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 a zoom invite or to find out more information about Rotary International visit  Home | Rotary International
Today's speaker was Doug Scheller from Lions Club.  Doug immediately pointed out that Lions Club and Rotary have more similarities than differences.  We share the same passion in serving others.   Doug is a Past District Governor for Lions and came to share with us information about the KidsSight Program and Eyeglass Donations.  South Dakota Lions Foundation and the KidsSight Program this year alone have screened over 40,000 students in schools.  The Foundation Grants program has assisted in the purchase of two vans for the program in South Dakota.  They partner with Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity (VOSH) in providing screening and eye glasses to Mexico and Jamaica.  The Eyeglass donations are a big part of this mission project.  Over 60,000 pairs of glasses have been shipped to Mexico and Jamaica as part of this program.  Lions Club members volunteer to sort eyeglasses as well as provide support on the mission trips screening recipients. Rushmore Rotary presented Doug with a box of eye glasses for their collection program.  We look forward to working together in the future.
Today Interact presented a check for $500 they raised for an art gallery at The School of St. Jude. Way to go and thank you!
The 4th Quarter Students of distinction from RCHS were announced.
Freshman-Brice Dreamer, Sophomore-Zoe Zander, Junior-Ariley Ortiz, Senior- Amerae Monette. Congratulations!
Our speaker today was Francine Fortune, Executive Director, SunCatcherTherapeutic Riding Academy. They are a non-profit that provides inclusive equine-assisted therapeutic horsemanship guided by experienced instructors that empowers people with disabilities to flourish and thrive. They have been in the Black Hills for 22 years, located by the Rapid City Airport. Their programs facilitate the unique connection between horse and human to help people with special needs, autism, mental health issues and now are working with veterans. With a 99% volunteer staff they are able to help 70+ people every year. They depend on word of mouth so check them out and pass the word. 
Email: suncatcherriding@gmail.com
you can also find them on Facebook, instagram, and TikTok.

Celebrating our Pirate Sponsorship at Storybook Island by spreading the word about Rushmore Rotary as we handed out cupcakes to park visitors.
WE ARE PEOPLE OF ACTION.  Several Rotarians participated in Highway 16 Cleanup and Feeding SD this month! Thank you to Dave Dolan and Todd Hyronimus for organizing our Community Action Committee volunteer opportunities.  We cleaned up several miles of highway for  Pennington County's Adopt a Highway Program.   We packed over 5,000 lbs of food for the backpack program for Feeding SD.  
Great day with the Teachers and Staff at RCHS and celebrating them and all they do with a Walking Taco Bar and wonderful desserts!👍🏼
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


Rotary Day
Jun 13, 2023
Rotary Day
Lisa Allison
Jun 20, 2023
The Mission
. Bridget Marshall and Molly Miller
Jun 27, 2023
Front Porch Coalition
No meeting
Jul 04, 2023
Rotary Day
Jul 11, 2023
Rotary Day
Skylar Bascom
Jul 18, 2023
West Teen Center
Domico Rodriquez
Jul 25, 2023
RC Sports Commission
Rotary Day
Aug 08, 2023
Rotary Day
Ron Jeffries
Aug 22, 2023
Central States Fair

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