 on September 5.
  • Staff began off-season work and event preparation (Safe and Sweet Trick n Treat and Christmas Lighting).  
  • On September 7th we hosted our annual Day of Caring and received 60 volunteers to assist us in park cleanup and rehabilitation.
  • The 5-year-old section will be upgraded with a soft alternative grass from Forever Lawn. This will increase safety and allow our young guests to enjoy a worry-free play environment.
  • Our Ice Cream Slide received a much-needed face-lift.
  • The parks full time staff began installing our NEW All-Ability playset.
  • Volunteers repainted the Lady's restroom.
  • Our Halloween Safe N Sweet Trick or Treat event will take place on Saturday, October 29th. You can make a difference by donating candy through-out the month for the event. Our goal has increased and is now 150,000 individually wrapped pieces.  Contact Jackie@storybookisland.org if you can volunteer one of the shifts. 
  • The park and the board of directors would love to extend our thanks for all that you do to keep our park alive.
This morning we heard from the Stevens High School Future Farmers of America as they prepare for the state compensation in Pierre December 4&5.  They presented a debate on the big 4 meat packers vs. local processing. Lots of great research and a wonderful presentation. No doubt they will be successful.
Every day, Rotary members respond to challenges big and small, emerging and ongoing. And when members like you participate through service or with a donation to our Foundation, we make an even bigger impact.
Please donate online or send your contribution by mail to The Rotary Foundation’s Annual Fund-SHARE or one of our Annual Fund's areas of focus. Your gift will support projects like these and make Doing Good in the World possible.

What we say and how we behave matter. Although free expression is important, we must take responsibility for how our words and actions may affect others. The RI Board has approved a new DEI Code of Conduct to help Rotary members create and maintain an environment that is collaborative, positive, and healthy for everyone. Simply put, the DEI Code of Conduct asks you to:

  • Use respectful language
  • Be supportive
  • Foster a welcoming and inclusive environment
  • Celebrate diversity

Rotary Club of Rapid City Rushmore

PO Box 8125, Rapid CIty SD  57709

Rapid City Rushmore
We meet In Person
Tuesdays at 7:00 AM
Howard Johnson Express Motel
950 North St.
Rapid City, SD 57701
United States of America


Staci Miller (Grant Coordinator)
Nov 29, 2022
Red Cloud Indian School, PIne Ridge Reservation
Carrie McIntyre, Black Hills Music Therapy
Dec 06, 2022
Music Therapy
Rotary Day
Dec 13, 2022
Club Christmas Party
Dec 20, 2022
Stay Tuned for more details on charitable giving options
Lori Becvar, CEO SD Hall of Fame
Dec 27, 2022
Update on SD Hall of Fame
Jackie Law
Jan 03, 2023
Update on Storybook Island
Jan 10, 2023
Julie Smorgawicz - Yak Ridge Cabins
Jan 17, 2023
Why Yaks
Kara Flynn
Jan 24, 2023
Rapid City Public Schools Foundation
Stock Show (ON SITE)
Jan 31, 2023
TBD (Ron Jeffries)
Matthew Connor, Information Director, via zoom
Feb 07, 2023
Box Elder City Growth and Development
Feb 14, 2023
Terry Davis Rapid City Librarian ON SITE
Feb 21, 2023
RC Library behind the scenes tour
Tony Russell
Feb 28, 2023
SD Service Dogs
Mar 14, 2023
Darcy Hustrulid
Mar 21, 2023
Girl Scouts
Beth Ann Ferley
Mar 28, 2023
Abbott House
Apr 11, 2023
Jennifer Brenna
Apr 25, 2023
Lloyd Companies
May 09, 2023

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