WELCOME TO RUSHMORE ROTARY
 
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 81 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.   
 
Press here to contact our President  or membership chairperson for a zoom invite or to find out how to join.
For information about Rotary International visit  Home | Rotary International
Today we welcomed new member Lynn Kendall. She received her Rotary pin and 4-Way Test plaque.
 
Lynn is the Community Affairs Manager for Black Hills Energy. In her role, she facilitates community engagement, public relations, and charitable giving for Black Hills Energy in South Dakota. Lynn is focused on support and engagement strategies that cultivate strong partnerships to impact community needs and exemplify the company brand.

Lynn’s previous professional experiences span over 15 years of community building, connections, advocacy, and engagement throughout the Black Hills with the Rapid City Chamber of Commerce, and then the South Dakota Ellsworth Development Authority. Lynn has been engaged in policy making at the state level and has led and participated in many local and statewide election campaigns.

Lynn served in the United States Air Force for 10 years in the Munitions Systems career field where she was stationed at Kadena AB, Osan AB, and finally at Ellsworth AFB. 

Lynn received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Political Science from Black Hills State University, South Dakota, and her Master’s Degree of Organizational Leadership with an emphasis in Civic Engagement from Claremont Lincoln University.  She is a graduate of Leadership Rapid City, Leadership South Dakota and has her Institute of Organizational Management designation from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. 

Lynn is an active member of the community and currently serving on the boards of the Central States Fair Foundation, YMCA of the Black Hills, Leadership South Dakota, Dakota Resources and the Board of Trustees for Western Dakota Tech.

Lynn is married to Scott Kendall. Together they have two children, Logan and Lillian.

Welcome, we are so glad to have you!

 

 
Today Terri Davis received her Paul Harris +3 and Georgia O’Connor received her Paul Harris +5.
Congratulations ladies and thank you for your support of the Rotary Foundation. For information on giving to the foundation and becoming a Paul Harris Fellow visit rotary.org.
 
 
 
 
Today was Rotary day. Our speaker was our own incoming District Governor Bruce Nearhood. He shared his passion for Rotary as a 37 year member and his goals for his upcoming year. The district conference will be here in Rapid City, SD October 3-6, 2024. Show your support and get registered. Registration is open at rotary5610.org under events.
 
 
   
  
Today's speaker was Dan Driscoll, Area 3 Director of the West Dakota Water Development District, sharing information and successes on several erosion projects in Rapid City /Pennington County area.  Protection and improvement of water quality has been a goal of WDWDD and these erosion control projects using wattles, erosion blankets, tree limbs, and silt fences, are intended to improve water quality by reducing sediment loading. Projects discussed included Lacroix Linx, SD Mines, Raider Park, and a Flagship project North of Star Village.   More information on these projects can be found at https://www.westdakotawater.com/projects
   
 
Hard working Rushmore Rotarians and friends helping to distribute food for Feeding South Dakota Tuesday. 

 
 
  
 
Our speaker today was our own Mark Crosswait, sharing the Missing In Action (MIA) story of his uncle Bob: Lt. Robert L. Crosswait.  Lt. Crosswait was originally in the B-25 bomber squadron, later transferring to the P-38 Fighter Squadron.  He was declared MIA in 1944, having been lost in or over New Guinea on a combat mission in the Southwest Pacific Area.  Mark and family members were contacted by the MIA/POW Government Agency in 2012 for DNA should they recover Lt. Crosswait.  Mark and his sister Connie found additional information/documents during a 2014 MIA/POW Conference they attended. Connie prepared a Memoir booklet, which they shared, including letters home to his parents and wife.  Thank you Mark for sharing as we remember, honor and mourn the Americans who have died in the country’s
wars.
 
 
 
 
The Sturgis Rotaract Club completed their park project. Thank you to all of our club members who supported the Rotaract in their fundraising efforts to complete this project.
 
 
Students of Distinction for Rapid City Alternative Academy were
recognized at our meeting this morning by Principal Jennifer Roberts
and Shawn Binder.  Mr. Binder said these students were nominated
because they are amazing young people, distinct in their own ways and
serve as role models for the Alternative High School campus. Also
pictured is Cathy Quinlivan, Rushmore Rotary's Youth Advocacy
Committee. Congratulations to:
9th Grade - Tayshawn; 10th Grade - Morgan; 11th Grade - Jennavieve;
12th Grade - Gabe.
 
 
Our speaker today was our own Tanner Hart who shared his background in health care along with information about a family owned business Profile.  Tanner's education includes a BS and Nurse Practitioner.  He and his wife Brandy opened the doors of Profile in 
2017.  Tanner is the son of a physician and a nurse, so working in the medical community allowed him to help make an impact in health wellness and see changing results.  As well as being an owner and manager, he provides lifestyle coaching to help individuals reach their health and wellness goals.  Profile's solutions are grounded in
evidence-based clinical research.  Pictured with Tanner is Past President Jennifer Rollins.
 
  
 
The May social was pickleball at the YMCA. They provided all the equipment and instructions. A great time was had by all.

 
 
Today was Rotary Day -
 
Carmen Hansen received her Paul Harris Fellow +4. Congratulations!
 
Steve Bareis and Kevin Culhane completed their new member requirements and received their official Rotary badges. 

Deb Niemi shared information on The Rotary Foundation (TRF)
financials.  Rotary expenditures in the US total over $344 million --
with $157 million towards Polio Plus, $55 Million towards global
grants and $26 million towards District Grants.  Deb pointed out that
Rotary International collabortes with numerous organizations including
some that have connection to our club members and committees:  Peace
Corp, Toastmasters, and ShelterBox.

Two members gave classification talks:
Mark Barry - joined our Club in 2010.  He shared his passion for the
Football Book committee and woodworking, which is what brought him to
our Club through a fundraiser for BHCH.  (Thanks to Doug Lind and
Darla Crown)

Bill Spindle - joined Rotary in 1998 in Anchorage Alaska and his
various career moves (Air Force Academy, Finance/Contracting and
Higher Education), which eventually brought him to SD Mines and our
Club.  He has been very involved in Youth Exchange since his inception
in Rotary.
We are looking for host families for our new Youth Exchange high school inbound student, a boy from Thailand by the name of Peach Tancharoam.  He is a 16-year old looking forward to learning all about America and the Black Hills.
 
If you are interested in hosting him for part of the year, call 
Bill Spindle at 907-227-4970 or email him at William.spindle@sdsmt.edu.
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

Speakers

Tim
Jun 18, 2024
Meals On Wheels
Sara Horlick-Ex Dir RC Public School Foundation
Jun 25, 2024
30k for 30 years
Jerilyn LeBeau. Ex Director
Jul 02, 2024
* Tour Oyate Health Center
Mark Barry-Football book Sales 101
Jul 09, 2024
ROTARY DAY
Misty McCallister
Jul 16, 2024
SD Dept of Social Services
Tenise Chapman BH Tire
Jul 23, 2024
Camp DRIVE
Kyla Kline Early Learner SD
Jul 30, 2024
Childcare Crisis
Julie. SDPB
Aug 20, 2024
Emergency Broadcast System

Upcoming Events

 

Club Executives & Directors

President
President Elect
President Nominee
Treasurer
Secretary
Public Image
Board Member
Board Member
Board Member
Board Member
International Projects
Public Image/PR Chair
Foundation Chair
Membership
Past President