October 2017
This is the beginning of a message posted by DG Abbas Rajabi (Denver Southeast) DGAbbas2017.18@rotary5450.org
Last month I visited the Denver Indian Center, I was impressed and awestruck by what I learned during my visit. I saw a vibrant community that needs the time, attention, and goodwill of Rotary. The number of American Indians in our community in need of the most basic necessities is great. The good news is that there are many Rotarians who are doing all they can to help, however, they cannot address the concerns of this community alone. We need your help to provide this incredible community with on-going solutions to complex problems as well as with basic resources to help families get by. As cold weather and the winter holidays approach, it is incumbent on us, as Rotarians, to do all we can to support this vital part of our community.

Please see the background below; here are concrete ways to support District 5450’s American Indian populations in effective and constructive ways. 
Approximately five years ago, Mike Oldham (Past District Governor) started a District Committee that is focused on supporting the Indian Population in Colorado and in finding ways to grow Rotary’s spirit of “Service Above Self” with the Indian Community.  It has been a daunting task because the need is so great among many parts of the Indian Community but the convergence of the Indian Communities’ needs and Rotary’s area of service focus are very close.
For more information and to review the rest of the article, please visit the District 5450 website.   www.district5450.org