New Member
Introducing Bill Spindle.
Bill is originally from Colorado Springs, CO., then California.  He graduated from the United States Air Force Academy and spent his Air Force career in logistics serving around the world.  He retired at the rank of Colonel.  Bill then began a career in higher education, finance and administration at the University of Alaska Anchorage.  After 20 years he worked for Texas A&M San Antonio for 3 years. He is now the Vice President for Finance and Administration at the School of Mines here in Rapid City.
Bill’s Rotary career began in the Anchorage Rotary Club where he ran the youth exchange program.  He has also been a member of the San Antonio Rotary Club and the Mission Trails Rotary Club.  His wife Cindy is a retired NICU nurse.  They have a blended family of 6 children and 10 grandchildren.  They currently live on a small ranch with 4 horses, 4 dogs, 3 cats and 2 mice.
welcome Bill!  We are excited to have you.
Storybook Island Update

Storybook Island is having a banner year!  Donations/income as of 8/1/22 total $876,598.57, and the summer is not even over. The All Ability playground is continuing to move forward. Storybook Island has a projects wish list and several have already been granted.
Volunteer Opportunity for Rotary Club- Wednesday 9/7/22- Day of Caring for cleaning up the park, touch-ups etc. There will be a food truck onsite. 
Don't forget the next Adult Fun Night is set for 9/17/22. Come enjoy games, food and drink at the park.
Visit to Whiteclay Makerspace/Trading Post
On Friday, August 5, 2022 a group from Rushmore Rotary visited the Whiteclay Makerspace and Trading Post, a District 5610 Global Grant project.  It was wonderful to see the ongoing progress on location, including an updated professional photo booth, expanding bead and yarn shop, and a second quilting long arm.  After a productive meeting with the partners involved, the group attended the Pine Ridge Pow Wow.  Despite the 108-degree weather, the group enjoyed visiting the vendors, talking with Pine Ridge locals and other visitors to the Pow Wow, and watching the setup of the teepee building competition. 
August 2022 social-family picnic
Saturday 8/13 was the August social at Canyon Lake Park.  Rotarians from neighboring clubs joined in the fun.  As always the food was good, the fellowship great, and the corn hole competition fierce!
The Rotary Foundation
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.
Rotary's Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Code of Conduct

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
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